Emirates Towers
Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Rd - Trade Centre - Trade Centre 2 - إمارة دبيّ - UAE

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Event Date Tue Feb 15 +04 - Wed Feb 16 +04 (5 months ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Mon Feb 14 3:00pm - Tue Feb 15 3:00pm
Location Emirates Towers
Sheikh Zayed Rd - Trade Centre - Trade Centre 2 - إمارة دبيّ - UAE
Region APAC

This will include an extensive programme, full exhibition and that much missed opportunity for participants to network and connect with key experts, industry peers and potential clients.

For nearly 20 years the event has covered critical market insight and provided excellent networking opportunities with leading experts from the region. This in-person gathering promises a highly anticipated opportunity to connect with the key players and access to a full spectrum of companies involved in trade and exports in this exciting region.

Experts will dive into the most prominent discussion topics including the many challenges faced across the trade and export finance industry, the rapidly changing dynamics in a turbulent global economic landscape, the future of trade, and the opportunities available.


2022 Speakers

Amir Hussain
Political & Credit Risk Underwriter, Africa Speciality Risks

Andre Casterman
Founder & Managing Director, Casterman Advisory

Anirudha Panse
Head of Trade Product Management, First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

Asli Karapinar
Finance Manager, Treasury, Scheider Electrics

Betül Kurtulus
Regional Director, Central, Eastern & South-Eastern Europe & the Middle East, FCI

Bhaskar Dasgupta
Head of Market Infrastructure, Digital & VC/FinTech, Abu Dhabi Global Market

Bruno Massera
Group Treasurer, One Foods

Carl Wegner
Chief Executive Officer, Contour Pte. Ltd.

Caroline Stockmann
Chief Executive, Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT)

David Leslie
General Manager | Global Trade & Receivables Finance, SABB

Devid Jegerson
Executive Vice-President, Head of Customer Experience & Platform Development, National Bank of Fujairah (NBF)

Emmanuelle Ganne
Senior Analyst, Economic Research Department, World Trade Organization (WTO)

Farooq Siddiqi
Chief Executive Officer, DLT Ledgers

Farrukh Siddiqui
Founding Partner, Emerging Capital Management Partners

Fiji Varghese
Managing Director & Regional Head of Trade Finance, Middle East, Crédit Agricole CIB

George Wilson
Head of Institutional Trade, Investec Bank

Gianluca Elmosi
Group Treasury Director, Al Dahra Holding

Hassan Al Hashemi
Secretary General & Vice-President, International Relations, ICC UAE

Hicham El Khaoudy
Managing Director & Head of Global Transaction Banking MEA, First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

James Adams
Group Treasurer, Chalhoub Group

Joe Hepworth
Director, Middle East, OCO Global

John Basquill
Senior Reporter, GTR

Karen Remo
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, New Perspective Media

Kevin Mccart
Partner, Squire Patton Boggs

Leroy Almeida
Senior Executive Officer, Senior Underwriter & Head, Trade Credit & Political Risk, Markel International

Mansour Davarian
Head of Platform Sales, Working Capital Solutions, Demica

Mark Emmerson
Head of GTB, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB)

Michael Creighton
Executive Director, Credit & Political Risks, Willis Towers Watson

Michelle Leong
International Export Finance Manager, UK Export Finance (UKEF)

Mike Bhaskaran
Chief Operating Officer, Logistics & Technology, DP World

Milind Jain
Senior Vice-President, Credit Specialty Leader, MENA, Marsh Specialty

Olivier Crespin
CEO & Co-Founder, Zand

Olivier Placca
Group Deputy CEO, Tinubu Square

Piyush Gupta
Founder, Polytrade Finance

Princy Royce
Treasury Manager, Middle East, Africa, India, National Oilwell Varco (NOV)

Raja Debnath
Co-Founder, Veefin

Robert Besseling
Executive Director, Pangea-Risk

Saeeda Jaffar
GM GCC & Board Member, VISA

Samer Younes
Lead, Delivery Management, Ecosystem Partnerships & Trade, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

Sanjeev Dutta
Executive Director, Commodities & Financial Services, DMCC

Scott Livermore
Chief Economist & Managing Director, Oxford Economics

Selima Mehiri
Head of Trade & Commodity Finance – Financial Institutions Group & International, RAKBANK (The National Bank of Ras al-Khaimah)

Semih Ozkan
Director, Structured & Trade Finance Sales Head, Middle East, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group

Sereen Ahmed
Director, Head of Trade & Working Capital Middle East, Barclays

Silvina Bruggia
Proposition Director, I&A, Emerging & Frontier Markets, Refinitiv

Sinan Ozcan
Senior Executive Officer, DP World

Staney Pullolickel
Regional Treasurer (Commercial), MENAT & SSA, General Electric (GE)

Syed Hassan Javed
Head of Trade Finance, Gulf International Bank

Syed-khurrum Zaeem
Managing Director, Head of Trade & Transaction Banking, Africa & Middle East, Standard Chartered

Tod Burwell
President & Chief Executive Officer, BAFT

Viacheslav Oganezov
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Finverity

Vincent O'brien
Director, ICC UAE

Yusuf Ali Khan
Managing Director, Head of Trade & Working Capital Solutions, Middle East, North Africa & Pakistan, Citi

Zhann Meyer
Head: Agricultural Commodities, Nedbank CIB

Sponsors & Partners

2022 Sponsors and Partners

• Rakbank

• Citi
• Contour
• Credit Agricole
• GiB
• Standard Chartered

• Maybank

• Demica



• PolyTrade

• Adib
• Barclays
• Bolero
• China Systems
• Emirates NBD
• Refinitiv
• Tinubu Square
• Trade Assets
• UK Export Finance
• Zenith UK

• BNP Paribas
• Campion Willcocks
• Deutsche Bank
• Dit Ledgers
• Markel
• Mercore
• Miti
• Pangea-Risk
• Qualco
• Sber
• Surecomp
• Veefin

• Saudi British
• Swiss Business Council