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Event Date Tue Oct 5 +03 (14 days ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Tue Oct 5 2:15am - Tue Oct 5 9:15am
Location Virtual
Region EMEA

Connect with hundreds of prospective customers, clients, partners, and peers by participating in the event. Meet representatives from, local and international banks, multinationals and SMEs, independent financiers, commodity brokers and traders, insurers and risk managers, lawyers and consultants, fintech providers and ECAs.

Ahead of a planned in-person event for 2022, GTR Saudi Arabia 2021 Virtual will take place on October 5, offering a comprehensive profile of the tremendous trade and export finance opportunities to be found in the Kingdom. Building on the strong GTR footprint already established in the Middle East & North Africa region, this interactive virtual gathering promises the opportunity to benefit from critical market insights through a series of interactive and informative sessions, as well as 3D exhibition, chatrooms, breakouts and the chance to network via GTR‘s dedicated virtual event platform.

Proceedings for the day will focus on a range of themes, from the latest update on the planning for Saudi Vision 2030 and its potential consequences for trade, financing provisions for corporates with particular focus on SMEs, regional collaboration initiatives and the opportunities for regional and international companies to engage in Saudi projects, digitisation drives and the role of Saudi Exim in helping exporters meet financing needs and access global markets.


2021 Speakers

Ahmad Alalawi
Head of GTRF Origination & Client Advisory, SABB

Ahmed Madkour
Middle East Claims & Recovery Director, Recovery Advisers B.V

Anjum Noman Mirza
Head of Trade Finance, Saudi National Bank

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

Farrukh Siddiqui
Founding Partner, Emerging Capital Management Partners

Felix Thompson
Reporter, GTR

Huny Garg
Executive Director & Country Head, KSA & Bahrain, SWIFT

Julian Lynn
UKEF, Regional Head, Origination, UK Export Finance

Khaled Almedbel
Director, Business Development, ACWA Power

Laura James
Senior Middle East Analyst, Oxford Analytica

Lutfi Ali
Finance Manager, Grid/Renewables Middle East, GE Power

Maninder Bhandari
Director, Derby Group

Natalia Haas
Managing Partner, Mercator Commodities

Rana Zumai
Small & Medium Enterprises General Authority (Monshaat) (Consultant)

Sean Bowey
Head of Products, Global Trade & Receivables Finance, SABB

Simon Lee
Managing Director, Head of International Trade & Transaction Banking, Crédit Agricole CIB

Syed Hassan Javed
Head of Trade Finance, Gulf International Bank

William Scott-Jackson
Entrepreneurship Expert, Saïd Business School

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

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors and Partners


• Credit Agricole
• GiB
• Saudiexim
• TradeAssets

• Accuity
• Bolero
• China Systems
• Mercator
• Export Finance Remediation

• BNP Paribas
• Citi
• Pangea-Risk


• Credit Insurance News
• Msernest
• Saudi British