ITFC will be speaking at the GTR Mena Trade Finance Week, which returns to Dubai for its 13th year, continuing its long standing in the Middle East as the must-attend annual event for the region’s trade finance community.
Organised with the support of key market institutions including the Dubai Chamber Of Commerce, Dubai Exports, International Chamber of Commerce and many more, the event will welcome representatives from across the international business, banking, legal, insurance and government sectors to discuss current and future trade priorities.
At the heart of GTR Mena Trade Finance Week will be the annual GTR Mena Trade & Export Finance Conference, covering growth forecasts, regional economic stability and accessibility to key markets such as Africa and Asia, while various supporting workshops, seminars and networking receptions will provide further opportunities for delegates to meet and exchange ideas on best practice.
ITFC will join the discussion on:
Financing structures: Has a generation been lost?
What are the offerings available for corporates when it comes to structured solutions? Is greater adaptability and innovation needed to best serve clients?
How does local bank expertise compare with other markets? Is this an area (structured commodity trade, structuring receivables financing) where internationals have a bigger role to play?
Have mistakes been made in the marketing of Islamic finance, limiting the growth prospects of Islamic banks? Do the structures found within shariah-compliant trade finance make them ideal for funding SMEs? If so then why are penetration rates not higher?
Are banks sufficiently equipped in the region to undertake warehouse financing? Is this something that Islamic financial institutions could also play a larger role in?
ITFC Speaker: Anisse Terai, Corporate & Structured Finance Manager, MENA