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4th Annual East Africa Trade & Commodity Finance Conference

4th Annual East Africa Trade & Commodity Finance Conference

KenyaNairobi, Kenya | May 22, 2012
Windsor Golf Hotel & Country Club

Event Review

Over 150 local and international delegates converged on Nairobi for Exporta’s 2012 East Africa Trade & Commodity Finance Conference, which consisted of prominent multinational and SME corporates, local and international financial institutions and all those trade finance practitioners involved in this exciting and dynamic region.

As the economies of East Africa continue to rise and the world focuses on the abundant opportunities within Africa, the conference was well timed to tackle key issues facing the region. The topics included whether or not the fundamentals are in place for East Africa to realise its potential, how the EAC should develop its energy sector in light of rising global energy demands, the perception of investment risk in East Africa, tea production capacity, risk appetite of trade and commodity financiers, collateral management best practices, challenges of intra-regional trade, the importance of the ICT sector, as well as many other subjects covered over the course of the one day conference.

The keynote address by Mr. Nick Mbuvi, Corporate Banking Director of Barclays Kenya, opened the conference with an informative macro outlook for the region’s prospects. Highly respected corporate organisations, such as Engen Kenya, Ericsson, Gulf Power and DHL Express, also gave their unique perspectives into the financing priorities and operational challenges of undertaking business in East Africa.

As with all Exporta events, networking was a key theme throughout the day. Special networking breaks, hosted by DHL Express, gave delegates the opportunity to build relationships with key partners. An evening drinks reception, hosted by Barclays, also enabled delegates to discuss the day’s agenda in a more informal setting.

The conference welcomed support by eminent institutions, including Standard Bank, the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), Nedbank Capital, Barclays Bank, DHL Express, the ITFC, FIMBank, Afreximbank, Norton Rose and KCB.
 

Description

Over 150 local and international delegates converged on Nairobi for Exporta’s 2012 East Africa Trade & Commodity Finance Conference, which consisted of prominent multinational and SME corporates, local and international financial institutions and all those trade finance practitioners involved in this exciting and dynamic region.

As the economies of East Africa continue to rise and the world focuses on the abundant opportunities within Africa, the conference was well timed to tackle key issues facing the region. The topics included whether or not the fundamentals are in place for East Africa to realise its potential, how the EAC should develop its energy sector in light of rising global energy demands, the perception of investment risk in East Africa, tea production capacity, risk appetite of trade and commodity financiers, collateral management best practices, challenges of intra-regional trade, the importance of the ICT sector, as well as many other subjects covered over the course of the one day conference.

The keynote address by Mr. Nick Mbuvi, Corporate Banking Director of Barclays Kenya, opened the conference with an informative macro outlook for the region’s prospects. Highly respected corporate organisations, such as Engen Kenya, Ericsson, Gulf Power and DHL Express, also gave their unique perspectives into the financing priorities and operational challenges of undertaking business in East Africa.

As with all Exporta events, networking was a key theme throughout the day. Special networking breaks, hosted by DHL Express, gave delegates the opportunity to build relationships with key partners. An evening drinks reception, hosted by Barclays, also enabled delegates to discuss the day’s agenda in a more informal setting.

The conference welcomed support by eminent institutions, such as Standard Bank, the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), Nedbank Capital, Barclays Bank, DHL Express, the ITFC, FIMBank, Afreximbank, Norton Rose and KCB.

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Venue

Windsor Golf Hotel & Country Club

Ridgeways Road, off Kiambu Rd
Nairobi
45587
Kenya
4th Annual East Africa Trade & Commodity Finance Conference

Accommodation

Delegates are responsible for the arrangement and payment of their own travel and accommodation.

Upon registering to attend this event, Exporta will inform you of how to book accommodation at the venue.

Sponsors

Sponsorship opportunities including exhibition stands are available for this event.

To become a sponsor, please contact Tom Whitehead, Head of Sponsorship Sales at twhitehead@exportagroup.com.

Exporta's events have a global reputation, renowned for superb networking opportunities and educational presentations by high-profile speakers.

Time after time our events attract the leading companies in our market as sponsors.

See below for a full list of our Event Sponsors, Institutional Partners and Media Partners and click on the logo to visit their web site. 

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Delegate Opportunity

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Speaking Opportunity

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Sponsor Opportunity

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Email Tom Whitehead at twhitehead@exportagroup.com

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Media Opportunity

Interested in becoming a Media / Institutional partner for this event, or have any press enquiries?

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Sponsored by

  • Standard Bank
  • Barclays
  • AFC
  • KCB
  • Nedbank
  • Fimbank
  • Afreximbank
  • DHL
  • ITFC
  • Norton Rose
Institutional partners
  • berne union
  • Kenya Chamber Mines
Media partners
  • GTR
  • TradeInvestAfrica
  • Afribiz
  • Ringier - Africa Industrial Reporter
  • Africa Oil & Gas
  • Kenyan Kenya
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