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GTR Mena Trade & Export Finance Week 2018

19-22 February 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Including its 15th instalment of annual two-day conference, GTR Mena Trade & Export Finance Week 2018 returns to Dubai with the Petroleum Economist’s support on February 19-22. 

The conference includes interactive sessions, and the possibility to choose from different streams, making it stand out again as the most established and comprehensive market gathering for the Mena region’s trade experts, fintech innovators, bankers, government bodies and corporates of all sizes.

The event will provide the 600+ international delegates expected in attendance with different perspectives and a well-rounded outlook of the current geopolitical & economic situation in the OPEC through country-specific workshops. Additional topics include:

  • Growing conflict between Iraq & Kurdistan impacting regional energy supplies
  • Renewed US sanctions against Iran and their impact on oil prices
  • Oil & gas prices and export/import balance of the general commodities market of the region
  • The impact of VAT on the GCC’s SMEs
  • Dispute surrounding Qatar -  what does it mean for hubs like Dubai?
  • Saudi Arabia’s project developments through public-private partnerships and preparation to Vision 2030
  • Developments of renewable power infrastructure projects
  • Mitigating risks within volatile market conditions: the return of structured trade & commodity finance with structured products
  • New main trading partners of the UAE (like India and China)
  • Relation between export credits and a potential debt increase

*Enjoy a 15% discount when booking online with code PE15 or get in touch with Judith at to find out about corporate passes (exclusively for importers, exporters, traders, manufacturers, producers and distributors of physical goods).

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