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Dubai hosts The Global Trade Finance and Industrial Development Summit

The ICC Regional Banking Commission - MENA welcomes international banking, & finance leaders to the Trade Finance Summit at GTDW

Innovative solutions to link businesses with international trade finance will form the central pillar of discussions at The Global Trade Finance and Industrial Development Summit.

The event brings together an outstanding line-up of leaders from major banks, insurers, finance and industry from across the world, and forms part of the forthcoming Global Trade Development Week (GTDW), being held from 27 to 29th October in Dubai.

The ICC-RBC MENA, which was launched by Dubai Chamber and ICC Banking Commission to provide a better understanding of regional needs in terms of policy advocacy and to encourage best practice across the region, is a strategic partner of the event. Atiq Juma Nasib, Senior Vice-President, Commercial Services Sector, Dubai Chamber, will deliver the opening keynote speech. GTDW is organised under the patronage of H.E. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, UAE Minister of Economy.

Over 1,000 of the most influential people shaping world trade are due to attend GTDW, a high-level forum and exhibition focusing on the advancement of international trade and economic development.

H.E. Al Mansouri says, “The UAE looks forward to hosting a full programme of events that tackle today’s most challenging trade and development issues. The country is honored with the presence of such high-level individuals who are experts in their fields.”

Says H.E. Hamad Buamim, President and CEO, Dubai Chamber, “The salient feature of GTDW is the excellent opportunity it offers to industry heads – be they SME, multinational or a family business – to connect directly with the top international business leaders and to understand how they can access finance to grow their industries globally. This is especially important for government and businesses from emerging markets.”

He adds, “We welcome the GTDW for giving us the opportunity to highlight Dubai’s investment potential and business attractiveness to an audience of leaders from over 100 countries.”

Andrew Keable, Co-CEO of KW Group, the organisers of the event, explains, “GTDW 2015 will be unprecedented in the number of high-level policy makers, traders and financiers it is bringing together to exchange information and insights to the latest trends in international trade. With UAE being the host of this forum, we are especially pleased that Dubai Chamber will have a strong presence at GTDW.”

The Global Trade Finance Forum, will be one of the six summits at GTDW and will present a platform where corporate finance leaders can link with high-level representatives from government, industry and international organisations to discuss opportunities, trends, structural changes and innovations in global trade and finance markets. Confirmed to attend are key decision-makers from major banks such as Barclays, Standard Charted, Citi, and representatives from international bodies such as the World Trade Organisation, World Bank, IFC, ICC, and ERBD.