The Access Bank UK DIFC Branch sponsors GTR MENA 2024

The Access Bank UK DIFC Branch sponsors GTR MENA 2024

The Access Bank UK DIFC Branch has co-sponsored the respected GTR MENA 2024 at Jumeirah Emirates Towers on the 20th – 21st of February 2024. Held in the vibrant city of Dubai, the event brought together industry leaders, innovators, policymakers, and practitioners to discuss the latest trends, challenges, and strategies shaping the trade landscape in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This year, GTR MENA welcomed over 1600 registered delegates, making it the largest edition of the conference yet.

A dominant theme throughout the event was the accelerating pace of digital transformation in trade finance. With the increasing adoption of technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, and big data analytics, traditional processes are being revolutionized, driving efficiency, transparency, and risk mitigation across the trade ecosystem. Keynote speakers and panel discussions delved into how these technological advancements are reshaping trade finance operations, enhancing regulatory compliance, and enabling greater access to financing for businesses of all sizes.

Another significant focus of the GTR Mena Event 2024 was the imperative of sustainable trade practices. As the global community continues to grapple with pressing environmental and social challenges, there is a growing recognition of the need for trade to be conducted in a manner that is both economically viable and environmentally responsible. Participants exchanged insights on integrating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria into trade finance decision-making processes, thereby aligning financial objectives with broader sustainability goals. 

One of the highlights of the GTR Mena Event 2024 was the spirit of collaboration and partnership that permeated the discussions and interactions among participants. From networking sessions to business matchmaking opportunities, the event provided a ground for forging new connections, building alliances, and exploring synergies across the trade ecosystem. Participants highlighted the importance of collaborative efforts in driving innovation, expanding market reach, and addressing common challenges in trade finance and global trade.

The GTR Mena Event 2024 served as a testament to the resilience, adaptability, and dynamism of the trade finance community in the MENA region. As the global economy continues to evolve, events like the GTR Mena provide invaluable opportunities for industry stakeholders to come together, exchange insights, and chart a course towards a more prosperous, resilient, and
sustainable future for trade in the MENA region and beyond.

The Access Bank UK DIFC Branch team during the event.

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