GTR MENA Trade Finance Week

With established links to the region’s primary trade bodies, financial institutions and regulators, GTR’s annual event in Dubai plays a vital role in fostering face-to-face dialogue between all sectors involved in Middle Eastern trade.

The 14th edition of this series features an expanded focus, placing greater emphasis on corporate treasury matters and the issues facing treasurers today, in an ever changing global market. Furthermore, the newly extended format will incorporate a special ECA and infrastructure finance day, held in partnership and under the patronage of Dubai Economic Council, as well as a GTR Training seminar focusing on International Trade & Documentary Credits.

Welcoming multinational companies, SMEs, financiers, insurers, risk managers, lawyers, consultants, government bodies and ECAs, this annual gathering of trade finance professionals provides unrivalled access to hundreds of companies and institutions engaged in regional trade.


On February 13th Charles Ike will be speaking on the "Achieving innovation to meet new market challenges" panel. Charles is the Regional Head of Financial Markets at Pole Star Space Applications, a leading provider of regulatory compliance and risk management solutions to the maritime sector.

Charles is a member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments. He also has a Bachelor’s degree in Law & Politics and prior to that studied Foundations of Information Technology. He currently works with Banks, Physical Commodity Trading Companies, Ship Charterers and Insurers to enhance and streamline their vessel screening processes by using innovative software solutions and processes.



Panel Speaker