Global Trade Facilitation Summit Dubai 2024
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dubai Chamber Auditorium

May 01, 2024 - May 02, 2024

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(16 CPDs)
Dubai Chamber Auditorium

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Global Trade Facilitation Summit Dubai 2024
(16 CPDs)

Location:     Dubai Chamber Auditorium
Date:            1st – 2nd May 2024
Event Type: Summit
Language:   English

The 3RD Edition of the Global Trade Facilitation Summit, themed “Sustaining Trade & Development” will take place during the week commencing Monday, 29th April 2024 and once again be hosted at the iconic auditorium at Dubai Chambers, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The Global Trade Facilitation Summit 2024 “GTFS2024” will provide a unique opportunity for banks, trade finance professionals, traders, importers, exporters, lawyers, and business professionals to gain insights and play their part in developing initiatives to sustain trade in challenging times.

GTFS2024 has been designed to deliver on the three pillars of sustaining trade & development:

  • Trade Facilitation
  • Trade Digitalisation
  • Trade Sustainability

Once again, engagement with the Multilateral Development Banks (MDB’s) will be the cornerstone of this global event. The MDB’s continue to play a critical role in sustaining fragile supply chains with developing countries.


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H.E. Humaid Ben Salem



H.E. Humaid Mohamed Ben Salem was appointed as Secretary General of the Federation of UAE Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FCCI) in 2013 to foster cooperation and coordination between the different emirates of the UAE and prepare ground for trade and investment that contribute to the national economy at large.

H.E. Ben Salem is also a former member of the UAE National Assembly (Parliament) where he played his significant role from 2012 to 2016.

Prior to his tenure at the UAE National Assembly, H.E. was Director General of Umm Al Quwain Chamber of Commerce & Industry for 20 years and his charismatic personality has been facilitating the local chambers and the private sector of the UAE to achieve their goals.

He has been at the Board of Director of International Chamber of Commerce – UAE since 2009 and was elected Chairman in 2015 to represent, support and protect the interest of the business community in the UAE.

In addition to the above, he has been instrumental in establishing several joint business councils and has always been active and regularly contributes to the projects pertaining to the private sector.

He holds a BA degree in Administration and Marketing from Davis & Elkins College, United States of America.


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Hassan Al Hashemi

Secretary General


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Vincent O'Brien



Programme at a Glance

Tuesday, 30th April 2024
Welcome Reception & Networking

Wednesday, 1st May 2024
Global Trade Facilitation Summit – Plenary Day 1

Thursday, 2nd May 2024
Global Trade Facilitation Summit – Plenary Day 2
Gala Dinner

Friday, 3rd May 2024
Special Event “Trade Finance Meets Logistics”


19.00 – 22.00 Welcome Reception Dinner – Poolside, Sheraton Creek & Towers, Dubai
(Attire: Smart Casual)


08:00 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 09:10 Introductory Remarks
09:10 – 09:20 Welcome Address
09:20 – 09:40 Keynote RemarksThe three pillars: Trade Facilitation, Digitalisation and Sustainability
Pillar I – Sustaining Trade through Trade Facilitation
09:40 – 10:00 The UAE at the center of Global TradeSeeking interconnections between emerging markets to drive economic diversification
10:00 – 10:40 Update: Multilateral Development Bankscovering risk and creating liquidity!
10:40 – 11:00 Logistics underpinning UAE trade growth crossroads to the trade world!
11:00 – 11:20 Networking Break
11:20 – 12:00 Africa the evolution and expansion of the largest free trade area on the planet!
12:00 – 12:30 The UAE Trade Finance Ecosystem facilitating financial trade flows to emerging markets!
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 14:20 Compliance and Regulationthe big impediment crippling business in emerging economies!
14:20 – 14:40 The New Landscape of Corporate Compliancenavigating AML & CFT Challenges!
14:40 – 15:00 The De-Risking Dilemmato de-risk or not to de-risk that is the question!
15:00 – 15:40 Challenges in correspondent banking and maintaining hard currency accounts
15:40 – 16:00 Networking Break
Pillar II – Trade Sustainability Initiatives
16:00 – 16:20 Sustainability it all starts at home!
16:20 – 17:00 ICC Members’ Initiativesthe sustainability showcase!
17:00 – 17:30 Development Banks & Sustainabilitythe transition impact effect!
17:30 – 17:40 Discussion, Dialogue & Closing Remarks of Plenary Day One


08:30 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 09:05 Introduction
09:05 – 09:10 Welcome Address
09:10 – 09:50 The Advanced Technology Dimension to ESG – transformation through technology!
Pillar III – Sustaining Trade through Digitalisation
09:50 – 10:10 MENA Launch: A Complete Framework for Digitalizing the End to End Supply Chain
10:10 – 11:00 Digitalisation & Development – joining the dots!
11:00 – 11:20 Networking Break
11:20 – 11:50 Haifin – connecting the trade world shaping the future!
11:50 – 12:40 Guarantee Digitalisation – the long and the short of guarantees & standbys!
12:40 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 14:40 Trade & Supply Chain Finance Technology – driven by intelligence, natural and artificial!
14:40 – 15:10 Presentation by WLP
15:10 – 15:30 The Transformation of the Bill of Lading – the time is now!
15:30 – 16:00 Presentation – ICS
16:00 – 16:10 Summit Grand Prize Draw
16:10 – 16:15 Close of Global Trade Facilitation Summit 2024 “GTFS 2024”
16:15 – 16:45 Networking Coffee


19:00 – 21:30 Gala Dinner
Grand Hyatt, Dubai


09:00 – 14:00 “Trade Finance Meets Logistics”
Hosted by DP World at Expo City, Dubai


Hassan Al Hashemi
Secretary General

Hassan Al Hashemi joined Dubai Chamber of Commerce in 2006 and is currently the Vice President of International Relations. As the principal liaison between governmental authorities and the private sector, Mr Al Hashemi’s department represents Dubai Chamber on the international arena and in turn is one of the organization’s most active departments.

The Department’s main duties include negotiating cooperative agreements with foreign partners, organizing major events as well as high level business networking programs, representing the Chamber at local and international events, and organizing inbound and outbound delegations and trade missions.

Since 2012, Mr Al Hashemi has led the implementation of Dubai Chamber’s ProDubai initiative, which involves setting up a number of International Representative Offices in targeted locations around the world. He is also responsible for the promotion of Dubai Association Center, a first in the region that aims at attracting international business and professional bodies to Dubai.

Mr Al Hashemi holds a BA degree in Management and Marketing from the University of Dubai and is currently pursuing his Masters in Project Management at the British University in Dubai. He is also a graduate of the “Mohammed Bin Rashid Program for Leadership Development”, a selective and highly regarded program initiated by the Executive Office of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.

Mr Al Hashemi is a board member of ICC UAE along with other local and international business organizations. He is married and has three daughters.

Vincent O’Brien

He has been actively involved in trade finance for more than a quarter of a century and has delivered technical assistance for trade finance in more than 100 countries. Vincent’s primary activity is trade facilitation with the major Multilateral Development Banks and his recognized specialty is trade related dispute resolution where he often acts as Expert Witness in Trade Disputes and Legal Cases.

Vincent also holds the positions of the Associate Director of the Institute of International Banking Law and Practice (IIBLP).

Adnan Anwar
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
National Bank of Fujairah


Alexander Malaket
Senior Advisor
Asian Development Bank


Basel Al-Hussein
Senior Manager, Private Sect. & Fin. Adv, Trade & Business Development
Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC)


Chris Southworth
Secretary General
ICC United Kingdom

Chris Southworth is Secretary General at the International Chamber of Commerce UK and a regular voice for business in the international media speaking on a wide range of business issues including trade, sustainability, international priorities and government policy.

He is Co-Chair of Commonwealth Legal Reform and Digitalisation programme launched by Commonwealth Trade Ministers in June 2023, a member of the Legal Reform Advisory Board at the ICC Digital Standards Initiative and co-founder of the UK Centre for Digital Trade and Innovation. He is also a member of the ICC World Council as well as the International Advisory Board of the Queen Mary-UNIDROIT Institute of Transnational Commercial Law.

Chris is a leading international expert on creating modern digital trade ecosystems and a regular speaker at international conferences and events. He is the founder of the ICC Digital Trade Roadmap, helped initiate the Electronic Trade Documents Act 2023 and helped secure the 2021 G7 Ministerial Commitment to remove legal barriers to handle commercial trade documents in digital form. He is also a leading industry adviser to the UK government on the digitalisation of trade and works closely with the Department for Business and Trade, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, Cabinet Office and the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology.

Prior to joining ICC, he was Executive Director for Global Partnerships, at the British Chambers of Commerce, Head of the International Chambers of Commerce Unit at UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) and a Senior Policy Advisor to Lord Heseltine, former Deputy Prime Minister, for his independent review of UK competitiveness. In 2011 he was advisor to the Minister for Trade and Investment for the government review of mid-size businesses and consequent establishment of the mid-size business export programme. Former roles have encompassed deregulatory and social enterprise policy at the Department for Business.

Divesh Narwani
Senior Manager, Portfolio Management
Commercial Banking, HSBC

Divesh Narwani is a seasoned Trade Finance banking professional with 15-plus years of experience across the Middle East and Africa. Specializing in operations, project management, risk assessment, and product management.

Previously held Certified Documentary Credit Specialist (CDCS) accreditation, is a testimony of Divesh’s Trade Finance expertise and proficiency.

His notable achievements include spearheading proposals for the standardization of guarantee formats aligned with Uniform Rules for Demand Guarantees 758 in the UAE and Bahrain. Divesh brings extensive knowledge and insights to the industry, his key focus remains large-scale commercialization of trade products, digitization, and sustainability.

Fady Asly
ICC Georgia
Chairman of ICC Regional Consultative Group
(North Africa, Broader Middle East, Caucasus, Central Asia)

A Georgian-Lebanese businessman based in Georgia since 1998; doing business in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa since the very early 1990’s, mainly in the trade of food products and commodities, investments in real estate, security, agrochemicals, insurance, hospitality business, and consulting.

Founder and President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Georgia (1998-2007)
Co-founder and Chairman of the Georgian National Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce.

Author of four books: “Life with Scorpions”, “Mirrors and Illusions”, “Utopias and Realities”, “Exploring Beyond Beliefs”.

Chairman of the Regional Consultative Group of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) for North Africa, the Broader Middle East, the Caucasus and Central Asia since 2023.

  • Special Representative of the Global Secretary-General of the International Chamber of Commerce for the Caucasus and Central Asia (since 2021)
  • External Advisor to Bain & Company (since 2020)
  • Chairman of Channel Georgia Consulting (since 2016)
  • Member of the Investor’s Council under the Prime Minister of Georgia (since 2015)
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Georgian Mines and Energy JSC (since 2012)
  • Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce in Georgia (since 2008)
  • Chairman of Agritechnics Holding (since 1998)


  • Advisor to Dhabi Group Georgia (2013-2014)
  • Member of the Business Council of Georgia under the Chairman of Parliament (2010-2012)
  • Co-Chairman of the Georgian Parliament Foreign Investment Advisory Board (2005-2009)
  • Chairman Emeritus of the American Chamber of Commerce in Georgia (2006-2007)
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Georgian Rural Development Fund (2005-2006)
  • Chairman of the Georgian Business Confederation (2000-2006)
  • President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Georgia (1999-2006)
  • Member of the Business Council under the President of Georgia (2000-2003)
  • Chairman of Agritechnics International (1985-1998)

Filipe R. M. Moreira
Head of Professional Services & Innovation Lead
China Systems

Filipe has nineteen years of diverse IT experience spanning across sectors such as Banking, Health, and Utilities, with a thirteen-year focus in Trade Finance.

Currently serving as the Head of Professional Services and Innovation Lead for Chinasystems throughout Europe, Filipe has recently taken on the additional role of Global Fintechs Partner Manager.

He worked on the design and architecture of innovation and digital transformation initiatives at Chinasystems that yielded notable recognition, including winning the ICC Trade Tech Transformation Challenge at the Global Trade Facilitation Summit in Dubai last year. And was chosen by ICC UK, earning them a place among seven case studies featured in the “Digital Solutions to Handling Trade Documents” report unveiled at the ICC Digital Trade Conference in 2022.

Filipe is fueled by a passion for technology, he enjoys the process of re-engineering and optimizing workflows. Relishing in seamlessly connecting various technological components to craft comprehensive digital workflows.

Gwen Mwaba
Director & Global Head Trade Finance
African Export-Import Bank


Hussein Al Hussein
Regional Manager – MENA
Farm to Plate

Hussein stands as an accomplished expert in the realms of growth strategy and strategic partnerships, wielding an impressive portfolio of achievements that have spurred growth, innovation, and transformation across various sectors within the Arab world. His leadership across multiple projects has honed his ability to introduce and adeptly manage the implementation of new technologies, prioritizing education to ensure the efficient evolution of organizations.

In his role as the MENA Regional Manager at Farm To Plate, Hussein brings to bear his wealth of experience by offering unparalleled strategic guidance in the domains of innovation and technology. His influence extends across both public and private sectors throughout MENA countries. Notably, Hussein is part of the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment’s (MOCCAE) National Farm Sustainability Initiative (NFSI) taskforce, a member of the esteemed Federation of UAE Chambers of Commerce & Industry and UAE’s International Chambers of Commerce and has played a pivotal role in introducing Farm To Plate’s cutting-edge technological solutions to Governments and regional businesses.

Jamal Saleh
Director General
UAE Banks Federation

Jamal Saleh joined UBF (UAE Banks Federation) in July 2018 and became UBF’s Director General on 1st January 2019. Prior to joining UBF, his last role after 29 years in banking was Head of Group Credit & Risk and Acting Regional Chief Risk Officer.

Jamal spent 29 years in banking (Conventional and Islamic) and covered Credit and Enterprise Risk Management (Credit, Market, Operational, Liquidity, ICAAP, and IT Risks). His first 10 years were in the USA in Private Banking and Credit and the last 19 were in the UAE in Corporate Banking, Credit, and Risk Management with three leading UAE banks. He has been leading SWIFT User Group (UAE) as its chairperson and UBF Secretariat as its Director General since 2018.

He served as PRMIA’s UAE Director General for 7 years and was concurrently Member on British University’s Advisory Board (Dubai).

Jamal graduated summa cum laude from New Jersey, USA, in Finance and Banking and holds several banking certifications.

He is a frequent TV quest on UAE and international business channels and newspapers as well as keynote speaker at a large number of regional and international forums in the UAE, MENA, Singapore, Europe, USA, etc., including 11 years at RiskMinds Geneva/Amsterdam and the Commonwealth of Nations at Westminster’s Central Hall in London.

Khalid Al Ali
Regional Director
Africa, Dubai International Chamber


Kim Winter
Group Managing Director
Logistics Executive Group


Dr. Krishna Prasad
Managing Director


Lamin M Drammeh
Head of Trade Finance
African Development Bank (AfDB)


Lusine Manucharyan
Chair of Environment and Energy Commission
ICC Armenia

I have over 24 years of working experience as a sustainability professional with international experience. My areas of expertise include the development, maintenance, delivery, and quality control of a range of environmental and sustainability services. I have extensive knowledge on the environmental and climate regulations and policies and have managed various projects on climate risk identification, strategies for improving performance and personal effectiveness to instigate and lead change and lead organizations in the direction of low carbon economy.

I have a track record of encouraging collaboration, promoting teamwork underpinned by good communication and organizational skills valuing diversity and individuality. I have an innovative and flexible approach to challenges and always look for new ways of working to improve business services, products, and building positive relationships to all stakeholders. I embrace change positively, proactively respond to problems and identify opportunities and take ownership of any issues that arise. I am tenacious in my effort to maintain high professional standards at all times. On a personal basis, I am a friendly, approachable and professional person and have a proven record of excellent communication at all levels, which has led to significant repeat business and being a valued and respected staff member.

As an Independent Expert I have initiated and spearheaded the formation of a Climate Change Advisory Group to exchange international experience involving Climate Change professionals from different countries to create a system for experience and knowledge sharing.

The key activates are considered.

  • Provide independent advice on setting and meeting carbon budgets and preparing for climate change.
  • Monitor progress in reducing emissions and achieving carbon budgets and targets.
  • Conduct independent analysis into climate change science, economics and policy.
  • Engage with a wide range of organisations and individuals to share evidence and analysis.
  • Providing education on climate change to business and the public.

Dr. Marc Auboin
World Trade Organization (WTO)

Marc Auboin is a Counsellor in the Economic Research and Statistics Division of the WTO. Previously he held several positions at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), was Deputy-Secretary General of the Monetary Committee of the European Union, worked for the French Treasury. Mr. Auboin holds a PhD in Economics.

Mohamed Daoud
Director – Industry Practice Lead – GRC

Mohamed Daoud is a Director and Industry Practice Lead for Moody’s Financial Crime Compliance across the Middle East and India. A strategic leader and seasoned professional with over 30 years of experience in banking, finance, and corporate sectors across the United States, Europe, and the Middle East, he spent the last 20 years assisting and counseling organizations fighting financial crimes in the Middle East and Africa. His extensive experience brings a unique and innovative perspective to managing regulatory/reputation risks in banking, finance, insurance, and other sectors like energy, mining, telecom, real estate, retail, and government.

Mohamed is a Subject Matter Expert in Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Combatting Financing of Terrorism (CFT), and Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption (ABC) programs. Through years of working with industry-leading firms, he has attained tremendous knowledge of regulations, requirements, processes, Fintech and Regtech solutions, and best practices across all sectors.

A sought-after speaker, Mohamed regularly collaborates on awareness workshops, forums, conferences, and webinars on ethics, corporate governance, financial crime compliance, anti-corruption programs, and cultural changes.

Throughout his career, he held several executive positions in prominent institutions in the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, and the Middle East, across retail, wholesale, and investment banking. Following his banking career, Mohamed held executive positions with leading global technology providers, focusing on intelligence gathering and risk/compliance data.

Nana Khurodze
Associate Director of Trade Facilitation Programme
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)


Pamela Mar
Managing Director
ICC Digital Standards Initiative (DSI)

Pamela Mar is the Managing Director of the Digital Standards Initiative (DSI) of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), based in Singapore. The DSI is a public private partnership backed by the ICC, Asian Development Bank, World Trade Organization, World Customs Organization and the Singapore government, that accelerates the digitalization of global trade in three areas: convergence on digital standards, legal and policy reform, and digital readiness across the public and private sectors.

Prior to joining the DSI, Pamela was Executive Vice President for Supply Chain Futures, and then EVP for Knowledge and Applications for the Fung Group, a Hong Kong based multinational supply chain manager where she was also the first Group head of Sustainability. She was named one of Asia’s ten A-list sustainability leaders in 2019, and is a recognized industry leader in this area. Prior to moving to Hong Kong, Pamela was based in Shenzhen, China, as a Director of Global Finance for TCL Multimedia Technology, the first major Chinese company to go global by buying a major foreign brand.

Prior to TCL, Pamela ran Greater China for the World Economic Forum, based in Geneva for five years. Pamela was born in New York and went to university in the USA, but has spent the majority of her life abroad. She speaks English, French and Chinese, and holds a Bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from Yale University and an honors M.Sc from the London School of Economics.

Rudolf Putz
Head of Trade Facilitation Programme
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Rudolf Putz is Head of EBRD’s Trade Facilitation Programme and has more than 30 years of experience in financing trade with Eastern Europe, the CIS and the southern and eastern Mediterranean.

He started his professional career in 1983 as Deputy Head of Commodity Trade Finance at Centro Internationale Handelsbank AG Vienna, a subsidiary of Raiffeisen Bank International.

In 1993 Rudolf Putz joined HELM AG Hamburg as Head of Structured Trade Finance and from 1996 to 1997 he was Deputy Head of Structured Trade Finance at Bank Austria International Trade Services Vienna, a subsidiary of Unicredit.

In 1997 he became Director Trade Finance at Deutsche Handelsbank AG Berlin, a subsidiary of Credit Lyonnais, and since 2000 he has been developing EBRD’s Trade Facilitation Programme (TFP).

Rudolf Putz holds a Doctor’s Degree from the Vienna University of Economics & Business Administration.

Dr. Robert Besseling
Founder and Chief Executive

PANGEA-RISK is a specialist intelligence advisory that provides commercially relevant and actionable forecasts on country risk to support clients’ risk mitigation strategies and help identify new business opportunities. Robert founded Pangea-Risk in 2015 after pursuing a career in political risk forecasting at industry-leading firms in the UK and US.

At Pangea-Risk, Robert leads a team of partners, researchers, and contributing analysts to produce commercially relevant and actionable analysis and forecasts on political, security, and economic risk across emerging markets with a focus on Africa and the Middle East. Robert also retains the lead on many consulting projects for blue chip corporations in a wide variety of sectors.

Robert is regularly invited to speak at major international conferences on topics such as metals and mining, trade and export finance, and global security matters. He frequently moderates ministerial panels and has interviewed multiple African heads of state and government during his career. Robert makes frequent appearances on televised media, as well as contributions to international print media. He has travelled extensively on the continent and calls Africa his ‘home’.

Robert Parson
Squire Patton Boggs


Stephan Wolf
Chief Executive Officer
Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF)

Stephan Wolf is the CEO of the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF). Since March 2024, he is leading the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)’s Industry Advisory Board (IAB) of the Digital Standards Initiative, the global platform for digital trade standards alignment, adoption and engagement. Before he was appointed as Chair, he has been serving as Vice-Chair of the IAB since 2023. In the same year, he was elected to the Board of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Germany. Between January 2017 and June 2020, Mr. Wolf was Co-convener of the International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee 68 FinTech Technical Advisory Group (ISO TC 68 FinTech TAG). In January 2017, Mr. Wolf was named one of the Top 100 Leaders in Identity by One World Identity. He has extensive experience in establishing data operations and global implementation strategy. He has led the advancement of key business and product development strategies throughout his career. Mr. Wolf co-founded IS Innovative Software GmbH in 1989 and served first as its managing director. He was later named spokesman of the executive board of its successor, IS.Teledata AG. This company ultimately became part of Interactive Data Corporation, where Mr. Wolf held the role of CTO. Mr. Wolf holds a university degree in business administration from J. W. Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main.

Sumit Roy
President and CMO


Tom O’Brien
Coordinator, Banking Commission


Wayne Mills
Managing Director
Atom Advisory Limited

Wayne is the former Head of Transaction Banking Solutions for Lloyds Bank and has over 30 years banking experience across multiple regions in both relationship and transaction banking.

He set up Atom Advisory in 2022 and advises clients (corporates, banks and technology firms) on a wide range of topics including strategy, commercialisation, operational frameworks and digitalisation across EMEA, US and APAC.

He is also currently Corporate Finance Advisor to ICC United Kingdom Corporate Trade Digitalisation Taskforce, helping to drive adoption of digital trade practices following legal reform in 2023.

Combining wide strategic, technical and commercial acumen, Wayne brings particular expertise on open account trade from buyer, seller, funder, insurer and technology perspectives.

Wayne is a frequent speaker and moderator at leading events, fora and conferences around the globe. He is based in the United Kingdom.

Zia Khaleeli
Senior Vice Chair
Environment and Energy Commission
ICC Pakistan


Zul Javaid



Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Silver Sponsor - China Systems Silver Sponsor - International Development Bank Silver Sponsor - Mashreq Bank

Bronze Sponsors

Silver Sponsor - Mashreq Bank       Bronze Sponsor - NBQ       Bronze Sponsor - Moody's

Competition Sponsor

Competition Sponsor - haifin


Institutional Partners

Institutional Partner - The International Trade and Forfaiting Association, ITFA          Institutional Partners - UAE Banks Federation          Institutional Partners - Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers          Institutional Partners - ICC Digital Standards Initiative

Institutional Partner - The London Institute of Banking & Finance

Media Partners

Media Partner - BCR Publications           Media Partner - MEA Finance           Media Partner - Trade Finance Global

Branding Partner

Branding Partner - ArteRush


ICC UAE has arranged a list of recommended hotels located near the venue of the event with preferential rates for the registered delegates.

For all the reservations for the Recommended Hotels, please see the below procedures:

Sheraton Creek Hotel & Towers
5-Star Hotel
Baniyas Rd – Port Saeed – Riggat Al Buteen – Dubai

Room Rates: Deluxe City View:
Single Occupancy: AED 400 net BB + TD per room per night

Double Occupancy: AED 450 net BB + TD per room per night

For booking, please visit here:

For further assistance, please reach:
Samih Mahmoud
Assistant EBC Manager
00971 56 536 5507

Al Bandar Rotana & Al Bandar Arjaan by Rotana
5-Star Hotel
Baniyas Street – Dubai

Room Rates:
Single Occupancy – AED 400 + TD

For booking, please visit here:

For further assistance, please reach

Copthorne Hotel Dubai
4-Star Hotel
Deira – Port Saeed – Dubai

Room Rates: Superior Rooms
Single Occupancy – AED 265 net room with breakfast including all taxes
Double Occupancy – AED 265 net room with breakfast including all taxes

For booking, please contact:

Emmanuel Calixto
+971 56 995 1632

Studio M Arabian Plaza Dubai
3-Star Hotel
Al Qiyadah – Al Ittihad Rd – Deira – Dubai

Room Rates: Urban King/twin Room
Single Occupancy – AED 330 with breakfast
Double Occupancy – AED 330 with breakfast

For booking, please contact:

Mylene Antonio
+971 54 586 6027

Logistical Notes

The Global Trade Facilitation Summit 2024 will take place at Dubai Chamber Auditorium.

Main Office Address Dubai Chamber Baniyas Road, Deira P.O. Box 1457 – Dubai, U.A.E.
Toll Free 800 CHAMBER (800 242 6237)
International (+971) 4 228 0000
Fax +971) 4 202 8888


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The 3RD Edition of the Global Trade Facilitation Summit, themed “Sustaining Trade & Development” will take place during the week commencing Monday, 29th April 2024 and once again be hosted at the iconic auditorium at Dubai Chambers, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The Global Trade Facilitation Summit 2024 “GTFS2024” will provide a unique opportunity for banks, trade finance professionals, traders, importers, exporters, lawyers, and business professionals to gain insights and play their part in developing initiatives to sustain trade in challenging times.

GTFS2024 has been designed to deliver on the three pillars of sustaining trade & development:

  • Trade Facilitation
  • Trade Digitalisation
  • Trade Sustainability

Once again, engagement with the Multilateral Development Banks (MDB’s) will be the cornerstone of this global event. The MDB’s continue to play a critical role in sustaining fragile supply chains with developing countries.
Sponsors and partners will be awarded the unique opportunity of being part of the weeklong events, showcasing their products and services while also presenting, networking and engaging with leading stakeholders in supporting trade into and out of emerging developing markets.

At the Global Trade Facilitation Summit 2024, we are very much looking forward to working hand in hand with you to make an attractive package which we will readily adapt to meet your marketing needs and objectives.

For more details on the sponsorship package, please contact:

Habibullah Rizwan
Operations Manager
+971 4 220 8288

Contact Us

For more information, please contact:

Vincent O’Brien Director, ICC UAE at

Habibullah Rizwan, Operations Manager, ICC UAE at

Jovelle Gatdula, Admin Assistant, ICC UAE at

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