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Coface Country Risk Conference to Co-Locate With Global Trade Development Week

Coface Country Risk Conference to Co-Locate With Global Trade Development Week

Coface, the world leader in managing trade risks is also announced as a Gold Sponsor for GTDW
Dubai - Global Trade Development Week (GTDW) is delighted to announceit will be co-located with the Coface Country Risk Conference at its 2015 event. Coface is the world leader in trade risks management solutions and risk analysis, and the Country Risk Conferences are highly valued as the most authoritative source for up-to-date analysis of risk across the globe. The one-day event will run in parallel with the GTDW programme and offers a comprehensive outlook on trade flows around the world and will provide country and sector information to help companies and their advisers to identify the risks and rewards of trading in the UAE and exporting.Coface is also announced as a gold sponsor for GTDW, which is organised in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Economy, and held from 26th-29thOctober at Ritz Carlton DIFC, Dubai, UAE.


Massimo Falcioni, CEO Middle East Countries, Coface, says, "The UAE economy focusing on the foreign trade, investment and industry sectors is expected to continue this year its growth momentum at 3.2 per cent, while the UAE's non-oil GDP is now forecast to grow at 4.4, strengthening non oil diversification, boosting the UAE's trade status globally and increasing its competitiveness. However all businesses today are faced with political and credit risks, as well as currency fluctuations, change in monetary policies, pricing pressure on commodities, unpaid or delayed receivables and difficult access to funding; whether SME or major corporate group, the Country Risk Conference helps businesses refine their strategies to address promising new markets, while better understanding the related risks. We are delighted to align our 2015 Country Risk Conference to GTDW - the leading global event on the facilitation of international trade."

"We are delighted to announce this double triumph."says Andrew Keable, Co-CEO for KW Group, organisers of GTDW. "Securing Coface as our Gold Sponsor and running along-side the Coface Country Risk Conference are both great achievements for GTDW. Coface's high-caliber programme, focusing on global economic trends and risks, ties in with our core objective to discuss the advancement of global trade."


Gregory Le Henand, Coface's GCC Country Manageradds, "Bringing the Coface Country Risk Conference once again to the UAE is highly significant; the trade flow has grown substantially in the UAE and across the GCC. The UAE has become a premier regional and international hub for import and re-export and our event will offer great value to our stakeholders in the Gulf region".


The Coface Country Risk Conference will provide an overview of country and sector risks around MENA region & the world, bringing together leading specialists from finance, insurance research and business to review the past year, debate the major trends shaping the world´s economy and shed light on current economic issues. The ambition of the conference is to help those involved in international trade - whether they are CEOs, entrepreneurs, sales directors or credit managers - to understand the outlook for trade and risk management around the world. Attendees include companies, banks, academics, and professionals from the international trade community.


Organised under the patronage of the UAE Minister of Economy, H.E. Saeed Bin Sultan Al Mansoori, GTDW is a high-level gathering of leaders from government and the private sector coming to Dubai from over 100 countries. GTDW will be addressed by 150 speakers; some of the most influential figures driving world trade today. GTDW features a series of specialized trade summits that link key sectors across international trade; including business, banking, customs, corporate real estate, infrastructure, specialized economic zones, supply chain logistics and transport.


For full details of the programmes, exhibition, workshops, site tours & networking receptions please visit the event website For further information and for media accreditation to attend the event, please contact Nana Mancell, International Director of PR and Communications, KW Group. Email: Tel: +971 50 956 9277.


About Global Trade Development Week (GTDW)
27th-29th October 2015, Ritz Carlton DIFC, Dubai, UAE

GTDW is a major international forum committed to increase knowledge and dialogue between government and private sector leaders to deliver the development of international. Held under patronage of the UAE Ministry of Economy, GTDW engages political, business, academic and industry thought leaders to share best practice in global trade development through specialised concurrent trade summits.

GTDW gathers trade leaders across business, banking, customs, corporate real estate, development banks, FDI, free trade, infrastructure, insurance, investment, multilaterals, risk, specialized economic zones & regions, supply chain, logistics & transport. The ambitious programme hosts 150 leading speakers and includes The Ministers & Trade Leaders Plenary, 6 concurrent major trade summits, site tours, networking receptions and a leading trade exhibition - Attendees can select a programme that addresses their specific requirements and interests as well as opting for workshops & tours.

Held concurrently with a shared exhibition, networking and refreshments the forum allows high-level representatives from key verticals across trade, industry, business and government to meet directly with decision makers and engage in dialogue to develop global trade.



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