Global Trade
Partners Meeting
Barcelona, Spain | May 7-9, 2024

What Is The IFC Global Trade Partners Meeting?

IFC held the first Global Trade Partners Meeting (GTPM) in Paris in 2007, an IFC-hosted conference to enhance new business opportunities between and among the members of its global network of Global Trade Finance Program (GTFP) partner banks and IFC’s other valued trade finance partners. Subsequent GTPM events have been held on a periodic basis in Washington DC, Dubai, Istanbul, Lisbon and Milan. IFC’s GTPM conferences are recognized as important global trade finance industry events, with a unique footprint given IFC’s extensive reach and client base in the emerging markets. A record 325 delegates from 175 institutions in 58 countries attended the most recent GTPM conference held in 2016 in Milan.

IFC will convene the eighth GTPM on May 7-9, 2024, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of IFC’s Global Trade Finance Program. The GTPM 2024 event will be held in Barcelona and will be co-hosted with Caixa Bank, one of IFC’s most active trade finance bank partners over the past two decades. The GTPM Barcelona 2024 will feature a two-day program of internationally renowned speakers and panelists providing analysis of the global trade arena, as well as ample opportunities to network and develop new business relationships. The GTPM event will close with a Gala Awards Dinner, celebrating the 20th anniversary of IFC’s Global Trade Finance Program and recognizing its high-performing trade finance partners.

Meet Our
GTPM 2024 Speakers

Marc Auboin
Counsellor, World Trade Organization
Alexia Boutin-Somnolet
Lenders' Solution Leader, Marsh
Erik Frantz
Head, International Financial Institutions – Banks, CaixaBank
Gonzalo Gortázar
Chief Executive Officer, CaixaBank
Rowly Isioro
Head, Trade and Global Transaction Banking, Access Bank
Nathalie Louat
Global Director, Trade and Supply Chain Finance, IFC
Paolo Mauro
Director, Economic and Market Research Department, IFC


Barcelona is a unique place to visit with beautiful Mediterranean scenery from the coast to the mountains on either side of the city. You can also enjoy the city’s rich history, as well as the urban architecture from Catalan architect and designer Antoni Gaudí i Cornet, as well as other Art Nouveau architects.

It’s also a city with a legacy of business revolution. In the 18th century, industrial plants were installed around the city which generated substantial growth and increased the population seven-fold, turning Barcelona into a place of new trends in the areas of lifestyle, arts, and culture.

We can’t wait to see you in Barcelona in May 2024

Watch Highlights From The
Global Trade Partners Meeting Milan 2016

About The IFC

IFC — a member of the World Bank Group — is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. IFC works in more than 100 countries, using its capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2023, IFC committed a record $43.7 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of global compounding crises. For more information, visit

About The World Bank Group

The World Bank Group has a bold vision: to create a world free of poverty on a livable planet. In more than 100 countries, the World Bank Group provides financing, advice, and innovative solutions that improve lives by creating jobs, strengthening economic growth, and confronting the most urgent global development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries. It consists of the World Bank, including the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA); the International Finance Corporation (IFC); the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA); and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).