Conferences, webinars, podcasts & articles

Tedd is well known on the African, commodities and fintech conference circuit. Over the past five years he has participated in more than 100 conferences, webinars, client events and roundtables, as chair, presenter and moderator. Since the outbreak of the pandemic he has switched to digital events, chairing, presenting and producing webinars for clients. His recent work includes the LMA developing markets podcast (April 2020), GTR East Africa Virtual 2020 (July 2020) and a webinar for Ecobank’s clients in English and French (August 2020).

Tedd has a long association with GTR, having spoken at more than 30 GTR conferences in the past ten years, and he regularly appears as a contributor to GTR magazine.

Tedd’s involvement with GTR encompasses the full range of his speaking and thought leadership capacities, including:

  • Chairing conferences
  • Presenting & moderating panels, break-out sessions, fireside chats and debates
  • Chairing & presenting webinars
  • Writing articles for GTR magazine and GTR Africa+
  • Producing podcasts  

Upcoming webinars with GTR include:

  • GTR Commodities Virtual 2020 (15-16 September)
  • GTR East Africa 2020 Virtual (1-2 October)
  • GTR Africa 2020 Virtual (20-23 October)

See below for examples of Tedd’s previous work with GTR:


Holding a ‘fireside chat’ with Judith Pryor of the US EXIM bank, November 2019
Chairing the Oxford-style debate on Chinese investment in Africa, November 2019.
Moderating the panel on solar tech with Simon Bransfield-Garth, CEO of Azuri Technologies (middle) and Henry Clarke, CFO of SunCulture (left), at GTR London 2019.


You can read here Tedd’s article on how tech is transforming Côte d’Ivoire’s cocoa value chain and here Tedd’s article on why so little value is added in Africa’s soft commodity value chain.


1 October 2020: Tedd George gives words of welcome to GTR East Africa 2020 VIRTUAL, including an outlook for East African trade