Conferences & speaking

Tedd George is well known as a speaker on African markets, commodity supply chains, fintech and ESG

Over the past decade Tedd has participated in more than 100 conferences, client events and roundtables, appearing as chair, presenter, moderator and panellist. During the pandemic, Tedd focused on digital events, chairing, presenting and producing webinars and virtual events for clients, and today he is often involved in hybrid events, combining both formats.


Recent examples of in-person conferences involving Tedd include:

  • 2 November 2022: GTR Africa 2022 (London), chair of session and moderator of panel discussion on ‘Charging up African fintech – digital hoops and overcoming obstacles’ (see photo below)
  • 20 September 2022: GTR Commodities 2022 (Geneva), chair of session and moderator of panel discussion on ‘The global supply chain redraw – readying strategy and capital plans and preparing commodities for ‘friend-shoring’
  • 21 June 2022: GTR East Africa 2022 (Nairobi), chair of conference, presenter of keynote on ‘East Africa’s economy & trade in 2022: Weathering the global storm’ and moderator of panel discussions on East African trade, AfCFTA implementation, sustainable and inclusive trade, reshoring Africa’s food supply and Decentralised Finance (DeFi)
  • 8 December 2021: Africa Tech Summit (London), moderator of panel discussion on Decentralised Finance (DeFi)

View from the podium at GTR East Africa 2022, Nairobi, June 2022

Online & hybrid events

Tedd has also been chair or speaker at these recent online and hybrid events:

  • 7 November 2022: Virtual speaker at the Berne Union AGM (Kigali), presenting on the report he co-wrote with ITFA on sustainable trade standards and African trade
  • 3 November 2021: Chair of conference and moderator of three panel discussions on African business, economic growth and trade, the digitalisation of trade and business in Africa, and sustainable supply chains at GTR Africa 2021 Hybrid (London)