Know Your Gafta Contracts Seminar | 9 July 2020 | Accra, Ghana

This one-day seminar is an ideal opportunity for trade professionals who want a practical overview of Gafta contracts and how to apply legal and commercial principles to everyday scenarios in the trade. It will be run by Gafta's General Counsel, Jonathan Waters. Jonathan is a barrister who has over 27 years' experience in advising on commercial contracts and disputes.

The seminar will include an overview of English contract law (on which all Gafta contracts are based), an analysis of the key Gafta contract terms as well as an in-depth consideration of a number of important topics such as counterparty risk, default and damages, commercial considerations, dispute resolution (including Gafta arbitration) and important 'do's and don't's' when contracting.

*The language of this seminar will be English*

Who should attend?

This course is aimed at trade professionals who:

  • Need to have an understanding of what to expect when dealing with Gafta contracts within their role
  • Are experienced in the trade but need practical and commercial and legal guidance on the key principles and features of Gafta contracts
  • Are interested in attending a Gafta training course in the future
  • Want to gain a better understanding of the key legal and commercial principles which underpin Gafta contracts and English contract law generally

Seminar timing - please assume that the seminar will run from 9am-5pm 



The dresscode for Gafta training is smart-casual. Suits are not required.


To book for this event, please log in to the website and click the ‘Book’ button at the bottom of this page.

If you aren’t already registered on the Gafta website, please click ‘Register’ above, fill out your details and then email your interest in this event to events@gafta.com.

*This event is open to members and non-members of Gafta*

Co-located with

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African Sugar Summit 2020

The first-ever African Sugar Summit 2020—Revitalise the African Sugar Industry—presented by Sugaronline will be streamed live from The Kempinski Gold Coast Accra, Ghana on 8th July 2020 followed by workshops from top industry experts on 9th July 2020.

Access the latest and most relevant insights and analysis from top speakers around Africa and the globe. You’ll discover their views, debates, agendas, innovations and analysis from the comfort of your own desk, office or conference room.

  • S&D market overviews from all major producing regions
  • Innovations in technology from production to bioeconomy
  • The use of data—big and small—to improve trade
  • Sugar production by Africans for Africans
  • The impact of the AfCFTA on sugar


Member Rate Non-Member Rate
£100.00 £150.00


Location & other logistical queries: Megan Smart
Programme queries: Cairo Okba

Terms & Conditions

Please note: Registration at this event does not include accommodation or travel. Attendees are expected to arrange and meet these costs independently.



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