Trade Foundation Course (GPD) | 11-13 Dec 2018 | Kiev Ukraine

Gafta’s Trade Foundation Course is the ideal training opportunity for commodity trade professionals who are looking for a thorough introduction into the world of commodity contracts and trading principles. The course will cover the essential elements of the trade, from how a contract is formed, through to identifying and mitigating common risks, issues around the shipping of goods and what happens if a dispute arises.

The course is part of the Gafta Professional Development (GPD) programme, which enables trade professionals to advance their career in the industry by taking the Trade Diploma and potentially going on to become Gafta arbitrators. It is recommended (but not compulsory) that the Trade Foundation Course is attended before our other training programmes.

*The language of this course will be English*

Registration to this course will include a complimentary ticket to the Seasonal Networking Reception on the 13th December.

Topics include:

  • Basic principles of contracting
  • Introduction to Gafta contracts and contract terms
  • Supervision and sampling
  • Shipping documents
  • Laytime and demurrage
  • Payment terms
  • Exceptional circumstances
  • Arbitration, mediation and disputes

To see the full course porgramme, click HERE.

At the end of day three (13th December) there will be an examination for all course participants and those who pass will receive an electronic certificate.

Headline sponsor

AVELLUM is a leading Ukrainian full service law firm with a key focus on Finance, Corporate, Dispute Resolution, Taxt, and Antitrust. The team of professionals at AVELLUM successfully applies time-efficient and cost-effective approaches and creates integrated solutions for businesses. Our partners are taking an active role in every transaction and ensure smooth teamwork.

Who should attend?
This course is aimed at trade professionals who:

  • Wish to get a basic overview of commodity trading essentials
  • Are in the first two years of their careers
  • Want to develop their career within the industry
  • Have been in the trade for some years but want to expand their knowledge of areas outside of their work stream

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

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.


Gafta member rate £1,100.00
Non-Member rate £1,850.00



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


Fairmont Grand Hotel,
Naberezhno-Khreshachatyts'ka St, 1,

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