Trade Foundation Course (GPD) | 23-26 Apr 2018 | London, UK

Gafta’s Trade Foundation Course is the ideal training option 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 essentials 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 language of this course will be English*

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.

Tickets will include full access to the course social programme which will include two evening activities.

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
  • Dispute resolution

Click HERE to see the course programme, and HERE to see the full list of speakers.

At the end of day four (26th April) there will be an examination for all course participants and those who pass will receive an electronic certificate.

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 their workstream

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

Please note: Registration at this event does not include accommodation or travel. Attendees are expected to arrange and meet these costs independently.
Gafta do however have a corporate booking rate set up with Club Quaters Hotel which can be accessed in two ways:

  • Call Member Services on 0207 451 5800 and quote the Group Code: GAFT18
  • Make your booking online HERE

Click the link for a HotelMap of accommodation near The Hatton.

To book for this event, please log into 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.


Member rate (excluding VAT) £1,200.00
Non-Member rate (excluding VAT) £2,300.00

Location & other logistical queries: James Pyefinch
Programme queries: Cairo Okba

Terms & conditions


The Hatton,
51-53 Hatton Garden,

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