Contour named Leader in Trade for Digitalisation at 2021 GTR Awards

Each year the GTR Leaders in Trade awards recognise the pioneering institutions and top performers from around the world in the trade, commodity, supply chain, export finance and fintech markets. Contour is honoured to have been recognised as a Leader in Trade for Digitalisation in this year’s awards.


The award win highlights the progress Contour has made in the last 12 months, in collaboration with our global network of banks, corporates and ecosystem partners, working together to transform trade finance. Our vision is to create a better and brighter future for businesses and communities by making global trade accessible, digital and secure.


Contour began life as some of the world’s leading trade banks joined together to test and validate next-generation technology using R3’s blockchain enterprise software. At the start of 2020, we launched as an independent organisation, retaining several key banks in the process, and have welcomed more financial institutions – both international and regional banks – as well as expanding our corporate customer base.


Contour now has a truly global presence which continues to grow rapidly, with transactions completed in 20 countries across Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Our coverage includes a wide and growing range of industries, such as soybean meal, energy, petrochemicals, metals, retail goods and textiles.


Carl Wegner, CEO of Contour, comments: “This award win reflects the great progress we’ve made during the last year as we’ve continued to grow our network, facilitated numerous successful transactions between our ecosystem partners and transitioned from beta into production. We’re delighted to receive this recognition of our hard work from GTR and look forward to another productive and successful year ahead.”


To find out more about why Contour has become a Leader in Trade for Digitalisation, read Global Trade Review’s article here.