TXF Africa 2017

Project, Export & Commodities Finance

Mar 29 - Mar 30, 2017
Radisson Blu, Kenya

If you are interested in speaking at this event, please contact our conference producer Tom Pycraft.

Hon. Dan Kazungu
Hon. Dan Kazungu
Cabinet Secretary
Ministry of Mining - Kenya
Albert Mugo
Albert Mugo
Managing Director & CEO
Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited
Denys Denya
Denys Denya
Executive Vice President, Finance, Administration and Banking Services
Afreximbank
Ijeoma Onwuegbule
Ijeoma Onwuegbule
Head Risk Management Governance, Risk and Compliance Dept.
Nigeria LNG Limited
Andrew Patterson
Andrew Patterson
Regional President for Africa
Bechtel
Wensheng Liu
Wensheng Liu
Deputy CFO
SEPCO3
Eric Kironde
Eric Kironde
CFO
Bamburi Cement Group
Kazuyoshi Kawakami
Kazuyoshi Kawakami
Managing Director & CEO
Mitsubishi Corporation
Dr. Jing  Fengchun
Dr. Jing Fengchun
Researcher, Research Center of Country Risk
Sinosure
John Mativo
John Mativo
Senior Technical Advisor
Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited
Yang Da
Yang Da
International Project Manager
China Tiesiju Civil Engineering Group, China Railway Engineering Corporation
Eduardo Oliveira
Eduardo Oliveira
CEO
HOMT España S.A.
Vishal Agarwal
Vishal Agarwal
Development & Investments Leader
GE Africa
DC Moore
DC Moore
Chief Investment Officer
Consolidated Infrastructure Group Limited
Andrew Jameson
Andrew Jameson
Executive Officer, Head of Investment Banking Division for EMEA
MUFG
Phylip Leferink
Phylip Leferink
General Manager
Lake Turkana Wind Power
Samuel  H. Mugoya
Samuel H. Mugoya
Head, Syndications
Eastern and Southern African Trade & Development Bank (TDB)
John Lentaigne
John Lentaigne
Chief Underwriting Officer
ATI - The African Trade Insurance Agency
Matthew Shires
Matthew Shires
Managing Director
Eurofinsa
Johan Van Kerrebroeck
Johan Van Kerrebroeck
Regional Manager Eastern Africa
Engie Africa
Malte Meyer
Malte Meyer
Director, Business Development
Vestas
Hezy Ram
Hezy Ram
Senior Advisor, GreenMax Captial Advisers, Technical Director
Akiira Geothermal
Mark Carrato
Mark Carrato
Kenya & East Africa Chief, Office of Economic Growth
USAID Power Africa
Jean-Bernard Ruggieri
Jean-Bernard Ruggieri
Chief Representative, Africa
EDC - Export Development Canada
Federica Dal Bono
Federica Dal Bono
Senior Underwriter, Energy and Extractive Industries
MIGA - Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
Gabriel Chinembiri
Gabriel Chinembiri
Group Agricultural Manager
Kenya Horticultural Exporters Ltd
Stephen Wilhelm
Stephen Wilhelm
Regional Vice President - EMEA
EDC - Export Development Canada
Gathuru Mburu
Gathuru Mburu
Managing Director
Kipya- Africa Drilling Solutions
Paul Sullivan
Paul Sullivan
Vice President, International Business Development
Acrow Bridge
Edward Mudibo
Edward Mudibo
Managing Director
East African Tea Trade Association
Nicholas Oliver
Nicholas Oliver
Head of Business Development
NMS International
George  Onyango
George Onyango
Finance Director – Kenya & East Africa
GlaxoSmithKline
Portia Gumbo-Dube
Portia Gumbo-Dube
Head Business Development
Export Credit Insurance Corporation South Africa (SOC)
Tina Nduta
Tina Nduta
Founder
East Africa Extractives Network
Daniel Heal
Daniel Heal
Senior Partner
Control Risks
Suresh Samuel
Suresh Samuel
Managing Director - Africa
OPIC - Overseas Private Investment Corporation
Thea Fourie
Thea Fourie
Sub-Saharan Africa: Senior Economist
IHS Markit
Thomas Baum
Thomas Baum
Head of Division Underwriting & Risk Management
Euler Hermes Aktiengesellschaft
Henrique de Azevedo  Avila
Henrique de Azevedo Avila
Export Credit Division Business Development in Africa - Head of Department
Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimiento Economico e Social
Atsuhiko Naoe
Atsuhiko Naoe
Executive Director
Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) - Nairobi Office
Sugimoto Satoshi
Sugimoto Satoshi
Senior Representative, Kenya Office
Japan International Cooperation Agency - JICA
Hirofumi Oishi
Hirofumi Oishi
Chief Representative
Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)
Masaru Kanke
Masaru Kanke
Chief Representative for Europe, Russia/CIS, Middle East and Africa Region
NEXI - Nippon Export Investment Insurance
Bob Chestnutt
Bob Chestnutt
Senior Project Director
Aldwych International
Kaniaru Wacieni
Kaniaru Wacieni
Business Development Director
Globeleq
Bruno Schambacher
Bruno Schambacher
CEO
Tyllium
Oscar Kang’oro
Oscar Kang’oro
Non-executive Director
Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund
Christophe Fleurence
Christophe Fleurence
Vice President Business Development, Africa
EREN Renewable Energy
Conrad Whitaker
Conrad Whitaker
Global Distribution Manager
Azuri Technologies
Arnaud Defrance
Arnaud Defrance
Investment Manager
Finnfund
Laura Akunga
Laura Akunga
CEO
Benchmark Solutions
Birgit Edlefsen
Birgit Edlefsen
Investment Officer- Energy
FMO Development Bank
Giorgio Traietti
Giorgio Traietti
Senior Account Manager, Nariobi/East Africa
SACE
Suzie Wokabi
Suzie Wokabi
Founder & Chief Creative Officer
Suzie Beauty
Edward Nicholson
Edward Nicholson
Senior Partner
JLT
James Gearing
James Gearing
Director
Texel Finance Ltd
Kade Spears
Kade Spears
Head of Specialty
The Channel Syndicate
Sebastian Wagner
Sebastian Wagner
Executive Director
DMWA Resources
Antonio Sala
Antonio Sala
Executive Director - Global Export & Agency Finance
Santander Bank
Frances Okosi
Frances Okosi
Partner
Baker & McKenzie
Greg Fyfe
Greg Fyfe
Head - Mining, Energy and Infrastructure
Standard Bank
Philippe Le Roch
Philippe Le Roch
Managing Director, Head of Structured Export Finance Africa
Société Générale
Jonathan Joseph-Horne
Jonathan Joseph-Horne
Global Coordinator and EMEA Head, Export & Agency Finance
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)
Karin Mulder
Karin Mulder
Vice President
KfW IPEX-Bank
Matilda Arhin
Matilda Arhin
President
Ghana International Chamber Of Commerce
Patrick Obath
Patrick Obath
Associate Director
Adam Smith International
Dr. Robert  Besseling
Dr. Robert Besseling
Executive Director
EXX AFRICA
Duncan Bartlett
Duncan Bartlett
Founder, and former BBC Tokyo Correspondent.
Japan Story
Victor Eromosele
Victor Eromosele
CEO
M.E. Consulting Limited
Hacina Py
Hacina Py
Global Head of Export Finance
Société Générale
Shikuku Obosi
Shikuku Obosi
Chair of African Advisory Council
AbleChildAfrica
Olwyn Buldhoo
Olwyn Buldhoo
Executive Director, Head of ECA Finance EMEA
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG)
Ismail Carr
Ismail Carr
Head: Marketing and Communications
ECIC SA - Export Credit Insurance Corporation SOC LTD
Charlene Chen
Charlene Chen
COO
BitPesa
Mary Joseph
Mary Joseph
Director of Partnerships
FarmDrive
Matthew McLean
Matthew McLean
President
Endsight Consulting
Mark Norris
Mark Norris
Partner
Sullivan & Worcester
Obi Ejimofo
Obi Ejimofo
Operations Director
Asoko Insight
Ed  Harkins
Ed Harkins
Head of Export Credit Financing
Fieldstone
Henri d'Ambrieres
Henri d'Ambrieres
Advisory Services - Export, Trade and Project Finance
HDA Conseil
Terry Makhubele
Terry Makhubele
Principal: Export Credit Finance
Nedbank Corporate & Investment Bank

Following the huge success of TXF Africa 2016 in Ethiopia, this year we take the show to Nairobi, Kenya. Gathering 350 senior leaders from SOEs, Corporate Borrowers, Developers, Exporters, Producers, Traders, DFIs, MFIs, ECAs, Financiers, Brokers, Insurers, Lawyers and more, this is the definitive Pan-African trade conference!

Join your industry and make the most of this land of opportunity, and learn how to overcome the key challenges surrounding business in the region. From geopolitical risks and financing gaps to investment infrastructure, logistical difficulties and project bankability questions, you can hear from the experts doing business on the ground.

At TXF Africa 2017, we will delve into all of these areas to equip you with the insight and knowledge you need, and our additional networking activities (from drinks and cocktails to long lunches and small group sessions) will put you in front of the people you want to meet.


We had a great first event in Ethiopia last year. Take a look and see who was there:

Afreximbank

Africa Finance Corporation (AFC)

Agence Francaise de Developpement

Al-Impex Group

Allen & Overy LLP

Alstom

Andrade Gutierrez S.A.

ArcSoft Consulting

ATI - The African Trade Insurance Agency

Axiom ventures

Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimiento Economico e Social

Bechtel

Belarusbank

Bioenergy Connect

Black Rhino Development Group

BNP Parabis

British Arab Commercial Bank

Cambridge Industries

Citi

Clifford Chance

Commerzbank

Consolidated Infrastructure Group Limited

Construtora Queiroz Galvao

Continental Illinois

Coskal

Credit Suisse

Danieli

Dashen Bank

Deutsche Bank

Development Bank of Ethiopia

Development Bank of Southern Africa

Development Bank of the Republic of Belarus

Doosan Skoda Power

East African Holdings

ECIC SA

Ecobank

EDC - Export Development Canada

EKF - Denmark’s Export Credit Agency

EKN - Exportkreditnämnden

Ellipse Projects SAS

Eltel Networks

Embassy of Sweden in Addis Ababa

Embraer

Enat bank

Endsight Consulting

Ethiopia Commodity Exchange

Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Electric Power

Ethiopian Electric Utility

Euler Hermes Aktiengesellschaft

Export Credit Insurance Corporation South Africa

EXX AFRICA

Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Fincon Group

Gateway Innovations

GE

GE Africa

Ghana International Chamber Of Commerce

GKB Ventures

Government of Canada

HDA Conseil

IHS

ILF Consulting Engineers

ING Bank

Intesa Sanpaolo

Investec

Investment Times

Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector

JaRco Consulting

JLT Speciality

Jupiter Trading

KfW IPEX-Bank

M.E. Consulting Limited

Marubeni Corporation

Mehrteab Leul & Associates Law Office

Meridiam Infrastructure

MIGA - Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency

Milbank,Tweed, Hadley & McCloy

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

Mitsui & Co

Mizuho

Moret Industries Group

Mullege

Muya

Navitas Management Services

ND Western

Nedbank Capital

Nedbank International

NEXI - Nippon Export Investment Insurance

Nigerian Export Promotion Council

Nile Delta Petroleum Company Limited

Northstar Trade Finance

Old Mutual

Pan African Chamber of Commerce

Power Africa

Precise Consult International

President of Association of Ghanaian Industry

PTA Bank

Rabobank

Renew Strategies

Reykjavik Geothermal

Rizzani de Echer

S.Sara Cofee Export Enterprise

SACE

Saudi Export Program

Société Générale

Sojitz Corporation

Standard Bank

Standard Chartered

Sullivan & Worcester

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

TD Securities

Technip

Trans Ethiopia

U.S. Embassy Ethiopia

UK Export Finance - Export Credits Guarantee Department

UK Trade & Investment

United Bank

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

US Ex-Im Bank

USAID Power Africa

VAMED

Vestas

Voith Hydro

Volvo

Volvo Group Trucks

Wärtsilä

World Bank Group

ZTA Technology Solution

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Chairmans Opening Remarks

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Kenyan Ministerial Address

The powerhouse of East Africa; hear how the government plans to invest in oil, power, infrastructure, manufacturing, technology and oft commodities to continue its impressive growth. What opportunities exist for international corporates and financiers looking to invest in the region?

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Fact from Fiction: Political Risk Across the Region

Understand how the latest elections will impact key countries. What policy trends will be sought by African governments? Where are terrorist hot spots active or forming? Which sovereigns risk being downgraded? And how can industry practitioners distinguish between actual and perceived risk across the continent’s dozens of jurisdictions?

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The 10 Key Trends in African Export and Project Finance

More information coming soon!

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Crucial Projects: Powering Africa’s Population Boom

What lessons have been learnt from the early days of development of the African power sector? Where is investment needed: is it new power projects, or effective distribution and transmission? Are government targets realistic and are they focusing on the right areas? Will new projects be predominantly coal, gas or renewables? How will regional power trading markets evolve, and what problems need to be overcome for these to be effective? How can we mitigate offtake risk and payment defaults for suppliers?

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Audience Response Survey

Delegates’ thoughts and forecasts on the African business landscape for 2017. Have your say, an anonymous, real-time survey of the audience on the key issues in the industry. An annotated industry report will be sent to all guests following the survey

Room 1

Coffee & Networking

Networking space

The New Normal - Mining, Metals and Natural Resources

In this session, join the discussion on whether commodities will reach the old h...

Room 3

Generating Success in Kenya's Power Sector

The Power sector in Kenya may be more developed ...

Room 2

Project Starters - African DFIs, MFIs and International Institutions

Key African agencies discuss where they have been instrumental in financing vita...

Room 1

Case Study: Lake Turkana Wind Power

The Lake Turkana Wind Power Project (LTWP) is the single largest private ...

Room 2

Networking Lunch

Networking space

Green Promise - The Rise of Renewables

Where are the key market opportunities and what financing structures are being e...

Room 1

Trading Tips on Natural Resources

This expert panel pits together some of the best local and international traders...

Room 3

Are You Covered? Private Market Insurance for Banks and Corporates.

As private insurance activity in Africa continues to grow, get the lowdown on wh...

Room 1

Export & Project Finance: Crucial Undertakings - Water and Health Projects

Hear from the experts who can tell you how to make water infrastructure bankable...

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Coffee & Networking

Networking space

On Tour: ECA Coverage and Strategy

Hear from leading ECAs on how they will serve their nations’ exporters and project sponsors across Africa. How do they aim to deal with problems surrounding the need for sovereign guarantees, different categories and risk pricing? Where do they aim to increase much-needed coverage? How can they collaborate with DFIs and MFIs?

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Cocktail Reception

Networking space

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Chairmans Opening Remarks

Room 1

Charity Address: AbleChildAfrica

Insight into AbleChildAfrica, a UK based charity working with and alongside partner organisations in Africa to achieve equal rights for disabled children and young people.

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Bull or Bear? Economist Overview Session

At a time of commodity price volatility, this briefing is invaluable in providing a current analysis and forecast for commodity prices across Africa. Will Africa’s successful growth economies continue to perform? What will be the continued effect of current oil prices? How are US interest rates and sliding currencies going to shape 2017 and beyond? How does this impact dollar liquidity? What will be the effect of Brexit and the Trump administration on the continent?

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Navigating Uncertainty: Oil & Gas Opportunities

Discover financing opportunities across the region and learn what governments and oil companies are doing to attract investors. Will there be an uptick in prices, and how can African oil producers add value? What opportunities exist in upstream, midstream and downstream facilities?

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Joining the Dots: Transport & Construction Infrastructure

Where are opportunities for rail, road, port and airport financing? How do you ensure projects are bankable? With manufacturing and services as a growth strategy for many African nations, how can local, regional and international players finance construction of new plants and commercial real estate?

Room 1

Coffee & Networking

Networking space

Asian Investment: A Growing Presence - Japan’s African Strategy

With a tangible increase in Japanese investment across the continent, and Prime ...

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Workshop: West Africa and Lessons Learnt from Commodity Economies

With latest downturn causing West African economies to suffer, how can petro sta...

Room 3

Workshop: Political Risk Intelligence Session

Exclusive workshop designed to give participants a deeper understanding of the c...

Room 3

Asian Investment: A Long-Term View - China’s Continued Presence in Africa

How will China continue to invest in Africa? What are the goals of its governmen...

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Changing Africa: Financing New Consumer Sets

Africa’s disposable income and standard of living is increasing rapidly. W...

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Networking Lunch

Networking space

A Question of Trade: TXF Quiz Show

Two teams, two captains, one quest: to be the game show champions of the export and project fnance community. A fun new TXF session that quizzes panellists on the industry and gives the audience a chance to get involved. Join us for this engaging way to cap off two great days of debate and discussion.

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Unique formats, influential professionals, confidential discussion, fun networking activities, and even a separately bookable safari trip - TXF Africa 2017 has it all! 

And last year's guests loved it - we hope you will too:

The right people in the right place to boost export finance opportunities in Africa!
Pietro Amico
Director, Financing & Contracting, Danieli
Pietro  Amico
Cannot be bettered as a forum to exchange ideas and obtain access to the key players in the industry.
Oliver Irwin
Senior Associate, Milbank,Tweed, Hadley & McCloy
Oliver Irwin
The quality of the group of people you managed to bring together was excellent. You must have worked very hard to ensure you got the right calibre of people that were able to articulate on key issues. That does not happen very often in “ECA Land".
Simon Jones
Head of Export & Agency Finance, EMEA , TD Securities
Simon Jones
Very creative style in terms of design of conference, construction of plenary sessions and workshops
Mike Creighton
Head of Africa, SACE
Mike Creighton
Met many quality project finance people with capabilities in Africa.
Mark Gantar
Honorary Consul for Ethiopia in Seattle, ArcSoft Consulting
Mark Gantar
This was great! I enjoyed the conference - the discussions, the place, the possibility to meet people based in Addis. Congratulations to the whole team for this successful event.
Hacina Py
Global Head of Export Finance , Société Générale
Hacina Py
The high TXF standard continues into Africa.
Olwyn Buldhoo
Executive Director - Head of ECA Finance EMEA, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG)
Olwyn Buldhoo
This has been an incredibly educating two days for me. Very practical lessons on Africa.
Dr. Layi Fatona
Managing Director, ND Western
Dr. Layi Fatona
Excellent organisation, good audience in a refreshing environment!
Gert Van Melkebeke
Senior Export Finance Manager, Commerzbank
Gert Van Melkebeke
Well organised, good presentations and topics.
Steven Morton
Director, Credit Suisse
Steven Morton
A well-organised conference with a very good turnout.
Eyob Easwaran
Black Rhino Development Group
Eyob Easwaran

  

 Join the TXF Africa 2017 Weekend Safari add-on!

Click here for the itinerary and to make a reservation!

For the intrepid explorers at the conference, we have put together this fabulous weekend safari add-on, from 31 March - 2 April at the beautiful Maasai Mara National Park! Working exclusively with our trusted travel partner, YellowWood Adventures, guests of TXF Africa 2017 can book a spot on this exciting trip into an utterly unspoilt and little-visited region of Kenya.

What's included?

Everything! Guests will be taken care of from the minute they leave the conference venue in Nairobi. You'll be escorted on the 3-4 hour drive into the wild of the African grasslands, settled into rustic accommodation in the National Park, and carefully guided through the terrain over two days of safari sight-seeing. Meals are all included.

Accommodation

You will be staying at the Masai Mara Sopa Lodge: a beautiful residence in the African Bush with comfortable amenities. Please be aware that because of the remote location it is advisable to bring a flashlight!

Wildlife

The open rolling savannah grassland of the Mara is the home of numerous species of wildlife including elephant, rhino, lion, cheetah, leopard, hyena, jackal, buffalo, eland, topis, impala, gazelle, warthog and zebra.

Pricing

This trip is priced at £750 per person. An early morning hot air balloon safari can also be added onto your trip for £550.

 

                                                                                                                          

TXF Africa 2017 will take place at the Radisson Blu, Nairobi Elgon Road, Upper Hill, Nairobi, 00100 Kenya

 

Situated in the heart of a rapidly growing business district, the hotel is just a 20-minute drive from the airport and 25-minute drive from the Nairobi National Park, a well-known wildlife preserve with herds of zebras, wildebeests and giraffes.

 

You'll be close to corporate headquarters, embassies and banks along with museums, restaurants, golf courses and parks. Perfect for arranging meetings with clients or taking some time out to enjoy the bustling city.

 

The hotel is equipped with a bar, a spa and fitness center, as well as an indoor and outdoor pool.

 

Unfortunately we’ve sold out all of our discounted rooms already, but you can still book your stay directly with the hotel here at a current rate.

 

TXF can also recommend other hotels nearby:

Crowne Plaza Nairobi

A 4 star hotel less than 5min walk from the Radisson Blu

Prices start from 185 USD a night. To book a room please click HERE

 

Silver Spring Hotel 

A 3 star hotel that is located 10 min drive from Radisson Blu

 

 

 

 

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