TXF Amsterdam 2017

May 10 - May 11, 2017
DeLaMar Theater, Netherlands

 

 

 

After three knockout years, TXF is returning to Amsterdam for a fourth show, and it’s going to be better than ever!

 

The TXF Amsterdam marquee event will incorporate two full conferences running in parallel - Commodity Finance & Natural Resorces  and Trade & Treasury.

Each event will take place in separate areas of the venue, but there will be one shared networking space for both commodity finance and trade & treasury professionals.

Your ticket allows you access to both events, meaning you can jump onto whichever session takes your fancy! We want you to be able to create the perfect delegate experience. Take your pick now...

 

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE AGENDA FOR EACH OF THE EVENTS:

                  

 


 

 

Join your peers for an evening of food, entertainment and networking ... all on us

Where:             Beaurs van Berlage, Graanbeurszaal, Damrak 243, Amsterdam

When:              Evening, 10th May

 

As a guest of TXF Amsterdam 2017, you are cordially invited to attend our famous industry dinner. If the well-laden agenda isn't enough, we've included the gala get-together with your ticket. It’s fun, informal and a great way to get to know your industry partners outside of the conference room.

Arrive in style

Once the first day of conference sessions is over, you’ll hop aboard board our cocktail reception boat ride at the DeLaMar Theater. Glide through the canals of Amsterdam with a drink and unwind with your peers and partners.

Revel in the heart of the industry

Disembark and settle in for an evening sit-down dinner in the centre of Amsterdam. Formerly a twentieth century commodity trading house, the Beaurs van Berlage represents the business hub of this historic and lively city.

Celebrate the successes of 2016

The dinner also includes a short awards ceremony for the TXF Perfect 10 Deals of the Year Awards. It is the perfect opportunity to recognise the achievements of the industry over the past 12 months, all in the company of your clients and peers.

Philippe Chalmin
Philippe Chalmin
Founding Partner
Cercle Cyclope
Pierpaolo Di Fabio
Pierpaolo Di Fabio
Corporate Director Finance
KME Group
Nick Haslett
Nick Haslett
Senior Managing Director and Chief Strategy Officer
Castleton Commodities International (CCI)
Tawfik Sadfi
Tawfik Sadfi
Head of Finance - EMEA & South America
Gunvor
Rachel  Pether
Rachel Pether
Advisor
Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute
Fabio Manca
Fabio Manca
Managing Director & CFO
DHL Supply Chain Management
Olivier Boujol
Olivier Boujol
Global Head of Structured Trade Finance
ADM International
Raman Jaggi
Raman Jaggi
Chief Financial Officer
Essar Group
Stephan Jansma
Stephan Jansma
Global Head Trade and Structured Finance
Trafigura
Cheam Hing Lee
Cheam Hing Lee
MD
Rhodium Resources Pte Ltd
Dr. Robert  Besseling
Dr. Robert Besseling
Executive Director
EXX AFRICA
Jasper Jorritsma
Jasper Jorritsma
Senior Policy Advisor
Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets
Sanjeev Gupta
Sanjeev Gupta
Founder & Executive Chairman
Liberty House Group
Keith Flury
Keith Flury
Head of Coffee Researcu
Ed&f man
Rogier Schulpen
Rogier Schulpen
Global Head of Structured Trade & Commodity Finance
Santander Bank
Marc Pfefferli
Marc Pfefferli
Head of Group Treasury, MET Group
MET Holding AG
Adrian Katz
Adrian Katz
Chief Executive Officer
Finacity
Sarah McNally
Sarah McNally
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Mohamed El Sery
Mohamed El Sery
Group Director Supply Chain
Veon
Reinier Douque
Reinier Douque
Manager Agri
FMO Development Bank
Ping  Xiao
Ping Xiao
Head of Trade Finance
Bank of China
Paul Horsnell
Paul Horsnell
Global Head of Commodities Research
Standard Chartered
Niels de Ru
Niels de Ru
Partner
Allen & Overy
Shailesh Gothal
Shailesh Gothal
CIO
Gemini Corporation
Mark Segall
Mark Segall
Partner
CMS
Vlad Bobko
Vlad Bobko
Head of Crisis Management
Aon
Jackie Froschauer
Jackie Froschauer
Structured Trade Finance Manager, IST Credit
BP
Catherine Lang-Anderson
Catherine Lang-Anderson
Lawyer
Allen & Overy
Kevin Bottwood
Kevin Bottwood
Corporate Sales Manager
Smart Currency Business
Louis De Bruin
Louis De Bruin
Blockchain leader, Europe
IBM
Hiren Singharay
Hiren Singharay
Member of Supervisory Board
Global Finance & Capital Ltd
Roland Graaf
Roland Graaf
Audit Partner Corporate Clients
Deloitte
Simon Ring
Simon Ring
global head finance
Pole Star
Katharina Michael
Katharina Michael
Director Structured Export & Trade Finance Head of Trade Finance
UniCredit
Lavan Mahadeva
Lavan Mahadeva
Research Director
CRU Group
Ion  Sclifos
Ion Sclifos
Treasurer
Orange Romania
Ben Brophy
Ben Brophy
CEO
BlockLab
Vinco David
Vinco David
Secretary General
Berne Union
Elmar  Diener
Elmar Diener
Managing Partner
Vicenda Group
Sean Edwards
Sean Edwards
Chairman
ITFA (International Trade & Forfaiting Association)
Frank Masteling
Frank Masteling
Senior Underwriter
Equinox Global
Michael O'Kane
Michael O'Kane
Senior Partner - Head of Business Crime
Peters & Peters
Armin Eckermann
Armin Eckermann
Managing Director
Eckermann Partners
Jean-Francois Lambert
Jean-Francois Lambert
Commodity Finance Expert
Lambert Commodities
Enrico Camerinelli
Enrico Camerinelli
Director and Chief Analyst
Gitai Zakh
Gitai Zakh
Head of Operations
Wave
Lionel Taylor
Lionel Taylor
Managing Director
TAN
Mario Messerschmidt
Mario Messerschmidt
Head of Structured Finance & Syndication
AKA Ausfuhrkredit-Gesellschaft mbH
Stefan Böhlich
Stefan Böhlich
Managing Director
Commerzbank
Alexander Peters
Alexander Peters
Member of the board
Swiss Commodity Club
Emmanuel Galzy
Emmanuel Galzy
Global Head of Supply Chain Management
BNP Paribas
Nataliya Frolova
Nataliya Frolova
Head of Corporate Financing
Gazprom
Sergei Mikhalev
Sergei Mikhalev
Head of Trade and Structured Finance
Amsterdam Trade Bank
John MacNamara
John MacNamara
Managing Director, Global Head of Structured Commodity Trade Finance
Deutsche Bank
Jacob Katsman
Jacob Katsman
CEO
Global Trade Corporation
Nabil Abdul-Massih
Nabil Abdul-Massih
CEO
INOKS Capital
Melinda Moore
Melinda Moore
Director - Coverage
ICBC Standard Bank
Dr. Rebecca Harding
Dr. Rebecca Harding
Co-founder & CEO
Equant Analytics
Adrian  Mellor
Adrian Mellor
Partner
Allen & Overy
Bas Rebel
Bas Rebel
Senior Director
PwC
Nicolas Brand
Nicolas Brand
Partner
Lakestar
Jan Lambregts
Jan Lambregts
Global Head of Financial Markets Research
Rabobank
Peter Köck
Peter Köck
Vice President Finance & Treasury
VA Intertrading Aktiengesellschaft
Simon  Bessant
Simon Bessant
Director & Broker
Texel Finance Ltd
Christophe Idareci
Christophe Idareci
Liquidity Management & Reporting, Manager
Gazprom
Angel Bustos
Angel Bustos
Global Head of Advisory Trade & Working Capital Solutions, GTB
Banco Santander S.A
Suresh Advani
Suresh Advani
Non Executive Director, Wyelands Bank PLC/Director
Wyelands Capital Limited
Alexander Huetink
Alexander Huetink
Business Development Manager
Bureau van Dijk
Dominik Kloiber
Dominik Kloiber
Director
tagmydeals
Hesham Zakai
Hesham Zakai
Associate Director
TXF
Sander van Loosbroek
Sander van Loosbroek
Director – Distributed Ledger Technology
Cegeka
Jonathan Bell
Jonathan Bell
Editor in Chief
TXF
Peder Broms
Peder Broms
Manager Structured Trade Finance
SCCF Structured Commodity & Corporate Finance
Peter Hopkins
Peter Hopkins
Managing Director
Drum Risk Ltd
Mustafa Kilic
Mustafa Kilic
CFO
Groupe SEB
Riccardo Greco
Riccardo Greco
Group CFO
BB Energy
Tom Price
Tom Price
Global Commodity Analyst
Morgan Stanley
William Steeds
William Steeds
Senior Underwriter
XL Catlin
James Esdaile
James Esdaile
Managing Director
BPL Global
Mauro Bonacina
Mauro Bonacina
Global Trade Market Manager
The Bank of New York Mellon
John Goodridge
John Goodridge
Head of Marketing & Origination, Europe, Africa and Russia
BP
Matthias Heck
Matthias Heck
Vice President – Senior Analyst
Moody's
Joseph Israel
Joseph Israel
‎VP, Investment Team
Reuben Brothers Limited
Graeme McGowan
Graeme McGowan
Technical Director
BeCyberSure
Andrew Taylor
Andrew Taylor
CEO
BeCyberSure
John de Lange
John de Lange
MD
ING Bank
Jonathan Solomon
Jonathan Solomon
Partner
Reed Smith
David Wuttke
David Wuttke
Assistant Professor
EBS Business School
Tom Dunn
Tom Dunn
Chairman
Orbian
Geoffrey Wynne
Geoffrey Wynne
Partner
Sullivan & Worcester
Kris Van Broekhoven
Kris Van Broekhoven
Managing Director, Global Head of Commodity Trade Finance
Citi
Alfred Evans
Alfred Evans
Director of Strategy
Islan Investments
Willem Klaassens
Willem Klaassens
Managing Director
Jean Craven
Jean Craven
Director
Export Trading Group

After three knockout years, the TXF Commodity Circus is returning to Amsterdam for a fourth show, and it’s going to be better than ever.

2016 threw surprise after surprise at the market – so what can we expect for 2017? Will the recent pickup in oil, metal ores and coal continue? Will interest rates continue to rise? How should we interpret the wave of high-profile departures from commodity banks? Pricing volatility in hard commodities and unpredictable climate events affecting softs both foster an environment of uncertainty. Not to mention the political upheavals across the globe…So the question on everybody’s lips is: in volatile times, how can you stay ahead of the game?

 

TXF Amsterdam will cover all the key topics, including:

 Markets and segments still showing growth
 Analysis of the whole financing spectrum: what’s available, for whom, and at what price?
 Who’s faring well and who’s struggling in the current environment?
 Tools for increasing efficiency across the supply chain – both physical and financial
 New technologies, from monitoring shipments, to combatting fraud, to reducing admin burdens


And for the networking?

We know this represents another important part of your event experience, and with all the main commodity finance banks, funds, trading houses, producers and processors from across the globe, we’ll also be bringing you excellent networking in a relaxed environment. From pre-conference drinks and activities to smaller break-out sessions that really get you talking, TXF Amsterdam has it all!


The Industry Dinner and Awards Ceremony

For the past two year's we've enjoyed every second of putting on this fabulous dinner for the natural resources and commodity finance industry. Well of course, it's back again for 2017!  Included in the price of your ticket, once the first day of conference sessions is over, you'll join your fellows for the cocktail reception and informal sit-down dinner. Take a seat, sit back and enjoy an evening of fun, food, wine (or beer!) and entertainment.

The Dinner also includes a short Awards ceremony for the TXF Perfect 10 Deals of the Year Awards, as well as the Best in Class. Share your industries' successes with your clients and peers. It's an evening not to be missed!


Now for something completely different...

With the increased focus on supply chain and working capital efficiency, we’re also adding a dedicated stream to trade finance and cash management. As part of your attendance, you are welcome to join these sessions should you wish to, or, you can stick with the traditional commodity finance sessions. The event will also include a shared networking space with the Trade & Treasury stream attendees, so, there's even more opportunity to widen your business circle and meet with more clients than ever before!

We’ve been to Munich, Frankfurt and London. Now, TXF: Trade and Treasury is coming to Amsterdam for a knockout show.

2016 threw surprise after surprise at the market – so what can we expect for 2017? Will the industry finally embrace digital tracking tools and electronic documents? Will interest rates continue to rise? Not to mention the political upheavals across the globe…So the question on everybody’s lips is: in volatile times, how can you stay ahead of the game?

As well as macroeconomic topics, TXF Amsterdam will bring you two dedicated streams:

Trade and Supply Chain Finance

 How do the regulators view trade finance?
 Is the industry ready for e-documents?
 Should supply chain finance programmes be subject to greater scrutiny from rating agencies?
 Tips for bringing financial and physical supply chains closer together

Treasury and cash management

 Focus on risk management, working capital optimisation and new TMS
 Are corporates making the most of cashpooling?
 Guide to going to the capital marketsBest practice in combatting cyber-fraud
 Best practice in combatting cyber-fraud


And for the networking?

We know this represents another important part of your event experience, that's why we'll be sure to engage as many corporates, treasurers, providers, insurers, and financiers as possible to attend. From pre-conference drinks and activities to smaller break-out sessions that really get you talking, TXF Amsterdam has it all! What's more, our larger, shared networking space with the commodity finance stream will give you increased opportunity to widen your network of connections and get introductions to those you want to meet most. 


The Industry Dinner and Awards Ceremony

As part of your ticket, you'll be joining your peers, as well as those from the commodity finance stream, for our fun and informal Industry Dinner! Once the first day of conference sessions is over, you'll join your fellows for the cocktail reception and informal sit-down dinner. Take a seat, sit back and enjoy an evening of fun, food, wine (or beer!) and entertainment.

Share your industries' successes with your clients and peers. It's an evening not to be missed!


And now for something completely different…
Take a quick look at the topics covered by our commodity finance event, also taking place at the DeLaMar on the 10th-11th May. Your ticket automatically grants you access to both events, so why not mix it up a bit?

Traders’ priorities: Are we operating a two-tier trading system?   |   Reimagining commodity trade roles: Who’s doing what?   |   Is the commodity industry sufficiently transparent?   |   Making use of MFIs and DFIs   |   Are local banks on the way up?   |   Taking risks: alternative financiers   |   Relaying the foundations: A creative guide to restructuring   |   Expert-led region- and sector-specific roundtables   |   What if a top-tier trader failed?   |   Comparing regulatory approaches: How do banks deal with KYC and capital requirements?   |   Industry duel: De-risking does more bad than good for the industry   |   Is CPRI a bright spot in a challenging environment?

 

  Plenary Stream Workshop & Idea Lab Stream

Coffee & Networking

The full delegate list will be released in advance. Ask us about our networking concierge service to help you set up meetings.

Networking Area

Chairman’s opening remarks

Mary Dresselhuys Hall

Economic Snapshot: Welcome to the new world

Our keynote economists analyse current market conditions and run through a series of possible eventualities relating to trade flows, government policy and corporate & country investment.

• A major trading house failed?

• The EU broke up?

• Sanctions on Russia were lifted?

• The oil price continued to stagnate/The oil price suddenly rose

• Efficiencies in technology reduced the cost of commodity supply chain management?

Mary Dresselhuys Hall

State of the market: Drivers in trade

Following on from the morning’s economic snapshot, this panel of industry leaders and dealmakers assesses key issues: Which working capital tools are proving the most effective? How much liquidity are treasurers’ currently holding, and how are they looking at placing it? Has the modest pickup in commodity prices provided benefits reaching more broadly than just commodity producers and banks? What does the regulatory landscape look like as we enter H2 of 2017?

Mary Dresselhuys Hall

Audience Response Survey: YOUR views on 2017

An anonymous, real-time survey on key industry trends. Results will be sent out to delegates as an annotated report after the conference.

Mary Dresselhuys Hall

Coffee & Networking

Networking Area

Traders’ priorities: Are we operating a two-tier trading system?

The sustained low-pricing environment has seen global traders fare well, with smaller trading houses feeling the pinch. How sustainable is this two-tier system, and how does it affect traders’ financing priorities for 2017?
This keynote panel looks at:
• Financing strategies for traders and the differences between global and local players
• The sustainability of the current trading ecosystem

Mary Dresselhuys Hall

Research Panel: A new equilibrium

Commodity prices have been slowly but steadily creeping upwards; Opec has fin...

Mary Dresselhuys Hall

What if a top-tier trader failed?

Top-tier trading houses consistently deny that they might
be “too big...

Dinner Hall

Networking lunch

Networking Area

World Commodity Markets Outlook + State Of Commodity Finance

World commodity markets outlook

Against a backdrop of ...

Mary Dresselhuys Hall

Relaying the foundations: A creative guide to restructuring

When the going gets tough, what options do banks have? What can we learn from...

Dinner Hall

Reimagining the commodity financing paradigm: Who will play what role?

On one hand, banks are facing a tough formula: low pricing + high liquidity =...

Mary Dresselhuys Hall

Sanctions blueprint: How to be prepared

This practical workshop helps you map out a plan for making sure you’re...

Dinner Hall

Coffee & Networking

Networking Area

Deal, No Deal or Distribute

A staple of TXF events, this session is a fun and interactive way to look at pricing. We present a panel of industry experts with a series of hypothetical deals. Their task? To decide:

1. Whether they would do the deal

2. How they would price the deal

3. Whether they would distribute the deal

The audience can then vote on what they would do, faced with these deals

Mary Dresselhuys Hall

Industry duel: De-risking does more bad than good for the industry

Are banks too reliant on risk mitigation to try and make bad deals viable? Does “de-risking” cause more harm than good by simply transferring risk onto a different party?

Dinner Hall

Cocktail Reception & Industry Dinner

Networking Area

  Plenary Trade & Supply Chain Treasury & Cash Management

Coffee & Networking

The full delegate list will be released in advance. Ask us about our networking concierge service to help you set up meetings.

Networking Area

Chairman's Opening Remarks

Mary Dresselhuys Hall

Economic Snapshot: Welcome to the new world

Our keynote economists analyse current market conditions and run through a series of possible eventualities relating to trade flows, government policy and corporate & country investment.

Each of them will try to explain what would happen if:

• The EU broke up?

• The USA withdrew from NAFTA or – as seems likely – TPP?

• Supply chain finance unlocked new corridors

• Governmental spending was increased to boost business

Mary Dresselhuys Hall

State of the market: Drivers in trade

Following on from the morning’s economic snapshot, this panel of industry leaders and dealmakers assesses key issues: Which working capital tools are proving the most effective? How much liquidity are treasurers’ currently holding, and how are they looking at placing it? Has the modest pickup in commodity prices provided benefits reaching more broadly than just commodity producers and banks? What does the regulatory landscape look like as we enter H2 of 2017?

Mary Dresselhuys Hall

Audience response survey: YOUR views on 2017

An anonymous, real-time survey on key industry trends. Results will be sent out to delegates as an annotated report after the conference.

Mary Dresselhuys Hall

Coffee & Networking

Grab a coffee and a snack, and meet your next business partner

Networking Area

Treasurers’ Keynote: Working capital optimisation in a digital age

As the corporate treasury function continues to evolve, this keynote panel looks at top priorities and challenges for corporate treasurers. What strategies can they use to continue increasing efficiency and making the best use of their cash? What financing tools are the most popular? And how are shifts in the world’s trading patterns affecting treasurers?

Red Foyer

Supply chain management: Aligning physical, financial and technological supply chains

As Supply Chain Finance is more adequately supporting corporates’ entry into markets around the world, we ask are we now seeing better harmonisation between physical and financial supply chains? Which new technology is helping to power this?

Red Foyer

Networking lunch

Networking Area

Is it time for a regulatory reassessment of Supply Chain Finance?

How do regulators and Red Foyer

Cash pooling

Are corporates realising the benefits of pooling their
cash? How useful do ...

Royal Foyer

What is the Blockchain anyway?

What is a distributed ledger? What are Red Foyer

Keeping your cash safe in the digital age

Corporate treasurers are consistently naming risk
mitigation as a growing p...

Royal Foyer

Coffee & Networking

Networking Area

Integrating logistic and working capital cycles

What progress has been made in complete inventory financing, and where have the challenges lain? What can be done to overcome these challenges? Should lenders recognise inventory as an alternative to borrowing bases or receivables financing?

Red Foyer

Industry duel: The industry isn’t ready for e-trade finance docs

Perhaps the cyber-security risks are too great; the
appetite too lacklustre; the infrastructure of emerging
markets not sufficiently sophisticated; or the regulatory
requirements too complex. Or are these all just excuses to
avoid embracing change? We’ll let you decide…

Red Foyer

Cocktail Reception & Industry Dinner

Step aboard our cocktail reception boat ride, gliding through the canals of Amsterdam. Next stop - settle in for an evening of fun, food, wine (or beer!) and entertainment at the sit-down industry dinner, including a short award ceremony for the Perfect 10 Deals of the Year.
To enquire about attendance to the dinner, please email [email protected]

Networking Area

  Plenary Stream Workshop & Idea Lab Stream

Coffee & Networking

The full delegate list will be released in advance. Ask us about our networking concierge service to help you set up meetings.

Networking Area

Geopolitical risk: Around the world in 30 minutes

This presentation will give you a region-by-region overview of geopolitical risk, covering MENA, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, Asia and CEE/CIS.

2016 was almost unprecedented in terms of political risk, from heightened security threats across Europe to conflict in the Middle East. As we move into 2017 alerts are still high. In what’s been termed a “Geopolitical Recession,” the USA seems to be all but renouncing its position as the linchpin of the global economy and the European Union in the midst of an existential crisis. The flipside of the populism coin is hitting the Middle East and Southern Africa, where increased access to online and social media threatens the stability of opaque governance regimes. So, what’s the outlook and how can you prepare yourselves to withstand it?

Mary Dresselhuys Hall

Reconsidering Alternative Finance

Alternative financiers are often seen as doing the deals that banks can’t do – whether the ticket size is too small, the market too risky, the regulatory stakes too high, or the client unknown – and who’s filling that gap. But is that the best way of viewing the offering or is it time to redraw the paradigm?

Mary Dresselhuys Hall

Short coffee break

We have a short break here to allow you to choose the discussion group you want to attend next

Networking Area

Regional focus

Delegates can choose which of these concurrent discussion groups they'd like to attend. Each one will be led by an expert in that region

Africa
-Political and credit risks in Africa
-Opportunities for investment
-Meeting the need for improved infrastructure
-Focus on oil, mined minerals and softs

Middle East
-Dealing with conflict and political risk
-Growing demand for new debt forms in MENA
-Focus on oil and gas

Eastern Europe & CIS
-Dealing with sanctions
-Increasing demand for capital markets financing
-Divestment and consolidation in Russia-CIS
-Focus on oil, gas, grain and petrochemicals

Asia
-Growing CPRI market in Asia
-Growth of ASEAN nations as trading hubs
-Consolidation and high-profile defaults across the region
-Cross-sector focus

Latin America
-Changing relations with the USA
-New political administration in Brazil
-Focus on softs and LNG

Networking Area

Short coffee break

We have a short break here to allow you to choose the discussion group you want to attend next

Networking Area

Sector spotlights – three simultaneous working groups:

Delegates can choose which of these concurrent discussion groups they’d like to attend. Each one will be led by an expert in that sector

Energy:
• Outlook for oil and coal – are they in
their dying days?
• Rise of gas as a form of energy
• Predictions for renewables
• Analysis of OPEC production cut

Metals & mining:
• Distress and consolidation
• China’s role in the aluminium and
steel market
• How to combat oversupply

Softs:
• Predictions for weather
conditions and effect of recent
strong El Nino
• Can global supply meet demand for
food?
• Are new players challenging the
ABCDs?
• Growth of biofuels and softs as
energy

Mary Dresselhuys Hall

Networking lunch

Networking Area

Is CPRI a bright spot in a challenging environment?

As the insurance market begins to mature in Europe, it’s
time to t...

Mary Dresselhuys Hall

Case study: Funding and insurance for LNG pipelines

Practical workshop showing why traditional receivables
financing tools u...

Dinner Hall

Navigating the claims map

The current stressed environment has led to a marked increase in insurance cl...

Mary Dresselhuys Hall

How could THAT pass compliance?

In this interactive session, our panel of experts will look at a series of hy...

Dinner Hall

Coffee & Networking

Networking Area

Building responsible supply chains

As well as growing consumer pressure for a more ethical supply chain, the business case for sustainable supply chains has never been stronger. How can all parties in a supply chain – from corporates and financiers to regulatory and certification bodies – better collaborate to strengthen transparency and sustainability standards?

Mary Dresselhuys Hall

Chairman's closing remarks

Mary Dresselhuys Hall

  Plenary Trade & Supply Chain Treasury & Cash Management

Coffee & Networking

The full delegate list will be released in advance. Ask us about our networking concierge service to help you set up meetings

Networking Area

Geopolitical risk: Around the world in 30 minutes

This presentation will give you a region-by-region overview of geopolitical risk, covering MENA, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, Asia and CEE/CIS.

2016 was almost unprecedented in terms of political risk, from heightened security threats across Europe to conflict in the Middle East. As we move into 2017 alerts are still high. In what’s been termed a “Geopolitical Recession,” the USA seems to be all but renouncing its position as the linchpin of the global economy and the European Union in the midst of an existential crisis. The flipside of the populism coin is hitting the Middle East and Southern Africa, where increased access to online and social media threatens the stability of opaque governance regimes. So, what’s the outlook and how can you prepare yourselves to withstand it?

Mary Dresselhuys Hall

Reconsidering Alternative Finance

Alternative financiers are often seen as doing the deals that banks can’t do – whether the ticket size is too small, the market too risky, the regulatory stakes too high, or the client unknown – and who’s filling that gap. But is that the best way of viewing the offering or is it time to redraw the paradigm?

Mary Dresselhuys Hall

Short coffee break

We have a short break here to allow you to choose the discussion group you want to attend next

Networking Area

Regional Focus

Delegates can choose which of these concurrent discussion groups they'd like to attend. Each one will be led by an expert in that region

Africa
-Political and credit risks in Africa
-Opportunities for investment
-Meeting the need for improved infrastructure
-Focus on oil, mined minerals and softs

Middle East
-Dealing with conflict and political risk
-Growing demand for new debt forms in MENA
-Focus on oil and gas

Eastern Europe & CIS
-Dealing with sanctions
-Increasing demand for capital markets financing
-Divestment and consolidation in Russia-CIS
-Focus on oil, gas, grain and petrochemicals

Asia
-Growing CPRI market in Asia
-Growth of ASEAN nations as trading hubs
-Consolidation and high-profile defaults across the region
-Cross-sector focus

Latin America
-Changing relations with the USA
-New political administration in Brazil
-Focus on softs and LNG

Networking Area

Short coffee break

We have a short break here to allow you time to make your way back to the plenary room

Networking Area

Why are corporates using supply chain finance?

This session marks the 4th instalment of the ground-breaking research between Orbian and EBS Business School. It will look both at the factors that influence new corporates to onboard supply chain finance and how seasoned users are extending the roll-out of the product

Red Foyer

Networking lunch

Dinner Hall

Is CPRI a bright spot in a challenging environment?

As the insurance market begins to mature in Europe, it’s
time to take...

Red Foyer

Best practices in risk and working capital management

An open forum on how to handle risk and increase efficiency

Fr...

Royal Foyer

FinTech’s Got Talent

Navigating the wide array of FinTechs and their products
can often prove ch...

Red Foyer

Data-driven compliance

Efforts are badly needed to align corporates’ and banks’
expect...

Royal Foyer

Coffee & Networking

Networking Area

Mapping ethics and accountability down the supply chain

As well as growing consumer pressure for a more ethical supply chain, the business case for sustainable supply chains has never been stronger. How can all parties in a supply chain – from corporates and financiers to regulatory and certification bodies – better collaborate to strengthen transparency and sustainability standards?

Mary Dresselhuys Hall

Chairman's closing remarks

Mary Dresselhuys Hall

Straight from the horse's mouth...

It's all well and good us doing our best to convince you this is a first class conference, but no one puts it better than the speakers and guests who've joined us all around the world for our commodity, trade & treasury events. We thank them for their kind words and hope you'll enjoy this one as much as they did!

Orhan Gunes
TXF Amsterdam has been the most innovative and creative networking conference I have ever attended and it is so rewarding to see the out of the box approach to this type of conferences.
Orhan Gunes
Vice Director, Senior Trade Finance Manager , Sberbank
Great event, great opportunity to meet all key players of the commodity world.
Wenfang Fan
Vice President, Swiss Re
Wenfang Fan
Good content, well attended, really well-developed industry event!
Peter Köck
Vice President Finance & Treasury, VA Intertrading Aktiengesellschaft
Peter Köck
Imogen  Bunyard
I thoroughly enjoyed the event - the calibre of the venue, content and attendees were all excellent.
Imogen Bunyard
Senior Product Manager, Zerado
David O’Rourke
Well focused, informative and interactive trade finance event.
David O’Rourke
Group Trade Finance Manager , Ornua Co-operative
"Great content and innovative approach"
Mark Rowland
Treasury and Credit Risk Specialist,
Mark Rowland
Excellent opportunity to meet fellow comrades in the commodities & financing jungle.
Gaurav Kumar
Senior Relationship Manager, Amsterdam Trade Bank
Gaurav Kumar
I would like to congratulate you for the great conference you arranged in Amsterdam. I had a great time and managed to refresh old contacts and enlarge my network even further.
Alexander Peters
Member of the board, Swiss Commodity Club
Alexander Peters
Great opportunity to test what is really happening in the market, meet old friends, and make new ones.
John Goodridge
Head of Marketing & Origination, Europe, Africa and Russia, BP
John Goodridge
Another benchmarking conference orchestrated by TXF. Great speakers, great content, great venue. Worth every single Euro/Pound
Mario Messerschmidt
Head of Structured and Syndicated Finance, AKA Bank
Mario Messerschmidt
Market leading event in an informal setting, where professionals come together to update each other and network.
Caspar Jonk
Head of Trade South & South East Asia, National Australia Bank (NAB)
Caspar Jonk
I have attended more of these events in my career than I wish to disclose. This has been one of the best I have attended. Real people, very practical and extremely well organised.
Gilles Thieffry
Founding partner, GTLaw
Gilles Thieffry
Your event was very rich in content and very enjoyable given the unique atmosphere your team is succeeding to create. We will be very keen to join the next edition.
André Casterman
Global Head Corporate and Supply Chain Markets, SWIFT
André Casterman
Unique- this event offered a genuine opportunity to meet and build relationships with key players in the industry.
Lorena Lopez
Managing Director, Latin Trade Links Limited
Lorena Lopez
Good, fun, interesting!
Zane McWilliam
Trade Finance, Uralkali Trading
Zane McWilliam
I enjoyed the event immensely. It was hard to believe that Traders and Bankers could come together and share the dilemmas that we are facing. Thanks to all your colleagues for their great support and hospitality.
Shaheen Butt
Assistant Manager Trade Services, Zenith Bank
Shaheen Butt
I would like to congratulate with you for the excellent organization of the event in Amsterdam. I truly enjoyed every single moment of the two days, and I really hope to participate also next year.
Andrea Barbati
Relationship Manager, UBAE
Andrea Barbati
The TXF, Trade, Fintech & Treasury event was very fruitful with valuable information gained that would not be possible elsewhere. In addition, the networking aspect to the event helped see individuals you wouldn't otherwise.
Ashank Pai
Partner - Sales Director, Zenfact
Ashank Pai
It was a pleasure to attend and speak at the conference. Hopefully I will join you again!
Irfan Afzal
Executive Director Debt Capital Markets, Wimmer Financial
Irfan Afzal
Astutely covers the wide range of risk issues facing the commodity finance industry.
Alfred Evans
Director of Strategy, Islan Investments
Alfred Evans
A spectacular line-up of speakers
Sergei Mikhalev
Amsterdam Trade Bank
Sergei Mikhalev
Informative and offered a variety of subjects with excellent networking opportunities.
Joanne West
Treasury Business Manager, The Royal Mint
Joanne West
It was a pleasure to participate in the conference and to enjoy your gracious hosting. You should take pride in a successful conference.
Adrian Katz
Chief Executive Officer, Finacity
Adrian Katz
TXF events are interactive, innovative and idea-led. That is why we are returning to the DeLaMar Theater..
 
Situated in the heart of Amsterdam, this converted warehouse has hosted pioneering performances for the past 70 years and is the perfect place to inspire the business imagination. 
 
Most of our discounted rooms have now finished. For the best rates and availabilities, please visit the hotels' websites below.

Please note that we would strongly recommend booking your accommodation as soon as possible. Amsterdam becomes very busy in May and it can be difficult to find vacancies.


Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht, 5star

6 minute walk from the De La Mar Theatre

Visit website HERE


Leonardo Hotel Amsterdam City Centre, 3star

6 Minute walk from De La Mar Theatre

Visit website HERE


Iron Horse Hotel, 3star

Mercure Hotel Amsterdam CIty, 4star

14 Minute walk from De La Mar Theatre

Visit website HERE


Radisson Blue, 4star