TXF West Africa, Cote d’Ivoire

Export, Agency, Project & Commodities Finance

Sep 19, 2018
African Development Bank, Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
Seth Terkper
Seth Terkper
Former Minister of Finance
Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning of Ghana
Aida N'diaye
Aida N'diaye
National Programme Coordinator
Millennium Challenge Corporation
Onyeche Tifase
Onyeche Tifase
Managing Director/CEO
Siemens
Karim Nasser
Karim Nasser
CEO
TCQ Power Ltd
Stefan Nalletamby
Stefan Nalletamby
Director: Financial Sector Development Department
African Development Bank (AfDB)
Josephine Gauld
Josephine Gauld
British Ambassador to the Republic of Cote D'Ivoire
Foreign & Commonwealth Office, United Kingdom
Pierre Ezan
Pierre Ezan
CFO
Eneo
Mbiya Baudouin
Mbiya Baudouin
deal originator
ECIC SA - Export Credit Insurance Corporation SOC LTD
Djan Fanny
Djan Fanny
Transport Economist
Millennium Challenge Corporation
Kazushige Gobe
Kazushige Gobe
Chief Representative, Paris
Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)
Alhi Keita
Alhi Keita
Director General
Moving Road
Gao Yunchuan
Gao Yunchuan
Cote D'Ivoire Representative
Power China
Zheng Xiang
Zheng Xiang
Head of Sub-Regional Business
Power China
Yaw Adu Kuffour
Yaw Adu Kuffour
Division Manager - Trade Finance
African Development Bank (AfDB)
Atsuko Toda
Atsuko Toda
Director for Agriculture Finance and Rural Development
African Development Bank (AfDB)
Gueye Ousmane
Gueye Ousmane
Finance Manager
Moving Road
Rahul Rastogi
Rahul Rastogi
CFO Cote D'Ivoire
Olam International
Robert Zegers
Robert Zegers
Chief Private Sector Development Specialist
African Development Bank (AfDB)
Maria Marealle
Maria Marealle
Principal Land Officer
African Development Bank (AfDB)
Pierre Laporte
Pierre Laporte
Country Director, Côte d'Ivoire, Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea, and Togo
World Bank Group
Guibessongui Severin
Guibessongui Severin
CEO
ICT Consulting
Pierre Binnendijk
Pierre Binnendijk
Project & Export Finance Manager
Alstom
Tony Nyagah
Tony Nyagah
CEO
Strauss Energy
Magloire Hiol
Magloire Hiol
General Manager West & Central Africa
Winch Energy Group
Leslie Chebienka
Leslie Chebienka
Chief Technical Officer
Eneo
Cedric Gnamba
Cedric Gnamba
Trade Finance Manager, Treasury Head
Olam International
Akeno Yayama
Akeno Yayama
Researcher
Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)
Chandan Agarwal
Chandan Agarwal
Finance Manager
Olam International
Benjamin Bouilloz
Benjamin Bouilloz
Director
SFIL
Brunno Maradei
Brunno Maradei
Senior Investment Officer, Project Finance and Guarantee
European Investment Bank (EIB)
Eduardo Oliveira
Eduardo Oliveira
CEO, Finance and Administration
HOMT España S.A.
Pascal Aboyibor
Pascal Aboyibor
Partner - Head of Africa Practice
Orrick
Dr. Layi Fatona
Dr. Layi Fatona
Managing Director
ND Western
Victor Eromosele
Victor Eromosele
CEO
M.E. Consulting Limited
Dr. Robert  Besseling
Dr. Robert Besseling
Executive Director
EXX AFRICA
Rick Ebel
Rick Ebel
Vice President
ECC
Sylvain Lessoy
Sylvain Lessoy
Head of Finance for Coffee Trading Business
Olam International
Ajay Paul
Ajay Paul
Head of Finance for Cashew and Logistics Business
Olam International
Pierre Saint-Hubert
Pierre Saint-Hubert
Analyst
Scipion Capital
Isabelle van Grunderbeeck
Isabelle van Grunderbeeck
Head of Regional Representation for West Africa
European Investment Bank (EIB)
Antonio Sala
Antonio Sala
Executive Director - Global Export & Agency Finance
Santander
Callum Fleetwood-Storey
Callum Fleetwood-Storey
Head of Business Development/Investor Relations
Scipion Capital
Alexandre Fontanaud
Alexandre Fontanaud
Managing Director
Ferrostaal Equipment Solutions France
Dominique Badou
Dominique Badou
Officer, Group Treasury Operations
Olam International
Franck Gosse
Franck Gosse
Business Development Executive
Mitco
Matthew  McLean
Matthew McLean
President Endsight Consulting
Endsight Consulting
Riccardo Vianello Simoli
Riccardo Vianello Simoli
Head of East Africa, International Network
SACE
Kulvinder Singh
Kulvinder Singh
Head of Finance for Rubber Business
Olam International
Vigneshwaran Pushparaj
Vigneshwaran Pushparaj
Head of Finance for Cotton and Fertiliser Business
Olam International
Jonathan Joseph-Horne
Jonathan Joseph-Horne
Managing Director, Structured Export Finance
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe
Paloma Perez de Vega
Paloma Perez de Vega
Head of Division, Structured & Project Finance
European Investment Bank (EIB)
Michael Creighton
Michael Creighton
Head: Export Credit Finance
Nedbank Corporate & Investment Bank
Jean-Bernard Ruggieri
Jean-Bernard Ruggieri
Chief Representative, Team Leader, Africa
EDC - Export Development Canada
Nicolas Clavel
Nicolas Clavel
Chief Investment Officer
Scipion Capital
John Mawulia Babio
John Mawulia Babio
PCM Capital Advisers
Aymeric Perrin-Guinot
Aymeric Perrin-Guinot
Director, ECA Finance
MUFG Bank
Yvette Butoyi
Yvette Butoyi
CEO
YB Advisory
Jacques Tobo
Jacques Tobo
Associate Manager
Ebenezer Capital
Bob Thornton
Bob Thornton
West African Enterprise Capital
Jean-Claude Gobert
Jean-Claude Gobert
Director General
Agricom
Daouda Gon-Coulibaly
Daouda Gon-Coulibaly
General Director
ACE Global Depository

OVERVIEW

The rapidly growing Cote d’Ivoire and its neighbouring French-speaking countries in West Africa have
excited both African and international investors in recent years. With Cote d’Ivoire’s impressive GDP
growth of over 7% year on year with neighbouring countries such as Senegal hot on its heels; West
Africa proves a strong commodities market, with many power, manufacturing and infrastructure
projects demanding liquidity. The regional investment opportunities with strong returns here are very
real.


This dual language event brings together international and local players to structure
innovative deals, and roadmap the investment landscape across trade, structured commodities, export
and project finance.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Cote d’Ivoire Presidency & Ministry of Finance

DFIs: AfDB, IFC, EIB, FMO, AFD, BOAD, Afreximbank, AIIB

State owned utilities

Developers

Exporters

ECAs: ECIC, SACE, UKEF, JBIC, SInosure, China EXIM

Commercial Banks

Local Banks

Institutional Investors & Asset Managers

Lawyers

Insurers

Registration & Networking

View from the top: Minister of Finance Keynote
We kick off the day with this ministerial address to outline the demand for liquidity and international investment in infrastructure,
power, energy, commodities & manufacturing projects

Accelerating the top 5 priorities: AfDB Keynote
This outline of President Adesina's vision for Africa's economic transformation focuses on the successful implementation of the High 5
Priorities, and how the local and international communities can work with the AfDB to promote growth

Economic & risk overview in French-Speaking West Africa
An economic overview delivered by EXX Africa's CEO, Dr Robert Besseling

Coffee & Networking

Roundtables
We split the room into four tables across two streams. Each stream has an English and French speaking table

Power & Energy in West Africa
We focus on the roles of power generation, electricity transmission, renewables, off-grid & mini-grid solutions and oil & gas in the West
African market

Structured Commodities Finance
This roundtable explores the agribusiness industry, taking a look at the main exports of cocoa, rubber & cashews. We also
examine the potential for streamlining production efficiency through localisation of manufacture and digitisation

Infrastructure Development
From the development of the Abidjan metro and further rails, road and port development, to sanitation and telecoms, we look at the ins and
outs of financing infrastructure projects in West Africa. 

Trade & SME Finance
Access to liquidity is a global challenge. This session examines the platforms available for SMEs in West Africa, confronting the challenges
associated with KYC and correspondent banking

Closing remarks followed by networking drinks

African Development Bank

African Development Bank - ICC Building

Avenue Jean Paul II, Plateau , Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

Event enquiries

Phone: +44(0)2031767685

Email: [email protected]

The inaugural TXF West Africa is taking place at the African Development Bank's headquarters in Plateau, Abidjan. Where better to celebrate West African economic growth than the heart of this buzzing city?

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