TXF Asia 2018

Export, Agency & Project Finance

Nov 14 - Nov 15, 2018
W Hotel, Hong Kong

 

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Vineyesh Sawhney
Vineyesh Sawhney
Head of Financial Resources and Senior Vice President
Reliance Industries Limited
Francis CM Ho
Francis CM Ho
Senior Director, Group Treasury and Project Finance
CLP Holdings Limited
Teguh Harsono
Teguh Harsono
Vice President of Funding
Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) (Persero)
Hao Li
Hao Li
Assistant General Manager, Business Development Department
Sinosure
Herman Nugroho
Herman Nugroho
President Director
PT. Putra Indotenaga (PIT),
Ishnath Jha
Ishnath Jha
Deputy General Manager
ECGC Limited
Jin Wook Jun
Jin Wook Jun
Deputy Director, Investment & Finance Coordination Department
K-sure
Mineto Inoue
Mineto Inoue
Chief Manager, Head of Power Group, Structured and Trade Finance Insurance Department
NEXI - Nippon Export Investment Insurance
Johnny Ho
Johnny Ho
Head, Regional Treasury (Greater China & Japan)
Nokia
Anna Mareschi Danieli
Anna Mareschi Danieli
Director of Finance
Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche
KJ Yang
KJ Yang
Director, O&G Downstream, Industry, Telecoms, Plant Finance Department
Korea Eximbank
Adolfo Dindo Abueg
Adolfo Dindo Abueg
Co-Head Project Finance, Asia Pacific
Korea Development Bank (KDB)
Robert Wallin
Robert Wallin
Executive Director, Customer Financing
Huawei Technologies Company
Eric Chong
Eric Chong
President & CEO
Siemens Limited
Damien Tay
Damien Tay
General Manager, Commercial & Business Development
Summit Power International Pte Ltd
Leo Kirby
Leo Kirby
MD - Capital Advisory, Asia
GE Energy Financial Services
Michael Barrow
Michael Barrow
Director General, Private Sector Operations Department
Asian Development Bank
Samuel Fong
Samuel Fong
Chief Operating Officer
Agritrade International Pte Ltd
Timothy Histed
Timothy Histed
Head, South & Southeast Asia
MIGA - Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
Jørgen  Kragh
Jørgen Kragh
Head of Project Finance
EKF - Denmark’s Export Credit Agency
Khalil Khiran
Khalil Khiran
Director, Corporate, Sovereign & Project Finance
EFIC: Finance for Australian Exporters
John Groesbeek
John Groesbeek
Head Syndications Asia Pacific
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Laure Duvernay
Laure Duvernay
Director - Project Finance & Business Development
Alcatel Lucent Submarine Networks
Paul Richards
Paul Richards
Head of Structured Export Finance
ANZ (Australia and New Zealand Banking Group)
Kiyoshi Nishimura
Kiyoshi Nishimura
CEO
Credit Guarantee and Investment Facility (CGIF)
Geoffrey Tan
Geoffrey Tan
Managing Director, Asia Pacific
OPIC - Overseas Private Investment Corporation
Miguel Angelo J. Fernandez
Miguel Angelo J. Fernandez
CFO
AC Energy International Renewables
Sandeep Babbar
Sandeep Babbar
Head of India & South Asia
SACE
Paul McComb
Paul McComb
Director, General Trade & Investment
British Consulate General Hong Kong
Zdravka  Paskaleva Newman
Zdravka Paskaleva Newman
Lead Smart Cities APJC
Cisco
Frank Vanwingh
Frank Vanwingh
Deputy CEO
Credendo
Wildrik de Blank
Wildrik de Blank
Chief Financial Officer
UPC Renewables
Hugo Virag
Hugo Virag
Director
Astris Finance
Tim Lamey
Tim Lamey
Head, Export Finance, EMEA
Mizuho
Sun Jung  Lee
Sun Jung Lee
Head of Export & Agency Finance, Korea
Santander
Stefan Robertsson
Stefan Robertsson
Principal
The Lantau Group
Mark Ee
Mark Ee
Executive Director, Energy Finance
Siemens Bank GmbH Singapore Branch
Dr. Robert  Besseling
Dr. Robert Besseling
Executive Director
EXX AFRICA
Steven Mulder
Steven Mulder
Head of Structured Export Finance Asia
ING Bank
Abbey Sturrock
Abbey Sturrock
Global Public Agency Head, Asia Pacific
Marsh
Katharina Jacoby
Katharina Jacoby
Regional Head - Export Finance Asia
Credit Agricole CIB
Andrew Kinloch
Andrew Kinloch
Specialist Advice on Infrastructure Finance in Asia
Logie Group
Sumanta Panigrahi
Sumanta Panigrahi
Managing Director, Asia Head – Export & Agency Finance, Treasury & Trade Solutions
Citi
Klaus Houben
Klaus Houben
Chief Representative Southeast Asia
Export Development Canada
Gordon Welsh
Gordon Welsh
Head of Business Division
UK Export Finance
Jonathan Drew
Jonathan Drew
MD, Infrastructure and Real Estate Group Global Banking and Markets
HSBC
Ricco Zhang
Ricco Zhang
Director, Asia Pacific
International Capital Markets Association (ICMA)
Jussi Haarasilta
Jussi Haarasilta
Executive Vice President
Finnvera plc
Juliette Macresy
Juliette Macresy
Head of Greater China and South East Asia Markets
Vigeo Eiris
Prabaljit Sarkar
Prabaljit Sarkar
Director Business Development
InfraCo Asia
Nicholas Tan
Nicholas Tan
Director, Corporate Strategy
Clifford Capital
Luca Tonello
Luca Tonello
Head of Project & Export Finance, Asia, Investment Banking Department
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)
Marianne Wlassewitch
Marianne Wlassewitch
Area Manager - ASEAN
Bpifrance
Edmund Arghand
Edmund Arghand
Senior Underwriter, Political and Credit Risk
Zurich
Young Joon Kim
Young Joon Kim
Partner | Representative Foreign Legal Consultant
Milbank,Tweed, Hadley & McCloy
Philipp Merten
Philipp Merten
Vice President - Export & Agency Finance
Commerzbank
Laura Galvin
Laura Galvin
Managing Director, Export Finance Asia
HSBC
Shylene Tan
Shylene Tan
Associate Director
ANZ (Australia and New Zealand Banking Group)
James McLaren
James McLaren
Partner
Linklaters
Bence Szegedi
Bence Szegedi
Vice President
Susi Partners
Antje Rigo
Antje Rigo
Director Export Finance
Ferrostaal Equipment Solutions GmbH
Michiel de Vries
Michiel de Vries
Managing Director, Global Head Structured Export Finance
ING Bank
Eriks Atvars
Eriks Atvars
Global Head of Structured Trade & Export Finance
UniCredit
Charles Xu
Charles Xu
Managing Director,Commercial Finance & Capital Markets Group
GE China
Kim Hock Ang
Kim Hock Ang
Associate Principal
Baker & McKenzie
Michael Boardman
Michael Boardman
Chief Financial Officer
Sindicatum Renewable Energy Company
Munetaka Horiguchi
Munetaka Horiguchi
Vice President, Business Development Division
Chiyoda Corporation
Bonnie Chow
Bonnie Chow
Senior Underwriter, Global Political Risk, Credit and Bond
AXA XL
Maëlia Dufour
Maëlia Dufour
Director - International Relations, Business Development, Rating
Bpifrance
Evert-Jan Zondag
Evert-Jan Zondag
Managing Director | Head of Structured Trade & Export Finance Asia
Deutsche Bank
Marc Schlatter
Marc Schlatter
Director, Head of Export Finance Asia/Pacific
Landesbank Baden - Wurttemberg (LBBW)
Loïc Le Saché
Loïc Le Saché
Head of Export Finance – Asia Pacific
BNP Paribas
Charles Berry
Charles Berry
Chairman
BPL Global
Pierre-Marie Debreuille
Pierre-Marie Debreuille
Head of Export Credit Division
SFIL

Where the Agents of the Industry Descend...

Celebrating its 5th Anniversary this year, TXF Asia is back as the flagship event for export & project finance in the Asia-Pacific!

We will be bringing together 400 borrowers, exporters, project sponsors, developers, financiers, DFIs, government representatives, insurers, law firms, ECAs and more from all over the globe set to take part. With strong local representation and senior level participants, it's a hub of conversation and networking that's not to be missed.

 

THE TOP 8 REASONS TO ATTEND

  • Hear from over 15 ECAs on the latest products they are offering to help grow your business. Already confirmed: NEXI, K-Sure, KEXIM, ECGC, EFIC, SACE, Export Development Canada, EKN, Bpifrance Assurance Export, Finnvera, Credendo… with more to join!

  • Pick the brains of some of the biggest borrowers, including: Adaro PowerCLP Holdings, PT PLN Persero, Agritrade International and UPC Renewables

  • Get the development angle from DFIs working in Asia, including Credit Guarantee and Investment Facility (CGIF) , International Finance CorporationAsian Development Bank, OPIC and Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)

  • With our dedicated Project Finance Stream, get all the information you need on the latest infrastructure and power projects in Asia

  • Meet with some of the most influential exporters in Asia, including: Alcatel Submarine Networks, Chiyoda CorporationDanieli & C. Officine Meccaniche S.p.A , GE China, Nokia, Huawei and Ferostaal

  • An unmissable TXF Favourite: Deal or No Deal proposes hypothetical projects, so you can see how different people approach deal proposals. Great for getting to know your peers!

  • Learn all you need to know about opportunities across Africa at our Asia in Africa Breakfast Briefing with Robert Bessling of EXX Africa

  • Take networking to the next level with our dedicated networking app and meet in the 5* luxury of the W Hotel, Hong Kong


Firmly established as a key event in the calendar, find out why our guests come back year after year:

Hua Guanglin
We are really impressed with the organization of TXF Asia and enjoying the communication during the conference.
Hua Guanglin
Assistant General Manager, Director-Marketing Department, Sinosteel Equipment & Engineering Co Ltd
One of the best financial conferences I've attended. Very diverse participants.
Shinebayar Bat
CEO, Batseer LLC
Shinebayar Bat
Aashish Pitale
Congratulations on a well organised and very well attended conference in HK. The sessions were relevant, informative and more importantly, very interactive. I particularly enjoyed interacting with the participants and other speakers and learnt a lot from them.
Aashish Pitale
Group Treasurer, Essar Group
I personally enjoyed participating TXF ASIA and had valuable meetings with other institutions
Kisu Lee
Deputy Director, Natural Resources Finance Department, Export Import Bank of Korea- KEXIM
Kisu	 Lee
Vineyesh Sawhney
Innovative and engrossing- Best in class. Way to go!
Vineyesh Sawhney
Head of Financial Resources and Senior Vice President, Reliance Industries Limited
A good event with a nice mix of attendees. I look forward to future events.
Michael Barrow
Director General, Private Sector Operations Department, Asian Development Bank
Michael Barrow
Wonderful event. Good panel of expert speakers.
Sameet Pai
Senior Finance Manager (Treasury), Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd
Sameet Pai

 

8minutenergy
ABN AMRO
AC Energy International Renewables
Adaro Power
Agritrade International Pte
Airbus
Alcatel Lucent Submarine Networks
ANZ
Aon
Ashurst
Asian Development Bank
Aspen Insurance
Astris Finance
Atkins Global
AXA XL
Baker & McKenzie
BASF SE
BNP Paribas
Bouygues
Bpifrance
BPL Global
British Consulate General Hong Kong
Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor
Business Connection
CGNPC Huasheng Investment Ltd
Chaucer
Cheung Kong Infrastructure
China Datang Corporation
China Energy Engineering Company
China Resources Power
CHIYODA Corporation
Citi
CITIC Metal
Clifford Chance
CLP Holdings Limited
Commerzbank AG
Credendo
Credit Agricole CIB
Credit Guarantee and Investment Facility
Credit Suisse
CRRC Sifang Hong Kong Company
Dah Chong Hong Holdings
Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche
Deutsche Bank
Diamond Generating Corporation
DLA Piper
ECGC Limited
EFIC
EKF
EKN

Engie
Euler Hermes
EVG
Export Development Canada
EXX AFRICA
EY/AHB
Ferrostaal Equipment Solutions
Finnvera
GE
Gezhouba International Hong Kong Company
Harbin Electric International Company
Helaba
Hero Asia Investment
HPD Software
HSBC
HSH Nordbank
Huawei Technologies Company
Hyundai Engineering & Construction
InfraCo Asia
ING Bank
International Capital Markets Association
International Finance Corporation
Ironshore Insurance
ITOCHU
JGC Corporation
JP Morgan
KFW
Konecranes Oyj
Korea Development Bank
K-SURE
LBBW
Linklaters
Logie Group
Maire Tecnimont
Marsh
MEXIM
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy
Miller Insurance Services
Mitsubishi Corporation
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems
Mitsui & Co.
Mizuho
MODEC
MS Amlin
MUFG Bank
NCI Brokers (Asia) Pte
NEC Corporation

NEXI
Nokia
OPIC

Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN)
Philips Capital
Pinggao Group Co
Posco Daewoo
Power China
Primetals Technologies Austria
PT Inka
PT. Putra Indotenaga
Quadra Commodities
Royal IHC
SACE
Santander
SEPCO3
SFIL
Shanghai Electric Group Co
Siemens
Sindicatum Renewable Energy Company
Sinosure
SK E&C
Société Générale
Sojitz Corporation
SREI Infrastructure Finance
Sumitomo Corporation
SMBC
Summit Group
Summit Power International
Susi Partners
Swiss Re
TBEA
TD Bank
Texel Asia
Thales
The Lantau Group
Toshiba Corporation
Tri-Wall Limited
UK Export Finance
UniCredit
United Company RUSAL
UPC Renewables
VAPCO
Vigeo Eiris
VPOWER Group
VTB Bank
Willis Towers Watson
World Bank Group
XL Catlin
ZTE Corporation
Zurich

 

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Overview:


Day 1 - Wednesday 14th November

08:00 Breakfast Briefing: UK Export Finance International Outreach

The session will explore UKEF's export finance offerings to overseas buyers along with British capabilities in the Infrastructure and Energy sectors, followed by a Q&A with the audience. Speakers will include Paul McComb, Director General Trade & Investment, British Consulate General Hong Kong and Gordon Welsh, Director of Business Group, UK Export Finance. If you wish to attend please email Liss at [email protected]

08:00 Registration and morning networking

09:00 The Agents Descend

Settle into your seats and watch as the Agents of the Industry descend upon the W, Hong Kong in an opening ceremony which is guaranteed to delight and entrance...

09:10 Chair’s opening remarks

09:15 Keynote Borrowers’ panel: Balance sheet gurus

We bring together leading borrowers from around the APAC region, to compare their financing needs and project pipelines.

10:00 From Xi’an to Rotterdam, prospects for collaboration with the Belt and Road Initiative

We assemble a panel consisting of established players and newer entrants to discuss where the opportunities are, how access is achieved, and who might be able to be involved in the huge pipeline of projects remaining.

10:45 Audience Response Survey: APAC 2018   

This anonymous survey of delegates’ thoughts on key issues sets the scene for a lively debate over the next two days...

11:00 Morning networking break

 

 

Agency and Export Finance Focus

Project Finance Focus

11:50

Agents of Export: ECA Soapbox

Senior representatives from Asian and international ECAs, OECD & non-OECD, gather to compare their products, regional coverage and latest innovations

Bpifrance Assurance Export

 K-sure

SACE

Export Development Canada

EFIC

KEXIM

 Credendo

ECGC

Finnvera

Project Finance Panel: Developing Domestic and International Liquidity for Asian Projects

With Asia’s Infra needs at $1.7tn per year to 2030, and ambitious national infrastructure plans announced throughout the region, the demand for project finance in Asia has never been greater. How will domestic banks, international commercial banks, ECAs, and DFI work together to provide lending capacity and liquidity to national infra markets in 2019?

12:30

Powering Asia: Financing the Growth of IPPs in Energy Infrastructure

This session maps the growth trajectory of the IPP sector in Asia, examining greenfield projects and refinancing opportunities and the risks for commercial lenders, ECAs, DFIs and infra investors in 2019 and beyond.

13:10 Networking Lunch

 

The Indian Subcontinent & Infrastructure

Idea Labs: Project Finance in Asia

14:30

From strength to strength: Bangladesh’s growing presence

We gather key actors in the country to get the lowdown on how best to finance projects and assess where liquidity is needed.

 

Here Comes the Sun: Financing Solar Projects Across Asia

This session will examine the upcoming projects across the region and the financing opportunities, risks, returns and yields for renewable energy investors.

15:10

Southern giant: Financing Indian growth

We discuss the latest areas of growth in this huge economy, including developments from the Modi government a few years into the term. Where are the latest opportunities to get involved in projects across India?

 

Capital market development: Asian Investor Risk Sentiment for Project Bonds and Green Bonds

As the Asian markets mature and become ever more sophisticated, will Asian institutional investors, including life insurance companies, pension funds and specialist infra funds, increase exposure to non-recourse project bonds for infrastructure, and green bonds for renewable projects?

15:50 Afternoon Networking Break

16:30 The development angle: DFIs, MFIs, policy banks and ECA integration

How can development aid compliment ECA financing for large, high risk, emerging market projects? With differing mandates, what steps need to be made to ensure increased cooperation?

17:10 Deal or No Deal!

A TXF favourite, this innovative session sees panelists going through a series of hypothetical deal proposals for transactions, discussing their various merits and challenges, and then concluding by answering two questions: 1) Whether they would do each of the deals; 2) How they would price each of the deals?

17:40 End of Day 1 & Networking drinks reception

 


Day 2 - Thursday 15th November

 

08:30 Breakfast Briefing: Opportunities for Asian investors in Africa, mitigating political risk

Join this interactive breakfast session to learn more about the economic and political trends in some of Africa’s most exciting markets. The session will include examples on South Africa, Nigeria, Mozambique, Kenya, Angola, and Ethiopia, as well as highlight particular opportunities for Asian investors. Runs until 8:45am

Robert Besseling, Executive Director, EXX Africa

08:30 Registration continues

09:15 Keynote Exporters’ Panel: How markets differ and what can connect them all

Representatives from the export finance community in 5 different countries of Asia discuss the immediate needs and challenges presented to them in their own country.

10:00 The wager on Asia: Private market perspectives

Our panel will look at the state of the market:  supply; demand; and pricing, the mix of Policyholders by activity and nationality, the product mix: comprehensive non-payment cover vs. pure political risk cover, high demand countries in the region, and the impact of regulation.

10:45 Morning networking break

 

  Future Industries

The Big Debates

11:30

Look smart think smart - financing smart cities!

Most growth in Asia, particularly the ASEAN region, comes from urban development; how has modern technology created a new paradigm for investors, and what innovations in financing will come to the fore?

These sessions are an opportunity to get involved in the discussion with your colleagues from across the continent. Each session will be run based on a series of questions that will open up a debate to which you can contribute and discuss with likeminded people coming with both similar and contrasting experiences. Choose between 2 options- each session will last 40 minutes.

11:30-12:10

Is the OECD still fit for purpose?

Or

Can Japan compete with China on development aid?

12:10-12:50

Do global trade tensions signal the end of good economic times?

Or

Will Southeast Asia ever step out of the Chinese economic shadow?

12:10

Blowing green air: Wind and the renewables projects roadmap

Offshore wind has grown increasingly prevalent in Taiwan, China and Japan (whose deep water necessitates floating turbines). Members of the panel include people who have worked on the recent Formosa 1 project, as well as people who are looking into future projects across the region.

12:50 Networking Lunch

14:20 A cleaner way: The powerful rise of LNG

With Japan as the largest importer of LNG and strong appetite in Australia, we look at the revolution in gas to power generation which is sweeping across Asia.

15:00 Tackling the ‘Bankability’ Question: Vital infrastructure financing in ASEAN

Casting a spotlight on ASEAN: Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Thailand, to debate how to make transport and social infrastructure projects ‘bankable’.

15:40 Conference Closes - End of TXF Asia 2018

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ECA Finance Training 2018 | Hong Kong

Save 15%: Click here to book TXF Asia & ECA Finance Training

TXF and CC Solutions are delighted to bring this tried and tested ECA Finance training programme to Hong Kong on the 12 & 13 November. For beginners through to an advanced level, increase your understanding of this complex topic in a favourable networking environment.

Visit the dedicated training webpage to view the full details.

In partnership with CC Solutions, the 2-day course introduces the practical and theoretical elements of different products, policies and applications with real-life examples from senior professionals. So you get focused information which you can apply directly in your role. Please note the training takes places in English.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND AND WHY?

Lenders/ ECAs/Financial institutions/Financial Advisors | To gain a greater knowledge of rules & requirements, how to avoid common pitfalls and misunderstandings that can strain relationships with customers

Exporters/Suppliers/OEMs/EPCs |  To understand how ECA finance impacts the EPC process from RPFs through to procurement cycle, learn how to accurately assess eligible content for your buyers, and avoid costly problems during the spend cycle that relate to misunderstanding eligibility.  

Corporates/Sponsors/Borrowers/Sovereigns | Understand the approval process, compare eligibility requirements among ECAs, study how to maximise ECA financing value, and grasp the myriad tasks necessary to effectively disburse and administer these transactions.

Legal teams | To understand the impacts of ECA financing on credit agreements and be able to better advise clients on compliance as well as understand potential problems commonly found in ECA transactions.

To view the full course programme, course leader expertise, and all available dates and locations, please visit the dedicated website here.

W Hotel

1 Austin Road West

Kowloon Station, West Kowloon, Hong Kong

Event enquiries

Phone: +44 (0) 20 3735 5180

Email: [email protected]

TXF Asia will, once again, be returning to the stunning W Hotel in Hong Kong. This is a unique venue with quirky, modern décor and a spectacular view over Victoria Harbour. 

Venue address

W Hotel

 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon West, Hong Kong

Accommodation

Due to the huge interest in the conference, we've already sold out all TXF discounted rooms at the W Hotel. You can still book a limited number of bedrooms at the best availabe rate here