TXF Asia 2018

Export, Agency & Project Finance

Nov 14 - Nov 15, 2018
W Hotel, Hong Kong
Frank Vanwingh
Frank Vanwingh
Deputy CEO
Credendo
Francis CM Ho
Francis CM Ho
Senior Director, Group Treasury and Project Finance
CLP Holdings Limited
Teguh Harsono
Teguh Harsono
Senior Manager, Fund Raising
Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) (Persero)
Widya Prabawa
Widya Prabawa
Assistant Manager
Adaro Power
Herman Nugroho
Herman Nugroho
President Director
PT. Putra Indotenaga (PIT),
Gunjan Bhartia
Gunjan Bhartia
CFO South Asian Region
GE Capital
Ishnath Jha
Ishnath Jha
Deputy General Manager
ECGC Limited
Senior Representative
Senior Representative
Sinosure
Robert Wallin
Robert Wallin
Executive Director, Customer Financing
Huawei Technologies Company
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 for MIGA
World Bank Group
Laure Duvernay
Laure Duvernay
Director - Project Finance & Business Development
Alcatel Lucent Submarine Networks
Geoffrey Tan
Geoffrey Tan
Managing Director, Asia Pacific
OPIC - Overseas Private Investment Corporation
Sandeep Babbar
Sandeep Babbar
Head of India & South Asia
SACE
Senior Representative
Senior Representative
EKN - The Swedish Export Credit Agency
Sun Jung  Lee
Sun Jung Lee
Head of Export & Agency Finance, Korea
Santander Bank
Dr. Robert  Besseling
Dr. Robert Besseling
Executive Director
EXX AFRICA
Abbey Sturrock
Abbey Sturrock
Public Agency Head
Marsh
Peter Field
Peter Field
Efic: Finance for Australian Exporters
Katharina Jacoby
Katharina Jacoby
Regional Head - Export Finance Asia
Credit Agricole CIB
Klaus Houben
Klaus Houben
Chief Representative Southeast Asia
Export Development Canada
Jussi Haarasilta
Jussi Haarasilta
Executive Vice President
Finnvera plc
John Dewar
John Dewar
Partner
Milbank,Tweed, Hadley & McCloy
Prabaljit Sarkar
Prabaljit Sarkar
Director Business Development
InfraCo Asia
Luca Tonello
Luca Tonello
APAC Head of Project Finance
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)
Tim Warren
Tim Warren
Regional Head Asia Pacific, Credit & Political Risk
Zurich
Antje Rigo
Antje Rigo
Director Export Finance
Ferrostaal Equipment Solutions GmbH
Charles Xu
Charles Xu
Managing Director,Commercial Finance & Capital Markets Group
GE China
Munetaka Horiguchi
Munetaka Horiguchi
Vice President, Business Development Division
CHIYODA CORPORATION
Bonnie Chow
Bonnie Chow
Senior Underwriter
XL Catlin
Maëlia Dufour
Maëlia Dufour
Director - International Relations, Products Development, Rating - Bpifrance Assurance Export
Bpifrance
Evert-Jan Zondag
Evert-Jan Zondag
Managing Director | Head of Structured Trade & Export Finance Asia
Deutsche Bank
Marc Schlatter
Marc Schlatter
Head of Export Finance, APAC
Landesbank Baden - Wurttemberg (LBBW)
Charles Berry
Charles Berry
Chairman
BPL Global
Pierre-Marie Debreuille
Pierre-Marie Debreuille
Head of Export Credit
SFIL
Chris Box
Chris Box
Director - Infrastructure Finance & Economics
Atkins Global

Where the Agents of the Industry Descend...

Back for its fifth consecutive year, TXF Asia is your largest flagship event for export & project finance in the Asia-Pacific!

We will be bringing together more stakeholders than ever, with 500 borrowers, exporters, project sponsors, developers, financiers, government representatives, insurers, law firms, ECAs and more from all over the globe set to take part. 


Why take part? TXF Asia will provide you with:

- Prominent keynote speakers at the forefront of Asia's largest and most innovative projects -
- Country spotlight on export financing trends and future opportunities in Bangladesh and India -
- Smaller, focused roundtables dedicated to export credit markets in Australasia, Japan, Korea and China -
- A unique breakfast briefing on getting to know the African export landscape - 
- Our innovative 'ECA Soapbox opera' - introducing ECAs from all over the world to update on their products and offerings -
- Network with 
SOEs, ECAs, exporters, borrowers, DFI, banks & investors from key Asian outbound/ inbound economies -


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

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
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
Hua Guanglin
Vineyesh Sawhney
Innovative and engrossing- Best in class. Way to go!
Vineyesh Sawhney
Head of Financial Resources and Senior Vice President, Reliance Industries Limited
One of the best financial conferences I've attended. Very diverse participants.
Shinebayar Bat
CEO, Batseer LLC
Shinebayar Bat
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
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

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Overview:


Day 1 - Wednesday 14th November

Registration and morning networking

Chair’s opening remarks

Shaken, stirred? A geopolitical snapshot of Asia-Pacific in 2018

2018 is proving to be quite a seismic year for the APAC region. With the Trump administration in the early stages of a trade war with China and others, diplomatic relations between North Korea and the rest of Asia under a global spotlight, and Asian international trade relationships being tested in a period of uncertainty, we take a look at the forecast for the region for 2019 and assess potential impacts on business.

Keynote borrowers’ panel: Balance sheet gurus

We bring together leading borrowers from around the APAC region, to compare their financing needs and project pipelines. What considerations are taken when opting for ECA-supported debt, capital markets, bonds, bank loans and other products? How can ECAs and exporters better serve borrowers by shaping products to suit their needs? How do borrowers like to work with local, regional and international banks, agencies, DFIs/MFIs and equity investors to structure multi-tranche deals?

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. Fingers on buzzers, your chance to say what you really think on issues including KYC, ECA documentation, BRI, the future of coal fired power, OECD consensus and much more. All guests receive an annotated report containing the full results.

Morning networking break    

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. In a rapidly changing world, how are their products evolving in tune to digitalisation, shifting purchasing patterns, the demand for sustainability and multinationalism of companies on local content?

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

The US$900 billion Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), is made up of more than 100 separate agreements according to the Chinese government. Around US$350 billion worth of projects have been financed so far, the majority by Chinese development banks, with international financial institutions also contributing. 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?

Networking Lunch

 

THE INDIAN SUBCONTINENT & INFRASTRUCTURE

 

PRIVATE AND CAPITAL MARKET DEVELOPMENT

From strength to strength: Bangladesh’s growing presence

Solid economic growth of >6%, with projects afoot in power, petrochemicals and textiles has placed Bangladesh firmly on the project map and earmarked it as a potentially lucrative hotspot moving forward. We gather key actors in the country to get the lowdown on how best to finance projects and assess where liquidity is needed
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Southern giant: Financing Indian growth

Power, infrastructure, health and water offer opportunities for lenders and exporters alike in the Indian market. What role do PPPs play? We discuss the latest areas of growth in this huge economy, including developments from the Modi government a few years into the term.

The wager on Asia: Private market perspectives

Asia has been a huge growth area for private market insurers over the years. Fast growing populations, mega projects, insatiable power and infrastructure demands, and high risk make for exciting times and 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 (lenders PRI, investment insurance and political violence), high demand countries in the region, and the impact of regulation.

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Asian Capital Market development: How liquid is the asset class?

As the Asian markets mature and become ever more sophisticated, what are the liquidity needs of the Asian export and project finance industry? What is the role of project bonds, ECA bonds, export finance securitizations, institutional investors, secondary market distribution and sovereign debt providers?

 

Afternoon networking break

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? What can be learnt from successful Chinese Government and policy bank interventions?

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?

End of Day 1 & Networking drinks reception & Asia Export Awards ceremony


Day 2 - Thursday 15th November

Breakfast briefing: Asia in Africa

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.

Chair’s opening remarks

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. By comparing different experiences, our panelists will outline the trends seen across the region, as well as connecting solutions that need to be seen across the continent.

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?

Morning networking break

 

PROMOTING A GREENER WORLD

MARKET-SPECIFIC FINANCING

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). Onshore wind is also blowing up a storm for manufactures and investors - we examine this key energy source, discussing how to maximize its powerful potential, and how best to finance it? What does this mean for the future of other renewable sources as a viable tool for power generation?

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The 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. How are these projects being financed? What’s next in the pipeline? What does this mean in the face of coal to power, and renewables?

Necessity is the mother of invnetion: Vital infrastrucutre financing in emerging markets

We cast a spotlight on Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Thailand, to debate how to make non power infrastructure projects bankable. What replicable project models exist that we can employ to ensure more projects reach close? Is local currency financing viable, and who is willing to do it?

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Country Roundtable meetings:

Borrowers, ECAs, exporters, bankers, insures and lawyers active in these export credit markets are invited to join these roundtable meetings:
Australia
Japan
Korea
China


Closing debate: Is the OECD consensus still fit for purpose?

At TXF Global 2018 the debate raged; with OECD consensus defendants wanting to maintain and improve the consensus, some wanting to tear it up and start again, and others alluding that it wasn’t necessarily binding. We now pick up the debate, in an open, honest forum, with strict Chatham House rules!

Networking lunch

Conference Closes

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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 spectacular view over Victoria Harbour. 

Venue address

W Hotel

 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon West, Hong Kong

Accommodation

We offer TXF Asia guests a preferential rate of HK2680 per night, including breakfast and excluding tax and service charge. To book your stay, please click here to dowloand the booking form, fill it in and send to [email protected]