TXF MENA 2018: ECA, Project and Commodity Finance

+ FREE Saudi Arabia Roundtable October 1, 2018

Oct 2 - Oct 3, 2018
The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, United Arab Emirates
Rajit Nanda
Rajit Nanda
CIO
ACWA Power
Basil El Baz
Basil El Baz
Chairman and CEO
Carbon Holdings
Ali Ayub
Ali Ayub
Director, Acquisitions and Project Finance
ACWA Power
Tom Koczwara
Tom Koczwara
Head of Debt Management Office
Government of Sharjah
Fatick Hussain Al Balushi
Fatick Hussain Al Balushi
Finance Director
Salalah Methanol Company
Gianluca  Elmosi
Gianluca Elmosi
Treasurer
Aldahra
Neeraj Agrawal
Neeraj Agrawal
Group CFO
Crescent Group
Esam El-Makkawy
Esam El-Makkawy
Chief Financial Officer
Souq Extra
Robert Wallin
Robert Wallin
Executive Director, Customer Financing
Huawei Technologies Company
Guto Davies
Guto Davies
Managing Director
General Electric
Yasmin Yahya
Yasmin Yahya
Structured Finance – Middle East
Nokia
Imran Saeed
Imran Saeed
Senior Executive Vice President UAE
Siemens Financial Services
Johan Abrahamson
Johan Abrahamson
Senior Customer Finance Manager, Global
Volvo Construction Equipment
Antje Rigo
Antje Rigo
Director Export Finance
Ferrostaal Equipment Solutions GmbH
Umer Ahmad
Umer Ahmad
Vice President, Investment Development
SNC-Lavalin Capital
Noel Morris
Noel Morris
Group Finance Director
KAR Company for Electricity Power Production Ltd.
Mothana Bahjeat Qteishat
Mothana Bahjeat Qteishat
Managing Director
Jinko Solar
Okan Dalanay
Okan Dalanay
EMEA STF Head
Archer Daniels Midland
Rudolf Putz
Rudolf Putz
Head of Trade Facilitation Programme
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Dr. Robert  Besseling
Dr. Robert Besseling
Executive Director
EXX AFRICA
Sorana  Parvulescu
Sorana Parvulescu
Partner
Control Risks
YU HONG
YU HONG
director
Sinosure - China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation
Naoki  Tamaki
Naoki Tamaki
Chief Representative for the Middle East
Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)
Jan von Allwoerden
Jan von Allwoerden
Director International Business Development
Euler Hermes Aktiengesellschaft
Marco Ferioli
Marco Ferioli
Head of UAE, Middle East & Africa
SACE
Victor Carstenius
Victor Carstenius
Country analyst
EKN - The Swedish Export Credit Agency
Maëlia Dufour
Maëlia Dufour
Director - International Relations, Products Development, Rating - Bpifrance Assurance Export
Bpifrance
Francisco Anzola
Francisco Anzola
Principal
CC Solutions
Jonathan Joseph-Horne
Jonathan Joseph-Horne
Managing Director, Structured Export Finance
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe
Faruq   Muhammad
Faruq Muhammad
Managing Director and Head of Structured Export Finance Americas, EMEA, South & South East Asia
Standard Chartered
Manav Futnani
Manav Futnani
Head of Export Finance MENA
HSBC
Yusuf Khan
Yusuf Khan
Managing Director
Citi
David Albagli
David Albagli
Head Global Trade Finance Italy & Middle East
BBVA
Erik Hoffmann
Erik Hoffmann
MD, Global Head of Export & Agency Finance
Santander Bank
Rabie Rafia
Rabie Rafia
Chief Representative for the Middle East
Landesbank Baden - Wurttemberg (LBBW)
Pierre-Marie Debreuille
Pierre-Marie Debreuille
Head of Export Credit
SFIL
Michael Waitz
Michael Waitz
Team Head Structuring Advisory ECA Cover & Subsidies
KfW IPEX-Bank
David Meredith
David Meredith
Head of Legal, Hassan Foods
Qatar Investment Authority
Hacina Py
Hacina Py
Global Head of Export Finance
Société Générale
Veronique De Blic
Veronique De Blic
Head of Export Finance Europe, Middle East & Africa
BNP Paribas
Sean Austin
Sean Austin
Broker
BPL Global
Geoffrey Wynne
Geoffrey Wynne
Partner
Sullivan & Worcester
John Dewar
John Dewar
Partner
Milbank,Tweed, Hadley & McCloy

It's time to return to Dubai for another successful networking event. TXF MENA 2018 is back on the 2nd & 3rd October and it will be bursting with business opportunities and regional insight.

A select group of 400 senior professionals from the export, project and commodity finance communities will be there to make deals and share their experience of working successfully in the fastest growing region for ECA-backed finance. Will you be able to join them?

All attendees of TXF MENA receive complimentary access to the TXF Saudi Arabia Roundtable, Riyadh, October 1st 2018. Click here to sign up.

Key topics include:

The impact of recent geopolitical revelations on deals - opportunities abound, but how can you manage the risks?

UAE's progress with Expo2020 - which sectors are going to grow in the long term as a result?

Increased ECA coverage of MENA - how will this benefit the market?

Structured commodity finance - hear from leading professionals and discover their plans for making profitable deals across MENA.

The success of specific deals including a detailed case study of KNPC's clean fuel project. How can you broker award-winning deals in the region?

Agribusiness - what innovations are mitigating the risk of investing in this flourishing sector?

Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals - is there still a need to diversify?

 

Why attend?

Guests of TXF MENA  will be the first to hear about opportunities in the market and get exclusive advice on how to capitalise on them. To help you, we've designed the event to fit around your goals and objectives - every ticket will include:

-5 networking breaks. Use these to make new connections, find that borrower you've been meaning to speak to and strategise with other members of your industry.

-Networking concierge service. Make meetings in advance by telling us who you want to connect with, we will do the rest.

-Cocktail reception and ice-breaker drinks. Build your best business relationships in a relaxed and informal atmosphere before and during the event. 

-16 idea labs, workshops and smaller breakout sessions that will allow you to ask questions and share your concerns with industry heavyweights. Get the information you need on the topics that matter to you. 

-8 Keynote sessions will give you an in-depth overview of the region and the geo-political landscape. Discover what you can expect in the coming year and share your views on the outlook of the market (we'll be gathering all of the presentations and survey results to share with you after the event). 

-16 CPD towards your professional development.

 

To get more information about how you could benefit from attending, please get in touch with [email protected]

 

Or take a look at what last year's guest thought of their TXF MENA experience!

The best conference where we can gain insight into the most relevant topics in the ECA finance market, with great networking opportunities.
Kanae Iomori
Head, Trade Finance 2 Team, Global Trade Finance, Mizuho
Kanae Iomori
Exceptionally informative and lively panels providing food for further reflection.
Gabriele von dem Bussche
Head of ECA Finance, pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank
Gabriele von dem Bussche
Everything perfectly organised. Best opportunity to meet high ranking export finance people!
Bahador Ghezelbash
Vice President, Commerzbank
Bahador Ghezelbash
Good networking and experience sharing platform.
Abdullah Alhabsi
Project Director, Salalah Ammonia Project , Salalah Methanol Company
Abdullah  Alhabsi
Very good conference - relevant topics, good speakers, well organized.
Tim Lamey
Head, Export Finance, EMEA, Mizuho
Tim Lamey
Great event for networking and learning new evolutions of the market.
Yasmin Yahya
Structured Finance – Middle East, Nokia
Yasmin Yahya
Refreshing insights in a challenging and complex region.
Ron Hansen
Managing Director/Export Finance, ING Bank
Ron Hansen
Great opportunity to make contacts.
Jan von Allwoerden
Director International Business Development, Euler Hermes Aktiengesellschaft
Jan von Allwoerden
The expertise of the panels is inspiring.
Kostas YIAMARELOS
HSBC
Kostas YIAMARELOS
Good networking. TXF hosts were very good and kept the conference very interesting.
Motasim Iqbal
Managing director, head transaction banking, UAE, Standard Chartered
Motasim Iqbal
A select and intimate event ideal for networking and keeping close to the MENA markets.
Peter Luketa
Senior Adviser, Export Finance, Managing Director, CB Advisers
Peter Luketa
Another great event - keep going!
Fabio Manca
Managing Director, DHL Inventory Finance Services GmbH
Fabio Manca
Very interesting and relevant topics selected. Brizky from control risk was great.
Maheshwar Agrawal
Senior Finance Manager, Sumitomo Corporation
Maheshwar Agrawal
A key meeting for MENA perspectives
Laurence Lali Beaucage
Global Trade Services UAE, BNP Paribas
Laurence  Lali Beaucage
The conference brought together top thoughts and ideas that will shape the future of trade.
Maysam Kanani
Siemens
Maysam Kanani

The TXF Saudi Arabia roundtable will gather experts from local government, developers and international investors to discuss the future of export and project financing in The Kingdom; join them on the 1st October in Riyadh and get invaluable insight on the investment landscape. All attendees of TXF MENA are invited to attend this 1-day roundtable for free, and with government initiatives gearing up for local and foreign investment, now is a great time to be looking to Saudi Arabia for your next deal. 

Topics include:

The possibilities of Saudi vision 2030 and privatisation

The investment landscape for local/international developers and investors 

The roadmap for potential government projects

Sector spotlights covering healthcare, education, water, power, transport and real estate infrastructure

 

Take a look at our agenda below and find out what you could be discussing on the 1st October.


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TXF Saudi Arabia Roundtable 2018: Export & Project Finance
1 Oct, 2018

09:00 - Networking coffee & registration


09:30 - Keynote presentation – Saudi investment landscape, privatisation and 2030 vision

We kick off the day with this government keynote presentation to outline the Saudi 2030 vision and the opportunities apparent for local and international developers and investors. Saudi Arabia is set to raise $200 billion in the next several years through privatization programs across 16 sectors. Hear from The National Center for Privatization & PPP (NPC) responsible for executing the privatization of selected government entities, a priority identified as part of the Saudi Vision 2030 blueprint for the future.


10.00 – Roundtable 1: Sector Spotlight: Transport & real estate infrastructure

Government, developers, lenders, agencies and legal entities pit their minds together to plan how best to fund future projects. We examine PPP projects including the metros in Jeddah, Mecca and Medina, to understand replicable frameworks going forward. Who is in place to provide liquidity for the various projects? How can project finance structures be best employed? What is the role of Islamic finance, sovereign wealth funds, DFIs and ECAs?


10.00 – Roundtable 2: Sector Spotlight: Water & Power

Increasing demand for both water and power has led to ambitious targets and private sector engagement with full privatization on the agenda. However, with power generation still largely dependent on fossil fuels which could generate higher income abroad, alternative sources of energy production to widen the energy mix provide plenty of opportunity. Here we discuss the opportunities increased demand and PPP can be developed.


11:30 – Roundtable 3: Sector Spotlight: Renewable Energy, Sanitation & Recycling

MEWA has invested heavily in sewerage schemes and awarded contracts valued at $142.4 million in 2016, with treated sewage effluent projects helping to increase water efficiency. However, with only 10% of recyclable waste currently recycled, waste recycling remains in its infancy- yet with the announcement of PIF investment in a recycling company that will engage with private sector industries, there is great potential. The recent announcement of a $7 billion investment in renewable energy projects and target to have 9.5 gigawatts of solar and wind capacity installed by 2023, reflects the desire to add alternative fuels to the energy mix and reduce domestic use of fossil fuels that can be sold overseas.


11:30 - Roundtable 4: Sector Spotlight: Healthcare & Education
From hospitals and pharmaceuticals to higher education, a series of ambitious social initiatives, such as the Aafaq, which has helped to double the university capacity since 2009, and SV2030 and the proposed privatization of the health and education sectors promises to provide exciting opportunities ranging from construction to services. Both sectors accounted for 36% of the total Saudi budget in 2007. Here we discuss how these targets are expected to be met, how they are to be financed and the opportunities they provide for international investors and developers.


12.30 – Closing remarks

The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina

Dubai Marina, PO Box 213084, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Event enquiries

Phone: +44 (0) 20 3735 8217

Email: [email protected]

Peaceful retreat settled on Jumeirah Beach, the resort offers the perfect destination to unwind and recharge with a breath-taking array of recreation activities, and close proximity to major Dubai local attractions.

Featuring exceptional views over the Arabian Gulf, our impressive neoclassical architecture fills the five-star luxury beach resort in Dubai with charm and inspiration.

Situated just 35 minutes from Dubai International Airport. 

Accommodation

We are pleased to offer a preferential rate of 1,350 AED per night for rooms in the Westin Duba Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina including breakfast and VAT. Rooms at this rate are limited. To reserve yours, email [email protected] 

Visa Requirements

Please be aware that if you are visiting the UAE from other countries, you may require a visa. Further details can be found on the offical Dubai visitors' website