TXF Rome 2016

Export, Agency and Project Finance

Jun 8 - Jun 10, 2016
Rome Cavalieri, Waldorf Astoria, Italy

Take a look at the TXF Rome 2016 highlights!

 

So who joined the 2016 edition?
 
 
ABB Asea Brown Boveri 
Grupo Abengoa
ABN AMRO Bank
Airbus
Alexander Dennis
Allen & Overy
Andritz
Ansaldo Energia
APT Finance
Astaldi
Astris
Atradius
ANZ
Baker & McKenzie
BayernLB
BBVA
Bechtel
Berne Union
BHF Bank
BNDES
BNP PARIBAS
Bouygues Construction
BPL Global
BRIM
BWSC
Caterpillar Financial
CB&I
CESCE Credit Insurance
Ceskoslovenska Obchododni Banka (CSOB)
Cisco Capital
Cleve Holding
Clifford Chance
CNH Industrial
COFACE
Commerzbank
Construtora Queiroz Galvao
Crédit Agricole
Credit Suisse
Czech Republic
Damen Shipyards Group
Danieli
Danske Bank
Degrermont
Deka Bank
Deutsche Bank
Export Development Canada
Efic Finance for Australian Exporters
EIFFAGE Concessions
EKF - Eksport Kredit Fonden
EKN - Exportkreditnämnden
Elecnor
Ellipse Projects
Elsewedy Electric
Eltel Networks
ENEL
Enercon
Ericsson
Eskom Holdings
Euler Hermes
Eurofinsa
EBRD
EXX AFRICA
EY/AHB
Ferrostaal Equipment Solutions
Fincantieri
FINMECCANICA
Finnvera
French Treasury
Garant Insurance Company
GAUFF GmbH & Co. Engineering
Gazprom Neft
GE Capital
General Electric
German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
HBOR
HDA Conseil
Herbert Smith Freehills
Huawei
IFC World Bank
IHC Merwede Holding
ING
Inter RAO
IFC
International Monetary Fund
IsDB
JBIC
JLT Specialty
KAR Company
KFW
KfW IPEX-Bank
LBBW
Liberty Specialty Market
Linde AG
Linklaters
Lukoil
Maersk
Maire Tecnimont
MAPNA Group
Maveg
Meraas Holding
Metalloinvest
METSO
MIGA 
Milbank,Tweed, Hadley & McCloy
MUFG
Mitsui & Co
Mizuho
National Australia Bank
Natixis
Nedbank
Norddeutsche Landesbank
Nordex
Norton Rose Fulbright
Odebrecht Latinvest
pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank
Portland Advisers
Primetals Technologies 
Promar Shipping Services
Rabobank
Raiffeisen Bank International
Reliance Industries
Rio Tinto Group
ROLLS ROYCE
Royal Boskalis Westminster
Royal IHC
SABIC
SACE
Saipem
Santander Bank
Saudi Aramco
Seaborn Networks
SEK
SERV
Siemens
SMS Siemag
SNC-Lavalin
Société Générale
Sojitz
Solmondo
Standard Chartered Bank
Structured Finance
STX France
Suez Environnement
SMBC
TD Securities
Technicas Reunidas
Technip
Technip Corporate Services
Tenova Mining & Minerals
UK Export Finance
UniCredit
Uralkali
US Ex-Im Bank
Valmet
Van Oord
Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies
Vestas
VTB Bank
Wärtsilä
WPD
Yard Energy Group
 
 
And many more...
 

At this leading export and project finance event, it's not just about exceptional content and fruitful conversation. We provide lively cocktail receptions, fun networking activities and plenty of opportunities to build lasting relationships in friendly and informal settings.

Find out what our heroes past and present thought of their time at our flagship event:

Matthias Wietbrock
One of the best events I have been to in my 20 years in the industry.
Matthias Wietbrock
Managing Director, Northstar Trade Finance
All the right people in the Export Finance industry discussing the right issues in the right context.
Jim Cruse
Senior Vice President, Policy and Planning, US EXIM BANK - Export-Import Bank of the United States
Jim Cruse
Very interesting conference with major actors of the sector and good networking
Florence Elisabeth
Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas (FCC)
Florence  Elisabeth
I found the event well organised and at a high level, I am sure many attendees got a lot of important information from the various panels. It is an excellent event and I am not surprised by the large crowd attending it.
Riccardo Puliti
Managing Director, Head of Energy and Natural Resources, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Riccardo Puliti
The TXF Rome event was the best I’ve seen in my career.
Paul Anderson
Director of Marketing, HPI LLC
Paul Anderson
Thank you very much again for having me at your conference which in my eyes was excellently organised and a great success. Congrats.
Dr. Christoph Herfarth
Head of Export Finance and Export Credit, Guarantee Department , German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
Dr. Christoph Herfarth
Your event was perfect from the beginning to the end and the way you lead it brings a wind of freshness to our community! Young, dynamic, participative, inspiring, a lot of sharing and networking....Really a good job for & by Super Heroes.
Pedro Novo
Head of Export Finance, Bpifrance Financement
Pedro Novo
It was the perfect combination of business, networking, food for thought and fun!
Hacina Py
Global Head of Export Finance , Société Générale
Hacina Py
Thank you for organising such an innovative conference. We very much enjoyed it
Hans-Peter Busson
Global ECA Coordination Leader, EY/AHB
Hans-Peter Busson
An excellent opportunity for up to date industry insight and networking.
Kazuyoshi Kawakami
Managing Director, Mitsubishi Corporation
Kazuyoshi Kawakami
The blockbuster in the industry!
Jens Gmelin
Vice President, Credit Risk Insurance & Financial Products Adivsory, KfW IPEX-Bank
Jens Gmelin
Not to be missed and improving with every event.
Gabriele von dem Bussche
MD, pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank
Gabriele von dem Bussche
It was an excellent opportunity to reach out to an important sector of the global economy whose practices have important implications for debt sustainability in many countries. The event was impressive with topical issues on the agenda. I felt it was full of energy, and participants were highly engaged.
Said Bakhache
Deputy Division Chief Strategy, Policy and Review Department, International Monetary Fund
Said Bakhache
This was by far the best conference during my 30 years of banking history. Congratulations!
Michael Sobl
Export & Project Finance, DZ Bank
Michael Sobl
Outstanding networking experience.
Thierry Eisenstein
TRADE & EXPORT FINANCE - Head, Bouygues Construction
Thierry Eisenstein
It was my first TXF conference and the quality is just superior.
Margherita Cioffi
Trade Finance, Director , Leonardo Company
Margherita Cioffi
The quality of speakers and participants make it an excellent opportunity for networking.
Bessem Soua
Manager of Business Acquisition Division, ICIEC - The Islamic Corporation for the Insurance of Investment and Export Credit
Bessem Soua
Congratulations on your great event
Benoit Daignault
President and Chief Executive Officer, EDC - Export Development Canada
Benoit Daignault
TXF have out done themselves again, amazing!
Evert-Jan Zondag
Managing Director | Head of Structured Trade & Export Finance Asia, Deutsche Bank
Evert-Jan Zondag
The people you attracted to attend, the setup and organisation of the conference was amazing, educational, inspiring as well as enjoyable. Perfect job!
Jana Sevcikova
Team Leader Export Finance, Ceskoslovenska obchodni banka, a.s.
Jana Sevcikova
Timely, expert discussions of current ECA/DFI and commercial banking issues.
Arthur Pilzer
Gryphon International Financing Services
Arthur Pilzer
The borrowers’ club discussion was one of the most useful for us, as we were able to share our experience about the banks and projects.
Maxim Subbotin
Legal adviser, Strategic Projects department, Uralkali
Maxim Subbotin
The gold standard of ECA conferences!
Steven Mulder
Head of Structured Export Finance - Asia Pacific, ANZ
Steven Mulder
Top event for the export finance community including borrowers, exporters, banks and investors.
Sonja Schoentag
Director, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG)
Sonja Schoentag
A huge high-level event with a great exchange attitude from participants.
Boris VOISOT
Contract and Customer Financing manager, METSO
Boris VOISOT
it was the best event I have been to!
Simon Jones
Head of Export & Agency Finance, EMEA , TD Securities
Simon Jones
Thank you very much for that wonderful conference, interesting and highly important topics that were discussed, friendly atmosphere and great organization! It was a pleasure to participate in this remarkable event!
Ekaterina Viktorova
Senior specialist, Treasury department, PhosAgro
Ekaterina Viktorova
A great opportunity for networking.
Ricky Shah
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)
Ricky Shah
The bar is raised in the export finance conference market with excellent micro breakout sessions, and macro keynote sessions and networking.
Simon Sayer
MD, Structured Trade and Export Finance, EMEA, Deutsche Bank
Simon Sayer
The best team in the industry, looking forward to next year.
Edwige Beguin
Support team, Société Générale
Edwige Beguin
The bleacher report is that you hit it out of the park, once again!
Isabel Galdiz
Vice President, International Relations, US EXIM BANK - Export-Import Bank of the United States
Isabel Galdiz
A great opportunity to meet the international players in export finance.
Birgitta Heinze
Head of Structured Export Finance, Managing Director, BHF Bank
Birgitta Heinze
Great opportunity to meet the export finance community and exchange of views and experience.
Joerg Redeker
Senior Advisor Export Finance , Landesbank Baden - Wurttemberg
Joerg Redeker
I really loved the conference and it was a great opportunity to introduce Atlantico to the market and meet with ECAs, banks and companies.
Ana Silva Correia
Investment Banking, Banco Privado Atlantico Europa
Ana Silva Correia
Very interesting content and people attending.
Virginie Lenek
Head of Export Finance , Komercni Bank
Virginie  Lenek
Great, wonderful place, perfect organisation.
Elisabeth Hueffer
Vice President - Credit Risk Insurance & Financial products Advisory, KfW IPEX-Bank
Elisabeth Hueffer
Congratulations for a very successful 3rd edition! You remain the best networking event. Content coverage was also very interesting.
Rocio Uriarte
Head of International Relations, CESCE Credit Insurance
Rocio Uriarte
Ivan Scalfarotto
Ivan Scalfarotto
Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Italy
Alessandro Castellano
Alessandro Castellano
Chief Executive Officer
SACE
Dr. Christoph Herfarth
Dr. Christoph Herfarth
Head of Export Finance and Export Credit, Guarantee Department
German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
Acc. Nadia Abd ElAziz Katry
Acc. Nadia Abd ElAziz Katry
Board Member, Financial, Commercial and Financing
Egyptian Electricity Holding Company
Martin Tlapa
Martin Tlapa
Deputy Minister of Foreign Relations
Czech Republic
Benoit Daignault
Benoit Daignault
President and Chief Executive Officer
EDC - Export Development Canada
Tadashi Maeda
Tadashi Maeda
Senior Managing Director
Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)
Keiko Honda
Keiko Honda
Executive Vice-President and CEO
MIGA - Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, The World Bank Group
Alessandro Carano
Alessandro Carano
Senior Adviser on Jobs, Growth and Investment - Economic and Financial Affairs
European Commision
Tadaharu Uehara
Tadaharu Uehara
Vice-Chairman
NEXI - Nippon Export Investment Insurance
Francesco Marzullo
Francesco Marzullo
Head of Subsidized and Export Credit Financing
ENEL
Ilya Krasnov
Ilya Krasnov
Director of Corporate Finance Department
Metalloinvest
Tobias Behringer
Tobias Behringer
Energy Finance EMEA - Department Head
Siemens Financial Services
Vineyesh Sawhney
Vineyesh Sawhney
Head of Financial Resources and Senior Vice President
Reliance Industries Limited
Cristiano Pasanisi
Cristiano Pasanisi
Vice President – Group Treasury & Corporate Finance
Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiani
Mandla Maleka
Mandla Maleka
Chief economist - Treasury
Eskom Holdings
Hazam Al Haddad
Hazam Al Haddad
Vice President for Business Development & Corporate Treasury
Elsewedy Electric
Bessem Soua
Bessem Soua
Manager of Business Acquisition Division
ICIEC - The Islamic Corporation for the Insurance of Investment and Export Credit
Jing Fenglei
Jing Fenglei
Chief Representative
Sinosure - China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation
Philipp Rossberg
Philipp Rossberg
COO, Federal Export Credit Guarantee Division
Euler Hermes Aktiengesellschaft
Beatriz Reguero
Beatriz Reguero
COO Chief Operating Officer, State Account Business
CESCE Credit Insurance
Christian Ølgaard
Christian Ølgaard
Deputy CEO
EKF - Eksport Kredit Fonden
Arun Kumar Sharma
Arun Kumar Sharma
Chief Investment Officer, Global Financial Markets
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Lorenz Jorgensen
Lorenz Jorgensen
Head of Syndications
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Alessandro Izzo
Alessandro Izzo
Deputy Head of Division, Infrastructure, Energy & Public Sector Division
European Investment Bank (EIB)
Said Bakhache
Said Bakhache
Deputy Division Chief Strategy, Policy and Review Department
International Monetary Fund
Guto Davies
Guto Davies
Managing Director
GE Capital EFS Global Markets
Giorgio  Milite
Giorgio Milite
CFO
Ansaldo Energia
Luca De Angelis
Luca De Angelis
Head, Project Administration
Technip
Guido Fieret
Guido Fieret
Director Customer Finance Solutions
Royal IHC
Jean-Philippe Neau
Jean-Philippe Neau
Global Head of Financing & Treasury
STX France
Fabio Fritelli
Fabio Fritelli
Finance Director
Maire Tecnimont
Tommaso Garzelli
Tommaso Garzelli
Finance Director
Astaldi
John Dewar
John Dewar
Partner
Milbank,Tweed, Hadley & McCloy
Bernd Rieck
Bernd Rieck
Head of Export & Project Finance
Voith Financial Services
Erik Beekmans
Erik Beekmans
Project & Structured FInance Officer
Van Oord
Anne Aufrere
Anne Aufrere
Head of Financing & Insurance Department
Arianespace SA
Dorus  Everwijn
Dorus Everwijn
Director Project Finance
CB&I
Margherita Cioffi
Margherita Cioffi
Director Group Finance
Finmeccanica
Paolo Frascarolo
Paolo Frascarolo
Head of Finance
Tenova Group
Marianna Scaltriti
Marianna Scaltriti
Trade and Export Finance Manager
Saipem
Larry Schwartz
Larry Schwartz
CEO
Seaborn Networks
Paul Corcoran
Paul Corcoran
CFO
Nord Stream 2 AG
Animesh Ranjan
Animesh Ranjan
Director Investments
Yard Energy Group
Thomas Baum
Thomas Baum
Head of Division Underwriting & Risk Management
Euler Hermes Aktiengesellschaft
Patrick Nimander
Patrick Nimander
Director, Finance
EKN - Exportkreditnämnden
Johan Henningsson
Johan Henningsson
Head of Sustainability
SEK
Michael Emery
Michael Emery
Head of Syndications – Europe, Middle East & Africa
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Charles Berry
Charles Berry
Chairman
BPL Global
Price Lowenstein
Price Lowenstein
President & CEO
Sovereign Risk Insurance Ltd
Michael Whalen
Michael Whalen
Vice-President of Project and Structured Trade Finance
US EXIM BANK - Export-Import Bank of the United States
Michal Ron
Michal Ron
Vice President
Berne Union
Tuukka Andersén
Tuukka Andersén
Vice-President, Head of Underwriting
Finnvera plc
Alexander Otten
Alexander Otten
Senior Project Finance Manager
Atradius
Hans-Peter Busson
Hans-Peter Busson
Global ECA Coordination Leader
EY/AHB
Terry Makhubele
Terry Makhubele
Principal: Export Credit Finance
Nedbank Capital
Jonathan Joseph-Horne
Jonathan Joseph-Horne
Global Coordinator and EMEA Head, Export & Agency Finance
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)
Riccardo Puliti
Riccardo Puliti
Managing Director, Head of Energy and Natural Resources
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Derek Halpenny
Derek Halpenny
Executive Director, European Head of Global Markets Research
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG)
Peter Purkl
Peter Purkl
Director
KfW IPEX-Bank
Florian Seitz
Florian Seitz
Head of Trade & Export Finance
BayernLB
David  Bonnefoy
David Bonnefoy
Head of Structured Export Finance
Natixis
Richard Hodder
Richard Hodder
Director, Sub-Saharan Africa, Project and Export Finance
HSBC
Werner Schmidt
Werner Schmidt
Managing Director, Head of Structured Trade & Export Finance Germany
Deutsche Bank
Nick Robson
Nick Robson
CEO Credit, Political & Security Risks Division
JLT Speciality
Paul Richards
Paul Richards
Global Head, Structured Export Finance
ANZ
Stefano Porro
Stefano Porro
Head of International Transaction Banking & Trade Italy
Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank
Luca Lunari
Luca Lunari
Head of Export Finance - Italy
BNP Paribas
Zeynep Küçüköner
Zeynep Küçüköner
Treasury and Foreign Relations Manager
Yapı Kredi Leasing A.O.
Manav Futnani
Manav Futnani
Director - Project & Export Finance (based in Mumbai)
HSBC
Henri d'Ambrieres
Henri d'Ambrieres
HDA Conseil
Thomas Innocenzi
Thomas Innocenzi
Vice President
Astris
Nick Flitterman
Nick Flitterman
Head of Telecoms
Portland Advisers
Gabriele von dem Bussche
Gabriele von dem Bussche
MD
pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank
Hacina Py
Hacina Py
Global Head of Export Finance
Société Générale
Juergen Wienes
Juergen Wienes
Global Head of Structured Trade & Export Finance
UniCredit
Maëlia Dufour
Maëlia Dufour
COO Chief Operating Officer, State Account Business
COFACE SA
Guillermo Hombravella
Guillermo Hombravella
Managing Director, Head of Structuring and Product Development
Santander Bank
Eugene Kock
Eugene Kock
Director
ING Bank
Matthew Hagopian
Matthew Hagopian
Partner
Milbank,Tweed, Hadley & McCloy
Gert Van Melkebeke
Gert Van Melkebeke
Head of Export Finance BeNeLux - France
Commerzbank
Kai Preugschat
Kai Preugschat
Secretary General
Berne Union
Andrew Patterson
Andrew Patterson
Regional President for Africa
Bechtel
Sabine Vigneron
Sabine Vigneron
SENIOR DIRECTOR TRADE & EXPORT FINANCE
Mizuho
Dina Merkulova
Dina Merkulova
Director, FIs & ECAs
Alfa-Bank
Laurent Valentin
Laurent Valentin
Président
Accolade Advisors
Alex Taylor
Alex Taylor
Managing Director - Head of Export and Agency Finance EMEA
Citi
Pierre-Marie Debreuille
Pierre-Marie Debreuille
Head of Export Credit Division
SFIL
Lena Bertilsson
Lena Bertilsson
Head of Structured Finance and Corporate Lending
Svensk Exportkredit (SEK)
Francesco De Bartolo
Francesco De Bartolo
Head of Execution, Export Finance
Cassa Depositi e Prestiti
Nuria Gorog
Nuria Gorog
Senior Vice President & Regional Manager Continental Europe
Zurich

TXF Rome 2016: Export, Agency & Project Finance

AGENDA

  Plenary Idea Labs Idea Labs
09:00

Chairman's Opening Remarks

Welcome address

Main room

09:15

Keynote Address: Project finance opportunities in Europe and beyond

A focus on mobilizing the private sector, opportunities for official agencies, bilateral and multilateral development banks.

Main room

09:45

The role of ECAs in project finance: shifting roles

An appraisal of the role of ECAs and how they can to adapt to changing times. Have they responded quickly enough to demand for renewable projects? Guarantees versus direct lending, what does the future hold? What are the latest strategies to support lending in a wider range of currencies?

Main room

10:30

The evolving role of banks in project financing

Understand the role banks will play in providing liquidity going forward. How will the trend of the bank as an advisor play out in the long term? What will current and proposed regulations mean for the role of the commercial bank in project financing? Can enough banks still be meaningful debt providers?

Main room

11:15

Networking Coffee Break

Main room

12:00

Renewables through 2016/17 and beyond

What are the prospects for increased renewables sector activity, and what is needed to make deals/projects attractive to investors in this sector? How can ECAs, DFIs, MFIs and commercial banks provide the appropriate support for sponsors?

Main room

12:45

Will we see new project demand in the oil and gas sector? New priorities and funding requirements

What the current price environment might mean for NOCs’ use of project finance, and the implications for expansion overseas and into new business lines. Opportunities for financial and strategic joint ventures.

Main room

13:30

Lunch

Main room

15:00

Hot regions for DFI/MFI support

Hear from DFIs on where they will increase coverage and which new sectors and regions they regard as most crucial and in need of their support. Analyses of existing markets for business, where has been easy, where has been difficult?

Main room

15:45

Serving the hard to reach corners: how to project finance telecommunications infrastructure

More than 500 hours of online video are uploaded to YouTube every minute, two-thirds of all internet traffic is now video content and household bandwidth requirements are poised to increase by 31% annually over the next five years. The infrastructure requirements to serve mankind’s insatiable demand for the internet are huge, but how will it be financed? Is project financing a viable tool in the telecoms sector? What are the specific risks in the telecoms sector for project financiers? Hear from leading players in this sector how they have sought to mitigate those risks and successfully project finance their projects.

Main room

16:30

Networking Coffee Break

Main room

17:00

Idea Lab - North America - will infra volumes compensate for shale?

The latest dash for gas; how many opportunities are there in gas-fired IPPs? As ...

Main room

Europe - delivering on the Juncker plan

Can the EU’s ambitious plans turn into a reality? The latest priority projects a...

Main room

Idea Lab - Africa: Sustainable growth and coping with political risk

Opportunities in economic diversification in non-commodity sectors. What are the...

Idea Lab Room

17:30

Idea Lab - Latin America keeping the infrastructure boom alive

Can the Latin American infrastructure boom outlive the commodities boom, and wha...

Idea Lab Room

17:45

Ice Breaker Drinks

Main room

18:00
  Plenary
09:00

Opening Keynote: Economist overview

Economist presentation on the economic landscape, geopolitical markets and how this effects Italian export and project finance

Main room

09:30

Product update

Update on what to expect in the year to come, new areas that will receive coverage, direct lending, the role that SACE, CDP and SIMEST will play going forward

Main room

10:00

Networking Coffee Break

Main room

11:00

Panel: Key markets

SACE, exporter and International bank discuss key markets for business, sanctions in Iran, Russia and opportunities that will open up

Main room

11:45

Panel: Large and mid-cap exporters

Top exporters discuss interaction with ECA product, how it can it be modified and challenges to business in key markets. Contrasted with less frequent users of export credit, who shed light on how they can begin to become more involved with the product

Main room

12:30

Lunch

Main room

14:00

Roundtable Session

Following on from the TXF/SACE Rome 2015 roundtable, we split into 3 groups to re-address key points, what has been done, what needs to be done, and improvements to be made going forward

Main room

15:15

Coffee Break

Main room

15:45

Case Study: Borrower Perspective

Yapi Kredi share their experiences on working with Italian manufacturers, and how they would like to see the export credit product evolve to serve their needs

Main room

16:15

Panel: Banker view point

International and Italian banks talk about how they see the product working, how legal costs could be reduced, changes they would like and how local banks can become more involved in the future

Main room

17:00

Ice Breaker Drinks

Main room

20:00
  Plenary Stream Workshop Stream Idea Lab Stream
08:30

Chairman's opening remarks

Jonathan Bell, Editor in Chief, TXF

Main room

09:00

Keynote welcome address

Ministerial Keynote

Main room

09:15

Keynote panel: government & ECA leader's outlook

Hear government and ECA heads from crucial manufacturing nations discuss what they are doing to help their exporters, investors and the market. Including how they are developing products, and the areas they expect to see increased cover. What innovations have come to the fore?

Main room

10:05

Audience response survey

Delegates' thoughts and forecasts on the ECA sector for 2016/2017. Have your say. An anonymous, real-time survey of the audience on the key issues in the industry. An annotated industry report will be sent to all guests following the survey.

Main room

10:20

Borrowers & sponsors perspectives

Key borrowers and project sponsors from across the globe discuss their financing strategies. They will address common challenges to gaining ECA and DFI support, best practices to structuring multi-tranche deals, and how to work with local, regional and international banks, agencies, DFIs/MFIs and other institutions in order to achieve funding. They will also discuss what is needed to speed up transactions/projects to get them over the line.

Main room

11:05

Coffee break

Main room

11:50

Industry all play: what key innovation will bring the market forward?

Main room

13:00

Lunch

Main room

14:30

Agency product review

Honest appraisal on how the ECA and agency products are working with different m...

Main room

Analysis of BPL's CPRI global portfolio in comparison to the ECA market

Insightful session on the overlap and competition between ECAs and the private m...

Workshop room

Mastering complex multi-sourcing projects: case studies and discussion on effici...

Workshop session

Idea Lab Room

15:00

Claims

Latest insight on claims

Workshop room

15:10

Analyses of the intersection between ECAs and the private market, risk appetite ...

Forward thinking panel to work out how best ECAs and the private market can work...

Workshop room

15:15

Case study: power in north Africa

Learn how Siemens and the Egyptian government successfully financed a $9billion ...

Workshop room

What are export finance buyers actually buying?

What attracts investors to look at export finance, and what concerns do they hav...

Idea Lab Room

16:00

Coffee break

Main room

16:30

Case study: capital markets and transportation

Lima Metro Line 2 and part of Line 4 was, overall a $5 billion project. This wa...

Workshop room

Collaboration between ECAS and DFIS

This exciting panel explores how co-funding structures can be set up to enable f...

Workshop room

ECAs and SME financing

The Exim reauthorization debate put SMEs front and centre. Support for SMEs is n...

Idea Lab Room

17:15

Case study: Liwa Plastics - a multisource ECA financed transaction

An analysis of the successful framework put in place to finance Orpic’s $6.4 bil...

Workshop room

Public banks in the export credit market

Learn the latest in refinancing and direct lending products, what these mean for...

Workshop room

Sustainability panel

Banks and exporters gather to discuss environmental and social responsibilities,...

Idea Lab Room

18:00

Extended networking cocktail

Unlike other events, the cocktail reception continues on into the evening with a BBQ and an informal awards ceremony. With wine tasting, live entertainment, great food and industry awards, it's the perfect way to round off day one and let your hair down.

Main room

21:00
  Plenary Stream Workshop Stream Idea Lab Stream
07:30

TXF morning run

As is tradition, our very own Managing Director Dan Sheriff, will be leading the morning run on day two. Shake off the cobwebs, sweat out the coffee and cakes, meet new people, and take in the panoramic views of the Eternal City. Don’t forget to pack your trainers and heroic lycra uniform, and we’ll see you at 7.15am at the entrance of the Rome Cavalieri...

Main room

08:00

Mufti day: dress down on day two for €1

Since TXFs inception, day two of our conference is always a chance to leave the uniform at home, and dress down for charity. All proceeds from the mufti day will go to our nominated charity AbleChildAfrica, which works to improve access to education and facilities for disabled children in Africa. There is also a method behind this - less formal attire leads to a less formal atmosphere, improving openness, honesty and dialogue at the conference. Visit www.ablechildafrica.com to find out more.

Main room

08:30
08:50

Chairman's opening remarks

Jonathan Bell, Editor in Chief, TXF

Main room

09:00

Exporters: opportunities and challenges laid bare

Exporters dealing with different sectors and nations reveal common challenges and opportunities. This setting will serve as a forum to address these issues head on, including the debate regarding rules that might advantage non-OECD exporters in contrast to potential favouritism that might benefit their OECD equivalents. We will also address the role of the exporter in modern export finance. Concluding with results from the TXF Exporter Survey.

Main room

09:50

Keynote: global financial market risks - how might theses shape the economic outlook?

Could ‘Brexit’ destabilise the global economy? Has China managed to avoid a hard landing and is the emerging market economies’ adjustment complete? How will commodity price volatility impact the outlook ahead? Is the Federal Reserve sowing the seeds of the next US recession? Central banks’ engagement in currency wars – is that true? And if so, who is winning?

Main room

10:30

Coffee break

Main room

11:15

Syndication loans market review

Opportunity to hear about the latest activity in the syndication loans market.

Main room

IMF product update

Debt policy revisions and what this means for sovereign guarantees in ECA transa...

Workshop room

ECA financing in Asia

An examination of key initiatives including, AIIB, Silk Road, One Belt One Road ...

Idea Lab Room

11:35

Perspectives on project and export finance in Africa

Hear from key African players on how commercial banks, ECAs and DFIs can help fu...

Workshop room

11:45

Liquidity, alternative funding options and the capital markets

A key panel that will analyse and assess the need for increased liquidity within...

Main room

12:00

Idea lab: Iran

As sanctions are lifted, get the inside track on investment opportunities, gover...

Idea Lab Room

12:30

The future for export finance

What will the industry look like in a decade? Will banks play the same role? Wha...

Main room

12:35

Shipping finance and the ECA market

An examination of the state of the cruise and shipping markets. What has been do...

Workshop room

12:45

Russia

Prospects for business in Russia, how oil prices will continue to affect its bor...

Idea Lab Room

13:30

Lunch

Main room

15:00

Deal or no deal

An engaging way to wrap up the two days of discussion, this pricing session sees industry experts go through a series of hypothetical deal proposals and debate: Whether they would finance each deal? How would they price each deal? The audience then gets to vote, influencing the final verdict of the panellists.

Main room

15:45

Coffee break

Main room

16:15

Conference ends

Main room

16:20

TXF Rome 2016 Project Finance Day Agenda

The private financing of energy and infrastructure projects can help governments deal with some of their most pressing environmental, social and economic challenges. 

The TXF Project Finance Day gives you a chance to meet players with the ideas, expertise and resources to make these new approaches work. Despite the looming challenges in commodity and financial markets, this event brings together senior developers, government personnel and new sources of capital who have managed to make deals happen, no matter where in the economic cycle.

Download the TXF Project Finance Report

 

Speakers

Alessandro Carano, Senior Adviser on Jobs, Growth and Investment - Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission

Michael Whalen, Vice-President of Project and Structured Trade Finance, US Ex-Im Bank

Larry Schwartz, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Seaborn Networks

Paul Corcoran, CFO, Nord Stream 2 AG

Jørgen Kragh, Head of Project Finance, EKF

Luciene Ferreira M. Machado, Managing Deputy Director, BNDES

Michael Emery, Head of EMEA Syndications, IFC

Thomas Brehler, Managing Director Power, Renewables and Water, KfW IPEX-Bank

Alexander Otten, Senior Project Finance Manager, Atradius 

David Craig, Head of Project and Structured Finance Team, UKEF

Alastair Hensman, Vice President, Energy & Chemicals Advisory, Nexant Ltd

Massimo Pecorari, Group Head of Project Finance, Unicredit

Phil Roberts, Head of Energy and Natural Resources, Structured Finance Office for EMEA, MUFG

Allan Baker, MD, Global Head of Power Advisory & Project Finance, Société Générale

Cristina Morelli, Director - Head of Transport, Financial Services & Special Industries Large Business, SACE

Lorenz Jorgensen, Director for Loan Syndications, EBRD

Oliver Irwin, Senior Associate, Milbank 

Nick Flitterman, Head of Telecoms, Portland Advisors

Animesh Ranjan, Director Investments, Yard Energy Group

Anne Aufrere, Head of Financing & Insurance Department, Arianespace

Erik Beekmans, ‎Project & Structured Finance Officer, Van Oord

Olga Sclovscaia, Sector Manager - Finance and Capital Markets Operations Group, MIGA

Dr. Robert Besseling, Executive Director, EXX Africa

Alessandro Izzo, Deputy Head of Division, Infrastructure, Energy & Public Sector Division, Lending Operations in Italy and Malta, EIB

Lorenz Jorgensen, Director Head of Loan Syndications, EBRD

Guto Davies, Managing Director, Global ECA CoE Leader, GE Capital

 

Agenda

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TXF Rome 2016 Italian Export Finance Day Agenda

8th June, Rome Cavalieri

Following the success of the TXF Italian Exporters Roundtable in 2015, delegates gathered on the 8th June to discuss one of the most active and innovative export finance markets in the world.

This one-day briefing was designed for exporters, banks and advisors involved in Italian export finance, and all borrowers and international counterparts looking to secure a greater level of Italian support.


The briefing day looked at:

 Latest policies and innovations

 Position on Iran and Russia and impact on future business

 Open discussion on areas for improvement

 Getting more liquidity into the sector

 Italy as a player in a competitive global environment 

 

Key Speakers

Fabio Rescalli, Marketing Director, SACE

Alessandro Terzulli, Chief Economist, SACE

Paolo Frascarolo, Head of Finance, Tenova Group

Tommaso Garzelli, Finance Director, Astaldi

David Albagli, Executive Director, Head Global Trade Finance Italy, BBVA

Luca Lunari, Head of Export Finance - Italy, BNP Paribas

Daniela Mohtadi, Vice President, Structured Export Finance, ING

Francesca Beomonte, Head of Structured Trade & Export Finance, UniCredit

Marianna Scaltriti, Trade and Export Finance Manager, SAIPEM

Marcello Cacucciolo, CFO, CMRA 

Fabio Fritelli, Finance Director, Maire Tecnimont

Zeynep Küçüköner, Head of Financial Institutions and International Borrowings, Yapi Kredi Leasing

Marcello Cacucciolo, CFO, CMRA

Marianna Scaltriti, Trade and Export Finance Manager, SAIPEM

Alessandro Mazzi, Director- Head of Export Finance, Italy, HSBC

 

Agenda

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Rome Cavalieri, Waldorf Astoria

Via Alberto Cadlolo, 101

Rome, Italy

The eternal city makes the perfect host for our flagship export, agency and project finance assembly. Rome is a wonderful city to visit for a few days, and even stay for the weekend.  

Good transport links and accommodation, great weather, great heritage, a strong exporting community, and a proactive and growing ECA – a perfect trip, wherever in the world you are coming from.