TXF Germany 2016

Export Finance

Sep 21, 2016
AKA Bank, Germany

Attendance was capped at 120 delegates, with a 50/50 split of corporates and financial institutions, ensuring a balanced debate and excellent networking opportunities. As with all our events, Chatham House rules applied throughout.


We returned to Frankfurt for another edition of this intimate event looking at the future of the German export finance market.

This exclusive meeting explored how Germany could keep its strong position in a volatile market.  

Key themes included:

What are the prospects for deals into Iran? What’s the best way to structure multisource projects?

What will the capital requirements regulation (CRR) mean for export finance?

Is private insurance being used to its maximum potential? 

How can global exporters deal with local content requirements?  

…and much more.  

Peter von Guretzky-Cornitz
That was the best one ever, I mean better than anything else in the market.
Peter von Guretzky-Cornitz
VP Finance, SMS Group
Germany has one of the biggest export finance markets worldwide and deserves a premier summit for its major decision makers. TXF has again set up a new benchmark with the German export finance conference!
Ralph Lerch
Global Head of Export Finance, Commerzbank
Ralph Lerch
Martine Jany
As an export finance professional it was a pleasure to be part of this conference first time located in Frankfurt. An excellent platform to do networking with the support of professional and creative moderators. The best conference tailored made for Germany I ever attended after the one organized in Paris.
Martine Jany
Export Finance Germany, Switzerland and Austria, Société Générale
Excellent mix of topics and very good size.
Dr Daniel Reichert-Facilides
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Dr Daniel Reichert-Facilides
TXF managed to sustain a high level of interesting discussions. Well attended by the German export finance community.
Eran Charit
Broker | Credit and Political Risks, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Eran Charit
Thank you to you and the rest of the team for an excellent conference. From the macro-economic overview to the "nuts-n'-bolts" discussions, the conference was refreshingly to the point.
Christian Etzel
Head of Export Finance, Dekabank
Christian Etzel
Dr. Christoph Herfarth
Dr. Christoph Herfarth
Head of Export Finance and Export Credit, Guarantee Department
German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
Philipp Rossberg
Philipp Rossberg
COO, Federal Export Credit Guarantee Division
Euler Hermes Aktiengesellschaft
Gernot Bruch
Gernot Bruch
Head of Export & Project Finance
Linde AG
Dr. Manuel Probst
Dr. Manuel Probst
Head of Export Finance
Ferrostaal Equipment Solutions GmbH
Bart Ponsioen
Bart Ponsioen
Director, Export Finance
ING Bank
Ralf Steger
Ralf Steger
Head of Financial Services
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen
Reiner Jahn
Reiner Jahn
Vice-president
Germany-Iran Chamber of Commerce
Ralph Lerch
Ralph Lerch
Global Head of Export Finance
Commerzbank
Marion Kilian
Marion Kilian
Vice President
STEAG GmbH
Christian Vollbehr
Christian Vollbehr
Head of Trade Credit
AIG
Karsten Grossimlinghaus
Karsten Grossimlinghaus
Head of department for product management
PricewaterhouseCoopers AG
Jan von Allwoerden
Jan von Allwoerden
Head of Department Underwriting
Euler Hermes Deutschland Aktiengesellschaft (Private)
Jan-Philipp Apking
Jan-Philipp Apking
Head of Underwriting and FIs
Euler Hermes Aktiengesellschaft
Thomas Baum
Thomas Baum
Head of Division Underwriting & Risk Management
Euler Hermes Aktiengesellschaft
Marck Wengrzik
Marck Wengrzik
Co-Chairman
AKA Export Finance Bank
Werner Schmidt
Werner Schmidt
Managing Director, Head of Structured Trade & Export Finance Germany
Deutsche Bank
Thomas Ankele
Thomas Ankele
Project Manager
KfW IPEX-Bank
Kai Preugschat
Kai Preugschat
Secretary General
Berne Union
Elvira Bergmann
Elvira Bergmann
Director
Landesbank Baden - Wurttemberg
Carsten Brzeski
Carsten Brzeski
Chief Economist
ING DiBa
Gabriele von dem Bussche
Gabriele von dem Bussche
Head of ECA Finance
pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank
Eugenio Cavenaghi
Eugenio Cavenaghi
Managing Director - Trade, Export & Supply Chain Finance
Santander Bank
Gina Fitzgerald
Gina Fitzgerald
Directeur
BPL Global
Kathrin Marchant
Kathrin Marchant
Partner
Baker & McKenzie
Christian Schneider
Christian Schneider
Project Leader, GeMaX
VSM
Ludwig Preller
Ludwig Preller
Managing Director
Clevis Research

Location: AKA Bank, Frankfurt

TXF is delighted to be returning to Frankfurt for an intimate event looking at the future for the German export finance market. 2015's unstable macroeconomic climate saw a significant drop in ECA transactions globally, yet volumes in Germany, Europe's largest exporter, remain high. This exclusive meeting will explore how Germany can keep its strong position in a volatile market.

Plenary Session

Workshop

  Plenary Workshop & Idea lab

Coffee and Networking

Main room

Chairman's Opening Remarks

Main room

Keynote address: Export finance in government strategy

Main room

Export finance in a dangerous time

Macroeconomic perspectives for exports into the US, China, Asia, Africa and Europe, including key areas of risk, predictions for interest rates, and the effect of the commodities slump.

Main room

5 key takeaways from the 2016 export finance survey

Main room

Comparing ECAs

Learn how to d...

Main room

Is Pfandbrief fit for purpose in a post-B3 environment?

In an environment when the pressure for banks to g...

Workshop & idea lab room

Coffee & Networking

Main room

Rethinking small-ticket transactions

We often ask the question: How can we bridge the small-ticket and SME financi...

Workshop & idea lab room

Regulatory treatment of Export Finance: a world tour

What do you need to know about CRR/CRD IV and the treatment of ECA covers around...

Main room

Iran: Getting deals off the ground

A practical update on obtaining financing and insurance for deals into Ir...

Main room

Think globally, act locally: GeMaX

Case study...

Workshop & idea lab room

Networking lunch

Main room

How does Germany rank globally?

Wake up after lunch, make new contacts, and have your say on German export finance

This year, TXF broadened its export finance survey to include 100 exporters and 30 borrowers. This interactive session, based on the report findings, is split into three sections:

1. A brief presentation outlining the findings of our research

2. Participants are split into groups; each group will discuss a different aspect of the report and assess the competitiveness of German export finance compared to international competitors

3. Each group will present its workings back to the group. Delegates will vote on whether they agree or disagree with the opinions presented

Main room

Coffee and Networking

Main room

Closer look: Private insurance vs ECA Cover

In this session, we will present a series of hypothetical deals. Expert representatives from private insurers and ECAs will assess what cover they would be able to give them and how it would be priced, in an attempt to settle the age-old question:

who’s more competitive - private insurers or ECAs?

Main room

State guarantees and policy update

State guarantees and policy update Hear from Euler Hermes about its strategies and policies for 2016-17

Main room

Deal or no deal

An engaging way to wrap up a day of discussion and end on a note of debate, this pricing session sees industry experts go through a series of hypothetical deal proposals and debate:

1. Whether they would do each deal

2. How they would price each deal.

In the process, the panel explores the key drivers behind signing deals and what needs to be done to get them done. The audience will also have the opportunity to get involved – by voting on how much they would rate each of the deals out of 10 before the panel gives its final verdict.

Main room

Chairman’s Closing Remarks

Main room

AKA Bank

Große Gallusstraße 1-7

Frankfurt, Germany

Event enquiries

Phone: 0203 735 5180

Email: [email protected]

Once again we returned to AKA Bank HQ to host this exclusive gathering of ECA finance professionals.

 

Situated in the heart of Frankfurt's financial district, the location represents the most important financial centre in Germany.

 

Please find below a few nearby hotels we can recommend.

Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof *****

From 300 EUR per night / 3 min walk from the venue.

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Adina Apartment Hotel Frankfurt Neue Oper****

From 200 EUR per night / 10 min walk from the venue.

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Mercure Hotel Kaiserhof City Center ****

From 115 EUR per night / 10 min walk from the venue.

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We hope you enjoyed your stay in Frankfurt!