TXF Americas 2017

Project, Export & Commodity and Trade Finance

Feb 1 - Feb 2, 2017
The Palms, United States
Victor  Luque
Victor Luque
Managing Director for State owned Enterprises
Ministry of Energy, Mexico
Regina García Cuellar Céspedes
Regina García Cuellar Céspedes
Chief of Staff to Pemex CEO
Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX)
Marcello Estevão
Marcello Estevão
Secretary for International Affairs
Ministry of Finance Brazil
Sabrina Borlini
Sabrina Borlini
Global Head of Syndications
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Antje Gibson
Antje Gibson
Vice President & Treasurer
Royal Caribbean Cruises
Josh Weinstein
Josh Weinstein
Treasurer
Carnival Corporation
Aashish Pitale
Aashish Pitale
Finance
Independent
Nick Haslett
Nick Haslett
Senior Managing Director - Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Business Development
Castleton Commodities International (CCI)
Fabio Jose Fagundes
Fabio Jose Fagundes
Chief, Financial Products & Services Division
IDB Invest
Volker Helms
Volker Helms
Managing Director
LBBW México S.A.
Jeffrey S. Cain
Jeffrey S. Cain
Sr. Vice President - Project and Export Finance
Siemens Financial Services
Sarvesh  Suri
Sarvesh Suri
Director of Operations
MIGA - Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
Satheesh Kumar Sundararajan
Satheesh Kumar Sundararajan
Senior Infrastructure Finance Specialist
World Bank Group
Bart Pattyn
Bart Pattyn
CEO & President
COFACE SA
Daniel Riordan
Daniel Riordan
President - Political Risk and Trade Credit
XL Catlin
Leandro  Alves
Leandro Alves
President & COO
Falvez Energy
James Brache
James Brache
Deputy Managing Director
Zurich
Lenny Floria
Lenny Floria
Head of Regional Treasury and Structured Finance for the Americas
Nokia
Alejandro Fernandez
Alejandro Fernandez
Finance Manager
Bunge
Chris Patterson
Chris Patterson
Executive Director: Structured Finance (Americas)
Caterpillar Financial
Marcos Hepp
Marcos Hepp
Director of Trade Finance
Volvo
David Hanna
David Hanna
Executive VP & CFO
BroadGrain
Mark  Schaltuper
Mark Schaltuper
Global Head of Country Risk
BMI Research
Terry Pierce
Terry Pierce
VP, Customer Strategy
Hijro Network
Alejandro Figari Alzamora
Alejandro Figari Alzamora
Director General
Oleana
Rob Morgan
Rob Morgan
President
Agile Energy
Manuel Andrade
Manuel Andrade
CEO
Padtec
Julio Varela
Julio Varela
Treasurer
Nidera Sementes
Doug Schoch
Doug Schoch
Vice President, Captive Business
Siemens
Julio Garcia
Julio Garcia
Head of Infrastructure – North America
IFM Investors
Suzanne Gaboury
Suzanne Gaboury
Director, Agribusiness
FMO Development Bank
Thilo  Tecklenburg
Thilo Tecklenburg
Chief Operating Officer North America
Meridiam
Pietro Amico
Pietro Amico
General Counsel
Risk Analytics Ltd
Michal Ron
Michal Ron
IWG Secretary General, Managing Director, and Head of International Business
SACE
Hal Pontez
Hal Pontez
President and CEO
HPI LLC
Isabel Galdiz
Isabel Galdiz
Vice President of International Relations
US EXIM BANK - Export-Import Bank of the United States
Maria Hultén
Maria Hultén
Director
Swedish Export Credit Corporation (SEK)
Larry Schwartz
Larry Schwartz
Chairman & CEO
Seaborn Networks
Topi Vesteri
Topi Vesteri
Deputy CEO
Finnvera plc
Tony Smith
Tony Smith
Commercial Director
Igor Zax
Igor Zax
President
Tenzor
Jens Kruse
Jens Kruse
Head of Underwriting Latin America
Euler Hermes Aktiengesellschaft
Christophe Spoerry
Christophe Spoerry
Co-founder
Euler Hermes Digital Agency
Alan Beard
Alan Beard
Managing Director
Interlink Capital Strategies
Christophe Petit
Christophe Petit
Co-Founder, President and Managing Partner
Star America Infrastructure Partners
Kitt Carswell
Kitt Carswell
Vice President and Senior Offering Manager, Trade & Supply Chain Solutions
CGI
Zaki Manian
Zaki Manian
Founder
Skuchain, inc.
J. Michael  Brown
J. Michael Brown
Partner Energy & Natural Resources
Reed Smith
Jean-Baptiste Piette
Jean-Baptiste Piette
Head of Export and Agency Finance (USA)
Santander
Rafael Cervantes
Rafael Cervantes
Vice President, Export & Agency Finance
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)
Piers Constable
Piers Constable
Head of Structured Trade & Export Finance, Americas
Deutsche Bank
Valentino Gallo
Valentino Gallo
Global Head of Export and Agency Finance
Independent
Carlos Sagaón-Garza
Carlos Sagaón-Garza
Partner
Baker & McKenzie
Willem Sutherland
Willem Sutherland
Managing Director, Head of Infrastructure Finance &Advisory Americas
ING Capital
Marcial Nava
Marcial Nava
Principal Economist
BBVA
Georges Romano
Georges Romano
Latin America Head, Export and Agency Finance
Citi
Michael Oka
Michael Oka
Managing Director – Commodities & Structured Trade Finance
MUFG Bank
Alexander Borisoff
Alexander Borisoff
Partner
Milbank,Tweed, Hadley & McCloy
Angel Merino Torrealba
Angel Merino Torrealba
Global Trade Finance USA
BBVA
Suzanne Durney
Suzanne Durney
Managing Director, Head of Commodity Structured Debt
BNP Paribas
Sergio Robredo Nuñez
Sergio Robredo Nuñez
Head of Structured Export & Agency Finance
Santander

TXF kicked of 2017 with a bang; attracting over 200 leading trade figures to Miami for 2 days of networking, learning and debate!

 

For an overview of export & project finance opportunities in the Americas:

Download our free infographic here

 

Export and project finance experts, commodity finance aficionados and trade finance gurus rubbed shoulders in this exclusive gathering of corporates, agencies, financiers, insurers and lawyers.

 

Two Days and three different streams: supplement our holistic sessions with topics specific to your business.

On both days of the conference, our idea labs and workshops were organised into two separate streams focusing on three different areas of finance. 

 

Our Export & Project Finance sessions covered:

·        ECA Perspectives on Latin America

·        North American power and energy financing

·        Private Market Insurance and intersection with ECAs

·        Opportunities and challenges for exporters across the region

 

The Commodities Finance slots tackled:

·        Agribusiness in the Americas

·        Bankers, alternative financing and institutional investors

·        The Rise of US domestic traders 

·        Patterns and projections for commodities financing in South and North America

 

And our Trade and Supply Chain sessions examined:

·        Blockchain and the potential benefits of FinTech 

·        Regulation

·        Supply chain financing in Latin America and North America

 

Join us next year for the most diverse formats in the industry!

Thank you to all our attendees! Hear what past guests thought of their TXF experience:

TXF speakers and conference attendees are experts of the highest calibre. Way to bring out the best from the best in the business.
Isabel Galdiz
Vice President, International Relations, US EXIM BANK - Export-Import Bank of the United States
Isabel Galdiz
Truly exceptional, professional staff, interesting speakers, great networking, and I am looking forward to their next event.
Peter Appelbaum
President, Aretep
Peter Appelbaum
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 - Bpifrance Assurance Export
Pedro Novo
Absolutely great event for networking
Rogelio Wong
Export Finance Mexico, Central America & Caribbean, Société Générale
Rogelio Wong
TXF move from strength to strength as they navigate around the world delivering quality conferences
Olwyn Buldhoo
Executive Director - Head of ECA Finance EMEA, MUFG
Olwyn Buldhoo
I found the event to be very informative and the diversity of the crowd was excellent
Brad Dunderman
Vice President, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)
Brad  Dunderman
It was a pleasure to be a part of this great event (in both aspects structural and joining my co -speakers). Though this was my first contact with your team, I found this TXF event interesting in terms of coverage and global approach
Ion Sclifos
Treasurer, Orange Romania
Ion  Sclifos
Very good speakers and content. Much appreciated the senior level of parties that were involved. Very serious in doing business.
Lenny Floria
Head of Regional Treasury and Structured Finance for the Americas, Nokia
Lenny Floria
The quality of the group of people you managed to bring together was excellent. You must have worked very hard to ensure you got the right calibre of people that were able to articulate on key issues. That does not happen very often in “ECA Land".
Simon Jones
Head of Export & Agency Finance, EMEA , TD Securities
Simon Jones
One of the best financial conferences I've attended. Very diverse participants.
Shinebayar Bat
CEO, Batseer
Shinebayar Bat
Excellent location and hospitality, very good networking opportunities!
Jan Christoph Meyer
Structured Finance, Group Treasury, Vestas
Jan Christoph Meyer
Very informative sessions, highly professional team, great choice of venue.
Gerelchuluun Iderchuluun
Business Development Manager, Batseer
Gerelchuluun Iderchuluun
Good content, well attended, really well-developed industry event!
Peter Köck
Vice President Finance & Treasury, VA Intertrading Aktiengesellschaft
Peter Köck
Excellent opportunity to meet fellow comrades in the commodities & financing jungle.
Gaurav Kumar
Senior Relationship Manager, Amsterdam Trade Bank
Gaurav Kumar
A spectacular line-up of speakers
Sergei Mikhalev
Amsterdam Trade Bank
Sergei Mikhalev
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
Great content and innovative approach.
Mark Rowland
Treasury and Credit Risk Specialist,
Mark Rowland
Excellent organisation, good audience in a refreshing environment!
Gert Van Melkebeke
Head of Export Finance BeNeLux - France, Commerzbank
Gert Van Melkebeke

Plenary session

  Stream 1 Stream 2

Chairmans Opening Remarks

Main room

Weathering the Storm: A Global Outlook on Commodity Prices

A combination of China’s continued slowdown, US interest rate rises, rolling crises in Europe, increased global political risk and the glut in oil supply, has led to a prolonged commodities bear market. Are we likely to see a prolonged oil price stabilisation, and at what price? Can new life be injected into natural resources industries and what form will this take? How does this affect the Americas?

Main room

Comeback Tour: Brazil in 2017 and Beyond

Understand the latest political situation and the stance of the new administration. How friendly will the landscape be for international business? What is the outlook for commodity prices and exports of Brazil’s key raw materials? Where are the new opportunities and trends in oil and gas, mining, agribusiness and natural resources? With liquidity down, local banks struggling, BNDES not lending on the same level, how can Brazil fund itself now?

Main room

Global Trade Under Trump Administration

What are the implications of the US election and new administration for world trade? What does this mean for US imports and exports? What will this affect the future of TPP? Will this change OFAC fnancial embargoes and sanctions in Cuba, Iran, Russia? How will the US, Central and Latin American relationships change?

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Audience Response Survey

Delegates’ thoughts and forecasts on the Americas sector for 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

Coffee Break & Networking

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Connecting the Americas: Transportation and Infrastructure Financing

From Latin American mass-urban transportation projects such as the Lima Metro an...

Export & Project Finance Stream

Sowing the Seed: Agribusiness in the Americas

The vast spaces of land between Argentina and Canada present huge prospects for ...

Commodities Finance Stream:

Next Steps: Project Financed-Telecom, Lessons Learnt and Future Opportunities

In the wake of last year’s TXF Best Americas ECA Finance Deal of the Year,...

Export & Project Finance Stream

Specialists: The Rise of US domestic traders

The last ten years has seen an increase in US domestic traders. This panel will ...

Commodities Finance Stream:

Lunch & Networking

Main room

Out to Sea: Shipping in North America

The shipping market has slowed in response to the commodities slump, but it rema...

Export & Project Finance Stream

Treasurers’ Toolkit: Working capital solutions from SCF to ABL

What tools are most attracting corporates today and what
do they want from ...

Trade Finance & FinTech Focus

International Players: Exporters Panel

Industry leading exporters from different sectors across...

Export & Project Finance Stream

Idea Lab: Blockchain- Separating Fact from Fiction

Are customers ready for blockchain solutions in the US? Do they want it? Is it m...

Trade Finance & FinTech Focus

Coffee Break & Networking

Main room

Global Voices: ECA perspectives on Latin America

How are European and Asian ECAs providing coverage for ...

Export & Project Finance Stream

Idea Lab: Technocrats - FinTech in 2020

As financial technology increases its foothold on corporate management of cash, ...

Trade Finance & FinTech Focus

Private Market Insurance and Intersection with ECAs

Private risk insurance, what can they do that ECAs can’t? Venezuela and Ar...

Export & Project Finance Stream

Networking Drinks Reception

Main room

Plenary session

  Stream 1 Stream 2

Reformed and Liberalized: Mexico’s Energy Sector

Mexico’s energy reform continues to offer opportunities for the international community, but how stable is the oil economy and what political factors need to be considered? How will Pidiregas and its specialty fnancing requirements play out? What are the latest infrastructure requirements? Where are the opportunities in connecting the US and Mexico?

Main room

Big Fish: Global Traders Panel

Major global trading houses gather to speak about trends in the US, Latin America, Asia and Europe. How will global demand effect the Americas? Will we see continued growth of lending to the producer and hedging? What aspects are positive and negative in the US market? What are their financing needs? What can be done to weather challenging times? What tools across RCFs and borrowing-base facilities, PXFs and prepayments, increased supply chain finance, are attractive? How will their role continue to change going forward?

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Industry All Play

An innovative session that sees all delegates split into predetermined groups and collaboratively try to answer key questions in the market today: How can we mitigate risk in Latin America? How will the Trump administration change the business landscape in North America? What is the outlook for the trade, commodity, export and project fnance industries across the Americas? This networking-friendly, fnal session leverages the collective experience at the conference and allows attendees to draw on insights from the two days of debate and discussion.

Main room

Coffee & Networking

Main room

Crucial Partners: DFIs and MFIs

This panel examines the development finance initiatives of global and Latin Amer...

Export & Project Finance Stream

Saving Grace - Renewables Financing

Are renewable projects in Latin America financeable or too small? What role can ...

Export & Project Finance Stream

Panel: Local and Regional Banks

Local and regional banks gather to discuss financing across Latin America and ho...

Export & Project Finance Stream

South and Central American Project Finance Growth areas

This panel examines growth markets for project fnance across the region, with a ...

Export & Project Finance Stream

Lunch & Networking

Main room

Close

Main room

The Palms

3025 Collins Ave

Miami Beach, United States

Event enquiries

Phone: +44 (0) 20 3735 5180

Email: [email protected]

TXF Americas 2017 took place at the stunning beachside resort: The Palms Hotel and Spa.

 

Set in the heart of Miami beach overlooking the ocean, the hotel provides guests with a sophisticated yet laid back atmosphere from which to enjoy the event. So sit back, relax and let us take care of you!