TXF Paris 2016

Export Finance

Sep 27 - Sep 28, 2016
Bpifrance , France

TXF Paris - your questions answered

In the summer of 2016, it was all change in the French market and support for exports was becoming more important than ever. TXF Paris provided an unmissable opportunity to examine how we can innovate within export finance and ensure that it remains a core business for financiers, insurers, exporters and borrowers alike.

We answered all your burning questions, including:

 How will a renewed government support for exports impact private insurance and banks?

 Which countries are showing demand for French exports?

 What is the current regulatory environment in France?

 How competitive are French exports and French export finance globally – and what can be done to continue improving this?

 What role will new technologies play in export finance?

 What are the latest developments in local content requirements?

 What will SFIL’s new refinancing programme look like?

 How will Bpifrance be supporting French SMEs through export finance solutions?

 What will the transfer of state guarantees from Coface to Bpifrance mean for you?

and much more...

 


TXF's unique, discussion based 'idea labs' and smaller workshop sessions encourage majority participation, whilst ensuring all guests feel comfortable airing their views, discussing challenges, and shaping the ideas that will continue to drive the French export finance market forward.  


 

Your event was perfect from the beginning to the end. Young, dynamic, participative, inspiring, and a lot of sharing and networking
Pedro Novo
Executive Director in charge of Export, Bpifrance
Pedro Novo
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
The best ever!
Peter von Guretzky-Cornitz
Representative, BPL Global
Peter von Guretzky-Cornitz
A huge high level event with a great exchange attitude from participants
Boris VOISOT
Contract and Customer Financing manager, Metso
Boris VOISOT
The blockbuster in the industry!
Jens Gmelin
Vice President, Credit Risk Insurance & Financial Products Adivsory, KfW IPEX-Bank
Jens Gmelin
After 30 years of conferences, I was pleasantly surprised that you found ways to innovate what had become repetitive, semi-stale formats.
Ken Lomas
Senior Advisor, Structured and Export Finance, Imagro Spa
Ken Lomas
was the best I’ve seen in my career.
Paul Anderson
Director of Marketing, HPI LLC
Paul Anderson
Thank you very much for that wonderful conference, interesting and highly important topics discussed, friendly atmosphere and great organisation! It was a pleasure to participate in this remarkable event!
Ekaterina Viktorova
Deputy Head of Treasury, PhosAgro
Ekaterina Viktorova
Don’t go for anything less
Dr. Sebastian Hofert von Weiss
Head of Project Finance, EY/AHB
Dr. Sebastian Hofert von Weiss
TXF have out done themselves again, amazing!
Evert-Jan Zondag
Managing Director | Head of Structured Trade & Export Finance Asia, Deutsche Bank
Evert-Jan Zondag
This was by far the best conference during my 30 years of banking history. Congratulations!
Michael Sobl
Export & Project Finance, DZ Bank
Michael Sobl
An exceptional demonstration for promotions of the new french export finance ecosystem.
Baudoin van Robais
Project & Export Finance Director, GE Capital
Baudoin van Robais
Great! Please continue in this way. It was so intimate with french exporters.
Guillaume Moreau
Head of Financing, Siemens France, Siemens
Guillaume Moreau
  Plenary stream Workshop & idea lab stream

Coffee & networking

Main Room

Opening remarks

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Keynote address: Export finance in turbulent times

In a time of economic uncertainty at home and abroad, where do French exports sit with government strategy?

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Briefing: the new system for state guarantees

An explanation of the transfer of state guarantees from Coface to Bpifrance: What improvements will the new system bring? What are the specifications of the system for state support of French exports? What is the decision-making process in the new system? What provisions have been made to ensure a smooth transition?

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Q&A: The new system for state guarantees

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How does France rank globally?

Detailed analysis of the 2016 export finance review, followed by a panel discussion with key French exporters and borrowers

TXF has branched out its export finance survey this year to include 100 exporters and 30 borrowers. Here, we will give further detail on the findings of the research and, specifically, how the French export finance industry compares to other international competitors.

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Coffee & networking

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Audience response survey: have your say

An anonymous, real-time survey of the audience on the key issues in the industry. All guests will receive the full results and an annotated commentary as a report after the conference.

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SFIL's export refinancing programme - one year on

A detailed examination of the nuts and bolts of SFIL's recently launched refinancing scheme. Have exporters found it useful? What implication has it had on banks' portfolios? Has it improved the competitiveness of French export contracts? How many deals has the programme supported since its launch?

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Networking lunch

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Facilitation first: Oiling the cogs of global trade finance

What is the global context affecting French exports? And what role does trade facilitation play in this?

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Can banks still afford to offer export finance?

Regulatory burdens, costly compliance requirements, low pricing and high competition don't make life easy for banks. With increasing consolidation and a number of key banks exiting export finance altogether, what does the future hold?

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Plenary stream Workshop & idea lab stream

Are we content with local content?

This year has seen minimum French content requirements for ECA-backed transactio...

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Workshop: multi-sourcing 101

Learn how to navigate the complexities of multi-sourcing ECA transactions and ex...

Workshop & Idea lab room

Coffee & networking

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How can we support French SMEs?

Will the transfer of state guarantees to Bpifrance mean greater access to export finance for French SMEs? How does Bpifrance’s direct lending programme for small ticket transactions work? What tools are ECAs, banks and the private insurance market offering SMEs? How important a role will SMEs play in export finance in the future? Does it make sense for export finance banks to support SMEs?

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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.

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  Plenary stream Workshop & idea lab stream

Coffee & networking

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Opening remarks

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What does the future hold for French exports?

Every time we think we’ve seen it all, the global economy delivers another blow…whether it’s tumbling commodity prices, a slowing Chinese economy or – most recently – a historic decision from the UK to leave the EU. So what will the ramifications be for French exports – will they dive, survive or thrive?

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Plenary stream Workshop & idea lab stream

CIRR: ...is it back?

The Commercial Interest Reference Rate (CIRR) has been reintroduced in France – ...

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Dealing with sanctioned states

With EU sanctions lifted on Iran, what are the investment needs there? What lega...

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Coffee & networking

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Plenary stream Workshop & idea lab stream

Regional focus: Africa

Africa has an enormous investment need, but projects aren't getting off the grou...

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Regional focus: Asia

Have sanctions on Russia led exporters to look more closely at Asia? Is strong c...

Workshop & Idea lab room

What role can private insurance play in this new era of French export support?

Are PRI solutions meeting exporters’ and banks’ needs? Is there scope for greater collaboration between private insurers and ECAs? Is competition driving premiums down to unsustainable levels?

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Where next for France?

We conclude two days of debate and discussion with by looking into the future. What are the hottest regions for French exports, and what do we need to do to ensure continued growth?

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Lunch & open networking session

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Charles Sarrazin
Charles Sarrazin
Deputy Assistant Secretary Export Finance and Trade Promotion
Ministry of Finance
Henri d'Ambrieres
Henri d'Ambrieres
Manager
HDA Conseil
Pedro Novo
Pedro Novo
Executive Director in charge of Export
Bpifrance
Nicolas Dufourcq
Nicolas Dufourcq
CEO
Bpifrance
Olivier Utz
Olivier Utz
CFO
Promar Shipping Services
Sophie Sheldon
Sophie Sheldon
Senior Loss Adjuster
Leadenhall Adjusting
Pascale  Lefèvre
Pascale Lefèvre
COFACE SA
Pierre-Marie Debreuille
Pierre-Marie Debreuille
Head of Export Credit Division
SFIL
Cathia Lawson-Hall
Cathia Lawson-Hall
Senior Banker Africa
Societe Generale
Thierry EISENSTEIN
Thierry EISENSTEIN
Export Finance & Agency Head
Bouygues
Isabel  Galdiz
Isabel Galdiz
Vice President of International Relations
US EXIM BANK - Export-Import Bank of the United States
Agnès Tauty-Giraldi
Agnès Tauty-Giraldi
Head of Export Finance - Europe, Africa & Structured Trade Receivables Finance
Societe Generale
Cherif Rebai
Cherif Rebai
Deputy Chief Financial Officer
Eiffage Concessions
Eleonora Mahé
Eleonora Mahé
International-Expertise-Product
Bpifrance
Florence Gaymard
Florence Gaymard
Managing Director, Corporate Clients France
Credit Agricole CIB
Florence Gaymard
Florence Gaymard
Managing Director, Corporate Clients France
Credit Agricole CIB
Guillaume Moreau
Guillaume Moreau
Head of Financing, Siemens France
Siemens
France Arnaud de Taddeo
France Arnaud de Taddeo
Credit Insurance & Issuing Guarantees Broker
Solmondo
Maëlia Dufour
Maëlia Dufour
Medium and Long Term Insurance
COFACE SA
Christophe   Viprey
Christophe Viprey
COFACE SA
Andre Gazal
Andre Gazal
Global Head of Export Finance
Credit Agricole CIB
Hacina PY
Hacina PY
Global Head of Export Finance
Societe Generale
Thomas Courbe
Thomas Courbe
Deputy Direcor General
Ministry of Finance of France - DG Trésor
Stephane Colliac
Stephane Colliac
Senior Economist
Euler Hermes Aktiengesellschaft
Louis Margueritte
Louis Margueritte
Head of Export Credits and International Guarantees
Ministry of Finance of France - DG Trésor
Benoit De Malezieux
Benoit De Malezieux
Regional Treasury & Structured Finance EMEA
Nokia
Jean-Philippe Neau
Jean-Philippe Neau
Chief Financial Officer
MSC Cruises
Arnaud Sarret
Arnaud Sarret
Head of Structured Export Finance
Natixis
Bruno Schambacher
Bruno Schambacher
Chief Operating Officer
Ellipse Projects SAS
Dario Liguti
Dario Liguti
Chief Underwriting and Business Innovation Officer
SACE
David Avram
David Avram
Director, Trade & Export Finance
Fives
Marc Auboin
Marc Auboin
Counsellor
World Trade Organisation (WTO)
David Drysdale
David Drysdale
Head of Export Credits Group
OECD
Laurent Valentin
Laurent Valentin
Président
Accolade Advisors
Alexandre de Vathaire
Alexandre de Vathaire
Head of French & UK Export Finance
BNP Paribas

Bpifrance

4th floor 6-8 Boulevard Haussmann

75009, Paris, France

Event enquiries

Phone: 020 3735 5180

Email: [email protected]

The Bpifrance innovation hub is ideally located close to public transport in a scenic street of Paris.

 

Boulevard Haussmann is one of the wide tree-lined boulevards created in Paris by Napoleon III, under the direction of his Prefect of the Seine, Baron Haussmann.