TXF Germany 2017

Export Finance

Sep 19 - Sep 20, 2017
Große Gallusstraße 1-7, Frankfurt, Germany
Tilo Klinner
Tilo Klinner
Director Finance, Trade, Investment Promotion and Technology Policy, Business and Human Rights
German Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt)
Dr. Christoph Herfarth
Dr. Christoph Herfarth
Head of Export Finance and Export Credit, Guarantee Department
German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
Axel Schäfer
Axel Schäfer
Head of Corporate Export Finance
Herrenknecht Group
Thorsten Kubatzki
Thorsten Kubatzki
Geschftsfhrer
Homag Finance
Ralf Schwarzhaupt
Ralf Schwarzhaupt
Managing Director
Ferrostaal Trading GmbH
Thomas Baum
Thomas Baum
Head of Division Underwriting & Risk Management
Euler Hermes
Reimund Felderhoff
Reimund Felderhoff
Managing Director
Wirtgen
Tobias Behringer
Tobias Behringer
Head of Finance Advisory, Project & Export Finance, Power and Gas
Siemens Financial Services
Dorothee Schneider
Dorothee Schneider
Deputy Head of the Office for Strategic Projects Abroad
Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
Christian Bockler
Christian Bockler
Head of Project and Structured Finance
MV Werften
Gerhard Foerster
Gerhard Foerster
Senior Manager Export Finance
GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft
Udo Raab
Udo Raab
Coverage / Executive
Standard Bank
Jens Haupt
Jens Haupt
Head of Financial Services
SMS Group
Heiko Lentge
Heiko Lentge
Global Head ECA Advisory
PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH
Chiara-Felicitas Otto
Chiara-Felicitas Otto
Managing Director
exficon GmbH
Sissi Gerstenkorn
Sissi Gerstenkorn
Head of Unit Africa/China
Euler Hermes
Jan-Henrik Rufer
Jan-Henrik Rufer
Managing Director Senvion Ventures
SENVION GmbH
Oliver Roth
Oliver Roth
Director Structured Export Finance
ING Bank
Antonio Sala
Antonio Sala
Executive Director - Global Export & Agency Finance
Santander
Michael Maurer
Michael Maurer
Global Head Export Finance
Landesbank Baden - Wurttemberg (LBBW)
Gabriele von dem Bussche
Gabriele von dem Bussche
Head of ECA Finance
pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank
Stefan Eitel
Stefan Eitel
Head of Metals & Mining
KfW IPEX-Bank
Beate Bischoff
Beate Bischoff
Executive Director
AKA Export Finance Bank
Birgitta Heinze
Birgitta Heinze
Head of Product & Structuring
ODDO BHF Aktiengesellschaft
Carsten Brzeski
Carsten Brzeski
Chief Economist
ING DiBa
Georgi Karaivanov
Georgi Karaivanov
Director
Standard Chartered
Julia Pfeil
Julia Pfeil
Associate
Baker & McKenzie
Anna Ponomareva
Anna Ponomareva
Managing Director Head of Structured ECA & EXIAR Finance
VTB Bank
Marck Wengrzik
Marck Wengrzik
Co-Chairman
AKA Export Finance Bank
Anna Wozniak
Anna Wozniak
Associate Regional Manager – Europe, EDC Representation
EDC - Export Development Canada
Solveig Pape-Hamich
Solveig Pape-Hamich
Head of Department Sustainability
Euler Hermes
Gina Fitzgerald
Gina Fitzgerald
Directeur
BPL Global
Jochen Anton-Boicuk
Jochen Anton-Boicuk
Director
Commerzbank
Werner Schmidt
Werner Schmidt
Managing Director, Head of Structured Trade & Export Finance Germany
Deutsche Bank
Dr. Dietrich F. R. Stiller
Dr. Dietrich F. R. Stiller
Partner
SZA Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH

TXF Germany was a one-of a kind event. Capped at 120 delegates, conducted in German over two days and focused entirely on German export finance, it was a sell-out, focused conference.

If you are involved in this market then you were probably there!

#txfgermany

Key topics included: ·

  • Ideas for increasing the number of bankable projects in difficult geographies that are currently appealing to German corporates
  • Germany’s position vis-à-vis Turkey and the likely effect of political tensions on trade
  • A guide to using reinsurance for your deals
  • Tools available to help exporters finance their supply chains
  • An update on current EPC contracting activity in Germany
  • The latest tools and product updates from Euler Hermes

GTB: Trade & Supply Chain Finance Afternoon

TXF also ran an exclusive workshop for practitioners and users of trade and supply chain finance. This session covered how better to bring financiers’ offerings in line with corporate treasury departments’ needs, through educative workshops and interactive roundtables.

Attendance was limited to 60 participants and was by invitation only.

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
That was the best one ever, I mean better than anything else in the market.
Peter von Guretzky-Cornitz
Representative, BPL Global
Peter von Guretzky-Cornitz
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
Executive Director Head of Export Finance, Dekabank
Christian Etzel
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
Martine Jany
TXF managed to sustain a high level of interesting discussions. Well attended by the German export finance community.
Eran Charit
Director, Aon
Eran Charit
Excellent mix of topics and very good size.
Dr Daniel Reichert-Facilides
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Dr Daniel Reichert-Facilides
  Plenary stream Workshop stream Idea lab stream
10:15

Registration, coffee & networking

Room 1

11:00

Chairman's opening remarks

Room 1

11:15

An economist's guide to exporting

A geo-economic overview of key trends and areas of risk, focusing on how they might affect your business. Includes an analysis of Germany’s cooling relations with Turkey; an update on the current sanctions situation with Russia; and expectations for FX and interest rates.

Room 1

11:45

Audience response survey

Make your voice heard and find out what your peers think by taking part in TXF’s traditional industry survey. Results will be both shown anonymously in real-time and sent to participants after the conference.

Room 1

12:00

Keynote presentation: Government policy on export finance

An update from the BMWi on where export credits sit within the department’s overall strategy and changes in policy for 2017.

Room 1

12:30

Networking lunch

Room 1

Workshop stream Idea lab stream
13:45

What if things go wrong?

This workshop examines the size and scope of the private trade credit and politi...

Room 1

Country focus: Russia

Russia has traditionally been a strong market for German exports, but have trade...

Room 2

14:30

Where have all the EPCs gone?

German exporters traditionally had a strong profile as EPC contractors, but many...

Room 1

Country focus: Turkey

Have recently strained...

Room 2

15:15

Coffee & Networking

Room 1

15:45

Creating bankable deals in Africa

Despite a huge need for investment into core infrastructure in Sub Saharan Africa, the number of projects which are actually bankable is notably low. The German government recognised this and unveiled in January 2017 a “Marshall Plan for Africa”, aimed at supporting development in the region while promoting German exports. How successful has the plan been so far in getting projects from inception to a stage where bank financing becomes viable? And what options – whether state or private – are available for the initial down payments to help in the process?

Room 1

16:30

Euler Hermes: An update on policies and products

Annual update from the German ECA on its current policies, products and strategy for H2 2017-H1 2018. What cover is Hermes currently open for in Sub Saharan Africa, Turkey, Argentina and Russia/CIS? Which new products are available, and how can they be used?

Room 1

17:00

Exporters' Priorities

German exporters of varying sizes and profiles compare their financing needs and challenges. What do they want from Euler Hermes, lenders and government? Which products work best for them? Where do they see the most activity in their pipelines? Including case studies of recently closed, innovative deals.

Room 1

17:45

Chairman's closing remarks

Room 1

18:00

Drinks reception

Room 1

  Plenary stream Workshop stream Idea lab stream
08:30

Coffee & Networking

Room 1

09:15

Briefing: Government policy on strategic international projects

An update on government policy towards exports and export finance in 2017. How does the government define “strategic
international projects” and what support is available for large-scale projects which are not considered strategic? Which
instruments are available under the strategic support programme?

Room 1

09:45

ECA Comparison

What products are offered by various European and worldwide ECAs, and how do they compare with Euler Hermes’ offering?

Room 1

10:30

Coffee & Networking

Room 1

Plenary stream Workshop stream
11:00

Why aren’t more Midcaps using export finance, and does it matter?

An open discussion about the position of Mittelstand enterprises and export fina...

Room 1

Sanctions update

An overview of current sanctions affecting German exports, with a particular foc...

Room 2

11:45

Coffee & Networking

Room 1

12:15

Briefing: Germany's National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights

A National Action Plan (NAP) was announced in December 2016. This briefing will update you on what the plan contains, how you need to react, and what levels of due diligence are required

Room 1

12:45

Chairman's closing remarks

Room 1

13:00

Lunch & open networking

Room 1

Große Gallusstraße 1-7, Frankfurt

60311

Frankfurt, Germany

Event enquiries

Phone: +44 (0) 20 3735 8217

Email: [email protected]

Once again we held this exclusive gathering at AKA Bank HQ, situated in the centre of Frankfurt's financial district. 

Thank you to everyone who joined us there. We hope to see you next year!