TXF SMEs in Export Finance 2017

SME and Small Ticket Export Finance

Nov 29, 2017
etc.venues Monument, London, United Kingdom

TXF is delighted to announce the launch of its inaugural TXF SMEs in Export Finance conference on 29th November 2017.

SMEs are the lifeblood of the economy but a lack of access to financing means that many are missing out on the potential benefits that exporting has to offer. Why is this and what can be done to help facilitate export financing for SMEs and smaller ticket deals? TXF SMEs in Export Finance aims to be an annual forum for the export finance industry to meet, network and discuss ways to make export financing more efficient and accessible. Please join us in London on
29th November and be part of the change.

What’s our definition of SME & small ticket?

The focus of the conference will be on facilitating export finance for small ticket deals, whether this be SMEs or larger exporters. Whilst there is no exact definition of a small ticket deal, we believe that anything under $50 million can be viewed as small ticket. 

  Who will be attending?

SMEs from across Europe

Large and mid-cap exporters engaging in small ticket deals

ECAs

Banks

Alternative Financiers

…..many more

etc.venues Monument, London

8 Eastcheap

London, EC3M 1AE, United Kingdom

Event enquiries

Phone: +44(0)203 735 5183

Email: [email protected]

This year we will be hosting this exclusive gathering at etc.venues Monumentsituated in the centre of London's financial district. 

If you are travelling into London for the event, please see below for some nearby hotels we can recommend:

 

Threadneedles London, 5star

From £340 per night for a luxury room including Wi-Fi. This hotel is a 10 min walk from the venue.

You can book directly with the hotel here.

 

Club Quarters hotel, Gracechurch, 4star

From £202 per night for a club room including Wi-Fi. This hotel is a 5 min walk from the venue.

You can book directly with the hotel here.

 

Premier Inn, London Bank, 3star

From £126 per night for a standard double room including Wi-Fi. This hotel is a 5 min walk from the venue.

You can book directly with the hotel here.

  Plenary Stream Workshop Stream
07:45

Breakfast workshop: An introduction to ECA finance

An educational workshop for SMEs looking to learn more about ECA financing. Which types of SMEs would benefit the most from ECA financing? How long does the process take? What are the lending criteria? These are just a few of the questions which will be discussed.

Room 1

08:00

Coffee & Registration

Networking Room

09:00

Host's Welcome

Room 1

09:15

Keynote Address: Why we're failing our SMEs

Room 1

09:30

SME and small ticket export finance: A necessary evil or a valued market?

A discussion on the state of the SME and small ticket export financing market and the key issues and trends which are occurring: • Why are banks hesitant to provide liquidity to SMEs and smaller ticket deals? • Who is stepping in to fill the void? • Should banks have a duty to support SMEs and smaller deals? • Are ECAs doing enough and is this really a key area of interest for them? • Is ECA direct lending helping SME financing or is it just a programme for big companies and larger deals? • What impact are initiatives like the Bank Delegation scheme having?

Room 1

10:30

What's holding SMEs back on export finance?

With only 1 in 5 UK SMEs actively exporting their products, many companies are missing out on huge growth potential: • Do SMEs know about export finance or do they simply find the process too complex? • What can be done to educate SMEs on the benefits of export financing and on who does the burden lie? • How can we ensure that ECA direct lending is reaching the people that need it most? • How can we improve the current origination strategies and make the process more accessible?

Room 1

11:30

Coffee & Networking

Networking Room

12:00

Audience Response Survey: Your thoughts on the industry

A live survey of the audience on key issues in the industry, with real-time results provided on-screen and a full annotated set of results sent to all delegates after the event.

Room 1

12:15

ECA Panel: 4 different models, 1 objective

In recent years BPI, EDC, EKN and UKEF have all introduced initiatives to help facilitate SME financing. Whilst each one has a different modus operandi, they all share the same goal: to increase the efficiency and accessibility of export financing for SMEs. We take a look at how the different models compare and what other ECAs can learn from these models when looking to implement their own programmes.

Room 1

13:00

Lunch

Networking Room

Plenary Stream Workshop Stream
14:30

Introducing the alternatives

Room 1

5 ways to simplify ECA export finance

Room 2

15:15

Introducing the innovators

Room 1

An export finance success story

Room 2

16:00

Making SME financing an attractive business model

A discussion on how to make SME and small ticket export financing a viable business prospect for the banking sector. With small deals requiring the same amount of time, due diligence and legal fees as larger ones, with a lot less profit in return, banks have often neglected the SME market in favour of large cap companies. How can SME and small ticket deals be made more attractive and can these deals lead to larger ones in the future?

Room 1

16:45

Closing Remarks

Room 1

17:00

Cocktail Reception

Networking Room