TXF Global 2018: Export & Agency Finance

Jun 6 - Jun 7, 2018
Hilton Prague Hotel, Czech Republic

To maximize the networking opportunities we’ve created a dedicated 1-to-1 Meeting Zone in the venue and created an interactive networking app for all TXF Global guests. The tool allows to schedule private meetings and send messages to over 900 guests from 70 countries and 400 leading companies. Sign up and start networking now!

Ondrej Landa
Ondrej Landa
Deputy Minister of Finance
Czech Republic
Sun Xingjian
Sun Xingjian
Vice General Manager, International Department
The Export-Import Bank of China (China EXIM)
Shukri Abdul Aziz  Al-Mahrous
Shukri Abdul Aziz Al-Mahrous
Deputy CEO of Planning and Local Marketing
KNPC
 Esteban Pérez  Andrich
Esteban Pérez Andrich
National Director for Renewable Energy
Ministry of Energy and Mining, Argentina
Teguh Harsono
Teguh Harsono
Senior Manager, Fund Raising
Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) (Persero)
Basil El Baz
Basil El Baz
Chairman and CEO
Carbon Holdings
Makhtar Cisse
Makhtar Cisse
Director General
Societe d'Electricite du Senegal (Senelec)
Qaisar M Zaman
Qaisar M Zaman
General Manager - Investments
Nogaholding
Katerina Tsirimpa
Katerina Tsirimpa
Head of Corporate Finance
National Grid
Rani Selwanes
Rani Selwanes
Managing Director & Head of Investment Banking
NBK Capital
Geetha Muralidhar
Geetha Muralidhar
Chairman and Managing Director
ECGC Limited
Mikhail  Sychev
Mikhail Sychev
Head of Debt Division
Gazprom Neft
Jean-Pascal Pham-Ba
Jean-Pascal Pham-Ba
Secretary General & Spokesperson
Terrawatt Initiative
Tor-Ove Horstad
Tor-Ove Horstad
SVP, Head of Commercial, Energy
Norsk Hydro
Patrice Caporossi
Patrice Caporossi
Senior Infrastructure Finance Officer Project Finance and Guarantees
World Bank Group
John Greenwood
John Greenwood
Managing Director - Project, Infrastructure & Principal Finance
Goldman Sachs
Vineyesh Sawhney
Vineyesh Sawhney
Head of Financial Resources and Senior Vice President
Reliance Industries Limited
Ilya Krasnov
Ilya Krasnov
Head of Corporate Finance and Financial Risk Management
Metalloinvest
Mo Zhilan
Mo Zhilan
Division Chief
Brunno Maradei
Brunno Maradei
Senior Investment Officer, Project Finance and Guarantee
European Investment Bank (EIB)
Elena Beketova
Elena Beketova
Head Of Documentary Operations and Export Finance
LUKOIL
Maxim Subbotin
Maxim Subbotin
Head of Strategic Projects Department
Uralkali
Guto Davies
Guto Davies
Managing Director
General Electric
Alessandro Decio
Alessandro Decio
Chief Executive Officer
SACE
Michael Barrow
Michael Barrow
Director General, Private Sector Operations Department
Asian Development Bank
Anna-Karin Jatko
Anna-Karin Jatko
Director General
EKN - The Swedish Export Credit Agency
James Meffen
James Meffen
Director-Project Finance-Europe and Asia
AES Corporation
Beatriz Reguero Naredo
Beatriz Reguero Naredo
COO, State account business
CESCE Credit Insurance
Vinco David
Vinco David
Secretary General
Berne Union
Cecile Obin
Cecile Obin
Head of Financing
Neoen
James Cruse
James Cruse
Senior Vice President - Policy and Planning
US EXIM BANK - Export-Import Bank of the United States
Kutoane Kutoane
Kutoane Kutoane
Chief Executive Officer
ECIC SA - Export Credit Insurance Corporation SOC LTD
Louis Taylor
Louis Taylor
Chief Executive
UK Export Finance - Export Credits Guarantee Department
Catrin Fransson
Catrin Fransson
CEO
Swedish Export Credit Corporation (SEK)
Elena  Palei
Elena Palei
Global Head, Infrastructure
MIGA - Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
Jan Prochazka
Jan Prochazka
CEO
EGAP - Export Guarantee and Insurance Corporation
Anne Crepin
Anne Crepin
Deputy Head of Export Credit
SFIL
Lee Hardman
Lee Hardman
Vice President, Global Markets Research
MUFG Bank
Jacqueline Woodhouse
Jacqueline Woodhouse
Treasury manager, Corporate finance
National Grid
Peter Gisler
Peter Gisler
CEO
SERV - Swiss Export Risk Insurance
THIERRY EISENSTEIN
THIERRY EISENSTEIN
Export Finance Head / Project Finance
Bouygues
Ángela Pérez
Ángela Pérez
Head of Finance
Elecnor
Thomas Baum
Thomas Baum
Head of Division Underwriting & Risk Management
Euler Hermes
Richard Hodder
Richard Hodder
Global Head of Export and Specialised Finance
HSBC
Masaru Kanke
Masaru Kanke
Chief Representative for Europe, Russia/CIS, Middle East and Africa Region
NEXI - Nippon Export Investment Insurance
Topi Vesteri
Topi Vesteri
Deputy CEO
Finnvera plc
Carmen Vara Martin
Carmen Vara Martin
Deputy Director - Underwriting, Large Accounts, State Account Business Division
CESCE Credit Insurance
Pedro Novo
Pedro Novo
Head of Export Finance
Bpifrance
Allard van Hoeken
Allard van Hoeken
Oceans of Energy
Eric  Bjonerud
Eric Bjonerud
Vice President
Green Investment Group
Peter Sprent
Peter Sprent
Head of Financial Risk
Liberty Specialty Markets
Andrew Underwood
Andrew Underwood
Regional Product Leader UK & Ireland, Political Risk & Trade Credit
XL Catlin - AXA XL
Lillian Labbat
Lillian Labbat
Global Head Trade Credit & Political Risk
Zurich
Antje Rigo
Antje Rigo
Director Export Finance
Ferrostaal Equipment Solutions GmbH
Marc Partridge
Marc Partridge
Managing Director, Co-Head of Project & Structured Finance
Gazprombank
Shinebayar Bat
Shinebayar Bat
CEO
Batseer LLC
John Schuster
John Schuster
President
JLS Capital Strategies
Dr. Rebecca Harding
Dr. Rebecca Harding
CEO
Coriolis Technologies Limited
JUSTO GARCIA
JUSTO GARCIA
DIRECTOR FINANCE STRUCTURING
HOMT España S.A.
Janusz Władyczak
Janusz Władyczak
CEO
Abbey Sturrock
Abbey Sturrock
Global Public Agency Head, Asia Pacific
Marsh
Maëlia Dufour
Maëlia Dufour
Director - International Relations, Business Development, Rating - Bpifrance
Bpifrance
Clare Dawson
Clare Dawson
Chief executive
Loan Market Association
Thomas  Thomsen
Thomas Thomsen
CSO Europe & SSA, Onshore Wind
General Electric Renewable Energy
Michal Ron
Michal Ron
IWG Secretary General, Managing Director, and Head of International Business
SACE
Eva Ohlsson
Eva Ohlsson
Director, Export Finance
Swedish Export Credit Corporation (SEK)
Andreas Back
Andreas Back
Manager, Financial Services
Wartsila
Pablo Otin
Pablo Otin
VP, EMERGING MARKETS
8minutenergy
Erwin Boon
Erwin Boon
Manager – NedLinx
FMO Development Bank
Marianna Scaltriti
Marianna Scaltriti
Corporate Head of Trade, Export and Project Finance
Saipem
Giulio Dal Magro
Giulio Dal Magro
Export Finance
CDP
Marek Dlouhy
Marek Dlouhy
Deputy CEO, Business Section
EGAP - Export Guarantee and Insurance Corporation
Simon Lee
Simon Lee
Director, Project and Export Finance
Credit Agricole CIB
Elisabeth Koegler
Elisabeth Koegler
Vice President International Finance
Primetals Technologies Austria GmbH
Klaus Kinast
Klaus Kinast
International Finance
Primetals Technologies Austria GmbH
Gernot Bruch
Gernot Bruch
Head of Export & Project Finance
Linde AG
Cathrin  Karpinski
Cathrin Karpinski
Head of International Markets
Commerzbank
Jan-Philipp Apking
Jan-Philipp Apking
Head of Underwriting and FIs
Euler Hermes Aktiengesellschaft
Michiel Matthijssen
Michiel Matthijssen
Portfolio Manager
BNG Bank
Shyam Sankar
Shyam Sankar
Global Capital Advisory
GE Energy Financial Services
Rupert Boyle
Rupert Boyle
Executive Director
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Sam Taylor
Sam Taylor
Senior Portfolio Manager
NN Investment Partners
Michael Stockton
Michael Stockton
Head of Export & Agency Finance
TD Bank
David Albagli
David Albagli
Head Global Trade Finance Italy & Middle East
BBVA
Dario Liguti
Dario Liguti
Chief Underwriting and Business Innovation Officer
SACE
Matthieu Jamin
Matthieu Jamin
Director Structured Export Finance
Natixis
Heidi Vasala
Heidi Vasala
Director Project Financing
Andritz
Eduardo Oliveira
Eduardo Oliveira
CEO, Finance and Administration
HOMT España S.A.
Tony Lindström
Tony Lindström
Director Customer Finance & Risk
Volvo Construction Equipment
Bo Eskesen
Bo Eskesen
Director, Marketing & Sales
Eltel Networks
Luca Boetti
Luca Boetti
Head of Project & Structured Finance
SMS INNSE S.p.A
Anne Landry
Anne Landry
Vice-President, International & Multilateral Financing
SNC-Lavalin Capital
Marcus Dolman
Marcus Dolman
Vice President, Customer Finance
Rolls-Royce plc
Nils Driemeyer
Nils Driemeyer
Head of Origination
HSH Nordbank
Anna Ponomareva
Anna Ponomareva
Head of Export & Agency Finance
VTB Bank
Olivier Paul
Olivier Paul
Head of Policy
ICC Banking Commission
Ulrich Schulte Lünzum
Ulrich Schulte Lünzum
Head of Project Finance
Euler Hermes Aktiengesellschaft
Hacina Py
Hacina Py
Global Head of Export Finance
Société Générale
Daniel  Lundgren
Daniel Lundgren
Commercial Director
Siemens
Faruq Muhammad
Faruq Muhammad
Managing Director and Head of Structured Export Finance Americas, EMEA, South & South East Asia
Standard Chartered
Inal Henry
Inal Henry
Head - ECA
Rand Merchant Bank
Sun Jung  Lee
Sun Jung Lee
Head of Export & Agency Finance, Korea
Santander
Marika Toikka
Marika Toikka
Director, Trade and Export Finance
Valmet
Paul Richards
Paul Richards
Head of Structured Export Finance
ANZ (Australia and New Zealand Banking Group)
Valentino Gallo
Valentino Gallo
Global Head of Export and Agency Finance
Independent
Yasser Henda
Yasser Henda
Global Head of Export Finance
BNP Paribas
Simon Sayer
Simon Sayer
Managing Director, Global Head of STEF
Deutsche Bank
Dr. Sebastian Hofert von Weiss
Dr. Sebastian Hofert von Weiss
Head of Project Finance
EY/AHB
Jonathan Joseph-Horne
Jonathan Joseph-Horne
Managing Director, Structured Export Finance
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe
Heiko Lentge
Heiko Lentge
Global Head ECA Advisory
PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH
Marck Wengrzik
Marck Wengrzik
Co-Chairman
AKA Export Finance Bank
Dr. Robert  Besseling
Dr. Robert Besseling
Executive Director
EXX AFRICA
Eriks Atvars
Eriks Atvars
Global Head of Structured Trade & Export Finance
UniCredit
Michiel de Vries
Michiel de Vries
Managing Director, Global Head Structured Export Finance
ING Bank
Simon Jones
Simon Jones
Head of Export & Agency Finance, EMEA
TD Bank
Henri d'Ambrieres
Henri d'Ambrieres
Manager
HDA Conseil
Gregory Smith
Gregory Smith
Partner - US Co-Chair, Projects & Infrastructure
DLA Piper
Gabriel Buck
Gabriel Buck
Managing Director
GKB Ventures
Hans-Peter Busson
Hans-Peter Busson
Global ECA Coordination Leader
EY/AHB
Charles Berry
Charles Berry
Chairman
BPL Global
Dina Merkulova
Dina Merkulova
Managing Director, Trade & Export Finance
Alfa-Bank
Ashley McDermott
Ashley McDermott
Senior Associate
Clifford Chance


Praha Superstars of 2018!

1000 Guests  |  70+ Countries  |  400 Companies |  140 Speakers

This flagship export & agency finance event of the year was jam-packed full of top-notch keynotes and expert speakers, case study workshops, multiple networking opportunities, unique session formats, and bold content. Nothing was mundane and ordinary - the event included carefully selected sessions and activities to maximise the benefits of attending for all attendees.

Key Event Highlights:

 Network with 1000 key figures from the export finance market PLUS our networking concierge service 

 Closed door meetings for Borrowers, Private Insurance, Exporters and ECAs 

 SOEs and borrowers from fast-growing regions and sectors

 An ideal demographic with an even split between corporates and financiers and large multinationals to smaller SMEs (50% corporate attendance expected)

 Exclusive roundtables dedicated to: Borrowers, exporters, debate on OECD consensus, regulation and rising star countries: Argentina, Bangladesh and Russia 

Keynotes from export and project finance heavyweights: Covering the most successful deals of the year and outlining new opportunities

Multiple session types and dynamic networking formats to review product effectivity, innovation, and new markets

ECA direct lending, alternative lending and the changing role of commercial banking future mapped

An event that delivered new ways of thinking, a fresh approach to solving common problems, a welcoming and inclusive networking environment, and plenty of fun! 


 

Fantastic gathering of the industry leaders. A great place to find partners and future deals!
Leslie Maruziva
Head of Project Finance & Government Relations, BAM Nuttall
Leslie Maruziva
A truly professional conference gathering worldwide specialists. Positive outcome can only result from such gathering.
Olivier Paul
Head of Policy, ICC Banking Commission
Olivier Paul
Missing TXF Global could matter for one’s career!!!
Geetha Muralidhar
Chairman and Managing Director, ECGC Limited
Geetha Muralidhar
The best conference for networking. I can see everyone I want here
Sam Taylor
Senior Portfolio Manager, NN Investment Partners
Sam Taylor
Bar raised again. Next year they'll be walking on water.
Chris Mitman
Head of Export Finance , Investec
Chris Mitman
Definitely the only place to be to meet the entire export finance industry.
THIERRY EISENSTEIN
Export Finance Head / Project Finance, Bouygues
THIERRY EISENSTEIN
Big news. Big themes. Big conference - the Premier International ECA Conference for the industry!
Inal Henry
Head - ECA , Rand Merchant Bank
Inal Henry
The Oscar goes to TXF Venice - fabulous event at a magnificent location
Felix Stange
Partner, EY/AHB
Felix Stange
As usual - a great opportunity to meets banks and insurers
Luca Baruzzi
MLT Credit Insurance Manager, CNH Industrial
Luca Baruzzi
Amazing event!
Agnès Brault
VP Treasury, Financing & Risk, TechnipFMC
Agnès Brault
Everyone you need to know is here! Every relevant topic is covered in an entertaining way!
Topi Vesteri
Deputy CEO, Finnvera plc
Topi Vesteri

Agenda

Click here to download the full agenda

Here's a sneak peak of what you can expect:


Day One

Audience response survey – what do you think?
Co-moderator: Paul Richards, Global Head, Structured, Export Finance, ANZ 
 Co-moderator: Katy Rose, Communications Director, TXF

Stimulating manufacturing growth: The Government perspective
Martin Tlapa, Deputy Minister of Foreign Relations, Czech Republic
Alessandro Decio, Chief Executive Officer, SACE
Catrin Fransson, CEO, Swedish Export Credit Corporation (SEK)
Louis Taylor, Chief Executive, UK Export Finance
Beatriz Reguero Naredo, COO, State Account Business, CESCE Credit Insurance
Moderator: Jonathan Joseph-Horne, Global Coordinator and EMEA Head Export & Agency Finance, SMBC

TXF Export Credit Evangelists: Where do we go from here?
Thomas Baum, Head of Division Underwriting & Risk Management, Euler Hermes
 Simon Jones, Head of Export & Agency Finance, EMEA, TD Securities
 Simon Sayer, Managing Director, Global Head of STEF, Deutsche Bank
 Gabriel Buck, Managing Director, GKB Ventures LTD
 Moderator: Dan Sheriff, Managing Director, TXF

Know your customer? And we are not talking compliance: Keynote borrower’s panel
Vineyesh Sawhney, Head of Financial Resources & Senior Vice President, Reliance Industries
Teguh Harsono, Senior Manager, Fund Raising, PLN Persero
Moderator: Yasser Henda, Global Head of Export Finance, BNP Paribas

The marriage of ECA backed project financing and bond issuing
Peter Gisler, CEO, SERV - Swiss Export Risk Insurance
 Co-moderator: Hans-Peter Busson, Partner, Global ECA Coordination Leader, EY/AHB
 Co-moderator: Dr Sebastian Hofert von Weiss, Head of Project Finance, EY/AHB

From Russia with love: Unlocking the opportunity
 Dina Merkulova, Managing Director, Trade & Export Finance, Alfa-Bank
 Maxim Subbotin, Head of Corporate Projects Support Department, Uralkali
 Ilya Krasnov, Head of Corporate Finance & Financial Risk Management, Metalloinvest

Leading the charge: Prospects from MENA
 Heiko Lentge, Director, ECA Advisory and Modelling, PwC
 Moderator: Richard Hodder, MD, Global Head of Export & Specialised Finance, HSBC

Paving the way to a modern Africa
 Moderator: Surya Bagchi, Managing Director, Global Head, Project & Export Finance, Standard Chartered

Green horizons: Renewable energy financing
 Pablo Otin, VP - Emerging Markets, 8Minuteengergy
 Moderator: Gregory Smith, Partner, US Co-Chair, Projects and Infrastructure, DLA Piper

The long arm of China: OBOR and policy bank initiatives
 Moderator: Valentino Gallo, Managing Director, Global Head, Export and Agency Finance, Citi

Case Study: Markbygden, Europe’s largest onshore wind-farm
 Thomas Thomsen, European Sales Leader, GE Renewables
 Shyam Sankar, Global Capital Advisory, GE Capital Energy Financial Services
 Caine Bouwmeester, SVP, Green Investment Group
 Eric Bjonerud, VP, Green Investment Group
Ulrich Schulte-Luenzum, Head of Project Finance, Euler Hermes

Day Two

Breakfast Briefing Session - Africa
Dr. Robert Besseling, Executive Director, EXX AFRICA

Crucial projects: The development angle
 Michael Barrow, Director General, Private Sector Operations Department, Asian Development Bank

From London to Loubetsi: Global PRI coverage
 Charles Berry, Chairman, BPL Global
 Lillian Labbat, Global Head Trade Credit & Political Risk, Zurich
 Andrew Underwood, Regional Product Leader - Political Risk & Trade Credit Insurance, XL Catlin

Talking heads, changing faces: Liquidity provision
 Annette Bannister, Director, Private Infrastructure & Project Finance, Metlife
 Sam Taylor, Senior Portfolio Manager, NN Investment Partners
 Moderator: Andre Gazal, Global Head of Export Finance, Credit Agricole

Soap Box Opera: An ECA Product update
 Carmen Vara Martin, Deputy Director Underwriting (America) & International Relations, CESCE
 Masaru Kanke, Head of Paris Office - Chief Representative for Europe, Russia - CIS, Middle East and Africa Region, NEXI
 Topi Vesteri, Executive Vice President, Deputy CEO, Finnvera
 Ulrich Schulte Lünzum, Head of Project Finance, Euler Hermes Aktiengesellschaft

Propelling Prosperity: Export Credit as a force for positive change
 Moderator: Hacina Py, Global Head of Export Finance, Société Générale

New challenges and opportunities - the first Loan Market Association export finance documentation
 Ashley McDermott, Senior Associate, Clifford Chance Clare Dawson, Chief Executive, LMA

Don’t get caught off guard: A regulatory update
 Olivier Paul, Head of Policy, ICC Banking Commission
 Ralph Lerch, Chair, EBF Export Credit Working Group
 Henri D’Ambrières, Advisory Services - Export, Trade and Project Finance, HDA Conseil

Consensus? What consensus?
 Bernd Rieck, Head of Export & Project Finance, Voith
 


*Plus exclusive roundtables dedicated to: Borrowers, exporters, debate on OECD consensus, regulation and rising star countries: Argentina, Bangladesh and Russia

Perfect 10 Deals of the Year Awards
Export Finance

On the evening of 6th June, conference sessions came to an end and the cocktail reception, sponsored by MUFG, began. This was where we announced the coveted Perfect 10: Deals of the Year Awards for export finance.

                   




 

The Perfect 10 represent the most innovative, market influencing transactions of the year. They are shortlisted and voted for by the market, and therefore represent an accolade that is highly prized by the industry and an incredible achievement.

 

Click here to view this year's lucky winners

 

Other awards given out included:

 

 

To view all of the photos from our 2 day conference, please follow this link.

Hilton Prague Hotel

Pobřežní 1

186 00 Praha 8-Florenc, Prague, Czech Republic

Event enquiries

Phone: +44(0)20 3735 5180

Email: [email protected]

Prague. The "City of a Hundred Spires", the "City of Fairytales" and a UNESCO World Heritage site. It's known for its charm and beauty and certainly lives up to all the hype. But it is soon to be home to our largest and most influential gathering of export & project finance minds!

Not only is it a city of charm and great cultural heritage, but with the Prague Hilton Hotel right next to the business district and with excellent international transport links, it's a perfect location for this global event. Just 25 minutes to Václav Havel Airport Prague, and 5 minutes from the Florenc metro station, it's ideally situated to make your journey to the conference quick and convenient. Less time travelling is more time networking!

Booking your stay

Due to huge interest, we’ve sold out all the rooms in Hilton Prague. If you’d still like to try and book a room there, email us on [email protected] and we can let you know if we have any cancellations. Alternatively, you can contact the hotel directly for the current rates and availability.

Alternative Accommodation

Here is a selection of hotels within walking distance from the Hilton that have availability (as of 24/5/2018):

Hotel Opera (4*)

EA Embassy Hotel (4*)

Hotel Merkur (3*)
 

Getting Around Prague

Some useful tips on getting to and from the airport, plus getting around the city, can be found below:

Public Transport 
Airport Transfers

 

 


TXF Global 2018 drinks reception sponsored by MUFG and the Perfect 10: Deals of the Year Awards ceremony will take place in the Municipal House in Prague. This glamorous venue stands next to the Powder Tower, one of the original entrances to Prague's Old Town. It became famous in 1918, when the historic proclamation of the independent state of Czechoslovakia took place here. 

 

It is the city's foremost Art Nouveau building and its intricate stonework, gold trimmings, frescos and stained glass windows are a perfect setting for Gatsby-style, chic and decadent night to remember!

 

Venue address:

 

Municipal House (Obecni Dum)
nám. Republiky 5
111 21 Old Town, Prague

 

It’s only a 15-minute walk from the Hilton Prague. Please see directions here.


Are you a project finance expert? Please note that there is a separately bookable project finance day on 5 June. Please click here to visit the project finance event page.