TXF Singapore 2019
Get a fresh look at the Asian Commodity Finance market, share your views and make real connections with regional deal-makers.
As the expansive Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) matures, it’s becoming increasingly clear that China cannot entirely fund the potential infrastructure and business opportunities alone. Could there be a larger role for non-Chinese corporates and financial institutions to play? Agnes Vargas, director, FI Asia, Commerzbank, considers their prospects.
Mark Schulz, director of risk, claims & collections and executive board member at Euler Hermes Switzerland, explains how Euler Hermes has embraced the digital revolution, expanded its presence in emerging markets and increased its product offerings. And there’s much more still in the pipeline.
International businesses are facing a more challenging and perilous sanctions environment. Brett Hillis and Leigh Hansson, partners at Reed Smith, discuss key sanctions regimes in Russia and Iran, as well as the long-reach of US sanctions, Brexit, and the uncertainties raised by the EU Blocking Regulation.
There are many approaches to trade digitisation, but DBS Bank is taking a different path to many of its peers. It’s early days, but Abdul Raof Latiff thinks that the road less travelled will work. He and Himanshu Sharma talk trade tech strategy to TXF.
Great strides are now being made in enhancing commodity logistics through the use of blockchain in commodity shipments. Jonathan Bell explores some of the recent developments.
Live polling at the BAFT International Trade Conference in Chicago provided a revealing snapshot of sentiment across a number of current market issues in trade and technology.