Export, Agency, Project & Commodities Finance

TXF West Africa, Cote d’Ivoire

Sep 19, 2018
Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)


TXF West Africa, Cote d’Ivoire

Export, Agency, Project & Commodities Finance (Conducted in English & French)
Sep 19, 2018
Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

The rapidly growing Cote d’Ivoire and its neighbouring French-speaking countries in West Africa have excited both African and international investors in recent years. With Cote d’Ivoire’s impressive GDP growth of over 7% year on year with neighbouring countries such as Senegal hot on its heels; West Africa proves a strong commodities market, with many power, manufacturing and infrastructure projects demanding liquidity. The regional investment opportunities with strong returns here are very real.

This dual language event brings together international and local players to structure innovative deals, and roadmap the investment landscape across trade, structured commodities, export and project finance.


Cote d’Ivoire Presidency & Ministry of Finance

DFIs: AfDB, IFC, EIB, FMO, AFD, BOAD, Afreximbank, AIIB

State owned utilities




Commercial Banks

Local Banks

Institutional Investors & Asset Managers




Seth Terkper
Seth Terkper
Former Minister of Finance
Ministry of Finance Ghana
Africa Business Portal
Onyeche Tifase
Onyeche Tifase
Managing Director/CEO
Karim Nasser
Karim Nasser
TCQ Power Ltd
Stefan Nalletamby
Stefan Nalletamby
Director, Financial Sector Development Department
African Development Bank (AfDB)
Josephine Gauld
Josephine Gauld
British Ambassador to the Republic of Cote D'Ivoire
Foreign & Commonwealth Office, United Kingdom
Pierre Ezan
Pierre Ezan
Mbiya Baudouin
Mbiya Baudouin
Business Development Specialist
ECIC (Export Credit Insurance Corporation of South Africa)
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Registration & Networking

View from the top: Minister of Finance Keynote
We kick off the day with this ministerial address to outline the demand for liquidity and international investment in infrastructure,
power, energy, commodities & manufacturing projects

Accelerating the top 5 priorities: AfDB Keynote
This outline of President Adesina's vision for Africa's economic transformation focuses on the successful implementation of the High 5
Priorities, and how the local and international communities can work with the AfDB to promote growth

Economic & risk overview in French-Speaking West Africa
An economic overview delivered by EXX Africa's CEO, Dr Robert Besseling

Coffee & Networking

We split the room into four tables across two streams. Each stream has an English and French speaking table

Power & Energy in West Africa
We focus on the roles of power generation, electricity transmission, renewables, off-grid & mini-grid solutions and oil & gas in the West
African market

Structured Commodities Finance
This roundtable explores the agribusiness industry, taking a look at the main exports of cocoa, rubber & cashews. We also
examine the potential for streamlining production efficiency through localisation of manufacture and digitisation

Infrastructure Development
From the development of the Abidjan metro and further rails, road and port development, to sanitation and telecoms, we look at the ins and
outs of financing infrastructure projects in West Africa. 

Trade & SME Finance
Access to liquidity is a global challenge. This session examines the platforms available for SMEs in West Africa, confronting the challenges
associated with KYC and correspondent banking

Closing remarks followed by networking drinks

Venue & Contact

The inaugural TXF West Africa took place at the African Development Bank's headquarters in Plateau, Abidjan. The best place to celebrate West African economic growth.

Sponsorship opportunities

Keen on making your mark on this burgeoning market? Contact constantina.christophide@txfmedia.com for sponsorship enquiries

Corporate opportunities

We're proud to be joined by some of the market's leading experts to create an innovative platform for discussion and development. Keen to join the conversation? Contact eavie.burnett@txfmedia.com for all things regarding speaking and participation.