Export Finance (Conducted in Italian)

TXF Italy 2018

Oct 9, 2018
Rome, Italy
It was my first TXF conference and the quality is just superior.
Margherita Cioffi
Head of Structured and Export Finance
Leonardo Spa

Overview & Testimonials

TXF Italy 2018

Export Finance (Conducted in Italian)
Oct 9, 2018
Rome, Italy

   The one-day event for Italian export finance... 

    This event took place entirely in Italian.   

TXF Italy was a one-day event for Italian exporters, both large and small, and all those who work with them. Hosted by SACE, it was an opportunity to discuss the latest trends and opportunities in the market. 

This focused, smaller event was a chance to talk to everyone in the room, to learn, and to get in front of the people you needed to meet to make your export financing deals happen! Plus, with SACE forecasting continued growth in Italian exports (+4.5% annual average over the next 3 years), it was an ideal time to meet with the industry in Rome!

We were proud to convene 100 borrowers, exporters, financiers, government representatives, insurers, law firms, ECAs and more from the region.

Topics will include:

The Geopolitics of Europe and Italy’s place in it all
 Italian Exporters: Adjusting to a new world order
 Understanding the Italian export strategy
 Internationalisation: Exploring opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa
 ECA comparisons
 Going digital: How trade digitisation is being incorporated in Italy
 Striking a balance: The Public/Private Dynamic
 Supporting and internationalising Italian SMEs
 SACE Product update  

Find out what guests from previous events had to say about their experience...


Michele Geraci
Michele Geraci
Undersecretary of the Italian Ministry of Economic Development
Government of Italy
Alessandro Decio
Alessandro Decio
Chief Executive Officer
Diego Oliva
Diego Oliva
Head of Finance
Ansaldo Energia
Michal Ron
Michal Ron
Chief International Business Officer
Cristina Morelli
Cristina Morelli
Managing Director Head of Export Finance
Livio Mignano
Livio Mignano
Head of International Network
Giulio Dal Magro
Giulio Dal Magro
Head of International Financing
Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP)
Marianna Scaltriti
Marianna Scaltriti
Head of Trade and Export Finance
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08:30     Registration & morning refreshments

09:00      Chair's opening remarks

09:10     Government address - Michele Geraci, Undersecretary of the Italian Ministry of Economic Development

09:30     Welcome address from SACE

09:50     The Geopolitics of Europe and Italy’s place in it all

We take a look at how the current political landscape across Europe is challenging exporters but also giving rise to new opportunities. In what is proving to be a particularly political turbulent time across Europe, how has the outlook changed for Italian exporters and borrowers? What impact will the new populist government have on trade and economic policy?

10:20     Exporters Panel: Adjusting to a new world order

Exporters are adjusting to a new reality in terms of markets where their products are becoming more in demand. We take a look at how the system has adjusted to the ‘new world of markets’, including new construction markets in sub-Saharan Africa and energy markets in the Middle East and North Africa. We also find out the views of key exporters on ECA support they are given in the market, and hear suggestions on how that might be improved.

11:00     Morning networking break

12:00     Understanding the Export finance support scheme & Exploring Internationalisation

We step back and take a wider look at the export and trade finance community in Italy. What are the levels of collaboration across the supply chain? To which extent does the Italian export finance scheme promote Italian exports in the global markets, and how does it rank compared with others? What are the future growth plans? What have the challenges been in internationalising your business to new regions, and what support have they been given? Collaboration with ECAs and best practices in the markets.

12:40     ECA access and offerings in Italy

What do other European ECAs offer, and how do their products compare to the Italian system? Could SACE and other institutions learn lessons from one another’s ways of working? From direct lending, to provisions to cover sanctions snapback, to “national interest” rather than “national content” models, our panel talks about experiences with different ECAs across Europe.

13:20     Networking Lunch

14:50     Striking a balance: The Public/Private Dynamic

Our panelists take a look at the benefits of using non-ECA finance, and look at how people are using it. They will also explore the question of when it is the best time to go private over ECA, as well as discuss what the responsibilities are of the private lender: How do they keep their customers best needs at the centre of deals?

15:30     Supporting and internationalising Italian SMEs

Small to Medium Enterprises are the backbone of most economies. Despite this, they often don’t get the support that they need or access to the same opportunities as larger companies when it comes to export finance. These companies take a look at what is being done to help boost their support, and discuss where it can be improved.

16:10     Chair’s closing remarks

16:15     Networking Drinks


Good transport links and accommodation, great weather, great heritage, a strong exporting community, and a proactive and growing ECA – all this makes Rome the perfect destination, wherever in the world you are coming from. 

The conference will take place at the absolutely stunning Galleria del Cardinale in the Palazzo Colonna. It is one of the oldest and largest private palaces of Rome.
Its construction began in 14th century and lasted for over 500 years. This has led to the overlapping of different architectural styles, interiors and exteriors, which characterize and reflect the different periods.

Venue address:

Galleria Del Cardinale 
Via della Pilotta 17/A
00187 - Rome


Hotel Cosmpolita - 2 mins walk - Average price £150

This upscale hotel boasts contemporary rooms featuring wooden furnishings, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, desks and minibars. Room service is available.

The hotel has an chic bar, a business center, meeting rooms and event space. Other amenities include a lobby lounge, a terrace and an airport shuttle (fee).

Hotel Traiano - 3 mins walk - Average price £120 

Set in a stately building with carved-stone trim, this genteel hotel features wood floors and rich fabrics, the plush rooms also have free Wi-Fi, satellite TV and minibars. Room service is available and upgraded rooms have city views and/or sitting areas

Hotel Pace Helvezia - 1 min walk - Average price - £175

A stately, grand dame hotel, with stained-glass accents and refined, traditional decor, plus carpet and ornate wallpaper, feature free Wi-Fi, minibars and TVs.


For more details please contact gary.coates@txfmedia.com