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In this webinar discussion supported by Finverity, TXF looks at new ways for companies to effectively use digitisation in emerging markets to propel access to financing for sustainable international trade. 

We discuss the new supply chain finance (SCF) solutions offered via platforms with corporates, fund originators and managers and platform providers. We look at how accessible technology can help mid-market companies in emerging markets get liquidity, while providing funders with a reliable, efficient and scalable way to participate in the asset class.

Moderator
Katharine Morton
Head of Trade, Treasury & Risk
TXF

Amidst current concerns over the future of food security and supply chain resilience,  global sugar trader Czarnikow recently announced that it has completed on the world’s first sustainable sugar supply chain partnership .  By bringing together all supply chain participants which put sustainability at the core of its business -  the trade and shipment of 50,000 metric tonnes of sustainably sourced sugar, valued at almost US$ 16,000,000, provides hope for a more sustainable future for global supply chains. 

TXF sits down with Czarnikow CEO, Robin Cave, to discuss the drivers behind the groundbreaking partnership and how it could provide a template towards a more sustainable commodity industry.

TXF's Hesham Zakai sits down with Florence Schurch to discuss how she has settled into her role as Secretary General of the STSA. In this one-on-one interview they discuss the work she's doing to improve the levels of transparency in the commodities industry and the many ways which the STSA are working behind the scenes to represent the interests of its members to politicians and the general public.

In this TXF TV episode we treat viewers to an early insight into the key findings from the TXF Export Finance industry survey and highlighting the top 5 trends.

 

Find out how the export finance market has weathered the fallout from the global Covid-19 pandemic and which banks, borrowers and ECAs led the way in what was a truly remarkable year.


Enabling growth. Securing capital. Recovering from crisis.


Credit risk review


Enabling growth. Securing capital. Recovering from crisis.


Improving liquidity through short term insurance backed finance


Enabling growth. Securing capital. Recovering from crisis


Collateral replacement solutions to enhance liquidity


Enabling growth. Securing capital. Recovering from crisis.


Scalable distribution using portfolio structures

Enabling growth. Securing capital. Recovering from crisis.


The role of private capital in plugging funding gaps for project finance

Enabling growth. Securing capital. Recovering from crisis.


The role of ECAs going forward during the crisis

Enabling growth. Securing capital. Recovering from crisis.


Climate and the transition

Enabling growth. Securing capital. Recovering from crisis.

Credit Risk Review

Enabling growth. Securing capital. Recovering from crisis.


Improving Liquidity through short term insurance backed finance.

                                                    


Enabling growth. Securing capital. Recovering from crisis.


Collateral replacement solutions to enhance liquidity


Enabling growth. Securing capital. Recovering from crisis.


Key principles of portfolio structures




Enabling growth. Securing capital. Recovering from crisis.


The role of private capital in plugging funding gaps for project finance


TXF Membership demo

In the latest episode of TXF TV we're joined by Tom Dunn, Chairman of supply chain finance provider Orbian and Peter McKillop, Owner and Editor-in-Chief of Climate & Capital as they discuss the new dawn of the climate economy.

ECA Soapbox series: Latest innovations, products and policies

Tune in to our series of live interviews with ECA underwriters and senior executives to gain forward looking insight into how ECAs are structuring their portfolios and product offerings to aid in the global recovery, including green policies, support for SMEs and coverage updates.
 

In this session TXF's Katharine Morton sits down with Dario Liguti, Chief Underwriting Officer at SACE to discuss the recent developments in their product offering and outline SACE's underwriting strategy moving forward.

Dario Liguti
Chief Underwriting Officer
SACE
Moderator
Katharine Morton
Head of Trade, Treasury & Risk
TXF

ECA Soapbox series: Latest innovations, products and policies

Tune in to our series of live interviews with ECA underwriters and senior executives to gain forward looking insight into how ECAs are structuring their portfolios and product offerings to aid in the global recovery, including green policies, support for SMEs and coverage updates.

In this session TXF's Jonathan Bell sits down with Kazunori Ogawa, Resident Executive Officer, Regional Head for EMEA at JBIC to discuss the recent developments in their product offering and outline JBIC's underwriting strategy moving forward.


Kazunori Ogawa
Resident Executive Officer, Regional Head, EMEA
Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)

There is little doubt that 2020 is going to have a lasting impact on the world of work. Working remotely will become more commonplace, but how can it be tailored to also work for newer recruits and those without a dedicated home office? What training is needed to allow teams to maximise their productivity in this paradigm? How will all of these changes affect recruitment and retention strategies? What impact will ‘Zoom-free Fridays’ and commitments to net zero have on creating a different work environment in an industry renowned for its hardworking hours?

This keynote presentation will give you ample food for thought on organisational changes and challenges for your export finance team.

Ebru Pakcan
Global Head of Trade, Treasury & Trade Solutions
Citi
Moderator
Hesham Zakai
Managing Director
TXF

We gather global heads from banking institutions, CEOs from the world’s leading ECAs, and CFOs from top corporates for a high-level overview of export finance today:

• Hard hit industries: when will sectors such as cruise and transport return, and what are banks and ECAs doing to support them in the meantime?

• How have corporates' financing requirements changed and what are the key constraints they currently find themselves under?

• A sustainable outlook: what policies do our leaders’ organisations have in place, and what does transition look like on a day-to-day basis? Are deal teams incentivised to generate more sustainable business, and how does this fit into an organisation's entire portfolio - which includes oil and gas?

• Looking at the funding mix: how important are DFI collaboration and blended finance solutions in the future of export finance? With ECA direct lending on the rise, what role do banks play going forward?

This session will feature an extended Q&A to give you ample time to put your questions to our leaders

Kathrin Eich
Global Head Export & Agency Finance
Commerzbank
Erik Hoffmann
Global Head Export & Agency Finance
Santander
Beatriz Reguero
COO, State Account Business
CESCE
Massimo Falcioni
CEO
Etihad Credit Insurance (ECI)
Guto Davies
Global Public Capital Leader
GE EFS
Moderator
Hesham Zakai
Managing Director
TXF

ECA Soapbox series: Latest innovations, products and policies

Tune in to our series of live interviews with ECA underwriters and senior executives to gain forward looking insight into how ECAs are structuring their portfolios and product offerings to aid in the global recovery, including green policies, support for SMEs and coverage updates.


Thomas Baum
Head of Division Underwriting & Risk Management
Euler Hermes
Moderator
Max Thompson
Editor
TXF

Sustainability briefing series

Tune in to our series of short informative briefings on the most important issues and updates in the fast-evolving sustainability landscape.

This session: Implications of The EU taxonomy on export finance

Karen Degouve
Head of Sustainable Business Development
Natixis
Moderator
Katharine Morton
Head of Trade, Treasury & Risk
TXF

IMPLICATIONS OF THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION ON GLOBAL TRADE

From a tough new stance on China, reducing dependence on foreign competition in critical supply chains, to tearing up Trumps climate policies and re-joining the Paris Agreement, President Biden is ushering a new era for US politics. We shed light on the implications of this for the global community.

Michelle DiGruttolo
Senior Managing Director
Ankura
Moderator
Tom Pycraft
Senior Producer
TXF

The TXF TV studio in person debate: Global heads question time

Join us for an industry first as we invite leading global heads of export finance to the TXF TV studio, for an in person debate, broadcasted to you virtually, covering the most pressing issues influencing the global economy and in turn export finance today.

Ed Bullen
Managing Director, Co-Head of Structured Export Finance
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)
Rebecca Harding
CEO
Coriolis Technologies
Philip Lewis
Head of Export Finance
HSBC

David Plaza
Origination Global Export & Agency Finance
Santander
Francesca Beomonte
Global Head of STEF
UniCredit S.p.A.
Kathrin Eich
Global Head Export & Agency Finance
Commerzbank
Danish Parvez
Deutsche Bank AG

Christoph Wenzel
Hub Head Europe and Africa Project & Export Finance
Siemens Energy
Gabriel Moreira
Partner
JG & Polo Infrastructure
Jens-Oliver Schuenzel
Director – Infrastructure
KfW IPEX Bank
Valeria Krepis
Director Export Finance Origination
LBBW
Ingo Schwutke
Department Manager Underwriting
Euler Hermes Aktiengesellschaft

We look at the trajectory and economic impact of the pandemic in Africa and the Middle East, examining the role of governments and international institutions in aiding hard-hit regions, alongside the implications of mounting debt and prospects for economic recovery. Where will we see a shift in the balance of power and can we expect increased civil unrest? Which industries including power, renewables, and infrastructure will see an uptick post the pandemic, especially as a tool to aid in economic recovery?

Robert Besseling
Founder & CEO
Pangea-Risk

Following the debate on financing social projects at the TXF Sustainability 2021 conference, we narrow the focus to drill deeper into key methodologies, regulatory frameworks and common approaches to defining and financing social projects. What is the role of the EU Taxonomy here and how does it complement existing methodologies? How are the EBF and UNEP FI working together? In practise what does this mean for deal makers going forward?

Francesca Beomonte
Global Head of STEF
UniCredit S.p.A.
Stefan Götzinger
Director, Structured Trade & Export Finance
Deutsche Bank
Daniel Bouzas Luis
Regional Coordinator for Europe
UNEP FI

With sustainability cited the most important issue of today, and a seemingly wall of money available to support ESG and sustainable projects, what do we need to do to increase the flow of transactions? How do we better bring the funds and the project sponsors together? Do we need to lower the costs in order to speed up transactions to a success full close? What is the role of direct lending and blended finance? How can we help new borrowers in the ESG space tap ECA finance?

Mark Norris
Partner
Sullivan & Worcester
Nick Oliver
Head of Business Development
NMSI
George Howes
Product and Policy Manager
UK Export Finance
Nicholas Wrigley
Chief Executive Officer
Winch Energy
Moderator
Gabriel Buck
Managing Director
GKB Ventures

We welcome Export Development Canada to the ECA soapbox, probing into their latest sustainability policies, assessing what this means for criteria, coverage and project pipelines over the next 5 years. 

Justine Hendricks
Chief Sustainability Officer
EDC

In the wake of Export Development Canada's recent announcement that it has set a target to reach net zero on emissions by 2050, we assess the role of export credit agencies when it comes to climate action. Should governments set a net zero mandate for their ECA's and how can organisations such as the Berne Union and OECD look to encourage greater collaboration when it comes to climate action within export finance?

Andreas Klasen
Director
Institute for Trade and Innovation (IfTI)
Thomas Hale
Associate Professor in Public Policy
University of Oxford
Moderator
Katharine Morton
Head of Trade Treasury and Risk
TXF

Our host sponsor, Nedbank CIB, provides viewers with a warm welcome and outlines what to look forward to over the course of the webinar.

In this opening session we examine the African ECA export finance market with the use of TXF’s proprietary market data to help provide viewers with an overview of the latest trends in the region. Our expert panellists will be discussing why the Nordic ECAs are leading the way when it comes to financing projects across Africa, which ECAs have the risk appetite for sub-Saharan African markets and what the push towards sustainability means for African export finance transactions.

In this bonus session TXF's Jonathan Bell and Nedbank CIB's Siya Nxaba are joined by Portia Dube, Head of Business Development at The Export Credit Insurance Corporation of South Africa (ECIC) for an exclusive interview to discuss project pipelines and export finance opportunities in the southern African region.

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IMPLICATIONS OF THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION ON GLOBAL TRADE

From a tough new stance on China, reducing dependence on foreign competition in critical supply chains, to tearing up Trumps climate policies and re-joining the Paris Agreement, President Biden is ushering a new era for US politics. We shed light on the implications of this for the global community.

Michelle DiGruttolo
Senior Managing Director
Ankura
Moderator
Tom Pycraft
Senior Producer
TXF