22 November 2023
Plenary

Breakfast briefing: Celebrating female dealmakers

At Exile, we proudly champion women and other under-represented communities in export and project finance. Our goal is to create an environment where more women are originating business and taking on visible roles in the industry. Join our breakfast workshop to network with peers, considering: 

- What are the women in our industry working on at the moment, and how can we create connections that lead to origination?

- Are there particular sectors that have better female representation, and how can we encourage this across the board?

- How do we ensure that women are taking on visible roles and being considered for promotions?

Aida Topcagic
Executive Director,
JP Morgan
Plenary

Opening Remarks

Tom Pycraft
Senior Producer,
TXF
TXF DACH

Ministerial keynote: Teamwork, temerity, trailblazing

Eike Kreplin
Co-Chair of Interministerial Committee for Export Credit Guarantees/ Division VC2 - Export financing, export credit guarantees,
Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action
Plenary

Workshop: Present yourself better - Develop dealmaking skills by putting your best foot forward

In this dynamic and interactive session, we’ll focus on developing some essential assets for your presenting, networking and dealmaking. You’ll get insights and tips to enhance everything from your presentation skills, to networking and building your online profile via LinkedIn and beyond. Expect to learn skills and get a chance to put them into practice right in the room, offering you a real-time opportunity to engage with others in the room and enhance your own skillset.

Ryan Millar
Communications Trainer, Presentations Coach, Author of ’The Confident Presenter',
Ryan Millar
Plenary

Workshop: Present yourself better - Group work session

Ryan Millar
Communications Trainer, Presentations Coach, Author of ’The Confident Presenter',
Ryan Millar

Customer perspective: The exporters’ panel

We’ve heard from the ECAs, but what do the exporters think? This panel gathers exporters from across Germany, Switzerland, and Austria to consider:

- Where do our exporters see the biggest opportunities over the next year?

- How could ECAs adapt their offerings to match exporters’ needs in a changing world?

- What challenges have European exporters faced over the last year, and what are their concerns for the future?

Achim Becker
Managing Director,
INZAG Germany GmbH
Marcus Ebert
Sales Director,
Deutsche Bahn
Markus Sluga
Director International Structured Finance,
VAMED ENGINEERING
Moderator
Stefan Götzinger
Head of Sales & Structuring DACH + Central Europe, Structured Trade & Export Finance,
Deutsche Bank AG

Networking break & LinkedIn Headshot

Pop over to the meeting hub during the networking break to get a quick new headshot for your Linkedin from our professional photographer!

Simulated NATO HQ Strategy Game: The Impact of Inter-related Geopolitical Events, Trade, and International Power Relations

Step into a NATO HQ war room in this simulated scenario, placing you in the near future to examine a fictional geopolitical crisis based on real-life events. Played out in a game-type format, this session aims to help you understand NATO and political leaders’ approaches to shifts in national security strategies, sanctions, and export controls.
Your goals are twofold:                       

1. Make the correct decisions to retain the primacy of NATO over potential adversaries.
                       

2. Limit the risks of unforeseen consequences or escalations resulting from your decisions, such as military conflict or environmental degradation. In an era of increasing geopolitical tensions, this is a must-attend session for anyone wanting to respond flexibly to ever-evolving security threats and their impact on trade finance.

Rebecca Harding
Senior Fellow,
British Foreign Policy Group
TXF DACH

Mobilising DACH's support: Rebuilding Ukraine

As the crisis in Ukraine continues, parts of the ECA market have made it clear that rebuilding is on their agenda. This workshop will look at how European ECAs, banks, and DFIs can work together to support Ukraine:

Which agencies and banks are keen to be part of rebuilding efforts? How will they collaborate to achieve their aims?

What unique financing structures can be employed to support Ukraine?

How has the insurance market responded to the crisis?

Thomas Baum
Executive - Head of Division Underwriting & Risk Management,
Euler Hermes
Rudolf Putz
Head Trade Facilitation Programme (TFP),
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Moderator
Sean Austin
Senior Broker,
BPL Global
TXF DACH

DACH ECA Product Review

We invite bankers, ECAs, private insurers, and corporate product users from across the export credit ecosystem to share their perspectives on the effectiveness of ECA products offered across the DACH region. We inquire whether the product is fit for purpose when generating new business in emerging industries and regions. How can we overcome issues related to sourcing and content to push more projects over the line? Are we, as a region, doing enough to meet our ESG and energy transition targets? Additionally, can the three ECAs do more to collaborate and promote business interests with their DACH neighbours?

Christine Jordan
Head of Structured Export Finance Germany, Austria and Switzerland,
Standard Chartered
Matthias Öffner
Head of Trade & Export Finance I,
BayernLB
Sonja Schoentag
Director – Germanics and Central & Eastern Europe, Export & Asset Finance,
HSBC
Andreas Oel
Senior Vice President, Large Enterprises,
SERV - Swiss Export Risk Insurance
Kara Stoecker
Senior Manager Sustainability,
DZ Bank
Moderator
Dominik Kloiber
Commercial Director,
TXF
TXF DACH

Going green: The role of export credits on the route to Net 0

We are in the midst of a climate crisis, and Europe has a vital role to play in mitigating further disasters. But what can the export credit market do? This session considers:

How will changes to the OECD consensus help the ECA market invest in more sustainable projects?

How do we ensure that we avoid greenwashing in the industry’s attempts to be more sustainable?

How can ECAs and banks encourage borrowers to be more sustainable?

Sandra Halver-Simons
Global Head Corporate and Export Finance,
SMS Group
Julia Schultz-Berndt
Head of Financial Analysis & Structuring Europe,
Nordex
Richard Heiler
GE Energy Financial Services, Public Finance ONW & Solar,
GE Capital
Moderator
Simone Andrae
Vice-President Export Finance,
AKA Ausfuhrkreditgesellschaft mbH, CEO Andrae Project Finance GmbH
TXF DACH

SME deep dive: Small ticket financing

SMEs form a vital part of the European economy. This session considers the unique financing needs of SMEs, asking:

How do SMEs’ needs differ from those of larger companies?

What can banks and ECAs do to better support small companies?

What role do digital solutions play in SME financing?

Ralf Steger
Head Financial Services,
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen
Stefanie Schwankner
Manager Export Finance,
Windmöller & Hölscher
Frank Helmert
Head of Division Market & Innovation,
Euler Hermes
Karel Vanderputte
Team Coordinator SME & Funded Solutions,
Credendo
Moderator
Nanette Bubik
Head of Export Finance,
Landesbank Baden - Wurttemberg (LBBW)

Closing remarks

Dominik Kloiber
Commercial Director,
TXF
21 November 2023
Plenary

Government keynote: Net zero and climate policy update

Gerlind Heckmann
Deputy Director General,
German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action
Plenary

Dealmaking hotseat: The leader’s view

We invite four unique leaders to the stage for one-on-one interviews focusing on their deal-making activities to uncover the secrets to their deal-making success. Which hot sectors and markets are they focused on, and how do they find new business here? How do they present the ECA product to new clients? What innovations are they employing to get more deals over the line?

Peder Lundquist
CEO,
EIFO
Ram Shalita
CEO,
Bluebird Finance & Projects
François Lefebvre
General Director,
Bpifrance
Moderator
Daniel Sheriff
CEO,
TXF
Plenary

Driving change: Utilising the tools of export, agency & project finance to deliver a green and just energy transition

  • The five uncomfortable truths about the energy transformation.
  • Siemens Energy’s five fields of action for shaping the energy world of tomorrow.
  • Five key answers we need to facilitate the transition

Georg Bauer
Head of Project Finance,
Siemens Energy
Plenary

Industry all-play: Regional focus

Join exclusive 10-person roundtables dedicated to the most active corporates in each region. Connect with fellow dealmakers, discuss new projects, share insights on product innovations, and explore export and project finance opportunities in key markets crucial to your business. Choose from one of the following regional roundtables to maximise your networking and business development potential:

- Africa    

- MENA

- Europe

- Americas

- Asia Pacific

Ed Harkins
Trade & Export Finance Ambassador,
South African Chamber of Commerce
Jerome Friler
CEO,
Satarem America Inc.
Olivier Picard
President,
Ellipse Projects SAS
Nader Ragheb
VP & Group Treasurer,
Orascom Constructions
Workshop 1

Country Focus: Exploring Turkish Horizons

Join us for a focused exploration of the Turkish market as we bring together prominent borrowers, exporters, banks, and ECAs actively engaged in the region. Delve into opportunities for export and project financed backed large-scale infrastructure, transport, energy, and chemicals projects. Gain crucial insights into the geopolitical factors influencing decisions and discover effective strategies to navigate associated risks.

Nihal Yüksel
Project Finance & Business Development Director,
Kalyon Holding
Tufan Özkan
Executive Board Member, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO),
Bozankaya Group
Doruk Günay
ECA Advisory & Execution,
Ronesans Holding
Naci Can
Project Finance & Treasury Director,
Calik Enerji
Veli Yumuk
Head of Corporate Finance,
Enerjisa Üretim
Moderator
Felix Bruecher
International Business Development ,
Euler Hermes

Unlocking Opportunities for ECA-Covered Loans in 'Stan' Countries

We explore the role of ECA-covered loans in enhancing both exporting and importing for local businesses, with a specific focus on sectors such as energy, agriculture, and telecommunications. How financing can play a pivotal role in supporting economic diversification in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan by facilitating investments in non-oil sectors. The session will delve into tailoring ECA-backed financing solutions to align with the unique regional needs of these countries. Participants will have the opportunity to explore potential collaborations with other financial institutions and ECAs, aiming to strengthen export credit offerings for the long term. Join us for an insightful discussion on leveraging ECA support to drive economic growth and diversification across regions.

Sardor Makhmudov
Head of structured trade finance/Deputy of Procurement Director,
Enter Engineering
Armana Bekbassova
Head of the International Cooperation Department,
KazakhExport EIC JSC
Moderator
Olga Sclovscaia
Regional Head Central and Eastern Europe & Central Asia,
MIGA, The World Bank Group

Lunch

Location: Group Restaurant

Industry all-play: Sector focus

Join exclusive 10-person roundtables dedicated to the most active corporates in each sector. Connect with fellow dealmakers, discuss new projects, share insights on product innovations, and explore export and project finance opportunities in key markets crucial to your business. Choose from one of the following sectorial roundtables to maximise your networking and business development potential:

 - The New Hydrogen Economy

- From Energy Transition to Profit Business 

- Onshore Wind 

- Battery Storage

- European Infrastructure Development

Marcus Ebert
Sales Director,
Deutsche Bahn
Marcus Lube
Partner,
AA_PROCON Management Group
Christian Bockler
Director/ Head of Project Finance and Renewables,
Jebsen & Jessen Industrial Solutions (JJIS)
Jerome Friler
CEO,
Satarem America Inc.
Philip Lewis
Managing Director – Global Co-Head of Export Finance,
HSBC
Egídio Ribeiro
Funding Manager,
Aurora Lithium
Workshop 1

Dealmaking Focus: TXF data deep dive

Gain an overview of the market up to H1 2023 in terms of industries, geographies and general market and different players’ performance

Alfonso Olivas
Head of Data and Analytics,
TXF
Workshop 2

Sector focus: A modern OECD consensus in practice

We examine the OECD reform package of the Arrangement on export credits, including repayment terms, heightened flexibility, and expanded eligibility for green projects, unlocking new opportunities for innovation and sustainable development. This session is your guide to understanding the immediate impact and strategic advantages these reforms bring to our community. We ask the question will be a complete game changer for the export finance sector?

Ralph Nikol
Senior Director ECAs & Investment Guarantees,
Siemens Financial Services
Juliette Schleich
Policy Analyst Export Credits Division,
OECD
Moderator
Henri D'Ambrieres
Manager,
Henri D'Ambrieres

Dealmakers focus: Borrowers & Exporters Roundtable

Participate in this exclusive closed-door roundtable tailored for the most active exporters and borrowers, so you can engage in discussions about your balance sheet requirements and share valuable structuring insights under strict Chatham House rules.

Hakan Svensson
Head of Export and Trade Finance,
Linxon
Soeren Schubert
Project and Export Finance Manager (PEF),
Alstom
Eduardo Oliveira de Miguel
CEO,
HOMT España S.A.
Olivier Picard
President,
Ellipse Projects SAS
Natalia Borrego
CFO,
GLOBALTEC DESARROLLOS E INGENIERIA SA
Ismael Nabe
Advisor to the Prime Minister in charge of Investments, and Public Private Partnerships (PPP),
Prime Minister office of Guinea- Primature
Andrii Romanov
Deputy head of STF,
JSB UKRGASBANK
Gennadiy Khelemskyy
Head of Structured Trade Finance Ukrgasbank,
JSB UKRGASBANK
Hugo Duarte de Oliveira Rua
CFO,
Aurora Lithium
Helder Araújo
Board Member - Executive Board,
CASAIS
Moderator
Dominik Kloiber
Commercial Director,
TXF
Workshop 2

Dealmakers focus: ECA & DFI leaders and underwriters forum

Rub shoulders with fellow ECAs & DFIs in this intimate setting, designed to ensure a confidential and collaborative environment for strategic conversations

Olga Sclovscaia
Regional Head Central and Eastern Europe & Central Asia,
MIGA, The World Bank Group
Rudolf Putz
Head Trade Facilitation Programme (TFP),
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
François Lefebvre
General Director,
Bpifrance
Karel Vanderputte
Team Coordinator SME & Funded Solutions,
Credendo
Sean Austin
Senior Broker,
BPL Global
Łukasz Kowalski
Strategic Client Director,
KUKE - ECA
Moderator
Alex Sheriff
Head of Events Sales,
TXF
Plenary

Dealmaking hotseat: The leader’s view

Francesca Beomonte
ECAs Senior Originator for natural resources, export and project finance,
UniCredit
Moderator
Daniel Sheriff
CEO,
TXF
Plenary

TXF Dealmakers Awards Ceremony

Ryan Millar
Communications Trainer, Presentations Coach, Author of ’The Confident Presenter',
Ryan Millar
Natasha Warne
Head of Events Marketing,
Exile Group
20 November 2023

AYOKA EVENT SPACE, Friedrichstraße 182, 10117 Berlin

Stream

Icebreaker Drinks

Join the Exile Team for drink and networking at our Ice Breaker Drinks! 

Where: AYOKA EVENT SPACE

Friedrichstraße 182, 10117 Berlin

When: 18.30 - 20.30

AYOKA EVENT SPACE, Friedrichstraße 182, 10117 Berlin

Stream

Icebreaker Drinks

Join the Exile Team for drink and networking at our Ice Breaker Drinks! 

Where: AYOKA EVENT SPACE

Friedrichstraße 182, 10117 Berlin

When: 18.30 - 20.30

Plenary

Government keynote: Net zero and climate policy update

Gerlind Heckmann
Deputy Director General,
German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action
Plenary

Dealmaking hotseat: The leader’s view

We invite four unique leaders to the stage for one-on-one interviews focusing on their deal-making activities to uncover the secrets to their deal-making success. Which hot sectors and markets are they focused on, and how do they find new business here? How do they present the ECA product to new clients? What innovations are they employing to get more deals over the line?

Peder Lundquist
CEO,
EIFO
Ram Shalita
CEO,
Bluebird Finance & Projects
François Lefebvre
General Director,
Bpifrance
Moderator
Daniel Sheriff
CEO,
TXF
Plenary

Driving change: Utilising the tools of export, agency & project finance to deliver a green and just energy transition

  • The five uncomfortable truths about the energy transformation.
  • Siemens Energy’s five fields of action for shaping the energy world of tomorrow.
  • Five key answers we need to facilitate the transition

Georg Bauer
Head of Project Finance,
Siemens Energy
Plenary

Industry all-play: Regional focus

Join exclusive 10-person roundtables dedicated to the most active corporates in each region. Connect with fellow dealmakers, discuss new projects, share insights on product innovations, and explore export and project finance opportunities in key markets crucial to your business. Choose from one of the following regional roundtables to maximise your networking and business development potential:

- Africa    

- MENA

- Europe

- Americas

- Asia Pacific

Ed Harkins
Trade & Export Finance Ambassador,
South African Chamber of Commerce
Jerome Friler
CEO,
Satarem America Inc.
Olivier Picard
President,
Ellipse Projects SAS
Nader Ragheb
VP & Group Treasurer,
Orascom Constructions
Workshop 1

Country Focus: Exploring Turkish Horizons

Join us for a focused exploration of the Turkish market as we bring together prominent borrowers, exporters, banks, and ECAs actively engaged in the region. Delve into opportunities for export and project financed backed large-scale infrastructure, transport, energy, and chemicals projects. Gain crucial insights into the geopolitical factors influencing decisions and discover effective strategies to navigate associated risks.

Nihal Yüksel
Project Finance & Business Development Director,
Kalyon Holding
Tufan Özkan
Executive Board Member, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO),
Bozankaya Group
Doruk Günay
ECA Advisory & Execution,
Ronesans Holding
Naci Can
Project Finance & Treasury Director,
Calik Enerji
Veli Yumuk
Head of Corporate Finance,
Enerjisa Üretim
Moderator
Felix Bruecher
International Business Development ,
Euler Hermes

Unlocking Opportunities for ECA-Covered Loans in 'Stan' Countries

We explore the role of ECA-covered loans in enhancing both exporting and importing for local businesses, with a specific focus on sectors such as energy, agriculture, and telecommunications. How financing can play a pivotal role in supporting economic diversification in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan by facilitating investments in non-oil sectors. The session will delve into tailoring ECA-backed financing solutions to align with the unique regional needs of these countries. Participants will have the opportunity to explore potential collaborations with other financial institutions and ECAs, aiming to strengthen export credit offerings for the long term. Join us for an insightful discussion on leveraging ECA support to drive economic growth and diversification across regions.

Sardor Makhmudov
Head of structured trade finance/Deputy of Procurement Director,
Enter Engineering
Armana Bekbassova
Head of the International Cooperation Department,
KazakhExport EIC JSC
Moderator
Olga Sclovscaia
Regional Head Central and Eastern Europe & Central Asia,
MIGA, The World Bank Group

Lunch

Location: Group Restaurant

Industry all-play: Sector focus

Join exclusive 10-person roundtables dedicated to the most active corporates in each sector. Connect with fellow dealmakers, discuss new projects, share insights on product innovations, and explore export and project finance opportunities in key markets crucial to your business. Choose from one of the following sectorial roundtables to maximise your networking and business development potential:

 - The New Hydrogen Economy

- From Energy Transition to Profit Business 

- Onshore Wind 

- Battery Storage

- European Infrastructure Development

Marcus Ebert
Sales Director,
Deutsche Bahn
Marcus Lube
Partner,
AA_PROCON Management Group
Christian Bockler
Director/ Head of Project Finance and Renewables,
Jebsen & Jessen Industrial Solutions (JJIS)
Jerome Friler
CEO,
Satarem America Inc.
Philip Lewis
Managing Director – Global Co-Head of Export Finance,
HSBC
Egídio Ribeiro
Funding Manager,
Aurora Lithium
Workshop 1

Dealmaking Focus: TXF data deep dive

Gain an overview of the market up to H1 2023 in terms of industries, geographies and general market and different players’ performance

Alfonso Olivas
Head of Data and Analytics,
TXF
Workshop 2

Sector focus: A modern OECD consensus in practice

We examine the OECD reform package of the Arrangement on export credits, including repayment terms, heightened flexibility, and expanded eligibility for green projects, unlocking new opportunities for innovation and sustainable development. This session is your guide to understanding the immediate impact and strategic advantages these reforms bring to our community. We ask the question will be a complete game changer for the export finance sector?

Ralph Nikol
Senior Director ECAs & Investment Guarantees,
Siemens Financial Services
Juliette Schleich
Policy Analyst Export Credits Division,
OECD
Moderator
Henri D'Ambrieres
Manager,
Henri D'Ambrieres

Dealmakers focus: Borrowers & Exporters Roundtable

Participate in this exclusive closed-door roundtable tailored for the most active exporters and borrowers, so you can engage in discussions about your balance sheet requirements and share valuable structuring insights under strict Chatham House rules.

Hakan Svensson
Head of Export and Trade Finance,
Linxon
Soeren Schubert
Project and Export Finance Manager (PEF),
Alstom
Eduardo Oliveira de Miguel
CEO,
HOMT España S.A.
Olivier Picard
President,
Ellipse Projects SAS
Natalia Borrego
CFO,
GLOBALTEC DESARROLLOS E INGENIERIA SA
Ismael Nabe
Advisor to the Prime Minister in charge of Investments, and Public Private Partnerships (PPP),
Prime Minister office of Guinea- Primature
Andrii Romanov
Deputy head of STF,
JSB UKRGASBANK
Gennadiy Khelemskyy
Head of Structured Trade Finance Ukrgasbank,
JSB UKRGASBANK
Hugo Duarte de Oliveira Rua
CFO,
Aurora Lithium
Helder Araújo
Board Member - Executive Board,
CASAIS
Moderator
Dominik Kloiber
Commercial Director,
TXF
Workshop 2

Dealmakers focus: ECA & DFI leaders and underwriters forum

Rub shoulders with fellow ECAs & DFIs in this intimate setting, designed to ensure a confidential and collaborative environment for strategic conversations

Olga Sclovscaia
Regional Head Central and Eastern Europe & Central Asia,
MIGA, The World Bank Group
Rudolf Putz
Head Trade Facilitation Programme (TFP),
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
François Lefebvre
General Director,
Bpifrance
Karel Vanderputte
Team Coordinator SME & Funded Solutions,
Credendo
Sean Austin
Senior Broker,
BPL Global
Łukasz Kowalski
Strategic Client Director,
KUKE - ECA
Moderator
Alex Sheriff
Head of Events Sales,
TXF
Plenary

Dealmaking hotseat: The leader’s view

Francesca Beomonte
ECAs Senior Originator for natural resources, export and project finance,
UniCredit
Moderator
Daniel Sheriff
CEO,
TXF
Plenary

TXF Dealmakers Awards Ceremony

Ryan Millar
Communications Trainer, Presentations Coach, Author of ’The Confident Presenter',
Ryan Millar
Natasha Warne
Head of Events Marketing,
Exile Group
Plenary

Breakfast briefing: Celebrating female dealmakers

At Exile, we proudly champion women and other under-represented communities in export and project finance. Our goal is to create an environment where more women are originating business and taking on visible roles in the industry. Join our breakfast workshop to network with peers, considering: 

- What are the women in our industry working on at the moment, and how can we create connections that lead to origination?

- Are there particular sectors that have better female representation, and how can we encourage this across the board?

- How do we ensure that women are taking on visible roles and being considered for promotions?

Aida Topcagic
Executive Director,
JP Morgan
Plenary

Opening Remarks

Tom Pycraft
Senior Producer,
TXF
TXF DACH

Ministerial keynote: Teamwork, temerity, trailblazing

Eike Kreplin
Co-Chair of Interministerial Committee for Export Credit Guarantees/ Division VC2 - Export financing, export credit guarantees,
Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action
Plenary

Workshop: Present yourself better - Develop dealmaking skills by putting your best foot forward

In this dynamic and interactive session, we’ll focus on developing some essential assets for your presenting, networking and dealmaking. You’ll get insights and tips to enhance everything from your presentation skills, to networking and building your online profile via LinkedIn and beyond. Expect to learn skills and get a chance to put them into practice right in the room, offering you a real-time opportunity to engage with others in the room and enhance your own skillset.

Ryan Millar
Communications Trainer, Presentations Coach, Author of ’The Confident Presenter',
Ryan Millar
Plenary

Workshop: Present yourself better - Group work session

Ryan Millar
Communications Trainer, Presentations Coach, Author of ’The Confident Presenter',
Ryan Millar

Customer perspective: The exporters’ panel

We’ve heard from the ECAs, but what do the exporters think? This panel gathers exporters from across Germany, Switzerland, and Austria to consider:

- Where do our exporters see the biggest opportunities over the next year?

- How could ECAs adapt their offerings to match exporters’ needs in a changing world?

- What challenges have European exporters faced over the last year, and what are their concerns for the future?

Achim Becker
Managing Director,
INZAG Germany GmbH
Marcus Ebert
Sales Director,
Deutsche Bahn
Markus Sluga
Director International Structured Finance,
VAMED ENGINEERING
Moderator
Stefan Götzinger
Head of Sales & Structuring DACH + Central Europe, Structured Trade & Export Finance,
Deutsche Bank AG

Networking break & LinkedIn Headshot

Pop over to the meeting hub during the networking break to get a quick new headshot for your Linkedin from our professional photographer!

Simulated NATO HQ Strategy Game: The Impact of Inter-related Geopolitical Events, Trade, and International Power Relations

Step into a NATO HQ war room in this simulated scenario, placing you in the near future to examine a fictional geopolitical crisis based on real-life events. Played out in a game-type format, this session aims to help you understand NATO and political leaders’ approaches to shifts in national security strategies, sanctions, and export controls.
Your goals are twofold:                       

1. Make the correct decisions to retain the primacy of NATO over potential adversaries.
                       

2. Limit the risks of unforeseen consequences or escalations resulting from your decisions, such as military conflict or environmental degradation. In an era of increasing geopolitical tensions, this is a must-attend session for anyone wanting to respond flexibly to ever-evolving security threats and their impact on trade finance.

Rebecca Harding
Senior Fellow,
British Foreign Policy Group
TXF DACH

Mobilising DACH's support: Rebuilding Ukraine

As the crisis in Ukraine continues, parts of the ECA market have made it clear that rebuilding is on their agenda. This workshop will look at how European ECAs, banks, and DFIs can work together to support Ukraine:

Which agencies and banks are keen to be part of rebuilding efforts? How will they collaborate to achieve their aims?

What unique financing structures can be employed to support Ukraine?

How has the insurance market responded to the crisis?

Thomas Baum
Executive - Head of Division Underwriting & Risk Management,
Euler Hermes
Rudolf Putz
Head Trade Facilitation Programme (TFP),
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Moderator
Sean Austin
Senior Broker,
BPL Global
TXF DACH

DACH ECA Product Review

We invite bankers, ECAs, private insurers, and corporate product users from across the export credit ecosystem to share their perspectives on the effectiveness of ECA products offered across the DACH region. We inquire whether the product is fit for purpose when generating new business in emerging industries and regions. How can we overcome issues related to sourcing and content to push more projects over the line? Are we, as a region, doing enough to meet our ESG and energy transition targets? Additionally, can the three ECAs do more to collaborate and promote business interests with their DACH neighbours?

Christine Jordan
Head of Structured Export Finance Germany, Austria and Switzerland,
Standard Chartered
Matthias Öffner
Head of Trade & Export Finance I,
BayernLB
Sonja Schoentag
Director – Germanics and Central & Eastern Europe, Export & Asset Finance,
HSBC
Andreas Oel
Senior Vice President, Large Enterprises,
SERV - Swiss Export Risk Insurance
Kara Stoecker
Senior Manager Sustainability,
DZ Bank
Moderator
Dominik Kloiber
Commercial Director,
TXF
TXF DACH

Going green: The role of export credits on the route to Net 0

We are in the midst of a climate crisis, and Europe has a vital role to play in mitigating further disasters. But what can the export credit market do? This session considers:

How will changes to the OECD consensus help the ECA market invest in more sustainable projects?

How do we ensure that we avoid greenwashing in the industry’s attempts to be more sustainable?

How can ECAs and banks encourage borrowers to be more sustainable?

Sandra Halver-Simons
Global Head Corporate and Export Finance,
SMS Group
Julia Schultz-Berndt
Head of Financial Analysis & Structuring Europe,
Nordex
Richard Heiler
GE Energy Financial Services, Public Finance ONW & Solar,
GE Capital
Moderator
Simone Andrae
Vice-President Export Finance,
AKA Ausfuhrkreditgesellschaft mbH, CEO Andrae Project Finance GmbH
TXF DACH

SME deep dive: Small ticket financing

SMEs form a vital part of the European economy. This session considers the unique financing needs of SMEs, asking:

How do SMEs’ needs differ from those of larger companies?

What can banks and ECAs do to better support small companies?

What role do digital solutions play in SME financing?

Ralf Steger
Head Financial Services,
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen
Stefanie Schwankner
Manager Export Finance,
Windmöller & Hölscher
Frank Helmert
Head of Division Market & Innovation,
Euler Hermes
Karel Vanderputte
Team Coordinator SME & Funded Solutions,
Credendo
Moderator
Nanette Bubik
Head of Export Finance,
Landesbank Baden - Wurttemberg (LBBW)

Closing remarks

Dominik Kloiber
Commercial Director,
TXF