Institute for Trade and Innovation

Institute for Trade and Innovation

Symposium 2018 - Financing. Impact. Together.

IfTI Global Symposium: Financing. Impact. Together.
  June 2018
at Offenburg University, Campus Gengenbach

The aim of the high-level symposium was to inform more than 125 financiers and policy makers, improve knowledge and expertise, build bridges strengthening institutional collaboration and move towards creating a dynamic marketplace for mobilising capital. The symposium shared approaches to better understand and address current challengespresented case studies, and offered opportunities to discuss practical and pragmatic ways to move forward. It was unique in its quest to bring together experts from 30 countries.

Financing. Impact. Together.
What roles should trade and development finance play in the quest for an
efficient mobilisation of private capital for growth, trade and development?

The symposium was hosted by the Institute for Trade and Innovation (IfTI) at Offenburg University in the German Black Forest. IfTI is a leading research institute leveraging strategic policy initiatives and practitioner-led research associated with trade, innovation and economic development. The Global Symposium tackled the issue of modernising the trade and development finance landscape to serve future goals and was co-hosted by EKF Denmark’s Export Credit Agency, DEG Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft and the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), a Member of the Islamic Development Bank Group.

In partnership with the Berne Union, we brought together government officials and private sector representatives, as well as senior staff from innovation agencies, multilateral development banks, bilateral development finance institutions and export credit agencies to discuss prospects of innovation, export credit and development finance.