Institute for Trade and Innovation


Hosted by the Institute for Trade and Innovation (IfTI), EKF Denmark’s Export Credit Agency, DEG Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft, as well as the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), a Member of the Islamic Development Bank Group, and in partnership with the Berne Union, we brought together 125 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 from 30 countries to discuss prospects of innovation, export credit and development finance.

Ratnakar Adhikari
WTO Enhanced Integrated Framework, Executive Director

Dr Marc Auboin
World Trade Organization Economic, Counsellor

Prof Dr Mathias Bärtl
Institute for Trade and Innovation (IfTI), Member

Gabriele von dem Bussche
Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG, Head of ECA Finance

Ricarda Dahlheimer
Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, Asset Manager

Vinco David
Berne Union, Secretary General

Guto Davies
GE Capital, MD & Global ECA Leader

David Drysdale
OECD, Head of Export Credit Division

Anette Eberhard

Alexander Feltes
DEG, Analyst

Katja Friedrichs
DEG, Investment Manager

Pia van Gorp
Ministry of Finance, Netherlands, Senior Policy Advisor

Arjun Goswami
Asian Development Bank, Chief Regional Cooperation & Integration

Claudia Haas
TrustBills GmbH, SVP Client Solutions

Michael Hannig
Voith Finance GmbH, CEO

Klaus Helsper
DEG, Director

Dr Christoph Herfarth
Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy, Chairman Interministerial Committee

Matthias Heuser
Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, Head of International Business

Dr Stefanie Hinz
Ministry of Economic Affairs, Employment and Housing, Head of Department

Dr Harald Hirschhofer
The Currency Exchange Fund (TCX), Senior Advisor

Erik Hoffmann
Banco Santander, S.A., Global Head of Export & Agency Finance

Dr Marion Jansen
International Trade Centre (ITC), Chief Economist

Ashish Kumar
Export-Import Bank of India, Deputy General Manager

Prof Dr Andreas Klasen
Institute for Trade and Innovation (IfTI), Head

David Kuijper
FMO Dutch Development Bank, Manager, Public Investment & Blended Finance

Prof Dr Winfried Lieber
Offenburg University, Rector

Jennifer Loewen
International Financial Consulting Ltd., Director

Dr Ilona Lundström
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Finland, Director General

Thomas Mahl
sfr consulting GmbH, Managing Director

Julie Martin
Marsh, Managing Director

Hubert de Milly
Agence Française de Développement (AFD), Senior Strategic Adviser

Paul Mudde
Sustainable Finance & Insurance, Consultant

Dr Benedict Oramah
Afreximbank, President & Chairman of the Board

Dr Lars Ponterlitschek
SERV, Head of Finance & Risk

Dan Riordan
XL CATLIN, President, Political Risk, Credit & Bond

Michal Ron
SACE SpA , Managing Director, Head International Business

Dr Gunter Schall
Austrian Development Agency, Head of Private Sector & Development

Volker Schebesta
Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, State Secretary

Ferdinand Schipfer
OeKB, Head of International Relations

Johannes Schmidt
Siemens Financial Services GmbH, Global Head of Finance Advisory

Werner Schmidt
Deutsche Bank AG, Head of Structured Trade & Export Finance

Edna Schöne
EH Germany , Member of the Board

Haje Schütte
OECD, Head of Financing for Sustainable Development

Dr Karine Siegwart
Federal Office for the Environment (BAFU), Switzerland, Vice Director

Mariane Søndergaard-Jensen
EKF, Director

Eng Hani Salem Sonbol
International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), CEO

Anisse Terai
International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), Head of Policy & Partnerships

Ambassador Mr Ole Thonke
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark, Head of Department

Topi Vesteri
Finnvera and Berne Union, Deputy CEO and President

Michiel de Vries
ING, Global Head of Structured Export Finance

Dr Roseline Wanjiru
Northumbria University, Faculty Director

Markus Wohlgeschaffen
TrustBills GmbH, SVP Client Solutions

Prof Dr Erdal Yalcin
The Tuborg Research Centre for Globalisation and Firms - Aarhus, Professor of International Economics