Agenda

The IfTI Global Symposium: Financing. Impact. Together. tackled the issue of modernising the trade and development finance landscape to serve future goals. The symposium informed more than 125 financiers and policy makers from 30 countriesimproved knowledge and expertisebuilt bridges strengthening institutional collaboration and moved towards creating a dynamic marketplace for mobilising capital. The symposium shared approaches to better understand and address current challenges, presented case studies, and offered opportunities to discuss practical and pragmatic ways to move forward.

Monday, 18 June 2018

19:00     Reception and Dinner
               Hotel Liberty, Grabenallee 8, 77652 Offenburg
               - For speakers only -

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

08:00     Bus pick-up Offenburg Hotels to Campus Gengenbach

08:30     Registration and Coffee
               Offenburg University, Campus Gengenbach
               Klosterstraße 14, 77723 Gengenbach

09:00     Chair’s Opening Remarks: The Old and New Worlds of Financing
               Prof Andreas Klasen, Head, IfTI, Offenburg University

09:10     Welcome Address
               Prof Winfried Lieber, Rector, Offenburg University
               Topi Vesteri, Deputy CEO, Finnvera, and President, Berne Union

09:25     Opening Speech
               Dr Stefanie Hinz, Head of Department, Ministry of Economic Affairs

09:40     Setting the Scene
               Anette Eberhard, CEO, EKF Denmark’s Export Credit Agency

10:00     A New Paradigm: Mobilising Capital to Create Sustainable Impact
               Dr Ilona Lundström, DG, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Finland
               Ashish Kumar, Deputy General Manager, Export-Import Bank of India

10:30     How to Foster Economic Growth: Policies and Strategic Directions
               Dr Marion Jansen, Chief Economist, International Trade Centre (ITC)
               Dr Benedict Oramah, President and Chairman, Afreximbank
               Eng. Hani Salem Sonbol, CEO ITFC, Islamic Development Bank Group
               Amb. Ole Thonke, Head of Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark

11:15     Morning Refreshments

11:30     How to Leverage Private Sector Financing
               Dr Marc Auboin, Economic Counsellor, WTO
               Ricarda Dahlheimer, Asset Manager, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners
               Jennifer Loewen, Director, International Financial Consulting
               Johannes Schmidt, Global Head of Finance Advisory, Siemens Financial Service

12:15     Academic Interventions: Innovation, Trade and Development
               Prof Mathias Bärtl, Member, IfTI, Offenburg University
               Dr Roseline Wanjiru, Senior Lecturer, Northumbria University
               Prof Erdal Yalcin, Professor, The Tuborg Research Centre - Aarhus

13:00     Networking Lunch sponsored by Deutsche Bank

Stream 1: Better Together                  

14:00     How to Share Risk?
               Klaus Helsper, Director, DEG
               Dr Harald Hirschhofer, Senior Advisor, The Currency Exchange Fund (TCX)
               Erik Hoffmann, Global Head of Export & Agency Finance, Banco Santander
               Dan Riordan, President Political Risk, Credit and Bond, XL Catlin
               Louis Taylor, Chief Executive, UKEF

14:50     How to Create Impact?
               Ratnakar Adhikari, Executive Director, WTO Enhanced Integrated Framework
               Guto Davies, Global ECA Leader, GE Capital
               Thomas Mahl, Managing Director, sfr consulting, MunichRe Group
               Hubert de Milly, Senior Policy Advisor, Agency Francaise de Développement
               Michal Ron, SACE, and Secretary General, International Working Group

Stream 2: The DACH Perspective

14:00     Innovationen fördern, Exporte ermöglichen.
               Gabriele von dem Bussche, Head, pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank
               Dr Lars Ponterlitschek, Head of Finance and Risk, SERV
               Dr Karine Siegwart, Vice Director, BAFU, Switzerland
               Michiel de Vries, Global Head Structured Export Finance, ING

14:50     Quo Vadis Exportfinanzierung?
               Michael Hannig, CEO, Voith Finance
               Matthias Heuser, Head of International Business, LBBW
               Ferdinand Schipfer, Head of Department, OeKB
               Werner Schmidt, Head of Structured Trade & Export Finance, Deutsche Bank
               Edna Schöne, Member of the Board, Euler Hermes Germany

15:40     Afternoon Refreshments

16:00     Towards SDGs and Collaborative Financing: Future Visions and Missions
               David Kuijper, Manager, FMO
               Paul Mudde, Strategic Business Consultant, Sustainable Finance & Insurance
               Haje Schütte, Head of Financing for Sustainable Development, OECD
               Mariane Søndergaard-Jensen, Director, EKF Denmark’s Export Credit Agency

17:15     End of Day 1 with bus pick-up Campus Gengenbach to Offenburg Hotels

19:00     Hotel bus pick-up followed by Reception and Dinner

19:30     Reception and Dinner
               Schloss Staufenberg, 77770 Durbach
               Welcome Address
               Volker Schebesta, State Secretary, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

07:30     Bus pick-up Offenburg Hotels to Campus Gengenbach

08:00     Registration and Coffee
               Offenburg University, Campus Gengenbach
               Klosterstraße 14, 77723 Gengenbach

08:30     Chair’s Opening Remarks
               Prof Andreas Klasen, Head, IfTI, Offenburg University

08:40     Better Together Creating Impact
               David Drysdale, Head of Division, OECD
               Arjun Goswami, Chief, Asian Development Bank
               Dr Christoph Herfarth, Head, Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs
               Dr Gunter Schall, Head Private Sector, Austrian Development Agency

09:30     Parallel Case Studies

               Case Study 1: A Joint Approach
               Dr Gunter Schall, Head Private Sector, Austrian Development Agency
               Ferdinand Schipfer, Head of Department, OeKB

               Case Study 2: Fostering trade and sustainability: German Desks
               Alexander Feltes, Analyst, DEG
               Katja Friedrichs, Investment Manager, DEG

               Case Study 3: Trade Finance Innovation
               Markus Wohlgeschaffen, Senior Vice President, Trust Bills
               Claudia Haas, Senior Vice President, Trust Bills

10:20     Morning Refreshments

10:40     Parallel Case Studies

               Case Study 4: Trade and SDGs
               Anisse Terai, Head of Policy and Partnerships, ITFC, Islamic Development Bank
               Mariane Søndergaard-Jensen, Director, EKF Denmark’s Export Credit Agency

               Case Study 5: Local Currency Solutions
               Harald Hirschhofer, Senior Advisor, The Currency Exchange Fund (TCX)

               Case Study 6: Public and private insurance cooperation
               Julie Martin, Managing Director, Marsh

11:45     Report back from Case Studies
               Moderator: Vinco David, Secretary General, Berne Union

12:15     Chair’s Closing Remarks
               Prof Andreas Klasen, Head, IfTI, Offenburg University

12:30     Interactive Lunch: Creating an Innovative Marketplace for the Future
               Hosted by: EKF, Denmark's Export Credit Agency, and Berne Union

14:00     End of Day 2 with bus pick-up to Offenburg Hotels/Central Station