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.

Tuesday, 15 September 2020 / Speakers only

19:00     Reception and Dinner (Speakers only)
               Hotel Liberty, Grabenallee 8, 77652 Offenburg
               Volker Schebesta, State Secretary, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

08:30     Bus pick-up Offenburg Hotels to Campus Gengenbach

09:00     Registration and Coffee
               Offenburg University, Campus Gengenbach
               Klosterstraße 14, 77723 Gengenbach

09:30     Chair’s Opening Remarks: Fostering Growth in a World of Change
               Prof Andreas Klasen, Head, IfTI, Offenburg University

09:40     Keynote Speech
               Michael Kleiner, Permanent Secretary,
               Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing

09:55     Berne Union Welcome Address
               Beatriz Reguero Naredo, COO, CESCE and President, Berne Union

10:05     Setting the Scene: Fostering Development in a Disruptive Environment
               Dr Marion Jansen, Chief Economist, International Trade Centre (ITC)
               Kirstine Damkjær, CEO, EKF Denmark’s Export Credit Agency
               Simon Edmonds, Deputy Executive Chair, Innovate UK
               Dan Riordan, President PRCB, AXA XL

10:50     Morning Refreshments and Networking

11:15     Financing Solutions for Africa's Transformation
               Dr Rebecca Harding, CEO, Coriolis Technologies
               Prof Benedict Oramah, President, Afreximbank
               Annette Ssemuwemba, Deputy Executive Director, WTO EIF
               Louis Taylor, CEO, UK Export Finance

12:00     Academic Interventions
               Prof Mathias Bärtl, Offenburg University
               Dr Simone Krummaker, City, University of London
               Juri Suehrer, IfTI Researcher and Senior Strategist, Government of Dubai

13:00     Group Photo

13:15     Networking Lunch hosted by Deutsche Bank       

Stream 1: Innovation                  

14:15     Accelerating Innovation: Policy Approaches and Financing Tools
               Dr Henning Meyer, Research Associate, University of Cambridge
               Dr Jörg Goschin, Managing Director, KfW Capital
               Øyvind Leistad, Director, Enova Norway
               Sandra Planes Satorra, Innovation Policy Analyst, OECD
               Stephen Wilhelm, Regional Vice President, EDC

15:15     Innovation in Government Financing Instruments: Evolution or Revolution?
               Dr Philipp Wackerbeck, Partner, Strategy&
               Reimund Felderhoff, Co-Founder, tr8fin
               Jens Heitmann, Head of Division, Euler Hermes
               Jan Sasse, CEO, Tesi Finland
               Dr Karine Siegwart, Vice Director, BAFU Switzerland

Stream 2: Trade and Development

14:15     Development and Trade Finance: Convergence and Collaboration
               Diana Smallridge, President and CEO, IFCL
               David Drysdale, Head Export Credits Division, OECD
               Eng. Hani Salem Sonbol, CEO ITFC, Islamic Development Bank Group

15:15     Financing Tomorrow's Infrastructure
               Werner Schmidt, Head Structured Trade & Export, Deutsche Bank
               Evelyn Patricia Hartwick, TCS Head, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
               Jonathan Joseph-Horne, Global Co-Head of Structured Export Finance, SMBC
               Johannes Schmidt, Head Financial Advisory, Siemens Financial Services

16:15     Afternoon Refreshments and Networking

17:00     End of Day 1 with bus pick-up Campus Gengenbach to Offenburg Hotels

18:50     Hotel bus pick-up followed by Reception and Dinner

19:00     Reception and Dinner
               Brauwerk Baden, Gutenbergstraße 3, 77654 Offenburg

Thursday, 17 September 2020

08:30     Bus pick-up Offenburg Hotels to Campus Gengenbach

09:00     Coffee
               Offenburg University, Campus Gengenbach
               Klosterstraße 14, 77723 Gengenbach

09:10     Chair’s Opening Remarks
               Prof Andreas Klasen, Head, IfTI, Offenburg University

09:15     The Strategy Panel: Innovation, Industrial Development and Trade
               Prof Andreas Klasen, Head, IfTI, Offenburg University
               Avag Avanesyan, Deputy Minister, Armenian Ministry of Economy
               Ambassador Dr Eric Jakob, Director, State Secretariat for Economic Affairs
               Nina Kopola, CEO, Business Finland

10:00     Morning Refreshments and Networking

10:30     Innovation Lab 1
               Innovation as a catalyst for internationalisation and SME growth
               Abdulmajeed H. Alomrani, Innovation Director, Monsha'at
               Philipp Lemmerz, Director, PwC

               Innovation Lab 2
               Dr Robert Ochola, Director, Afreximbank

               Innovation Lab 3
               Mariane Søndergaard-Jensen, Director, EKF
               Christine Lund Andersen, Senior Advisor, EKF

11:30     Report back from Innovation Labs
               Prof Andreas Klasen, Head, IfTI, Offenburg University

11:55     Chairman's Closing Remarks
               Prof Andreas Klasen, Head, IfTI, Offenburg University

12:00     Lunch

13:00     End of Day 2 with bus pick-up to Offenburg Hotels/Central Station