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 June2018

19:00 Reception and Dinner (Speakers only)
           Hotel Liberty, Grabenallee 8, 77652 Offenburg

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 Dr Andreas Klasen, Head, IfTI, Offenburg University

09:10 Welcome Address
           Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h. c. Winfried Lieber, Rector, Offenburg University
           Topi Vesteri, Deputy CEO, Finnvera, and President, Berne Union

09:25 Opening Speech
           Michael Kleiner, Director General, 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 Services

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

13:00 Networking Lunch sponsored by Deutsche Bank AG
           Klosterkeller, Campus Gengenbach

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

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 Dr 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 Dr Andreas Klasen, Head, IfTI, Offenburg University

12:30 Interactive Lunch: Creating an Innovative Marketplace for the Future
           Klosterkeller, Campus Gengenbach
           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