Networking Activites

27th February: Icebreaker Drinks Reception

Join us for Ice Breaker Drinks! *co-located with Proximo LatAm
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: EAST Miami, Level 5, North Terrace

RSVP HERE

EAST Miami Lobby

Structured Trade & Export Finance

Morning run

Limber up for TXF Americas with our morning run, a unique networking opportunity that let's you take in the sights at the same time

Alfonso Olivas
Head of Data and Analytics,
TXF
Structured Trade & Export Finance

Registration & Networking

Pick up your badge and start to exchange business cards as we kick off TXF Americas 2024!

Plenary Room

Structured Trade & Export Finance

Welcoming remarks

Welcome to TXF Americas 2024!

Dan Sheriff
CEO,
TXF

Plenary Room

Structured Trade & Export Finance

Keynote: A look to the future of US EXIM

We are joined by US Exim's esteemed Chair, Reta Jo Lewis, to welcome you to TXF Americas 2024 with an overview of the exciting initiatives coming from the ECA this year. 

Reta Jo Lewis
President & Chair,
US EXIM BANK - Export-Import Bank of the United States

Plenary Room

Structured Trade & Export Finance

Diving into DFIs: Development Bank Keynote

We open TXF Americas with an in-depth analysis of the DFI market in the Americas, considering:

  • The role of DFIs in closing export and project finance transactions, including projects which would not have closed without DFI support
  • The major opportunities for international investors collaborating to propel development in emerging markets
  • Institutional investor appetite for the Americas
  • The importance of collaboration between ECAs, DFIs, and financial institutions 
Olga Calabozo Garrido
Regional Head, Latin America & the Caribbean,
MIGA - Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
Makiko Toyoda
Head of Global Trade Finance Programme,
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Carl Daunar
Investment Officer | South America,
Proparco
Cho HyeonSeok
Chief Representative - Washington D.C,
KEXIM - Export-Import Bank of Korea
Moderator
Anna Rogers
Broker,
Texel Finance Ltd.

Plenary Room

Structured Trade & Export Finance

All change: Financing the energy transition

Energy transition and managing climate change are global priorities, but how do we ensure that developed markets meet ambitious green generation and decarbonisation targets whilst supporting developing countries in the same efforts? This session will consider:

  • Which technologies, from mainstream renewable generation to newer decarbonisation assets, are most likely to achieve our goals?
  • What sources of financing can developers look towards for capital, and what challenges are most likely to inhibit growth?
  • What role do ECAs have to play in financing new projects, especially when it comes to emerging technologies?
  • How can DFIs contribute to the energy transition in emerging markets, and what role will blended finance have to play? How can we mobilize private capital into climate related projects?
Jake Vlok
Director Project Finance,
Siemens Energy
Jack Margolis
Vice President,
Blackrock
Harris Mehos
Director, Structured Finance and Insurance,
U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
Subha Nagarajan, PhD
Managing Director, Financial Services,
GE Vernova
Moderator
Maura Murphy
Head of Production - Proximo,
Exile Group
Structured Trade & Export Finance

Networking break

Grab a coffee and shake hands with your next business partner in our networking break!

Plenary Room

Structured Trade & Export Finance

Keynote panel: Focus on North America

With the passing of the inflation reduction act, the US market is becoming increasingly attractive to ECA lenders. This panel considers:

• The growing role of the Department of Energy in closing deals in the US energy sector

• The role that the USDA has to play, and how agencies can collaborate

• The increase in US domestic investment programmes

Sebastian Jano
Senior Consultant,
United States Department of Energy
Mauricio Gonzalez
Head of Export Finance North America,
BNP Paribas
Stephanie Deatherage
Deputy Senior Vice President,
US EXIM BANK - Export-Import Bank of the United States
Moderator
Anne Marie Thurber
Managing Director,
SMBC

Breakout Room

Proximo: Project Finance

On the Road: EV Charging

A topic that is in a constant state of excitement, both commercial buildout of charging infrastructure as well as fleet infrastructure continue to roll out across the Latin American markets. 

  • What near (12 months) and far (2-5 years) goals are expected from countries and municipalities? 
  • Assessing government support for the reworking of the region's transport assets
  • What is the outlook for construction costs of new charging infrastructure?
  • We've seen quite a few international financings. Why is USD funding attractive to concessionaires? What can the international market provide
Christian Velasco
Principal,
InfraBridge
Jean-François Joachim
Chief Financial Officer,
VGMobility
Luis Barreto
President,
MegaFlux
Maria Victoria Guarin
Principal Investment Officer,
IFC - International Finance Corporation
Moderator
Thomas Hopkins
Deputy Editor,
Exile Group

Keynote panel: The borrowers' bonanza

Despite a slow few years, the borrowing market in the Americas is on the up. In H1 of 2023 alone, TXF Data reported $15.17 billion in export finance volumes across North and Latin America. As Capex slowly returns to the market, this panel considers:

•  Which Americas borrowers are actively seeking ECA finance?

•  What do our borrowers require from ECAs and financiers to get projects over the line?

•  What opportunities does nearshoring offer to Latin American countries, and what projects should we expect to see coming to market as a result of the trend?

•  How are borrowers coping with the high cost of funds in today’s market?

Miguel Siliceo
Head of Investment Unit,
Ministry of Finance Mexico
Patricia Holzmann
Director Strategic Ventures,
Mitsubishi Power Americas
CARLOS ALBERTO RECHELO
Executive Manager,
Petrobras
Moderator
Joan Tapia
Executive Director,
JP Morgan

Breakout Room

Proximo: Project Finance

Mission Critical: Critical Minerals Mining in Latin America

Latin America has rich mineral deposits, specifically to minerals that are critical to the future of the energy transition, namely Lithium and Copper. These minerals and our ability to extract and produce will determine the pace of the energy transition - if we are able to overcome the political, environmental and financial obstacles presented.

  • Opportunities for Latin American mining to be a bridge on the path to global energy transition
  • What supporting infrastructure and services need to be met to further underpin the success of these mines? - Housing, roads, workshops etc. 
  • Meeting the demand - what is the financing path forward for meeting the supply deficit?
Pauline Sebok
Head of Brazil and South America,
SACE
Moderator
Juan Miguel Custodio
Managing Director,
Macquarie
Moderator
Maura Murphy
Head of Production - Proximo,
Exile Group
Structured Trade & Export Finance

Networking lunch break

Use our networking lunch break to meet new clients and discuss your next transaction

Fostering growth: ECAs in the Americas

ECAs continue to be a vital piece of the puzzle when it comes to securing deals in the Americas. This panel gathers international ECAs to consider:

•  What projects do our ECAs have their eyes on for 2024 and beyond?

•  How are ECAs responding to market calls to be more innovative and client led in their approach? Are more ECAs considering untied products for the Americas?

•  How are ECAs responding to the climate crisis? Are they seeking involvement in more sustainable projects, and is this always appropriate?

CARMEN VARA
DIRECTOR, UNDERWRITING,
CESCE Credit Insurance
Mika Relander
Senior Adviser, Global Origination and Country Risks,
Finnvera
Lana Ravel
Area Manager LATAM & The Caribbean,
Bpifrance
Lars Smed Jensen
First Vice President,
EIFO Export and Investment Fund of Denmark
Moderator
Catalina Munoz
Director - Head of Export and Agency Finance Latin America,
Bank of America

Breakout Room

CPRI stream

Into the details: A claims update

Not the most savoury of topics, the claims market can be shied away from. However, if clients are going to continue to purchase the product, they will need to know what happens when things go wrong. This session will give you an in-depth account of the state of the claims market in the Americas today, inviting you to share your thoughts with the room.

Joe Profaizer
Partner and Global Co-Chair, International Arbitration Practice,
Paul Hastings
Michael Jimenez
President,
Realis
Moderator
David Anderson
Global Practice Leader - Political Risk,
Starr Companies

Plenary Room

Structured Trade & Export Finance

Customer perspective: The exporters' panel

Having heard from the ECAs, it’s time to turn our attention to their customers: the exporters. In this panel, we quiz our exporters on:

• The effectiveness of ECA products on the market today

• What ECAs and commercial banks could do to better support exporters

• The unique challenges posed in the Americas market

Lenny Floria
Head of Regional Treasury and Structured Finance for the Americas,
Nokia
Bernd Kalbfell
Executive Manager Export Finance,
Jebsen & Jessen Industrial Solutions GmbH
Matheus Piorino
Head of North America, Customer Finance,
Embraer
Moderator
Piers Constable
Senior Advisor,
Private Export Funding Corporation (PEFCO)

Breakout Room

CPRI stream

Customer perspective: The buyers' forum

Private insurance remains a vital tool for banks to manage risk and close vital transactions across the Americas. This intimate workshop invites users of the CPRI product to compare their experiences, share ideas, and workshop improvements.

Brad Dunderman
Executive Director,
SMBC
Amy Shinkman
Vice President, Export Credit Insurance,
US EXIM BANK - Export-Import Bank of the United States
Rouzbeh Ashayeri
Regional Head North America,
Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
Moderator
Dan Sheriff
CEO,
TXF
Structured Trade & Export Finance

Networking break

Take a quick break to exchange business cards and shake hands before the final session of the day

Plenary Room

Structured Trade & Export Finance

Safety net: Focus on insurance

Insurance remains a crucial tool when it comes to closing deals in the Americas; many transactions would simply not be possible without it. This session gathers CPRI market practitioners to consider:

  • The current size and scope of the market, including a consideration of risk appetite
  • Collaboration with ECAs, including the role of reinsurance
  • The appetite for DFI risk
Jamie Brache
VP & Senior Underwriter,
Vantage Risk
Alberto Amo
Global Head Private Debt Mobiliztion GTB & Global Channels,
Santander
Antti Saviaho
Head of Telecom, Structured Finance,
Finnvera plc
Luis Miguel Echeverri
Director, Insurance & Risk,
TotalEnergies
Moderator
Juan Carlos Mealla
Executive Vice President,
BPL Global

Gameshow: Who wants to be an export financier?

Backed by TXF Intelligence. Who Wants to be an Export Financier puts our intrepid contestants to the test on their industry knowledge. They can use their lifelines - ask the audience, ask the expert, and phone a friend - to help them claim the title of Ultimate Export Financier!

Eric Jowett
Sr. Underwriter,
Vantage Risk
Alfonso Olivas
Head of Data and Analytics,
TXF
Lana Ravel
Area Manager LATAM & The Caribbean,
Bpifrance
Moderator
Gary Coates
Senior Relationship Manager,
Exile Group

Level 5, North Terrace

Networking Activites

Plenary Room

Structured Trade & Export Finance

Breakfast briefing: Celebrating women in finance

At TXF, we’re proud to work with WEXIF to amplify the voices of the amazing women who make up our industry. Join one of our interactive discussion groups to consider:

• How do we build meaningful female networks in the industry to drive personal growth and development?

• How do we ensure that women are promoted beyond middle management?

• How do we acknowledge the ‘invisible work’ that women often take on in the workplace, and ensure people from all backgrounds have opportunities to perform more visible duties?

RSVP HERE

Eavie Burnett
Head of Content,
Exile Group
Emily Burdass
Business Development Manager,
TXF
Marion Fischer
Vice President Export Finance Americas,
BNP Paribas
Amanda LaVersa
Vice President,
JP Morgan
Focus on SMEs

Registration & Networking

Pick up a coffee and sign in for the second day of TXF Americas

Plenary Room

Structured Trade & Export Finance

Opening remarks: A data overview

We kick off the second day of TXF Americas with a comprehensive overview of the latest export finance market data

Alfonso Olivas
Head of Data and Analytics,
TXF

Macroeconomic forecast: A geopolitical overview

It's been another tumultuous year, with geopolitical twists and turns aplenty. This overview gives you a comprehensive perspective on the risks facing the Americas today, and what you need to be aware of when investing in the region.

Beatriz Perez Perazzo
International Legal Advisor,
Global Recovery Group

Plenary Room

Structured Trade & Export Finance

Navigating the storm: The traders' panel

When the world is in turmoil, the commodities market is one of the first to feel it. This session brings commodities traders together to consider:

  • Managing Commodity price exposure in a volatile risk environment.
  • Ongoing geo-political issues and their impact on the supply chain
  • Leveraging services offered by new trade finance platforms
  • Financing Capex: today’s go to sources
  • Opportunities presented by Energy Transition
Juan Carlos Uribe
Head LATAM - Commodity & Financial Services,
COFCO
Andre Fernandes
Vice President,
Olam Agri
Sebastian Vivanco
Director - Structure Trade Commodity Finance,
SMBC
Moderator
Cameron Letters
Senior consultant,
Financial Services Group
Structured Trade & Export Finance

Networking coffee break

Use this coffee break as a chance to squeeze in more networking

Focus on SMEs

Professionalise your profile: LinkedIn Headshots

Our photographer is on hand to upgrade your LinkedIn profile picture - join the queue to have your photo taken and boost your online dealmaking profile

Plenary Room

Structured Trade & Export Finance

Renewables in the Americas: A robust pipeline?

As the world grapples with the climate crisis, renewables development becomes increasingly crucial. This session considers the state of renewables in the Americas today, focusing on paving the way for future projects.

  • Which countries are leading the way when it comes to renewables, and which still have some way to go?
  • Is the US offshore wind pipeline looking more promising in the wake of the inflation reduction act?
  • Which ECAs are seeking to support US renewables, and which closed deals should the market seek to emulate?
  • What else needs to be done to propel the renewables market forward in the Americas?
Robert Doyle
Chief Financial Officer,
Sun Africa LLC / UGT Renewables LLC
Mariana Fulan de Souza
Head of Origination,
Serena
Jørgen Kragh
Co-Head of Origination Americas,
EIFO Export and Investment Fund of Denmark
Moderator
Romina Ventura
Global Head of Structuring and Product Development - Export & Agency Finance,
Santander

Plenary Room

Structured Trade & Export Finance

Heads together: Financing SMEs in the Americas

SMEs are a vital part of trade in the Americas - but what role do ECAs and DFIs have to play in supporting them? We consider:

  • The agency role in supporting short term trade for SME customers in the Americas
  • What specific agency programmes and initiatives can best serve SMEs?
  • What challenges do SMEs face, and how can agencies do better to support them?
Peter Appelbaum
President,
Aretep
Valentin Jedraszyk
Export Development Manager,
Bpifrance
Moderator
Eavie Burnett
Head of Content,
Exile Group

Plenary Room

Structured Trade & Export Finance

Closing remarks

Thank you for joining us at TXF Americas 2024!

Eavie Burnett
Head of Content,
Exile Group
Structured Trade & Export Finance

Networking lunch

The sessions might be over, but the conversations have just begun. Join us for a networking lunch to continue the discussions that were started during the event.

Networking Activites

27th February: Icebreaker Drinks Reception

Join us for Ice Breaker Drinks! *co-located with Proximo LatAm
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: EAST Miami, Level 5, North Terrace

RSVP HERE

EAST Miami Lobby

Structured Trade & Export Finance

Morning run

Limber up for TXF Americas with our morning run, a unique networking opportunity that let's you take in the sights at the same time

Alfonso Olivas
Head of Data and Analytics,
TXF
Structured Trade & Export Finance

Registration & Networking

Pick up your badge and start to exchange business cards as we kick off TXF Americas 2024!

Plenary Room

Structured Trade & Export Finance

Welcoming remarks

Welcome to TXF Americas 2024!

Dan Sheriff
CEO,
TXF

Plenary Room

Structured Trade & Export Finance

Keynote: A look to the future of US EXIM

We are joined by US Exim's esteemed Chair, Reta Jo Lewis, to welcome you to TXF Americas 2024 with an overview of the exciting initiatives coming from the ECA this year. 

Reta Jo Lewis
President & Chair,
US EXIM BANK - Export-Import Bank of the United States

Plenary Room

Structured Trade & Export Finance

Diving into DFIs: Development Bank Keynote

We open TXF Americas with an in-depth analysis of the DFI market in the Americas, considering:

  • The role of DFIs in closing export and project finance transactions, including projects which would not have closed without DFI support
  • The major opportunities for international investors collaborating to propel development in emerging markets
  • Institutional investor appetite for the Americas
  • The importance of collaboration between ECAs, DFIs, and financial institutions 
Olga Calabozo Garrido
Regional Head, Latin America & the Caribbean,
MIGA - Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
Makiko Toyoda
Head of Global Trade Finance Programme,
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Carl Daunar
Investment Officer | South America,
Proparco
Cho HyeonSeok
Chief Representative - Washington D.C,
KEXIM - Export-Import Bank of Korea
Moderator
Anna Rogers
Broker,
Texel Finance Ltd.

Plenary Room

Structured Trade & Export Finance

All change: Financing the energy transition

Energy transition and managing climate change are global priorities, but how do we ensure that developed markets meet ambitious green generation and decarbonisation targets whilst supporting developing countries in the same efforts? This session will consider:

  • Which technologies, from mainstream renewable generation to newer decarbonisation assets, are most likely to achieve our goals?
  • What sources of financing can developers look towards for capital, and what challenges are most likely to inhibit growth?
  • What role do ECAs have to play in financing new projects, especially when it comes to emerging technologies?
  • How can DFIs contribute to the energy transition in emerging markets, and what role will blended finance have to play? How can we mobilize private capital into climate related projects?
Jake Vlok
Director Project Finance,
Siemens Energy
Jack Margolis
Vice President,
Blackrock
Harris Mehos
Director, Structured Finance and Insurance,
U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
Subha Nagarajan, PhD
Managing Director, Financial Services,
GE Vernova
Moderator
Maura Murphy
Head of Production - Proximo,
Exile Group
Structured Trade & Export Finance

Networking break

Grab a coffee and shake hands with your next business partner in our networking break!

Plenary Room

Structured Trade & Export Finance

Keynote panel: Focus on North America

With the passing of the inflation reduction act, the US market is becoming increasingly attractive to ECA lenders. This panel considers:

• The growing role of the Department of Energy in closing deals in the US energy sector

• The role that the USDA has to play, and how agencies can collaborate

• The increase in US domestic investment programmes

Sebastian Jano
Senior Consultant,
United States Department of Energy
Mauricio Gonzalez
Head of Export Finance North America,
BNP Paribas
Stephanie Deatherage
Deputy Senior Vice President,
US EXIM BANK - Export-Import Bank of the United States
Moderator
Anne Marie Thurber
Managing Director,
SMBC

Breakout Room

Proximo: Project Finance

On the Road: EV Charging

A topic that is in a constant state of excitement, both commercial buildout of charging infrastructure as well as fleet infrastructure continue to roll out across the Latin American markets. 

  • What near (12 months) and far (2-5 years) goals are expected from countries and municipalities? 
  • Assessing government support for the reworking of the region's transport assets
  • What is the outlook for construction costs of new charging infrastructure?
  • We've seen quite a few international financings. Why is USD funding attractive to concessionaires? What can the international market provide
Christian Velasco
Principal,
InfraBridge
Jean-François Joachim
Chief Financial Officer,
VGMobility
Luis Barreto
President,
MegaFlux
Maria Victoria Guarin
Principal Investment Officer,
IFC - International Finance Corporation
Moderator
Thomas Hopkins
Deputy Editor,
Exile Group

Keynote panel: The borrowers' bonanza

Despite a slow few years, the borrowing market in the Americas is on the up. In H1 of 2023 alone, TXF Data reported $15.17 billion in export finance volumes across North and Latin America. As Capex slowly returns to the market, this panel considers:

•  Which Americas borrowers are actively seeking ECA finance?

•  What do our borrowers require from ECAs and financiers to get projects over the line?

•  What opportunities does nearshoring offer to Latin American countries, and what projects should we expect to see coming to market as a result of the trend?

•  How are borrowers coping with the high cost of funds in today’s market?

Miguel Siliceo
Head of Investment Unit,
Ministry of Finance Mexico
Patricia Holzmann
Director Strategic Ventures,
Mitsubishi Power Americas
CARLOS ALBERTO RECHELO
Executive Manager,
Petrobras
Moderator
Joan Tapia
Executive Director,
JP Morgan

Breakout Room

Proximo: Project Finance

Mission Critical: Critical Minerals Mining in Latin America

Latin America has rich mineral deposits, specifically to minerals that are critical to the future of the energy transition, namely Lithium and Copper. These minerals and our ability to extract and produce will determine the pace of the energy transition - if we are able to overcome the political, environmental and financial obstacles presented.

  • Opportunities for Latin American mining to be a bridge on the path to global energy transition
  • What supporting infrastructure and services need to be met to further underpin the success of these mines? - Housing, roads, workshops etc. 
  • Meeting the demand - what is the financing path forward for meeting the supply deficit?
Pauline Sebok
Head of Brazil and South America,
SACE
Moderator
Juan Miguel Custodio
Managing Director,
Macquarie
Moderator
Maura Murphy
Head of Production - Proximo,
Exile Group
Structured Trade & Export Finance

Networking lunch break

Use our networking lunch break to meet new clients and discuss your next transaction

Fostering growth: ECAs in the Americas

ECAs continue to be a vital piece of the puzzle when it comes to securing deals in the Americas. This panel gathers international ECAs to consider:

•  What projects do our ECAs have their eyes on for 2024 and beyond?

•  How are ECAs responding to market calls to be more innovative and client led in their approach? Are more ECAs considering untied products for the Americas?

•  How are ECAs responding to the climate crisis? Are they seeking involvement in more sustainable projects, and is this always appropriate?

CARMEN VARA
DIRECTOR, UNDERWRITING,
CESCE Credit Insurance
Mika Relander
Senior Adviser, Global Origination and Country Risks,
Finnvera
Lana Ravel
Area Manager LATAM & The Caribbean,
Bpifrance
Lars Smed Jensen
First Vice President,
EIFO Export and Investment Fund of Denmark
Moderator
Catalina Munoz
Director - Head of Export and Agency Finance Latin America,
Bank of America

Breakout Room

CPRI stream

Into the details: A claims update

Not the most savoury of topics, the claims market can be shied away from. However, if clients are going to continue to purchase the product, they will need to know what happens when things go wrong. This session will give you an in-depth account of the state of the claims market in the Americas today, inviting you to share your thoughts with the room.

Joe Profaizer
Partner and Global Co-Chair, International Arbitration Practice,
Paul Hastings
Michael Jimenez
President,
Realis
Moderator
David Anderson
Global Practice Leader - Political Risk,
Starr Companies

Plenary Room

Structured Trade & Export Finance

Customer perspective: The exporters' panel

Having heard from the ECAs, it’s time to turn our attention to their customers: the exporters. In this panel, we quiz our exporters on:

• The effectiveness of ECA products on the market today

• What ECAs and commercial banks could do to better support exporters

• The unique challenges posed in the Americas market

Lenny Floria
Head of Regional Treasury and Structured Finance for the Americas,
Nokia
Bernd Kalbfell
Executive Manager Export Finance,
Jebsen & Jessen Industrial Solutions GmbH
Matheus Piorino
Head of North America, Customer Finance,
Embraer
Moderator
Piers Constable
Senior Advisor,
Private Export Funding Corporation (PEFCO)

Breakout Room

CPRI stream

Customer perspective: The buyers' forum

Private insurance remains a vital tool for banks to manage risk and close vital transactions across the Americas. This intimate workshop invites users of the CPRI product to compare their experiences, share ideas, and workshop improvements.

Brad Dunderman
Executive Director,
SMBC
Amy Shinkman
Vice President, Export Credit Insurance,
US EXIM BANK - Export-Import Bank of the United States
Rouzbeh Ashayeri
Regional Head North America,
Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
Moderator
Dan Sheriff
CEO,
TXF
Structured Trade & Export Finance

Networking break

Take a quick break to exchange business cards and shake hands before the final session of the day

Plenary Room

Structured Trade & Export Finance

Safety net: Focus on insurance

Insurance remains a crucial tool when it comes to closing deals in the Americas; many transactions would simply not be possible without it. This session gathers CPRI market practitioners to consider:

  • The current size and scope of the market, including a consideration of risk appetite
  • Collaboration with ECAs, including the role of reinsurance
  • The appetite for DFI risk
Jamie Brache
VP & Senior Underwriter,
Vantage Risk
Alberto Amo
Global Head Private Debt Mobiliztion GTB & Global Channels,
Santander
Antti Saviaho
Head of Telecom, Structured Finance,
Finnvera plc
Luis Miguel Echeverri
Director, Insurance & Risk,
TotalEnergies
Moderator
Juan Carlos Mealla
Executive Vice President,
BPL Global

Gameshow: Who wants to be an export financier?

Backed by TXF Intelligence. Who Wants to be an Export Financier puts our intrepid contestants to the test on their industry knowledge. They can use their lifelines - ask the audience, ask the expert, and phone a friend - to help them claim the title of Ultimate Export Financier!

Eric Jowett
Sr. Underwriter,
Vantage Risk
Alfonso Olivas
Head of Data and Analytics,
TXF
Lana Ravel
Area Manager LATAM & The Caribbean,
Bpifrance
Moderator
Gary Coates
Senior Relationship Manager,
Exile Group

Level 5, North Terrace

Networking Activites

Plenary Room

Structured Trade & Export Finance

Breakfast briefing: Celebrating women in finance

At TXF, we’re proud to work with WEXIF to amplify the voices of the amazing women who make up our industry. Join one of our interactive discussion groups to consider:

• How do we build meaningful female networks in the industry to drive personal growth and development?

• How do we ensure that women are promoted beyond middle management?

• How do we acknowledge the ‘invisible work’ that women often take on in the workplace, and ensure people from all backgrounds have opportunities to perform more visible duties?

RSVP HERE

Eavie Burnett
Head of Content,
Exile Group
Emily Burdass
Business Development Manager,
TXF
Marion Fischer
Vice President Export Finance Americas,
BNP Paribas
Amanda LaVersa
Vice President,
JP Morgan
Focus on SMEs

Registration & Networking

Pick up a coffee and sign in for the second day of TXF Americas

Plenary Room

Structured Trade & Export Finance

Opening remarks: A data overview

We kick off the second day of TXF Americas with a comprehensive overview of the latest export finance market data

Alfonso Olivas
Head of Data and Analytics,
TXF

Macroeconomic forecast: A geopolitical overview

It's been another tumultuous year, with geopolitical twists and turns aplenty. This overview gives you a comprehensive perspective on the risks facing the Americas today, and what you need to be aware of when investing in the region.

Beatriz Perez Perazzo
International Legal Advisor,
Global Recovery Group

Plenary Room

Structured Trade & Export Finance

Navigating the storm: The traders' panel

When the world is in turmoil, the commodities market is one of the first to feel it. This session brings commodities traders together to consider:

  • Managing Commodity price exposure in a volatile risk environment.
  • Ongoing geo-political issues and their impact on the supply chain
  • Leveraging services offered by new trade finance platforms
  • Financing Capex: today’s go to sources
  • Opportunities presented by Energy Transition
Juan Carlos Uribe
Head LATAM - Commodity & Financial Services,
COFCO
Andre Fernandes
Vice President,
Olam Agri
Sebastian Vivanco
Director - Structure Trade Commodity Finance,
SMBC
Moderator
Cameron Letters
Senior consultant,
Financial Services Group
Structured Trade & Export Finance

Networking coffee break

Use this coffee break as a chance to squeeze in more networking

Focus on SMEs

Professionalise your profile: LinkedIn Headshots

Our photographer is on hand to upgrade your LinkedIn profile picture - join the queue to have your photo taken and boost your online dealmaking profile

Plenary Room

Structured Trade & Export Finance

Renewables in the Americas: A robust pipeline?

As the world grapples with the climate crisis, renewables development becomes increasingly crucial. This session considers the state of renewables in the Americas today, focusing on paving the way for future projects.

  • Which countries are leading the way when it comes to renewables, and which still have some way to go?
  • Is the US offshore wind pipeline looking more promising in the wake of the inflation reduction act?
  • Which ECAs are seeking to support US renewables, and which closed deals should the market seek to emulate?
  • What else needs to be done to propel the renewables market forward in the Americas?
Robert Doyle
Chief Financial Officer,
Sun Africa LLC / UGT Renewables LLC
Mariana Fulan de Souza
Head of Origination,
Serena
Jørgen Kragh
Co-Head of Origination Americas,
EIFO Export and Investment Fund of Denmark
Moderator
Romina Ventura
Global Head of Structuring and Product Development - Export & Agency Finance,
Santander

Plenary Room

Structured Trade & Export Finance

Heads together: Financing SMEs in the Americas

SMEs are a vital part of trade in the Americas - but what role do ECAs and DFIs have to play in supporting them? We consider:

  • The agency role in supporting short term trade for SME customers in the Americas
  • What specific agency programmes and initiatives can best serve SMEs?
  • What challenges do SMEs face, and how can agencies do better to support them?
Peter Appelbaum
President,
Aretep
Valentin Jedraszyk
Export Development Manager,
Bpifrance
Moderator
Eavie Burnett
Head of Content,
Exile Group

Plenary Room

Structured Trade & Export Finance

Closing remarks

Thank you for joining us at TXF Americas 2024!

Eavie Burnett
Head of Content,
Exile Group
Structured Trade & Export Finance

Networking lunch

The sessions might be over, but the conversations have just begun. Join us for a networking lunch to continue the discussions that were started during the event.