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Event Overview


*NEW: a separately bookable day, to allow you to discuss the market in even further detail: Trade and Supply Chain Finance in the Americas Conference, Monday 14th March 2011*


In March 2011, the key exporters, financiers, producers, insurers and lawyers of the region will once again meet to discuss the future of the industry, at the 13th Annual Structured Trade and Export Finance in the Americas Conference.

Confirmed speakers include:


  • Rogerio Studart, Executive Director of Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Panama, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago, World Bank
  • Victor Barrientos, Legal Manager, Pequiven
  • John Weinshank, Senior VP, Head of Trade Finance and Corporate Banking, China Construction Bank
  • Antonio Alves, Head of Trade Finance in the Latin America and Carribean Region, IFC
  • Luis Guilherme Monteiro, Chief Financial Officer, Cosipar
  • Alejandro Fernandez, Finance Manager, Bunge
  • Andres Portilla, Deputy Director, Regulatory Affairs, Institute of International Finance
  • Eduardo Menge, Partner, Olimpia Partners
  • John Neblo, Senior Vice President, PEFCO
  • Topi Vesteri, Executive Vice President, Finnvera
  • Alejandro Conforte, Head of Trade, Neuvo Banco Comercial
  • Bart Chilton, Commissioner, Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Current opportunities, debates and contentions will be discussed by leading experts, in a setting providing unrivalled networking opportunities for all those present. Hear from the market leaders with the necessary experience to allow you to make informed decisions on today's key issues:


  • Is Brazil the next China?
  • How will new banking regulations effect export credit?
  • Is the availability of longer tenors now due?
  • Should the continued growth of Latin American banks be viewed as a threat or a partnership by their international counterparts?
  • How open is the insurance market to volatilty?
  • Are volumes back?
  • Which markets within the Americas hold the strongest opportunities?
  • What impact is increased government involvement in trade having across the industry?
  • An examination of the changing international role of supply chain, as areas recover differently
  • What is predicted for commodity finance in the coming year?

We look forward to meeting you in Miami in March, to join the debate and further the understanding and connections crucial to your business.


Separately bookable Supply Chain Finance in the Americas Conference

Plus, this year we will be running a separately bookable one day seminar on Supply Chain Finance in the Americas. As liquidity returns to the supply chain, the market is reacting to a perceived change in the status of buyers, and new technology with the possibililty of changing the shape of trade services. Now is the time to discuss these key topics, make new contacts and improve understanding for the future of your business. Join us for this additional one day event, on Monday March 14th 2011, at the Biltmore, Miami, to further your knowledge and gain even more from this established meeting of trade finance leaders.


Previous delegates have provided the following testimonials:

“An excellent venue to get current perspectives in the region from all key players involved”
Mini Roy, SMBC

“A strategic way to start the calendar year with valuable insights from the market”
Antonio Alves, IFC

“The conference format was excellent. It was very informative and the networking was very valuable”
Joe Andris, Caterpillar


Miami will once again be the place where key industry players come to do business rather than just talk about it. Make sure you are one of them.


For further information on Euromoney Seminars and Trade Finance Magazine's 13th Annual Structured Trade and Export Finance in the Americas Conference, please contact:

Ruth Mercer, - for speaking opportunities

Dom Kloiber, - for sponsorship opportunities

Tom Barnes, - for registrations or marketing opportunities