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Event Overview

“One of the few 'must-attend' events in the industry”

Philipp Rossberg, COO, PwC AG WPG, Export Credit Guarantees (Euler Hermes)

The Global Export Finance Conference will return to Barcelona in September 2015, celebrating 16 years as the largest and most influential gathering of global export finance professionals.


The event has undergone a significant evolution; this year it's all about you! We've taken your feedback on board, and are introducing a new blueprint for the main agenda, with a variety of interactive session formats and debates to complement the cutting edge panels and presentations which are a legacy of the event.

View the agenda and speaker list here

Key features for 2015:

    • Importers and exporters attend for free - we have reserved a limited number of complimentary passes for importers and exporters. Check if you qualify and apply for one of these passes by emailing
    • Icebreaker cocktail reception - on the eve of the conference relax and catch up over a drink at the Hotel Arts
    • Camp Nou drinks reception - take a tour of the most exclusive behind the scenes areas, then join your peers for refreshments and networking while enjoying pitch views!
    • Exciting new session formats - including think tanks, technical briefs, debates and live audience voting
    • Themed champagne round-tables - learn about and debate sectorial and regional issues over a glass of champagne
    • African Export Finance Briefing Day on 7th September (separately bookable)

Testimonials from attendees:

"The event of the year" - Felix Stange, EY
"Truly global in nature and covers insights from MDB, commercial banks, ECAs and borrowers" - Sharmila Hardi, IFC
"Serious business, excellent networking in a pleasant atmosphere - do I have to say more?" - Hansen, ING Bank
"This is the main export finance event of the year" - Nicholas Shaw, BBVA
"Well attended by bankers, ECAs, exporters. Excellent event" - Norman Buchbinder, Wells Fargo
"You cannot miss this event" - Seiji Sato, BTMU
"It was worth it to come here" - Liliana Rizopulos, EKN
"A very interesting meeting" - Alfonso Gonzalez, Abengoa
"Good and wide spectrum of audience and speakers" - Tine Kokfelt, FLSmidth
"It is a really good opportunity to meet together with people involved in the market" - Tsukasa Takasawa, Mizuho Bank Ltd
"Great opportunity to develop a network with key industry persons and update yourself on the financial circumstances and development in ECA finance" - Kazuyoshi Kawakahi, Mitsubishi Corp
"Excellent possibility to network" - Manfred Fischer, DZ Bank
"A must for head of the export finance community" - Schipler, OeKB
"Everything was excellent" - Oleksandr Dudas, Ukrlandfarming plc
"Great chance to know the main audiences, problems and perspectives of export finance, as well as to meet the main banks and ECAs - Natalya Pronisova, Mriya Agroholding Ulkraine
This event meets all our expectations! It's the best chance to meet all ECAs and banks, and to communicate re future projects, even to agree!!" - Iryna Hirnyak, MRIYH Agroholding
"It is really a must for every professional active in the industry in order to hear what is moving in the sector" - Geert Wouters, Financing Worldwide
"Perfect opporunity to meet with clients, colleagues, etc" - Jose M Casares, PBB
"Amazing large gathering of export finance specialists offering great networking opportunities" - Valerie Talbot, Garant
"Good chance to understand each party position and to meet with the proper people in a short time" - Iciar de Yraola, Comercial Cueto
"Excellent opportunity to meet with key players in the industry" - Ken Kijima, BTMU
"Excellent chance for networking with all players in export finance" - Birgitta Heinz, BHF Bank
"The best networking opportunity with the relevant people across the industry" - Sumanta Panigrah, Citi
"Excellent event which provides insight into the ECA market and help for networking" - Neeraj Jain, SBI Capital Markets
"Great event for networking, demonstrating the instrumental intermediation role of banks and difficulties of economic diplomacy" - van Robais, Alstom
"Excellent platform for networking" - Frtiz Bruno, Zuider Kantonalbank
"Premier networking event" - Philna Potgieter, Nedbank Limited
"Better each year" - Edwige Beguin, SGCIB
"This event offers the perfect opportunity for networking at a European hotspot and provides a good overview of the export finance sector" - Christoph Seper, OEKB
"Excellent for networking" - Diego de la Vina, Abengoa
"Great networking with key individuals across the industry" - Aysha El  Kaddah, Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
"The conference positions attendees to better understand the complexities of trade finance and the near-term potential for solutions" - Anna Young, Export Development Canada
"Love the export finance conference - keep it going!" - Anna Young, Export Development Canada
"Contradictory debate between ECAs and banks about latters' future role if any was a masterpiece" - Heymans, BNP Paribas