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Event Overview


GEF 2016 Briefing Days


In 2015, over 150 delegates convened to share insight on opportunities in the African export finance market.

TradeFinance continues its commitment to highlighting the hottest new markets to delegates attending GEF 2016, featuring two separately bookable briefing days focused on the African and Middle Eastern markets.


The 2nd Annual Africa Export Finance Briefing Day


Looking to build on the success of last year’s inaugural event, we are set to continue exploring this exciting and diverse region.

In 2015, the briefing day saw nearly 300 players from the African and international export finance community gather in Barcelona.

The continent continues to grow, and there has been a surge in financing demands for megaprojects.

However, the question is, how do we develop the African export finance market?

This year the 2nd GEF Africa Briefing day will give you the answers.

Key benefits of the briefing day:

• The opportunity to hear from and network with key players in export finance including banks, borrowers, local experts, multilaterals and of course ECAs

• Panel discussions which will explore new topics including the use of local currency in the region, and the infrastructure needed for energy projects

• Roundtables which will enhance debate and discussion during the conference




The Inaugural Middle East Export and Agency Finance Briefing Day


As the Middle East enters a period of structural change, the demand for long term funding, debt and risk mitigation will continue to grow as sovereigns face budget deficits from low oil prices and local banks suffer liquidity constraints.

This year’s inaugural conference will bring together the international export finance community, alongside regional borrowers, sovereigns and DFIs, to explore opportunities and challenges in the region.

Delegates will hear from industry experts, will learn from practical case studies, and will contribute to debates to acquire the knowledge and connections to succeed in the region.

Key topics of the briefing day include:

• Identifying the hottest sectors and countries for capex and debt financing

• Unlocking Iran’s potential: What market infrastructure is needed to facilitate export finance?

• Developing bankable ECA structures for IPPs in the power and renewables sectors