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Event Overview


“The longest and most established export finance event”

Paul Holland, Partner, Dentons


The 18th Annual Global Export Finance Conference will return to Barcelona in September of 2017, as the only global conference dedicated solely to the export finance community, GEF 2017 is a must attend event. 

With a fresh agenda, unrivalled networking opportunities, and a host of innovative features to encourage interaction and participation our delegates will have the opportunity to design their own 3 day agenda. 






Key speakers for 2017 include;

Vicky Pryce, Former Joint Head of UK Government Economic Service & Board Member, Centre for Economics & Business Research
Nils Blythe,  Former BBC Business Correspondent & Founder, Nils Blythe Associates
Tony Lindstrom, Director, Customer Finance & Risk, Volvo
Philipp Rossberg, COO, Euler Hermes
Dorus Everwijn, Director, Project Finance, CB&I
Topi Vesteri, President, Berne Union
Henri d’Ambrières, CEO, HDA Conseil
Ferdinand Schipfer, Head of Department, OEKB
Bernd Rieck, Head of Export & Project Finance, Voith Financial Services
David Guy, Vice President - Corporate & Asset-Backed Lending, EDC
Caspar van Houten, Structured Finance Specialist, Van Oord
Arun Sharma, Chief Investment Officer, IFC
Elizabeth Lee Marinelli, Director Legal and Risk Advisory, GIEK
Julio Varela, Corporate Finance Director, CGG Trading
Sunghoon Hong, Director General, Paris Representative, Korea EXIM
Catrin Fransson, CEO, SEK
Anna-Karin Jatko, Director General, EKN
Valentino Gallo, Global Head of Export Finance, Citi
Timo Zacharias, Global Trade Finance Director, CIS, Europe & NAME, John Deere Financial
Alejandra Hidalgo, Head of Export Finance, ABB Asea Brown Boveri
Keiko Honda, Executive Vice-President And CEO, MIGA
Beatriz Reguero, COO, State Account Business, CESCE
Nabil Jijakli, Deputy CEO,  Credendo
Marcelo Santiago, Managing Director, Customer Finance, Embraer
Gordon Welsh, Head of Business Group, UK Export Finance
Nuria Gorog, Senior VP – Head of Credit & Political Risk, Continental Europe, Zurich
Richard Evans, Director, Export & Agency Finance, Citi
Paolo Frascarolo, Head of Finance, Tenova Group
Marc Auboin, Economic Counsellor and Deputy to Chief Economist, Trade and Finance, Coherence, Trade Finance, World Trade Organisation
Vineyesh Sawhney
, Head, Financial Resources & Senior Vice President, Reliance Industries
Francesco De Bartolo, Head of Export Bank Execution, CDP
Robert Kowit
, Senior Vice President, Product Specialist, Federated Investors
Thomas Rebsamen
, Head of Project & Export Finance, Alstom
Olivier Paul, Head of Policy, ICC Banking Commission

Dr Doris Hiam-Galvez, Director, Metals, Hatch
James Varnadoe
, Managing Director, KVR Trade Finance

























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