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Event Overview

The Global Development and Agency Finance Conference offers in-depth coverage of how ECAs, multilateral institutions, development banks and commercial lenders are collaborating on the financing of trade, energy and infrastructure projects. During this event, lenders, private sector insurers, project sponsors, importers and exporters will network with decision makers in ECAs and multilateral institutions to discuss deal pipelines and project collaborations.

The Global Development and Agency Finance Conference will provide an ideal platform for
agencies to communicate their future direction to clients and would-be partners in the private sector. This forum encourages senior-level deal-makers from all sides to get together and discuss what is getting done, what can get done and how to do it.


Join us in June in Washington D.C. to:

·Gain insight into the future direction of agency finance through in-depth presentations and on-topic panel discussions  
·Hear active borrowers and lenders debate solutions to pressing industry challenges and identify opportunities for growth
·Network with new and existing business partners during conference lunches and refreshment breaks


Key topics to be discussed include:

Can ECAs continue to fill liquidity gaps through direct lending?
How are Asian agencies driving forward investment into the Americas?
Bringing new liquidity into B loans
Case study: Etileno XXI – A model for future financings?
How are insurance underwriting capabilities expanding to reflect the risk landscape?
What conditions need to be in place to use ECA guaranteed bonds beyond the aircraft sector?
How are agencies ramping up support for renewable power projects?
Agencies in LNG projects: An increasingly crucial component
The borrower’s perspective: Defining the criteria for a successful agency finance deal
Paving the way for the private sector: How have trade facilitation programs performed?
Meeting Africa’s infrastructure demands


Expert speakers confirmed to speak include:

Eli Hassine, General Manager, Co Head Global Trade Finance Department, Global Head of Export & Agency Finance, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
John Schuster, Vice-President of Project and Structured Finance, US Ex-Im Bank
Miguel de Potter, Chief Financial Officer, EXMAR
Chad Canfield, Director of Project Finance, The AES Corporation
Inderpreet S. Wadha, Chief Executive Officer, Azure Power
John McAdams, Senior Vice President, Export Finance Group, Acting Chief Operating Officer, US EXIM
Tobey Collins, Managing Director, Astris Finance

Farid Masmoudi, Director of Business Development and Partnerships, Islamic Development Bank

Sangjin Ju, Director, Financial Advisory & Structuring Department, Korea Eximbank
Katharine C. Baragona, Sr. Infrastructure Finance Specialist, The World Bank
Yasushi Sunouchi, Chief Representative in Washington, D.C., JBIC
Peter Lütkebohmert, Vice President, Infrastructure & Energy Latin America, DEG
Françoise Faverjon-Fortin, Vice-President and Chief Underwriter, Insurance, EDC
Peggy Coorssen, Director, Structured Trade Finance Americas, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Craig O'Conner, Director, Office of Renewable Energy & Environmental Exports, US Ex-Im Bank
John Moran, Vice President of Political Risk Insurance, Overseas Private Investment Corporation
Edith P. Quintrell, Director of Operations, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency

Alison Germak Gatchev, Director, Corporate Development, Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Mini Roy, Director, Head - Export & Agency Finance, Global Trade Finance Department, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Rafael Cervantes, Vice President Export & Agency Finance Americas, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Marcia Davis, Structured Trade Finance Head – Americas, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Nick Rouse, Managing Director, Frontier Markets Fund Managers

Robert Voskuilen, Manager Energy & Infrastructure Funds, FMO

Kerstin Gedung, Executive Director, Head of Structured Finance, SEK
Carlos Watson, Head of International Cooperation and Funding Department, Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI)
Tas Anvaripour, Head of Infrastructure Finance and PPP, African Development Bank
Daniel Minzer, Head Export & Agency Finance, Americas Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Andrew Eckhardt, Senior Business Development Officer, Vice President Energy and Infrastructure, KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH
Joao Vianei da Silva, Lead Trade Finance Officer, Coordinator of Trade Finance Facilitation Program (TFFP), IADB
James Thomas, Senior Vice President & Regional Manager – Americas, Zurich Credit & Political Risk
Juan Jose Garcia, Head of Syndications - Latin America & Caribbean, IFC
Jonathan Joseph-Horne, Head Export & Agency Finance, EMEA, Global Trade Finance Department, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation


Further information: 

For speaking opportunities please contact Claire Mulry: Tel: +44 (0)20 7779 8055

For sponsorship opportunities please contact Alex Sheriff: Email: Tel: (US) +01 212 224 3481

For registrations and marketing enquiries please contact Kieran Proverbs: Tel: +44(0)207 779 8729)