Sao Paulo
Apr 14-15, 2015
2 Day Event

Only event in LatAm trade finance held in São Paulo

GTR, the global financial services information provider, were delighted to host the Latin America Trade Finance Conference, at the Tivoli São Paulo Mofarrej‎ on April 14-15, 2015.

This two-day conference attracted over 180 business leaders and provided extensive networking opportunities for domestic and international financial institutions; local SME and global corporates; lawyers; policy makers, and specialist trade finance risk analysts.

The conference opened with a keynote address by Marcelo Nascimento, Head of Economic Research Department at BNDES, who will address Brazil’s and Latin America’s key economic indicators. The presentation centred on global macroeconomics and its influence on Brazil; how the election results have impacted market confidence, as well as the cause of commodity price fluctuations.

Key export markets were also under the spotlight. A presentation by Mr Charles Tang on how to utilise opportunities within Brazil-China bilateral trade, addressed why China has just lent US$3.5 billion to Petrobras, and how the chamber is bringing many large Chinese companies to invest in Brazil to finish the huge infrastructure and petroleum & gas projects.

As the biggest trade finance gathering in Latin America, the conference brought together decision makers from corporate players, such as AGCO Corporation, Algar Agro, Volvo Group Latin America, FMC Agricultural Solutions and Datagro, to give their unique insights into today’s market. The conference also attracted many local and international delegates from the banking and financial services sectors to discuss liquidity challenges, corporate demand for capital, the impact of changing global trade flows and specific industry case studies.

“Brazil’s economy has many reasons for caution, with various sectors in standby mode,” said the producer of the event, Paul Greetham. “This conference brought together the people that really make a difference in the market to discuss new strategies, address industry opportunities and to strategically align their export policies with international financing standards.”

With so many high-level delegates in attendance, networking was a key feature throughout the two days. With specific networking lunches, an evening drinks reception and numerous breaks, there was ample opportunity for anyone serious about doing business in Latin America to create new business contacts and build relationships with the market’s main players.

“The annual Latin America Trade Finance Conference has rightly become a flagship event within the GTR calendar,” said Peter Gubbins of GTR. “Many delegates and supporters return year after year and have helped develop this key industry gathering into a hotbed of contemporary discussion and unrivalled networking. We look forward to facilitating business in the region for many years to come.”

  • Eric Schlosser, Vice-President, Credit & Surety Hub Latin America, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions
  • Marcelo Nascimento, Head of Economic Research Department, BNDES
  • Eddy Leiber-Faller, Head of Latin America, Structured Metals & Energy Finance, ING
  • Alexandre Marcondes Costa, Chief Financial Officer, Algar Agro
  • Alejandra Conti, Head of Structured & Corporate Banking Trade, HSBC Brazil
  • André Piao, Vice-President, LatAm Credit & Surety Origination Hub, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions
  • Cristiane Gomes, Head of Sales & Relationship Management, Treasury Services South America, BNY Mellon
  • David Telio, National Manager, Credit & Receivables, FMC Agricultural Solutions
  • Ana Helena Andrade, Vice-President, ANFAVEA & South America Governmental Affairs Director, AGCO Corporation
  • Raquel Duarte, Head of Export Credit Division, BNDES
  • Flávio Bertolossi, Head of São Paulo office, South America, Sace
  • Luciene Machado, Managing Director, Foreign Trade Division, BNDES
  • Monica Busch, Senior Regional Manager, Brazil & Southern Cone, EDC
  • Thomas Manning Sheppard Berkes, Head of Structured Trade Finance, Brazil, Banco Santander
  • Charles Johnson, Partner, Chadbourne & Parke
  • Domicio dos Santo Neto, Partner, Santos Neto Advogados
  • Guilherme Nastari, Director, Datagro
  • Guilherme Falcao, Head of Commodity Trade Finance, Banco Crédit Agricole Brasil
  • Fábio de A Yamada, Partner, Proskauer
  • Hugo Carson, Head of Trade Credit, AIG Brazil
  • Peter Hunter, Regional Underwriting Manager, Trade Credit, AIG
  • Matt Albrecht, Assistant Vice-President, Americas Regional Underwriting, Zurich Credit & Political Risk
  • Paul Davidson, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Financial Solutions, Willis Group
  • Larissa Belizario, Regional Director, Latin America, Political Risk & Credit, Ace Global Markets
  • Marcos Hepp, Director, Structured Trade Finance & Credit Management, Volvo Group Latin America
  • Huw Owen, Underwriting Manager, Global Financial Risks, Liberty Specialty Markets
  • Fredrik Murer, Head of Americas, Political Risk & Credit, Ace Global Markets
  • John Stillwaggon, Vice-President, Sales, DS-Concept Factoring
  • Angela Martins, Senior Regional Manager, Latin America, National Bank of Abu Dhabi
  • João Costa Pereira, Chief Executive Officer, BrasilFactors
  • Celso Contin, Partner, Woiler & Contin
  • Thomaz Favaro, Senior Analyst, Latin America, Control Risks
  • Charles Tang, Chairman, Brazil-China Chamber of Commerce

Venue: Hotel Tivoli Sao Paulo - Mofarrej
Address: Alameda Santos, 1437 Cerqueira César, 01419-001 São Paulo, Brasil
Telephone/Fax: +55 11 3146 5900 / +55 11 3146 5901



Email: Paul Greetham at


Email: Jose Erasun at


Email: Perry Greaves at

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