May 05-06, 2015
2 Day Event

Global Trade Review (GTR), the world’s leading trade, export and commodity finance publication was delighted that Hamburg once again hosted the annual Europe Trade & Export Finance conference on May 6.

The conference was organised with the support of leading European and global financial institutions such as HSH Nordbank, Credit Agricole CIB, Commerzbank, BNY Mellon, Alfa Bank, Arthur J. Gallagher and AIG, and also benefitted from official support from Euler Hermes, as host export credit agency. Having established itself as the leading trade and export finance event for the European market, key insight was provided by leading companies from across a range of countries, including leading multinationals such as Bayer, Huawei, ABB and Orange to name just a few, as well as a host of prominent German trading companies.

The conference incorporated a format that took in various streams, break-outs, workshops and networking segments, and placed a strong emphasis on the varying dynamics and key challenges within European trade and export finance, with around 200 leading delegates in attendance, made up from the corporate, banking, insurance, legal and export credit sectors.

“With much having gone on in the market over the last year, gathering the community together provided the perfect opportunity to discuss the many challenges and developments that are bringing about what many have described as ‘a new normal’,” said Jeff Ando, Associate Director & Head of Conference Production at GTR.

“Whether it’s heightened regulation, the impact of sanctions, non-bank finance or the changes in the use of private insurance/export, there is clearly much to consider, whilst the opportunities provided in a range of markets from Asia to Africa to Emerging Europe serve to demonstrate the constantly evolving nature of the global trade and export finance world. Events like this serve a key purpose in this,” he added.

With the number of key figures that attended, strong focus was placed on the importance of networking, with various breaks and social events built into the programme, including an evening networking reception, which gave delegates the opportunities to both build new relationships and renew existing ones.

  • Dominic Broom, Head of Sales & Relationship Management EMEA, Treasury Services, BNY Mellon
  • Sintje Boie, Economist, HSH Nordbank
  • Melodie Michel, Deputy Editor, Global Trade Review (GTR)
  • Petra Effenberg, Working Capital Manager, Performance Management, Bayer
  • Sanjoe Mathew, Regional Associate Director, Trade, Export & Structured Finance, Huawei Tech UAE
  • Ralph Lerch, Head of Export Finance, Commerzbank
  • Dmitriy Minaev, Managing Director, International & Trade Finance, Alfa Bank
  • Blazej Blasikiewicz, Adviser, Legal & International Affairs, European Banking Federation
  • Rajiv Biswas, Senior Director & Asia Pacific Chief Economist, IHS
  • Andreas Klasen, Professor for International Business, Offenburg University
  • Jean Craven, Head of Corporate Finance, Export Trading Group (ETG)
  • Alejandra Hidalgo, Head of Customer Finance, Export & Trade Finance, ABB Asea Brown Boveri
  • Nicolas Clavel, Chief Investment Officer, Scipion Capital
  • Simon Cook, Partner, Sullivan & Worcester UK
  • Mauro Bonacina, EMEA Sales, Working Capital Solutions & Insurance, Treasury Services EMEA, BNY Mellon
  • Nigel Houghton, Director, Loan Market Association (LMA)
  • Prieur du Plessis, Chief Investment Officer, Barak Fund Management
  • Matt Goddard, Head of Global Sales, Trade Finance Partners
  • Markus Hornburg, Managing Director, Germany & Vice-President, Compliance, Tungsten Network
  • Rudolf Putz, Head of Trade Facilitation Programme, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
  • Eugenio Cavenaghi, Managing Director, Trade, Export & Supply Chain Finance, Santander
  • Petr Karel, Managing Partner, London Market
  • Ömür Sükan, General Manager, Executive Board Member, Ekinciler Holding
  • Ion Sclifos, Treasury Manager, Orange Romania
  • David Maule, Executive Director, Credit & Political Risks, Gallagher London
  • Kai Gieselmann, Head of Export Finance & Credit Management, Claas KGaA GmbH
  • Paolo Frascarolo, Head of Finance, Tenova
  • Philipp Rossberg, Director & Chief Operating Officer, PwC, Export Credit Guarantees (Euler Hermes)
  • Henry Mummé-Young, Specialty Division, Political & Credit Risk, The Channel Syndicate
  • Detlef Semberg, Head of Structured Export & Trade Finance, HSH Nordbank
  • Neil Ross, Regional Manager, EMEA Trade Credit, AIG
  • Gert Demmink, Managing Partner, Philip Sidney
  • Esther Zölzer, Legal Counsel & Corporate Export Control Officer, GEA Group
  • André Casterman, Head of Corporate & Supply Chain Markets, Swift
  • David Bischof, Policy Manager, Banking Commission, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
  • Christian Hausherr, Senior Product Manager, Head of Supply Chain Finance EMEA, Deutsche Bank
  • Jacco De Jong, Senior Advisor, TradeWiz
  • Angela Koll, Product Manager, International Business, Commerzbank
  • Eric Henry, Global Head of e-Trade Sales, Global Trade Solutions, BNP Paribas
  • Shailesh Gothal, Chief Technology Officer, Gemini Corporation
  • Markus Wohlgeschaffen, Head of Global Trade Finance & Services, UniCredit
  • Winfried Blasius, Sales Director, Europe, Bank & Corporate Trade Finance & Supply Chain Finance Solutions, Surecomp
  • Dennis Loose, Teamleader Documentary Business, Guarantees & Trade Finance, Hamburger Sparkasse
  • Peter Zimmermann, Managing Director, DVA International
  • Gernot Bruch, Head of Export & Project Financing, Linde
  • Günther Blum, Vice-President, Trade Services & Trade Finance, Treasury Services, BNY Mellon

Venue: Panorama Deck Hamburg
Address: Dammtorwall 15 20355 Hamburg



Email: Grace O'Dwyer-Smith at


Email: Jeff Ando at


Email: Grant Naughton at

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