May 22, 2018
1 Day Event

Thank you to all those who attended the event in Paris on May 22!

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GTR Europe Trade & Export Finance Conference
returned to Paris on May 22, as the key market gathering for European trade and export finance specialists and business heads operating across the continent.

Building on GTR’s unrivalled reach in the trade finance market, the conference welcomed over 220 delegates to the French capital with an ICC Academy accredited programme*, allowing attendees to increase their PDCs. This year’s event once again provided a comprehensive overview of European trade and export hotspots, assessed the current appetite and performance of the insurance market, detailed opportunities in key markets outside of Europe, examine fintech trends and hosted the launch of the ICC Banking Commission’s annual survey.

For those companies looking to expand their contact base, knowledge and trading position in Europe, this is an essential date for the diary where the right relationships are made.

“Great opportunity to stay updated on recent trade developments and to expand your network by creating new relationships.”
S Mehaignoul, FN Herstal

“Amazing conference, beautiful venue and great place to network!”
R Jean-Simon, Total Gas & Power



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  • *Increase your ICC Academy PDCs!
    • After attending the conference, the process for claiming your PDCs is as follows:
      • Candidates should have an active ICC Academy account (for registration of PDUs).
      • Registration of PDUs for the event needs to be completed within the initial 3 months of the event date.
      • Candidates need to send their first name, last name, email address and proof of event attendance to the academy at
      • PDUs are only to be used for Global Trade Certification (GTC) and Certifies Trade Finance Professional (CTFP) recertification.

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  • Armand Angeli, Area President, Europe Middle East & Africa, International Association of Financial Executives Institutes (IAFEI)
  • France Arnaud De Taddeo, Insurance Broker, Export & Guarantees, Solmondo
  • Catherine Aubert, Managing Director, Head of Trade & Political Risk Insurance, Société Générale
  • David Avram, Deputy Director, International Development, Fives
  • George Bellord, Director, BPL Global
  • Nicolas Bouzou, Founding Director, Asteres
  • Dominic Broom, Global Head, Trade Business Development, Treasury Services, BNY Mellon
  • John Bugeja, Managing Director, Trade Advisory Network
  • Doina Buruiana, Project Coordindator, ICC (International Chamber of Commerce)
  • Christophe Curtelin, Partner, Avocat Associé
  • Nishant Das, Director, Structured Export Finance, Standard Chartered
  • Olivier David, Head, Product Trade Credit, Atradius
  • Zeyno de Vries-Davutoglu, Bank Relations, Credit Europe Bank
  • Pierre Fersztand, Global Head of Cash Management, BNP Paribas
  • Emmanuel Galzy, Head, Supply Chain Management and Structured Trade, BNP Paribas
  • Celia Gardiner, Partner, London, Dentons
  • Isabelle Girardet, Global Head, Transactional Cover, Euler Hermes
  • Paul Goodison, Director, GDC Partners
  • Christoph Gugelmann, Founder & CEO, Tradeteq
  • Naeem Khan, Global Head, Trade Finance, Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank
  • Romain Lasne, Director, Tendering, Structured & Project Finance, Treasury, Financing & Risk, Technip
  • John Macnamara, Director and Global Head, Structured Commodity Trade Finance, Deutsche Bank
  • Shannon Manders, Director, Editorial, GTR
  • Sonia Mehaignoul, Treasurer, International Trade & Offset Coordination, FN Herstal
  • Guillaume Moreau, Country Head, Financing, Siemens
  • Olivier Noel, Head, Paris Branch, FBNBank (UK) Limited
  • Declan O’Brien, Chief Executive Officer, Backbone Asset Management
  • Meryeme Oubamoh, Analyst, Export & Project Finance, Getinge Financial Services, Getinge Group
  • Geoff Parry, Director & Head, Trade & Working Capital Transaction Banking, EMEA, MUFG
  • Alexandra Paton, Head, Continental Europe, Global Financial Risks, Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • Olivier Paul, Head, Policy, ICC (International Chamber of Commerce)
  • Marc Pfefferli, Group Chief Financial Officer, MET Holding
  • Manuel Probst, Head of Export Finance, Export Finance, Ferrostaal
  • Rudolf Putz, Deputy Director for Financial Institutions, Trade Facilitation Programme (TFP), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
  • Simon Ring, Global Head, Financial Markets, Pole Star
  • Gadi Ruschin, Chief Executive Officer, Wave
  • Alessandro Sanos, Market Development Manager Commodities Europe, Commodities, Thomson Reuters
  • Christophe Spoerry, Founder, Alpine Style
  • Shona Tatchell, Chief Executive Officer, Halotrade
  • Michael Vrontamitis, Head of Trade, Product Management, Transaction Banking, Standard Chartered
  • Jamie Whiteway, Director, Taulia
  • Johanna Wissing, Director, Trade & Working Capital, LiquidX
  • Eric Zandvliet, Senior Underwriter, Political Risk, Credit & Bond, XL Catlin

Venue: Hotel Pullman Paris Centre-Bercy
Address: 1 Rue de Libourne, 75012 Paris, France
Telephone/Fax: +33 1 44 67 34 00



Email: Ed Virtue at


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Email: Judith Mülhausen at

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