Agenda

Plenary

Grab a coffee and pick up your badge before we kick off with our first sessions

Plenary

Welcome to the second day of TXF Asia 2022!

Eavie Burnett
Head of Content, TXF

Plenary

In this session, we take a look at the broad macroeconomic factors impacting the Asian export finance market today

Jeff Ng
Economist & Strategist, MUFG

The Oxford Style Debate is back! Using information from TXF Data, we pitch industry leaders head-to-head to discuss the hottest topics facing the market today. 

- Will we see a spike in defence deals over the next years?

- Will gas, nuclear, and renewables be the main sources of energy going forward?

- Can the shipping industry ever be truly green?

Tae Gyun KIM
Head of Export Finance APAC, BNP Paribas
Sunjung Lee
Managing Director, Santander
Sumanta Panigrahi
APAC Head of Trade and Working Capital Solutions (TWCS), Citi
Moderator
Dominik Kloiber
Co-Founder, Exile Group

Plenary

Use this extended networking break to get to know your fellow delegates

The city state of Singapore is well positioned to benefit from inter-regional trade flows between Asia and Africa through its established seaports and aviation hub, its banks’ trade finance offering, and its specialised services. Singapore also has an opportunity to channel more investments into Africa as demand for the continent’s resources spikes in Asia. This presentation examines the African opportunity for Asia and Singapore’s existing interests in Africa, before making the case for enhancing Singapore’s role as an inter-regional hub for trade and investment into Africa.

Robert Besseling
CEO, Pangea Risk

Stages for Change champions women and other under-represented groups in finance. In this session, we speak to a range of export finance professionals with different paths through the industry to consider:

- How did our panellists reach their current roles in export finance?

- Why did they choose export finance over any other profession?

- How can we encourage more diverse talent into the industry?

Christina Tonkin
Managing Director, Corporate Finance, ANZ
Anna Mareschi Danieli
Director of Finance, Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche
Moderator
Eavie Burnett
Head of Content, TXF

Plenary

Thank you for joining us for TXF Asia 2022!

Plenary

We round off TXF Asia 2022 with a networking lunch for all of our guests

Plenary

Pick up your badge, grab a coffee, and get started with that all important networking before our first sessions begin

Workshop

Powered by Stages for Change, we welcome guests from under-represented communities in export finance to a relaxed breakfast mixer before the main event begins. 

Stages for Change champions women and other under-represented groups in export finance. We help you to create meaningful networks that will power your career, and ensure that everybody gets their voice heard.

Plenary

Welcome to TXF Asia 2022, finally back in-person in Singapore!

Dominik Kloiber
Co-Founder, Exile Group

The Asian market is incredibly liquid at the moment, leaving borrowers with ample choice when it comes to financing. ECA finance, of course, represents a fantastic opportunity for borrowers. We gather some of Asia’s leading borrowers to consider:

-        What is in the pipeline for borrowers as Capex returns to the market?

-        What support do borrowers need from banks and ECAs to enable them to pursue sustainable projects?

-        Which sectors are borrowers looking to move into over the coming years?

-        How are borrowers responding to the need for decarbonisation across Asia? 

Tianfu Yang
Chief Financial Officer, PowerChina Intl
Huong Ngo Thi Thu
Deputy GM of Finance & Accounting Division, PetroVietnam
Teguh Widhi Harsono
Senior Executive Vice President of Corporate Finance, Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) (Persero)
Darren Chua
General Manager - M&A & Commercial, Summit Power
Moderator
Seth Tan
Managing Director & Head of Infrastructure & Development Financing Structured Finance, Asia Pacific Division, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)

Asia's ECAs continue to offer competitive terms to clients across the globe. We gather leaders from the space to consider:

-        What are the latest products on offer from Asia’s ECAs?

-        How important will vessel financing be for Asia’s ECAs going forward? Will it contribute significantly to volumes over the coming years?

-        What initiatives are Asian ECAs offering to promote sustainable investment?#

- To what extent are our ECAs able to offer local currency financing?

Noriyasu Matsuda
Resident Executive Officer, Regional Head for Asia & Pacific, Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)
MARI OI
Executive Officer Senior General Manager Business Operation Management Department, NEXI - Nippon Export Investment Insurance
John Hopkins
CEO, Export Finance Australia (EFA)
Myungjin Chung
Deputy team head, Project planning department, KSURE - Korea Trade Insurance Corporation
Moderator
Sunjung Lee
Managing Director, Santander

Plenary

Take a break to pick up a coffee and network with your fellow delegates

Plenary

This workshop gathers exporters from across the globe who have their sights set on Asia to share their experiences:

-        What do exporters need from ECAs to allow them to invest in the region?

-        What are the biggest pain points exporters are facing today?

-        How has the war in Ukraine impacted exporters looking to the Asian market?

-        Has the ability to travel again enabled an uptick in orders for exporters?

Miroslaw Panek
Leverkuser Str., Oerlikon
Laure Duvernay
Head of Project Finance, Alcatel Submarine Networks
Jean-Vincent Vaury
Treasury - Asia Pacific, Siemens Healthineers
Antje Rigó
Director Export Finance, Jebsen & Jessen Industrial Solutions GmbH
Anna Mareschi Danieli
Director of Finance, Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche
Moderator
Edward Hui
Managing Director, Deutsche Bank

Powered by Proximo: Project Finance Stream

Whilst renewable energy provides a relatively safe green investment opportunity, there are plenty of new technologies that have a role to play in Asia’s energy transition. This session will consider the progress of emerging technologies, allowing you to share your experiences and discuss how your institution will be involved in the future of energy

-        How important is the security of raw materials to development of new technology? How do we ensure reliable supply which is mined in a sustainable and socially conscious manner?

-        What types of new financing structures will be needed to get new energy projects off the ground? Are project financiers planning to offer any specific programmes to enable the financing of hydrogen, for example?

-        How are developments in hydrogen and ammonia progressing? When will we start to see these technologies playing a significant role in Asia's energy mix?

Munetaka Horiguchi
Vice President - Deputy Division Director, Business Development Division, Growth Strategy Division, Chiyoda Corporation
Markus Leichum
Senior Manager Export Finance, Singaporean-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce
Amanda Copping
Chief Investment Officer - Project & Structured Finance, Export Finance Australia (EFA)

Plenary

International ECAs have long had a strong footprint in Asia. As governments strengthen their policies surrounding sustainability, we consider the role that ECAs play in sustainable growth across Asia.

-        Which ECAs offer untied lending or other initiatives to ease the burden on clients looking to pursue sustainable investments?

-        What reforms need to be made to the OECD consensus to enable ECAs to reach Net 0?

-        The Asian financing market is a competitive one, with local banks providing attractive pricing. What makes ECA financing attractive in these circumstances, and how do we encourage more clients to participate in the market?

-       Many governments are keen to localise manufacturing given supply chain disruptions. How can ECAs continue to support their countries’ exports whilst also supporting local growth and development in their export markets?

- How are international ECAs responding to customers' requests for untied products and local currency financing?

Elodie Barria
Regional Manager - Asia Pacific, Bpifrance
Livio Mignano
Head of International Network, SACE
Moderator
Xian-Lin Mah
Executive Director, JP Morgan

Powered by Proximo: Project Finance Stream

Market players are increasingly prioritising decarbonisation, with traditional renewables like wind and solar providing significant green investment opportunities. High oil prices and the energy price crisis means that we are facing significant short-term demand, which renewables could go some way to plugging. This panel considers:

-        What impact has the war in Ukraine had on the decarbonisation agenda? Will the rising cost of energy mean that short-term solutions are prioritised over investments into renewables?

- Which markets are strongest for different types of renewables - for example offshore wind?

-        Which countries are leading when it comes to solar and wind projects in Asia? Where do the opportunities lie as we head into 2023?

-       How are conversations on the energy transfer mechanisms progressing? How soon will we start to see early retirement of coal assets, with the gap in generation plugged by renewables?

Elsa Rougier
Director Development and Structured Export Finance Asia, Societe Generale
Frank Tsai
Vice President. Senior Customer Finance Advisor, South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand - Treasury, Hitachi Energy
Rachel Chia
Head of Project Finance, Renewables & Infrastructure, APAC, Deutsche Bank AG
Moderator
Mei Yean Lim
Senior Underwriter, AXA XL

Plenary

Use this extended lunch break to schedule client meetings and chat with your fellow delegates

Plenary

Sustainability is high on the agenda for banks, ECAs, insurers, and corporates alike. But where do the opportunities lie for institutions looking to invest beyond the wind farm?

-        What social projects are on the table, and why are they so important for Asia’s development?

-                 Should ECAs encourage sustainable investment with incentives such as lower premiums on ESG-linked projects? What can banks offer to incentivise their clients to work more sustainably?

-                 What does sustainable investment look like in the Asian context, considering that the region is home to developing countries with acute short-term energy needs? Has energy market volatility hampered the low-carbon agenda?

-                 Many Asian countries are not bound by the Paris agreement, meaning that they adhere to different sustainability standards to Europe. How do we align our standards, and how important is it for different entities to sing from the same hymn sheet?

-                 Despite its appeal, many players still see sustainable finance as costly and cumbersome. How do we make ESG-linked finance attractive and accessible for different types of companies?

Anne CREPIN
Head of Export Credit, SFIL
Stella Saris
Director, Project and Structured Finance, ANZ
Celine Trinh
Director - Export Finance Asia-Pacific [Speaker], Credit Agricole CIB
Moderator
Mark Adamovits
Export Finance Asia-Pacific, Landesbank Baden - Wurttemberg (LBBW)

Powered by Proximo: Project Finance Stream

This interactive workshop focuses on opportunities coming from Vietnam, encouraging participants to share their experiences and plans:

-        What types of projects are international lenders looking at in Vietnam?

-        How will the market mobilise to plug the short-term supply demand for gas amongst a volatile market?

-       What policy updates need to be made by the government to expedite investment in the country?

-      Exploring project development in domestic gas, LNG to power, and renewables

Huong Ngo Thi Thu
Deputy GM of Finance & Accounting Division, PetroVietnam

Plenary

Alongside the support that ECAs can provide, the private insurance market remains a vital piece of the puzzle when it comes to financing projects in Asia. This session considers:

-        How have recent geopolitical shifts impacted the cost of cover, and why is insurance more important than ever?

-        How can the insurance market manage the new risks caused by global supply chain shortages and the ensuing project cancellations?

-        Has the claims market been active this year?

-        What support can insurers provide on renewables and infrastructure projects, and how can they support banks to offer larger tickets?

Warren Rixon
Director - Credit Insurance, Standard Chartered
Edmund Arghand
Senior Underwriter, HDI Global Specialty SE
Moderator
Peter Gilbert
Head of Asia Pacific, BPL Global

Powered by Proximo: Project Finance Stream

Share your thoughts and experiences on investing in Indonesia in this regional roundtable:

-        With a huge need for infrastructure and energy, will Indonesia prioritize low carbon investment?

-       Coal remains an important part of Indonesia's energy mix. How do we balance the developing country's imminent energy need with the energy transition?

- What types of asset will prove ripe for investment in Indonesia over the coming years?

Frank Tsai
Vice President. Senior Customer Finance Advisor, South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand - Treasury, Hitachi Energy
Max Thompson
Deputy Editor, TXF

Plenary

Use this extended networking break to get to know your fellow delegates

Plenary

Development finance is taking on an increasingly important role in project execution across Asia. In this session, we consider:

- How can blended finance structures enable projects that may otherwise struggle to get off the ground?

- What are the experiences of corporates seeking to work with development finance institutions?

- Is climate finance becoming increasingly important for DFIs in the region? How is the development finance market responding to the need to protect communities put at risk by climate related catastrophes?

Geoffrey Tan
Managing Director, Asia Pacific , U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
Tisha Boatman
Senior Vice President, Global Access to Care, Siemens Healthineers
Bart Raemaekers
Advisor, Private Sector Operations Department and Head, Guarantees and Syndications Unit, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Thierry de Longuemar
Special Advisor to the President, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
Sumanta Panigrahi
APAC Head of Trade and Working Capital Solutions (TWCS), Citi
Moderator
Greg Smith
Partner, Morrison & Foerster

Plenary

Thank you for joining us for the first day of TXF Asia 2022!

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Plenary

Pick up your badge, grab a coffee, and get started with that all important networking before our first sessions begin

Workshop

Powered by Stages for Change, we welcome guests from under-represented communities in export finance to a relaxed breakfast mixer before the main event begins. 

Stages for Change champions women and other under-represented groups in export finance. We help you to create meaningful networks that will power your career, and ensure that everybody gets their voice heard.

Plenary

Welcome to TXF Asia 2022, finally back in-person in Singapore!

Dominik Kloiber
Co-Founder, Exile Group

The Asian market is incredibly liquid at the moment, leaving borrowers with ample choice when it comes to financing. ECA finance, of course, represents a fantastic opportunity for borrowers. We gather some of Asia’s leading borrowers to consider:

-        What is in the pipeline for borrowers as Capex returns to the market?

-        What support do borrowers need from banks and ECAs to enable them to pursue sustainable projects?

-        Which sectors are borrowers looking to move into over the coming years?

-        How are borrowers responding to the need for decarbonisation across Asia? 

Tianfu Yang
Chief Financial Officer, PowerChina Intl
Huong Ngo Thi Thu
Deputy GM of Finance & Accounting Division, PetroVietnam
Teguh Widhi Harsono
Senior Executive Vice President of Corporate Finance, Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) (Persero)
Darren Chua
General Manager - M&A & Commercial, Summit Power
Moderator
Seth Tan
Managing Director & Head of Infrastructure & Development Financing Structured Finance, Asia Pacific Division, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)

Asia's ECAs continue to offer competitive terms to clients across the globe. We gather leaders from the space to consider:

-        What are the latest products on offer from Asia’s ECAs?

-        How important will vessel financing be for Asia’s ECAs going forward? Will it contribute significantly to volumes over the coming years?

-        What initiatives are Asian ECAs offering to promote sustainable investment?#

- To what extent are our ECAs able to offer local currency financing?

Noriyasu Matsuda
Resident Executive Officer, Regional Head for Asia & Pacific, Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)
MARI OI
Executive Officer Senior General Manager Business Operation Management Department, NEXI - Nippon Export Investment Insurance
John Hopkins
CEO, Export Finance Australia (EFA)
Myungjin Chung
Deputy team head, Project planning department, KSURE - Korea Trade Insurance Corporation
Moderator
Sunjung Lee
Managing Director, Santander

Plenary

Take a break to pick up a coffee and network with your fellow delegates

This workshop gathers exporters from across the globe who have their sights set on Asia to share their experiences:

-        What do exporters need from ECAs to allow them to invest in the region?

-        What are the biggest pain points exporters are facing today?

-        How has the war in Ukraine impacted exporters looking to the Asian market?

-        Has the ability to travel again enabled an uptick in orders for exporters?

Miroslaw Panek
Leverkuser Str., Oerlikon
Laure Duvernay
Head of Project Finance, Alcatel Submarine Networks
Jean-Vincent Vaury
Treasury - Asia Pacific, Siemens Healthineers
Antje Rigó
Director Export Finance, Jebsen & Jessen Industrial Solutions GmbH
Anna Mareschi Danieli
Director of Finance, Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche
Moderator
Edward Hui
Managing Director, Deutsche Bank

Whilst renewable energy provides a relatively safe green investment opportunity, there are plenty of new technologies that have a role to play in Asia’s energy transition. This session will consider the progress of emerging technologies, allowing you to share your experiences and discuss how your institution will be involved in the future of energy

-        How important is the security of raw materials to development of new technology? How do we ensure reliable supply which is mined in a sustainable and socially conscious manner?

-        What types of new financing structures will be needed to get new energy projects off the ground? Are project financiers planning to offer any specific programmes to enable the financing of hydrogen, for example?

-        How are developments in hydrogen and ammonia progressing? When will we start to see these technologies playing a significant role in Asia's energy mix?

Munetaka Horiguchi
Vice President - Deputy Division Director, Business Development Division, Growth Strategy Division, Chiyoda Corporation
Markus Leichum
Senior Manager Export Finance, Singaporean-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce
Amanda Copping
Chief Investment Officer - Project & Structured Finance, Export Finance Australia (EFA)

International ECAs have long had a strong footprint in Asia. As governments strengthen their policies surrounding sustainability, we consider the role that ECAs play in sustainable growth across Asia.

-        Which ECAs offer untied lending or other initiatives to ease the burden on clients looking to pursue sustainable investments?

-        What reforms need to be made to the OECD consensus to enable ECAs to reach Net 0?

-        The Asian financing market is a competitive one, with local banks providing attractive pricing. What makes ECA financing attractive in these circumstances, and how do we encourage more clients to participate in the market?

-       Many governments are keen to localise manufacturing given supply chain disruptions. How can ECAs continue to support their countries’ exports whilst also supporting local growth and development in their export markets?

- How are international ECAs responding to customers' requests for untied products and local currency financing?

Elodie Barria
Regional Manager - Asia Pacific, Bpifrance
Livio Mignano
Head of International Network, SACE
Moderator
Xian-Lin Mah
Executive Director, JP Morgan

Market players are increasingly prioritising decarbonisation, with traditional renewables like wind and solar providing significant green investment opportunities. High oil prices and the energy price crisis means that we are facing significant short-term demand, which renewables could go some way to plugging. This panel considers:

-        What impact has the war in Ukraine had on the decarbonisation agenda? Will the rising cost of energy mean that short-term solutions are prioritised over investments into renewables?

- Which markets are strongest for different types of renewables - for example offshore wind?

-        Which countries are leading when it comes to solar and wind projects in Asia? Where do the opportunities lie as we head into 2023?

-       How are conversations on the energy transfer mechanisms progressing? How soon will we start to see early retirement of coal assets, with the gap in generation plugged by renewables?

Elsa Rougier
Director Development and Structured Export Finance Asia, Societe Generale
Frank Tsai
Vice President. Senior Customer Finance Advisor, South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand - Treasury, Hitachi Energy
Rachel Chia
Head of Project Finance, Renewables & Infrastructure, APAC, Deutsche Bank AG
Moderator
Mei Yean Lim
Senior Underwriter, AXA XL

Plenary

Use this extended lunch break to schedule client meetings and chat with your fellow delegates

Sustainability is high on the agenda for banks, ECAs, insurers, and corporates alike. But where do the opportunities lie for institutions looking to invest beyond the wind farm?

-        What social projects are on the table, and why are they so important for Asia’s development?

-                 Should ECAs encourage sustainable investment with incentives such as lower premiums on ESG-linked projects? What can banks offer to incentivise their clients to work more sustainably?

-                 What does sustainable investment look like in the Asian context, considering that the region is home to developing countries with acute short-term energy needs? Has energy market volatility hampered the low-carbon agenda?

-                 Many Asian countries are not bound by the Paris agreement, meaning that they adhere to different sustainability standards to Europe. How do we align our standards, and how important is it for different entities to sing from the same hymn sheet?

-                 Despite its appeal, many players still see sustainable finance as costly and cumbersome. How do we make ESG-linked finance attractive and accessible for different types of companies?

Anne CREPIN
Head of Export Credit, SFIL
Stella Saris
Director, Project and Structured Finance, ANZ
Celine Trinh
Director - Export Finance Asia-Pacific [Speaker], Credit Agricole CIB
Moderator
Mark Adamovits
Export Finance Asia-Pacific, Landesbank Baden - Wurttemberg (LBBW)

Powered by Proximo: Project Finance Stream

This interactive workshop focuses on opportunities coming from Vietnam, encouraging participants to share their experiences and plans:

-        What types of projects are international lenders looking at in Vietnam?

-        How will the market mobilise to plug the short-term supply demand for gas amongst a volatile market?

-       What policy updates need to be made by the government to expedite investment in the country?

-      Exploring project development in domestic gas, LNG to power, and renewables

Huong Ngo Thi Thu
Deputy GM of Finance & Accounting Division, PetroVietnam

Alongside the support that ECAs can provide, the private insurance market remains a vital piece of the puzzle when it comes to financing projects in Asia. This session considers:

-        How have recent geopolitical shifts impacted the cost of cover, and why is insurance more important than ever?

-        How can the insurance market manage the new risks caused by global supply chain shortages and the ensuing project cancellations?

-        Has the claims market been active this year?

-        What support can insurers provide on renewables and infrastructure projects, and how can they support banks to offer larger tickets?

Warren Rixon
Director - Credit Insurance, Standard Chartered
Edmund Arghand
Senior Underwriter, HDI Global Specialty SE
Moderator
Peter Gilbert
Head of Asia Pacific, BPL Global

Powered by Proximo: Project Finance Stream

Share your thoughts and experiences on investing in Indonesia in this regional roundtable:

-        With a huge need for infrastructure and energy, will Indonesia prioritize low carbon investment?

-       Coal remains an important part of Indonesia's energy mix. How do we balance the developing country's imminent energy need with the energy transition?

- What types of asset will prove ripe for investment in Indonesia over the coming years?

Frank Tsai
Vice President. Senior Customer Finance Advisor, South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand - Treasury, Hitachi Energy
Max Thompson
Deputy Editor, TXF

Plenary

Use this extended networking break to get to know your fellow delegates

Plenary

Development finance is taking on an increasingly important role in project execution across Asia. In this session, we consider:

- How can blended finance structures enable projects that may otherwise struggle to get off the ground?

- What are the experiences of corporates seeking to work with development finance institutions?

- Is climate finance becoming increasingly important for DFIs in the region? How is the development finance market responding to the need to protect communities put at risk by climate related catastrophes?

Geoffrey Tan
Managing Director, Asia Pacific , U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
Tisha Boatman
Senior Vice President, Global Access to Care, Siemens Healthineers
Bart Raemaekers
Advisor, Private Sector Operations Department and Head, Guarantees and Syndications Unit, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Thierry de Longuemar
Special Advisor to the President, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
Sumanta Panigrahi
APAC Head of Trade and Working Capital Solutions (TWCS), Citi
Moderator
Greg Smith
Partner, Morrison & Foerster

Plenary

Thank you for joining us for the first day of TXF Asia 2022!

Plenary

Grab a coffee and pick up your badge before we kick off with our first sessions

Plenary

Welcome to the second day of TXF Asia 2022!

Eavie Burnett
Head of Content, TXF

Plenary

In this session, we take a look at the broad macroeconomic factors impacting the Asian export finance market today

Jeff Ng
Economist & Strategist, MUFG

The Oxford Style Debate is back! Using information from TXF Data, we pitch industry leaders head-to-head to discuss the hottest topics facing the market today. 

- Will we see a spike in defence deals over the next years?

- Will gas, nuclear, and renewables be the main sources of energy going forward?

- Can the shipping industry ever be truly green?

Tae Gyun KIM
Head of Export Finance APAC, BNP Paribas
Sunjung Lee
Managing Director, Santander
Sumanta Panigrahi
APAC Head of Trade and Working Capital Solutions (TWCS), Citi
Moderator
Dominik Kloiber
Co-Founder, Exile Group

Plenary

Use this extended networking break to get to know your fellow delegates

The city state of Singapore is well positioned to benefit from inter-regional trade flows between Asia and Africa through its established seaports and aviation hub, its banks’ trade finance offering, and its specialised services. Singapore also has an opportunity to channel more investments into Africa as demand for the continent’s resources spikes in Asia. This presentation examines the African opportunity for Asia and Singapore’s existing interests in Africa, before making the case for enhancing Singapore’s role as an inter-regional hub for trade and investment into Africa.

Robert Besseling
CEO, Pangea Risk

Stages for Change champions women and other under-represented groups in finance. In this session, we speak to a range of export finance professionals with different paths through the industry to consider:

- How did our panellists reach their current roles in export finance?

- Why did they choose export finance over any other profession?

- How can we encourage more diverse talent into the industry?

Christina Tonkin
Managing Director, Corporate Finance, ANZ
Anna Mareschi Danieli
Director of Finance, Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche
Moderator
Eavie Burnett
Head of Content, TXF

Plenary

Thank you for joining us for TXF Asia 2022!

Plenary

We round off TXF Asia 2022 with a networking lunch for all of our guests