6th Annual Africa Trade & Export Finance Conference
|Event Date/Time: Mar 08, 2012||End Date/Time: Mar 09, 2012|
|Early Registration Date: Feb 09, 2012|
Set in Cape Town, South Africa on March 8-9, the conference will bring together senior decision makers from the corporate and banking sectors to discuss Africaâ€™s continuing importance within the global trade market and the key challenges faced as the continentâ€™s process of economic and social development provides ever more increasing opportunities for discussion and debate.
Over the course of the conference a number of key themes will be discussed including:
â€¢Changing corporate financing priorities: Can the local banking sector meet the current need for trade finance?
â€¢Expanding networks and increasing intra-regional trade lines across the continent
â€¢Highlighting recent market syndications and benefits provided for capex financing
â€¢The role of multilaterals in providing finance mechanisms to facilitate bilateral cooperation
â€¢Showcasing the strength of Chinese institutional commitment to financing African growth
â€¢Outlining specific opportunities available in emerging markets such as Zambia and Angola
â€¢Assessing key challenges faced in currency settlement when trading with other emerging markets
â€¢Risk profiling: What new markets have moved to the forefront as a result of political and social changes?
â€¢The need for improved logistical networks in light of Africaâ€™s key role in global supply chain
â€¢Debating the impact of fluctuating commodity prices across key industries such as metals, mining, energy and agriculture
â€¢Are sufficient pre-export financing facilities available for Africa to maximise its commodity potential?
â€¢Is South Africa still considered the primary trade entry point into Africa?
â€œThe conference was very enlightening and good for building contacts and networkingâ€
Dolapo Ogundimu, Guaranty Trust Bank Ghana
â€œAn exceptional occasion for actors to meet and share experiences for self improvementâ€
Abdel Zampelegre, Bank of Africa, Burkina Faso
â€œThe conference is excellent for meeting the people that matter in African trade financeâ€
Jorim Schraven, FMO
Natural resources, both within the oil and metals markets and the buoyant agriculture sector continue to dominate the African landscape, but it is perhaps the processes through which such resources are utilised, both in the facilitating of international and intra-regional trade and establishment of a suitable environment to conduct business which remains the key challenge.
Who should attend?
â€¢Local and international banks
â€¢Multinationals and SMEs
â€¢Commodity brokers and traders
â€¢Insurance brokers and underwriters
â€¢Export credit agencies
â€¢Lawyers and consultants
â€¢Market analysts and policy advisors
As with all Exporta events, strong focus will be placed on the importance of networking, with a special evening reception planned on the close of Day One in the beautiful setting of Cape Town, providing delegates with the chance to network informally long into the evening.