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2nd Annual Indonesia Trade & Commodity Finance Conference
Four Seasons Hotel
Exporta Asia, the market leading independent information provider for the trade finance industry, returned to Jakarta for the 2nd Annual Indonesia Trade & Commodity Finance Conference, which took place at the Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta, on October 16, 2012.
As the only dedicated event for the trade and commodity finance community in Indonesia, the conference brought leading multinational and SME corporates together with domestic, regional and global banking institutions to discuss key economic issues.
These issues ranged from broad macroeconomic factors, such as the impact of rising global commodity demands on Indonesia’s economy, to specialist Islamic financing methods, eurozone implications on the local market, regulatory challenges, new mining laws, trade credit and political risk insurance strategies and how Indonesia is financing its burgeoning commodity export sector.
“The enviable combination of sustained economic growth and a booming commodities market have resulted in Indonesia becoming one of the standout hotspots in global trade,” says Paul Greetham, producer of the conference. “Analysts suggested that due to growth of regional neighbouring markets and increasing internal demand for resources, Indonesia’s commodity offerings show little sign of slowing. Add to the equation the expansion of south-south trade corridors and you have a winning formula for long-term success.”
As if to amplify the idea of longevity, many international financial institutions are attended the conference. “The Indonesian market is an exciting opportunity for many regional and global organisations due to the stable rate of growth and the increasing capacity of commodity production and exports,” said Louis Robinson, Managing Director & EMEA Trade & Network Origination Head at RBS, “It’s easy to see why Indonesia is on many people’s radar.”
During the comprehensive one day conference, emphasis was placed on the dynamic between commodity producers and traders, and the banks tasked with financing them. The 2012 event saw a diverse mixture of companies, from local SMEs to global operators, and attracted delegates from across Asia-Pacific as well as other regions such as Europe and the Middle East.
“Exporta Asia has been delighted with its growth throughout the continent and is particularly excited about this event, which we feel has the potential to become one of the leading trade and commodity gatherings for the entire region,” says Rupert Sayer, Chief Executive Officer at Exporta Asia. “Although there are many challenges ahead, such as the continued need for infrastructure investment and regulatory concerns, we see strong potential for Indonesia developing into a global commodity powerhouse.”
The conference benefited from the support of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) as well as leading financial institutions operating in the region, such as Bank Danamon, RBS, ANZ, ITFC, Maybank and Pinnacle Solutions.
Upon registering, delegates were provided with access to a special networking suite before the event which allowed them to organise private meetings with their fellow peers to discuss key business concerns. The conference concluded with a special evening networking reception, allowing attendees to continue their discussions into the evening in the comfortable surroundings of the Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta.
The 2nd Annual Indonesia Trade & Commodity Finance Conference is the only dedicated event in Indonesia that brings together the domestic corporate and banking community together with major global international financial institutions to discuss the crucial issues surrounding trade.
“Trade Finance from corporate to macro-economic level with an excellent mix of business, bankers and service providers. Great organisation”
Paul Wouters, Senturiyon Global
“Insightful and interesting presentations combined with a good opportunity for networking. I will be back next year”
Nick Gandolfo, HSBC
“Good conference for discussing opportunities and exchanging ideas with corporates and banks”
Maria Andres, BBVA
“Good channel to broader people’s understanding of the various moving pieces that must work together to support global trade”
Mark Evans, ANZ
“An excellent conference, well organised and supported by industry professionals and practitioners. Fantastic for networking”
Ricky Natapradja, Accette Brober Asuransi
Due to overwhelming positive feedback and market demand, Exporta returns to Jakarta where the event will build upon the in depth discussion formed at last year’s successful gathering - with attendance of key players from the trade finance community expected to reach record levels.
As the role of Indonesia becomes ever more prominent in the wider landscape of Asia and beyond, the conference is well timed to cover such subjects as the impact of ECA and export finance, future growth of commodities markets, trade credit and political risk insurance as well as other industry defining topics.
Seen as a highly regarded networking and knowledge sharing platform, the conference will enable delegates to hear insightful macro perspective presentations as well as specific panel discussions. As with all Exporta events, networking is an important theme throughout the one day event and the Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta provides a relaxing and professional setting.
Amongst the topics to be covered:
• The impact of rising global commodity demands on Indonesia’s economy
• Analysing the increasing popularity of trade and commodity finance
• How is Indonesia financing its growing commodity exports?
• Risk mitigation strategies and the growing demand of trade credit insurance
• Case study: Buyer financing and ECA covered structures for commodity deals
• Measuring the impact of ECA and export finance on Indonesian growth
• Where does Indonesia fit into the wider Asian trade landscape?
• Assessing increased appetite for Islamic finance within trade
Who should attend?
• Trade, export and commodity finance heads and directors
• Multinationals and SMEs
• Insurance underwriters and brokers
• Export credit agencies
• Solution providers
• Lawyers and consultants
• Market analysts and policy advisors
Join the industry’s key practitioners in October for Indonesia’s only dedicated trade and commodity finance event.
08.00 Registration and refreshments
09.00 Chairman’s opening remarks
Margaret Tjahjono, Head of Trade Product Management, Bank Danamon
09.05 Welcome address
Herry Hykmanto, Syariah Director, Bank Danamon
09.10 Keynote: The impact of rising global commodity demands on Indonesia’s economy
Fauzi Ichsan, Senior Economist, Indonesia, Standard Chartered Bank
• Analysing the role of natural-resource abundant countries, like Indonesia, on the global landscape
• How are fluctuating global commodity prices affecting the domestic market?
• What would be the outcome if Indonesia became over-reliant on commodities for economic growth?
• Assessing the role of government in facilitating commodity trade and exports
09.40 Panel discussion: Analysing the increasing popularity of trade and commodity finance
Moderator: Louis Robinson, Managing Director, EMEA Trade Sales Head, RBS
Jacqueline Chang, Managing Director, Commodities Finance, ABN AMRO
Mark Evans, Global Head of Trade & Supply Chain, ANZ
Herry Hykmanto, Syariah Director, Bank Danamon
Hao Shen, Trade Finance Head Singapore, Global Transaction Banking Singapore, Deutsche Bank
Andrew Suhandinata, Head, Transaction Banking, Indonesia, Maybank
• Why is trade and commodity finance becoming the financing method of choice?
• How much has the market been affected by the eurozone crisis and who is stepping in to provide liquidity?
• To what extent has the limited availability of US dollar liquidity affected the market?
• Sector focus: Where are the commodity deal hotspots?
• Assessing the financing demands of commodity producers
• Has the rise in intra-regional Asian trade increased the sophistication of financing products being used?
10.30 Networking break
11.15 How is Indonesia financing its growing commodity exports?
Willem Klaassens, Managing Director, Latour Commodities Advisory
• How important is Indonesia to the wider Asia and global commodity markets?
• Highlighting the most prominent and lucrative commodities in the market
• Which financing structures are proving most popular with commodity producers and traders?
• Opening up the supply chain to increase global trade lines
11.45 Resource nationalism: The impact of new Indonesian mining regulations
Damian Adams, Partner, Watson, Farley & Williams Asia
• What do the new mining regulations mean to the domestic market?
• How will foreign direct investment be affected?
• Analysing the potential impact of retrospective implementation
• What does this mean for confidence in the wider market?
12.10 Panel discussion: Risk mitigation strategies and the growing demand of trade credit insurance
Moderator: Toby Vass, Underwriting Manager, Political Risk & Credit, Asia Pacific, Ace Global Markets
Kirk Lee, Divisional Director, Credit & Political Risks, Gallagher Singapore
Edmund Lee, Director, Liability & RWA Management, Transaction Banking, Standard Chartered Bank
Tim Warren, Senior Underwriter, Political Risk & Structured Credit, Zurich
• To what extent has the landscape of the insurance market changed following global political events of 2011?
• Are insurers providing the kind of coverage that clients are demanding and can afford?
• Analysing the regions, sectors and commodities which pose the greatest risk
• How important should trade credit insurance be in a company’s overall risk mitigation strategy?
12.55 Lunch reception welcome address
Simon De Jong, Country Executive Indonesia, RBS
14.15 Case study: Buyer financing and ECA covered structures for commodity deals
Volker Bromund, President Director, Prime Consultancy
• How is buyer financing used and what can it offer local participants?
• Measuring the impact of European ECAs on the regional corporate landscape
• Increasing available liquidity through deferred payment schemes
• Are joint-ventures the ideal way to mitigate risk for domestic commodity producers?
14.45 Panel discussion: Measuring the impact of ECA and export finance on Indonesian growth
Moderator: Dan Marjanovic, Partner, Norton Rose
Simon Jones, Head of Structured Export Finance, Asia, ANZ
Paul Gardner, Regional Head of Structured Trade & Export Finance, Asia Pacific, Deutsche Bank
Arnaud Cachard, Director, Project & Export Finance, HSBC
• Profiling successful structures and collaborations between ECAs, FIs and corporates
• Analysing the role of ECAs and multilaterals in providing liquidity to the local market
• How does ECA financing compare with commercial lending?
• Tracking future developments in export finance structures to facilitate trade
15.30 Networking break
16.00 The role of natural resources in creating lucrative trade lines
Nick Halkas, Executive Director, Natural Resources, ANZ
• Measuring intra-regional natural resource trade flows and future dynamics
• Sector focus: Where are the major opportunities? And how are these financed?
• What more can exporters do to utilise the growing Indonesia–Australia trade partnership?
• How important are hard commodities, such as coal, to Indonesia’s economy?
16.30 Panel discussion: Assessing increased appetite for Islamic finance within trade
Moderator: Paul Wouters, Chief Executive Officer, Senturiyon Global
Farouk Abdullah Alwyni, Chief Executive Officer, Alwyni International Capital
Afrid Wibisono, Vice-President, Financial Institutions & Transactional Banking, Bank Muamalat
Nazeem Noordali, General Manager, Corporate & Structured Finance, Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC)
Nor Shahrizan Sulaiman, Head of Product Management, Maybank Islamic Berhad
• Strategies of Islamic finance in Indonesia and the regulatory framework
• Opportunities provided for new entrants into the market and the regulatory challenges faced
• Providing examples of the growth of Islamic trade financing and the products available
• Should Islamic finance be used more widely considering increased capital constraints?
• What are the challenges of Islamic finance in the region?
17.15 Close of conference followed by evening drinks reception
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