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6th Annual Emerging Markets Trade & Political Risk Conference

6th Annual Emerging Markets Trade & Political Risk Conference

United KingdomLondon, United Kingdom | May 19, 2009
The Willis Building

Event Review

The 6th Annual Emerging Markets Trade & Political Risk Conference, held at the Willis Building in London on May19, was very well attended – by a good mixture from the insurance market, banking, legal and trading professions.

As ever, the event allowed for real debate and questioning of the risk mitigation and political risk and trade credit insurance market. Delegates were afforded the opportunity to hear, and contribute to, expert roundtable discussions and individual speakers, who brought to the fore the latest market trends and issues. The event has become the leading annual event in the risk manager's and insurer's calendar.

Speakers included: Aspen Insurance, Miller Insurance Services, Deutsche Bank, GML Capital, Stemcor, Texel, Atradius, Sovereign Risk Insurance, Coface, Zurich, JLT Risk Solutions, Miga, Berne Union, International Financial Consulting, BAE Systems, ANZ, BPL Global, Beazley, ICIEC, Ince & Co, JLT, Ace Global Markets, FirstCity Partnership, Willis Re, Munich Re, Aspen Re, Guy Carpenter, EFIC, Oxford Analytica.

Sponsors: Willis, ICIEC, Ince & Co, Texel


Exporta’s 6th Emerging Markets Trade & Political Risk conference will be held in London on May 19, at the Willis Building in Lime Street. The event will be especially relevant this year, given the ongoing shrinkage of export and trade finance liquidity for emerging markets, and will offer a window to decision-makers to ascertain the strength and depth of the credit and political risk insurance now available to companies operating internationally.

Underwriters from a span of continents and disciplines will make presentations at the event, signalling the risks that preoccupy their attention, while brokers will offer their own views of how well the credit and political risk markets are functioning under the current pressures. This conference looks at the opportunities that the current climate is creating both for the insurers and their existing and potential clients, and the challenges that are discouraging some risk-takers.

The event offers unrivalled networking opportunities for delegates, who will be attending from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas.

Topical issues which will be discussed during the conference:

  • Reviewing the risk climate globally – and pinpointing the key credit and political risk issues in 2009
  • Region by region dissection of the key risks affecting trade and investment flows: focusing on Africa, Asia, CIS, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Middle East
  • The impact of the global recession and credit crunch on cover for commodity flows in and from emerging markets
  • The evolving role played by export credit agencies (ECAs) and other official insurers in mitigating investment and trade risk
  • Private insurance markets - providing an unparalleled level of insurance cover, even in today’s squeezed markets
  • Overview of the stability of the reinsurance that sits behind trade and investment insurance markets
  • Payments and claims: how quickly can insurance clients expect resolution of their disputes
  • Spotlight on other emerging markets risks, including supply chain disruption, resource nationalism and political violence

Who should attend?

  • Exporters
  • Importers
  • Traders
  • International financiers
  • Policy advisors
  • Brokers
  • Local and regional bankers
  • Multilateral agencies
  • Insurers
  • Lawyers

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The Willis Building

Lime Street
United Kingdom

There is no accommodation available at the Willis Building. If you do require accommodation please contact

6th Annual Emerging Markets Trade & Political Risk Conference


Delegates are responsible for the arrangement and payment of their own travel and accommodation. 


Sponsorship opportunities including exhibition stands are available for this event.

To become a sponsor, please contact Tom Whitehead, Head of Sponsorship Sales at

Exporta's events have a global reputation, renowned for superb networking opportunities and educational presentations by high-profile speakers.

Time after time our events attract the leading companies in our market as sponsors.

See below for a full list of our Event Sponsors, Institutional Partners and Media Partners and click on the logo to visit their web site. 

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Speaking opportunities

Interested in speaking at our events?

Share your expertise with the global trade, risk, commodity and export finance community.

Email Jeff Ando at

Speaking Opportunities
Sponsored by

  • Ince & Co
  • Texel
  • Willis
Institutional partners
  • Berne Union
  • Emergin Markets Monitor
  • African Energy
  • Gulf States Newsletter
  • Africa Confidential
  • British Exporters Association (BExA)
  • CEE Marketwatch
  • Menas Associates
  • International Credit Insurance & Surety Association
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