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Brazil & Latin America Trade & Commodity Finance Conference
Tivoli Sao Paulo Mofarrej
A strong delegation of local and international trade and commodity finance experts were in attendance at Exporta’s first Brazil & Latin America Trade & Commodity Finance Conference in Sao Paulo, which took place on April 12-13th.
Proceedings focused on the strong growth levels that have seen Brazil and its Latin American neighbours stand firm in the face of global recession, along with fellow ‘Bric’ member states such as India and China, taking advantage of the high levels of liquidity and access to credit. Shrewd monetary policies and stimulus packages have kept federal reserves high and the region ‘open for business’, with particular success enjoyed within the lucrative commodity market.
The conference is the only event specifically focused on trade and commodity finance opportunities within the wider Latin American region, covering challenges faced and opportunities available in markets such as Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru and Ecuador.
Drawing on Exporta’s established reputation of holding high level global events and strong coverage of the region in Global Trade Review (GTR), the event attracted sponsor support from a number of leading institutions, including BBVA, ABN Amro, Fimbank, Gallagher London, Ace Global Markets, Latin American Underwriters and Misys.
Leading issues covered over the course of the two days included challenges between local and international banks, comparisons in performance between soft commodities and the oil and metals sectors, cross-border financing, pricing concerns, political risk priorities and infrastructure opportunities generated as a result of forthcoming events such as the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games.
Delegates were in attendance from some of the pre-eminent companies in the market, including Alstom, Electrobras, Odebrecht, Petrobras, Siemens Brasil, Vale, Volvo Brazil and Votorantim, crucial in establishing dialogue between exporters and importers of goods and services and the institutions responsible for financing them.
Following the conclusion of Day One, a special evening reception took place at the conference venue, enabling delegates to continue their discussions and networking within a more informal setting.
Along with fellow Bric members India and China, Brazil has witnessed a positive response to the global financial crisis, taking advantage of the high levels of liquidity and access to credit enjoyed previously.
The country, and the Latin American market in general, has benefitted from shrewd monetary policies which have kept federal reserves high as well as various stimulus packages from governments keen to keep the continent 'open for business', with particular success enjoyed within the lucrative commodity market.
Exporta will return to the region for its Brazil & Latin America Trade & Commodity Finance Conference, which will bring together leading trade figures from within the local and international market to discuss the huge opportunities provided as trade dealings with crucial partners throughout the globe continue to stimulate economic recovery.
A range of topics will be discussed throughout the course of the two days, including:
• Brazil's role as a new global leader due to strong market performance
• Challenges faced between local and international banks
• What are the principal problems for banks looking to provide cross-border financing to local corporates?
• Comparing the performance of soft commodities in comparison to the oil and metals markets
• Infrastructure challenges faced as a result of forthcoming global events (2014 World Cup, 2016 Olympics)
• The role of state institutions in supporting Brazilian corporate growth
• Recovering risk appetites within the private insurance market
• The role of multilaterals in providing guarantees for corporate expansion
• Plugging liquidity gaps in a Basel III landscape
• Political risk priorities within the broader Latin American region
Who should attend?
• Trade, export and commodity finance heads and directors
• Corporate finance directors, CFOs and treasurers
• Commodity brokers and traders
• Insurance underwriters and brokers
• Export credit agencies
• Solution providers
• Lawyers and consultants
• Market analysts and policy advisors
As with all Exporta events, much emphasis will be placed on networking opportunities for conference delegates, including an evening reception on Day One. This unrivalled event should not be missed for those companies serious about trade and export opportunities in this exciting region.
Tivoli Sao Paulo MofarrejAl. Santos 1437, Jardins
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