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9th Annual Europe Trade & Supply Chain Finance Conference
Amsterdam provided the setting for the latest instalment of Exporta’s long running flagship European conference, held in the elegant surroundings of the Sofitel Legend, The Grand hotel.
The 9th Annual Europe Trade & Supply Chain Finance Conference once again proved extremely popular amongst the continent’s leading actors with a diverse delegation of around 170 practitioners from across the industry spectrum, including premier financial institutions, senior representatives from the insurance sector, and the full cross section of third party solution providers. Strong attendance was balanced with a healthy contingent of corporate players, with high level executives from the likes of DHL, Akzo Sassenheim, Heineken, Kuehne + Nagel, Nike Europe and Heinz in the audience, as well as speaking contributions from AkzoNobel, Inchcape Shipping, CEVA Logistics, Philips, Whirlpool Europe, and Volvo.
The packed two day agenda addressed a wide variety of key topics, including primary issues for trade and supply chain finance professionals in the current climate, pitfalls when implementing payables supply chain finance, priorities for the corporate treasurer, differing approaches to receivables financing, the role of insurance in protecting the supply chain, comparing the benefits of ownership and secured financing, and the capabilities and solutions offered by Global Trade Services (GTS).
Dual streams on the afternoon of day one offered delegates the choice between plenary sessions on the opportunities offered by emerging markets trade, or detailed insights into contemporary industry innovation and regulation. Presentations from Swift on Bank Payment Obligation (BPO) drew lively discussion from a packed audience, while the challenges faced by corporates when adopting supply chain finance schemes and coordinating their implementation across internal departments proved a popular talking point over the two days.
The event once again enjoyed excellent support with sponsorship from the likes of ING, Deutsche Bank, Rabobank, BNY Mellon, Codix, ASYX International, Demica, Pinnacle Solutions, Prime Revenue and Syncada. Day one concluded with a networking drinks reception, affording attendees the opportunity to continue discussions late into the evening.
Exporta will return to the Continent with the 10th anniversary of this series in May 2012, with Berlin confirmed as the destination for next years meeting.
Following on from the hugely successful event held last year in London, Exporta travels to Amsterdam for the latest edition of this well established series.
With continuing unrest on the continent and the onset of tightening liquidity taking hold, the ability to streamline operations and maximise supply chain efficiency has never been more crucial. Building on strong success and impressive commercial support, the event is now widely recognised as Exporta’s flagship European gathering, and has rightly gained a reputation as the most comprehensive meeting for those doing business on the continent.
Topics will include Europe's realignment within the changing global trade landscape, primary challenges in terms of risk and pricing, regulatory hurdles, supplier finance programmes, increased emphasis on the importance of south-south trade flows and changing attitudes to country risk, working capital case studies and corporate liquidity priorities, as well as logistical challenges faced along the global supply chain.
As with all Exporta events, you can expect insight and commentary from a range of the industry’s thought leaders, joined by a delegation consisting of bankers, corporates, technology providers and other industry insiders. The 2011 event attracted sponsorship from a raft of top tier global companies, with 2012’s event set to continue this theme.
We look forward to welcoming you in June for two days unrivalled in content, delegate calibre, and networking opportunities with the continent's leading players.
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