External Events

Date:  22nd March 2018

The Scottish Export Awards and International Trade Campaign, sponsored by HSBC in association with Scottish Enterprise & Highlands and Islands Enterprise, brings together businesses from across Scotland to recognise and celebrate their entrepreneurial exporting achievements as well as encourage others to increase their export potential.

Exporting and international trade remain central to the Scottish government’s economic growth agenda and this campaign and export awards are about recognising those entrepreneurial, wealth creating companies that are selling their products, services and expertise in scores of overseas markets. It is vital that we appreciate and recognise those exporters who have made the transition from great local companies to potentially world class exporting businesses based in Scotland.  For more information, please visit:



To submit your nomination please visit All finalists for the awards, will benefit from extensive publicity online and in print through BQ National Magazine.



Main Event: TXF Global 2018: Export & Agency Finance, 6 & 7 June
ECA Finance Training: 4 & 5 June
Venue: Hilton Hotel Prague

Your biggest export finance gathering of the year returns! TXF Global 2018 is coming to Prague this 6 & 7 June! Expect 1000 guests, 400 companies, 140 speakers from 70 + countries.

This year will be jam-packed full of top-notch keynotes and expert speakers, case study workshops, multiple networking opportunities, unique session formats, and bold content. Forget the mundane and the ordinary – we’ll be providing you with carefully selected sessions and activities to maximise the benefits of attending for you and your team.

Why Attend?

  • Network with 1000 key figures from the export finance market PLUS our networking concierge service
  • Keynote speeches covering the most successful deals of the year and outline new opportunities
  • Closed door meetings for Borrowers, Private Insurers, Exporters and ECAs
  • An even split between corporates and financiers plus large multinationals to smaller SMEs
  • Exclusive roundtables dedicated to: Borrowers, exporters, debate on OECD consensus, regulation and rising star countries: Argentina, Bangladesh and Russia
  • Earn 16 CPD points to add to your personal development portfolio

We are delighted to offer BExA’s exporter and borrower members access to corporate passes at just €100 each. Please email and quote ‘BExA’ for the discount code. New bookings only, offer expires 2nd May 2018.

Key Speakers and Participants include:

  • Alexey Voronov, Finance Director, Metalloinvest
  • Mikhail Sychev, Head of Loans and Structured Finance, Gazprom Neft
  • Peter Gisler, CEO, SERV – Swiss Export Risk Insurance
  • Thomas Baum, Head of Division Underwriting & Risk Management, Euler Hermes
  • Masaru Kanke, Chief Representative For Europe, Russia/CIS, Middle East and Africa Region, NEXI
  • Topi Vesteri, Deputy CEO, Finnvera plc
  • Carmen Vara Martin, Deputy Director, Underwriting, Int’l Relations, State Account, CESCE
  • Pablo Otin. VP, Emerging Markets, 8minutenergy
  • Gernot Bruch, Head of Export & Project Finance, Linde AG
  • Koji Tanie, Senior Manager, Hitachi
  • Luca Boetti, Head Of Project & Structured Finance, SMS INNSE
  • Marcus Dolman, Assistant Vice President, ECA Finance, Rolls Royce
  • Hacina Py, Global Head of Export Finance, Société Générale
  • Paul Richards, Global Head, Structured Export Finance, ANZ
  • Valentino Gallo, Managing Director, Global Head Export and Agency Finance, Citi
  • Yasser Henda, Global Head of Export Finance, BNP Paribas
  • Arnaud Sarret, Global Head of Structured Export Finance, Natixis
  • Simon Sayer, MD, Structured Trade and Export Finance EMEA, Deutsche Bank
  • Jonathan Joseph-Horne, Global Coordinator and EMEA Head Export & Agency Finance, SMBC
  • Hans-Peter Busson, Global ECA Coordination Leader, EY/AHB
  • Eriks Atvars, Global Head of Structured Trade & Export Finance, UniCredit
  • André Gazal, Global Head of Export Finance, Credit Agricole CIB
  • Michiel de Vries, Global Head of Structured Export Finance, ING Bank
  • Erik Hoffmann, MD, Global Head of Export & Agency Finance, Santander
  • Michael Maurer, Global Head Export Finance, LBBW
  • Robert Besseling, Executive Director, EXX AFRICA
  • Simon Jones, Head of Export & Agency Finance EMEA, TD Bank

See the full list here

Book online today for the best rate or email for group bookings of 4 or more.

For further details visit the website or call the TXF Team on 020 3735 5180



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Contact information

The British Exporters Association
5th Floor
83 Victoria Street
London SW1H 0HW
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7222 5419