• Duomo and Palazzo Reale
    Milan, 16-18 February 2016 | #gtpm2016
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    Tanya Jager, Standard Bank
  • UniCredit Pavillion
    Milan, 16-18 February 2016 | #gtpm2016
  • "Excellent networking opportunities. One can complete correspondent bank meetings for a year in three days"
    L.A. Sivaramakhrishnan, I&M Bank Limited
  • Da Vinci Museum
    Milan, 16-18 February 2016 | #gtpm2016
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  • Hotel Principe di Savoia
    Milan, 16-18 February 2016 | #gtpm2016


February 16

Registration Desk Open (11am-7pm)
Principe di Savoia (Marconi Room)

Buses Depart from Principe di Savoia to Intesa Sanpaolo Welcome Event Venue (7-7:30pm)

Welcome Event (7:30-10:30pm)
Sponsored by Intesa Sanpaolo
Palazzo Reale, Sala della Cariatidi - Venue Address: Piazza del Duomo, 12

February 17

Networking Continental Breakfast (8-9am)
Principe di Savoia (Veranda)

Conference EXPO (9am-6pm)
Principe di Savoia (Veranda)

Conference Welcome and Opening Remarks (9-10am)
Principe di Savoia (Main Hall)
Dimitris Tsitsiragos, Vice President – Global Client Services, IFC
Luigi Federico Signorini, Deputy Governor, Bank of Italy
Marcos Brujis, Director – Financial Institutions Group, IFC

Is Volatility The New Normal? (10-11am)
Presentation by Jean-Pierre Lacombe, Head of Economic Research, IFC
- Global economic outlook and near-term perspectives
- Impacts on international trade from the recent downturn in the emerging markets

Networking Coffee Break (11-11:30am)
Sponsored by Commerzbank

Rethinking Risk in Emerging Market Banking and Trade (11:30am-12:30pm)
Panel discussion with global trade bankers including:
John Ahearn, Global Head of Trade, Citibank
Emilio Franco, Deputy General Manager & CIO, UBI Banca
Ruediger Geis, Head of Product Management Trade, Commerzbank
Nirmal Radhakrishnan, Head of Corporate, CTA and Trade Products-Europe, Standard Chartered Bank
Daniel Schmand, Managing Director, Deutsche Bank
Moderator: Shannon Manders, Editor-in-Chief, GTR
- Global bank perspectives on EM risk, managing the new hot spots and opportunities
- Pulling back: What are the recent changes in EM asset allocation?
- Sustainability: Integrating it into trade finance business lines and platforms

Networking Lunch (12:30-2pm)
Sponsored by KCB Bank Kenya Ltd

The Spectre of Capital Flight: Responses from Five Continents (2-3pm)
Panel discussion with emerging market trade bankers including:
Estel Gurdogan, Director, Odea Bank
Samuel Makome, Managing Director, KCB Bank Kenya Ltd
Sheikh Mohammad Maroof, Deputy Managing Director, The City Nank Ltd.
Murali Subramanian, CEO, FIMBank
Cassio von Gal, Director, Banco BBM
Moderator: Emma Hughes, Editor-in-Chief, Trade Finance
- Perspectives from emerging market banks on the recent turbulence in credit, FX and commodity markets
- How are banks in emerging markets managing the first large scale reverse capital flows in a generation?

The Power of Partnerships: Financing Solutions for Emerging Market Trade and Commodity Flows (3-4:30pm)
Remarks by:
Hyung Ahn, Global Manager - Trade & Commodity Finance, IFC
- Presenting the IFC Trade + Commodity Finance product lines, showcasing partners and transactions across the globe
Mark Rozanski, Regional Lead - Europe & Central Asia, Trade & Commodity Finance IFC
John McNally, Head of Communications - Financial Institutions Group, IFC

  1. Soft Commodities: Burkina Faso & Moldova
    Vaja Jhashi, President and CEO, Trans Oil Group
    Vincent Nobilet, Managing Director - Agribusiness, Trade & Commodity, Societe Generale
    Bernard Gnessa Zougouri, General Manager, Sofitex
    Olivier Buyoya, Regional Lead - Sub-Saharana Africa, Trade & Commodity Finance, IFC
    Lili Wang, Associate Financial Officer - Trade & Commodity Finance, IFC
  2. Fertilizers: Latin America
    Fabien Constant, Senior Relationship Manager, BNP Paribas (Suisse) SA
    Javier Urrutia, President, Nitron Group Corporation
    Gregory Lorne, Investment Officer - Trade & Commodity Finance, IFC
  3. Oil: Ethiopia
    Nicolas Mignot, Managing Director, Natixis
    Yasmin Saadat, Head - New Products, Trade & Commodity Finance, IFC
  4. Gas: Ukraine
    Willem Coppoolse, Head od Illiquid Gas Market Origination, Engie
    Seriy Oleksiyenko, Chief Advisor to the CEO, Neftogaz of Ukraine NJSC
    Aleksey Nikiforovich, Senior Trade Finance Officer - Trade & Commodity Finance, IFC
  5. Wind Power: Pakistan
    Ehtesham H. Ali, Group Head - International Group, Bank AL Habib Limited
    Shehzad Sharjeel, Head - Global Trade Finance Program, IFC

Networking Open Session (4:30-7pm)

Buses Depart from Principe di Savoia to UniCredit Dinner Event Venue (7pm)

Dinner Event (6:30-9:30pm)
Sponsored by Unicredit
Unicredit Pavilion, Auditorium - Venue Address: Piazza Gae Aulenti, 10
Remarks by: Gianni Franco Papa, Deputy general Manager and Head of Corporate & Investment Banking Division, UniCredit Group

February 18

Networking Continental Breakfast (8-9am)
Principe di Savoia (Veranda)

Conference EXPO (9am-6pm)
Principe di Savoia (Veranda)

Opening Remarks (9-9:30am)
Main Hall Remarks by Marc Auboin, Counsellor - Economic Research and Statistics Division, WTO

The Changing Landscape of Commodity Finance (9:30-10:15am)
Panel discussion with global commodity bankers including:
John MacNamara, Global Head of Structured Commodity Trade Finance, Deutsche Bank
Jean-Luc Tauleigne, Global Head of Energy and Commodities Trade Finance, Natixis
Kris van Broekhoven, Global Head of Commodity Trade Finance, Citibank
Anne-Marie Woolley, Head, Energy & Metals – Global Commodity Finance, Nedbank
Moderator: Jean-Francois Lambert
- Implications of sustained low commodity prices, new geographic hot spots and regulatory changes on banks’ commodity financing strategies
- How has the commodity price collapse impacted risk appetite and client exposure in the collateral management sector?

Surfing the Commodity Supercycle: Time for a Crash Landing? (10:15-11am)
Saad Rahim, Group Economist and Head of Analysis, Trafigura
Moderator: Andy Hoffman, Reporter, Bloomberg News
- Is the "commodity supercycle" a reality? How is it different from earlier cycles? Is it actually coming to an end?

Networking Coffee Break (11-11:30am)
Sponsored by Commerzbank

Traders as Lenders: What Does It Mean for Banks? (11:30am-12:30pm)
Panel discussion with commodity traders including:
Alejandro Fernandez, Finance Manager, Bunge
Jean-Michel Karagah, Global Head - Trade Finance, BB Energy
Christophe Salmon, Group CFO, Trafigura
Moderator: Andy Hoffman, Reporter, Bloomberg News
- Innovative trade finance solutions: how are commodity trade firms keeping supply routes open in challenging markets?
- What reassurances are trading firms giving banks in these turbulent markets?
- Does the drop in prices actually reduce your financing needs?
- What roles do transparency and responsibility play? What challenges does increased regulation cause?
- How is the role of funds continuing to evolte in trade finance?
- Is more unsecured finance an option?
- What about smaller traders? Are they suffering from a lack of access to trade finance?

Networking Lunch (12:30-2pm)
Sponsored by UBI Banca

Agricultural Commodities: Adapting to the New Environment (2-3pm)
Panel discussion with soft commodity banks and traders including:
Andrew Barr-Sim, Managing Director, Drum Commodities
Esther Berkelaar, Head, Trade & Commodity Finance, Agri, Rabobank
Raymond Beimers, Head of Agri Commodities Amsterdam, ABN AMRO Bank NV
Raul Vera Bogado, CEO, Banco Regional
Vincent Nobilet, Managing Director - Agribusiness, Trade & Commodity, Societe Generale
Moderator: Clarissa Dann, Editor-in-Chief, Trade & Forfaiting Review
- What is your view on recent developments in soft commodities markets?
- What changes are commodity finance banks and traders implementing in order to adapt to new market environment?
- What are the largest hurdles for sustained growth in the soft commodity sector?
- What are the implications of the recent commodity price collapse of some crops on commodity finance markets?

Networking Open Session (3-7pm)

Buses Depart from Principe di Savoia to IFC gala Awards Dinner Venue (7pm)

IFC Gala Awards Dinner (7:30-11:30pm)
Featuring the presentation of IFC’s annual partner awards
Leonardo da Vinci National Museum of Science & Technology, Sala delle Colonne - Venue Address: Via S. Vittore, 21