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Conferences and Seminars

2nd Annual Trade & Export Finance in China

By CreditMan Tuesday, October 10, 2006

29th & 30th November 2006
Crowne Plaza Beijing, Beijing, China
Book before 13th October 2006 to SAVE $200

Just one week remains for you to take advantage of the early bird registration discount and save $200 off the price of attending the 2nd Annual Trade & Export Finance in China Conference. Last year over 100 senior professionals from the Chinese trade and export markets attended including bankers, exporters, importers, ECAs, government officials, lawyers, insurers as well as senior representatives from the major Chinese state-owned enterprises.

This year we are expecting the event to be even bigger.

Highlights of November's event include two unique roundtables: a panel of regional heads of trade and export departments from international banks, and a panel of heads of trade finance at the domestic Chinese banks:

Panel 1: The positioning of foreign banks in Chinese trade and export finance

Where is the competitive advantage for the multinational banks in China?
Coping with liquidity of local banks and RMB financings
Representing existing international clients within China
Sourcing Chinese clients
Capturing flows into and out of China and flows coming through China
The need for a local presence: Building a branch network in China
Working with local partners
Overcoming the obstacles to establishing a strong domestic brand and a strong domestic reputation
Frank Wu, Regional Head of Commodity Corporates, China, Standard Chartered Bank

Asif Raza, Head of Treasury Services, JP Morgan

Godwin Chang, Regional Head of Export Finance, Asia, Societe Generale

Audrey Yu, Regional Head of Export Finance, Asia, Citigroup

Julia Wu, Global Transaction Banking Head - China, Deutsche Bank

Maaike Steinebach, Regional Head, Asia, Global Commodities Group, Fortis Bank

Christian Stauffer, Managing Director, Eurofin Asia (Moderator)

Panel 2: Positioning domestic banks to finance trade flows in the new 'international' China

What advantages do the Chinese banks still hold over the more experienced multinational trade banks?
Synchronising with international banking practice: Life after full WTO membership
Are Chinese banks starting to have more pressure put on them in terms of pricing and efficiency?
Local financing and RMB lending
Increased deal sophistication and looking towards genuinely structured deals in the environment of liquidity squeezing
Accessing commodity financings
Working with SMEs and financing the whole supply-chain
Developing factoring and forfaiting products
Working with experienced, foreign partner banks
Financing without cross-border documentary proof of trade: Is intra-China trade the next big challenge?
Jin Xiaolong, Vice General Manager, H.O. Corporate Banking R&D Department, Shenzhen Development Bank

Chen Liping, Head of Trade Finance Division, China Construction Bank

Li Yonghong, Trade Finance, China Minsheng Banking Corporation

Wenyi Chen, Head of Trade Finance, Bank of China

Jiang Tao, General Manager, Head Office Banking Department, ICBC Bank

Yu Xiudong, Vice General Manager, Structured Finance, China CITIC Bank

David Liu, Partner, Jun He (Moderator)

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