TXF Amsterdam 2018: Trade & Treasury, Natural Resources & Commodity Finance

Amsterdam will host both the Trade & Treasury one day event and also the Natural Resources & Commodity Finance Event by TXF in May 2018. Trade Finance Global’s Head of Trade, Mark Abrams, will be speaking at TXF’s Trade & Treasury Event, discussing proof-of-concept Blockchain technologies, rising activity from challenger banks, and the growing interest of trade finance as an asset class.

Trade & Treasury is a unique opportunity covering treasury and cash management alongside trade financing and supply chains. The Natural Resources & Commodity Finance event is back for two days covering everything you need to know about the global commodity finance market. These events will be held at the Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky. Register for these events here.

What is the Trade & Treasury event about?

Location: Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, Dam 9, 1012 JS Amsterdam, Netherlands

Date: 16th May 2018

TXF’s Trade & Treasury 2018 is an event of its kind, bringing together trade finance treasury experts from around the world to discuss the hottest topics in international trade. The event will attract corporate treasurers, fintech companies, alternative financiers, insurers and funders to network, discuss and challenge views through interactive sessions, keynotes and networking events.

Trade & Treasury covers a plethora of topics which will attract CFOs, treasurers and financiers, covering market trends and analysis on the trade finance market, interactive and keynote speaker sessions, and a deep dive into the supply chain and trade industry.

TFG will be speaking at the event – so keep your eyes peeled!

Day 1: Themes

Themes Covered:

08:55Chairperson’s Welcome (Katharine Morton, Head of Trade, Treasury and Risk)
09:15–10:30Easy as 1, 2, 3… It’s TXF’s Audience Response Survey

Ah, Ha, Ha, Ha, Stayin’ Alive: Innovating in the Industry

Ch Ch Ch Changes: Managing Risk in a Changing Landscape

10:30Networking Coffee Break
10:30 – 12:45Sustainability

Data Breakdown

Welcome to the Machine – Digitisation for the ‘Long Tail’

12:45Networking lunch
12:45–15:30Workshop Sessions:

Regulation: A dish best served cold

Is this the Real Life? Is this just a Fantasy? Novel projects that will change cash management


15:30Networking Coffee Break
15:30 – 17:30It’s Astounding! Time is Fleeting! Supply Chain Madness Takes it’s Toll…

Industry Views: The Dance Off

17:30Walking Tour Followed by Cocktail Reception

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What is the Natural Resources & Commodity Finance event about?

Location: Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, Dam 9, 1012 JS Amsterdam, Netherlands

Date: 17th – 18th May 2018

For the fifth year running, TXF is hosting the Natural Resources & Commodities summit in Amsterdam. The event will attract 400 decision makers in the commodity finance space.

Commodity finance has seen a slump in recent years, and is starting to slowly recover after the worst downturn in twenty years. At this point, TXF will be examining the future of the commodity finance space, looking at innovations, technology and breakthroughs in the space. The two day conference expects to attract financiers, corporates and key decision makers across the commodities space, as well as offer opportunities for delegates to network, make deals and collaborate.

Day 1: Themes

Themes Covered:

08:00Coffee & Registration
08:45Opening Remarks

Jonathan Bell, Editor-in-Chief, TXF

09:00Keynote Address: Global Geopolitics & Commodity Supply Chains


09:30Live Audience Survey: Your Views on the Market


09:45Keynote Traders’ Panel

The Top Trends in Financing Commodities

10:30Networking Coffee Break
11:30Keynote Producers’ Panel: The Long Road to Recovery

Keynote Bankers’ Panel: Boom Years – Assessing the Impact of Economic Growth and Rising Interest Rates on Commodity Financing

14:30Regional Roundtables:

  1. Middle East & Africa
  2. Russia, CARs and CEE, Ukraine
  3. Asia-Pacific
15:15Networking Coffee Break
16:00Insuring the Future of Commodity Trade
16:45Deal, No Deal or Distribute
16:45Drinks Reception & Industry Dinner
17:30Walking Tour Followed by Cocktail Reception

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Day 2: Themes

08:30Coffee & Registration
09:00Chairman’s Opening Remarks

Jonathan Bell, Editor-in-Chief, TXF

09:15Let’s Get Physical: The State of the Dry Bulk Shipping Market
09:45State of the Market: Commodity Finance Survey
10:30Networking Coffee Break
11:15The Rise of Innovative Financiers & Financing Techniques
12:00How could that pass Compliance?
12:45Networking Lunch

Investing in Trade & Commodity Finance

Women in Commodity Finance

14:00Fintech & Digitisation: Bringing commodity finance into the 21st century

Are trade wars “good and easy to win”?

14:45Tales & Travails of commodity players
15:15Chaiman’s Closing Remarks: Top 10 Takeaways from TXF Amsterdam 2018

What is Trade Finance & Treasury?

Trade financing is an umbrella term allowing companies to finance the importing and exporting of goods and services both domestically and internationally. Trade finance incorporates commodities, goods, equipment, vehicles and raw materials, and there are several types of trade finance (receivables, structured, LCs and BLs which can be used individually or in conjunction to help companies increase trade lines and trade flows.
Often companies need financing in order to manage working capital more efficiently around the business, or to manage their supply chains. This can happen through numerous financial instruments, including bonds, Letters of Credit and insurance mechanisms. Read our Trade Finance Guide here.

Financing for trade can help your company open doors in different markets and grow. See our trade and export finance guide here.

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What is Commodity Finance?

Commodity finance is a short-term finance option which helps traders and producers exchange both hard and soft commodities, normally on a secured basis. Structured commodity finance includes steel and base metals, energy products and soft / hard agriculture.

Financing for commodities can help increase trade lines for your trade flows. See our commodities and structured commodity finance guide here.

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