Moscow hosts 7th annual conference on trade and export financing in Russia and the CIS
On 11 February 2014 the 7th annual conference on trade and export financing in Russia and the CIS took place in Moscow. The event was organised by GTR (Global Trade Review). This year, the Russian Agency for Export Credit and Investment Insurance (EXIAR) was a partner of the Conference.
The event was opened by Andrei Ivanov, Chairman of the Conference and Global Head of Trade Finance and Correspondent Banking at Sberbank of Russia.
The business programme of the conference included more than 10 sessions. Among the topics discussed were international expansion, economic growth, evaluating new areas of trade, and high-growth markets. The issue of access to financing in Russia and the CIS was examined, and the demand for export financing (including rouble financing) in 2014 was clarified.
EXIAR held a session at the event on state support for Russian exports. Alexei Tyupanov, Member of the Management Board and Managing Director of Customer Relations and International Development at EXIAR gave an overview of the Agency's activities and main deals for 2013, and also spoke on the support programme for companies entering new markets and diversifying their export products.
The event also included presentations by representatives of Vnesheconombank, VTB, Sberbank, Unicredit Bank, Deutsche Bank, Sibur, Metalloinvest, Tatneft, Evraz, Severstal, Gazpromneft, Uralkali, and many others.
The Russian Agency for Export Credit and Investment Insurance (EXIAR) was established in 2011 as an open joint-stock company. EXIAR’s mission is to support Russian high-tech exports by insuring export credits against commercial and political risks, as well as Russian investments abroad against political risks. Vnesheconombank is the sole shareholder of EXIAR. The agency's charter capital is RUB 30 billion.