Over 250 industry executives representing top lenders and borrowers gathered in Moscowfor three days of extensive information-gathering, discussions and networking at the highest level. Attendees also enjoyed many highlights of the 2007 event, including:

Interactive panel discussion “Are the deals for Trade & Structured Export Finance becoming more sophisticated?”

  • In-depth seminar on LEASING IN RUSSIA: participants discussed Russia’s dynamic leasing market, the strategies of leasing companies and analysed the specifics of leasing in segments such as telecom and IT equipment, real estate, transport, forestry machinery and more
  • Spotlight on Structured Commodity Finance and E&P (exploration & production) finance
  • Spotlight on Forfaiting and Factoring: offering the opportunity for in-depth analysis of factoring market and interactive discussion on future of forfaiting in Russia
  • Sector specific sessions that will provide in-depth sectoral analysis of structured finance deals in industry segments such as Oil , Gas, Electricity, Construction, Infrastructure & Transport

Many of the key industry decision-makers were featured in the 50+ speaker line-up at the Conference – including:  

  • Irakly Chichua, Head, Corporate Finance, Lukoil
  • Ilya Chuprienko, Head of Treasury, MTS
  • Armin Eckermann, Managing Director, Head of Finance – Resource Banking, Standart Bank
  • Klaus Michalak, Global Head, Structured Trade & Export Finance, Deutsche Bank
  • Bernard Zonneveld, Managing Director, Global Co-Head Commodities Group, ING Bank
  • Yves-Henri Saliou, Director, Project Finance – Europe, Middle East, Africa, BNP Paribas
  • Dmitri Kourychev, Head of Forfaiting, Russia & CIS, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
  • Manfred Bruer, Chief Representative, Middle East, Europe, CIS, Hermes
  • Rudof Putz, Deputy Director, Financial Institutions, EBRD
  • Fabio Fritelli, Managing Director, Head of Export Credit & Investment Division, SACE
  • Hans-Juergen Wagner, Treasurer, Alcatel Transport Solutions
  • Elena Bourganskaia, Principle Investment Officer, IFC
  • Marc Murcia, Director, Medium and Long Term Department, COFACE
  • Mikhail Treivish, CEO, National Factoring Company
  • Boris Zemlyanukhin, Deputy Director, Financial Institutions Insurance, ROSNO
  • Laura Brank, Managing Partner, Chadbourne & Parke LLP
  • Vadim Dubovik, Senior Associate, Asset Capital Partners
  • Innokenty Ivanov, Senior Lawyer, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

as well as key presentations from many other industry leaders.

As always, attendees made the most of the social events to network with present and potential partners, reinforcing the conference’s reputation as the key meeting-place for the captains of the dynamic trade & project finance industry in Russia!

Particular thanks go to the sponsors of the conference: Nomos Bank; Promsvyazbank; ROSNO; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Chadbourne & Park; 1C: Homnet; Pepeliaev, Goltsbalt & Partners; Brunswick Rail Leasing

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