http://ebsi.ie/images/stories/red_laptop.jpg The 3rd IFC Global Partners Meeting which took place in Istanbul on 28 & 29 April 2010 was a chance for Trade Bankers in issuing banks in the IFC Global Trade Finance Program (GTFP) to network with confirming banks of the program which being updated on significant issues of the day.

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3rd IFC Global Partners Meeting – Istanbul, Turkey

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A Discussion Panel on ‘Managing Growth Through the Ups & Downs in Nigeria‘ was moderated by Gboyega Songonuga, IFC Principal Trade Specialist, Regional Head – Africa and had interventions from Mr. Banjo Adegbohungbe, Access Bank and Mr. Kenny Aliou, FMBC Nigeria.

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The 3rd IFC Global Partners Meeting which took place in Istanbul on 28 & 29 April 2010 was a chance for Trade Bankers in issuing banks in the IFC Global Trade Finance Program (GTFP) to network with confirming banks of the program which being updated on significant issues of the day.

Topics covered in the meeting included a presentations on prospects for developing country trade, and regional panels covering Africa, CIS and Latin America & Caribbean.

New IFC Initiatives were also showcased at the international meeting with over 160 delegates from 30 countries attending. IFC GTFP is establishing an operations hub in Istanbul in order to better service its client banks

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Antonio Alves moderated the Regional Panel on Latin America and Caribbean which consisted of Mrs. Angela Martins – Banco ABC Brazil; Mr. Patricio Ovalle – Banco CMF Argentina; Mr. Guillermo Bueso – Banco Atlandida, Honduras; Mr. Fernando Monasterio – Banco Ganadero,

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A Panel discussing Africa’s Silk Road – Trade ties between Africa and China consisted of interventions from
Mr. Craig Polkinghorne,
Standard Bank; Mr. Florian Witt, Commerzbank, and Mr. Kenny Aliou, FMBC,
Nigeria.

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Among the other areas covered during the 2 day event, presentations from Mr. Andrew Burns, Manager,

Development Prospects Group on future growth trends in developing markets and an incisive presentation
from Mr. Ahmet Cimenoglu, Head of Economic Research in Koc Holding painted a start and yet revealing
picture of the antecedents to the Global Financial Crisis and economic models which have best weathered
the storm.

eBSI First Director, Vincent O’Brien delivered a presentation highlighting the benefits of the new URDG 758

global rules on Demand Guarantees which will enter into force on 1 July 2010 as well as an overview of
GTFP Trade Advisory Projects.

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Ms. Makiko Toyoda, Head, IFC
Trade Advisory Global took attendees through the wide
spectrum of Technical Assistance and Training provided by IFC to Issuing Banks.

Ms. Monserrat Ganuza, Supervisor, GTFP Operations explained the current best practice in GTFP Utilisation

Scott Stevenson, Senior Manager of the IFC GTFP delivered the closing remarks covering the highlights of the conference.

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Mr. Thomas Smith
of eBSI and
Mr. Vulkan Selchuk
of
Foreign
Trade Line
Export
School in Istanbul networking at the event.

Regional Discussion Panels
Africa Focus: Managing Growth Through the Ups & Downs in Nigeria
Banjo Adegbohungbe, Access Bank– Kenny Aliou, FMBC Nigeria
Moderator: Gboyega Songonuga, IFC Principal Trade Specialist, Regional Head Africa
Europe Focus: Spotlight on CIS — Challenges and Solutions for Local Trade Financing
– Victoria Chentsova, Credit Bank of Moscow
– Olga Nizovskaya, Credit Bank of Moscow
– Aleksey Nikiforovich, IFC Trade Finance Specialist
Moderator: Mark Rozanski, IFC Trade Specialist, Regional Head – Europe/CIS

Latin America Focus: It Takes Two to Tango – Funding Trade with Latin Banks
– Angela Martins – Head of International
Department, Banco ABC Brazil
– Patricio Ovalle, Head of Trade Finance, Banco CMF Argentina
– Guillermo Bueso, C.E.O., Banco Atlandida Honduras
– Fernando Monasterio, C.E.O., Banco Ganadero,Bolivia
– Julio Jaraquemada, Chairman of the Board of Banco Internacional – Chile
Moderator: Antonio Alves, IFC Senior Trade Specialist, Regional Head – Latin America

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