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UK Trade and Export Finance Forum 2019: Celebrating UKEF's Centenary

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

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About the event


UK Export Finance (UKEF) is hosting the second annual UK Trade & Export Finance Forum to mark its centenary on 5 June. Join over 600 leaders in business and finance to celebrate 100 years of UKEF’s innovative support for exports, as well as exploring the continued role of export credits.

The world of international trade is developing fast, with changing political, regulatory and technological landscapes. For 100 years, since UKEF was established in 1919 as the world’s first export credit agency (ECA), ECAs have played a critical role making international trade happen.

This event will explore trends in international trade, as well as the latest developments in the field of export credit agencies, and the UK Government’s Export Strategy, which puts export finance at its heart, with a commitment ensuring no viable UK export fails for lack of finance or insurance.

The UK Trade & Export Finance Forum will bring together UK government ministers, representatives of UK and international companies, banks, industry bodies, policy-makers and other key experts and influencers. On the day, you will discuss the big issues of the day in a range of interactive sessions, including debates, case studies, and workshop-style Q&A sessions.
This event is relevant for UK exporters of all levels of experience as well as international companies considering ECA financing, trade and export finance providers and industry bodies. 

Why attend?

  • An opportunity for delegates to understand the role of UKEF in the developing landscape of international trade
  • Networking opportunities for UK suppliers with key overseas stakeholders
  • An opportunity for delegates to network, opening up business opportunities
  • Companies can hear from thought leaders in export finance about overseas opportunities
  • Companies will learn more about UKEF's range of products and services, which help UK suppliers, win, fulfil and get paid for contracts

Who should attend?

The main conference will be attended by approximately 600 attendees (400 of which will be UK companies and overseas buyers), specifically:

  • Managing directors, finance directors and decision makers, procurement, bid managers, and sales and business development managers from UK exporters of all sizes looking to benefit from UKEF's products and services
  • Existing and potential international clients of UKEF (large corporates, sovereign and public bodies) from priority markets including in Africa, Middle East, Asia and LATAM
  • Bank representatives
  • Insurance brokers
  • Financial/professional services professionals who are looking to find out more about UK Export Finance


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Please note, registration for the Forum has closed. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please select the above button.

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Event Information






Broad Sanctuary, 



09:00 - 18:00



Free of charge



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Partnership opportunities

Partnership opportunities exist for companies and organisations interested in providing financial or value in kind support.
Any company wishing to register an expression of interest should get in touch with the project team by 29th March, details below.

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Partnership opportunities will pertain to trade associations and publications who wish to have a stand at the event.