Export Credit / Direct Lending Knowledge Exchange & Discussion Forum

Monday 8th April 2019, Hilton Singapore

A one-day joint meeting between direct-lending eximbanks and insurers of export credit, hosted by the Berne Union and taking place on Monday 8th April, in Singapore, immediately prior to the 2019 Berne Union Spring General Meeting.


  • Sunday 7th April: Registration open in lobby of Hilton from 17.00 - 19.00. If you cannot register between these times, it will be open again in the morning, before the meeting
    Drinks and canapés will be served for participants, on the rooftop bar of the Hilton, from 19.00 - please join
  • Monday 8th April: Registration opens in the morning. The meeting commences at 09.00 sharp and finishes at 17.00
    All participants in this meeting are invited to attend the Berne Union Spring Meeting Welcome Drinks, following the meeting, from 19.00 on 8th.


You will find all documents for the meeting, including agenda and list of participants, available to download from the table below.

The meeting is free to attend and invited eximbank participants are asked to RSVP by emailing Paul Heaney at the Berne Union Secretariat. Participants are responsible for making their own hotel and travel arrangements, but we have negotiated prefferential rates at the Hilton, and details of these, as well as visa and other logistics matters are available in the relevant documents below. Please note that the negotiated room rates and block booking are only guaranteed until 15th February. Booking after this is subject to availability, at standard rates.

Rationale & Objectives

The purpose of the meeting is to create a platform for engagement on issues of mutual interest between the different providers of export credits. The overarching objective of the meeting is to develop a more complete understanding of the export credit landscape and facilitate a mutually-beneficial exchange of knowledge between Berne Union Members, and counterparts from the eximbank community.

The format of the meeting will be a participatory roundtable discussion, including both broad strategic overview and detailed technical exchanges, explored through case studies. The latest agenda is available to download from the table below.

Document Description Last Updated
Agenda Details of discussion topics and timings 02/04/2019
Overview of Meeting Objectives Overview of the meeting structure and objectives plus instructions and logistic arrangements 25/01/2019
List of Participants list of companies and persons attending the meeting on 8th April 02/04/2019
Strategic Overview - Thai Exim Presentation from Thai Exim, as part of the 'Strategic Overview' session 02/04/2019
Cooperative Initiatives - Turk Exim Presentation from Turk Exim on case studies illustrating cooperative initiatives 02/04/2019
Cooperative Initiatives - BNDES Presentation from BNDES on case studies illustrating cooperative initiatives 02/04/2019
Strategic Overview - Korea Exim Strategic overview presentation from Korea Eximbank 05/04/2019
Cooperative Initiatives - Korea Exim Cooperative Initiatives presentation and case study from Korea Eximbank 05/04/2019
Strategic Overview - Indonesia Eximbank Strategic overview presentation by Indonesia Eximbank 05/04/2019
Export Credit By the Numbers Berne Union data on MLT business, plus results of pre-meeting survey 08/04/2019