Conference Photography Sandhurst
The TXF Roundtable was held at the Baker McKenzie Offices in Sandhurst, Johannesburg, South Africa on the 1st of October 2019. Monsoon Photography covered the stills for this event. Conference photographer Johannesburg, Gauteng.
TXF South Africa 2019: Johannesburg Roundtable
The 2019 TXF South Africa Johannesburg Roundtable focused on “export, project & commodity finance”. This was the place to be if you wanted to get the inside scoop on future deals and hear from senior active figures in South African finance. Host sponsors included Afreximbank, Baker McKenzie and EXIC (Export Credit Insurance Corporation). Some of the most experienced members of the South African active economic sectors joined TXF to forge new connections. Members included the commodity, export and project finance sectors.
The discussion focused on the effects of new legislation, the drive for economic growth, power, and mining and infrastructure deals. Delegates also received an update from Eskom and got the ECA perspective on the South African market.
Speakers and participants at the event included: Angelica Adamski (CHROMAFORA), Nick Piper (SIGNAL RISK), Craig Weitz (NEDBANK CORPORATE & INVESTMENT BANK), Sincedile Shweni, (ESKOM HOLDINGS), Robert Besseling & Keri Leicher (EXX AFRICA), Roberto Ferreira (MOTA-ENGIL GROUP), Lodewyk Meyer (BAKER MCKENZIE), Luc Koechlin (EDF ENERGY) and Mandisi Nkuhlu (ECIC SA).
Read more about the event and see the full list of speakers and participants here.
Export, Project & Commodity Finance Quick Facts
What is Commodity Finance?
Commodity finance (CF) is the term used for funding the trade of commodities. CF is a type of trade finance (often split into metals and mining), soft commodities and energy. Commodity finance is used by many companies, including producers, traders and commodity lenders.
Companies involved in local or foreign trade often need trade or stock finance to fund the operational cycle. This is due to the fact that these companies must first pay suppliers for stock and raw materials before producing their goods.
What’s the difference between hard and soft commodities?
Commodities are split into two types: hard and soft commodities. Hard commodities are typically natural resources that must be mined or extracted, such as gold and oil, whereas soft commodities are agricultural products or livestock, such as maize, wheat, coffee, sugar, and beef.
South Africa is one of the most mineral-rich countries in the world, with massive gold, diamond, coal, iron ore, and platinum deposits spread across the country. It has vasts amounts of agricultural land and the ideal climate for the production of wheat and maize. Its climate also provides perfect conditions for winemaking.
Event Photographer Sandton Johannesburg
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