Financial trading companies in Singapore

Held over three days, featuring various streams, workshops and networking functions and enjoying support from over 40 leading global institutions, the event assessed the previous year’s developments, placing strong emphasis on the trade and export priorities of the multinationals, SMEs and trading companies, as well as those tasked with financing them.

"Asia continues to provide perhaps the biggest success story in international trade, both in terms of ongoing industrial development across a range of countries but also with regard to opportunities found in a number of frontier markets, " said Jeff Ando, Head of Conference Production at Exporta, organisers of the conference and publishers of Global Trade Review. "Furthermore, the growth of Singapore as Asia's leading commodity hub, fuelled by the drive and vision of IE Singapore, has seen the city become home to many of the world's biggest trading companies, providing the opportunity for high level engagement with senior decision makers".

Discussions centred on a range of key issues, such as how exporters can best access frontier markets, the challenges faced in bridging Asia’s project and infrastructure financing gap, new ways of maximising intra-regional trade through the regional supply chain, fostering relationships with markets such as Latin-America and Africa, and the latest perspectives on Asia’s thriving trade credit and political risk market.

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