Export Credit Greece, host partner of the Conference

Athens, 18.06.2024 – Export Credit Greece (ECG) participated as a host partner in the TXF GLOBAL 2024: EXPORT, AGENCY & PROJECT FINANCE international export conference, which took place on June 11-12 in Athens.

Within the framework of the conference, ECG’s CEO, Gregory Stamatopoulos, expressed his delight for the conference being held in Athens, stressing that it is particularly important for Greece to host such a high-caliber event, with the support of Export Credit Greece. During the conference, he participated in two interesting discussions where he had the opportunity to talk, among other things, about the importance of exports and the strengthening of our country’s position in the international trade arena: “Guardians of Olympus: Greek Leaders Forum” with Dimitris Kyparissis, CEO of Optima Bank, Panagiotis Hassapis, Executive Vice President of SEVE – Exporters Association, Spyros Venetsianos, Head of Structured Finance at Eurobank and Panagiotis Tournavitis, CEO of Cooperative Bank of Karditsa and “Meet the Argonauts: ECA & DFI CEO hotseat” with the participation of international speakers.

Introductory remarks at the conference were also made by the Secretary General for International Economic Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maira Myrogianni, who referred to Greece’s economic performance, the exercise of economic diplomacy, and the challenges facing the country. Referring to the international prospects and extroversion of the Greek economy, the Secretary General pointed out Greece’s stabilizing role in the wider Balkan and Mediterranean region, while also underlining the strengthening of the country’s international role with Greece’s recent election as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council. Finally, Ms. Myrogianni spoke about the importance of synergies with the private sector at European level, referring indicatively to the Team Europe initiative and the Global Gateway strategy, concerning the European development policy.

The TXF Global: Export, Agency & Project Finance conference is one of the key opportunities for export credit insurance and export finance organizations to meet globally. This year, more than 1,500 executives from the export ecosystem gathered in Athens, including participants from Export Credit Agencies (ECAs), Development Finance Institutions (DFIs), project sponsors, public enterprises (SOEs), ministries, commercial banks, private insurers, brokers, law firms and institutional investors, while a total of 240 speakers from over 36 countries participated.

On the sidelines of TXF GLOBAL 2024: EXPORT, AGENCY & PROJECT FINANCE, ECG entered into a new partnership with Saudi Export-Import Bank (Saudi EXIM) by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the framework of strengthening the economic relations between the two countries. The MoU was signed on behalf of the Greek side by Mr. Gregory Stamatopoulos, CEO of Export Credit Greece, and on behalf of the Arab side by H.E. Saad A. Alkhalb, CEO of Saudi EXIM Bank. The agreement with the Arab banking institution is another action taken by Export Credit Greece to promote Greek exports, with the aim of supporting the extroversion of the economy and Greece’s position, strengthening bilateral trade between Greece and Saudi Arabia, promoting exports and investments, and exchanging know-how.