Cashflow Solutions for Exporters Event, Cork - Wed 30th Nov 2011 PDF Print E-mail


The third in the series of 'Cashflow Solutions For Exporters' seminars took place in the Radisson Hotel, Ditchley House, Little Island, Cork on Wednesday, 30th November 2011.  These three events were run in association with Ulster Bank.

The seminar addressed the key challenges facing companies and analysed the cashflow solutions for exporters.  Irish companies are looking to expand to more and more export markets and this has brought intensified demand for trade finance expansion. Credit rating has become very important, and credit insurance is not as widely available as in the past. There is an onus on the banking industry to develop attractive new products and services, and promote these effectively, to meet the changing needs of those trading internationally.

8.00am Registration and Breakfast

9.00am Introduction – Dermot Carberry, IEA Chairperson, Cork / Kerry Region, Irish Exporters Association.

9.20 am Trade Finance support for trading internationally. Jonathan Hanly, Head of Global Transaction Services Ireland, Ulster Bank

9.40am Case study –Trade Finance, Gerard Cleary, Finance Director, Glenisk.

10.00am Making Best use of Trade Finance Products, Gerry Ennis, Head of Global Trade Finance, Ulster Bank

10.20 am Panel discussion facilitated by Dermot Carberry, Chairperson Cork/Kerry Region, Irish Exporters Association

Coffee break

11.00am Cash Flow solutions with Invoice discounting, Gerard O Driscoll, Business Manager, Ulster Bank Invoice Finance.

11.20 am Insuring the Invoice Discounting services of banks and clients, Dean O’Brien, Euler Hermes

11.35 am Usage of Bank Guarantees & Bonds, John Turner, Director, Global Trade Finance, Ulster Bank

11.55 am Case Study –Trade Finance, Bart Kane, Chief Financial Officer and Co-Founder Altobridge

12.10 am Risk Management the smart way, Randal MacDonald, Strategic Account Manager, Dun and Bradstreet.

12.40 am Panel discussion, Facilitated by Dermot Carberry Chairperson Cork/Kerry Region, Irish Exporters Association
Networking / Light lunch

This event was free to attend but early booking was essential as places were limited.