GTR Asia Trade & Export Finance Week Conference 2015 : 7 – 10 September 2015

Thomas Cooper are sponsoring this years GTR Asia Trade & Export Finance conference in Singapore.  London partner, Grant Eldred and Singapore partner, Mark Sachs will be attending, with Mark appearing as an expert panel member discussing China issues.  The conference is the central part of GTR Asia Trade Finance Week 2015, the world’s largest trade finance gathering and has also recently won Best Asian Conference at the Conference Awards 2015. The conference showcases Asia’s leading corporates, FIs, regulators and all supporting players involved in Asian trade and will act as the discussion and networking forum for leaders wishing to conduct trade in Asia.


Raffles City Convention Centre Swissôtel the Stamford

China Panel Discussion

Mark  will be joining other panel members in discussing topical issues relating to China such as: 

• What impact is slowdown likely to have on global trade and how is this being managed when it comes to public growth targets with China recording its lowest GDP reading since 1990

• Is China likely to boost exports to bolster GDP in an efforts to improve its trade balance? What are the likely implications of such a plan for the rest of the world?

• How has China’s suggested move away from resource-intensive construction and low-end manufacturing industries to greater value-added impacted on global demand for commodities? What impact has the falling price of oil had on China’s trade data, in light of its role as a major global importer?

• Are we likely to see further infrastructure spending in attempts to provide a soft landing? If so will this prevent the necessarily economic restructuring needed? Is the newly proposed Asian Infrastructure Development Bank expected to play a role here?

• Is high cost of financing and low profitability impacting on corporate credit risk management, with more companies being impacted by late payments?

• How significant are initiatives such as the proposed launch of special economic zones in Guangdong, Tianjin and Fujian in light of the challenges faced by the pilot model in Shanghai?   To view the Conference brochure and book a place, click on the following link

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About the contributors

  • Grant Eldred Partner

    Grant is a partner and the head of our Finance Group. He specialises in banking law including bilateral and syndicated secured and unsecured lending, trade finance and banking regulation and compliance.

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  • Mark Sachs Partner

    Mark has a broad practice in shipping, commodity and commercial litigation. He has conducted (either as counsel or lead partner) arbitrations in London, Singapore, China, Hong Kong and Stockholm. He also has considerable wet shipping experience.

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