An Update from UK Export Finance: How UKEF Can De-Risk Projects and Help Businesses Export

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An Update from UK Export Finance: How UKEF Can De-Risk Projects and Help Businesses Export

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For companies exporting, having a great product or service is only half the story. Securing the right finance and insurance can crucially help in de-risking projects.

Companies who are able to offer attractive financing terms to buyers such as working capital loans to take on and fulfill orders with confidence, and to ensure they get paid by offering insurance against buyer default can make the difference between winning and losing contracts.

Given Hong Kong’s role as the super-connector between China and the growing importance of the Belt and Road Initiative, companies who can offer this end-to-end package will succeed.

At this event, Gordon Welsh, Head of UK Export Finance’s Business Group and Executive Committee member, and Vomic Shah, UKEF Regional Manager for the Middle East, Northern Africa and Asia, will set out how UKEF can help you win business.

With £25bn worth of cover along the Belt and Road, and capable of supporting contracts across sectors with as little as 20% UK content, join us to hear Gordon and Vomic set out how the UK is helping businesses achieve their goals. 


About the speakers

Gordon Welsh had an extensive career in banking in the UK and the USA before joining UK Export Finance. Gordon also spent three years with Airbus in its customer sales financing team before taking a year’s secondment to work with the UK’s Secretary of State for Trade & Investment to set up an export promotion scheme. Leaving banking for public service, Gordon has undertaken a number of roles at UKEF, initially leading on product and business development, before running the department’s business underwriting teams.

Gordon is now Head of the Business Group and is a member of UKEF’s Credit Committee. Most recently, he has been responsible for all aviation business and for leading UKEF’s initiative in the field of supplier finance.


Vomic Nur Shah is the Regional Head for Business Development at UK Export Finance leading UKEF’s business development efforts in the MENA region. UKEF is the UK’s export credit agency with a mission to ensure that no viable UK export falls for lack of finance or insurance. It supports long term economic growth and competitiveness by complementing the private market with insurance for exporters, loan guarantees to banks, and support for and provision of loans to overseas buyers of UK goods and services. Vomic is a seasoned professional in international finance with a career spanning over 15 years.

Before moving to public service in Her Majesty’s Government, Vomic held various leadership positions in corporate and investment banking, most recently with the French multi-national bank, Societe Generale, in London. At Societe Generale, Vomic headed the Mining and Natural Resources sector for the bank and covered a number of growth markets, including North Africa. Prior to that, Vomic worked at leading international banks including Citigroup, Standard Bank and HSBC. During his career, Vomic has originated and executed cross-border transactions globally, and has worked closely with both the private sector and state authorities. He has had a particular focus on emerging markets providing both strategic advice as well as delivering structured financing solutions for projects across the CIS region, Middle East, Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe.


Ticket includes drinks and canapés.

Member $ 300.00 HKD
Non-Member $ 400.00 HKD
Y-Network $200.00 HKD
Startup $200.00 HKD
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An Update from UK Export Finance: How UKEF Can De-Risk Projects and Help Businesses Export

Wed, November 14, 2018
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Gordon Welsh, Head of the Business Group and Executive Committee Member, UK Export Finance


Vomic Nur Shah, Regional Head for Business Development, UK Export Finance

Pinsent Masons Office, 50/F, Central Plaza, 18 Harbour Road, Wan Chai
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