S E T T O C E L E B R AT E
YEARS Founded following the First World War in 1919, the UK’s export credit agency is this year celebrating 100 years of supporting UK businesses and global trade.
UK Export Finance (UKEF) is a UK Government department which works to ensure that no viable UK export fails due to lack of finance or insurance from the private sector. Since its creation 100 years ago UKEF has helped hundreds of UK businesses to achieve international success.
Attendees on the day will hear from the UK Government, representatives from international businesses and trade experts. This event will explore the latest developments in the field of international finance and export credit agencies and look to the future as UKEF enters its second century.
The organisation’s centenary year in business will be marked on Wednesday, 5 June 2019 at its annual UK Trade & Export Finance Forum. The event will give UK companies of any size the opportunity to explore the changing landscape of international trade and changes across the industry.
UKEF was established to kickstart British trade following the First World War, and was the world’s first export credit agency (ECA), originally known as the Exports Credit Department. In 1920 it had a maximum total exposure of £26m; now its maximum cover stands at £50bn.
The UK Trade and Export Finance Forum 2019 will take place on
Wednesday, 5 June at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre, London. The event is free of charge and companies can register to attend at www.events.great.gov.uk.
Subsea UK News | June 2019