The Berne Union and its affiliate the Prague Club held their respective Spring Meetings in Florence, Italy from May 11 – 15, 2015. They both took part in a Joint All Member Day on Wednesday, May 13th. This annual event was hosted by Italy’s export credit company SACE.
Over 200 international Senior Executives and Managers, representing 66 export credit and investment insurance companies from 57 countries worldwide gathered in the Tuscan Capital for their annual five-day working Meetings.
The Spring Meetings included several sessions throughout the five days, tackling a multitude of topics. The Berne Union and Prague Club are actively working with the aim to increase awareness of private and public export credit and investment insurers, in addition to the growing role played by this industry over the past years. The importance of trade credit insurance firms became particularly evident in the aftermath of global financial crisis.
As shared during the meeting, trends and figures showed that the volumes of new business generated by the Berne Union and Prague Club Members have grown steadily and progressively since 2009, reaching the value of 2 trillion of dollars in 2014 – a great boost to cross-border trade and investments.
In addition to the meetings and workshops, a Gallery Walk was set up, whereby a select number of Berne Union and Prague Club members were asked to exhibit information on their organizations, one of which was LCI.
LCI was represented by Karim Nasrallah (General Manager), Claude Noujeim (Underwriting Manager) and Diana Loutfy (Corporate Communications Deputy Manager).
To download the full Berne Union Prague Club Press Release, click here