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Young Professionals Forum, 2024

Nov 13 - Nov 15, 2024


The YP Forum 2024 will take place at the Design Hotel in Amsterdam, kindly hosted by ATRADIUS Dutch State Business!

This will be the third in-person meeting of the BU's growing network of young and developing professionals in export credit insurance!


The Young Professionals Forum is a unique opportunity for the future professionals of our industry to deepen their knowledge across a wide range of key topics in trade finance and credit insurance and develop career skills and explore new ways of thinking while building their network of like-minded individuals from around the globe.

The meeting will take place over 2 full days on 14th & 15th November, with a the welcome reception the evening of the 13th November.

  • Sessions will focus on core industry themes 
  • Plus innovation and skills workshops

Attending this meeting is FREE for Berne Union Members. Participants will be awarded a Berne Union Certificate of Continuing Professional Development to add to their portfolio

We encourage all BU Members to involve their young and junior colleagues in the YP Initiative and to consider sending a rising star as a delegate/s to this in-person meeting so that they can help contribute to building not only the export credit insurance industry of the future, but also the BU of the future!

For those of you who would like to attend, but require extra documentation for your internal travel approval processes, please contact Nicole Cherry at the Secretariat; ncherry@berneunion.org


AGENDA Download meeting agenda

 Wednesday 13th November


Welcome Reception

Welcome drinks hosted by ATRADIUS

 Atradius DSB Office, Rooftop

 Thursday 14th November



 Meeting Room


Opening Remarks, Minutes, Matters Arising

BU Sec and Core committee


Atradius DSB Welcome and Presentation

Bert Bruning, Managing Director Atradius Dutch State Business


Risk Analysis / An Underwriting Perspective – Private/Public

A presentation will be given from young professionals from both a Private and ECA's discussing product development, risk appetite in different regions/countries, details into the risk assessment on different size deals, combining aid/trade, examples of milestone transactions and much more




Project finance and Due Diligence

We will be delving into one big case to showcase the different stages of a large transaction showing the process from start to finish until the realisation of the project, incl. financial, ESG, human rights, and compliance due diligence, not only from an ECA perspective but from the buyer perspective as well. 




"Developing Cultural Agility"

Our Guest Speaker this year will be Anne Parker from Leqture, discussing the significance of cultural awareness and competence in a global business environment.




BU Industry Specialists – Career Journeys

Our popular discussion session is back! We're inviting 3 industry specialists to come and share with us their career journies, offer advice, lessons learned and answer any of your questions.


Closing Remarks

 Friday 15th November

 08:00- 08:50

Check out of hotel room


Welcome / Meet in Hotel Lobby



We're being taken to The Royal FloraHolland, the worlds largest flower auction, where today, more than half of the worlds flowers move from grower to distributor and then on to you, the retail customer


Lunch at Hotel


Macro-economic trends on global regions

Regions the YPs have selected will be given an overview of by data collected from the BU Secretariat


Digial Tools - AI Case studies from:

Euler Hermes




Industry Focussed Group Activity


Closing remarks


Artemis Design Hotel, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Event enquiries

The Welcome Reception on Wednesday 13th November will be hosted at Atradius DSB's premises

The 2 day Forum will also be hosted at the Artemis Dutch Design Hotel 

Visa information

If you require any additional visa or logistics information then please contact the Secretariat at ncherry@berneunion.org