1 XP. in briet Uncorking Latin American wine Tokyo takes the next step new face Upcoming events 2 What's NewS Issue 5 August/September 2000 I The future of new world wine received global attention at the Interna tional wine seminar in early July, an event orga- nized by our office in Santi ago and a leading Chilean newspaper, El Mcrcurio. More than 300 participants listened to lectures on key developments in this booming industry and, according to Willem Wagner, general manager in Santiago, 'virtually all important players in the Chilean wine industry were pre sent.' FAR's Arend Heijbroek introduced global trends in this growing market, fo cusing on the position of the wine indus try in Chile and Argentina. Further pre- sentations given by Rabobank customers from Chile, Argentina, Spain and Aus- tralia outlined the international potential of new world wine, and underscored RI's leading world position in the F&A mar ket. Bruce Kemp, former CEO of the Australian wine company, Southcorp, that moved to a leading industry position within 10 years, spoke about the impor- tancc of understanding the rapid changes in this market so as to adjust strategy ac- cordingly. In Chile, this mcans taking the next strategie step to continue growth, both in volume and in margins; compa- nies in Argentina are working to take ad- vantage of the opportunities. The extensive media attention given to the event was an excellent opportunity for the Santiago office to position itself as the dedicated food and agribusiness bank in the Chilean market. The International On the panel: Matias Elton, Exporters and Bottling Association; Fernando Zaratiegui, Bodegas Principe de VianaBruce Kemp, former CEO Southcorp: Arend Heijbroek, FAR; Pedro Algorta, PehaflorRafael Guilisasti, Vihas de Chile; Willem Wagner, GM in Santiago Wine Seminar acts as a springboard for new opportunities for RI in the global wine market, and initiated intensive meet ings between prospective and existing cus tomers and members of RI's offices in Chile, New York, San Francisco and FAR. ét*' back row, from left: Andy Stubbs, Colin Lynch, Hisao Fujiwara, Mark Curtis, Tetsuya Motomura, Satoshi Hayakawa, Tomohiko Oichi, Ichiro Fukuzawa, Robert Sia; middle - Tadashi Hirata, Tatsuya Hirashige, Paul Thompson, Yuki Nosaka, Monique Tanaka; front - Sumie Nagano, Akiko Sato, Yoko Takeo On August 7, 2000 Tokyo's banking branch opened its doors. Here are a few moments that marked the ceremony. Pictured left, deputy general manager, Hisao Fujiwara. Below, proud members of the branch pose at the reception Functional Food and Beverages, London, UK Infrastructure of the New Value-added Identity Preserve Production Chain, Chicago, US Asian Food Technology Fair, the Total Food Chain Trade and Networking event for Asia Rabobank International Global Conference on Sugarand Starch Sweeteners, Barcelona, Spain World Juice 2000, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Forecast 2001Utrecht, the Netherlands For more information on F&A conferences, please contact Mnrtha van den Berg. Per 4 September, Marise S.E Voskens joined RI as country manager of the Netherlands branch. Voskens will assume direct responsibility for local relationship management, local credit, risk and other support functions.Voskens joins RI after an extensive career with ABNAMRO, where she has focused on various aspects of the international banking industry, including both corporate and investment banking. During her almost 20 years with AMRO and subsequently ABNAMRO, Voskens' former positions include vice president re lationship management Aerospace, senior vice president in Emerging Markets Investment Banking, global head for Structured Export and Multi Sourced Finance and senior banker for financial institutions. Masthead Editorial Staff Coordination Mirjam Diepenbrock, Marketing RI Distribution Marjolijn Benneker, Marketing RI Managing Editor Anne Lavelle (The Write Company) Editors Naomi Lindt, Lisa Petrie Editorial Address Rabobank International Marketing, US 710 P.O.Box 17100,3500 HG Utrecht Telephone +31 30 216 2433 Telefax +31 30 216 1976 Rabomail mirjam.diepenbrocka'utc.rabobank.com Design tbc. write comptin j.Amsterdam Lithography Zetterij Niek van Dijk, Amsterdam Printing Drukkerij Cliteur bv, Amsterdam Please send address changes by e mail to Marjolijn Benneker, Marketing RI What's NewS is complimentary for internal staff. Rabobank Group yearly subscription price, NLG 125

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