Educational Seminar Programme


This course will be taught by members of the ITFA board combining over 80 years of practical market experience

Dress Code: Business attire or smart casual 

Monday 4th September

14:00 – 14:10

Sean Edwards

14:10 – 14:30

Introduction to Trade Finance
Paul Coles

  • Fundamentals of Trade Finance, concepts, contracts, markets and terms

14:15 – 15:00

Modern Forfaiting, Without Recourse Financing for Trade Receivables
Lorna Pillow 

  • Introduction to modern forfaiting, fundamentals
  • Introduction to Uniform Rules for Forfaiting (URF800)

15:00 – 15:30

Pricing and Calculations
Christopher Hall

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 – 16:45

Receivables & Supply Chain Finance
Anurag Chaudhary

  • An introduction to Supply Chain Finance
  • Techniques and current issues

16:45 – 17:00

Young Professionals / Mentoring Program
Christopher Hall


Tuesday 5th September

09:00 – 09:45

Current Regulations, Risk Mitigation Techniques & Distribution
Damian Austin 

  • An introduction to Current Regulations
  • The reasons and benefits of risk mitigation and or risk distribution in trade finance

09:45 – 10:30

Distribution of trade assets and use of the BAFT Master Participation Agreement
Paul Coles

  • An introduction to BAFT and MRPA
  • Use of MRPA in trade risk distribution and details

10:30 – 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 – 11:30

Insurance in Trade Finance as a Risk Mitigation Tool
Silja Calac 

  • An introduction to Insurance as a risk mitigation technique in trade finance
  • Current issue and techniques

11:30 – 12:00

Case Studies
Jane Lijgj 

  • Sample cases where participants will have chance to use various trade risk distribution and mitigation techniques analysed during the seminar