Conference Programme

WEDNESDAY 6 SEPTEMBER

12:30 – 2:00

Lunch

Hotel

2:00 – 2:30

Welcome and Opening (with video)

Sean Edwards

2:30 – 3:30

Worlds Colliding: politics, economics and the impact of Brexit and Trump on Global Trade

Jeremy Lawson, Chief Economist, Standard Life

3:30 – 4:00

Coffee Break

Break-out area

4:00 – 5:00

Digitising Receivables: the future is here now and it’s going to get better

Moderator: Sean Edwards – ITFA

Kah Chye Tan – CCRManager, Glenn Kocher – LiquidX, Angus Scott – Euroclear and Richard Tynan – TradelX

5:00 – 5:45

The BAFT MRPA Revision

Stacey Facter – BAFT, Paul Coles – HSBC

7:15

Coach transfer from hotel to Welcome Dinner

7:30

Welcome Dinner

Tigerlilly

Dress Code: Business Casual

 

THURSDAY 7 SEPTEMBER

9:00 – 10:00

What Corporate Treasurers are looking for in their Trade Finance Banks

Markus Sablatnig, EMEA Treasurer, Amcor

10:00 – 11:00

Banking Africa: Doing it right

Duarte Pedreira – Crown Agents Bank, Louis du Plessis – First Rand Bank, Christian Karam – Africa Trade Finance Limited, Ian Henderson –  Gulf International Bank, Alastair McLeod – Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT)

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee Break

Break-out area

11:30 – 12:30

Regulation in Trade Finance

Iain Kirkpatrick, Senior Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

12:30 – 1:15

AGM

Conference Room

1:15 – 2:30

Lunch

Hotel

2:30 – 5:30

Networking session

Hotel

6:45

Coach transfer from hotel to Gala Dinner

7:30

Gala Dinner

Hopetoun House

Dress Code: Business Attire

00:30

Coach return transfer to hotel

 

FRIDAY 8 SEPTEMBER

9:30 – 10:30

Trade finance insurance: Credit Risk Mitigation – how does insurance compare or contrast with guarantees, risk participations, surety bonds and other risk sharing techniques?  What are the current challenges and benefits of each Product?

Moderator: Geoffrey L. Wynne – Partner, Sullivan & Worcester UK LLP   

Panelists: Huw Owen, Global Financial Risks – Head of London Markets, Liberty Specialty Markets; Irene Port, Head of Trade Risk Management, UniCredit Bank AG; Robert Nijhout, Executive Director, International Credit Insurance & Surety Association (ICISA); Volker Handrich, Head Trade & Supply Chain Finance, Swiss Re International SE

10:30 – 11:30

Global issues and local solutions: a view from the ITFA Regions

Damian Austin and ITFA regional committee members

11:30 – 12:00

Closing remarks

Sean Edwards

12:00

Lunch

Hotel