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Wednesday, October 23
9:00AM – 3:00PM
Supply Chain Finance Workshop
Offered as a separate registration from Annual Conference on International Trade.
Refer to Supply Chain Finance Workshop for preliminary program
9:00AM – 5:30PM
Bilateral Meetings
We’ve carved out special times throughout the conference for you to network with prospects, clients and colleagues.
3:30PM – 5:30PM
Innovation Showcase
Four providers demonstrate their solutions in 25 min cycles for an up-close look at how their solutions work.
Featuring
  • Marco Polo
  • Trade Information Network
  • Persistent Systems Inc
  • 5:30PM – 6:30PM
    Networking Opening Reception
    SCF Workshop and Innovation Showcase attendees and Full conference attendees are welcome to join the opening reception.
    Thursday, October 24
    7:30AM – 9:00AM
    Registration and Networking Breakfast
    7:30AM – 9:00AM
    Bilateral Meetings
    We’ve carved out special times throughout the conference for you to network with prospects, clients and colleagues.
    9:00AM – 9:30AM
    Welcome
    9:30AM – 9:55AM
    Opening Address: Fireside Chat
  • Rob Nichols
  • President & CEO
  • American Bankers Association
  • Kimberly Reed
  • President and Chairman
  • Export-Import Bank of the United States
  • 9:55AM – 10:40AM
    Navigating the New Digital Trade World
    Banks are facing new challenges with the emergence of new technologies, Fintechs, Networks, and Consortia. Personal and retail banking are increasingly digital and have large online presences, which is driving changes in customer expectations. Many questions arise as to whether some of the new emerging Fintechs are competitors and if coexistence with them is possible. The panel will discuss strategies on how to navigate through this maze, evaluate whom to collaborate with, what network(s) to join, integration, maintaining their trade finance corporate relationships and relevancy. What are the challenges and opportunities in this new world.
    Moderator
  • Nancy B. Amert
  • Director, Trade Innovation Lab
  • CGI
  • Panelists
  • Sunil Gupta
  • Director, Global Trade Product Head
  • BMO Capital Markets
  • Tim House
  • Director, Market Development
  • Banking Alliances
  • Tradeshift
  • Dan Juliano
  • TradeIX
  • 10:40AM – 11:05AM
    Morning Coffee/Tea Break
    Speakers Corner
    Didn’t get your question answered? Here’s your chance to ask the speakers from prior sessions your unanswered and pressing questions.
    11:05AM – 11:50AM
    Changes in Global Consciousness – Are Banks Keeping Pace?
    Banks are increasingly focused on the impact of lending, rather than simple credit to borrowers. As sustainability and green initiatives grow, along with an increase in dual-use production, a more holistic approach to decision making intensifies. But are Banks keeping up with market trends? Join us for a discussion with banks and multi-lateral agency for insights into forces now driving lending and product decisions.
    Moderator
  • Caryn Pace
  • Head of Portfolio and Product Risk
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Panelists
  • Matthew A Frohling
  • Head Global Banking Northeast
  • HSBC Bank, USA, N.A.
  • Makiko Toyoda
  • Head, Acting
  • Global Trade Finance Program
  • International Finance Program
  • Harriette Resnick
  • Vice Chair, ICC Sustainability Working Group
  • ICC
  • 11:50AM – 11:55AM
    BAFT Initiatives Update
    11:55AM – 12:15PM
    Trade Talk: Trade Economics
    Positive/negative effects of trade wars
  • Gregory Daco
  • US Chief Economist
  • Oxford Economics
  • 12:15PM – 1:15PM
    Networking Lunch
    Speakers Corner
    Didn’t get your question answered? Here’s your chance to ask the speakers from prior sessions your unanswered and pressing questions.
    1:15PM – 2:00PM
    Evolving Corporate Trade Needs and Challenges-Are Trade Providers Meeting Client Demand?
    Trade has changed more in the past 10 years than in the prior 100. Clients are seeing and demanding unprecedented amounts of new technologies and capabilities. Are the market service providers meeting that demand? What are the costs of meeting that demand and the risks of failing to do so?
    Moderator
  • Michael McDonough
  • Conference Co-Chair
  • Head of Product Management, Trade Finance, North America
  • MUFG
  • Panelists
  • Steven Bash
  • Senior Vice President and Manager
  • International Banking and Trade Finance
  • City National Bank
  • Massimo Capretta
  • Partner
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Rory Kaplan
  • Director, Offering Manager
  • CGI Group Inc.
  • 2:00PM – 2:45PM
    Regulatory Compliance
    Given the millions of dollars the financial institution community spends on Financial Crime Compliance programs, understand the essential elements of a strong program – scope and parameters, effectiveness and global consistency – to date.
    Moderator
  • Radish Singh
  • Partner, Deloitte Forensic, Financial Crime Compliance
  • Deloitte SG
  • Panelists
  • William Fox
  • Managing Director, Global Financial Crimes Compliance Executive
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Co-Chair, Wolfsberg Group
  • 2:45PM – 3:05PM
    Networking Coffee/Tea Break
    Speaker’s Corner
    Didn’t get your question answered? Here’s your chance to ask the speakers from prior sessions your unanswered and pressing questions.
    3:05PM – 3:55PM
    What is Top of Mind for the Trade Finance Heads of the Major Global Trade Banks?
    There are many challenges and opportunities facing the trade finance business that require the daily attention of the most senior Business Heads. Find out how each of the major players are dealing with such issues as new regulatory and compliance requirements, finding new pockets of growth and investing in new products in the open account / working capital space, competing and collaborating with Fintechs, managing their balance sheet, returns and distribution mechanisms, attracting and retaining talent, and more….
    Moderator
  • Steve Lotito
  • Managing Director
  • Group Head, Trade Finance
  • Transaction Banking
  • MUFG
  • Panelists
  • Geoffrey Brady
  • Head of Global Trade and Supply Chain Finance
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Patricia Gomes
  • Executive Vice President
  • Head of Global Trade
  • Receivables Finance, North America
  • HSBC Bank
  • Rogier Schulpen
  • Managing Director, Trade & Working Capital Solutions
  • Banco Santander SA
  • 3:55PM
    Day 1 Wrap Up
    4:00PM – 6:00PM
    Bilateral Meetings
    We’ve carved out special times throughout the conference for you to network with prospects, clients and colleagues.
    6:00PM – 7:00PM
    Networking Cocktail Reception
    Friday October, 25
    7:30AM – 9:00AM
    Registration and Networking Breakfast
    7:30AM – 8:45AM
    Bilateral Meetings
    We’ve carved out special times throughout the conference for you to network with prospects, clients and colleagues.
    8:45AM – 9:00AM
    Welcome
  • Stacey Facter
  • Senior Vice President, Trade Products
  • BAFT
  • 9:00AM – 9:45AM
    Geopolitics of International Trade in 2019
    As the politics of trade continue to be volatile, the U.S. framework for trade policy and multilateral agreements is constantly evolving. With the shifting landscape and continuing uncertainty, companies are now redeploying their global vendor and customer networks as tariff policies impact their supply chains and export markets. Join us to learn how industries and businesses are being effected by the politics of international trade.
    Panelists
  • Kirk Samson
  • Owner
  • Samson Atlantic LLC
  • Karl Schamotta
  • Chief Market Strategist
  • Cambridge Global Payments
  • 9:45AM – 10:30AM
    Secondary Market for Trade
    With the implementation of Basel III reforms upon us, join us for a frank discussion on the secondary market for trade from some of the most recognized industry experts. Learn how industry players are working together on innovative and standardize structures for global market acceptance. Speakers will share thoughts to address jurisdictional and other regulatory challenges whether to open capacity, mitigate risk, bring capital relief, participating or syndicating trade related assets.
    Moderator
  • Daniel Pinho
  • Senior Vice President and Assistant Manager
  • PNC Bank NA
  • Panelists
  • Scott Ettien
  • Trade Credit Practice Leader, North America
  • Willis Tower Watson
  • Sean Edwards
  • Head of Legal, PD-Legal Group, SMBC
  • Chair, ITFA
  • 10:30AM – 10:50AM
    Morning Coffee/Tea Break
    Speakers Corner
    Didn’t get your question answered? Here’s your chance to ask the speakers from prior sessions your unanswered and pressing questions.
    10:50AM – 11:10AM
    Trade Talk
    11:10AM – 11:40AM
    Regulatory Developments in a Global Context
    This panel will focus on the regulatory policy landscape in the US. It will provide an overview of the final Basel III reforms (Dec 2017), their implications for the competitiveness of the US banking sector and their consistency with global standards. Other key themes will be the possible impact of the final Basel III framework on trade finance, as well as industry efforts to mitigate any negative unintended consequences.
    Moderator
  • Diana Rodriquez
  • Senior Director, International Policy
  • BAFT
  • 11:40AM – 11:45AM
    BAFT Initiatives Update
    11:45AM – 12:30PM
    The International Trade Ecosystem: How Stakeholders Manage Compliance and Technology
    BAFT has long recognized that Trade Based Money Laundering (TBML) has numerous touchpoints across the financial and physical supply chain that make up the international trade ecosystem. In this session, we will bring together a cross-section of stakeholders to explore challenges and opportunities for enterprise-wide collaboration, including the impact of compliance requirements and technology, and how players work to reinvent processes to maintain their resilience and reliability.
    Panelists
  • Kirk Lundburg
  • President & CEO
  • Trade Technologies, Inc.
  • 12:30PM – 2:00PM
    Lunch with Speaker
    APIs, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain are the 3 main emerging technologies
  • Michael O’Loughlin
  • VP Global Solutions
  • Token
  • 2:00PM – 2:15PM
    Closing Remarks
  • Michael McDonough
  • Conference Co-Chair
  • Head of Product Management, Trade Finance, North America
  • MUFG
  • Jonathan Richman
  • Conference Co-Chair
  • Managing Director, Head of U.S Trade Finance & Working Capital
  • Santander
  • Tod Burwell
  • President & CEO
  • BAFT