Wednesday, October 23
9:00AM – 3:00PM
Supply Chain Finance Workshop
Offered as a separate registration from Annual Conference on International Trade.
9:00AM – 5:30PM
Bilateral Meetings
We recognize the need to network with colleagues, clients and prospects. We reserved special times throughout the conference specifically for these bilateral and small group meetings. We request attendees to conduct meetings strictly during these times, or before/after the session programming each day.
3:30PM – 5:30PM
Innovation Showcase
Take an in-depth look at innovative trade related solutions in the market today. Hear from trade consortia and providers as they demonstrate their solutions in 25 min sessions. You are invited to attend as many demonstrations as you are able to, moving from one station to the next.
Featuring
  • Enigio
  • Enigio makes it possible to issue, accept and preserve an original document in digital form. This is made possible with a protected combination of traditional and cutting-edge technology, like blockchain. The document has all the functions of its paper equivalent. Only the person or entity in possession of the original document can transfer it, make amendments or invalidate it. The written content in the digital original document always stays in the document and is fully traceable, protected, immutable and impossible to manipulate. Copies of the original can be identified as copies and verified towards a public and distributed ledger to determine if the copy corresponds to the current version of the original document.
  • Marco Polo
  • The Marco Polo Network is the largest and fastest growing trade and working capital finance network in the world. It is a joint undertaking between technology firms TradeIX and R3, the world’s leading financial institutions, and their corporate clients. The Marco Polo Network provides an open enterprise software platform for trade and working capital finance to banks and corporates and a distributed, blockchain-powered solution that allows for the seamless and secure exchange of data and assets between participants.
  • Persistent Systems Inc
  • Persistent Systems builds software that drives the business of our customers. Our customers are software product companies and enterprises across industries with technology at the core of their digital transformation. We focus on the “how” of digital transformation to build design and data-driven applications and software-driven businesses.
  • Trade Information Network
  • The inclusive industry standard network for multi-bank trade finance.
  • An innovative Network open for corporates and banks which enables financing deeper into global supply chains and offers an easy way to join The Network aims to address the unmet demand for financing earlier in the supply chain by enabling corporates to easily and securely communicate trade information directly with banks of their choice.
  • 5:30PM – 6:30PM
    Opening Reception
    SCF Workshop and Innovation Showcase attendees and Full conference attendees are welcome to join the opening reception.
    Thursday, October 24
    7:30AM – 6:00PM
    Registration
    8:00AM – 9:00AM
    Networking Breakfast
    7:30AM – 9:00AM
    Bilateral Meetings
    We recognize the need to network with colleagues, clients and prospects. We reserved special times throughout the conference specifically for these bilateral and small group meetings. We request attendees to conduct meetings strictly during these times, or before/after the session programming each day.
    9:00AM – 9:30AM
    Welcome Remarks
  • Mark Garfield
  • Board Chair, BAFT
  • Head, Global Financial Institutions
  • Zions Bancorporation
  • Jon Richman
  • Conference Co-Chair
  • Managing Director, Head of US Trade & Working Capital
  • Global Transaction Banking, US
  • Santander
  • Tod Burwell
  • President & CEO
  • BAFT
  • 9:30AM – 10:00AM
    Opening Address: Fireside Chat
  • Kimberly A. Reed
  • President and Chairman
  • Export-Import Bank of the United States
  • Rob Nichols
  • President & CEO
  • American Bankers Association
  • 10:00AM – 10:45AM
    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 Group Inc.
  • Panelists
  • Sunil Gupta
  • Director, Global Trade Product Head
  • Bank of Montreal
  • Tim House
  • Director, Market Development
  • Banking Alliances
  • Tradeshift
  • Dan Juliano
  • Managing Director, Head of U.S. Trade Finance & Working Capital
  • TradeIX
  • 10:45AM – 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
  • Managing Director
  • Head of North America Trade Sales
  • Global Trade & Receivables Finance
  • HSBC Bank
  • Inho Lee
  • Head, Trade & Commodity Finance
  • IFC
  • Harriette Resnick
  • Co-Head, Sustainable Trade Finance Working Group
  • International Chamber of Commerce Banking Commission
  • 11:50AM – 12:10PM
    Trade Talk: Global Recession Worries Amid Rising Trade Tensions
    Fears that the global economy is heading into a recession are rising as mounting uncertainties dampen growth. This time, trade policy is viewed as the number one culprit with US-China tensions rising, uncertainty lingering and globalization seemingly pulling back. In a world where everyone loses from increased protectionism, how should businesses adapt?
    Speaker
  • Gregory Daco
  • Chief US Economist
  • Oxford Economics
  • 12:10PM – 1:00PM
    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.
    1:00PM – 1:45PM
    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 & Trade Finance
  • City National Bank
  • Massimo Capretta
  • Partner
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Rory Kaplan
  • Director, Senior Offering Manager
  • CGI Group Inc.
  • 1:45PM – 2:35PM
    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, global consistency and technological solutions that banks have started developing to try to reduce the ever increasing compliance costs.
    Moderator
  • Stacey Facter
  • Senior Vice President, Trade Products
  • BAFT
  • Panelists
  • John Ahearn
  • Managing Director
  • Global Head, Trade
  • Citi
  • William Fox
  • Co-Chair, Wolfsberg Group
  • Managing Director, Global Financial Crimes Compliance Executive
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Donna M. Murphy
  • Deputy Comptroller for Compliance Risk Policy
  • Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)
  • Radish Singh
  • Partner, Deloitte Forensic, Financial Crime Compliance Leader
  • Deloitte
  • 2:35PM – 2:55PM
    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.
    2:55PM – 3:15PM
    Small Business is Big Business
    The US small business exporter market is growing in importance, resulting in potential increased lending opportunities. To support this growing market, the SBA Associate Administrator will announce the re-launch of SBAs suite of export lending products happening this Fall, and the realignment of the Office of International Trade to support small businesses and the lenders that support them. The Associate Administrator will also discuss how SBA will be making new program improvements to increase the scale of SBA’s export lending volumes.
    Speaker
  • David Glaccum
  • Associate Administrator for International Trade
  • U.S. Small Business Administration
  • 3:15PM – 4:00PM
    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
  • Head of Trade Finance, North America
  • 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
  • Santander
  • 4:00PM
    Day 1 Wrap Up
  • Stacey Facter
  • Senior Vice President, Trade Products
  • BAFT
  • 4:00PM – 6:00PM
    Bilateral Meetings
    We recognize the need to network with colleagues, clients and prospects. We reserved special times throughout the conference specifically for these bilateral and small group meetings. We request attendees to conduct meetings strictly during these times, or before/after the session programming each day.
    6:00PM – 7:00PM
    Networking Cocktail Reception
    Friday October, 25
    7:30AM – 12:00PM
    Registration
    7:45AM – 8:45AM
    Networking Breakfast
    7:30AM – 8:45AM
    Bilateral Meetings
    We recognize the need to network with colleagues, clients and prospects. We reserved special times throughout the conference specifically for these bilateral and small group meetings. We request attendees to conduct meetings strictly during these times, or before/after the session programming each day.
    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.
    Moderator
  • Oliver O’Connell
  • Contributing Editor
  • TXF Media
  • Panelists
  • Vinod Madhavan
  • Group Head, Trade
  • Standard Bank
  • 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 shortly to come upon us, join us for a frank discussion on the secondary market for trade and risk sharing from some of the most recognized industry experts. Learn how industry players are working together on innovative and standardized structures for global market acceptance. Speakers will share thoughts to address jurisdictional and other regulatory challenges as well as how to document arrangements whether to open capacity, mitigate risk, bring capital relief, by participating or syndicating trade related assets.
    Moderator
  • Daniel Pinho
  • Senior Vice President and Assistant Manager
  • PNC Bank NA
  • Panelists
  • Paul Coles
  • ITFA Board Member and Head of Global Transactional Distribution
  • Portfolio Management & Distribution | Global Trade & Receivables Finance
  • HSBC Bank Plc
  • Scott Ettien
  • Executive Vice President, Financial Solutions
  • Trade Credit Practice Leader, North America
  • Willis Tower Watson
  • Geoffrey Wynne
  • Partner
  • Sullivan & Worcester
  • 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 – 11:20AM
    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
  • Panelists
  • Katie Rismanchi
  • Policy Advisor, Regulatory Affairs Department
  • Institute of International Finance
  • Joshua Stein
  • Vice President, Accounting & Financial Management
  • American Bankers Association
  • 11:20AM – 11:40AM
    TradeTalk: The Power of Platforms: Opening Up the Banks to Tomorrow
    As a business model, Platformification continues to evolve rapidly. With access to new technology through APIs, the possibility of collaboration with all players in the ecosystem is bringing with it new opportunities. Banks are now in the driving seat, and tomorrow's cross functional solutions are coming as much from internal teams, as they are vendors, or fintechs. Join us to see how opening up the power of platforms can drive innovation and change for the US banking sector.
    Speaker
  • Robert Mancini
  • Head of Payments
  • Finastra
  • 11:40AM – 12:30PM
    The International Trade Ecosystem: Marrying the Physical and Financial Supply Chain
    In this session, BAFT will bring together a cross-section of stakeholders to explore challenges and opportunities for enterprise-wide collaboration on the physical and financial supply chain. The session will include case studies to address the linkages as well as identify solutions that cover compliance requirements and other headwinds through technology.
    Moderator
  • Alexander Malaket
  • President, OPUS Advisory Services International Inc.
  • Deputy Head of the Executive Committee, ICC Banking Commission
  • Panelists
  • Devesh Desai
  • Principal
  • PwC
  • Kirk Lundburg
  • President & CEO
  • Trade Technologies, Inc.
  • Juan-Jose Ruiz
  • Head of Strategy and Business Development, TradeLens
  • IBM Industry Platforms
  • 12:30PM – 2:00PM
    Lunch with Speaker
    Presentation: Open Banking – Fail to Prepare, Prepare to Fail
    How Open Banking goes beyond payments and data, and has the potential to make immediate impact on Trade Finance and the financial services industry.
    Speaker
  • Steven Ricchiuto
  • Managing Director
  • Head of Product Management, Trade Finance, North America
  • Mizuho Securities USA LLC
  • 2:00PM
    Closing Remarks
  • Michael McDonough
  • Conference Co-Chair
  • Head of Product Management, Trade Finance, North America
  • MUFG
  • Stacey Facter
  • Senior Vice President, Trade Products
  • BAFT