Program Agenda

Monday, November 16 *** LIVE Sessions ***
08:50 ET / 13:50 GMT / 14:50 CET / 17:50 GST / 23:50 SGT         
Pre-plenary Musical Show
Sponsored by SongDivision
Join early to interact in this lively musical pre-show to kick off the Convention! And throughout today’s plenary sessions, the crew from SongDivision will engage with attendees and write an original music on the spot to capture key messaging and memorable moments from today’s program.
09:00 ET / 14:00 GMT / 15:00 CET / 18:00 GST / 22:00 SGT         
Plenary Day 1 Welcome
Emcee
  • Jan McInnis, Comedian/Emcee
  • Welcome Remark
  • Mark Garfield
  • BAFT, Chair
  • Head, Global Financial Institution, Zions Bancorporation
  • 09:04 ET / 14:04 GMT / 15:04 CET / 18:04 GST / 22:04 SGT
    BAFT Initiatives Update
    Hear from BAFT President and CEO Tod Burwell on the key initiatives BAFT is working on your behalf, our members, and the industry.
    Speaker
  • Tod Burwell
  • President & CEO
  • BAFT
  • 09:16 ET / 14:16 GMT / 15:16 CET / 18:16 GST / 22:16 SGT
    The Future of Transaction Banking
    During this candid conversation with one of the global transaction banking heads, Takis Georgakopoulos, get a glimpse on what might be in store for the transaction banking business - silver linings amidst the pandemic, challenges it faces today and its way forward to ensure the health of the industry.
    Featured Speaker
  • Takis Georgakopoulos
  • Managing Director & Global Head of Wholesale Payments
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Host
  • Tod Burwell
  • President & CEO
  • BAFT
  • 09:40 ET / 14:40 GMT / 15:40 CET / 18:40 GST / 22:40 SGT         
    Responsible Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning in Financial Services
    AI is one of the most powerful innovations today with the potential to create new insights from data, drive personalized experiences, anticipate needs and help manage risk. As the financial services industry embraces the power of AI, the industry must ensure it is adopted and used in a responsible way. This panel of AI experts will discuss bias, explain ability and diversity amongst other critical issues related to this technology and explore the path forward for the responsible and effective deployment of AI.
    Moderator
  • Christian Stolcke
  • Managing Director
  • Global Head Banks & Head of Corporate and Institutional Clients, Americas
  • UBS
  • Panelists
  • Madhav Goparaju
  • Managing Director, Global Advisory and Solutions, Global Transaction Services
  • Bank of America
  • Matt Fowler
  • Vice President & Head of Machine Learning, Enterprise Data and Analytics
  • TD Bank
  • 10:20 ET / 15:20 GMT / 16:20 CET / 19:20 GST / 23:20 SGT         
    Stretch Break
    10:25 ET / 15:25 GMT / 16:25 CET / 19:25 GST / 23:25 SGT         
    Back To The Future: Cybersecurity/Risk, Challenges in Light of COVID-19
    How has COVID-19 changed the global cybersecurity landscape? Are Cyber criminals taking advantage of the situation and if so how? Are attacks increasing and new methods being used? Are previous security measures and trends still valid? What the experts are observing and predicting in light of 2020 elections, work from home and increased cloud-based usage, and what is being done to combat the reported increases and creativity of these attacks. Join us for a dynamic discussion from the viewpoints of a specialized corporate, government agency and a global bank to hear how cyber-criminals are using new and old traps in our “New Normal”.
    Moderator/Panelist
  • Adam Munro
  • Group Manager, Cyber Financial Intelligence
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Panelists
  • Alex Hernandez
  • Vice President, Emerging Technology
  • DefenseStorm
  • Dewald Nolte
  • Chief Strategy Officer
  • Entersekt
  • 10:55 ET / 15:55 GMT / 16:55 CET / 19:55 GST / 23:55 SGT         
    A Look at the Global Economics and Geopolitics of Tomorrow, Today
    Moderator
  • Brett Ryan
  • Senior US Economist
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Panelists
  • Amy Celico
  • Principal
  • Albright Stonebridge Group (ASG)
  • Peter Hall
  • Vice President and Chief Economist
  • Export Development Canada (EDC)
  • 11:30 ET / 16:30 GMT / 17:30 CET / 20:30 GST / 00:30 SGT
    A Musical Plenary Recap
    Sponsored by SongDivision
    Stay to hear an original on the spot song capturing key messaging and memorable moments from today’s program.
  • Jan McInnis, Comedian/Emcee
  • with the day's summary song by SongDivision
  • 11:35 ET / 16:35 GMT / 17:35 CET / 20:35 GST / 00:35 SGT
    Consortia Showcase Trade Information Network
    The Inclusive Industry Standard Network for Multi-bank Trade Finance
    The Trade Information Network, founded by ANZ, BNP Paribas, Citi, Deutsche Bank, HSBC and Standard Chartered enables the exchange of trade information between buyers, suppliers and finance providers around the globe.
    Speakers
  • Sudhir Dole
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Trade Information Network
  • Vicky Soneja
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Trade Information Network
  • 11:35 ET / 16:35 GMT / 17:35 CET / 20:35 GST / 00:35 SGT
    Social Activity: Backstage with SongDivision
    Meet and greet with today’s songwriter and performer, John Lombardo. Learn more about SongDivision and John’s stories performing with the likes of Nirvana and Smashing Pumkins!
    11:35 ET / 16:35 GMT / 17:35 CET / 20:35 GST / 00:35 SGT
    Workshop: The BAFT DLPC - What Is It? Where Is It Used?
    Every trade transaction ultimately requires a payment commitment. As trade transactions move to the digital world, this Workshop will provide an understanding of the BAFT Distributed Ledger Payment Commitment – the DLPC , its origins, functionality, and how it provides a legal framework and interoperability for payments in digital trade transactions today.
    Moderator
  • Whitman Knapp
  • Chairman
  • GTBInsights 
  • Panelists
  • Rebecca Liao
  • Co-Founder and COO
  • Skuchain
  • Samantha Pelosi
  • Senior Vice President, Payments & Innovation
  • BAFT
  • John Taylor
  • International Lawyer
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • 12:05 ET / 17:05 GMT / 18:05 CET / 21:05 GST / 01:05 SGT              
    Social Activity: Comedy Act
    Take a break, relax and have a laugh (or two). Following this comedy act, the floor opens to an open forum. This is your chance to learn some tips or just find out more about what it takes to be a professional comedian.
    Featuring
  • Jan McInnis
  • Comedian/Emcee
  • 12:30 ET / 17:30 GMT / 18:30 CET / 21:30 GST / 01:30 SGT              
    Ask the Expert Forum: Global Heads of Payments (North America Focus)
    A unique session to meet two women who lead the global payments teams within a well respected multinational bank. This is an informal open forum – there are no agendas or pre-set presentation. This is your opportunity to ask these distinguished banking executives questions on payments, the economy, career and other questions that’s been on your mind.
    Subject Matter Experts
  • Beth Geller
  • Executive Director, Wholesale Payments - Industry Issues
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Gayathri Vasudev
  • Managing Director, Global Clearing - Product Management 
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Tuesday, November 17 *** LIVE Sessions ***
    06:00 ET / 11:00 GMT / 12:00 CET / 15:00 GST / 19:00 SGT              
    Ask the Expert Forum: Global Heads of Trade (Europe Focus)
    A unique session to meet global heads of trade from Barclays and BNP Paribas. This is an informal open forum – there are no agendas or pre-set presentation. This is your opportunity to ask these distinguished global trade heads questions on trade, the economy, career and other questions that’s been on your mind.
    Subject Matter Experts
  • James Binns
  • Global Head of Trade and Working Capital
  • Barclays
  • Jean Francois Denis
  • Global Head, Trade Solutions
  • BNP Paribas
  • 07:00 ET / 12:00 GMT / 13:00 CET / 16:00 GST / 20:00 SGT              
    Ask the Expert Forum: Global Heads of Payments (Europe Focus)
    A unique session to meet global payments executives within a well respected multinational bank. This is an informal open forum – there are no agendas or pre-set presentation. This is your opportunity to ask these distinguished banking executives questions on payments, the economy, career and other questions that’s been on your mind.
    Subject Matter Experts
  • Maarten Lossie
  • Director, Head of FIG Payments
  • Barclays
  • Anand Sampath
  • Executive Director, Head – Payables & Receivables
  • Global Cash Product Mgmt, GTB
  • First Abu Dhabi Bank
  • Maarten Van Rossum
  • Global FIG Origination
  • Barclays
  • Stephen Wojciechowicz, AAP, CTP
  • Product Manager, Treasury Services
  • BNY Mellon
  • 08:00 ET / 13:00 GMT / 14:00 CET / 17:00 GST / 21:00 SGT              
    Workshop: Career in Trade
    Hear first-hand from Michael Vrontamitis, a seasoned and well-respected global trade head on his career journey and experience navigating the complex yet fulfilling world of trade! He will be joined by Caryn Pace, a BAFT Future Leader alumni and Council Co-chair. Currently in different stages of their careers, both will be able to share two different career perspectives. This is an excellent opportunity to ask questions from these two trade experts.
    Speakers
  • Caryn Pace Messenger
  • Head of Portfolio Management and Product Risk
  • Bank of America
  • Michael Vrontamitis
  • Co-chair, ICC Working Group on the Digitization of Trade Finance
  • ICC Commission
  • 09:00 ET / 14:00 GMT / 15:00 CET / 18:00 GST / 22:00 SGT              
    Plenary Day 2 Welcome
    09:05 ET / 14:05 GMT / 15:05 CET / 18:05 GST / 22:05 SGT             
    Emcee
  • Jan McInnis, Comedian/Emcee
  • Global Trade Finance: Responding to a Changing Landscape
    Hear from senior trade finance leaders from across the globe; this session will profile their current challenges and responses to the shifts in the regulatory environment, trade digitisation, global supply chains and reference rates, as well as highlight pressing areas of focus for 2021. Where relevant, speakers will touch on the complexities of the trends playing out within each of their regions of focus.
    Moderator
  • Shannon Manders
  • Editorial Director
  • Global Trade Review (GTR)
  • Panelists
  • Raphael Barisaac
  • Global Head of Cash Management & Global Co-Head of Trade
  • UniCredit
  • Vinod Madhavan
  • Group Head, Trade
  • Standard Bank
  • Ebru Pakcan
  • Managing Director & Global Head of Trade
  • Treasury and Trade Solutions Institutional Clients Group
  • Citi 
  • 9:45 ET / 14:45 GMT / 15:45 CET / 18:45 GST / 22:45 SGT                
    Keeping Business Flowing During the Pandemic
    The Secondary Market for trade transactions enables banks to de-risk loans and free up capital. Strategies around managing capital relief and political uncertainty can minimize volatility and enables diversification in trade portfolios. Join our panel of experts to hear the legal, industry and credit portfolio impact of Basel and benefits of mitigating political risks to keep business flowing even during the pandemic.
    Moderator
  • Gayle Roenbaugh
  • Senior Regional Manager
  • Export Development Canada (EDC)
  • Panelists
  • Jennifer Bearden
  • Associate Director
  • International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers (IACPM)
  • Carol Hitselberger
  • Partner & Co-Leader, Banking and Finance Practice
  • Mayer Brown
  • Joshua Stein
  • Vice President, Accounting and Financial Management
  • American Bankers Association
  • 10:25 ET / 15:25 GMT / 16:25 CET / 19:25 GST / 23:25 SGT            
    Stretch Break
    10:35 ET / 15:25 GMT / 16:35 CET / 19:35 GST / 23:35 SGT            
    Optimizing the “E” in Trade
    There is little dispute among the Trade industry  about the critical need to “electronify” or digitize the trade product suite that still relies far too heavily on manual processing. Nevertheless, the industry has not moved meaningfully in that  direction to date.  We will focus on the benefits as well as the challenges of increased digitization facing the industry in their efforts to make material progress with digitization of trade products
    Moderator
  • Michael McDonough
  • Regional Head of Product Management, Trade Finance, North America
  • Transaction Banking 
  • MUFG Union Bank
  • Panelists
  • Merlin Dowse
  • Executive Director, Global Trade Finance Product Management
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Robin Findlay
  • Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing
  • Surecomp
  • John Murray
  • Vice President & Head of Client Services and Implementation, Global Trade Finance and Credit Services
  • BNY Mellon
  • 11:15 ET / 16:15 GMT / 17:15 GMT / 20:15 GST / 00:15 SGT
    Consortia Showcase featuring Komgo
    Powering Trade Networks - how is Komgo delivering trust and efficiency for the industry?
    For years the trade finance industry has been slow to change. The Covid pandemic has accentuated weaknesses in the system. Over-reliance on paper and physical processes does not work well with an increasingly remote workforce and different, incompatible data systems. Modernization, and the resulting efficiency, security and workflow optimization gains, are especially important in light of shrinking margins and increased security risk. Join us to learn how Komgo, one of very few digital trade platforms that is actively used by large financial institutions and corporate clients, is building a network of trust that will change the way the world trades.
    Speakers
  • Kris Van Broekhoven
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Komgo
  • 11:20 ET / 16:20 GMT / 17:20 GMT / 20:20 GST / 00:20 SGT
    Workshop: Preparing Your Institution for Major Industry Changes
    Over the next three to five years, the banking community will contend with several major industry changes. Join StoneX Technology Services for a session on which changes are coming and what you need to know to prepare. We will cover topics including new regulatory requirements, how to protect your company against the growing risk of cyber-attacks, and how to not only survive—but thrive—during a pandemic.
    Speakers
  • David Unsdorfer
  • Senior Vice-President, Technology Services, EMEA & APAC
  • StoneX Technology Services
  • Tom Scarpulla
  • Senior Vice President, Technology Services, Americas
  • StoneX Technology Services
  • Brought to you by StoneX
  • 12:00 ET / 17:00 GMT / 18:00 CET / 21:00 GST / 01:00 SGT              
    Ask the Expert Forum: Letters of Credit
    An open and informal forum to meet and also ask experts about letters of credit related questions.
    Subject Matter Experts
  • Normand Girard
  • Director, Global Trade Services
  • BMO Financial Group
  • Kristine Siebel
  • Vice President, Trade Commodity Finance Operations
  • Societe Generale
  • 12:00 ET / 17:00 GMT / 18:00 CET / 21:00 GST / 01:00 SGT              
    Workshop: Digital Innovation: Removing Cross Boarder Challenges in B2B Payment
    Join TransferMate as we discuss key opportunities and challenges in the banking sector across fintech, digital banking, payments and banking environment and what the future for banking looks like. Hear how banks are being fundamentally challenged to keep up in today’s increasingly digitally-focused market, and how the drive to provide new reimagined products and insight-driven experiences will only accelerate. Key insights into how fintech can be utilized to sustain banking and business with demonstrations of live market examples.
    Speakers
  • Brendan Coughlan
  • Treasury Analytics Manager
  • John Soukup
  • Senior Enterprise Sales Executive
  • Transfermate
  • Wednesday, November 18 *** LIVE Sessions ***
    08:00 ET / 13:00 GMT / 14:00 CET / 17:00 GST / 21:00 SGT              
    Ask the Expert Forum: Global Heads of Trade (Europe & Africa Focus)
    A unique session to meet global heads of trade from Commerzbank, Societe Generale and Standard Bank of South Africa. This is an informal open forum – there are no agendas or pre-set presentation. This is your opportunity to ask these distinguished global trade heads questions on trade, the economy, career and other questions that’s been on your mind.
    Subject Matter Experts
  • Marie-Laure Gastellu
  • Global Head of Trade
  • Societe Generale
  • Vinod Madhavan
  • Group Head, Trade
  • Standard Bank
  • Enno-Burghard Weitzel
  • Head of Product Management Trade Services
  • Commerzbank
  • 09:00 ET / 14:00 GMT / 15:00 CET / 18:00 GST / 22:00 SGT             
    Plenary Day 3 Welcome
    Emcee
  • Jan McInnis, Comedian Emcee
  • 09:05 ET / 14:05 GMT / 15:05 CET / 18:05 GST / 22:05 SGT              
    Catalyst and Accelerators of Change Due to the Pandemic
    Join us for a dynamic conversation with two of our management board leaders who will share how their organizations navigated the COVID crises, key lessons learned during this dynamic time and even more importantly, what challenges and opportunities they see going forward.
    Speakers
  • Anne Clarke Wolff
  • Chairman, Global Corporate and Investment Banking
  • Bank of America Securities
  • Gerald Walker
  • CEO, Americas
  • ING
  • 09:26 ET / 14:26 GMT / 15:26 CET / 18:26 GST / 22:26 SGT              
    The Future of Faster Payments
    Domestic RTR's are table stakes in all modernization projects of which a handful are live, many others in development or planning phases, and the rest have not even started. The natural evolution of RTR's is in the cross-border payment space, which will have revolutionary effects on everyone from consumers to multi-national corporates. How will faster payments change the landscape globally? What would we need to do to get there? This panel will pave a path for the future of faster payments.
    Moderator
  • Kenneth Wong
  • Head, Global Transaction Banking Product Strategy and Innovation
  • TD Bank
  • Panelists
  • Andrew Boyajian
  • Executive Director, Emerging Payments
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Carsten Hills
  • Global Head, Payments Division
  • StoneX Group
  • David Scola
  • Chief Executive, Americas and UK
  • SWIFT
  • 10:10 ET / 15:10 GMT / 16:10 CET / 19:10 GST / 23:10 SGT          
    Stretch Break
    10:20 ET / 15:20 GMT / 16:20 CET / 19:20 GST / 23:20 SGT
    Impact Financing
    ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) has increasingly become a more integral part of banking. Banks are increasingly augmenting what not to do, to what to do in the ESG space. Banks are increasingly striving for intentional development impact. Can this be expanded into the trade space? What is required to create an intentional impact framework for trade related assets?
    Moderator
  • Ana Carolina Oliveira
  • Head of Sustainable Finance, Americas
  • ING
  • Panelists
  • Marco DeBenedictis
  • Head of Sustainable Finance
  • Barclays
  • Neil Gregory
  • Chief Thought Leadership Officer
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • 11:00 ET / 16:00 GMT / 17:00 CET / 20:00 GST / 00:00 SGT
    Economic Impact of US Elections
    Speaker
  • David Woo
  • Head of Global Rates, FX and EM Fixed Income Strategy & Economics Research
  • Bank of America Securities
  • Host
  • Ozgur Akdeniz
  • North American Trade Sales Hea
  • Citi
  • 11:30 ET / 16:30 GMT / 17:30 CET / 20:30 GST / 00:30 SGT
    Plenary Day 3 Wrap-Up
    Emcee
  • Jan McInnis, Comedian/Emcee
  • 11:35 ET / 16:35 GMT / 17:35 CET / 20:35 GST / 00:35 SGT
    Workshop: Preparing You For Success
    There’s no better time than now to invest in yourself! Whether you are starting a new career in transaction banking or you are a more seasoned professional, you can continue to strengthen your credentials to move ahead in the industry. This workshop will cover the new certification programs - the Certificate in Introductory Transaction Banking and the Certificate in Transaction Risk for Trade Professionals; plus a global executive program and other educational offerings you can take advantage of as BAFT members. As an added bonus, live participants will be entered to win a FREE registration to a BAFT Certificate of their choice.
    Speakers
  • Shawn Haynes
  • Vice President, Operations
  • BAFT
  • Craig Weeks
  • Independent Consultant
  • Plain Vanilla LLC
  • 11:35 ET / 16:35 GMT / 17:35 CET / 20:35 GST / 00:35 SGT
    Consortia Showcase #3
    12:00 ET / 17:00 GMT / 18:00 CET / 21:00 GST / 01:00 SGT              
    Ask the Expert Forum: Global Heads of Trade (North America Focus)
    A unique session to meet global heads of trade from JP Morgan and BNY Mellon. This is an informal open forum – there are no agendas or pre-set presentation. This is your opportunity to ask these distinguished global trade heads questions on trade, the economy, career and other questions that’s been on your mind
    Subject Matter Experts
  • Natasha Condon
  • Managing Director & Global Head, Core Trade
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Joon Kim
  • Global Head, Trade Finance Product and Portfolio Management
  • BNY Mellon
  • 20:30 ET/November 19 at 01:30 GMT/02:30 CET/05:30 GST/09:30 SGT              
    Ask the Expert Forum: Global Heads of Payments (Asia Focus)
    A unique session featuring seasoned payments experts from Standard Chartered Bank, ANZ and BNY Mellon. This is an informal open forum – there are no agendas or pre-set presentation. This is your opportunity to ask these distinguished banking executives questions on payments, treasury management, the economy, career and other questions that’s been on your mind.
    Subject Matter Experts
  • Luke Perkins
  • Executive Director, Head of Global Cross Border Payments
  • ANZ
  • Shirish Wadivkar
  • Managing Director, Global Head – Correspondent Banking Products
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Thursday, November 19 *** LIVE Sessions ***
    15:00 - 17:00 SGT              
    Plenary Sessions: Asia
    We will be offering a select number of live sessions in a more friendly time zone to our attendees in Asia.
    02:00 ET / 07:00 GMT / 8:00 CET / 11:00 GST / 15:00 SGT              
    Welcome
    02:05 ET / 09:05 GMT / 10:05 CET / 13:05 GST / 17:05 SGT              
    Emcee
  • Eavie Burnett, Content Manager, TXF
  • The Future of Transaction Banking
    During this candid conversation with one of the global transaction banking heads, Takis Georgakopoulos, get a glimpse on what might be in store for the transaction banking business - silver linings amidst the pandemic, challenges it faces today and its way forward to ensure the health of the industry
    Featured Speaker
  • Takis Georgakopoulos
  • Head of Wholesale Payments
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Host
  • Tod Burwell
  • President & CEO
  • BAFT
  • 02:30 ET / 09:30 GMT / 10:30 CET / 13:30 GST / 17:30 SGT              
    The State of FInTech
    Featured Speaker
  • Jame DiBlasio
  • Founder and Editor
  • DigFin
  • Host
  • Steve Nichols
  • Asia Representative
  • BAFT
  • 02:55 ET / 09:55 GMT / 10:55 CET / 13:55 GST / 17:55 SGT              
    Joining Forces for Trade Digitalization
    The trade eco system is awash with new platforms and value added services. But we are still yet to see scale. Increasingly the dialogue has shifted to interoperability as the key enabler. But what does interoperability actually mean? And how might we get there?
    Speakers
  • Oswald Kuyler
  • Managing Director DSI
  • International Chamber of Commerce
  • Louise Taylor-Digby
  • Head of Trade Strategy
  • SWIFT
  • 03:20 ET / 10:20 GMT / 11:20 CET / 14:20 GST / 18:20 SGT              
    Impact Financing
    ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) has increasingly become a more integral part of banking. Banks are increasingly augmenting what not to do, to what to do in the ESG space. Banks are increasingly striving for intentional development impact. Can this be expanded into the trade space? What is required to create an intentional impact framework for trade related assets?
    Moderator
  • Ana Carolina Oliveira
  • Head of Sustainability for the Americas
  • ING
  • Panelists
  • Marco DeBenedictis
  • Head of Sustainable Finance
  • Barclays
  • Neil Gregory
  • Chief Thought Leadership Officer
  • IFC
  • 04:00 ET / 09:00 GMT / 10:00 CET / 13:00 GST / 17:00 SGT              
    Wrap Up
    Emcee
  • Eavie Burnett, Content Manager, TXF
  • 04:00 ET / 09:00 GMT / 10:00 CET / 13:00 GST / 17:00 SGT              
    Ask the Expert Forum: Global Heads of Trade (Women in Trade Focus)
    A unique session to meet two female global heads of trade from Lloyds Bank and Banco Santander. This is an informal open forum – there are no agendas or pre-set presentation. This is your opportunity to ask these distinguished global trade heads questions on trade, the economy, career and other questions that’s been on your mind.
    Subject Matter Experts
  • Mencia Bobo
  • Global Head of Trade and Working Capital Solutions
  • Banco Santander
  • Gwynne Master
  • Managing Director & Head of Trade
  • Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking
  • 08:00 ET / 13:00 GMT / 14:00 CET / 17:00 GST / 21:00 SGT
    Workshop: Leveraging Data and Analytics to Address Financial Crime in Trade Finance
    Regulators are increasing their focus on trade based financial crime while most risk controls are remain manual operations because of the paper-based nature of trade. Hear from institutions that are digitizing and using advanced analytics to manage Anti Money Laundering, Fraud prevention, Sanctions enforcement, and Military and Dual Use Goods risks more effectively and efficiently.
    Moderator
  • Jake Jacobson
  • Partner
  • Ernst & Young
  • Panelists
  • Graham P Finding
  • Global Head of Business Financial Crime Risk, Global Trade & Receivables Finance
  • HSBC
  • Ed Stoltenberg
  • Director, AML Risk Management, Treasury and Trade Solutions
  • Citi
  • 09:00 ET / 14:00 GMT / 15:00 CET / 18:00 GST / 22:00 SGT
    Plenary Day 4 Welcome
    Emcee
  • Jan McInnis, Comedian/Emcee
  • 09:05 ET / 14:05 GMT / 15:05 CET / 18:05 GST / 22:05 SGT
    The Evolution of Supply Chain Finance Post COVID-19
    Join us for a view from the front lines – a closer look at the physical and financial supply chains.  You’ll hear various perspectives from a client, a banker, to a logistics provider.  Each will share immediate impact and lessons learned as well as potential long term implications and expectations – How have the physical and financial supply chains been affected by an important change in course - from globalization to localization? What are some of the tools available to address the new challenges?
    Moderator
  • Alexander R. Malaket, CITP, CTFP, GTP-E
  • President
  • OPUS Advisory Services International Inc.
  • Panelists
  • David Cooperman
  • Managing Director & Global Head of Trade Strategic Initiatives and New Business Development
  • Citi
  • Mike Parra
  • CEO, Americas
  • DHL Express
  • Martin Schlageter
  • Head of Treasury Operations
  • Roche
  • 09:45 ET / 14:45 GMT / 15:45 CET / 18:45 GST / 22:45 SGT
    EXIM, SBA & DFC Program Updates
    As the credit environment continues to adjust to the effects of COVID-19, many lenders are looking for creative solutions to help meet the needs of their clients. The Export-Import Bank (EXIM) and Small Business Administration (SBA), and the newly formed Development Finance Corporation (DFC) have been adjusting their programs in order to better meet the needs of manufacturers and exporters. Senior representatives from EXIM, SBA, and DFC will present an overview on their programs and how they have been updated to the current environment.
    Moderator
  • Daniel Pische
  • Senior Vice President, Trade Finance
  • First American Bank
  • Panelists
  • David Sena
  • Senior Vice President, Office of Board Authorized Finance (OBAF)
  • Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM)
  • Alale Allal
  • Regional Trade Finance Manager - Office of International Trade
  • U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
  • David Vidal
  • Managing Director
  • Development Finance Corporation
  • 10:25 ET / 15:25 GMT / 16:25 CET / 19:25 GST / 23:25 SGT          
    Stretch Break
    10:35 ET / 15:35 GMT / 16:35 CET / 19:35 GST / 23:35 SGT          
    Trade Technology: Today’s Focuses, Tomorrow’s Promises
    The development and deployment of innovative technologies in banking has given rise to new digitization efforts, corporate and bank consortia, solutions for compliance, and promises of more efficient processing in trade. Nevertheless, implementation of these new technologies and the resulting impact have been inconsistent. With this backdrop, CGI and BAFT conducted a survey of BAFT members in the summer of 2020 to obtain market intelligence on the current opportunities and challenges provided by these new technologies. This session will discuss the results of the survey and provide insight on the current state of technological advancement in trade.
    Moderator
  • Patrick DeVilbiss
  • Product Manager
  • CGI
  • Speakers
  • Normand D’Arcy
  • Senior Advisor, Supply Chain Financing Solutions
  • National Bank of Canada
  • Stacey Facter
  • Senior Vice President, Trade Products
  • BAFT
  • Marc Smith
  • Founder & CEO
  • Conpend
  • 11:15 ET / 16:15 GMT / 17:15 GMT / 20:15 GST / 00:15 SGT
    Consortia Showcase featuring Contour
    How Contour is Transforming the Trade Finance Journey through Collaboration and Interoperability
    Founded by the world's leading trade banks, Contour is on a mission to transform global trade by digitising Letters of Credit, one of the most important trade finance instruments that still relies heavily on paper. Using the power of decentralised technology, watch how Contour’s network uses collaboration and interoperability to bring together the world’s banks, corporates and ecosystem partners, onto a common, digital and trusted network, in real time.
    Presenter
  • Joshua Kroeker
  • Chief Product Officer
  • Contour
  • 12:00 ET / 17:00 GMT / 18:00 CET / 21:00 GST / 01:00 SGT              
    Ask the Expert Forum: Letters of Credit
    An open and informal forum to meet and also ask experts about letters of credit related questions.
    Subject Matter Experts
  • Normand Girard
  • Director, Global Trade Services, BMO Financial Group
  • Kristine Siebel
  • Vice President, Trade Commodity Finance Operations
  • Societe Generale
  • 12:30 ET / 17:30 GMT / 18:30 CET / 21:30 GST / 01:30 SGT              
    Workshop: New Technologies for Real-Time Global Payment
    A discussion of real-time payment networks, the use cases where real-time payments bring value, and the technological approach to capitalizing on the drive for faster payments.
    Speakers
  • Brian Anderson
  • Vice President, Sales & Marketing
  • Finzly
  • Steve Marshall
  • Chief Commercial Officer
  • Crown Agents Bank
  • Booshan Rengachari
  • Founder & CEO
  • Finzly
  • Amy Sahm
  • SVP and Manager, International
  • Fulton Bank
  • Friday, November 20 ***LIVE Sessions***
    08:00 ET / 13:00 GMT / 14:00 CET / 17:00 GST / 21:00 SGT
    Workshop: IBOR Transition - SOFR and Trade Finance Priorities
    In 2019, global trade flows totaled US$18.1 trillion – of that activity, 53.9% comprised bank-intermediated trade, and 42% was transacted in USD. USD LIBOR is a widely-used benchmark across the trade finance industry globally. As we anticipate the transition away from LIBOR, much is being discussed about the need for a forward-looking rate, transparency and consistency. What are the concerns across the diverse trade finance products, from L/C discounting to SCF to ECA loans? Hear from members of the BAFT IBOR Transition Working Group, colleagues who have been studying the issues and possibilities, in this highly topical and informative panel.
    Moderator
  • Diana Rodriquez
  • Vice President, International Policy
  • BAFT
  • Panelist
  • Doug Laurie
  • Libor Transition Lead, Wholesale Lending Corporate Bank & PBOS
  • Barclays
  • Priyamvada Singh
  • Managing Director & Regional Head, Product, Propositions & Structuring, Global Trade and Receivables Finance
  • HSBC Bank USA
  • 08:00 ET / 13:00 GMT / 14:00 CET / 17:00 GST / 21:00 SGT
    Social Activity: Photography Art Show
    Jochen Cerny, active Europe Council member and Managing Director at Commerzbank, will showcase several of his photographic art work, using a special CMPB-technique which he developed. His work has been on exhibit in several cities around the globe, including New York, London, and Hong Kong. Learn more about this special digital technique and how he was able to transform his passion to become an award winning artist.
  • Artist: Jochen Cerny, Managing Director, Commerzbank
  • Host: Bart Timmermans, Head Global Transactional Banking, Santander UK
  • 09:00 ET / 14:00 GMT / 15:00 CET / 18:00 GST / 22:00 SGT
    Plenary Day 5 Welcome
    Emcee
  • Jan McInnis, Comedian/Emcee
  • 09:05 ET / 14:05 GMT / 15:05 CET / 18:05 GST / 22:05 SGT
    What’s at Stake For Banks – Post-2020 Elections
    What does a change in the administration mean to the governance of the banking industry? What are the critical banking issues that will be of immediate interest and/or concern to our industry body? The session will focus on potential issues and banking developments that may be accelerated or changed during the next administration. From tax reform, to AML reform, and regulatory supervision, a session from the ABA as to what may be in store for our industry in 2021.
    Speaker
  • Naomi Camper
  • Chief Policy Officer
  • American Bankers Association
  • Host
  • Mark Garfield
  • Chair, BAFT
  • Head, Global Financial Institution, Zions Bancorporation
  • 09:30 ET / 14:30 GMT / 15:30 CET / 18:30 GST / 22:30 SGT
    A Focus on Commodities Finance
    We take a broad look at the commodity finance sector, assessing the impact that the Coronavirus crisis has had on the market.
  • Which commodities are faring best at the moment?
  • Will technology finally advance, or will it take a backseat?
  • What is the view on capital investments?
  • What has been the impact on pricing in the mining sector? Will it come under pressure or will it weather the storm?
  • What will be the impact on risk allocation and how will this affect bankers and corporate treasurers?
  • Has coronavirus been the catalyst of change in the market, or did it simply reveal existing pressures?
  • Moderator
  • Rhona O’Connell
  • Head of Market Analysis EMEA & Asia
  • StoneX Group
  • Panelists
  • Christine Dirringer
  • Managing Director & Head of Commodity Structured Debt, North America
  • BNP Paribas
  • Alexander Peters, MBL HSG, MBA
  • Group Chief Financial Officer
  • Arrow Resources AG
  • 10:10 ET / 15:10 GMT / 16:10 CET / 19:10 GST / 23:10 SGT           
    Stretch Break
    10:20 ET / 15:20 GMT / 16:20 CET / 19:20 GST / 23:20 SGT         
    Road to Recovery: Career Progression and Cultivating Diversity During and Beyond COVID
    What will the Next Normal look like for companies and their employees? How have business leaders reset the norms for recruiting, networking, day-to-day interactions internally and business development with customers? Were the past 9 months a unique moment in time, or the catalyst of broader changes still to come? Hear from a well-connected Executive Search & Advisory firm owner, a CEO and enlightened bankers on how they have adapted, and what parts of their playbook they are re-writing.
    Moderator
  • Nicole Meyer
  • Founder & Managing Partner
  • The Meyer Partnership
  • Panelists
  • Nicole Verkindt
  • CEO, OMX
  • Director, Sustainalytics
  • Patricia Gomes
  • Executive Vice President & Regional Head, North America
  • Global Trade and Receivables Finance
  • HSBC
  • Ralph Jardine
  • Head of Inclusion and Culture
  • HSBC USA
  • 11:00 ET / 16:00 GMT / 17:00 GMT / 20:00 GST / 00:00 SGT
    The Hype is (Almost) Over: Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Are Here to Stay
    Given the technology and organizational feedback loops involved, laggards will have a hard time catching up with those who now lean into applying AI and ML to their Big Data. A discussion on the challenges and opportunities associated with leveraging these new technologies to better serve customers and run our businesses more effectively.
    Host
  • Tarik Muzaffar
  • Managing Director & Global Head Financial Institutions
  • Global Transaction Banking
  • TD Bank
  • Speakers
  • Lisa Frazier
  • Chief Innovation Officer
  • Wells Fargo
  • Marc Singer
  • Senior Partner, San Francisco & Leader, McKinsey Digital Practice
  • McKinsey & Company
  • 11:25 ET / 16:25 GMT / 17:25 GMT / 20:25 GST / 00:25 SGT
    Plenary Day 5 Wrap-Up
  • Jan McInnis, Comedian/Emcee
  • Closing Remarks
  • Tod Burwell
  • President & CEO
  • BAFT
  • Virtual Happy Half Hour Closing Celebration
    Stay for the much-awaited closing celebration, SongDivison’s Virtual Happy Half Hour, an award-winning musical variety show of rock & roll trivia and interactive songwriting, hosted by musicians who’ve worked with everyone from Cher to Queen.
    Performers: Angus Clark, Jodi Katz, MiG Ayesa from SongDivision
    Sponsored by SongDivision
    12:15 ET / 17:15 GMT / 18:15 GMT / 21:15 GST / 01:15 SGT
    Backstage with SongDivision
    Meet and greet post-conference celebration with some of the SongDivision performers. Learn more about SongDivision and their experiences with notable singers including David Bowie and Adele.
    12:00 ET / 17:00 GMT / 18:00 GMT / 21:00 GST / 01:00 SGT
    Ask the Expert Forum: IBOR
    Missed the IBOR workshop? Have more questions? This open and informal forum gives you another opportunity to get your questions answered about the IBOR transition from our experts.
    Subject Matter Experts
  • Matt Ayearst
  • Independent Consultant
  • Asyera Theng
  • Vice President, Supply Chain Finance Structuring
  • MUFG
  • On-Demand Sessions
    Special sessions have been pre-recorded for attendees to access anytime. Live sessions will be added to the on-demand library for those who missed the session or want to re-watch it 24/7.
    Regional Stream
    MENA: One-on-One with Facebook
    Facebook has been very busy in the past few months with increased user activity, updating as well as informing the public about COVID and combatting misinformation in parallel. It is also working on launching new initiatives of its own. Social media has been a refuge to many across the world during the lockdown. This special discussion will cover the behavioral trends, general popular sentiment, opportunities for growth and where Facebook expects to make its mark post-pandemic. And since the platform is actually ripe for a large number of services including financial, the pertinent question would be whether Facebook envisions a deeper collaboration with banks on initiatives going forward.
    Featured Speaker
  • Ramez Shehadi
  • Managing Director, Middle East and North Africa
  • Facebook
  • Host
  • Eric Modave
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Arab Bank
  • MENA: Hospitality Industry Outlook
    This panel covers how the hospitality industry, specifically the Travel and Tourism industries, have been impacted and the silver lining (there’s always one or more) seen while navigating through and hopefully emerging soon from the pandemic. It also casts light on the relationship between tourism and the travel industry, plus lodging, restaurants and other industries within the hospitality industry umbrella, as a whole will have post-COVID. Will these individual industries collaborate like never before or will they individually go about their recovery separately and at some point cross paths in an effort to rebuild and recuperate. Our esteemed panel will provide insights on how they see this unfold.
    Moderator
  • Chavan Bhogaita
  • Managing Director & Head of Market Insights and Strategy
  • First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)
  • Panelists
  • Adel Al Redha
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Emirates Airlines
  • Issam Kazim
  • CEO
  • Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing
  • Mike Premo
  • President & CEO
  • Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC)
  • MENA: One-on-One with Microsoft
    There is no doubt that digitalization and technology have been at the pinnacle of growth opportunities globally. The pandemic reinforced the critical importance of technology in everyone’s life. With education relying on online tutorials, virtual meetings on the rise and working from home the saving grace in continuing company and institutional services, this session covers Microsoft’s views on how it sees this continue to evolve into the future. We will learn how Microsoft is working on positioning itself amidst all of this, including its future vision for the industry and the different initiatives it is working on with the different governments within MENA.
    Featured Speaker
  • Salwa Smaoui
  • Government Industry Leader, Middle East & Africa
  • Microsoft
  • Host
  • Mohamad Zarakat
  • Director & EMEA Digital Leader
  • BNY Mellon
  • Latin America: Round Table on Current Industry Trends Post COVID-19
    Our panel of Latin America experts will share a comprehensive review of the region in the corporate and financial Institution sectors. The region’s interdependencies on US trade finance and supply chain flows will be discussed relative to the market effects of COVID-19. The importance of a functioning Credit Risk Insurance market will be highlighted, as well as how lenders are looking for alternative risk mitigation solutions, including ECA and Multilateral programs. Senior regional representatives from Bank of America, Bci, FCIA and First American Bank will present an overview of their market observations, insights and outlook as to the current business and credit environment.
    Moderator
  • John Rodriguez
  • Managing Director – Trade Finance, Risk Mitigation and Portfolio Management Advisory, Latin America
  • EIA Global
  • Panelists
  • Luiz C. Couto
  • Managing Director – Global Transactions Services and Trade, Latin America and Caribbean
  • Bank of America
  • Stephen Mooney
  • Senior Vice President - Trade Credit Risk, Structured Trade and Political Risk Product
  • FCIA Management Company, Inc.
  • Daniel Pische
  • Senior Vice President – Trade Finance, US Middle Market Exports
  • First American Bank
  • Juan Segundo
  • Head of Corporate Banking
  • Banco de Credito e Inversiones S.A. - Miami Branch
  • Asia: Spotlight on Regulatory Changes in Banking
    During this session, get up to date on the most significant regulatory changes impacting banking, especially capital markets in Asia.
    Speaker
  • Manesh Samtani
  • Editor
  • Regulation Asia
  • Host
  • Jonathan Bell
  • Editor in Chief
  • TXF
  • Trade Stream
    A Game of Balance: The Global Supply Chain Finance Forum
    Global Supply Chain Finance Forum (GSCFF)’s Chair, Christian Hausherr discusses with Katharine Morton, Haed of Trade Treasury & Risk at TXF the clarifications, guidance and vision that GSCFF is using to help support the use of SCF products amid the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.
    Featured Speaker
  • Christian Hausherr
  • Chairman, Global Supply Chain Finance Forum
  • Product Manager Trade Finance/Supply Chain Finance EMEA
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Host
  • Katharine Morton
  • Head of Trade, Treasury and Risk
  • TXF
  • Talking Heads of Trade: BNP Paribas on the 'Now' and 'Next'
    Trade Finance Global’s Editor Deepesh Patel hears from Jean-François Denis, Global Head, Trade Solutions, BNP Paribas, about how the bank has changed since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and how the bank is adapting to the changing landscape for trade finance. What do the challenging events of 2020 mean for the future of trade finance at BNP Paribas?
    Featured Speakers
  • Jean Francois Denis
  • Global Head, Trade Solutions
  • BNP Paribas
  • Host
  • Deepesh Patel
  • Editorial Director
  • Trade Finance Global
  • Talking Heads of Trade: J.P. Morgan’s Reflections on Core Trade in 2020
    Featured Speaker
  • Natasha Condon
  • Managing Director & Global Head, Core Trade
  • JP Morgan
  • Host
  • Deepesh Patel
  • Editorial Director
  • Trade Finance Global
  • Payments Stream
    Payments on the Cloud: Leveraging Efficiencies
    Banks are building their modernization strategy around the movement of their payments services to the cloud, which offers the benefits of scalability, agility, and cost containment under the ‘pay as you use’ model. This open discussion features a variety of industry experts as they discuss frequently asked questions around the efficiencies of moving payments to the cloud and the various methods/strategies for achieving cloud migration.
    Moderator
  • Samantha Pelosi
  • Senior Vice President, Payments and Innovation
  • BAFT
  • Panelists
  • David Fisher
  • Vice President, IT Treasury and Reporting Leader
  • Synchrony Financial
  • Scott Johnson
  • Vice President & Head of Product
  • Western Union Business Solutions
  • Ian Philips
  • Vice President, Business Development & Lead, DRYiCE
  • HCL Technologies
  • 2020 Future Leaders Class Presentation: Faster Payments Systems
    Presenters
  • Carla Dodds, Banco Santander
  • Tania Markovic, Royal Bank of Canada
  • Andrew Hale, ANZ Bank
  • Harro Prins, ING
  • Suzan Al (Imam) Husseini, Arab Bank
  • Alexander Rakhmanin, Societe Generale
  • Joel Lim, Bank of America
  • Venkata Javaji, Visa
  • 2020 Future Leaders Class Presentation: Impacts of SWIFTgpi to international Payment Entities
  • Carla Dodds, Banco Santander
  • Alfred Lam, Shanghai Commercial Bank
  • Lee Phahladira, Rand Merchant Bank
  • Lewis Heptonstall, Wells Fargo
  • Niels Brand van Duinen, StoneX
  • Alexander Rakhmanin, Societe Generale
  • Fadel Elassa , Standard Chartered
  • Harsh Shah, Deloitte
  • Transaction Banking Stream
    2020 Future Leaders Class Presentation: IBOR Transition and the Impact on Transaction Banking
    Presenters
  • Adrian Hofer, Credit Suisse
  • Akshat Tiwari, MUFG Bank
  • Caitlin Blasi, CoBank
  • David Hehlen, UBS Switzerland
  • Hebe Wildi, Lloyds Banking Group
  • Maria Galvez, BBVA
  • Terence Tan, BNY Mellon
  • Yasminie Ramos, Barclays
  • 2020 Future Leaders Class Presentation: Sustainable Finance in Transaction Banking: Can Green Be Profitable?
    Presenters
  • Brian Goldwasser, Commerzbank
  • Huy N Tran, BNP Paribas
  • Hoor Yar, Deutsche Bank
  • Kamna Krishnan, Bank of Montreal (BMO)
  • Luis Quilico, UniCredit
  • Michael Walker, Finastra
  • Tarun Khosla, Citibank
  • Banks are building their modernization strategy around the movement of their payments services to the cloud, which offers the benefits of scalability, agility, and cost containment under the ‘pay as you use’ model. This open discussion features a variety of industry experts as they discuss frequently asked questions around the efficiencies of moving payments to the cloud and the various methods/strategies for achieving cloud migration.
    Africa: Looking Ahead: Africa in 2021?
    Following on from the World Bank/IMF Autumn Meetings, we now have a much clearer picture of Africa's economic outlook for 2021. This briefing focuses on Africa's imminent future, including:
  • What does economic recovery look like for Africa? Which countries will do well coming out of the crisis?
  • Will the expected extension of debt relief for African countries be enough? Which countries will feel the majority of the shock?
  • Where are we most likely to see defaults, and how will these pan out?
  • Presenter
  • Dr Robert Besseling
  • Executive Director
  • EXX Africa