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Monday, January 13
15:30 – 20:00
Conference Registration
15:30 – 18:30
Bilateral Meetings
We’ve carved out special times throughout the conference for you to network with prospects, clients and colleagues. We kindly request you schedule bilateral meetings only during these times to make the most of your conference experience.
18:30 – 20:00
Opening Reception
Kick off the 2020 BAFT Europe Bank to Bank Forum with a bang at the first networking opportunity of the conference! Enjoy a glass of wine and connect with your colleagues and clients during the opening reception.
Tuesday, January 14
07:45 – 20:00
Conference Registration
07:45 – 08:45
Networking Breakfast
08:30 – 09:00
Welcome
  • Mark Garfield
  • Chair, BAFT
  • Head, Global Financial Institutions
  • Zions Bancorporation
  • Stephen Everett
  • Conference Co-Chair
  • Managing Director
  • Head of Payments, Global Transaction Banking
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Ulf-Peter Noetzel
  • Conference Co-Chair
  • Managing Director, Chairman of Trade Finance - Financial Institutions
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Tod Burwell
  • President and CEO
  • BAFT
  • 09:00 – 09:30
    Keynote Address - Trade Matters 2020 / 2.0 / 2.020
    The BAFT Global Annual Meeting Europe 2020 kicks off a new decade in international trade and finance. Rarely has there been such a volatile mix of political, economic, societal and technological change in our business. Professor Beata Javorcik, Chief Economist of EBRD and Professor of Economics, University of Oxford, in the opening Keynote Address, will highlight and unravel the key changes affecting international trade: Why is international trade valuable and important, what are some of the most important changes, how will they effect us and our businesses, clients, friends and families? And what might we be able to do about them?
  • Dr. Beata Javorcik
  • Chief Economist
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • 09:30 – 10:15
    Banking in Europe 2020 - The Next Decade
    A fireside chat with a senior representative of the ECB on key themes affecting European banking and banks in 2020 - and the next decade.
  • Yves Mersch
  • Member of the Executive Board of the ECB
  • Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB
  • Michael Hogan
  • Managing Director
  • Regional Head of Transaction Banking EMEA
  • MUFG
  • 10:15 – 11:00
    Cross-border Payments in a New Decade: Who Needs Banks?
    Banks, relying on their SWIFT network and the solid correspondent banking technique, have successfully protected their business on corporates. For consumers and low value payments, that is definitely another story. Is it really a battle banks have lost forever? Or is it a growing segment where new and incumbent players can complement themselves rather than compete?
    Moderator
  • Jean-François Mazure
  • Head of Cash Clearing Services
  • Société Générale
  • Panelists
  • Stephen Grainger
  • Executive Vice President
  • Business Partnerships, New Payments Platforms
  • MasterCard
  • Marc Recker
  • Global Head Cash Market Management
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Murali Akella
  • Head of Business Development
  • TransferWise
  • 11:00 – 11:30
    Networking Coffee/Tea Break
    11:30 – 12:15
    Trade Finance in a New Decade: Who Needs Banks?
    In times of global political tensions and a significant number of local conflicts, trade finance products are very important for corporate customers. But having the speed and pressure of digitization in mind, how does the future of trade finance look ? What will be key markets and do we need banks at all to support corporate customers? What are major market participants expecting and how will the trade finance area develop in the new decade? Get insights from different stakeholders on this topic and especially hear the view of a globally leading corporate.
    Moderator
  • Thomas Lehmpuhl
  • Executive Director
  • Head of Global FIG
  • BayernLB
  • Panelists
  • Robert Barnes
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • TradeIX
  • Kris Van Broekhoven
  • Global Head of Commodity Trade Finance
  • Citibank
  • Dr. Michael Dietz
  • Managing Director, Global Head of Trade Finance Flow
  • Deutsche Bank AG
  • Christian Rumpf
  • Director Corporate Finance
  • Giesecke+Devrient GmbH
  • 12:15 – 13:00
    Lessons From China
    China is a significant source of disruptive innovation. We will present key elements which allowed China to become an accelerator lab in cash payments based on practical examples. We will then debate with two leading banks about their experience leveraging on China’s disruptive innovation opportunities and conclude on conditions necessary for banks to innovate at a faster pace.
    Moderator
  • Francesco Miccoli
  • Global Head Sales Correspondent Banking
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Speaker
  • Liqiong Shen
  • Head of International development, Cash Management,
  • Greater China Corporates, Cash Management Business Line
  • BNP Paribas
  • Stefano Favale
  • Global Head of Global Trade Banking
  • Intesa SAN Paolo
  • Patrich Zhu
  • Managing Director
  • China Country Head of Global Liquidity and Cash Management
  • HSBC BANK
  • 13:00 – 14:00
    Networking Lunch
    14:00– 14:45
    Substitution of IBORs a Piece of Cake or …?
    The British Bankers’ Association set up the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) in 1986. Over the years LIBOR has overcome its fair share of controversies including a major scandal of rate rigging but is now expected to be replaced by SONIA. All Interbank Offer Rates (IBORs) are facing declining liquidity in the unsecured inter-bank lending market making them a vulnerable reference. By 2021, IBORs are expected to be replaced by an Alternative Reference Rate (ARR) as the global interest rate benchmark. IBORs are part of the foundations of the financial industry today, and the change will impact a vast array of products, businesses, systems, and processes, as well as customers and counterparties. Financial products representing a combined value of over 500 trillion in dollars, euros, pounds, yens and Swiss francs are linked to IBORs. There is a lot at stake to make sure our financial system does not get jammed in the process.
    Moderator
  • Bart Timmermans
  • Head of Global Transactional Banking UK
  • Santander UK
  • Panelists
  • Paul Barnes
  • Managing Director, Head of Short Term Markets
  • Santander UK
  • Ian Fox
  • Group IBOR Transition Director
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Jan Rosam
  • Partner, EMEIA Financial Services
  • EY
  • 14:45 – 15:30
    Overview on Trade Finance Compliance: Issues & Challenges
    Trade players are confronted by unrelenting requirements regarding Compliance, Sanctions, Embargoes and KYC. We take a look at how to tackle these key aspects with a focus on AML and Economic Sanctions.
    Moderator
  • Vincent Davignon
  • Head of Product Management and Regulatory Affairs, Trade Finance
  • BNP Paribas
  • Panelists
  • André Casterman
  • Chief Marketing Officer, INTIX
  • Chair Fintech Committee, ITFA
  • Peter Haener
  • Executive Director, Group Compliance, Regulatory & Governance
  • UBS
  • Stacey Facter
  • Senior Vice President – Trade Products
  • BAFT
  • Rajiv Desai
  • Head of US Operations and Sales
  • Pelican
  • 15:30 – 16:00
    Networking Coffee/Tea Break
    16:00 – 17:00
    Concurrent Session 1:The E-Commerce Conundrum: Where is the revenue opportunity in supporting customer cross-border expansion into new markets?
    Speaker
  • Gregory Vincent
  • Head of FX Payments, EMEA
  • INTL FCStone
  • 16:00 – 18:30
    Bilateral Meetings
    We’ve carved out special times throughout the conference for you to network with prospects, clients and colleagues. We kindly request you schedule bilateral meetings only during these times to make the most of your conference experience.
    17:00 – 18:30
    Innovation Showcase: Cross Border Payments - Come Meet the Disruptions in This Key Customer Journey
    At last year’s conference, we showcased four Trade platforms that are innovating how Trade is being digitalized to improve the speed and efficiency of settlement and risk management. This year, we will spotlight on Payments where increasingly new channels and platforms are emerging in the cross-currency international Payments space. During three-25 minutes cycles, participants will see and hear from these providers as to how their current proposition is developing. You are invited to attend as many demonstrations as you are able to, moving from one station to the next.
    Featuring
  • Visa
  • Visa B2B Connect is a new global network for account to account transactions provided by Visa. It connects the originator bank directly to the beneficiary bank without intermediaries and guarantees a transparency on transaction charges, while significantly reducing payment delivery times from one to two days.
  • Mastercard
  • Ripple
  • Swift
  • 18:30 – 20:30
    Evening Networking Event
    Join us for another opportunity to network and mingle with your colleagues, clients, and prospects at this evening networking event. A variety of hot and cold hors d’oeuvres will be served together with wine and assorted drinks. We’ve left the rest of the evening open for you to enjoy.
    Wednesday, January 15
    07:30 – 12:00
    Conference Registration
    07:30 – 08:30
    Networking Breakfasts
    07:40 – 8:20
    Future Leaders Breakfast Session
    Going into its fifth year, and with an impressive Alumni of over 100 bankers across the globe, this is your chance to hear first-hand about the experiences and future expectations of the BAFT Future Leaders programme. Panellists from the 2018 BAFT future leaders class will be on stage answering your questions and providing an overview of their experiences of the programmes. Whether thinking of nominating a future leader in 2020, or you are intrigued to find out more about the programme and its participants, this informal breakfast session is open to all BAFT registered guests.
    Moderator
  • Adam Hanke
  • Director, Head of Northern Europe FIs
  • NatWest
  • Panelists
  • Annina Keller
  • Vice President
  • Senior Relationship Manager Financial Institutions
  • Credit Suisse
  • Marcus Jacobsson
  • Bank Analyst, Bank Coverage, Global Transaction Services
  • Swedbank
  • René Klose
  • Chapter Lead, SAFe Product Manager
  • Commerzbank
  • 08:30 – 09:00
    Welcome Day 2
  • Stephen Everett
  • Conference Co-Chair
  • Managing Director
  • Head of Payments, Global Transaction Banking
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Ulf-Peter Noetzel
  • Conference Co-Chair
  • Managing Director, Chairman of Trade Finance - Financial Institutions
  • Chairman of Trade Finance - Financial Institutions
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Tod Burwell
  • President and CEO
  • BAFT
  • 09:00 – 09:45
    The Bad News is Time Flies. The Good News is You’re the Pilot.
    Today’s professional pilots are decision-makers, responsible for all the passengers in a highly technical environment. They are managers in an unusual as well as fascinating workplace. We’ll hear firsthand from a Senior First Officer about her career path and how she manages technology, complexity and risk. How similar (or different) is this from a life of a banker?
    Speakers
  • Patrick Gmür
  • Deputy Head Financial Institutions
  • Head Banks Global Markets
  • Credit Suisse
  • Esther Zwygart
  • Senior First Officer
  • Lufthansa Airlines
  • 09:45 – 10:30
    From iPad to Notepad: The Realities of Surviving a Cyber Attack
    What happens when the perfect cyber storm hits your business? How do you weather the storm and keep your business afloat? Hear from panelists whose organizations have literally had to shift from iPad to Notepad to survive, as well as key industry leaders share their experiences and suggestions to prepare for the worst.
    Moderator
  • Chris Jameson
  • Head of Financial Institutions Sales, EMEA
  • Bank of America
  • Speaker
  • Per Christian Lindgård
  • Head of Cash Management & Accounting Group Treasury & Tax
  • Norsk Hydro
  • Thomas A. Woelk
  • Head of Group Finance
  • Friedhelm Loh Group
  • Frank Vermessen
  • Head of Regulatory Affairs
  • SWIFT
  • 10:30 – 11:15
    The Convergence of Cards and Instant Payments
    Instant Payment schemes are being implemented across all of our key markets. With the introduction of Open Banking and PSD2, the opportunity for Third Party Payment providers to introduce new settlement propositions, bringing together Immediate Payments with Cards, is growing rapidly. Hear from a panel of experts on the drivers of this convergence, how they are reacting and how convergence is likely to evolve over the next decade.
    Moderator
  • Stephen Everett
  • Conference Co-Chair
  • Managing Director
  • Head of Payments, Global Transaction Banking
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Speakers
  • Duncan Kennett
  • Head of New Payment Flows, Visa Business Solutions
  • Visa Europe
  • Dirk Schrade
  • Deputy Director General Payments and Settlement Systems
  • Deutsche Bundesbank
  • Edward Thurman
  • Managing Director, Head of Global Transaction Banking
  • Lloyds Bank Group
  • 11:15 – 11:30
    Networking Coffee/Tea Break
    11:30 – 12:15
    Banking as a Team Sport
    Transaction banking is a business that involves working with very different internal functional profiles, geographies, ages, and management styles. Awareness of these differences is key in working with internal and external clients. These differences can be invisible barriers but they can also be great opportunities for success. Agile methodologies are changing the way we work and help us work with transversal teams although it comes with its growing pains.
    Moderator
  • Dr. Yih-Teen Lee
  • Professor
  • IESE Business School
  • Panelists
  • Achraf Abourida
  • Head of Trade Products
  • ING
  • Esther Galiana
  • Managing Director Head, Financial Institutions
  • BBVA
  • Ed Langendam
  • Managing Director, Head of Global Corporate Banking Division
  • MUFG Bank Europe N.V.
  • Pani Oritis
  • Vice President
  • Financial Institutions Sales Global Transaction Banking UK
  • Santander UK
  • 12:15 – 13:00
    Transaction Banking 2020 Vision, a View From the Top
    An open dialogue and discussion with transaction banking leaders on global trends, opportunities and challenges, innovation, attracting and retaining talent, and other topics.
    Moderator
  • Karin Walchshöfer
  • Conference Co-Chair
  • Managing Director and Head, EMEA, Global Financial Institutions Group
  • BMO Capital Markets
  • Panelists
  • Karen Braithwaite
  • Managing Director, Global Head - Transaction Banking
  • Barclays
  • Luca Corsini
  • Head of Global Transaction Banking
  • UniCredit Group
  • Dr. Stefan Hoops
  • Managing Director, Head of Corporate Banking
  • Deutsche Bank
  • 13:00 – 13:15
    Closing Remarks
  • Stephen Everett
  • Conference Co-Chair
  • Managing Director
  • Head of Payments, Global Transaction Banking
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Ulf-Peter Noetzel
  • Conference Co-Chair
  • Managing Director, Chairman of Trade Finance, Financial Institutions
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Tod Burwell
  • President and CEO
  • BAFT
  • 13:15 – 15:00
    Networking Lunch with Global Finance Award Ceremony
    Join your colleagues, providers and clients for another networking opportunity over a delicious lunch buffet spread, and celebrate with the awardees as the annual Global Finance Best Trade Finance and Supply Chain Bank awards are presented.
    15:00 – 16:30
    EC Meeting
    Awards presented by: