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
07:30 – 20:0
Conference Registration
08:30 – 09:00
Welcome
  • Mark Garfield
  • Chair, BAFT
  • Head, Global Financial Institutions
  • Zionsbancorporation
  • Stephen Everett
  • Conference Co-Chair
  • Managing Director
  • Head of Payments, GTB
  • 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
  • Professor Beata Javorcik
  • Chief Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • Professor of Economics, University of Oxford
  • 09:30 – 10:15
    Featured Session: Key Economic Aspects Affecting Trade Finance and Payments in 2020
    A fireside chat with a senior representative of the ECB on key economic aspects affecting trade finance and payments in 2020.
  • Yves Mersch
  • Vice Chair
  • ECB Supervisory Board
  • Michael Hogan
  • Managing Director
  • 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 VP Business Partnerships, New Payments Platforms
  • MasterCard
  • Marc Recker
  • Global Head Cash Market Management
  • Deutsche Bank
  • 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 leading global corporate.
    Moderator
  • Thomas Lehmpuhl
  • Head of Global FIG
  • BayernLB
  • Panelists
  • Robert Barnes
  • CEO
  • TradeIX
  • Gerhard Heubeck
  • Global Head Trade Finance Advisory
  • Siemens Financial Services
  • Kris Van Broekhoven
  • Global Head of Commodity Trade Finance
  • Citibank
  • Dr. Michael Dietz
  • Managing Director, Global Head of Trade Finance Flow
  • Deutsche Bank AG
  • 12:15 – 13:00
    Lessons From China
    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 GTB
  • Intensa
  • 13:00 – 14:00
    Networking Lunch
    14:00– 14:30
    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
  • Head Short Term Markets
  • Santander
  • 14:30 – 15:15
    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 & Regulatory Affairs
  • BNP Paribas
  • Panelists
  • Andreé Casterman
  • Chief Marketing Officer, INTIX
  • Chair Fintech Committee, ITFA
  • Peter Haener
  • Executive Director, Group Compliance, Regulatory & Governance
  • UBS
  • Tracy Paradise
  • Executive Secretary
  • The Wolfsberg Group
  • 15:15 – 16:00
    Networking Coffee/Tea Break
    16:00 – 17:00
    Concurrent Sessions
    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.
    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
    08:30 – 09:00
    Welcome Day 2
  • Stephen Everett
  • Conference Co-Chair
  • Managing Director
  • Head of Payments, GTB
  • 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
  • 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 EMEA FI Sales
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Speaker
  • Brett Lancaster
  • Global Head of Customer Security
  • 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, GTB
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Speakers
  • Duncan Kennett
  • Head of B2B Product 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.
    Panelists
  • Achraf Abourida
  • Head of Trade Products
  • ING
  • Pani Oritis
  • Vice President Financial Institutions Sales GTB UK
  • Banco Santander SA
  • Yih Tin Lee
  • Professor
  • IESE Business School
  • 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 Walchshoöfer
  • Managing Director
  • 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
  • Stefan Hoops
  • Managing Director, Global Head of Corporate Banking
  • Deutsche Bank
  • 13:00 – 13:15
    Closing Remarks
  • Stephen Everett
  • Conference Co-Chair
  • Managing Director
  • Head of Payments, GTB
  • 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.
    Awards presented by: