Module 1: Trade Finance in the Time of the Pandemic
11:30 AM – 11:40 AM EDT (08:30 AM – 08:40 AM PST)
Welcome & Introduction to Module 1: Trade Finance in the Time of the Pandemic
  • Stacey Facter
  • Senior Vice President
  • Trade Products
  • BAFT
  • Kristine Siebel
  • Chair, BAFT North American Standby Letter of Credit/Guarantee Committee
  • Vice President & Standby Letter of Credit Officer
  • Société Générale
  • 11:40 AM - 12:30 PM EDT
    OFAC Hot Topics
    Confusing times? Hear more from OFAC regarding ship-to-ship transfers, port challenges, and problems with transfer of goods across borders.
    Speaker
  • Leonard Frady
  • Sanctions Compliance and Evaluation Officer
  • Office of Foreign Assets Control
  • U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • 12:30 PM - 01:20 PM EDT
    Fireside Chat: Disruption to the Economy of a Mega-Region
    The impact of COVID-19 on the various industries that drive and support the Los Angeles economy covering the challenges in the physical supply chain, trade hindrances, documentary process and other obstacles in today’s environment.
    Host
  • Walter J. Mix III
  • Managing Director
  • Berkeley Research Group
  • Guest Speaker
  • Stephen Cheung
  • Executive Vice President, LA Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC)
  • President, World Trade Center, LA
  • 01:20 PM - 01:30 PM EDT
    Digital Coffee Break 
    01:30 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    Vessel Tracking, Yes or No?
    Against a mounting backdrop of vessel sanctions and new guidelines, with OFAC's May 2020 advisory regarding Illicit Shipping and Sanctions Evasion Practices being the latest, the issue of identifying potentially suspicious vessels and the activity they engage in is undoubtedly complex. Therefore, how can you understand maritime best practice in order to adhere to existing regulation whilst managing and growing a successful trade finance business? This session will examine the latest regulatory requirements, how best to implement them in your day to day operations and how to do so quickly, accurately and effectively.
    Speaker
  • Byron McKinney
  • Associate Director
  • Product Management, Maritime & Trade
  • IHS Markit
  • 02:00 PM - 02:40 PM EDT
    ICC Rules in the Time of the Pandemic
    A session covering the ICC's response to COVID-19 and the various papers and guidance that have been issued to address trade finance and supply chain finance rules and regulations during the pandemic. 
    Speaker
  • Donald Smith
  • President
  • Global Trade Advisory, Ltd.
  • 02:40 PM - 03:25 PM EDT
    Force Majeure
    The Risks and Implications
    Speaker
  • Michael Evan Avidon, Esq.
  • Partner
  • Moses & Singer LLP
  • 03:25 PM - 03:30 PM EDT
    Module 1 Wrap-Up
  • Ana Isabel Ramirez
  • Vice President
  • Trade and Supply Chain Finance Specialist
  • City National Bank
  • Module 2: Operating in a Contingency Environment!
    11:30 AM - 11:40 AM EDT (08:30 AM - 08:40 AM PST)
    Welcome & Introduction to Module 2: Operating in a Contingency Environment!
  • Yasmin Kermalli, CDCS
  • Assistant Vice President
  • Service Center Coordinator
  • Bank of America
  • 11:40 AM - 12:25 PM EDT
    Digital Trade from SWIFT
    Learn more about SWIFT’s global initiative to mitigate the infamous paper friction in global trade - leveraging existing technology, and industry collaboration.
    Host
  • John Baranello
  • Director & Head of Trade Finance Product Management, Americas
  • Global Transaction Banking
  • Lloyd's Bank Corporate Markets
  • Guest Speaker
  • David Watson
  • Head of North America
  • SWIFT
  • 12:25 PM – 01:40 PM EDT
    Digitization Platforms
    Demonstrations from a variety of new technology platforms that assist the trade and trade finance industries.
    Host
  • Kristine Siebel
  • Chair, BAFT North American Standby Letter of Credit/Guarantee Committee
  • Vice President & Standby Letter of Credit Officer
  • Société Générale
  • Demonstrators
  • essDOCS
  • Alexander Goulandris
  • Co-CEO & CRO
  • essDOCS
  • Tradelens
  • Juan-Jose Ruiz
  • Head of Strategy and Business Development
  • TradeLens, IBM Industry Platforms
  • We.Trade
  • Gilbert Cordier
  • Product Manager - Digital Trade and Innovation
  • Société Générale
  • We.Trade
  • David McLoughlin
  • Head of Commercialisation
  • 01:40 PM – 01:50 PM EDT
    Digital Coffee Break 
    01:50 PM – 02:40 PM EDT
    Compliance Going Digital
    Technological solutions and how banks are partnering with technology for a consistent approach to compliance.
    Speakers
  • Valeria Sica
  • Managing Director
  • Global Trade Services Head
  • Citi
  • Edward Stoltenberg
  • Director
  • AML Risk Management
  • Citi
  • 02:40 PM – 03:25 PM EDT
    The 4 “E’s”
    E-Documents, E-Bills of Lading, E-Negotiable Instruments and E-Signatures
    Host
  • Jeremiah Glock, CDCS
  • Vice President & Trade Advisor
  • Citi
  • Guest Speaker
  • Glenn Ransier
  • Senior Vice President
  • Head of Documentary Trade and SBLCs
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • 03:25 PM - 03:30 PM EDT
    Wrap-Up
  • Normand Girard, CDCS
  • Director
  • Global Trade Operations
  • BMO Financial Group
  • Module 3: Processing Change
    11:30 AM - 11:40 PM EDT (08:30 AM - 08:40 AM PST)
    Welcome & Introduction to Module 3: Processing Change
  • Francisco Rodriguez, CDCS
  • Trade Services Consultant
  • Client Services Consultant – Global Trade Services
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • 11:40 AM - 12:40 PM EDT
    The Standby Letter of Credit – How an Economic Downturn affects the Standby, what concerns are there in both issuance and drawdowns?
    The changes in the issuance process; how do you give notices of non extension; will the LOC be drawn now?
    Speakers
  • Frank Petrassi
  • Vice President
  • JPMorgan
  • Kristine Siebel
  • Chair, BAFT North American Standby Letter of Credit/Guarantee Committee
  • Vice President & Standby Letter of Credit Officer
  • Société Générale
  • 12:40 PM - 01:10 PM EDT
    ICC Opinion Updates
    A review of finalized ICC Opinions and the discussion at the ICC Banking Commission Meeting in Paris. How are these decisions made?
    Speaker
  • Normand Girard, CDCS
  • Director
  • Global Trade Operations
  • BMO Financial Group
  • 01:10 PM - 01:20 PM EDT
    Digital Coffee Break          
    01:20 PM - 01:50 PM EDT
    Document Collections Aval /Protest
    Let’s discuss import collections – and what happens when a bank is asked to Aval themselves to a draft or to Protest a Non Payment? What risks are involved?
    Speaker
  • Jeremiah Glock, CDCS
  • Vice President & Trade Advisor
  • Citi
  • 01:50 PM - 02:30 PM EDT
    Open Account / Supply Chain Finance
    A look at the effects COVID-19 has had on the business of Supply Chain Finance, as well as an update of the efforts to provide practitioners guidance by clarifying its common market practices in risk management, documentation, and operational handling.
    Speaker
  • John Baranello
  • Director & Head of Trade Finance Product Management, Americas
  • Global Transaction Banking
  • Lloyd's Bank Corporate Markets
  • 02:30 PM - 03:25 PM EDT
    Open Floor Interactive Q&A
    Ask those puzzling questions. Bring all the questions you and your office want asked. This group will provide their insights into your situation, and may give you new ideas to try. Remember these are only individual thoughts – not in any way meant to be recommendations for your situation.
    Speaker
  • Mary Ann McCarty
  • Vice President
  • PNC Bank, NA
  • 03:25 PM - 03:30 PM EDT
    Wrap-Up
  • Walter J. Mix III
  • Managing Director
  • Berkley Research Group