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Wednesday, September 26
9:00AM – 5:00PM
Pre-Conference Event: Supply Chain Finance Bootcamp
Offered as a separate registration from Annual Conference on International Trade. Conference attendees receive a discounted rate to the Bootcamp.
9:00AM – 6:30PM
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.
6:30PM – 7:30PM
Networking Opening Reception
Boot camp attendees and Full conference attendees are welcome to join the opening reception.
Thursday, September 27
7:30AM – 9:00AM
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.
8:00AM – 9:00AM
Networking Breakfast
9:00AM – 9:25AM
Welcome
  • Kimberly Burdette
  • Chair, BAFT
  • Senior Vice President and Manager, International Financial Institutions
  • PNC Bank
  • Andrea Ratay
  • Conference Planning Co-Chair
  • Senior Regional Trade Manager
  • TD Bank NA
  • Michael McDonough
  • Conference Planning Co-Chair
  • Head of Product Management Trade Finance, North America
  • Transaction Banking - Americas
  • MUFG
  • Tod Burwell
  • President and CEO
  • BAFT
  • 9:25AM – 10:10AM
    Trade Policy: Impact of Trade Policy Developments
    As the politics of trade continue to evolve, the U.S. framework for trade policy and multilateral agreements are being reconsidered. With the road markers moving, companies must review the global footprint of their supply chains and their export markets, to see how their industries and businesses will be effected. In this session, our panelists will discuss the impact of potential and real policy changes on trade deals and getting them done.
    Moderator
  • Oliver O’Connell
  • Content Development Manager
  • TXF
  • Panelists
  • Amy Celico
  • Principal
  • Albright Stonebridge Group
  • Karen Tramontano
  • Co-founder and CEO
  • Blue Star Strategies, LLC
  • 10:10AM – 11:05AM
    From PoC to Commercialization – Where is Blockchain Heading?
    2018 appears to be the year that many Blockchain proofs of concept move to real world commercial products. Proponents of the technology predict it will have a game-changing impact on almost all elements of our lives, while skeptics still believe it is an innovative solution in search of a very specific problem. The most important question is this, how will our clients benefit? Our panel will discuss the future of Blockchain and the potential impact on users of traditional trade and supply chain finance products.
    Moderator
  • Rory Kaplan
  • Director, Offering Manager
  • CGI
  • Panelists
  • Dan Juliano
  • Managing Director
  • TradeIX Limited
  • Ann McCormick
  • Director, Global Trade and Supply Chain Product Management
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Bhriguraj Singh
  • Managing Director, Head of Documentary Trade Product Management
  • Global Trade and Receivables Finance
  • HSBC Bank
  • 11:05AM – 11:25AM
    Morning Coffee/Tea Break
    11:25AM – 11:55PM
    Featured Address – Fireside Chat
    Featured Speakers
  • Tod Burwell
  • President & CEO
  • BAFT
  • Nazak Nikakhtar
  • Assistant Secretary for Industry & Analysis
  • US Department of Commerce
  • 11:55AM – 12:45PM
    A Successful Supply Chain Program: A View from Stakeholders
    More companies are now exploring the benefits of setting up a supply chain finance program, which can reconcile the competing goals of buyer and supplier while mitigating the impact of a DPO extension strategy.Join us for a holistic discussion addressing the perspectives of various stakeholders.
    Moderator
  • Michael McDonough
  • Conference Planning Co-Chair
  • Head of Product Management Trade Finance, North America
  • Transaction Banking - Americas
  • MUFG
  • Panelists
  • Dyanne Carenza
  • Vice President Trade
  • Scotiabank
  • David Dienesch, CPP
  • CEO and Chief Agent
  • Euler Hermes Canada
  • Tracy Kellaher
  • Director Financial Services, Banking Alliances
  • Tradeshift
  • 12:45PM – 1:45PM
    Networking Lunch
    1:45PM – 2:30PM
    Economic Outlook
    Escalating trade tensions, ballooning global debt, and shifts in the geopolitical environment are causing tectonic shifts in the norms of the post WW-II era. Hear from noted macroeconomist Diane Swonk about how those shifts are likely to affect the U.S. economy, the timing, the next recession, and the limits to what policy makers can do about those shifts as they occur.
    Featured Speaker
  • Diane Swonk
  • Chief Economist
  • Grant Thornton
  • 2:30PM – 3:25PM
    Private Insurance and Viable Risk Mitigation Alternatives To Export Credit Agencies
    Thanks to the emergence of new products and the broadening appetite and capacity offered by private insurers, combined with the ongoing turbulent environment in the U.S. Export Credit Agency arena, lenders and exporters are being steered to alternative risk mitigation products. Join us for a discussion on how our panelists view the application, implementation and evolution of private insurance and other risk mitigation tools in terms of, risk sharing, capital relief, competitiveness, and structuring.
    Moderator
  • Gayle Roenbaugh
  • Senior Trade Sales Manager, Global Trade & Receivables Finance
  • HSBC Bank
  • Panelists
  • Mark McLeod
  • Political Risk and Credit Underwriter
  • Chaucer Syndicates Ltd
  • Ben Roberts
  • Manager – Specialty Lines
  • Meridian Finance Group
  • Geoffrey Wynne
  • Partner
  • Sullivan & Worcester UK LLP
  • 3:25PM – 4:20PM
    Trade Finance – The View of the Risk Managers
    Trade Finance practitioners view their business as being extremely low-risk: losses are rare, structures are well-established and procedures are tried and true. But we also know that Trade carries very real risks linked to fraud, compliance, regulation and BSA/AML. Our panel today consists of a group of professionals who manage these risks and who will let you know what about Trade keeps them up at night.
    Moderator
  • Steven Bash
  • Senior Vice President and Manager
  • International Banking & Trade Finance
  • City National Bank
  • Panelists
  • Christine Bravo
  • Senior Vice President
  • US Bank
  • Massimo Capretta
  • Partner
  • Mayer Brown
  • Brad Lupton
  • Senior Manager, Advisory Services
  • EY
  • Michael McDonough
  • Conference Planning Co-Chair
  • Head of Product Management Trade Finance, North America
  • Transaction Banking - Americas
  • MUFG
  • 4:20PM – 4:30PM
    Day 1 Wrap Up
  • Stacey Facter
  • Senior Vice President, Trade Products
  • BAFT
  • 4:30PM – 6:30PM
    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.
    Breakout Sessions
      4:35PM – 5:25PM
      Breakout 1: Code is Not the Law
      The BAFT Innovation Council’s DLPC Working Group will provide an update on their work to date, identifying the business problem which the DLPC is designed to meet, and report on a key undertaking with R3 and Shearman & Sterling to provide the legal framework to support digital trade transactions on the blockchain.
      Moderator
    • Whit Knapp
    • Chairman
    • GTB Insights, LLC
    • Panelists
    • Kitt Carswell
    • Vice President, Trade and Supply Chain
    • CGI
    • Alisa DiCaprio
    • Head of Global Trade
    • R3
    • Ranga Krishnan
    • Vice President, Technology
    • Skuchain
      5:35PM – 6:20PM
      Breakout 2: Entity Extraction for Sanctions Screening from Trade Operations Paper Documents using Artificial Intelligence
      Persistent Systems will share how advances in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning can be applied to the sanctions screening process and the results they achieved will demonstrate dramatic improvements in productivity and quality over existing approaches.
      Speaker
    • Franek Gajdeczka
    • Technology Evangelist
    • Persistent Systems
    6:30PM – 7:30PM
    Networking Cocktail Reception
    Friday, September 28
    7:30AM – 9:00AM
    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 times only during these times to make the most of your conference experience.
    8:00AM – 9:00AM
    Networking Breakfast
    9:00AM – 9:10AM
    Welcome
  • Stacey Facter
  • Senior Vice President, Trade Products
  • BAFT
  • 9:10AM – 10:00AM
    The View of Trade Finance from Non-Bank Financial Institutions
    Panelists representing newer entrants to the trade finance space will discuss their unique approaches to supporting SMEs. In an open account world, participants bring a variety of perspectives and new ideas to the table – in this discussion, we will hear what these approaches have in common and how they each "play to their strengths".
    Moderator
  • James M. Leonard, Jr.
  • Managing Director
  • Finacity Corporation
  • Panelists
  • John Stillwaggon
  • CEO, USA
  • Tradewind International Inc.
  • Michael Sullivan
  • Managing Director, Loan Originations
  • Second Avenue Capital Partners
  • Alex Veroude, CFA
  • Head of Credit - Deputy Head of Fixed Income
  • Insight Investment
  • 10:00AM – 10:55AM
    Securing Your Bank Against Modern Threats
    Cybersecurity threats continue to evolve at a rapid pace with bad actors looking to penetrate platforms through any means necessary. Data breaches appear to be a nearly weekly occurrence even as our IT systems become increasingly complex an interwoven into the daily activity of businesses and consumers. This session will focus on the means by which banks are addressing cybersecurity concerns.
    Moderator
  • Michael Weil
  • Managing Director
  • Deloitte
  • Panelists
  • Adam Bulava
  • Executive Director, Cyber Exercises & Social Engineering
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Michael Matney
  • Vice President, Security Consulting Services, United States Industry Solutions
  • CGI
  • Sherif Samy
  • Senior Vice President, North America
  • Entersekt
  • 10:55AM – 11:15AM
    Morning Coffee/Tea Break
    11:15AM – 11:45AM
    Featured Address – Fireside Chat
  • Walter J. Mix, III
  • Managing Director and Financial Services Practice Group Leader
  • Berkeley Research Group
  • Andrea Sharrin
  • Associate Director, Policy Division
  • Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)
  • US Department of the Treasury
  • 11:45AM – 12:35PM
    Concurrent Session A: Agency Roundtable
    Several multi-lateral and export credit agencies recently implemented changes to their financing programs, making it more appealing to attract and grow lender participation. Hear officers from the EXIM Bank, IDB and OPIC provide an update on their initiatives.
    Moderator
  • Daniel Pinho
  • Senior Vice President and Assistant Group Manager
  • PNC Bank
  • Panelists
  • Fabio José Fagundes
  • Division Chief, Financial Products and Services
  • IDB Invest
  • Inho Lee
  • Head, New Products
  • IFC
  • David Sena
  • Senior Vice President
  • Export-Import Bank of the United States
  • Concurrent Session B: Outsourcing – A Discussion on Key Considerations
    Maintaining and growing market share often involves extensive investment in infrastructure, trained personnel, expanding technology and regulatory requirements. Many banks have explored or entered into outsourcing arrangements to supplement these investments while focusing on their strengths in servicing their clients. This panel will discuss issues to consider when involved in or contemplating outsourcing from an operational, regulatory, ongoing vendor management and client experience perspective.
    Moderator
  • Russell Rosenberg
  • Senior Relationship Manager North America
  • BNY Mellon Treasury Services
  • Panelists
  • Chris Bozek
  • Managing Director
  • Santander N.A.
  • Sandra Marrone
  • Senior Vice President and Manager
  • Keybank
  • Paul Thomas
  • Director
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • 12:35PM – 1:30PM
    Networking Lunch
    1:30PM – 2:30PM
    Implementing Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) For Your Bank’s BSA/AML Program
    Our experts will focus on how to create a more efficient and effective BSA/AML program in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The panel will address tailoring of the AI solution for a bank’s risk profile. The panel will also address the latest developments in Know Your Customer (“KYC”) and beneficial ownership requirements and related Q and A.
    Moderator
  • Walter J. Mix, III
  • Managing Director and Financial Services Practice Group Leader
  • Berkeley Research Group
  • Panelists
  • Michael Mancusi
  • Partner
  • Arnold & Porter
  • Donna Murphy
  • Deputy Comptroller of Compliance Risk Policy
  • Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)
  • Miriam Ratkovicova
  • Managing Director, AML and Economic Trade Sanctions
  • Deloitte
  • Shirish Netke
  • President and CEO
  • Amberoon
  • 2:30PM – 3:25PM
    The Partnership Approach in Trade: A Conversation with Senior Trade Executives
    Join a lively conversation among senior global trade leaders, representing various continents, on how the landscape for trade finance has changed with the industry embracing the ecosystem approach and what are the anticipated future opportunities and challenges in the next 3 to 5 years. We will discuss how the partnership approach with various stakeholders playing to each of their strengths address some of the current regulatory challenges from a capital and compliance perspective.
    Moderator
  • David Hennah
  • Head of Trade and Supply Chain Finance Product
  • Finastra
  • Panelists
  • Geoffrey Brady
  • Global Head of Trade and Supply Chain
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Jeyhun Hajiyev
  • Director of Treasury
  • PASHA Bank
  • Christian Hausherr
  • Vice President, Product Manager Trade Finance
  • Deutsche Bank
  • 3:25PM – 3:30PM
    Closing Remarks
  • Andrea Ratay
  • Conference Planning Co-Chair
  • Senior Regional Trade Manager
  • TD Bank NA
  • Michael McDonough
  • Conference Planning Co-Chair
  • Head of Product Management Trade Finance, North America
  • Transaction Banking - Americas
  • MUFG
  • Stacey Facter
  • Senior Vice President, Trade Products
  • BAFT