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BAFT 26th Annual Conference on International Trade - Registration
Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 to Friday, October 28, 2016
Venue: Chicago Marriott Downtown  Atlanta, GA United States   Get Directions

26th BAFT Annual Conference on International Trade
October 26-28, 2016
Chicago Marriott Downtown
Chicago, IL

The 26th BAFT Annual Conference on International Trade, specifically designed for international trade professionals, is focused on the key issues that enhance the growth and impact of trade finance on the economy. Network and learn from industry thought leaders, clients, and peers in this premier conference for trade finance professionals.

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Who Should Attend

Trade professionals from the financial industry, consulting firms, technology sector, buyers, sellers, brokers and anyone else involved in international trade transactions. Executives and professionals in the transaction banking industry, representing over 80+ companies and institutions attended last year's conference. See the full list below.

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Access Bank UK Limited Accuity ACI Worldwide Incorporated
African Export Import Bank Amegy Bank NA American Bankers Association (ABA)
ANZ Banking Group Limited Asian Development Bank BAFT
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (BBVA) Banco Santander SA Bank Leumi USA
Bank of America Merrill Lynch Bank of America NA Bank of China
Bank of New York Mellon Corporation Bank of the West Barclays Bank PLC
BB&T Corporation BMO Bank of Montreal BMO Capital Markets
BNP Paribas BNY Mellon NA BOKF, National Association
Branch Banking & Trust Company Bunge Global Agribusiness Bureau van Dijk
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) Cargill Incorporated CGI
China Systems USA & Canada Incorporated Cibar Incorporated Citibank NA
Citigroup, Inc. Citizens Bank, NA City National Bank
Coastline Solutions CoBank Comerica Bank
Comerica Bank & Trust NA Commerzbank AG Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Deloitte LLP Deutsche Bank AG DLTaylor Consulting LLC
Dover Corporation DZ Bank AG East West Bank
Export Development Canada (EDC) Export Insurance Agency (EIA-Global) ExWorks Capital
FCIA û Trade Credit & Political Risk Feijo Lopes Advogados Fifth Third Bank
Finacity Corporation First Tennessee Bank NA FirstMerit Bank, NA
Fulton Financial Corporation GT Nexus Homeland Security Investigations
Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office HSBC Bank USA NA HSBC North America Holdings Inc.
HSBC Securities USA Inc ING Bank NV International Finance Corporation
INTRUST Bank NA JLT Specialty Insurance Services JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA
KBC Bank NV KeyBank NA MB Financial Bank, NA
Mercantil Commercebank NA Meyer Partnership Mizuho Bank (USA)
Mizuho Bank, Ltd MUFG Union Bank NA Navistar Financial
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) OPUS Advisory Services International Inc Oracle Corporation
People's United Bank, NA PNC Bank, National Association PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
Rabobank Nederland RBC Investor and Treasury Services Receivables Exchange LLC
Santander Bank, NA Santander Global Banking & Markets Scotiabank
Societe Generale Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) Standard Chartered Bank
State Bank of India Surecomp Services Inc. Target Bank
TD Bank Group TD Bank NA TD Securities
The Collectors Fund Trade & Forfaiting Review U.S. Bank National Association
United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) US Department of Commerce Wells Fargo & Company
Wells Fargo Bank Wells Fargo Bank NA Wells Fargo Securities, LLC
Zurich Credit & Political Risk

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Conference Highlights

  • New! Trade Solutions Showcase: hear from several FinTech and Technology providers share their solutions to a trade receivables problem.
    Pitch your Supply Chain Finance Solution in front of Trade Heads and Decision Makers!

    Do you have a solution to the supply chain finance receivable problem? We encourage you to submit an application for consideration and get a chance to present your solution in front of industry trade heads and 200+ conference attendees! Winning provider will have another chance to showcase your solution at either the BAFT Europe Bank to Bank Forum or the Global Annual Meeting – the Americas.

    Trade Problem: How to identify a “real” receivable and perfect interest in that receivable?

    • Is there a way to prevent double financing?
    • Since the way to perfect interest in the receivable differs from country to country, is there a way to identify differences?
    • Given those differences is there a way to automate the process?

  • Global Trade leaders from around the world share their perspectives on the industry’s current challenges and future opportunities
  • Dedicated Structured Trade sessions covering cross-border factoring, Export-Import Bank, Basel regulatory and Insurance updates
  • Trade Digitization Use Cases, Blockchain and Alternative Financing especially for SMEs
  • Back for the 2nd Year! Join us to celebrate the TFR Standards of Excellence Awards 2016
    on Friday, October 28.       TFR-new-logo_LARGE

  • Check out the full conference program and session information.
    New! Supply Chain Finance Bootcamp
    Wednesday, October 26
    Chicago Marriott Downtown

    BAFT is proud to offer a new training series, with its initial Supply Chain Finance Bootcamp. This is a full day deep dive training covering various types of supply chain finance techniques, day before the Annual Conference on International Trade. This full day event is led by Supply Chain Finance expert, Mr. Alexander Malaket, President of OPUS Advisory Services International Inc., in Canada, and Founder and Managing Director of Trade Finance Associates Pte in Singapore.

    Supply Chain Finance Bootcamp is held in conjunction with the Annual Conference on International Trade. Separate registration required or if you plan to attend both, receive a specially discounted bundled pricing. See pricing below.

    Testimonials from Last Year’s Conference Attendees

    “The Committee does a good job of putting together discussions on relevant topics which, as a regional, is most helpful in keeping current in trade finance. “

    “Strong, value-added and interesting program, rich variety of topics and panels. Very well done.”

    “Great opportunity for education and networking. Interesting sessions and great accommodations.”

    Earn Up To 14 PDUs for CDCS Recertification

    Are you a Certified Document Credit Specialist (CDCS)? You can earn up to 14 professional development units (PDU) towards your recertification by attending the conference.

    Hotel Accommodations


    The BAFT Room Blocks held at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile are currently sold out. Attendees may find a listing of alternative hotels here.

    Register for the Trade Conference Now!

    Register online or download and complete the registration form here. If you have 4 or more attending the conference, you must register all attendees at the same time. We will no longer give group discounts for individual registrations. Please contact to register your group and receive the group discount of $100 per attendee. Group discount does not apply to government/single day/corporate or TFR awards lunch attendees only.

    Early Bird Pricing
    (Ends Friday, September 16)
    Regular Pricing
    (After Friday, September 16)
    Member $1,350 $1,550
    Group Member $1,250 $1,450
    Nonmember $1,850 $2,100
    Group Nonmember $1,750 $2,000
    Government/One Day $850 $950
    Corporate (Freight Forwarders, Treasury) $850 $950
    TFR Awards Lunch only $125 $125
    SCF Boot Camp Member $450
    SCF Boot Camp Nonmember $600
    SCF Bootcamp + Trade Conference Member $1,550 $1,750
    ASCF Bootcamp + Trade Conference Nonmember $2,100 $2,350
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    Online registration is now closed. Please register onsite.