2017 BAFT 27th Annual Conference on International Trade - Registration
Date: Monday, September 11, 2017 to Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Venue: London Hilton House  Chicago, IL United States   Get Directions

27th Annual Conference on International Trade
Embracing Change
September 11 – 13, 2017
LondonHouse Chicago
Chicago, IL

Conference Overview | Program | Sponsorship Opportunities | Speakers | Hotel Accommodation

The 27th BAFT Annual Conference on International Trade, specifically designed for international trade practitioners, is focused on the key issues that enhance the growth and impact of trade finance on the economy.

Conference Highlights

• New! Dedicated bilateral meeting times added throughout the conference schedule
• Right sized conference, allows attendees to easily access and interact with industry thought leaders, speakers, prospects and colleagues
• Program sessions will cover timely issues related to protectionism and public/private sector collaboration, regulation and compliance, FinTech and innovation, structured trade and other trade related hot topics.

Who Should Attend

Trade professionals from the financial and non-financial industry, including consulting firms, technology sector, importers, exporters, brokers, insurance providers, government and anyone else involved in international trade transactions. Executives and professionals in the transaction banking and trade, representing over 100+ companies and institutions attended last year's conference. See the full list below.

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CompanyNameAccuityAfrican Export Import Bank
Agricultural Bank of ChinaAIG Annuity Insurance CompanyANZ Banking Group Limited
AS Financial GroupBanco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (BBVA)Banco Sabadell Miami
Banco Santander SABank ABC (Arab Banking Corporation B.S.C.)Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Bank of the WestBank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ LtdBDO USA LLP
BMO Bank of MontrealMO Capital MarketsBNP Paribas
BNY Mellon NABroadridgeBunge Global Agribusiness
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)Capital One, NACargill IncorporatedCGI
Chicago Federation of LaborCibar IncorporatedCitigroup, Inc.
City National BankCity National Bank of FloridaCoastline Solutions
CoBankComerica Bank &am; Trust NACommerce Bank
Commerzbank AGCommonwealth Bank of AustraliaComplex Systems Incorporated
Deutsche Bank AGDZ Bank AGElectronic Shipping Solutions
Ernst &am; Young, LLPExport Development Canada (EDC)Export Insurance Agency (EIA-Global)
Export-Import Bank of the United StatesExWorks CapitalFCIA û Trade Credit &am; Political Risk
Fellowes, IncorporatedFifth Third BankFirst Tennessee Bank NA
FluentFulton Financial CorporationGTBInsights LLCHSBC Bank USA NA
Huntington National BankIBMING Bank NV
Interlink Capital StrategiesInternational Risk Consultants, Inc.International Trade Administration (ITA)
INTRUST Bank NAJLT Specialty Insurance ServicesJones Day
Journal of CommerceJPMorgan Chase Bank, NAKapital Bank OJSC
KBC Bank NVKeyBank NALiquidX Incorporated
Lloyds Banking GroupMarshMayer Brown LLP
MB Financial Bank, NAmBank S.A.Meridian Finance Group
MisysMphasis LtdMUFG Americas Holding Corporation
National Bank of CanadaNational Oilwell Varco IncNewgen Software Incorporated
Nippon Export &Investment InsurancePeople's United Bank, NAPNC Bank, National Association
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC)PrimeRevenue IncorporatedRosenthal and Rosenthal Incorporated
Santander Bank, NAScotiabankStandard Chartered Bank
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking CorporationSurecomp Services Inc.TD Bank NA
TD Securities (USA) LLCTrade &am; Forfaiting ReviewTrade Technologies, Inc.
TradeUp Capital FundU.S. Bank National AssociationUmpqua Bank
Washington Trust BankWells Fargo Bank NAWestern Alliance Bank
Whitney BankWorldCityZions Bancorporation

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Pre-Conference Event
BAFT Supply Chain Finance Bootcamp

LondonHouse Chicago
Chicago, IL

The Supply Chain Finance Bootcamp is a full day deep dive training covering various types of supply chain finance techniques, day before the Annual Conference on International Trade. The Bootcamp 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 is required or if you plan to attend both, you’ll receive a special bundled discounted price. See pricing below.

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 Annual Conference on International Trade will be held at the London House Chicago. BAFT has negotiated special room rates for its attendees. Attendees must reserve their room directly with the hotel. Please refer to the hotel page for additional information.

We're Holding A Room For You
After you register for the conference, please make sure to also book your room reservation directly with the hotel.

  • Special BAFT Room rate for conference attendees ONLY: $269 + taxes/fees
  • Reserve Your Room Two Ways:
    1. Online Registration: Book your hotel reservation online
    2. Phone Registration: toll free at 1 + (844) 571-1941. Please identify yourself as a participant of the BAFT Trade Conference.

Please check with hotel for cancelation policy when booking your reservation.
Please keep in mind that a block of rooms will be held until August 25th, 2017.
Special BAFT group rate and room availability after this date is not guaranteed and subject for availability.

Register for the Trade Conference, including the Supply Chain Bootcamp- Now!

Register online or download and complete the registration form.. If you have 5 or more attending the conference, you must register all attendees at the same time. We will no longer honor group discounts for registrations received individually even if your institution reaches the group threshold. Please contact events@baft.org to register your group and receive the group discount of $100 per attendee.  Group discount does not apply to government/single day/corporate.

Trade Conference OnlyEarlybird
      Until August 4, 2017     
Regular Rate
      After August 4, 2017     
Group Member$1,250$1,450
Group Nonmember$1,800$2,000
Government / Corporate
Supply Chain Bootcamp Only


Supply Chain Bootcamp Only
Trade Conference + Bootcamp
Trade Conference + Bootcamp