West Coast Trade Finance Workshop Program Highlights

Be a part of this popular series of trade finance workshops, offered in several cities in North America. The Workshop is smaller in size and goes deeper into LC related topics to optimize interactive discussions amongst attendees and speakers.

A broad range of topical issues related to trade will be covered during the day and a half workshop. Some topics include:

  • Case studies on Standby LCs, Collections
  • Financial Crime Compliance sessions – Anti-Money Laundering, Trade Based Money Laundering and Fraud
  • Latest ICC Opinion Updates
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Interactive and popular mock court, single issues and panel of experts
  • And much more!
  • Who Should Attend

    Bankers, importers, exporters, brokers, providers/suppliers and others involved in trade operations and LC document preparations. Those with CDCS certification should attend to receive professional development CPDs units for recertification.

    “It provided a real learning value for managers, and documents checkers as you learn different topics from subject matter expert."
    "It was a great learning experience to hear from the great speakers and banking Community Beyond the practicality of the workshop lies the opportunity To go much deeper and learn more."
    "I always enjoy attending BAFT West Coast Workshop. It does not only provide you with the most current news in the Industry, but also helps you understand your role in the industry."
    Professional Development Units for Recertification

    The West Coast Trade Finance Workshop offers up to 12.0 Continuing Professional Development (CPDs) credits for those seeking CDCS re-certification.

    Hotel Information

    BAFT 2018 West Coast Trade Finance Workshop is hosted at the City National Bank at 555 South Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA. Please note, there is no official block of rooms being held for this Workshop. Hotel reservations are the responsibility of attendees and should be made directly with the hotel. There are many hotels in the area, below are two hotels that are in close proximity to City National Bank:

    CategoryEarly Bird Rate
    (Until June 8, 2018)
    Regular Rate
    (After June 8, 2018)
    Member$750$850
    Member Group$650$750
    Non-Member $950$1,050
    Government$650$650
    Corporate (nonbank treasury,
    freight forwarder)
    $450$450
    *Registration fee is in US dollars.
    Group Rate Special:

    BAFT members receive a USD$100 discount off each member registration for 5 or more registrations received from the same institution at the same time. Register Online or Download and complete the paper registration form. Please fax it to (202) 663-7543.

    Please contact events@baft.org to receive your special group rate form. Non-members, discounted registration including speaker, sponsor, planning committee do not qualify for group rate.

    *You can also register by calling (202) 663-5377.

    If you are experiencing any issue or problem please send us an email to events@baft.org.