We have chosen to combine our planned New York Trade Finance Workshop, originally scheduled for June 18-19, and our West Coast Trade Finance Workshop, originally scheduled for July 23-24 into one digital offering, BAFT’s 2020 Virtual Trade Finance Workshop. Feel free to reach out to us directly by emailing  with any questions.

This novel approach will be offered in three 4-hour sessions on June 22, 24 and 26. We are working closely with both of BAFT’s Workshop Planning Committees to deliver these programs in unison to maximize the value for attendees and speakers through a unique new online format. This workshop is approved by a variety of accreditation institutions for CPD credits including ACAMS, BAFT, the ICC Academy and the London Institute of Banking & Finance (LIBF) with the potential to earn a total of 12 credits for the entire workshop. Please check below for the relevant qualifications and certifications that credits are available for. 

The workshops offer a deeper dive into Letters of Credit (LC) related topics, and their smaller size optimizes interactive discussions amongst attendees and speakers. In addition to covering what is new in LC’s, each year the topics change and range from compliance, trade-based money laundering (TBML), technology, SWIFT updates and much more.

Key Virtual Event Features:
  • Access both live and on-demand sessions (available for streaming and download)
  • Message, connect and schedule meetings with fellow attendees and speakers
  • Manage your own session schedule
  • Ask questions to speakers and participate in polls real-time
  • Take notes on sessions and email them to yourself after the session
  • Download speaker and session handouts, supporting documentation and exhibitor flyers
  • Who Should Attend

    Bankers, importers, exporters, brokers, providers/suppliers and others involved in trade operations and LC document preparations who want a deeper dive discussion on trade finance related topics and other current trade industry issues. Those with CDCS® certification should attend to receive CPD credits for recertification.

    Why You Should Attend
  • Earn CPD credits online for recertification from ACAMS, BAFT, the ICC Academy and LIBF from the comfort of your office or home
  • The workshop is spread over three 4-hour sessions so you still have time to work each day while participating in each module
  • You no longer need to worry about traveling or incurring costs for hotel rooms and airfare
  • The online format allows attendees from multiple time zones spread across multiple countries to participate
  • You can network with your colleagues and peers in this online interactive format while observing social distancing guidelines
  • Get the latest updates on trade finance during the pandemic, operating in a contingency environment and processing change as our modules have pivoted to focus on the issues most important to you
  • Training and Education

    Registrants will receive 4, 8 or 12 credits depending on the number of modules they attend with a maximum amount of 12 CPD credits available for attending the entirety of the 2020 Virtual Trade Finance Workshop.

    Awarding InstitutionQualification or CertificationCredits Available
    Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)12 Credits (4 per module)
    BAFTCertified Documentary Credit Specialist (CDCS®)12 CPDs (4 per module)
    ICC AcademyCertified Trade Finance Professional (CTFP) 12 PDCs
    The London Institute of Banking & Finance (LIBF)Certificate for Specialist in Demand Guarantees (CSDG)12 CPDs (4 per module)
    The London Institute of Banking & Finance (LIBF)Certificate in Supply Chain Finance (CSCF)12 CPDs (4 per module)
    The London Institute of Banking & Finance (LIBF)Certificate in Trade Finance Compliance (CTFC)12 CPDs (4 per module)
    Register for the 2020 Virtual Trade Finance Workshop:
    Full Workshop Corporate Rate:

    BAFT is offering a corporate rate discount available for up to 10 individuals to attend the full Virtual Workshop from the same institution Please note all other rates are listed as the cost per individual registration based on the number of days you will attend. Please contact to avail the corporate rate for your institution.

    Two ways to register:
    • Do you have a BAFT Account? Register online by clicking the button below.
    • Do NOT have a BAFT Account? Click here
    CategoryRegistration Fee: MembersRegistration Fee: Non-Members
    1 Day – Individual Rate$400 USD$550 USD
    Full Workshop – Individual Rate$750 USD$900 USD
    Full Workshop - Corporate Rate
    (up to 10 individuals)
    $5,000 USD$7,500 USD

    *Please Note: Unlike the physical in-person workshops, you can tailor your online workshop experience and register for a single day, a combination of two days or the full three-day workshop. You will be asked to identify the days (modules) that you wish you to attend when registering. Please ensure to check the program prior to registering to confirm which modules you are registering to attend. If you have any questions, please contact us at