Register today to join BAFT's 2021 Virtual Trade Finance Workshop from February 17 – 19. Our traditional in-person workshops hosted annually in Toronto, Canada and Tampa, Florida have been combined into one unique virtual offering building on the success of BAFT's 2020 Virtual Trade Finance Workshop.

The 2021 Virtual Trade Finance Workshop is broken down into three four-hour modules each targeted to group sessions into a larger overarching related topical areas including 1) Enforcement & Compliance 2) Digitization and 3) Trade and Letters of Credit. This specific workshop offers sessions covering a variety of topics including antiboycott, force majeure, vessel tracking, ICC opinions and drafts, OFAC sanctions, trade-based money laundering, SWIFT updates in 2021, demand guarantees and more.

The smaller size of this workshop optimizes interactive discussions amongst attendees and speakers with a targeted audience of 150 individuals. In addtion to thought leadership sessions and panels, the 2021 Virtual Trade Finance Workshop will also feature a variety of 'Ask the Expert' and 'Birds of a Feather' open forums allowing attendees to pose questions to speakers, panelists, industry leaders and peers. With no set agenda, attendees can leverage learnings and insight from industry experts in these open interactive forums, and ask questions in real-time related to sessions, presentations, or other areas of interest that were not covered.

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 real-time polls
  • Take notes on sessions and email them to yourself after the session
  • Download speaker presentations, sessions 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, CSDG, CSCF or CTFC certifications should attend to receive CPD credits for recertification. Attendees will receive 4 CPDs per day for attendance or a total of 12 for all three days.

    Awarding Institution

    Qualification or Certification

    Credits Available

    BAFT & The London Institute of Banking & Finance (LIBF)

    Certificate for Documentary Credit Specialist (CDCS®)

    12 CPDs (4 per module)

    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)

    Why You Should Attend
  • Earn 12 CPDs online for recertification from BAFT and LIBF for CDCS, CSDG, CSCF, and CTFC certifications from the comfort of your home or office
  • The workshop is spread over 3 days into 4 hour sessions per day so you still have time to work each day while participating in sessions
  • You no longer need to worry about traveling or incurring costs for hotel rooms and airfare
  • The online format allows attendees from multiple time zone spread across multiple countries to participate
  • You can network with your colleagues and peers in this online interactive format
  • Get the latest updates on trade finance during the pandemic, industry updates in 2021, trade digitization, enforcement and compliance, SBLCs/LCs, and more
  • Attendee Testimonials

    "It went incredibly well - fantastic information. Much better than expected for a virtual event. Please keep the virtual workshops coming in the future years as it much easier to get the expense approval. Thank you to everyone for all the hard work put into this fantastic event!"

    "The guest speakers were top notch experts in each of their respective fields, and the information they shared is very relevant to our industry. Useful information for me to take back to my job particularly the SBLC sessions."

    "Very valuable updates and overviews. The various cases presented inspired practical thinking on management of a variety of scenarios in trade. Also, excellent discussions on the relevance and role or supply chain financing and open accounts."

    Register for the 2021 Virtual Trade Finance Workshop

    Two ways to register:

    Do you have a BAFT Account? Register online by click the button below.

    Do NOT have a BAFT Account? Click here.

    If you experience issues registering online  for the workshop, please call member services at +1-800-226-5377 and they can assist with taking your registration over the phone. Member Services is answered by our parent organization, the American Bankers Association (ABA).

    CategoryRegistration Fee: MembersRegistration Fee:
    Full Workshop -
    Individual Rate
    $500 USD$650 USD
    Full Workshop - Team Rate
    (5+ Individuals)
    $425 USDN/A

    Full Workshop Team Rate:
    BAFT is offering a team rate discount available for 5 or more individuals to attend the full 2021 Virtual Trade Finance Workshop from the same institution. Save $75 USD per person when registering 5 or more attendees. Please note the team rate discount is only available for BAFT members. Contact today to avail the team rate for your institution.