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DAY 1
8:30AM – 8:50AM
Registration
8:50AM – 9:00AM
Welcome and Introduction
  • Steven Bash
  • Senior Vice President and Manager
  • International Banking & Trade Finance
  • City National Bank
  • Francisco Rodriguez, CDCS
  • Officer/Client Services Consultant
  • Wells Fargo Bank NA
  • 9:00AM – 9:30AM
    BAFT at 100 Years
    Has BAFT been a part of your career for a long time or are you just discovering this community? Have you been well mentored in your career, and/or are you mentoring others? Join this conversation on how BAFT brings the membership community together with forums, committees and working groups. Get more involved and encourage others you know to get more involved.
    Speaker
  • Stacey Facter
  • Senior Vice President of Trade Products
  • BAFT
  • 9:30AM – 10:30AM
    SWIFT 2020
    Upcoming changes in MTs in year 2020.
    Speaker
  • Chetan Cariappa
  • Senior Manager, Financial Crime Compliance
  • SWIFT
  • 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM
    Coffee Break
    10:45AM – 12:00PM
    Standby & Commercial LC Single Issue Questions
    Join us for this ever popular session. Test your knowledge of current issues / questions in the industry. Do UCP 600, ISP 98 or UCC Art 5 support your own conclusions?
    Speakers
  • Raja Hafeez
  • Vice President, Global Trade Services Division
  • Frost Bank
  • Manet Badalyan
  • Director, Trade Finance Manager
  • Silicon Valley Bank
  • 12:00PM – 1:00PM
    Speaker Luncheon
    Speakers
  • Roger Ehrnman
  • Supervisory Examiner
  • FDIC
  • Andrew Meli
  • Bank Examiner
  • FDIC
  • 1:00PM – 1:45PM
    ICC Opinion Updates
    A review of recent finalized ICC Opinions and the discussion at the ICC Banking Commission Meeting. How did the experts come to those decisions?
    Moderator
  • Donald Kurtz
  • Vice President
  • City National Bank
  • Speakers
  • Normand Girard, CDCS
  • Director, Global Trade Operations
  • BMO Financial Group
  • Rita Ricci, CDCS
  • Executive Global Trade Advisor
  • BNP Paribas
  • 1:45PM – 2:30PM
    Compliance
    Everyone’s favorite topic! Provide an update on the latest developments and hot topics in the Trade Financial Crimes Compliance space. Vessel Tracking / Checking including screening for IMO numbers, Sectoral Sanctions, Strategic Controlled Goods, Price validation on a Risk based or all transaction, PRE vs POST Transaction Monitoring. Come and find out.
    Speaker
  • Carly Laywell
  • Sanctions Compliance and Evaluation
  • Office of Foreign Assets Control
  • US Department of Treasury
  • 2:30PM – 2:45PM
    Coffee Break
    2:45PM – 3:45PM
    FinTech Solutions: Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain
    The panel will examine current technologies and their potential benefits for the future of the global trade finance business and your bank. It will also address current case studies and “do’s and don’ts” from experts on such topics as BSA/AML, cybersecurity and credit risk. We will also focus on current regulatory efforts related to innovation and best practices in risk management, including vendor risk.
    Moderator
  • Walter J. Mix III
  • Managing Director and Financial Services Practice Group Leader
  • Berkeley Research Group
  • Panelists
  • Adam Jiwan
  • CEO
  • Spring Labs
  • Noor Menai
  • President and CEO
  • CTBC Bank
  • Michael Nonaka
  • Associate
  • Covington & Burling
  • 3:45PM – 4:50PM
    Mock Court
    Continually rated the most popular session: hear court cases argued in front of a ‘mock’ judge. How would you rule the case? What did the real judge decide?
    Judge
  • Michael Baker
  • Professor
  • University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • Lawyers
  • David J. Habib
  • International Trade Attorney
  • Law Office of David J. Habib
  • Vincent J. Novak
  • Senior Associate
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • 4:50PM - 5:00PM
    Day One Wrap-Up
  • Yasmin Kermalli, CDCS
  • Assistant Vice President
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • 5:00PM - 5:45PM
    Networking Reception
    DAY 2
    8:30AM – 8:50AM
    Registration
    8:50AM – 9:00AM
    Welcome
  • Yasmin Kermalli, CDCS
  • Assistant Vice President
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • 9:00AM – 10:00AM
    Compliance Case Studies
    A session facilitated using real life cases to understand key typologies, tools & techniques to identify them and an interactive discussion with peers / participants on how best to tackle them.
    Speaker
  • Talal Mahmud
  • Regional Head, FCC Trade
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • 10:00AM – 10:45AM
    Auto Extension White Paper
    A discussion of the pitfalls of Automatic Extension Clauses and what steps your institution should take to ensure that you are following the industry’s best practices. As well as an update on the Automatic Extension White Paper.
    Speakers
  • Agnes Martinez
  • Vice President and Department Manager
  • City National Bank
  • Francisco Rodriguez, CDCS
  • Officer/Client Services Consultant
  • Wells Fargo Bank NA
  • 10:45AM – 11:00AM
    Coffee Break
    11:00AM – 12:00PM
    Ask the Expert
    This is your chance to ask those puzzling questions. This panel will provide their insights into your situation, and may give you new ideas to try.
    Speaker
  • Normand Girard, CDCS
  • Director, Global Trade Operations
  • BMO Financial Group
  • Talal Mahmud
  • Regional Head, FCC Trade
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Rita Ricci, CDCS
  • Executive Global Trade Advisor
  • BNP Paribas
  • 12:00PM – 1:00PM
    Networking Luncheon
    1:00PM – 2:00PM
    Fireside Chat: Trade Based Money Laundering
    Moderator
  • David Abshier
  • Managing Director of Financial Services Group
  • Berkeley Research Group
  • Guest
  • Gregory Stout
  • Special Agent
  • Homeland Security Investigations
  • 2:00PM – 2:45PM
    Game Questions
    Speaker
  • Francisco Rodriguez, CDCS
  • Officer/Client Services Consultant
  • Wells Fargo Bank NA
  • Subha Srinivas
  • Operations Manager
  • U.S. Bank NA
  • 2:45PM – 3:20PM
    Collection Manual
    This session will review the newly updated BAFT Collections Manual, and how the document can assist you. Join a lively discussion on collections.
    Speaker
  • Normand Girard, CDCS
  • Director, Global Trade Operations
  • BMO Financial Group
  • 3:20PM – 3:30PM
    Workshop Wrap-Up
  • Francisco Rodriguez, CDCS
  • Officer/Client Services Consultant
  • Wells Fargo Bank NA