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Canada Trade Finance Workshop
DAY 1
8:30AM – 9:00AM
Registration
9:00AM – 9:30AM
Welcome and Introduction
  • Peter Grills
  • Managing Director, Global Trade
  • BMO Capital Markets
  • Normand Girard, CDCS
  • Director, Global Trade Operations
  • BMO Financial Group
  • 9:30AM – 10:30AM
    SWIFT 2019
    Join us for a live stream presentation illustrating the way changes to SWIFT impact how you work work.
    Speaker
  • Robert Marchal
  • Standard Business/Analyst
  • SWIFT
  • 10:30AM – 10:45AM
    Coffee Break
    10:45AM – 12:00PM
    Compliance
    Everyone’s favorite topic! Provide an update on latest developments and hot topics in 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.
    Speakers
  • G. Stephen Alsace
  • Senior Director, Head of Sanctions and ATF
  • CIBC
  • Carl Bastien
  • Director & Team Leader, Trade Finance Sales
  • CIBC
  • Paloma Healey
  • Director, Global Trade Finances, Global AML/AFT
  • Scotiabank
  • 12:00PM – 1:00PM
    Networking Luncheon
    1:00PM – 2:00PM
    ICC Opinion Updates
    A review of the most recently finalized ICC Opinions and the discussion at the ICC Banking Commission Meeting. How did the experts come to those decisions?
    Speakers
  • Normand Girard, CDCS
  • Director, Global Trade Operations
  • BMO Financial Group
  • 2:00PM – 3:15PM
    Standby & Commercial LC Single Issue Questions
    This popular session will test your knowledge of current issues in the industry. Do UCP 600, ISP 98 or UCC Art 5, support your own conclusions?
    Speakers
  • Rajan Sharma
  • Director, Trade Finance Risk Control
  • Scotiabank
  • Lina Beltrocco, CDCS
  • Group Manager, Global Trade Finance
  • TD Securities
  • 3:15PM – 3:30PM
    Coffee Break
    3:30PM – 4:15PM
    Using Artificial Intelligence in Trade Operations
    How will current technology impact the future of the trade industry?
    Speakers
  • Sunil Gupta
  • Director and Global Trade Product Head, Treasury and Payment Solutions
  • BMO Financial Group
  • Rory Kaplan
  • Director, Offering Manager, Trade and Supply Chain
  • CGI
  • 4:15PM – 4:55PM
    Collections 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
  • 4:55PM - 5:00PM
    Day One Wrap-Up
    5:30PM-7:00PM
    Gathering - Duke of Westminster
    Come relax with us and enjoy a drink after a full day of programming. Please note that attendees are responsible for their own charges.
    DAY 2
    8:30AM – 9:00AM
    Registration
    9:00AM – 9:15AM
    Welcome
  • Stacey Facter
  • Senior Vice President, Trade Products
  • BNP Paribas
  • 9:15AM – 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.
    10:00AM – 11:00AM
    Auto Extension Challenges – What Should You Do?
    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
    Speaker
  • Vincent Barboza
  • Head, Trade Finance and Cash Services
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • 11:00AM – 11:15AM
    Coffee Break
    11:15AM – 12:15PM
    Ask the Expert
    This is your chance to ask those puzzeling questions. This panel will help you with their insights into your situation, and may give you new ideas to try.
  • Normand Girard, CDCS
  • Director, Global Trade Operations
  • BMO Financial Group
  • Jerry Glock, CDCS
  • Vice President and Trade Advisor
  • Citi
  • Rajan Sharma
  • Director, Trade Finance Risk Control
  • Scotiabank
  • 12:15PM – 1:15PM
    Networking Luncheon
    1:15PM – 2:30PM
    Mock Court
    Enjoy this interactive forum where the facilitators and participants arbitrate topical issues in a court room setting. Year after year, this continues to be our most highly ranked session.
    Judge
  • Lida Bucyk
  • Senior Counsel
  • CIBC
  • Parties
  • Lina Beltrocco, CDCS
  • Group Manager, Global Trade Finance
  • TD Securities
  • Rajan Sharma
  • Director, Trade Finance Risk Control
  • Scotiabank
  • Marilyn D. Williams
  • Senior Manager
  • CIBC
  • 2:30PM – 3:15PM
    Fraud TBML
    Let’s talk Trade Based Money Laudering.
  • Kim Manchester
  • Managing Director
  • ManchesterCF
  • 3:15PM – 3:30PM
    Coffee Break
    3:15PM – 4:00PM
    EUCP
    Update on ICC EUCP Digitization Workstream
    Speaker
    4:00PM
    Workshop Wrap-Up
  • Normand Girard, CDCS
  • Director, Global Trade Operations
  • BMO Financial Group
  • Southeast Trade Finance Workshop
    DAY 1
    8:30AM – 9:00AM
    Registration
    8:50AM – 9:00AM
    Welcome and Introduction
    9:00AM – 9:30AM
    BAFT at 100 Years
    Has BAFT been a part or 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. With the aim of not only working through industry issues, but also to create and foster a community. Get more involved and encourage others you know to get more involved.
    Speaker
  • Tod Burwell
  • President and CEO
  • BAFT
  • 9:30AM – 10:30AM
    SWIFT 2019
    10:30AM – 10:45AM
    Coffee Break
    11:00AM – 12:00PM
    Compliance
    Everyone’s favorite topic! Provide an update on latest developments and hot topics in 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.
  • Vanessa Derenoncourt
  • US Department of Treasury
  • Washington DC
  • 12:00PM – 1:00PM
    Networking Luncheon
    1:00PM – 2:00PM
    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?
    2:00PM – 2:45PM
    Antiboycott
    This session will exam antiboycott language and what to do when you have a problem. Don’t miss this presentation by a dynamic speaker.
    Speaker
  • Cathleen Ryan
  • Director Office of Anti-boycott Compliance
  • Bureau of Industry and Security
  • U.S. Department of Commerce
  • 2:45PM – 3:00PM
    Coffee Break
    3:00PM – 4:00PM
    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.
    4:00PM – 4:45PM
    ICC Opinion Updates
    A review of recent finalized ICC Opinions in Tbilisi and the discussion at the ICC Banking Commission Meeting. Who are the experts and how do they reach those decisions?
    Speakers
  • Normand Girard, CDCS
  • Director, Global Trade Operations
  • BMO Financial Group
  • 4:45PM - 5:00PM
    Day One Wrap-Up
  • Jeremiah Glock, CDCS
  • Vice President and Trade Advisor
  • Citi
  • DAY 2
    8:30AM – 9:00AM
    Registration
    8:50AM – 9:00AM
    Welcome
  • Jeremiah Glock, CDCS
  • Vice President and Trade Advisor
  • Citi
  • 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.
  • Fabrizio Juez, CDCS
  • Vice President Trade Advisor / Compliance
  • Citi
  • 10:00AM – 11:00AM
    Auto Extensions – Everyday Issues
    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
    11:00AM – 11:15AM
    Coffee Break
    11:15AM – 12:15PM
    Ask the Expert
    This is your chance to ask those puzzeling questions. This panel will help you with their insights into your situation, and may give you new idea’s to try.
  • Normand Girard, CDCS
  • Director, Global Trade Operations
  • BMO Financial Group
  • Jeremiah Glock, CDCS
  • Vice President and Trade Advisor
  • Citi
  • Nellie Smith
  • Senior Vice President - International Operations Manager
  • Hancock Whitney Bank
  • Charnell Williams, CDCS
  • Director, Global TTS & Product Management
  • Citi
  • 12:15PM – 1:00PM
    Networking Luncheon
    1:00PM – 2:15PM
    Mock Court
    Continually rated the most popular session: hear actually court cases argued in front of a ‘mock’ judge. How would you rule the case? What did the actual judge decide?
    2:15PM – 3:00PM
    Homeland Security
    3:00PM – 3:30PM
    Collection Manual
    The BAFT working group has recently updated the collections manual. A review of this valuable resource.
  • Normand Girard, CDCS
  • Director, Global Trade Operations
  • BMO Financial Group
  • 3:30PM
    Workshop Wrap-Up
  • Lelia Savory, CDCS
  • Senior Vice President, Product and Servicing Manager, Int'l Dept
  • First Tennessee Bank National Association
  • New York Trade Finance Workshop
    DAY 1
    8:30AM – 9:00AM
    Registration
    8:50AM – 9:00AM
    Welcome and Introduction
    9:00AM – 9:45AM
    BAFT and the industry after 98 years
    Has BAFT been a part or your career for a long time or are you just discovering this community? The community of bankers that makes up BAFT have been joining for the past 98 years. You make up that community. This is a discussion of what being a banker in 20 years may look like and how BAFT member are working together to get there.
    Speaker
  • Stacey Facter
  • Senior Vice President, Trade Product
  • BAFT
  • 9:45AM – 10:45AM
    Compliance
    Everyone’s favorite topic! Provide an update on latest developments and hot topics in 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.
    10:45AM – 11:00AM
    Coffee Break
    11:00AM – 12:00PM
    Standby & Commercial Single Issue Questions
    Join us for this ever popular session. Test your knowledge on current questions regarding industry issues. What does UCP 600 or ISP98 say?
    Speakers
  • Kristine Siebel
  • Chair, Standby Letter of Creidt/Guarantee Committee
  • Vice President, Trade Commodity Finance Operations
  • Société Générale
  • 12:00PM – 1:00PM
    Networking Luncheon
    1:00PM – 2:00PM
    ICC Opinion Updates
    A review of the most recently finalized ICC Opinions and the discussion at the ICC Banking Commission Meeting. How did the experts come to those decisions?
    2:00PM – 3:00PM
    Antiboycott
    Speaker
  • Cathleen Ryan
  • Director Office of Anti-boycott Compliance
  • Bureau of Industry and Security
  • U.S. Department of Commerce
  • 3:00PM – 3:15PM
    Coffee Break
    3:15pm – 4:00pm
    Artificial Intelligence
    Have we had enough change yet (DL, blockchain, cryptocurrencies, cybercrime)? Is AI making your job easier, harder or not yet having any affect? Hear the panels perspective on AI and its impact on banking.
    4:00pm – 5:00pm
    SWIFT 2019
    5:00PM
    Day One Wrap-Up
    DAY 2
    8:30AM – 9:00AM
    Registration
    8:50AM – 9:00AM
    Welcome
    9:00AM – 10:00AM
    Case Study
    ICC opinion and it’s influence on banking internal policies vs Law.
    10:00AM – 11:00AM
    Auto Extensions – Everyday Issues
    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.
    11:00AM – 11:15AM
    Coffee Break
    11:15AM – 12:15PM
    Ask the Expert
    This is your chance to ask those puzzeling questions. This panel will help you with their insights into your situation, and may give you new idea’s to try.
    12:15PM – 1:15PM
    Networking Luncheon
    1:15PM – 2:30PM
    Mock Court
    Continually rated the most popular session: hear actually court cases argued in front of a ‘mock’ judge. How would you rule the case? What did the actual judge decide?
    2:30PM – 3:15PM
    Homeland Security
    What are the bad guys up to? Hear directly from Homeland Security on the situations that exist today.
    3:15PM – 3:30PM
    Coffee Break
    3:30PM – 4:15PM
    Collection Manual
    BAFT Committee has been working to update this document. How can it help you and why is it a valuable tool? Learn more.
    4:15PM
    Workshop Wrap-Up
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