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New York Trade Finance Workshop
DAY 1
8:30AM – 9:00AM
Registration
8:50AM – 9:00AM
Welcome and Introduction
9:00AM – 9:45AM
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
  • Stacey Facter
  • Senior Vice President, Trade Product
  • BAFT
  • 9:30AM – 10:30AM
    SWIFT 2019
    Live stream event from SWIFT Europe. Changes to SWIFT will impact how you work. Changes will be illustrated in a presentation by SWIFT.
    Speaker
  • Robert Marchal
  • Standard Business/Analyst
  • SWIFT
  • 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM
    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.
    Speaker
  • Leonard Frady
  • Sanctions Compliance and Evaluation
  • Office of Foreign Assets Control
  • US Department of Treasury
  • 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?
    Speakers
  • John Baranello
  • Director, Trade Product Manager
  • Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets
  • Kristine Siebel
  • Chair, BAFT North American Standby/Guarantee Committee
  • Société Générale
  • 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.
  • Cathleen Ryan
  • Director of Enforcement
  • Office of Antiboycott 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
    Homeland Security
    4:45PM - 5:00PM
    Day One Wrap-Up
    DAY 2
    8:00AM – 8:30AM
    Registration
    8:30AM – 8:35AM
    Welcome
    8:35AM – 9:30AM
    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
  • 9:30AM – 10:30AM
    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
  • Mary Ann McCarty
  • Vice President
  • PNC Bank
  • Gayla Strickler
  • Vice President
  • Huntington National Bank
  • 10:30AM – 10:45AM
    Coffee Break
    10:45AM – 11:45PM
    Ask the Expert
    This is your chance to ask those puzzling questions. This panel will help you with their insights into your situation, and may give you new ideas to try.
  • Jerry Glock, CDCS
  • Vice President and Trade Advisor
  • Citi
  • Talal Mahmud
  • Regional Head, FCC Trade
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Rita Ricci, CDCS
  • Executive Global Trade Advisor
  • BNP Paribas
  • Kristine Siebel
  • Chair, BAFT North American Standby/Guarantee Committee
  • Société Générale
  • 11:45PM – 12:45PM
    Networking Luncheon
    12:45PM – 2:00PM
    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?
    Judge
  • Michael Evan Avidon, Esq.
  • Partner and Co-Chair, Banking and Finance Group
  • Moses & Singer LLP
  • Parties
  • Mary Ann McCarty
  • Vice President
  • PNC Bank
  • Bill Nartker
  • Vice President, Standby Letter of Credit Product Specialist, Asst
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Rita Ricci, CDCS
  • Global Head - Trade Advisory
  • BNP Paribas
  • Gayla Strickler
  • Vice President
  • Huntington National Bank
  • 2:00PM – 2:45PM
    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?
    Speaker
  • Michael Evan Avidon, Esq.
  • Partner and Co-Chair, Banking and Finance Group
  • Moses & Singer LLP
  • 2:45PM – 3:30PM
    Collection Manual
    Speaker
  • John Baranello
  • Director, Trade Product Manager
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • 3:30PM – 3:35PM
    Workshop Wrap-Up
    West Coast Trade Finance Workshop
    DAY 1
    8:30AM – 9:00AM
    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 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. 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 2019
    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?
    12:00PM – 1:00PM
    Networking Luncheon
    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
  • Raja Hafeez
  • Vice President, Global Trade Services Division
  • Frost Bank
  • 1:45PM – 2:30PM
    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.
    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.
    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?
    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 – 9:00AM
    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 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
    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
  • 12:00PM – 1:00PM
    Networking Luncheon
    1:00PM – 2:00PM
    Trade Based Money Laundering
    2:00PM – 2:45PM
    Game Questions
    Speaker
  • Francisco Rodriguez, CDCS
  • Officer/Client Services Consultant
  • Wells Fargo 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