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ITFA ANNUAL CONFERENCE BRISTOL October 6-8 2021 "The Green City"

Other speakers to be announced soon...

Pre-conference: Wednesday, 6th October 2021 Morning
Time Topic Speakers
9.00am – 12.00pm Fintech Morning Sessions  
9.00am – 9.15am Introduction to the Fintech Ecosystem and ITFA Fintech Initiatives André Casterman, Chair Fintech Committee, ITFA
9.15am – 10.00am How can negotiable instruments go digital? How are major vendors embracing e-documents?
  • Gunnar Collin, Head of Sales and Marketing, Enigio
  • Joel Schrevens, Solutions Director, China Systems
  • Anastasia McAlpine, Head of Product, Trade & Supply Chain Finance, Finastra
  • Moderator: Lionel Taylor, Managing Director, Trade Advisory Network
10.00am – 10.30am Is automated document checking technology threatening the jobs of doc checkers? How are banks taking advantage of this promising technology?
  • Uzair Bawany, CRO, Traydstream
  • Jon Boran, Associate Director, Working Capital Innovation & Trade Transformation, Lloyds Bank
10.30am – 10.45am Coffee Break  
10.45am – 11.15am The future of trade ecosystems, networks and rulebooks – how are banks embracing them?
  • Geoff Wynne, Partner, Sullivan & Worcester
  • Dani Cotti, MD Center of Excellence Banking & Trade, Marco Polo
  • Maria Mogilnaya, Principal Banker – Trade Facilitation Programme, EBRD
  • Mansour Davarian, Demica
  • Moderator: John Bugeja, Managing Director, Trade Advisory Network
11.15am – 12.00pm Digital trade asset distribution – how are credit insurers and institutional investors taking advantage of the new technology-based practices?
  • Nils Behling, CFO, Tradeteq
  • Ian Duffy, CEO, Accelerated Payments
  • Moderator: André Casterman, Chair Fintech Committee, ITFA
12.00pm – 12.15pm Final remarks  
Wednesday, 6th October 2021
12.15pm - 13:45pm Lunch  
2.00pm – 2.30pm Welcome address Sean Edwards, ITFA Chairman
2.30pm - 3.15pm Green finance and environmental risk: Can we diversify our way to carbon neutral? Dr Joanna Burch-Brown, Faculty of Philosophy - University of Bristol
3.15pm - 4.00pm How bright the dawn: charting 2021 and beyond Sanjay Raja, Deutsche Bank
4.00pm - 4.30pm Coffee break  
4.30pm - 5.15pm Springboard or marking time? Prospects for stability and recovery in a post-pandemic world Panel Moderator:
Katharine Morton, TXF and Surath Sengupta, HSBC

  • Alberto Amo, Banco Santander
  • James Binns, Barclays
  • Surath Sengupta, HSBC
  • Kazuo Yoshimura, SMBC
5.15pm End of Day 1  
7.00pm Welcome dinner
Dress code: Business casual
Thursday, 7th October 2021
9.00am – 9.30am Back to the future: the new-old life of the Bill of Exchange and Promissory Note Professor Sarah Green,
Law Commissioner for England & Wales
9.30am – 10.00am Battle of the (e) bills of lading: the most important digital trade document?
  • Sean Edwards, ITFA Chairman
  • Andrew Raymond, Bolero
10.00am – 10.30am How to battle problems like fraud and non-performance in trade finance transactions Geoff Wynne, Sullivan & Worcester
10.30am – 11.15am Applying ESG to Trade Finance: Addressing the Complexities and Practical Considerations Panel Moderator:
Shannon Manders, GTR

  • Ian Sayers, International Trade Centre
  • Rebecca Harding, Coriolis Technolgies
  • Matt Jolley, Barclays
  • Annabel Ross, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership
11.15am – 11.45am Coffee break  
11.45am – 12.30pm Supply chain finance – evolution, or revolution? Panel Moderator:
Marilyn Blattner-Hoyle, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

  • Mirka Skrzypczak, NatWest
  • Baris Kalay, BofA
  • Ali Ansari, Taulia
  • Meera Saunders, AIG
12.30pm - 1.20pm The emergence of trade finance funds – scope for greater impact investment Panel Moderator:
Clarissa Dann, Deutsche Bank

  • Alastair Sewell, Fitch Ratings
  • Suresh Hegde, NN IP
  • Mike McGill, Allianz GI
  • Bart Ras, Pemberton Asset Management
  • Bertrand de Comminges, Santander Asset Management
1.20pm – 2.30pm Lunch break  
2.30pm – 4.30pm Bilateral chat rooms Networking session 
4.30pm – 5.00pm Coffee break  
5.00pm – 6.00pm AGM + Q&As including
Emerging Leaders Trade Financier of the Year Award
6.00pm End of Day 2  
7.30pm Gala dinner
Dress Code: Hollywood movies
Friday, 8th October 2021
9.30am - 10.15am
Harmonising TCI wording - one giant step for bank-insurance cooperation
  • Scott Ettien, Willis Towers Watson
  • Hannah Fearn, Sullivan & Worcester
10:15am – 10:45am Sneak-preview to the ITFA-IACPM Insurance Survey 2021 Presentation of Survey Results: 
Daniela Czuck, Munich Re

Panel Moderator:
Tamar Joulia, IACPM

  • Jean-Maurice Elkouby, ING
  • Carol Searle, Texel
  • Silja Calac, Chair Insurance Committee
10.45am – 11.30am The world’s most important number: LIBOR transition for trade finance: presentation followed by Q&A Panel Moderator (Q&A): Deepesh Patel, TFG

  • Usman Butt, HSBC
  • Alastair Hughes, Bank of England
11.30am Closing remarks Sean Edwards, ITFA Chairman
12:00 Lunch  

All presentations/panels will entitle attendees to 1 CPD point.