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Virtual Master Participation Agreement (MPA) Workshop

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Registration for the BAFT Virtual Master Participation Agreement (MPA) Workshop
Please note it takes 48 hours to process registrations for attendance to BAFT virtual events. If you would like to register to attend the IIFM-BAFT Islamic MPA Workshop on September 15, please ensure you submit your registration a minimum of two days prior to the live event. Otherwise your access to the BAFT Events application may not be processed in time to facilitate entry for the livecasts. Live sessions are being recorded and will be available for on-demand viewing in case you are not able to join the live webcasts. Feel free to reach out to us directly by emailing [email protected] with any questions.

The Virtual Master Participation Agreement (MPA) Workshop is an online workshop being offered on September 8, covering the BAFT Conventional MPA, and on September 15, covering the IIFM-BAFT Islamic MPA.

Join us to hear two panels of experts highlighting the standard documentation used in participating trade assets to the secondary market. The first day’s panel will focus on the BAFT MPA forms under English and New York laws, and the second day will cover the IIFM-BAFT Islamic forms. Each panel will present the highlights of the forms followed by a panel discussion with bank practitioners. This workshop is meant to be a highly interactive session giving participants the opportunity to ask specific questions from industry experts and practitioners.

The Virtual MPA Workshop is included as part of BAFT membership. There is a nominal fee for non-member participation.

This workshop has been approved for a total of 3 CPD hours (1.5 per session) by the London Institute of Banking & Finance (LIBF). Attendees will receive a certificate of participation upon request following the conclusion of each session. Participation is actively monitored. Please find the latest list of LIBF listings online here. Please contact [email protected] with any inquiries.

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Program

September 8, 2020
September 15, 2020
September 8, 2020 - BAFT Conventional MPA: Past, Present and Future

06:00 EDT / 11:00 BST / 14:00 GST

Networking Time

The virtual workshop platform opens. Take this time to connect with fellow attendees by checking out the ‘Attendee’ tab in the BAFT Events app available on desktop, mobile and tablet. Make sure to also test your Zoom connection for the livestream sessions by going to ‘Schedule’, click a session, then click the “Join Live Webcast” button.

07:00 EDT / 12:00 BST / 15:00 GST

Welcome & Introduction

Speaker

Stacey Facter
Senior Vice President, Trade Products
BAFT

07:10 EDT / 12:10 BST / 15:10 GST

Conventional MPA: Overview

Speaker

Geoffrey Wynne
Partner
Sullivan Law

07:30 EDT / 12:30 BST / 15:30 GST

Conventional MPA: Practical Issues and Applications

Speakers

Paul Coles
Head of Global Transactional Distribution
HSBC Commercial Bank

Adam Worrall
Head of Trade Distribution
First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

07:55 EDT / 12:55 BST / 15:55 GST

Stretch Break

08:00 EDT / 13:00 BST / 16:00 GST

What's Next?

Speaker

Adam Dener
Managing Director
Fermat Capital Management

08:15 EDT / 13:15 BST / 16:15 GST

Open Discussion and Q&A

Moderator

Deepesh Patel
Editorial Director
Trade Finance Global (TFG)

Panelists

Paul Coles
Head of Global Transactional Distribution
HSBC Commercial Bank

Geoffrey Wynne
Partner
Sullivan Law

Adam Dener
Managing Director
Fermat Capital Management

Adam Worrall
Head of Trade Distribution
First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

08:35 EDT / 13:35 BST / 16:35 GST

Wrap up

Speaker

Stacey Facter
Senior Vice President, Trade Products
BAFT

September 15, 2020 - IIFM-BAFT Islamic MPA

06:00 EDT / 11:00 BST / 14:00 GST

Networking Time

The virtual workshop platform opens. Take this time to connect with fellow attendees by checking out the ‘Attendee’ tab in the BAFT Events app available on desktop, mobile and tablet. Make sure to also test your Zoom connection for the livestream sessions by going to ‘Schedule’, click a session, then click the “Join Live Webcast” button.

07:00 EDT / 12:00 BST / 15:00 GST

Welcome & Introduction

Speaker

Stacey Facter
Senior Vice President, Trade Products
BAFT

07:05 EDT / 12:05 BST / 15:05 GST

IIFM-BAFT Islamic MPA: Key Features

Speaker

Ijlal Ahmed Alvi
Chief Executive Officer
IIFM

07:25 EDT / 12:25 BST / 15:25 GST

IIFM-BAFT Islamic MPA: Legal Aspects

Speaker

M. Delwar Hossain
Senior Associate
Baker McKenzie

07:40 EDT / 12:40 BST / 15:40 GST

Stretch Break

07:45 EDT / 12:45 BST /15:45 GST

Open Discussion and Q&A

Moderator

Lilian Le Falher
Executive Manager & Head of Treasury and Capital Markets
Kuwait Finance House (KFH) – Bahrain

Panelists

Ijlal Ahmed Alvi
Chief Executive Officer
IIFM

M. Delwar Hossain
Senior Associate
Baker McKenzie

Mohamed Omarah
General Counsel &
Chief Compliance Officer
Middle East and Africa (MEA)
Crédit Agricole CIB

Sadaqat Ullah Khan
Senior Executive Vice President &
Head of Sharia Advisory, Audit, Compliance, and Execution
Al Huda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics

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Speakers

Septermber 8 & 15, 2020
Septermber 8 & 15, 2020
Ijlal Ahmed Alvi
Ijlal Ahmed Alvi
CEO
International Islamic Financial Market (IIFM)

Mr. Ijlal Ahmed Alvi has extensive experience in the financial services industry spanning three decades with regional and international financial institutions. Over the last 15 years, as the Chief Executive of the IIFM he has been actively involved in introducing standardization of Shari’ah-compliant financial documentation and product confirmation templates for the Islamic Financial Services Industry (IFSI). In addition to his responsibilities as CEO and Secretary to the Board of IIFM, Mr. Alvi manages IIFM's market consultations, global working groups, Shari’ah board guidance and legal documentation drafting process in developing IIFM Standards relating to wholesale banking segment of the IFSI. He also manages IIFM’s market awareness seminars and workshops as well as research and publication of the IIFM’s flagship annual Sukuk Report.

Paul Coles
Paul Coles
ITFA Board Member
Head of Global Transactional Distribution, GTRF
HSBC Bank Plc

Mr. Paul Coles is responsible for overseeing the transactional distribution activity that supports HSBC’s GTRF business. His global role focuses on creating greater consistency in the processes, documentation and investor management, along with working with the regional teams on key multi-jurisdiction transactions. Prior to joining HSBC, Mr. Coles was the global coordinator and EMEA head for trade risk distribution at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Mr. Coles has also worked in the trade credit distribution team at ABN AMRO, and subsequently at RBS as the trade asset management regional head for the NV business (part of the legacy ABN AMRO network). He started his career over 20 years ago at London Forfaiting Company (a specialist trade finance provider) where he held a variety of trade finance roles. Mr. Coles has a BSc in Management Studies from Royal Holloway, University of London and is a member of the Board of the International Trade and Forfaiting Association (ITFA), where he currently chairs the Market Practice Committee.

Adam Dener
Adam Dener
Managing Director
Fermat Capital Management

Mr. Adam Dener is a managing director and founding partner of Fermat Capital's trade finance investment strategy. Adam has over 25 years of experience in banking, accounting, and trade-finance management services with specialization in private-placement credit, treasury and collateral management. Prior to joining Fermat Capital in 2015, Mr. Dener was the managing director of trade finance at Conning, where he developed and led an initiative known formally as Working Capital Finance Investments (WCFI) and now codified as NAIC regulation SSAP 105. This initiative brought together banking and insurance regulators to establish trade credit as a permitted investment class for insurance companies. Previously, Mr. Dener was an executive in residence at Aquiline Capital Partners, where he developed a trade finance venture backed by private equity.

Stacey Facter
Stacey Facter
Senior Vice President, Trade Products
BAFT

Stacey Facter has been Senior Vice President for Trade Products at BAFT for the last six years. Ms. Facter is responsible for managing all the Association’s activities related to trade products and serves as the primary subject matter expert for trade issues, overseeing and managing BAFT’s trade councils, committees and working groups and helps members develop guidance tools for the trade industry. Ms. Facter serves as a public spokesperson for the organization to stakeholders, regulators and policy makers on industry matters affecting the international trade finance community and is BAFT’s primary technical resource for trade related education and training.Ms. Facter has more than twenty-five years of experience in international banking, including over twenty years with JP Morgan Chase Bank, covering emerging markets, international trade finance, cash and risk management, and securities collateral management.

Hammad Hassan
Hammad Hassan
Global Head of Islamic Banking & Managing Director
Bank ABC Islamic

Mr. Hassan has over twenty-five years of banking experience, spread across Corporate & Consumer Banking, Global Transaction Services and Islamic Finance. He has been with Bank ABC Islamic since 2005. Prior to joining Bank ABC, Mr. Hassan worked for over eleven years with Citigroup and its affiliate in Saudi Arabia, Samba Financial Group. Mr. Hassan joined Citigroup in 1994. In 2005, Mr. Hassan joined Bank ABC Islamic as the Head of Coverage. In his current role, he is the Managing Director for Bank ABC Islamic, Bahrain as well as the Group Head of Islamic Banking for Bank ABC. Mr. Hassan represents Bank ABC Islamic on the board of IIFM.

M. Delwar Hossain
M. Delwar Hossain
Senior Associate
Baker McKenzie

Mr. Delwar Hossain is based in the Bahrain office of Baker McKenzie and a senior associate in the Firm's Global Banking & Finance Practice Group. His main areas of practice include Islamic finance, project finance, loans & credit facilities, debt capital markets and restructuring & insolvency. Before joining Baker McKenzie, Mr. Hossain was a manager (documentation) with Dubai Islamic Bank and in-house legal counsel with Jeddah based Islamic Development Bank. He specialises in Islamic finance.

Sadaqat Ullah Khan
Sadaqat Ullah Khan
Senior Executive Vice President & Head of Sharia Advisory, Audit, Compliance and Execution
Al Huda Centre of Islamic Banking & Economics, Dubai

Mr. Sadaqat is a seasoned Islamic banking and finance professional with a balanced mix of conventional and Islamic banking exposure spanning over four decades with reputed banks in the UAE. Currently, he is serving Islamic banking passionately as SEVP & Head of Shariah Advisory, Audit, Compliance and Execution at Al Huda-CIBE, UAE and also as “Senior Shariah Consultant” at Al Futooh Consultancy on Islamic Banking, UAE. His diversified experience and Shariah expertise in banking and finance includes; 16 years in Islamic banking industry, mainly with Dubai Islamic Bank and Dar Al Sharia Islamic Finance Consultancy. He holds strong command of the Shariah-compliant execution and operational aspects of Islamic trade finance transactions, corporate/institutional banking, treasury & investment banking, personal finance, agency arrangements; besides being proficient in managing Shariah audit, Islamic financial accounting and implementation of the “AAOIF Shariah Standards & Financial Accounting Standards” in IFI’s, etc.

Mohamed Omarah
Mohamed Omarah
General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for MEA region
Crédit Agricole, CIB

Mr. Mohamed Omarah is a qualified lawyer and has been practicing law in the banking industry for more than 20 years, during which he advised on a wide array of operations such as project finance, trade finance, asset-backed finance, Islamic finance, capital leasing, derivative transactions, loan syndication and retail banking. In addition, Mohamed has extensive experience in the field of Islamic Finance and is a board member of the International Islamic Financial Market (IIFM) since 2015. Mr. Omarah has worked with the Crédit Agricole Group in the Middle East for almost 17 years during which he held various positions in the legal and compliance departments. This wide-ranging legal and compliance experience gives Mohamed a thorough grasp of the business, legal and regulatory environment within the MEA region.

Deepesh Patel
Deepesh Patel
Editorial Director
Trade Finance Global

Deepesh Patel is Editorial Director at Trade Finance Global (TFG). In this role, he leads efforts in developing TFG’s brand, relationships and strategic direction in key markets, including the UK, US, Singapore, Dubai and Hong Kong. This includes TFG’s fintech platform and blockchain projects. Mr. Patel regularly chairs and speaks at international industry events including at the World Trade Organization Public Forum, The Telegraph’s Future of Trade & Export, BCR Consortia, TXF Geneva, Excred Commodities, as well as FCI and ITFA’s Annual Conference. He is a regular contributor to specialist trade journals and is Editor of the publication 'Trade Finance Talks'. In addition to his work at TFG, he is a strategic advisor for WOA, a board member of ITFA’s Emerging Leaders Committee, and sits on the Fintech Working Group of the Standardised Trust.

Adam Worrall
Adam Worrall
Head of Trade Distribution
First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

Mr. Adam Worrall has over 25 years banking experience in UK, joining FAB in July 2018 as Head of Trade Distribution, having previously been a director of portfolio and capital management at RBS, London. He has over 14 years of experience in trade distribution and capital optimization across both trade finance and corporate loans, utilizing various distribution channels, including insurers, banks and MLAs. Mr. Worrall has been an active mentor of aspiring young professionals within trade finance. Adam holds a degree in Contemporary History and Politics, and a post-graduate diploma in International Relations. Adam is married with a young family.

Geoffrey Wynne
Geoffrey Wynne
Partner & Head of Trade and Export Finance Group
Sullivan & Worcester

Geoffrey Wynne is head of Sullivan & Worcester’s London office and also head of its award-winning Trade & Export Finance Group. Geoff is one of the leading trade finance lawyers. He has extensive experience in many aspects of banking and finance, specifically trade, structured trade and commodity finance as well as related legal and compliance issues. He has recently been involved in several initiatives for trade finance in the digital world including ITFA’s digital payment obligations and the ICC Uniform Rules for Digital Trade Transactions (URDTT) where he was co-chair of the Drafting Committee. He has been involved in the drafting of BAFT’s Master Participation Agreements including the use of LIBOR in the BAFT MPAs. Geoff sits on the editorial boards of a number of publications and is a regular contributor and speaker at conferences. Geoff is a member of ITFA’s Market Practices Committee (MPC) and has been assisting with numerous key legal issues relating to trade and export finance. He is also the general editor and contributor to the recently published A Guide to Receivables Finance (3rd Edition) and A Practitioners Guide to Trade and Commodity Finance (2nd Edition). In Chambers UK, 2022 Geoff is ranked a Tier 1 lawyer for Commodities: Trade Finance. He holds a Fellowship award for trade finance from Trade and Forfaiting Review and is recognized in the UK Legal 500’s “Hall of Fame”.

FAQ's

What software or platform is this being hosted on?

The Virtual Master Participation Agreement (MPA) Workshop will be accessible on the BAFT Events app via desktop, mobile or tablet. You will need to download the BAFT Events app ahead of time either at the Google Play or Apple Store. The app is also accessible on desktop at event.crowdcompass.com/vmpa. The app will be available prior to the event. You will receive a personalized link from BAFT reminding you to download the event app.

The livestream sessions will be broadcast via Zoom Webinar. You need to download Zoom to your device, if you don’t have it installed. Day of the virtual event, make sure you are signed in to BAFT Events and Zoom for a seamless event experience

Why do I need the BAFT Events app?

The BAFT Events app is your gateway to the virtual event. You can access the event via your mobile phone, tablet or on the web. With BAFT Events, you can:

  • Join the live sessions, ask questions, participate in polls
  • See a list of attendees, speakers and their shared information
  • Send messages and connect with attendees and speakers before, during and after the event
  • Access the program and schedule sessions you plan to attend
  • Take notes on sessions and email them to yourself after the session
  • Access any speaker handouts, session and or sponsor flyers
  • Connect with sponsors, solution providers and exhibitors
Do I need to download anything?

Yes, you will need to download the BAFT Events app either via Google Play or the Apple Store ahead of time if you plan to use your mobile device or tablet. The app will be available prior to the event. You will receive a personalized link from BAFT reminding you to download the event app.

If you are planning to join the virtual event via your laptop or desktop computer, you simply need to use the online link sent to you as part of your account confirmation.

How will I login in during the event?

To join the virtual event, simply log in to BAFT Events app from your mobile device or tablet, or go online if using a laptop or desktop computer. Make sure to type the email address you used to register for the event. You can then proceed to My Schedule, choose the session and click on Webinar to join the session.

Will you email me information about logging in and who can help me if I have issues?

Yes, BAFT will send an email to download the BAFT Events app. A reminder will be sent closer to the event dates if you have not downloaded and set up your account yet. You can always contact [email protected] if you have issues downloading or logging in to BAFT Events.

What if I cannot attend the sessions live? Am I able to watch later?

All sessions will be recorded and available on-demand to all registered attendees via the secured pages on the BAFT website. An email will be sent to all attendees once these recordings are available.

What if my institution or company doesn’t allow me to access the platform?

Please test ahead of time to ensure you can join the virtual event. The BAFT Events app works best with Internet Explorer (IE) 11, as well as the latest versions of Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Microsoft Edge. If using a mobile device, IOS 11 or higher and Andriod 7.0 or higher work best.

The webcast for each session is via Zoom Webinar. If your device does not have Zoom installed, please make sure you download and sign in to Zoom prior to the virtual event.

To test, sign in to your BAFT Event account then select a session under Agenda or My Schedule and click on the Join Webinar link. BAFT Events works in several devices – computers, tablets and mobile phone. If one device doesn’t work, we suggest you test other devices ahead of time to make sure you can access the sessions.

Will I be able to ask questions?

Yes, you can certainly ask questions via a Q&A dialog box during each session.

Will I be able to speak with the other attendees? Will other attendees be able to see me?

You can connect with attendees before, during and after the event. Simply click the Attendees icon, and you can search, message, exchange contact details and even arrange meeting times with fellow attendees.

No, other attendees will not be able to see you during the sessions. Zoom Webinar is a one-to-many platform. You will be able to see the speakers and panelists, but they will not be able to see you.

Will you go back to in person workshops next year? Or still hold the virtual training?

For the safety of our members, speakers and attendees, we are currently only offering virtual events. As the situation improves, we will re-evaluate the best medium – in-person or virtual, to offer these workshops and other events going forward. Please check our website for the latest updates on our conference and event offerings.

Due to COVID-19, BAFT has pivoted our Master Participation Agreement (MPA) Pre-Conference Workshop offered as part of the MENA Bank to Bank Forum into two virtual offerings. Join our panel of experts highlighting the standard documentation used in participating trade assets to the secondary market. The first panel will focus on the BAFT MPA forms under English and New York laws, and the second will cover the IIFM BAFT Islamic forms. Each panel will present the highlights of the forms followed by a panel discussion with bank practitioners. These workshops will be highly interactive virtual sessions giving participants the opportunity to ask specific questions from industry experts and practitioners.

This is your opportunity to position your organization as an industry leader and stay connected with your peers and clients. Sponsorships include passes to the 2021 MENA Bank to Bank Forum, premier marketing and branding opportunities that help reach your ideal demographic and access to the exclusive event attendee list including contact details, so you can follow up effectively with your prospective leads and prospects.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Diamond Sponsor – (one available)
  • 3 Complimentary Passes to the 2021 MENA Bank to Bank Forum
  • 3 Discounted Passes to the 2021 MENA Bank to Bank Forum
  • Speaking opportunity for 5 minutes during event introduction*
  • Recognition as Diamond Sponsor during event opening of each session
  • Sponsored rotating banner featured on BAFT Events mobile, tablet and desktop applications for 10 seconds
  • Logo displayed on PowerPoint slide during event opening of each session
  • Logo included on conference website, registration page and confirmation email
  • Logo included on all email promotion pre- and post-event
  • Option to send one pager/virtual flyer to registered attendees pre or post-event
  • Recognition as Diamond Sponsor for on-demand recording page and live recording**
  • Recognition as Diamond Sponsor on BAFT Events “Featured Sponsors” page with option to link your company profile and documents to a customizable “Sponsor Profile” page
  • Registration list with contact details (name, company, title, email) pre- and post-event
Gold Sponsor – (three available)
  • 2 Complimentary Passes to the 2021 MENA Bank to Bank Forum
  • 2 Discounted Passes to the 2021 MENA Bank to Bank Forum
  • Recognition as Gold Sponsor during event opening of each session
  • Sponsored rotating banner featured on BAFT Events mobile, tablet and desktop applications for 5 seconds
  • Logo displayed on PowerPoint slide during event opening of each session
  • Logo included on conference website, registration page and confirmation email
  • Logo included on all email promotion pre- and post-event
  • Recognition as Gold Sponsor for on-demand recording page and live recording**
  • Recognition as Gold Sponsor on BAFT Events “Featured Sponsors” page with option to link your company profile and documents to a customizable “Sponsor Profile” page
  • Registration list with contact details (name, company, title, email) pre- and post-event
Virtual Break – (two available)
  • Sponsored branding, logo and/or 30 second video advertisement displayed for 5 minutes during break in content programming
  • Recognition as Virtual Break Sponsor during event opening of each session
  • Logo displayed on PowerPoint slide during event opening of each session
  • Logo included on conference website, registration page and confirmation email
  • Logo included on all email promotion pre- and post-event
  • Recognition as Virtual Break Sponsor for on-demand recording page and live recording**
  • Recognition as Virtual Break Sponsor on BAFT Events “Featured Sponsors” page with option to link your company profile and documents to a customizable “Sponsor Profile” page
  • Registration list with contact details (name, company, title, email) pre- and post-event

*subject to planning committee approval

**subject to speaker release agreement approval

Looking for something specific? We can customize your sponsorship package.

For more information please contact:
Matt Kaitz, [email protected], +1 703-200-9071

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