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2021 Virtual Supply Chain Finance Forum

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Overview

Evolution to Revolution

The past several months have put supply chains front and center, now more than ever. The pandemic has added additional strain to the global supply chain, yet the industry has endeavored to remain resilient against these challenges and external events. During this two-day virtual forum, we will take a deeper dive into the nuances of supply chain finance and the changing environment’s potential impact on current programs.

The 2021 BAFT Virtual Supply Chain Finance Forum includes a stellar line-up of  leading supply chain finance speakers and experts worldwide. View the program for more details.

Who Should Attend

Those involved in supply chain related programs – bankers, shippers, importers, exporters, and others will find this forum of interest.

Bonus for Attendees

As in years past, the forum is held in conjunction with the Annual Conference on International Trade. Supply Chain Finance Forum attendees who also register for the Annual Conference on International Trade will receive a $50 discount off their Annual Trade Conference registration. The coupon code will be listed as part of your registration confirmation. The 31st Annual Conference on International Trade is a hybrid event hosted from December 6 – 9.

Approved CPDs for International Trade Finance Certifications

The 2021 Virtual Supply Chain Finance program has been accredited by The London Institute of Banking & Finance (LIBF) as meeting the standards for ongoing CPDs required for recertification of the following international trade finance certifications. For more information on the availability of additional CPDs, please review the approved CPDs for the 31st Annual Conference on International Trade.

Certifications Total # of CPDs Available
Certificate for Documentary Credit Specialists (CDCS) 7
Certificate for Specialists in Demand Guarantees (CSDG) 7
Certificate in Supply Chain Finance (CSCF) 7
Certificate in Trade Finance Compliance (CTFC) 4

Program

December 1, 2021
December 2, 2021
December 6, 2021
December 7, 2021
December 1, 2021 - Forum Day 1

09:00 EST / 14:00 GMT / 15:00 CET / 18:00 GST / 22:00 SGT

Welcome Remarks

Scott Stevenson
Senior Vice President, Trade
BAFT

09:10 EST / 14:10 GMT / 15:10 CET / 18:10 GST / 22:10 SGT

Forum Outline and Expectations

Speaker
Caryn Pace
Director, Global Trade and Supply Chain Finance, Bank of America
Vice Chair, ICC Banking Commission

09:20 EST / 14:20 GMT / 15:20 CET / 18:20 GST / 22:20 SGT

Supply Chain Finance Industry Headlines

Speaker
Alexander Malaket
President
Opus Advisory Services International

09:35 EST / 14:35 GMT / 15:35 CET / 18:35 GST / 22:35 SGT

The Foundations of Supply Chain Finance

Speaker
John Baranello
Director & Head of Trade Finance Product Management, Americas
Lloyds Banking Group

10:00 EST / 15:00 GMT / 16:00 CET / 19:00 GST / 23:00 SGT

Payables Finance

Speaker
Christian Hausherr
Product Manager, Trade Finance and Supply Chain Finance, EMEA, Deutsche Bank
Chair, Global Supply Chain Finance Forum (GSCFF)

10:30 EST / 15:30 GMT / 16:30 CET / 19:30 GST / 23:30 SGT

Receivables Finance

Speaker
Tom Sardo
Senior Vice President & Head of Trade and Supply Chain Product
Citizens Bank

11:00 EST / 16:00 GMT / 17:00 CET / 20:00 GST / 00:00 SGT + 1 day

Stretch Break

11:05 EST / 16:05 GMT / 17:05 CET / 20:05 GST / 00:05 SGT + 1 day

Supply Chain Finance as an Asset Class

Moderator
David Berse
Managing Director
LiquidX

Panelists
Andy Arduini
Head of Global Advisory
Huntington Bank

Bertrand De Cominges
Head of Trade Finance Investments
Santander

Casey Talbot
Head of Fixed Income & O’Connor Managing Director
UBS O’Connor

11:50 EST / 16:50 GMT / 17:50 CET / 20:50 GST / 00:50 SGT + 1 day

Accounting Developments with FASB and the ABA

Speakers
James Starkey
Supervising Project Manager
Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)

Joshua Stein
Vice President, Accounting and Financial Management
American Bankers Association

12:15 EST / 17:15 GMT / 18:15 CET / 21:15 GST / 01:15 SGT + 1 day

A New Era for Supply Chain Finance in Latin America

Speakers
Jean-Paul Antelo
Managing Director, Global Transaction Services Sales Head for Andean and CAC
Latin America Trade and Supply Chain Finance Executive
Bank of America

Julio Carrasco
Treasury Director
Alicorp Peru

Jose Oulego
Director, Latin America Trade Relationship Manager
Bank of America

Oliver Venegas
Corporate Finance Director
Grupo Proeza

13:00 EST / 18:00 GMT / 19:00 CET / 22:00 GST / 02:00 SGT + 1 day

Wrap Up Day 1
December 2, 2021 - Forum Day 2

08:45 EST / 13:45 GMT / 14:45 CET / 17:45 GST / 21:45 SGT

Welcome Day 2

Caryn Pace
Director, Global Trade and Supply Chain Finance, Bank of America
Vice Chair, ICC Banking Commission

08:50 EST / 13:50 GMT / 14:50 CET / 17:50 GST / 21:50 SGT

Interview with the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)

Featured Speaker
Mark Baxa
President & CEO
Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)

with
Caryn Pace
Director, Global Trade and Supply Chain Finance, Bank of America
Vice Chair, ICC Banking Commission

09:15 EST / 14:15 GMT / 15:15 CET / 18:15 GST / 22:15 SGT

Industry Headlines

Speaker
Alexander Malaket
President
Opus Advisory Services International

09:25 EST / 14:25 GMT / 15:25 CET / 18:25 GST / 22:25 SGT

Long Tail – Closing the Supplier Financing Gaps

Moderator
Sanjay Tandon
Regional Head of Product and Propositions, Global Trade and Receivables Finance, Asia Pacific
HSBC

Panelists
Chris Hale
CEO
Kountable

James Li
CEO
Linklogis

Sunil Mascarenhas
Supply Chain Finance Specialist
Asian Development Bank

10:15 EST / 15:15 GMT/ 16:15 CET / 19:15 GST / 23:15 SGT

Supply Chain Resiliency: ESG, Inclusion and MBE

Moderator
Michael Sugirin
Managing Director & Global Head, Open Account Trade
Standard Chartered Bank

Panelists
Parvaiz Dalal
Global Head, Payables Finance
Citi

Ken So
Founder & CEO
Flowcast

Jonathan Vojtecky
Director, Global Trade and Supply Chain Sales
Bank of America

11:00 EST / 16:00 GMT / 17:00 CET / 20:00 GST / 00:00 SGT + 1 day

Stretch Break

11:05 EST / 16:05 GMT / 17:05 CET / 20:05 GST / 00:05 SGT + 1 day

Insurance Spotlight

Speakers
John Lavelle
President
BPL Global

Juan Martin
Head of Global Advisory
Wells Fargo

11:35 EST / 16:35 GMT / 17:35 CET / 20:35 GST / 00:35 SGT + 1 day

Innovation & Digitization in Practice

Moderator
Katerina Vasilenko
Chief Commercial Officer
Trade Information Network

Panelists
Mansour Davarian
Head of Platform Sales
Demica

Christopher Liebig
Managing Director & Head of Working Capital Sales, Corporate & Investment Banking
UniCredit

Wasif Raza
Global Head of Distribution
Taulia

Rebecca Trotter
Director, Working Capital Innovation
Lloyds Banking Group

12:05 EST / 17:05 GMT / 18:05 CET / 21:05 GST / 01:05 SGT + 1 day

Wrap Up Day 2
December 6, 2021 - Open Forum

12:10 EST / 17:10 GMT / 18:10 CET / 21:10 GST/ 01:10 SGT + 1 Day

Networking & Roundtables - Session 1

All 2021 Virtual Supply Chain Finance Forum attendees and speakers are automatically registered for the joint virtual networking reception with the 31st Annual Conference on International Trade. The virtual networking will take place on both December 6 and December 7. Experience as close to in-person networking in a virtual setting with BAFT CONNECT. Choose from interactive and smaller group activities. All will allow video and chat messaging.

1) Roundtable Discussions
Open table forums on trending trade and supply chain finance topics facilitated by industry experts.

  • Careers in Trade Finance
    • Steven Lotito
      Managing Director & Head of Trade Finance, North America
      MUFG
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in Trade
    • Joon Kim
      Global Head, Trade Finance Product and Portfolio Management
      BNY Mellon
  • ESG in Supply Chain Finance Programs
    • Christian Hausherr
      Product Manager, Trade Finance and Supply Chain Finance, EMEA, Deutsche Bank
      Chair, Global Supply Chain Finance Forum (GSCFF)
  • Financial Inclusion/Reducing the Trade Finance Gap
    • Vinod Madhavan
      Global Head, Trade (On Sabbatical)
      Standard Bank Group
  • New Risks in Digital Trade
    • Merlin Dowse
      Executive Director, Global Trade Finance Product Management, J.P. Morgan
      Vice Chair, ICC Banking Commission
  • SBA Program Expansion
    • Daniel Pische
      National Director of Trade Finance
      U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
  • Term SOFR
    • Tim Moran
      Term SOFR Consultant
      CME Group

2) Virtual Networking/Bilateral Meetings
Meet with fellow attendees by setting up video meetings ahead of time using the BAFT CONNECT platform.

December 7, 2021 - Open Forum

12:10 EST / 17:10 GMT / 18:10 CET / 21:10 GST/ 01:10 SGT + 1 Day

Networking & Roundtables - Session 2

All 2021 Virtual Supply Chain Finance Forum attendees and speakers are automatically registered for the joint virtual networking reception with the 31st Annual Conference on International Trade. The virtual networking will take place on both December 6 and December 7. Experience as close to in-person networking in a virtual setting with BAFT CONNECT. Choose from interactive and smaller group activities. All will allow video and chat messaging.

1) Roundtable Discussions
Open table forums on trending trade and supply chain finance topics facilitated by industry experts.

  • ESG
    • Anirudha Panse
      Managing Director & Head of Trade Product Management, GTB Business and Product Management
      First Abu Dhabi Bank
  • Leveraging Data in Trade and Trade Finance
    • Vinay Mendonca
      Managing Director & Global Head of Product, Propositions and Structuring, Trade & Receivables Finance
      HSBC
  • SBA Program Expansion
    • Daniel Pische
      National Director of Trade Finance
      U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
  • Sizing the Supply Chain Market
    • Christian Hausherr
      Product Manager, Trade Finance and Supply Chain Finance, EMEA, Deutsche Bank
      Chair, Global Supply Chain Finance Forum (GSCFF)
  • Term SOFR
    • Tim Moran
      Term SOFR Consultant
      CME Group
  • Trade-Based APIs
    • Marie-Laure Gastellu
      Global Head of Trade Services
      Societe Generale
    • Richard Tomusk
      Product Owner, API Lifecycle
      SWIFT
  • Trade Digitalization
    • Jean-François Denis
      Global Head, Trade Solutions
      BNP Paribas

2) Virtual Networking/Bilateral Meetings
Meet with fellow attendees by setting up video meetings ahead of time using the BAFT CONNECT platform.

Register

Evolution to Revolution

Attendees to the virtual forum will be able to join and participate in live sessions virtually from December 1 – 2. Access to the platform will remain open until January 31, 2022 including access to view on-demand session recordings, speaker handouts, attendee profiles, and more.

BONUS: Those who register for the Virtual Supply Chain Finance Forum will receive a $50 discount off the registration to the 31st Annual Conference on International Trade, a hybrid event taking place from December 6 – 9 in Houston, Texas. The coupon code will be included in your registration confirmation.

Registration Type Member Rate Non-Member Rate
Full Forum $350 USD $500 USD
Bring The Bank
(Supply Chain Finance Forum only)*
$2000 USD N/A
Bring The Bank
(Supply Chain Finance Forum + Annual Conference on International Trade)*
$7000 USD N/A

*Bring The Bank: With this registration, an institution/company can register an unlimited number of their employees, regardless of geographic location for a flat rate. You may choose to register to ‘Bring The Bank’ for either the Supply Chain Finance Forum only or for both the 31st Annual Conference on International Trade plus the Supply Chain Finance Forum. Please refer to the flat fee above. Contact [email protected] to register your team.

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Speakers

December 1, 2021
December 2, 2021
December 6, 2021
December 7, 2021
December 1, 2021 - Forum Day 1
Jean-Paul Antelo
Jean-Paul Antelo
Managing Director, Global Transaction Services Sales Head for Andean and CAC & Latin America Trade and Supply Chain Finance Executive
Bank of America

Jean-Paul's responsibilities include leading a transactional services sales team in Santiago, Bogota, Lima, and Miami responsible for the provision of treasury, foreign exchange, working capital, custody, and liquidity management to a broad range of customers, including multinational corporations, local companies, non-bank financial institutions, financial institutions, and governments. Additionally, Mr. Antelo is the Latin America Trade and Supply Chain executive accountable for the establishment, origination and execution of the regional trade finance strategy across all countries, industries and lines of business. He has 20 years of experience in the banking and sales industry. Mr. Antelo holds a Master in Business Administration from the University of Miami and a Bachelor of Science in Management and Economics with concentrations in finance and international business from Purdue University.

Andy Arduini
Andy Arduini
Head of Global Advisory
Huntington Bank

Mr. Arduini joined Huntington Bank, headquartered in Columbus, OH, in 2009. He has responsibility for Huntington’s Global Advisory segment, consisting of the Structured Working Capital Finance and Global Trade & Treasury lines of business. He also has responsibility for managing a pool of short-term non-security assets for the bank as well as ultimate oversight responsibility for the institution’s country risk management program. Mr. Arduini has corporate lending and cross-border business experience dating back to 2001, primarily at GE Corporate Finance and ABN AMRO prior to Huntington. He is a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking and earned a MBA from the Carey School of Business at Johns Hopkins University, a post-graduate certificate in Executive Leadership from the Wharton School of Business and a certificate in Fintech from Harvard University. He is a CTP holder and maintains certifications in supply chain finance (CSCF) and payments (CertPAY) from the London Institute of Banking and Finance.

John Baranello
John Baranello
Director & Head of Trade Finance Product Management, Americas
Lloyds Banking Group

John Baranello is the North American Head of Trade Finance Product Management at Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets whose responsibilities include the design, creation and implementation of local and global Supply Chain & traditional Trade Finance products, associated training and marketing, and related technical and regulatory compliance. He is the Chair of BAFT’s Supply Chain Finance Committee and former Chair of the New York/Metropolitan Division of the BAFT Documentary Letter of Credit Committee. He has been involved in the review and advisory stages of the Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits (UCP), the International Standard Banking Practices (ISBP 745), International Standby Practices (ISP98), & the Uniform Rules for Demand Guarantees (URDG 758) – being the first to commercialize these rules in the United States. Recognized by the FBI for his work in Trade Finance, Mr. Baranello has assumed numerous trade advocacy roles most recently with the Global Supply Chain Finance Forum.

David Berse
David Berse
Managing Director
LiquidX

David Berse is Managing Director at LiquidX, a global provider of technology solutions for trade finance and working capital. David has considerable corporate banking experience, having spent the 12 years prior to joining LiquidX developing and structuring innovative transaction banking and liquidity solutions. David was previously a Sales Director at Bank of America, helping multinational corporations optimize working capital, improve liquidity, and increase treasury efficiency by devising global trade finance and cash management solutions. Previously, David managed a team of cash management sales specialists at Deutsche Bank, focused on structuring cash management, liquidity, and FX solutions for global multinationals. Prior to that, David served various roles at J.P. Morgan, including a Treasury Services Advisor and a Liquidity Solutions Specialist. David has his bachelor’s degree from Rutgers and his MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business.

Julio Carrasco
Julio Carrasco
Treasury Director
Alicorp Peru

Julio Carrasco is a financial professional with over twenty years of experience leading teams to structure large and complex transactions across several industries (telecom, food, construction, power and industrials) such as the first Global PEN bond, acquisition of distressed assets, major project finance deals, among others. Currently in charge of the corporate treasury of Alicorp S.A.A. leading the capital markets, banking financing, hedging and working capital solutions for the B2C, B2B, Aquafeed and Crushing businesses of the company across latam. Mr. Carrasco holds a degree in Economics by the Universidad Agraria in Perú and a MBA from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Business School with major in finance.

Bertrand De Cominges
Bertrand De Cominges
Head of Trade Finance Investments
Santander

A renowned industry expert, Bertrand is currently the lead portfolio manager for the global Trade Finance strategy at Santander Asset Management. Before joining Santander Bertrand was for 8 years at HSBC and in his last role he was responsible for the European Business Development activities for Global Trade & Receivables Finance. In this role he was responsible for all Global Corporates, Commodities, Financial Institutions and SME’s trade finance activities in the region. Previously, with teams located in 5 continents, he was HSBC’s Global Product Head of Structured Solutions for the organization and, Global Head of Solutions Structuring. Before HSBC, Bertrand worked at JP Morgan where he launched and led the EMEA Structured Trade Advisory business and, for RBS, where in his last role he was Head of Trade for the EMEA region. Bertrand is a member of the ICC’s Banking Commission Steering Committee for transforming Trade Finance as an Asset Class, and a Subject Matter expert in the ICC’s of Global Supply Chain Finance initiative.

Christian Hausherr
Christian Hausherr
Product Manager, Trade Finance and Supply Chain Finance, EMEA, Deutsche Bank
Chair, Global Supply Chain Finance Forum (GSCFF)

Christian Hausherr is the European Product Head of Supply Chain Finance for Deutsche Bank’s Payables Finance solution, bringing to the role over 20 years of experience in Banking, In-house Consulting and Product Management for Cash Management and Supply Chain Finance. Mr. Hausherr spent his career within Deutsche Bank in various divisions and regions, mostly spanning across Europe and the Transaction Banking business. He holds a diploma in business administration from the University of Bayreuth and has worked in Germany, The Netherlands, Great Britain, Spain, the US, as well as in India and Uganda on Corporate Social Responsibility assignments in the financial and educational sector.

Alexander Malaket
Alexander Malaket
President
OPUS Advisory Services International

Alexander R. Malaket, CITP, is the President of OPUS Advisory Services International Inc., in Canada, and Founder and Managing Director of Trade Finance Associates Pte in Singapore. Mr. Malaket is recognized internationally as a specialist and senior consultant in international trade and trade finance, having advised top-tier financial services, corporate, government and international institution clients across the globe, and having developed and delivered a variety of training seminars on an international basis. Mr. Malaket serves as a member of the Executive Committee and Technical Advisor to the ICC Banking Commission in Paris, as Secretary/Treasurer of the World Trade Centre in Winnipeg and is a long-time member of the Toronto Regional Board of Trade/World Trade Centre, as well as a member of the SWIFT/ICC Industry Education Group on the Bank Payment Obligation. Mr. Malaket is a member of the Board of Directors of the Forum for International Trade Training, Ottawa, Canada. Mr. Malaket is the author of “Financing Trade and International Supply Chains”, published by Gower/Ashgate U.K..

Jose Oulego
Jose Oulego
Director, Latin America Trade Relationship Manager
Bank of America

Jose is native of Spain; he joined Bank of America, Mexico in January 2013, based in Mexico City in the function of Director Trade & Global Supply Chain Finance. Responsible for Trade Finance for Mexico and all the LATAM Spanish Speaking countries. Certified by the International Finance School – (IFS) as CDCS (Certified Documentary Credit Specialist) graduated in 1989 at The Rotterdam University in Rotterdam, The Netherlands with a Bachelor’s in international Trade. With over 30 years of experience in Transactional and Corporate Banking specialized in Trade Finance Products and Supply Chain Finance. Active member of the local Chamber of Commerce in Mexico City and also member of the board for banking affairs in ICC Mexico.

Caryn Pace
Caryn Pace
Director, Global Trade and Supply Chain Finance, Bank of America
Vice Chair, ICC Banking Commission

Caryn Pace is a Director in Global Transaction Services at Bank of America, based in New York. She heads Portfolio Management & Product Risk in Global Trade & Supply Chain. Ms. Pace has responsibility for the trade portfolio including monitoring, development of risk mitigation strategies, forecast impacts and developing materials for portfolio and business reviews. Her team has oversight of risk mitigation on a portfolio and transaction level, including routines involving high risk transactions and business control. To drive and influence the trade business strategy, Ms. Pace engages with clients and potential 3rd party partnership opportunities to understand market perspective and evolving product needs. Previously, she held positions within Global Trade at J.P. Morgan where she worked for 11 years. She received her bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and currently serves as Co-Chair of the BAFT Future Leaders Council.

Tom Sardo
Tom Sardo
Senior Vice President & Head of Trade and Supply Chain Product
Citizens Bank

Tom Sardo is currently Head of Trade & Supply Chain Finance Product Management at Citizens Bank and brings over 20 years of broad experience as a Trade Finance professional. Beginning in Trade Operations helped to create a broad and technically savvy foundation to build upon when moving into Operational & Compliance Risk Management and then advancing to become Product Manager in 2007 looking after Supply Chain Finance as well as Traditional Trade products. Prior to Citizens, Tom worked as the Regional Head of SCF at HSBC and as a Senior Product Manager in Commodity & Structured Trade Finance at MUFG. Tom is also an active member on the BAFT SCF Committee and participates in the Trade Finance, Regional Bank & IBOR Transition Committees.

James Starkey
James Starkey
Supervising Project Manager
Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)

James Starkey is a supervising project manager at the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). In this role, James works on various technical projects, including those related to supplier finance programs and share-based payments. Prior to joining the FASB, James was a consultant advising private companies in the technology industry on accounting matters primarily related to revenue recognition, share-based payments, business combinations, leases, and preferred stock financing transactions. James began his career in public accounting at PwC where he audited entities ranging from small start-ups to global public companies. James is a CPA in New Jersey and Massachusetts. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from Boston University.

Joshua Stein
Joshua Stein
Vice President, Accounting and Financial Management
American Bankers Association

Josh Stein arrived to the American Bankers Association in October 2017. He works alongside Mike Gullette in the ABA’s efforts with the FASB and the U.S. banking regulators in helping bankers understand and implement policies and regulations related to accounting, financial reporting, internal controls, and capital management. Specifically, Mr. Stein is working on efforts related the implementation of FASB’s CECL standard. Mr. Stein brings to the ABA almost twenty years of experience. Mr. Stein started his career as an auditor for KPMG, where he concentrated on financial institutions. He worked as an analyst and an inspector for the PCAOB. He also worked in an accounting policy position at a large private equity firm. Mr. Stein is a Certified Public Accountant.

Scott Stevenson
Scott Stevenson
Senior Vice President, Trade
BAFT

Scott Stevenson is the Senior Vice President of Trade at BAFT. Stevenson leads the association’s trade-focused policy, practices, and education initiatives, and supports its trade-related councils and committees. Prior to joining BAFT, Stevenson was a senior advisor for AF Capital Partners, which provided expertise in emerging market structured and project finance for development banking institutions. For two years, he consulted development banks and export credit agencies following a 17-year career at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and World Bank Group in various trade and investment project leadership roles. Before joining the IFC, Stevenson was the regional head of financial institutions at Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Colgate University, and his MBA from York University.

Casey Talbot
Casey Talbot
Head of Fixed Income & O’Connor Managing Director
UBS O’Connor

Casey is primarily responsible for Fixed Income Strategies. Prior to joining O'Connor, he was employed at Deutsche Bank, where he was a member of the US Sales Executive Committee, responsible for Credit Sales (2010–2013). Before joining Deutsche Bank, Casey worked at Bank of America, where he was responsible for Equities, Fixed Income and Futures for the Midwest regions, where he also ran US Structured Credit Sales (2007–2010). In the years preceding Bank of America, he was with UBS Investment Bank from (1999–2007) where he held various positions in the Fixed Income Sales group including Managing Director Head of Credit Sales for the Midwest region.

Oliver Venegas
Oliver Venegas
Corporate Finance Director
Grupo Proeza

Oliver Venegas holds a B.S. in Economics from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, a Master in Finance from EGADE Business School and a MBA by McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin. He has over 17 years of experience mainly focused on credit analysis from a diverse portfolio of entities, as well as structuring and executing financing strategies and working capital solutions for international companies. Currently has the role of Corporate Finance Director at Grupo Proeza where he leads the areas of financing, investments, and financial risks.

December 2, 2021 - Forum Day 2
Mark S. Baxa
Mark S. Baxa
President & CEO
Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)

Mark’s experience in Supply Chain leadership spans 40 years. In that time, he has worked in sales, customer service, logistics, distribution, global trade operations & compliance, procurement, sustainability, supplier diversity, supply chain training, and supply chain strategy leadership. Additional experience includes 20 years with the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). He also serves as Vice-Chairman St Louis University Center of Supply Chain Excellence and co-leads the Executive Global Supply Chain Certificate Program and is an adjunct professional instructor. He recently completed a 4-year term as global board member for WEConnect International, consistent with his belief in the value diversity brings to the supply chain. He has facilitated supply chain policy development at the EU & US Federal level, teaches executive courses at the university level and speaks at conferences worldwide. In 2018 Mark was inducted into the DC Velocity Rainmakers.

Parvaiz Dalal
Parvaiz Dalal
Global Head, Payables Finance
Citi
Mansour Davarian
Mansour Davarian
Head of Platform Sales
Demica

Mansour Davarian is Head of Platform Sales at Demica, leading a team of senior individuals selling SaaS services to financial institutions and large corporates globally. Mansour joined Demica in 2016 having spent most of his career at HSBC Bank plc working across structured finance and TMT global client coverage.

Chris Hale
Chris Hale
CEO
Kountable

Chris Hale is Founder and CEO of Kountable, Inc., a San Francisco-based trade and technology company actively solving the world’s distribution problem by building digital ecosystems. Kountable’s cloud-based global trade platform delivers transparency, governance and efficiency in trade by connecting the biggest global sellers with the most qualified buyers in fast growing economies. Hale has consulted some of the top Silicon Valley technology startups, targeting the financial services sector in the areas of asset management and reporting, CRM, programmatic trading and digital advisory services.

John Lavelle
John Lavelle
President
BPL Global

John joined BPL in 2016. He is a Director of BPL –Global LLC the America’s subsidiary of BPL Global. He is responsible for relationship management and new business development within BPL’s Structured Trade Credit and Political Risk Insurance practice, with a specific focus on financial institutions. Immediately prior to joining BPL, John was the Deputy Managing Director of Willis Towers Watson’s Structured Trade and Political Risks group, where he managed and was responsible for Willis America's Trade and political risk practice. Before joining Willis, he served as National Sales Manager and Northeast Regional Manager for the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EximBank) where he spent over 10 years with the Eximbank. The last 3 years he was with Eximbank he served on the privatization committee which looked into whether certain parts of the bank should be privatized. John has over thirty years’ experience, including time as a bond trader, merchant banker, insurance underwriter and broker.

James Li
James Li
CEO
Linklogis International

James Li joined Linklogis as the CEO for Linklogis International Company Limited in 2019. Before Linklogis, he was EVP for a Digital Bank in China, Z-Bank for 2 years managing digital commercial banking business. From 2010 to 2017, James was managing director as head of trade and supply chain for greater china market for Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Hong Kong. Prior to that, he had worked in JPMorgan China as head of trade for 5 years from 2005 to 2010. He started his banking career with ANZ China on various roles in credit risk management and corporate banking relationship coverage.

Christopher Liebig
Christopher Liebig
Managing Director & Head of Working Capital Sales, Corporate & Investment Banking
UniCredit

Alexander Malaket
Alexander Malaket
President
OPUS Advisory Services International

Alexander R. Malaket, CITP, is the President of OPUS Advisory Services International Inc., in Canada, and Founder and Managing Director of Trade Finance Associates Pte in Singapore. Mr. Malaket is recognized internationally as a specialist and senior consultant in international trade and trade finance, having advised top-tier financial services, corporate, government and international institution clients across the globe, and having developed and delivered a variety of training seminars on an international basis. Mr. Malaket serves as a member of the Executive Committee and Technical Advisor to the ICC Banking Commission in Paris, as Secretary/Treasurer of the World Trade Centre in Winnipeg and is a long-time member of the Toronto Regional Board of Trade/World Trade Centre, as well as a member of the SWIFT/ICC Industry Education Group on the Bank Payment Obligation. Mr. Malaket is a member of the Board of Directors of the Forum for International Trade Training, Ottawa, Canada. Mr. Malaket is the author of “Financing Trade and International Supply Chains”, published by Gower/Ashgate U.K..

Juan Martin
Juan Martin
Head of Global Advisory
Wells Fargo

Juan Martin is a market executive for Wells Fargo’s Commercial Banking Global Advisory team. Based in New York, he leads global industry teams across the United States all focused on serving the financial needs of middle-market banking customers. Before his current role, Juan was head of Trade Finance & Lending, head of Trade Flow, and head of Natural Resource Finance – Americas at Deutsche Bank. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Juan served in leadership roles at ABN AMRO Bank and Grupo Financiero Bital. Throughout his career, he has gained extensive experience in loan syndication and risk distribution. Juan has managed teams in New York, Miami, Jacksonville, São Paulo, and Mexico City.

Sunil Mascarenhas
Sunil Mascarenhas
Supply Chain Finance Specialist
Asian Development Bank

Sunil Mascarenhas leads ADB’s Supply Chain Finance initiative. Prior to joining ADB, he was a consultant with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and led the deployment of Supply Chain Finance Advisory solutions for IFC’s client banks in South Asia. He is a career banker with extensive banking experience gained in the course of 15 year association with HSBC with senior roles in Commercial Banking, Trade & Supply Chain and Risk Management.

Caryn Pace
Caryn Pace
Director, Global Trade and Supply Chain Finance, Bank of America
Vice Chair, ICC Banking Commission

Caryn Pace is a Director in Global Transaction Services at Bank of America, based in New York. She heads Portfolio Management & Product Risk in Global Trade & Supply Chain. Ms. Pace has responsibility for the trade portfolio including monitoring, development of risk mitigation strategies, forecast impacts and developing materials for portfolio and business reviews. Her team has oversight of risk mitigation on a portfolio and transaction level, including routines involving high risk transactions and business control. To drive and influence the trade business strategy, Ms. Pace engages with clients and potential 3rd party partnership opportunities to understand market perspective and evolving product needs. Previously, she held positions within Global Trade at J.P. Morgan where she worked for 11 years. She received her bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and currently serves as Co-Chair of the BAFT Future Leaders Council.

Wasif Raza
Wasif Raza
Global Head of Distribution
Taulia

Wasif is the Global Head of Distribution for Taulia Inc. In his current role Wasif is responsible for the management of all Syndication & Distribution related activities for Taulia. His role is focused on building and managing strategic relationships with financial institutions and a diversified, sustainable and cost-effective funding base for Taulia’s clients globally. He is also responsible for building new structures for funding Taulia’s expanding range of working capital finance products. Wasif has about 23 years of experience in banking and trade finance. In particular, he is an industry veteran in the arena of Trade syndication and distribution.

Ken So
Ken So
Founder & CEO
Flowcast

Ken is the Founder & CEO of Tillful, an SF-based fintech startup that is modernizing SMB credit using AI and alternative data. Prior to founding Tillful, Ken has over 10 years of experience in business development and M&A as a corporate development executive at companies including Qualcomm, Ericsson, and Citi. He started his career as an engineer and became one of the inventors of the world's first 3D non-volatile memory chip. Ken holds over 13 patents. He received his MBA from UC Berkeley, Masters in Electrical Engineering from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo.

Michael Sugirin
Michael Sugirin
Managing Director & Global Head, Open Account Trade
Standard Chartered Bank

Michael Sugirin is the Global Head of Open Account Trade at Standard Chartered based in Singapore. He is responsible for the strategic direction, execution and product performance of SC’s open account trade product suite which spans across supply chain finance, receivable finance, payable finance, and commodity finance. He is also leading several strategic third-party partnership collaborations and data initiatives to deliver new client value propositions and experiences. Aside from his extensive product management experience, Michael held roles as transaction banking country head, global head of trade implementation and leading product sales roles. Prior to Standard Chartered, he has worked for more than 18 years at Deutsche Bank and JPMorgan in multiple locations across New York, Singapore and Jakarta.

Sanjay Tandon
Sanjay Tandon
Regional Head of Product and Propositions, Global Trade and Receivables Finance, Asia Pacific
HSBC
Rebecca Trotter
Rebecca Trotter
Director, Working Capital Innovation
Lloyds Banking Group

Rebecca Trotter is part of the Working Capital Innovation & Trade Transformation team at Lloyds Bank. The team are responsible for solution development, innovation and customer journey. She has over 10 years of experience in commercial banking in various roles across Trade, Working Capital and Asset Finance. Rebecca works on a portfolio of customer-centric core, incremental and transformational projects, in collaboration with a network of strategic partners, which includes fintechs, banks, consortia and most importantly customers. Rebecca sits on the BAFT Supply Chain Finance Council and holds certificates in International Trade & Finance as well as Supply Chain Finance. Rebecca has a BSc. in Psychology from Cardiff University.

Katerina Vasilenko
Katerina Vasilenko
Chief Commercial Officer
Trade Information Network

Katrina Vasilenko is an experienced banker with 18+ years of hands-on practice in the financial services industry, Katerina is skilled in international trade, risk management, and client relations. She started her banking career with BNP Paribas. Katerina has led multi-cultural teams and spent the previous 14 years at JPMorgan where she was an MD, heading trade finance sales in Europe & CIS.

Jonathan Vojtecky
Jonathan Vojtecky
Director, Global Trade and Supply Chain Finance Sales
Bank of America

Jonathan Vojtecky is a Director in the Global Trade and Supply Chain business at Bank of America Corporation. He leads a sales team responsible for the origination and structuring efforts across the North America large-cap client segment. Jonathan and his team deliver the entire trade product suite to the firm’s corporate banking franchise to provide liquidity, working capital optimization and risk mitigation. Jonathan has over 20 years of experience advising clients on the implementation and execution of large-scale, globally complex Supply Chain Finance, Receivables Finance, Export Agency Finance and Traditional Trade solutions. Prior to joining Bank of America, Jonathan spent 17+ years at J.P. Morgan where he most recently served as Global Trade North America Sales Head. Jonathan is based in Pittsburgh, PA and graduated from Robert Morris University with a B.S. in Business Administration.

December 6, 2021 - Networking & Roundtables - Session 1
Merlin Dowse
Merlin Dowse
Executive Director, Global Trade Finance Product Management, J.P. Morgan
Vice Chair, ICC Banking Commission

Merlin Dowse is an Executive Director and a Global Product Manager within the Core Product team. In this capacity, Merlin leads a global team responsible for the management of digital solutions and innovation available to the clients of J.P. Morgan across the globe. Merlin previously held the position of Global Product Manager for the Portfolio Management Group within Global Trade at J.P. Morgan. In this role he led the digitization efforts of both the internal and external processes supporting the distribution of all trade finance assets. Prior to this, while based in London, he was managing the EMEA Trade product set for the Corporate client segment, where he worked on various initiatives such as the Bank Payment Obligation, SWIFT for Corporates whilst also helping expand J.P. Morgan’s global footprint. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Merlin worked in various capacities in the Trade Services department at Rabobank in the Netherlands.

Christian Hausherr
Christian Hausherr
Product Manager, Trade Finance and Supply Chain Finance, EMEA, Deutsche Bank
Chair, Global Supply Chain Finance Forum (GSCFF)

Christian Hausherr is the European Product Head of Supply Chain Finance for Deutsche Bank’s Payables Finance solution, bringing to the role over 20 years of experience in Banking, In-house Consulting and Product Management for Cash Management and Supply Chain Finance. Mr. Hausherr spent his career within Deutsche Bank in various divisions and regions, mostly spanning across Europe and the Transaction Banking business. He holds a diploma in business administration from the University of Bayreuth and has worked in Germany, The Netherlands, Great Britain, Spain, the US, as well as in India and Uganda on Corporate Social Responsibility assignments in the financial and educational sector.

Joon Kim
Joon Kim
Global Head, Trade Finance Product and Portfolio Management
BNY Mellon

Joon Kim has 25+ years of experience. He has held various senior positions at Standard Chartered Bank and American Express Bank, most recently as Managing Director and Head of Transaction Banking Sales for Corporate and Commodities for the Americas region. His various experiences include leading Trade Sales, Trade Product Management and Relationship Management teams, with an emphasis on development and sales of trade finance, supply chain financing, receivable services, trade processing and cross-border cash and liquidity management solutions to global financial institutions and corporations.

Steven Lotito
Steven Lotito
Managing Director & Head of Trade Finance, North America
MUFG

Steven Lotito is Managing Director and Head of Trade Finance in Transaction Banking for the Americas at MUFG Union Bank, N.A. In his role, Steven manages the sales and product management organizations responsible for advising the bank’s client’s in the Corporate, Commercial and Japanese Corporate Banking segments in North America navigate some of the most important trade markets by delivering timely information on international markets, bringing innovative products to market, and providing trade financing solutions and risk management strategies. Steven has more than 30 years of experience in commodity finance and international trade finance. Prior to MUFG, he served as Senior Vice President and Head of Sales, Global Trade & Receivables Finance, North America; and Director and Head of Transaction Banking for the Americas at HSBC Bank USA and Australia & New Zealand Banking Group respectively. In addition, he has held senior trade and commodity finance roles at ABSA Banking Corp., Ecoban Finance Ltd., Phibro Inc., and Chase Manhattan Bank.

Vinod Madhavan
Vinod Madhavan
Group Head, Trade
Standard Bank Group

Vinod Madhavan is currently Group Head: Trade, Standard Bank. In this role he is responsible for Trade, one of the universal capabilities identified by Standard Bank, to be delivered across the Group. Thereby, allowing Standard Bank to show up as one universal financial services organization, wherever they are based and whichever client segment they are servicing. He also has P&L responsibility for Trade across the Group (i.e., across sectors in Corporate & Investment Bank and divisions in Personal & Business Banking units). Standard Bank franchise (spanning 20 markets in Africa) offers trade and supply chain finance services and solutions, to clients in Institutional, Corporate, Commercial, Business and Enterprise client segments.

Tim Moran
Term SOFR Consultant
CME Group
Daniel Pische
Daniel Pische
National Director of Trade Finance
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Daniel Pische is the National Director of Trade Finance at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Previously, he was the Senior Vice President of Trade Finance at First American Bank since 2005, where he oversaw First American Bank’s Trade Finance product line and served on the bank’s Senior Loan Committee. In 2019, Daniel was appointed by Secretary of Commerce Ross to serve on the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Trade Finance Advisory Council, which is tasked with improving access to Trade Finance solutions for small and midsized exporters. Based on his experience with the SBA export programs, Daniel was invited to testify before the U.S. Senate Small Business Committee on the topic in April 2019.

December 7, 2021 - Networking & Roundtables - Session 2
Jean-François Denis
Jean-François Denis
Global Head, Trade Solutions
BNP Paribas

Jean-Francois Denis is Global Head of Trade Solutions for BNP Paribas. He was previously Deputy Chief Transformation Officer at BNP Paribas Fortis after close to a decade acting as Deputy Head of Cash Management at BNP Paribas, in particular in charge of Payments and Collections products. Before integration in BNP Paribas, he was Global Head of the Electronic Payments Operations at Fortis Bank, in charge of the operations on all geographies. He previously led major programs in the Fortis group: the implementation of a Shared International Payment Center and the setup of the core-banking platform of the Belgian Postbank. He started his career with Siemens where he hold during 8 years engineering positions in the banking and telecom lines of businesses.

Marie-Laure Gastellu
Marie-Laure Gastellu
Global Head of Trade Services
Societe Generale

Marie-Laure Gastellu is the Global Head of Trade Services since November 2016. Engaged in the transformation of trade finance, she is an executive banker with 30 years of experience in banking, transformation, innovation and management of large French and international teams. Marie-Laure joins Societe Generale in 1989 within the internal consulting department. In 1994, she takes responsibility for a portfolio of corporate clients in Paris and then in New York, and runs SG Americas’ Marketing division from 2001 to 2004. Until 2006, Marie-Laure is Global COO of Societe Generale’s division for corporate clients and investors, and then Chief of Staff to Chairman and CEO Daniel Bouton between 2006 and 2009.

Christian Hausherr
Christian Hausherr
Product Manager, Trade Finance and Supply Chain Finance, EMEA, Deutsche Bank
Chair, Global Supply Chain Finance Forum (GSCFF)

Christian Hausherr is the European Product Head of Supply Chain Finance for Deutsche Bank’s Payables Finance solution, bringing to the role over 20 years of experience in Banking, In-house Consulting and Product Management for Cash Management and Supply Chain Finance. Mr. Hausherr spent his career within Deutsche Bank in various divisions and regions, mostly spanning across Europe and the Transaction Banking business. He holds a diploma in business administration from the University of Bayreuth and has worked in Germany, The Netherlands, Great Britain, Spain, the US, as well as in India and Uganda on Corporate Social Responsibility assignments in the financial and educational sector.

Vinay Mendonca
Managing Director & Global Head of Product, Propositions and Structuring, Trade & Receivables Finance
HSBC

Tim Moran
Term SOFR Consultant
CME Group
Anirudha Panse
Anirudha Panse
Managing Director & Head of Trade Product Management, GTB Business and Product Management
First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

Anirudha Panse (Ani) is Managing Director and Head of Trade Product Management at First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB). He joined FAB in Feb’ 2015 and has global responsibilities for product development and management of existing Trade Products. His team is also responsible for rolling out new products and solutions in line with market trends to suit client needs. Ani oversees an in-business Trade Risk and controls functions which performs enhanced due diligence on high risk and complex trade products. Prior to joining FAB, Ani has worked with Citibank in India & London and specialized in Supply Chain Finance business. Mr. Panse is a Rank holder Chartered Accountant and also a BAFT MENA Council member.

Daniel Pische
Daniel Pische
National Director of Trade Finance
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Daniel Pische is the National Director of Trade Finance at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Previously, he was the Senior Vice President of Trade Finance at First American Bank since 2005, where he oversaw First American Bank’s Trade Finance product line and served on the bank’s Senior Loan Committee. In 2019, Daniel was appointed by Secretary of Commerce Ross to serve on the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Trade Finance Advisory Council, which is tasked with improving access to Trade Finance solutions for small and midsized exporters. Based on his experience with the SBA export programs, Daniel was invited to testify before the U.S. Senate Small Business Committee on the topic in April 2019.

Richard Tomusk
Richard Tomusk
Product Owner, API Lifecycle
SWIFT

Rich Tomusk is the Product Owner of API Lifecycle at SWIFT, looking after product management of SWIFT’s API portfolio and API best practices. With a background in systems integration and product management, he works with the SWIFT community, leveraging the unique value of APIs in payments, cash management, trade and securities.

FAQ's

What software or platform is this being hosted on?

The 2021 Virtual BAFT Supply Chain Finance Forum 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 browsers.

The app will be available 1 week prior to the event. You will receive a personalized link from BAFT reminding you to download the event app or log in via desktop to verify your account.

The livestream sessions will be broadcast via Zoom Webinar. You need to download Zoom to your device, if you don’t have it installed. The 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 ‘Join Live Webcast’ 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 app. 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.

Is the conference eligible for CPD credits?

The forum program has been accredited by The London Institute of Banking & Finance (LIBF) as meeting the standards for ongoing CPDs required for recertification of the following international trade finance certifications.

Certifications Total # of CPDs Available
Certificate for Documentary Credit Specialists (CDCS) 7
Certificate for Specialists in Demand Guarantees (CSDG) 7
Certificate in Supply Chain Finance (CSCF) 7
Certificate in Trade Finance Compliance (CTFC) 4

Additional CPD units are also available if you register for the 31st Annual Conference on International Trade.

Sponsorship

Who We Are

BAFT is the leading global industry association for International Transaction Banking. It helps bridge solutions across financial institutions, service providers, and the regulatory community that promote sound financial practices enabling innovation, efficiency, and commercial growth.

Get Your Brand in Front of Your Target Audiencee

Position your company as a Supply Chain Finance leader and gain access to trade finance professionals, especially those who specialize, or are interested in, Supply Chain Finance. BAFT is offering exclusive sponsorship options based on your organization’s thought-leadership, marketing, branding and lead generation goals.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Premier Sponsor – Two Available
  • Recognition as a Premier Sponsor
  • Speaking spot in the conference program*
  • Two (2) complimentary conference registrations
  • Rotating sponsor banner displayed on BAFT Events mobile and desktop applications
  • Additional one-page flyer/virtual mailing to registered conference attendees pre- or post-event
  • Logo displayed on PowerPoint slide during event opening of each day
  • Logo included on conference website, registration page and confirmation email
  • Logo included on all email promotion pre- and post-event
  • Recognition as Premier Sponsor for on-demand recording page and live recording**
  • Recognition as Premier 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
Supporting Sponsor – Two more available (BMO Capital Markets)
  • Recognition as a Supporting Sponsor
  • Two (2) complimentary conference registrations
  • Rotating sponsor banner displayed on BAFT Events mobile and desktop applications
  • Additional one-page flyer/virtual mailing to registered conference attendees pre- or post-event
  • Logo displayed on PowerPoint slide during event opening of each day
  • Logo included on conference website, registration page and confirmation email
  • Logo included on all email promotion pre- and post-event
  • Recognition as Supporting Sponsor for on-demand recording page and live recording**
  • Recognition as Supporting 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

Additional Sponsorship Opportunities

BAFT Events Mobile and Desktop Application – One Available
  • Two (2) complimentary conference registrations
  • Dedicated sponsor splash page with company branding on BAFT Events mobile application
  • Sponsored rotating banner featured on BAFT Events mobile and desktop applications
  • Option to send one pager/virtual flyer to registered attendees pre or post-event 
  • Recognition as BAFT Events Mobile/Desktop App 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 Sponsor for on-demand recording page and live recording**
  • Recognition as 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 Breaks – Three Available
  • Sponsored branding, logo and/or 30 second video advertisement displayed during break in content programming
  • Recognition as Virtual Break Sponsor during event opening of each series session
  • Logo displayed on PowerPoint slide during event opening of each series 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 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
BAFT Events Mobile and Desktop Banner – Three Available
  • Sponsored rotating banner featured on BAFT Events mobile
  • Recognition as Banner 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 Banner Sponsor for on-demand recording page and live recording**
  • Recognition as Banner 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 tailor your sponsorship to meet your goals. Contact us today to discuss your custom package.

For more information please contact:
Matthew Kaitz
Director, Business Development
[email protected]
+1 (703) 200-9071

Testimonials

“It's a great forum for people and organizations to get a better understanding of a complex product.”

Conference Attendee

Los Angeles, California

“The forum provided excellent updates on SCF market developments and especially provided a broad coverage of regional bank's interest in servicing SMEs. Also the legal and fintech guidance were very useful.”

Conference Attendee

Washington, DC

“The supply chain finance program was well structured, with relevant topics, speakers and updates.”

Conference Attendee

New York, New York

“The right level of contacts, along with a detailed discussion about supply chain finance--enjoyed diving into the structural aspects as well as technology developments.”

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Houston, Texas


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