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2022 Virtual Europe Bank to Bank Forum

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Reality Check

The BAFT Europe Bank to Bank Forum is a signature regional event in the international banking calendar, which sets the stage for what to expect in the coming year with market insights and thought-provoking discussions led by industry experts and C-level executives.

Featured Themes

This year, we’ll do a reality check on key business themes ranging from social responsibility and building impactful and sustainable finance programs, to disruptions in transaction banking and disintermediation within payments and cash management. This year’s forum will also place an emphasis on the winners in the race to create the leading trade finance platforms and managing talent across the entire transactional banking ecosystem.

For the health and wellness of our attendees, speakers and staff, we’ve converted our much awaited Europe Bank to Bank Forum to a two-day virtual conference.

Forum Highlights

  • Live Sessions:  Listen to and interact with 30+ speakers over 15+ live sessions during both days of the virtual program
  • Networking and Roundtables: Join hundreds of attendees for two-days of networking and roundtable discussions with senior European/UK bank executives via BAFT Connect – the networking club for Transaction Bankers
  • On-Demand Sessions: Access to view on-demand sessions and recorded live sessions until February 28, 2022
  • Global Finance Awards: Entry to the 2022 Global Finance Best Trade Finance and Supply Chain Finance Awards ceremony
  • Bring The Bank: Ability to register an unlimited number of employees from the same institution, regardless of geographic location to attend the forum for one flat fee

Featured Speakers


Frédéric Oudéa

CEO
Société Générale Group

Program

January 18, 2022
January 19, 2022
January 18, 2022 - Forum Day 1

8:00 EST / 13:00 GMT / 14:00 CET / 17:00 GST / 21:00 SGT

Welcome Remarks

Tod Burwell
President & CEO
BAFT

8:10 EST / 13:10 GMT / 14:10 CET / 17:10 GST / 21:10 SGT

Opening Keynote: Reality Check – Are We Fooling Ourselves?

Featured Speaker
Frédéric Oudéa
CEO
Société Générale

8:35 EST / 13:35 GMT / 14:35 CET / 17:35 GST / 21:35 SGT

THE RACE IS ON #ESG

With the climate crisis reaching closer and closer on our own doorstep, the urgency to integrate proactive ESG strategies in the financial sector is more important than ever. We have brought people from the first line of their respective ESG departments, to give their insight into the ESG framework; sharing their best practices, their success factors but also the encountered obstacles and limitations. What has this meant for the clients? Join us in an interesting panel discussion to learn and share experiences.

Moderator
Nadine Lagarmitte
Managing Director & Global Head of Financial Institutions, Global Liquidity and Cash Management
HSBC

Panelists
Maria Lombardo
Head of ESG Advisory Sustainable Finance
Standard Chartered Bank

Fredrik Nilzén
Head of Group Sustainability
Swedbank

Michael van der Meer
Head of Sustainable Investment Specialists, Investment Solutions & Products
Credit Suisse

9:15 EST / 14:15 GMT / 15:15 CET / 16:15 GST / 22:15 SGT

Stretch Break

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9:20 EST / 14:20 GMT / 15:20 CET / 16:20 GST / 22:20 SGT

Pricing Financial Crime Risk – A Sustainable and Inclusive Approach to Cross-Border Payments

The correspondent banking industry is challenged by ongoing margin erosion and compliance costs, respectively driven by alternative payments service providers and financial crime events. How can banks safeguard global connectivity and global trade by creating the right market incentives to optimize and better manage financial crime risk? Let’s discuss the risk reward data driven concept to cross-border payments.

Speakers
Francesco Miccoli
Managing Director, Head of Europe-Americas Correspondent Banking & Head of UK Fintech
Standard Chartered Bank

Shane Riedel
Founder & CEO
Elucidate

9:50 EST / 14:50 GMT / 15:50 CET / 16:50 GST / 22:50 SGT

Incumbents vs. Disruptors: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly?

Why has disruption in cross-border payments been so rife in recent years? How have banks responded? What happens next? We will take a closer look at these questions and assess disruption caused by new market entrants in processing cross-border payments and FX.

Moderator
Marc Recker
Managing Director & Global Head of Product, Institutional Cash Management
Deutsche Bank

Panelists
Simon Eacott
Head of Product Development and Innovation, Payments
NatWest

Arun Tharmarajah
Head of European Banking
Wise

Gregory Vincent
Global Head, Financial Institutions
StoneX

10:30 EST / 15:30 GMT / 16:30 CET / 17:30 GST/ 23:30 SGT

Wrap Up

Tod Burwell
President & CEO
BAFT

10:30 EST / 15:30 GMT / 16:30 CET / 17:30 GST / 23:30 SGT

Networking & Roundtables via BAFT Connect

Networking and Roundtables are hosted via the BAFT Connect platform. Click Confirm My Attendance here to authenticate yourself and check your device compatibility ahead of time.

Experience as close to in-person networking in a virtual setting with BAFT Connect. Conduct bilateral meetings, network with fellow attendees or participate in roundtable discussions led by subject matter experts in the industry.

See below for a list of table discussions and facilitators:

Cash Correspondent Bank Monitoring

with
Derek Duggan
Director
Thomas Murray Network Management

Cross-Border Real-Time Payments – All Things Considered

with
David Chance
Vice President of Strategy and Innovation
Fiserv

Barry Tooker
Chief Product Officer
iSoftware4Banks

Digital Trade – Do You Need It and What Does It Mean Anyway?

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

Future of Cross-Border Payments and Correspondent Banking

with
Esther Galiana
Global Head of Financial Institutions
BBVA

Green Trade Corridors: ESG & Trade Correspondent Banking

with
Alberto Escudero
Vice President, International Corporate Banking
Barclays Europe

How to Prioritize Sustainability/ESG in Transaction Banking

with
Daniel Verbruggen
Founder & Consultant
Bridge Consulting

New Basel IV Regulations and Their Impact on Banks and Customers’ Export Activity Related to Guarantees

with
Diana Rodriguez
Vice President, International Policy
BAFT

Regulatory Treatment of ECA-Guaranteed Loans

with
Raffaele Martino
Managing Director, Commercial and Industrial Lending
Intesa Sanpaolo

SWIFT Go

with
Ben Marshall
Product Consultant
SWIFT

January 19, 2022 - Forum Day 2

6:30 EST / 11:30 GMT / 12:30 CET / 15:30 GST/ 19:30 SGT

Networking & Roundtables via BAFT Connect

Networking and Roundtables are hosted via the BAFT Connect platform. If you have not authenticated yourself yet in the platform, please click Confirm My Attendance here. You will also be able to check your device compatibility ahead of time.

Conduct bilateral meetings, network with fellow attendees or participate in roundtable discussions led by subject matter experts in the industry. You may also join the Global Finance Awards Ceremony here or once you are in the platform.

See below for a list of table discussions and facilitators:

Cash Correspondent Bank Monitoring

with
Derek Duggan
Director
Thomas Murray Network Management

Cross-Border Real-Time Payments – All Things Considered

with
David Chance
Vice President of Strategy and Innovation
Fiserv

Barry Tooker
Chief Product Officer
iSoftware4Banks

Future of Cross-Border Payments and Correspondent Banking

with
Esther Galiana
Global Head of Financial Institutions
BBVA

Green Trade Corridors: ESG & Trade Correspondent Banking

with
Alberto Escudero
Vice President, International Corporate Banking
Barclays Europe

How to Prioritize Sustainability/ESG in Transaction Banking

with
Daniel Verbruggen
Founder & Consultant
Bridge Consulting

New Basel IV Regulations and Their Impact on Banks and Customers’ Export Activity Related to Guarantees

with
Diana Rodriguez
Vice President, International Policy
BAFT

7:00 EST / 12:00 GMT / 13:00 CET / 16:00 GST / 20:00 SGT

Global Finance Trade Finance and Supply Chain Finance Awards

The Global Finance Awards will be hosted via the BAFT Connect platform. If you have not authenticated yourself yet in the platform, please authenticate your attendance here. You will also be able to check your device compatibility ahead of time.

During this live awards ceremony, Global Finance will name the best trade finance providers in more than 100 countries and territories, eight global regions and eight regions of the US. The publication will also honor the best bank for trade finance globally, as well as the best banks in various service categories, such as document management and export finance.

The supply chain finance awards will include winners in eight global regions, as well as global winners for supply chain financing, customer implementation, and other categories.

Once on the platform, you can network with fellow awardees in the room or join the Networking and Roundtable sessions to meet other Europe Bank to Bank Forum attendees.

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8:00 EST / 13:00 GMT / 14:00 CET / 17:00 GST / 21:00 SGT

Welcome Day 2

Achraf Abourida
Head of Trade Products, Transaction Banking Services
ING

8:10 EST / 13:10 GMT / 14:10 CET / 17:10 GST / 21:10 SGT

Fireside Chat: From Disruption to Innovation

Join this fireside chat as we take a look at how the banking industry is changing the Transaction Banking paradigm from being disrupted to blooming through innovation.

Guest Speaker
Sergio Dalla Riva
Senior Director & Head of Product Development, Global Transaction Banking
IMI Corporate & Investment Banking Division
Intesa Sanpaolo

with
Francesco Miccoli
Managing Director, Head of Europe-Americas Correspondent Banking & Head of UK Fintech
Standard Chartered Bank

8:30 EST / 13:30 GMT / 14:30 CET / 17:30 GST / 21:30 SGT

The Future of Trade is DIGITAL – How about Interoperability and MLETR?

Assuming there is not one trade finance platform, and multiple platforms will find economies of scale to stay afloat, which is a likely outcome – what should and can banks do to provide the best customer experience? How are banks and platform providers ensuring connectivity, i.e. one to many? And how important is it for financial institutions to adopt the UNCITRAL Model Law on Electronic Transferable Records (MLETR)?

Moderator
Wouter Nauta
Principal Product Manager, Trade Department
ING

Panelists
Agnès Joly
Head of Innovation and Strategy, Global Transaction Banking, Société Générale
Chairperson, we.trade

Joshua Kroeker
Chief Product Officer
Contour

Enno-Burghard Weitzel
Senior Vice President, Strategy, Business Development and Digitization
Surecomp

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

9:00 EST / 14:00 GMT / 15:00 CET / 16:00 GST / 22:00 SGT

Stretch Break

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9:10 EST / 14:10 GMT / 15:10 CET / 16:10 GST / 22:10 SGT

Fintech Venture Experience: Sitting on the Same Side of the Table

With more digitalization of financial services and banks using fintech products, many financial institutions are starting to embrace ventures. Fintechs are quick to react to an agile market and with that as its driver are partnering with banks that hold long standing reputations and robust customer confidence. In reality how do these ventures take place? What value do both gain whilst collaborating? We will understand the real stories behind these complimenting forces.

Moderator
Sepideh Malekpour
Delivery Manager
Surecomp

Panelists
Joff Hamilton-Dick
Founder
SparkChange

Ryan Hayward
Head of Strategic Investments for Europe and Asia
Barclays

Eric Lassus
Co-Founder & CEO
Treezor

Jean-François Mazure
Head of Cash Clearing Services
Société Générale

9:40 EST / 14:40 GMT / 15:40 CET / 16:40 GST / 22:40 SGT

The Way We Work Post COVID-19 – Attracting and Retaining Talent in Transaction Banking

Graduates of the BAFT Future Leaders program interview HR Executives on the successes of remote working, consolidating the hard-won progress and factors impacting and influencing the global transaction space.

Moderators
Alexia Dackberg
Deputy Client Executive & Senior Bank Analyst
Swedbank

Tarun Khosla
Director & Head of Trade and Working Capital Loans, EMEA
Citi

Panelists
Emma Dunlop
Vice President & Global Head of Human Resources
RBC Investor & Treasury Services

Maria Chiara Manzoni
Head of CIB People & Culture Strategic Partner, CIB Process and Operational Excellence
UniCredit

10:10 EST / 15:10 GMT / 16:10 CET / 17:10 GST / 23:10 SGT

Wrap Up

Achraf Abourida
Head of Trade Products, Transaction Banking Services
ING

Francesco Miccoli
Managing Director, Head of Europe-Americas Correspondent Banking & Head of UK Fintech
Standard Chartered Bank

Register

Registration Options

Attendees to the 2022  Virtual Europe Bank to Bank Forum will be able to join and participate in live forum sessions, networking and roundtable discussions via BAFT Connect and the 2022 Global Finance Awards virtually from January 18 – 19, 2022. Access to the platform – includes access to view on-demand session recordings, speaker handouts, attendee profiles, and more – will remain open until February 28, 2022.

Registration Type Member Rate Non-Member Rate
Individual $350 USD $500 USD
Bring The Bank* $4500 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. Contact [email protected] to register your team.

Thank you to the following organizations for securing the Bring The Bank rate. Individuals employed at one of the below institutions may register for the forum complimentary by contacting [email protected].


  • BBVA
  • Credit Suisse
  • Deutsche Bank
  • HSBC
  • ING
  • Intesa Sanpaolo
  • Societe Generale
  • UniCredit

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Speakers

January 18, 2022
January 19, 2022
January 18, 2022 - Forum Day 1
Tod Burwell
Tod Burwell
President & CEO
BAFT

Tod Burwell is the President and Chief Executive Officer of BAFT. Prior to being promoted to CEO, he served as the Senior Vice President of Trade Products with oversight of all trade-related initiatives including the Global Trade Industry Council, Trade Committees, and other strategic initiatives of the organization. Mr. Burwell has nearly 30 years of trade, supply chain and cash management experience as a banking practitioner, as well as serving as a consultant to global corporations and suppliers of strategically integrated trade solutions. Prior to joining BAFT, Mr. Burwell was a Managing Director at J.P. Morgan Chase and held senior global management roles responsible for trade operations, launching the logistics business and managing global product sales for trade finance and logistics management.

Simon Eacott
Simon Eacott
Head of Product Development and Innovation, Payments
NatWest

Simon has extensive experience in the Payments industry, with expertise in strategic change programs, cash management sales, operations and product management. As Head of Product Development & Innovation Simon leads the Payments customer centric Innovation program together with product / scheme responsibilities. Prior to this role Simon was Head of Design and Franchise Delivery leading teams to deliver transformational change to meet alternative State Aid remedies with the European Commission and Her Majesty’s Treasury following the decision to stand down the divestment of Williams & Glyn. Simon joined RBS in 1994 from HSBC where he held various leadership roles in Payments and Cash Management. Well known and respected at industry fora, Simon’s current external responsibilities include membership of the Participants Advisory Council supporting the Pay.UK Board and the CHAPS Strategic Advisory Forum. Simon has two children and he is a keen cyclist and golfer as well as a long suffering fan of Yeovil Town Football Club.

Nadine Lagarmitte
Nadine Lagarmitte
Managing Director & Global Head of Financial Institutions, Global Liquidity and Cash Management
HSBC

Nadine is based in London, and is the Global Head of Financial Institutions for Global Liquidity and Cash Management (GLCM). The Financial Institution business spans 30 countries, with clients in the following sectors: Banks, International Investors, Insurances, Financial Sponsors and the Public Sector. Nadine has been a member of the GLCM ExCo for the past 10 years and has been a key sponsor of several global initiatives, to drive employee wellbeing and diversity across the GLCM workforce of circa 3.5k employees. She continues to actively mentor individuals in formal and less formal programmes. Over the past year Nadine has also acted as an executive sponsor for ESG Initiatives within GLCM.

Maria Lombardo
Maria Lombardo
Head of ESG Advisory Sustainable Finance
Standard Chartered Bank

Maria heads the ESG Advisory team Sustainable Finance at Standard Chartered Bank, supporting clients across the spectrum of their ESG and Sustainability requirements. Maria joined from Invesco Global Asset Management where she headed the ESG Client strategies in EMEA leading the growth of sustainability investment solutions and the set-up of the global asset manager’s climate strategy and TCFD reporting. She developed her sustainability career with CDP as global head of their investor members. Prior to that, Maria spent more than 25 years in investment banking as Managing Director, heading emerging market equities sales at UniCredit, and held previous roles at Lazard, UBS and Sberbank. Authors of ESG thought leadership whitepapers, mentor, and contributor to industry initiatives in sustainable financing. Maria holds a CFA ESG, a diploma at Cambridge University Sustainability Leadership Institute, along with a CEMS Master and a bachelor’s degree in financial intermediaries at Bocconi University.

Francesco Miccoli
Francesco Miccoli
Managing Director, Head of Europe-Americas Correspondent Banking & Head of UK Fintech
Standard Chartered Bank

Francesco Miccoli is a managing director at Standard Chartered Bank currently serving in the dual role of Head Correspondent Banking Europe and Americas and Head UK Fintech, based in London. Francesco joined Standard Chartered Bank in 2009 leading the banks business in various roles while focusing on commercial strategy and sales activities related to all cash clearing and trade finance services since 2016. Appointed in 2019 as Head of Fintech UK he is responsible to implement business strategy within alternative cash payments and trade finance service providers as well as leading correspondent banking business transformation and digitalization. Francesco holds Economics and Financial Markets Degree and a Master Diploma in Merchant Banking from Bocconi University.

Fredrik Nilzén
Fredrik Nilzén
Head of Group Sustainability
Swedbank

Fredrik Nilzén has fifteen years of experience in sustainable business. Nilzén is currently Head of Group Sustainability at Swedbank with the responsibility to support, govern and manage sustainability considerations across the banking business in four home markets. Before joining Swedbank, Fredrik had the role of Corporate Citizenship Lead for Accenture Nordics as well as consultant in the field of Sustainability, Digitalization, Partnership Strategy, Information Management and Marketing Operations across Telecommunications, Utilities, INGOs and Financial Services. He has been Global Key Account for an INGO between 2008–2017 and has experience from working in Pakistan with mobile telecommunication development. Fredrik holds a degree within Industrial Engineering & Technology from Linköpings Tekniska Högskola in Sweden and at ENSGI in Grenoble.

Frédéric Oudéa
Frédéric Oudéa
CEO
Société Générale Group

Born in 1963, a graduate of the École Polytechnique and École Nationale d’Administration. From 1987 to 1995, Frédéric Oudéa held a number of posts in the French civil service, notably at the Audit department of the Ministry of Finance, in the Ministry of the Economy and Finance, in the Budget department of the Ministry of the Budget and in the Cabinet of the Minister of Budget and Communication. In 1995, he joined Societe Generale group and successively held the positions of Deputy Head and then Head of Corporate Banking activities in London. In 1998, he became Head of Global Supervision and Development of Equities. He was appointed Deputy Chief Financial Officer of Societe Generale group in May 2002, then Chief Financial Officer in January 2003. In 2008, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Group. From May 2009 to May 2015 he held the posts of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer before the Board of Directors separated the functions of Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer, and appointed Frédéric Oudéa Chief Executive Officer. | Other Mandates: • Member of the Board of Directors of Cap Gemini since 2018 • Chairman of the Steering Committee on Regulatory Capital (SCRC) of the Institute of International Finance (IIF) • | Distinctions: • Chevalier de la légion d’Honneur • Officier de l’Ordre national du mérite •

Marc Recker
Marc Recker
Managing Director & Global Head of Product, Institutional Cash Management
Deutsche Bank

Marc Recker is responsible for the strategic positioning of cash management services for Deutsche Bank globally. The Market Management function is an integral component of the bank’s franchise in terms of strategic direction, product & service positioning, thought leadership as well as identifying and executing growth opportunities. Recker has been engaged in the financial services industry since 1998, re-joining Deutsche Bank in 2014 after having worked for JPMorgan and ING in various positions in both product management and operations.

Shane Riedel
Shane Riedel
Founder & CEO
Elucidate

Shane Riedel is the co-founder and CEO of Elucidate, the regulated financial crime risk quantification platform. Prior to Elucidate, Shane was the Head of Financial Crime Compliance for Financial Institutions and Correspondent Banking at Standard Chartered Bank. He started his career in Finance with Goldman Sachs. Prior to his career in Finance, Shane was a diplomat with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

Arun Tharmarajah
Arun Tharmarajah
Head of European Banking
Wise

Arun Tharmarajah is Head of European Banking at Wise. Based in London, Arun leads Wise's payment infrastructure and financial institution partnership growth enabling WIse to be one of the leading providers of personal and SME cross border payments companies in Europe. Previous to his time at Wise, Arun worked in the Financial Institutions team at Barclays.

Michael van der Meer
Michael van der Meer
Head of Sustainable Investment Specialists, Investment Solutions & Products
Credit Suisse

Michael van der Meer leads the Sustainable Investment Specialists team at Credit Suisse, which helps to integrate sustainability into investment considerations across the bank. Before joining Credit Suisse, Michael was Head of Sustainable Investment Research at Robeco, a leading asset manager in the area of sustainable investing. Michael started his career in the investment industry overseeing Trading Emissions PLC’s (TEP) portfolio of clean energy investments in Asia for over eight years before returning to Europe to manage TEP’s stake in Poland’s largest wind power project at the time. For TEP, a closed-end fund, Michael also served as a non-executive director at Singapore-based AsiaBiogas, which owns a portfolio of renewable energy projects in Asia. Michael van der Meer, a Mandarin speaker, received a BSc with First Class Honours and an MSc with Distinction from the University of London. Michael van der Meer is a CFA Charterholder.

Gregory Vincent
Gregory Vincent
Global Head, Financial Institutions
StoneX

Gregory Vincent started working in the cross-border payments space in early 2001 before his team was acquired by StoneX in 2004. Previously, Vincent had been working for a global banking institution. Initially working on and then running the Trading desk, Vincent is now responsible for the FX Payments business in the EMEA region and is primarily responsible for the team’s relationships with many of the world's leading banks, who rely on StoneX for FX payments in up to 140 currencies. This exposure has given Mr. Vincent a rare perspective on the requirements of both the banking sector and many of the world's largest tech companies, with regards to their cross-border payments needs.

January 19, 2022 - Forum Day 2
Achraf Abourida
Achraf Abourida
Head of Trade Products, Transaction Banking Services
ING

Mr. Achraf Abourida joined ING in May 2001. He holds the position of Head Trade within Transaction Banking responsible for the full Trade spectrum from L/C’s and DocTrade products to Working Capital Solutions (Receivables Finance and Supply Chain Finance). Mr. Abourida has a strong innovation mindset that reflect in the position that ING has in the Trade industry. During his 18 years within ING, Mr. Abourida has specialized in the receivables finance business where he has been responsible for setting up different Factoring businesses across Europe before moving into his current role.

Alexia Dackberg
Alexia Dackberg
Deputy Client Executive & Senior Bank Analyst
Swedbank

Alexia began her career at Swedbank and has been working within the Nordic bank since 2013. She has a long experience within the international arena covering different geographical markets and financial products within Global Transaction Banking, Markets and Investment Banking. Alexia is a graduate of the 2021 BAFT Future Leaders Program.

Sergio Dalla Riva
Sergio Dalla Riva
Senior Director & Head of Product Development, Global Transaction Banking, IMI Corporate & Investment Banking Division
Intesa Sanpaolo

Sergio Dalla Riva, Senior Director, is Head of Product Development for Global Transaction Banking at Intesa Sanpaolo Group since 2016, reporting to the head of GTB. His responsibilities cover Cash Management, Payments, Digital Channels, Trade Finance, Security Services. He has developed his fifteen years career in Transaction Banking at international banks, where he formerly held global leadership positions also in Client Onboarding, Pricing Management, Organization and Processes. He graduated in Business Administration at Venice University and holds a Master Degree in Corporate and Investment Banking by Bocconi and Politecnico University. His Book “Cash Pooling – Centralization of Treasury in Groups of Companies” was published in 2008 by Il Sole 24 Ore.

Emma Dunlop
Emma Dunlop
Vice President & Global Head of Human Resources
RBC Investor & Treasury Services

Emma Dunlop is Vice President and Head of Human Resources for RBC Investor & Treasury Services. Emma is responsible for providing advice and global solutions in all areas of HR including talent management, leadership development, performance enablement, change management, employee engagement, and diversity and inclusion. Emma has 17 years of HR experience in financial services and has held a number of global HR roles. Prior to joining RBC in 2010, Emma was a Senior HR Business Partner for Capital Markets and TOF in the UK for Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Emma transferred to Investor & Treasury Services as the Head of HR for Global Client Operations and I&TS UK in 2016. Emma holds a Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Management from Strathclyde University.

Joff Hamilton-Dick
Joff Hamilton-Dick
Founder
SparkChange

Joff is Founder and CMO at SparkChange. He was previously the Chief Marketing Officer at Jampp, a leading technology platform within the programmatic advertising industry acquired by Affle (NSE: AFFLE), as well as Chief Revenue Officer at Appatyze, a Facebook advertising exchange, acquired by the owners of Playtech (LSE: PTEC.L) in 2012. Joff holds a BSC in Mathematics from the University of Nottingham (1999).

Ryan Hayward
Ryan Hayward
Head of Strategic Investments for Europe and Asia
Barclays

Ryan Hayward heads up Strategic Investments across Europe and Asia at Barclays. Based in London, he is responsible for originating, executing and portfolio managing all strategic principal equity investments made by Barclays across these regions. Ryan joined Barclays in 2011 as an M&A advisor in the investment bank, covering UK and European corporates and private equity companies after working at Deutsche Bank and a buy-side asset manager. In 2013 he joined the Barclays Strategy and Corporate Development team, undertaking M&A on behalf of the Barclays Group. Ryan holds a MA and BA in Politics, Philosophy and Politics from the University of Oxford.

Agnès Joly
Agnès Joly
Head of Innovation and Strategy, Global Transaction Banking, Société Générale
Chairperson, we.trade

Agnes' main drivers could be seen as; focus on international exposure, eagerness for opening new routes and commitment for developing people. After one year with Credit Lyonnais in Frankfurt (Germany), she is hired by Societe Generale in 1984 which she has been loyal to until now. Initially working as a Junior Maths Expert for Export Finance, she becomes an FX Derivative Sales Manager in the newly created Capital Market division. In 1991, Societe Generale creates a team to help Western European companies partner with Eastern countries looking for trade and economic development and she was selected to focus on the Czech Republic and Hungary. She goes on to spend four years as a Human Resources Business Partner for the Capital Market division. In 1998, she returns to Export Finance where she is in charge of the desks in Asia. She becomes Head of the Export Finance business unit in Seoul from 2005 to 2009. Returning to Paris, she is appointed Coverage Banker in charge of a portfolio of key clients of the bank before joining the Trade Finance division in March 2015, as Deputy Head in charge of commercial activities worldwide, before becoming Head of Trade services in July 2016.

Tarun Khosla
Tarun Khosla
Director & Head of Trade and Working Capital Loans, EMEA
Citi

Tarun heads the Trade and Working Capital Loan Product for EMEA region at Citibank, where he is responsible for product development of structured financing solutions across bank, corporate, commercial bank and commodity clients. He has 14+ year product experience and have held previous roles across Treasury & Trade finance business in New York, Dublin and London. He regularly represent Citibank in industry forums. He led numerous FinTech engagements for Citibank including Contour, Trade Lens etc. He is member of the global BAFT Sustainability Working Group. Tarun is an alum of Indian Institute of Technology, India and holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA. He is graduate of 2020 BAFT Future Leaders Class and has a diploma in Fintech from Oxford University.

Joshua Kroeker
Joshua Kroeker
Chief Product Officer
Contour

Josh Kroeker is the Chief Product Officer of Contour, a network to lead a global adoption of blockchain-based trade solutions. Josh has 15 years of experience in Hong Kong and Canada in senior positions across trade finance business development, learning and development, trade finance product management and corporate banking innovation at HSBC, one of the world’s leading trade finance banks. Josh’s passion is to increase the accessibility of trade finance through technology and has been involved in a majority of the industry’s trade digitisation efforts in the past decade, particularly in regards to traditional trade products. Most recently he has led a global innovation team pioneering the use of blockchain to provide a breakthrough for trade and trade finance, a notoriously difficult to change industry.

Eric Lassus
Eric Lassus
Co-Founder & CEO
Treezor

Eric is a serial entrepreneur who began his career in the tech world. He founded Treezor with Xavier Labouret and the FinTech has been regulated since 2016. Treezor signed one of the most successful fintechs in Europe and is now the European leader of Banking-as-a-Service, with more than 100 clients across 10 countries. In 2019, Treezor was acquired by the Societe Generale group. Eric Lassus, CEO of Treezor, continues to lead the company towards innovation and through its international development.

Sepideh Malekpour
Sepideh Malekpour
Delivery Manager
Surecomp

Sepideh is a graduate of the 2021 BAFT Future Leaders Program. She is the delivery manager of back office and corporate trade finance solutions in Surecomp . She has been working with Surecomp since 2012. Surecomp® is the market leader in global trade finance solutions for banks and corporations. An industry pioneer for over thirty years. She has been working with many banks and corporates globally on various trade finance implementation projects. Before joining Surecomp, she was a trade finance banker and trade finance department manager whilst dealing with various trade finance banking products.

Maria Chiara Manzoni
Maria Chiara Manzoni
Head of CIB People & Culture Strategic Partner, CIB Process and Operational Excellence
UniCredit

Since January 2021, Maria Chiara Manzoni is the Head of CIB People and Culture Strategic Partner and CIB Process and Operational Excellence. She is member of the CIB ExCo and of the Supervisory Board of UniCredit Bank Hungary Zrt. Maria Chiara started her career in management consulting, joining McKinsey & Co. in 2000, where she worked for almost ten years specializing in the financial services area and supporting primary clients in Italy, Europe and Middle East. She joined UniCredit in 2009 in the Corporate Center, working in the COO area to define and implement the global model of the CFO structure and setting up the new Group Treasury model. In 2013 she moved to CIB, where she took roles of growing responsibilities in Markets and in CIB related initiatives, both in Milan and in Munich, and became Deputy Head of CIB B&PT and Head of Markets Business Development. Maria Chiara holds an MBA degree from INSEAD in Fontainebleau and a degree in Economics from Bocconi University in Milan.

Jean-François Mazure
Jean-François Mazure
Head of Cash Clearing Services
Société Générale

Jean-Francois Mazure graduated from the ESCEM Tours and the University of Ottawa. He joined Société Générale in 1993. He held various managerial positions in the French retail network, essentially on the SME and large corporate segments. In 2011, he was appointed Senior Banker on a portfolio of key agribusiness corporate clients, most of them belonging to the cooperative sector. In November 2015, he joined GTB division as co-Head of Cash Clearing Services, before being appointed Head of the same business line one year later.

Francesco Miccoli
Francesco Miccoli
Managing Director, Head of Europe-Americas Correspondent Banking & Head of UK Fintech
Standard Chartered Bank

Francesco Miccoli is a managing director at Standard Chartered Bank currently serving in the dual role of Head Correspondent Banking Europe and Americas and Head UK Fintech, based in London. Francesco joined Standard Chartered Bank in 2009 leading the banks business in various roles while focusing on commercial strategy and sales activities related to all cash clearing and trade finance services since 2016. Appointed in 2019 as Head of Fintech UK he is responsible to implement business strategy within alternative cash payments and trade finance service providers as well as leading correspondent banking business transformation and digitalization. Francesco holds Economics and Financial Markets Degree and a Master Diploma in Merchant Banking from Bocconi University.

Wouter Nata
Wouter Nata
Principal Product Manager, Trade Department
ING

Wouter Nauta is a principal product manager in the ING Trade department. Trade domain keeps on exciting him due to its never-ending challenges and the promise of new technology to shake things up. In the 4 years at ING Wouter acted as the initiative lead for a blockchain-based Trade platform (Marco Polo Network), co-drafted the ING trade strategy and today focuses on executing that strategy. Before joining ING Wouter worked as a consultant for 7 years and has contributed to the functions of trade finance, core banking, payments and private banking in multiple top-tier banks in Europe. The consultant experience provided deep expertise in the business side, change management, strategy and IT implementation.

Enno-Burghard Weitzel
Enno-Burghard Weitzel
Senior Vice President, Strategy, Business Development and Digitization
Surecomp

Enno-Burghard Weitzel is SVP Strategy, Business Development and Digitization at Surecomp, the leading global provider of trade finance solutions for banks and corporates. A seasoned expert in the field of corporate banking with a focus on cash and trade, Enno spent five years at leading global management consultancy firm McKinsey. He has also held senior positions at Commerzbank, one of the world’s top 20 trade finance banks. Enno’s command of the trade finance industry and his strong customer orientation are key to enabling customers drive growth through enhancing efficiency, reducing costs, fostering collaboration, and improving customer service.

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

Frequently Asked Questions About This Forum

Can I register if my institution availed of the Bring the Bank option?

Once your institution or company registers for Bring the Bank, an unlimited number of employees from the same institution, regardless of geographic location, can register to attend the event. If interested, contact [email protected] to register your team or to facilitate your registration.

What software or platform is this being hosted on?

The 2022 Virtual BAFT Europe Bank to Bank Forum will be accessible on the web or by downloading the BAFT Events app on your 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 platform 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 live stream 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.

All networking and roundtable sessions, including the Global Finance Awards, will be hosted via the BAFT CONNECT platform powered by Remo. You will need to authenticate on BAFT CONNECT ahead of time with your name and email address to join these sessions.

All links will be accessible via the Europe Bank to Bank platform or event app.

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 via your desktop. With BAFT Events, you can:

  • Join the live sessions, ask questions, participate in polls
  • Access to BAFT CONNECT for networking, roundtable discussions and the Global Finance awards
  • 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?

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.

However, 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.

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 or web browser until February 28, 2022. 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.

  1. The BAFT Events 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.
  2. All sessions are live streamed 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.

  1. All networking and roundtable sessions, including the Global Finance awards, will be hosted via the BAFT CONNECT platform powered by Remo. Test your device here. 

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 live 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.

During the networking and roundtable sessions via BAFT CONNECT, you will be able to see and hear each one in your table, and also move freely from one table to the other.

Sponsorship

Who We Are

BAFT, the leading global financial services association for international transaction banking, helps bridge solutions across financial institutions, service providers and the regulatory community that promote sound financial practices enabling innovation, efficiency, and commercial growth. BAFT engages on a wide range of topics affecting transaction banking, including trade finance, payments, innovation, compliance and regulatory changes.

Connect with Transaction Bankers and Get Your Brand in Front of Your Target Audience

The 2022 BAFT Europe Bank to Bank Forum is a two-day virtual event covering topical industry issues facing the transaction banking industry, presented by global heads and thought leaders from various countries around the world. This conference draws transaction banking, cash management/treasury, payments, trade, international banking and innovation executives and professionals from 100+ banks, financial services organizations, government agencies, fintech firms, solution providers, and corporates.

Sponsorship Opportunities


Platinum Sponsor – 1 More Available (Intesa Sanpaolo)

• Recognition as a Platinum Sponsor
• Speaking spot in the conference program*
• Unlimited “Bring the Bank” registrations (unlimited internal employees and up to 8 external clients)
• Dedicated sponsor branded BAFT Connect Networking Floor including opportunity to host specialty table topics and open networking discussion for up to 50 delegates on both days of the event
• Rotating sponsor banner displayed on BAFT Events mobile, tablet and desktop applications
• Option to send additional one pager/virtual flyer to registered 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 Platinum Sponsor for on-demand recording page and live recording**
• Recognition as Platinum 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 –2 More Available (Deutsche Bank)

• Recognition as a Gold Sponsor
• Speaking spot in the conference program*
• Five (5) complimentary conference registrations with option to upgrade to “Bring the Bank” (unlimited internal employees and up to 8 external clients) pricing for additional $1000
• Dedicated sponsor branded BAFT Connect table with opportunity to host up to 8 delegates for specialty table topic or open networking discussion on both days of the event
• Rotating sponsor banner displayed on BAFT Events mobile, tablet and desktop applications
• 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 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

Silver Sponsor – 1 More Available (BBVA, NatWest, Societe Generale and Sullivan Law)

• Recognition as a Silver Sponsor
• Three (3) complimentary conference registrations with option to upgrade to “Bring the Bank” (unlimited internal employees and up to 8 external clients) pricing for additional $2000
• Rotating sponsor banner displayed on BAFT Events mobile, tablet and desktop applications
• 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 Silver Sponsor for on-demand recording page and live recording**
• Recognition as Silver 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 Opportunities

Dedicated BAFT Connect Networking Floor – 1 More Available (BNP Paribas)

• Dedicated Sponsor branded BAFT Connect Networking Floor including opportunity to host specialty table topics and open networking discussion for up to 50 delegates on both days of the event
• Three (3) complimentary conference registrations with option to upgrade to “Bring the Bank” (unlimited internal employees and up to 8 external clients) pricing for additional $2000
• Rotating sponsor banner displayed on BAFT Events mobile and desktop applications
• Recognition as BAFT Connect Networking Floor 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

Thought Leadership Workshop – 4 available

• 45-minute live or pre-recorded session for organization to display thought leadership role on a relevant industry topic (sponsor provides speaker(s) and topic)
• Two (2) complimentary conference registrations with option to upgrade to unlimited attendees (internal employees and external clients) with “Bring the Bank” pricing for $2000
• Recognition as Thought Leadership Workshop 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

BAFT Events App Lead Sponsor – 1 available

• Recognition as BAFT Events App Sponsor including dedicated splash page with company branding on BAFT Events mobile application
• Two (2) complimentary conference registrations with option to upgrade to unlimited attendees (internal employees and external clients) with “Bring the Bank” pricing for $2500
• Sponsored rotating banner featured on BAFT Events mobile and desktop applications
• 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 – 2 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

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

“BAFT's Europe Bank to Bank Forum has become the most senior transaction banking gathering taking place in Europe. The payments and trade agenda is very well balanced with excellent speaker insights.”

Conference Attendee

Brussels, Belgium

“I always use BAFT's Europe Forum as my springboard into the European market. Hearing from the community about current issues/opportunities eases my way into subsequent business meetings for key kick-off topics.”

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Saint Paul, Minnesota

“The BAFT Europe Bank to Bank Forum is a great event which year after year gathers the leading movers and shakers in the industry from banks, to fintech companies and regulators.”

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Milan, Italy

“Excellent insights on key and current industry topics with a high quality level of speakers/panels. Really enjoyed the keynote from the European Central Bank (ECB) as well on digital currencies.”

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Zurich, Switzerland

“I have been attending the BAFT European Forum for many years and always enjoy the industry updates and personal interactions which help us to progress the evolution of the financial ecosystem. ”

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