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2023 Europe Bank to Bank Forum

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Overview

A New Era of Challenges and Opportunities

The BAFT Europe Bank to Bank Forum is a signature event in the region, typically setting the stage for what to expect in the year with market insights and thought-provoking discussions led by industry experts and c-level executives. This year, we are excited to finally be back in person and hold the event in London.

As a new era dawns, a new set of challenges and opportunities come with it – from geopolitical forces to retaining talent, from a new sustainable mindset to a broader acceptance of digitized applications in trade and cross-border payments.

Featured Speakers

  • Fernando Vicario, CEO, Bank of America Europe DAC
  • Eva Rubio, Head of Global Transaction Banking, BBVA
  • Daniel Schmand, Global Head Institutional Cash Management and CB Operations, Deutsche Bank
  • Alexandre Maymat, Head of Global Transaction & Payment Services, Societe Generale

Program

January 24, 2023
January 25, 2023
January 24, 2023 - Program times are in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

08:30 – 09:15

Badge pick-up/Check-in

09:15 – 09:40

Welcome Remarks

09:40 – 10:00

Future Leaders Introduction and Project Announcements

Speaker

Ozgur Akdeniz
North America Trade Sales Head
Citibank

Inna Gogoua
Vice President & Managing Director
International Financial Institutions
Financial Institutions Group
PNC Bank, National Association

10:00 – 10:20

Opening Keynote

Keynote Speaker

Fernando Vicario
CEO
Bank of America Europe DAC

10:20 – 11:00

Geopolitics and the Macroeconomy: Are We at a crossroads?

Marion will walk us through a current global macroeconomic landscape challenged by the energy crisis, inflation the likes of which hasn’t been seen for decades, an ongoing disruption in the global supply chain, fiscal packages to offset above and their potential impact, an ongoing war in Europe and the effects thereof, and how all of this is impacting the geopolitical environment.

Speaker

Marion Muehlberger
Senior Economist – Macro and European Policy Research
Deutsche Bank

11:00 – 11:30

Networking Break

Brought to you by:

BBVA

11:30 – 12:10

Network Management and its Evolution in Permacrisis.

All our institutions employ network managers responsible for the selection and management of Nostro providers. There is a commonality between all of them: they have received a sensitive mandate, be it explicit or implicit, asking them to protect the ability of their institution to issue and receive cross border payments, for itself or on behalf of its customers. You will discover in a few minutes that even before the pandemic and the tenser geopolitical environment, this role had been played in many ways. You will also see whether our new era of permacrisis has changed the behaviors and policies of our institutions from a network management perspective.

Moderator

Jean Francois Mazure
Head of Cash Clearing Services
Société Générale

Panelists

Clement Berthou
Head of Network Management
Société Générale

Ivana Ponzio
Head of FI Network Management
Intesa Sanpaolo

Kieran Richards
Head of Payments Operations
Revolut

12:10 – 12:50

ISO 20022: Coming to the End...or Just Getting Going?

ISO20022 for High Value Payments is one of the largest industry initiatives in decades. Some Financial Market Infrastructures have recently gone live, with the major ones about to follow, including the global correspondent banking network. In this session, we take a closer look into the general state of play, the impact of ISO20022 in relation to the G20 initiative and, most importantly, discuss business opportunities that this standard can deliver for the cross-border payments business.

Moderator

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

Panelists

Marc Choi
Member of Secretariat, Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures
Bank for International Settlements (BIS)

Maarten Lossie
Director, Head of FIG Payments
Barclays

Nasir Ahmed
Head of UK and Ireland
SWIFT

12:50 – 13:20

Leading by Inspiration

Attitudes towards work are evolving, with employees increasingly looking for purpose. How do we translate this into banking? This discussion will explore how the banking industry can increasingly harness inspiration as a motivational strategy, and its impact on productivity, talent, and diversity.

Speaker

Jon Levine
Head of Institutional Clients
Banking Circle

13.20 - 14.30

Networking Lunch

Sponsored by:

14:30 – 15:00

Re-imaging Trade Digitally

Speaker

Uzair Bawany
Chief Commercial Officer
Traydstream

Sponsored by:

14.30 - 17.00

Bilateral Meetings

17.00 - 18.30

Networking Reception

Brought to you by:

Barclays

January 25, 2023 - Program times are in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

8:30 - 9:15

Badge Pick-Up/Check-In

8:30 - 9:15

Coffee

Sponsored by:

BBVA

09:00 – 09:10

Day 2 Welcome Remarks

09:10 – 09:40

The Weaponisation of Sustainability

This session covers the role of trade finance in achieving sustainable trade. It looks at the key issues and risks that banks face when introducing ESG strategies, from regulation through to understanding ESG exposure across complex supply chains. It will look at how sustainability considerations have changed during the Russia-Ukraine crisis moving from the “sustainably produced, sustainably transported and used for sustainable purposes” to a more nuanced definition of sustainability that may include security and defence as well. To this end, the ESG policies of nations is increasingly focused on supply chain resilience and minimising exposure to strategic, competitive or military threats in a world where export controls and sanctions are defining the way in which we trade. The role of banks is critical in complying with a rapidly shifting, if not decoupling, global landscape. The session will discuss the consequences for day-to-day trade finance practitioners.

Featured Speaker

Dr. Rebecca Harding
Independent Trade Economist

09:40 – 10:15

CBDC – Public Money in the Digital Age

Keeping track of the evolving central bank digital currency (CBDC) initiatives, exploring the opportunities and risks, discussing the potential use cases, and considering the central banks’ perspectives.

Moderator

Lee Braine
Head of Advanced Technology
Barclays

Panelists

Xiaonan Zou
Head of Innovation and Digital Assets
UBS AG, Group Treasury

Jürgen Schaaf
Advisor to the Senior Management Market Infrastructure and Payments
ECB

10:15 – 11:00

Accelerating the Use of Electronic Trade Documents

Digital transformation of transaction banking has become a global priority, but challenges remain, especially confronting international trade. There is a pressing need for common standards to facilitate interoperability of digital systems and for law reform to remove outdated laws that require critical trade documents to be in paper form. This panel discussion will address these issues and propose ways forward to accelerate the use of trade documents in electronic form.

Moderator

Massimo Ortino
Global Head FI Sales, Transactions and Payments
Unicredit

Panelists

Luca Castellani
UNCITRAL Secretary of Working Group IV (Electronic Commerce)

Natasha Condon
Managing Director, Global Head of Core Trade
J.P. Morgan

Christopher Southworth
Secretary General – ICC United Kingdom
Co-Chair – Legal Reform Advisory Board, ICC Digital Standards Initiative
ICC Representative – The Commonwealth

Professor John Taylor
Co-founder and Director
Centre for Applied Sustainable Transition Law (CASTL)

11:00 – 11:30

Networking Break

Brought to you by:

11:30 – 12:10

Sanctions: Operating as a Financial Institution in a Changing World

We take a look at how institutions are dealing with the significant increase in using sanctions and embargoes as an economic instrument to react to countries’ (of course, also specially designated nationals) actions that go against international law and basic values. The expectations and role of banks (essentially policing and implementing sanctions programs) in the current sanctions environment, experiences and impact in our respective institutions. We will discuss the multiple challenges faced in our institutions and the experienced effectiveness of the sanctions (i.e., aspects of avoidance, circumvention). The panel will discuss the heavy burden on the banks in terms of costs and open to the panelists to suggest ways forward.

Moderator

Dean Sposito
Head of Institutional Cash and Trade, Western Europe
Deutsche Bank

Panelists

Zade Alnaggar
Head of EMEA, Financial Crimes Compliance
Bank of America

Katrin Arend
Deputy Global Sanctions Head
Deutsche Bank

12:10 – 13:00

A View From the Top with Transaction Banking Global Leaders

An open dialogue and discussion with Transaction Banking Leaders on Global Trends, the Future of Transaction Banking in our new world, Opportunities and Challenges, Innovation, Sustainability, attracting and retaining Talent, and other topics

Moderator

Karin Walchshöfer
Managing Director and Head, EMEA – Global FIG
BMO Capital Markets

Panelists

Alexandre Maymat
Head of Global Transaction & Payment Services
Société Générale

Eva Rubio
Head of Global Transaction Banking
BBVA

Daniel Schmand
Global Head Institutional Cash Management and CB Operations
Deutsche Bank

13:00 – 13:15

Closing Remarks

13:15 – 15:00

Networking Lunch and Presentation of Global Finance Awards

Hosted by:

Speakers

January 24, 2023
January 25, 2023
January 24, 2023 - A New Era of Challenges and Opportunities
Nasir Ahmed
Nasir Ahmed
Head of UK and Ireland
SWIFT

Nasir has been the head of Swift UK and Ireland since May 2022 after spending a year leading the Swift ISO20022 adoption programme for cross border payments. He joined Swift in 2017 as a Key Account manager and then a Strategic Relationship Manager within the UK and Ireland business focusing on strengthening and further developing relationships with Swift’s key global clients in the region. He has also spent time in the CEO office with primary responsibility for structuring and coordinating the external engagement plan of the Swift CEO. Prior to joining Swift Nasir spent 11 years in the banking industry, starting his career at Citigroup as a graduate trainee in London. He worked across a number of functions within transaction banking, specialising in sales and relationship management within the securities services business.

Ozgur Akdeniz
Ozgur Akdeniz
North America Trade Sales Head
Citigroup

Oz Akdeniz is the North America Trade Sales Head at Citibank overseeing a team of Trade and Supply Chain professionals who work with Citi’s Institutional Client Group (ICG). Throughout his career Oz has been passionate about delivering innovative solutions to Multi-National Clients who operate in complexities of international corporate banking. Oz is frequently a speaker and participant at various industry forums in the capacity of guest speaker / panel member on the digitization of payments and trade. Oz is closely involved with the Bankers Association of Finance & Trade (BAFT) in the USA. He was selected in the Future Leaders program in 2018, and subsequently became a Future Leader Mentor in 2019 and is now out he planning committee for the 2020 North American BAFT Annual Meeting. Oz has also been a mentor for the 30% Club supporting aspiring Women in Leadership in NY since 2017.

Clement Berthou
Clement Berthou
Head of Network Management
Société Générale

Clément Berthou joined Société Générale Group in 2016 as a Trade Finance Analyst in Milan. He moved in 2018 to the Cash Clearing department of the bank in Paris. As a Network Manager there, Clément was in charge of the eurozone cash providers. Since June 2021, Clément has been heading the Network Management team, supervising the commercial payment routing strategy of Société Générale Group. Clément is also a PhD candidate at Laboratoire PACTE, Université Grenoble Alpes, focusing on payment infrastructures, and a 2021 BAFT Future Leaders Program alumni.

Mark Choi
Mark Choi
Member of Secretariat, Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI)
BIS

Mark Choi is a Member of Secretariat of the Bank for International Settlements Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI). At the CPMI Secretariat, he supports several workstreams (“building blocks”) of the G20 cross-border payments programme, including the building blocks on ISO 20022 standardisation, harmonisation of APIs, and liquidity bridges. Previously, Mark worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Mark holds degrees from Georgetown University and the University of California, San Diego.

Inna Gogoua
Inna Gogoua
Vice President & Managing Director , International Financial Institutions, Financial Institutions Group
PNC Bank, National Association

Ms. Inna Gogoua is a Vice President & Managing Director in the International Financial Institutions group in Capital Markets for PNC Bank, NA. She is responsible for relationship, credit and compliance management and coordinating all aspects of PNC’s relationships with international banks in Europe, Latin America, MENA, India and Australia. Prior to joining PNC, Ms. Gogoua worked in the Commercial Real Estate and Equipment Finance departments at Huntington National Bank. She is a member and chair of the board of Cleveland Foreign Credit group, an association for corporate companies, financial institutions and intermediaries engaged in facilitation of international business. In 2016, she participated in BAFT’s Future Leaders program and is a member of the Future Leaders Council.

Jon Levine
Jon Levine
Head of Institutional Clients
Banking Circle

Jon is Head of Institutional Clients at Banking Circle. He is based at Banking Circle’s London branch. Prior to joining Banking Circle, Jon spent 11 years at Standard Chartered where he worked at the Bank’s London, Dubai and Singapore offices. His most recent StanChart role was as Managing Director responsible for StanChart’s UK Banks, Broker-Dealers & Fintech coverage. Earlier roles at StanChart included Public Sector & Development Organisations coverage across EMEA and Debt Capital Markets roles. Jon started his career at Goldman Sachs where he worked on DCM, ECM and M&A assignments in the US and Asia.

Maarten Lossie
Maarten Lossie
Head of FIG Payments
Barclays

Maarten heads a team of product managers with global responsibility for clearing and indirect access solutions that enable Banks, Broker Dealers and Fintechs to provide payment services to their underlying clients. His work in Transaction Banking spans ABN AMRO, Absa and Barclays across Europe, Africa and the UK. Maarten is a member of the BAFT Payments Committee.

Jean-François Mazure
Jean-François Mazure
Head of Cash Clearing Services
Societe Generale

Graduated from the ESCEM Tours and the University of Ottawa, Jean-François 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.

Marion Muehlberger
Marion Muehlberger
Senior Economist – Macro and European Policy Research
Deutsche Bank

Marion is Head of European Policy Research at Deutsche Bank Research in Frankfurt. Marion’s areas of responsibility include European integration, the impact of structural trends on the EU (patchwork globalisation, green industrial policy, strategic autonomy) and economic policy in Germany. Marion joined Deutsche Bank as an economist in 2004. Prior to her current role, she worked in the field of country and sovereign credit risk analysis covering large emerging markets in EMEA. In her next role, she was responsible for monitoring Deutsche Bank’s external risk landscape, the identification of emerging risks and thematic research on global macro trends.

Ivana Ponzio
Ivana Ponzio
Head of FI Network Management
Intesa Sanpaolo

Ivana Ponzio is currently Head of FI Network Management in Intesa Sanpaolo. She joined the bank in 2017, covering a sales role in the Cash Management team, after having gained experience with International Financial Institutions such as Standard Chartered Bank, American Express Bank and a subsidiary of Deutsche Bank Group. She covered different roles in the Transaction Banking Space including Product Management and Marketing Support, Relationship Management and Transactions Banking Sales. Since 2020 she is heading the Network Management team and she covers the Cash Management and the Securities Services providers.

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

Marc is responsible for the strategic development and positioning of cash clearing products for Deutsche Bank globally. The Clearing Product function is an integral component of the bank’s franchise in terms of strategic direction, product & service development, positioning, thought leadership as well as identifying and executing growth opportunities. Marc 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. He is Deutsche Bank’s representative in various industry forums/working groups and holds a bachelor in foreign trade from the Liege Management School.

Kieran Richards
Kieran Richards
Head of Treasury Operations
Revolut

Kieran joined Revolut in 2019 covering a broad range of Treasury activities including the Network Management function. His current suite of responsibilities involve scaling Revolut's Treasury and Banking Partnership capabilities as Revolut readies itself from becoming an E-money institution in the UK to a fully licensed bank. Kieran received a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from Leiden University and a Masters in Asian Politics at the School of Oriental and African Studies.

Fernando Vicario
Fernando Vicario
CEO Europe
Bank of America Europe DAC

Fernando Vicario is Chief Executive Officer of Bank of America’s lead European banking entity, Bank of America Europe DAC. Fernando Vicario was formerly head of Corporate and Investment Banking for the European Union (EU) and head of Corporate Banking for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), at BofA Securities, roles he has held since February 2020 and 2012 respectively. Fernando has worked for Bank of America for over 25 years across multiple roles including head of Corporate Banking for Financial Institutions in Europe and Emerging Markets (ex-Asia), head of EMEA Global Product Solutions, head of EMEA and Latin America Corporate Banking and co-head of EMEA Debt Capital Markets and Corporate Banking. Over the years he has led a significant number of growth initiatives across regions in these roles. Fernando sits on the EMEA regional executive committee and the Global Diversity & Inclusion Committee (D&I). He is also co-chair of Bank of America’s EMEA D&I Council and co-leads the EMEA ESG Strategic Council. Fernando is a member of the Board of the ODI (Open Doors Initiative) in Dublin.

January 25, 2023 - A New Era of Challenges and Opportunities
Zade Alnaggar
Zade Alnaggar
Director, Global Risk
Bank of America

Zade Alnagger covers Global Economic Sanctions as part of the Global Risk organisation at Bank of America. Prior to this, Zade led the EMEA region for the financial crimes program, including AML, fraud and operational risk. Zade has been with Bank of America for 13 years and is based in London.

Katrin Arend
Katrin Arend
Deputy Global Sanctions Head
Deutsche Bank

Katrin is Deputy Global Sanctions Head at Deutsche Bank AG in Berlin. She specifically oversees regulatory sanctions developments, the bank’s sanctions policy and implementing processes and controls. Before joining Deutsche Bank in 2015, Katrin worked at an international law firm where she advised on sanctions and export controls. Katrin is an attorney at law, holding legal degrees from the universities in Göttingen, Nottingham and Oxford.

Lee Braine
Lee Braine
Managing Director, Chief Technology Office
Barclays

Lee Braine is a Managing Director in the Chief Technology Office at Barclays. He is the Distinguished Engineer for Advanced Technologies and his team drives Barclays technology engagement in distributed ledgers, smart contracts, digital currencies including central bank digital currencies, post-trade industry standards, quantum computing, machine learning governance, and intellectual property. He is a member of several industry committees including the Bank of England’s CBDC Technology Forum and ICMA’s FinTech Advisory Committee. He is the author of technology research papers and is a regular conference speaker. Lee’s background is in investment banking, clearing and settlement, stock exchanges, corporate banking, and payments. Lee has a First Class BSc and PhD in Computer Science from University College London.

Luca Castellani
Luca Castellani
Legal Officer
United Nations Commission on International Trade Law Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific (UNCITRAL RCAP)

Luca Castellani is a legal officer in the Secretariat of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). As secretary of UNCITRAL Working Group IV (Electronic Commerce), he oversaw the preparation of the UNCITRAL Model Law on Electronic Transferable Records and of the UNCITRAL Model Law on the Use and Cross-Border Recognition of Identity Management and Trust Services. He has assisted several countries in the enactment of UNCITRAL texts on electronic commerce. He is also active in the field of paperless trade facilitation and has contributed to drafting the Framework Agreement on Facilitation of Cross-border Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific.

Natasha Condon
Natasha Condon
Managing Director, Global Head of Core Trade
J.P. Morgan

Natasha Condon is the Global Head of Core Trade within Wholesale Payments at JPMorgan Chase. She has 15+ years of experience across trade finance and working capital solutions for both corporate and financial institutions. She has extensive experience with providing strategic working capital advisory, risk mitigation, sales growth, and digital efficiencies for the top multinationals in the world. Natasha comes to the firm from Citi, where she was the Global Trade Sales Head. While there, she led five regional teams around the world and provided personal leadership on large strategic deals.

Dr. Rebecca Harding
Dr. Rebecca Harding
Independent Trade Economist
Rebeccanomics

Dr. Rebecca Harding is an independent economist specialising in trade and trade finance and CEO of Coriolis Technologies, providing data as a service to the trade and trade finance space. She is the co-author of the acclaimed “The Weaponization of Trade: the Great Unbalancing of Policy and Economics" and “Gaming Trade: Win-Win Strategies for the Digital Era.” She frequently appears on Ian King Live, Sky News, BBC World and BBC Radio 5 live, Newsnight and Radio 4 and is cited in the Broadsheet press, including recent articles in the Financial Times, Telegraph and CityAM, and citations in the Telegraph, the Times and the New Scotsman. She is a regular guest anchor on CNBC’s Squawk Box. She has written 11 books and over 200 academic articles and public policy reports. Rebecca is a member of the World Trade Board and is well-known in the trade and trade finance sector for her work on global trade. She is a strategic adviser to the Council of the Society of Professional Economists and until February 2017 was the Chief Economist of the British Bankers’ Association. Her senior roles in business and academic institutions include Founder and CEO of Delta Economics, CEO of Equant Analytics, Senior Fellow at London Business School, Global CEO of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, Head of Corporate Research at Deloitte, Chief Economist at the Work Foundation, Senior Lecturer at the Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex, and Reader in Economics at the University of Brighton. She is currently a Fellow at Offenburg Institute for Trade and Innovation. She was a Specialist Advisor to the Treasury Select Committee and Chief Economic Advisor to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Entrepreneurship.

Alexandre Maymat
Alexandre Maymat
Head of Global Transaction & Payment Services
Société Générale

Alexandre Maymat began his career in the French Ministry of the Economy and Finance in 1992, and then worked at the European Union. He joined Societe Generale group in 2001 in the General Inspection department, then moved to the French retail banking division heading the Corporate Business Centre of the Regional Directorate of Paris Bourse in 2004, then becoming in 2006 as Regional Head for Franche Comté. In 2009, he became Director and CEO of Société Générale de Banques au Cameroun. In 2012, Alexandre Maymat was appointed Deputy Head of International Retail Banking before becoming Head of International Retail Banking for Africa, the Mediterranean Basin & Overseas in 2013 and member of the management Committee of Societe Generale. He became head of Global Transaction and Payment Service in 2019.

Massimo Ortino
Massimo Ortino
Global Head FI Sales, Transactions and Payments
Unicredit

Massimo Ortino, Global Head of Financial Institutions Sales for UniCredit, Transactions & Payments. He is based in UniCredit Milan HQ. Massimo started his professional career in 1998 in the corporate world, where he built an international experience across different finance roles and industrial sectors, to finally move in the banking space in 2004 when he joined Fortis Bank as a Senior Trada Finance Sales Manager. After covering a similar role in BNPP Milan branch, Massimo joined UniCredit in 2011, where leveraging on his deep know-how serving Multinational Clients was appointed Head of Trade Finance Sales for the Italian market. Massimo than contributed to the successful business development in the Americas as local Head of Transaction & Payments based in New York for three years and till his appointment in the current role.

Kieran Richards
Kieran Richards
Head of Treasury Operations
Revolut

Kieran joined Revolut in 2019 covering a broad range of Treasury activities including the Network Management function. His current suite of responsibilities involve scaling Revolut's Treasury and Banking Partnership capabilities as Revolut readies itself from becoming an E-money institution in the UK to a fully licensed bank. Kieran received a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from Leiden University and a Masters in Asian Politics at the School of Oriental and African Studies.

Eva Rubio
Eva Rubio
Head of Global Transaction Banking
BBVA

Eva Rubio is Managing Director and Head of Global Transaction Banking at BBVA. She has been working in different positions within CIB. She was leading the Equity Research Analysts team covering European Banks and Insurance companies for 10 years. From 2006 to 2012 she was leading the Global Markets Strategy and Business development team. From 2011 to 2019 she was leading CIB Finance, Global Planning and Talent and Culture department.

Jürgen Schaaf
Jürgen Schaaf
Advisor to the Senior Management Market Infrastructure and Payments
ECB

Jürgen Schaaf has been Advisor to the Senior Management of Market Infrastructure and Payments at the European Central Bank since November 2019. He is currently focusing on central bank digital currencies and retail payments strategies. Before that, he was Counsellor to the Executive Board of the ECB (Dec 2012 - October 2019) and Secretary of the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) Project Team Dec 2012 – Dec 2013). Before he joined the ECB, he was Personal Adviser to the Governor of Banque centrale du Luxembourg. In previous occupations he worked ECB watcher at Börsen-Zeitung, a German financial daily, and as Senior Economist at Deutsche Bank. He studied economics in Marburg and Canterbury/Kent (United Kingdom) and holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Phillips University Marburg.

Daniel Schmand
Daniel Schmand
Global Head Institutional Cash Management and CB Operations
Deutsche Bank

Based in Frankfurt, Daniel Schmand drives Deutsche Bank’s Institutional Cash Management business well as Corporate Bank’s Operations including all branches. He is responsible for setting the strategy and overseeing the entire organisation. In this capacity Daniel is a member of the Corporate Banking Executive Committee. Daniel joined Deutsche Bank in 1987 as a trainee.

Christopher Southworth
Christopher Southworth
Secretary General - ICC United Kingdom; Co-Chair - Legal Reform Advisory Board, ICC Digital Standards Initiative
ICC United Kingdom

Chris Southworth is Secretary General at the International Chamber of Commerce UK and a regular voice for business in the international media. He is also Co-Chair of the Legal Reform Advisory Board at the ICC Digital Standards Initiative, co-founder of the UK Centre for Digital Trade and Innovation and ICC Representative to The Commonwealth. He is a member of the ICC World Council as well as the International Advisory Boards of the Digital Trade Network and Queen Mary-UNIDROIT Institute of Transnational Commercial Law. Chris is a leading international expert on creating modern digital trade ecosystems, the founder of the ICC Digital Trade Roadmap, a member of the global team supporting the ICC Digital Standards Initiative, ICC G7 United Kingdom representative, a member of the ICC G7, G20, Digitisation and Ecommerce Working Groups. He is also a lead independent adviser to the UK government on the digitisation of trade on behalf of industry working with the Department for International Trade, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, Her Majesty’s Treasury and Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

Dean Sposito
Dean Sposito
Head of Institutional Cash and Trade, Western Europe
Deutsche Bank

Dean Sposito is Head of Institutional Cash and Trade, Western Europe, based in Frankfurt. Dean carries management responsibility for teams in eight locations throughout Europe. In this region, Deutsche Bank has active Cash Management and Trade Finance relationships with Financial Institutions in over 30 countries and maintains leading positions in EUR, USD, and other major currencies. Deutsche Bank is a premier provider of Cash Management and Trade Finance services to Financial Institutions globally. Deutsche Bank is a recognized leader among its peers, helping clients to efficiently manage their payments and trade needs across multiple time zones, borders and currencies.

John Taylor
John Taylor
Co-founder & Director, CASTL and Honorary Professor, CCLS, QMUL
Centre for Applied Sustainable Transition Law (CASTL)

John Taylor specializes in international law, finance, trade and corporate governance. He is a director of the Centre for Applied Sustainable Transition Law (CASTL) and an Honorary Professor at Queen Mary University of London. He advises banks and other clients on cross-border sustainablility, financial regulation and international business opportunities. He has held legal and banking positions in the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank and EBRD, where he was General Counsel. His other experience has been in law firms in Australia, the US and the UK and in an international investment bank, a private equity firm and a large fund management group. He is an Honorary Member of BAFT and has been a member of BAFT’s Europe Council since 2010.

Karin Walchshöfer
Karin Walchshöfer
Managing Director & Head of Global Financial Institutions, EMEA
BMO Capital Markets

Karin Walchshöfer is Managing Director and Head, EMEA for the Global Financial Institutions Group at BMO Capital Markets, and is primarily responsible for overseeing the growth and management of the bank’s relationships with financial institutions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. She is based in the UK and manages teams in London and Toronto. Ms. Walchshöfer joined BMO in 2000. Prior to this, she worked at National Westminster Bank in London where she held various positions in their Correspondent Banking and Card Services units. Ms. Walchshöfer has been a member of the BAFT Europe Council since 2008 and was elected as BAFT EC Co-Chair in March 2022. She is also on the BAFT Board of Directors.

Xiaonan Zou
Xiaonan Zou
Head of Digital Assets, Group Treasury & Head of Digital Payment & CBDC, UBS Digital Assets Centre of Expertise
UBS

Xiaonan Zou is the Head of Digital Assets for UBS Group Treasury and leads the Digital Payment & CBDC for UBS Digital Assets Centre of Expertise . She drives the Treasury’s digital asset strategy and deliveries including CBDC, digital issuance, digital payment and digital collateral trading. Xiaonan represents UBS in fintech and digital assets topics with industry associations including ICMA, GFMA and UK Finance. She is also on the board of the Corda Blockchain Network foundation.

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Sponsorship

2023 BAFT Europe Bank to Bank Forum Sponsorship Opportunities

January 24 – 25, 2023

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

The BAFT Europe Bank to Bank Forum is back, in-person this January in London. This two-day event will cover topical industry issues facing the transaction banking industry, presented by global banking heads and thought leaders from various countries around the world. This conference draws transaction banking, cash/treasury, trade, international banking and innovation executives and professionals from over 100 banking institutions, government agencies, fintech firms and other providers and corporations.

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.

Premier Levels

Benefits Platinum
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Gold
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Silver
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Thought Leadership
Speaking opportunity in event programming Yes Yes
One-page flyer for conference registration desk Yes Yes Yes
Event Registrations/Lead Generation
Complimentary Registrations 3 in-person 2 in-person 2 in-person
Bi-lateral meeting space for in-person conference Yes Option to upgrade for additional $1000 Option to upgrade for additional $2000
Event Attendee List with Email Contact Information (pre- and post-event) Yes Yes Yes
Marketing/Branding
Pull-up banner in registration area for the duration of conference Yes Yes Yes
Table-top display Yes Yes Yes
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Platinum Sponsor – 2 available

  • Speaking opportunity in the conference program (subject to planning committee approval)
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  • Logo included on all email promotion pre- and post-event
  • Registration list with contact details (name, company, title, email) pre- and post-event

Gold Sponsor – 0 available (Intesa San Paolo, NatWest, Societe Generale, Swift, and Visa)

  • Speaking opportunity in the conference program (subject to planning committee approval)
  • 2 complimentary conference registrations
  • Option to add bi-lateral meeting space for additional $1000
  • Table-top display (sponsor provides branded tablecloth)
  • Pull-up banner in registration area (sponsor provides banner)
  • One-page flyer for conference registration desk
  • Recognition as Gold Sponsor during event opening and logo displayed on event PowerPoint slide
  • Logo included on conference website, registration page and confirmation email
  • Logo included on all email promotion pre- and post-event
  • Registration list with contact details (name, company, title, email) pre- and post-event

Silver Sponsor – 1 available (BNY Mellon, PNB Paribas Santander, and UBS)

  • 2 complimentary conference registrations
  • Pull-up banner in registration area (sponsor provides banner)
  • Option to add bi-lateral meeting space for additional $2000
  • One-page flyer for conference registration desk
  • Recognition as Silver Sponsor during event opening and logo displayed on event PowerPoint slide
  • Logo included on conference website, registration page and confirmation email
  • Logo included on all email promotion pre- and post-event
  • Registration list with contact details (name, company, title, email) pre- and post-event

Featured Events

Tuesday Evening Reception – 1 more available (Barclays)

  • Sponsor provides welcome remarks at the Tuesday Evening Reception
  • 2 complimentary conference registrations
  • Table-top display (sponsor provides branded tablecloth)
  • Pull-up banner at Evening Reception (sponsor provides banner)
  • One-page flyer for conference registration desk
  • Recognition as Sponsor during event opening and logo displayed on event PowerPoint slide
  • Logo included on conference website, registration page and confirmation email
  • Logo included on all email promotion pre- and post-event
  • Registration list with contact details (name, company, title, email) pre- and post-event

Networking Lunch – 2 available

  • Sponsor provides welcome remarks at the Networking Lunch (Tuesday or Wednesday)
  • 2 complimentary conference registrations
  • Pull-up banner at Networking Lunch (sponsor provides banner)
  • One-page flyer for conference registration desk
  • Recognition as Sponsor during event opening and logo displayed on event PowerPoint slide
  • Logo included on conference website, registration page and confirmation email
  • Logo included on all email promotion pre- and post-event
  • Registration list with contact details (name, company, title, email) pre- and post-event

Networking Breakfast – 2 available

  • Sponsor provides welcome remarks at the Networking Breakfast (Tuesday or Wednesday)
  • 1 complimentary conference registration
  • One-page flyer for conference registration desk
  • Pull-up banner at Networking Breakfast (sponsor provides banner)
  • Recognition as Sponsor during event opening and logo displayed on event PowerPoint slide
  • Logo included on conference website, registration page and confirmation email
  • Logo included on all email promotion pre- and post-event
  • Registration list with contact details (name, company, title, email) pre- and post-event

Coffee Breaks – 0 available (BBVA and Societe Generale)

  • 1 complimentary conference registration
  • One-page flyer for conference registration desk
  • Pull-up banner displayed during break (sponsor provides banner)
  • Recognition as Sponsor during event opening and logo displayed on event PowerPoint slide
  • Logo included on conference website, registration page and confirmation email
  • Logo included on all email promotion pre- and post-event
  • Registration list with contact details (name, company, title, email) pre- and post-event

Additional Sponsorship Opportunities

Conference Wi-Fi

  • Sponsor logo on WiFi password cards provided to all attendees
  • 1 complimentary conference registration
  • Pull-up banner in registration area (sponsor provides banner)
  • One-page flyer for conference registration desk
  • Recognition as WiFi Sponsor during event opening and logo displayed on event PowerPoint slide
  • Logo included on conference website, registration page and confirmation email
  • Logo included on all email promotion pre- and post-event
  • Registration list with contact details (name, company, title, email) pre- and post-event

Conference Q&A

  • Sponsor logo on S.lido password cards provided to all attendees
  • 1 complimentary conference registration
  • Recognition as Sponsor during event opening and logo displayed on event PowerPoint slide
  • Logo included on conference website, registration page and confirmation email
  • Logo included on all email promotion pre- and post-event
  • Registration list with contact details (name, company, title, email) pre- and post-event

Conference Notepads

  • Sponsor supplies logo conference notepads
  • 1 complimentary conference registration
  • Recognition as Sponsor during event opening and logo displayed on event PowerPoint slide
  • Logo included on conference website, registration page and confirmation email
  • Logo included on all email promotion pre- and post-event
  • Registration list with contact details (name, company, title, email) pre- and post-event

Table-Top Display – 4 available

  • Table-top display (sponsor provides branded tablecloth)
  • 2 complimentary conference registration
  • Recognition as Sponsor during event opening and logo displayed on event PowerPoint slide
  • Logo included on conference website, registration page and confirmation email
  • Logo included on all email promotion pre- and post-event
  • Registration list with contact details (name, company, title, email) pre- and post-event

Conference Bags

  • Sponsor supplies logo bags
  • 1 complimentary conference registration
  • Recognition as Sponsor during event opening and logo displayed on event PowerPoint slide
  • Logo included on conference website, registration page and confirmation email
  • Logo included on all email promotion pre- and post-event
  • Registration list with contact details (name, company, title, email) pre- and post-event

Conference Lanyards

  • Sponsor supplies logo lanyards
  • 1 complimentary in-person conference registration
  • Recognition as Sponsor during event opening and logo displayed on event PowerPoint slide
  • Logo included on conference website, registration page and confirmation email
  • Logo included on all email promotion pre- and post-event
  • 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:

Matt Kaitz: [email protected], 703.200.9071, www.baft.org

Venue & Accommodations

Conference Venue


The 2023 BAFT Europe Bank to Bank Forum will be held at etc. venues – 133 Houndsditch, London. The conference venue is near both the Liverpool Street and Aldgate stations.

Europe to Europe Forum Venue

etc. venues – 133 Houndsditch
Liverpool Street
London, EC2A 7BX
Directions

Accommodation Information


There is not an official block of rooms held for this event. Hotel reservations are the responsibility of the attendees and should be made directly with the hotel. Below is a list of hotels in close proximity to 133 Houndsditch.

South Place Hotel
3 South Place,
EC2M 2AF
0203 503 0000

Apex London Wall Hotel
7-9 Copthall Avenue,
EC2R 7NJ
020 7562 3030

Montcalm Royal London House
City of London

22-25 Finsbury Square,London, EC2A 1DX
0843 208 7007

The Montcalm at Brewery
London City

52, Chiswell Street
EC1Y 4SA
020 7614 0100

Pan Pacific London
80 Houndsditch,
London EC3A 7AB
020 7118 6888

Hoxton Hotel
81 Great Eastern Street,
EC2A 3HU
020 7829 7009

M By Montcalm Shoreditch
Tech City Hotel

151-157 City Rd,London EC1V 1JH
020 3837 3000

Testimonials

“The sessions covered during this conference were very relevant and the speakers were both knowledgeable and inspiring.”

Forum Attendee

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

“Great organization and topics, particularly the cash management and fintech portions of the program.”

Forum Attendee

Zurich, Switzerland

“This was truly a professional conference that I experienced. Quite dynamic given the large attendance and networking.”

Forum Attendee

Jakarta, Indonesia

“Great opportunity to be informed about regional developments in both the areas of banking and trade. ”

Forum Attendee

Athens, Greece


Sponsors


Interested in sponsoring the 2023 Europe Bank to Bank Forum? We can tailor your sponsorship package to meet your goals.

To discuss your sponsorship options, please contact:

Matthew Kaitz
Director, Business Development
[email protected]
+1 (703) 200-9071