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31st Annual Conference on International Trade

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Turning the Page: Renewed Phase of Trade

The 31st BAFT Annual Conference on International Trade returns with a hybrid conference– two virtual programming days from December 6 – 7 followed by in-person sessions in Houston, Texas from December 8 – 9, 2021. Join us virtually and/or in-person as we cover hot topic issues in trade like ESG, trade digitization, talent/human resource management, supply chain finance, the global economic outlook, and more.

Over the past 18+ months as an industry we have embraced technology at a much faster pace than in the past. We’ve learned to adapt and adjust to the new norm. We’re ready to move forward and hope you are too as we turn the page to the new phase of trade!

Conference Format

This hybrid event offers a virtual and an in-person component, offered over 4 consecutive days. Each day, regardless if virtual or in-person, will include topical sessions and adequate time for networking.

For our virtual attendees, you’ll be able to schedule video conference meetings with fellow attendees using the platform, join small group discussion tables and network much like an in-person reception via our BAFT CONNECT platform.

And for our in-person attendees, we know how much you’ve missed seeing each other in-person. We’ve designed the in-person event with as much time for you to meet with colleagues, clients and other industry experts. Several times in the program are blocked exclusively for bilateral meetings and roundtable discussions in addition to scheduled reception times. We’ve also reserved several private meeting rooms for attendees to use. Please click the PROGRAM tab for additional program details.

When you register, choose between virtual only or full conference access (in-person + virtual).

Approved CPDs for International Trade Finance Certifications

The 31st Annual Conference on International Trade program has been accredited by The London Institute of Banking & Finance (LIBF) as meeting the standards for ongoing CPDs required for recertification of the following international trade finance certifications.

Certifications Total # of CPDs Available
Certificate for Documentary Credit Specialists (CDCS) 15
Certificate for Specialists in Demand Guarantees (CSDG) 15
Certificate in Supply Chain Finance (CSCF) 15
Certificate in Trade Finance Compliance (CTFC) 10

Program

December 6, 2021 (Virtual)
December 7, 2021 (Virtual)
December 8, 2021 (In-Person)
December 9, 2021 (In-Person)
December 6, 2021 (Virtual)

07:15 CST / 08:15 EST / 13:15 GMT / 14:15 CET / 17:15 GST / 21:15 SGT

Thought Leadership Workshop

08:00 CST / 09:00 EST / 14:00 GMT / 15:00 CET / 18:00 GST / 22:00 SGT

Welcome

08:10 CST / 09:10 EST / 14:10 GMT / 15:10 CET / 18:10 GST / 22:10 SGT

Keynote Speaker

08:40 CST / 09:40 EST / 14:40 GMT / 15:40 CET / 18:40 GST / 22:40 SGT

Not Your Father’s Inflation – An Outlook on the Global Economic State of Trade and the Pandemic

Businesses and consumers find they have money to spend after the pandemic. But supply chain disruptions such as manufacturing inputs and logistic backlogs have caused price increases coupled with uncertainty. How long will this last? Will supply and prices return to normal soon? Join us for this informative session to learn what’s next for the state of trade.

09:25 CST / 10:25 EST / 15:25 GMT / 16:25 CET / 19:25 GST / 23:25 SGT

Stretch Break

09:35 CST / 10:35 EST / 15:35 GMT / 16:35 CET / 19:35 GST / 23:35 SGT

Trade Digitization and the Trade Finance Gap

The role of fintechs in financing the under-financed.

Panelists
Andrew Holmes
Head of North America
Demica

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

Jordane Rollin
Managing Director & Head of Trade and Working Capital, Americas
Standard Chartered Bank

10:20 CST / 11:20 EST/ 16:20 GMT / 17:20 CET / 20:20 GST / 00:20 SGT + 1 Day

ESG & Sustainability in Trade Finance

Guiding clients to align their supply chain and trade finance transactions to sustainability, from net zero policy and practice to development of standards and tracking KPIs.

Moderator
Kristi Z. Eberhardt
Managing Director & Head of Sustainable Finance
PNC Bank

Panelists
Marina Andres
Managing Director & Global Head of Transaction Banking Advisory
BBVA

11:05 CST / 12:05 EST / 17:05 GMT / 18:05 CET / 21:05 GST/ 01:05 SGT + 1 Day

Wrap Up

11:10 CST / 12:10 EST / 17:10 GMT / 18:10 CET / 21:10 GST/ 01:10 SGT + 1 Day

Thought Leadership Workshop

11:55 CST / 12:55 EST / 17:55 GMT / 18:55 CET / 21:55 GST/ 01:55 SGT + 1 Day

Roundtable Discussion / Speaker's Corner / Virtual Networking

Choose from three interactive and smaller group activities. All will allow video and chat messaging.

•Roundtable Discussion
Open forum on trending trade issues and topics. Specific topics will be provided closer to conference date.

• Speaker’s Corner
Have questions that were not answered during the earlier sessions? This is a great opportunity for attendees to meet the speakers via video chat and ask questions in a smaller group setting.

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

December 7, 2021 (Virtual)

07:15 CST / 08:15 EST / 13:15 GMT / 14:15 CET / 17:15 GST / 21:15 SGT

Thought Leadership Workshop

08:00 CST / 09:00 EST / 14:00 GMT / 15:00 CET / 18:00 GST / 22:00 SGT

Welcome

08:10 CST / 09:10 EST / 14:10 GMT / 15:10 CET / 18:10 GST / 22:10 SGT

Keynote Speaker

Speaker
Norman Anderson
Chairman & CEO
CG-LA Infrastructure

08:40 CST / 09:40 EST / 14:40 GMT / 15:40 CET / 18:40 GST / 22:40 SGT

Supply Chain Finance and Receivables Strategies

Moderator
Diana Bustamante
Head of Trade Finance, Corporates, North America
Lloyds Banking Group

Panelists
Alisa DiCaprio
Head of Trade and CBDC
R3

Emy Ruiz
Vice President & Global Trade National Sales Team Lead
Fifth Third Bank

Dave Sutter
Chief Product Officer
Marco Polo Network

09:25 CST / 10:25 EST / 15:25 GMT / 16:25 CET / 19:25 GST / 23:25 SGT

Stretch Break

09:35 CST / 10:35 EST / 15:35 GMT / 16:35 CET / 19:35 GST / 23:35 SGT

Filling the Talent Gap

How do we recruit for the next generation of Trade Finance specialists and retain them once we get them?

10:20 CST / 11:20 EST/ 16:20 GMT / 17:20 CET / 20:20 GST / 00:20 SGT + 1 Day

Key Geopolitical Issues to Watch In 2022 and Beyond

Populism, the pandemic, cybersecurity, social media impacts and increasing trade tensions – what are the major dynamics at play and are they interconnected? International trade is exposed to all these issues, but are there additional risks that companies and banks should understand? Our expert panel will explore these challenges and offer insights into the geopolitical landscape in 2022 and beyond.

Presenters
Amy Celico
Principal
Albright Stonebridge Group

Karen Tramontano
Co-founder & CEO
Blue Star Strategies

11:05 CST / 12:05 EST / 17:05 GMT / 18:05 CET / 21:05 GST/ 01:05 SGT + 1 Day

Wrap Up

11:10 CST / 12:10 EST / 17:10 GMT / 18:10 CET / 21:10 GST/ 01:10 SGT + 1 Day

Thought Leadership Workshop

11:55 CST / 12:55 EST / 17:55 GMT / 18:55 CET / 21:55 GST/ 01:55 SGT + 1 Day

Roundtable Discussion / Speaker's Corner / Virtual Networking

Choose from three interactive and smaller group activities. All will allow video and chat messaging.

• Roundtable Discussion
Open forum on trending trade issues and topics. Specific topics will be provided closer to conference date.

• Speaker’s Corner
Have questions that were not answered during the earlier sessions? This is a great opportunity for attendees to meet the speakers via video chat and ask questions in a smaller group setting.

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

December 8, 2021 (In-Person)

13:00 – 18:00 CST

Committee Meetings and Bilateral Meetings

We know how much you’ve missed meeting face to face. We’ve carved out this time and reserved private meeting rooms to use for bilateral meetings and committee meetings.

16:00 – 16:10 CST

Welcome

16:10 – 16:40 CST

Keynote Speaker

16:40 – 17:25 CST

Alternative Base Rate (LIBOR/SOFR) / Regulatory Capital Treatment

17:30 – 19:00 CST

Opening Reception

Join us for some drinks and hors d’oeuvre as you reconnect with your colleagues, clients and others in the industry.

December 9, 2021 (In-Person)

08:00 – 09:00 CST

Power Breakfast

Sponsored by

09:00 – 09:10 CST

Welcome

09:10 – 10:00 CST

What’s Next for Trade – A Senior Leaders’ View

Moderator
Michael McDonough
Managing Director & Head of Trade and Working Capital Solutions
Santander

Panelists
Geoffrey Brady
Managing Director & Head of Global Trade and Supply Chain
Bank of America

Christina Gnad
Global Head, Trade Finance Structuring
Deutsche Bank

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

10:00 – 10:45 CST

New Risks from Digital Trade

10:45 – 11:30 CST

Future of Commodity Trade Finance

Panelists
Annie Yung
Managing Director
Argentem Trade Services

11:30 – 13:00 CST

Open Networking and Roundtable Discussion

Choose from several concurrent activities to maximize your time with colleagues and clients.

  • Round Table Discussions with Trade Experts and Speakers
  • Bilateral Meetings
  • Committee Meetings
  • Lunch

13:00 – 13:45 CST

Credit Insurance Market Update

Moderator
Bret Douglas
Senior Vice President, Corporate Banking
DNB Bank

Speakers
Scott B. Ettien
Executive Vice President, Financial Solutions & Global Head of Trade Credit
Willis Towers Watson

Todd Lynady
Managing Director & Global Head of Insurance Sales and Business Development
LiquidX

13:45 – 14:30 CST

E-commerce – The “New” Digital Trade

14:30 CST

Wrap Up

14:30 – 15:30 CST

Closing Reception

One more chance to mingle with your colleagues, peers and fellow attendees! Celebrate the end of the conference with another round of networking.

Register

This is a hybrid event. You have different registration options to choose from:

· Full conference: This allows you to attend the entire conference from December 6 – 9, and join us for both the in-person + virtual components of the conference.

· Virtual only: This gives you access to the virtual component of the conference which is scheduled from December 6 – 7.

· Bring the Bank: This option is a group registration and available only for the virtual component of the conference. With this registration, an institution/company can register up to 50 of their employees, regardless of geographic location for a flat rate. Contact [email protected] to register your team.

In keeping with CDC guidelines, we are limiting the number of attendees to the in-person component of this conference to 50% of the total room capacity. This will allow adequate social distancing amongst the attendees.

BONUS: Those who register for the Annual Conference on International Trade will receive a $50 discount off the registration to the 2021 BAFT Virtual Supply Chain Finance Forum set for December 1 – 2. The coupon code will be included in your registration confirmation.

Registration Type Member Rate Non-Member Rate
Full Conference (In-Person + Virtual) $1000 USD $1250 USD
Virtual Only $450 USD $600 USD
Bring the Bank (Virtual Only) $7000 USD $7000 USD

To register for this event, please login or register for an account.

Speakers

December 6, 2021 (Virtual)
December 7, 2021 (Virtual)
December 8, 2021 (In-Person)
December 9, 2021 (In-Person)
December 6, 2021 (Virtual)
Marina Andres
Managing Director & Global Head of Transaction Banking Advisory
BBVA
Kristi Z. Eberhardt
Managing Director & Head of Sustainable Finance
PNC Bank
Andrew Holmes
Andrew Holmes
Head of North America
Demica

Mr. Andrew Holmes joined Demica in 2018 to open the U.S. office and heads up Origination in North America. He previously worked for Barclays where he led the Trade and Working Capital team in the Americas, after having spent seven years in London in a variety of Trade Finance roles. Mr. Holmes holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Jordane Rollin
Managing Director & Head of Trade and Working Capital, Americas
Standard Chartered Bank
Enno-Burghard Weitzel
Enno-Burghard Weitzel
Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development
Surecomp
December 7, 2021 (Virtual)
Norman Anderson
Chairman & CEO
CG-LA Infrastructure
Diana Bustamante
Head of Trade Finance, Corporates, North America
Lloyds Banking Group
Amy Celico
Amy Celico
Principal
Albright Stonebridge Group (ASG)

Amy Celico is a Principal of Albright Stonebridge Group (ASG) and leads the firm’s China team in DC. With over 25 years of experience working on China issues Amy helps clients develop and implement strategies to deepen relationships with stakeholders, resolve complex problems, and expand their business in the China market. Prior to ASG, Amy served as Senior Director for China Affairs at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative; Deputy Director of the Office of the Chinese Economic Area at the Department of Commerce; and as a diplomat in Beijing and Shanghai with the Departments of State and Commerce. Amy earned a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and a M.A. from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

Alisa DiCaprio
Alisa DiCaprio
Head of Trade and CBDC
R3

Ms. Alisa DiCaprio is the Head of Global Trade Strategy at R3 in New York City. She joined from Asian Development Bank where she was a senior economist working on digital trade, trade finance and innovation. She has also worked in both the public and private sectors on export promotion, trade negotiations, and labor issues. Her PhD is from MIT, and she holds a BA and MA from Johns Hopkins University.

Emy Ruiz
Emy Ruiz
Vice President & Global Trade National Sales Team Lead
Fifth Third Bank

Ms. Emy Ruiz currently oversees the bank’s Global trade team responsible for managing liquidity solutions for the banks clients. Ms. Ruiz has over 30 years of banking experience with 20 years in Global Trade Finance management responsible for Open account solutions, trade finance, traditional trade, portfolio management, risk mitigation and product development. She has held various leadership positions in Credit, commercial, corporate and international sales with various financial institutions with vast domestic and international capabilities, including Southeast Bank, First Union and Regions Bank. She is very active in various international Chambers, United Way and Liga Contra El Cancer.

Dave Sutter
Chief Product Officer
Marco Polo Network
December 8, 2021 (In-Person)

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December 9, 2021 (In-Person)
Geoffrey Brady
Geoffrey Brady
Managing Director & Head of Global Trade and Supply Chain
Bank of America

Geoff Brady is managing director and head of Global Trade and Supply Chain Finance in Global Transaction Services (GTS) at Bank of America. In this role, he oversees management of the origination and delivery of supply chain, receivables and trade finance products that provide liquidity, risk mitigation, and working capital optimization for the bank’s Corporate, Commercial and Business Banking clients. He is based in New York. Prior to joining the bank in August 2018, Brady was the Americas region executive for JP Morgan’s Global Trade & Loan Products business. Brady has more than 20 years of experience in banking and has held management roles in a variety of businesses including Portfolio Management and Payments in addition to Trade Finance.

Bret Douglas
Senior Vice President, Corporate Banking
DNB Bank
Scott B. Ettien
Scott B. Ettien
Executive Vice President, Financial Solutions & Global Head of Trade Credit
Willis Towers Watson

Mr. Scott Ettien is the US Trade Credit Practice Leader for Willis Towers Watson. He and his team specialize in providing Trade Credit insurance expertise for financial institutions and corporations. Mr. Ettien joined Willis in 2010 and has built a strong team, mostly made up of former Trade Credit policy and risk underwriters to place and service programs for our various clients. Prior to joining Willis Towers Watson in 2010, he worked at Atradius Trade Credit Insurance, Inc., which is the second largest credit insurance company worldwide. Over his 25 years at Atradius, he held positions in accounting, direct sales, and was the head of sales for the East Region. Mr. Ettien spent the last five years as the Director of Global for North America. In that role, and was responsible for the commercial development of large global business from both a sales and commercial underwriting perspective. Mr. Ettien was elected to the Atradius Trade Credit Insurance, Inc. Board of Directors in 2005.

Christina Gnad
Global Head, Trade Finance Structuring
Deutsche Bank
Todd Lynady
Managing Director & Global Head of Insurance Sales and Business Development
LiquidX
Michael McDonough
Michael McDonough
Managing Director & Head of Trade and Working Capital Solutions
Santander

Mr. Mike McDonough has been with MUFG Union Bank, N.A. in NYC since 2016 as Head of Trade Finance Product Management for the Americas Transaction Banking team. Previously, he spent four years with HSBC’s Global Trade & Receivables Finance group, both in San Francisco leading the bank’s west coast corporate Trade sales efforts and prior to that in NYC as North America regional head of Global Trade and Receivables Finance Product management. From 2004-2012, he served as Global Product Head of BNY Mellon’s Trade Finance business, also serving in several sales and business development capacities, while he was there.

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

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

Annie Yung
Managing Director
Argentem Trade Services

FAQ's

I plan to attend in-person, can I also participate in the virtual conference of this event?

Yes, those registering to attend the in-person event will be registered as a full conference attendee. This will include access to both the in-person and the virtual components of the conference. Virtual attendees will only be able to attend the virtual component of the conference.

What should I expect if I attended in-person versus attending virtually?

For those attending in-person, you will have full conference access. That means you are able to attend and join both the virtual program from December 6 – 7 and also the in-person program from December 8 – 9. In addition, the in-person component includes:

  • Two in-person networking events (one reception on December 8 and one on December 9)
  • Dedicated times to meet with colleagues, clients and experts for bilateral meetings, roundtable discussions, or simply to connect in-person
  • Bilateral and small meeting rooms are available to use for private meetings
  • Additional programming only for in-person attendees
  • Plus all the benefits and access for virtual attendees

For virtual only attendees, you will have access to:

  • Two days of virtual programming
  • Virtual sessions will be available to view on-demand immediately after each session
  • Join virtual roundtable discussions on select topics
  • Connect and meet with fellow attendees via video call or send a direct message
  • The virtual platform is open until January 31, 2022 – that means you can view sessions on demand, continue to connect with attendees on video or chat message, download presentations until end of January!

What are your in-person attendee guidelines related to COVID-19?

Your health and wellness is of the upmost importance to BAFT.

To minimize the risk of COVID-19 exposure to any of our conference attendees, we are limiting the number of attendees to 50% of room capacity. This allows for adequate social distancing amongst the attendees.  In addition, we will require those who are not vaccinated to wear a mask indoors at all times. We highly recommend all other attendees to do the same.

We will adjust our guidelines to adhere to CDC, federal and state agencies, as well as any guidelines issued by our host, Amegy Bank.

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

All sessions during the virtual conference will be recorded and available on-demand to all registered attendees via the conference platform. You can access the recordings until January 31, 2022.

Sessions held during the in-person component of the conference will not be recorded.

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. We will provide a test link soon.

If after you test you are still having issues, we recommend you use a personal device – computer, mobile phone or tablet and/or your personal email to bypass any potential firewall issues. Please contact [email protected] if you are planning to use a different email from the email you used during registration associated with your web account.

Will I be able to ask questions?

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

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

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

When and how can I access the virtual conference?

A few days before the conference, you will receive an invite link to the Cvent platform. Please log in with your first and last name, and the email address you used to register for the conference.

Once you’ve logged in, you will receive a verification code via email. Once you enter this code you will have access to the conference.

What if I don’t receive the link?

Contact [email protected] and a member of the BAFT events team can assist you.

Can I share this link and verification code with others?

Just like an in-person meeting, registrations cannot be shared. The registration link and code provide a single sign-on secure experience for the user.

Will session materials (handouts or PPTs) be made available?

Session materials (if provided by the speaker) will be available via the virtual platform. Sessions will also be recorded and available to view on demand until January 31, 2022.

How long will content be available?

Access to the platform, which includes access to view sessions on demand, connect with attendees and access materials will be available on the platform through January 31, 2022.

Is the conference eligible for CPD credits?

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

Certifications Total # of CPDs Available
Certificate for Documentary Credit Specialists (CDCS) 15
Certificate for Specialists in Demand Guarantees (CSDG) 15
Certificate in Supply Chain Finance (CSCF) 15
Certificate in Trade Finance Compliance (CTFC) 10

Do I have to watch the conference from the same device used to register? Our training manager typically handles all the sign-ups but will not be the one participating.

You can access the platform on any device but in order to login, you will need the email address you used to register as well as an access code that will be shared with you the day of the event.

Make sure the person in charge of registering provides individual emails so each attendee can sign in individually.

Does this have a single login where a group can attend together, or is it intended as an individual attendance?

The Conference is intended only for individuals. Each registration is just for a single person, and the content can’t be exported out of the platform for a shared experience. In addition, only the person registered will be part of the attendee directory and have access to connect with other fellow attendees.

What if we have a group planning to attend from our institution? What is the cost and how do we register?

For virtual attendees, we are offering a ‘Bring the Bank’ rate which allows up to 50 registrants per institution for a flat fee of $7000 USD. Sponsors can add a ‘Bring the Bank’ option to their sponsorship package at a discounted rate. Please contact [email protected] for assistance with your ‘Bring the Bank’ registration.

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.

Education and Networking

The 31st BAFT Annual Conference on International Trade, specifically designed for international trade practitioners, is focused on the key issues that enhance the growth and impact of trade finance on the economy. Network and learn from industry thought leaders, clients, and peers in this premier conference for trade finance professionals.

Premier Levels

Sponsorship Opportunities

Platinum Sponsor – 1 more available (Lloyd’s List Intelligence)
  • Speaking opportunity in the conference program (subject to planning committee approval)
  • 3 complimentary in-person and 8 complimentary virtual conference registrations with option to upgrade to unlimited virtual “Bring the Bank” registrations for additional $1500 (in-person registration includes virtual registration)
  • Bi-lateral meeting space for in-person conference
  • In-person table-top display and virtual dedicated Sponsor page including company logo and profile
  • Pull-up banner in registration area for in-person conference (sponsor provides banner)
  • One-page flyer/insert in conference registration folder
  • Recognition as Platinum 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
Gold Sponsor – SOLD OUT (Fifth Third, IHS Markit, Surecomp, Windward)
  • Speaking opportunity in the conference program (subject to planning committee approval)
  • 2 complimentary in-person and 4 complimentary virtual conference registrations with option to upgrade to unlimited virtual “Bring the Bank” registrations for additional $2500 (in-person
    registration includes virtual registration)
  • Option to add bi-lateral meeting space for in-person conference for additional $1000
  • In-person table-top display and virtual dedicated Sponsor page including company logo and profile
  • Pull-up banner in registration area for in-person conference (sponsor provides banner)
  • One-page flyer/insert in conference registration folder
  • 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 – 4 available
  • 2 complimentary in-person and 2 complimentary virtual conference registrations with option to upgrade to unlimited virtual “Bring the Bank” registrations for additional $3500 (in-person registration includes virtual registration)
  • Pull-up banner in registration area for in-person conference (sponsor provides banner)
  • One-page flyer/insert in conference registration folder
  • Virtual dedicated Sponsor page including company logo and profile with option to add bi-lateral meeting space for in-person conference for additional $2000
  • 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

Wednesday Opening Welcome Reception – 1 available
  • Sponsor provides welcome remarks at the Wednesday Opening Welcome Reception
  • 2 complimentary in-person conference registrations (in-person registration includes  2 virtual registrations)
  • In-person table-top display and virtual dedicated Sponsor page including company logo and profile
  • Pull-up banner at Opening Welcome Reception (sponsor provides banner)
  • One-page flyer/insert in conference registration folder
  • 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
Thursday Evening Closing Reception – 1 available
  • Sponsor provides welcome remarks at the Thursday Evening Closing Reception
  • 2 complimentary in-person conference registrations (in-person registration includes 2 virtual registrations)
  • In-person table-top display and virtual dedicated Sponsor page including company logo and profile
  • Pull-up banner at Evening Closing Reception (sponsor provides banner)
  • One-page flyer/insert in conference registration folder
  • 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
Thursday Networking Lunch – 1 available
  • Sponsor provides welcome remarks at the Thursday Networking Lunch
  • 1 complimentary in-person conference registrations (in-person registration includes 2 virtual
    registrations)
  • One-page flyer/insert in conference registration folder
  • Virtual dedicated Sponsor page including company logo and profile
  • Pull-up banner at Thursday Networking Lunch (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
Thursday Networking Breakfast – SOLD OUT (CGI)
  • Sponsor provides welcome remarks at the Thursday Networking Breakfast
  • 1 complimentary in-person conference registrations (in-person registration includes 2 virtual
    registrations)
  • One-page flyer/insert in conference registration folder
  • Virtual dedicated Sponsor page including company logo and profile
  • Pull-up banner at Thursday 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
Thursday Morning Break + 2 Virtual Breaks – 1 available
  • 1 complimentary in-person conference registration (in-person registration includes virtual
    registration)
  • One-page flyer/insert in conference registration folder
  • Virtual dedicated Sponsor page including company logo and profile
  • Pull-up banner during in-person break (sponsor provides banner) and 30 second video/logo
    displayed during virtual breaks (sponsor provides video)
  • 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
Virtual 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)
  • 1 complimentary in-person conference registration (in-person registration includes virtual
    registration)
  • Virtual dedicated Sponsor page including company logo and profile
  • 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 Room WiFi – SOLD OUT (Kapital Bank)
Conference Notepads– 1 available
  • Sponsor supplies logo conference notepads
  • 1 complimentary in-person conference registration (in-person registration includes virtual
    registration)
  • Virtual dedicated Sponsor page including company logo and profile
  • 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
BAFT Events Desktop and Mobile Application – 1 available
  • Dedicated sponsor splash page with company branding on BAFT Events mobile application
  • Sponsored rotating banner featured on BAFT Events mobile and desktop applications
  • 1 complimentary in-person conference registration (in-person registration includes virtual
    registration)
  • Virtual dedicated Sponsor page including company logo and profile
    • 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
Bi-Lateral Meeting Room – 6 available
  • In-person bi-lateral meeting space and virtual dedicated Sponsor page including company logo and
    profile
  • 1 complimentary in-person conference registration (in-person registration includes virtual
    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
  • In-person table-top display and virtual dedicated Sponsor page including company logo and profile
  • 1 complimentary in-person conference registration (in-person registration includes virtual
    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 – 1 available
  • Sponsor supplies logo bags
  • 1 complimentary in-person conference registration (in-person registration includes virtual
    registration)
  • Virtual dedicated Sponsor page including company logo and profile
  • 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 – 1 available
  • Sponsor supplies logo lanyards
  • 1 complimentary in-person conference registration (in-person registration includes virtual
    registration)
  • Virtual dedicated Sponsor page including company logo and profile
  • 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
2021 Supply Chain Finance Forum

Boost your exposure and receive logo recognition at the 2021 Virtual Supply Chain Finance Forum taking place prior to the start of the Annual Conference on International Trade.

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

The 31st BAFT Annual Conference on International Trade will be held in person December 8 – 9, following the two-day virtual event from December 6 – 7. The in-person event will be held at the Amegy Tower in Houston, Texas.

Host Venue


Amegy Tower
1717 West Loop S.
Houston, Texas 77027

Accommodations

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

Drury Inn & Suites Houston Near the Galleria
1615 West Loop S.
Houston, TX 77027
+1 (713) 963-0700

Houston Marriott West Loop by The Galleria
1750 West Loop S.
Houston, TX 77027
+1 (713) 960-0111

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Houston Galleria Area
1625 West Loop S.
Houston, TX 77027
+1 (713) 355-3440

The Post Oak Hotel
1600 West Loop S.
Houston, TX 77027
+1 (844) 386-1600

The St. Regis Houston Hotel
1919 Briar Oaks Lane
Houston, TX 77027
+1 (713) 840-7600

In-Person Guidelines

Your health and wellness is of the upmost importance to BAFT.

To minimize the risk of COVID-19 exposure to any of our conference attendees, BAFT is limiting the number of in-person attendees to 50% of the room capacity, allowing attendees to practice social distancing. In addition, we will require those who are not vaccinated to wear a mask indoors at all times. We highly recommend all other attendees to do the same.

BAFT will update these guidelines as they are updated by the CDC, federal and local government agencies, and or our host. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation.

Testimonials

“High energy, great panels, good session content, and relevant speakers in international trade with lots of engagement.”

Conference Attendee

Toronto, Canada

“The conference was very helpful, professional and educational. It provided the attendees a lot to learn about international trade and the opportunity to see into the future of trade. It was also very great for networking. I will definitely attend next year as well.”

Conference Attendee

Los Angeles, California

“I don't think any conference is above improvement, but this year's BAFT Conference on International Trade was very good. Highlights were the panels - particularly the up to date topics including supply chain, ESG and the changing trade landscape from the view of FIs. The networking time was excellent as always.”

Conference Attendee

New York, New York


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