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Overview

A New Way to Connect

Welcome to BAFT CONNECT, a virtual networking and interactive forum. The main goal is to provide connectivity for the global transaction banking community virtually, yet allow attendees to engage with speakers and fellow attendees similar to an in-person event.

BAFT CONNECT is open to BAFT members and non-members alike. Attendees will be able to:

  • Network via video and message chat with fellow attendees similar to an in-person networking reception
  • Go live ‘on stage’ with speakers to ask questions or comment on the session
  • Join special roundtable discussions planned on topics that are on everyone’s minds
  • Hear subject matter experts share their thoughts on timely topics
  • Plan bilateral meetings in a quiet private space to complement in-person meetings
  • Meet others involved in transaction banking from different regions, areas of expertise, and seniority levels

Networking and Roundtables via BAFT CONNECT

Experience as close to in-person networking in a virtual setting with BAFT CONNECT. Join roundtable discussions on trending hot industry topics hosted by senior bank executives and subject matter experts. Attendees are also welcome to set up private meetings with other attendees.

Upcoming Session

Shining the Spotlight on Fraud in Trade — Tuesday, October 4, 2022

08:00 PDT / 11:00 EDT / 16:00 BST / 17:00 CEST / 19:00 GST

REGISTER HERE >

 


 

Test Your System

We highly encourage every attendee to test their system ahead of the scheduled sessions. This will ensure you have an optimal experience networking with your colleagues and peers the day of the BAFT CONNECT session.

Test Your System Here >

The system will automatically run a system check to test your internet speed, firewall, operating system and browser compatibility. Once that is completed, please test your audio and video by clicking the Test Webcam, then the Test Microphone and Test Speakers. You need to speak to test your microphone and click Play Sound Test to check your speakers.

Registration and Pre-Session Platform Authentication

This short video tutorial will show you how to register for BAFT CONNECT, how to test your system, and how to authenticate yourself on the platform to ensure you are all set for the day of your session.

How to Navigate the Platform

The video tutorial provides tips on how to use and navigate the BAFT CONNECT platform for an optimal networking experience.

Program

October 4, 2022
October 4, 2022 - Shining the Spotlight on Fraud in Trade

08:00 PDT / 11:00 EDT / 16:00 BST / 17:00 CEST / 19:00 GST

Join us for an interactive industry forum to highlight fraud risk in trade finance, its impact on transaction banking, and what you need to do next.

Program – Interactive Panel Session + Roundtable Discussions

During this interactive forum, a panel of experts will shine light on fraud in trade finance using real-life examples – from showcasing different typologies and how to identify and stop trade fraud, to SME funding gap and new regulations and technologies in consideration. Then immediately after the session, participate in roundtable discussions with the speakers and other industry experts for a deeper dive conversation on the topic. This is your opportunity to engage and ask our experts in a live virtual setting!

Panel Session Overview

Fraud in trade, receivables and supply chain finance: it is out there, hiding in plain sight. Don’t let it be your next big shock.

  • Will you be the next victim? Will your client be the next to suffer substantial losses?
  • What are governments and regulators doing about it?
  • What emerging technology is available to mitigate fraud risk?

Using real-life examples, our industry experts will shine a light on fraud in trade finance. Multiple typologies will be covered including duplicate financing, fake documents, collateral fraud, vendor scams and fraud as a predicate crime for laundering money via shell companies and complex legal structures with hidden ultimate beneficial owners (UBOs).

The session will also discuss the impact fraudsters have on ordinary people and the resulting widening of the trade finance/SME funding gap, as financial institutions defrauded pull back from markets and withdraw products and liquidity.

Learning Outcomes

    1. Understand fraud in trade finance, its impact and various typologies
    2. Review industry best practices to detect and prevent trade finance fraud
    3. Learn about emerging technology based initiatives to help strengthen existing fraud controls and protect your institution and your clients
    4. Consider a call to action for all players in the trade ecosystem to collaborate and prevent the next wave of trade finance frauds
Roundtable Discussions

Immediately following the session, you can participate in a live virtual roundtable discussion with our speakers and other industry experts. This is your opportunity to ask questions not answered during the session and or have a more in-depth conversation in a smaller group setting.

Register

Connect on Compliance Digitization

Registration for the BAFT CONNECT – Shining the Spotlight on Fraud in Trade forum hosted on October 4, 2022 is now open. The forum will be held on Tuesday, October 4 at 08:00 PDT / 11:00 EDT / 16:00 BST / 17:00 CEST.

The forum is free and open to BAFT members and non-members, but registration is required to attend.

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

FAQ's

How do you join BAFT CONNECT?

Go to the Register tab to register for a complimentary session.

  1. Log in to your BAFT account
  2. If you do not have a BAFT account, create one here.
  3. Once you sign into your BAFT account, register here for that month’s BAFT CONNECT sessions.

Who can join BAFT CONNECT?

BAFT CONNECT is open to BAFT members and non-members. We welcome all international transaction banking leaders and practitioners, including those in international trade finance, payments, supply chain finance, letters of credit, liquidity, and compliance.

How do you access BAFT CONNECT?

Attendees will receive a link to the platform prior to each session. Reminder emails will also be sent prior to each session only to registered attendees.

Once online, session attendees can mingle with other attendees by joining a table. Each attendee is free to move from one table to the next, and from one floor to the other. Attendees will be able to visually check the room ahead of time on who is sitting in each table before joining the table.

What should I expect as part of BAFT CONNECT?

  • Ability to network via video and message chat with attendees similar to an in-person networking reception
  • Go live ‘on stage’ with speakers to ask questions or comment on the session
  • Join special roundtable discussions on topic’s that are on everyone’s mind
  • Subject matter experts share their thoughts on short but timely topics
  • Plan bilateral meetings in a quiet private space to complement in-person meet-ups
  • Meet others involved in Transaction Banking from different regions, areas of expertise, and seniority levels

What software or platform is this being hosted on?

BAFT CONNECT is powered by Remo and will be accessible via desktop, mobile or tablet. Once you register with BAFT, we will load your email into the platform. You will receive an email from Remo with instructions to click on the session URL to verify yourself. You may confirm your attendance for the session prior to each session start date by clicking the “Save Me a Spot” in the verification page.

We highly encourage every attendee to test their system ahead of the scheduled sessions. This will ensure you have an optimal experience networking with your colleagues and peers the day of the BAFT CONNECT sessions.

Test Your System Here >

The system will automatically run a system check to test your internet speed, firewall, operating system and browser compatibility. Once that is completed, please test your audio and video by clicking the Test Webcam, then the Test Microphone and Test Speakers. You need to speak to test your microphone and click Play Sound Test to check your speakers.

Registration and Pre-Session Platform Authentication

This short video tutorial will show you how to register for BAFT CONNECT, how to test your system, and how to authenticate yourself on the platform to ensure you are all set for the day of your session.

How will I login in during the session?

To join the session, simply click on the session URL from your desktop or mobile device. Click on “Save Me a Spot” (if the session has not already started), then click on “Join the Event”. Make sure to type the email address you used to register for BAFT CONNECT. You might need to create a Remo account to authenticate yourself.

How to Navigate the Platform

The video tutorial provides tips on how to use and navigate the BAFT CONNECT platform for an optimal networking experience.

Do I need to turn on my camera and microphone?

For an optimized experience, please turn on your camera and microphone. You can choose to allow your computer to turn on the camera and microphone for the session. On the pop-up, click Allow to give the platform access to your camera and microphone. Your camera, microphone, and speaker are all set to your default settings. If you are using something different, you can change and test it at https://geartest.remo.co.

What if I am having technical issues?

You can click on the “Having trouble” button in the check camera and microphone area, or click on the “Need help?” button on the bottom left-hand corner of the screen. Remo technical support will assist you. You may also email [email protected] for assistance.

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

We encourage you to use your personal device (computer or mobile device) and/or or your personal email account if you have company restrictions. If you are using an email different from what you used to register for BAFT CONNECT, please email [email protected] so we can upload your personal email to the platform.

What are the system requirements of the virtual platform?

Please test ahead of time to ensure you can join the virtual session at https://geartest.remo.co. The Remo platform works on Windows 10 and Mac with the latest versions of Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Microsoft Edge. If using a mobile device, IOS 12.4.1 and Android 7.0 or higher work best.

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

Yes! BAFT CONNECT is all about meeting and networking with others. You will be able to move from one table to another and move from one to the next by double clicking on a table (or floor) that you wish to join. Once you join a table, all participants at that table will be able to see and speak to each other. You can also click on an attendee’s avatar to view their profile and to message them. See a quick demo of how to use Remo as an attendee on YouTube.

In addition, you can join speakers live “on stage” during a presentation, if the speakers allow you to join them.

Do I need to download anything?

No, there is nothing to download. You simply join the BAFT CONNECT session by clicking on the session URL link in the email and sign in using the email you used to register for BAFT CONNECT. You might need to create a Remo account to authenticate yourself.

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

BAFT CONNECT is powered by Remo. Once you register with BAFT, we will load your email into the platform. You will receive an email from Remo with instructions to click on the session URL to verify yourself. You may confirm your attendance for the session prior to each session start date by clicking the “Save Me a Spot” in the verification page. When signing into the session, make sure to type the email address you used to register for the session with BAFT. You might need to create a Remo account to authenticate yourself. If you have questions or need further assistance, you can click on the “Need help?” button on the bottom left-hand corner of the screen. Remo technical support will assist you.

Testimonials

“I expect this will be my favourite booking in my calendar every month.”

Tarik Muzaffar

Managing Director & Global Head, Financial Institutions, Global Transaction Banking, TD Bank

“I was looking for 'Clubhouse' for Transaction Banking and this is our answer to it.”

Christian Stolcke

Global Head, Banks & Head of Corporate and Institutional Clients, Americas, UBS

“What an extraordinarily useful and interesting forum. A remarkable gathering of shared global intelligence, knowledge and practical application. And a pleasure to speak with so many colleagues in this industry. Thank you BAFT for BAFT CONNECT!”

Jeremy Wilson

Chairman, The Whitechapel Think Tank

“Very happy to hear this will be monthly. I was a skeptic at first but this has been truly awesome. This was the single best, most productive industry engagement I've been a part of since March 2020. Thank you to the entire BAFT team and well done.”

Christopher Burtch

Managing Director & Head of Correspondent Banking, Americas, Standard Chartered Bank


Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring BAFT CONNECT? 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