2024 Trade Finance Workshop



Session Proposals Now Open

BAFT is now accepting session and speaker proposals for the 2024 BAFT Trade Finance Workshop, taking place from June 20 – 21, 2024. This hybrid event features an in-person component in Toronto, Canada. Submit your proposals by 11:59 PM EST on Friday, December 22, 2023.

This workshop draws trade professionals worldwide, specifically those involved in letters of credit, demand guarantees, standby letters of credit, financial crime and compliance, regulation, and other areas of trade operations. This is a perfect opportunity to showcase your expertise and share your insights with this highly engaged group of trade specialists. Submit your proposals today.


Proposal Submission Guidelines

  1. All session proposals should align with one of the topics listed below, which will be covered during the workshop.
  2. Proposal submissions are limited to no more than two (2) per company/institution.
  3. Session durations should range between 15 – 40 minutes in length, depending on the format.
  4. We highly encourage thought leadership and forward-looking session proposals. Proposals with intent or perceived intent to sell a product or service will not be accepted.
  5. We encourage a diverse group of speakers – expertise, institution/company, regional representation, gender, etc. for sessions.
  6. The program planning committee reserves the right to make changes to accepted proposals and determine the appropriate mix of speakers for the session.
  7. If there are multiple session submissions that are suitable for the program, BAFT members and sponsors will be given priority consideration for session slots to acknowledge the participation and support of members and sponsors in the event.
  8. The workshop is a hybrid event. Although virtual speakers are accepted, we highly encourage speakers to attend in-person in Toronto, Canada.
  9. Please note that BAFT does not pay speaker fees or associated travel expenses to the conference.

Session Topics

Choose from the following session topics when submitting your proposal:

  • Basel III
  • Digitization of Letters of Credit
  • Supply Chain Finance
  • Geopolitics and its impact on Documentary Trade
  • Operations Compliance for Letters of Credit and other Trade Instruments



Session proposals are due by 11:59 PM EST on Friday, December 22.
 For additional inquiries, please contact [email protected].


Registration Opens Soon

Registration for the 2024 BAFT Trade Finance Workshop will open soon. Please mark your calendars to join us in Toronto, Canada or virtually on June 20 – 21, 2024.

We look forward to welcoming you at the BAFT Trade Finance Workshop in Toronto!



“Very informative and easy to follow the presenters. The issues and topics discussed are pertinent to what we do today.”

Workshop Attendee

Buffalo, New York

“he workshop was very informative. A lot of interesting subjects were discussed. Although I attended virtually, there was a chat available to submit questions and another one to interact with other attendees to exchange comments and points of view.”

Workshop Attendee

Montreal, Canada

“The depth of knowledge and years of experience of the speakers and panelists was exceptional. ”

Workshop Attendee

Wichita, Kansas

“The Case Study and Mock Court were really excellent to learn. The sharing of practical experiences was also nice. It was a really good experience talking with other participants and all the speakers were knowledgeable in their fields. ”

Workshop Attendee

Toronto, Canada

“I was able to attend the workshop in person in NYC. The variety of topics covered over the 2 days was really interesting, I especially enjoyed day 1. Looking forward to receiving copies of the materials covered.”

Workshop Attendee

Columbus, Ohio

“Very well organized. Quality speakers. Topics directly relating to my line of work (Export Documentary LCS and Compliance).”

Workshop Attendee

New York City, New York

“The workshop was excellent! The topics were interesting, relevant, and very informative. The speakers were engaging. It was also nice to have such a large group from so many locations. I was unfortunately unable to travel to a live location this year, but the larger group from the 3 locations was very worthwhile. ”

Workshop Attendee

Chicago, Illinois

“I learned about the real challenges experts are facing and the solutions they are using. I enjoyed the session "Voice of the Guarantee Issuer". The speakers were knowledgeable, the presentation was concise and simple to understand. The knowledge of the rules and applicability was top-notch.”

Workshop Attendee

Vancouver, Canada


Interested in sponsoring the 2024 Trade Finance Workshop? 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