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2016 BAFT Global Annual Meeting - Europe
TB or Not To Be, Transaction Banking in a Changing World.
January 18 – 20, 2016
L’Hotel du Collectionneur
Paris, France

Preliminary Program


Monday, January 18
3:00PM – 7:30PM
Conference Registration
6:00PM – 7:30PM
Opening Reception and Networking Event
Kick off the Global Annual Meeting – Europe with a bang at the first networking opportunity of the conference! Enjoy a glass of wine and connect with your colleagues and clients during the opening reception.
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Tuesday, January 19
7:00AM – 8:30PM
Conference Registration
7:00AM – 8:30AM
Networking Breakfast
Sponsored By:

8:30AM – 9:00AM
Welcome
John Ahearn
Chairman of the Board, BAFT
Global Head of Trade, Citi
Emmanuel de Bouard
Conference Co-Chair, GAM - Europe
Head of Cash Clearing Services
Société Générale
Karin Walchshöfer
Conference Co-Chair, GAM - Europe
Managing Director, Europe and MENA
Global Trade & Banking
BMO Capital Markets

Tod Burwell

President & CEO
BAFT
9:00AM – 9:30AM
Keynote Address
Introduction
Emmanuel de Bouard
Conference Co-Chair, GAM - Europe
Head of Cash Clearing Services
Société Générale
Keynote Speaker
Bernardo Sanchez Incera
Deputy CEO
Société Générale
9:30AM – 10:00AM
BAFT Initiatives Update
BAFT is engaged in a variety of initiatives to advance the interests of the transaction banking community. Hear the latest on these initiatives BAFT is advocating and working on behalf of its members and the industry as a whole.
Panelists
Tod Burwell
President & CEO
BAFT
Esther Galiana
Europe Council Co-Chair, BAFT
Managing Director Head, Financial Institutions
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA
Eszter Wijkman
Europe Council Co-chair, BAFT
SVP, Client Executive & Senior Advisor
Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken
10:00AM – 10:30AM
Networking Coffee/Tea Break
Sponsored By
BBVA
10:30AM – 11:30AM
Where Could the Consensus Be Wrong? The Economists’ Perspectives
In this session, we ask leading economists where consensus on topics such as financial markets, interest rates, currencies, commodities or global growth could be wrong. We also discuss how banks should position themselves to capitalize on these themes.
Moderator
Patrick Gmür
Head Banks Mature Markets
Credit Suisse AG
Panelists
Robert Bergqvist
Chief Economist
SEB
William De Vijlder
Group Chief Economist
BNP Paribas
Neville Hill
Economist
Credit Suisse
11:30AM – 12:30PM
Addressing Regulatory Reform for Transaction Banking: Current Status and Future Outlook
This session will address the global regulatory reform agenda and its impact on transaction banking services, with a special focus on prudential capital and liquidity requirements, financial conduct standards and structural reform initiatives for cross-border financial institutions.
Moderator
John Taylor
Advisor
International Law, Finance and Corporate Governance
Panelists
Édouard Fernandez-Bollo
Secrétaire Générale, Autorité Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution
Banque de France
Matthew Ekberg
Senior Advisor, Regulatory Affairs
Institute of International Finance (IIF)
Angus Fletcher
Global Head of Market Advocacy, Global Transaction Banking
Deutsche Bank
12:30PM – 1:30PM
Networking Lunch
1:30PM – 2:45PM
The Future of Trade Finance – Rooted in Tradition, Ripe for a Change?
Trade Finance is one of the oldest and most traditional financial products offered by Banks to facilitate trade between importers and exporters. The financial crisis and ensuing regulatory regime have had a strong impact on Trade Finance and on the services Banks are willing and able to offer. Furthermore, new and innovative technologies emerge continually, many of which appear to challenge the traditional models of Transaction Banking and Trade Finance in particular. Is it time to reconsider the traditional approaches to Trade Finance or is the Trade business too rooted in tradition to effect the changes needed?
Moderator
Dr. Axel Miller
Partner
Oliver Wyman
Panelists
Vivek Gupta
Global Head of Trade & Supply Chain Product and Working Capital Product
ANZ Banking Group Limited
Christopher Lewis
Executive Vice President & Global Head of International Trade Services
Wells Fargo Bank NA
Daniel Schmand
Head of TF CMC EMEA
Deutsche Bank AG
2:45PM – 3:45PM
What Do Corporates Want from Banks in the Future?
In this troubled and revolutionary environment on payments, how do corporates view their future relationships, or even competition with Banks? What are they waiting from them?
Moderator
Pascal Augé
Head of Global Transaction and Payment Services
Société Générale
Panelists
Raffi Basmadjian
Treasurer
Orange – France Telecom
3:45PM – 5:45PM
Concurrent Meetings and Session
Use this specially carved out time to either meet with colleagues and clients for a bilateral meeting and or hear the latest about sanctions.
  • 3:45PM – 4:30PM
    Unwinding the Iranian Sanctions Regime
    Sanctions relief provided for by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreed to in July 2015 will create new sets of challenges for financial institutions required to manage Iran-related Financial Crimes Compliance (FCC) risk. Effective capabilities will be needed to understand and address the changing nature of risks and to update and modify policies, procedures and internal controls. Join us for a panel discussion of senior risk managers and experts as they discuss the current state of Iranian sanctions and details that banks should be aware of as relations evolve with Iran.

    Panelists
    Howard Mendelsohn
    Managing Director
    The Camstoll Group
  • 3:45PM – 5:45PM
    Bilateral Meetings and Networking
    BAFT recognizes the need for exclusive meeting times during the conference and has carved out dedicated times during the conference for bilateral meetings. Some seats and tables are available in the Normandie Foyer and Ballroom for these meetings.
5:45PM – 8:15PM
Cocktail Reception and Museum Tour
Musée Jacquemart-André

Join us for a special networking reception at the once private residence turned into a museum of Edouard André and Nélie Jacquemart, a couple who devoted their entire lives collecting these special pieces of French, Italian, English, Flemish and Dutch artwork. Enjoy some champagne and hors d’oeuvres plus a private tour of this special museum.

Museum is just a 5 minute walk from the hotel. Dinner at the hotel will follow immediately after the reception.
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SOC102
8:30PM – 10:30PM
Networking Dinner
Sponsored by
Standard Chartered Logo-sponsorship

Wednesday, January 20
7:00AM – 12:00PM
Conference Registration
7:00AM – 8:15AM
New Member/Non-Member Breakfast
8:15AM – 8:30AM
Welcome
Tod Burwell
President & CEO
BAFT
8:30AM – 9:00AM
Keynote Address
Introduction
Jeremy Wilson
Vice Chairman, Corporate Banking
Barclays
Keynote Speaker
John Edge
Executive Chairman
RedRose
9:00AM – 10:30AM
Technology: Surging Currents Driving Transaction Banking
The surge of new technologies (such as distributed ledgers) boosting each other is accelerating. Lower barriers of entry, open source protocols, many new players, venture capital funding … all contribute to paradigm shifts that will affect the financial landscape, including transaction banking. Does this mean disruption, opportunities or both ? How will this affect the regulatory and legal framework? Some experts will share their views on this.
Moderator
Jeremy Wilson
Vice Chairman, Corporate Banking
Barclays
Panelists
David Grace
Senior Partner
PwC
Vinay Gupta
Release Coordinator
Ethereum
Gadi Ruschin
CEO
WAVE
10:30AM – 10:50AM
Networking Coffee/Tea Break
10:50AM – 12:00PM
Transaction Banking Faces Cybercrime: how do we respond to constant attacks?
Financial institutions and their customers are exposed to daily cyber security threats from multiple directions and constantly changing adversaries. "Hacktivist" attacks, corporate espionage, insiders, nation-states, terrorism and criminal activity can cost an organization time and resources and reputational damage. At the same time the use of digital, cloud & mobile technology, social media and the "internet of things" is rapidly increasing connectivity of the business ecosystem and its attack surface. The cost of defending against cyber threats is increasing sharply as regulators focus on effectiveness of financial institutions' counter-measures. How is the banking industry responding to become resilient against cyber attacks?
Moderator
Jan Schreuder
Partner, Cybersecurity
PwC
Panelists
Marcel Drescher
Director, Fraud Services
UBS Card Center
Frederic Hervo
Head of Payment Systems and Market Infrastructure
Banque de France
Carlos Perez
Head of Fraud Governance
BBVA
12:00PM – 1:00PM
Innovation in Transaction Banking - A View From the Top
In this session, leading Transaction Bankers will address the changing world of Transaction Banking and the threats and opportunities banks are facing in this new environment of fin tech start-ups and other players disrupting financial services.
Moderator
Daniel Scanlan
Regional Head, Transaction Banking, Americas
Standard Chartered Bank
Panelists
Werner Steinmüller
Head of Global Transaction Banking
Deutsche Bank
Rachel Slade
General Manager, Global Transactional Services
Westpac Institutional Bankk
Mark Buitenhek
Global Head of Transaction Services
ING
1:00PM – 1:15PM
Closing Remarks
Emmanuel de Bouard
Conference Co-Chair, GAM - Europe
Head of Cash Clearing Services
Société Générale
Karin Walchshöfer
Conference Co-Chair, GAM - Europe
Managing Director, Europe and MENA
Global Trade & Banking
BMO Capital Markets
Tod Burwell
President & CEO
BAFT
1:15PM – 3:00PM
Networking Lunch with Global Finance Award Ceremony
Join your colleagues, providers and clients for another networking opportunity over a delicious lunch buffet spread, and celebrate with awardees as the annual Global Finance Best Trade Finance and Supply Chain Bank awards are presented.
Awards presented by

GlobalFinance