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New York Trade Finance Workshop
June 22 – 23, 2017
Deutsche Bank
60 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005
Thursday, June 22
8:00AM - 8:30AM
Continental Breakfast and Registration
8:30AM - 8:45AM

Welcome and Introduction

Zoran Kanlic
TP PM Head American
Deutsche Bank
8:45AM - 9:15AM
Global Trade Initiatives and Industry Collaboration
With focus on The Wolfsberg, ICC and BAFT Trade Finance Principles Guidance
Speaker
Stacey Facter
Senior Vice President, Trade Products
BAFT
9:15AM - 10:30AM
Standby Letter of Credit Session – Single Issue Questions
Speaker
Kristine Siebel
Chair
Standby Letter of Credit/Guarantee Committee
Societe Generale
10:30AM - 10:45AM
Networking Coffee Break
10:45AM - 11:15PM
Incoterms
Don Smith
President
Global Trade Advisory
11:15AM – 11:45AM
Artificial Intelligence
Donna Dillenberger
IBM Fellow
Watson Research Center

11:45AM – 12:30PM
What’s New at SWIFT
Sam Jebamony
Vice President
JPMorgan
12:30PM - 1:15PM
Networking Luncheon
1:15PM – 2:00PM
FATCA
Speaker
Walter "Buddy" Baker
Vice President, Investment Banking Division
Goldman Sachs & Co.
2:00PM – 2:45PM
Automatic Extension Best Practices
White Paper Report

Speaker
Don Smith
President
Global Trade Advisory
2:45PM - 3:00PM
Coffee Break
3:00PM - 4:00PM
US Antiboycott Compliance
Keynote Speaker
Cathleen Ryan
Assistant Director of Enforcement
Office of Antiboycott Compliance
Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce
4:00PM - 4:45PM
Latest ICC Opinions
A review of finalized ICC Opinions which sparked lively debates at the Jakarta ICC Banking Commission Meeting in April 2017
Speaker
Rita Ricci, CDCS
Global Head, Trade Expertise Desk
BNP Paribas
5:00PM
Day One Wrap-Up
Kristine Siebel
Chair
Standby Letter of Credit/Guarantee Committee
Societe Generale
Don Smith
President
Global Trade Advisory
Friday, June 23

8:00AM - 8:30AM
Continental Breakfast and Registration
8:30AM - 8:35AM
Welcome
8:35AM - 9:20AM
Blockchain/Fintech

9:20AM - 10:15AM
The New Chinese Rules
Speakers
Don Smith
President
Global Trade Advisory
10:15AM - 10:30AM
Coffee Break
10:30AM - 11:30AM
OFAC
Rachal Dondarski
Chief of Financial Sector Enforcement
U.S. Department of the Treasury
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Demand Guarantees. What the heck are they? And why you can do them.
Speaker
Michael Evan Avidon, Esq.
Partner and Co-Chair, Banking and Finance Group
Moses & Singer LLP
12:00PM - 12:15PM
UCP700 & EUCP Update
Speakers
Don Smith
President
Global Trade Advisory
12:15PM – 1:00PM
Networking Luncheon
1:00PM – 1:45PM
AML/Trade Compliance
Lee Davis
Supervisory Ficancial Analyst
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve

1:45PM – 2:45PM
Current Letter of Credit Case Study
Key Takeaways From Recent Letter of Credit-Related Court Decisions:
  • Non-operative letter of credit no substitute for an operative credit
  • Defrauded beneficiary should have sought advice of letter of credit
  • Where an original document is required, a copy won’t do
  • More perils for West Virginia workers compensation letters of credit
  • And more …
Presenters
Michael Evan Avidon, Esq.
Partner and Co-Chair, Banking and Finance Group
Moses & Singer LLP
Albert P. Pacelli, Esq.
Partner, Banking & Finance Practice Group
Moses & Singer LLP
2:45PM – 3:00PM
Coffee Break
3:00PM – 4:15PM
Moot Court
An interactive forum where the facilitators and participants arbitrate topical letters of credit issues in a court room setting.
Judge
Michael Evan Avidon, Esq.
Partner and Co-Chair, Banking and Finance Group
Moses & Singer LLP
Parties
Mary Ann McCarty
Vice President and Manager
PNC Bank, NA

Rita Ricci, CDCS
Global Head, Trade Expertise Desk
BNP Paribas

Kristine Siebel
Chair Standby Letter of Credit/Guarantee Committee
Societe Generale
4:00PM
Workshop Wrap-Up
Kristine Siebel
Chair
Standby Letter of Credit/Guarantee Committee
Societe Generale
Don Smith
President
Global Trade Advisory

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