WESTCOAST17


West Coast Trade Finance Workshop
July 20 - 21, 2017
City National Bank
555 South Flower St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Thursday, July 20
8:00AM - 8:30AM
Breakfast & Registration
8:30AM – 8:45AM
Welcome
Steve Bash
Senior Vice President and Manager
International Banking & Trade Finance
City National Bank
Francisco Rodriguez
Officer and Client Services Consultant
Wells Fargo Bank NA
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
BAFT
9:15AM – 10:00AM
Standby Case Study
Speakers
Agnes Martinez
Vice President and Operations Manager
JPMorgan
Hermann Schutterle
Vice President, Senior Operations Manager
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
10:00AM – 10:15AM
Networking Coffee Break
10:15AM – 11:15AM
Commercial Case Study – Compliance
Speaker
Paula Greaves, CDCS
SVP & Global Trade Operations Control - Technical Consultant
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
11:15AM -12:15PM
Trends in Financial Crimes: Cyber Security/AML/BSA
Learn the latest trends from the perspective of a Banker, Industry Expert, Regulator, Law Enforcement Official, and Legal Expert.
Moderator
Walter Mix
Managing Director and Financial Services Practice Group Leader
Berkeley Research Group
Panelists
Jeff Azer
OFAC Officer
East West Bank
Barbara Mendelson
Partner
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Araceli Nuno
Supervisory Examiner
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Billy Lovell
Detective
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office
12:15PM – 1:30PM


Lunch
Keynote Speaker
Stephen Cheung
President
World Trade Center Los Angeles
1:30PM – 2:30PM
Exporter Panel
For the Exporter, the transaction begins before the L/C is issued and is only complete when they finally get paid. What do they expect? What do they need? What do they get? Hear straight from actual Exporter panelist sad tales, humorous stories, and valuable insights from their experiences.
Moderator
Donald Kurtz
Vice President
City National Bank
Panelists
Moisés Luque
Trade Finance
Intimar
David Clements
President
Quality Letters of Credit
Brenda Ho
Vice President Shipping & Docs
Harland M Braun & Co.
 
2:30 PM– 3:15PM
ICC Opinions
A review of finalized ICC Opinions which sparked lively debates at the Jakarta in April 2017 at ICC Banking Commission Meetings
Moderator
Donald Kurtz
Vice President
City National Bank
Speakers
Normand Girard, CDCS
Director, Global Trade Operations
BMO Financial Group
Rita Ricci
Global Head, Trade Expertise Desk
BNP Paribas
3:15PM -3:30PM
Networking Coffee Break
3:30PM – 4:15PM
Digitization of Trade Products
 
4:15PM – 5:30PM
Mock Court
Judge
Michael Baker
Professor
University of California
Parties
David J. Habib
International Trade Attorney
Law Office of David J. Habib
Cameron Roberts
Partner
Roberts & Kehagiaras LLP
5:30PM
Day 1 Workshop Wrap Up
Yasmin Kermalli
Assistant Vice President
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Friday, July 21
8:00AM - 8:30AM
Breakfast & Registration
8:30AM – 8:35AM
Welcome
Yasmin Kermalli
Assistant Vice President
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
8:35AM – 9:20AM
EUCP
Speaker
Carlos Perez
Director of Operations - Los Angeles
Trade Technologies
9:20AM – 10:20AM
FinTech: Competitor or Partner? 
Moderator
Walter Mix
Managing Director and Financial Services Practice Group Leader
Berkeley Research Group
Panelists
Noor Menia
CEO & President
CTBC Bank
R. Russell Meyer
Co-Founder
Meyer Schaffer
Shirish Netke
CEO & President
Amberoon
 
10:20AM – 10:30AM
Networking Coffee Break
10:30AM – 11:15AM
ICOTERMS/Bills of Lading
Speaker
Moisés Luque
Trade Finance
Intimar
11:15AM – 12:00PM
Case Study: A Bad Case of Discrepancies
A case where the discrepancies pointed by the Issuing Bank are being questioned.
Presenters
Normand Girard, CDCS
Director, Global Trade Operations
BMO Financial Group
Rita Ricci
Global Head, Trade Expertise Desk
BNP Paribas
 
12:00PM – 12:40PM
Single Issue Questions
Presenters
Yasmin Kermalli
Assistant Vice President
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Francisco Rodriguez
Officer and Client Services Consultant
Wells Fargo Bank NA
Carolina Sityar
El Monte Trade Customer Connection Manager
Wells Fargo Bank NA
12:40PM – 1:45PM
Lunch
The new port authority:  Challenges for traditional and emerging players.
An overview on the effect of environmental, global directives and the ever-changing geo-political landscape on supply chain operations and international trade banking.
Speaker
Jim MacLellan
Director of Trade Development
Port of Los Angeles
1:45PM – 2:45PM
Artificial Intelligence/Blockchain 
Learn the latest trends on how AI and Blockchain can improve efficiency and effectiveness at your bank.
Moderator
Walter Mix
Managing Director and Financial Services Practice Group Leader
Berkeley Research Group
Panelists
Noor Menai
CEO & President
CTBC Bank
Shirish Netke
CEO & President
Amberoon
Brett R Noyes
Managing Director
unbank.ventures
 
 
2:45PM – 3:45PM
Game Questions
Presenters
Agnes Martinez
Vice President and Operations Manager
JPMorgan
Carolina Sityar
El Monte Trade Customer Connection Manager
Wells Fargo Bank NA
3:45PM
Workshop Wrap-Up
Francisco Rodriguez
Officer and Client Services Consultant
Wells Fargo Bank NA


 

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