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27th BAFT Annual Conference on International Trade
Embracing Change
September 11 – 13, 2017
LondonHouse Chicago
Chicago, IL

 
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Program

Program subject to change

Monday, September 11
9:00AM – 5:00PM
Supply Chain Bootcamp/Training
Offered as a separate registration from conference. Trade Conference attendees to both events get a discount.

6:00PM – 7:00PM
Networking Cocktail Reception
Boot camp attendees and Full conference attendees are welcome to join us during our opening reception.

Tuesday, September 12
7:30AM – 9:00AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Bilateral Meetings
9:00AM – 9:20AM
Welcome and Introduction: Day One
Kimberly Burdette
Chair, BAFT
Senior Vice President and Manager, International Financial Institutions
PNC Bank
Tod Burwell
President and CEO
BAFT
Andrea Ratay
Conference Planning Co-Chair
Vice President
TD Bank NA
9:20AM – 9:50AM
Keynote Address
Keynote Speaker
James Sullivan
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Services
US Department of Commerce
9:50AM – 10:30AM
CEO Fireside Chat: Trade Policy and Trade Agreements
Featured Speaker
Tod Burwell
President & CEO
BAFT
Peter Robinson
President & CEO
United States Council for International Business (USCIB)
10:30AM – 10:50AM
Morning Coffee Break
10:50AM – 11:35PM
Concurrent Session A: Structured Trade: Capital Relief
Panelist
Brad Carr
Director, Regulatory Affairs
International Institute of Finance
Concurrent Session B: Understanding the Perils of Warehouse Finance - The Importance of Due Diligence
Speakers
Ian Milne
Global Head, Transaction Management Unit
Commodity & Structured Trade Finance
HSBC
Robert Parson
Partner
Clyde & Co LLP
Oscar Wehtje
Head of Product Development
London Metal Exchange
11:40AM – 12:35PM
Public/Private Sector Collaboration
Inside the D.C. Beltway, collaboration between public and private sector is a common and productive occurrence. Outside of Washington, how are companies across the country engaged with the public sector on matters of international trade? Our panelists, who represent both government agencies and private sector companies, will talk about the general strategy for collaboration, why it is important, and how they work together with the goal of improving business and international trade for U.S. companies.

Moderator
Andrea Ratay
Vice President
TD Bank NA
Panelists
Christopher Bozek
Global Trade and Supply Chain Product Head
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Creighton Meland
Partner
Baker & McKenzie LLP
Troy Fuhriman
SVP and Acting Chief Banking Officer
Export-Import Bank of the United States
12:35PM – 1:35PM
Networking Lunch
1:35PM – 2:30PM
Challenges & Opportunities in Corporate and Correspondent Banking in Changing Environment
Given the overall changes in trade finance landscape - driven by technology, regulatory, capital requirements as well as de-risking environment – it is critical for corporates and banks to collaborate with different correspondent partners to the identify opportunities in trade. In this session, banks and technology providers will explore ways and discuss solutions on Supply Chain Financing, traditional trade & overcoming the challenges, including how technology companies are creating its “design workshops” with different.

Moderator
Sandy Marrone
Senior Vice President
Product & Innovation Group, Enterprise Commercial Payments
KeyBank NA
Panelists
Henry Balani
Head of Global Strategic Affairs
Accuity
Nitin Gaur
Director, IBM Blockchain Labs
IBM
Steven Lotito
Managing Director
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Limited
2:35PM – 3:20PM
Concurrent Session A: Structured Trade: Credit Insurance Update
An insurance professionals panel discussing the current trade credit insurance market, providing an overview of default rates, claims, markets and products.

Moderator
Mark Regenhardt
International Risk Consultants, Inc.
Panelists
Paul Kunzer
Regional Product Head - Americas Trade Credit
AIG Global Trade and Political Risk Insurance
Peter Hunter
Vice President, Underwriting, Political Risk & Credit
Chubb
Fredrik Murer
President and CEO
Coface North America
Kent Paisley
Senior Vice President, Accounts Receivable Insurance
Allied World Specialty Insurance Company
Concurrent Session B: Supply Chain Finance Deals
Supply Chain Finance has been the domain of large banks and Fintech providers offering well rated buyers and their suppliers working capital solutions through extended payment terms and financing options. Today there is growing focus on SCF to tap into the over 80% of trade done via open account. Hear from a panel of experts across industry and government on real experiences in accessing a company’s prospects for a successful SCF launch, issues in on-boarding suppliers, KYC and UCC filings across boarders as well as perfecting true-sale of payables.

Moderator
Katherine Morton
Editor in Chief
Trade & Forfaiting Review
Panelists
Jan Blaho
Regional Director
Export Import Bank of the United States
Dominic Capolongo
Executive Vice President, Global Head of Funding
PrimeRevenue
John Monaghan
Managing Director, Global Head Supply Chain Finance
Citi
3:20PM – 3:40PM
Networking Coffee Break
3:40PM – 4:25PM
Structured Trade Session: Export Credit Agency & Multilateral Agency Policy & Program Updates
Exporters face uncertainty in most economic decisions made. This is particularly true in the case of a firm entering a foreign market where there is uncertainty about the size of the market, the distribution channels, and most importantly what financing options are available. In this session, a Multilateral Agency and official Export Credit Agency will provide updates on policy changes and new program development.

Moderator
Oliver O'Connell
Americas Content Manager
TXF
Panelists
Fabio Jose Fagundes
Chief of Financial Products and Services Division
IADB
Troy Fuhriman
SVP and Acting Chief Banking Officer
Export-Import Bank of the United States
Shehzad Sharjeel
Head of Global Trade Finance
IFC
4:25PM
Day 1 Wrap Up
Stacey Facter
Senior Vice President, Trade
BAFT
4:30PM – 6:30PM
Bilateral Meetings
6:30PM – 7:30PM
Networking Cocktail Reception
Wednesday, September 13
7:30AM – 9:00AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Bilateral Meetings
9:00AM – 9:15AM
Welcome and Introduction: Day Two
Stacey Facter
Senior Vice President, Trade
BAFT
9:15AM – 9:45AM
Opening Address
Keynote Speaker
Peter Cazamias
SBA Associate Administrator, Office of International Trade
US Small Business Administration
9:45AM – 10:40AM
SME Financing
With 67% of net new jobs in the US attributed to the SME sector, how are small and mid-size corporates accessing the financing they need to grow? In this session, we’ll discuss the state of financial and technological innovation that’s enabling non-banks to offer transactional, event driven, and corporate development finance in what has traditionally been a bank-dominated field. Each of the panelists brings a different perspective and insight into developments that promise to have a wide-ranging, long term impact.

Moderator
Dennis Foldenauer
Regional Export Finance Manager
US Small Business Administration
Panelists
Edward P King
Founder and Managing Partner
King Trade Capital
Matt Lissner
Manager, Finance
UPS Capital
Charles Withee
President
Provident Bank
10:40AM – 11:00AM
Morning Coffee Break
11:00AM – 11:45AM
Concurrent Session A: Regional Bank Roundtable
This session will explore the regional bank viewpoint on various current issues. The panelists will provide their insight on what they are doing to fulfill customer needs, how they are responding to the disruption of the Fintech companies, and how the business strategy of the regional banks is impacted by the economic and technological changes taking place globally.

Speakers
Kimberly Burdette
Senior Vice President and Manager, International Financial Institutions
PNC Bank
Dan Fisher
SVP and Head of Global Trade Finance
TD Bank, NA
Sandy Marrone
Senior Vice President
Product & Innovation Group, Enterprise Commercial Payments
KeyBank NA
Concurrent Session B: Structured Trade: New Developments in Insurance
Insurance may seem staid and basic. However, after recovering from the 2008/2009 credit crisis, the insurance market has stormed back and are now offering key partners new and innovative structures to support the trade finance world. This session offers perspective from both a macro and micro level some of the innovations which have occurred in trade credit insurance along with future developments.

Presenters
Michael Kornblau
US Trade Credit Practice Leader
Marsh
Christophe Letondot
Financial Risk Products Practice Leader
Marsh
11:50AM – 12:45PM
Special Report on Practical Issues for Implementing RegTech at Your Bank
Moderator
Walter Mix
Managing Director and Financial Services Practice Group Leader
Berkeley Research Group
Panelists
Shirish Netke
President & CEO
Amberoon
Amar Rathor
Executive Director, Head SC Studios
Standard Charter Bank
12:45PM – 1:35PM
Networking Lunch
1:35PM – 2:30PM
New Technology in Trade
Moderator
Whitman Knapp
Chairman
GTBInsights LLC
Panelists
Andrew Colgan
Director, Head of Supply Chain Finance, Americas
Mizuho Bank, Ltd
Kittredge Carswell
Vice President, Trade and Supply Chain
CGI
Ranga Krishnan
Vice President Technology
SKUchain
2:30PM – 3:30PM
The Future of Trade
The Future of Trade is bright with greater transparency across all of the touchpoints between buyer and seller. With ever growing collaboration between banks, fintech and technology players digitalization of trade is becoming reality and by ‘Embracing Change’ will we be able to fully capitalize and realize all the benefits in helping solve the financing and processing needs of our clients. The following is a discussion on how this collaboration is driving new opportunities in trade now and in the future.

Panelists
Dan Juliano
TradelX
Michael Vrontamitis
Global Head, Trade Products
Transaction Banking
Standard Chartered Bank
3:30PM
Closing Remarks
Andrea Ratay
Conference Planning Co-Chair
Vice President
TD Bank NA
Tod Burwell
President and CEO
BAFT