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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 Finance Bootcamp
Tracy/Henry Room Offered as a separate registration from conference. Trade Conference attendees to both events get a discount.

9:00AM – 5:30PM
Bilateral Meetings
We’ve carved out special times throughout the conference for you to network with prospects, clients and colleagues.

5:30PM – 6:30PM
Networking Opening Reception
Etoile Ballroom(21st Floor)

Boot camp attendees and Full conference attendees are welcome to join us during our opening reception.

Sponsored by:
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Tuesday, September 12
Audience Response System is available during all general session presentations.
Sponsored by:
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Wi-Fi is available in the ballroom.
Sponsored by:
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7:30AM – 9:00AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Juliette Foyer

7:30AM – 9:00AM
Bilateral Meetings
We’ve carved out special times throughout the conference for you to network with prospects, clients and colleagues.

9:00AM – 9:20AM
Welcome
Juliette Ballroom
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
Juliette Ballroom
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
Juliete Ballroom
Featured Speaker
Tod Burwell
President & CEO
BAFT
Peter Robinson
President & CEO
United States Council for International Business (USCIB)
10:30AM – 10:50AM
Morning Coffee / Tea Break
Juliette Foyer
Sponsored by:

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10:50AM – 11:35PM Concurrent Sessions
Session A: Public/Private Sector Collaboration
Juliette Ballroom

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
Troy Fuhriman
Senior Vice President and General Counsel (Acting)
Export-Import Bank of the United States
Creighton Meland
Partner
Baker & McKenzie LLP

Session B: Understanding the Perils of Warehouse Finance - The Importance of Due Diligence
Tracy/Henry Room

Following the Qingdao scandal in China in 2014 which threw the commodity markets into turmoil, this is an opportunity to review how things have changed in the past 3 years — the effect on the commodity markets, appetite of Bankers to finance as well as legal and market changes. A panel of industry experts will discuss these changes including extra protections that are possible as well as how the markets may develop and change over the next few years.

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
Capital Relief
Juliette Ballroom

This session will provide an update on the state of global financial regulation and the future of risk management in the US and EU contexts. The panel will identify core priorities for the industry in advance of the final Basel reform package, and will address the capital requirements and risk rating for trade finance guarantees and insurance covered transactions.

Moderator
Diana Rodriquez
Sr. Director, International Policy
BAFT
Panelist
Brad Carr
Director, Regulatory Affairs
International Institute of Finance
Daniel Pinho
Senior Vice President and Assistant Group Manager
PNC Bank NA
Nicholas R. Williams
Partner
Clifford Chance US LLP
12:35PM – 1:30PM
Networking Lunch
Juliette Foyer

1:30PM – 2:00PM
Keynote Address
Bimal Patel
Deputy Assistant Secretary
US Department of Treasury
2:00PM – 2:45PM
Challenges & Opportunities in Corporate and Correspondent Banking in Changing Environment
Juliette Ballroom

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
MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
2:45PM – 3:05PM
Networking Coffee / Tea Break
Juliette Foyer
Sponsored by:
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3:05PM – 3:55PM Concurrent Sessions
Session A: Supply Chain Finance Deals
Juliette Ballroom

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 percent 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 borders as well as perfecting true-sale of payables.

Moderator
Katharine 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
Session B: Private Sector Political Risk & Trade Credit Insurance Market Update
Tracy / Henry

The panel will discuss some of the latest trends in the credit insurance market — credit appetite, products, structures and claims — from the perspective of four leading private sector insurers.

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
3:55PM – 4:40PM
Export Credit Agency & Multilateral Agency Policy & Program Updates
Juliette Ballroom

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
Inter-American Investment Corporation
Troy Fuhriman
Senior Vice President & General Counsel (Acting)
Export-Import Bank of the United States
Shehzad Sharjeel
Head of Global Trade Finance
IFC
4:40PM
Day 1 Wrap Up
Stacey Facter
Senior Vice President, Trade Products
BAFT
4:45PM – 6:30PM
Bilateral Meetings


6:30PM – 7:30PM
Networking Cocktail Reception
Wednesday, September 13
Audience Response System is available during all general session presentations. Sponsored by: Kapital Bank 175px

Wi-Fi is available in the ballroom. Sponsored by:
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7:30AM – 9:00AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Juliette Foyer
7:30AM – 9:00AM
Bilateral Meetings
We’ve carved out special times throughout the conference for you to network with prospects, clients and colleagues.
9:00AM – 9:15AM
Welcome
Stacey Facter
Senior Vice President, Trade
BAFT
9:15AM – 9:45AM
Keynote Address
Juliette Ballroom
Keynote Speaker
Peter Cazamias
SBA Associate Administrator, Office of International Trade
US Small Business Administration
9:45AM – 10:40AM
SME Financing
Juliette Ballroom
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
The Provident Bank
10:40AM – 11:00AM
Morning Coffee Break
Juliette Foyer
11:00AM – 11:45AM Concurrent Sessions
Session A: Regional Bank Roundtable
Juliette Ballroom
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
Session B: 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
Juliette Ballroom
A practical discussion of how artificial intelligence and machine learning can create more efficient and effective risk management at your bank. The session will cover a blend of perspectives regarding how to design and successfully implement AI processes.
Moderator
Walter Mix
Managing Director and Financial Services Practice Group Leader
Berkeley Research Group
Panelists
Joseph T. Lynyak III
Partner
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Shirish Netke
President & CEO
Amberoon
Farhad Subjally
Regional Head of Trade for Americas
Standard Charter Bank
Janna Webskowski
International Trade Product Manager
US Bank NA
12:45PM – 1:35PM
Networking Lunch
Juliette Foyer
1:35PM – 2:30PM
New Technology in Trade
Juliette Ballroom
\Trade has drawn active attention with the DLT/Blockchain innovators. Players from both the banking and the fintech worlds are developing ground-breaking approaches to trade processes and finance, seeking to offer greater transparency and cost effective means to transact centuries-old trade operations. This panel will present specific applications using innovative new technology.
Moderator
Whitman Knapp
Chairman
GTBInsights LLC
Panelists
Kittredge Carswell
Vice President, Trade and Supply Chain
CGI
Andrew Colgan
Director, Head of Supply Chain Finance, Americas
Mizuho Bank, Ltd
Ranga Krishnan
Vice President Technology
SKUchain
Janna Webskowski
International Trade Product Manager
US Bank NA
2:30PM – 3:30PM
The Future of Trade
Juliette Ballroom
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.

Moderator
Alexander R. Malaket
President
OPUS Advisory Services International Inc.
Deputy Head of the Executive Committee
ICC Banking Commission
Panelists
Geoffrey Brady
Managing Director
Regional Head – Americas, Global Trade & Loan Products
JPMorgan
Dan Juliano
Managing Director, America
TradelX
Matt Williamson
Global Head of Transaciton Banking
Finastra
3:30PM
Closing Remarks
Juliette Ballroom
Andrea Ratay
Conference Planning Co-Chair
Vice President
TD Bank NA
Tod Burwell
President and CEO
BAFT