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2014 BAFT West Coast Global Trade Finance Workshop
July 24-25, 2014
City National Bank
555 South Flower St.
Los Angeles, CA

Thursday, July 24
8:00AM - 8:30AM
Breakfast & Registration
8:30AM – 8:45AM
Welcome
Steven Bash
SVP & Head, International Banking & Trade Finance
City National Bank
Agnes Martinez
Chair, SWR L/C Committee
Vice President – Operations Manager
Global Trade Services – Los Angeles
J.P. Morgan
8:45AM - 9:15AM
Global Trade Updates
Speaker
Stacey Facter
Senior Vice President – Trade Products
BAFT
9:15AM – 10:00AM
Case Study: Incoterms®
An overview and case study about Incoterms®
Introduction
Yasmin Kermalli, CDCS
Assistant Vice President
Global Trade Operations – Export and Import Letters of Credit
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Speaker
Normand Girard, CDCS
Director, Trade Finance Operations
BMO Financial Group
10:00AM – 10:15AM
Coffee Break
10:15AM – 11:15AM
OFAC Today: A View from Each Side of the Compliance Coin
A fresh look at Compliance practices for financial sector and exporters.
Moderators
Donald Kurtz
Vice President
International Trade Services and Sales
City National Bank
Agnes Martinez
Chair, SWR L/C Committee
Vice President – Operations Manager
Global Trade Services – Los Angeles
J.P. Morgan
Panelists
Polina Kropacheva
Sanctions Compliance Officer
Office of Foreign Assets Control
U.S. Department of the Treasury
Sandra Navarro-Twiggs
Senior Vice President
BSA Operations Manager
City National Bank
11:15AM -12:15PM
Standby Letters of Credit vs Demand Guarantee
Speakers
Agnes Martinez
Chair, SWR L/C Committee
Vice President – Operations Manager
Global Trade Services – Los Angeles
J.P. Morgan
Hermann Schutterle
Vice President
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
12:15PM – 1:45PM
Sponsored By:
Lunch and Learn: Drafting an Import Letter of Credit and More!
Participate in this interactive session where attendees will draft a letter of credit with emphasis on FDA provisions. Plus, join in an open exchange of ideas with bankers, document preparers, brokers, transport specialists and others involved in the trade transaction process improve working relationships and efficiencies in completing a trade transaction.
Speakers
Neil Ralph
Vice President
Lending and Trade Services – International Trade Services
Comerica Bank
Francisco Rodriguez, CDCS
Client Services Consultant
Wells Fargo Bank
1:45PM – 2:30PM
Case Study: Free Furnace Fitters
General Overview of the New ISBP
Introduction
Agnes Martinez
Chair, SWR L/C Committee
Vice President – Operations Manager
Global Trade Services – Los Angeles
J.P. Morgan
Speaker
Normand Girard, CDCS
Director, Trade Finance Operations
BMO Financial Group
2:30PM – 3:15PM
Trade Enforcement Issues: Civil and Criminal
Introduction
Agnes Martinez
Chair, SWR L/C Committee
Vice President – Operations Manager
Global Trade Services – Los Angeles
J.P. Morgan
Speaker
Rozella Oliver
Assistant U.S. Attorney
US Attorney’s Office
3:15PM -3:30PM
Coffee Break
3:30PM – 4:15PM
Single Issue Questions
Facilitators
Neil Ralph
Vice President
Lending & Trade Services – International Trade Services
Comerica Bank
Francisco Rodriguez, CDCS
Client Services Consultant
Wells Fargo Bank
Carolina S. Sityar
Vice President
El Monte Trade Customer Connection Manager
Wells Fargo U.S. Trade Service
4:15PM – 4:30PM
Workshop Wrap-Up
Agnes Martinez
Chair, SWR L/C Committee
Vice President – Operations Manager
Global Trade Services – Los Angeles
J.P. Morgan
4:30PM – 6:30PM
Cocktail Reception
Join us at the Bonaventure Brewing Company to unwind and network after the workshop. The brewing company is located at the 4th floor pool deck of the Westin Bonaventure hotel, just across from City National Bank building.

404 S Figueroa Street
4th floor pool deck
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 236-0802

Please note that this is not a BAFT sponsored event. You will be responsible to cover your drink/food charges.
Friday, July 25
8:00AM - 8:30AM
Sponsored By:
Breakfast & Registration
8:30AM – 8:35AM
Welcome
Carolina S. Sityar
Vice President
El Monte Trade Customer Connection Manager
Wells Fargo U.S. Trade Service
8:35AM – 9:35AM
Assessing the Risks of Bank Payment Obligation
A look at BPO from an industry adoption and regulatory compliance standpoint.
Moderator
Agnes Martinez
Chair, SWR L/C Committee
Vice President – Operations Manager
Global Trade Services – Los Angeles
J.P. Morgan
Panelists
Hector Baltazar
Vice President – Senior Product Manager
J.P. Morgan
Abdul Premji
Director, Transaction Banking
Standard Chartered Bank
9:35AM – 10:20AM
Financial Crime Risks in Trade Finance
Introduction
Agnes Martinez
Chair, SWR L/C Committee
Vice President – Operations Manager
Global Trade Services – Los Angeles
J.P. Morgan
Speaker
Ahmed F. Baraka
Vice President
Operations Risk/Control Manager
J.P. Morgan
10:20AM – 10:35AM
Coffee Break
10:35AM – 11:20AM
Case Study: The Tale of the Heedless Incoterm for the Headless Shrimp
Whereas the Seller of headless shrimp has failed to heed the INCOTERMS 2010 rules, he thus must risk the loss of payment, as well perhaps as his head
Introduction
Yasmin Kermalli, CDCS
Assistant Vice President
Global Trade Operations – Export and Import Letters of Credit
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Speakers
Donald Kurtz
Vice President
International Trade Services and Sales
City National Bank
Neil Ralph
Vice President
Lending & Trade Services – International Trade Services
Comerica Bank
11:20AM – 12:45PM
Sponsored By:
Lunch with Guest Speaker: Making Hay –The Future of U.S. Competitiveness in the Age of Globalization
Introduction
Francisco Rodriguez, CDCS
Client Services Consultant
Wells Fargo Bank
Speaker
Daniel Gardner
President
Trade Facilitators, Inc.
12:45PM – 1:45PM
Cargo Insurance: Keeping Pace with Non-Traditional Perils
A fresh look at the impact to global trade operations by modern, and resurrected old perils. Whether the transportation is by land, sea or air, trading partners today face increased angles to consider in their risk management toolbox.
Moderator
Francisco Rodriguez, CDCS
Client Services Consultant
Wells Fargo Bank
Panelists
Daniel Gardner
President
Trade Facilitators, Inc.
Cameron Roberts
Partner
Roberts & Kehagiaras LLP
1:45PM – 2:30PM
Case Study: Drafting an Export Letter of Credit Instructions Form
This session will propose multiple, standard instructions an exporter should consider including in a detailed Letter of Credit Instructions Form to provide to foreign customers in order to maximize control and minimize discrepancies.
Speakers
Yasmin Kermalli, CDCS
Assistant Vice President
Global Trade Operations – Export and Import
Letters of Credit
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Neil Ralph
Vice President
Lending & Trade Services – International Trade Services
Comerica Bank
2:30PM – 3:45PM
Mock Court
In this very popular interactive session, panelists and a jury (selected from the attendees) debate on a case in a court like setting.
Introduction
Carolina S. Sityar
Vice President,
El Monte Trade Customer Connection Manager
Wells Fargo U.S. Trade Service
Panelists
Michael A. Baker
Professor, UCLA
Attorney-at-Law
Law Office Michael Baker
Maile Choy
Capital Markets Counsel
Wells Fargo
Andrew Lueder
Capital Markets Counsel
Wells Fargo
3:45PM – 4:15PM
Game Questions and Giveaways
Participate in this interactive game trivia and win fabulous prizes!
Game Masters
Neil Ralph
Vice President
Lending & Trade Services – International Trade Services
Comerica Bank
Carolina Sityar
Vice Chair, SWR L/C Committee
Vice President
El Monte Trade Customer Connection Manager
Wells Fargo U.S. Trade Service
4:15PM - 4:30PM
Workshop Wrap-Up
Agnes Martinez
Chair, SWR L/C Committee
Vice President – Operations Manager
Global Trade Services – Los Angeles
J.P. Morgan

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