BAFT Global Trade Finance Workshops

BAFT offers several trade finance workshops throughout the year in the United States – Southeast in Florida, New York in New York City, and West Coast in Los Angeles. With the workshops’ popularity and requests from BAFT members to offer additional workshops, we’ve expanded our offering outside the United States with the Canada workshop in Toronto and the Indonesia workshop in Jakarta.

The Global Trade Finance Workshops are led by trade-operations experts and purposely designed to be smaller in size to encourage an interactive and engaging workshop. Program for each workshop typically includes trade topics of most interest in that city/country, mixed in with interactive case studies (including the popular mock court).
Upcoming 2017 Trade Finance Workshops
*** These workshops have limited seats and often sell out. ***

  • Southeast Trade Finance Workshop
    February 16-17, 2017
    Tampa, FL

  • New York Trade Finance Workshop
    June 22 – 23, 2017
    New York City, NY
    Hosted and sponsored by Deutsche Bank
    Registration opens Spring, 2017
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  • West Coast Trade Finance Workshop
    July, 2017
    Los Angeles, CA
    Hosted by City National Bank
    Registration opens Spring 2017
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  • Indonesia Trade Finance Workshop
    July, 2017
    Jakarta, Inodnesia
    Registration opens Spring 2017
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  • Canada Trade Finance Workshop
    November 2017
    Dates and cities to be announced
    Registration opens Summer 2017
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Who Should Attend
Bankers, importers, exporters, brokers, providers/suppliers and others involved in trade operations and LC document preparations who want a deeper dive discussion on trade operations related topics and other current trade industry issues. Those with CDCS certification should also attend to receive professional development units (PDUs) for recertification.
Click here to see last year's attendees.
3F Industries
ABN Amro Bank N.V.
ANZ Banking Group Limited
Arvest Bank - Tulsa
Arvind Brands
Avila Rodriguez Hernandez Mena & Ferri LLP (ARHMF)
Axis Bank Ltd
Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena S.p.A.
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (BBVA)
Banco De Credito Del Peru
Banco Industrial de Venezuela
Bank Internasional Indonesia
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Bank of New York Mellon
Bank of the West
Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd
Bankers Trust Company
BankUnited, NA
Berkeley Research Group LLC
Blue Tiger International
BMO Capital Markets/BMO Harris Bank National Association
BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas India Solutions Private LTD
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve
Boeing Company, The
Bunge India Pvt Limited
California Department of Business Oversight
Canara Bank
Cavins Oil Well Tools
Centum Electronics Ltd
Citibank NA/Citigroup, Inc.
Citizens Bank, NA
City National Bank
Columbia State Bank
Comerica Bank
Commerzbank AG
Community Bank
CTBC Bank Corp. (USA)
DBS Group
Deutsche Bank AG
East West Bank
Essar House
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Fifth Third Bank
Frost Bank
Global Advantage
Hanmi Bank
Hanson Research Corporation
Haynes and Boone, LLP
I G Petrochemicals Limited
Indian Bankers Association
Indian Potash Limited
Industrial Bank of Korea
Infosys Limited
Intellect Design Arena Ltd
International Risk Consultants, Inc.
IPSA International
JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA
Karur Vysya Bank LTD
KGI Clothing
KH Export India pvt Ltd
L&T Shipping Limited
M&T Bank Corporation
Manheim Export Traders
Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company
MashreqBank psc
Maynard Cooper and Gale PC
Mercantil Commercebank NA
Meridian Apparels
Metropolitan Commercial Bank
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Moses & Singer LLP
MUFG Union Bank NA
National Bank of Canada
NongHyup Bank New York Branch
Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
Oracle Corporation
Oracle Financial Services Software Ltd
Oshkosh Corporation
Pacific Western Bank
People's United Bank, NA
Piaggio Vehicles Pvt. Ltd.
PNC Bank, National Association
PT. Bank Rakyat Indonesia (Persero) Tbk.
Quality Letters of Credit Incorporated
Rabobank Nederland
Raiffeisen International Direct Bank AG
Raymond Limited
RBC Financial Group
Republic Bank Limited
Reserve Bank of India
Roanoke Insurance Group Incorporated
Roanoke Trade Services, Inc.
Roberts & Kehagiaras LLP
SAGAR Grandhi Exports pvt ltd
Santander Bank, NA
Sara Suole Private Limited
SBI Global Factors
Shyam Group
Sidvin Covetech
Silicon Valley Bank
Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (SEB)
SKM Egg Products
Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT)
Square 1 Bank
Stanbic IBTC Bank (Investment Banking & Trust Company)
Standard Chartered Bank
State Bank of India
Sudameris Bank
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Surecomp Services Inc.
Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc./Susquehanna Bank
SVB Financial Group
Svenska Handelsbanken AB (publ)
TATA Power
Texas Capital Bank NA
The Bank of East Asia Limited
The Private Bank and Trust Company
The Toronto-Dominion Bank
Turkiye Cumhuriyeti Ziraat Bankasi
UCO Bank
United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA)
University of California
US Department of Commerce
US Department of Homeland Security
US Department of Treasury
USDA Foreign Agricultural Service
Veer-O-Metals Pvt Ltd
Victory Salvage Inc. dba Victory Ground Support Equipment Company
Vishal Natural Foods Products
Voltas Ltd
Wells Fargo & Company
Wilshire Bank
Wintrust Financial Corporation
Witman Group
WNS Global Services Pvt. Limited
Zurcher Kantonalbank
Hear what former attendees thought about the workshop:

"As a corporate professional with 20 years experience in international trade, it brought a lot of tangible & intangible values. It was one of the most practical collaboration and brainstorming learning experience critical to a sound business decision making. I commend the program committee for choosing the right topics and wonderful speakers that resonate with my experiences. I enjoyed, learned, raised questions and gained network with the attendees and speakers."

"It was a great learning experience to hear from the great speakers and banking community Beyond the practicality of the workshop lies the opportunity to go much deeper and learn more."

"It provided a real learning value for managers, and documents checkers as you learn different topics from subject matter expert."
Earn PDUs for Recertification
Are you a Certified Document Credit Specialist (CDCS)? You can earn up to 14 professional development units (PDU) towards your recertification, depending on the workshop city/country.