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2018 Canada Trade Finance Workshop
January 25 – 26, 2018
BMO Bank of Montreal
100 King Street West
Toronto, Canada

 
Overview | Program |Speakers| Sponsorship Opportunities

Thursday, January 25, 2018


8:00AM –8:30AM
Registration
8:30AM – 8:45AM
Welcome
Peter Grills
Managing Director
BMO Capitals Market

Normand Girard, CDCS
Director, Global Trade Operations
BMO Financial Group
8:45AM – 9:20AM
BAFT Combating Trade Based Money Laundering: Rethinking the Approach
Review of BAFT’s recently released paper that proposes alternative, collaborative approaches to solving the problem of trade based money laundering by increasing the public and private sector partnership.
Stacey Facter
SVP, Trade Products
BAFT
9:20AM – 10:15AM
Single Issues Standby Questions
An interactive learning session, speakers challenge you with questions on Standby issues. It’s a fun way to learn and share what you know with the group.
Frank Fortes, LL.M
Bilingual Client Services Manager
CIBC
10:15AM – 10:35AM
Coffee Break
10:35AM – 11:30AM
Export Development Canada (EDC)
EDC coverage can greatly enhance the payment security of trade transactions such as documentary credits, invoice receivables and guarantees. Understand how the EDC can assist you with some of those risks.
Sophie Dumoulin-Mondoux
Director, Contract Insurance and Bonding
Export Development Canada

Clara Lau
Underwriter, Contract Insurance and Bonding
Export Development Canada
11:30AM –12:30PM
AI and Cognitive Computing in Trade and Finance
Application of AI and cognitive computing in Trade Finance for driving digitization, automation and regulatory compliance screening.
Mike Cook
Canada GBS Financial Services Sector Leader
IBM

Sridhar (Sri) Narayanan
Executive Architect – Financial Services Sector
IBM
12:30PM – 1:30PM
Networking Lunch
1:30PM – 2:30PM
ICC Opinions Update
A review of finalized ICC Opinions from London and interesting opinions that impact our world.
Normand Girard, CDCS
Director, Global Trade Operations
BMO Financial Group

Rita Ricci, CDCS
Global Head - Trade Advisory
BNP Paribas
2:30PM – 3:30PM
Supply Chain Finance
A deeper dive covering various types of supply chain finance techniques
Alexander R. Malaket
President
OPUS Advisory Services International Inc.
Deputy Head of the Executive Committee
ICC Banking Commission
3:30PM – 3:50PM
Coffee Break
3:50PM – 4:45PM
Sanctions
A review of key developments and emerging trends in economic sanctions, and practical guidance mitigating sanctions risk.
Keith McCormick
Director, Sanctions Compliance
BMO Financial Group

John-Paul McNally
Senior Manager, Sanctions Compliance and Watchlist Management
BMO Financial Group
4:45 – 5:15PM
UCP 700, ICC and Industry Initiatives
What is happening with UCP700 and other ICC Initiatives?
Normand Girard, CDCS
Director, Global Trade Operations
BMO Financial Group

Rita Ricci, CDCS
Global Head - Trade Adivsory
BNP Paribas
5:15PM
Day 1 Wrap–up
Rita Ricci, CDCS
Global Head - Trade Advisory
BNP Paribas
5:30PM – 7:00PM
Networking Reception - Duke of Westminster
Individuals responsible for own charges

Friday, January 26, 2018


8:00 –8:30AM
Registration
8:30AM – 8:45AM
Welcome
Rita Ricci, CDCS
Global Head - Trade Advisory
BNP Paribas
8:45AM – 9:45AM
Cargo Insurance
Analysis of current trends, aiding importers and exporters on adequate cargo insurance coverage and other pointers, as required by trade transactions.
Rui Fernandes
Partner
Fernandes Hearn LLP

Tracy McLean
Executive Vice President
McLean Hallmark
9:45AM – 10:15AM
SBLCs and Counter SBLCs Subject to Different ICC Rules
What does it mean when different rules apply?
Shahed Aziz, CDCS
Senior Manager
Scotiabank
10:15AM – 10:30AM
Coffee Break
10:30AM – 11:30AM
Game Questions
Learn and have fun at the same time by answering game questions.
Jingjing Han, CDCS
Manager, Global Trade Finance Operations
TD Securities
11:30AM – 12:00PM
Documentary Collections – A Different Look
Deep dive into the situation and find the best answer.
Rashid Hasan, CDCS
Senior Manager, Transactional Risk and Compliance
Trade Ops and International Business Centres
RBC Investor and Treasury Services
12:00PM – 1:00PM
Networking Lunch
1:00PM – 2:15PM
Mock Court
Enjoy this interactive forum where the facilitators and participants arbitrate topical issues in a court room setting
Judge
Lida Bucyk
Senior Counsel
CIBC
Parties
Lina Beltrocco, CDCS
Group Manager, Global Trade Finance
TD Securities

Rajan Sharma
Director, Trade Finance Risk Control
Scotiabank

Marilyn D. Williams
Senior Manager
CIBC
2:15PM – 3:15PM
Ask the Panel of Experts
This is your opportunity to ask those burning questions. See if this group can provide any guidance. Remember in order for these individuals to help, you are welcome to use the information provided but cannot attribute it to any individual or organization.
Normand Girard, CDCS
Director, Global Trade Operations
BMO Financial Group

Rita Ricci, CDCS
Global Head, Trade Advisory
BNP Paribas

Rajan Sharma
Director, Trade Finance Risk Control
Scotiabank
3:15PM – 3:30PM
Workshop Wrap-up
Normand Girard, CDCS
Director, Global Trade Operations
BMO Financial Group