Southeast Trade Finance Workshop
February 15 - 16, 2018
Citibank Conference Center
3800 Citibank Center
Tampa, FL

 
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Thursday, February 15, 2018

8:00AM - 8:30AM
Registration
8:30AM – 8:45AM
Welcome
Normand Girard, CDCS
Vice-Chair, BAFT Southeast Region Letter of Credit Committee
Director, Global Trade Operations
BMO Financial Group
8:45AM - 9:45AM
Single Issue Questions
Fun, interactive session where the audience is challenged to answer a mix of questions from standby’s to collections
Nelda Smith
Senior Vice President - International Operations Manager
Whitney Bank
9:45AM – 10:30AM
Global Events - Force Majeure
Resiliency planning – are you prepared for the unexpected?
Jerry Glock, CDCS
Vice-Chair, BAFT Southeast Region Letter of Credit Committee
Vice-President, Trade Advisor
Citi
10:30AM – 10:50AM
Coffee Break
10:50AM – 11:30AM
Trade Finance and the Impact of Machine Learning, AI, and Robotics
The innovation wave has had an impact across the banking sector, but trade finance, with its paper-intensive processes, often lags behind. Fueled by client expectations, a broad digital transformation is taking place within corporate banking. This transformation paves the way for new operating efficiencies generated by artificial intelligence and machine learning. This presentation envisions a digitally enabled, end-to-end trade workflow with bank processes radically redesigned by applying Intelligent Process Automation.
Rory Kaplan
Offering Manager
CGI
11:30AM – 12:30PM
ICC Opinions Update
A review of finalized ICC Opinions from London and further conversation on UCP600.
Normand Girard, CDCS
Vice-Chair, BAFT Southeast Region Letter of Credit Committee
Director, Global Trade Operations
BMO Financial Group
12:30PM – 1:30PM
Networking Lunch
1:30PM – 2:15PM
BAFT Combatting 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
Tod Burwell
President and CEO
BAFT
2:15PM – 2:45PM
Original Standby Delivery
Evaluation of requests, options, and associated risks.
Lelia Savory, CDCS
Senior Vice President, Product and Servicing Manager, Int’l Dept
First Tennessee Bank National Association
2:45PM – 3:00PM
Coffee Break
3:00PM - 4:00PM
2017 – most popular disputed discrepancies
Review of the observed disputed discrepancy cited in 2017
Cynthia Carson, CDCS
Vice President, Operations Manager
JPMorgan
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Anti-Money Laundering
AML Best Practices - coordinating between operations & compliance.
Thomas Hrubecky, CDCS
Assistant Vice President, Financial Crimes Compliance Officer
HSBC Bank USA, N.A.
5:00PM – 5:10PM
Wrap-Up
Jerry Glock, CDCS
Vice-Chair, BAFT Southeast Region Letter of Credit Committee
Vice-President, Trade Advisor
Citi
5:30PM – 7:00PM
Networking Reception - Sheraton Hotel
Individuals responsible for own charges

Friday, February 16, 2018

8:00AM - 8:30AM
Registration
8:30AM – 8:45AM
Welcome
Jerry Glock, CDCS
Vice-Chair, BAFT Southeast Region Letter of Credit Committee
Vice-President, Trade Advisor
Citi
8:45AM – 9:30AM
What are the Criminals Up to Now?
This presentation by the FBI will focus on business email compromise which is one of the most significant finance crimes in central Florida and nationwide.
Andrew Sekela
Supervisory Special Agent
Squad 10
FBI Tampa
9:30AM – 10:30AM
Supply Chain & Receivables Finance
John Stockton
Director
BMO Capital Markets
10:30AM – 11:00AM
Coffee Break
11:00AM – 12:00PM
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.
Moderator
Jerry Glock, CDCS
Vice-Chair, BAFT Southeast Region Letter of Credit Committee
Vice-President, Trade Advisor
Citi
Panelists
Bob Foutts
Executive Director
JPMorgan

Normand Girard, CDCS
Vice-Chair, BAFT Southeast Region Letter of Credit Committee
Director, Global Trade Operations
BMO Financial Group

Charnell Williams, CDCS
Director of Global TTS and Product Management
Citi
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.
Moderator
Thomas Hrubecky, CDCS
Assistant Vice President and Financial Crimes Compliance Officer
HSBC Bank USA, N.A.
Judge
Lelia Savory, CDCS
Senior Vice President, Product and Servicing Manager, Int’l Dept
First Tennessee Bank National Association
parties
Bob Foutts
Executive Director
JPMorgan
Charnell Williams, CDCS
Director, Global TTS and Product Management
Citi
2:15PM – 2:45PM
Does Everyone Really Understand ISBP?
An overview of ISBP and how it relates to UCP.
Cynthia Carson, CDCS
Vice President and Operations Manager
JPMorgan
2:55PM – 3:15PM
What is Happening with UCP 700, ICC and industry initiatives?
Normand Girard, CDCS
Vice-Chair, BAFT Southeast Region Letter of Credit Committee
Director, Global Trade Operations
BMO Financial Group
3:15PM – 3:30PM
Wrap-Up
Normand Girard, CDCS
Vice-Chair, BAFT Southeast Region Letter of Credit Committee
Director, Global Trade Operations
BMO Financial Group