Southeast Trade Finance Workshop
February 16 - 17, 2017
Citibank Conference Center
3800 Citibank Center
Tampa, FL
Hosted and Sponsored by
WellsFargo-sponsorship

Preliminary Program

Thursday, February 16, 2017
8:00AM - 8:30AM
Breakfast & Registration
8:30AM – 8:45AM
Welcome
Normand Girard
Director – Global Trade Operations
BMO Financial Group
8:45AM - 9:45AM
Global Trade Initiatives and Industry Collaboration
With focus on The Wolfsberg, ICC and BAFT Trade Finance Principles Guidance
Speaker
Tod Burwell
President & CEO
BAFT
9:45AM – 10:45AM
Complying with U.S. Export Controls
Speaker
Sandro Murtas, CICP, CGBP
Regional Manager, Central & Northern Florida
Office of International Trade, U.S. Small Business Administration
U.S. Export Assistance Center
10:45AM – 11:15AM
Coffee Break
11:15AM– 12:15PM
ICC Opinions Update
A review of finalized ICC Opinions which sparked lively debates at the Johannesburg in April 2016 & Rome, November 2016 at ICC Banking Commission Meetings
Speakers
Normand Girard
Director – Global Trade Operations
BMO Financial Group
12:15PM – 1:15PM
Networking Lunch
1:15PM – 2:00PM
Trade Product Case Study: Bank to Bank Reimbursements
When unclear instructions mixed with unforeseen circumstances jeopardizes the timeliness of a reimbursement.
Speaker
Thomas Hrubecky, CDCS
Assistant Vice President, Financial Crimes Compliance Officer
HSBC Bank
2:00PM – 2:45PM
Standby Case Study
Speaker
Bob Foutts
Executive Director
JPMorgan
2:45PM – 3:00PM
Coffee Break
3:00PM – 4:00PM
Case Study A Bad Case of Discrepancies
A case where the discrepancies pointed by the Issuing Bank are being questioned
Speaker
Cynthia Carson
Vice President, Operations Manager
JPMorgan
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Single Issue Questions
Speakers
Jerry Glock
Vice President and Trade Advisor
Citi
5:00PM – 5:10PM
Day 1 Wrap-Up
Speaker
Jerry Glock
Vice President and Trade Advisor
Citi
5:30PM – 7:00PM
Networking Reception
Individuals responsible for own charges
Friday, February 17, 2017
8:00AM - 8:30AM
Breakfast & Registration
8:30AM – 8:45AM
Welcome
Jerry Glock
Vice President and Trade Advisor
Citi
8:45AM – 9:45AM
Case Study - Hook, Line and Sinker
Something is fishy with the required documents under a letter of credit using the DDP Incoterms® rules.
Speaker
Thomas Hrubecky, CDCS
Assistant Vice President, Financial Crimes Compliance Officer
HSBC Bank
9:45AM – 10:30AM
Document Preparation
Document preparation – the role of the bank as beneficiary’s agent
Speaker
Cynthia Carson
Vice President, Operations Manager
JPMorgan
10:30AM – 11:00AM
Coffee Break
11:00AM – 12:00PM
Panel of Experts
Moderator
Jerry Glock
Vice President and Trade Advisor
Citi
Speakers
Charnell Williams
Director, Global TTS & Product Management
Citi
Normand Girard
Director – Global Trade Operations
BMO Financial Group
Bob Foutts
Executive Director
JPMorgan
12:00PM – 1:00PM
Networking Lunch
1:00PM – 2:15PM
Mock Court
An interactive forum where the facilitators and participants arbitrate topical letters of credit issues in a court room setting.
Moderator
Thomas Hrubecky, CDCS
Assistant Vice President, Financial Crimes Compliance Officer
HSBC Bank
Judge
Bob Foutts
Executive Director
JPMorgan
Parties
Charnell Williams
Director, Global TTS & Product Management
Citi
Jerry Glock
Vice President and Trade Advisor
Citi
2:15PM – 3:15PM
The Fundamentals of Anti-Boycott Compliance
The presentation provides an overview of anti-boycott compliance and challenges facing Trade.
Speaker
Ahmed Baraka
Vice President
JPMorgan Chase Bank
3:15PM – 3:30PM
Wrap-Up
Normand Girard
Director – Global Trade Operations
BMO Financial Group