Thursday, July 19, 2018
8:00AM - 8:30AM
Registration
8:30AM – 8:45AM
Welcome
Speakers
  • Francisco Rodriguez, CDCS
  • Officer/Client Services Consultant
  • Wells Fargo Bank NA
  • Steven Bash
  • Senior Vice President and Manager,
  • International Banking & Trade Finance
  • City National Bank
  • 8:45AM – 9:15AM
    Global Trade Issues
    Recent modifications the traditional Supply Chain Management, and its effect on international trade.
  • Dan Gardner
  • President
  • Trade Facilitators, Inc.
  • 9:15AM – 10:15AM
    Hot Button Issues in BSA/AML and Trade Finance
    This session will focus on addressing the latest regulatory expectations.
    Moderator
  • Walter J. Mix III
  • Managing Director and Financial Services Practice Group Leader
  • Berkeley Research Group
  • Panelists
  • Barbara Mendelson, Esq.
  • Partner
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Noor Menai
  • President and CEO
  • CTBC Bank USA
  • Chuck Taylor
  • Senior Vice President
  • BSA and OFAC Officer
  • City National Bank
  • Bryan Wampler
  • Case Manager, Special Activities
  • FDIC - Division of Risk Management Supervision
  • 10:15AM – 10:30AM
    Networking Coffee Break
    10:30AM – 11:15AM
    Case Study on Compliance
    Moderator
  • Donald Kurtz
  • VP Trade Finance
  • City National Bank
  • Speaker
  • Chuck Taylor
  • Senior Vice President
  • BSA and OFAC Officer
  • City National Bank
  • 11:15AM - 12:15PM
    Single Issue Questions
    A mix of questions on Standby LCs, Commercial LCs, and Documentary Collections
    Speakers
  • Francisco Rodriguez, CDCS
  • Officer/Client Services Consultant
  • Wells Fargo Bank NA
  • Yasmin Kermalli, CDCS
  • Assistant Vice President
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • 12:15PM – 1:30PM
    Networking Lunch
    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.
  • Stacey Facter
  • Senior Vice President, Trade Products
  • BAFT
  • 1:30PM – 2:30PM
    Exporter Panel
    New issues exporters are facing, including the impact of changes by SWIFT
    Moderator
  • Donald Kurtz
  • VP Trade Finance
  • City National Bank
  • Speaker
  • Dave Clements
  • President
  • Quality Letters of Credit Incorporated
  • 2:30 PM– 3:15PM
    ICC Opinions update
    Moderator
  • Agnes Martinez
  • Vice President and Department Manager
  • City National Bank
  • Speaker
  • Normand Girard, CDCS
  • Director, Global Trade Operations
  • BMO Financial Group
  • Paula Greaves, CDCS
  • SVP & Global Trade Operations Control - Technical Consultant
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • 3:15PM -3:30PM
    Networking Coffee Break
    3:30PM – 4:15PM
    OFAC
    Which parties to a transaction is a bank responsible to KYC and to what extent?
  • Vanessa Derenoncourt
  • Sanctions Compliance and Evaluation, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
  • US Department of Treasury
  • 4:15PM – 5:30PM
    Mock Court
    Always a favorite – hear real cases argued by legal counsel and learn their outcomes.
    Moderator
  • Carolina Sityar
  • Vice President, US Trade Services
  • Wells Fargo Bank NA
  • Judge
  • Michael Baker
  • Professor
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • Lawyers
  • David J. Habib
  • International Trade Attorney
  • Law Office of David J. Habib
  • Nikolas Edward Takacs
  • Counsel
  • Wells Fargo Bank, NA
  • Law Department
  • 5:30PM
    Workshop Wrap Up
    Speaker
  • Yasmin Kermalli, CDCS
  • Assistant Vice President
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • 5:30PM – 6:30PM
    Networking & Cocktail Reception
    Friday, July 20, 2018
    8:00AM - 8:30AM
    Registration
    8:30AM – 8:35AM
    Welcome
    Speaker
  • Yasmin Kermalli, CDCS
  • Assistant Vice President
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • 8:35AM – 9:20AM
    The Trump Effect on Trade
    Legal trends in the U.S. Court system. An analysis of what has changed in view of the current imposition of tariffs, and its effect in global trade banking and other industries. Are banks winners or losers in the current environment?
    Speaker
  • Cameron Roberts
  • Partner
  • Roberts & Kehagiaras LLP
  • 9:20AM – 10:20AM
    Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other Technology Solutions
    Hear the latest trends in developing and implementing AI for your bank.
    Moderator
  • Walter J. Mix III
  • Managing Director and Financial Services Practice Group Leader
  • Berkeley Research Group
  • Panelists
  • Shirish Netke
  • President and CEO
  • Amberoon
  • Doug Krause
  • Chief Risk Officer and General Counsel
  • East West Bank
  • Mina Rizkalla
  • FVP & BSA Officer
  • CTCB Bank USA
  • David Abshier
  • Managing Director
  • Berkeley Research Group
  • 10:20AM – 10:30AM
    Networking Coffee Break
    10:30AM – 11:30AM
    SWIFT Updates
    Hear a SWIFT update on the state of BPO, standards, financial crime and the SWIFT Registry
    Speakers
  • Chetan Cariappa
  • Senior Manager
  • Financial Crime Compliance
  • Swift Pan-Americas Inc.
  • Keith Gilroy
  • Head of Business Development, North America
  • SWIFT
  • 11:30AM – 12:15PM
    External Threats to Letters of Credit
    Speaker
  • Vincent Correia
  • Vice President and Senior Operations Manager
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Paula Greaves, CDCS
  • SVP & Global Trade Operations Control - Technical Consultant
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • 12:15PM – 1:15PM
    Lunch Guest speaker: Digitizing Trade and Supply Chain Finance
    Speaker
  • David Hennah
  • Head of Trade and Supply Chain Finance Product
  • Finastra
  • 1:15PM – 2:00PM
    Single Issue Questions
    A mix of questions on Standby LCs, Commercial LCs, and Documentary Collections
    Speakers
  • Francisco Rodriguez, CDCS
  • Officer/Client Services Consultant
  • Wells Fargo Bank NA
  • Raja Hafeez
  • Vice President, Global Trade Services Division
  • Frost Bank
  • 2:00PM – 2:30 PM
    Updates on E-UCP and the Documentary Collections Reference Manual
    Speaker
  • Normand Girard, CDCS
  • Director, Global Trade Operations
  • BMO Financial Group
  • 2:30PM – 3:30PM
    Game Questions
    Presenters
  • Agnes Martinez
  • Vice President and Department Manager
  • City National Bank
  • Carolina Sityar
  • Vice President, US Trade Services
  • Wells Fargo Bank NA
  • 3:30PM
    Workshop Wrap-Up
    Speaker
  • Francisco Rodriguez, CDCS
  • Officer and Client Services Consultant
  • Wells Fargo Bank NA