Agenda of SERC Educational Event – 13th February 2020, Madrid, Spain

The ITFA Board is pleased to share the detailed agenda of the upcoming ITFA’s Southern European Regional Committee (SERC) educational day taking place on Thursday 13th February in Madrid.

Hosted by Santander and entitled “Business development through evolving market practices and new technology options”, the event will start at 09:00am in Madrid, Spain and take place at the premises of Banco Santander – Av. Cantabria s/n, Access B, “El Solaruco” Building, 28660, Boadilla del Monte, Madrid.

The detailed agenda is as follows:

09:00 Registration – welcome coffee
09:30 Introduction by the host – Banco Santander
Jose Luis Calderón, Global Head Global Transaction Banking (GTB), Santander Corporate & Investment BankingAlberto Amo, Private Debt Mobilization (PDM), Santander Corporate & Investment Banking
09:50 ITFA’s mission and action plan Sean Edwards, Chair, ITFA
10:00 Overview of ITFA’s initiatives The Digital Negotiable Instrument Initiative by Sean Edwards, Chair, ITFA and Head of Legal and Special Adviser Trade Finance, SMBC Europe
The Trade Finance Distribution Initiative by André Casterman, Chair ITFA Fintech Committee; CMO, INTIX and NED, Tradeteq
10:15 Session “Sourcing Trade Assets through Platforms”
Charles Bryant, Secretary General, European E-invoicing Service Providers Association (EESPA)
Michel Kilzi, Founding Partner, Fineon Exchange
Joshua Cohen, Managing Director, Mitigram
Nils Behling, Founder and CFO, Tradeteq
Moderator:André Casterman, ITFA
11:15 Networking break / coffee break    
11:45 Session “Digitising Bills of Exchange and Promissory Notes”
Göran Almgren, CEO, Enigio
Michel Kilzi, Founding Partner, Fineon Exchange
Joel Schrevens, Solutions Director, China Systems
Ronan Daly, Product Manager, Ebury
Moderator:  Sean Edwards, Chair, ITFA
12:30 Session “Trade as an Alternative Asset Class”
Thomas Krieger, Head of Institutional Portfolio Management, Risk Distribution, Commerzbank AG
Katherine Earl, Trade Distribution Europe, Standard Chartered Bank
Albert Rengers, Principal and co-founder, Trafaltin
Fredrik Aker, Founder, Leap
Nils Behling, Founder and CFO, Tradeteq
Moderator:  Andres Ortiz, Global Head of Trade Asset Mobilization, PDM, CIB, Santander
13:30 Lunch and networking break
15:00 Session “Basel IV Impacts on RWAs”
Jean-Maurice Elkouby, Managing Director, ING
Alberto Carrion, Private Debt Mobilization, Corporate and Investment Banking, Santander
Marilyn Blattner-Hoyle, Global Head of Trade Finance, AIG
Carol Searle, General Counsel, Texel Finance
Moderator: Silja Calac, Chair Insurance Committee, ITFA and Senior Underwriter, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions
16:00 Wrap-up and Close

Kindly RSVP by email to in order to confirm your attendance by Friday 31st January 2020.

We hope that many of you will join us in Madrid. Attendance is free of charge for ITFA members with a maximum of 5 participants per member institution.

We warmly thank Banco Santander for welcoming the ITFA community to their premises in Madrid.

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