Announcing the Conference Speakers – panel discussion ”Digitising Receivables”

With less than two weeks to go, the ITFA Board is excited to announce that over 200 delegates have registered for this year’s Annual Conference. To register on-line, to view the conference programme and for any other informative details, please click here.

At this year’s ITFA Annual Conference, Sean Edwards –  Head of Legal at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe LimitedI and ITFA Chairman, will chair the Panel discussion titled ‘‘Digitising Receivables: the future is here now and it’s going to get better”. The rest of the panel will consist of Kah Chye Tan – CCRManager, Glenn Kocher – LiquidX, Richard Tynan – TradeIX and Angus Scott – Euroclear.

During the ITFA 44th Annual Trade and Forfaiting Conference, which is being held in Edinburgh between the 6-8 September 2017, our very own ITFA Chairman, Sean, will moderate a panel of experts. Fintech has gone mainstream in banks and finance houses but the right application and provider for our specialised industry is not always clear. This panel will take a rounded, end-to end view of what a digitalised environment for originating and distributing trade receivable could look like with some of the leading providers in this area. Some of the infrastructure already exists, some is imminent and some needs to be shaped by the industry.  Learn and have your say – the future is yours for the making!

Sean Edwards is an English lawyer, formerly with Clifford Chance, and is now Head of Legal at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Limited. He is Chairman of the International Trade & Forfaiting Association (ITFA). He is one of the principal draftsmen of the Uniform Rules for Forfaiting (URF) (ICC Publication no. 800), a joint initiative of the ITFA and ICC and published by the ICC. He was also a member of the drafting group for the Standard Definitions for Techniques of Supply Chain Finance published by ICC, ITFA and a number of other international trade finance organisations. He sits on the Executive Committee of the ICC Banking Commission. Sean has written articles on trade finance, particularly on forfaiting and other forms of receivables finance, for all the major trade finance magazines and is on the editorial boards of Trade & Forfaiting Review (TFR) and Global Trade Review (GTR). He is a frequent presenter at trade finance conferences dealing with a range of subjects.

Kah Chye is the CEO and Founder of Tin Hill Capital. He also serves as an independent board member and advisor for a number of global organisations and financial institutions. Most recently, Kah Chye was the Chairman of the ICC Banking Commission. He also co-founded the ICC Academy to provide industry leading business education. Kah Chye’s career spans across Singapore, London and Frankfurt. Most recently, Kah Chye was the Vice Chairman of Barclays Corporate Banking, Global Head of Corporate Cash and Trade for Standard Chartered Bank and advisor for Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi. He holds a BBA (Hons) and an MBA from Dalhousie University in Canada.

Glenn Kocher is a Managing Director at LiquidX, where he is responsible for institutional sales, supporting corporate trading. Prior to LiquidX, Glenn was Head of Trade Finance and Working Capital Americas at Barclays, where he led the delivery of traditional trade and open account products to the bank’s corporate and financial institutions clients. Prior to establishing the Barclays trade business in the Americas, Glenn set-up and ran the bank’s trade finance team in France based out of its Paris office. Glenn has also held previous trade finance roles with Barclays in London.

Richard is a co-founder of TradeIX, an open platform for global trade finance powered by distributed ledger. The platform provides financial institutions, businesses, lenders and technology providers with a smarter, more connected, and more secure platform for facilitating the movement of goods, assets, and credit around the world in support of global trade. Richard has over 25 years of financial services experience in fixed income, capital markets and portfolio management. Richard was head of debt and equity syndication at RBS, head of corporate debt syndication at Morgan Stanley and ran private placements at Lehman Brothers in London. Prior to co-founding TradeIX, Richard established PrimeRevenue Capital Management, a regulated business that successfully entered in to a joint venture with AIG focusing on the accelerated trade payments to SME corporates.

Angus Scott is Head of Product Strategy and Innovation at Euroclear Group. He has over twenty years’ experience in capital markets infrastructure and securities services, specialising in product management, strategy and strategic change management. Prior to joining Euroclear, Angus was responsible for developing group wide processing and custody proposition to support Global Wealth Banking strategy at HSBC. Previously, he was a partner at Shah Scott Partnership, providing risk management and strategic consulting services to not for profit sector. He was also a consultant at Accenture and a Strategy Manager at the London Stock Exchange.

We look forward to this panel discussion and to welcoming everyone in Edinburgh!

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