Announcements


ITFA Press Release – ITFA establishes formal partnership with TFD Initiative

Thursday, March 5th, 2020

The trade finance industry is going through a series of changes – digitisation, the need for greater efficiency in cross-border flows, reducing the trade finance gap and managing banks’ balance sheets are all crucial priorities for the industry.

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ITFA Press Release – KPMG Insurance Insolvency Study

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

A new study from KPMG, commissioned by leading trade finance industry body ITFA and a group of other associations, has revealed the robust nature of European insurers, and the positive contribution of regulations – most notably the Solvency II directive – to further strengthening that position.

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UPDATE – ITFA 47th Annual Conference, Singapore, 9-11 September 2020

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

As was previously announced, ITFA’s 47th Annual Conference will be held in Singapore between the 09th and 11 September. The conference website will be launched shortly.

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ITFA REGULATORY UPDATE

Friday, February 21st, 2020

ITFA has been engaging in its own advocacy work on behalf of its members and the wider industry, and has been co-operating with Hume Brophy – a Brussels-based consultancy specialised in European public affairs – to ensure that policymakers and regulators are well-versed in the relationship between banking and insurance, and the interests that ITFA represents.

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SAVE THE DATE – ITFA NERC Annual Spring Event, Amsterdam – 14 May 2020

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

The ITFA Board wishes to announce that the ITFA Northern European Regional Committee (NERC) together with Credit Europe Bank N.V. will once again be hosting ITFA members in Amsterdam for the Spring Event which is being held at Amstel Boathouse on Thursday 14th May, 2020.

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Dealing with the recent controversies on Payables Finance

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

Those of you engaged in supply chain finance, especially payables finance (or reverse factoring as it is sometimes known), will be aware that there has been considerable recent press interest in this business, much of it unfairly negative.

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SAVE THE DATE: Tallinn SCF Summit 2020 – 18 March 2020

Monday, February 17th, 2020

ITFA, the EBRD and SupplierPlus are joining forces to deliver a one-day educational seminar in Tallinn, Estonia.

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ITFA Middle East Trade Finance Insights 2019

Monday, February 17th, 2020

The ITFA ME regional committee is pleased to announce the launch of the inaugural ITFA Middle East Trade Finance Insights 2019.

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ICC Banking Commission Annual Meeting, Dubai – 20 / 23 April 2020

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

The ITFA Board is pleased to announce that it has partnered up with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) for this year’s edition of the ICC Banking Commission Annual Meeting.

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VEFI Bowling and Jass Championship – Organised by VEFI

Thursday, February 6th, 2020

The ITFA Board together with the Board of VEFI, the Association of Forfaiters in Switzerland, would like to invite you to the VEFI and ITFA Bowling and Jass Championship evening. This invitation is extended not only to ITFA members but also to all colleagues who are handling forfaiting business.

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LEADING GLOBAL TRADE FINANCE MARKET ASSOCIATIONS JOIN FORCES

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

ITFA is pleased to announce that it has joined forces with The Association of Trade and Forfaiting (ATFA) under a transition agreement effective 31st December 2019. With that agreement, ATFA will operate as “ITFA Americas” and become ITFA’s Regional Chapter for the Americas (AMRC).

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GTR Africa 2020 – 11-12 March – discounted passes for ITFA members

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

The ITFA Board is pleased to announce that ITFA will partner with Global Trade Review (GTR) for GTR Africa 2020. GTR Africa returns to Cape Town, South Africa on March 11-12 .

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