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CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE – Sean Edwards, ITFA Chairman / Head of Legal And Special Adviser To The Global Trade Finance Department At SMBC, July 2022

Monday, July 25th, 2022

I welcome you to this month’s edition of the ITFA newsletter and enthusiastic to say Porto aqui vamos nós!!!! This is the last newsletter before our conference so appropriate to give you an update.

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REFLECTIONS ON MY ITFA EXPERIENCES, July 2022

Tuesday, July 5th, 2022

At the threshold of retiring from banking after more than 40 years in the industry, it is with a mixture of pride and nostalgia that I reflect on my career, which included around 16 years in the trade finance market, as well as 17 years in the loan market and 7 in retail banking. During that time, I have never stopped learning and have had the privilege of working with some of the best in the business.

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ITFA AMERICA’S 25TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE – SUMMARY OVERVIEW, July 2022

Tuesday, July 5th, 2022

After a 3-year hiatus, ITFA Americas (AMRC) staged a warm, well-attended and engaging annual conference in Miami in mid-June. Arranged in a much shorter timeframe than normal – thanks to mask mandates only being lifted in March – the in-person gathering attracted over 120 practitioners and featured 10 high-quality panel sessions plus a keynote presentation from the US Small Business Administration (SBA).

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ITFA MERC AT GTR SAUDI ARABIA EVENT, May 2022

Tuesday, July 5th, 2022

ITFA MERC participated at the Global Trade Review (GTR) Saudi Arabia conference on 31 May 2022 contributing to discussions related to the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 progress and the significance of Saudi trade and exports.

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ITFA INSURANCE COMMITTEE EVENT IN PARIS, June 2022

Monday, July 18th, 2022

The ITFA Insurance Committee returned to in-person events last month, teaming up with host and sponsor BNP Paribas to present a half-day conference in Paris on 21 June.

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GRC Workshop and Stammtisch in Frankfurt, June 2022

Thursday, July 21st, 2022

On 30th June 2022 the ITFA German Regional Committee held its annual workshop event, hosted by AKA Bank in their Frankfurt office.

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KEY ISSUES IN TRADE FINANCE

Thursday, July 21st, 2022

As the trade finance industry emerges from the pandemic-dominated start to this decade, focus is inevitably turning to identifying the lessons learnt and the issues that will (continue to) dominate the industry over the next few years.

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ITFA NEW MEMBERS, July 2022

Wednesday, July 27th, 2022

ITFA is pleased to welcome the following seven institutions to its growing family:

-Bank One Limited
-COFARCO
-Cofine Trade Finance Solutions LLC
-DBS Bank Limited
-National Bank of Canada
-Regions Bank
-Risk Mitigation Solutions Ltd (RMS Credit)

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CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE – Sean Edwards, ITFA Chairman / Head of Legal And Special Adviser To The Global Trade Finance Department At SMBC, June 2022

Friday, June 24th, 2022

Wrapping up this month is quite a feat with so much going on!

Starting westerly, the Americas Regional Committee Conference, held in Miami was a great success.

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NERC Amsterdam Spring Event, June 2022

Thursday, June 23rd, 2022

Following a two-year absence, the NERC Amsterdam Spring Event is back! This event, sponsored by Credit Europe, made a welcome return to our calendars in May; more than 100 delegates from various European countries enjoyed the Spring sunshine in the beautiful City of Amsterdam.

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The Need, the Opportunity, and the Solution of Trade Finance as Asset Class, June 2022

Thursday, June 23rd, 2022

The emergence of trade finance as an investable asset class is a recurrent topic in most specialized literature and conferences. An increasing number of asset managers and institutional investors are attracted to this space, which was traditionally and preeminently dominated by banks.

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Reorganisation of the ITFA ANZRC Committee Need, June 2022

Thursday, June 23rd, 2022

The Australia and New Zealand Regional Committee is pleased to announce the formation of the new board for 2022 and beyond. Congratulations to Debora Santosa (Bank of America), Mark Borton (Monetago), Peter Farthing (Macquarie), Steve Scott (Taulia), Thomas McGhee (DBS) who join existing board members Damian Kwok (ANZ Banking Group and ITFA Chairman) and Jonathan O’Doherty (Atradius).

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