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ITFA NEW MEMBERS, Jan 2023

Friday, January 27th, 2023

ITFA is pleased to welcome the following institution to its growing family:

Veefin Solutions Pvt Ltd

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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, Dec 2022

Thursday, December 15th, 2022

As we come to the end of another year, let me first take the opportunity to thank all those who attended our Seminar and Christmas Cocktail Party, on 5th December at the Savage Garden in London and equally, to all those who attended the ITFA Americas year end event at The Yale Club, New York City.

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FINTECHS TACKLE THE TRADE INDUSTRY’S MOST COMPLEX CONUNDRUM: “INTEROPERABILITY”, Dec 2022

Friday, December 16th, 2022

We presented advanced technology innovations during the 4th edition of the Fintech Committee briefing that took place in Porto on September 7th 2022. Progress achieved was very palpable, in particular when it comes to addressing a major industry pain point, i.e., the interoperability conundrum in trade financing.

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A NIGHTMARE ON SADOVNICHESKAYA STREET, Dec 2022

Friday, December 16th, 2022

Eight months after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, if you had sat Putin down at the start of the war and offered him Russia’s position as it is now – struggling to hold on to territorial gains in the eastern third of the country, an international pariah as far as diplomatic and economic niceties go, and reliant on making threats of nuclear strikes in an attempt to demonstrate how little the leader is bluffing –

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ITFA CEERC EDUCATIONAL EVENT & COCKTAIL GATHERING, VIENNA, AUSTRIA, Dec 2022

Friday, December 16th, 2022

45 participants from 7 countries, 4 excellent presenters and a lot of networking – this is how the ITFA CEERC event held on the 23rd of November 2022 in Vienna can be summed up.

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ITFA 49th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND FORAITING CONFERENCE 2023, Dec 2022

Friday, December 16th, 2022

As mentioned during the AGM held in Porto, Abu Dhabi has been chosen as our next destination for the upcoming 49th annual conference.

During the year end event in London, the ITFA chairperson, Sean Edwards announced that the 49th annual conference will be held between the 11 – 13 October 2023.

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ITFA AMERICAS HOLIDAY EVENT, Dec 2022

Friday, December 16th, 2022

ITFA Americas Chapter hosted a highly successful Holiday Event on December 5th in New York City at the prestigious Yale Club. The evening kicked off with a 1-hour panel discussion on Commodities led by moderator Anton Posner, CEO and Co-founder of Mercury Group with panellists Kim Cordero from Marsh, Alex Pliskin from JPMorgan-Houston, and Will Tully from Brown Brothers Harriman.

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ITFA NEW MEMBERS, Dec 2022

Friday, December 16th, 2022

ITFA is pleased to welcome the following institution to its growing family:

Latham & Watkins

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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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ITFA MEMBER SURVEY: KEY TAKEAWAYS AND NEXT STEPS, May 2022

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

At the start of the year, the ITFA Board launched a survey among the association’s members to collect important feedback on the ITFA community’s membership-related needs and expectations. Close to 100 responses were received from around the globe.

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WHAT’S HAPPENING IN UKRAINE’S SUPPLY CHAIN FINANCE MARKET? May 2022

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

Supply chain finance has the potential to boost the growth of Ukrainian businesses as companies struggle with the impact of war. The market was showing early signs of growth before the war, with both international and local banks actively developing products such as factoring and buyer-led payables finance.

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TRADE FINANCE: A RESILIENT ASSET CLASS FOR ANY MARKET ENVIRONMENT, May 2022

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

Trade Finance has seen growing appeal as an investment strategy as investors seek refuge from large bouts of market volatility and sell-offs in global fixed income markets.

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