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Introducing the ITFA Conference Speakers – Robert Besseling and Celeste Fauconnier

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

The ITFA Board is delighted to announce that Robert Besseling (EXX Africa) and Celeste Fauconnier (Rand Merchant Bank) will be heading one of the sessions at the ITFA 45th Annual Trade and Forfaiting Conference this year in Cape Town, South Africa. This joint session is titled ”African Economic Outlook: a look inside the continent”.

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S&W Trade Finance Breakfast Seminar – 21 June 2018, London

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

In collaboration with Sullivan & Worcester, ITFA is pleased to invite you to yet another Trade Finance Breakfast Seminar entitled: “Trade and Export Finance: Uses of Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) in structuring financing transactions.” This seminar is going to be held on Thursday 21st June 2018, at New Broad Street House, 35 New Broad Street, London, EC2M 1NH, UK. Registration and breakfast are at 8:15 am followed by the […]

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ITFA Conference, Cape Town 4-6 September – Early Bird Price extended till 8th June 2018

Friday, June 1st, 2018

The ITFA Board is pleased to inform you that after giving it much thought and consideration, it has been decided to extend the Early Bird Price by one more week. Therefore, the final date to benefit from reduced conference prices is Friday 8th June 2018. We urge you all to register at your earliest to avoid any disappointment!

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NEW ICC SURVEY

Monday, May 28th, 2018

We hope you have been able to down-load your copy of the recent ICC report on global trade. When you do, we’d like to draw your attention to a short article on page 145 written by our Chairman about digital forfaiting. Happy reading!

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ICC 2018 Global Survey Report

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

New ICC survey shows pace of trade finance digitalisation The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) 10th annual Global Survey shows that 60% of banks are moving towards greater digitalisation, though only 9% say technology solutions have so far increased efficiency. Over 60% of banks surveyed in the new ICC report – Global Trade: Securing Future Growth – reported […]

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ITFA NERC Summer Event, London – 21 June 2018

Friday, May 18th, 2018

On behalf of the Northern European Regional Committee (NERC) and in collaboration with Bank of China London Branch, the Board of ITFA is pleased to invite ITFA members to attend the NERC Summer Event, which will be held in London on Thursday 21 June 2018 at the premises of Bank of China, 1 Lothbury, EC2R 7DB, London.

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ITFA’s response to the Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA)

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Earlier this year the Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA) of the United Kingdom published a consultation paper on the capital relief treatment of guarantees under the Basel rules as implemented in the EU. Trade credit insurance and inter-bank risk participations are analysed, for capital relief purposes, under these rules. The proposed interpretation of issues such as […]

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S&W Trade Finance Breakfast Seminar – 24 May 2018, London

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

In collaboration with Sullivan & Worcester, ITFA is pleased to invite you to yet another Trade Finance Breakfast Seminar entitled: “Trade and Export Finance: Recapping Receivables.” This seminar is going to be held on Thursday 24th May 2018, at New Broad Street House, 35 New Broad Street, London, EC2M 1NH, UK. Registration and breakfast are at 8:15 am followed by the seminar from 8:45 till 10:00 am.

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ITFA Conference, Cape Town 4-6 September – Early Bird Price available till 31 May 2018

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

We’re all abuzz at ITFA with our upcoming Cape Town conference. With so much work being done by all involved to ensure that this is another fantastic ITFA event, we urge you all to register at your earliest.

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ITFA Special Edition Newsletter – May 2018 Issue

Friday, May 11th, 2018

Please find a link to the first issue of the newsletter of the ITFA Africa Regional Committee (ARC). In the event that you cannot view the blog click here for a PDF format.

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ExCred Singapore: Insuring Trade & Investment in Asia Pacific – 26 June 2018

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

Following ITFA’s recent agreement with ExCred, the ITFA Board is pleased to inform you about ExCred Singapore: Insuring Trade and Investment in Asia Pacific. This event will be held on 26th June 2018 at Novotel Clarke Quay Singapore. 

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ITFA GRC Annual Stammtisch event, Frankfurt – 6 June 2018

Friday, May 4th, 2018

On behalf of the ITFA German Regional Committee (GRC) and the ITFA Fintech Committee, the ITFA Board is pleased to invite you to the GRC Annual Stammtisch. This year, we will focus on the new opportunities offered by Fintech platforms to help establish “Trade Finance as an Asset Class”. The event is taking place on Wednesday June 6, 2018 in Frankfurt am Main, and is […]

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