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Joint ITFA / ICC UK consultative session on use of Negotiable Instruments of Title

Monday, February 15th, 2021

Our industry has for many years wanted and pushed for an easier way to use bills of exchange and promissory notes as well as bills of lading. Moving away from paper will revolutionise the way we work, reduce costs, speed up operational tasks and open up new markets for financiers. The challenge is no longer technical. The main challenge is legal and we now have the chance to persuade the UK government to change the law in this area.

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ITFA Martin Ashurst Trade Finance Mentoring Scheme – 2021

Sunday, February 14th, 2021

We are calling on all prospective mentors and mentees to join the 2021 cohort of the ITFA Martin Ashurst Trade Finance Mentoring Scheme. We are aiming to launch this year’s programme on the 12th March, coinciding with the forthcoming ITFA Emerging Leaders (“EL”) Webinar on vaccine rollout. Expressions of interest from prospective mentors and mentees should be submitted by Sunday 7th March.

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Two major fintech players join ITFA

Monday, February 8th, 2021

Established in January 2018, the ITFA fintech committee immediately attracted a dozen of members, and an additional twenty since then.

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Webinar: UK and EU Trade Cooperation Agreement Virtual Event – 25 February

Friday, February 5th, 2021

ITFA and Clifford Chance invite you to an exploration of the new UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement, the blueprint for future relations between the bloc and the United Kingdom. Economists and lawyers will draw out the costs, look at where opportunities might lie and how the agreement works with particular reference to trade finance.

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Webinar – Tracking payment and trade transactions – the holy grail to full visibility and control? – 23 February 2021

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021

The ITFA Fintech Committee would like to inform you of the upcoming webinar which is to be held on 23rd February 2021. The webinar titled: ”Tracking payment and trade transactions – the holy grail to full visibility and control?” is sure to entice lots of members.

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Webinar – Supply Chain Finance in 2021 – 17 February

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021

A joint webinar hosted by ITFA and Demica, where our expert panel will share their views on how the working capital landscape – impacted by regulation, digitalisation and (hopefully) vaccination – is changing in 2021 and what funders need to consider as we start the year. The webinar will be held on 17 February 2021 at 14:00 GMT.

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TFD Initiative Attracts 15 New Members

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

TFD Initiative has established the largest business community of trade originators, credit insurers, institutional funders and their service providers committed to increase the level of automation and transparency in trade asset and risk distribution on the basis of technology-based market practices.

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ITFA Reinsurance webinar – organised by the ITFA Insurance Committee – 12 February 2021

Friday, January 22nd, 2021

The ITFA Insurance Committee is pleased to invite ITFA members to join this webinar to get an insight into the role reinsurance plays in the credit insurance market and how it supports the direct insurance market working together with banks.

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Webinar – Digitisation Trends for Trade and Supply Chain in Middle East – 4 February 2021

Thursday, January 21st, 2021

The ITFA Middle East Regional Committee (MERC) requests you to save the date for its upcoming webinar addressing “Digitalization trends for Trade and Supply Chain in Middle East”, being held in collaboration with the Emirates NBD.

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Tradetech Survey 2021

Monday, January 18th, 2021

ITFA is assisting Trade Finance Global which is partnering with the World Trade Organization to produce the publication: ‘Accelerating trade digitalization to support MSME financing’. As partners of this publication, ITFA invites you to participate in this short survey.

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Supply Chain Finance Summit, 26th – 27th January 2021, Virtual – Special Discounts for ITFA Members

Friday, January 8th, 2021

We are pleased to be partnering with BCR Publishing at the 6th annual Supply Chain Finance Summit. This is an important opportunity to learn about the latest trends, ideas and developments transforming working capital and supply chain management. This online event will take place between 26-27 January 2021.

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TXF CPRI: Trade, Commodity & Export Finance Virtual 2021, 4 February – Special Discounts for ITFA Members

Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

We are excited to be partnering with TXF at the upcoming TXF CPRI: Trade, Commodity & Export Finance Virtual 2021, a festival of debate and relationship building for banks, traders, exporters, brokers, insurers & law firms involved in the credit and private insurance market, taking place on February 4.

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