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New chairman and Board members at ITFA

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

News from ITFA’s Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting in Rome is that following the retirement of four members of ITFA’s board, former Treasurer Paolo Provera has been elected Chairman and new officers have been elected. At the AGM, which took place of Thursday 3rd September, four members of the board stepped down having fulfilled […]

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Kazakhstan Working Party

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

In view of the recent problems in Kazakhstan and the establishment by the ITFA of a Working Party to lobby on behalf of members in relation to Bank Turanalem and possibly other Kazakh borrowers, a meeting will be held during the ITFA Annual Conference in Rome. Details will be announced during the Conference and all […]

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Bank Turanalem ( BTA) Working Group

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Further to our previous advice, the BTA Working Group is planning a conference call for this Thursday, 6th August at 10.00 London time, 11.00 CET. Any interested member is welcome to join. The number is (+44 )(0)207 406 2222 PIN 391529.

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ITFA forms Kazakhstan working group

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

The Board of the ITFA has approved the establishment of a working party to assist members in their problems with Bank Turanalem (BTA) in Kazakhstan.

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ICC Forfaiting Rules

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

The International Chamber of Commerce has formally announced the creation of a joint drafting group with ITFA to prepare new global forfaiting rules.

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ITFA Annual Conference

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

This year’s Annual Conference, which will take place in Rome from 2nd to 4th September will be our 10th Anniversary and therefore a landmark in ITFA’s history The Conference will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, St. Peter’s near Rome’s magnificent Vatican City. As usual it is expected to be attended by everyone who’s […]

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ATFA conference news

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Despite budget cuts, layoffs and swine flu, the Association of Trade and Forfaiting in the Americas’ (“ATFA”) recent conference was a success. The event, ATFA’s 12th annual conference, was held in San Diego, California between 20th and 22nd May. It was well attended and included a wide range of panel topics from the US Troubled […]

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Sao Paulo celebration

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

On 16th June there will be a cocktail party at the Escape Bar in Sao Paolo. It will co-sponsored by both ITFA and ATFA (Association of Trade and Forfaiting in the Americas) and will be attended by both ITFA Chairman Lucio Matassoni and ATFA Board Member Hernan Mayol.

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Rome conference offer

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

In light of the global financial crisis, ITFA is offering a concessionary rate to members who would like to attend this year’s annual conference in Rome on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of September.

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ITFA speakers to address ICC Trade Finance Conference

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Speakers from the ITFA will address delegates on the final day of the, International Trade Finance Conference Week in Vienna, organised by the International Chamber of Commerce Austria. Day five of the event, which will be held between 11th and 15th May, and is to be hosted by RZB Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich, is concerned with […]

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ICC Trade Finance Conference update

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Discounted applications are now available for the International Chamber of Commerce, International Trade Finance Conference Week in Vienna. ITFA members can enjoy a 20% discount on the regular conference rates for the entire event or for individual days. The Conference Week runs from 11th to 15th May. In order to benefit from these special ITFA […]

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Trade a priority for the Middle East and North Africa region

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Banks and forfaiters in Middle Eastern and North African countries are affected by the global financial crisis but trade finance offers scope for doing new business. Lack of liquidity and a collapse in stock market prices are taking their toll. However financing trade using traditional instruments such as letters of credit, stand-bys and avalised promissory […]

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