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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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Southern Europe Regional Committee elects new members

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

ITFA’s Southern Europe Regional Committee (SERC) has elected two new members. Amid turmoil in a number of Southern European region markets, attendance at SERC’s meeting in Milan on 12th March was somewhat depleted. Nonetheless two new members were elected to the committee: Mr. Stefano Cesari of Unicredito, and Mr. Paolo Jelmoni of Reginato & Mercante, […]

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New ITFA initiative for Northern Europe

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

ITFA’s Northern European Regional Committee (NERC) aims to increase its representation of the region and become more inclusive in its activities. These are the aims of Paul Jennings, of ABC International Bank, NERC’s recently elected chairman. He is conscious that currently representation on the regional committee has largely been drawn from London and feels that […]

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New regional committee in Brazil

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

A new ITFA Brazilian Regional Committee has now been established. The new committee was formally ratified by ITFA’s Board on 6th March 2009. It has initially four members: Renato Schulman of Banco Finantia, the Committee’s Chairman; Guilherme Gottardi of Banco Fibra, Alexandre Ozzetti of London Forfaiting Company and representing ATFA, The Association of Trade & […]

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