CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE – Sean Edwards, ITFA Chairman / Head of Legal And Special Adviser To The Global Trade Finance Department At SMBC, July 2022

Dear members and friends  

I welcome you to this month’s edition of the ITFA newsletter and enthusiastic to say Porto aqui vamos nós!!!! This is the last newsletter before our conference so appropriate to give you an update.

As recently announced, this year we have broken record in terms of numbers. With still one and a half months to go, registrations are already at over 260! A record compared to previous conferences. This certainly fills me with lots more confidence and energy knowing that our conference has cemented itself in your yearly schedules!

Registration is still open so anyone interested to join can still register by clicking here Registration Fees – ITFA Conference 2022. Kind reminder that standard fees will keep on applying until August 28, however only a few places left before we would have to close registration. Hence, I kindly urge anyone who is interested but still thinking about whether to join or not to do so asap to avoid disappointment.

For those already registered, please note that during August we will be launching our conference app. An email will be sent to all those who registered. As with previous years the app will allow you to view the individuals who applied, hence giving you the opportunity (via the app itself) to start arranging meetings. A two-hour slot, on 8th Sept, between 14:30 and 16:30, has been specifically allocated within the conference program Conference Programme – ITFA Conference 2022 to facilitate such meetings. We will keep you posted.

Sponsors! What can I say? Other than a VERY BIG THANK YOU to all our sponsors Sponsors – ITFA Conference 2022 who have doubled in numbers since last year!  Without your support it would be very hard for us to deliver a high-quality conference, so thanks again. We still have a small number of sponsorship opportunities  Sponsorship Opportunities – ITFA Conference 2022 left, so if interested I urge you to contact us at your earliest by sending us an email on info@itfa.org.

ITFA is proud to welcome the following new members to ITFA: Bank One Limited, COFARCO, Confine Trade Finance Solutions LLC, DBS Bank Limited, National Bank of Canada, Regions Bank, Risk Mitigation Solutions Ltd (RMS Credit).

As always, we look forward to hearing from you with any feedback you may want to share with us by sending an email to myself, any of the Board Members or to our general email, info@itfa.org.

See you in Porto!

Best regards,

Sean Edwards

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