10 NOV

DNI Initiative webinar, organised by ITFA Fintech Committee

DNI Initiative webinar – Making guarantees and negotiable instruments digitally portable thanks to ITFA dDOC and UNCITRAL
ITFA kicked off the DNI Initiative in late 2019 in order to address an ambitious industry need: digitising guarantees, bills of exchange and promissory notes in the most pragmatic way.
The approach that ITFA retained is not a technology revolution but an evolution as the goal is to maximise re-usability of existing channels and systems whilst leveraging advanced technology such as electronic signatures and hybrid blockchain to digitise transferrable records. In addition, ITFA established the TERA task force in order to advance regulatory advocacy work at global level.
How can trade banks digitise original documents such as bank guarantees and negotiable instruments in the most cost efficient way? How is this enhancing SME financing? How can the use of paper originals and postal services be avoided? How can digital documents be recognised as originals and exchanged through banks’ own portals to serve MSMEs? What are the dDOC specifications? Is DLT finally helping trade banks? Are regulators open to digitizing negotiable instruments?
The agenda of this session will address the above questions and share more insights on:

The following members of the DNI Initiative will share their expert insights and recent experience on dDOC and UNCITRAL:

The webinar will take place on 10 November 2020 at 12:00 BST, 13:00 CET. Please register via email to [email protected].
We hope to welcome many of you on that day and benefit from your questions and feedback. In the meantime, we invite you to consult our recent DNI Initiative articles “DLT in action – ITFA dDOC specifications help digitise guarantees and negotiable instruments, in the most pragmatic way” and “SWIFT FileAct and Enigio’s trace:original provide the best of both worlds to the global trade finance community”.

* Please note that dates and times are subject to change and cancellation at short notice, for which ITFA cannot be held responsible.
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