Educational Seminar organised jointly by ITFA and IBS – 27th October, Lisbon

The ITFA Board is pleased to announce that ITFA and IBS (a Portuguese business school) are jointly organising a Trade Finance Seminar which is going to be held on the 27th October 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal. The seminar will take place at IBS’ premises in Lisbon (Avenida das Forças Armadas, 1649-026 Lisbon – closest subway station is Entrecampos).

The agenda is as follows:

14:30 – Welcome and opening remarks, Jose Paulo Esperanca – Dean IBS
14:40 – Trade Finance, a vibrant industry and an exciting career choice, Elvira Bobillo Carballo – Trade and Export Finance Professor, MSc Finance, CUNEF
15:40 – ITFA, who we are and what we do – Sean Edwards, ITFA Chairman
15:50 – ITFA Young Professionals, shaping up tomorrow’s trade financiers – Duarte Pedreira, ITFA Board Member, Head of Young Professionals
16:00 – Coffee break and networking
16:30 – Contemporary issues in Trade Finance – Fintech and financing of the supply chain – Sean Edwards and Duarte Pedreira
17:15 – Panel discussion: trade finance, the oil that keeps the world trade engine going – current challenges and opportunities
18:15 – Closing remarks, Jose Paulo Esperanca, Dean IBS

The purpose of this seminar is to spread knowledge of basic concepts of trade finance within the academic community and encourage discussion of current “hit button” issues within banks and finance houses. We urge all SERC members, especially their Young Professionals, and any other ITFA members who will be in Lisbon at the time, to attend this Seminar which may we remind you is free of charge. Should you be interested in attending, please send an email on

May we take the opportunity to remind our former Portuguese ITFA members of the benefits of ITFA membership, as well as those institutions that have never been ITFA members. We encourage you to visit the ITFA website for a list of membership benefits.

As always, we do hope that our members make the most of the additional benefits that ITFA is bringing to them through such collaborations.

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