ITFA MERC event, Dubai – 1 May 2019

Further to the ITFA communication dated 26 March 2019, we are pleased to remind you that the ITFA Middle East Regional Committee (MERC) is organising an educational event in Dubai entitled ”Trade Finance Distribution: Market Developments and Opportunities” on Wednesday, 1 May 2019.

The event will commence at 8:30am at The Academy, DIFC, Gate Village 2, Dubai.

The detailed agenda is as follows:

08:30 Registration and welcome coffee / snacks
09:00 Introduction by Ms. Fatenah El Danab, Vice President, EMEA Trade Product Sales, Bank of America Merrill Lynch International (DIFC Branch)
09:05 Keynote Speech: Mr. Massimo Falcioni, Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Credit Insurance
09:20 Panel I: Underpinning of trade finance distribution in the region with Q&A
  Moderated by Mr. Andre Casterman, Chair ITFA Fintech Committee and CMO at INTIX
Mr. David Moleshead, Senior Counsellor, UK Export Finance, British Embassy Dubai
Mr. Jody Glenn Waugh, Partner, Head of Banking & Finance, AlTamimi & Company
Mr. Harry Doyne-Ditmas, Manager Credit, Political and Security Risk, Marsh JLT Specialty
Mr. Yacin El Ouadih, Head of Risk Underwriting, Trade Credit Insurance, Etihad Credit Insurance
10:20 Networking Break
10:40 Panel II: Trade finance distribution: Pushing the boundaries with Q&A
  Moderated by Mr. Sebastien Avot, Director, Regional Head of Distribution & Credit Solutions, Middle East & Africa, Deutsche Bank
Mr. Adam Worral, Executive Director, Trade Distribution, First Abu Dhabi Bank
Ms. Nazash Khan, Director, Trade Distribution, Africa & Middle East, Standard Chartered Bank
Mr. Mohamed Azzam, Director, Risk – Information – Claims – Collections, Middle East, Euler Hermes Middle East
Mr. Andre Casterman, Chair ITFA Fintech Committee and Board Member at Tradeteq
11:45 Closing remarks & networking

Following the Educational Event, all participants are invited to a networking session at 12:00pm at the same venue.

The event is open to all ITFA Members and the regional trade finance community.

There are limited seats available hence please kindly RSVP to in order to confirm your attendance by no later than 24 April 2019.

We hope that many of you can make it to this ITFA event.

We look forward to seeing you in Dubai!

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