The ITFA Board is extremely excited to let you know about its very first in person event of 2021. We are back for our first live event of the year – the ITFA NERC Summer Party. The event will take place on Thursday 12 August at the Doubletree by Hilton London, Tower of London.

Please take note of the educational seminar and networking drinks details below. Signage at the hotel will be available on the day.

Event details:

When: Thursday 12 August 2021 

Welcome tea/ coffee – 03:30 pm
Gallery Balcony Foyer 
of the Doubletree by Hilton London, Tower of London

Educational Seminar – 04:00 pm
Gardens Suite 1-2 of the Doubletree by Hilton London, Tower of London 

Networking drinks – 06:00 pm
Wildside, Savage Garden Rooftop Bar on the12th floor of the Doubletree by Hilton London, Tower of London

The Wildside bar will open at 06:00 pm sharp. Those attending the networking drinks only are to kindly time their arrival accordingly.

Dress Code: Business/ casual

The Seminar is all about Liquidity Management: How is Trade Finance Helping? The management of liquidity remains a significant challenge for many companies; recent trends in the solutions companies adopt have seen a shift away from the traditional practice of relying on medium-term revolving credit facilities, towards more targeted, shorter-term liquidity solutions. What part is trade finance playing in addressing the modern needs of corporate customers? Are banks effective in providing solutions for SMEs as well as large multinationals?

We will have 3 topical panel discussions:

Moderator – Paul Coles – ITFA Board Member; Head of Market Practice Committee

Panelists – Mark Ling – Head of Trade & Working Capital; Santander UK, Neil Shah – Head of Trade Finance Flow Europe; AIG and Ali Ansari – Global Product Lead – Payable Finance; Taulia

Moderator – Shannon Manders, GTR

Panelists – Mansour Davarian – Head of Platform Sales; Demica, Rebecca Trotter – Trade Innovation & Solution Development; Lloyds Bank and  Andrew Raymond – CEO; Bolero

Moderator – Chris Hall – ITFA Board Member, Head of Regional Committees

Panelists – Andrew van den Born – Managing Director, Financial Solutions; Willis Towers Watson, Carl Williamson – Head of Trade Finance: UK Export Finance and Huw Owen – Head of Underwriting & London Markets; Liberty Global Group

Kindly note that upon arrival ITFA will be providing name tags for those who registered for the educational seminar. Those attending the networking drinks only are to pick up their name tag at the desk at Wildside rooftop bar. The name tags are to be worn at all times. May we kindly point out that only registered attendees who have received a confirmation from ITFA will be allowed on the premises and the policy is stricter given the current situation. 

We would like to bring to your kind attention that as per the UK Government’s new Covid protocols and guidelines, social distancing is no longer in force. Masks can be worn but are not compulsory during the seminar. However, masks are required to be worn in the common areas of the hotel, therefore please ensure to bring your masks with you. Hand sanitizers and cleaning wipes will be provided throughout the event.

Kindly note that registration is now closed.

However, if you are no longer able to attend, please send an email to [email protected] advising us accordingly.  

We sincerely would like to thank AIGDemica and Willis Towers Watson for their generosity and support of ITFA. Without their valuable contribution, we would not be in a position to host our first LIVE event of 2021. 

We can’t wait to host you all!

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