ITFA MERC – Trade Finance Forum 2022 – Dubai

Further to the ITFA communication dated August 29, we are pleased to remind you that the ITFA Middle East Regional Committee (MERC) is hosting its 4th Edition of the Trade Finance Forum 2022 in collaboration with the DIFC Academy.
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    Keynote Speech: General Overview – Headlines in Perspective

Baris Kalay, Head of Corporate Sales, Global Transaction Services, EMEA, Bank of America
09:20   Panel I: Trade Landscape – Constant Revolution, Are We Able to Keep Up? with Q&A
Moderated by Maninder Bhandari, GTR MENA Representative
Motasim Iqbal, Managing Director, Head Transaction Banking Sales, CCIB, Africa Middle East, Standard Chartered Bank
Meriam Charraji, Regional Head of GTRF Legal for MENA, Associate General Counsel, HSBC
Staney Pullolickel, Commercial Treasury Executive, Asia, MENAT and SSA, GE
Dan Georgescu, Director, Business Restructuring, PWC
10:30    Networking Break
11:00    Panel II: Digitization – the Final Frontier with Q&A
Moderated by Naura Hussain, Head of FI, United Bank Ltd. & Board Member ITFA Middle East Regional Committee (MERC)
Andre Casterman, Managing Director, Casterman Advisory and Chair of Fintech Committee, ITFA    
Sinan Ozcan, Senior Executive Officer & Board Director for DP World Financial Services / “Cargoes Finance”
Vishnu Purohit, Group Head Trade Product Management, ENBD
Mritunjay Singh, Lead – Trade Product Management, ADCB
11:50    Closing remarks – Making our way towards a robust and sustainable trade finance ecosystem
The event is open to all ITFA Members and the regional trade finance community.
There are limited seats available hence kindly RSVP through the online form in order to confirm your attendance by no later than 21 September 2022.
We hope that many of you can make it to our first in-person ITFA MERC forum since 2019.

Please bear in mind that the seminar qualifies for 3 CPD points.
We look forward to seeing you in Dubai!
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