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Experts set to debate future of trade finance

Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre

Singapore International
Convention and
Exhibition Centre

The 2015 Annual ICC Banking Commission Meeting – taking place at Singapore’s Raffles Convention Centre on 20-23 April – will host trade experts, banking professionals, business leaders, lawyers and government officials from around the world under one roof to discuss the future of trade finance.

Hosted in collaboration with The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS), the event will feature more than 40 high-level speakers to address relevant and central topics in trade finance today.

Speakers will include such notable names such as:John Ahearn, managing director, global head of trade, global transaction services, Treasury and Trade Solutions Group, Citibank; and Marc Auboin, economic counsellor, the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

The meeting will provide a forum for attendees to not only participate and influence global trade finance, but also network with key players. Highlights of the meeting will include sessions on Financial Crime: Highlight of the Global Regulatory Framework and updates on the latest DOCDEX decisions.

Among other themes to be addressed will be the regulatory framework, trade facilitation, trade risks, supply chain finance, the global capacity for trade finance, fraud, SWIFT registry and the financing of south-south trade.

The meeting will also showcase the ICC Academy – a groundbreaking distance learning and certification institution established by the ICC, which provides rigorous, applicable and professional competency in trade finance. The academy’s initial offerings include approximately 70 online courses and three global certificates in trade finance.

Participants are encouraged to register early – well before the 27 March deadline – as the ICC Banking Commission anticipates this to be its most popular event yet.

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