Disrupting Trade Finance

INDIA TRADE REVIEW

28th April,2021

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Disrupting Trade Finance

INDIA TRADE REVIEW

28th April,2021

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Testimonials

"Euro Exim Bank was delighted to be asked to participate as moderators and panelists in this prestigious event. With significant challenges and disruptions in the trade finance industry, the event was instrumental in bringing all sectors together operations, regulation and technology to learn, share and prepare for better times ahead."
Graham Bright
Head of Compliance & Operations, Euro Exim Bank
“RAKBANK is delighted to have participated in the dynamic Webinar hosted by QNA Marcom that involved top representatives from the country and the region discussing Trade, disruptors, and financing solutions."
Dhiraj Kunwar
RAKBANK Managing Director of Business Banking

Middle East Trade Review Summit & Awards

With the evolution of the trade and finance sector globally, there is a rapid rise in the demand for cross-border trade. Gone are the days when people used to abstain from buying or selling goods abroad. In the last decade, cross-border trade has been on the boom, with experts predicting it will soon amount to 3.53 trillion US dollars.

The Middle East and Africa trade finance market is growing but is also facing challenges relating to an economic slowdown, high cost of compliance, new banking rules and regulations, etc. The Middle East & Africa Trade Review Summit & Awards will explore the current challenges, factors that affect the trade finance gap, the journey of organizations towards digitization, the new financing methods, and the way forward. The virtual webinar will host thought leadership sessions and will also focus on panel discussions.

Apart from the knowledgeable presentations and discussions, the webinar will also recognize and award the Middle East and African trade and finance organizations for their outstanding contribution to this sector. The awards will be presented to business and service providers in the trade, supply chain and receivables space.

Why

Attend?

This virtual event will delve into the most pertinent discussion topics impacting MEA trade and exports, from supply chain challenges, geopolitical considerations (including free trade agreements), support for exporters, digitisation drives and the measures taken across both public and private sector to aid business recovery.

This virtual event will host 100+ CFO’s, Group Financial Controllers, Head of Finance, Treasurers, Senior Business Executives, Head of Supply Chain, Policymakers and representatives of leading multilateral financial institutions.

Topics
Covered

Trade finance transactions: Where things have gone wrong
How digitalization can bring visibility to the status of trade documents
Improving the trade credit claims underwriting process with digitalization
Regulatory requirements and risk mitigation
Cash Is King
Supply Chain Finance

Agenda

14:00

Welcome Note & Introduction

14:10 

Keynote 1
The importance of trade finance and role of export credit agencies and Role of strategic partnerships in the growth of businesses by Massimo Falcioni, Chief Executive Officer – Etihad Credit Insurance

14:20 

Keynote 2
Holistic Viewpoint of Trade Finance Sector by Dhiraj Kunwar, MD – Business Banking, RAK Bank and Chairman – SME Committee – UAE Banks Federation

14:30 

Keynote 3
Regional Economic Outlook by Dr. Haroon Khan, Associate Professor, University of Wollongong Dubai

14:40 

Panel Discussion – What’s beyond the Pandemic?

What’s Beyond the Pandemic for the Trade Finance Sector?
Moderator – Graham Bright, Head of Compliance & Operations, Euro Exim Bank
Panelists – Abhijit Jagtap, Deputy VP – Head Trade Finance, Axis Bank
Mohammed Qureshi, Head – Trade Finance, London Trade Capital
Dr. Haroon Khan, Associate Professor, University of Wollongong Dubai

15:00 

Panel Discussion – A Holistic Approach to Digitalization & Trade
Moderator – Ms. Manpreet Kaur, Founder & CEO, Vivantaa Capital
Panelists – Graham Bright, Head of Compliance & Operations, Euro Exim Bank
Ankit Goel, Regional Head, Modifi
Jos Mathew, Regional Head – MENA, DLT Ledgers

15:20 

Middle East & Africa Trade Review Awards :

15:30 

Closing remarks

Why
Sponsor?

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Key Industry Figures and Decision-Makers
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Awards for
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Regional and International Speakers
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Hours of Networking Opportunities

Sponsors

Supporting Partner

Event Partners

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Speakers

Massimo Falcioni

Chief Executive Officer
Etihad Credit Insurance

Graham Bright

Head of Compliance and Operations,
Euro Exim Bank

Ankit Goel

Regional Head, Modifi

Abhijit Jagtap

Deputy VP - Head Trade Finance
Axis Bank

Mohammed Qureshi

Head - Trade Finance
  London Trade Capital

Dhiraj Kunwar

MD - Business Banking (RAK BANK)
  Chairman (SME Committee - UAE Banks Federation)

Manpreet Kaur

Founder & CEO
  Vivantaa Capital

Jos Mathew

Regional Head MENA
  DLT Ledgers

Dr. Haroon Khan

Associate Professor
 UOWD
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