Third Party Event

24 May 2016 - 25 May 2016

Will Blockchain technology disrupt the trade financing cycle? What is the impact of big data on trade and forfaiting professionals? Will China slowdown, or rebound? In today’s interconnected trade environment, where events in one corner of the globe can reverberate through other corners rapidly, staying informed and updated is not an option; it is an essential component of business within the industry. The upcoming AFTA 19th Trade & Forfaiting Conference, presented in conjunction with FIBA (Florida International Bankers Association) taking place May 24 – 25 at the Epic Hotel in downtown Miami will discuss the most up-to-the-minute trends in trade finance to prepare industry professionals for success in the months ahead.

Keynote speaker Stuart Bergman will address the “Global Business Outlook – An overview of challenges facing the global economy and prospects for growth.”  Mr. Bergman, the Deputy Chief Economist and Director, Economic and Political Intelligence Centre, Export Development Canada, is one of more than 20 speakers throughout the two day event covering some of the top issues, opportunities, risks and challenges facing industry professionals in 2016, and sharing best practice solutions.

The prestigious lineup of presenters include industry luminaries from Berkeley Research Group, Citibank, Wells Fargo, BNY Mellon, CHUBB, Deutsche Bank, Sullivan & Worchester, Boeing Capital and China Construction Bank, to name a few. Key agenda topics cover “Top Legal Risks and Issues in Trade Finance”; “Liquidity & Pricing”; “Harnessing the Power of Big Data” and dozens of other timely issues. 

The annual event, now in its nineteenth year, attracts more than 325 attendees from 30 countries throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, North America and Europe. In addition to learning from and interacting with industry experts, the ATFA 19th Trade & Forfaiting Conference presents an ideal platform for networking with peers and colleagues. It is a must-attend conference for professionals in the banking, hedge fund, insurance and legal industries as well as anyone actively involved in trade finance.

ATFA, the prestigious non-profit organization of trade finance professionals, promotes information exchange on best practices for global trade finance. ATFA currently boasts over 100 members representing diverse areas of the trade finance sector. FIBA is a non-profit trade association and international center for financial excellence. The Florida-based, and globally connected, organization’s membership includes the largest financial institutions from Europe, the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean.

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