Agenda

Digital transformation of established trade practices is a daunting prospect and the success of your transition may begin and end with the procurement of appropriate technology. For some this may mean a total overhaul, but for most you will look at solutions which integrate with existing systems. 

 

John Omoti, VP and head of supply chain finance for Bank of China will walk us through considerations in tech procurement giving banks a guide of what to look for to ensure interoperability to ultimately ensure that you have a good technology foundation to build on. 

John Omoti
VP and Head of Supply Chain Finance
Bank of China
Moderator
Keran Boyd
Content Manager
TXF

Ahead of the annual TXF Global Commodity Finance Virtual conference on 26-27 May, Orhan Gunes, Head of Commodity Finance at Sberbank Switzerland AG, joins TXF TV to discuss the resurging commodity finance market post 2020. In this live interview and Q&A, we find out how Sberbank Switzerland AG continue to go from strength to strength and discuss their approach to financing commodity trade in a time when the market is gripped by talk of supercycles, digital transformation, energy transition and a sustainability revolution.

Orhan Gunes
Managing Director, Head of Commodity Trade Finance
Sberbank
Moderator
Charles Osborne
Senior Relationship Manager
TXF

How trade finance can support global ESG initiatives

Most global banks have a sustainability and/or ESG fund, however the origination of transactions and measurement of the impact can be complicated. 

In this webinar, Matthew Jolley, head of ESG origination at Barclays will discuss ESG solutions. 

  • Use of green loans and bonds vs transactions with sustainability linked credentials
  • Linking financing to performance targets 
  • Accountability and monitoring of performance, third party monitoring thereof
  • The interconnectivity of environmental, social and governance goals, and challenges in deal origination
Matthew Jolley
Head of ESG Origination
Barclays
Moderator
Keran Boyd
Content Manager
TXF

Credit and political risk insurance in trade finance

Join our head of research, Dr Tom, for the latest TXF TV looking at the truly global world of insurance. Joining Tom are Yue Ma, Vice President & Political Risk Underwriter at Sovereign Risk Insurance Limited, George Bellord, director at BPL Global, and Craig Weitz, principal in export finance at Nedbank. 

 

Using data and analysis collected as part of TXF Research’s focused report, titled CPRI in trade finance, this session will explore how the world of insurance has changed over the past 18 months, insurance-related issues relating to sustainability and ESG, where the opportunities lie for the insurance industry, and what challenges face providers and recipients of insurance in trade finance.

Yue Ma
Vice President & Political Risk Underwriter
Sovereign Risk Insurance
George Bellord
Director
BPL Global
Craig Weitz
Principal: Export Credit Finance
Nedbank
Moderator
Tom Parkman
Head of Research
TXF Intelligence

FinTech + SMEs: Will digitalisation close the trade finance gap

Sudhir Dole
CEO
Trade Information Network
Moderator
Keran Boyd
Content Manager
TXF

We look at the trajectory and economic impact of the pandemic in Africa and the Middle East, examining the role of governments and international institutions in aiding hard-hit regions, alongside the implications of mounting debt and prospects for economic recovery. Where will we see a shift in the balance of power and can we expect increased civil unrest? Which industries including power, renewables, and infrastructure will see an uptick post the pandemic, especially as a tool to aid in economic recovery?

Robert Besseling
Founder & CEO
Pangea-Risk

In a time of rapidly evolving regulation and heightened concern for the environmental agenda, the need for greater transparency and accountability across the maritime supply chain grows. This sessions takes a look at the technology available to the maritime sector to help assess sanctions and sustainability risks and maintain compliance whilst optimising performance.

In this special TXF TV session we bring you a highlight reel of all the best content from our H1 2021 Trade & Commodity Finance events.

In this week's TXF TV broadcast we bring you a recent podcast episode in which Katharine Morton sat down with representatives from trade finance fintech provider, Mitigram. The focus of the discussion was on the future of trade post-Brexit and the important role which digitalisation will play in the transition process.

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How trade finance can support global ESG initiatives

Most global banks have a sustainability and/or ESG fund, however the origination of transactions and measurement of the impact can be complicated. 

In this webinar, Matthew Jolley, head of ESG origination at Barclays will discuss ESG solutions. 

  • Use of green loans and bonds vs transactions with sustainability linked credentials
  • Linking financing to performance targets 
  • Accountability and monitoring of performance, third party monitoring thereof
  • The interconnectivity of environmental, social and governance goals, and challenges in deal origination
Matthew Jolley
Head of ESG Origination
Barclays
Moderator
Keran Boyd
Content Manager
TXF