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Event Date Wed Oct 6 IST - Fri Oct 8 IST (19 days ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Wed Oct 6 4:00am - Fri Oct 8 7:00am
Location Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel
College Green, Bristol BS1 5TA, UK
Region EMEA

About Us
The International Trade and Forfaiting Association, ITFA, is the worldwide trade association for companies, financial institutions and intermediaries engaged in global trade, forfaiting, supply chain and receivables financing.
Founded in 1999, ITFA is an association made up of circa 300 members from all over the world. ITFA brings together banks and financial institutions who are engaged in originating and distributing trade related risk and finding creative ways to mitigate risks. Expanding from its original focus on the purchase and discounting of simple but robust payment instruments, such as negotiable instruments and letters of credit, the forfaiting industry has embraced new instruments and created new structures to become a prominent part of supply chain finance. ITFA acts as a valuable forum for its members to interact and transact business together profitably and safely.

ITFA welcomes new members. Full details of the benefits of membership can be found on the benefits of membership page. This includes those of associate membership for organisations that do not carry out forfaiting, but wish to retain a strong link to the trade and forfaiting community.

Mission Statement
ITFA represents the rights and interests of banks, financial institutions and service providers involved in trade risk and asset origination and distribution. ITFA, working with, and for, its members:
• Delivers unique opportunities for networking within a professional community
• Disseminates knowledge and provides education
• Contributes to creating a safe, transparent trade finance industry
•Co-operates with partner associations across the trade finance spectrum to promote the interests of its members and their treatment by regulators and legislators
• Is at the forefront of understanding current and emerging changes, challenges and opportunities in trade finance, and protecting the interests of the incumbents
• Continuously improves governance and best practice and shapes rules, laws and documentation that affect its members and the industry
• Attracts new skills and talent to the trade finance industry
• Facilitates the expansion of trade and trade finance globally


2021 Speakers


Sean Edwards
ITFA Chairman


Gunnar Collin
Head of Sales and Marketing, Enigio

Joel Schrevens
Solutions Director, China Systems

Anastasia McAlpine
Head of Product, Trade & Supply Chain Finance, Finastra

Uzair Bawany
CRO, Traydstream

Jon Boran
Associate Director, Working Capital Innovation & Trade Transformation, Lloyds Bank

Dani Cotti
MD Center of Excellence Banking & Trade, Marco Polo

Maria Mogilnaya
Principal Banker – Trade Facilitation Programme, EBRD

Mansour Davarian
Head of Platform Sales, Demica

Nils Behling
CFO, Tradeteq

Ian Duffy
CEO, Accelerated Payments

Dr Joanna Burch-Brown
Faculty of Philosophy - University of Bristol

Sanjay Raja
UK Economist, Deutsche Bank

Professor Sarah Green
Law Commissioner for England & Wales

Andrew Raymond
CEO, Bolero

Geoff Wynne
Partner, Sullivan & Worcester

Scott Ettien
Executive Vice President - Global Head of Trade Credit, Willis Towers Watson

Hannah Fearn
Managing Associate, Sullivan & Worcester

Daniela Czuck
Munich Re


Katharine Morton
Head of Trade, Treasury and Risk: Trade and Export Finance, TXF

Shannon Manders
Editorial Director, GTR

Marilyn Blattner-Hoyle
Global Head Trade Finance, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

Clarissa Dann
Editorial Director, Deutsche Bank

Tamar Joulia
Non Executive Independent Director, IACPM

Deepesh Patel
Editorial Director, TFG


Alberto Amo
Global Head of Trade Asset Solutions (GTB), Banco Santander

James Binns

Surath Sengupta

Kazuo Yoshimura

Shona Tatchell

Rebecca Harding
Coriolis Technolgies

Matt Jolley

Annabel Ross
Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Mirka Skrzypczak

Baris Kalay

Ali Ansari

Meera Saunders

Alastair Sewell
Fitch Ratings

Suresh Hegde

Mike McGill
Allianz GI

Bart Ras
Pemberton Asset Management

Bertrand de Comminges
Santander Asset Management

Jean-Maurice Elkouby

Carol Searle

Silja Calac
Chair Insurance Committee

Usman Butt

Alastair Hughes
Bank of England

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors

• Deutsche Bank

• Afreximbank

• Texel
• Wilis Towers Watson

• Bank of China
• Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

• Zurcher Kantonalbank
• London for Faiting
• Wilben
• Sullivan & Worcester
• Africa Trade Finance
• Liberty Specialty Markets
• Enigio
• 360 tf
• UniCredit