Event Schedule

Wednesday, May 9
9:00 am - 9:30 am 9:00 am
9:30 am - 9:35 am 9:30 am
First Floor Auditorium
  • Atiq Juma Faraj Nasib (Speaker) Senior Vice President - Commercial Services, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry
9:35 am - 9:40 am 9:35 am
First Floor Auditorium
9:40 am - 9:50 am 9:40 am
First Floor Auditorium
  • Daniel Kok (Speaker) General Manager, ICC Academy
9:50 am - 10:00 am 9:50 am
First Floor Auditorium
  • John Bugeja (Speaker) Co-Founder and Managing Director, Trade Advisory Network

John Bugeja, Managing Director, Trade Advisory Network

10:00 am - 10:20 am 10:00 am
First Floor Auditorium
  • Nitish Bhojnagarwala (Speaker) Vice President – Senior Analyst Financial Institutions Group, Dubai International Financial Centre, Moody's Investors Service

The presentation will provide delegates with on overview of the economic and business outlook in the Middle East. The key focus will be on:

  • An assessment of key economic data and trends
  • Geopolitical risks
  • Trade dynamics within the region: Trends ...
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10:20 am - 10:30 am 10:20 am
First Floor Auditorium
  • Mohammed Shael AlSaadi (Speaker) CEO - Corporate Strategic Affairs Sector, Department of Economic Development, Government of Dubai

Dubai has been one of the most important commercial and economic centres in the region. The city has only risen with time, to establish itself as one of the major powers in the region and beyond. The presentation will focus on:

  • The opportunity th...
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10:30 am - 10:45 am 10:30 am
10:45 am - 11:35 pm 10:45 am
First Floor Auditorium
  • Qamar Saleem (Speakers) Global Lead, SME & SCF Practice , IFC, World Bank Group
  • Ehsaan Ahmed (Speakers) Head of Global Transaction Services & Corporate Strategy, Noor Bank
  • Yusuf Ali Khan (Speakers) Managing Director, Head of Trade for Middle East, North Africa, Turkey and Pakistan, Citi
  • Nadia Abdul Aziz (Speakers) Managing Director & Partner, UNASCO

The panel will explore topics covering:

  • An overview of SMEs in the region - their importance and needs related to cash flow and financing
  • What are the key drivers of success, learning points and major breakthroughs in approach and delivery?
  • What ...
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11:35 am - 12:20 pm 11:35 am
First Floor Auditorium
  • Michael Backhouse (Speakers) Relationship Director, The London Institute of Banking & Finance
  • Anil Walia (Speakers) Financial Supply Chain Head, EMEA, Deutsche Bank
  • Shirish Garg (Speakers) Head - Supply Chain Finance Sales & Client Delivery, TB Asia , MUFG bank
  • Asim Al Abbasi (Speakers) Chief Financial Officer, DP World - UAE

The panel will explore topics covering:

  • An overview of corporates in the region - the current and evolving needs of large corporations in managing global supply chains, and in deploying SCF solutions and programs
  • What are the key drivers of succe...
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12:20 pm - 12:40 pm 12:20 pm
First Floor Auditorium
  • Daniel Kok (Speaker) General Manager, ICC Academy
12:40 pm - 1:40 pm 12:40 pm
1:40 pm - 1:45 pm 1:40 pm
First Floor Auditorium
  • John Bugeja (Speaker) Co-Founder and Managing Director, Trade Advisory Network

Scene setting for afternoon session

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm 1:45 pm
First Floor Auditorium
  • Olivier Paul (Speakers) Head of Policy, ICC Banking Commission
  • Abdulkader Bazara (Speakers) Consultant, Creative Trade Solutions FZE
  • K. Nizardeen (Speakers) Head of Transaction Banking, Emirates Islamic Bank, Dubai
  • Rüdiger Geis (Speakers) Head Product Management Trade, Commerzbank AG

The panel will explore topics covering:

  • What are the main drivers for the banks?
  • What is the importance or otherwise of trade and supply chain finance in their businesses?
  • What SCF mean to them in 2018 – Can the ‘chain’ take the...
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2:30 pm - 2:50 pm 2:30 pm
First Floor Auditorium
  • David Hennah (Speaker) Head of Trade & Supply Chain Finance, Finastra

The presentation will provide delegates with on overview of the following topics:

  • Supply chain finance today
  • Its effectiveness in meeting the needs of the different business segments
  • The role of the banks and non-banks in the market
  • Update on PoC...
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2:50 pm - 3:10 pm 2:50 pm
3:10 pm - 3:30 pm 3:10 pm
First Floor Auditorium
  • Olivier Paul (Speaker) Head of Policy, ICC Banking Commission
3:30 pm - 4:20 pm 3:30 pm
First Floor Auditorium
  • John Bugeja (Speakers) Co-Founder and Managing Director, Trade Advisory Network
  • Atif Raza (Speakers) Head Trade Sales, Institutional & Transaction Banking - CCBBG, Commercial Bank of Dubai
  • Sinan Ozcan (Speakers) Senior Executive Officer, Maersk Trade Finance
  • Richard Fossett (Speakers) TradeRiver
  • Cheong Lim (Speakers) EVP - Head Of Special Projects, Tawreeq Holdings

The panel will explore topics covering:

  • Where do non-bank providers of the working capital finance see their opportunities?
  • What have been their major success and challenges?
  • What has been their ability to scale and originate?

 

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4:20 pm - 5:10 pm 4:20 pm
First Floor Auditorium
  • Kah Chye Tan (Speakers) Chairman, CCR Manager, Tin Hill Capital
  • Lionel Taylor (Speakers) Managing Director, Trade Advisory Network Ltd
  • Emma Clark (Speakers) Global Head of Marketing & Corporate Affairs, Falcon Group
  • Mritunjay Singh (Speakers) Lead Trade Product, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank
  • Christian Hausherr (Speakers) Product Manager Trade Finance / Supply Chain Finance, Deutsche Bank

The panel will explore topics covering:

  • What is technology bringing to supply chain finance?
  • Aligning banks and fintechs: What has been the major developments in the last 2 years?
  • Who are the new lenders for new corporates – their market pe...
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5:10 pm - 5:20 pm 5:10 pm
First Floor Auditorium
  • John Bugeja (Speaker) Co-Founder and Managing Director, Trade Advisory Network
Thursday, May 10
9:00 am - 9:30 am 9:00 am
9:30 am - 9:45 am 9:30 am
First Floor Auditorium
  • Lionel Taylor (Speaker) Managing Director, Trade Advisory Network Ltd

Summary of Day 1 

Lionel Taylor, Managing Director, Trade Advisory Network

9:45 am - 10:45 am 9:45 am
First Floor Auditorium
  • Kah Chye Tan (Speakers) Chairman, CCR Manager, Tin Hill Capital
  • Shirish Garg (Speakers) Head - Supply Chain Finance Sales & Client Delivery, TB Asia , MUFG bank
  • Wing Ho (Speakers) Camel Finacial
  • Sumit Aggarwal (Speakers) EVP- Head of Transaction Banking Services, Emirates NBD
  • Udayan Kelkar (Speakers) Global Head of Sales and Marketing, Surecomp

The panel will explore topics covering:

  • What are the digital related themes dominating the trade & supply chain space?
  • Digitisation of trade and supply chain finance
  • What have been the major initiatives?
  • Discussion around life beyond the 'Proof o...
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10:45 am - 10:55 am 10:45 am
First Floor Auditorium
  • Michael Backhouse (Speaker) Relationship Director, The London Institute of Banking & Finance

Michael Backhouse from The London Institute of Banking & Finance will make a presentation covering the following topics:

  • Supply chain finance - Education update
  • The new certificate in supply chain finance (CSCF)
10:55 am - 11:15 am 10:55 am
11:15 am - 12:05 pm 11:15 am
First Floor Auditorium
  • Yaseen Anwar (Speakers) Former Governor, State Bank of Pakistan (Central Bank)
  • Asif Raza (Speakers) Head of Corporate Banking – MENA, Turkey, Russia & CIS, JPMorgan
  • Azhar Iqbal Hussain (Speakers) Principal Investment Officer Infrastructure & Natural Resources, MENA, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • Jan-Willem Sudmann (Speakers) Head of International Banking Group, Mashreq Bank
  • Keith XJ Kong (Speakers) ICBC, Dubai (DIFC) Branch

The panel will explore topics covering:

  • What will be driving One Belt One Road Initiative in 2018?
  • What will be Middle East's and UAE's involvement (and inclusion) in the new trade routes being established in Belt and Road?
  • Can Middle East be a h...
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12:05 pm - 12:50 pm 12:05 pm
First Floor Auditorium
  • David Hennah (Speakers) Head of Trade & Supply Chain Finance, Finastra
  • Manoj Menon (Speakers) SMD & Head of Global Transaction Banking, First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)
  • Jai Prakash Agarwal (Speakers) VAT and Business Process Consultant, VAT Faculty for The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)
  • Zahoor Dattu (Speakers) Principal Consultant, Bastaki Management Consultancy

The panel will explore topics covering:

  • The regulatory and legal framework - how SCF operates along the Belt and Road initiative?
  • What are the implications and potential benefits of SCF?

 

12:50 pm - 1:00 pm 12:50 pm
First Floor Auditorium
  • Lionel Taylor (Speaker) Managing Director, Trade Advisory Network Ltd
1:00 pm - 1:10 pm 1:00 pm
First Floor Auditorium
1:10 pm - 2:30 pm 1:10 pm
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