Training Course

  • Documentary Credits Masterclass – Dubai

    Date posted



    Course dates

    14 November 2017



    - 22/02/2018

Course Summary


Documentary Credits Masterclass: Practical Issues, Risks and Challenges in International Trade and Commodities

GTR Training platforms seek to provide an atmosphere conducive to learning, enabling participants to improve their knowledge in an environment that is stimulating, intimate, challenging and fun.

Despite increased digitalisation, documentary credits still play a pivotal role in international trade. This focused seminar in Dubai, led by John Turnbull, will provide a practical and interactive analysis of regulation, practice and risk in international trade and documentary credits.

GTR Training will take place on February 21-22, after GTR Mena Trade & Export Finance Week 2018.

GTR Training initiatives that take place around a GTR conference have a specific relevance to a conference agenda, drawing on topics covered during the event and delving deeper into specific sectors.

Who should attend

  • Trade, export and commodity finance practitioners
  • Corporate bank relationship managers
  • Staff within compliance, credit and risk management functions
  • Relationship managers within financial institutions
  • Documentary credits and trade operations personnel

Training course content

Main discussion topics include:

  • The financing of international trade
  • Practical interactive case study: Issuance of documentary credits
  • An analysis of Specialised documentary credits
  • Letters of indemnity in oil transactions: Key considerations
  • International Standard Banking Practice
  • Practical interactive case study: key elements for document checking
  • Update on financial crime, KYC and AML initiatives in International Trade
  • How to balance the autonomy principle of documentary credits with the challenges of regulation, compliance and fraud

About the training provider

John Turnbull, Director of Certis International is a senior banker and trade finance specialist with 35 years experience of origination, negotiation, structuring, risk management and regulation of the full range of international trade transactions. Formerly joint general manager and global head of structured trade and commodity finance at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe, John has acted as expert witness in a number of high-profile trade finance legal cases. He was co-chair of the ICC Commission on banking technique and practice’s consulting group on the most recent revision of the UCP, chair of the Association of Foreign Banks Trade Finance Committee, chairman of the ICC UK Banking Committee and member of the ICC Banking Commission Global Financial Crime Committee and of the joint ICC/Wolfsberg Committee. Representative on many national and international trade committees and boards, like the international Energy Credit Association in the USA in the past and, as a current long-standing member, the IECA European committee, he is also a member of the editorial board of GTR magazine.

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