Training Course

  • GTR Training | Nairobi

    Date posted



    Course dates

    14 February 2018


    US$ 649

    - 24/05/2018

Course Summary


A practical analysis of the key issues, risks and challenges

This concentrated course will provide an intensive and highly interactive analysis of the practical, operational and regulatory risks in international trade, documentary credits and commodities. It will explain how international trade is financed and consider the key principles that need to be adhered to and understood. It will also provide an analysis, of the main trade products and assess when and where they are appropriate to use.

  • In depth practical training exercises
  • Bespoke case studies assessments (over 30 key legal cases will be used)
  • Address the roles of the parties involved, their responsibilities and obligations
  • Consider the wide spectrum of risks; regulatory, operational, and credit that must be considered
  • An analysis of fraud in international trade
  • Guidance to assist in avoiding the consequences of being impacted by such fraud

This GTR Training will take place on May 24-25, during East Africa Trade & Commodity Finance Conference 2018.

Who should attend

The course is designed for individuals at all levels and will enable participants to develop an understanding of the most significant areas in the provision of trade finance.

  • 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

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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