May 10-11, 2017
2 Day Event

Documentary Credits Masterclass: Practical issues, risks and challenges in international trade

Despite increased digitisation, documentary credits still play a pivotal part role in international trade, particularly in developing markets. This intensive seminar will provide a practical and interactive analysis of regulation, practice and risk in international trade and documentary credits.


“An excellent platform to learn about Africa’s progress”
T Assefa, ECX


Join this Masterclass, given by John Turnbull, a leading international trade specialist with unrivalled practical experience in this field.

John is Chair of the ICC UK Banking Committee, Chaired the ICC Consulting Group for both the revision of UCP 600 and ISBP 745, and has acted as an expert witness in many complex international trade legal cases.

Held over two half-days in Nairobi, this intensive seminar is ideal for those looking to build up their LIBF PDUs or increase their working knowledge surrounding documentary credits, and will provide an interactive analysis of regulation, practice and risk in international trade, as well as being fully CPD accredited.




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Trainer Bio:

John Turnbull, Director, Certis International
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 Ltd, Head of Global Trade Finance, London at SBC (now UBS) and Head of Trade Finance at Paribas, London. 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.
For 10 years since its inception he was the 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 the joint ICC/Wolfsberg Committee. Representative on many national and international trade committees, including previously a Board Member of the International Energy Credit Association in the USA, a current long-standing member of the IECA European committee and a member of the editorial board of GTR’s flagship magazine, Global Trade Review.

A list of registered companies will be revealed on a date closer to the event.

Venue: Windsor Golf Hotel & Country Club
Address: Kigwa Lane, Ridgeways, Off Kiambu Road, Nairobi, Kenya
Telephone/Fax: +254 20 8647000


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