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US Trade & Working Capital Conference 2018

10% early booking discount available when booking online before May 18 with code: EBD10

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Returning to Chicago in June, GTR’s US Trade & Working Capital Conference will once again provide an ideal forum for US companies and financial service providers to meet and discuss the next steps for US trade and the evolution of the trade finance space.

Featuring fintech thought leaders, corporate treasurers, trade financiers and corporates from across the nation and beyond, 2018’s conference will again utilize innovative programme formats to drive cross-sector dialogue between audience and speakers, including showcase presentations from a range of solution providers, workshop breakouts and focused industry case studies.

If you are looking to expand your contact base, expertise and trade operations, this is a key forum where the right relationships will be made.


“Innovative and experienced speaker panels and a great networking opportunity. Overall a great event and looking forward to attending the next one. ”

HC Barke, Prudentia Trading


Key dates:

June 12: Women in Trade Finance (invitation only – Contact Elisabeth for more details)

June 13: US Trade & Working Capital Conference 2018

Followed by: Evening drinks reception on a boat! (all attendees welcome!)


Topics to be discussed at this year’s event include:

  • Doing business in ‘the new normal’: Trade wars, tariffs and political risk
  • Tradetech showcase: Digital innovation across the physical and financial supply chain, overcoming regulatory compliance challenges, and enhancing credit risk management
  • Trade credit market trends and risk management techniques: Assessment of the key drivers of credit insurance market growth combined with practical risk management guidance
  • Supply chain finance and working capital optimization: Best practice benchmarking with detailed case studies
  • Deal analysis: Appetite and capacity for insuring Latin American trade credit and political risk
  • Commodities focus: Managing increasing complexity throughout the soft commodity value chain
  • Get the full agenda

Who will you meet?

  • Local and international banks
  • Multinationals and SMEs
  • Independent financiers
  • Commodity brokers and traders
  • Insurers and risk managers
  • Lawyers and consultants
  • Fintech providers
  • ECAs & MFIs


  • Marvin Cole, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Ovamba
  • Fiona Deroo, Managing Director, Head of Global Trade Sales, Americas, BAML
  • ArunKumar Dharmapuri, Lead, Treasury Systems, Pfizer
  • Alisa DiCaprio, Head of Research & Global Trade Strategy, R3
  • Eduardo Freitas, Senior Vice-President & Regional Head, Americas, Trade & Structured Finance, Olam
  • James Gellert, Chairman & CEO, RapidRatings
  • Dheerie Govender, Chief Executive Officer, Global Collateral Control
  • David Hightower, President & Co-founder, The Hightower Report
  • Peter Hunter, Vice-President, Trade Credit, Chicago, Chubb
  • Dan Juliano, Managing Director, Americas, TradeIX
  • Adrian Katz, Chief Executive Officer, Finacity
  • Robert Kowit, Senior Vice-President & Product Specialist, Federated Investors
  • Jay LeClaire, Region Director, Sales & Marketing (Americas Region), Euler Hermes World Agency
  • Ann McCormick, Director, Global Trade & Supply Chain Product Management, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Michael McDonough, Head of Trade Finance Product Management, North America, MUFG
  • Gary Mendell, President, Meridian Finance Group
  • Paul Scobie, Head of Transaction Risk Management, Global Trade and Receivables Finance, HSBC
  • Anil Sebastian, Senior Manager, Supply Chain, Microsoft
  • Chris Spedding, Head of Global Transaction Banking, North America, Lloyds Bank
  • Matt Stanley, Managing Director, Originations, Exworks Capital
  • Gene Vayngrib, Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder, Tradle
  • Igor Zax, Managing Director, Tenzor

More soon to be confirmed…

A list of registered companies will be released closer to the event date.


View the list of companies who attended in 2017 here.

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Telephone/Fax: +1 312-565-0565


“Very insightful, great networking and overall an excellent experience”

GG Pou, Luzan Trading

“GTR brought together an exceptional blend of financial professionals, established solutions providers, and emerging tech startups for engaging and diverse discussions. Presenters were of high quality and talked not only about the issues of today, but future challenges in this rapidly changing industry”

L Wilson, Fluent

“Superb venue to hear corporate perspectives and financial industry thoughts about issues impacting trade, supply chain and liquidityJT Burke, China Systems”

JT Burke, China Systems

“This is my first time at this conference. It was very enlightening! I totally intend to apply what I learned on my business. I can’t wait for the next one.”

I Bihl, GBRM Trading

“Innovative and experienced speaker panels and a great networking opportunity. Overall a great event and looking forward to attending the next one. ”

HC Barke, Prudentia Trading

“Excellent conference. Top notch speakers”

S Atallah, Trade Finance Advisor

“Insightful and thought-provoking.”


“A truly insightful event throwing light on how fintech revolution is driving the future of trade finance”

HC Barke, Prudentia

“Very informative conference that invited a diverse group of speakers and topics. Very relevant for the current market environment”

S Mourjani, HSBC

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gold sponsors
drink reception sponsor
lanyard sponsor
silver sponsors
institutional partners

Sponsorship Opportunities

Email Ed Virtue at

Speaking Opportunities

Email George Mitchell at

Marketing/Media Opportunities

Email Elisabeth Spry at

Standard Rate: US$1,299.00
Corporate Rate: Is available to exporters, importers, manufacturers, distributors, traders & producers of physical goods only

Find out about corporate pass offers please get in touch with Elisabeth at

Additional discounts:

  • Add code: EDB10  in the next registration step to receive 10% off. Valid until May 18.

  • 15% multi-booking discount for second or any subsequent booking received from the same company and office booked at the same time.

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