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GTR Asia Trade & Supply Chain Finance Conference 2016

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Asia’s trade finance community gather in Hong Kong for major finance conference

Global Trade Review (GTR), the leading publication for the trade, commodity and export finance community returned to Hong Kong to host the GTR Asia Trade & Supply Chain Finance Conference 2016, which takes place at JW Marriott on June 6.

Building on the success of 2015’s inaugural event, 2016’s conference delivered a timely agenda to business leaders and provided unrivalled networking opportunities for domestic, regional and international financial institutions, global corporate and SMEs, policy makers and specialist trade finance and supply chain experts.

The event welcomed Raymond Yip, Deputy Executive Director, Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) to deliver the keynote address focusing on the challenges that the Asian market is currently facing such as declining commodity prices and the effects of the Chinese slowdown. Additional speakers also took to the stage, representing the likes of China telecom, Microsoft, GE Capital, Hyva, Firestone Diamond and more.

“This year’s event introduced new topics focusing on the treasury and fintech sectors, placing greater importance on what it takes to establish a treasury centre, as well as highlighting exciting new developments such as blockchain and what it really means for trade” said Rosie Madderson, producer of the conference. “The event was also well timed to discuss the opportunities that The Belt and Road initiative has to offer in the region – we were pleased to facilitate numerous interesting discussions throughout the day!”

Topics for discussion included Hong Kong’s role in the One Belt, One Road initiative, the impact of regulatory measures and budget proposals and the options available for the progressive private insurance market.

With so many high-level delegates in attendance, networking formed a key feature throughout the day. A networking lunch, evening drinks reception and specific networking platforms provided ample opportunity for anyone serious about doing business in the region to create new business contacts and build relationships with the market’s main players.

Additional information

  • Continue the discussion on social media with the official event hashtag #GTRHK
  • Details on last year’s successful Hong Kong event can be found here



Enjoyed 2016’s event? Join us for 2017!

  • Xavier Farcot, Executive Vice President, Regional Risk Underwriting Director, Global Solutions, Asia Pacific, Coface
  • Raymond Yip, Deputy Executive Director, Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC)
  • Alby Lee, Managing Director, Head of Global Transaction Banking, Asia-Pacific, Santander
  • Seema Gogate, Assistant General Manager, Finance, Firestar Diamond
  • Anil Kumar Dudani, Head of Treasury, Dragon Oil
  • Peter Wong, Director, Consulting, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
  • Simon Ring, Global Head of Financial Markets, Pole Star Global
  • Jolyon Ellwood-Russell, Partner, Simmons & Simmons
  • Robert Cooper, Associate Director, Credit, Political & Security Risks, Asia, JLT
  • Albert Lim, Director, Head of Credit & Surety Hub, Asia Pacific, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions
  • Melanie Wartenberg, Head of New Business, Asia, Trade Credit, QBE
  • Cheam Hing Lee, Managing Director, Rhodium Resources
  • Xavier Farcot, Executive Vice President, Regional Risk Underwriting Director, Global Solutions, Asia Pacific, Coface
  • Mark Houghton, Regional Manager, Asia Pacific, Political Risk & Trade Credit Insurance, XL Catlin
  • Holger Frank, Head of FIG & GTB, Asia Pacific Region, UniCredit Bank
  • Biswajyoti Upadhyay, Managing Director, Regional Head of Transaction Banking Product Management, Greater China & North East Asia, Standard Chartered
  • Kah Chye Tan, Managing Director, Tin Hill Capital
  • Sanjay Saigal, Head of Customer Success, Skuchain
  • Alex Medana, Chief Executive Officer, WIP Solutions
  • Aurélien Menant, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Gatecoin
  • Liam Gilligan, Head of Innovation Lab, Hong Kong, Commonwealth Bank
  • Zoe Zhang, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, GoLend Hong Kong
  • Connie Leung, Senior Financial Services Industry Director, Industry and Global Accounts, Asia, Microsoft
  • Ross Wilkinson, Regional Director, Asia Pacific, Bolero
  • Ilkka Tales, Managing Director, APAC, Greensill
  • Michael Vrontamitis, Head, Trade Product Management, Transaction Banking, Standard Chartered
  • Peter Wong, Director, Consulting, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
  • Rajan Gupta, Group Treasurer, Hyva
  • Joseph Sum, Director, Head of Asia Corporate Trade Product, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Clifton Tong, Head of Sales, DS-Concept
  • Paul Dowling, Principle Analyst, East & Partners
  • Jovilyn Cotio, Relationship Manager, Supply Chain Finance Program, Asian Development Bank
  • Rajah Chaudry, Founder & CEO, Finocap
  • Chris Wohlert, Business Leader, Commercial Distribution Finance, Asia-Pacific, GE Capital
  • Homer Wu, Treasury Controller, TCC Global


Address: JW Marriott Hotel , Hong Kong

Telephone/Fax: +852 2810 8366


“I have been attending GTR events for the last five years. It is simply amazing how the GTR team assemble some of the finest experts in their respective fields. The sessions are lively, interactive and always well attended by banks and corporates from every corner of the world.”

P Roy, Reliance Industries

“GTR have done a very good job over the last few years organising interesting conferences in Asia which bring together key players in trade finance. Always good networking opportunities for new contacts.”

C Pardey, RCMA Commodities Asia

“GTR’s event is an excellent occasion to bring the trade finance industry together for networking and discussion of important topics.”

A S Gundogdu, ITFC

“Provides great insights from experts in the field of trade finance, with updates on the most recent and upcoming activities. ”

F Pandawa, Mulya Adhi Paramita

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