Sep 07-10, 2015
4 Day Event


Award-winning global trade finance gathering reconvenes in Singapore

Regional success stories, key financing trends and concerns over China formed the basis for discussions at GTR Asia Trade Finance Week 2015, organised by Global Trade Review which took place at the Raffles City Convention Centre, Swissôtel the Stamford on September 7-10.

Held in partnership with International Enterprise Singapore, the government body responsible for promoting international trade and facilitating the overseas growth of Singapore-based companies, the event is now firmly established as the leading trade finance gathering across the global market, having been awarded the title of ‘Best Asian Conference’ at the Conference Awards 2015.

Taking place over four days, having expanded the format to incorporate a tour of Singapore’s PSA port terminal, additional streams, break-outs, workshops and networking events, the event placed strong emphasis on the trade and export priorities of companies of all sizes, as well as highlighting opportunities across a range of markets and territories across the continent. The conference was opened by Teo Cheung, Chief Executive Officer of International Enterprise Singapore, who delivered the keynote address in line with marking SG50, commemorating 50 years of Singapore’s independence.

“Despite the widespread anxieties over the current situation in China, Asia continues to lead the way in global trade, and nowhere is this more evident than the thriving environment here in Singapore,” says Rupert Sayer, Founder of GTR and CEO of GTR Asia. “Every day we see new trading companies establishing themselves here, as well as banks, insurers and a growing non-bank finance sector, all of whom are keen to take advantage of the superb conditions in place for conducting trade business. We only expect this to continue.”

Key discussion points included commodity trends and financing challenges, evolving regulatory and compliance requirements, supply chain innovation, the role of insurance, RMB internationalisation, alternative finance and the response to financial crime, as well as profiling markets as diverse as China, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Central Asia and the Asean trade bloc, in addition to trade flows with Africa and Latin America. The opening morning also reflected on preliminary findings from the ICC Global Survey on Trade Finance 2015.

Strong corporate attendance and unrivalled networking opportunities formed a central pillar of the event’s success, with attendance from senior representatives of companies such as Essar, Reliance Industries, Bunge, Rhodium Resources, Siemens, Shell, Vitol, Noble Resources, Coca Cola, Hyundai, BP, Hewlett-Packard, among many others.

Aashish Pitale, Group Treasurer, Essar Services India
Alan Kuek, Chief Executive Officer, MRI Group
Alby Lee, Managing Director, Head of Global Transaction Banking, Asia Pacific, Santander
Alejandro Estevez-Breton, Chief LatAm Economist & Head, Rates & FX Strategy, Santander Investment Securities Inc.
Ali Ansari, Global Head of Business Development, CMB Large Corporates, Global Trade & Receivables Finance, HSBC
Amol Lara, Director, Asia Pacific, Treasury & Trade Solutions, Citi
Andrew Beechey, Head of Global Financial Risks, Asia Pacific, Liberty International Underwriters
Andrew Rothery, Independent Trade Credit Insurance Specialist
Aneish Kumar, Managing Director & Country Executive, India, BNY Mellon
Anne-Marie Woolley, Head of Energy & Metals, Nedbank Capital
Anthony Palmer, Deputy Chairman, BPL Global
Asmita Jamkhandikar, Compliance Officer, Corporate & Investment Bank, J.P. Morgan
Axel Bommersheim, Regional Head of CIS, Baltics & Mongolia, Commerzbank
Bartholomeus Ras, Global Head of Business Development, Global Trade & Receivables Finance, HSBC
Bhavesh Patel, Senior Vice-President, Marsh India
Brahim Zerouki, Commodity Trading Director, PetroIndo Utama
Bruce Alter, Head of Global Trade & Receivables Finance, HSBC China
Casei Ang, Head of Trade Finance, Singapore, National Australia Bank (NAB)
Caspar Jonk, Head of Trade South & South East Asia, National Australia Bank (NAB)
Cathrin Karpinski, Senior Vice-President, Export Finance, Head of International Markets, Commerzbank
Catherine Aubert, Managing Director, Head of Trade Credit & Political Risk Insurance, Société Générale
Cecilia Lim, Treasury Director, Amcor Singapore
Cheng Ye, Senior Vice-President, Head of Trade Sales, China, Wells Fargo
Chris Emslie, Country Treasurer, Singapore, ABB
Chris Pardey, Chief Executive Officer, RCMA Commodities
Christina Li, Head of Supply Chain Finance, Asia, Wells Fargo
Christopher Bozek, Managing Director, Head of Trade & Supply Chain Product Management, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
David Neckar, Product Development Director, Financial Solutions, Willis
Deep Roy, Associate Partner, Economic Laws Practice
Fabrice Desnos, ?Regional Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific, Euler Hermes
Finbarr Bermingham, Asia Editor, Global Trade Review (GTR)
Francois Dotta, Chief Executive Officer, EFA Group
Frank Wu, Regional Head of Structured Commodity Trade Finance, Asia Pacific, Deutsche Bank
Gary Kucher, Chief Executive Officer, Mongolia Holdings, Inc.
George Fong, Head of Trade Product Management, Asia-Pacific, Global Trade & Loan Products, J.P. Morgan
Gopul Shah, Director, Corporate Treasury & Trade Finance, Golden Agri-Resources
Guillaume Servajean, Sales Structurer, Energy Management Trading, GDF Suez Trading
Guo Ningning, Country Head & General Manager, Singapore Branch, Bank of China
Ian Kerr, Chief Executive Officer, Bolero
Ivan Leung, Head of Corporate Sales North Asia & Export & Agency Finance, Santander
Ivone Hodiny, Managing Director, Head of Structured Trade, Commodity & Trade Finance, DBS
Jacqueline Chang, Regional Head of Commodities, Asia, ABN Amro
Jayant Menon, Lead Economist, Trade & Regional Cooperation, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Jayant Parande, President & Global Head of Treasury & IR, Group Treasurer, Olam International
Jean Craven, Director, Export Trading Group (ETG)
Jean-Francois Lambert, Global Head of Commodity & Structured Trade Finance, HSBC
Jenny Lee, Senior Vice-President, Head of Product Strategy & Business Development, Asia Pacific, Wells Fargo
Joan Lee, Regional Head of Corporate Market, Swift
John Reeve, Director, AgRee Commodities
Jonathan Jiang, Head of Trade Finance & Cash Management Corporates, Hong Kong, Deutsche Bank
Kah Chye Tan, Senior Advisor, ICC Academy
Kai Fehr, Head of Trade, Asia Pacific, International Trade Services, Wells Fargo
Kaushik Mukherjee, Senior Vice-President, Head of Trade Sales, South Asia, Wells Fargo
Ken Stratton, General Manager, Regional Head of Transaction Banking Sales, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ
Kevin Lee, Chief Financial Officer, Integra Petrochemicals
KK Tay, Head of Global Transaction Banking, Asia Pacific, UniCredit
Lamin Sanneh, Head of Business Development, Commodity Connect DMCC
Lionel Taylor, Managing Director, Trade Advisory Network
Lloyd Muposhi, Head of Trade Finance, PTA Bank
Marco Scherber, Head of Structured Export & Trade Finance, Southeast Asia, Commerzbank
Mark Houghton, ?Senior Underwriter, Political Risk & Trade Credit, XL Catlin
Mark Sachs, Partner, Thomas Cooper
Mark Wong, Managing Director, Credit, Political & Security Risks, Asia, JLT
Matt Goddard, Head of Global Sales, Trade Finance Partners
Matthew Ekberg, Vice-President, International Policy, BAFT
Michal Ron, Managing Director, Head of International Business, Sace
Miguel Albero, Head of Solutions & Origination, Global Transaction Banking, Santander
Miguel Chanco, Asia Economist, Economist Intelligence Unit
Moekti Prasetiani Soejachmoen, Head of Mandiri Institute
Ojas Doshi, Chief Operating Officer, Rhodium Resources
Olivier David, Head of Special Products, Atradius
Patrick Welch, Head of Commodity Trade Finance, Asia Pacific, UniCredit
Paul Gardner, Global Head of Structured Commodity Finance, Westpac Banking Corporation
Peter Gilbert, Chief Executive, BPL Global Singapore
Peter Mumford, Regional Director for Trade & Policy, South East Asia, UK Trade & Investment
Philip Michell, Head of Trade Sales, South Asia, Westpac Banking Corporation
Rahul Agarwal, Head of Risk & Finance, Matrix Bharat
Rahul Jain, Corporate Controller & Treasurer, SRF Limited
Rajiv Biswas, Senior Director & Chief Economist, Asia Pacific, IHS
Randolph Koppa, President, Trade & Development Bank of Mongolia
Raoul Gufflet, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Head of Corporate & Institutional Banking, Mauritius Commercial Bank
Richard Wulff, Group General Manager, Credit & Surety, QBE Australia
Rick Beckmann, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
RJ Liow, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, AYS Group
Rob Nijhout, Executive Director, International Credit Insurance & Surety Association (ICISA)
Sammy Lee, Vice-President & Regional Trade Processing Product Manager, APAC, BNY Mellon
Samuel Ang, Head of Credit & Trade Finance, Global Credit Lead LNG, Global Credit Lead Shipping, Shell
Sanman Shetty, Senior Vice-President, Asian Transaction Banking Office, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ
Santosh Pokharel, Relationship Manager, Trade Finance Programme, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Sean Norris, Head of APAC, Accuity
S.G. Murali, Group Chief Financial Officer, TVS Motor Company
Shivkumar Seerapu, Regional Head, Trade Finance Asia Pacific, Deutsche Bank
Sriram Muthukrishnan, Managing Director & Regional Head of Business Development, Asia-Pacific, Global Trade & Receivables Finance, HSBC
Stephen Capon, Regional Manager, Political Risks & Credit, Asia Pacific, Ace Global Markets
Tan Siew Meng, Regional Head of Global Trade & Receivables Finance, Asia Pacific, HSBC
Tan Tzu Ping, Managing Director, Head of FICC Corporate Origination, Asia Pacific Global Markets, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Teo Eng Cheong, Chief Executive Officer, International Enterprise Singapore
Tim Warren, Senior Vice-President & Regional Head, Asia Pacific, Zurich Credit & Political Risk
Vincent O’Brien, Chair, Market Intelligence Group, ICC Banking Commission
Vivek Ramachandran, Global Head of Product & Proposition Management, Global Trade & Receivables Finance, HSBCAlby Lee, Managing Director, Head of Global Transaction Banking, Asia Pacific, Santander
Vivek Sharma, Treasurer, Asia Pacific, Noble Resources
William Shaw, Managing Director, Texel Asia
Xavier Farcot, Regional Head of Risk Underwriting, Coface Asia Pacific
Yongmei Evers Cai, Partner, Simmons & Simmons

Venue: Swissotel the Stamford
Address: 2 Stamford Road, 178882, Singapore
Telephone/Fax: +65 6338 8585


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