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GTR Asia Trade & Supply Chain Finance Conference 2017

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Hong Kong offers a business-friendly environment and unrivalled connectivity to global, regional and the mainland China markets, making it the ideal host for the GTR Asia Trade & Supply Chain Finance Conference 2017.

Returning for its third year, the conference continued to build on its reputation as a key networking forum for leading trade and supply chain finance specialists from across the Asia region. Experts from various sectors gathered to discuss topical issues including fintech, trade finance, supply chain, corporate treasury, fraud in trade and collateral management – a few of the many subjects discussed.


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2017’s conference continued to build on GTR’s respected format of networking sessions, providing delegates with an ideal platform for establishing new relationships with those keen to do business within the region.


Topics discussed:

›› Market outlook: Providing a global and regional update on trade opportunities, delving deeper into Hong Kong’s financial landscape and key priorities for 2017

›› Supply chain financing: Evaluating strategies for reinventing supply chain finance for the evolving trade industry and revamping the financial models for the digital age.

›› Regtech: Assessing the evolution of Regtech and emergence of new technologies for regulatory management across the financial services sector and what it means for your businesses

›› Cyber security: Reviewing key trends and developments of disruptive technologies on security and fintech cyber security innovations for banking and financial sector

›› Cryptocurrencies and bitcoin: How do cryptocurrencies compete with conventional payment systems? What are the underlining factors driving use and what are the next steps to regulate and stabilise them?

›› Fintech and blockchain: An update on blockchain application developments, reviewing current fintech solutions across Hong Kong and wider Asia

›› Qingdao: Lessons learned from the Qingdao fraud case, questioning the efficiency and transparency of warehouse financing, the role of technology in monitoring

›› Treasury insights: Assessing the primary challenges and concerns for treasurers and the role of Hong Kong as a treasury hub




  • Shape the debate! Audience polling will be used throughout the conference – have your say and influence on-stage discussions
  • Connect with fellow delegates before and after the conference via the GTR Members Area networking site


Additional information:

  • Click here to see a list of attending companies from 2016’s event.
  • Join the discussion on social media with the official event hashtag #GTRHK
  • Check out the 2016 event page here for details on last year’s successful event.


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  • Richard Vibert, Associate, Arbor Ventures
  • George Harrap, Chief Executive Officer, Bitspark
  • Ross Wilkinson, Head of Global Accounts, Bolero International
  • Peter Gilbert, Chief Executive Officer, Singapore, BPL Global
  • Antonio Tinto, Principal Consultant, Innovation & FinTech Partnerships, Capco
  • Steven van der Hooft, Chief Executive Officer, Capital Chains
  • Mark Rittmayer, Chief Financial Officer, Catontechnology
  • Craig Murray, Innovation Manager, Hong Kong Innovation Lab, Commonwealth Bank
  • Jonathan Culver, Tax Partner, Deloitte
  • Gordon Cessford, Regional MMCD Director, Asia Pacific, Euler Hermes
  • Esmond Lee Kin-Ying, Senior Advisor, Financial Services Development Council
  • Munish Kaushal, Finance Director, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare
  • Pindar Wong, Chairman, VeriFi & Commissioner, Global Commission on Internet Governance
  • Finbarr Bermingham, Asia Editor, Global Trade Review (GTR)
  • Nicholas Kwan, Director of Research, Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC)
  • Zach Piester, Chief Financial Officer, Intrepid Ventures
  • Charles d’Haussy, Head of Fintech, Invest Hong Kong
  • Jacques Ling, Executive Director, Global Trade & Loan Product, J.P. Morgan
  • Medhy Souidi, Catalyst of Fintech, Regtech & Payments, Mett
  • Connie Leung, Senior Financial Services Industry Director, Asia Lead, Microsoft
  • Rajah Chaudhry, Chief Executive Officer, Paycelerate
  • Albert Lo, Partner, PwC HK
  • David Brown, Claims Manager, Credit & Surety, QBE Insurance
  • Jenny Chan, Senior Treasury Manager, RGE Group           
  • Ivan Leung, Head of ECA, Asia, Santander
  • Jolyon Ellwood-Russell, Partner, Simmons & Simmons
  • Frankie Au, Director, Product Management, Transaction Banking, Standard Chartered
  • Tony Lam, Group Treasurer, Tai Chong Cheang Group
  • Mark Sachs, Partner, Thomas & Cooper
  • Holger Frank, Head of FIG & GTB Asia Pacific Region, Corporate & Investment Banking, UniCredit
  • Christina Li, Senior Vice-President, Head of Trade, Hong Kong & Strategic Trade Solutions, Asia Pacific, International Trade Services, Wells Fargo
  • Sopheap Lao, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, XNotes Alliance


Arbour Ventures
Argenta Hold ings
Avery Dennison


BMO Capital Markets
BNY Mellon
Bolero International
BPL Global



Capital Chains
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
CSC Asia Pacific


DBS Bank
Deutsche Bank


EFA Group
Euler Hermes


Financial Services Development Council


Global Management Services


Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Huntsmann LLC


ICC Academy
Intrepid Ventures Limited
Invest Hong Kong


J.P. Morgan
Jardine Lloyd Thompson
JLT Specialty


Lamberti Asia Pacific
Lloyds Bank


Microsoft Corporation
MIT Micro Informatique & Technologies SA
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Incorporated (MUFG)
Mizuho Bank


Nuevo Asia Capital

O & P

PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers)

Q & R

QBE Europe
QBE Insurance Group Limited
Raccolta, Molnar & Greiner

S & T

Saudi Export Programme
Simmons & Simmons
Standard Chartered
Tai Chong Cheang Group (TCC Group)
The Sunday Studio
Thomas Cooper
Trade Finance Corporation Limited

U, W & X

UniCredit SpA
Wells Fargo Bank
Westpac Banking Corporation
WIP Solutions
XL Catlin
XNotes Alliance

Address: JW Marriott Hotel , Hong Kong

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“Very informative and interactive. Knowledge gathering at its best.”

P Kumarnath, Karamtara Engineering

“An excellent platform to feel the pulse of trade finance and to understand the head winds for the industry.”

A Roy, Sace

“A well balanced agenda covering all areas of interest, with good quality speakers. Well organised and smoothly run event.”

D Hennah, Misys

“From all the GTR conferences I’ve attended to date, this had good content, topics & great networking with colleagues in banking and corporates.”

V Nayak, BNY Mellon

“This was my first time at a GTR conference and I’m really happy to have direct peer to peer interaction with trade professionals.”

R Mukherjee, Swift India

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