A unique one-day event focusing on short-term trade finance and treasury management in Germany and neighbouring markets, including Switzerland and Austria. 

Attendance was capped at 120 delegates, ensuring a high-level debate and excellent networking opportunities. As with all our events, Chatham House rules apply.

Through a variety of session formats including idea labs and workshops, guests debated the following themes:

 What role will the blockchain and other digital innovations play in trade finance?

 What can we expect from interests rates across Europe and in the USA?

 How can you increase efficiency throughout your supply chain?

 How do suppliers engage with supply chain finance programmes?

 How can companies and banks protect themselves against cyberfraud in trade?

 How can we make sure the Mittelstand is adequately served?

 What are the latest developments in factoring and forfaiting?

…and much more.

It was also be preceded by the separately-bookable School of Supply Chain Finance and the separately-bookable Export Finance Day

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  Plenary stream Workshop & idea lab stream

Coffee & networking

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Opening remarks

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Top Trends in Trade Finance

We kick off this focused trade finance event by looking at the top trends in global trade finance seen over the last year

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Keynote panel: Is supply chain finance living a second youth?

Is supply chain finance allowing corporates to work in new regions?

While traditionally used by multinational corporations in Western Europe and the USA, supply chain finance is now gaining traction among non-traditional players – corporates in Eastern Europe and Asia, and SMEs the world over. Siemens was an early adopter of SCF, and is one of its largest users. Here, we will take stock of the evolutions in SCF and look at what the advantages – and potential pitfalls – of its democratisation are, and how European companies are using SCF to optimise their working capital.

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Bridging the Mittelstand financing gap

Explore the products available to suit smaller companies’ needs

What strategies are smaller companies using to access financing? Are banks meeting their needs? And if not, which alternative sources of liquidity are they using? What are the differences in the needs of the German, Austrian and Swiss Mittelstand segments? What are the benefits of SCF for SMEs? Are there risks and costs involved? Will the ICC’s SCF glossary go far enough in making SCF more widely accessible?

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Audience response survey: Have your say

An anonymous, real-time survey of the audience on the key issues in the industry. We’ll be getting your thoughts on all the topics we’ve discussed at the conference, including the latest digital innovations, new sources of financing and treasury priorities. All guests will receive the full results and an annotated commentary as a report after the conference.

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Coffee & networking

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Plenary stream Workshop & idea lab stream

Who's pushing FinTech boundaries?

Is Europe leading the way in a FinTech revolution, and how will that affect bank...

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On-boarding supply chain finance

What are the challenges faced by buyers in on-boarding SCF? What are the advanta...

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Receivables finance: A break with tradition

A concrete case study, showcasing how capital markets finance can be used to innovate within supply chain finance

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Networking lunch

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Plenary stream Workshop & idea lab stream

Will supply chain finance programmes and providers feel the regulatory pinch pos...

Abengoa's fall from grace was contributed to by its complex SCF programme, which...

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Corporates' idea lab: Keeping your cash safe in the digital age

Learn how you can combat Workshop & idea lab room

Latest trends in factoring and forfaiting

Figures show that factoring and forfaiting are still popular tools, and that the...

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Corporate cash management

A chance for corporates to come together and share ideas on...

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Coffee & networking

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Plenary stream Workshop & idea lab stream

No credit? No problem!

Sub-investment grade companies often find themselves strapped for cash when it c...

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Workshop: UFK Guarantees – supporting imports

Learn how the German Ungebundener Finanzkredit (UFK), or untied loans, programme...

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How could THAT pass compliance?

In this interactive session, our panel of experts will look at a series of hypothetical deals and discuss the complexities they throw up with regard to Know-Your-Customer (KYC), anti-money laundering (AML) and other local regulatory and compliance issues. The audience will join the panellists in voting on whether they think those deals would – or should – pass their institutions’ compliance departments.

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Chairman's closing remarks

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AKA Bank

Große Gallusstraße 1-7

Frankfurt, Germany

Event enquiries

Phone: +44 (0)20 3735 5180

Email: [email protected]

Once again we returned to AKA Bank HQ to host this exclusive gathering of senior short-term trade finance and treasury management professionals.

 

Situated in the heart of Frankfurt's financial district, the location represents the most important financial centre in Germany.

 

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