TXF Americas 2020
The fun in the sun returns! Bringing all key players together for two days of networking, we explore case studies of the latest deals and examine the next hot opportunities across the region.
As the expansive Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) matures, it’s becoming increasingly clear that China cannot entirely fund the potential infrastructure and business opportunities alone. Could there be a larger role for non-Chinese corporates and financial institutions to play? Agnes Vargas, director, FI Asia, Commerzbank, considers their prospects.
Mark Schulz, director of risk, claims & collections and executive board member at Euler Hermes Switzerland, explains how Euler Hermes has embraced the digital revolution, expanded its presence in emerging markets and increased its product offerings. And there’s much more still in the pipeline.
International businesses are facing a more challenging and perilous sanctions environment. Brett Hillis and Leigh Hansson, partners at Reed Smith, discuss key sanctions regimes in Russia and Iran, as well as the long-reach of US sanctions, Brexit, and the uncertainties raised by the EU Blocking Regulation.
There are many approaches to trade digitisation, but DBS Bank is taking a different path to many of its peers. It’s early days, but Abdul Raof Latiff thinks that the road less travelled will work. He and Himanshu Sharma talk trade tech strategy to TXF.
SWIFT gpi featured highly at SIBOS in Sydney, but the full benefits for corporates of tracking inbound payments are still not always manifest. David Blair, managing director of Acarate Consulting, reflects on what needs to be done by banks and by SWIFT for treasurers to benefit in full.
Great strides are now being made in enhancing commodity logistics through the use of blockchain in commodity shipments. Jonathan Bell explores some of the recent developments.