“The interactive contents of the study cover a wide range of subjects that carry specific relevance to trade finance. This is a rare course that combines various facets of trade finance viz. technical knowledge, operations, relationship management, latest trends and innovations. Hats off!”
Assistant Vice President Trade & Forex Compliance (TxB)
Axis Bank Ltd (India)
“A future-ready programme requires a future-ready curriculum. We’re glad to have partnered with the ICC Academy to offer e-learning topics on Trade Finance and Cross-Border Trade on a robust online learning system which can be assessed anywhere and anytime.”
Deputy Director International Trading Institute
“Trade and trade finance often have a misconceived image of lagging behind today’s technological applications. It is typically associated with reams of paper and out of date inefficient processes. The ICC Academy’s ‘Digital Trade Finance and Fintechs’ e-course includes content that helps dispel this myth. The course sets out clearly the structures and use of digital means for trade finance and provides an insightful look into the future of fintech in trade.”
Partner of Trade and Commodities
Simmons & Simmons (Hong Kong)
“The ICC Academy’s Export/Import Certificate (EIC) is truly universal and its content is applicable to businesses worldwide. It is well designed with easy to use learning portal – with short animated videos, quizzes, additional resources and proctored exam. The best bit is the comfort of going through the digital courses as per convenience.
Another good reason is the fact that the body behind the certificate is the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) which gives huge credibility to the certificate. I recommend the ICC EIC certificate to anyone who want to improve their competency in international business.”
Exporters Development Specialist
Saudi Exports (Saudi Arabia)
“I have completed all core courses of Certified Trade Finance Professional (CTFP) and I am elated to mark the program excellent. The content, presentation, audio-visual materials are praise-worthy. It would be a great opportunity for trade finance professionals to go through such training program to enrich their knowledge and exposure. I am thankful to the ICC Academy, Southeast Bank, ADB for providing me with the opportunity.”
KAZI KAMAL HOSSAIN
Southeast Bank Limited (Bangladesh)
“As a fresher in the industry, I feel the ICC Academy’s Global Trade Certificate (GTC) is very practical and helpful. The lessons are easy to understand and has supported my objectives. Thanks to the ICC Academy, I can now manage to have answers for issues that I have been wondering for a while, and the foundation to achieve more knowledge.”
MAI KHANH NHU
Financial Institutions Officer
Orient Commercial Bank (Vietnam)
“We value the collaboration and cooperation we have with the ICC Academy. It was an honour to be invited [to their facilities] to learn about their offerings. The CCPIT will be focusing on promoting this certification programme to more universities in China. I believe there are more opportunities for broader collaboration in the very near future.”
Commercial Sub-council (China)
“The ICC Academy’s CTFP certification is challenging and at the same time professional. I have taken up many on-line courses, none have offered such in-depth knowledge in trade finance. The programme exceeded my expectation in many regards, opened up my horizon, especially in the depth of information supplied and key information of trade finance, that I can implement immediately.”
Senior Trade Manager
Türk Ekonomi Bankası (Turkey)
Case Study: ADB trains 80 banks, boosts trade with ICC Academy
Our partner’s story
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) provided online training and accreditation programmes through the ICC Academy to up-skill 150 staff members across 80 banks. E-courses and certifications were offered through ADB’s Trade Finance Programme using ICC Academy’s international training model and innovative digital platform.
Staff members educated | Partner banks involved
About the company
Based in Manila, ADB is an international development finance institution, owned by 67 members. By targeting its investments wisely in partnership with its stakeholders, ADB helps its developing members reduce poverty, ensuring that growth is sustainable and inclusive through loans, technical assistance, grants and advice.
Through its Trade Finance Programme (TFP), ADB works with partner banks to provide companies with the financial support needed to trade in Asia’s most challenging markets. The programme supports a wide range of transactions—from commodities and capital goods to medical supplies and consumer goods.
To effectively strengthen employee competencies and build expertise, ADB required an international and high-impact training resource that would allow the staff to easily adapt to the changing requirements of stakeholders; gain a competitive edge and better advise the trade community. It was also essential that materials were accessible anywhere, at any time.
How we helped
ADB was able to offer specialised training and certification to 150 staff members in 80 banks thanks to the ICC Academy’s industry-backed curriculum and convenient online platform. With employees’ expertise boosted, TFP partner banks were able to provide high-quality support to local export and import companies, resulting in increased trade activities throughout the region.
“I have completed all core courses of the ICC Academy’s CTFP. Its contents, presentation and audio-visual materials are praise-worthy. It would be a great opportunity for trade finance professionals to go through such training to enrich their knowledge and exposure.”
Kazi Kamal Hossain
Principal Officer, Southeast Bank Limited
With expertise boosted among select TFP employees, ADB is set to expand its capacity-building initiative with the ICC Academy in 2018. This step reinforces ADB’s commitment to advance partner bank knowledge, allowing companies to reach their potential through international trade.
“ADB is glad to have partnered with ICC Academy in providing online global trade and supply chain finance training. With the training’s initial phase, the Global Trade Certification and Certified Trade Finance Professional, we have successfully trained 150 professionals from more than 80 Trade Finance Programme partner banks.”
Head of Trade Finance, Asian Development Bank