Singapore, 18 January 2017
Now in its 5th edition, the ICC Academy will host its next Supply Chain Finance (SCF) Summit on the 2-3 March 2017 in Singapore. The high-level event serves as a global platform to exchange insights and ideas on the latest developments and challenges in the supply chain process.
As Asia’s principal trade and financial hub, Singapore has the potential to shape the development of regional supply chain financing. After last year’s marked success, it is no wonder that the event would return to the island city-state, confirming its global status and marked industry growth.
This year, over 200 top trade and supply chain finance specialists are expected to attend the ICC Academy’s two-day flagship event. Designed to cover topics that are globally important from an Asia-Pacific perspective, the conference allows participants to choose between two separate streams of engaging content, allowing them ease and flexibility to focus on the material that is most relevant to them and their respective business needs.
The Summit has attracted prominent speakers from various sectors, including Kathy Lai, Assistant Chief Executive Officer at IE Singapore; John-Pierre Lehmann, Emeritus Professor of International Political Economy IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland and Singapore, and Visiting Professor Hong Kong University, PhD Oxford; Olivier Paul, Head of Policy for the ICC Banking Commission; Chune Kit Pong, Managing Director at Accenture; and Mark Millar, acclaimed author of Global Supply Chain Ecosystems. From alternative finance and FinTech solutions; to an update on the ICC Banking Commission’s landmark initiative, “Definitions for Techniques of Supply Chain Finance;” to addressing the compliance agenda in supply chain finance—a wide variety of topics will be touched upon. Participants will be able to gain valuable knowledge from in-depth panel discussions, examine key case studies and enjoy an array of dedicated networking opportunities.
Also highlighted on the agenda, the ICC Academy team will officially unveil its newest professional certification, the Export/Import Certificate (EIC). Participants will be able to view a live video demonstration detailing what the entry-level programme entails, how it functions and why trade professionals—both experienced and novice—can benefit from the extensive expertise of the world business organization’s leading experts.
For the first time, the guests will have the opportunity to attend the SCF Workshop. The workshop is aimed at delegates who wish to improve their understanding of the subject so that they can derive maximum benefit from the attendance of the Summit.