Don’t miss the Global Supply Chain Finance Summit

There’s not long left to register for the ICC Academy’s ground-breaking Supply Chain Finance Summit in Singapore on 9-10 March. The annual Summit, now in its fourth year, has become the go-to event for supply chain finance professionals from across the world.

Here are three reasons why our 2016 Summit is not to be missed.

Don’t miss the ICC Academy’s Global Supply Chain Finance Summit

1. The launch of new industry terminology… and the start of a new era for supply chain finance

The Summit will feature the global launch of new industry terminology for supply-chain financing-which has been developed through an extensive process involving a broad range of industry groups and financial institutions.

The Summit will provide an inside view of the new industry standard terminology-a product which is widely expected to support rapid growth in supply chain financing-with presentations from members of the ICC-led group which produced the new terms. Speakers will include senior representatives from Euro Banking Association, Commerzbank, ANZ, Standard Bank, and Deutsche Bank. The Summit will provide delegates the first opportunity to discuss the benefits of the new terminology, the proposed structures and techniques, as well as the next steps in its global adoption.

“Releasing common terminology for supply chain finance has real potential to advance the financing of global commerce,” said Alexander Malaket, Co-Chair of the ICC Academy Academic Committee and Chair of the Global Supply Chain Finance drafting group. “Banking professionals and companies will now be able to communicate and understand their international counterparties better, which will, in turn, enhance relationships and streamline business.”

2. Get the inside track on what’s happening in the supply chain finance market

The Summit also features panels, and case studies presented by leading players and industry experts, with this year’s line-up reflecting the progress of the industry – providing unique insights into the trends, opportunities, and challenges affecting supply chain finance.

These sessions will cover topics including supply chain financing in Asia, the importance of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and strategic suppliers, the transforming role of financial technology (fintech) in finance and the market response to increasing regional usage of the renminbi, among others.

If you want to know where the supply chain finance market is headed, the Summit is an event not to be missed.

3. A unique networking and professional development opportunity

The Summit will welcome 150 trade finance experts, CFOs, corporate credit and risk managers, corporate treasurers, import managers, trade specialists, bankers, insurers, consultants and vendors from all over the world. Participants will have invaluable opportunities to network with other like-minded professionals and-what’s more-ICC Academy members can earn up to 15 professional development credits (PDCs) towards any ICC Academy certification.

“The Supply Chain Finance Summit is an annual International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) event created in partnership with the ICC Banking Commission. This year is the first time the Summit will be held in Singapore – a leading international trading hub where supply chain finance is widely used,” said Thierry Senechal, Senior Director and Co-Founder of the ICC Academy.

Mr Senechal added: “This summit is also officially accredited – enabling ICC Academy members to earn points towards their chosen certification programme. This is what professional education is all about: rigorous and relevant education through self-paced courses and engaging events.”

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