Blockchain for Global Trade Finance: Real-World Application
  • Park Plaza London Waterloo, 6 Hercules Road, London
    SE1 7DP
  • Tuesday 26th February, 8:00am - Until Wednesday 27th February, 5:00pm
Blockchain for Global Trade Finance: Real-World Application. Leveraging blockchain to enable end-to-end digitisation of the trade value chain: reducing inefficiencies, building trust, eliminating risk

Global Trade Finance is ripe for disruption. With the arrival of blockchain technology, the industry now has an essential catalyst to drive transformation and underpin the digitisation of the financial supply chain. Consortia and networks are moving beyond PoC and initial success with domestic or regional pilots; now is the time for a conference that unites the Global Trade Finance ecosystem to share best practice and optimise implementation. Wherever you are in your blockchain journey – this event will guide you through every step and decision.

Blockchain for Global Trade Finance: Real-World Application is the only event to bring together banks and financial services, shipping and logistics firms and corporates. This conference will provide an independent platform for a practical conversation about the wider adoption and large-scale implementation of blockchain.

Whether you're involved in a consortium already or are still exploring the revolutionary new opportunities blockchain offers, take away practical implementation guidance:

See use cases from leaders in major consortia about their work increasing efficiency and unlocking new markets
Network across the ecosystem with decision-makers from banks, corporates, ports, logistics firms and insurers
Unlock roadblocks on the path to interoperability; learn about latest developments in standards and compliance
Learn from actual implementers about best practises in an independent, platform-agnostic forum
Cut through hype and uncover the true costs and benefits of using blockchain to digitise trade value chains


Conference + Fundamentals Focus Day (Financial Services): £2199.0,
Conference Only (Financial Services): £1599.0,
Fundamentals Focus Day (Financial Services): £699.0,
Conference + Fundamentals Focus Day (Corporates, Shipping & Logistics): £1539.0,
Conference Only (Corporates, Shipping & Logistics): £1119.0,
Fundamentals Focus Day (Corporates, Shipping & Logistics): £699.0,
Conference + Fundamentals Focus Day (Service Providers & Consultants (*)): £3499.0,
Conference Only (Service Providers & Consultants (*)): £2599.0,
Fundamentals Focus Day (Service Providers & Consultants (*)): £999.0

Speakers: Alistair Baxter Head of Supply Chain Finance RBS, Aljosja Beije Logistics and Technology Lead BlockLab Rotterdam, Bob Gravestijn Business Developer ABN AMRO, Chris van Oosten Head of Digital Platforms Port of Rotterdam, David Hennah Co-Chair World Trade Board, Fernando Lardiés Head of Network Banking Banco Santander, Jim Bidwell Head of Trade Services Product Management RBS, Kristian Luoma Head of OP Lab OP Financial Group, Les Christy Data Privacy & Digital Counsel HSBC, Mariana Gomez de la Villa Program Director DLT ING, Michael Harte European Head of Trade Product Standard Chartered, Michael Hyltoft Independent Director EFA SME Trade Finance Fund, Michael Mainelli Executive Chairman Z/Yen Group, Mirka Skrzypczak Head of Working Capital & Trade Products RBS, Olga Berlinskaya Senior Originator and Business Development Manager AIG, Patrik Zekkar Global Head of Trade Finance & Working Capital Management Nordea, Pim Bezemer Freelance Finance Manager (Vopak, Heerema) , Toon Leitjens CTO Komgo, Usman Butt Regional Product Manager Europe HSBC, Valerie von Lucke Specialist Group Strategy/DLT LAB Commerzbank AG

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