Host by Finastra Date March 25, 2021 12:00 am

Trade Forum - Breaking the European frontier for trade finance

Finastra will be hosting our first virtual ‘Finastra talks trade’ event on the 25th March 2021. Our experts will be joined by partners, financial institutions and other industry leaders from across Europe, to discuss key topics in trade across the region. 

Corporate banking is changing. Even prior to the COVID-19 global pandemic, corporate banks were rethinking the way they position themselves and the way they deliver their services. With increasing market pressure, trade finance activity in all regions is focusing on sectors that require flexible and dynamic solutions – including SMEs and emerging sectors. Register today and learn from your peers and other industry leaders how technological advances are creating opportunities to meet client needs in a faster, more flexible and more agile way. 





9.30am – 10.45am

2025: Tomorrow’s European Landscape

How traditional relationship models are being reimagined through digital transformation?

  • Sean Edwards - Chairman, ITFA

  • Saila Alapiha - Senior Product Owner, OP Financial Group

  • Oswald Kuyler - Managing Director DSI, ICC

  • Iain MacLennan - VP, Trade & Supply Chain Finance, Finastra

11.30am – 12.15pm

New initiatives to orchestrate European trade

What is stopping businesses from accessing finance, and how to challenge this ? 

  • Carl Williamson - Head of Trade Finance, UK Export Finance

  • Sathish Thiruvenkataswamy - Director, Cognizant

  • Brian Edmondson - Global Head, Trade & Working Capital Finance, Finastra

1.00pm – 1.45pm

Driving Innovation: How can a platform approach help banks innovate at pace?

How collaboration with Fintech partners helps create superior value-added services for customers ?

  • Marc Smith - Founder & CEO, Conpend

  • Casimir Veisblat - Managing Director, Tesselate

  • Gunnar Collin - Global Head of Sales & Marketing, Enigio

  • Carlos Teixeira - Senior Principal, Global Solutions Consulting, Finastra