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Alternative & Receivables Finance Forum tracks the transformation of receivables and invoice finance; showcasing the most successful new entrants to the market, examining the future of technology-enabled funding models, and driving the conversation on alternative finance for SMEs.

This is a unique gathering, where you can network with established receivables finance providers and ‘alternative’ SME funders and find out how the competitive landscape for commercial finance is changing.

The comprehensive programme provides insights into the priorities influencing SMEs’ financial choices and showcases the latest technology-enabled distribution models.
Speakers
Mark Abrams
Director, Trade Finance Global

Mark heads up the trade finance offering at TFG where he focuses on bringing in alternative structured finance to international trading companies. Prior to joining TFG (tradefinanceglobal.com), Mark qualified as a lawyer with a top ranked global trade and structured commodity finance team. Mark has previously advised commodity trading firms, banks and alternative capital providers on international structured trade financings, pre-export, prepayment and limited recourse structures - notably in the oil, soft commodities and metals sectors. This has included mining finance projects, structured letter of credit facilities, receivables discounting and forfaiting agreements.

Marc Bajer
Senior Advisor to the Board, PetraTrade Finance

Marc has over 42 years of experience in DCM, SCM, alternative lending, syndicated lending, leveraged lending, insurance, asset management, trading and sales. His responsibilities have included Global Head of Debt and Structured Capital Markets, Global Head of Syndicated Loans and Leveraged Loans and Global Head of Conduits/SIVs. He has also founded non-bank lending platforms and has been the CEO of a global insurance business.

Marc currently advises non-bank and next-gen lenders in the development of their fundamental strategy and direction, the assessment of their strategic risk and the evaluation of market opportunities.

Tony Baron
Treasury Policy Chair

Tony Baron started his career as a Government Information Officer. He then worked for many years as a City economist. He became a partner in a major UK stock-broking firm and has held senior management positions in a number of international investment banks. For the past 20 years Tony has pursued various business interests as a serial entrepreneur with interests ranging from a small securities firm to a holiday park. He continues to act as an economic consultant.

Glenn Blackman
Partner, FundInvoice

Glenn Blackman MBA is the Editor of FundingVoice magazine, a free monthly e-publication for SMEs, about business funding and business growth. He is a founding partner in FundInvoice LLP, the UK’s 1st research-based, business finance quotation search and advice service. FundInvoice have been Finalists at the Business Moneyfacts awards for the last 4 consecutive years. Glenn has been involved with the business finance sector since 1988 and has worked with a spectrum of lenders - from small independent providers, to high street banks. He has experience both inside and outside of the finance sector, having worked as a business, marketing and research consultant. Glenn has created an extensive library of free business finance research materials, resulting from numerous studies of customer behaviour, pricing and service quality levels within the sector. He lives in East Sussex with his wife and young children.

Andrew Bowden-Brown
Partner and Head of Banking and Finance, Francis Wilks & Jones Solicitors

Andrew is a Partner in our Litigation and Dispute Resolution team and Head of our Banking and Finance department. Andrew is a litigation and civil fraud specialist who has over 20 years’ experience of advising banks, asset based lenders and other financial institutions on all issues relating to their current, prospective and former clients, including security and facility documentation, policies and procedures and recoveries processes.

Perry Burns
Founder & Managing Director, Working Capital Partners

Perry Burns is managing director of Working Capital Partners Ltd which specialises in providing cash flow solutions for SMEs throughout the UK. He founded WCP in 2010 which was one of the first selective invoice financiers in the UK and has now funded more than £150m invoices for small businesses through the UK. Perry is a member of the UK Finance Asset Based Lending Product Services Board and Chairman of the Risk Exchange Forum Ltd, a cross industry grouping of independent factors formed to combat invoice fraud.

Pedro Pinto Coelho
Executive Chairman, Banco BNI Europa

Pedro is an innovative, agile and multi-award winning banking leader with over 25 years' international financial services experience with leading blue-chip institutions across three continents in progressive leadership roles, both executive and NED, in Investment Banking, Wealth Management, general management, business development, strategy and latterly in FinTech.

Thomas Davenport
Head of Strategic Partnerships, Market Invoice

Tom Davenport is Head of Strategic Partnerships at MarketInvoice. His work involves collaborating with global partners from across a range of sectors to bring value for UK businesses. His current focus areas are financial institutions and accountancy platforms.

Tom began his career in 2010 as a corporate lawyer at Linklaters LLP working in London, Milan and Singapore. In 2014, he turned to his passion for technology and entrepreneurship by joining MarketInvoice. As a Partnerships Manager, he travelled around the UK meeting businesses and their advisers, before building out MarketInvoice’s Partnerships team. He left in 2017 for a short departure to work for an insurance brokerage before returning in 2018 to take on his current role.

Tom is fluent in French, German, Italian and Spanish. He read Italian Language and Literature; German Language and Literature at Oxford University. He achieved is LLB from the College of Law, London

John Davies
Founder and Chairman, Kompli-Global

As a victim of significant orporate fraud in 2014 (the perpetrators have just been jailed), John Davies, Founder and Chairman of Kompli-Global PLC, was motivated to build a business that exposed potential wrongdoing of corporates and their officers that is simply not easily identifiable with the naked or untrained eye. The insight reports provided by Kompli-Global are commissioned by Magic Circle Law Firms, award-winning corporate advisors and compliance teams globally to help them combat financial crime. He is also heavily involved in a wide range of industry initiatives and is Chairman of the Association of Alternative Business Finance. For example, during the Covid-19 crisis he was asked to join a panel of sector experts, that included the Economic Secretary to the Treasury, for Q&A sessions organised for a wide range of parliamentarians by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Fair Business Banking. Topics discussed included the CBILS/BBLS and post-Covid recovery. John is also a member of the CBI’s SME Council and a member of the Financial Ombudsman SME Advisory Group.

Shiona Davies
Director BDRC Continental & Editor, SME Finance

Shiona Davies is an acknowledged expert on SME finance and the author of the SME Finance Monitor, a half-yearly report looking into SMEs and their access to finance. This independent report, published by BVA BDRC since 2011, is used by government, banks and business groups to inform the debate around lending to SMEs. It has been quoted widely in the national and international press and Shiona regularly presents its findings at events and conferences. Shiona’s background is in financial services: having started her career with NatWest, she moved to the research agency in 2000 and has been involved in a number of major assignments for financial and public sector clients, including the SME Finance Monitor and the new Independent Service Quality Survey for business current accounts, with results published online and in all major bank branches.

Mai Duong
Head of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships, Hokodo

Mai is the Head of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships at Hokodo, leading the commercial effort with platform partners and marketplaces.

Hokodo is one of the fastest growing fintech companies (straddling France and the UK) and the world’s first dedicated provider of commercial “Insurance-as-a-Service”. Hokodo revolutionises financial services, making them simple and accessible to the many small businesses (SMEs) left behind by today’s industries.

Hokodo is backed by the VC fund Anthemis. Hokodo Services Ltd is a coverholder at Lloyd’s and the insurance products underwritten and distributed by Hokodo are backed by the Channel Syndicate, a unit of SCOR global P&C.

Previously, Mai worked for 12 years in Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets at BNP Paribas, in Paris and Hong Kong, where she developed a taste for new technologies, insurance and SMEs problem-solving

Ryan Edwards-Pritchard
Independent Expert in Alternative Finance

Ryan was Managing Director of Funding Options. Previously, Ryan was Partner and Head of Business Development at management consultancy firm DBFS, where he successfully built out the advisory division as well as the delivery division.

Wayne Marc Godfrey
CEO/ Founder, Purely Capital

A prolific film producer and financier investing more than US$300m across 125+ independent feature films.

As a leading expert in independent film financing from rights acquisition to structuring, managing and concluding multi-party legal and financial closings, Wayne built a stellar reputation as a problem solver and fixing distressed situations.

In August 2018, Wayne founded Purely Capital - a supply-chain platform that automates and streamlines the acceleration of contracted entertainment receivables alongside a smart contract collection manager, built using distributed ledger technology and providing real time transparency and payments for all project stakeholders.

Iain Gunn
Account Executive - TradeRisks Solutions, PIB Group

Iain has over 35 years’ experience as a trade credit insurance broker, helping protect businesses from SME’s through global corporates to banks and financial institutions. Policy structures range from traditional whole turnover, to principal customer and single situation, placed with specialist insurers in both the company market and Lloyd’s of London.

Dr Rebecca Harding
Founder and CEO, Corolis Technologies

Dr Rebecca Harding is founder and CEO of Coriolis Technologies, a data and analytics provider for the trade finance space. She is an independent speaker and trade and trade finance economist.

Her experience spans academia, policy and business, including senior positions at Deloitte, London Business School. the Work Foundation, and as Chief Economist of the British Bankers Association. She acted as Specialist Adviser to the Treasury Select Committee and advised the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Entrepreneurship. She is a member of the World Trade Board and formerly a Trustee of the German-British Forum.

She co-authored The Weaponization of Trade: the Great Unbalancing of Policy and Economics and Gaming Trade: Win-Win Strategies for the Digital Era. She has authored 8 other books on the German economy, global innovation policy and SME financing. Her high media profile includes frequent appearances on Sky, CNBC, Times Radio and BBC television and radio.

Alison Harwood
Head of London Branch, Varengold Bank

Alison is head of the London branch of Varengold Bank, a Hamburg headquartered investment bank. She plays a critical role in developing the bank’s marketplace banking business, providing funding to the marketplace and platform lending industry. Before joining Varengold in 2015 she worked in structured finance at Barclays Capital, structuring and executing complex fixed income transactions. Alison began her career as a lawyer with Linklaters, specialising in tax and financial regulation and advising some of the world’s largest financial institutions and asset managers. She holds an LLB in Law with Spanish Law from Nottingham University and is a CAIA Charterholder.

Katrin Herrling
Founder, Funding Xchange

Katrin co-founded FUNDING XCHANGE (FXE) setting out to disrupt the inefficient SME funding space by creating the first UK marketplace for businesses to easily access bank and non-bank funding solutions in one place. FXE launched in 2015, announced an exclusive partnership with KMPG Small Business Accounting in October 2015, and was designated as an official finance referral platform by the British Government in November 2016. Today, Funding Xchange is working with nine UK banks as well as providing business funding solutions through MoneySuperMarket. Before founding FUNDING XCHANGE, Katrin spent seven years at Bain & Company, working closely with banks and other financial services institutions across Europe. Prior to joining Bain, Katrin led American Express’ strategy and business development team in London.

Alice Hu Wagner
MD Strategy, Economics and Business Development, British Business Bank

Alice Hu Wagner leads Strategy, Economics and Business Development at the British Business Bank. She is responsible for the overall strategy of the BBB, all economic forecasting and analysis, as well as leadership on business/product development and innovation. Alice joined the BBB in April 2015 from Barclays plc, where she was the senior lead director for Group Strategy. Prior to spending 5 years at Barclays and Barclaycard, she worked in London for Lloyds Banking Group and Prophet, a strategic marketing and brand consultancy. She began her career at McKinsey and Company, latterly specialising in corporate finance and strategy. 

Wayne Hughes
CEO, Investly

Mr Hughes has over 25 years’ international financial services experience with leading banks and private global companies across four continents. Prior to joining Investly Wayne has held senior roles with leading alternative financiers such as COO of Demica Working Capital and led receivable financing programmes for Bibby Financial services and other global corporates. Prior to this Mr Hughes worked with the Hedge Fund industry in the US and Europe developing new businesses and innovative products for institutional investors and multi-billion Working Capital facilities for Fund of Hedge Funds.

Marilena Ioannidou
Director, British Business Investments

Marilena joined British Business Investments in December 2013. She is the team lead on FinTech and regional angel investments.

Aman Kohli
CTO, Formely at Microsoft FS

Aman Kohli is CTO for Microsoft Services’ Financial Services and Insurance practice. He's a passionate technologist and comes from leading the architecture of the Innovation Labs of a Tier 1 Full Service Bank. He has interests in Fintech, Digital Banking and Decentralised Distributed Computing. He has spent the last number of years working in the Bank's Office of the CTO, focused on mobile and disruptive technologies like Blockchain, API as well as defining routes to the introduction of PSD2. He also chaired the technical working group of the Fintech and Payments Association Ireland (FPAI). Prior to joining the Bank he worked in the FSI practice for HP Enterprise Services where his main focus was on Front Office Cash trading systems. And his professional journey began with IONA Technologies, a distributed systems and integration, software technology company.

Phil Lojacono
Founder & CEO, Advanon

While studying Finance & Banking, Phil Lojacono had the chance to work at Google in Dublin. There he got to know his two future Co-Founders of Advanon. Advanon is an online platform that allows SMEs to sell or pre-finance their open invoices directly through financial investors. They are now active in two different European countries and are about to expand in three more countries.

Angus McFayden
Technology Lawyer & Partner, Pinsent Masons

Angus is an experienced technology lawyer advising on a range of sourcing and contracting matters, with a particular focus on data assets and emerging technologies. He regularly advises clients within regulated industries, in particular the financial services industry, to deliver on strategic cross-border projects. Angus has particular expertise in relation to payments and the related regulatory framework. In relation to this, he has worked with both suppliers and customers, and engaged with regulators, on a number of high-profile transactions. Angus regularly writes and speaks at industry events on sourcing, data protection and payments.

Robert Meters
Director, SCHUMANN International

Robert Meters is Director at SCHUMANN International Limited in London. He studied Business Administration and International Management at the University for Economics and Management. He has been in the credit risk management industry since 1993 and has worked for leading information service providers as well as in the telecommunications industry. At SCHUMANN, he is responsible for global business and the Financial Services division. He advises and takes care of customers in the automation of credit decisions and the implementation of a fully integrated credit management workflow system that also supports onboarding and KYC processes. SCHUMANN offers the leading credit risk management solution for the financial services sector covering leasing, factoring, banking and trade credit insurance.

Christophe Monget
CTO, Match Place

Information Technology expert with over 20 years of experience in Investment Banking and Capital Markets. Previously team leader and program manager on Front Office IT systems in a recognised French investment bank. Was responsible for development and business analysis, and the delivery of efficient technology enabled organisations and customers-centric systems. Interested in the application of new technologies to update outdated business models.

Roman Ogonkov
CEO, General Factoring

Roman is the CEO of General Factoring (Russia), a part of Mikro Kapital Group with headquarters in Luxembourg 100% owned by EU shareholders. For over 10 years MKG provides financial solutions (micro loans, leasing and factoring) for small and medium-sized enterprises in Europe and CIS Countries (Russia, Belarus, Romania, Moldova, Armenia, Tajikistan) and in Emerging Markets in Eastern Asia and Central America. MKG has also an alternative lending Peer2Peer platform. Another important area of Group investments is carsharing - "Delimobil" is the first and the largest carsharing project in Russia and Belarus, which was established in 2015. Roman has more than 20 years experience in banking and ABF, he has been a Chairman of the Board in Bank "National Factoring Company" (Russia) for over 8 years. He is a graduate of the Moscow State University for International Relations (MGIMO).

Jerome Peze
CEO, Tinubu Square

After 10 years’ experience in the Audit Department at Arthur Andersen and Renault S.A and Finance Department at Paribas Group, Jérôme joined Euler-Hermes. At the time, Euler only operated as a credit insurer in France and focused on domestic risk. For 10 years Jérôme played a leading role within the Euler-Hermes Group developing both its international risk expertise and its international network. He was closely involved in many of the organization’s international acquisitions and openings. Jérôme held a number of leading management positions including Head of Risk in Sfac, Director Commercial and Strategy of Euler-Sfac, Chief Operating Officer of Euler-Cobac Benelux, Director Risk U/W of Euler Trade Indemnity, Chairman of Euler Risk Asia and Chairman of Group Country Risk Committee. Jérôme left Euler-Hermes in 2001 to found Tinubu Square and lead the company as CEO. As Senior Advisor for Morgan Stanley, during the last decade, Jérôme had been involved in number of M&A or equity restructuring projects, including completed operations, relating to well-established private credit insurers and ECA’s.  Jérôme graduated with a Master’s Degree from both the Stanford Business School and the ESC Reims in France, and graduated with the French Highest Military Academy (IHEDN).  Jérôme serves in the French Military Operational Reserve (Advisor, Chief of Staff Dept.) and as Advisor for International Trade (‘’Conseiller du Commerce Extérieur de la France’’, Member of the ‘’Commission de l’Intelligence Economique’’). 

Anton Ruddenklau
Global Co-Leader, Fintech, KPMG

Anton is Global Co-Leader of Fintech for KPMG International, and a Partner and the Head of Digital & Innovation for Financial Services in KPMG in the UK. He specializes in business, corporate and institutional banking, and provides advice on strategy, growth and client development to top tier global companies, banks, infrastructure providers, and more. Throughout his career, Anton has led or worked on over 150 growth projects across corporates and financial institutions in the fields of sales transformation, digital and innovation, client strategy and segmentation, regulation, product and proposition development around global markets, payments and cash management, trade and supply chain, investment management, and segment strategies. Prior to working in Financial Services, Anton has worked on growth projects with many large global corporates in the Consumer and Technology sectors.

Jonathan Segal
Partner, Head of FinTech and Alternative Finance, Fox Williams LLP

Jonathan is a partner in Fox Williams’ corporate and technology teams who specialises in FinTech and Alternative Finance. He advises clients across the FinTech and AltFi spectrum, from start-ups disrupting existing markets with innovative technology to financial institutions looking to invest in new technology. Jonathan has particular expertise in peer-to-peer and crowdfunding platforms, drawing on his extensive experience in the banking and finance sector. A regular speaker at industry events both at home and abroad, Jonathan is also heavily involved in next generation disruptive financial products such as virtual currencies, blockchain technology and the use of Big Data in financial predictive analytics and disruptive insurance models. He recently co-authored the UK chapter of Chambers first Global Practice Guide for FinTech. The 2018 guide provides expert legal commentary on key issues for businesses and covers the important developments in the most significant jurisdictions. “Astute, commercial and extremely effective, practice head Jonathan Segal is a fintech guru.” (Legal 500, 2017)

Gideon Shaw
CEO, Invocap

Gideon is the CEO of invocap, a leading alternative lending platform with offices in London, Berlin and Tel Aviv. The company was recently awarded the 2018 BCR Invoice Finance Provider of the Year award. Previously Gideon worked in Morgan Stanley’s Investment Management Division and as a technology investor at JVP, a leading venture capital fund. He is a graduate of the London School of Economics

Chris Smith
CEO and Co-Founder, Lendflo

Chris is the CEO and co-founder of Lendflo, a new digital invoice financing platform that harnesses the power of Blockchain technology. Lendflo's platform enables small businesses to access liquidity by using their unpaid invoices as collateral in loan agreements through a process of tokenisation. Prior to Lendflo he worked as a digital consultant in financial services leading product development of new digital initiatives in several UK major banks and FS providers as well as holding positions at Arthur D Little and Wood Mackenzie in corporate advisory. Chris graduated with a 1st class degree in Design and Manufacturing Engineering at Nottingham University and holds a MSc in International Business.

Christophe Spoerry
Founder, Alpine Style

Christophe is a repeat entrepreneur and intrapreneur, with deep experience in tradetech, insuretech and payments. He is the founder of Alpine Style, a tradetech venture builder in partnership with forward-looking financial services leaders. Alpine Style shapes bold long-term visions, and builds amazing teams to turn them into new growth engines in B2B trade, commercial insurance and supply chain finance.

Rob Straathof
CEO, Liberis

Rob Straathof is CEO of Liberis, a leading UK alternative finance provider providing simple, flexible and transparent funding to help SMEs achieve their ambitions. His current responsibilities include the leadership and management of the company, with a focus on honing its products to offer fairly priced, flexible finance for SMEs - always delivered responsibly. Straathof is a leading financial services expert, with experience built from a range of SME-focused finance providers; including Director roles at Everline, the UK’s first digital SME lender, and at Newable Business Finance, a HMRC-appointed responsible finance provider backed by the British Business Bank. Rob has also held senior-level positions at Wonga, and in the J.P Morgan technology investment banking team in both London and San Francisco. Originally from the Netherlands, he holds a Master of Science in Economics from Erasmus University and started his career as a co-founder at one of Rotterdam’s first online B2B lunch caterers. Straathof’s extensive commercial experience will support Liberis’ ambition to further empower small businesses, broadening customer reach through strategic partnerships and international expansion. Backed by the UK Government owned British Business Bank, Liberis is part of Blenheim Chalcot, the UK’s leading venture builder. The company has already supported over 35,000 UK jobs to date by advancing over £230m to over 7,500 companies.

Laurent Tabouelle
COO, CODIX Group

Laurent is Managing Director of CODIX Group, an International Commercial Finance software provider, editor and integrator of the iMX solution, which supports all aspects of Corporate/Commercial Finance, including PO Finance, Factoring (international/two-way, reverse/NAFIN, classical, etc…), Invoice Discounting, Asset-Based Lending, Supply Chain/Inventory Finance and Leasing, as well as sophisticated Debt Collection capabilities. With a staff of 800+ business and technical experts located in 15 countries, CODIX delivers its iMX solution worldwide to clients of various sizes from SMEs to international groups, and always with a comprehensive suite of services, including: system customization, on-site training and assistance, as well as expert level business recommendations and project management. Laurent’s entire career has been in I.T. for the financial/SCF industry, first in the Business/Systems analysis space, then Projects & Products Management, evolving into Management roles (Laurent is CODIX Group COO since 2010).

Rupert Taylor
Founder & CEO, AltFi Data

Rupert Taylor is the founder and CEO of AltFi Data. AltFi Data has established standards to enable consistent analysis of lending track record. Reliable, like for like comparable, performance metrics allow investors to create efficiencies across the investment process and enable originators to broaden their access to capital. Prior to founding AltFi Data in 2013, Rupert spent 13 years working in investment banking across institutional equities and proprietary trading. His experience in trading a range of asset classes, together with extensive experience of angel investment, gives him an excellent insight into the importance of meaningful data to the development of an asset class.

Cédric Teissier
Co Founder & CEO, Finexkap

Cédric is co-founder and CEO of Finexkap an alternative financing platform (receivables financing and B2B BNPL) service based in France and with operations in Western Europe. Since launching in 2015, over 20,000 companies have become clients of Finexkap. Prior to that, Cédric was co-founder and Deputy CEO of Palico.In an earlier life, he was a private equity attorney with Debevoise & Plimpton LLC in New York and a placement agent for private equity funds. Cédric is widely recognised as a leader of the French Fintech ecosystem. He is A co-founding member and Vice President of France Fintech, a Fintech advisory member to the World Economic Forum, Vice President of the Fintech Commission of the French Association of Treasuries, and a member of the Forum Fintech of the French financial and prudential regulatory authorities. Cédric is a graduate of Cornell University. He is a member of the French and New York Bar, and a mentor at accelerators Wilco, The Family, and Numa.

Niels Turfboer
Managing Director UK & Benelux, Spotcap

Niels Turfboer is the Managing Director of Spotcap and has over 20 years of experience working in financial services. After time at ABN AMRO and ING, he founded and grew an education business, going on to join MarketInvoice as Head of Investor Development. Today, in addition to leading the revolution in fintech with Spotcap, he is on the advisory board of Fiduciam and Alterest Investment Technologies. Niels has an MBA from IE in Madrid, with a specialisation in strategy and finance at the Leonard N Stern School of Business, New York University.

David Van der Looven
Chief Commercial Officer, Edebex

Since graduating in International Relations from Ghent University in 1998, David Van der Looven has built up a wealth of experience in marketing financial products, working mainly for Winthertur (life assurance division) and uFund (Tax Shelter). Throughout his career, he has developed a detailed knowledge of financial products, together with a very wide network of investors and companies with substantial cash resources

Michael Vrontamitis
Lead Industry Principal, Lending Business Unit, Finastra

Michael Vrontamitis is the Lead Industry Principal for Finastra’s Lending Business Unit, which covers Cash Management, Trade and Working Capital Management, Retail and Corporate Lending. He also advises several start-ups, including Kountable Inc, and is a member of the World Trade Board.
A renowned industry thought leader, he is particularly passionate about the intersection between sustainability, technology and finance and the impact digitalization can have in narrowing the trade finance gap and enabling sustainable supply chains.
Prior to Finastra, Michael spent 25 years with Standard Chartered, spanning both wholesale and retail clients, as well as investor relations, working in Hong Kong, London and Singapore. He was the Global Head of Trade Finance Product, and most recently responsible for the bank’s trade finance business with European and American headquartered companies. He also looked after sales, product, distribution, service and implementation in Europe and the Americas.
Michael has been a member of the BAFT Board of Directors and BAFT’s Global Trade Industry Council. He was also part of the ICC Banking Commission Advisory Board, where he co-chaired the ICC Working Group on the digitalization of trade finance and chaired the SWIFT Offshore CNY Best Practice Working Group on Cash & Trade.
Michael was recognized by The Asset as The Renminbi Banker of the Year in 2014. He has a degree and Master’s in Economics from the University of Warwick.

Venue

De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms

61-65 Great Queen St
WC2B 5DA London
United Kingdom
Phone: 0333 220 7464
Standing on Great Queen Street, that connects Covent Garden with Holborn in the West End of London, is the Grade II* listed De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms. With a history dating back to 1775, the building has long been an important event venue, and was once home to the original Freemasons’ Tavern before becoming a hotel in 1909. Since then, the venue has hosted some of the world‘s leading politicians, royalty and celebrities with its grand Georgian architecture and art-deco interiors offering 37 exceptional spaces for a wide range of conferences, exhibitions, meetings, training and weddings. Five minutes from Covent Garden and Holborn tube stations and 30 minutes’ walk or short taxi ride from Kings Cross, St Pancras and Euston train stations, the venue is well-connected for all major London transport links. Heathrow Airport is an hour away by rail or road.
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