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The Blockchain for SCF Masterclass is an advanced and comprehensive workshop that will review and assess the latest developments in blockchain technology for supply chain finance. Presenting both an introduction to blockchain and detailed use cases from the industry, the masterclass will provide attendees with a deeper understanding of how blockchain and distributed ledger technology are impacting the supply chain ecosystem and what this means for your business.

The masterclass will bring together supply chain finance professionals and industry disruptors in an active discussion of the key opportunities and challenges:

  • Reviewing latest developments in blockchain and DLT Using blockchain technology to create value for their customers
  • Overcoming regulatory and legal constraints
  • Working towards a standardisation
  • Collaborating with fintechs to enable DLT
  • Mitigating the risks of fraud and increasing security

Held ahead of our Supply Chain Finance Summit in Amsterdam, the Masterclass will provide you with a complete overview of blockchain and equip you with the knowledge to future proof your business.

Bob Gravestijn
Business Developer, Trade and Supply Chain Finance, ABN AMRO Bank N.V.

Bob Gravestijn is an experienced entrepreneur and business developer. Driven by making global trade easy, accessible and transparent, he takes pride in providing support to organisations to build strategies and grow new business ideas, with focus on quality, efficiency and value to people’s lives.

Today, he helps ABN AMRO to develop new sustainable services and trade finance products based on DLT (blockchain) to increase capital available in the value chain and strengthen the financial positions and achieve sustainability goals of corporate clients. You may know him from his work as co-founder of DELIVER - an open, decentralised platform reshaping supply chain management and facilitating innovations in the supply chain.

Bob is a powerful force in the workplace and uses his vision and tireless energy to encourage others to collaborate and transform trade. He has previously worked as a consultant. Bob has a PhD in Physics.

Frans Kempen
Blockchain Lead for Logistics & Supply Chain Solutions, IBM Netherlands
Frans Kempen is the blockchain lead for Supply Chain Services in IBM Netherlands. He is also hands-on managing 2 blockchain delivery programs which will go into production end 2019 in the Supply Chain industry. Frans has a degree in Civil Engineering and in Business Economics. After starting at Unilever in Marketing Management, he has worked for KPN and British Telecom in IT and focussed on implementing new technologies and IT Services to create new business models. In 2006, Frans joined IBM and was responsible for the Publishing and Communication industry. From 2010 onwards, he has been leading the Microsoft practise at IBM. Since 2015, Frans has a keen interest in Distributed Ledger Technology and the related cryptocurrencies. He has set up the IBM Netherlands blockchain practise to develop blockchain-based solutions for IBM enterprise clients. Frans brings to the table a deep-rooted understanding of IT and Blockchain technology and hands-on business experience.
Pieter Klapwijk
Professor in Supply Chain Economics, Nyenrode Business Universiteit
Pieter Klapwijk has been Professor in Supply Chain Economics at Nyenrode Business Universiteit for almost 20 years. Since 2011 Klapwijk has been actively involved with the development of Supply Chain Finance. Together with Michiel Steeman he co-founded the Supply Chain Finance Community of which he is a board member ever since. Since the beginning of 2016 Pieter Klapwijks research is centered around the application of blockchain technologies in Supply Chains. In 2017, Klapwijk co-founded a startup company AgOS facilitating “End-to-End” Supply Chain Finance in agricultural chains using block chain technologies. His latest research focuses on all finance related costs throughout various Supply Chains and the substantial savings which could be obtained through a properly structured “Supply Chain Finance House”.
Aditya Menon
CEO, Tallyx
Aditya is the CEO of Tallyx - building a decentralized blockchain platform that hands control of supply and distribution finance back to buyers and sellers, through tokenization of trade assets. He is a former Managing Director and co-founder of Citi Global Digital Strategy, three-time entrepreneur – twice in the trade finance and cash management systems area, with successful exits to Sungard and ACI Worldwide. He was also the first CIO of Yes Bank and Group CIO of mPhasis. He has been a mobile payments evangelist and pioneer as CPO of Obopay. He is an industry visionary, speaker and author in the digital transformation of financial services (Citi Bank of the Future). He has driven the successful digital transformation of Citi across both consumer and corporate banking for over half a decade, running a strategy consulting division at the top of the firm. He co-led the Digital Industry Advisory on the digital transformation of industries and the future of corporate treasury for Citi Treasury and Trade Services.
Shona Tatchell
CEO and Founder, Halotrade
Shona is the CEO and Founder of Halotrade, a blockchain enabled Fintech start up focussed on the delivery of sustainable supply chain financing. Formerly Head of Innovation for Trade & Working Capital in Barclays working in partnership with Fintech companies which will shape the future of the global Trade business. Shona was a Director with Barclays for 6 years, and was previously Global Head of FIG Trade, delivering trade finance, trade services and risk mitigation solutions to bank and non-bank clients globally. She joined from HSBC where she was a senior manager in the European Structured Trade and Advisory team within Global Trade and Supply Chain. She began her career with The Chase Manhattan Bank graduating from the European Credit Training Programme and joined Chase’s Trade Finance team, where she spent 13 years working in London, the Middle East and Singapore where she headed Chase’s Trade Finance business. Shona owned her own successful hotel business in Scotland for several years after leaving Asia, before returning to banking in 2008. Shona holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in Modern Languages (French and German) from Oxford University.

Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky

Dam 9
1012 JS Amsterdam
Phone: +31 20 499 0163

A magnificent historic building with an exceptional location in the heart of the city, the NH Collection Amsterdam Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky dates back to 1855. It is situated on the main square, and enjoys spectacular views of the Royal Palace.


We have secured a preferential rate at the hotel of €200 incl. VAT, follow https://www.nh-hotels.com/event/5th-annual-supply-chain-finance-summit to book your room*. For further questions please contact esme.hoggard@bcrpub.com .

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