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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.

Artiona Bogo Artiona Bogo
Sales Engineer, EMEA, TradeIX
Artiona Bogo is a Sales Engineer for EMEA at TradeIX, ensuring a smooth technical and business onboarding for the early adopters of the Marco Polo platform. Earlier, she led Blockchain Business Development activities at SAP, helping corporates in various industries reimagine cross-company business processes. Artiona has been an active member of Berlin’s thriving Blockchain ecosystem for the past three years. She holds a MS/Diplôme Grande École in Management from ESCP Europe, France, as well as a double MS degree in Software Engineering from TU Kaiserlsautern, Germany and Freie Universität Bozen-Bolzano, Italy.
Bob Gravestijn
Strategic Ideator and Business Booster, Pivot-to

Bob Gravestijn is dead serious about sustainability and likes to solve problems. He enjoys every moment of finding a perfect, actionable digital transformation strategy, devising operational models or finding opportunities to build and grow business ideas. He brings a customer-centric mindfulness that enables him to quickly uncover a customer's pain point, identify a strategic solution, empower businesses to innovate and thrive and lead to true competitive differentiation. Bob is widely known for his expertise on supply chains, working capital, blockchain and business sustainablility management. He currently works both as a strategic ideator and business booster at Pivot-to, and as a business developer for ABN AMRO Bank. While his speaking engagements have taken him around the world, Bob is proud to encourage others to collaborate and transform the world from his home in Amsterdam. So, if you ever want to bounce ideas off of him, please feel free to contact him at bob.gravestijn@pivot-to.com.

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.
Angela Koll
Senior Business Expert for Trade & Supply Chain Finance, Commerzbank, Co-Founder, Marco Polo Initiative
Angela Koll has joined Commerzbank AG in 1990. Since then, she has been engaged in Trade Finance, working in Documentary Business departments in Frankfurt and London, Transaction Banking, Sales Strategy International and Product Management. In 2010 Angela also started to get involved in Supply Chain Finance. She was part of working groups in the Euro Banking Association (EBA) and Global SCF Forum to publish Standard Definitions for Supply Chain Finance and implemented the Bank Payment Obligation (BPO) in Commerzbank as a first digital solution in Trade Finance. With members of R3, Commerzbank DLT and other members of banks Angela founded the Blockchain Trade Finance initiative Marco Polo in 2017. For the Marco Polo Payment Commitment she is chairing the working groups of Product Users and for Key Features and is co-chairing the Rulebook Working Group. Angela is part of the ICC initiative for Digital Trade, with focus on the Uniform Rules for Digital Trade Transactions (URDTT).
Tobias Nafe Tobias Nafe
Client Manager, Trade & Export Finance, Landesbank Baden-Württemberg
Tobias Nafe is a Client Manager at Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW) specialising in trade and export finance. He advises companies on how to finance, digitalise and secure their International trade transactions like Letters of Credit, Guarantees, Global Finance Solutions and ECA-Covered Financing. Over the past 7 years, Tobias worked with key account clients of LBBW predominantly multi-national and large corporate clients.

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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