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BCR are partnering with the CFEC, the Shenzhen Factors Association and the Guangdong Factors Associations of China to launch the first International Factoring and Supply Chain Finance Summit. This inaugural event brings together factoring and invoice finance companies, banks, legal advisors, investors, analysts and corporates from China and the rest of the world. Find out how east and west practices in receivables finance differ, what are the best performing products commonly used, differing legal structures, latest technologies, marketing techniques, and opportunities to cooperate and find untapped markets.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Adesh Sarup, Regional Head - Transaction Banking, Greater China & North Asia, ANZ
  • Jolyon Ellwood-Russell, Partner, Financial Markets, Simmons & Simmons
  • Robert Lin, President and Chief Executive Officer, Seabury Trade Finance Exchange
  • Lydia Chew, Vice-President, Origination, LiquidX
  • Zandy Ip, Director, Head of Supply Chain Finance - Payables, Asia Pacific, Deutsche Bank
  • Nicolas de Loisy, President, SCMO, Author, Transportation and the Belt and Road Initiative
Michael Bickers
Managing Director, BCR Publishing
Michael Bickers is Managing Director of BCR Publishing Ltd, a specialist publishing company dedicated to the provision of market information on areas of receivables finance including factoring and supply chain finance, through books, the Internet (trfnews.com) and global receivables finance conferences and seminars. He is author of twelve editions of Factoring in the UK, a market report and guide to the UK factoring industry, (1993 – 2008, 2nd and 3rd editions, published by HMSO, other editions BCR); Editor of twenty five editions of the World Factoring Yearbook (published annually by BCR since 1996 in association with FCI); Publisher of the European Trade Finance Yearbook 2012 (BCR in association with EBRD); Editor and joint author of A Review of Global Trade Finance and the Effects of the Current Financial Crises on Emerging Markets - a report commissioned by the World Bank, December 2008; Publisher of the World Supply Chain Finance Report 2010 – 2021; Chapter contributor of Factors and Actors (Peter Lang, 2018); Editor of Equipment Leasing in the UK (HMSO, 1995,1996).; Editor of Venture Capital in the UK (HMSO, 1996); Series Editor, International Business Intelligence Reports (published by the Stationery Office Ltd), 1997. His views, opinions and findings have been printed in leading newspapers and journals including The Financial Times, The Sunday Times, The Times, The Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph, Director Magazine, Accountancy Age, Business Age, Chartered Banker, Investors Chronicle and Export Today.
Lydia Chew Lydia Chew
Vice-President, Origination
Lydia is responsible for on-boarding and managing the relationship of Corporates, Financial Institutions and Non-Bank Financial Institutions on the platform. Prior to LiquidX, Lydia worked at Trafigura where she managed the trade finance transactions for concentrates and was part of the digital transformation team to digitise trade processes. Lydia began her career with United Overseas Bank as a management trainee and worked her way up as a Corporate Banker handling MNCs and large Singapore Corporates. She was also part of the pioneer team in Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Bank to spearhead new business in Myanmar and was instrumental in growing the Bank’s strong franchise in that country. Lydia holds a Bachelor Degree (2nd Upper Class Honours) in Business Administration from National University of Singapore.
Nicolas de Loisy Nicolas de Loisy
President, SCMO, Author, Transportation and the Belt and Road Initiative
Nicolas de Loisy is the President of Supply Chain Management Outsource (SCMO), a global network of professional firms providing advisory in logistics, transportation, and supply chain management. Their experts help transform supply chain challenges into a strategic and competitive advantage through 40 offices in 25 countries. He is also the Co-Founder of The Belt and Road Blockchain Consortium (BRBC), a collaborative consortium focusing on blockchain identity, governance, and conflict resolution along the Belt and Road Initiative. He is also Co-Chairman Alliances and Facilitation Committee of the Independent Power Producers Forum (IPPF), an association specialised in the energy sector upstream, midstream, and downstream. Nicolas is the author of Transportation and the Belt and Road Initiative, a book that contains the first-time-ever-published list of all BRI projects amounting USD 1 trillion.
Jolyon Elwood-Russell
Partner, Financial Markets, Simmons & Simmons
Jolyon is a Partner at Simmons & Simmons based in Hong Kong and a finance lawyer with a wide variety of experience in banking and finance transactions and in particular is a specialist in Trade, Receivables and Commodity Finance. He works on products such as trade receivables, trade finance, asset backed and supply chain finance across Asia covering a diverse portfolio of underlying soft and hard commodities across the supply chain. Most recently he has also been recognised as a leading adviser in Trade Based Money Laundering (TBML), and Fintech for Trade Finance (Tradetech). Jolyon is author of Structures & Solutions in Trade Finance which is a guide to over 90 different Trade Finance techniques and products. Simmons & Simmons was named Best Trade Finance Law Firm in Asia Pacific by Global Trade Review.
Zandy Ip Zandy Ip
Director, Head of Supply Chain Finance – Payables, Asia Pacific, Deutsche Bank
Zandy is responsible for leading the product specialism iand bringing value to corporates through the establishment of supply chain finance programmes with Deutsche Bank. Zandy has more than 15 years of banking experience in trade finance and relationship management, covering both multinational and large local corporates. She joined Deutsche Bank in 2010 and has held various assignments within the bank in Singapore and Australia. She is now based in Hong Kong, one of the financial supply chain hubs of Deutsche Bank and the heart of many important multi-national corporates' regional headquarters in Asia Pacific.
Robert Lin
President and CEO, Seabury Trade Finance Exchange LLC
Mr. Robert Lin serves as Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Seabury Trade Finance Exchange LLC (STFX). He has more than 20 years of industry experience with a unique background in trade, finance, supply chain and technology as a practitioner and as a service provider. He served as Managing Director of Asia Pacific at TradeCard, Inc, now GTNexus an INFOR Company, where he built the global supplier business to a network of over 25,000 companies. Mr. Lin spent three years at NewView Technologies. Mr. Lin initially ran the North American West Coast business and then established their first overseas operation in Sydney, Australia and served as General Manager of Australasia. Before NewView, Mr. Lin held senior business development and finance positions in the US, Hong Kong and Taiwan for Omnivision Technologies, Cargill Financial Markets Group and Lupton Steel and Metal. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and events on supply chain and trade finance. Mr. Lin holds a B.A. in cognitive science from University of California, San Diego and an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California.
Adesh Sarup Adesh Sarup
Regional Head, Transaction Banking, Greater China and North Asia
Adesh Sarup is Head of Transaction Banking for Greater China and North Asia at the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ). Based in Hong Kong, Adesh is an experienced international banker, with a deep expertise and a strong track record of building and growing businesses in the Asian markets. Adesh has held leadership roles across India, Singapore and Hong Kong. He is a specialist in the areas of Trade and Supply Chain Finance and Cash Management. Prior to joining ANZ in September 2009, Adesh held leadership roles with HSBC, Standard Chartered Bank and ANZ Grindlays Bank. He holds a BA (Honours) degree in Economics from Delhi University and an MBA from Mumbai University.
Josep Selles Josep Sellés
International Executive, Exicon Consultoria em Crédito e Cobrança Ltda, Member of Executive Committee, FCI
Josep Sellés has more than 25 years of experience in the factoring and SCF industry. He has been working in different banks and fintech companies, giving him the opportunity to understand the different needs that each segment of the industry requires. He is now the international executive for Exicon, a factoring company in Brazil. Josep has set up factoring companies in different countries besides Spain and has served on the FCI Executive Committee for several years, including as Vice Chairman. He is a member of the Board of the EU Federation, where almost all the national factoring associations of the European Union lobby EU regulators, to protect the industry. As a professor in business schools Josep is a frequent speaker at conferences and the author of many articles in books and publications.
Jie Shen
Executive Director, Greensill Asia
Jie is the Executive Director of Greensill Asia and is heading Greensill’s Singapore office with responsibilities to support Greensill’s growth in the region. Prior to joining Greensill, Jie held various roles within Deutsche Bank and Citibank across Asia and EMEA. She was most recently Global Head of Trade Finance Loans Product Management at Deutsche Bank, where she was looking after a portfolio of financing products including structured solutions. During her time at Citi, Jie was a member of the EMEA Supply Chain Finance team and responsible for successfully implementing a range of global SCF programmes. She has also worked as a Senior Relationship Manager on Citi’s China Desk, covering Chinese companies in Europe. Jie graduated with a Master in Business Management from the University of Mannheim in Germany.
Chris Southworth Chris Southworth
Secretary General, International Chamber of Commerce UK
Chris Southworth is Secretary General at the ICC United Kingdom. Prior to joining ICC he was Executive Director for Global Partnerships at the British Chambers of Commerce, Head of the International Chambers of Commerce Unit at UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) and a Senior Policy Adviser to Lord Heseltine for his independent review of UK competitiveness. In 2011 he helped set up the mid-size business export programme at UKTI and was a Senior Policy Advisor for the 2011 Government Review of Mid-Size Businesses. Former roles have encompassed deregulatory policy at Better Regulation Executive, social enterprise policy at the Department for Business and stints in a local strategic partnership and the charity sector.

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