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Attend this advanced and comprehensive Masterclass to gain a deeper understanding of the latest receivables purchase structures, risk and legal constraints.

Covering factoring, supply chain finance and forfaiting this workshop enables participants to:

  • Realise the value of future receivables
  • Implement more profitable purchasing arrangements
  • Mitigate risk
  • Gain added value through supply chain financing
  • Optimise insurance and reduce costs

Formatted as a breakfast briefing, this workshop is led by industry practitioners through specalised presentations and open group discussion to provide you with a comprehensive overviews of receivables finance.

John Bugeja
Managing Director, Trade Advisory Network

John Bugeja is a highly experienced trade, supply chain and invoice finance specialist with more than 40 years’ experience in senior leadership roles with HSBC, NatWest, RBS, Barclays and Lloyds Banking Group.

John is now Managing Director of Trade Advisory Network Limited, a trade, supply chain and invoice finance advisory network delivering product development & innovation, operating model design & implementation, training & education and deal structuring & placement solutions to banks, alternative finance providers, FinTechs, technology service providers and corporates.

Key areas of expertise include origination, risk and governance, product management and development, business development, organisation design, change management, process facilitation, training and management development. John is passionate about promoting the development of supply chain finance in all its forms and was a member of the drafting group that wrote the ICC rules for the Bank Payment Obligation (URBPO). John is also co-author of the ICC Academy’s Advanced Supply Chain Finance online course, a core module of their CTCP programme.

Sean Edwards
Chairman, ITFA, Head of Legal and Special Adviser, Global Trade Finance Department, SMBC Group
Sean Edwards is an English solicitor, formerly with Clifford Chance, and is now Head of Legal and Special Adviser to the Global Trade Finance Department at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Limited. He is Chairman of the International Trade & Forfaiting Association (ITFA). He was a member of the drafting group of the Uniform Rules for Forfaiting (URF) (ICC Publication no. 800), a joint initiative of the ITFA and ICC and published by the ICC. Sean has written articles on trade finance, particularly on forfaiting, for all the major trade finance magazines and is on the editorial board of Global Trade Review (GTR). He is a frequent presenter at trade finance conferences dealing with a range of subjects.
Scott Ettien Scott Ettien
Executive Vice President, Trade Credit Practice Leader, Willis Towers Watson
Scott is the US Trade Credit Practice Leader for Willis Towers Watson. Scott and his team specialise in providing trade credit insurance expertise for financial institutions and corporations. Scott joined Willis in 2010 and has built a strong team, mostly made up of former trade credit policy and risk underwriters to place and service programmes for various clients. Prior to joining Willis Towers Watson in 2010, Scott worked at Atradius Trade Credit Insurance, Inc., which is the second largest credit insurance company worldwide. Over his 25 years at Atradius, he held positions in accounting, direct sales, and was the head of sales for the East Region. Scott spent the last five years as the Director of Global for North America. In that role, he was responsible for the commercial development of large global business from both a sales and commercial underwriting perspective. Scott was elected to the Atradius Trade Credit Insurance, Inc. Board of Directors in 2005. Scott holds a BA in Accounting from the University of Baltimore.
Chris Jackson PwC Chris Jackson
Partner, Capital Markets, Accounting Advisory and Structuring, PwC
Chris is a partner in PwC’s Capital Markets, Accounting Advisory and Structuring team in London. A dedicated specialist for almost 20 years, Chris advises on the accounting aspects on transactions, including how to change the commercial deal or structure in order to achieve particular objectives. Chris often advises on judgemental matters, including consolidation issues and on/off balance sheet issues, as well as a broad range of other transactions across all sectors (financial services and non-financial services). Chris studied at the University of Cambridge and University of Chicago.
David Lacey
Partner, Stephenson Harwood

David has wide-ranging experience of receivables-based financing and the particular issues that arise in debt purchase arrangements. His work has included advising on implementing invoice discounting structures in various industry sectors, preparing standard documentation for high volume discounting structures and bespoke cross-border European discounting structures. David has also advised banks and other finance providers on the use of discounting structures in conjunction with traditional debt structures.

Silma Malde Silma Malde
Manager, Capital Markets, Accounting Advisory and Structuring, PwC
Silma is part of the PwC London Capital Markets, Accounting Advisory and Structuring team and has worked across a number of assurance and advisory engagements, specialising in the financial services sector. Silma is a core member of the financial instruments team providing technical accounting support for deals and capital markets transactions. She has worked with a wide range of UK and international clients on the interpretation and implementation of accounting standards, both in the context of transactions and to facilitate transition to new standards.

Stephenson Harwood LLP

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EC2M 7SH London
United Kingdom

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