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Now in its 3rd year, this in-depth event tracks the transformation of supply chain finance (SCF); showcasing the latest innovations within the industry for both domestic and cross-border financing, examining the future of technology-enabled supply chain models, and driving the conversation on increasing access of SCF for SMEs and emerging markets.

New for 2018: Blockchain for SCF Masterclass - An advanced and comprehensive workshop that will review and assess the latest developments in blockchain technology for supply chain finance. This masterclass will be held ahead of SCF and delegates attending both qualify for a discount.

Speakers
Enrico Camerinelli
Senior Analyst, Aite Group

Enrico Camerinelli is a senior analyst at Aite Group specializing in wholesale banking, cash and trade finance, payments, and Enterprise Blockchains. Based in Milan, he brings a strong European focus to Aite Group’s Wholesale Banking practice. Enrico is also co-founder and former Board Member of the non-profit Supply Chain Finance Community.

Mr. Camerinelli has been widely quoted by publications ranging from American Banker to the Financial Times. He has contributed editorial content to publications such as Supply Chain Europe, and is the author of Measuring the Value of the Supply Chain, a book about linking financial performance to the supply chain. He has spoken at leading trade shows and conferences in Europe, including Sibos and EuroFinance.

Marilyn Blattner-Hoyle
Head of Supply Chain and Trade Finance, AIG
Marilyn is head of supply chain and trade finance for AIG Europe and in that role also leads the global trade finance centre of excellence as well as the trade-related blockchain applications. Marilyn joined AIG in 2015 to focus on implementing AIG’s funded and unfunded supply chain finance product and to support AIG’s trade finance receivables and securitization transactions. Marilyn previously worked in the international banking and finance practice for global law firm Hogan Lovells in London and New York. Marilyn was also seconded in-house to Citibank’s trade transaction services EMEA team including commodity trade finance, supply chain finance and risk optimisation divisions. Marilyn specialises in trade and commodity finance law focussing on working capital solutions as well as general lending with a variety of security structures for a range of financial instructions, alternative financiers and obligors across numerous jurisdictions.
Louis Carbonnier
Head of Digital Agency, Euler Hermes
Louis joined Euler Hermes in 2014, originally to head the Group CEO office. Louis founded the Euler Hermes Digital Agency (EHDA) in July 2015, with a double mandate: explore new business models in trade finance and reinvent credit insurance using digital technologies. EHDA is the disruptive innovation arm of the Euler Hermes group. Leveraging Euler Hermes’s 100+ years of leadership in credit insurance, it acts as a platform which puts innovators and entrepreneurs in the driver seat, incubating breakthrough ideas in trade finance, working miracles with Big Data and scaling up disruptive products. Prior to this Louis worked as a Principal at Oliver Wyman, successively based in London, Zurich and Sydney, where he delivered strategy consulting services to major financial institutions with a focus on digitalisation and distribution strategy.
Peter Chin
EVP, Premium Technology
Peter is the Executive Vice President of Premium Technology Inc., headquartered in New York City, with offices in China (Beijing, Wuhan, and Hong Kong) and Indonesia. He is responsible for market strategy and global sales of the supply chain finance (SCF) solutions product suite FinShare. He joined Premium in 2004 to provide thought leadership and develop the FinShare go-to-market product strategy. He currently works with clients to formulate financial supply chain solutions by leveraging their existing trade finance and technology capabilities. Peter has over 30 years’ financial services experience including commercial banking, investments, corporate finance, risk management and exchange trading. He has expertise in deploying technology based SCF solutions to optimize working capital business objectives. Peter has previously held senior positions at Merrill Lynch, Prudential Bache, JPMorgan, and consulting firm Capgemini in the U.S., Japan, and Hong Kong.
Shrey Daga
Product Head, EMEA Supply Chain Finance, Citi
Shrey Daga is the Product Head for EMEA Supply Chain Finance (SCF) at Citi. SCF is one of the fastest growing products within Citi EMEA Trade. SCF provides financing to suppliers of large ICG clients at low interest rates, based on the credit rating of the buyer. Shrey oversees the entire Citi EMEA SCF portfolio including Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East, North Africa, Sub Saharan Africa, Turkey and Russia. Shrey’s role includes product strategy and development, risk and controls, governance, overseeing client programs and business growth Before joining SCF, Shrey was a part of the Citi EMEA Corporate Strategy Team where he directly worked with Citi EMEA CEO and his Operating committee members. Prior to Citi, Shrey spent 5 years as a Senior Engagement Manager within the EMEA FIG and Corporate Finance Practice in McKinsey & Co, London. Shrey also did an internship in Consumer and Healthcare division of Goldman Sachs, IBD in London. Shrey completed his MBA from The Indian School of Business, Hyderabad in 2007 and is also a Chartered Accountant.
Eva Degenhart
Partner MH Corporate Finance GmbH

Eva is a Senior Supply Chain Finance specialist with over 20 years of banking experience in various management and expert positions at major Austrian Financial institutions (Unicredit, Erste Group). She is known for hands-on development, sales and management of different types of private and corporate banking products. Eva is Partner at MH Corporate Finance GmbH, where she heads the SCF consulting services.

Being among the first to develop and introduce successfully an Approved Payables product in an Austrian bank she lead multiple roll-outs of new SCF solutions in Austria and CEE, including the structuring of complex SCF syndication deals. Eva enabled SCF Strategy set-up and lead IT vendor selection projects.

Eva regards knowledge as important ingredient for quality results, for both clients and herself. She loves to innovate, continuously has an ear on what happens in the SCF community and likes to share and discuss the findings. Eva is a beknown speaker and trainer at international Supply Chain Finance conferences. She holds a master degree in business administration from Vienna University of Economics and Business and a CEFA diploma.

Marc Delbaere
Global Head of Corporates & Supply Chain, Swift
Marc Delbaere is Global Head of Corporates and Trade at SWIFT, offering common banking solutions to over 2000 corporate groups worldwide as well as providing the industry foundation for interbank and corporate to bank communication in documentary trade. Previously, Marc was Head of MyStandards at SWIFT, a role in which he imagined, initiated, launched and grew MyStandards into the central financial services industry platform for standards management and customer onboarding. Marc joined SWIFT in 2008 as Head of Standards Strategy and Architecture from IBM where he worked for 13 years. While at IBM, he was in charge of the IBM Industry Models portfolio, an intellectual property offering at the crossroads of business and IT. Marc studied Business Engineering at Solvay Business School and received a post graduate degree in Actuarial Sciences – stochastic finance from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB).
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.
Florian Felizeter
Vice President - Trade, Export & Supply Chain Finance, Santander
Florian has joined Banco Santander in Frankfurt as Vice President of Trade, Export & Supply Chain Finance in July 2017 and is focusing on large corporate clients in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Prior to joining Santander he has spent 12 years with KfW IPEX-Bank of which he has worked the latest 2.5 years with the Structuring Advisory team being responsible for ECA relationships, product development as well as advising clients and internal departments on structuring and execution of covered export and project finance transactions. Earlier he has worked as senior project manager with the Maritime Industries sector team focusing on the acquisition and structuring mainly of offshore oil and gas as well conventional shipping projects for international clients. Florian holds a Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Applied Sciences Ingolstadt.
José Antonio Garrote
Business Manager, Alvantia
José Antonio Garrote is a Business Manager at Alvantia. He is a Computer Engineer and has more than 20 years’ experience of SCF products. He led the development of SCF in Santander (bank) in the late 90s until 2002. It is the same platform that the Santander Group has now deployed in UK and Mexico, as well as for international branches. Following this, he managed the Banesto SCF product until 2009, when he became responsible for the SEPA project in the bank. After the merge of Banesto with Santander, he was responsible for that project in the Santander Bank. Since 2016, he has been working in the development of a new SCF Platform for Liberbank.
Alex Hambrook
Strategic Development Director, HPD
Alex is an industry expert with over 15 years' experience within Working Capital Funding, Asset Based Lending and Supply Chain Finance. After amassing 10 years of experience at RBS Corporate Banking he was personally responsible for conceptualising, initiating and successfully delivering the Supply Chain Finance proposition at Europe's fastest growing payments business. In April 2014 Alex founded Tonic Capital Group, advising UK FinTechs on developing and delivering innovative and disruptive lending products to increase income growth, market share and client life. Tonic Capital Group continues to grow its client base. He took on the role of Strategic Development Director at HPD Software in November 2016, taking responsibility for formulating, developing & communicating strategic growth initiatives as well as weighing-up market entry options to existing and new sectors.
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.

Soren Haugaard
Global Head of Trade & Supply Chain Finance, Dankse Bank
Soren is responsible for the sales and services to corporate and institutional customers of Trade Finance, Supply Chain Finance and Structured Export Finance across Danske Bank Group. He has worked at Danske Bank Group for more than 35 years with experience in many areas of banking but predominantly with corporate banking and international business. He spent 17 years working for the Group outside Denmark - in Luxembourg, Hong Kong, New York, Stockholm and Dublin. Soren is a member of the SWIFT board and chair of the Corporate Advisory Group (CAG). Danske Group is a Nordic champion supporting private individuals, SMEs, Corporate clients and global multinationals with financial services and banking services across the Nordic markets as well as supporting their global business. The Trade and Supply chain finance offering are core to Danske Group. Soren is living in Copenhagen, married and with 3 adult children.
Enrique Jimenez
Director - Supply Chain Finance & Working Capital Solutions, Demica
Enrique Jimenez joined Demica in June 2016. Previously working at Banco Santander as Head of Supply Chain Finance & Trade products in Continental Europe. Enrique has 18 years’ experience in Corporate banking with a mix of Equity Research and Working Capital Solutions roles. He covered the full spectrum from Product Specialist to Origination and hence managed the team who originated, structured, implemented and monitored operations.
Rob Kortman
Partner, PWC Germany
Rob is a Partner in PwC‘s Business Recovery Services. He joined PwC in March 2012 and is leading the European Working Capital Advisory team. Starting his career in the automotive industry, he brings over 18 years of dedicated procurement and working capital advisory expertise. Rob specialises in working capital restructurings and operational improvements. He has worked for a wide range of clients across many geographies and industries. In the process, he helped to deliver significant working capital improvements for different clients.
Manuel Lopez
Managing Director, Global Bank Surety Syndication Leader, Marsh
Manuel heads the Global Bank Surety Syndication desk; he structures innovative regulatory-compliant deals enabling banks to share risks with the specialist insurance markets thereby enhancing the banks’ risk appetite, obtaining limit and regulatory capital relief. Through these structures insurers obtain access to new real-economy deal flow, previously unavailable, while corporates diversify their financing sources. In addition, he advises banks on implementing insurance-related risk- distribution channels leveraging his specific technical expertise gained in his previous position as Global Head of Insurance Solutions, Syndication, WestLB AG (specialized in project and structured finance), London ranking at the time as one of the five largest buyers of risk insurance. Manuel spent several decades in international banking covering senior roles in Risk Management, Trade Finance, Corporate Banking, Financial Institutions at Deutsche Bank and WestLB. He speaks Spanish, German, Italian and English as he lived and worked in these countries. He represents Marsh at various bank associations and is a regular speaker in sector-specific conferences.
Avarina Miller
Director, Working Capital Solutions - Demica
Avarina rejoined Demica in 2017 having worked at Demica until 2014 when she joined PrimeRevenue. Previously she worked for Bankers Trust, JPMorgan and NHL, one of the early UK mortgage securitisation originators in the UK. She has over twenty years of experience in banking and capital markets services and in working capital solutions.
Peter Mulroy
Secretary General, FCI

Peter Mulroy is Secretary General of FCI, the world’s largest network of factoring companies, with its headquarters in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Peter was previously Senior Vice President, International Regional Manager and Managing Director with CIT. Peter is a past Chairman of FCI, and has served on the FCI Executive Committee for over a decade. Peter has an MBA from Thunderbird, School of Global Management in Arizona.

As Secretary General, Mr. Mulroy assists banks, regulators and governments in educating the role and introducing the concept of factoring. He addresses audiences around the world on the subject of factoring and international trade and is generally regarded as an “ambassador for the factoring industry”.

Alexander Mutter
Head of Global Trade & Receivables Finance, HSBC Germany
Alexander Mutter has been Head of Global Trade and Receivables Finance (GTRF) at HSBC Germany since 2015. GTRF supports companies with a focus on international trade with a comprehensive suite of products and services, which can be combined into customised solutions that make it easier to manage trade risk, process trade transactions and fund trade activities. Alexander has over 25 years’ experience in banking, having worked at Deutsche Bank, Citigroup and ABN Amro N.V. His experience has given him a comprehensive knowledge of international trade products, industry solutions and the development of working capital and supply chain finance platforms.
Tim Nicolle
CEO, PrimaDollar
Tim has approaching 30 years experience in asset-based lending and financing, and in the systems and technologies that power these industries. He is well-known internationally as an expert in securitisation and emerging markets. Prior to founding PrimaDollar, Tim was an equity partner at PwC (CEE region) and was a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank in London responsible for securitisation across emerging Europe, Middle East and Africa
Robert Nijhout
Executive Director, ICISA
Robert Nijhout has over 30 years of experience in the international trade credit insurance industry, and joined ICISA as its executive director in 2001. After obtaining his law degree he joined NCM (now Atradius) were he fulfilled several international management positions. His successive responsibilities varied from the implementation of the regional expansion of NCM, managing the strategic partnerships in Central Europe and Latin America, managing the London City office and finally heading the product development team. As executive director of ICISA Robert Nijhout is a frequent guest speaker at international conferences were he shares his views on current and future developments within the industry and regulatory and supervisory issues affecting the industry.
Vincent O'Brien
Chair, ICC Banking Commission Market Intelligence
Vincent ‘Vin’ O’BRIEN is Member Executive Committee of ICC Banking Commission and Vice Chair of ICC Banking Commission, United Arab Emirates. He has been actively involved in trade finance for more than a quarter of a century and has delivered technical assistance for trade finance in more than 100 countries. Vincent’s primary activity is trade facilitation with the major Multilateral Development Banks and his recognized specialty is trade related dispute resolution where he often acts as Expert Witness in Trade Disputes and Legal Cases. Vincent also holds the positions of the Associate Director of the Institute of International Banking Law and Practice (IIBLP) and Technical Trade Advisor China Systems Corporation.
Rudolf Putz
Head Trade Facilitation Programme (TFP), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Rudolf Putz is Head of EBRD’s Trade Facilitation Programme and has more than 30 years of experience in financing trade with Eastern Europe & CIS countries. He started his professional career in 1983 as Deputy Head of the Commodity Trade Finance Department of Centro Internationale Handelsbank AG Vienna, a subsidiary of Raiffeisen Zentralbank (RZB). In 1993 Rudolf Putz joined HELM AG Hamburg as Head of Structured Trade Finance and from 1996 to 1997 he was Account Manager Structured Trade Finance in Bank Austria International Trade Services. In 1997 he became Director Trade Finance in Deutsche Handelsbank AG Berlin and since 2000 he has been developing EBRD’s Trade Facilitation Programme. Rudolf Putz holds a Doctor’s Degree from the Vienna University of Economics & Business Administration.
Sonja Rethagen
Head of Credit Insurance and Factoring, BüchnerBarella Holding
Sonja Rethagen is the Head of Trade Credit, Surety und Receivables Financing. She manages and co-ordinates a team of 15 specialists located in BüchnerBarella’s offices across Germany. Sonja’s professional focus is on the placement and handling of national and international trade credit and factoring facilities. She is based in Munich. BüchnerBarella is an independent, owner-managed insurance broker founded in 1922 and is today one of the fastest growing broking companies in Germany. Before joining BüchnerBarella in March 2015, Sonja was the managing partner in a start-up company in trade credit insurance broking. Her career began in January 2000 as a regional sales and account manager at the world’s largest credit insurance group. She served this company in various client interface and management roles for over 9 years, her last position being that of Senior Executive Manager.
Qamar Saleem
Advisory Manager, Asia & Pacific & Global SCF lead, IFC
Qamar Saleem is Global Lead SME Banking Practice at IFC, World Bank Group. In this role, Qamar heads SME Banking Advisory Services business supporting IFC’s financial institutions globally in building and scaling up their SME Banking and Supply Chain Finance businesses. Prior to joining IFC, Qamar was associated with reputed international organizations like HSBC, Standard Chartered Bank, Deutsche Bank as well as large regional banks while serving in several emerging markets. Qamar has 25 years of diverse commercial banking and business transformation consulting experience. He is a recognized SME Banking and Supply Chain Finance expert and has played leadership roles in driving up SME businesses for various banks in Latin America, Middle East, North Africa, Eastern Europe, Africa, and Asia. Qamar is also steering global innovations in the areas of domestic supply chain finance, very small enterprise finance, non-financial services, banking on women, and Islamic SME banking. He has also been a featured speaker, thought leader and trainer at numerous SME knowledge sharing forums across the world and has steered partnerships with various private and public-sector entities in helping augment support mechanism for increasing financial inclusion of the small and medium enterprises. Qamar holds a Master degree in Business Administration and carries several certifications in the areas of Strategy, Corporate Leadership, Supply Chain Finance, Credit, Risk, Trade, Treasury, Sales, Transaction Banking and Product Management.
Gerhard Schipp
Head of Product Management, Trade & Supply Chain Finance - Commerzbank AG
Gerhard Schipp is Commerzbank´s Head of Product Management Trade & Supply Chain Finance and located in Frankfurt. He has more than 25 years experience in corporate banking with different sales-, relationship- and management functions always with a focus on international transaction banking and international trade finance. In his current role he is responsible for the supply chain finance activities of Commerzbank AG including the further development of new trade finance instruments like the Bank Payment Obligation and other innovative solutions supporting the digitization of the trade finance ecosystem. He is also responsible for Commerzbank´s trade risk distribution business buying and selling trade related assets. Gerhard has been a speaker on international business and trade finance topics for many years at conferences and events of Commerzbank.
George Shapiro
CEO, Chairman - The Interface Financial Group
George Shapiro is an accomplished international executive with over twenty five years of business-building experience in emerging markets. After serving for more then 6 years as CEO of CBSF Capital Management, and then leading the company to a successful merger in 2000, George subsequently became the Chairman of the Board of Managers where he served until 2006. George is currently CEO of IFG Network and a director of several other companies. George was elected Chairman of the Interface organization in 2007.
Philipp Sprenger
Research Associate, Fraunhofer Institute for Materialflow and Logistics IML
Philipp Sprenger is research associate in the department of “Procurement and Finance in Supply Chain Management” at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML. His research at the Fraunhofer IML focuses on supply chain design and financial supply chain management. Next to logistical assistance systems for the automotive industry, Philipp Sprenger is working on self-coordinating logistics objects and autonomous decisions in supply chain management. Philipp Sprenger is also responsible for Blockchain and Smart Contract developments in different research projects and coordinates the Blockchain developments in the division of “Enterprise Logistics” at the Fraunhofer IML.
Carlota Sustacha
Head of Global SCF Solutions, BBVA
Carlota is currently Managing Director and Head of SCF Global Solutions at BBVA Customer Solutions, having held the following positions at Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, SA: 2012-2015 Executive Director & Head, Global Product Development Trade & Supply Chain Finance. 2010-2012 Executive Director & Head, Institutional Custody. 2008-2010 Executive Director & Head, Global Financial Institutions. 2004-1992 Various Roles at BBVA International Financial Institutions. Carlota holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics and Business Administration, Deusto Business School and a Master of Arts in Finance & Investment, University of Exeter (United Kingdom).
Myrjam Tschoeke
Managing Director, Greensill Capital
Myrjam heads the EMEA Sales and Origination team at Greensill Capital that was awarded Best Supply Chain Financier by Global Trade Finance International. She has over 23 years of experience in supply chain and trade finance as well as structured and project finance. Prior to Greensill, Myrjam has been with Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt, London and Milan as well as with Citi in various leadership positions in structured trade. Myrjam was part of the German Government’s export credit agencies’ expert circle while being EMEA Co-Head for Export and Agency Finance at Citi, and headed the Financial Service Group for the American Chamber of Commerce in Frankfurt while responsible for Western European multinational companies’ corporate coverage at Citi. Myrjam holds a Master from the European Business School, Oestrich-Winkel.
Marc Vandermolen
Expert Transactional Financing & Innovation Manager, KBC Bank
Marc has more than 31 years’ banking experience and 18 years in the world of trade finance. Marc has held various positions including deputy head of credit departments, origination and sales manager in syndicated loans, and trade finance relationship manager for multinationals. He is currently Expert Transactional Finance and Innovation Manager within the Group Trade Finance Department. He is an active member of the EBA SCF working group which published an European market guide for SCF, standard definitions for SCF techniques and more recently an information paper on applying crypto-technologies to Trade Finance. He is a founding and core-team member of We.trade initiative, an innovative shared digital platform for managing, tracking and protecting open account trade transactions, which is built on blockchain technology.
Anil Walia
Financial Supply Chain Head - EMEA, Deutsche Bank
Anil Walia heads Deutsche Bank’s Supply Chain Finance (SCF) Payables in EMEA. After completing his Masters in Plasma Physics a few decades ago, Anil took the not-so-obvious career decision in banking. The journey took him through India, the Middle East and finally to Germany. Along the way he has headed sales for trade finance and gained experience at various stages in his career in the south-east Asian, eastern European and European markets. He picked up an MBA in Financial Management on the way. Anil is a supply chain finance veteran, who got his wings in the fledgling days of SCF in 2000 at JP Morgan. He has been a key contributor to the growth of SCF, as technology and documentation evolved, accompanying the first transactions that took place in Europe. Anil was elected in 2015 to the Who’s Who in Treasury & Cash Management for Supply Chain Finance and in 2018 was one of the key contributors to Deutsche Bank’s Payables Finance, A Guide to Working Capital Optimisation (2nd Edition).
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The Westin Grand

Konrad-Adenauer-Straße 7 60313 Frankfurt am Main
Frankfurt
Germany
Phone: +49 69 29810

The Westin Grand Hotel in Frankfurt is synonymous with inspiration and relaxation in the middle of the vibrant metropolis. The Westin Grand Frankfurt hotel is one of Frankfurts luxury hotels.

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