by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the meeting is a major
gathering of over 400 bankers, business leaders, finance experts, lawyers and
government officials from more than 50 countries worldwide.
held from 27-30 April 2014, the four-day event will provide trade finance
professionals and representatives from financial institutions, corporations,
and international organizations a unique opportunity to discuss the challenges
the industry faces in providing trade finance services around the world.
Keynote and panel topics will focus on issues such as the new engines of growth
in trade finance, value creation opportunities and prospects for the industry
as well as harmonization of business practices, the development of a common
terminology for supply chain finance, and the impact of compliance requirements
and sanctions on business.
the past 83 years, the ICC Banking Commission has established itself as the
pre-eminent global forum for the trade finance industry and is playing an
increasingly influential role in drafting rules and standards adopted by
business at large,” said Kah Chye Tan, Chair of the ICC Banking Commission.
“Our meeting presents participants with a unique opportunity for learning and
networking with their peers and for engaging in thoughtful discourse on
prevailing banking topics and on the industry as a whole.”
at the crossroads of North-South, East-West and intra-regional trade flows,
Dubai is ideally located to attract greater trade flows and become an ever-more
important trade and financial hub for the region and the world. In 2013, Dubai
Chamber helped to establish the first-ever ICC Regional Banking Forum for the
MENA region. “Dubai Chamber is delighted to play a central role in organizing
the April 2014 Banking Commission event and contributing to the productive
dialogue that is sure to emerge,” said Hamad Buamim, President and CEO of the
Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry. “Since 2009, when we last hosted the
meeting in Dubai, there have been a number of major developments across Dubai’s
banking and financial services sectors. In particular, the UAE’s banking sector
is becoming one of the largest in the Arab world, with assets worth 1.3 times
addition to plenary events, ICC Banking Commission task forces and working
groups will meet to discuss technical topics related to bank guarantees,
anti-money laundering and compliance, supply chain finance, factoring,
forfaiting, legal issues, and regulation.
honoured to have a distinguished group of keynote and panel speakers who will
contribute their time and insight for the benefit of all attendees,” said ICC
Senior Policy Manager Thierry Senechal. “We look forward to deliberating on
some of the most pertinent issues resulting from major changes in the trade