2nd Supply Chain Financing Summit

  • Location: La Maison des Arts et Metiers, Paris, France
  • Date: 06/11/2013 - 07/11/2013
  • Event Type: Conference
  • Language: English

Join the only officially recognized SCF summit in the world granted 12 PDUs!

Supply Chain Financing

With the climate of volatility during this economic crisis, innovations in working capital solutions are more vital now than ever before. That is why ICC and its Banking Commission are focusing today on the establishment of new financial solutions that will enable corporates to maintain a resilient supply chain.

Summit highlights

This summit will provide a unique opportunity to learn from experienced corporates and bankers about their visions and strategies in the new area of supply chain finance. You can expect insight and commentary on a wide range of issues: streamlining of trade finance operations, the changing landscape from the BPO perspective, the impact of the regulatory environment, dealing with logistical hurdles, etc.

This is the only officially recognized SCF summit in the world granted 12 PDUs with such high level speakers.

Who should attend?

CFOs, Corporate credit and risk managers, corporate treasurers, import managers and trade specialists, bankers, insurers, consultants and vendors active in trade and supply chain finance.

The ICC Banking Commission

With +550 members in 85 countries, the ICC Banking Commission has rightly gained a reputation as the most authoritative voice in the field of trade finance. Active in shaping policy and regulatory issues, the ICC Banking Commission is also known for producing universally accepted rules and guidelines for international banking practice, notably letters of credit, demand guarantees and bank-to- bank reimbursement. ICC rules on documentary credits, UCP 600, are the most successful privately drafted rules for trade ever developed and are estimated to be the basis of trade transactions involving more than one trillion dollars a year.

For more information on the ICC Banking Commission, please visit their webpage.

6 November 2013 (09:00 - 17:30)

08:30 - 09:00 Registration


Welcoming address

Account receivables and accounts payable financing

Case study - The client requirements and the bank solutions

  • What are clients in EME seeking in terms of Open Account solutions?
  • What are the key considerations for clients in terms of cross border receivables transactions
  • How have providers had to adapt their products and methods in line with the growing trend towards automation?

Roundtable on market trends

  • How increased regional growth has led to greater diversification of corporate financing needs and options
  • Comparing attitudes towards international banks and whether they can compete in terms of market awareness and pricing. Asian multinationals: How are global firms adapting their strategies to remain competitive?
  • Are sufficient options being provided in terms of innovative financing and non-traditional structures?
  • Highlighting awareness of the need for managing operational risk within a more complex supply chain. How are corporates looking at trade finance as a way of optimizing working capital?

Challenges when implementing supply chain finance programmes? (from a corporate and banking perspective)

  • How increased regional growth has led to greater diversification of corporate financing needs and options
  • Comparing attitudes towards international banks and whether they can compete in terms of market awareness and pricing. Are Asian multinationals: How are global firms adapting their strategies to remain competitive?
  • Are sufficient options being provided in terms of innovative financing and non-traditional structures?
  • Highlighting awareness of the need for managing operational risk within a more complex supply chain. How are corporates looking at trade finance as a way of optimizing working capital?

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch


Invoice discounting and receivables

  • Growth of Open Account trade through factoring and the similarities of the open account products
  • Impacts of new Open Account supply chain finance programs on factoring, the effects of changes in perception of counterparty risks
  • Impact of external bodies ruling on receivables finance in general and supply chain finance programs in particular
  • How has the factoring industry changed in the past two decades, where is it heading, and how can FCI assist?

Supply chain services for emerging economies

  • Increasing access to finance for suppliers in emerging markets by supporting capacity for implementation of SCF through partnerships with banks and with third-party platform providers.
  • Level the playing field among larger and smaller suppliers for access to finance at competitive terms. Supporting reduction in financing costs in emerging market supply chains.
  • Developing market appetite for supplier finance in emerging markets through a successful 'demonstration effect'.

Reducing risk and transaction cost with supply chain finance

  • Monitoring SCF programs with specialized teams, conducting regular reviews of trading and financing partners and internal cross-functional updates.
  • Reviewing and optimizing both the payables and receivables processes across the enterprise and communicating them regularly to all supply chain parties.
  • Developing a clear contingency plan and including alternate financing options.
  • Working with transportation/logistics providers and financial institutions to obtain greater visibility into the movement of goods payment process.

E-invoicing, supply chain finance and dematerialisation

  • Integrating e-invoicing into existing workflows to create real-time communication between buyers and suppliers
  • Optimizing liquidity and working capital through e-invoicing via invoice status updates
  • Using Dynamic Discounting, Dynamic Pricing, Reverse Factoring
  • Supply Chain Finance Partnership with global banks

17:30 Networking cocktail

7 November 2013 (09:00 - 17:00)


Developing advanced Supply Chain Finance services using the BPO - what's in it for corporates and what does it take for banks to get ready

  • Facilitating an alternative means of settlement in international trade
  • Driving commercial adoption of a new market practice
  • Promoting market acceptance of the BPO through uniform ICC rules and achieving industry alignment on rules and tools to support market demand
  • Business benefits in risk and financing

The URBPO in detail

  • Introduction and benefits of the BPO
  • Mitigating risks in international trade for buyers and sellers
  • BPO as a payment assurance and access to flexible financing options
  • Securing the supply chain

BPO demo with the TSU-Interface

  • A demo of a BPO transaction using the TSU-Interface, simulating the messages exchanged between the Obligor bank, the TSU matching platform and the Recipient bank
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch


BPO for Approved Payables Financing

  • How to extend the approved payables financing to a 4-corner model where buyer's banks can partner with supplier's banks to deliver win-win solutions to their respective customers.
  • The availability of inter-bank legal and operational standards enable large buyers' banks to involve local banks in such services and, thus, to avoid the current on-boarding and KYC obstacles.

BPO Payment Terms in detail

  • Details of the various options for payment terms and examples
  • Focus on payment terms between the BPO banks and commercial parties
  • Link to the bill of lading

BPO Corporate Case studies by Unicredit


André Casterman,Head of Corporate and Supply Chain Markets, SWIFT, Belgium; Co-Chair, ICC URBPO Project

Daniel Schmand, Managing Director, Head of Trade Finance and Cash Management Corporates EMEA, Deutsche Bank AG, Germany; Member of the Advisory Board, ICC Banking Commission


Baihas Baghdadi, Managing Director Trade & Working Capital EMEA, Barclays, Spain

John Beaney, Product Manager, International Receivables Finance, HSBC, United Kingdom

Steven Beck, Head of Trade Finance, Asian Development Bank, Philippines

Daniela Bonzanini, Head of International, Banca IFIS, Italy; Chairman, Factors Chain International

Charles Bryant, Senior Adviser, Euro Banking Association (EBA), France

Matthew Burns, Business Development Manager, PrimeRevenue, United Kingdom

Enrico Camerinelli, Senior Analyst, Aite Group, Italy

Andrew Charnley, Managing Director, Global Head, Open Account Capital Product Management, Barclays, United Kingdom

Peter Chin, EVP, Premium Technology, United States of America

Rene Chinnery, Head of Supply Chain Finance, Lloyds TSB Bank plc, United Kingdom

Tony Duggan, CEO, Crossflow Payments, United Kingdom

Stefan Foryszewski, Executive Vice President, OB10 Limited, United Kingdom

Alexander Goulandris, CEO, Electronic Shipping Solutions (ESS), Malta

Martine Graff, Director, Syrtals, France

David Hennah, Head of Trade, Misys, United Kingdom

Aline Henrard*, Market Manager Corporate and Supply Chain Markets, SWIFT, Belgium

Eric Henry, Global Head of e-Trade, Global Trade Solutions, Global Transaction Banking, BNP Paribas, France

Jacco de Jong, Senior Adviser, TradeWiz International, Netherlands

Urs Kern, Senior Sales Manager - Corporate Business EMEA, SWIFT, Germany

Jana Kies, Vice President, Global Trade Finance Product Management, Deutsche Bank AG, Germany

Angela Koll, Vice President, Specialist Sales Strategy International Business, Commerzbank AG, Germany

Joaquín Jiménez Krijgsman, Head of Supply Chain Finance, ING Commercial Banking, Netherland

Michel Leblanc, Senior Manager Supply Chain Financing, National Bank of Canada

Mathieu Le Brigand, Global Head Supply Chain Finance, BNP Paribas, France

Nadine Louis, Market Manager, Corporate and Supply Chain Markets, SWIFT, Belgium

John V. Luu, Executive Director, EMEA Head Supply Chain Product, J.P. Morgan, United Kingdom

Shannon Manders, Editor, Global Trade Review (GTR), United Kingdom

Robert Marchal, Business Analyst, SWIFT, Belgium

Manoj Menon, Global Head of Trade Services, The Royal Bank of Scotland, United Kingdom

Peter Mulroy, Secretary General, Factors Chain International, Netherlands

Alexander Mutter, Head of Trade & Cash Industry Advisory EMEA, Deutsche Bank, Germany

Sameer Sehgal, Managing Director - Head of Trade, Export Agency and Commodities, Citibank, United Kingdom

Priyamvada Singh, Head Global Trade Supplier Finance, International Finance Corporation (IFC), United States of America

Anil Walia, Global Head Supply Chain Finance, The Royal Bank of Scotland, Germany

Markus Wohlgeschaffen, Managing Director, Global Head of Trade Finance & Services, UniCredit, Germany


ICC Representatives

Kah Chye Tan, Vice Chairman, Corporate Banking, Barclays Bank, United Kingdom; Chair, ICC Banking Commission

Thierry Senechal, Senior Policy Manager, ICC Banking Commission, Paris


6-7 November 2013


La Maison des Arts et Metiers

9 bis, avenue d'Iena

75016 Paris

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Registration fees

The registration fee includes participation in the summit and documentation, lunches and coffee breaks. Travel and hotel expenses are not included.

Amount (including VAT 19,6%)*:

ICC members: 1195 euros (1 429,22 VAT incl.)

Non-members: 1350 euros (1 614,60€ VAT incl.)

*excl. VAT. ICC Services must set its prices to include the VAT pursuant to Article 53 of the European Directive 2006-112CE.

To request a VAT refund:

- Foreign companies established in another member country of the European Union should consult the VAT Refund Web Portal of the General Directorate of Taxes in their country

- Foreign companies established outside the European Union should fill in form n° 3559 SD from the Direction Générale des Finances Publiques in France

Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of the registration and contribution to costs.

Travel and accommodation

Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements and hotel reservations. A list of hotels in Paris, with which ICC has negotiated preferential room rates will be sent to you upon receipt of the registration form.

Cancellation charge

50% of the registration fee will be refunded if notice is received in writing before 6 October 2013. Cancellations after this date are not refundable. Subject to agreement with ICC Services prior to the seminar, the registration may be transferred to another person from the same company or organization at no extra charge. Updated registration material will be required.

Please note that ICC Services reserves the right to cancel this event or to make minor alterations to the content and timing of the programme or to the identity of the speakers. In the unlikely event of cancellation, delegates will be offered a full refund. ICC Services will not, however, be held responsible for any related expense incurred by the participant.


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Sponsorship opportunities

This event offers you an unrivalled opportunity to build worldwide partnerships. Partnering will get you visibility with the major decision makers in global business and/or within the international banking network. For further information, please follow this link or contact Ms Rodriguez at: luz.rodriguez@iccwbo.org.

Programme and logistics: Martina Stuhl, Senior Project Coordinator, Email Martina Stuhl, Tel: +33 1 49 53 33 96

Registration issues: Sylvette Abenzoar, Sales Administrator, Email Sylvette Abenzoar, Tel: + 33 1 49 53 28 67

Sponsorship: Luz Rodriguez, Global Partnerships Manager, Email Luz Rodriguez, Tel: + 33 1 49 53 28 42

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Event registration fees

ICC Members €1195

Non-Members €1350

Hours and credits

  • PDUs12

Last year's event

Supply Chain Finance Conference 2012