The Digital Future of Trade and Supply Chain Finance

July 6th, 7th and 8th, 2021
8:00 to 11:30 CST

International Chamber of Commerce México (ICC Mexico)
Banking Commission ONLINE CONFERENCE
*English sessions are included.

Trade finance is the predominant tool for the financing of domestic and international goods and services around the world.

Transactions of this nature also benefit widely from both open account and documentary trade finance, including: factoring, trade finance, payables and supply chain finance. Despite continued trade growth over the past decade, financing trade has been stifled by paper documentation. Digitalization of trade has always been at the front of mind for the community, but there’s now doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated this transformation. It’s an imperative for financial and commercial participants to rapidly adapt to the new digital reality or risk being left behind. 

Rapid digitalization, however, comes with many challenges. Not least among them are regulatory frameworks, the creation of global standards, connectivity, fraud prevention, and access to technological development.

In this webinar on ‘The Digital Future of Trade Finance and Supply Chain”, we will be joined by global experts from the International Chamber of Commerce, the global banking sector, and leading technology firms.  The wide-ranging presentations will dive into cutting-edge technological advancements, the challenges that lie ahead, and strategies for navigating into the digital future.

Reasons to attend

Participants will:

  • Learn about new technologies to finance domestic and international trade, with innovative credit schemes for buyers and supply chains.
  • Discover new technologies addressing the regulatory and compliance elements of fighting financial crime.
  • Understand the challenges of digital transformation in trade finance, the legal aspects, and the ever changing regulatory landscape.
  • Have the opportunity to discuss the implemention of tradetech, challenges and opportunities.
  • Hear from global leaders and technical experts in the world of global trade and finance.


Tuesday July 6th, 2021

Relevance of digital finance solutions in reshaping global trade and supply chains

Objective: To present the role that new digital financing technologies will play as enablers and facilitators of trade and global value chains.

8:00 to 8:15 – Welcome and opening remarks

  • Claus von Wobeser. Chair, ICC Mexico
  • Gerardo Gutiérrez Olvera. Chair of Banking Commission, ICC Mexico
  • Carlos Capistrán, Manager Director and Chief of Economy of Canada and Mexico, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Gabriel Casillas. Banorte, Deputy General Director of Economic Analysis, Grupo Financiero Banorte
  • Moderator: José María San Juan. Director of Economic Studies, Bancomext

9:15 to 10:00 – The use of new technologies for trade and supply chain finance

  • Emmanuelle Ganne. Senior Analyst, WTO
  • Moderator:  Deepesh Patel. Editorial Director, Trade Finance Global

10:00 to 10:10 – Break

10:10 to 11:10 – ICC Digital Standard Initiative and advances in standardization and interoperability of digital solutions for trade and supply chain finance

  • Alisa DiCaprio. Head of Trade & Supply Chain, R3
  • Michael Vrontamitis. Co-chair ICC working group on the Digitalization of Trade
  • Gunnar Collin. Head of Sales and Marketing, Enigio
  • Moderator: Oswald Kuyler.  ICC Managing Director DSI, Singapore

11:10 to 11.30 – Closing remarks

  • Pilar TuranzasRegional Head Product and Propositions LAM, Global Trade & Receivables Finance. HSBC México – Coordinator of Supply Chain Finance Committee. ICC Mexico Banking Commission.

Wednesday July 7th, 2021

Digital financing solutions for sustainable financial inclusion, transaction transparency (PLD) and its impact on Latin America

Objective: Present the impact of these new technologies in the Latin American region and their relevance to promote inclusion and sustainable trade finance and supply chains.

8:00 to 8:30 – Presentation about perspectives on USMCA

  • Kenneth Smith Ramos. Partner, Agón Economía

8:30 to 9:15 – Role and relevance of Development Final Institutions in the impulse of implementation and of Digitisation in Trade and Supply Chain Finance in Mexico and Latin America

  • Gema Sacristán. Chief Investment Officer, BID Invest
  • Juan Pablo de Botton. CEO, Bancomext
  • Moderator: Gerardo Gutierrez Olvera. Chair of Banking Commission, ICC Mexic

9:15 to 10:00 – Inclusion and sustainable finance for trade and supply chains

  • Andrew Wilson, ICC Global Policy Director & Permanent Observer to the United Nations
  • Roberto Leva. Trade & Supply Chain Finance relationship manager at Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • Moderator: Mariuz Calvet. Co-chair of the ICC Mexico Corporate Social Responsibility Commission 

10:00 to 10:10 – Break

10:10 to 11:10 – AI and automation in trade finance and supply chain finance

  • Inwhua Huh. IBM Global Blockchain Leader 
  • Isabel Méndez. Financial Crime. Grant Thornton. Dubai UAE
  • Luis Fernando Mendoza. Senior Product Manager at HSBC Global Trade and Receivables Finance. Londres
  • Moderator: Mauricio Muñoz León.  Chair of the Training Committee of the ICC Mexico Banking Commission

11:20 to 11:30 – Closing remarks

  • Carla Cestellos Rojas. México Trade Finance Head, Citibanamex – Chair of Trade Finance Committee. ICC Mexico Banking Commission.

Thursday July 8th, 2021

Challenges, barriers, and perspectives of digital finance

Objective: Present the challenges faced by the financial system (banks, companies, and regulators) to implement these solutions.

Welcome and opening remarks. Gabriela Cabrera Arroyo. Trade Finance Director. Banorte

8:00 to 8.30 – Accounting challenges and opportunities for supply chain finance in a post-COVID-19 era

  • Geoffrey Brady. Global Head Trade & Supply Chain Finance. Bank of America

8:30 to 9:00 – Introduction to the ITFA Digital Negotiable Instruments (DNI) Initiative. Bringing negotiable instruments into the digital world

  • Sean Edwards. Chairman of ITFA (International Trade and Forfaiting Association) and Member of Exec Committee ICC Banking Commission.

09:00 to 10:00 – Realities and challenges of the regulatory framework for the digitalization of the Trade Finance Transactions

  • Luca Castellani. ONU Legal Officer UNCITRAL 
  • Geoffrey Wynne.  Partner, Sullivan Sullivan & Worcester LLP (London)
  • Rocío Robles. Partner, Tenet Consultores S.C.
  • Carlos Valderrama. Partner, Legal Paradox
  • Iván Roldán Moreno. Counsel at WM and Capital Markets. Scotiabank (México)
  • Moderator: Andrés Nieto Sánchez de Tagle. Chair of Legal Committee, ICC Mexico Banking Commission

10:00 to 10:50 – Advancements and future of global supply chain finance forum

  • Alexander Malaket. President OPUS Advisory Services
  • Victor Portillo Sánchez. Director of Products. Banco Monex*
  • Dan Juliano Fintech Saas Executive Supply Chain Finance, Working Capital Solutions, Blockchain
  • Moderator:  José Oulego.  Global Director of Trade and Supply Chain Finance. Bank of América

10:50 to 11:00 – Break

11:00 to 11:50 – Regulators and government entities as enablers and promoters of trade and supply chain finance

  • José A. Quesada. Co-chair of Regulatory Policy at the National Banking and Securities Commission.
  • Luis Urrutia. Counsel, Banxico.
  • Moderator:  Ana Sofía Ríos Artiga. Co-chair of Legal Committee, ICC Mexico Banking Comission

11:50 – Conclusions and closing remarks

  • Gerardo Gutiérrez-Olvera. Chair of ICC Mexico Banking Commission
  • Deepesh Patel. Editorial Director, Trade Finance Globa