ICC Academy – 8th Supply Chain Finance Summit

The ICC Academy is bringing back its highly-anticipated Supply Chain Finance Summit to Singapore for its 8th edition. The event, which runs from 27-28 February 2019, aims to spotlight recent market shifts and their ripple effect on the supply chain landscape.

Amara Singapore, 165 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 008539

27-28 February 2019

What is ICC Academy’s Supply Chain Finance Summit about?

Marked by its year-on-year success, the event returns to Singapore in 2019, ICC’s 100th anniversary year, highlighting the island city-state’s standing as a pivotal trade and financial hub that continues to shape the development of Asia’s supply chain.

Bringing participants up-to-the-minute insights, this year’s SCF Summit will deliver 14 dynamic and interactive sessions across two days. With discussions headed by 40 of the industry’s leading professionals, this is an opportunity to express opinions, share ideas, ask questions and compare experiences on the evolution of SCF. Headline topics slated for examination include trade wars and their global repercussions on SCF; the compliance aspect of supply chain innovation and sustainable trade finance.


  • Alex Capri – Senior Fellow & Lecturer at National University of Singapore, Business School
  • Amit Agarwal – Head of Open Account Trade Products, Global Transaction Services at DBS
  • Anat Elgrichi – General Manager, Asia Pacific at Surecomp
  • Anna Elizabeth Jones – Consultant Supply Chain Finance Program at Asian Development Bank
  • Baldev Bhinder – Partner at Joseph Tan Jude Benny LLP
  • Charis Liau – Co-Founder & CEO at Minterest Private Limited
  • Christian Hausherr – Product Manager Trade Finance / Supply Chain Finance at Deutsche Bank
  • Christopher Chow – Deputy Director at International Trading Institute, Singapore Management University
  • Christopher Emslie – Asia Regional Treasurer at General Mills
  • Daniel Kok – General Manager at ICC Academy
  • Daria Johnen – Global Product Head, Supply Chain Finance at HSBC
  • Denise Ang – Managing Director at Nufin Data
  • Dimitri Kouchnirenko – Co-founder at Incomlend
  • George Nast – Executive Director at CCRManager
  • Gerald Sun – VP Business Development Trade & Industry, Asia Pacific at Mastercard Worldwide
  • Ginnie Chin – Co-Founder/ CEO at Culum Capital
  • Jack Yao – Secretary General at China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Commercial Sub-council
  • Janice Lim – Underwriting Manager – Special Products Asia Pacific at Atradius at Atradius
  • John Bugeja – Co-Founder and Managing Director at Trade Advisory Network Ltd
  • Jolyon Ellwood-Russell – Partner, Financial Markets at Simmons & Simmons
  • Kelvin Teo – Co-founder at Funding Societies | Modalku
  • Laetitia Moncarz – Director Payments Markets ASEAN at SWIFT
  • Lee Kheng Leong – Asia Chapter Director at Factors Chain International (FCI)
  • Lionel Taylor – Managing Director at Trade Advisory Network Ltd
  • Md. Mahbub ul Alam – Managing Director & CEO I Ex-Officio Director at Islami Bank Bangladesh
  • Michael Sugirin – Managing Director Global Head, Open Account Trade & Trade Implementation at Standard Chartered Bank
  • Munir S. Nanji – Head of Global Subsidiaries Group Asia Pacific Banking, Capital Markets & Advisory at Citi
  • Olivier Paul – Head of Policy at ICC Banking Commission
  • Pamela Mar – Executive Vice President – Supply Chain Futures, Fung Academy at Fung Group
  • Paul Goh – Business Development Manager at DHL Express
  • Qamar Saleem – Global Technical Lead – SME Banking Practice at International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • Robert Yap – Executive Chairman at YCH Group
  • Robyne Chambers – Global Treasury Business Partner at Rio Tinto
  • Sandra Ernst – Chief Operating Officer at CardUp
  • Sarat Mohanty – Head, Global Supply Chain Finance Implementation, Transaction Banking at Standard Chartered Ba
  • Satvinder Singh – Assistant Chief Executive Officer at Enterprise Singapore
  • Shirish Garg – Head of Supply Chain Finance Sales & Client Delivery Transaction Banking Office for Asia at MUFG Bank
  • Sonal Priyanka – MD and Regional Head of Trade Finance – SE Asia, India and Middle East at Societe Generale
  • Sriram Muthukrishnan – Managing Director and Group Head of Trade Product Management, Global Transaction Services at DBS
  • Victor Yankovsky – Managing Director, Business Development at Stenn International
  • Yaseen Anwar – Former Governor at State Bank of Pakistan (Central Bank)
  • Zandy IP – Head of Supply Chain Finance – Payables, Asia Pacific at Deutsche Bank

Conference Highlights

Presentation – Supply chain finance ecosystem: How is Asia adopting SCF in comparison to the rest of the world?
The presentation will focus on the evolution of Supply Chain Finance in Asia versus globally, considering the needs and expectations of clients and the evolving propositions of banks and SCF providers, in the changing landscape:

  • The main drivers behind the fast-paced growth of SCF – globally and Asian market
  • How has SCF market developed in the last year
  • Role of technology enabling growth
  • The challenges in deploying SCF programmes around the world
  • Market disruption in SCF and financing of international trade.

Panel Discussion – The impact of protectionism on the physical supply chain: How can businesses address the consequences of a trade war?
The dramatic increase in protectionism over the last year, leading to the prospect of an all-out trade war between major economies, has the potential to cause significant disruption to supply chains anchored across Asia. How can exporters in Asia stay competitive and combat the risk that their customers in the west, particularly in the USA, adopt on-shoring or near-shoring strategies, switching sourcing to suppliers that are closer to their own manufacturing base or end-buyers?

  • The state of play with regard to tariff increases and other non-tariffs barriers globally
  • The state of SCF in various parts of Asia today
  • Physical supply chain – The changes in the face of trade friction, what does it mean in terms of SCF rebalancing, who owns the relationship today, how this will change in the view of technology
  • Financial implication of the change and how SCF addresses those changes
  • Shift in landscape of supply chain: has the trade war created supply chain opportunities or roadblocks, from a trade finance perspective
  • Legal implications of the trade war and how SCF participants can mitigate the risk
  • Can the big banks work it out with the regional and local banks to offer more financing solutions?

Panel Discussion – The corporate treasury aspect of SCF: How are corporate treasurers managing SCF today?
Until recently, many of the processes involved in the supply chain have not been seen as part of the treasurer’s remit. However, as the role of the treasurer has evolved away from being focused simply on cash management to become wider and more strategic, the concerns involved in supply chain finance management, have moved into the treasurer’s arena. The panel will explore:

• What are the objectives of corporate treasury in supply chain finance?
• How have things changed, in the recent past – key factors, considerations, roadblocks, failures and challenges
• How has been the experience of corporate treasurers with respect to “in-house” financing
• Corporate finance strategy – role of Asia, known to be manufacturers of the world, can the current situation bring manufacturing back, closer to home?
• Managing the trade wars and its effects on business

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