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Awards 2020

In cooperation with BAFT

TFG International Trade Awards 2020

Now in its 5th year running, the TFG International Trade Awards 2020, in cooperation with BAFT, recognise those who have provided an outstanding contribution to global trade and finance.

The TFG Awards are presented each year, recognising businesses and service providers in the trade, supply chain and receivables space.

This year, Trade Finance Global are announcing the winners of the 2020 Awards on 19 March 2020.

The TFG awards logo is used as a badge of excellence in both the intermediary (B2B) and direct (B2C) markets.


In cooperation with



  • Best Trade Financier
  • Best Receivables Financier
  • Best Supply Chain Financier
  • Best Export Credit Agency
  • Best Multilateral Development Bank


  • Best Trade Financier in Europe
  • Best Trade Financier in Asia
  • Best Trade Financier in Australia
  • Best Trade Financier in North America
  • Best Trade Financier in Latin America


  • Best Trade Finance Law Firm
  • Best Trade Credit Insurance Provider
  • Best Logistics Provider
  • Sustainable Finance Award
  • Best Tradetech Company
  • Innovator in Global Trade

MENA Specific:

  • Best Trade Financier in the Middle East and North Africa
  • Best Trade Financier in Africa
  • Best Islamic Financier
  • Specialist TFG MENA Award
  • MENA Fintech Innovator Award

Steering Committee

The TFG Steering Committee is made up of subject matter experts and leaders across all areas of trade, including finance, technology, policy and governance. Members of the steering committee will provide their impartial views and input into TFG’s leading annual awards campaign around promoting inclusive trade as a force for good.

  • Sean Edwards, ITFA
  • Cecile Andre Leruste, Accenture
  • Peter Mulroy, FCI
  • Rudolf Putz, EBRD
  • Alisa DiCaprio, R3
  • Erik Timmermans, WOA
  • Johanna Wissing, Lloyds Bank
  • Robert Besseling, ExxAfrica
  • Silja Calac, SwissRe
  • Harri Rantanen, Standardised Trust
  • Emmanuelle Ganne, WTO
  • David Bischof, ICC Banking Commission
  • Vinco David, Berne Union
  • Stacey Facter, BAFT
  • Ian Sayers, International Trade Center
  • Dr. Benedict Oramah, Afreximbank
  • Ziyang Fan, World Economic Forum

The International Trade Awards 2020 – Judging Process & Key Dates

  1. Self nominations open (10th December 2019)
  2. Self nominations close (20th December 2019) 
  3. Shortlisted candidates are informed (both those who self nominated and were independently nominated by TFG)
  4. TFG’s independent steering committee will be made up of subject matter experts and leaders in all areas of trade, including finance, technology, policy and governance. The steering committee will vote for one winner per category (6th January 2019)
  5. TFG to contact winners (under embargo) to conduct interviews and prepare campaign (10th February 2019)
  6. Winners to be officially announced on 19 March 2020

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Want to nominate a company?

Self-nominations are now closed and shortlisted applicants have been informed. The winners will be announced on the 19 March 2020.

Frequently Asked Questions

The TFG International Trade Awards, in cooperation with BAFT, aim to recognise and promote  businesses and service providers who are directly or indirectly contributing towards the trade, supply chain and receivables space. Simply put, TFG looks at the trade market before nominating and later awarding companies who have shown an outstanding contribution to the sector.

Nominees for the Awards are chosen by staff and judges within Trade Finance Global. However, we also welcome external applications or self-nominations – please use the form above.

Absolutely not, unlike many awards, the TFG International Trade Awards are not-for-profit and seek to recognise the best in the industry. The winners are chosen because of the quality of their services and products, hence why this is a completely non-commercial activity, run by TFG.

Winners will receive a complimentary trophy and certificate.

Yes. TFG will be announcing the winners of the 2020 on 19 March 2020.

Winning a TFG International Trade Award is a competitive and rewarding experience, and winners often receive considerable press coverage and recognition. The winners will be featured on our homepage, as well as a dedicated interview section for each winning company. This will be promoted across TFG’s media channels and through our institutional associations and partners.

See our terms and conditions here
Download the TFG International Trade Awards Brochure

Previous Awards

About the Author

Trade Finance Global (TFG) assists companies with raising debt finance. While we can access many traditional forms of finance, we specialise in alternative finance and complex funding solutions related to international trade. We help companies to raise finance in ways that is sometimes out of reach for mainstream lenders.

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