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BAFT has announced the 2024 International Trade and Payments Conference, set to take place from 27-29 February 2024, in Washington, D.C.

TFG are delighted to announce that we will be partnering with this conference. 

The conference, themed “Beyond Boundaries: a Collaborative Blueprint for the Future of Transaction Banking” aims to bring together leaders to explore the evolving relationship between trade and payments. The event will feature a range of sessions and discussions tailored to both trade and payments, allowing for a focused exploration of each field.

Key highlights of the conference:

  • Dedicated tracks for trade and payments: Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in sessions specifically designed for trade and payments, facilitating detailed discussions on current topics relevant to these areas.
  • Expert speakers and panel discussions: A variety of expert speakers, including global heads of trade and payments industry leaders, will address key topics, offering insights into current trends and future directions in trade and payments.
  • Networking opportunities: The conference will provide numerous occasions for attendees to connect, including an opening networking reception and scheduled breaks.

Notable sessions

The conference will cover a wide range of topics. Sessions will look into the complexities of global geopolitics and its impact on trade and payments, exploring the shifting dynamics of international relations. 

Discussions on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) linked trade and supply chain finance will highlight the challenges in measuring and reporting ESG performance. 

After creating the BAFT “Payments Roadmap Workgroup” in 2023, the working group will provide an update on the trade and payments landscape going into 2024.

Additionally, the conference will address the evolving role of digital currencies, with a focus on the collaboration between public and private sectors in developing digital and Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs). 

Other sessions will explore deeper dive discussions on trade and payments specific sessions of interest, such as supply chain, trade digitisation and export credit for the trade track, and ISO 20022 lessons learned, new payments rails, and cross-border payments for the payments track. 

The BAFT 2024 International Trade and Payments Conference promises to be an informative and engaging event for those in the trade and payments industries. It offers a chance to gain valuable insights, share knowledge, and network with peers and industry leaders.

For more information and to register for the conference, please visit the event website here.