A TFG / SME Finance Forum exclusive B20-Business at OECD joint interview on reducing barriers that SMEs in particular encounter in their quest to participate in Global Value Chains (GVCs).
TFG heard from Robert Meters on the significant role of trade credit insurance in the current economic crisis the global trade is facing.
TFG heard from the Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of World Bank Group, Anshula Kant, on the importance of transparency in helping investors manage ESG risks and achieve development impact goals.
TFG heard from Chairman of Lloyd’s of London, Bruce Carnegie-Brown, on the critical Covid-19 related challenges faced by the 300-year-old institution, as well as what could be in stock for the longer-term future of the Lloyd’s market.
TFG heard from José Manuel Campa, Chairperson, EBA on the key initiatives taken by the banking sector to support the economy post-Covid such as technology and innovation in banks and prevention of financial crime.
From the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement to MANSA, TFG heard from Afreximbank on how they are addressing the challenges around African trade
Unpacking previous events, TFG heard from FCI’s Secretary General Peter Mulroy, comparing how the factoring and receivables industry has fared during previous crises and what we can learn moving forwards.
The Distributed Ledger Payment Commitment (DLPC) is a potential solution allowing for digital representations of payment commitments on a distributed ledger.
TFG heard from Noviland’s Francois Jaffres on the real challenges of COVID-19 on purchasing PPE from Chinese suppliers and the impacts on payment terms such as LCs
TFG heard from development finance expert Diana Smallridge on the role of various institutions when it comes to financing trade, infrastructure, and exports.
TFG heard from John Lentaigne, Acting CEO at African Trade Insurance Agency, on the current investment landscape in Africa.
TFG’s Ross McKenzie spoke to SWIFT’s Fabien Depasse, head of gpi Customer Success at SWIFT about the benefit of payment confirmations and universal confirmations between beneficiaries.
TFG spoke to Clyde & Co’s Robert Parson about the development of trade finance as an asset class, a view on COVID-19, and tradetech
TFG spoke to Vape Club’s Vlad Vassiliev about some of the supply chain disruptions and strategies eCommerce companies are undergoing to navigate unchartered waters.
With that in mind, TFG spoke to experienced trade veteran Abdurrahman Ozalp, based in Turkey about trade opportunities and the importance of trade rules