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The livestream is an integral part of FCI’s 55th Annual Meeting in Marrakech.

The annual meeting is a focal point in the industry calendar, covering a spectrum of topics from the launch of the UNIDROIT Factoring Model Law to the rise of receivables exchanges and marketplaces.

It will also delve into the use of artificial intelligence in fraud prevention, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors in factoring, and the future of the industry.

Hosted by Deepesh Patel, chief editor at Trade Finance Global, the livestream convenes a panel of industry experts.

Mr. Ahmed Attout, acting director of financial sector development at the African Development Bank Group, will discuss the role of development banks in trade finance.

Mrs. Kanayo Awani, executive vice president at Afreximbank, will explore the challenges and opportunities of receivables finance in Africa.

Eg. Hani Salem Sonbol, CEO of the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation, will examine the implications of Shariah financing in receivables finance.

Mr. Peter Mulroy, secretary general of FCI, will address the legal frameworks essential for the global acceleration of receivables finance.

The session aims to dissect the complexities of receivables finance in Africa.

It will scrutinise its historical roots, the legal frameworks that govern it, and the role of development banks in shaping its future.

The discussion will also incorporate key themes from FCI’s 55th Annual Meeting, such as the impact of recent events like the Greensill collapse on credit insurance and funds.

This initiative serves as a platform for thought leaders to share insights.

The overarching goal is to advance receivables finance as a sustainable tool for trade in Africa.