Supply Chain 4.0 – Optimising the chain

Presented by Trade Finance Global and Finastra

COVID-19 has shifted global value chains in unprecedented ways which will likely see no new ‘normal’. As behaviours, purchasing trends and trade are completely shifted, this Tradecast will explore how corporates are reacting to new levels of volatility, and ultimately, how technology and innovation could help build an inclusive, resilient global value chain.

This Tradecast analyses the impact of recent events on new behaviours, purchasing trends and trade, as well as the focus on building back recovery and creating sustainable jobs. Be that through public-private partnerships to mobilize finance, creating transparency through marketplaces and B2B platforms or building resilient supply chains, how do we build back a stronger economy which is more inclusive, resilient and sustainable?


The Panel

Brian Edmonson

Susan Starnes

Natasha Condon

Claire Thompson

Moderated by Deepesh Patel, Editor, Trade Finance Global


425 registered attendees

Live Webinar

60 minutes

Streamed on LinkedIn & YouTube

Sponsors and partners


Introduction and the impact of COVID-19 on global value chains

  • Introduction to the panel
  • Overview of the impact of COVID fallout on access to trade and supply chain finance
  • How does the current shock compare to the global financial crisis?


Access to finance: MSME perspective

  • How can the trade industry support financial inclusion to those hardest hit?
  • How is supply chain finance evolving to meet the needs of all organizations across the value chain?
  • How can we democratise the industry to ensure smaller banks get access to SCF and other types of financing?
  • Correspondent banks and access to finance in emerging markets and developing countries


More from our sponsor

Webinar: Networks of Networks: Tomorrow’s trade ecosystem

Finastra invites you to watch this on-demand webinar to hear from our experts who will be exploring what this means for the trade and supply chain industry and how banks can transform their business to be part of tomorrow’s ecosystem.


Technology and using partnerships networks & marketplaces to build resilience

  • What role can data play in advancing access to trade finance? (Example)
  • Can AI and ML help with credit decision making and risk?
  • Is this causing polarisation (large banks versus small banks)?
  • What were the main challenges to digitisation during the pandemic?
  • Can partnerships, networks and B2B marketplaces build resilience and increase choice without creating digital islands?
  • How does this all work from a data-sharing perspective and what are the biggest challenges you see?


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White paper: Trade finance: the departure from relationship models

At a strategic level, Finastra’s research shows that of the three options open to banks – product provider, relationship builder and platform player – corporate banks across the world are set to favour the platform player approach. Finastra’s new research shows how to deliver integrated and connected trade finance to businesses.


The evolution of Supply Chain Finance

  • What role can data play in advancing access to trade finance and what’s the opportunity with open banking?
  • What criteria are best to ascertain the level of sustainability of a business?
  • What’s your forward-looking future view on digital trade, and what do we need to see happening?

Thank you to our sponsors and partners


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About the Author

Deepesh Patel is Editorial Director at Trade Finance Global (TFG). In this role, Deepesh leads efforts in developing TFG’s brand, relationships and strategic direction in key markets, including the UK, US, Singapore, Dubai and Hong Kong.

Deepesh regularly chairs and speaks at international industry events with the WTO, BCR, Excred, TXF, The Economist and Reuters, as well as industry associations including ICC, FCI, ITFA and BAFT.

Deepesh is the host of the ‘Trade Finance Talks’ podcast and ‘Trade Finance Talks TV’. He is co-author of ‘Blockchain for Trade: A Reality Check’ with the ICC and the WTO, alongside other industry research.

In addition to his work at TFG, Deepesh is a Strategic Advisor for WOA, and works closely with ITFA. He also sits on the Fintech Working Group of the Standardised Trust.

Prior to TFG, Deepesh worked at Travelex where he was responsible for the cards business and the Travelex Money app in Europe, NAM, UK and Brazil. Deepesh is Chair of Governors and co-opted LA Governor of the Wyvern Federation, which has responsibility for 5 primary schools in South London.

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