What Next for the Trade Documents Bill?
AIRED ON SEPTEMBER 13th, 12:00 – 14:30 BST, 07:00 – 09:30 EDT, 13:00 – 15:30 CET, 19:00 – 21:30 SGT
Partnered with UK Export Finance, Department for Business & Trade
Sponsored by Sullivan, Lloyds Bank, ICC United Kingdom Centre for Digital Trade and Innovation and Technology (C4DTI), Wave BL, Enigio
Association Partners, ITFA, ICC United Kingdom, C4DTI, IOE&IT, DNI Initiative, BExA
TFG partnered with UK Export Finance and the Department for Business & Trade, following the enactment of the Electronic Trade Documents Bill. Now that the King has enacted the bill, the Electronic Trade Documents Act will become a part of UK and Common Law legislation on the 20 September 2023.
TFG held a half day live tradecast (webinar) with key stakeholders.
Streamed on LinkedIn Live
- Deepesh Patel, Editorial Director, Trade Finance Global
Session 1: An Introduction to the Electronic Trade Documents Act (ETDA)
- Lord Chris Holmes, Peer, House of Lords
- Ada Igboemeka, Deputy Director for Digital Trade, Department for Business & Trade
- Chris Southworth, Secretary General, ICC United Kingdom
- Luca Castellani, Legal Officer, Secretariat of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)
- Geoffrey Wynne, Head of the Trade & Export Finance Group, Sullivan
- Professor Sarah Green, Commissioner for Commercial and Common Law, Law Commission of England & Wales
Moderated by: Deepesh Patel, Trade Finance Global
Session 2: What are Financial Institutions (Bank and Non-Bank Lenders) Doing?
- Andre Casterman, Board Member, ITFA
- Jon Boran, Director, Trade Innovation and Solution Development, Lending & Working Capital, Lloyds Bank
- Carl Williamson, Head of Trade Finance, UK Export Finance
Moderated by: Natasha Roston, Trade Finance Global
Session 3: Fireside Chat, ETDA Compatibility with Trade Rules
- David Meynell, Digital Rules Advisor, ICC United Kingdom Centre for Digital Trade and Innovation and Technology (C4DTI)
Moderated by: Brian Canup, Trade Finance Global
Session 4: What’s Happening from a Shipping & Logistics Perspective?
- Grant Hunter, Director for Standards, Innovation and Research, BIMCO
- Dominique Willems, Head of Public Affairs & Government Relations, Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA)
- Boaz Lessem, General Counsel Head of Legal, WaveBL
- Kevin Shakespeare, Director of Strategic Projects and International Development, IOE&IT
Moderated by: Natasha Roston, Trade Finance Global
Session 5: ‘Reliable’ Systems
- Nick Davies, Director, ICC United Kingdom Centre for Digital Trade and Innovation and Technology (C4DTI)
- Patrik Zekkar, CEO, Enigio
- Sean Edwards, Chairman, ITFA
- Miriam Goldby, Professor of Shipping, Insurance and Commercial Law and Director of Research at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University London
Moderated by: Jyodh Bilan, Trade Finance Global
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