Conference Programme

TUESDAY 4 SEPTEMBER

12:30 – 14:30

Coach shuttle transfer from hotel to Rand Merchant Bank

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch

Rand Merchant Bank, Portside, 5 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town

14:00 – 17:30

Networking session

Rand Merchant Bank, Portside, 5 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town

14:00 – 17:30

Fintech afternoon: Trade as an Asset Class

Rand Merchant Bank, Portside, 5 buitengracht Street, Cape Town (Board Room)

17:30

Coach transfer from Rand Merchant Bank to hotel

19:15

Coach transfer from hotel to Welcome Dinner

19:30

Welcome Dinner

Rand Merchant Bank, Portside, 5 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town

Dress Code: we recommend and encourage you all to wear the African Madiba shirt (which will be given to you at the registration desk). These shirts have been kindly sponsored by Willis

 

WEDNESDAY 5 SEPTEMBER

06:30 – 09:00

Breakfast

Atlantic Restaurant, Table Bay Hotel

o9:00 – 09:30

Opening: The Board on film with a word from our chosen charity

Sean Edwards

09:30 – 10:15

Against the Tide: A personal journey to unlock yield in Africa

Jean Craven – Barak Fund

10:15 – 11:00

Coffee Break

Conference Foyer area, Table Bay Hotel

11:00 – 12:00

Credit Insurance in Africa and beyond: A view from the private and public market. Is there renewed optimism and is this justified?

Moderator: Andrew van den Born – Willis Towers Watson    

Panelists: Carole Searle – Texel Finance; John Lentaigne – ATI; Mark Hing – ABSA; Andreas Voss – Deutsche Bank; Andres Ortiz – Banco Santander; William Limb – Liberty Specialty Markets

12:00 – 12:45

The BAFT MRPA reloaded – the revised BAFT Master Participation Agreement

Geoffrey Wynne – Sullivan and Worcester; Paul Coles – HSBC

12:45 – 13:45

Lunch

Conference Foyer area, Table Bay Hotel

13:45 – 14:05

Developing a Forfaiting Market in Africa – the time is here and the time is now

Irfan Afzal – Afreximbank

14:05 – 14:50

African Economic Outlook: a look inside the continent

Robert Besseling – Exx Africa; Celeste Fauconnier – RMB

14:50 – 15:40

Trade Finance in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities

Moderator: Melanie Lawrence – Afreximbank    

Panelists: Louis du Plessis – RMB; Henry Saamoi – International Bank Liberia; Ian Henderson – Gulf International Bank (UK); Kate Muir-Jones – JLT

15:40 – 16:10

Supply Chain Finance – New Perspectives and New Solutions 

Peter Mulroy – FCI

16:10 – 17:00

AGM

 

END OF FIRST DAY

19:15

Coach transfer from hotel to Gala Dinner

19:30

Gala Dinner

Shimmy Beach Club

Dress Code: casual dress in white

 

THURSDAY 6 SEPTEMBER

06:30 – 09:30

Breakfast

Atlantic Restaurant, Table Bay Hotel

09:30 – 10:30

New standards in accounting and how it will affect the trade finance market: IFRS 9

Etienne Welgemoed – Ernst & Young

10:30 – 11:30

The 2020 Trade Finance landscape – how FinTech will help us transform and grow African and cross-border business

Moderator: Andre Casterman – INTIX    

Panelists: Marilyn Blattner-Hoyle – AIG; Ka-Kit Man – CCR Manager; Johanna Wissing – LiquidX; Surath Sengupta – HSBC; Ross McEwan – Wala

11:30 – 12:00

Coffee Break

Conference foyer area, Table Bay Hotel

12:00 – 12:30

Basel IV: levelling the playing field

Felix Prevost – HSBC

12:30 – 13:00

Closing remarks

Sean Edwards

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch

Atlantic Restaurant, Table Bay Hotel

14:00 – 17:30

Networking session

Table Bay Hotel

14:00 – 17:30

Fintech afternoon: Trade as an Asset Class

Table Bay Hotel, The Pavilion