ICC Banking Commission Annual Meeting 2020

20-23 Apr 2020

Dubai English Eligible for CDCS ©/CSDG © PDC 12 CPD 12 credits

The ICC Banking Commission meetings are the only events of their kind gathering over 400+ banking executives and government officials from more than 60 countries to rethink the future of trade finance.

The Banking Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), in collaboration with  ICC UAE and Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI), is pleased to invite you to the highly-anticipated ICC Banking Commission Annual Meeting to be held at The Ritz-Carlton DIFC on 20-23 April, 2020. Under the theme “Connecting the Trade World: Shaping the Future” delegates from around the world will convene to discuss trends, hurdles and prospects of the trade finance landscape in a series of insightful and interactive plenary and breakout sessions. This four-day flagship event provides unrivaled opportunity to network with a diverse group of top-level individuals and an open forum for delegates to learn, exchange ideas and influence guidelines related to trade finance.

Who Should Attend?

  • Financial Institutions (sales and client relationship managers, product managers, back office managers, risk managers)
  • Multilateral Development Banks and Export Credit Agencies
  • Governmental Organisations
  • Corporates
  • Independent Financiers
  • Insurance Brokers and Underwriters

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Task Force and Specialised Group Meetings
(Restricted to group members)
Task Force and Specialised Group Meetings
Welcome Cocktail

Welcome Remarks

Coffee Break


NOTE: delegates will be able to switch between streams

Making Trade Work for People and our Planet
Making Technology Work for all
Coffee Break


NOTE: delegates will be able to switch between streams

Making Trade Work for People and our Planet
Making Action on Climate Change Everyone’s Business
Gala Dinner

Coffee Break


NOTE: delegates will be able to switch between streams
Rules and Opinions
Market Disruptions
Coffee Break


NOTE: delegates will be able to switch between streams

Rules and Opinions
Market Disruptions
Prize Draw
Closing Remarks
Closing Cocktail

* Venue: Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry Baniyas Road, Deira P.O. Box 1457 – Dubai, UAE
** Venue: The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International FInancial Centre

Daniel Schmand

Chair, ICC Banking Commission and Global Head Trade Finance, Deutsche Bank

H.E. Humaid Ben Salem

Chairman, ICC UAE

Ashraf Mahate

Chief Economist, Trade & Export Market Development, Dubai Exports  

Eleanor Wragg

Senior Reporter, Global Trade Review (GTR)

Marc Auboin

Economic Counsellor, World Trade Organization (WTO)

Vinay Mendonca

Managing Director and Global Head of Product & Propositions, Trade and Receivables Finance, HSBC

John W.H. Denton AO

Secretary General, ICC

Clarissa Dann

Editorial Director, Deutsche Bank

Halina Bernard

Head of Treasury, Africa & Middle East Operations, General Motors  

Bharat Gupta

Regional Head, Trade & Structured Finance, Asia, Middle East & Africa, Olam

Staney Pullolickel

Regional Treasurer (Commercial), MENAT & SSA, GE 

Ranil De Silva

Group Treasury Manager, NPS Energy

Nitin Navandher

Group Finance Controller, Phoenix Global DMCC

Can Sutken

Trade Finance Program Relationship Manager, ADB

Nana Khurodze

Trade Finance Program Relationship Manager, ADB

Christian Hausherr

Global Transaction Banking Product Management Trade Finance Supply Chain Finance EMEA, Deutsche Bank

Rogier Schulpen

Global Head of Trade & Working Capital Solutions, Santander

Alexander Malaket

President, Opus Advisory Services International and Chair, Market Intelligence, ICC Banking Commission

Michael Sugirin

Global Head of Open Account, Standard Charter  

Kamola Makhmudova

Associate Director, EBRD Trade Facilitation Programme (TFP)

Edward Ribeiro

Group Head of Trade Finance Operations, Ecobank

Graham Baldock

Head of Financial Crime Compliance, Anglo-Gulf Trade Bank

Willem Toren

Head Conduct, Financial Crime & Compliance Advisory, Trade, Standard Chartered Bank

Alexon Bell

Chief Production Officer, Quantexa

Mohamed Jawad Shalo

Head of Financial Crime Prevention Unit Financial Services Regulatory Authority, Abu Dhabi Global Market

Steven Beck

Head, Trade and Supply Chain Finance, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Lamin Drammeh

Chief Trade Finance Officer, African Development Bank

Jonathan Rawling

Chief Financial Officer, yallacompare

Vinod Madhavan

Group Head, Trade, Standard Bank

Huny Garg

Head of Trade & Supply Chain, SWIFT

Manish Prasad

Global Head of Product Management, Trade Loans, HSBC

Sean Edwards

Chairman, International Trade & Forfaiting Association (ITFA)

Hariamchakraborthy Janakiraman

Head of Trade Products, ANZ Banking Group Ltd

André Casterman

Chief Marketing Officer, INTIX; Non-Executive Director, Tradeteq; Chair, ITFA Fintech Committee

Semih Ozkan

Chair, Middle East Regional Committee, ITFA

Walter Gontarek

CEO and Chairman, Channel Capital

René Hoogland

Managing Director, Balance Sheet Management/Distribution, ING

Milena Torciano

CEO, Mitigram

Gunnar Collin

Client Executive, EngioTime

Jacco de Jong

Global Head of Sales, Bolero

Michael Vrontamitis

Head of Trade, Europe & Americas, Transaction Banking, Standard Chartered

Alexander Goulandris


Jacob Katsman

Chairman, Global Trade Corporation (GTC)

Waqas Mirza

CEO, Avanza Innovation

Merisa Lee-Gimpel

Director, Innovation Trade, Global Transaction Banking, Lloyds Bank

David Bischof

Deputy Director, Finance for Development, ICC

Alisa DiCaprio

Head of Trade & Supply Chain, R3

Louise Wiggett

CEO, Global Trade Solutions, South Africa

Daniel Wilson

Director of Strategy and Operations, Maersk GTD

Marwan Alzarouni

Member of the Dubai Future Council for Blockchain Technology and CEO of the Dubai Blockchain Center

Roberto Leva

Relationship Manager, Trade and Supply Chain Finance Program, Asian Development Bank

Shona Tatchell

CEO and Founder, Halotrade

Rudolf Putz

Head of Trade Facilitation Programme, EBRD

Mark Eckstein

Director, Environmental and Social Responsibility, CDC Group

Ian Sayers

Head, Access to Finance and Enterprise Sustainability, Division of Enterprises and Institutions, International Trade Center (ITC)

Lusine Balasanyan

Senior Expert, Trade Finance, Santander

Jonathan Joseph-Horne

Managing Director, Global Co-Head of Structured Export Finance, Global Trade Finance Department, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Limited

Henri D’Ambrières

Chair, ICC Regulatory Advocacy Group and CEO, HDA Conseil

Imran Saeed

Senior Executive Vice-President, Siemens UAE

Simon Lee

Managing Director, Head of International Trade & Transaction Banking, Credit Agricole CIB

Massimo Falcioni

CEO, Etihad Credit Trade Insurance

Alarik d'Ornhjelm

Director, Head of Middle East & Africa, Structured Trade & Export Finance, Deutsche Bank

Ahmad Lootah

Chairman, Banking Commission, ICC UAE

Nizardeen Kumardeen

Chief Operations Officer, Faisal Islamic Bank; Member, Executive Committee, ICC Banking Commission & Vice Chair, ICC Banking Commission UAE

Anisse Terai

Managing Director, ITFC Sovereign Energy Fund (ISEF)

Ana Kavtaradze

Head of Trade Finance, Bank of Georgia

Bashar Al-Natoor

Global Head of Islamic Finance, Fitch Ratings

Rahul Jayakar

Head of Trade, Noor Bank

Yuliya Tsoy

Head of Operations, Wilben Trade

Olivier Paul

Director, Finance for Development, ICC

Georges Affaki

Chair, Legal Committee, ICC Banking Commission and Partner, Affaki Avocats

Ruediger Geis

Chair, Successors in Trade, ICC Banking Commission and Regional Head Middle East, Commerzbank AG

Hans Huber

Trade Finance DLT R&D, Main Incubator/Commerzbank

Chris Southworth

Secretary General, ICC UK

Thomas Bagge


Krishnan Ramadurai

Chair, ICC Trade Register and Global Head of Capital Management, HSBC

Richard Crecel

Executive Director, Global Credit Data (GCD)

Sukand Ramachndran

Partner & Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

Gao Xiaowen

Risk Manager, Bank of China 

David Meynell

Senior Technical Advisor, ICC Banking Commission and Owner, TradeLC Advisory

Pavel Andrle

ICC Czech Republic Secretary of Banking Commission and Trade Finance Trainer & Consultant

John Turnbull

Chair ICC UK Banking Committee and Executive Advisor ABC International Bank PLC

Glenn Ransier

Technical Advisor, ICC Banking Commission and Product Manager, Global Standby Letters of Credit and Demand Guarantee, Wells Fargo

Kim Sindberg

Technical Advisor, ICC Banking Commission and Executive Advisor, Nordea

Mark Evans

Managing Director, Transaction Banking, ANZ

Parm Sangha

GBS Executive Partner, Global Blockchain Leader for Trade and Trade Finance at IBM

Rebecca Harding

CEO, Coriolis Technologies; Author

Lakshmanan Sankaran

CEO, Trade Assets

Katharine Morton

Head, Trade, Treasury & Risk, Trade and Export Finance

Adrian Rigby

Chief Operating Officer, Global Trade and Receivables Finance, HSBC

Luca Corsini

Global Co-Head of Global Transaction Banking, UniCredit

Joel Schrevens

Global Solutions Director, China Systems

Michael Howlett

Deputy Director, ICC Commercial Crime Services

Cyrus Mody

Deputy Director, ICC Commercial Crime Services

Mark Parr

Global Director of IT, HFW

Jeff Ando

Director, Global Trade Review (GTR)

Oz Alashe MBE

CEO, CybSafe

Download Logistical Notes


20-21 April, 2020 - Task Force & Specialised Group Meetings

22-23 April, 2020 - Plenary Meetings


Consult the interactive map for the two different venues:

  • 20-21 April, Task Force & Specialised Group Meetings

Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Address: Dubai Chamber Road, Baniyas Road, Deira, United Arab Emirates

Tel: +97142280000

  • 22-23 April, Plenary Meeting & ICC UAE Event

The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC

Address: Gate Village, DIFC, off Sheikh Road, Dubai 482032 United Arab Emirates

Tel: +97143722222

Visa Support

Please consult this website to read about visa requirements.

We are able to issue visa invitation letters to support your visa application only after receipt of your registration confirmation.

For additional visa support details, please consult the Visa Support section of our logistical notes.

For any questions please contact Habibullah Rizwan at habib@iccuae.com


For your stay, please refer to our recommended hotel list with ICC preferential room rates.

Delegates are responsible for their own accommodation booking and travel arrangements.

Travel Tips

For travel advice, restaurants, security contacts and other information see our guide.


Event photos and videos may be used for future publications, see our disclaimer and data protection information for reference.

Health and Travel Security

In light of the latest announcements from the World Health Organization regarding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), we urge participants to check on an on-going basis the preventive measures issued by official health authorities in your country of origin and country of destination before traveling.

Protecting yourself

International SOS

For more information on travel security, please visit the International SOS web portal to consult the complete set of information and alerts published:

Travel Alerts and Warning to monitor before your travel

Update on Flight Suspensions

  • Dubai Airports
  • We urge participants to check the flight suspensions in your country of origin before traveling


The registration fee includes participation to the welcome cocktail, entry to the opening ceremony, gala dinner, plenary meeting programme, exhibition, lunches, coffee breaks, and welcome kit. Travel and hotel expenses are not included.

National Committees: One staff member from every ICC National Committee will be granted a complimentary entry. Complimentary entries are non-transferable and cannot be given away to non-NC staff representatives. To request a complimentary entry for your National Committee, please contact us.

Task Forces: Meetings are not subject to registration fees. Should task force members choose to attend task force meetings only, online registration is not required, they will be contacted separately via email to confirm attendance. If attending the plenary meeting as well, they will need to register online using the registration code shared in the latest communication.

Registration deadline: March 27, 2020

Payment & Invoice

* VAT is not applicable for this event, pursuant to Article 206-1bis of the French Tax Code (CGI)

Xing AG, on behalf of the International Chamber of Commerce, is in charge of invoicing and payment handling through the online registration system. If you have any questions about payment including the below details to complete your payment by bank transfer, please contact Xing Events or 0800-2642636 (toll free).


Program Accreditation for LIBF & ICC Academy:

This programme will credit 12 PDCs towards the ICC Academy Accreditation Programme and 12 PDUs towards the CDCS and CSDG Recertification Course Recognition by the London Institute of Banking & Finance.

Please refer to the LIBF site for information on how to get your credits validated.

Please note that for ICC Academy, the credits are only valid for the ICC Academy re-certification purposes meaning participants have previously completed a full ICCA programme. See the FAQ on the ICC Academy website for additional details.

Cancellation Policy


50% of the registration fee will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received in writing before 8 March 2020. Cancellations after this date are not refundable. The reimbursement process may take up to 14 days. The registration may be transferred to another person from the same company or organization at no extra charge. Updated registration information will be required. Please note that ICC Banking Commission reserves the right to cancel this event or to make minor alterations to the content and timing of the programme or to the identity of the speakers. In the unlikely event of cancellation, delegates will be offered a full refund. ICC will not, however, be held responsible for any related expense incurred by the participant.

Xing AG, on behalf of the International Chamber of Commerce, is in charge of invoicing and payment handling and will charge the invoice amount from your credit card account. If you have any questions about payment, please contact Xing Events at support@xing-events.com or 0800-2642636 (toll free).

This conference offers you an unrivalled opportunity to maximize your visibility with trade finance leaders from around the world.

 Learn more about our sponsorship opportunities.

For more information about the event, please contact:

Paulina Martinez

Project Manager

Tel.: +33 (0)1 49 53 28 57

Sandra Sanchez-Nery

Sponsorship Manager

Tel.:+33 (0)1 49 53 28 42

Habibullah Rizwan



Tel.: +971 4 220 8288

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Look back at our last event

Interested in seeing what our last event looked like? Browse through photos from the ICC Banking Commission’s 2019 Annual Meeting in Beijing here.

2 Days
600+ Participants
59 Countries
17+ Sessions

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