Mar 25 2019

Trade Finance 2019 - Prevailing Trends and Changing Horizons

Venue: Le Meridien, Pointe aux Piments, Mauritius | Time: 9.00-17.00 Workshop

Mind Initiatives and Upskill Mauritius jointly with MCCI present for the first time ever: Gary Collyer, the Global Guru of Trade Finance in Mauritius.


World trade plays a crucial role in driving economic growth and development. We have seen faster trade expansion in almost all regions and developing economies have registered impressive growth in their trade volumes especially amongst themselves. Africa has been recording double digit growth in trade volumes.


Despite the rising tariff tensions in recent times that could impact trade expansion, concerted efforts are being made, spearheaded by WTO, to resolve the issues to strengthen the global trading system and maintain the growth momentum. G20 has also demonstrated their commitment to work towards this goal. Supply chain financing is critical for trade as almost 80 to 90% of global trade relies on Trade finance in some form or other mostly for shorter tenors. Statistical data has proven time and again that Trade finance activity is documentary, collateral based, backed by well established ICC rules, customs and practices, carries less risk and has low default ratios in relation to traditional lending besides being self-liquidating in nature.


However, liquidity issues, increasing risk concerns and pricing have affected trade financing thus impacting trade growth, more so in developing countries especially for small and medium enterprises. Often, inadequate understanding of the trade finance mechanism and associated risks have deprived much needed trade funding for those especially from MSME category in developing countries.


Against this backdrop, we are presenting a great opportunity for you to learn more about trade finance, various trade products, applicable rules and practices, risks and remedies, developments in trade digitalization etc. from the master himself with a view to create greater awareness and impart knowledge about these rules and products to help in ensuring timely availability of trade finance to the needy especially in the small and medium segment to boost trade and economic growth.


The program will provide a perfect blend of interactive discussions and exercises/case discussions that would be an exceedingly enlightening experience for the attendees.


Who should attend?


Bankers (Heads of Business, Relationship Managers, Credit Analysts, Risk Teams, Compliance Staff, Internal Auditors, Trade Sales and Back Office Staff, Credit Administrators, Product Heads, Operations Staff, Customer Service Teams, Legal Officers), Manufacturing and Trading Companies, Importers and Exporters, Ship Owners, Freight Forwarders, Clearing Agents, Logistics and Insurance Personnel, Auditors, Lawyers and Academics.


Registration Fee

Rs 27,000 per person for group booking of minimum 3 persons or more

Rs 28,500 per person early bird

Rs 30,000 per person


• Book early to avoid disappointment as limited seats are available.

• You will enjoy early bird rate if you register and pay on or before 8 March 2019

• All current MCCI members will get a special discount of Rs.1,000 per person in addition to early bird/group booking

• Fee includes: Course, Working papers, Lunch and Refreshments.

• Medium: English


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