Mar 27 2019

Transformation of Global Trade Finance from Paper to Digital

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.


Trade and technology have strong links and technology significantly influences the way we trade. Technological advancements through numerous innovations have speeded up the trade digitalization process and opened up several possibilities. Amongst the digital technologies, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IOT) etc. appear having immense potential in transforming global trade from paper to digital.


Nevertheless, new technologies bring along with it challenges as we need to know well how to leverage such technologies in the right manner that ensures optimal benefit for all and help in trade growth and development. Major concerns include security threats, loss of privacy, market concentration, digital divide etc.


Cost reduction is one of the key benefits of embracing new technologies and trade costs have come down by 15% in the last two decades and the trend is expected to continue further. Such decline in trade costs can especially benefit Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) in developing countries if the use of right technologies is also backed by complimenting govt. policies and initiatives to address the challenges.


In this context, the program will examine the progress of transition from paper to digital trade and look at the potential of emerging technologies through interactive discussions to expose participants to the latest advancements in digital trade that would provide a highly illuminating 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 18,000 per person for group booking of minimum 3 persons or more

Rs 19,000 per person early bird

Rs 20,000 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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