INTERNATIONAL TRADE BLOCKCHAIN WORLD
June 17, 2020 | 3:00 p.m. CET | 9:00 a.m ET
Welcome to an exciting new digital event
Digitisation of international trade and international trade finance involves a large number of parties and variables that communicate information and exchange “values”. A possible solution is represented by blockchain, which uses consensus among participants to allow each transaction to be shaped, in spite of the absence of a trusted central authority.
This virtual conference will illustrate how blockchain technology will be leading the current digital transformation, showing the benefits blockchain will bring to the world of International trade finance, solving real basic problems, removing friction and pain points.
Event Program (CET/ET)
Opening Keynote- Setting the Stage
Alexander Malaket, President, OPUS Advisory Services International Inc
Session 1- Trade Dynamics
Qamar Saleem, Global SCF Lead and Regional Manager, Asia & Pacific, IFC - International Finance Corporation
Tony Brown, Founder & CEO, The Trade Advisory
Keynote- Huawei Technologies: Blockchain Vision and Journey
William Michael Genovese, Vice President of Corporate Strategy Planning for Banking and Financial Markets, Huawei Technologies
Session 2- Blockchain in Trade
Gadi Benmoshe, CIO, Israel Ports Company
Yair Zehavi, Co-Founder & CTO, INVIOU
Keynote- Identity Standards
Gerard Hartsink, Chairman, GLEIF - Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation
Session 3- Blockchain to facilitate international trade
Lance Thompson, Head Of Unit, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
Grzegorz Tajchman, IT Solutions Manager, Trade for Sustainable Development Programme, International Trade Centre
BLOCKCHAIN IN TRADE
Global SCF Lead and Regional Manager, Asia & Pacific, IFC - International Finance Corporation
William Michael Genovese
Vice President of Corporate Strategy Planning for Banking and Financial Markets, Huawei Technologies
Head Of Unit, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
President, OPUS Advisory Services International Inc
CIO, Israel Ports Company
IT Solutions Manager, Trade for Sustainable Development Programme, International Trade Centre
Founder & CEO, The Trade Advisory
Co-Founder & CTO, INVIOU
Chairman, GLEIF - Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation
Attend the online conference—
No travel required!
June 17, 2020 | 3:00 p.m. CET
The Live Conference will focus on three key topics:
Session 1: Trade dynamics
Blockchain can help transform international trade and International trade finance by making international transactions faster, more efficient and more transparent. Financial institutions are also experimenting with blockchain with the goal to increase access and at the same time reduce considerably the expenses and the time required for easing international trade operations, depending on third-party lending and/or insurance.
Industry leaders and innovators in international trade and supply chain finance will showcase the innovations led by blockchain and the opportunities it offers for expanding International trade opportunities.
Session 2: Blockchain in trade
Blockchain allows for a massive reduction of costs, for instance those related to the release of import and export licenses, by creating and verifying the accuracy of cargo and shipping documents. The session will be held by leaders in the institutions regulating International Trade. They will discuss on how blockchain, under the proper policy environment, will allow reaching for the perfect balance between tradition, experimentation and innovation in international trade.
Session 3: Blockchain to facilitate International trade
When widely adopted, blockchain will discourage trade anonymity and will improve detection and determent of illicit trade flows. Blockchain can also make a positive contribution to expediting customs procedures by making customs declarations much swifter and at the same time reducing their impact on global trade volumes. This session will display how the industry’s main actors are quickly adopting blockchain, with the help of International Trade Organizations, all along the supply chain and will display how it can facilitate the transparent movement of goods across the borders.
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