International Trade Finance & Cash Management Excellence 2017Date: 1st to 3rd March 2017, Johannesburg, SA


If ever a product has changed in the last few years it is this trillion-dollar business.

Viewed traditionally as a self-liquidating, non-interest, sensitive fee-earner, innovative bankers are learning all the lessons of the past and applying them to a world where commodity prices are as bullish as we have ever seen them and emerging market countries, rich with mineral, ore, energy and agrarian commodities are seeking to do business with the rest of the world.

Following the Post-Crunch G20 meeting, it was agreed by the world’s leaders to dedicate US$250 billion to promoting trade finance, which was a welcome recognition of the major role that trade finance has to play in restructuring the banking system. The risk management issue is as important as it has ever been as OVERVIEW so many deals fail in the graveyard of political risk. In trade finance transactions, account managers are receiving a never-ending array of questions from credit managers who may not be experts in this subject. In fact banks – who were leaders in trade finance some years ago – are rediscovering trade finance and its tremendous benefits to the bottom line. This course opens up the communication channels between credit managers and trade finance managers in a highly practical manner.

In three intensive days, this course confronts the current issues in international trade finance on a step-by-step basis. It will lead you through a thorough understanding of the risks and solutions involved. You will return to work fully aware of the best risk mitigation and internal communication techniques, ready to do business in a safe and prudent manner.


  • The underlying operations and processes in the international trade environment
  • Foreign exchange¤cy principles
  • How trade finance is provided
  • Trade finance instruments
  • Open Account
  • Payment/ Cash in Advance
  • Documentary Collections
  • Documentary Credits
  • Pre- and post-shipment finance
  • International payments
  • Correspondent Banking
  • CLS and its role in settling international trade payments
  • Supply Chain Finance
  • Operating Examples of Various Trade Finance Instruments
  • This course will be of especial interest to banking & commercial professionals who wish to expand their knowledge base enhance their expertise and advance their careers into the international trade finance arena.

Who Should Attend

The course will be of value to professionals in the following areas:

  • Commercial bankers from front / middle / back offices
  • Commercial bankers dealing with the Forex market
  • International division bankers
  • Trade finance heads and mangers
  • Trading company managers, senior&operations staff
  • Chief Risk Officer&Risk Management Officers
  • Trading company, multinational corporate&treasury staff
  • Internal&External Auditors
  • Central Bank&Monetary Authority regulators
  • Head Corporate Banking
  • Head Structured Finance
  • Head Investments
  • SME Head
  • Chief Credit Office




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