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56th Annual Meeting – Time is running out!
56th Annual Meeting – Time is running out!

There are only 7 days left to register to attend our 56th Annual Meeting!

The FCI Annual Meeting is the ultimate destination for professionals in the Factoring and Receivables Finance Industry. It's a unique opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, engage in thought-provoking discussions, and learn from top international experts and industry leaders through insightful presentations and engaging panel discussions.

Discover some of our Tuesday Sessions

OPENING SPEECH

By Mr. Steven Beck, Head of Trade & Supply Chain Finance, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Steven Beck is the head of trade and supply chain finance at the Asian Development Bank (ADB). In his thirteen years at the ADB, he has managed exponential growth of the bank’s trade finance business and implemented its first supply-chain finance business. While at the ADB, Steven initiated a tool that maps the entire supply chain for COVID-related goods to address shortages. He initiated the Trade Finance Register of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), which compiles the only industry-wide statistics on trade-finance default and loss rates. These statistics underpinned changes to the Basel III regulations, freeing billions of dollars to support trade in emerging markets. He created the ADB led study that, for the first time, quantified trade finance market gaps and their impact on economic growth and jobs. Under Steven’s leadership, a gender audit was conducted of ADB partner commercial banks to develop specific recommendations to attract, retain, and promote more women in banking. Steven undertook several initiatives to make global trade and supply chains more robust through digitization, including establishing the Digital Standards Initiative in partnership with the Government of Singapore and the ICC. He began his career with roles as a special assistant to the Canadian minister for international trade and as a senior manager at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC). He left CIBC to help start up a new multilateral development bank, the Black Sea Trade & Development Bank (BSTDB), which focused on economic development in Turkey, Russia and countries of the former Soviet Union. Following BSTDB, he took up roles as a senior consultant, including work with the United States Agency for International Development in southern Africa. Steven is on the advisory board of the ICC Banking Commission and the World Trade Board and the governing board of the Digital Standards Initiative. He is a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Working Group for Trade Finance. He has an M.A. from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, USA and a B.A. from Queen’s University, Canada.

WELCOME SPEECH ON ECONOMIC OUTLOOK AND TRADING RISK ENVIRONMENT IN ASIA

By Mrs. Lena Lee, Credit Director for Hong Kong, ​Korea and Taiwan, Allianz Trade

Lena Lee is Credit Director for Hong Kong, Korea and Taiwan for Allianz Trade, the global leader in trade credit insurance. She is based in Hong Kong.​ Lena joined Allianz Trade in 2005. Over the past 18 years, she has held numerous senior positions in credit underwriting across the APAC Region, including Head of Risk in Korea and Regional Head of Credit Assessment.​ After graduating from Ewha Woman’s University in Korea, Lena began her career as an equity analyst for the Korean stock market. She also earned her Masters in Finance from Lancaster University in the UK.​

PANEL DISCUSSION ON WHAT THE VARIOUS MODELS OF SUPPLY CHAIN FINANCE ARE AND THEIR ADVANTAGES FOR SMES

Moderated by Mrs. Monica Fernandez Barbera, Chairwoman of FCI SCF Committee; International Factoring & SCF Manager, CaixaBank

YOUR FCI COMMITTEES 

A panel discussion with Committee Chairs lead by FCI Vice Chairwoman, Mrs. Chenuye Mao

YOUR REGIONS 

A panel discussion with the Regional Directors and EUF lead by FCI Vice Chairman, Mr. Philippe Gresta

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Hotel Bookings

There is only 1 day left to book your hotel room for the 56th Annual Meeting.

We only have a limited number of rooms left at our special discounted rate for our 56th Annual Meeting! Hurry and register today before they run out.

To book your hotel room at the preferential rate negotiated by FCI for the attendees of the Annual Meeting, please click here. The rates are valid for reservations made until 9 May 2024. After this date, reservations will be upon availability and at standard rates.

Registration

Registration closes on 15 May 2024.

By attending our Annual Meeting, you can connect with industry players to advance your business, educate yourself on the latest trends and cases, and discover how the FCI network can positively influence your business's growth. 

Make sure you register today to be a part of this global Industry event.

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