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The Future of Trade Finance: A Working Capital Forum Debate

About this event

Trade finance is evolving at a faster pace than ever before as paper is - finally - being pushed out of the process. With 90% of world trade dependent on finance, how can we make the process faster, safer and more transparent?

In this special Working Capital Forum event, we speak to Josef Huber, Team Lead Group Treasury at Brückner Group, and Angela Koll at Commerzbank to understand how they have digitised trade finance, increasing speed and reducing risk and complexity.

We’ll also get the views of Accenture and Marco Polo in a debate on what the future holds for trade finance.  

What we’ll cover

  • How Brückner Group aims to optimise its trade finance function
  • What are the challenges for trade finance today and tomorrow?
  • What’s the business case for technology innovation in trade finance?
  • What questions should treasurers ask when looking for a solution?

Join us for 45 minutes of compelling debate that will point the way to the future of trade finance for corporate treasurers, procurement leaders and their banks.

Hosted by

  • Guest speaker
    Angela Koll Senior Business Expert Supply Chain Finance & Innovation @ Commerzbank

    Angela Koll is Senior Product Manager Trade & Supply Chain Finance and Innovation at Commerzbank AG. As a trade finance expert, she has been involved in many trade finance initiatives , including working groups in the Euro Banking Association and Global SCF Forum.

  • Guest speaker
    Josef Huber Team Lead Group Treasury @ Brückner Group

    Josef Huber is Team Lead, Group Treasury at the Brückner Group, responsible for all bank-related products including assets, loans, cash and liquidity management, monetary transactions and especially trade finance products. Before joining Brückner in 2004, Josef was with HypoVereinsbank AG.

  • Guest speaker
    Melanie Cutlan Managing Director,Global Co-lead, Blockchain & MPS @ Accenture

    Melanie Cutlan is Managing Director, Global Co-lead, Blockchain & MPS at Accenture. As part of the Tech Innovation leadership team, Melanie explores and develops technologies focused on supply chain and supply chain finance, including advising on investments and acquisitions.

  • Guest speaker
    Daniel Cotti Managing Director, Centre of Excellence, Banking & Trade @ MarcoPolo

    Dani Cotti is Managing Director, Centre of Excellence, Banking & Trade at Marco Polo. He has over 30 years of experience in global trade finance including senior roles at Citibank, ABN AMRO/RBS and JP Morgan.

  • Team member
    Mike Hewitt Director @ The Working Capital Forum

    Mike has been CEO of Adaugeo Media, the company behind The Working Capital Forum, since 2012. Before that he was CEO of the European operations of the Association for Financial Professionals. Mike is a regular speaker, writer and moderator on working capital and treasury management topics.

The Working Capital Forum

Where Treasury, Payments and Procurement Meet

The Working Capital Forum is a networking group for those in treasury, payments and procurement with a shared interest in optimising working capital. We hold regular conferences and meetings in global financial centres, both online and in our legendary round-table lunches.