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2013 global event

Sunday, September 15, 2013

6:30–7:30 pm

Welcome Reception

Monday, September 16, 2013

8:00–8:45 am

Continental Breakfast/Networking (Exhibitor showcase)

8:45–9:00 am

Conference Welcome

9:00-10:15 am

Third World Lessons for First World Growth

Thirty years ago, China seemed hopelessly mired in poverty, Mexico triggered the Third World Debt Crisis, and Brazil suffered under hyperinflation. Since then, these and other developing countries have turned themselves around, while First World nations, battered by crises, depend more than ever on sustained growth in emerging markets.

The secret to emerging countries' success (and ours) is discipline - sustained commitment to a pragmatic growth strategy. We need less polarization and more focus on facts to answer the fundamental question: which policy reforms, implemented under what circumstances, actually increase economic efficiency? Through examples, Henry will show that in much of the emerging world the policy pendulum now swings toward prudence and self-control. This session will offer vital lessons for developed and developing nations in search of stability and growth.

Speaker: Peter Blair Henry, Dean, New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business

10:15–10:45 am

Networking Coffee Break (Exhibits open)                                                                     Sponsored by: credit-safe-logo-web

10:45–12:00 pm

U.S Exports, Competitiveness and the Export Import Bank (Ex-Im) of the United States

Strong US economic engagement with the rest of the world is a key ingredient for US prosperity and security in the 21st century.  Globalization, the emergence of a multipolar global economy, and advances in technology are creating profound opportunities, challenges, and risks that will test the American economy and entrepreneur.  Sean will provide a perspective on some of these challenges as he sees them in his role as one of five directors of the Export Import Bank of the United States, the official export credit agency (ECA) of the U.S. government.  Specifically, Sean will talk about the importance of a robust, active Ex-Im partnership with trade financial service providers.  He sees a healthy financial sector being able to meet the trade finance needs of US exporters (with or without the assistance of Ex-Im insurance or guarantees) as a prerequisite for maintaining US competitiveness and American jobs in the years ahead.

Speaker:  Sean Mulvaney, Director, U.S. Export-Import Bank

12:00-1:30 pm Networking Lunch

1:30–3:15 pm

International Payment Methods

Learn how to get paid around the world in this session. Moderator Wanda Borges will lead the panel in a discussion of traditional and emerging international payment methods. Topics covered will include SEPA and the European Payment Directive, Letters of Credit, Bank Guarantees, Bank Payment Obligations, Documentary Collections, Payment Escrows and Open Account.

Moderator: Wanda Borges, Esq., Member/Shareholder, Borges & Associates, LLC


Gabriel Bluestone, Esq, Attorney, Bluestone Law International

Luis Noriega, ICCE, Vice President, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

Cynthia Wieme, MBA, CCE, ICCE, MICM, Global Credit Manager, GE Aviation

David Vermylen, Global Credit Manager, BP Chemicals

3:15-3:45pm Coffee Break  (Exhibits open)

Concurrent Sessions

Executive Exchange Session (Large and multi-national companies)

Get your questions answered in this interactive session developed for professionals with an advanced level of experience. The panel members will be sharing their experiences and discussing the hottest industry topics of the day. Areas of discussion will include: Basel III, ICC rules, anti-bribery sanctions, fraud, and Big Data.

Moderator: John LaRocca, CICP, Director of Global Credit, Hitachi Data


Gary Biehn, Esq., China Business Group and International Group, White and Williams LLP

Michael Ford, Vice President of Regulatory Compliance and Quality, BDP International

David Vermylen, Global Credit Manager, BP Chemicals


Trade Finance Program and Terms (Medium to small companies)

Designed with small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in mind, moderator Yuki Fujiyama from the U.S. Commerce Department's International Trade Administration and a panel of trade finance experts will discuss the unique challenges SMEs face in international credit. What will the banking system look like after QE3? What resources will be available and what will the requirements be?

Moderator: Yuki Fujiyama, ICCE, Trade Finance Specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce


Michael Thompson, Vice President, International Banking Group, Fulton Financial Corporation

Chris Williams, Outreach Coordinator, Credit Programs/FSA, U.S.Department of Agriculture

Regina Gordin, Regional Director - Eastern Region, Export-Import Bank of the U.S.

Solomon Wheeler, Lender Relations Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration

6:00-8:00pm Networking Dinner (off-site, Moshulu Restaurant)

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

8:00–9:00 am

Continental Breakfast/Networking

9:00–10:15 am

Currency Control & Foreign Exchange Risk

Speaker Kevin Hebner of JPMorgan Chase will address the latest issues in foreign exchange. Delving into different regions and industries, this session will pay particular attention to Asia and Latin America, while also giving an update on Basel III and other rules and regulations around the world.

Speaker: Kevin Hebner, Senior Foreign Exchange Strategist, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.


Coffee Break (Exhibits open)

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10:45 am–12:00 pm   

Political Risks in Global Hot Spots

This session will feature a discussion of political issues around the world and their effects on the world economy. Moderator James Dezell and the panel will cover regions and countries including South American nations like Venezuela, Argentina, Egypt and Turkey, and the P.I.I.G.S. countries.

Moderator: James Dezell, Senior Vice President, U.S. Practice Growth Leader, Marsh USA Inc.


David Anderson, Director, Global Business Development, Zurich Credit & Political Risk

John Lavelle, Managing Director, Willis of New York

David Santos, Regional Director of Sales and Marketing, Euler Hermes

Bob Wanuga, MBA, Senior Risk Manager, Atradius Trade Credit Insurance, Inc.

12:00 pm

Conference Adjourns