Fintech Morning Gym

Whether you are looking at further digitising origination and/or distribution processes or wishing to engage with new business development partners, new fintech solution providers help you achieve your short-term objectives and deliver on strategic priorities. Join us in Budapest to discover eleven predominant fintechs in one go.

As a delegate of the ITFA 46th annual conference, you will be able to hear from ITFA-registered solution providers and platform operators specialised in modernising trade finance origination practices and in establishing the business as an investable asset class.

You will get detailed fintech insights during segment-specific panels, and you will have the opportunity for 1:1 discussion with and demos by Fintech representatives.  This half-day fintech discovery session will take place on Wednesday 4 September 2019 starting at 09:30. It is free of charge and open to all delegates of the ITFA 46th annual conference.  

As outlined below, fintech representatives will be sharing their value propositions during four panel sessions moderated by members of the ITFA fintech and YP committees.

Dress Code: Business attire or smart casual

* Marriott Budapest Hotel
* Liz Ballroom, mezzanine floor


Welcome by André Casterman, ITFA fintech committee and Duarte Pedreira, ITFA Young Professionals committee

  • Mapping your needs to the ITFA fintech ecosystem
  • Opportunities for bank – fintech and fintech – fintech collaboration
  • Opportunities for YPs to grow their tech skill set


Panel 1 – Trade digitisation and automation moderated by Merisa Lee Gimpel, Director, Head of Trade Innovation, Lloyds Bank

  • Key challenges in trade operations and technology-related expectations by Farah Shaikh, Head of Trade Operations, Crown Agents Bank
  • Digitising bills of exchange using digital transferrable documents by Lars Hansén, Chief Strategy Officer, Enigio Time
  • Helping corporations and financial institutions originate, hedge and distribute risks in global trade by Johan Egnell, Head of Relationship Management, Mitigram
  • Delivering the Enterprise Blockchain infrastructure by Clive Cooke, MD Business Development and International Relations, R3
  • Automating document scrutiny with machine learning by Sam Sehgal, CEO at Traydstream


Panel 2 – Trade business development moderated by Aycan Ertugrul, Investment Insurance Committee Manager, Berne Union

  • Trade opportunities in African continent, by Nigel Atta-Mensah, Trade Finance Origination Senior Analyst, Crown Agents Bank
  • Growing origination by matching exporters’ needs with the right funders using AI by Michel Kilzi, Head of Business Development, Fineon Exchange
  • Bringing trade and receivables finance to the mid-market by Deepesh Patel, Director, Partnerships and Marketing, Trade Finance Global


Coffee Break


Panel 3 – Trade risk distribution and asset management moderated by Olga Berlinskaya, Senior Manager – Global Sales, Trade Finance, AIG

  • Helping banks digitize inter-bank trade transactions by George Nast, Board Member, CCRManager
  • Creating a digital ecosystem of banks across the world by Pavel Andrle, Business Development Director, TradeAssets
  • Helping originators sell down payables and receivables to institutional investors using AI by Christoph Gugelmann, Founder and CEO, Tradeteq


Panel 4 – Trade market-level analytical insights and tracking capabilities moderated by Johanna Wissing, Director, Global Trade Sales, Lloyds Bank

  • Tracking your trade transactions to deliver increased visibility to your clients by André Casterman, CMO, INTIX
  • Delivering first-of-its kind marketplace analytics on global trade finance by Johan Egnell, Head of Relationship Management, Mitigram


Closing by Duarte Pedreira ITFA YP Committee and André Casterman ITFA Fintech Committee