Educational Seminar Programme


This course will be taught by members of the ITFA board combining over 80 years of practical market experience.

Dress Code: Business attire or smart casual 

Tuesday 3rd September

14.00 – 14.05

Sean Edwards

14.05 – 14.35

Introduction to Trade Finance 
Duarte Pedreira

  • Fundamentals of Trade Finance, concepts, contracts, markets and terms

14.35 – 15.20

Modern Forfaiting, Without Recourse Financing for Trade Receivables 
Lorna Pillow 

  • Introduction to modern forfaiting, fundamentals
  • Introduction to Uniform Rules for Forfaiting (URF800)

15.20 – 15.50

Pricing and Calculations 
Chris Hall

15.50 – 16.10

Coffee Break

16.10 – 16.55

Receivables & Supply Chain Finance 
Sean Edwards

  • An introduction to Supply Chain Finance
  • Techniques and current issues

Wednesday 4th September

09.00 – 09.45

Current Regulations, Risk Mitigation Techniques & Distribution: The Regulatory Environment 

Zeyno Davutoglu 

  • Risk Distribution, Distribution of Trade Assets

09.45 – 10.30

Use of the BAFT Master Participation Agreement 
Paul Coles

  • An introduction to BAFT and MRPA
  • Use of MRPA in trade risk distribution and details

10.30 – 10.45

Coffee Break

10.45 – 11.30

Insurance in Trade Finance as a Risk Mitigation Tool 
Silja Calac 

  • An introduction to Insurance as a risk mitigation technique in trade finance
  • Current issues and techniques

11.30 – 12.00

Case Studies 

  • An opportunity for participants to apply the various trade risk distribution and mitigation techniques analysed during the seminar to case studies based on real-world scenarios


Final Q&A, wrap-up and award of certificates

 Teaching Team

The Educational Seminar will be held at Marriott Budapest Hotel.

The seminar documentation will be available at the beginning of the Seminar and will serve as a reference during the entire course which you can take home with you. It will not be possible to purchase the seminar documentation separately.