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The Annual Meeting of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Banking Commission gets underway this week in Beijing, gathering over 650 delegates from 59 countries to discuss the state of the industry and celebrate 100 years of ICC.

This two-day flagship event, hosted in collaboration with ICC China and the China Chamber of International Commerce, will examine trade finance innovation and change. The event will include a series of insightful and thought-provoking plenary and breakout sessions. Attendees are invited to rethink the future of the international trade system and consider the role of business in implementing the necessary changes.

Under the theme “Leading the Way in Global Trade,” the meeting will feature over 100 executive level keynote and panel speakers from governmental organisations, financial institutions, multilateral development banks and more. Lively roundtable discussions will address the most pertinent topics facing the international trade community today, including market disruption, newly implemented regulations and technological change.

With this year’s conference taking place in Beijing, there will also be several sessions focusing on the pivotal role played by China and other regional powers in the international trade system. Sessions will examine the impact of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, the progress of renminbi internationalisation, and infrastructure projects across the region.

The event will also consider other relevant topics related to global trade, including the benefits of digitalisation, the growing interest in blockchain and sustainable trade finance, highlights from the ICC Trade Register and the latest on financial inclusivity and Basel capital requirements.

The 2019 ICC Banking Commission Annual Meeting coincides with the 100th anniversary of ICC. As such, the event will celebrate ICC’s accomplishments over the past century and reflect upon the organisation’s guiding vision for the next 100 years: making business work for everyone, every day and everywhere.

ICC thanks Bank of China, African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), Atradius, BNY Mellon, Deutsche Bank, Finastra, Surecomp, Agricultural Bank of China, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, China Construction Bank, China Development Bank, The Export-Import Bank of China, ICBC, J.P. Morgan, Bank of Communications, Bureau van Dijk, Santander, Standard Bank, Pelican and UniCredit for their continued support.

To see the full agenda, please click here.

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For more information, please contact

  • Timothy Conley
  • (+33) 1 49 53 28 49
  • Global Communications Officer

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