Banking & finance

ICC announces major virtual forum for trade and trade finance actors

  • 22 March 2022

ICC has announced plans to convene a major virtual conference following the spring meetings of its Global Banking Commission.

The ICC Global Finance Forum – which will be held from 25-27 April – will bring together a diverse network of over 3,000 international participants from the public and private sectors to align their trade finance ambitions and actions for the next decade. Santander and Trade Finance Global join ICC in this endeavour as supporting partners.

Featuring partner-hosted sessions from leading businesses, industry associations and non-governmental organisations, the forum will also help to catalyse coherent policy dialogue on critical trade and finance issues. Discussion themes include leveraging finance to promote sustainability in global supply chains, embedding interoperability in digital trade ecosystems and closing the estimated US$1.7 trillion trade finance gap.

ICC’s Banking and Finance Policy Manager Tomasch Kubiak said: “The ICC Global Banking Commission Annual Meeting traditionally convened more than 400 trade finance experts, banking professionals, business leaders, lawyers and government officials. Transitioning to an online, partner-led format will ensure that critical insights and case studies from publications such as the ICC Trade Register and the ICC – McKinsey – Fung Academy report on Reconceiving the Trade Finance Ecosystem reach the widest possible audience of practitioners and policymakers.”

To complement live and pre-recorded conference content, ICC will be facilitating virtual networking experiences on the event platform, ensuring that lasting connections are built among trade and trade finance professionals. To date, more than 500 professionals from 61 countries have registered to attend. Prospective participants are welcome to register for the conference here.

Organisations wishing to host sessions during the conference are welcome to submit their interest in doing so using this form.