Workshop Overview

Trading internationally means a company bears the risks beyond the normal risks of doing business in domestic markets. Ranging from late or non-delivery of goods, foreign exchange, regulatory compliance to country risk, many aspects of trading process impose unique challenges to the international traders. Shipping, as part of the logistic process, could be the key to alleviate the risks and potential issues.

Though the shipping industry has undergone through many ups and downs in the past few years, the backbone of the modern commerce still relies on the efficiency of the shipping companies in terms of delivering their goods at the right place and at the right time, in order to minimizing one of the most significant trading risks. Therefore, the industry still remains critical in today’s global economy, considering the number of trading agreements that are being signed each year in the world.

The 2-days Trading Excellence: Becoming the Maestro of Trade Finance for Shipping training provides a comprehensive coverage of Trade Finance, especially for shipping and maritime companies to enhance their sophistication and ability to protect their companies and clients from various trading risks. Participants will learn about the rules, risks and key documentation of trade financing. Different methods of payment for international trade, such as documentary collections and documentary credits will be shared in-depth. Case studies and real-life illustrations will be used frequently to emphasize learning points.

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Key Benefits of Attending

  • Gaining a holistic comprehension on international trade finance
  • GSpotting different types of trade risks and mitigating the risks
  • GLearning all the essential documentations needed in trade finance
  • GEnsuring compliance by mastering the regulatory development
  • GGrasping the mechanisms of letter of credits and other necessary documents
  • GDescribing the risks, benefits and legal aspects of each of the trade finance products
  • GModerating the operation and risk considerations of bonds and standby letters of credit
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Who Should Attend

This two-day course is designed for senior level of company employees who are involved in trade finance:

  • Trade finance staff and specialists
  • Trade manager executives
  • Corporate treasure, Finance, operation and shipping executives involved in trade finance
  • Risk managers
  • Export managers
  • Commercial bankers
  • Trade finance bankers
  • Commodity bankers
  • Credit analysts from banks / export credit agencies
  • Lawyers involved in trade finance