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16 August 2021

Bangkok, Thailand

Virtual

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A new dawn is upon the world of cross border trade digitization. A stable and reliable foundation is forming with momentum on UNCITRAL MLETR adoption, uptake in LEI utilization, an increase in digital native business and many large multilateral institutions and standard setting organizations working together to digitize trade and supply chain processes, including adoption of the Framework Agreement on Facilitation of Cross-border Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific

Across the various regions and industries of the world, trade digitization capabilities have been matured over the last two decades of digitizing trade and supply chain processes. With limited adoption, we have come to recognize the various limitations of approaches that solve for trade digitization using centralized approaches and recognized the key areas industry and governments can work on to advance the adoption of trade digitization. Blockchain technology emerged as a potential enabler that can solve for the decentralized nature of trade and uniquely enable the decentralized trust requirements sought by both government and industry to digitize trade and supply chain.

Join us for a world’s first webinar that will bring together ITFA DNI and IMDA TradeTrust to provide insight into how their new modern approaches leverage the unique properties of blockchain to digitize trade and supply chain content in a decentralized, interoperable, trusted manner. In addition to illustrating how these new approaches can enable industry, government, and fintechs, the webinar, joined by ENIGIO and DLT Ledgers, will provide practical insights into both the usage of the frameworks and unique examples of how they leverage blockchain to produce value. Finally, a unique panel with all members moderated by the ICC’s Digital Standards Initiative with Minehub, TradeWaltz and Tradelens

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16 Aug 2021
15:00
15:07
Opening Remarks

ESCAP, ADB and ICC

15:07
15:17
ITFA Digital Document

International Trade and Forfaiting Association (ITFA)

15:17
15:27
IMDA TradeTrust

Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA)

15:27
15:37
ENIGIO Practical (ITFA Digital Doc)

ENIGIO 

15:37
15:47
DLT LEDGERS Practical (IMDA TradeTrust)

DLT Ledgers

15:47
16:27
Panel Discussion inclusive of Q&A from Audience

TradeLens, MineHub and TradeWaltz

16:27
16:30
Closing

ICC

Mr. Yann Duval
Yann Duval
Director, a.i., Trade, Investment and Innovation Division and Chief of the Trade Policy and Facilitation Section, United Nations ESCAP
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Oswald Kuyler
Oswald Kuyler
Managing Director DSI, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
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Cyn-Young Park
Cyn-Young Park
Director of the Regional Cooperation and Integration Division, Economics Research and Regional Cooperation Department, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Hannah
Hannah Nguyen
Deputy Director DSI, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
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In June 2021, Hannah Nguyen joined the DSI from C. Steinweg Group, one of the largest commodity logistics players in the world. In her previous role, she led business development efforts for C. Steinweg Group in Asia Pacific, resulting in key expansion projects in Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. Earlier in her career, Hannah provided market intelligence and advisory work to corporates interested in actionable advice on how to compete and grow in Asia. She also spent 2 years at Enterprise Singapore, working closely with global traders, brokers, exchanges, financial institutions and other intermediaries to drive the growth of commodities and derivatives sector in Singapore through policy recommendations, business facilitation and incentives.

André Casterman
André Casterman
Managing Director, Casterman Advisory and Board Member, ITFA
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André Casterman is the founder of Casterman Advisory which advises fintechs and financial institutions on trade finance, capital markets and digital asset technologies. André spent 24 years at SWIFT, leading various innovations in the inter-bank payments, corporate treasury, and trade finance markets. During that time, he established an institutional partnership between SWIFT and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and created the first digital trade settlement instrument. André is a Board Member of the International Trade and Forfaiting Association (ITFA) and chairs the ITFA Fintech Committee with a focus on helping banks digitise trade finance and establish it as an investable asset class for institutional investors.

Sin Yong Loh
Sin Yong Loh
Director, Trade, Sectoral Transformation Group, Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA)
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As the Director for Trade in IMDA, Sin Yong is responsible for transforming trade (Wholesale Trade, Trade Finance, and Logistics) sectors using ICM technologies to enhance the sectors’ competitiveness in the global market.

Sin Yong has more than 25 years of professional IT and extensive leadership experience in Trade Facilitation, Logistics, and Maritime domains, with international exposures in China, South East Asia and South Asia markets.

Before joining IMDA, Sin Yong spent more than 11 years in CrimsonLogic where he most recently served as Senior Director, Asia. In addition to leading the Strategic Account Management team to deepen customer intimacy and cultivating new opportunities, he was responsible for creating and driving business strategies in the region. Prior to this recent role, he was the General Manager of CrimsonLogic eTrade Services Pte Ltd (a fully owned subsidiary of CrimsonLogic Pte Ltd) and his team was responsible for offering innovative and secured electronic connectivity solutions to the trade and logistics industry. Under his leadership, GridNode Pte Ltd, a provider of business-to-business (B2B) integration solutions and managed platforms, was successfully acquired by CrimsonLogic.

Gunnar
Gunnar Collin
Head of Sales and Marketing, Enigio
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Gunnar is a senior operations and banking professional with over 30 years of experience from the financial sector in different organisations, geographies and cultural settings. Focus has been on Trade Finance and Operations, always in senior leadership roles. Gunnar is now fully focused on making sure that Enigio’s ground-breaking inventions and services will be known and implemented wherever there is a need for digitalisation and transformation. The key areas where Enigio’s trace: original solution is a game changer are foreign trade and the financial industry where paper versions of negotiable instruments and documents of title are still widely used. Other areas benefitting from Enigio’s solutions are any organisation using or storing large volumes of paper documents and records.

Jos Mathew
Jos Mathew
VP- MENA Region, #dltledgers
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With over 20+ years’ experience in managing operations for trans-national conglomerates engaged in cross-border trade based out of Singapore and UAE, he currently manages Strategic accounts and MENA region for dltledgers. He has over 6 years of techno-functional exposure in Enterprise Planning and Performance management and in the enterprise use of intelligent technologies such as Blockchain, AI/ML . In his role currently at dltledgers, he  drives engagements with Large Corporates, Commercial Traders, trading houses, banks/FIs, Logistics Cos, etc and is responsible for defining outcomes that lean towards Business Agility and Operational Efficiencies.

Hope Liu
Hope Liu
Head of Strategy & Business Development (Asia), MineHub
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Hope started her career working for a global bank overseeing cross-border settlement activities in Beijing, Hong Kong and Singapore for 7 years. As an MBA student at MIT, she turned a school project into a global venture by raising over $10mn, building a global team, and launching a public blockchain infrastructure focused on supply chain transformation. She holds a Bachelor degree from Peking University and MBA degree from MIT Sloan School of Management. She previously won the Grand Champion of Boston Seagull Entrepreneurship Competition and was a guest lecturer for blockchain at MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics and SMU International Trade Institute.

Juanjo Ruiz
Juanjo Ruiz
Global Head of Strategy & Operations, TradeLens
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Juan-Jose Ruiz is a global Strategy and Business Development executive with experience in the technology, financial services, and media/information industries. He is currently leading Strategy and Business Development at IBM for TradeLens, an industry solution that leverages Blockchain to enable the digitization of global trade. 

Prior to IBM, he played several strategic and operational roles at Thomson Reuters based in Europe, Asia, and the Americas developing growth strategies across business units and leading Strategic Alliances. Juanjo started his professional career as a software engineer in Spain developing web-based B2B marketplaces. He holds a Computer Science and Engineering degree from the Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, an MBA from Mannheim Business School, and got the Chartered Financial Analyst accreditation from the CFA Institute. In his free time, Juanjo is an active start-up mentor in the NYC area and volunteers in local youth sports organizations.

Satoru Someya
Satoru Someya
Managing Director, Head of CEO’s Office, Head of Global & Alliance Business Department, TradeWaltz
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Satoru Someya is Managing Director, Head of CEO’s Office and Head of Global & Alliance business department at TradeWaltz Inc. He started his career at Mitsubishi Corporation in 2010. He has engaged in projects for global trading systems and supported launching a trading subsidiary. He also has work experience as a bridge engineer in India and an investor in digital startups. In recent years, he has been assigned for digital transformation in business industries at the headquarter of Mitsubishi Corporation and sent to TradeWaltz Inc as a Managing Director in 2020.

With strong passion in international activities and blockchain, he has served as a Discussion Coordinator for Japan-ASEAN youth leaders summit, organized by Cabinet Office for 5 years since 2011, and also served as a lead organizer of blockchain 2.0 meetup community in 2018.

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