13 - 16 April 2014

Dear colleagues,

«BUSINESS-FORMAT Ltd.» (Ukraine), being an organizer of the IV International Conference «INTERNATIONAL BANKING OPERATIONS. TRADE FINANCE INSTRUMENTS» to be held on April 13-16, 2014 in Rome, Italy, hotel «Courtyard by Marriott Rome Central Park» 4*, has the great honor to invite you to take part in this event.

For participation in Conference are invited: Top management of the banks responsible for the international banking operations (trade finance, documentary credits, correspondent banking, international settlements, etc., Representatives of the international finance institutions); export-credit agencies, Heads of factoring and forfeiting companies, insurance and law companies, specializing in the international banking law.

Shortly about the event: Now the world economy has recovered after financial crisis, and the world trade markets are developing actively. It allows applying of new financial instruments to development and financing of various trading activities more often, both in case of internal, and in case of foreign trade. The success of participants of the international transaction of purchase and sale depends on opportunity for the exporter and the importer to receive competitive financing terms, and also to minimize risks of payments and delivery of goods. Now more than 15% of international trade transactions are financed by means of letters of credit as this mechanism is universal and has ample opportunities for the order of financing and settlements  description, and also allows implementing the difficult structured schemes of the foreign trade transactions financing

. TRADE & EXPORT FINANCE - marginal business and, according to experts view, it  will be one of the most fast-growing segments of banking business in the nearest future!!


The key topics and issues of the Conference this year:

  • What forms of Trade financing do exist today? Tendencies of client demand, amounts, rates and terms of transactions;
  • Availability of long-term financing, tendency in activities of the European Export-Credit agencies against economic problems in the euro zone;
  • Availability of instruments of trade and export financing to mid-sized banks and medium business;
  • How to apply ISBP (International Standard Banking Practice) and is this document necessary for banks?
  • Bank guarantee: schemes of handling of the requirement with alternative of "extend or pay", action of the guarantor and the counter-guarantor;
  • Instruments of supply chain finance and possibilities of their application,
  • Problem of sanctions in carrying out the international settlements.

These and many other questions requiring joint discussion of bank community will be designated and considered at the Conference.


Visiting our Conference, you get access to professional information "first-hand", and also possibility of direct dialogue with experts of high level, who will share with you the successful practical experience, and also the opinion about current trends of the global market of trade financing and problems, which face now its participants. Also you will be able to learn what strategy the leading banks have in the course of the organization and finding of more effective solutions in the field of trade financing and international settlements.

Today more than ever professionals of the market need to support dialogue with colleagues from the different countries, to come into new contacts and to continue already existing partner relations internationally. We are sure the Conference will satisfy your highest expectations!

 To learn more detailed information about the program of the even and to register as the participant of Conference you can right now at our website: www.business-format.com.ua  In case having any questions please contact with organizers. Tel./fax in Dnepropetrovsk:  +38(056) 375-72-80 (-81,-82,-03) или по е-mail: office@business-format.com.ua.


Organizers of the Conference - “Business-Format Ltd.”