June 18, 2019

TradeFinex 2019 - ADGM

Blockchain Powered Trade and Finance

Abu Dhabi Roundtable

Al Maqam Tower, 20th Floor ADGM Square, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Early Bird Tickets

Register now for the must-attend TradeFinex 2019 – ADGM, the first in a series of global roundtables convening trade and finance stakeholders to advance and showcase real-world use cases of hybrid blockchain and applications.

What Is TradeFinex 2019 – ADGM?

XinFin is proud to present TradeFinex 2019 - ADGM, a one-day roundtable event that brings together trade and infrastructure finance stakeholders on one single platform to address the increasing global trade finance gap as well as infrastructure deficit by leveraging blockchain technology. This includes modes to minimize the process inefficiencies and instruments and channels to increase liquidity.

TradeFinex 2019 - ADGM is hosted at Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), an international financial centre in the capital of the United Arab Emirates and comprised of three independent authorities – Registration Authority, Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) and ADGM Courts.

Who Should Attend?

Trade and infrastructure finance stakeholders. These include:

  • Development banks
  • Investors & Bankers
  • Traders
  • Trade and Infrastructure Associations
  • Government bodies
  • Regulators
25+
Speakers
15+
Partners
10+
Sponsors
60+
Attendees
200+
Virtual Attendees
5+
Regulators

Well known industry leaders and emerging talents

Antony Lewis
Antony Lewis

Director of Digital Assets

R3 (Corda)
Tim Draper
Tim Draper

Founder

Draper Associates/DFJ/Draper University
Sundeep Mohindru
Sundeep Mohindru

Founder Director

M1Xchange
Paul Ruskin
Paul Ruskin

Director - Business Development

Trace Financial
prasannalohar
Prasanna Lohar

Innovation Head & FICCI Board Member

DCB Bank
Natalia-Bushkevich
Natalia Bushkevich

Business Innovation & Technology Advisor

Oracle
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Inès Taki

Deputy Area Manager - Middle East, Turkey and Central Asia

Bpifrance
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We will regularly update this page for all new speakers and sessions, so be sure to keep checking in!

08.00 09.00

Registration & Refreshments

Continental breakfast and registration for TradeFinex IAC2019 - ADGM. Pick up your name badge and goodie bag.


09.00 09.10

Chairperson's Welcome


09.10 09.25

Session 1: ADGM Opening Address


09.25 09.40

Session 2: Keynote Address


09:40 10:40

Session 3: Exploring Infrastructure As An Asset Class

Despite a recent rise in investment in infrastructure, the global infrastructure gap is projected to be worth $15 trillion by 2040. Bridging this gap is becoming a key focus for institutional investors, and whilst there is little doubt that the current shortage of investment is posing a big problem, how do we overcome the barriers to investment and unlock the private capital necessary to bridge the funding gap?

In this session, we will address one such solution as we discuss the benefits of increasing the liquidity of critical physical infrastructure projects, such as power, water and transportation. We will explore tokenized digital infrastructure bonds as a new asset class - Infrastructure as an Asset Class (IAC) and the ability to match price-points, risk and return profiles required for new market making and secondary markets.

PART 1: Case Study on Tokenized Digital Bond Creation & Trading Platform (15 minutes)

PART 2: Tokenization of Infrastructure for Improved Liquidity Roundtable (45 minutes)

Join our panel of expert speakers for a discussion on:

  • Fractionalizing Infrastructure Assets
  • Digital infrastructure bonds
  • Deciding Factors for Offloading Infra Loans
  • Regulatory Compliance of Tokenized Digital Bonds

10.40 11.10

Networking Coffee Break


11.10 12.10

Session 4: Advances In Tradefinance, Procurement & Technology

Trade Finance is of vital importance to the global economy. Over the last few years, the trade finance landscape has seen immense change, as the ecosystem has continued to leverage new technologies and adapt to evolving regulatory conditions. However, even as change progresses, huge trade finance gaps persist.

This session explores some of the continuing challenges and how technology can help address the same. We will discuss cross border trade; finance instruments; ease of access to capital; real-time settlements; Increasing liquidity; minimizing process inefficiencies and bringing in transparency amongst relevant stakeholders.

PART 1: TradeFinex Case-Study (15 minutes)

PART 2: TradeFinance & Procurement Roundtable (45 minutes)

Our panel of expert speakers will discuss the following:

  • Transparency in Procurement
  • Cross-Border Trade Finance Instruments
  • Enabling greater Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSME)'s participation and acceptance via easy to use online procurement portals

12.10 13.10

Session 5: Enabling Secondary Markets For Greater Liquidity

In this session we will explore the potential liquidity impact digital transformation can have on secondary markets. Advancements in automation, AI and blockchain technology can reduce settlement times, lower cost by removing intermediaries, structuring of transactions, management of syndicates, enabling real-time KYC on trades, enforce standardization and regulatory compliance.

PART 1: Case Study (15 minutes)

PART 2: Secondary Market & Liquidity Roundtable (45 minutes)

Join our panel of expert speakers for a discussion on:

  • Utilization and Interest Periods
  • Transferability
  • Know Your Customer (KYC)

13.10 14.10

Networking Lunch


14.10 15.10

Session 6: Empowering MSME's

Micro, Small and Medium sized Enterprises have largely remained underserved. Anecdotal evidence shows that as many as 74% of rejected trade finance transactions come from SMEs and mid-cap firms. And, given the low profitability of requested transactions, as well asthe difficulty in evaluating firms which are lacking clear financial records, most financial institutions are not willing to expend the cost and effort involved in conducting KYC for potential SME clients.

However, MSME finance is increasingly featuring on the global trade finance agenda, and this session will highlight some of the challenges facing MSME's as we explore transparency and liquidity, connecting within trade finance ecosystem, improving security and reducing operational inefficiencies.

PART 1: Case Study (15 minutes)

PART 2: Empowering MSMEs Roundtable (45 minutes)

Join our panel of expert speakers for a discussion on:

  • Empowering MSME's with transparency & liquidity
  • Instruments for enhanced access to funds - Invoice discounting, Financing channels and others
  • Processes and Data Standardization for cost reduction and efficiency
  • Facilitating market access

15.10 15.30

Session 7: The TradeFinex Innovation Pitch


15.30 15.50

Networking Break


15.50 16.50

Session 8: Looking Ahead: Data Standardization, Sharing & Blockchain Interoperability

Blockchain technology can be leveraged to achieve interoperability and standardization across various legacy systems, as well as other blockchains - thus increasing the number of available options for user. The benefits of a fully scalable system, however, extend far beyond transactions, as data standardization, shared solutions and value, and data exchange across systems are testaments to the benefits of sharing of blockchain solutions.

This session explores data standardization and sharing across multiple decentralized Applications (dApps), legacy systems and projects, standardization of processes and the challenges towards these. We will also address issues around data security and privacy, as we move towards increased connectivity between our digital assets.

PART 1: CASE-STUDY (15 minutes)

PART 2: Standardization, sharing and interoperability roundtable (45 minutes)

Our panel of expert speakers will address the following points:

  • Data Standardization for KYC/AML as per ISO 20022 standards
  • Project Data
  • Credit Data
  • Data Security and Privacy

16.50 17.00

Summary & Closing Remarks


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  • Publication/White paper hosting
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  • Pre-event email
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  • Logo on Event Website
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Abu Dhabi Global Market Academy

Al Maqam Tower, 20th Floor ADGM Square,
Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

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