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Registration is now open for the 2016 ICC Banking Commission Annual Meeting, which will be held for the first time in Africa – in Johannesburg, South Africa – on 4-7 April 2016.

Taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, the ICC Banking Commission’s flagship event will offer unparalleled networking opportunities welcoming 400 trade experts, banking professionals, business leaders, lawyers, and government officials from 65 countries around the world to discuss the trends, hurdles and prospects across the trade finance landscape.

The Banking Commission team has been actively brainstorming and monitoring the market to identify the most cutting edge and relevant topics in the industry. Titled “Trade and Supply Chain Finance: Enabling New Trade Corridors in and with Africa”, the event will feature high-level keynote and panel speakers in a series of informative and interactive plenary and breakout sessions, as well as lively debates and knowledge sharing discussions providing unparalleled insight and in-depth analysis on the evolution of trade finance in an age of emerging market growth, heightened geopolitical risk, and post-crisis developed-world constraints. In particular, the Annual Meeting will explore the significance of Africa’s regional and global trade flows – detailing some of the region’s most exciting markets

“The Annual Meeting is our opportunity to bring together the leading minds and figures in trade finance to discuss, and perhaps even influence, the current trade finance landscape.”

“For the first time ever we will be holding the Annual Meeting in Africa – a key market of interest for the global business community,” said Daniel Schmand, Chair of the ICC Banking Commission. “Despite Africa’s wealth of natural resources and increasingly significant geopolitical influence, many of the opportunities it offers remain untapped – largely due to a lack of knowledge about the region and how to navigate its challenges. Exploring and understanding its vast and varied landscape is vital for the globalization of business and will be a key focus of the Annual Meeting.”

An important feature of the 2016 Annual Meeting will be the “policy consultation forum” – a gathering of key industry leaders and senior executives from international organizations to advance discussion on barriers to trade finance and the measures that must be taken to support the growth of small- and medium-sized businesses (SMEs).

“The Annual Meeting is our opportunity to bring together the leading minds and figures in trade finance to discuss, and perhaps even influence, the current trade finance landscape,” said John Danilovich, ICC Secretary General. “There is no question of the importance of global trade, and if there is anything we can do to facilitate successful trade and trade finance – even if only through encouraging discussion around the crucial topics facing the industry – we are obliged, and proud to do so.”

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