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International Trade Finance Training Course

A highly practical three-day course that explores all the main risks in contemporary trade finance products and structures

9 - 11 November 2020

Central London

This course opens up the communication channels between credit managers and trade finance managers. You will return to work fully aware of the best risk mitigation and internal communication techniques, ready to do business in a safe and prudent manner. After three intensive days, you will have a full working knowledge of:

  • A payment, negotiation, acceptance, confirmation and deferred payment credit
  • The UCP-ICC 600 rules
  • International documentation
  • Standbys and international guarantees
  • Back to back, front to back and event-triggered finance
  • The mechanics of discounting, forfaiting and factoring
  • Pre-shipment and pre-export risk assessment
  • International contract financing
  • Marketing trade finance – internal and external

Download International Trade Finance course brochure

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Dates: 9-11 November 2020
Venue: Central London
Course Leader: Howard Palmer, Specialist in Trade Finance
Course Fee: £2999.00 + VAT @ 20%  = £3598.80

View the Trade Finance training course agenda

Case studies and exercises illustrate the recent developments in this trillion-dollar business

Exercises: Delegates use UCP ICC 600 to solve documentation and discrepancy issues; Delegates use L/Cs and guarantees to structure a solution for a client in an emerging market country buying an oil by-product

Workshops: Bondtrade: Delegates evaluate the risk; Product Innovation: Delegates solve the problem of an international contract-based deal without L/Cs but using banks to confirm a payment

Howard Palmer is a globally recognised specialist in trade finance and the emerging markets. When the emerging markets of Central and Eastern Europe opened up, Howard became the Assistant General Manager, Head of Trade and Lending at Raiffeisen Zentralbank Osterreich (RZB) in London. During his time at RZB he was the Head of the Structured Trade Finance, Shipping, Forfaiting and Syndications departments, as well as the Corporate Lending, Correspondent Banking, Letters of Credit departments.


The International Trade and Forfaiting Association, ITFA, previously known as IFA, is the worldwide trade association for companies, financial institutions and intermediaries engaged in trade and forfaiting. See http://www.itfa.org/

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The course leader, his experience and how he shared his experiences with us and how he communicated the content was useful for all of us

Giina Salama, 

Manager- Corporate Banking,  Ahli United Bank

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