JOHANNESBURG – HUNDREDS of banking executives and government officials are set to gather in Johannesburg in April for the historic annual International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Banking Commission meeting.
The event, to be held for the first time in Africa, is slated for the Sandton Convention Centre.
It will be held from 4-7th April under the theme, Trade and Supply Chain Finance: Enabling New Trade Corridors In and With Africa.
According to the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 400 banking executives and government officials from more than 65 countries will be gathering to rethink the future of trade finance.
They will encourage governments, regulatory bodies and G20 leaders to remove obstacles to trade finance while stimulating economic growth and job creation.
Among topics would be Africa Trade Flows and Corridors, Capital and the Regulatory Environment, Global Risk in Trade Financing, Fraud Detection and Management as well as Commodity Finance in Africa.
In addition to the plenary meeting programme, there will be four-high-level training sessions on: Dispute Resolution, Guarantees, Bank Payment Obligation (BPO) and Supply Chain Finance.
Based in France, the ICC Banking Commission produces universally accepted rules and guidelines for international banking practice.