What’s next FinTech – Trade Finance

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14 September 2016. KPMG, 19-20 Grosvenor Street, London

David Stringer-Lamarre, within his role as Chairman of the Institute of Directors, City of London, was pleased to be involved in this fintech event, which provided an opportunity to have a ‘fireside chat’ with Richard Whitehouse of Black Platform.

The event theme was focused upon what changes are happening, and will happen, in the trade finance sector.

Karen Winton, Managing Partner, Nest VC, welcomed the attendees and outlined some of the themes for the discussion.

Panel Discussion 1: The Future of Trade Finance, chaired by David Hennah, Head of Trade Finance, Misys.

How is technology changing the way trade finance is managed and what is the future of supply chain finance technology?

Panel members

  • Tim Armstrong, Director, Partnerships, Greensill Capital
  • Neil McGivern, Head of Trade Finance, Shawbrook Bank
  • Mark Raddan, Global Working Capital Lead, KPMG Trade Finance Insights, presented by
  • Simon Kleine, Head of Client Services, East and Partners Europe

Panel Discussion 2: What alternative funding fintechs can do for you, chaired by Garry Bernstein, Founder and Managing Director of ABS Exchange.

Panel members

  • Aamar Aslam, CEO, Funding Invoice
  • Louise Beaumont, Head of Public Affairs & Marketing, GLI Finance
  • Matthew Stammers, European Marketing Director, Taulia UK
  • Paul Surtees, CEO, Capitalise

Fireside chat: David Stringer-Lamarre, Chairman, IoD City Branch, in conversation with Richard Whitehouse, Sales Director, Platform Black. David and Richard spoke about many topics including Richard’s thoughts about developments in the sector and potential effects to business in the lead up to BREXIT. He also kindly shared some insights into how his company successfully operates in a competitive market place.

Richard Whitehouse & David Stringer-Lamarre are pictured