BLOCKCHAIN, AI & DIGITAL SUPPLY CHAINS: BRINGING TRADE INTO THE 21st CENTURY
Trade is ripe for innovation. This session pits the hottest technologies against each other in a X-factor style competition. An expert in each technology will give a 10-minute pitch to a panel of judges on why they think their technology will have the biggest impact on the trade sector. The audience will then decide the winner.
Blockchain: Louis De Bruin, Blockchain Leader, Europe, IBM
ArtificiaI Intelligence: Christophe Spoerry, Co-founder, Euler Hermes Digital Agency
Digital Supply Chains: Anil Sebastian, Senior Manager – Supply Chain, Microsoft Judges
Igor Zax, President, Tenzor Ltd
Kenneth Goodwin, Senior Managing Principal & President, Jeanensis Capital Markets Cristina Dolan, President and COO, InsureX
Igor Zax would moderate a panel:Trade credit risk management and insurance: How are practices evolving?
Moderator: Igor Zax, President, Tenzor
Jeffrey Abramson, Senior Vice-President, Head of Trade Receivable & Supply Chain Finance, XL Catlin
Jay LeClaire, Region Manager, Americas, Sales & Marketing, Euler Hermes World Agency
Jose Brito, Certified Credit Executive; Former Director of Credit, Tech Data Corporation
Why is trade credit insurance market penetration so low in the United
States compared to European markets?
Whole turnover Vs excess of loss Vs single risk: Which insurance
solutions are best suited to the US market?
Are technological developments making trade credit insurance more
relevant? How is trade credit risk management best practice evolving?
Idea Lab: Technocrats – FinTech in 2020
As financial technology increases its foothold on corporate management of cash, supply chains and credit, we examine what benefits FinTech can offer corporates in the run up to 2020. The latest and greatest is pitted against the tried and tested across the evolution of letters of credit, digitisation of documents, distributed ledger, blockchain SCF solutions and data driven decision making. Tony Smith, CEO Americas, HPD Software Christophe Spoerry, Co-founder, Euler Hermes Digital Agency
Moderator: Igor Zax, Managing Director, Tenzor
Igor Zax, Managing Director of Tenzor Ltd. presented at the 6th Annual Supply Chain and Finance Symposium, hosted by IE Business School and Banco Santander in 20-th of June Madrid. This top academic event featured professors from top universities, including Stanford, University of Chicago, University of Washington in St. Louis, Georgetown University, IE, Singapore Management University, Imperial Business School and others, corporates (such as Metro Group and BMW) and banks (Santander and HSBC).
The presentation was focused nature and unique characteristics of trade receivable risk, differences it presents with other risk types, and implications of SCF structures to the risk transformation, distribution and management. Full copy of the presentation available via link below:
The panel, The Corporate Assessment: Debate and Verdict, would include physical and financial supply chain experts who will offer their thoughts on the benefits and drawback of each solution, assess how various techniques can be combined to maximise supplier participation, provide perspectives on SCF best practices, and debate what is required to entrench supply chain financing as a universally accessible standard practice for the corporate sector. An audience
Q&A will finish the session.
The panel, that was the closing panel of the conference included Ingo Schröder from Jebsen & Jessen and Chris Hyde from Mitigram and was focused on a corporate view of both banks and fintechs offerings and the degree in which such offerings addressing “real” corporate needs
Igor Zax, managing director of Tenzor Ltd, published a new article, Buyer Confirmed Receivables – Wider Market Implications , in the World Supply Chain Finance Report 2016, a major publication by BCR/Factorscan. The article is focused on use of buyer confirmed receivables across a variety of financing products, such as credit insurance, secularization, alternative fiance, distribution finance, as well as it’s technological and strategic implications.
Concluding roundtable: Where will we end up? Future-proofing
supply chain finance
Supply chain finance, perhaps the hottest new area emerging in global supply chain management has become an important tool in the battle to unlock working capital, improving competitiveness and generating billions of dollars in free cash flow for best in class companies and their suppliers. Increasingly, financial institutions are partnering and working with technology platforms to provide working capital solutions to key clients and their suppliers (case studies eg Prime Revenue and Mizuoho) whilst at the same time midsized companies want to ensure they can make the business case for supply chain finance. This final session reviews:
Key impact points to be aware of in launching and maintaining SCF
costs, risks and complications check list
Ensuring that the benefits of SCF reaches the mid-market
Overcoming the perceived and actual boundaries between the operations and finance in order to achieve genuinely effective SCF programmes for buyers and suppliers