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ICC Bangladesh arranges workshop for bankers in Bangkok

December 20, 2017 00:00:00

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) - Bangladesh, is jointly organizing a workshop on "International Trade Finance" for bankers from Bangladeshi banks.

The joint partners are The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP) and ICC Thailand.

The two-day workshop begins today (Wednesday), said a statement.

Around 53 bankers from 17 commercial banks, 45 from Thailand and 17 participants from Cambodia, Japan, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal & Vietnam will be participating at the workshop together with Bangladeshi bankers.

ICC Bangladesh President Mahbubur Rahman will lead the team.

The main objective of the workshop is to allow the Bangladeshi bankers to interact with their counterparts in Thailand and to understand international trade finance eco-system as well as ICC rules & tools based on real life cases and guide them to undertake secure and successful international trade and finance as well as to avoid risks in cross-border transactions.

The workshop will also help the bankers in understanding the new provisions and how the changes impact users with the confidence and legal certainty to trade in unfamiliar markets and save both time and money.

The workshop will be a case study driven to achieve maximum practical benefit in everyday Documentary Credit Operations, Capital and Credit Risk Distribution, Capital Management Techniques and the challenges.

ICC Bangladesh Secretary General Ataur Rahman will be attending the workshop for coordinating the whole workshop activities.

The workshop will be conducted by Mr. Vincent O' Brien, Member, ICC Banking Commission; Dr. Masato Abe, Economic Affairs Officer, Investment and Innovation Division, ESCAP; Mr. Ka-Kit Man, CEO of CCRM; Sheikh Morshed Jahan, Associate Professor, IBA, Dhaka University; Ms Jaewon Kim, Consultant, Investment and Enterprise Development Section, Trade, Investment and Innovation Division, ESCAP and ATM Nesarul Hoque, Vice President, Mutual Trust Bank Limited.

The team is expected to return Dhaka on December 23.

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