This year, 14 February not only marked a day of romance but also brought with it another trade finance educational seminar. The event was organised by ITFA and CUNEF in association with Bank of America Merrill Lynch and was aimed at promoting Trade Finance as an exciting career path amongst university graduates and the young professionals in the industry.
The seminar commenced with an introduction about ITFA, and its role to future talents of Trade Finance. As the event progressed the attendees had an opportunity to learn about international trade flows and risks involved, the role of banks and partner organisations, mechanics of letters of letters of credit and business cases directly from the senior executives.
From technical aspects to career choice, the current panel of ITFA Young Professionals shared their professional journeys and discussed the skills required to make a successful start in the world of trade finance.
The evening concluded with a networking session where graduates could mingle with trade finance professionals from banks, insurance, law firms and publishing.