ITFA CEERC event – Prague, 11 April 2019 by Mag. Semih Özcan MA, DenizBank AG

This year’s traditional ITFA Central and Eastern Europe Regional Education Seminar has taken place at the premises of Ceska  Sporitelna’s  Historical City Centre Branch in Prague on 11th April 2019. The Seminar was very successful with almost 45 participant’s from five different countries with reputable speakers and partners.

The agenda covered very interesting topics such as effects of Fintech on Trade Finance and Market Practice update, Impacts of IFRS 9 on Trade Finance and recent developments of IIB Facilitations and Programme. ITFA Board members Chris Hall and Paul Coles also gave an update on recent ITFA developments and upcoming projects. We had also great research from Chief Economist of Ceska Sporitelna, covering CEE Region and Czech Republic.

After a successful Seminar, it was followed by a cocktail reception at the premises of Ceska Sporitelna Bank, a fantastic place to network. Participants found the time and the friendly atmosphere to ask further questions to speakers and discussed issues openly among themselves.



The ITFA Board would like to thank the Regional Committee Chairman and Members; Semih Özcan, Viktor Nagy, Monika Houštecká and Robert Fleischmann for their time, support and effort in organizing this wonderful event in Prague.