ITFA HOLDS TRADE FINANCE OUTLOOK EVENT IN THE LATIN AMERICA By Hernan Mayol – Member of ITFA Americas Regional Chapter



ITFA, represented by Hernan Mayol, Managing Director, EIA Global and Member of the Americas Regional Chapter (AMRC) organized the first trade finance session of 2020 in Panama, key center of commercial activity in Latin America.

His summary Global Trade Finance Outlook for 2020, gave an opportunity to 20 plus local bankers from top financial institutions to learn of current market trends and solutions helping better support their clients’ needs. Attendees also learned about the joining of forces of ITFA and ATFA. This is a huge step towards improving the international scope and asset quality of the Association. With nearly 300 combined members, our association is stronger now than ever before.

This was followed by a Networking Reception.

Participants included:

Carlos  Lunardini, Vice President, London Forfaiting Americas

Carlos  Paniagua, Head of Sales, CanalBank

Hernan Mayol, Managing Director, EIA Global

Irma Garrido, SVP Commercial Planning & Strategy, Bladex

Jania Caballero, Manager of Correspondent Banking, Multibank Inc

Jorge Buritica, Head of International Market, Banco Occidente Panama

Julin Melo Rincon, Comercial Internacional, Banco de Occidente Panama

Mara Jose Brugue, Manager, Banco Aliado

Maria del carmen Louredo, Sub- manager, Banco general

Natalia Gomez, Senior Manager of CBIF, Multibank

Ofilio Alberto Reyes Linares, Vice President, Banco Aliado

Ricardo Pellerano, Head of Financial Institutions, Banco General, S.A.

Rogelio Rengifo, Principal, SweetWater Securities

Stella Chen, AVP – Treasury – Bladex