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Trade Finance Transactions Go Live - BAFT’s Digital Ledger Payment Commitment (DLPC)

Start Date:6/2/2020

Start Time:10:00 AM EDT

Duration:60 minutes


Trade Digitization Webinar Series

Paper is the Achilles heel of trade finance. Over the past few years, blockchain and distributed ledger platforms have been positioned as the potential solution for flatter, smarter and more connected global trade and commerce. But, why hasn’t adoption by the industry taken off yet?

Against the backdrop of the imminent publication of BAFT’s DLPC Best Practices and execution of live trade finance transactions leveraging the DLPC, join us to learn how the DLPC addresses multiple challenges involved in bringing trade finance into the digital age.  

Co-hosted by Trade Finance Global (TFG), this webinar will address:

·       What is the BAFT’s DLPC and how does it work technically and functionally
·       Why the documentary trade and supply chain finance industry needs the DLPC
·       BAFT’s newly released DLPC Best Business Practices
·       Live case studies in which banks are utilizing DLPC for trade finance payment commitments

Register today for this complimentary webinar co-hosted by BAFT and TFG to hear how technology experts have joined forces with funders from around world to use BAFT’s DLPC to ensure trade continues to flow, even during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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Deepesh Patel


Trade Finance Global

Deepesh Patel is Director of Partnerships & Marketing at Trade Finance Global (TFG). In this role, Deepesh leads efforts in developing TFG’s brand, relationships and strategic direction in key markets, including the UK, US, Singapore, Dubai and Hong Kong. This includes TFG’s fintech platform and blockchain projects. Deepesh regularly chairs and speaks at international industry events including at the World Trade Organization Public Forum, The Telegraph’s Future of Trade & Export, BCR Consortia, TXF Geneva, Excred Commodities, as well as FCI and ITFA’s Annual Conference. He is a regular contributor to specialist trade journals and is Editor of the publication ‘Trade Finance Talks’. In addition to his work at TFG, he is a strategic advisor for WOA, a board member of ITFA’s Emerging Leaders Committee, and sits on the Fintech Working Group of the Standardised Trust. Prior to TFG, Deepesh worked at Travelex where he was responsible for the cards business and the Travelex Money app in Europe, NAM, UK and Brazil. Deepesh has a Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Sciences from Durham University and is a Fellow of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust. Deepesh is a co-opted Local Authority Governor of the Wyvern Federation, which has responsibility for 5 primary schools in South London.

Samantha Pelosi

Senior Vice President, Payments and Innovation


Samantha Pelosi joined BAFT in 2016 as a Senior Vice President to define its payments and innovation strategies and increase its visibility in financial crime compliance. Samantha currently focuses on applications for blockchain technology and artificial intelligence in banking, faster payments, and reversing the decline in correspondent accounts worldwide. Samantha came to BAFT from the Federal Reserve Board, where she first wrote regulations implementing the Dodd-Frank Act as a senior attorney in the consumer protection division and then developed policy on emerging and retail payments as a manager in the payments systems division. Before departing for the Federal Reserve, Pelosi was the global head of compliance at Travelex Global Business Payments (now Western Union Business Solutions). Samantha also supported the anti-money laundering mission of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) of the US Treasury Department as a senior attorney implementing the USA PATRIOT Act. She began her career at the law firm Morrison & Foerster.

Rebecca Liao

Co-Founder & Executive Vice President


Rebecca Liao is Co-Founder and Executive Vice President at Skuchain, a top blockchain company that provides an end-to-end platform for trade and supply chain, and a 2019 World Economic Forum Tech Pioneer. She was a member of Secretary Clinton’s foreign policy team for her 2016 presidential campaign, responsible for Asia trade and economic policy. Rebecca was previously Director of Business Development and head of Asia at Globality, Inc., a B2B platform for AI-powered procurement of professional services. She began her career as an international corporate attorney at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP and Fenwick & West LLP, representing clients in Asia, North America and Europe across a variety of industries, including Internet, mobile, semiconductors, enterprise software, energy, advertising technology, consumer technology and finance. Her work focused on domestic and cross-border transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity investments, venture financings, debt financings and public offerings of debt and equity. She also regularly advised public and private companies on corporate governance and securities law compliance. A writer and China analyst, her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, The Atlantic, The National Interest, Bloomberg View, n+1, Democracy Journal, Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Times Literary Supplement, Chinafile, The Diplomat, Huffington Post, Dissent Magazine, The New Inquiry, the LA Review of Books, The China Story Journal, Tea Leaf Nation, San Francisco Chronicle and San Francisco Classical Voice. She regularly comments on China for Deutsche Welle and Channel NewsAsia and has also appeared on HuffPost Live and SiriusXM Radio. She is a contributing editor at SupChina. A graduate of Stanford University, where she studied Economics, and Harvard Law School, she serves on the Board of Advisors of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) and is a Co-Chair of the Brookings Society. She is also a member of the National Committee on US-China Relations.

Alisa DiCaprio

Head of Trade and Supply Chain


Alisa DiCaprio is the Head of Trade and Supply Chain at R3 in New York City. In addition to trade strategy, she also covers mobility, agriculture, sustainability, governance and global standards initiatives. She joined from Asian Development Bank where she was a senior economist working on digital trade, trade finance and innovation. She has also worked in both the public and private sectors on export promotion, trade negotiations, and labor issues. She co-chairs the BAFT Innovation Council and chairs the FinTech working group for the US Department of Commerce’s Trade Finance Advisory Council. She has worked in Cambodia, Chile, Finland, Japan, the Philippines, Thailand, and the US. Her PhD is from MIT, and she holds a BA and MA from Johns Hopkins University.
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