SMEs operating in the APAC region, and particularly in south-east Asia, are witnessing an increased gap between unmet demand and inaccessible trade finance.
According to the Asian Development Bank, the current trade finance gap, or the amount of requested trade finance that is rejected, is estimated at $1.5 trillion globally.
New Economy businesses operating in Asia – especially during the pandemic – face long credit terms between production and shipment to customers, and have too few options for financing their sales cycle through the banking system.
Our Chamber is pleased to present you this webinar, in collaboration with Fidinam and Currenxie, on Wednesday, September 30th. Our speakers will provide a presentation on how APAC based Fintech startups are trying to bridge this gap, providing a wide range of trade finance services ranging from invoice factoring & discounting to eCommerce loans and revolving credit line.
Register now to learn the different solutions for SMEs seeking methods to finance their operations.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Filippo Buzzi, Head of Italian Desk, Head of Blockchain Desk at Fidinam (Hong Kong) Limited
During his career, Filippo has worked in Switzerland, United Kingdom, Mainland China and finally Hong Kong. After graduating at University of Trieste in Italy, he studied in both London (University of London) and Amsterdam (IBFD) where he has built his competence in international taxation. Filippo is bilingual in Italian and English.
Pierre Garnier, Head of Trade Finance at Currenxie Limited
Pierre oversees eCommerce financing at Currenxie. An experienced trade finance executive and trained banking auditor, he has spent 15 years in Asia, 9 of which were in Guangzhou advising MNCs on their Foreign Direct Investment strategies into China. He moved to Hong Kong in 2012 as Chief Representative for CIC, a major French Banking Group. He holds a Masters degree in Finance from University Paris – Sorbonne.
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