IIBLP 2023 Budget Letter

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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Thank you for your continued support that has made 2022 such an amazing year! While we have all certainly faced challenges and complications, it is through working with people like you, your companies, and our sponsors that we were able to hold actual live, in-person events once again. Looking ahead, I want to share with you our plans for 2023. Read on to see how to get involved in our upcoming events, and to be front and center as we grow and evolve.

Why our work is important: As you likely know, IIBLP has been around for over 30 years. We have played a leading role in the development of LC rules and laws including ISP98, UCP600 and the ISBP. Our publications, which sit on the desks of trade ops staff around the world, are also cited by global courts for the clarity they provide on complex issues. Our global events are where the specialists come to learn, share, and grow – where real conversations happen.

What you may not know is that we support ourselves with sponsorship, event registrations, and product sales. That is, you directly make our work possible with your registrations and sponsorship — and we need your continued support for 2023 and beyond to keep our work going. I’m asking you to be our “in-house advocate” in order to ensure you and your team are learning and growing with us.

How You Can Be Our In-House Advocate: You (yes you!) can directly help IIBLP by sharing this letter with your supervisor and budget decision maker. Please get our events and DCW into your 2023 budget – for you and your trade and compliance team. Ways to be involved:

  • Suggest speakers, panels, and topics of interest or concern to you, including “what can we do to find more candidates to fill our job vacancies?”
  • Subscribe your team to Documentary Credit World;
  • Consider signing up your whole trade department to join one or more of our events. No travel budget? We’re ready to help: join us virtually, or as a mix.
  • Host or Sponsor an event or webinar.
  • You can introduce me to your boss if that would help gain further support.
  • Or, just send us an email saying hi.

Next Steps: We love to hear from you. In fact, I should be speaking with you once a quarter anyway, so send me an email and let’s get a call on the calendar. We can strategize together your plans for 2023, and how we can work together to make them happen. 

Your partner in connecting the trade finance world,

Michael Byrne
CEO, IIBLP
mbyrne@iiblp.org


 Documentary Credit World

Documentary Credit World (DCW) has been the leading source in trade finance news and analysis for nearly thirty years. The only publication to summarize and analyze breaking LC, standby and guarantee court cases, DCWremains a crucial tool in navigating the headwinds of the industry.

Coverage includes:

  • Global news and industry trends
  • Briefs of Recent court decisions for LCs and guarantees
  • Quarterly LC issuance statistics for US and International banks
  • Features and articles by global industry experts
  • Executive summaries of key trade events: ICC, BAFT, and others

As a digital publication released 10 times a year, DCW is delivered to your inboxes, no matter the size of the team. Work with us to determine the right licensing structure for your organization. Subscriptions begin at US$499.


 2023 Events & Conferences

The Annual LC Survey: IIBLP’s flagship conference since 1996, this event focuses on trade law and practice, impactful court cases, ICC Opinions and guidance, hot trends, ESG and more.

The Annual Trade Finance Compliance Conference (ATFCC): Known for inspired keynotes and engaging cross-sectional compliance experts, the ATFCC covers risk and compliance topics like Trade-Based Money Laundering, Sanctions, Fraud, KYC and more.

The Standby & Guarantee Forum: This interactive event focuses on standbys and guarantees, including recent court cases, tips for sound drafting practices, and more. Bankers, lawyers, and corporates work together to help promote sounds practice, and gain new tools. 

LC Law Summit: This event is a MUST for LC lawyers to share the latest from the courts and consider solutions amongst their peers. A unique change for legal to mix with ops, and corporate customers.

 2023 Proposed Dates

Month / Date

Event

Location

March 13, 2023

Trade Law & Compliance Conference

Dubai, UAE

March / April

Annual LC Survey

Hong Kong

March / April

Annual LC Survey

Singapore

March / April

Trade Finance Compliance Conference

Singapore

May

Annual LC Survey

NY, USA

June

Trade Finance Compliance Conference

London, UK

October

Standby Forum

NY, USA

October

LC Law Summit

NY, USA

October

Trade Finance Compliance Conference

NY, USA

 

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