Demand for eBSI experts to deliver seminars and attend conferences around the world has grown dramatically despite financial crisis. Here is a brief overview of some of our more notable appearances since last issue!


dubai_map flags_of_United-ADubai, United Arab Emirates
Vincent O’Brien was invited by Standard Chartered Bank to deliver a seminar to their clients on Trade Finance for Emerging Markets on 18 November 2009. This seminar was attended by over 60 delegates and covered aspects also of relevance following from the Global Financial Crisis.

Vincent O’Brien & Trade Finance participants at the Standard Chartered Sponsored seminar.


flags_of_Russia Moscow, Russia
The EBRD Series of workshops on the Prevention of Trade Finance Fraud continued in the first half of 2010 with two seminars in Russia. The first seminar in Moscow was held on 26 & 27 January 2010.Russian_Bankers

Vincent O’Brien with Russian Bankers at the Prevention of Trade Finance Fraud workshop held in Moscow.

Russian_map2 flags_of_Russia Yekaterinburg, Russia
The growing importance of Regional banks in Russia was reflected by the organising of a second seminar in Russia of the EBRD series of workshops on the Prevention of Trade Finance Fraud in Yekaterinburg, Central Russia on 1 and 2 February 2010.


flags_of_Armenia Yerevan, Armenia
The next destination for our series of EBRD worishops on the prevention of Trade Finance Fraud was in Yerevan, Armenia on 4 and 5 February 2010. This event was kindly hosted by Armeconombank.in_Armenia

Vincent O’Brien with Artmenian Bankers who successfully completed the Prevention of Trade Finance Fraud workshop in Yerevan, Armenia.



Lebonan_map flags_of_Lebanon Beiruit, Lebanon
A special seminar on Trade Finance was co-organised by the IFC and World Bank in Beirut, Lebanon on 1-3 February 2010. This Seminar for Iraqui Bankers included inputs from Khalil Matar on the specifics of UCP 600 and application of ISBP 681. Ms Astou Sylla and Mr. Shezad Sharjeel of IFC also attended.In_Lebanon

Shezad Sharjeel, Khalil Matar and Astou Sylla with Iraqi Banking participants in Beirut.


flags_of_Unit_s WashingtonDC, USA

Vincent O’Brien was invited by the International Finance Corporation to speak at their 6th Annual Trade Finance Seminar on 10 March 2010 about the trends in Trade Fraud since the Financial Crisis and to give an overview of the new URDG 758 rules that will enter into force on 1 July 2010.


Vincent O’Brien speaking at the IFC 6th Annual Trade Finance Seminar in Washington DC.



Lebonan_map flags_of_Lebanon Beiruit, Lebanon
A Trade Finance Sales seminar was organised by IFC in Lebanon on 29 & 30 March 2010 and delivered by eBSI First Director, Vincent O’Brien. This seminar, a compact version of our week long Trade Finance Sales Workshop focused on presenting and structuring trade finance product offerings in a cohesive was for bank’s clients. Check out for a video report from Beirut!

Vincent O’Brien with Lebanese participants in Beirut.


flags_of_Congo Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
IFC continued its support for the Banking Sector in Congo by organising a Trade Finance Sales training workshop in Kinshasa, Congo on 12 – 16 April 2010. The seminar was delivered in collaboration with Investeq Capital represented by Mrs Jane by Monique Philippe.

Monique Philippe with participants of the DRC seminar.


Oman_map flags_of_Oman Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

A gathering of active international trade corporate customers attended a workshop organized by Bank Dhofar in Muscat themed ‘Managing Trade in Turbulent Times’ on 4 April 2010.

Pictured receiving an award of appreciation is Mr. Vincent O’Brien, First Director eBSI and ICC Representative to the WTO expert group on financial crisis with Mr.Mohammed Redha A Jawad – General Manager – Wholesale Banking Group & Mr.Ashok Manocha – Head Corporate Banking.


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