Day 1

 9:15 – 10:00

Registration. Welcome coffee.

10:00 – 10:15

Opening remarks

Tatiana Monaghan, Secretary General, ICC Russia


10:15 – 11:45

Session I. The year of lockdown: outcomes and forecasts



·         Global trends in international trade.

Vincent O’Brien, Director, ICC UAE

·         The impact of the current political context on cross-border trade relationships.

Speaker: TBC

·         Technological trends affecting international trade: shaping the new normal

Mikhail Hasin, Deputy Head of Department of IT infrastructure, VTB Bank

·         Psychology of a pandemic. How a behavioral crisis is changing business

Speaker: TBC

  •     U-shaped economic recovery: we aspire, no matter what.

 Speaker: TBC

Q&A session


11:45 –12:15

Coffee break

12:15 – 13:45


Session II. Regulatory perspective: the impact of legal framework and banking regulation on documentary instruments and independent guarantees 



Moderator: Dmitriy Ushakov, Deputy Head of GR and public institutions, VTB Bank

·         The Bank of Russia Instruction №199-I: problems and prospects for guarantee and documentary business.

Alexey Lobanov**, Head of Department of Banking Regulation, Bank of Russia

·         The Bank of Russia Regulation № 383-P: what to change in the current version?

Julia Demontovich, Director, Documentary Business, Regional Corporate Business Division, VTB Bank

·         Optimization draft law on the amendment of the Federal Law № 44-FZ.

Tatiana Demidova**, Director of the Department of budget policy in government procurement, Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation

·         The changes in the Russian Tax Code: the impact on the bank guarantee.

Valentina Sukhomlinova**, Head of  controlling, Spot-demining control Division, Federal Tax Service of Russia

·         The outcome and perspectives of foreign trade activities of Russian companies and laws.

Nina Chaplinskaya, Head of Foreign Economic Activity Division, VTB Bank


Q&A session

13:45 – 14:45

Coffee break

14:45 – 16:15

Session III. International trade finance: the focus on supply chain






·        Supply Chain Finance and Forfeiting: financial institutions sinergy.

Alexandra Matveeva, Head of clients relation division, International Bank for Economic Co-operation

·         Global Supply Chain Finance Forum. Documents, standards and solutions. Christian Hausherr, Product Management Trade Finance, Supply Chain Finance EMEA, Deutsche Bank AG

·         The factor of sustainability in making decision on trade and supply chain finance.

Roberto Leva**, Trade & Supply Chain Finance relationship manager, Asian Development Bank

·         Topic to be confirmed

Elena Bricheva, Head of Department of Payments, Customs Value and Country of Origin, Eurasian Economic Commission

16:15 – 16:30

Coffee break

16:30 – 18:00

Session IV. Documentary credits: hot topics of practice.


Hugo Verschoren, Founder and owner, goVer Trade Technologies Ltd, Technical advisor, ICC Banking Commission

·         Recent ICC Banking Commission Opinions.

·         The force-majeure issues in trade finance.

·         Results from the ICC Trade Register Report.

·         ICC documents addressing disruptions caused by COVID-19.


Elena Medvedeva, Director, Trade Finance & Guarantee Operations, Raiffeisenbank

·         International Standard Demand Guarantee Practice (ISDGP) – insights and best practice for guarantee professionals by ICC.



Q&A session



End of Day 1

Day 2

10:00 – 11:30

Session I. Digital technologies in international trade and trade finance, Standards and solutions


Moderator: TBC


·         The potential impact of digital currencies on the international payments landscape

Helen Avakyan, Counsel, Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev and Partners law offices

·         Recent ICC documents on digitalization: URDTT, Guidance paper “Automation of Document Examination under Documentary Credits”

Tatiana Ivashkova, Head of Task Force on digitalization of trade finance, ICC Russia, Executive Director, Head of Trade finance development, Documentary Business and Trade Finance department, Raiffesenbank (Moscow)

·         Solutions in action: UAE experience in digital guarantees  

Speaker: TBC

·         ICC Digital Standards Initiative

Oswald Kuyler, Managing Director, ICC Digital Standards Initiative



Q&A session


12:00 – 13:30

Session II.  Compliance in Trade finance: anti-fraud, AML, KYC



Moderator: TBC


·         At the top of the global agenda: FATF, Wolfsberg Group, ICC (ICC Identity Management Guide).

Speaker: TBC

·         Trade Finance Fraud - Banks at Risk.

David Cuckney, Asst. Director, International Maritime Bureau, ICC Commercial Crime Services

·         Dealing with cases of bank fraud involving lawyers and detectives.

Evgeny Raschevsky, Partner, Co-Head of International Arbitration and Litigation Practice, Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev and Partners law offices

·         Seek out and recover -2021: bank’s strategy and tactics of recovery of debtor’s assets abroad.

Alexei Dudko, Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution Practice, Hogan Lovells CIS

13:30 – 14:30

Coffee break

14:30 – 16:00

Session III. Practice of dispute resolution related to documentary credits and independent guarantees







Moderator: Victoria Bortkevicha, Managing Partner, Clifford Chance (Moscow office)



·         Grigory Marinichev, Managing Partner, Morgan Lewis

·         Alexey Stankevich, Partner, Orchards

·         Timur Aitkulov, Partner, Aitkulov and Partners


Q&A session


16:00 – 16.30

Coffee break

16.30 – 18.00

Session IV. Independent guarantees: Russian practice. Key challenges and perspectives.



Moderator: Victoria Guzevataya, Head of Documentary Business, Vice-president, Regional Corporate Business Division, VTB Bank

·         Pracical solutions for digital guarantees: VTB Bank experience.

Victoria Guzevataya, Head of Documentary Business, Vice-president, Regional Corporate Business Division, VTB Bank

·         Pracical solutions for digital guarantees: Sberbank experience.

Anzhela Tarasova**, Executive Director, Division “Foreign Economic Partnership Development”, Sberbank

·         Customs law in Russia: main changes affecting the guarantee market.

Speaker: TBC          

·         Bank guarantee as a tool for securing the obligations. What is needed to be considered by public procurement participant?

Dzhamilya Sozaeva**, Head of Education programmes, Roseltorg



Q&A session



Conference conclusion