1st Edition  Conference

TradeFinex: Blockchain Powered Trade and Finance

"Bringing Trade and Infrastructure finance stakeholders together"
XinFin is proud to present TradeFinex 2019 - ADGM, a one-day roundtable event that brings together trade and infrastructure finance stakeholders on one single platform to address the increasing global trade finance gap as well as infrastructure deficit by leveraging blockchain technology. This includes modes to minimize the processinefficiencies and instruments and channels to increase liquidity.TradeFinex 2019 - ADGM is hosted at Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), an internationalfinancial center in the capital of the United Arab Emirates and comprised of threeindependent authorities – Registration Authority, Financial Services RegulatoryAuthority (FSRA) and ADGM Courts.


  • A platform that addresses the increasing global trade finance gap as well as infrastructure deficit
  • Session on Empowering MSME's with transparency & liquidity
  • Instruments for enhanced access to funds - Invoice discounting, Financing channels and others


8:00 AM - 5:00 PM General Hours

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Banking & Finance


18 Jun 2019 Interested

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GoingJessie K Miamen

Jessie K Miamen

New Delhi at Ministry Of Foreign Affairs Monrovia, Liberia


social-worker organization at University Of Liberia Monrovia, Liberia
GoingMouhamed Basheer sarhan

Mouhamed Basheer sarhan

Business Development Manager at Alrabee for food industri Damascus, Syria
GoingNso Pascal Etchu

Nso Pascal Etchu



Contractor at Capital Alliance Enterprises Ibadan, Nigeria
GoingFoppa Ndiffouo karell Vanessley

Foppa Ndiffouo karell Vanessley

Student at Sapienza university of Rome Rome, Italy
GoingMunir Hussain

Munir Hussain

Assistant Manager at Penta Brothers Enterprise Paris, France

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Schedule & Agenda

Tue, 18 Jun08:00 AM - 09:00 AMRegistration & Refreshment Registration
#ADGM square 20th floor
Tue, 18 Jun09:00 AM - 09:10 AMChair Person's Welcome Opening Ceremony
#ADGM square 20th floor
Tue, 18 Jun09:10 AM - 09:25 AMADGM Opening Address Session
#ADGM square 20th floor
Tue, 18 Jun09:25 AM - 09:40 AMKeynote Address Session
#ADGM square 20th floor
Tue, 18 Jun09:40 AM - 10:40 AMExploring Infrastructure As An Asset Class Session
#ADGM square 20th floor
Despite a recent rise in investment in infrastructure, the global infrastructure gap is projected to be worth $15 trillion by 2040. Bridging this gap is becoming a key focus for institutional investors, and whilst there is little doubt that the current shortage of investment is posing a big problem, how do we overcome the barriers to investment and unlock the private capital necessary to bridge the funding gap?In this session, we will address one such solution as we discuss the benefits of increasing the liquidity of critical physical infrastructure projects, such as power, water, and transportation. We will explore tokenized digital infrastructure bonds as a new asset class - Infrastructure as an Asset Class (IAC) and the ability to match price-points, risk and return profiles required for new market making and secondary markets.PART 1: Case Study on Tokenized Digital Bond Creation & Trading Platform (15 minutes)PART 2: Tokenization of Infrastructure for Improved Liquidity Roundtable (45 minutes)Join our panel of expert speakers for a discussion on -Fractionalizing Infrastructure Assets-Digital infrastructure bonds-Deciding Factors for Offloading Infra Loans-Regulatory Compliance of Tokenized Digital Bonds
Tue, 18 Jun10:40 AM - 11:10 AMNetworking Coffee Break Networking
#ADGM square 20th floor
Tue, 18 Jun11:10 AM - 12:10 PMAdvances In TradeFinance, Procurement & Technology Session
#ADGM square 20th floor
Trade Finance is of vital importance to the global economy. Over the last few years, the trade finance landscape has seen immense change, as the ecosystem has continued to leverage new technologies and adapt to evolving regulatory conditions. However, even as change progresses, huge trade finance gaps persist.This session explores some of the continuing challenges and how technology can help address the same. We will discuss cross border trade; finance instruments; ease of access to capital; real-time settlements; Increasing liquidity; minimizing process inefficiencies and bringing in transparency amongst relevant stakeholders.PART 1: TradeFinex Case-Study (15 minutes)PART 2: TradeFinance & Procurement Roundtable (45 minutes)Our panel of expert speakers will discuss the following:-Transparency in Procurement-Cross-Border Trade Finance Instruments-Enabling greater Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSME)'s participation and acceptance via easy to use online procurement portals
Tue, 18 Jun12:10 PM - 01:10 PMEnabling Secondary Markets For Greater Liquidity Session
#ADGM square 20th floor
In this session, we will explore the potential liquidity impact digital transformation can have on secondary markets. Advancements in automation, AI and blockchain technology can reduce settlement times, lower cost by removing intermediaries, structuring of transactions, management of syndicates, enabling real-time KYC on trades, enforce standardization and regulatory compliance.PART 1: Case Study (15 minutes)PART 2: Secondary Market & Liquidity Roundtable (45 minutes)Join our panel of expert speakers for a discussion on:-Utilization and Interest Periods-Transferability-Know Your Customer (KYC)
Tue, 18 Jun01:10 PM - 02:10 PMNetworking Lunch Lunch
#ADGM square 20th floor
Tue, 18 Jun02:10 PM - 03:10 PMEmpowering MSME'S Session
#ADGM square 20th floor
Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises have largely remained underserved. Anecdotal evidence shows that as many as 74% of rejected trade finance transactions come from SMEs and mid-cap firms. And, given the low profitability of requested transactions, as well as the difficulty in evaluating firms which are lacking clear financial records, most financial institutions are not willing to expend the cost and effort involved in conducting KYC for potential SME clients.However, MSME finance is increasingly featuring on the global trade finance agenda, and this session will highlight some of the challenges facing MSME's as we explore transparency and liquidity, connecting within trade finance ecosystem, improving security and reducing operational inefficiencies.PART 1: Case Study (15 minutes)PART 2: Empowering MSMEs Roundtable (45 minutes)Join our panel of expert speakers for a discussion on:-Empowering MSME's with transparency & liquidity-Instruments for enhanced access to funds - Invoice discounting, Financing channels and others-Processes and Data Standardization for cost reduction and efficiency-Facilitating market access
Tue, 18 Jun03:10 PM - 03:30 PMThe TradeFinex Innovation Pitch Session
#ADGM square 20th floor
Tue, 18 Jun03:30 PM - 03:50 PMNetworking Break Networking
#ADGM square 20th floor
Tue, 18 Jun03:50 PM - 04:50 PMLooking Ahead: Data Standardization, Sharing & Blockchain Interoperability Session
#ADGM square 20th floor
Blockchain technology can be leveraged to achieve interoperability and standardization across various legacy systems, as well as other blockchains - thus increasing the number of available options for the user. The benefits of a fully scalable system, however, extend far beyond transactions, as data standardization, shared solutions and value, and data exchange across systems are testaments to the benefits of sharing of blockchain solutions.This session explores data standardization and sharing across multiple decentralized Applications (dApps), legacy systems and projects, standardization of processes and the challenges towards these. We will also address issues around data security and privacy, as we move towards increased connectivity between our digital assets.PART 1: CASE-STUDY (15 minutes)PART 2: Standardization, sharing and interoperability roundtable (45 minutes)Our panel of expert speakers will address the following points:-Data Standardization for KYC/AML as per ISO 20022 standards-Project Data-Credit Data-Data Security and Privacy
Tue, 18 Jun04:50 PM - 05:00 PMSummary & Closing Remark Closing Ceremony
#ADGM square 20th floor

Visitor Ticket Price

299 USD General Admission Early Bird (Till 20th May'19)
499 USD General Admission
99 USD Virtual Attendance Early Bird (Till 20th May'19)
199 USD Virtual Attendance
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