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LIBF and Trade Finance Global launch the International Trade Professionals Programme 2020

20 April, 2020Eleanor James

The London Institute of Banking & Finance (LIBF) and Trade Finance Global (TFG) have launched their International Trade Professionals Programme (ITPP). The ITPP gives international trade professionals the chance to write for TFG’s publications. The top 10 writers from this year's group will also be enrolled onto an LIBF certified trade finance course, a globally recognised benchmark of professionalism. ITP laucnh

 During these unchartered times, ITPP is also open to furloughed and currently unemployed professionals within the trade finance sector.

Participants will work closely with TFG’s editorial team to plan, scope and produce a journalistic piece of content on a pre-agreed topic within international trade and finance.  Top articles may also be in with the chance of being published in TFG’s flagship publication, ‘Trade Finance Talks’.

The top 10 winners will also receive access to one of the six trade and transaction banking courses provided by LIBF, including all the study materials, the examination and certification.

In addition to this, participants will be invited to join ITFA Emerging Leaders, which includes networking events and meetups around the world and the opportunity to tune into webinars, free of charge.

Alex Gray, Head of Trade and Transaction Banking at LIBF said: “Global trade finance will be one of the sectors that really has to pull out all the stops to boost economic recovery in the months and years ahead. At the same time, it will have to manage fundamental change. We are delighted to be able to play our part in ensuring that trade finance professionals can deepen and share their expertise with others to meet these challenges.”

Deepesh Patel, Director, Partnerships & Marketing at TFG added: “Even before the coronavirus outbreak, the changing business models facing banks have remained paramount. Trade financiers face increasing requirements from customers and fintechs, and developing skills among staff is critical. We’re delighted to be able to offer this programme in partnership with LIBF, by providing free yet crucial education to help industry practitioners move towards a digital environment, as well as keep on top of fast-moving regulatory challenges and economic demands continue.”

This newly launched partnership emphasises the fact that education is a key element for future development and addressing the trade finance education gap.

To apply please click here. Deadline for application is midnight 1 May 2020.