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Finastra Corporate Banking Conference

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241 Borough High Street
London SE1 1GA


Finastra Corporate Banking Conference

Shaping a digital path to sustainability

Join other financial industry professionals to discuss the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities facing financial institutions today.  

Although sustainable finance has been with us for more than a decade, its pace of growth in the finance market over recent years been nothing less than extraordinary. Today, it is one of the first topics of conversation in most financing discussions.  

We are excited to explore this topic with you as well as emerging trends and technologies that can help you improve the digitalization and automation of your operations.

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Agenda is subject to change

Times are in GMT (UK time)

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM (GMT)

Registrations and Welcome Coffee

9:30 AM - 9:40 AM

Welcome Address

Session 1: ESG and Green Lending
9:40 AM - 10:00 AM

Keynote: The green opportunity

Jay Mukhey, Head of ESG at Finastra, shares his perspectives on why ESG is the key to preserving the long-term viability of our environment and building a better future for all.

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Fireside chat: The future of lending is environmentally sustainable

The unprecedented growth of sustainable finance offers a significant and unique opportunity for financial institutions. Hear from Isabel Fernandez, EVP for Lending at Finastra and Stuart Kirk, Former Global Head of Responsible Investments at HSBC, and Lex Editor at Financial Times (2006-2013), on how the future of lending is environmentally sustainable.

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Keynote: ESG and evolving regulatory environment

Vanessa Havard-Williams, Partner at Linklaters LLP, will explore the evolving regulatory view on ESG.

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Coffee Break

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Panel discussion: Technology as an enabler for green finance

Changing finance to finance change: hear from Ariane Pevide from MUFG, Ajit Sharma from Genpact and Leon Saunders Calvert from ESG Book, to learn how you can play your part to help the transition to a global net zero economy, and the role of technology as a key enabler in this change.

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM

Lunch Break

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM

Live and interactive polling session: Key challenges today and opportunities for the future

We want to hear from you. Help us shape our future roadmap by sharing views on the key challenges facing today and future opportunities, in this live and interactive polling session.

Session 2: Working capital optimization
2:50 PM - 3:20 PM

Presentation: Digital trade

Learn from Kate Pohl, MD at Senior Advisory, how the trade market is digitizing, including how to prepare for the impact of the Electronic Trade Documents Bill.

3:20 PM - 4:00 PM

Panel discussion: Technology's role in navigating a highly volatile environment

Our panel, including Saila Alapiha from OP Financial Group, Casimir Veisblat from Tesselate and Kate Pohl from Senior Advisory, will debate and discuss how to optimize working capital for today's challenges, touching on the trade gap and access to finance, and the growing demand for digital data.

4:00 PM - 4:20 PM

Coffee Break

Session 3: Digitalization and automation of financial services
4:20 PM - 4:40 PM

Keynote: Challenges and opportunities

Explore the emerging trends and technologies that can help you digitalize and automate your operations, with insight from Tiffany Carpenter, Digital Transformation Advisor at Microsoft.

4:40 PM - 5:20 PM

Panel discussion: Future-proofing via the ecosystem

Join Anders Johansson from SEB, Sudip Gupta from IBM, Mike Carter from Innovate Finance, and David Palmer from Vodafone, to hear perspectives on how to future-proof your operations using digitalization, automation and ecosystem solutions.

5:20 PM - 5:30 PM

Closing remarks

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Cocktail Reception



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Ajit Sharma (Person)

Ajit Sharma

Commercial Banking Practice Leader – Europe & UKI
Lekshmi Nair

Lekshmi Nair

CRO Corporate Lending & Global Head of Strategic Accounts
Simon Thorogood

Simon Thorogood

Senior Director, Product Management, Corporate and Syndicated Lending
Elena Sankova

Elena Sankova

Global Solution Consultant, Head of European Transaction Banking, Pre-Sales
Mike Carter

Mike Carter

Head of Capital & Investment and Platform Lending
Innovate Finance

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