[On-demand webinar] Supplier Finance: Do the right thing!
Hosted webinar by The working capital forum
How to make sure your supply chain finance programme is transparent to regulators and investors, avoids negative publicity and is welcomed by suppliers.
Extending payment terms runs the risk of negative publicity if smaller suppliers aren’t protected and, especially, if SCF is seen as a way to disguise debt. Putting in place a robust supplier finance programme, explaining its benefits to every supplier, and structuring it in a transparent way can mitigate that risk. In this webinar, our expert guests offer guidance on how to be seen to ‘do the right thing’ by your suppliers and investors.
FRÉDÉRIC GITS – Managing director, Fitch Ratings
Frédéric Gits is a managing director at Fitch Ratings, based in the Paris office. He is the Global Group Credit Officer for Corporates. Previously, Frédéric was the head of the Credit and Operations Group for Corporates. Before that, he was heading Fitch’s coverage of industrial, construction and property corporate entities in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Frédéric has a commercial engineering degree from the Solvay Business School at the Free University of Brussels, a Master’s Degree in political science from the University of London, and an MBA from INSEAD.
TIM ANNIS – Director, EMEA banking alliances, Tradeshift
Tim Annis is director of fintech alliances at Tradeshift, the business commerce company transforming the way all companies, big and small, come together to transact, connect and collaborate with each other. He has spent more than 15 years working in the payments industry helping companies take an innovative approach to both their receivables and payables. Prior to joining Tradeshift he was a key part of the American Express approach to B2B payments within Europe working with global companies in improving cashflow, working capital and growth. Currently he is focused on simplifying the access to cashflow and working capital for the global supply chains of some the worlds biggest companies working with Tradeshift’s banking and funding partnerships across Europe.
MIKE HEWITT – Director, Adaugeo Media
As managing director of Adaugeo Media, Mike helped launch the Working Capital Forum in 2013. Previously he was on the leadership team of the Association for Financial Professionals in Bethesda, MD and was CEO of both gtnews.com and bobsguide.com. Mike writes on working capital issues and trains on the topic for Transaction Banking Academy. Through the Working Capital Forum roundtable series Mike reckons he has lunch with over 100 treasury and procurement directors a year and has the waistline to prove it.
Founded in 2010, Tradeshift is the world’s largest business commerce platform that connects buyers and sellers. Tradeshift connects over 1.5 million companies across 190 countries, processes over half a trillion USD in transaction value yearly, and has a marketplace containing 28 million SKUs. It offers solutions for procure to pay, supplier engagement and financial services, and enables companies and partners to build custom or commercial apps on its business commerce platform. Tradeshift is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Copenhagen, New York, London, Paris, Suzhou, Chongqing, Tokyo, Munich, Frankfurt, Sydney, Bucharest, Oslo, and Stockholm.
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