TXF FIT MasterZone Singapore

May, 2019
Ashurst, 12 Marina Boulevard, #24-01 Marina Bay, Singapore

Welcome to the TXF FIT MasterZone in Singapore! 

Join senior players working across trade, treasury & risk as they come together to discuss financing international trade (FIT) and the management of risk along supply chains. Launched by TXF in 2018, TXF FIT Zone (Financing International Trade) builds on our already strong knowledge and content in the trade and treasury areas; we are taking this expertise and working with our partners to develop a series of specialised and tailored events around the world. 

The day will consist of snappy, short presentations from key voices in the industry and a chance to get stuck into the key issues with our in-depth roundtables.


FIT MasterZone Concept: 

The FIT MasterZone for trade, treasury and risk is a bespoke three quarter-day event of expert briefings, knowledge sharing and concurrent best practice roundtables. Join us to be exposed to best practice in an intimate and collegiate environment (capped at maximum 100 participants) with tangible and tailored editorial output that will be shared with attendees after the event and highlights will be featured on TXF new FIT Zone.


Are you in intreasted in financing and insuring commodities? If so, why not check out TXF Singapore 2019 on the 5th March as well. 

Registration & networking coffee


Opening Remarks from TXF and Host Partner


Live Audience Survey: Taking the Temperature of Trade, Treasury and Risk - Your Pain Points

TXF’s signature anonymous live poll looks at the risks that are really nagging you both globally and operationally and gives a snapshot of your thoughts of what’s really happening to shape the market


Headline Presentation: The Best of Trade & Treasury in APAC


The Crystal Ball:  International Treasury in Times of Trade Turbulence and Regulation

Disruption to international supply chains because of rising protectionism has become a new normal, and treasurers and their financiers need to be able to be adaptable to manage the risks of trade wars, protectionism, tax and regulations. Look into this crystal ball with this expert speaker.


Lunch & networking break


Roundtable 1

Sustainable Financing of Supply Chains Across Borders

Sustainability in supply chains across borders is fast climbing the agenda for all global corporates and FIs. In a region as diverse as Asia, RFIs for sustainability information are challenging. What is the state of the art for financing your supply chain sustainably?



Roundtable 2

The Age Of Automation In Treasury And Trade

Who is showing leadership in digitisation? It’s not just SWIFT gpi and Ripple in cross border payments. Share the state of the art with digitised trade finance in action. Singapore is gaining a global reputation as the hub for digital trade. A reality check of where are we now, and where digitised trade and treasury is going.


Roundtable 3

Talking Tax and Cross Border Pooling: Optimise Your Global Footprint

Practically perfect pooling? It’s a dream in Asia (or indeed anywhere). US tax regulation has caused some interesting dynamics. BEPS (Base Erosion Profit Shifting) may have disappeared from the headlines but this and other tax  and accounting issues such as IFRS 16 coming into force and applying IFRS 17 are exercising minds. What is new best practice to minimise dislocation?


Roundtable 4

Streamlining Trade Asset Distribution: Not Just a Talking Shop

One of the most difficult things investors find about trade finance as an investable asset class is its sheer opacity and they simply aren’t familiar with trade finance structures. That, and the lack of visibility of risk/returns, internal compliance. Get to the heart of trade as an asset class in this interactive expert discussion.  


Coffee & networking break


Headline Panel: Financing Tomorrow’s Supply Chain

What does the supply chain of the future look like and how can it unite the interests of buyers, suppliers and financiers? How is China going to be influencing SCF in the future? Is payments digitisation the be all and end all?  Did the collapse of Carillion in the UK and the legacy of Abengoa undermine confidence in supply chain finance arrangements and how they are accounted for? This panel of financiers and corporate executives discuss the challenges and opportunities that the modern-day supply chain presents.


Disruptive Tech in Action: The Reality Check

What’s actually happening with blockchain? This is a quick and accessible view of what’s actually moved the agenda so far, and what’s really happening with bank consortia. What practical changes will make it beyond the noise?


Disruptive Trade Credit Insurance in Action: Singapore and the (Mini) Resurgence of Trade Credit Insurance

Trade credit insurance used not to be on the minds of corporate treasurers, but it is now, and this discussion looks at how Singapore is gaining traction in insurance and how digitisation in trade credit insurance is taking off.


Profile Pow Wow: Talking Trade and Treasury with the Corporate

Why aren’t you a robot yet? It’s a question that most treasurers and procurement professionals don’t want to be asked. Creating a digital treasury function that amalgamates trade and treasury isn’t easy, but this treasurer isn’t afraid to talk about the progress. TXF talks working capital optimisation digital style with this experienced player.


Closing remarks and cocktail reception

To find out more about participating and speaking opportunities, please contact:


Katharine Morton

Head of Trade, Treasury and Risk

[email protected] 

+44(0)203 735 5186

+44(0)7710 408062


Liss Boot-Handford

Content Manager, TXF

[email protected]

+44(0)203 176 7686

Ashurst, 12 Marina Boulevard, #24-01 Marina Bay

Financial Centre Tower 3


Event enquiries

Phone: +44 20 3735 8182

Email: [email protected]

This roundtable will take place in the heart of Singapore's financial district at the award-winning Marina Bay Financial Centre (MBFC). It is easily accessible by public transport with Downtown MRT station, Marina Bay MRT station and Raffels Place MRT station all just a short walk away.