ICC’s workshop for bankers starts in SL tomorrow


A three-day workshop on international trade finance, rules and tools, operations, legal cases and proven trade finance strategies kicks off in Sri Lanka tomorrow.

The Sri Lanka and Bangladesh chapters of International Chamber of Commerce will jointly organise the workshop for bankers of Bangladesh, ICCB said in a statement yesterday. A total of 106 bankers from Bangladesh Bank, 18 commercial banks and Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management along with 75 bankers from Sri Lanka will take part in the workshop, according to the statement.

Rishad Bathiudeen, Sri Lanka’s minister for industry and commerce, will inaugurate the workshop as the chief guest while Mahbubur Rahman, president of ICC Bangladesh, will chair the inaugural session.

The workshop will help bankers interact, learn and discuss latest rules and tools of international trade finance and avoid risks in cross-border transactions, ICCB said.

Speakers will also discuss the documentary credit operations and risk management at the workshop, which will be organised by the chamber outside the country for the second time, the chamber said.

P Samarasiri, deputy governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, and Md Ahsan Ullah, executive director of Bangladesh Bank, will also join the event.