Advance Working Capital And Trade Finance

Start: Jun 3, 2024
End: Jun 7, 2024
Venue: Dubai - UAE
Duration: 1 week
Start: Jun 26, 2024
End: Jun 30, 2024
Venue: Mbabane - Eswatini
Duration: 1 week
Statement of Need

The Advanced Trade Finance Working Capital programme is designed to enhance participants’ understanding of the Asset Conversion Cycle (ACC) in Trade Finance. It aims to provide a detailed overview of the Cash Flow and Working Capital cycle in organisations of all sizes. The programme ensures that all participants have a shared understanding of the terminology commonly used to describe the meaning and functions of Working Capital.
Throughout the programme, participants will delve deeper into the intricacies of the Cash Flow and Working Capital cycle. They will explore topics such as managing cash flows, optimizing working capital, and understanding the key components of working capital management. The programme will cover areas such as inventory management, accounts receivable, and accounts payable, which play crucial roles in the overall management of a company’s working capital.

Furthermore, the programme will emphasize the applicability of various Trade Finance instruments in real world scenarios. It will showcase case studies that illustrate how these instruments impact corporate buying behaviour. Participants will gain insights into how different Trade Finance instruments, such as letters of credit, documentary collections, and trade credit, can be utilized to facilitate international trade transactions and mitigate risks.

Who Attends

General practitioners working in banks, corporates, or financial institutions in functions such as Relationship Management, Credit, Compliance, Ministry of finance, treasury etc. but with an interest in expanding their knowledge in trade finance.

How participants will benefit

At the end of the programme, participants will be able to

  • Describe cash flow cycle, including the inflows and outflows of cash within an organization;
  • Analyze the components of the working capital cycle, such as inventory, accounts receivable, and accounts payable, to assess their impact on cash flow and liquidity;
  • Classify and compare various trade finance instruments, such as letters of credit, bank guarantees, factoring, and supply chain financing, to determine their suitability for managing working capital effectively;
  • Assess the working capital requirements of their organizations by examining liquidity needs, inventory turnover, and cash conversion cycle to optimize the level of working capital;
  • Optimize working capital by implementing effective cash flow management, reducing inventory holding costs, improving receivables management, and negotiating favorable payment terms with suppliers;
  • Apply financial analysis techniques, including key performance indicators and ratio analysis, to evaluate the impact of different working capital management strategies on cash flow, profitability, and liquidity;
  • Propose and justify working capital management strategies that enhance cash flow, increase liquidity, and contribute to overall business growth.

US$ 1500, covers tuition fees and training materials only.