WTC Denver Membership

Trade Finance

Trade Finance

Thursday, March 7, 2024 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) (MST)


This training covers how importers and exporters identify financial risks and use the appropriate method of payment and security including: letters of credit, cash in advance, documentary collection, “Buy now pay later”, Credit Insurance as well as many others. Various economic risks such as exchange rate fluctuations are also discussed. This seminar introduces you to the basics of Trade Finance and the benefits and potential pitfalls of the different financial instruments utilized. The landscape of trade finance has dramatically changed over the last 5 years with the adoption of crypto currencies, distributed ledgers and Fintech firms and participants will leave with a better understanding of new financial tools available to them for managing risk and getting paid while growing their international business. Additionally, participants will be educated on how the SBA can help them meet their export business growth. 

Recommended For: 

Personnel involved in payments or financing. 

Prior Knowledge: 

It is recommended that every participant take the Incoterms course. If you cannot attend the Virtual Live Incoterms course, it is also available to take anytime on-demand here

Justin Seedorf, Allianz Trade Justin is a Regional Vice President for Allianz Trade North America. He has provided Trade Finance securitization solutions to exporters for over 10 years and currently runs the South West Region for Allianz Trade North America, the world’s largest credit insurer. He has a decade of experience working directly with Economic Development Agencies focusing on foreign trade and investment, Non Profit Industry Organizations who educate their members on trade finance, and with For Profit businesses educating on and creating solutions for securing trade finance.

Patty Brewer, SBA Patty is an Export Finance Manager with the SBA’s Office of International Trade – one of 21 colleagues around the nation who help small businesses finance their exports and connect with experts on international trade. Before joining SBA, Patty was an underwriter at EXIM Bank where she worked in multiple lending divisions including Business Credit, Trade Finance, and Trade Credit Insurance. In her three years with the Trade Credit Insurance Division, she processed more than $186 million in short-term insurance transactions. During her ten years in Trade Finance, she completed 152 transactions supporting agricultural equipment, trailers, printers, heating systems, silos, and tractors.   

Training Hours:
This training counts for 4 hours towards the Certificate in International Trade. 

CE Credits:
This training is worth 4 CE credits through the NFBAA for Certified Customs Specialists and Certified Export Specialists.

WTC Denver Members: If you are interested in attending this event using one of your membership's free training credits, please contact your account executive or email 

**The registration fee is nonrefundable within 48 hours prior to the training. Participant substitutions can take place at any time.**


Nonmember Price: $300

Member Price: $150


Zoom link will be sent out 24 hours before training.

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Rocky Mountain World Trade Center Institute
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Thursday, March 7, 2024 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) (MST)
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