Lunch: Building Resilience into the Supply Chain

Date: February 20, 2014
Location: The National Club, 303 Bay Street, Toronto
Time: 11:30 am Registration and Networking 12:00 pm Lunch and Presentation

 Using Insurance and Financial Solutions to minimize the impact of trade disruption to your bottom line and maximize benefits when sourcing overseas.

Gone are the days when companies would try to squeeze their suppliers for the last dollar. Since the introduction of just-in-time and lean inventories, importers have realized that if their suppliers have a problem, so do they. Likewise the impact of natural disasters in Japan, Thailand and elsewhere has forced North American corporations to re-consider contingency plans. The increasing interconnectivity and complexity of supply chains means that managing risk along each steps is of higher importance than ever.

Join Daniel Galvao, National Practice Leader for Financial Products at Marsh and Ben Arber, Head of Trade and Receivables Finance at HSBC for an update on best practices in protecting your bottom line and financing your supply chain.

Dan GalvaoDaniel Galvao is a senior vice-president at Marsh Canada and leader of its Financial Products practice based in Toronto. His practice structures risk solutions for Credit and Foreign Direct Investments exposures, as well as advisory services on structured finance deals.

Daniel brings 8 years plus of Corporate Finance experience acquired while with BankBoston where he was responsible for long-term lending in the Latin American region. He has promoted Foreign Direct Investments  via project finance, cross-border leases and accounts receivable securitizations among other instruments. Before joining Marsh, he worked as a consultant on project finance for companies in the Infrastructure and Technology sectors.

Daniel’s career is complemented by an MBA from McGill University, a Lato-Sensu degree in Industrial Engineer from the University of Sao Paulo and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the Mackenzie University.

Arber_Ben_6937Ben is a transaction banking specialist who joined HSBC 16 years ago after a brief spell in investment banking in London. Trade finance and cash management have been Ben’s focus throughout his career. His first role with HSBC was leading a trade business in the Middle East. Ben then worked with HSBC in Taiwan, the UK, Hong Kong and Korea, before moving to Canada in 2011. For two years in Canada Ben’s efforts have been directed at helping companies small and large better manage the risks involved in doing business across borders and improving their working capital.

Cost:     TMAC Members- No Charge
Non-Members     $65 + HST(8.45). Total: $73.45

Registration Details:
Please register for this event by e-mailing Vivien Hall-Cho at no later than noon on Friday, February 14, 2014.  If you are a member and unable to attend, send a guest for free, another benefit of TMAC-Toronto membership.

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