We have for the second year running co-sponsored and exhibited at the GTR Nordic Region Trade & Export Finance Conference in Stockholm on 29th November. This conference attracted a large audience of over 420 delegates representing banks, ECAs, insurers and corporates.

GTR Nordics 2016

Many happy users and interested visitors at the Mitigram stand
At last year’s GTR Nordic conference we stood out as a new actor in the market who had just launched their service, and visitors of our stand were all curious to know what Mitigram was about. This year, many of our visitors were Mitigram users dropping by to say hi and express how satisfied they and their colleagues are with using Mitigram. Most of the other visitors had already heard of Mitigram and wanted to learn more, get a demo, or sometimes directly asked how their organization can join Mitigram. What a change in just one year!

Mitigram mentioned as an example of how banks can respond to the need of multi-banking solutions
During one of the panel discussions, Vanessa Manning from Standard Chartered mentioned Mitigram as an example of how the bank responds to their clients’ requirement for multi-banking solutions. As a Managing Director of Transaction Banking and Head of Product Management Europe at Standard Chartered, Vanessa highlighted the importance for banks to be agile when adapting to their customers’ evolving needs.

Our CEO explained how fintech solutions such as Mitigram can alleviate the need for increased specialized trade finance knowledge on the Corporate side
Last but not least, our CEO Marjon Wohlen took part in the panel discussion “Reasons to be optimistic: technology to the rescue”. She opened the discussion by addressing the loss of specialized trade finance knowledge on the bank side and how Corporates who have been heavily relying on the banks’ expertise in the field will need to develop and increase their own level of expertise in trade finance. Marjon believes that technology can be a great enabler when it comes to overcoming the potential knowledge gap occurring in Corporates as the consequence of this, in two ways:

• By letting technology handle the labor intensive activities and complexity of trade finance instruments, so that more time can be spent on understanding and strategically supporting the business with their trade finance needs

• By using technology to provide a place where trade finance actors can meet, discuss and share specialized knowledge and best practices – providing such a meeting place is one of Mitigram’s ambitions.