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XDC Foundation announced as the lead sponsor of the 2024 Trade Finance Investor Day

March 27, 2024

The Trade Finance Distribution Initiative is thrilled to announce that XDC Foundation will be the lead sponsor of 2024’s Trade Finance Investor Day.

It follows XDC Foundation’s platinum sponsorship of last year’s event, and marks a significant milestone in the advancement of blockchain technology within the trade finance sector.

This five-star event, set to take place this autumn in the UK, gathers the industry’s most influential figures, including investors, technology innovators, and policymakers, to discuss the future of trade finance. Last year’s event, organised by The Trade Finance Distribution Initiative (TFDi), attracted 135 attendees, from more than a dozen countries, representing 90 companies.

XDC Foundation, an organisation committed to fostering innovation and growth within XDC Network’s ecosystem, views this partnership with the TFDi as a key opportunity to underscore the critical role of blockchain technology in transforming trade finance. This event serves as an ideal platform for the Foundation to showcase its commitment to developing secure, efficient, and globally accessible financial protocols.

’As platinum sponsors of the Trade Finance Investor Day, XDC Foundation is proud to lead the charge in showcasing how blockchain technology can revolutionise the trade finance industry.’ said Billy Sebell, Executive Director, XDC Foundation. ‘Our sponsorship underscores our dedication to fostering innovation and collaboration within the trade finance community. We are committed to supporting initiatives that drive transparency, efficiency, and inclusivity in global trade finance.’

The Trade Finance Investor Day will feature keynotes, panel discussions, and networking sessions designed for meaningful conversations and collaborations among participants. The event will address various critical topics, including the impact of blockchain technology on trade finance, emerging trends, regulatory developments, and investment opportunities within the sector.

André Casterman, CEO, TFDi said, ‘For the second year running, XDC Foundation has decided to partner with TFDi as the exclusive platinum sponsor of the Trade Finance Investor Day. The commitment of the whole XDC community to trade finance will help existing and new investors take advantage of tokenised investment products.’

For additional information about the Trade Finance Investor Day, and the remaining partnership opportunities, please visit:

LSQ, Manufactured and Teybridge Capital have recently been announced as other sponsors for the Investor Day.

About the Trade Finance Distribution Initiative

TFD Initiative is establishing trade finance as an investable asset class for capital market firms and brings together stakeholders committed to increasing the level of automation and transparency in trade asset and risk distribution with technology-based market practices.

The ambition
To contribute to financial inclusion and the SME funding gap by attracting institutional liquidity to the trade investment class.

The community
To connect capital markets players to alternative lenders, factoring companies, banks and e-commerce platforms.

The deliverables
To deliver client testimonials and design new tradetech market practices to scale the trade distribution space.

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