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How important is the financial flow compared to the physical flow within a supply chain? That’s the question that will be addresses by Enrico Camerinelli at this year’s Supply Chain Finance Summit.

Taking place at the Radisson Blu Portman hotel in London, the free one-day event will focus on exploring issues vital to decision makers in this key area.

Finance export Camerinelli will also give his advice on how stake holders can better build the business case for supply chain finance, and question whether it mitigates the risks of EC directives concerning late payments.

He will look at what kind of ecosystem must be put in place for the supply chain finance to flourish, as well as the benefits and potential for finance buyers and suppliers.

Founder member of the international supply chain finance community, Camerinelli is a senior analyst at Aite Group, which specialises in wholesale banking, cash and trade finance, and payments.

He has previously held roles, such as senior analyst for Celent, European director and chief analyst at the Supply Chain Council, and vice president and research leader for META Group’s Electronic Business Strategy service.

He joins Simon Templar, lecturer at Cranfield University, who will discuss the establishment’s latest industry research, at the event.

In his presentation entitled “The Supply Chain Finance Landscape: A Research Perspective”, Templar will discuss how to identify the stakeholders in the supply chain finance landscape, the current supply finance practices in business, and supply chain financial approaches for SMEs.

David Loseby, Arriva’s director of procurement for Mainland Europe, will provide an exclusive look at how the company approaches supply chain finance on the day.

As procurement director at Arriva, David Loseby has been developing and implementing a new strategy and organisation to deliver benefits across all geographies, develop a new supply chain and suite of contracts to support a turnover of £5 billion plus.

Crossflow’s Tony Duggan will also be present, to discuss how to connect business with alternative sources of finance, such as reverse and factoring schemes.

Duggan will use the event as an opportunity to also discuss automated transactions, from invoice processing to approval and settlement, and hopes to tackle the issue of supply finance by providing an explanation of the solutions available on today’s market.

Network Rail’s Jim Carter will present a case study on implementation of the company’s supply chain finance scheme at the summit.

He will also discuss challenges of stakeholder engagement, technology options, decision making process, feedback from the project and how Network Rail dealt with the difficulties.

The Supply Chain Finance Summit is organised by Supply Chain Standard.

Survey results from Demica show that Supply Chain Finance is growing at a rate of up to 40 per cent a year and will continue to expand with rates of up to 10 per cent by 2020.

Designed exclusively for CFOs, CSCOs, and senior risk managers, the Supply Chain Finance Summit is designed to help delegates get up to speed with current and future legislation; learn from peers who have already set up schemes; and find out how to use SCF to gain competitive advantage.

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