May I firstly take the opportunity to wish you and your families a very Happy and prosperous New Year! Once again I would like to thank all those who participated to the ITFA Annual Christmas Party that was certainly a successful event attended by more than 150 guests. This being the first issue of the Newsletter this year, I would like to share some of my thoughts for 2015.
Following a number of collaboration agreements which ITFA signed with prominent associations, the ITFA members can expect much more this year. More conferences and events to attend to are currently under our consideration and we will of course keep you posted once details are confirmed.
As recently announced, ITFA will be speaking at the GTR Mena Trade Finance Week which will be held from 16th to 18th February, in Dubai and, at the end of the second day of the conference, ITFA will be hosting a Networking Cocktail Party open to all ITFA members and with the important participation of distinguished guests from the GCC region. I look forward to seeing many of you there.
2014 was a successful year for the ITFA with important changes both in structure and mission and we are sure that we will be able to show the positive outcome of this new strategy. After the Barcelona Conference six new members joined the ITFA and another three are in their final stage of application. It’s extremely encouraging to see our family growing and this will certainly contribute to reinforce our international presence through well organized Regional Committees.
Each one of us in the Board is strongly committed and well motivated to improve ITFA’s importance on the international scene as well as to represent our members’ interest on important stages.
Please keep sending your thoughts and suggestions on what you expect from ITFA during 2015, by sending an email to myself, any of the board members or to our general email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to hearing from you and meeting most of you at our upcoming events.
Best wishesPaolo Provera