C4DTI Digital Trade Conference & Awards

Working together to make trade cheaper, faster, simpler, sustainable and more secure

17 – 18 April 2024
Day 1 – Virtual | Day 2 – In-person










Award ceremony

What is C4DTI DTC?

The Digital Trade Conference (DTC) is the annual, international, flagship event for ICC Centre for Digital Trade and Innovation (C4DTI). Taking place on 17–18 April 2024, it will discuss practical implementation, results from recent pilot initiatives and ongoing roll-outs:

• How we can implement interoperable systems across border with government and industry, drawing on international best practice
• Implementing international legal, rules and standards frameworks consistently across global supply chains
• Best practice solutions, lessons learnt from pilot initiatives and access to the international experts and thought leaders leading projects and programmes
• Practical solutions to managing key risks across global supply chains – data security, cybersecurity, and fraud
• Insights and thought leadership

Registrations for the 2024 conference will open soon!

If you are interested in sponsorship & speaking opportunities for our 2024 event, please contact us at events@iccwbo.uk

View the 2023 photos here

About the Awards


The ceremony takes place on Thursday 18 April 2024, and will showcase and celebrate global best practice in trade digitalisation.

The event supports the objectives of the C4DTI and takes place alongside the Digital Trade Conference to bring together industry and government practitioners and recognises excellence on both a corporate and individual level with regards to those involved in delivering a cheaper, faster and simpler trading system.

Key dates:

• Submissions open: Week commencing 16 October 2023
• Submission deadline: Friday 15 December 2023
• Shortlist announced: Friday 26 January 2024
• Awards ceremony: Thursday 18 April 2024

Why Enter?

• Achieve global recognition from the world’s largest and most influential business organisation
Celebrate the achievements of your firm, project and people
• Gain international exposure through the ICC and C4DTI network via social media and our website
• Opportunity to showcase your project in the C4DTI Finalist brochure that will be shared globally
• Gain competitive advantage
• Position yourself to win government contracts
• Be an exemplar on international best practice
• Become a C4DTI champion

2023 Shortlist and Winners

  1. Best Crossborder Trade Software System/ Technology Solutions Provider of the Year

edoxOnline – WINNER

  1. Best Advisor of the Year

David Saive, ICC Germany – WINNER
Geoffrey Wynne, Sullivan & Worcester UK LLP
Lee Simpson, Deloitte
Paul Armstrong, Womble Bond Dickinson
Ross McDonald, Cabinet Office – SPECIAL MENTION

  1. Best Corporate Adopter

Brose Limited
Melon & Co – WINNER

  1. Best Use of Interoperable Digital Trade Technology in the Banking Sector

Coriolis ESG
Enigio/Mercore Group Ltd – WINNER

  1. Best Port or Logistics Systems Operator

Port of Rotterdam International

  1. Director’s Award for the Individual who has made the greatest contribution to the Digitalisation of International Trade

Geoffrey Wynne, Sullivan & Worcester UK LLP
Jody Cleworth, Azarc
Oliver Oram, Chainvine – SPECIAL MENTION
Sarah Green, Law Commission of England and Wales – WINNER

  1. Best Use of Digital Identities

MonetaGo – WINNER
Consortium – Hitachi, Ltd.; Secom Trust Systems Co., Ltd.; Seiko Solutions Co., Ltd.; Keio University; TEIKOKU DATABANK, LTD. InfoCert S.p.A.; and Société Internationale de Télécommunications Aéronautique

  1. Trade Finance Digital Pioneer

David Hennah, iGTB
Haitham Elsaid, QNB Al Ahli
Merisa Lee-Gimpel, Lloyds Bank
Parnkae Nandavisai, Thai Bankers Association – WINNER


View all the photos from the 2023 awards dinner here

Learning Outcomes

Delegates will come away with a clear understanding of:

  • what initiatives are underway and what lessons can be learnt
  • what practical solutions can be applied
  • what the return on investment will be
  • what still needs to be prioritised to digitalise trade systems and processes
  • where further investment needs to be targeted
  • where the barriers, bottlenecks and opportunities are
  • best practice insights from global experts leading projects and programmes

Who is this event for?

This event is for industry and government practitioners involved in delivering a cheaper, faster and simpler trading system.

It is primarily a technical event, aimed at decision makers across the spectrum of buyers, sellers, corporate finance, compliance, procurement, supply chain management, freight forwarding, port systems, warehousing, logistics, insurance, legal, customs, IT software and technology solution providers.

Speakers from 2023

Gerard Hartsink, Chair, Industry Advisory Board, ICC Digital Standards Initiative

Parnkae Nandavisai, Subject Matter Expert – Trade Digitization, Thai Bankers’ Association

Master of the Rolls, Sir Geoffrey Vos, Head of Civil Justice System, England and Wales

Milot Ahma, Counsel, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Oliver Oram, CEO & Founder, ChainVine

Maya Sturm, Manager Digital and Innovation, Marketing, Anglo American

Trudi Hartzenberg, Executive Director, Trade Law Centre

Lars Karlsson, Global Head of Trade & Customs Consulting, A.P. Møller-Mærsk A/S

Prof Lorand Bartels, Counsel, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP and Professor of International Law in the Faculty of Law and a fellow of Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge

Sylwia Nowak, Senior Customs & Foreign Trade Compliance Officer, Brose

Benjamin Mwandawiro, Senior Operations Officer, Kenya Ports Authority

Sean Edwards, Chairman, The International Trade and Forfaiting Association

Patrick Vlačič, former Minister of Transport of the Republic of Slovenia, UL FPP, and Legal Advisor, CargoX

Miriam Goldby, Professor of Shipping, Insurance and Commercial Law, Queen Mary University of London

Nick Davies, Director, Centre for Digital Trade and Innovation

Frank Wendt, CEO, Wendt Finance GmbH

Jon Boran, Director, Trade Innovation and Solution Development, Lending & Working Capital, Lloyds Bank

Graham Floater, UK Chief Negotiator for Trade with the US, Department of Business and Trade

Pamela Mar, Managing Director, ICC Digital Standards Initiative

Mr Loh Sin Yong, Director (Trade), Infocomm Media Development Authority

Clare Rowley, Head of Business Operations, GLEIF

Dr Barry Childe, Chief Information Officer, Arqit

Nolan Gray, Freeport Director, Teesside Freeport

Patrik Zekkar, CEO, Enigio

Deepesh Patel, Direct, Partnerships & Marketing, Trade Finance Global

Anthony Wadsworth-Hill, Co-founder, DCEO & COO, Mercore Group

Ben Ramsden, Partnership Manager for Digital Supply Chains, Digital Catapult

Merlin Dowse, Executive Director, Trade & Working Capital, JP Morgan and Vice-Chair, ICC Banking Commission

Oswald Kuyler, Head of Strategy, Europe, MonetaGo

Simon Wood, CEO, Ubisecure

Prof Lisa Short, Co-Chair Digital Credentials Task Force, International Association of Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA)

Chris Southworth, Co-Chair of Legal Reform Advisory Board, ICC Digital Standards Initiative and Secretary General, ICC United Kingdom

John Carroll, Chair, Centre for Digital Trade & Innovation

Raoul Tan, Program Director Digital Trade Innovation, Port of Rotterdam

Matthew Bradley, Managing Director, Community Network Services a DP World digital trade solutions business

Eleanor Wragg, Senior Reporter, Global Trade Review

Bhriguraj Singh, Chief Product Officer, Global Trade and Receivables Finance, HSBC

Ben Houchen, Tees Valley Mayor

Bertrand Chen, CEO, Global Shipping Business Network

Guy Pendell, Head of International Arbitration, CMS and Co-Chair of the ICC Arbitration & ADR Committee

Deborah Hardy, Senior Vice President, Citi

Matthew Hatton, Head of Product Innovation, Traxpay

Kevin Shakespeare, Director of Strategic Projects and International Development, The Institute of Export & International Trade

2023 Association & media partners