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Tuesday, April 27, 2021 (6:30 PM - 7:30 PM) (GMT+8)

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Level 3, MBFC Tower 3
12 Marina Boulevard

Singapore 018982

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SwedCham is delighted to invite our Corporate Members to an exclusive F2F event with DBS Bank.

Trade finance is the lifeblood of international commerce and is vital for turning the wheels of the global economy. As Asian economies continue to rise, new and innovative ways of practicing trade are emerging. There is also a need for growing adoption of digital solutions to cater to shifting customer expectations. While challenges remain in mitigating risks and improving operational efficiency in paper-intensive transactions, progress towards digitalisation is gaining momentum among industry players and banks.

How can Swedish MNCs and SMEs in Singapore take advantage of new opportunities in trade digitalisation to accelerate and power business growth?

Join us for a conversation with Piyush Gupta, Group CEO, and Sriram Muthukrishnan, Managing Director & Group Head of Trade Product Management, DBS Bank, focusing on how DBS sees trade finance evolve to meet the demands of an increasingly digitalised world. Mr Muthukrishnan is leading the digital initiatives at DBS Bank and his top priority is to ensure growth of the trade business, including Documentary Trade and Open Account Trade (receivable purchases, supplier finance, buyer finance and finance leases) to secure DBS as the leading digital bank in the trade space.


6:10-6:30 pm: Registration

6:30-6:45 pm: Opening remarks on digital disruption in Asia - Piyush Gupta, Group CEO, DBS Bank

6:45-7:10 pm: Key Megatrends driving digitalization of trade (Public/Private partnerships , API, ecosystem, Blockchain) - Sriram Muthukrishnan, Group Head of Trade Product Management, DBS Bank

7:10-7:25 pm: Q&A

7:25-7:30 pm: Closing remarks by the Ambassador of Sweden to Singapore HE Niclas Kvarnström.


DBS is a leading financial services group in Asia with a presence in 18 markets. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, DBS is in the three key Asian axes of growth: Greater China, Southeast Asia and South Asia. The bank's "AA-" and "Aa1" credit ratings are among the highest in the world.

Recognised for its global leadership, DBS has been named "World's Best Bank" by Euromoney, "Global Bank of the Year" by The Banker and "Best Bank in the World" by Global Finance. The bank is at the forefront of leveraging digital technology to shape the future of banking, having been named "World's Best Digital Bank" by Euromoney. In addition, DBS has been accorded the "Safest Bank in Asia" award by Global Finance for 12 consecutive years from 2009 to 2020.

Due to COVID related Safe Management Measures, the number of attendees is limited. For this reason, a priority will be given to our Corporate Members. Please send us an email on if you would like to attend this event as an individual member, and we will get back to you in due course.