Pitfalls and Remedies in International Trade

Pitfalls and Remedies in International Trade
Sun, 29. September 2024 - Fri, 4. October 2024
Macdonald Berystede Hotel & Spa - Ascot, Berkshire


Pitfalls and Remedies in International Trade:

Five-day course at The Macdonald Berystede Hotel & Spa, Ascot, Berkshire, UK

Course aims and benefits
Why attend the course?
Who should attend?
PDU/CPD Information


Course aims and benefits

The IMB Trading Course is in its 36th year and widely acknowledged for its unique and practical approach in identifying and tackling potential pitfalls faced by those involved in international trade.

This fully residential intensive course has established itself as an essential date in the calendar of those responsible for managing and avoiding risk in today's trading environment. The course is designed for senior/middle managers in trading houses, banks, shipping companies, insurance companies with an interest in international trade.

Delegates will acquire an understanding of international trading problems including financing, insurance and shipping contracts. Recent developments will be analysed including a detailed examination of the manipulation of the documentary credit system, fraud and financial crime in trade finance, charter party failure and cargo abandonment at intermediate ports.

The course is heavily based on real-life case studies and draws on the considerable expertise of the IMB in preventing international trading problems.



Click here for the September 2024 brochure.


Why attend the course?

The changing face of trade finance fraud. Are your due diligence measures effective?

How can you reduce risk by negotiating effective contract terms?

What are the major vulnerabilities in the transportation chain?

Why do charterparties fail? What can be done to prevent charterparty breakdowns?

What action do you take when your cargo and / or vessel does not arrive at the discharge port?

Who do you turn to when problems arise?

What are the legal remedies that are practical and available?

A Certificate of Qualification will be awarded at the conclusion of the course.


Who should attend?

The course is for senior/middle managers in trading houses, banks, shipping companies, insurance companies with an interest in international trade. The ideal participant will be engaged ‘hands-on’ within their organisation on a day-to-day basis.

In past years, the Annual IMB Trading Course has been attended by delegates from organisations based in over thirty different countries a small sample of which include :-


Venue and program subject to change.                        


PDU/CPD Information

holders attending will earn
18 PDU/CPD points and 14 CTFC points
towards recertification



Macdonald Berystede Hotel & Spa
United Kingdom


Macdonald Berystede Hotel & Spa, Ascot, Berkshire, UK

This fully residential course will be held at the conference centre of the luxury four-star Macdonald Berystede Hotel & Spa. Located just 30 minutes from London Heathrow, the hotel is one of the most exclusive conference and meeting venues in Berkshire.

The course is intended to be intensive both socially and academically and a social programme will be available to enable participants to get to know one another.

The hotel also boasts extensive recreational facilities including an indoor swimming pool, state of the art health, spa and fitness facilities. 


 Berystede Entrance

Berystede Exteriorrear Gallery

Berystede Exteriorrear Gallery