Advanced Working Capital and Trade Finance

Statement of need

The Advanced Trade Finance Working Capital course is designed to enhance participants’ understanding of the Asset Conversion Cycle (ACC) in Trade Finance. It aims to provide a detailed overview of the Cash Flow and Working Capital cycle in organisations of all sizes. The course ensures that all participants have a shared understanding of the terminology commonly used to describe the meaning and functions of Working Capital.

Throughout the course, participants will delve deeper into the intricacies of the Cash Flow and Working Capital cycle. They will explore topics such as managing cash flows, optimizing working capital, and understanding the key components of working capital management. The course will cover areas such as inventory management, accounts receivable, and accounts payable, which play crucial roles in the overall management of a company’s working capital.

Furthermore, the course will emphasize the applicability of various Trade Finance instruments in real-world scenarios. It will showcase case studies that illustrate how these instruments impact corporate buying behaviour. Participants will gain insights into how different Trade Finance instruments, such as letters of credit, documentary collections, and trade credit, can be utilized to facilitate international trade transactions and mitigate risks.

Courses objectives

By the end of the course, participants will have a comprehensive understanding of the Cash Flow and Working Capital cycle, as well as the various Trade Finance instruments available to manage working capital effectively. They will be equipped with the knowledge and tools to analyse and optimize working capital in their respective organizations, enabling them to make informed decisions and contribute to overall business growth.


  • Factors Impacting Working Capital
  • Impact of Trade Finance Instruments on Working Capital:
  • Effective Working Capital Management:
  • Factoring
  • Improving operational efficiency
  • Exploring financing options.


General practitioners working in banks, corporates, or financial institutions in functions such as Relationship Management, Credit, Compliance, Ministry of finance, treasury etc. but with an interest in expanding their knowledge in trade finance.

1 Week

b) Venue 1: Online
Date: 2 – 6 Dec 2024
b) Venue 2: Dubai
Date: 3 – 7 June 2024

c) Venue 3: Mbabane, Swaziland
Date: 26 – 30 June 2024

Course Fees


    Self EmployedEmployedNot Employed

    Puplic/ParastatalPrivateRegional/Civic organisationsAcademic Institution

    OnlineDubaiMbabane, Swaziland