Easing the financial burden on overseas sellers and import buyers has long been an aim of various logistics providers, ocean carriers, and software vendors. But driving widespread adoption of financial tools to do so has been a challenge. Some of that is due to inertia, some to the challenge of navigating financial regulations in various countries, and some is down to a lack of openness in using solutions to fundamentally change a process that, for better or worse, largely works. But as exporters and shippers navigate in an environment of weak demand, and cash preservation becomes critical, there seems to be more scrutiny than ever on tools to increase working capital, and to reduce the costs of inventory. Call it the inflection point of FinTech and LogTech, or an idea whose time has come, but 2024 feels like an important year for trade finance. In this session, experts will debate the merits of trade finance, why it hasn’t really truly caught on before, and where it goes from here.