Paperless Trade in Agri Seminar and Networking Cruise on Lake Geneva


Gafta is delighted to announce a session on "Paperless Trading" and Networking cruise on Lake Geneva. The seminar talk will be given by Cynthia Worley, SVP Europe at essDOCS. Participants will be given an overview of this topic and the opportunity to ask questions whilst networking and cruising over Lake Geneva.


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Below is a break-down of what will be discussed on the evening.

Digitizing agri commodity flows to streamline trade processes

- Path to paperless trade in agri (from Document Preparation to electronic Document Exchange; legal aspects)
- Current State of paperless in agri
- Challenges
- End to end paperless trade and eCertification (eCO, ePhyto)
- The future and partnerships: From hype to reality – IoT, Blockchain

essDOCS enables paperless trade. Its CargoDocs platform digitizes and automates paper-heavy trade operations, finance and logistics processes through two key solutions: DocPrep+ and DocEx. CargoDocs enables users to standardize and streamline processes, reduce working capital needs and trading risks, while improving operations, collaboration, compliance and visibility across organizations.

Over 18,000 companies, ranging from 20% of the Fortune Global 100 to innovative SMEs, use essDOCS solutions across 168 countries


18.30hrs   Welcome Drinks 
19.00hrs   Paperless Trading session by essDocs
19.30hrs   Depart Berth for Lake Cruise & Networking  
20.00hrs   Buffet & Networking
21.00hrs   Return to Berth
21.15hrs   End



Cynthia Worley, SVP Europe

Cynthia began her career as a management consultant, working globally for Arthur Andersen. As an ERP analyst, she gained significant experience in business analysis, product development, and the delivery lifecycle. In 2001 she joined Intercontinental Exchange, the leading global exchange operator and OTC energy marketplace, in Atlanta. With ICE, her primary responsibilities were product development and sales of electronic trade services, and her clients included the leading oil majors, investment banks and trading houses across the US. Between 2005 until 2008, Cynthia was expatriated to ICE UK to head sales and marketing for Europe & Asia.

Since joining essDOCS in 2008, Cynthia has focused on identifying and coordinating strategic opportunities for the company. She works closely with the CEO to define new initiatives and develop relationships that expand essDOCS’ market presence. She took over as Head of Energy in January 2013 to ensure that CargoDocs reached critical mass in the tanker and barge markets, and in January 2015 became the company’s first Head of Agriculture. In January 2017, Cynthia was appointed SVP Europe.

Cynthia holds a Bachelor degree from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, with concentrations in business policy analysis and financial economics. She is a member of several International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) committees, including the ISDA Energy Committee, the ISDA FpML Working Group and the ISDA Commodity Operations Group. Cynthia also serves on various Leadership for Energy Automated Processing (LEAP) committees and is a regular speaker at LEAP, ISDA and other industry conferences.


Tickets are priced £150.00 for Members and £200.00 for Non-Members. Ticket price includes admitance to the Paperless Trading session, drinks and buffet during the evening as well the cruise on board the Henry-Dunant.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available for this event - for more information please contact James Pyefinch, Head of Events.

Henry-Dunant Boat

Quai du Mont-Blanc 1



Member Rate: £150

Non-Member Rate: £200