The new rules of the ICC Incoterms® 2020, published by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Paris, are set for release in September 2019.

Order your workshop ticket by clicking on the links for each Australian city below

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and BDO are pleased to announce a series of informative workshops led by international ICC Incoterms® rules expert Mr Bob Ronai (listen to his podcast at the International Chamber of Commerce), who was in ICC’s Drafting Group for this latest edition. He will be joined by Mr Bill Cole, BDO’s International Trade Partner, who also consulted on the development to the 2020 version of the ICC Incoterms® rules.

Attendees of the workshop will be taken through the new ICC Incoterms® 2020 rules in a comprehensive 3.5 hour interactive session. Practitioners in this area are also encouraged to attend as the workshop may be compliant with the CPD requirements of your state or territory.*

The ICC Incoterms® rules are standard ‘trade terms’ used in international and domestic sale contracts to allocate certain obligations, costs and risks between the seller and the buyer. When one party wants to trade with another, whether within Australia or around the globe, both parties need to understand the details of the trade. The ICC Incoterms® 2020 rules feature updates to the renowned set of international commercial terms that define the responsibilities of actors in the system.

The first set of ICC Incoterms® rules was published by ICC in Paris 1936. Since then, ICC has periodically revised the terms and definitions to reflect changes in the international trade system. For decades, ICC Incoterms® rules have provided critical guidance to importers, exporters, lawyers, transporters and insurers across the world.

Each ticket to the workshop comes with the newly released ICC Incoterms® 2020 publications including the book, pocket guide and wallchart.

SYDNEY – Monday 16 September 2019 from 11.00am to 3.30pm, Dexus Place, level 5/1 Margaret St, Sydney NSW 2000

MELBOURNE – Tuesday 17 September 2019 from 11.00am to 3.30pm, BDO Melbourne, Tower 4/727 Collins St, Docklands VIC 3008

ADELAIDE – Wednesday 18 September 2019 from 10.00am to 2.30pm, BDO Adelaide, 7/420 King William St, Adelaide SA 5000

PERTH – Thursday 19 September 2019 from 11.00am to 3.30pm, Perth Westin, 480 Hay St, Perth WA 6000

BRISBANE – Tuesday 24 September 2019 from 11.00am to 3.30pm, BDO Brisbane, Level 10/12 Creek St, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Programme Guide

Each ticket includes:

  • 3.5 hour interactive workshop programme led by international ICC Incoterms® experts Mr Bob Ronai and Mr Bill Cole
  • ICC Incoterms® 2020 book
  • ICC Incoterms® 2020 pocket guide
  • ICC Incoterms® 2020 wall chart
  • Light lunch & tea/coffee

About the Speakers:

Bob Ronai Bill Cole
Bob Ronai is a trade specialist with fifty years of global experience in international rules-based trade. He was the first Australian to be invited to join the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Incoterms® 2020 Drafting Group in Paris for the development of the ICC Incoterms® 2020 rules. He was also a contributor to ICC’s international publication ICC Guide on Transport and the Incoterms 2010 Rules. Bob is also a member of ICC Australia’s Incoterms Committee, a member of ICC Australia’s Banking Technique & Practices Committee, and a worldwide specialist in UCP600 and ISBP745 rules, helping formulating these rules for Letter of Credit operations internationally. He has also served on the International Chamber of Commerce Banking Committee for nearly a decade as one of Australia’s key delegates, providing papers and speaking as an expert to its influential global audience. In the past decade Bob has presented training workshops all over the world on ICC Incoterms®, including their use in export contracts, export/import documentation, and Letters of Credit. He also holds the London Institute of Banking and Finance’s Certified Documentary Credit Specialist (CDCS) qualification.

Experienced in government, industry and consulting, Bill is an international trade expert with a history of delivering successful outcomes for business in the international trade sphere. Skilled in all aspects of trans-national commerce, Bill has delivered outcomes that have reduced import duty and GST, provided certainty to business via successful submissions to government on valuation and Free Trade Agreement status and successfully conducted litigation to confirm the application of import concessions to the energy sector. Although many of these outcomes have resulted in multi-million dollar savings for businesses of scale, Bill has also worked extensively with SMEs and public sector organisations to achieve similar benefits. Bill also provides advice in other significant areas of trade such as Import/Export processing, Procurement, Business Development and market entry, with an emphasis on efficiently reducing risk, compliance costs through refining business processes and the accurate application of customs and related law. Bill also participates in forums such as the Australian Border Force industry engagement group, ATO Excise reference group and the Law Council of Australia customs committee. Bill is also committed to driving thought leadership in his field, including his continuing PhD studies focused on trade Law at Murdoch University.

LinkedIn: Bob Ronai LinkedIn: Bill Cole


Bob Ronai interviewed live 30 min dedicated broadcast for Trade Finance Global UK on Incoterms


For more information contact:

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*Please contact your state/territory professional society or body if you require further information on what constitutes CPD compliance


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