Programme

Streams

  • Strategy and Business Partnering
  • Treasury Transformation and Technology
  • Cash and Liquidity Management
  • Roundtable Session
  • Strategy and Business Partnering
  • Treasury Transformation and Technology
  • Cash and Liquidity Management

8:00 - 9:00
9:00 - 9:10
9:10 - 9:40

Treasury in The New Business World: Finding Clarity

The Business world is drastically changing and as such there is a new generation of Finance and Treasury emerging. Our keynote explores the big ideas and trends that will shape business and society in the years to come. This session will share with you how these megatrends will impact you as a Treasurer and your organisation and considers how you might best respond.

speakers

Richard Scase Leading Author, and Business Forecaster on Global Mega Trends
9:40 - 10:25

The Evolving Role of the Treasurer: Where to next?

From back office to strategic leader, today the Treasurer’s role is a lot more business focused and influential. The role now consists of liaising with stakeholders both internally and externally, being part of key strategic business decisions and working closely with the CFO. This session will discuss what skills and capabilities you will need to best support your CFO, how to develop a strategic mindset and unleash where you can go with your career from here.

speakers

Richard Scase Leading Author, and Business Forecaster on Global Mega Trends
Karen Pugsley Group Treasurer Domino's
Jessica McDarren Commercial Operations Finance Director L'Oreal
10:25 - 11:20
11:20 - 11:45

Networking Refreshments

Treasury Innovator

Think Dragon’s Den! During these bite-sized 15 minute presentations hear from our short-listed start-ups, innovators and disruptors who will showcase their radical approach to a product, solution or service. The winner will be announced during the Chair’s closing remarks on Day 2.

11:45 - 12:15

Strategic Advice and Insight: How to Partner with your CFO

Strategy and Business Partnering

Today, a treasury leader is viewed as a ‘sparring business partner’ and provides insight and advice on business strategy whilst contributing to business growth and efficiency. This session will discuss how you can build your treasury strategy in order to support business growth and how you can be of best value to your CFO.

speakers

Malcolm Pape CFO, EMEA Experian

Restructuring your Treasury Function: Achieving Operational Agility

Treasury Transformation and Technology

In many organisations, the Treasury Department is one of the last in the business to embrace and implement technology. Rebuilding and restructuring the Treasury function can be a complex process. Moving from staid, manual business processes to those that allow for agility, growth and operational efficiency, it is time for Treasurers to re-think their structure to make procedures more efficient. This session highlights the importance of having robust controls and processes in place and how to transform your Treasury Function to drive value and remain competitive by accessing real time data and reducing human error.

speakers

Mario Del Natale Director, Treasury Operations, Systems, Applications Johnson Controls

The Future of Cash Management

Cash and Liquidity Management

Maximising cash flow and managing liquidity and payments efficiently is still as important today as it was 10 years ago, and maybe even more so. This session will uncover the future of Cash Management and the top trends in reshaping the most central of treasury activities. How technology, global expansion and risk has changed the nature of managing and forecasting cash flow.

speakers

Catherine Porter EMEA Treasury Director CBRE
12:20 - 12:50

Armchair Discussion: Building a Lasting Relationship with your Bank

Strategy and Business Partnering

Maintaining relationships with banks is more significant today than ever before. They can provide support on business strategy and efficiency. Banks can offer clarity around the interpretation of strategic guidelines, regulation, and internal productivities. This session will uncover how you can develop these relationships whilst also providing you with awareness of how you can leverage off them to support building your business strategy and making informed financial decisions.

MOBILISING YOUR TREASURY FUNCTION: FRIEND OR FOE?

Treasury Transformation and Technology

Moving treasury to the cloud can enable you to be more flexible and efficient by having access to information in real time and on the go – eliminating unnecessary steps of processes. However, does treasury mobilisation introduce more security issues?  And, how will a real-time experience impact your daily functions?  This session will discover what it really means to be “on-the-go” with your treasury operations and what you should consider before making the transition.  Attendees will learn how mobilisation can mitigate risk and ensure you are protecting your data whilst allowing you to adapt quickly and stay ahead of competition:

  • What does mobilization mean for the for the treasury function?  And how can it be accomplished?
  • Does mobilization introduce new security threats to treasury?
  • Is mobile treasury sustainable? And, how will it impact the role and job security of the treasury function?

speakers

Anis Rahal Chief Executive Officer and Founder TreasuryXpress

CHALLENGES WITH LIQUIDITY: HOW CAN WE WORK AROUND THEM?

Cash and Liquidity Management

Potential MMF reform outcomes

With regulations tightening post financial crisis it’s not as simple to borrow from your bank. It is key to implement cash management optimisation strategies to reduce liquidity fluctuations and manage processes more efficiently. Treasurers need to be innovative making the cash in the business work harder but what risks does that come with? How are rising rates effecting a Treasurers world? Will Goldthwait, VP, Portfolio Strategist will discuss how to manage liquidity in a new regulatory era. What tactical and strategic challenges you need to consider when designing your capital structure and what political changes and monetary policy means for organisations today – what does negative yields and rising rates do to your risk portfolio.

speakers

Will Goldthwait Portfolio Strategist State Street Global Advisors
12:50 - 1:45

Lunch

Treasury Innovator

Think Dragon’s Den! During these bite-sized 15 minute presentations hear from our short-listed start-ups, innovators and disruptors who will showcase their radical approach to a product, solution or service. The winner will be announced during the Chair’s closing remarks on Day 2.

1:45 - 2:15

BEING SUCCESSFUL IN M&A, TRANSACTIONS AND BUSINESS GROWTH STRATEGIES

Strategy and Business Partnering

In today’s volatile and evolving market you won’t find a M&A, transaction or business growth strategy where a treasurer isn’t at the table to help make informed business decisions. Organic growth in the current environment can be rare and difficult to achieve. This session will provide a treasurer with insight on the best ways to fund and structure M&A, business growth and transactions whilst providing innovative ways of staying ahead of the game.

speakers

Winny Li Executive Director – Finance & Treasury PPD

Building Your Business Case

Treasury Transformation and Technology

Presenting new ideas to the Executive Board is always a challenge; constantly competing against other business objectives and demands. Having a strong and persuasive pitch can be key to gain buy-in from board level in order to keep up with the external market and remain competitive. Sally King, Head of Group FP&A and Treasury at Whitbread will uncover how to develop a successful business case by:

  • Defining scope and aligning to the organisational strategy
  • Making it real – providing evidence to support the case and engaging the right people
  • Developing a well thought out execution plan
  • Dealing with obstacles that may arise and responding to challenges

speakers

Sally King Head of Group FP&A and Treasury Whitbread

HEDGING STRATEGIES IN THE NEW WORLD

Cash and Liquidity Management

Investing to reduce the risk of currency volatility and pricing movements is more popular than ever in this unstable and unpredictable market. This session will give you clear insight as to how you can hedge appropriately to minimise risk and take an offset position in relation to security; through derivatives, options and futures.

speakers

Jill Harrison Treasury Manager Costa Coffee
2:15 - 3:10
3:10 - 3:35

Refreshments

Treasury Innovator17

Think Dragon’s Den! During these bite-sized 15 minute presentations hear from our short-listed start-ups, innovators and disruptors who will showcase their radical approach to a product, solution or service. The winner will be announced during the Chair’s closing remarks on Day 2.

3:35 - 4:20

Treasury 2025: Driving Transformation from Within…

We are now driving transformation in unprecedented environments – breaking conventional models and finding new ways to guide people through uncertainty and ambiguity. As a Treasury and Finance Leader, you have an opportunity to shape the future direction of the treasury function – creating an agile vision for the future and revolutionising the way, we do business.

Using design thinking and agile methodology this practical and interactive session will bring to life what the Treasury Function will look like in the future.

The session will focus on:
• Designing a Treasury Function that is fit for the future
• Creating a culture that supports an agile workforce by supporting desired behaviours and developing future skills and capabilities
• Leading and communicating this change – the role of a Treasurer in shaping the future and revolutionising the way, we do business.

speakers

Matt Sims Managing Director Hatch

Payment Innovation - Swift GPI vs Ripple: Who Will Win?!

With the increasing hype around block chain, Treasurers are still unaware of all the benefits it can provide and how it can transform the world of payments. Imagine being able to see where your money is at any time? But which solution has all the answers? Hear Swift GPI go head to head with block chain provider, Ripple join the debate on who can really revolutionise our payments world.

4:20 - 4:50

Leadership in the New Business World

In today’s complex business environment, executives are still required to motivate, engage and inspire – timeless leadership qualities.  But they are also required to do so in an environment characterised by ambiguity, imperfect information (or overload!), enormous pace of change and deadline pressure.  Jas Hawker brings a rare mix of experience as a formerly Executive Officer of the Red Arrows and management consultant, to explore the attributes requires of a 21st century leader.

speakers

Jas Hawker Former Red Arrows Fighter Pilot
4:50 - 5:00
5:00 - 6:00

Drinks and Live Entertainment

Join all other event attendees for drinks and live entertainment. Here you will have an opportunity to unwind and enjoy the company of your fellow colleagues over some delicious drinks whilst enjoying the live music on offer.

8:00 - 8:30
8:30 - 8:35
8:35 - 9:05

PROVIDING CLARITY IN THE NEW WORLD: The Economic Landscape

More Growth, But for How long?

The Economic and political landscape has dramatically changed in the last year due to increased technology advancements and political uncertainty across the globe. Equity markets are hitting new highs. But even the sharpest treasurers and investors are struggling to make sense of everything they’re seeing. A treasurer needs to be able to dissect and adapt to this new and explosive market. Rick Lacaille, Global Chief Investment Officer at State Street Global Advisors, defines how the market environment is shaping future thinking and introduces the ideas investors need know to make the most of in 2018.

speakers

Rick Lacaille Global Chief Investment Officer State Street Global Advisors
9:05 - 9:50

THE BUSINESS RESPONSE: Riding the storm of political uncertainty and market volatility

In the adapting and changing world, the volatility and constant fluctuations in currency and interest rates are resulting in a treasury leader having to become reactive, being able to work under significant pressure and uncertainty. This executive panel of leading CFOs and Treasurers will uncover how you can get clarity on this and prepare for the unpredictable nature of the economy whilst discussing the impacts of instability on a business and on their role as true strategic business advisers.

speakers

Rohit Shukla Director Eurasia Group
James Knightley Chief International Economist ING
9:50 - 10:45
10:45 - 11:10

Refreshments

Treasury Innovator

Think Dragon’s Den! During these bite-sized 15 minute presentations hear from our short-listed start-ups, innovators and disruptors who will showcase their radical approach to a product, solution or service. The winner will be announced during the Chair’s closing remarks on Day 2.

11:10 - 12:10

Treasury 2025: Driving Transformation from Within...

We are now driving transformation in unprecedented environments – breaking conventional models and finding new ways to guide people through uncertainty and ambiguity. As a Treasury and Finance Leader, you have an opportunity to shape the future direction of the treasury function – creating an agile vision for the future and revolutionising the way, we do business.

Using design thinking and agile methodology this practical and interactive session will bring to life what the Treasury Function will look like in the future.

The session will focus on:
• Designing a Treasury Function that is fit for the future
• Creating a culture that supports an agile workforce by supporting desired behaviours and developing future skills and capabilities
• Leading and communicating this change – the role of a Treasurer in shaping the future and revolutionising the way, we do business.

speakers

Matt Sims Managing Director Hatch
11:10 - 12:10

Understanding Company Exposures and Measuring the Costs and Benefits of FX Hedging

Roundtable Session

With all the risk and economic uncertainty in the business environment today, companies need to really understand how to manage their FX risks and hedge against them accordingly. Not only that, but to ensure the benefits outweigh the costs.

speakers

Joseph Braunhofer Deputy Group Treasurer Smith & Nephew

KPIs – How do we Define, Measure and Report to Drive Company Direction?

Roundtable Session

Should focus be on KPI’s to better manage our team operations, reporting transactions to management, or to drive the direction of the company? What should we measure? How to measure? And how do we report and at what level of detail?

speakers

Michel Verholen Director, Global Treasury Centre Zoetis

Pragmatic Ideas for Achieving Economic and Scalable Treasury Automation

Roundtable Session

This in-depth discussion will explore…

• Modern TMS delivery models
• “IT-less” STP and 3rd Party System Integration
• Technology-based Risk Mitigation
• On-demand Cash Visibility and Liquidity Management
• Auto-Pilot Reporting
• Best Practice Payment Workflow and Controls

11:10 - 12:10

PAYMENT COMPLEXITY AND FRAUD PREVENTION IN A MULTI-BANK AND -SYSTEM ENVIRONMENT

Roundtable Session

Digitalisation is still driving corporates globally and with globalisation comes format complexity, multichannel approaches and challenges driven by various ERP and TMS systems within large organisations.

  • How should corporates streamline their connectivity in a multi-bank and -system environment?
  • How to cope with format complexity driven by banks and various systems within a globally active corporation?
  • What have you set in place to protect your payment flows within your organisation?

Share your view and thoughts how to connect to your banks, what to take into consideration and how to cope with various systems used in a globally active corporation.

speakers

Simon Kaufmann Vice President Head Client Relations & Marketing Fides

Local vs. Central Treasury in the Digital Age

Roundtable Session

Digitisation and buzzwords such as blockchain or big data have become commonplace on the covers of Treasury magazines. The challenge is to transform marketing slogans into concrete applications and processes.

• How will Treasury be organised in the digital age?
• How can topics such as Cash flow forecasting or FX risk management best be sup-ported by technology?
• What options exist for bridging the gap between disparate systems at HQ and local entities – and doing away with ‘spreadsheet hell’ once and for all?

Share your view on how the transition from buzzwords to best practices will materialise. Discuss with peers about your plans to move the Treasury department forward.

speakers

Alex Fleischmann Head of International Market Development TIPCO
Hubert Rappold Managing Director TIPCO
12:10 - 1:00
1:00 - 1:30

BUILDING YOUR INTERNAL BANK

Strategy and Business Partnering

Building an in-house bank is not just for large multinational organisations – even regional treasuries operating in dynamic markets are adopting in-house banking structures. This case-study led session will demonstrate how to adopt this sophisticated model in your organisation. Learn how this ambitious growth strategy can centralise your bank account management procedures, enable cash visibility and better reporting as well as allowing for better forecasting, risk management and decision making.

Optimising Cash Management: Simulate bank-agnostic solutions with real-time insights

Treasury Transformation and Technology

Digital technology is transforming and inspiring new working practices. Treasurers and CFOs typically rely on their bank’s advisory services to help articulate the value proposition of digitisation, and identify where the greatest value can be added. This session will unveil a new digital solutioning and insights capability that is designed to let Treasurers create customised simulations of cash management structures and derive optimised outcomes for their business, within the context of risk, return and regulation.

speakers

Andrew Farnhill GTS Sales Head DBS

Fraud: Protecting your Assets

Cash and Liquidity Management

Approximately 90% of larger organisations have explained that they have suffered from some sort of data security breach, with 74% of small to medium sized now reporting similar issues which has drastically grown and looks to continue to. Digitalisation provides several positives to an organisation, however treasurers need to make sure they have the right processes in place in order to protect themselves from being a victim of fraudulent behaviour. This session will look at the best ways to prevent fraud, protect your assets from these attacks and how to deal with the aftermath of fraudulent activity. How best to respond once you have been exposed.

1:35 - 2:05

Partnering with your Business

Strategy and Business Partnering

Today, a treasury leader is expected to have full visibility over the organisation in order to make informed business decisions and safeguard the organisations finances.

By understanding the priorities of the business, its operations and its key risks along with possessing the interpersonal skills to communicate with stakeholders, you will find yourself able to be more influential and value-add in your role.

This session will address how a greater business partnership can enable you to balance or even enhance the technical aspects of your role whilst contributing to organisational strategy.

speakers

Clare Boynton Director, Financial Control KFC

Blockchain: Building a Case for an Improved Financial System

Treasury Transformation and Technology

Blockchain technology is revolutionising the way we do business allowing treasurers to really add value and commercialise business development. Hear from Tim de Knegt who has recently implemented a Blockchain PoC into their organisation & supplychain. How to build your business case for early acceptance and adoption as well as best practice advice to implement this new technology. Discover how sharing high quality data, generate transparency and complete transactions efficiently – lowers costs and risk.

speakers

Tim de Knegt Manager Strategic Finance & Treasury Port of Rotterdam

BUILDING YOUR FX RISK MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK

Cash and Liquidity Management

In today’s uncertain market treasurers are being looked at as the principle advisor for financial risk management. Hear from Frank Rust, Head of Group Treasury, Bucher Industries on how to transfer the operation’s transactional foreign exchange risk to group treasury and calculate the net exposure and hedge according to the group’s risk policy. This hedge concept has been developed and applied to avoid any material FX impact on relevant KPIs. This session will also show how to calculate the NAVaR (Net Asset Value at Risk) of a portfolio composed of the net assets abroad and to define the risk bearing capacity and then to derive the right decisions. This translation risk management concept is a quantitative model to preserve a solid balance sheet also being used for reporting purpose, enhancing the risk transparency up to the Board of Directors.

speakers

Frank Rust Head of Group Treasury Bucher
2:05 - 2:25
2:25 - 2:55

Banks vs. FinTechs: Competition or Collaborative Partner?

As technology develops and global investment in financial technology drastically increases, banks are being faced with huge competition from FinTech’s who can respond quickly to market needs. But do they have the knowledge and capital behind them to be successful against the large players? This session will uncover challenges and opportunities for both established financial services players and those disrupting the industry. Could their biggest weakness be their biggest opportunity for collaboration?

speakers

Andrew Farnhill GTS Sales Head DBS

chair

Pierre-Jean Hanard Former Banker & Entrepreneur
2:55 - 3:35

Cybersecurity / Hackathon: The Response Plan

All your data belongs to me, the new reality of Information Security in the modern era.

As 2018 is almost upon us let’s take a look back at what happened, what lessons were learned and  what’s in store for us in the future. We will throw both the crystal ball and the lifeline to Information Security in the hope that for once we get to the end of the year we will have come out on top. We will examine trends, techniques, exploits and case studies and present the attack and defence perspective for each. The session will be lively, won’t pull its punches and should leave you with enough take aways to actually SECURE your environments for once. Hear how to prevent an attack by understanding the mind of a hacker!

speakers

Chris Roberts Hacker and Leading Expert on Counter Threat Intelligence
3:35 - 3:45

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