Programme

Streams

  • Strategy and Business Partnering
  • Treasury Transformation and Technology
  • Cash and Liquidity Management
  • 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
Franco Motta Treasury Director Booking.com
Karen Pugsley Group Treasurer Domino's
10:25 - 11:20
11:20 - 11:50

Networking 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.

11:50 - 12:20

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
12:25 - 12:55

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.

Automation and Business Intelligence: Re-think the way we work

Treasury Transformation and Technology

To create a lean and efficient Treasury function, Treasurers are investing in automating processes and analysing information to improve business decisions. This session will uncover the best treasury technologies in order to make your business model more effective and transparent. Enabling you to make informed and accurate decisions, present information more clearly to stakeholders and increase the accuracy of forecasting and therefore predictability.

Freeing Your Trapped Cash

Cash and Liquidity Management

Anti-globalisation and regulation has made it increasingly difficult for an organisation to get hold of their cash. In our now ‘credit-conscious’ world, rather than putting in cash management facilities, companies are struggling to get their hands on cash to improve liquidity. The main issue is how do companies free their trapped cash? This session will uncover the issues companies are facing and potential solutions on how to pull cash from the restricted areas through measure such as metrics, dividends and recycling cash.

1:00 - 2:00

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.

2:00 - 2:30

Global Treasury Challenges and Geopolitical Effects

Strategy and Business Partnering

With Trump, Brexit and the European elections; geopolitical uncertainty is on the forefront of Treasury Leaders minds. It is clear that global economic concerns such as market volatility, trade policy, political instability and the US trade relationship are momentous today. Hear how you can maintain cash flow, funding and overcome financial risks in this unpredictable and global market.

Fraud: Protecting your Assets

Treasury Transformation and Technology

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.

AML & KYC: How to overcome the impacts on a treasurer?

Cash and Liquidity Management

Unsurprisingly banks and financial institutions are seeking help from specialists in order to manage KYC and AML in the current economic environment. The ever-increasing requirements are affecting how a corporate treasurer can maximise their operational effectiveness. Hear how you can implement portals in order to decrease time spent on filling out the lengthy documentation and allow you to focus on the important aspect of your role.

2:35 - 3:05

Building Your Business Case

Strategy and Business Partnering

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

The Death of the Credit Card: The Future of Payments

Treasury Transformation and Technology

Advancements in technology and customers’ increasing appetite for speed and convenience are revolutionising the way we pay and manage our finances. This session explores the digital, consumer and regulatory drivers for this change. What will the future of payments look like? And what you should be doing to prepare for the future?

speakers

Franco Motta Treasury Director Booking.com

Centralisation of Treasury

Cash and Liquidity Management

With the nature of business becoming more complex, centralising Treasury is important to enable us to stay in touch with the wider business and make strategic business decisions. Hear from a senior treasury leader who will share with you best practice advice around implementing centralised processes. Giving you an understanding of how centralisation can allow you to view cash holistically, consolidate exposure and hedge centrally – eliminating duplication across the organisation.

3:05 - 4:00
4:00 - 4:30

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.

4:30 - 5:00

Harnessing Digital Treasury Transformation: Help or Hindrance?

It’s time to move away from excel spreadsheets and towards automated, integrated, digital solutions. Today, if businesses don’t keep up with technology transformation it is inevitable that they will fall behind. This session highlights the importance of technology and the significant impacts that it can have on a Treasury function. You will discover how to approach digital transformation in your organisation and how you can utilise this opportunity to drive business outcomes to ensure future prosperity.

5:00 - 5:30

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.  Justin Hughes 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

Justin Hughes MD, Mission Excellence and Former Red Arrow Fighter Pilot
5:30 - 5:35
5:35 - 6:35

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.

7:30 - 8:00
8:00 - 9:00
9:00 - 9:35

PROVIDING CLARITY IN THE NEW WORLD: The Economic Landscape

The Economic and political landscape has dramatically changed in the last year due to increased technology advancements and political uncertainty across the globe. A treasurer needs to be able to adapt to this new and explosive market. Hear from our expert economist as they provide an update on the geo-political environment with a focus on market volatility, anti-globalisation international trade and the effects of Brexit, the Trump effect and the European elections.

9:35 - 10:20

THE BUSINESS RESPONSE: Riding the storm of political uncertainly 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
10:20 - 11:15
11:15 - 11:40

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.

Product Demo Zone

During these insightful 15 minute presentations hear from disruptors, industry experts and leaders on the new Treasury Technologies that are reshaping the workforce landscape.

11:40 - 12:10

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 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
12:15 - 12:45

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.

Mobilising your Treasury Function

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, it can come with some security issues. This session will discover what you should consider before going mobile? And how you can mitigate risk and ensure you are protecting your data whilst allowing you to adapt quickly and stay ahead of competition.

Challenges with Liquidity: How can we work around them?

Cash and Liquidity Management

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. This session 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 how to shift to a liability-driven business model – adjusting your operations to plan and respond to new tougher liquidity ratios and market unpredictability. What alternate finance models should you consider?

12:50 - 1:20

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

TMS – What’s next?!

Treasury Transformation and Technology

Implementing a TMS can take a long time and can be costly to an organisation. It can be hard to see the true value of a TMS versus the financial and time costs of getting it set up. This case study led session will provide an understanding into one organisations TMS transformation story. How are they as a function operating differently one, two or three years post implementation? Providing best practice advice and key hindsight moments all can value from.

speakers

Kevin Pinnegar European Group Treasurer Honda

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

Malcolm Finn Global Financial Controller Costa Coffee
1:20 - 2:20

Lunch

Thought Exchange

Experiences and knowledge, are our biggest asset. With this in mind we have created a new and exciting opportunity for our network to collaborate and learn from each other. Led by one of our executive facilitators over a two-course catered lunch a Thought Exchange is a facilitated discussion on a hot topic or key challenging facing the profession.

2:20 - 2:50

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?

2:50 - 3:30

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
3:30 - 3:35