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 - 8:50
8:50 - 9:00
9:00 - 9:30

Keynote Panel Discussion: Treasury Transformation: Remaining Agile and Anticipating Change in an Evolving Market

As the treasury function continues to becoming increasingly strategically focused and driven by CFO mandate; it is imperative that treasurers remain agile to strategically address and respond to disruptions impacting their business and broader industry.

Join our panellists as they share their experience and expertise on how you can transform the treasury function within your business.

Panellists

  • Gordon Wei, Director of Treasury, Huawei
  • Felix Meyer, Senior Product Manager Treasury; Head of Treasury IS, ABB
  • Manny Sandhu, Financial Accounts & Treasury Manager, Ted Baker
  • David Everett, Head of Treasury, Flybe
  • Helmut Schnabel, Chairman, International Group of Treasury Associations (IGTA)
  • Shahrokh Moinian, Head of Cash Products, Global Transaction Banking, Deutsche Bank

speakers

Gordon Wei Director of Treasury Risk Huawei Technologies
Felix Meyer Senior Product Manager Treasury; Head of Treasury IS ABB
Manny​ Sandhu Financial Accounts & Treasury Manager Ted Baker
David Everett Head of Treasury Flybe
Helmut Schnabel Chairman International Group of Treasury Associations
Shahrokh Moinian Managing Director, Global Head of Cash Products Deutsche Bank
9:30 - 10:10

Treasury Technology Workshop PART 1: Your Roadmap to Increased Cash Visibility, Safer Cash Management and More Accurate Cashflow Forecasting

Treasury departments face seismic changes not only from robotics and augmented intelligence, but also from dramatic changes in how activity is delivered through offshore and on-shore teams, while regulatory and market pressures rise.

The rate of change is accelerating, and treasury in 2025 will look dramatically different from today.

Buzzwords like cognitive, robotics and blockchain are regularly heard in the business media. Are these technologies really game changing, and if so, how can treasury departments realistically develop a business case for investment amidst so many other business priorities?

This working session looks at what these technologies really are, and what is real and what is “smoke and mirrors”, and how you could make a business case for technology for treasury

Key Outcomes and Takeaways:

  • Overview of the top/most used technology products on the market today.
  • Outlining the key functionalities of each product covered.
  • Learning how to identify the key challenges within delegates respective organisation and how to best match this with the most appropriate technology product.

speakers

Noel Cullen Associate Partner, European Finance Consulting Practice Lead, Cognitive Finance Transformation IBM Global Business Services

Roundtable - Technology Implementation: Best Practice and Lessons Learnt

It’s easy to celebrate the successes of those with the budgets, vision and willingness to be pioneers in corporate treasury management.

However, what is often forgotten are the challenges and problems that preceeded the success stories. Even more importantly, we forget to share the problem-solving, team work, process and ingenuity that it took to achieve success.

Set under Chatham House Rules, join our panel of senior treasury professionals who will share their best practice and valuable lessons learnt from implementation of new technology, systems and transformation projects.

This is a unique opportunity to learn from those who have been there before you, identify the most common hurdles and have your questions answered in a safe and anonyms setting.

chair

Felix Meyer Senior Product Manager Treasury; Head of Treasury IS ABB

panellists

Catherine Porter EMEA Treasury Director CBRE
Gautam Gupta Global TaO Treasury Lead British American Tobacco
Ion Sclifos Head of Treasury & Finance Risk Orange
Joseph Braunhofer Deputy Group Treasurer Smith & Nephew
10:10 - 11:05
11:05 - 11:30

Treasury Tech Village

The Treasury Tech Village (in association with The Global Treasurer) will showcase the most disruptive innovations in finance technology, providing 1-2-1 product demos and product showcases as well as hosting the Treasury Innovator Awards 2018

11:30 - 12:00

The Emerging Role of the Corporate Treasurer in the Era of Business Expansion

Strategy and Business Partnering

Despite the focus and resources invested in M&A deals, volatility of success rates still poses a major challenge on the long run sustainability of the returns generation.

As the industry shifts from cost management to value creation in a globalized, what are the risks and opportunities that treasures need to be aware of?

Key Outcomes and Takeaways:

  • A glance on the M&A evolution
  • A shift in the Treasurer’s role paradigm
  • Functional integration in a business integration environment risks and opportunities (a treasury pre and post-M&A view)

speakers

Ion Sclifos Head of Treasury & Finance Risk Orange

Future Proofing Treasury in 2018

Treasury Transformation and Technology

Changing regulation, compliance requirements and the technology improvements in the financial sector have increased the importance of the Treasury function. It is a key function affecting many business areas and operating divisions of a company. This session will take you through the future proofing of the Treasury function in 2018.

Key Outcomes & Takeaways:

  • Be inspired on how to improve Relationship Banking today. This includes how to improve workflows and automation as well as increasing visibility and collaboration within the company.
  • Understand how to challenge business models as well as Banking Partners and Third Party Vendors for innovative ideas and identify how to disrupt the business model.
  • Learn the importance of how to network with other corporates to increase awareness of key Treasury areas, e.g. cybercrime, regulation, and promoting issues that might be common to most companies. It is important to be open to everything but not to compromise on quality, efficiency and security.

speakers

Royston Da Costa Assistant Group Treasurer Ferguson Group

Cash Repatriation Project – Treasurer’s Role

Cash and Liquidity Management

In treasury today, Super Project Management Skills are a must, especially in a Cash Repatriation process which can be extremely complex but Treasurer can make a difference to make the process more efficient, effective and timely. ‘Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people’ (Steve Jobs).

Key Outcomes & Takeaways:

  • What does Cash Repatriation mean?
  • What the process involves?
  • How complicated can the process be?
  • Why is it important? Is there an increasing importance of this process?
  • Who should initiate and organise cash repatriation project? Who else should we involve in the team?
  • What role does Treasurer play?
  • How to plan and execute a cash repatriation project?
  • What factors we need to take into consideration?
  • How to resolve conflict of interests if any?
  • How can we make the process more efficient? More effective? timely?

speakers

Winny Li Executive Director – Finance & Treasury PPD
12:00 - 12:30

The Future of SWIFT GPI Payments

Strategy and Business Partnering

In July 2018, SWIFT announced that corporates and banks were carrying out a pilot project to allow corporate treasurers to initiate and track SWIFT gpi payments to and from multiple banks and integrate gpi flows in ERP and Treasury Management Systems. In this session, Deutsche Bank’s Global Head of Payments and Collection Products, Christof Hofmann, will report back on the results of this pilot, and describe the benefits of this multi-bank solution for cross-border payments.

speakers

Christof Hofmann Global Head of Payments and Collection Products Deutsche Bank

Unlocking the Value Add Treasury Function

Treasury Transformation and Technology

The automation of fundamental cash management data gathering through technology means treasury teams whose time has up until now been spent gathering data from multiple disparate sources, can now be unlocked to work on and deliver, value added activities and projects for the organisation. In this session we’ll tell the stories of two of our customers whose teams have been freed up to do just this.

Key Takeaways and Outcomes:

  • Find out what value add projects treasury teams are delivering and why
  • The critical cash management insights treasury teams are able to deliver into the organisation
  • The typical working patterns of a treasury team using automated cash analytics tools

speakers

James Higgins Product Director AccessPay

Frictionless Treasury Management

Cash and Liquidity Management

Key Takeaways and Outcomes:

  • Understand the latest development and possibilities in TMS development.
  • Creating a bespoke TMS experience which is truly tailored to meet your objectives.
  • Learn most common mistakes when implementing a new TMS and how to avoid them.
12:30 - 1:30
1:00 - 1:30

Treasury Tech Village

The Treasury Tech Village (in association with The Global Treasurer) will showcase the most disruptive innovations in finance technology, providing 1-2-1 product demos and product showcases as well as hosting the Treasury Innovator Awards 2018

1:30 - 2:30

Thought Exchange: Creating Powerful Connections through Meaningful Conversations

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. We have provided a platform for you to have a voice – to challenge the status quo, inspire and innovate. In the lead up to the event you drive the conversation by nominating or voting on a hot topic or key challenge facing the profession. On the day join the conversation on topics such as:

  • Using technology to create innovation and efficiency
  • Bridging the gap between finance and creative
  • The future of finance and how the landscape will evolve over the next 5 years
  • What is next for the CFO and how the profession is developing?

Among many more!!!

2:30 - 3:00

The Business Case for Digitization

Strategy and Business Partnering

Key Outcomes and Takeaways:

  • How to develop a compelling and tailored business case for the usage of new technologies.
  • Showcasing the value of treasury technology investment and impact on the bottom line.
  • What you need to know before you go to your CFO.

Bank Communication Made Easy

Treasury Transformation and Technology
  • Learn best practice and latest technologies available for smooth multi-bank engagement.
  • Ensuring safety and security when communicating with multiple banks.
  • Achieving increased visibility on balances and transactions

Real Time Cash Management

Cash and Liquidity Management
  • Understand how you can stay on top of your business activities every day, without it taking you all day.
  • Easy and concise reporting on cash flow.
  • How to centralise and decentralise treasury operations easily and effectively.
3:00 - 3:55
4:00 - 4:30

Treasury Tech Village

The Treasury Tech Village (in association with The Global Treasurer) will showcase the most disruptive innovations in finance technology, providing 1-2-1 product demos and product showcases as well as hosting the Treasury Innovator Awards 2018

4:30 - 5:00

Optimising Teams’ Output – Diversity and Inclusion

Strategy and Business Partnering

All leaders need an understanding on why diversity and inclusion (D&I) strategy is paramount in optimising teams’ output and increasing company’s competitive edge. The Treasury team, who are not traditionally regarded as change agents can lead the required change and demonstrate the business case to rest of the organisation on D&I. Technical skills are becoming less and less valuable, as artificial intelligent (AI) machines can replace most of complex calculations, the softer skills and ability to motivate and increase productivity of diverse teams needs to be mastered.

Key Outcomes and Takeaways:

  • Diverse teams outperform homogenous teams.
  • It is leadership’s responsibilities to create an environment where new ideas and thoughts are encouraged from all groups.

Optimising team’s output must be a conscious effort with a strategic road map and outline of the “how”.

speakers

Yemi Jackson CEO and Founder Engage Transform Consultancy

Blockchain Technology – Practical Applications

Treasury Transformation and Technology

How can this technology impact corporate treasury business in respect of new payment processes, virtual accounts, documentation of trade finance business and debt financing?

Key Takeaways and Outcomes:

  • Who is driving this technology – Fintechs, banks, others?
  • Current applications and possible developments.

Need for regulation – Making innovation safe and secure.

speakers

Jacob Bejoy Head of Tech & BPO - Corporate Finance and Treasury DPDHL

Complex Currency Hedging in a Large Multinational

Cash and Liquidity Management

Foreign currency risk – especially transactional risk – is an important risk for multinational corporates because it impacts economic value in foreign exchange transactions and if managed well provides certainty in financial statements. While hedging is important, it comes with a complex set of decisions that need careful consideration, including:

  • Different considerations apply when hedging operational transactions in comparison to special financial transactions (e.g. T&A and capex)
  • Hedging is difficult/ expensive in some countries.
  • Choices need to be made about hedging gross (invoice by invoice/ project by project) or net.
  • The business context of the organization plays a key role in hedging decisions.
  • Organization is geographically diverse or focussed.
  • Degree of Treasury centralization – as seen in the visibility of exposures, possibility of netting.
  • Budgeting approach & cycle.

Key Takeaways and Outcomes:

  • This session will describe hedging practices at a large multinational corporate.
  • The session will also explain the nuances of hedging liquid vs. illiquid currencies and hedging operational vs. special financial transactions (including T&A and capex).

speakers

Gautam Gupta Global TaO Treasury Lead British American Tobacco
5:00 - 5:30

Keynote Panel Discussion: Perfect Match: Bank Relationship Management

A Treasurer’s relationship with their bank/s can be both frustrating and rewarding. Although often associated with time consuming, high effort, manual activities such as KYC; developing strong bank relationships remains a vital part of treasury. As most treasurers manage the relationship between multiple banks and bank accounts worldwide: smooth, efficient and reliable communication and service provision is of utmost importance.

Key Outcomes and Takeaways:

  • Best practice in managing multiple banks and bank accounts
  • Achieving increased visibility on balances and transactions
  • What is the impact of bank-independent communication platforms

speakers

Joseph Braunhofer Deputy Group Treasurer Smith & Nephew
Stefan Windisch Senior Cash Manager Roche
5:30 - 5:40
5:40 - 7:30
8:30 - 9:00
9:00 - 9:30

Keynote: Through the Fog: what really matters in the age of uncertainty

Political risk abounds. Yet markets have remained largely buoyant. Do they know something the politicians don’t? Or are longer term problems not just in politics but in the environment, demography, technology and social arenas stacking up in ways that will impact corporate strategy in ways Board Rooms have been slow to recognise.

Key Outcomes and Takeaways:

  • In today’s disruptive politics what matters and what is just short term noise
  • Which leaders from China to the US are making  history and which will be footnotes
  • What are the trends in technology, economics and the environment which will shape tomorrow’s politic; And how to navigate from here to there

speakers

Lord Malloch-Brown Former Deputy Secretary General United Nations
9:30 - 10:10

Treasury Technology Workshop PART 2: Your Roadmap to the Future of Treasury Technology – Blockchain, AI, Machine Learning and Beyond

New for 2018, the TLS Treasury Technology Workshop has been specifically designed to address the core issues and concerns surrounding treasury technology adoption today. Providing you with a clear understanding of the treasury technology market, how to best overcome your specific challenges with the most appropriate solution and how to stay ahead of the curve in the continually evolving treasury technology landscape.

This workshop will help you to future proof both your departmental and broader business strategies.

Key Outcomes and Takeaways:

  • Understanding of the latest treasury technology innovations due to impact the market in the near future (i.e. blockchain, AI, robotics, Machine Learning etc.)
  • Outlining the key functionalities of each product covered.
  • Learning how to identify the key challenges within delegates respective organisation and how to best match this with the most appropriate technology product.
10:10 - 11:05
11:05 - 11:30

Treasury Tech Village

The Treasury Tech Village (in association with The Global Treasurer) will showcase the most disruptive innovations in finance technology, providing 1-2-1 product demos and product showcases as well as hosting the Treasury Innovator Awards 2018

11:30 - 12:00

Developing a Business Case for Treasury Transformation in the Digital Age

Strategy and Business Partnering

External and internal drivers require the modern treasury function to rapidly transform its relationship with its customers and financial service providers. To do this it must switch from a silo mindset to a focus on end to end processes. It must embrace new technologies and be aware that team profiles need to rapidly evolve. A failure to appreciate the need for change could mean that treasury functions at best see their traditional role disrupted and at worst become irrelevant in the new landscape.

Key Outcomes and Takeaways:

  • The drivers of change.
  • The need to accelerate the transformation of treasury.
  • How to avoid irrelevance.
  • How to develop a compelling business case for, and showcasing the value of, treasury technology.

speakers

John McAnulty Group Treasurer Richemont

Treasury & Finance Driving Business Innovation

Treasury Transformation and Technology

Treasury is often seen as a conservative and one of the less innovating parts of the business. Yet Treasury has a unique perspective and set of competencies to offer to optimize the innovation process and provide additional value, but how does this work and what is needed to implement?

Key Outcomes and Takeaways:

  • How to leverage key Treasury competencies in a broader company and value chain perspective.
  • How risk- & portfolio management drive benefit long term company profitability.
  • How to get from development & ideation into execution mode.

speakers

Tim de Knegt Manager Strategic Finance & Treasury Port of Rotterdam

Technology-Enabled FX Risk Management Framework Transformation

Cash and Liquidity Management

The FX markets have seen elevated levels of volatility in the last few years even in the major currency pairs. Impacts on the FX Gain/Loss account became much more pronounced as a result and attract additional attention, requiring Corporate Treasury to provide insight on sources of volatility and effectiveness of the Balance Sheet hedging program. Learn from a real industry case study on FX Risk Management transformation where the company:

  • Moved to VaR methodology for measuring the risks and taking hedging action
  • Implemented a Treasury Management System to support the process
  • Achieved automation in a number of critical data and labour intensive areas
  • Implemented a regular hedge effectiveness review for continuous improvement

As a result of these changes the company was able to significantly increase effectiveness of the hedging program, minimizing the risk while also making the process scalable through operational efficiencies enabled by technology.

Key Outcomes & Takeaways:

  • The insights into using VaR methodology managing a multinational company’s FX risks
  • The experience of managing this change internally, obtaining the organizational buy-in for implementation of revised methodology
  • The highlights of some of the automation benefits achieved through implementation of the Treasury Management System at the same time

speakers

Alexander Ilkun Senior Treasury Manager - EMEA Moody's Shared Services
12:00 - 12:30

The Recruiter Perspective

Strategy and Business Partnering

Key Outcomes and Takeaways:

  • An overview from the recruiter’s perspective on the evolving role of treasury.
  • The CFO perspective on Treasury: The most sought after key qualities.
  • From Treasurer to CFO: Key considerations and practical steps for progression.

The Future of Treasury Automation

Treasury Transformation and Technology

Key Outcomes and Takeaways:

  • How information technology can enhance transparency across the organisation and optimise cash positioning.
  • Achieve improved control through increased automation of treasury systems.
  • Getting the right organisational setup to ensure optimised ROI.

Funding Strategic Growth Initiatives in Today’s Business Climate

Cash and Liquidity Management

Did your cash conversion cycle improve in the latest fiscal year? Or, are you limiting your capital allocation to traditional sources such as debt AND financing your competition by paying suppliers sooner? With demand for liquidity at record levels as companies do more to remain at the forefront amongst competition, trade wars, tech-driven disruption and the clamour for sustainability, technology is making it feasible for more companies to unlock value using reverse factoring. In this session, Peter Cook will provide an overview of things to consider when evaluating potential sources of capital, including the benefits of adding supply chain finance as an option to fuel working capital improvement.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Traditional sources of capital vs. reverse factoring
  • What you should be looking for when evaluating potential reverse factoring providers.
  • How a company paid off significant amounts of debt and how another one funded a £230+ million innovation initiative

speakers

Peter Cook Strategic Account Executive PrimeRevenue
12:30 - 1:30
1:30 - 2:00

Treasury Regulation: Staying Compliant and Agile in Uncertain Times

Strategy and Business Partnering

Key Outcomes and Takeaways:

  • From Basel III, FATCA to MiFID II: These are the key changes and developments you need to stay on top of.
  • Achieving regulatory compliance as a global company.
  • The key challenges and opportunities for your business.

The Journey towards Bank Free Operating Entities

Treasury Transformation and Technology

Centralisation, standardisation and automation of Roche treasury processes over more than a decade allowed to strengthen the InHouse bank and to eliminate banks from processes in which they previously acted as middle-men.

With virtual bank accounts in multiple locations and an InHouse bank processing “payments on-behalf-of” (POBO) and “collections on-behalf-of” (COBO) and offering all required bank services needed, local operating units can be made completely bank free.

Key Outcomes & Takeaways:

  • Learn how an early adopter of POBO/COBO, with more than 40+ business units around the world, functions without their own external bank account.
  • Understand the potential of combining InHouse banking functionalities with AP/AR processing, underpinned by a solid ERP platform.
  • Find out about payments and collections on behalf of (PoBo / CoBo) as well as virtual and real account setups.

speakers

Stefan Windisch Senior Cash Manager Roche

Doubling Cash Flows by step changing Working Capital

Cash and Liquidity Management

Working Capital has become increasingly important following the financial crisis. Ensuring your business has sufficient working capital whilst ensuring there is enough capital available for investments, unforeseen challenges and continued business growth is an ongoing struggle for all treasurers.

Key Outcomes and Takeaways:

  • How to step change working capital management
  • Key enablers to working capital improvements
  • Key learnings from working capital projects

 

speakers

Nikolaj Enevoldsen Head of Group Treasury & Insurance Hempel
2:05 - 2:35

Keynote Panel Discussion: Ask the Hacker!

As more and more services embrace digital transformation; the increasing and prevalent threat of cyber attacks continues to remain a top priority for most treasurers. In this reverse debate; delegates will have the unique opportunity to get the hacker’s perspective on cyber attacks, gain unique insights and practical guidance on how to protect their organisation from future threats.

Key Outcomes and Takeaways:

  • Learn the most common mistakes when developing a risk management strategy for cyber attacks
  • Business MOT: Know your blind spots
  • How to take action fast to minimise damage

panellists

Christopher Nickerson CEO Lares Consulting
Arron Finnon Chief Technical Officer
Jenny Radcliffe "The People Hacker", Social Engineering Expert
2:35 - 3:05

Keynote Panel Discussion: Risk Management and Funding – Securing and Optimising Liquidity in Uncertain Times

As a key performance indicator for any corporate treasurer, the ability to successfully invest available funds whilst ensuring continued liquidity and cashflow has never been more difficult. Today’s rapidly changing political landscape has certainly had an immense impact on treasurers’ ability to gather reliable intelligence and assess the level of risk with certainty and confidence.

Join our panel of speakers as they share their best practice, expertise and predictions for the road ahead.

speakers

Ian Kirkpatrick Treasurer for Group Funding and Risk London Stock Exchange Group
Ion Sclifos Head of Treasury & Finance Risk Orange
Chris Muzonzini Interim Head of Treasury Reckitt Benckisser
Prabha Viswanathan Executive Vice President, Finance Diageo
3:05 - 3:35

Confidence & Resilience - Your Performance Edge

What could you achieve with even 5% more self confidence?  How much more energy and focus would you have, if you were just a little bit more resilient to the constant pressures we all experience, as we strive to succeed in our careers?

Sally Fisher (a former lawyer with Linklaters and Consulting Partner with Deloitte, who now runs her own international leadership development practise, Ah-Ha Moments) will lead an engaging, thought-provoking and entertaining exploration into how we can build more confidence and develop our ability to more consistently deliver peak performance under pressure.   Get ready to achieve your most audacious ambitions!

In this thought-provoking and entertaining session, Sally draws on her personal experiences and the latest insights from neuroscience and business psychology, as she shares inspiring stories, ideas and top tips to help you thrive as you succeed.

Key Outcomes & Takeaways:

  • Inspiration to be bold
  • Top tips for managing self-doubt
  • Techniques to build confidence rapidly

speakers

Sally Fisher International Leadership Facilitator and Career Coach AH-HA
3:35 - 3:45

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