Programme

CONNECTING TREASURY & FINANCE PROFESSIONALS

8:30 - 9:15
9:15 - 9:30
9:30 - 9:45

'The State of Corporate Treasury'

Linus Gregoriadis, Director of Research and Intelligence, Contentive, presents key findings from GTNews’ recent subscriber survey, including:

  • The areas of treasury risk deemed most important to your organisations
  • The regulatory issues and challenges keeping treasurers up at night
  • The tech solutions you’re betting on to handle these challenges

speakers

Linus Gregoriadis Director of Research and Intelligence Contentive
9:45 - 10:15

Keynote: Brexit - What now?

John Stepek, executive editor of MoneyWeek, examines the results of the European Union referendum and asks where we go from here. He’ll be taking a look at the economic and political fallout, both here in the UK and across the European Union itself. One thing’s for sure – Brexit or no, there will be plenty to discuss.

speakers

John Stepek Editor MoneyWeek
10:15 - 10:45

Economic Update report

Although we’re only half-way through the year, 2016 has already provided a series of economic upsets. The year began with China, the world’s second largest economy, sending out shockwaves that rocked markets globally. In her report, Sarah Hewin, Chief Economist, Europe at Standard Chartered, looks at:

  • Is the global economy on the brink of another financial crisis?
  • With the BRIC economies losing their lustre, which emerging markets are the best bets for generating future growth?
  • President Trump or President Clinton: what’s the likely future direction of the US?
  • Which economic issues should be top of treasury’s risk agenda?

speakers

Sarah Hewin Chief Economist, Europe Standard Chartered
10:45 - 11:15
11:15 - 12:00

Emerging Markets

This panel discussion will provide the audience with insights from treasury peers who have experience of grasping emerging market opportunities and tackling the underlying challenges. As many companies expand their footprint into new growth markets they are confronted with the reality that their standard treasury policies and operational procedures cannot be transported without customisation to the relevant market. Typical blockages to be overcome are: Regulation, Market volatility, Manual processes, Lack of transparency, Liquidity constraints, Product immaturity and availability of banking partners. Advice will be shared into how your peers have balanced their desire for standardisation against the practicality of what can be achieved in certain markets.

chair

Nick Diamond Managing Director, Head of Sales Global Corporate, Transaction Banking, Europe Standard Chartered

panellists

Caroline Stockmann Chief Financial Officer British Council
Tom Gilliam Treasury Manager, Risk SAB Miller
Karen Turner M-Pesa Commercial & Strategy Principal Manager Vodafone
12:00 - 12:45

Treasury Technology -The Future of TMS

In this discussion, panel members will give their views on how technology is changing the way corporate treasury is managed and explore the future of treasury technology, including the advantages or disadvantages it will bring. The panel members have been chosen for their strong knowledge of the area.

chair

Viplav Rathore Executive Director, Treasury Solutions, Transaction Banking Standard Chartered

panellists

James Mitchell Regional Director Reval
Hennie De Klerk CEO Treasury One
Hubert Rappold CEO TIPCO
Dr Alankar Karol Chief Operating Officer, UK/ Europe Visual Risk
Carsten Jaekel Partner KPMG
12:45 - 1:15

Keynote: Jane Lowe

Jane will provide a brief overview of the state of MMF in Europe. The presentation will touch on the product landscape today and move on to outline where the sector is on the regulation of MMF in Europe highlighting what this may mean for investors. Jane will also set out the likely timeframe for reform. The keynote will be followed by the Q&A with the audience.

speakers

Jane Lowe Secretary General IMMFA
1:15 - 2:15
2:15 - 2:45

Technology in Practice 'The impact of IT on Treasury'

The Treasury IT landscape has changed and so has the agenda – we need to ensure that we are having the right conversations with IT. This session will cover topics such as dealing and payment contingency, supplier management, support arrangements, controls, disaster recovery and cybercrime.

speakers

Sandy Levine Treasury Systems Manager Old Mutual
2:45 - 3:15

Treasury Reformation/ Transformation - 'The Power of Dreams'

This Corporate case study takes the audience through the Honda Treasury Reformation/ Transformation programme capturing some background on new TMS implementation, Bank Communication Module ( BCM), Swift Alliance Lite -all enabling Hondas goal of Cash management efficiency from full In House Cash implementation.

speakers

Kevin Pinnegar European Group Treasurer Honda
3:15 - 3:45

Risk Management (IFRS9)

This session will provide a status update of IFRS 9, its requirements, what it replaces and how it differs from a hedge accounting perspective. The presentation will demonstrate some of the practical benefits of the IFRS 9 standard, challenges organisations need to consider and how they should prepare.

speakers

Jacqui Drew Director Solution Consulting Reval
3:45 - 4:15
4:15 - 4:45

Blockchain

Blockchain, also known as distributed ledger, promises a major shake-up of the financial services landscape although just how far it will transform life for corporates, banks and fintechs is still under debate. This session will separate the hype from the reality and show why blockchain is a game-changer, examining:

  • What blockchain is and how it operates.
  • Does it pose a threat or opportunity for the banks?
  • Update on the R3 consortium and other fast-growing blockchain initiatives.
  • How it can speed up much of the work for corporate treasury teams.
  • The most promising areas for blockchain; from cross-border trades to derivatives.
  • What are the security issues and how will they be tackled?

speakers

Dr Catherine Mulligan Associate Director, Imperial College Centre for Cryptocurrency Research Imperial College London
4:45 - 5:00
5:00 - 6:30

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