Corporate Treasury & Cash Management Conference

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Croke Park, Wednesday 20th November

Corporate Treasury & Cash Management Conference 2019 – The Irish Association of Corporate Treasurers' annual conference explores the issues and challenges facing today's treasury sector generally, and its treasurer professionals specifically. Interact with key national and international opinion leaders and decision makers.

8:00 Welcome Address.
Dympna Donnelly – President, Irish Association of Corporate Treasurers.

8.10 Conference Chairman – Opening Address.
George Lee – Current Affairs Correspondent, RTÉ.

8.15 A Panoramic outlook of Global Markets and Interest Rates in 2020 – Where is global growth heading and what does it mean for financial markets and interest rates?
Michael J Bell – Executive Director, Global Market Strategist, JP Morgan Asset Management.

8.45 Economist Overview – European Commission Perspective.
A “scene setting” talk that will focus on the outlook for the euro area, spotlight on Ireland and Eurozone challenges and reforms.
Stefan Kuhnert – Office of the Directorate General for Economic & Financial Affairs, European Commission.

9:20 Goodbye EONIA, HELLO €STR – EURIBOR, EONIA, €STR: where are we now?
The road ahead for interest rate benchmark reform. Transition from EONIA to €STR. What's involved, necessary structures and what the practical roll out looks like for corporates? Will treasurers fall in love with €STR?

Accounting Perspective – a deep dive into the implementations and key impacts for corporates.
Holger Neuhaus – Head of Division, Money Market & Liquidity, European Central Bank.
Andrew Spooner – Partner, Deloitte.

10:10 Coffee Break.

10:55 Conference Chair.
George Lee – Current Affairs Correspondent, RTÉ.

11:00 Spotlight on Fintech.
Showcasing three different technology providers, this session (chaired by Refinitiv, veteran technology experts) will transport delegates into a brave new world, offering insights into new horizons. (6 minutes per Fintech)
Ritu Singh – Head of Market Development, Corporate Treasury, Refinitiv.
Morgan Pierce – Chief Marketing Officer, Xwiss AG.
Gerry Daly – Head of Sales UK & Ireland, Cashforce.
Seán Lee Rice – Client Management – FinTech, ClearBank.

11:30 Treasury in a multi-national Environment – Opportunities and Challenges (Intel Case Study).
Intel Treasury has been on a journey of embracing both the talent capability and cost imperatives arising from locating resources outside the US. Learn about Intel treasury’s strategy to capitalise on these benefits, the challenges and general complexities running an international treasury organisation. Leading Intel's international treasury organisation from her Dublin base with teams in the Netherlands, Israel, India and China, Naomi is an expert in her field and will share her experiences and learnings.
Naomi Holland – International Treasurer, Intel Corporation.

12:05 Breakout A – Currency Volatility: The Impactors and the Impacts?
How are Brexit and other political issues impacting current currency volatility? What strategies and policy changes are corporates implementing in preparation for the post Brexit environment? How are corporates grappling with fluidity and FX markets in this ever changing landscape?
Bryan Conway – Director, Head of Irish FX Sales, Barclays.

12:05 Breakout B – A Sodexo Story and the Successful Implementation of Their Multi-country Supply Chain Finance Programme.
Implementing a supply chain finance program in one country requires dedication and management of multiple internal and external stakeholders, let alone in multiple countries. This session explores how Sodexo, a world leading food services player, successfully implemented their multi-country supply chain finance program with ING. Detailed supply chain finance solutions will be outlined along with some key implementation tips and tricks. Hear the experience from a corporate perspective and some of the invaluable lessons learned.
Marjolaine Bossard – Group Financing Manager & International Treasurer, Sodexo.
Tara Everts – Vice President Working Capital Solutions, ING Bank.

12:45 Morning Session Close.
George Lee – Current Affairs Correspondent, RTÉ.

12:50-14.20 Lunch (and optional activity – Mind & Body Wake-Up)

14:20 Conference Chair
George Lee – Current Affairs Correspondent, RTÉ.

14:25 Virtual “Reality” Cash Pooling & Who Made my Accounts Disappear?
How can Virtual Accounts help you make reconciliation easier and reduce the number of bank accounts? Cash Pooling or Virtual Accounts – is it one, both or the other? How can you deal with different currencies in a cash pooling structure? And how do you know if Multi-Currency Cash Pooling is for you?
Karen Braithwaite – Managing Director, Global Head Transaction Banking, Barclays Corporate.

14:55 Breakout C – Sustainable Finance: Are Treasurers Really Turning Green?
Presentation and discussion panel re LeasePlan's 7 times oversubscribed €500m green bond and ESB Group as Ireland's first public corporate green bond.
Janice Daly – Senior International Funding Manager & Head of Sustainable Finance, LeasePlan Treasury.
Susan McCarthy – Group Funding Manager, ESB Group.
Paul O'Connor – Executive Director, Green Bonds, JP Morgan.

14:55 Breakout D – Communicating with Influence Using NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming).
Learn some tools, techniques and approaches drawn from Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) to enhance your communication and influencing skills. Introduction to the principles of NLP and useful insights into your own preferred way of communicating. Gain awareness of how to adjust this in your day to day communication, creating more effective outcomes.
Paula King – Executive Coach & Psychologist, Kingstown College.

15:30 Coffee Break

16:15 Treasurers' Panel – A Deep Dive.
Back due to popular demand, some of Ireland's treasury sector professionals come together for a fireside chat to discuss the particular challenges they currently face while also exploring new opportunities ever unfolding.
Keith Lynch – Senior Treasury Professional.
Noel Brady – Capital Markets Director, Takeda.
Niall Kelly – Head of Group Treasury, DCC plc.
John Sweetman – Managing Director, Pfizer Dublin Treasury Centre.
Kevin Daly – Assisstant Treasurer, James Hardie International Finance (& IACT Vice President).

16:55 The Last Word – What Berlin has taught me about walls, borders, Brexit and backstops!
Lets talk about walls… brick walls and mental walls… And what countries can build to divide their people against one another as well as against their neighbours. Drawing on his in depth knowledge and understanding of Berlin's painful history, this pro-European Brit living in Berlin in the era of Trump, Brexit, borders and backstops will also outline why it has never been more urgent to prevent history repeating itself.
Sam Noble – The Accidental Historian.

17:30 Conference Close.
Dympna Donnelly – President, Irish Association of Corporate Treasurers.

Wednesday 20th November
8.00am - 5.30pm
Jones' Rd, Drumcondra, Dublin 3, Co. Dublin, Ireland

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