Breakout Sessions

The 2023 IACT annual conference will offer a series of breakout sessions as part of its comprehensive agenda.

In order to best manage capacity at the event, please cast your vote below for your top preference, i.e. the breakout session which you most want to attend.

So You Think You Have a Centralised Treasury…
Maximising benefits of centralisation with what you have

with Scott Barlow, FIS, Anita Polzhofer, Arup, Niall Cooney, James Hardie & Wanho Choi, Recruit Holdings

The benefits of having a centralised treasury are widely recognised – from optimising liquidity to improving risk management while increasing efficiency.

This discussion will offer a platform for practising treasurers at companies of varying sizes to reflect on their centralisation successes to date and how challenges were overcome (or could have been avoided), our panel will also reveal what remains on the agenda.

The session will be thought provoking for those who think they’ve completed the centralisation journey and provide ideas for those looking to further maximise value.

Journey to Becoming an Established Debt Capital Markets Issuer

with John Neary, Dell Bank International, Richard Kelly, Matheson, & Louis Ash, Bank of America

Join this interactive case study with our panel of experts reflecting on Dell Bank’s experience in their journey to becoming an establish debt capital markets issuer.

Managing Commodity Price Risks in an Uncertain World

with James Willis, J.P. Morgan & Stephen McCourt, ESB
– moderated by Cian Butler, ESB

In a world of increasing uncertainty, Treasurers are under pressure to manage financial risk.

This session aims to provide treasurers with direction for policy-creation, risk management & commercialisation in the context of hedging commodities.

We’ll hear insights and opinions from both sides of the desk and hope to stimulate ideas for those looking to protect themselves against downside risk.

Credit Ratings – The Why, The What, The How
Pressure Points & Talking Points

with Patrick Drury Byrne & Nikolay Popov, S&P

This session will define what credit ratings are, look at the journey towards achieving a credit rating – including potential pressure points during the rating process – and examine recent global rating performance trends.