PROGRAMME

Wednesday 15th November
Croke Park Stadium, Jones’ Road, Dublin, Ireland

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME 

08:15

WELCOME ADDRESS

LORCAN TRAVERS
President, Irish Association of Corporate Treasurers

08.2

CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN – OPENING ADDRESS

GEORGE LEE
Current Affairs Broadcaster, RTE

08.30 

LONGER AND LOWER?  HOW MUCH FURTHER CAN THE GLOBAL CYCLE RUN?  AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR INTEREST RATES?
Global cycles.

DAVID STUBBS
Global Market Strategist (Executive Director),
J.P. Morgan Asset Management

09.00 

POLITICAL & ECONOMICS LANDSCAPE – THE US AND THE EU
A Washington insider’s viewpoint on Trump’s America one year on from the President’s shock election win – both politically and economically. Hear a fair but clear-eyed assessment of the factors that have powered Trump’s rise, and the traits that have made his first year so tumultuous.  What is the path ahead – in terms of the U.S., Ireland and the wider world?
A European Commission insider’s viewpoint on the ongoing Eurozone challenges and reforms.  Brexit impacts for Ireland and for treasurers in these unchartered waters.  Quantitative Easing – where are we now? And what’s next?

NIALL STANAGE
Deputy Editor & White House Columnist, The Hill

STEFAN KUHNERT
Deputy Head of Unit, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs,
European Commission

Q&A

09:45

MARKET DISRUPTION – A CONSTELLIUM CORPORATE TREASURER SHARES HIS CHALLENGING EXPERIENCE
How events could be defined as true disruption?   How this disruption changed or altered the nature of decision making for the business.  How this impacted, challenged, changed or disrupted the treasury approach.  Impacts and outline of one treasurer’s experience.

MARK KIRKLAND
Group Treasurer, Constellium (Switzerland
)

Q&A

10:20

WORLD CAFE HUDDLES – DELEGATES HAVE THEIR SAY
Delegates chose one of these topics….  Join a small discussion huddle of your peers to discuss and share ideas and experiences, ask questions, contribute opinion and join in the debate.  Each discussion huddle is facilitated by one of your treasury peers. 

Huddle 1 : Emerging Markets (facilitated by Robert Harrington)
Huddle 2:  Foreign Exchange   (facilitated by Lisa Moriarty)
Huddle 3 : Changing US Tax Landscape   (facilitated by Lorcan Travers)
Huddle 4 : Future Technologies   (facilitated by Colm Moriarty)
Huddle 5 : Talent Acquisition & Personal Development   (facilitated by Kevin Daly)

10:50

COFFEE BREAK

11:30

WORLD CAFE HUDDLE – SUMMARY FEEDBACK
Group facilitators take 4 minutes each to outline 3 points from their respective discuss group. 

Huddle 1 :  Emerging Markets
Huddle 2 :  Foreign Exchange
Huddle 3 :  Changing US Tax Landscape
Huddle 4 :  Future Technologies
Huddle 5 :  Talent Acquisition & Personal Development

11:45

DEBT CAPITAL MARKETS
Overview and update.

Q&A

12:15

TREASURERS PERSPECTIVES:  DOING BUSINESS IN CHINA AND THE UK
Rising to the treasurer’s challenge of doing business in China.  Hear one treasurer’s overview on how to navigate the Chinese payments landscape.  What’s different in this market, what should a treasurer expect and how to avoid the pitfalls.
Dealing with the complexities and the unknowns post Brexit referendum.    Anticipated border controls, customs and taxes, regulation & legislation.  

DYMPNA DONNELLY
Treasury Director, SAP

Q&A

12:50

MORNING SESSION CLOSE

GEORGE LEE
Current Affairs Broadcaster, RTE

12:55

LUNCH & STADIUM TOURS
2 Stadium Tours x 30 people each from 13.00-13.30
2 Stadium Tours x 30 people each from 13.45-14.15

14:30

CONFERENCE CHAIR

GEORGE LEE
Current Affairs Broadcaster, RTE

14:35

CASH MANAGEMENT – PAYMENTS AND CASH MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES
Industry overview and update.

Q&A

15:05

CYBER CRIME – THE CHILLING REALITY
Threats and impacts for treaurers.  Are corporates really protected or constantly vulnerable?  Some strategies for implementation.  

 

Q&A

15:40

COFFEE BREAK

16:25

INNOVATIVE FUNDING NEEDS ALTERNATIVE THINKING
Funding in a rising interest rate environment.  Finding new sources of financing.  Thinking outside the box.   

ANDREW McDOWELL
Vice President,
European Investment Bank

Q&A

17:00 – 17.15

CONFERENCE CLOSE

LORCAN TRAVERS
President, Irish Association of Corporate Treasurers

17:15 – 19:00

NETWORKING DRINKS RECEPTION (INCLUDING STADIUM MUSEUM ENTRY). 

JOIN IN THE FUN.  PARTICIPATE IN ONE OF THE HURLING OR FOOTBALL CHALLENGES – YOUR CHANCE TO HIT OR KICK A BALL IN CROKE PARK!

Corporate Treasury & Cash Management Conference 2017
Wednesday 15th November – Croke Park Stadium, Dublin, Ireland