PROGRAMME

Wednesday 14th November, 2018
Croke Park Stadium, Jones’ Road, Dublin, Ireland

 

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME 2018

08:00

WELCOME ADDRESS

ANNE FITZGERALD
President, Irish Association of Corporate Treasurers

08.1

CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN – OPENING ADDRESS

GEORGE LEE
Current Affairs Broadcaster, RTE

08.15 

WHERE ARE WE IN THE ECONOMIC CYCLE?  AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR INTEREST RATES?

With the current economic cycle already one of the longest in history, the question remains – how long can it continue? At the same time, economies around the world are contending with political, demographic, structural and cyclical issues. How do we navigate the varied economic landscapes and the interest rates that come with it?

NANDINI RAMAKRISHNAN
Market Strategist, 
J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Q&A

08.45 

RETHINKING FINANCE IN A CIRCULAR ECONOMY
Societal challenges like resource scarcity and climate change combined with technological innovation and evolving consumer demand are changing and disrupting the business models of a lot of companies. What are the financial implications of these changes? To what extent could this impact cash flows, balance sheet and risk management in your companies? And what does this mean for the way you are funded and the role of banks?

LEON WIJNANDS
Global Head of Sustainability, ING

Q&A

09:15

BREXIT:  IS YOUR TREASURY FUNCTION PREPARED?
Many corporates doing business in the UK or Europe are considering potential treasury function impacts.  What role can treasury functions play in contingency planning for various Brexit scenarios? Impact on financial services and physical goods may be very different.  Treasurers need to be aware of required changes to banking relationships but also of the impact to products and commercial partners.  Consider structural changes such as treasury location, supply chain or product distribution? Given risks in the key UK and US export markets, are there opportunities to diversify overseas trade beyond traditional partners leveraging on international Trade Agreements?

BALINT ELEK
Head of Global Trade and Receivable Finance, HSBC Bank plc

Q&A

09:45

DEBT CAPITAL MARKETS AND ASSET BACKED LOANS
            

CORMAC MAGUIRE
Chief Treasury Officer, Ardagh Group S.A. 

10:15

COFFEE BREAK

11:00

CONFERENCE CHAIR

GEORGE LEE

11:05

CYBER RISK – A DOOSAN BOBCAT CASE STUDY

The challenges, strategies, implementations and the ongoing outcomes of one international corporate who’s Irish based treasury operations navigate global cyber risk challenges daily.

KEITH LYNCH 
Director – EMEA Treasury, Doosan Bobcat

COLM FAGAN
Director of IT Security, Doosan Bobcat

Q&A

11:40

HEDGING AND ACCOUNTING FOR TREASURERS – ONE CORPORATE’S STORY

Hear how one corporate is using hedge accounting to manage  certain interest rate and currency exposures & the impact of IFRS 9 on these hedges.

ANNE FITZGERALD
Financial & Operations Controller, Securitas Group Treasury Centre

Q&A

11:55

FINTECH INNOVATION – A WHISTLESTOP TOUR
Presented in Japanese Pechakucha format (each presenter has 20 slides, each slide dissolves after 20 seconds –  6 minutes 40 seconds each presenter), this rapid fire session will feature 4 concise, innovation-focused presentations on how technologies and innovations in FinTech, and elsewhere, are reshaping the treasury landscape.

DAVID HEATH
Co-Founder, Circit

TONY PRYLOWSKI
CEO & Co-Founder, DocumentationHQ

Q&A

12:25

MORNING SESSION CLOSE

GEORGE LEE
Current Affairs Broadcaster, RTE

12:30-14.00

LUNCH & LUNCH ACTIVITY

14:00

CONFERENCE CHAIR

GEORGE LEE
Current Affairs Broadcaster, RTE

14:05

GLOBAL ECONOMICS LANDSCAPE – PERSPECTIVES FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE ATLANTIC
Stefan Kuhnert’s “scene setting” talk will focus on the outlook for the euro area, with a spotlight on Ireland and Eurozone challenges and reforms.  Against the backdrop of the global economic landscape, Erik will focus on the IMF’s view of the current Irish economy and the challenges ahead.  Presentations followed by interviews and discussion panel conducted by conference chair.

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

ERIK DE VRIJER
Assistant Director/European Department, International Monetary Fund (Washington)

Q&A

14:50

CASH MANAGEMENT – THE PAYMENTS AND CASH MANAGEMENT LANDSCAPE

BARCLAYS BANK PLC

Q&A

15:20

BREAKOUT A

CORPORATE SPOTLIGHT:  DOING BUSINESS IN RUSSIA (THE NETFLIX CASE!)

A case study regarding a Russian business opportunity and investment.  KYC challenges.  Exposures to Sanctions, AML, UBO (ultimate beneficial owner) risks, Russian politics, North Sea oil, regulatory issues and murder!  Highlight on risk and appropriate due diligence for business and investment opportunities. 

MARK BONHAM
Head of Risk & Compliance, Optal Financial Europe 

Q&A

15:20

BREAKOUT B

CORPORATE SPOTLIGHT:  DOING BUSINESS IN BRAZIL

 

TBC
             

Q&A

15:50

COFFEE BREAK

16:30

REGULATION & COMPLIANCE – THE TREASURERS’ CONUNDRUM

KYC, AML and GDPR – part of the ever-increasing regulatory burdens creating further mundane and time-consuming repetition for treasurers getting access to financial services.   The pain felt by the corporate and the need for a holistic approach e.g acquisition and bank rationalisation exercise. How documentation standardisation can alleviate the complexities around global structures and varying jurisdictional legislation? 

TBC
    

Q&A

17:00

THE LAST WORD

JOHN TEELING
Serial Entrepreneur

17:25

CONFERENCE CLOSE

ANNE FITZGERALD
President, Irish Association of Corporate Treasurers

17:30 – 19:00

NETWORKING DRINKS RECEPTION  

Corporate Treasury & Cash Management Conference 2018
Wednesday 14th November – Croke Park Stadium, Dublin, Ireland