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

THE JOURNEY OF RAISING CORPORATE FINANCE – ONE TREASURER’S TRAIL

Ardagh have been very active in the Capital Markets space over the last two years and completed a $850m Asset Backed Revolving Credit Facility in December 2017.  Hear one treasurer’s trail through the processes and challenges as well as the journey to completion and the road ahead.        

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

With the requirements of IFRS 9 implementations now upon corporates, what are the key actions to be taken now in order to ensure compliance and what are the next steps to be taken in order to realise the benefits of the new financial reporting standard.

DARA KAVANAGH
Senior Manager – Corporate Treasury Specialist, EY

Q&A

12:00

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

IAIN DUNCAN
Head of Trading Operations, Assure Hedge

DAVID HEATH
Co-Founder, Circit

COLUM LYONS
Chief Operating Officer, ID-Pal

12:25

MORNING SESSION CLOSE

GEORGE LEE
Current Affairs Broadcaster, RTE

12:30-14.00

LUNCH & OPTIONAL LUNCH ACTIVITIES
13.15-13.40   Laughter Yoga  (details)
13.15-13.40   Stadium Steps Challenge (details)

14:00

CONFERENCE CHAIR

GEORGE LEE
Current Affairs Broadcaster, RTE

14:05

GLOBAL ECONOMICS LANDSCAPE – PERSPECTIVES FROM ACROSS THE ATLANTIC
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.  Presentation followed by interview with the conference chair and audience Q&A.

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

Q&A

14:50

CASH MANAGEMENT – CURRENT AND FUTURE TRENDS

Observations on what corporates are doing regarding their payments & liquidity structures in the context of Brexit and how all of this is expected to unfold with the current interest rate environment in Europe.  Recap on what was predicted back in 2017 IACT and what the reality is on Euro Instant Payments uptake by the industry and client communities.

RICHARD MARTIN
Managing Director, Payments & Cash Management, Barclays Bank plc

Q&A

15:20

BREAKOUT A

TREASURY 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

TREASURY SPOTLIGHT:  DOING BUSINESS IN BRAZIL

Brazil has just been through a very polarized presidential run off, between extreme left and extreme right. What is the outlook for Brazil with its new President – mandate starting January 2019? What are the key reforms required to achieve sustainable growth? Does the President have willingness and Congress support to implement them? How will these uncertainties affect FX and interest rates, as well as multinationals’ operations and future plans in Brazil?  What changes or strategies need to be implemented by corporates to meet the unfolding challenges?

RAFAEL MATOS
Multinationals Corporate Banker, J.P. Morgan (Brazil)            

Q&A

15:50

COFFEE BREAK

16:30

REGULATION & COMPLIANCE : MAINTAINING YOUR BANKING RELATIONSHIPS MORE EFFECTIVELY – KYC

KYC, AML and GDPR are part of the ever-increasing regulatory burdens creating further mundane and time-consuming repetition for treasurers getting access to financial services.   The evolution of KYC utilities and the impact for corporates. Industry challenges associated with KYC processes. Lessons learned – current progress made by utilities including the challenges. What needs to change – how to ensure the growth of KYC utilities and their value proposition for corporate treasurers.

KATE JONES TROY

Global Head of Policy & Standards, Refinitiv (formerly Financial & Risk business of Thomson Reuters)  

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