PROGRAMME

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

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME 

08:00

WELCOME ADDRESS

LORCAN TRAVERS
President, Irish Association of Corporate Treasurers

08.1

CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN – OPENING ADDRESS

GEORGE LEE
Current Affairs Broadcaster, RTE

08.15 

LONGER AND LOWER?  HOW MUCH FURTHER CAN THE GLOBAL CYCLE RUN?  AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR INTEREST RATES?
With the current economic cycle already one of the longest in history, the question of how long it can continue for increases in importance every month. As economists forecast higher interest rates, driven by limited capacity, markets are signaling ultra-low funding costs as far as the eye can see. Which perspective has it right?

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

08.45 

POLITICAL & ECONOMIC LANDSCAPES – INSIDER VIEWS
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 Europe and Ireland, and for treasurers in these unchartered waters.  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 choose 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  (Facilitator: Robert Harrington, Keelings)
Huddle 2:  Foreign Exchange  
(Facilitator: Lisa Moriarty, Icon plc)
Huddle 3 : Changing US Tax Landscape  
(Facilitator: Lorcan Travers, Johnson & Johnson)
Huddle 4 : Future Technologies  
(Facilitator: Colm Moriarty, ESB Group)
Huddle 5 : Talent Acquisition & Personal Development  
(Facilitator: Kevin Daly, James Hardie Industries)

10:50

COFFEE BREAK

11:30

WORLD CAFE HUDDLE – SUMMARY FEEDBACK
Group facilitators take 2 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.

BEN BROAD
Director Debt Capital Markets, Global Banking & Markets, HSBC Bank plc

Q&A

12:15

CYBER CRIME – THE CHILLING REALITY
How hackers gain intelligence on people within organisations such as yours.   See demos on hacking techniques that compromise your user accounts, access your online databases, online cameras and related vulnerabilities, the real risks of physical access to systems, open source intelligence gathering from social networks (such as LinkedIn, etc).   Some protection strategies for you to implement to mitigate against the ongoing risks.  

PATRICK FITZGERALD
Co-Founder, Kontex Security

Q&A

12:50

MORNING SESSION CLOSE

GEORGE LEE
Current Affairs Broadcaster, RTE

12:55

LUNCH & STADIUM TOURS
Stadium Tour from 13.00-13.30
Stadium Tour from 13.45-14.15

14:30

CONFERENCE CHAIR

GEORGE LEE
Current Affairs Broadcaster, RTE

14:35

CASH MANAGEMENT – PAYMENTS AND CASH MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES
How are emerging changes to the regulatory & technical landscape impacting the cash management environment?  Hear how corporates and banks are having to adapt and how new business models are evolving in light of these changes.

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

Q&A

15:05

CORPORATE CASE STUDY:  DOING BUSINESS IN CHINA
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. 

DYMPNA DONNELLY
Treasury Director, SAP

CORPORATE CASE STUDY: DOING BUSINESS IN THE UK
Hear how one corporate management team are addressing the issues and complexities (border controls, taxes, customs, regulation & legislation) in anticipation of the March 2019 Brexit deadline.  How has their business planning been modified since the 2016 referendum?   What adjustments have they made – if any?  What impacts are envisaged over the next eighteen to twenty-four months?  Into the next decade and beyond, is Brexit an opportunity or a threat for a business that spreads across both the UK and Ireland?

SEAN McKEON
Company Secretary & Head of Risk and Compliance, Dalata Hotel Group plc

Q&A

15:40

COFFEE BREAK

16:20

EIB FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR CORPORATES
Finding new sources of financing – European Investment Bank options for corporates.  

CORMAC MURPHY
Head of Group Office for Ireland,
European Investment Bank

Q&A

16:45

RISING TO THE CHALLENGE

PAT FALVEY
The Accidental Rebel

17:10 – 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