PROGRAMME

PROGRAMME

Wednesday 17th November, 2021
Hosted at Clayton Burlington Road Hotel, Upper Leeson Street, Dublin D04 A318, Ireland

Incorporating all Irish Government Covid-19 Public Health Guidelines to ensure the safely of all our delegates, a digital Covid-19 vaccine or recovery certificate and photo ID will be required.  The use of face masks and social distancing will also be required but not while eating or drinking! 

08:00

WELCOME ADDRESS

KEITH LYNCH
President, Irish Association of Corporate Treasurers

08.10 

CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN – OPENING ADDRESS

MARC COLEMAN
Founder, Octavian Research

08.15 

FINANCIAL SERVICES LANDSCAPE – AN EU PERSPECTIVE
Sustainable finance from an EU perspective.  Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit on the financial services sector.

UGO BASSI
Director of Financial Markets, FISMA (European Commission’s Directorate General for Financial Stability, Financial Services & Capital Markets Union) 

Q&A

08.35 

KEY TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS IN FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT (FDI) IN IRELAND: LESSONS FROM THE PANDEMIC
How Ireland is performing from an FDI perspective and what key trends and developments have been observed post Brexit and through the Covid-19 pandemic.  Exploring developments in the international financial services and the Irish treasury landscape.

KIERAN DONOGHUE
Executive Vice President, Global Head of Strategy, Public Policy & International Financial Services, IDA Ireland

Discussion with Marc Coleman & Q&A

08.50 

PAYMENTS ARE EATING THE WORLD – 5 MEGA THEMES IN GLOBAL PAYMENTS
An outline of the evolution of payments across five identified value pools – Platforms, Online, Wallets, Embedded and Real Time. Payments act as the connective tissue that connect the real and digital economies, enabling innovation beyond simple purchasing functions and contributing to the continued evolution and growth of our increasingly connected societies.

JEREMY BALKIN
Managing Director & Global Head of Innovation & Corporate Development, J.P. Morgan Payments

Q&A

09.20 

WORKING CAPITAL MANAGEMENT CONSIDERATIONS WHILE MEETING OTHER TREASURY OBJECTIVES
Exploratory discussion on managing working capital in a time of market stress while balancing other objectives such as counterparty risk, interest rate management and ESG aspirations getting access to data.  A sharing of thoughts and experiences.

AIMEE CULLEN
Head of Treasury, CarTrawler

AGA NALASKOWSKA
Senior Manager EY Global Treasury Services, EY Ireland

ANTHONY NEY
Treasury Manager, Lion Re:Sources (Publicis Group)

Q&A

09:50
BREAKOUT A

COMMODITY/ENERGY HEDGING – A CORPORATE CASE STUDY
Hedging copper on the revenue side; commodity hedging on the cost side of EN590; metals and energy hedging challenges.  Managing down a brent hedge portfolio out-of-the-money US$1.4bn.

TOM MILLIGAN
Group Treasurer, First Quantum Minerals

Q&A

09:50
BREAKOUT B

(L)IBOR TRANSITION – MEETING THE TRANSITION DEADLINE
Latest (L)ibor transition news and key dates.  Market data and available tools corporate treasurers can leverage to navigate the transition.

ALEXANDRE HARDOUIN
Director of Fixed Income Desktop, Refinitiv, an LSEG business

Q&A

09:50
BREAKOUT C

FINTECH SPOTLIGHT – SHINING A LIGHT ON OPPORTUNITIES FOR TREASURERS
A snapshot of today’s continuing digital revolution and opportunities for treasurers.
BenePay.io is a provider of innovative payment solutions to banks and businesses, empowering their customers and beneficiaries, while simplifying payments.
Cobase provides single point access to bank accounts & other products and services from multiple banks and financial service providers.  

SID MADAVAPEDDI
CEO & Founder, BenePay.io 

JORGE SCHAFRAAD
CEO, Cobase

Q&A

 10:20

COFFEE BREAK

11:00

CONFERENCE CHAIR

MARC COLEMAN
Founder, Octavian Research

11:05

GREEN FINANCE – THE CORPORATE ESG RACE
ESG and green finance landscape – with a focus on bond issuance.

FARNAM BIDGOLI
Head of ESG Solutions EMEA, HSBC

Q&A

11:35

SMURFIT KAPPA – AN AWARD WINNING TREASURY SUSTAINABILITY STORY
Hear the Smurfit Kappa treasury team journey to arrange its first sustainability linked loan for €1.35bn, whilst setting new targets to reduce its carbon footprint, water use and establish a more diverse workforce.  Winners of the IACT’s inaugural 2021 treasury award, Smurfit Kappa fulfilled the core award assessment criteria under innovation, reach, ESG, excellence, economics and inspiration.   Presentation of IACT Award.

EMER MURNANE
Assistant Group Treasurer, Smurfit Kappa Group

Q&A

12:00

 

IACT ONLINE SURVEY

12:05
BREAKOUT E

REGULATORY OVERVIEW – THE CURRENT LANDSCAPE FOR TREASURERS
A summary overview of the myriad of regulatory structures treasury professionals navigate on a daily basis.  Explore what’s coming down the track.  

GERRY CROSS
Director of Financial Regulation – Policy and Risk; Director Asset Management & Investment Banking (Interim), Central Bank of Ireland

Q&A

12:05
BREAKOUT F

CYBER SECURITY – THE CYBER THREAT FACING CORPORATE TREASURY PROFESSIONALS
Exploring the current cyber threat landscape and the digital ecosystem supporting this trillion dollar underground cybercriminals economy.  Examine the impact of Covid-19 on cyber risk, increased remote working and the longer term effects of enterprises from a digital risk perspective.  Cyber risk strategies that can empower the corporate treasurer.

COLM McDONNELL
Partner | Risk Advisory, Deloitte Ireland LLP

Q&A

12:05
BREAKOUT G

FINTECH SPOTLIGHT – OFFERING INSIGHTS INTO NEW HORIZONS
This session will transport delegates into a brave new world, offering insights into new horizons.
Kantox is a multinational offering currency management automation software for corporate clients, automating the pre-trade, trade, and post-trade stages of the corporate foreign exchange workflow.
Kyriba is a global leader in cloud treasury and finance solutions, delivering mission-critical capabilities for cash and risk management, payments and working capital solutions.

ANTONIO RAMI
Co-Founder & Chief Growth Officer, Kantox

BARRY O’SULLIVAN
Strategic Payments Director, Kyriba

Q&A

12:45

MORNING SESSION CLOSE

MARC COLEMAN
Founder, Octavian Research

12:50-14.15

LUNCH BREAK & NETWORKING

14:15

CONFERENCE CHAIR

MARC COLEMAN
Founder, Octavian Research

14:20

REAL TIME PAYMENTS – A NEW REALITY
A look at the development of real time payments both globally and within Europe as a catalyst for innovation.  What is driving the growth?  What businesses are profiting from these services and how?  What are the add value benefits and future developments?

DANIELA EDER
Director, Head of Payments & Cash Management Europe, Barclays

Q&A

14:50
BREAKOUT G

BEYOND “ESG INTEGRATION”:  REFOCUSING MONEY MARKET FUND (MMF) STRATEGIES WITHIN A RAPIDLY EVOLVING REGULATORY LANDSCAPE
ESG investment trends within MMF and recent developments.  Challenges to MMF.  Disclosure requirements through regulation

MARC FLEURY
Co-Head of Liquidity Solutions, BNP Paribas Asset Management

14:50
BREAKOUT H

FINTECH SPOTLIGHT – THE FINTECH REVOLUTION
Are treasurers joining the global financial technology revolution?  Examining if it’s the right time to rise to the challenge or still prudent to wait further developments?
Coinbase is an American company that operates a cryptocurrency exchange platform.
ICD provides access to an expansive selection of money market funds representing all asset classes and eight currencies. 

GUILLAUME CHATAIN
Head of Institutional Sales EMEA, Coinbase

RODERICK MACKENZIE
Director of Business Development, Institutional Cash Distributors, Ltd

Q&A

15:25

COFFEE BREAK

16:05

CONFERENCE CHAIR

MARC COLEMAN
Founder, Octavian Research

16:10

THE CHANGING INTERNATIONAL TAX LANDSCAPE & IMPACTS FOR CORPORATE IRELAND 
The OECD will examine the likely roadmap ahead and the future for Irish businesses in this ever changing landscape.

PASCAL SAINT-AMANS 
Director, OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration

Q&A

16:35

TREASURY LEADERS – LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE
Discussion on the evolution of our panellists’ treasury career to date and what might be next. How they found themselves in the treasury sphere and the path that has led them to their current position, including relevant qualifications and professional experiences.  An invaluable session for those looking to take the next step in their treasury career or considering how to bring variety to their current role.

 

JASON MURPHY (discussion chairman)
CEO, Centrus Advisors

PIOTR ICHA
Senior Treasury Analyst, Google Ireland Ltd

ANNETTE MENDE
Treasury Compliance Associate, Ornua

JOHN JAMES DUNNE
Group Treasury Controller, DCC plc

Q&A

17:10

THE LAST WORD  :  ON CAPITOL HILL – FROM POLITICIS TO PRESIDENTS
In a career spanning almost three decades, Emmanuel has met with some of Capitol Hill’s most senior US political leaders from the US House & US Senate.  Against the backdrop of American history and political landscape, hear how the boy from Drogheda’s since abandoned orphanage navigated adversity on two continents to get a front row seat to one of the world’s most powerful political regimes. 

EMMANUEL TOUHEY
Editor, C-Span.org  (US Cable Satellite Public Affairs Network – TV, radio & web)

17:35

CONFERENCE CLOSE

KEITH LYNCH
President, Irish Association of Corporate Treasurers

17:40 – 19.00

DRINKS RECEPTION & CANAPES

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IACT Annual Treasury Management Conference 2021
Wednesday 17th November
Hosted at Clayton Burlington Hotel, Dublin, D04 A318, Ireland