Mastering strategic change (main award)

EuroFinance Award for Mastering Strategic ChangeJust as businesses are looking at radical change to keep themselves relevant, so too must treasury. Disruption is a given. But how to create a coherent strategy of how to remodel? How to evaluate in advance the myriad risks that new business and treasury models are likely to entail? Winners of this award have innovated to drive treasury efficiency, control risk and create value for the wider business.

Digital transformation/technology implementation

EuroFinance Award for Digital Transformation & Technology ImplementationTreasury has become a driver in joining up disparate systems and making their data available for real-time analysis. This award recognises their role in reducing complexity and increasing visibility and insight, connecting treasury to the business in a way that has not been possible until now.

Treasury management & process transformation

EuroFinance Award for Treasury Management & Process TransformationAs companies grow and acquire others, treasury departments must manage and rationalise legacy systems and relationships, while keeping up with business innovation. From areas such as cash pooling to real-time payments, this award recognises treasury’s role in centralising and extracting efficiency across processes.

Risk management and resilience

EuroFinance Award for Risk Management & ResilienceThe coronavirus pandemic has caused a global economic shock, and aside from the human toll has played havoc with treasury forecasts and hedging strategies. This award recognises astute risk management actions by treasury that protected staff and enabled their companies to survive.

About the awards

How to enter

It’s easy to enter the awards – after all, in showing what you can achieve, you’ve already done the hard part. The simple procedure and guidelines are detailed below.

We are looking for a good narrative which supports your submissions. Although we require some information about your company in our online entry form, what we are ultimately looking for is a compelling story. Ideally, to excite our interest, that story can be given simply in bullet points on a one page uploaded document showing concrete examples of treasury-led/implemented transformation project (s) that show good communication, mobilisation of resources and teamwork through adversity.

Criteria and eligibility

The annual EuroFinance Treasury Award for Excellence is presented to the company that best embodies the themes of EuroFinance’s flagship event.

The award is open to any commercial business, public/state-sector entity or not-for-profit organisation, anywhere in the world.

Banks, FIs, software providers and other vendors are not eligible to enter but we welcome submissions on behalf of your corporate clients.

Competition for this award is strong, and so it is unlikely (but not impossible) that treasuries from the smallest businesses will satisfy the criteria.

Guidelines and tips

  • Please use the online entry form to submit your award application. To ensure consistency and fairness in judging, this form is mandatory for all participants.
  • Please provide a clear explanation as to why you should win the EuroFinance Treasury Award for Excellence. Submissions should ideally be on one side of A4 and in English.
  • You may submit supporting material but this must be in English. (Testimonials from your chief executive, investors, bankers, or internal customers/stakeholders may be helpful but are not necessary).
  • Any commercially sensitive information in the entry should be marked as such and will not be publicised by the judging panel. Please note, however, that you must provide an adequate amount of disclosure to justify the award.
  • Winners will be expected to make a treasury executive available for interview, for an article to be published on the EuroFinance website, and should notify their communications teams of this.
  • Entry for 2021 has now closed.

Winner’s entitlement

  • You can publicise yourself as the “Winner of the EuroFinance Treasury Award for Excellence 2021” and use the Award logo on your website and other materials.
  • Banks and vendors whose clients win an award may license the Award logo from EuroFinance. Contact [email protected] for further details.
  • You will be interviewed for an article about your achievements published on the EuroFinance website.
  • At our annual flagship conference you will be awarded the EuroFinance Treasury Award for Excellence trophy and give a presentation on the achievements that won you the award.

Judging process

  • The judging panel will comprise members of the EuroFinance editorial, research and programming teams, chaired by the Senior Editor. Their decision will be based purely on merit.
  • The judging panel may conduct its own additional research or put questions to the entrants in order to clarify your submissions.
  • Shortlisted candidates may be interviewed by one of our senior editorial team and the most interesting story forwarded to our editorial panel.
  • The judging panel’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into with unsuccessful entrants other than to advise them of the results of the awards.
  • Entrants will be notified whether they have won or been shortlisted as soon after the closing date as a thorough judging process allows.
  • Anyone considering entering these awards who has any questions about the rules or procedures may email [email protected].