Treasury strategies for a new economic era
Inflation is running at a 40 year high, interest rates are soaring and recession is looming amidst ongoing supply chain disruption and rocketing energy and commodity prices across the globe. For treasurers, this means an urgent to-do list has suddenly emerged.
Priorities have dramatically shifted to focus on driving efficiencies in costs, freeing up cash, slowing down capital investments, optimizing working capital, reviewing hedging strategies, analyzing cash investments, and strengthening liquidity buffers.
From March 21st – 22nd, join senior-level peers to explore the impact of such an unprecedented period of economic volatility on treasury and the measures needed to support the business at this critical time. Access best-in-class strategic thinking alongside practical insights from keynote presentations, panel discussions, interactive roundtables and practitioner case studies.
New for 2023, join the full day Taming Treasury Technology training course on March 20th to get the skills you need to design an effective technology strategy, or optimize the introduction of already chosen technologies.
Gain new approaches and strategies to manage a volatile economic environment. Key topics for 2023 will include:
Fighting the immediate impact of inflation on treasury
Is it time to review your hedging strategies?
Strategies for safeguarding liquidity as inflation expands in markets
Cash management and forecasting
How to ensure visibility and accuracy
Preservation or a search for yield?
The benefits of real-time payments systems
Featured corporate treasurers leading the conversation
Senior director of treasury, Cisco Systems, Inc.X
Senior director of treasury, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Debbie is the Global Cash and Operations Director for Cisco Systems, Inc. based in San Jose, California. She is responsible for the Global Cash Management, investment and defined contribution (401k) operations as well as Global Stock Plan Services and M&A Payroll/Stock. Debbie joined Cisco in 1999 and has held various roles throughout Cisco’s Finance Organization. She has worked in Sales Finance FP&A, Supply Chain Finance, and Treasury.
In addition to working at Corporate Head Quarters in San Jose, Debbie worked within the Investment Operations team in Reno, Nevada and was the EMEA Cash Manager and acting APAC Cash Manager based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
She has more than 25 years of experience in the technology industry. Debbie holds a Bachelor of Science from The University of California, Los Angeles and a Masters in Business Administration from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.
Senior treasury manager, ShopifyX
Senior treasury manager, Shopify
Matt joined Shopify Treasury in 2018. He is responsible for leading the team that oversees FX risk management, Insurance, Technology initiatives and anything else that Treasury needs to do to support Shopify merchants and the company’s continued rapid growth.
Senior director, enterprise treasury operations, Health Care Service CorporationX
Senior director, enterprise treasury operations, Health Care Service Corporation
Assistant treasurer, sr. director of global risk management, Hitachi VantaraX
Assistant treasurer, sr. director of global risk management, Hitachi Vantara
Cathy has been involved with Treasury or Treasury related functions in a multi-national environment for 30+ years. She is currently the Assistant Treasurer and Director of Global Risk Management at Hitachi Vantara LLC. She is responsible for Global Treasury Operations which includes Banking, FX Strategies, Cash and Liquidity Management, Debt, Investments, Insurance Risk Management and anything else Treasury needs to do to support the company’s continued growth throughout the world.
Cathy is currently on assignment in Singapore, helping to lead a Treasury transformation project for Hitachi Ltd. the Japan parent for Hitachi Vantara LLC.
Cathy has a BS in Exercise Physiology from California State University Fullerton and earned her MBA in International Business from National University. Cathy has held her CTP certification (formerly CCM) since 1998.
MD corporate finance and treasury, Fluor CorporationX
MD corporate finance and treasury, Fluor Corporation
Todd Yoder serves as Managing Director Global Strategic Finance and Treasury at Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) and finance committee member of mega-projects, joint ventures, and subsidiaries. Yoder began his career in corporate accounting followed by progressive roles in banking commercial credit, corporate financial planning and analysis, global strategic finance, and treasury – and most recently co-led one of the most successful de-SPAC mergers of 2022 taking NuScale Power Corporation public on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: SMR) in May 2022. Yoder has been an invited guest speaker at events throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia; and has work published by Bloomberg, Association for Financial Professionals, Corporate Executive Board, Reuters and Treasury Today magazine. Yoder serves as the Innovation Catalyst for Fluor’s world headquarters, is an alum of Fluor’s Innovation Unwrapped program, and has led numerous treasury and finance related technology projects. Yoder is a proven leader passionate about building high performing collaborative teams with servant leadership focused on people development and cross-discipline relationship building that foster an authentic and innovative culture hungry to add value to the business. Yoder holds three business degrees including his M.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, where he graduated with academic honors. Yoder is often praised for his down-to-earth communication style that effectively delivers complex financial and macroeconomic concepts and strategies into easy-to-understand terms.
SVP, Global head of treasury, HP inc.X
SVP, Global head of treasury, HP inc.
VP, global treasury, SalesforceX
VP, global treasury, Salesforce
Head of asset and liability operations, World Bank TreasuryX
Head of asset and liability operations, World Bank Treasury
Akinchan (Aki) Jain is Manager and Head of Asset and Liability Operations at the World Bank Treasury. In this role, Aki leads a global team responsible for a range of middle office functions for a large, fixed income and derivatives portfolio. This includes approx.$250bn in outstanding debt issuance and $650bn in derivatives for the World Bank, and $185 billion in assets under management for the World Bank and 60+ clients including central banks and official institutions. As part of his responsibilities, Aki leads large business and technology projects and manages relationships with clients, market counter parts, custodians, paying agents, and technology vendors.
Previously, as Senior Financial Officer in the Structured Finance and Derivatives team at the World Bank Treasury, Aki played a key role in managing the $60 billion funding and derivatives program for the World Bank’s IBRD and IDA entities. Aki designed, structured, and executed customized and innovative capital markets solutions to support the needs of World Bank’s investors and clients. Aki has worked on several landmark transactions and initiatives, including the World Bank’s first catastrophe bond, the first global pandemic bond, the first bond linked to the achievement of the Sustainable development Goals, a social impact bond to incentivize the reduction of carbon emissions, and a guarantees and blended finance facility to help countries affected by the refugee crisis. In previous roles, Aki led the middle and back-office teams supporting the capital markets business.
Aki’s areas of interest include fintech, central bank digital currencies (CBDC), ESG investments, climate finance, impact bonds, and insurance-linked securities.
Aki holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from SRCC in Delhi University and an MBA in Finance from American University.
VP, group treasurer, NexperiaX
VP, group treasurer, Nexperia
Head of treasury, Sonder Inc.X
Head of treasury, Sonder Inc.
Treasurer and head of real estate and workplace, InformaticaX
Treasurer and head of real estate and workplace, Informatica
Robert Lau is the Treasurer and Head of Real Estate and Workplace at Informatica. In addition to his Treasury and Real Estate responsibilities, Robert was previously responsible for Investor Relations and Stock Administration when Informatica was a private company. Prior to joining Informatica, Robert held treasury and finance roles at Yahoo! Inc. and Agilent Technologies and was a Tax professional at Price Waterhouse Coopers.
Robert received a Masters in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley. Robert also has a Masters in Tax from Golden Gate University. Robert is a CFA Charterholder and CPA (Certified Public Accountant).
Key reasons to attend
- Get the tools you need to take the lead in uncertain times, beat the downturn and support business growth
- From cash forecasting to hedging, take the opportunity to review your treasury processes and gain new approaches and strategies for a high inflationary environment
- Understand how the latest technology is benefiting treasury teams in practice, as well as the challenges and pitfalls of transformation projects
- Discuss the critical issues with leading practitioners facing the same challenges as you in interactive roundtable discussions on topics including ESG, FX and hedging risk, payments and more
- Hear from 100 treasury leaders from various industries, selected for their expertise and influence, to compare different treasury models and practices
- Stay ahead of future trends in order to identify where opportunities and risks lie in the dedicated “Future of treasury” track
- Build relationships and enjoy premium networking with senior-level peers and business partners that will help you navigate change and add value to your business
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Why Global Treasury Americas West Coast?
Global Treasury Americas West Coast has grown over recent years into a vitally important event for the treasury community in the region. Whether from fast-growth companies building a new treasury team or an established treasury function looking for smarter, more efficient solutions to support growth – this is the event that key decision makers and influencers make the time to attend.
No other event rivals its challenging content, senior audience, and diverse line-up of speakers. Now in its 8th year, this established event gathers hundreds of treasury peers including thought-leading speakers to discuss how to align treasury to support business growth and solve the challenges of operating in new markets.
With treasurers now facing a new set of challenges due to global economic uncertainty, there has never been a more critical need to share insights and explore new strategies and the latest solutions with peers.