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Agenda: Discovery Labs and The Future of Money Stage

Located right on the exhibition floor, the Discovery Labs will provide an in-depth look at new technologies to help solve your treasury pain points.

Treasury is generally concerned with the here and now, the practical realities of cash, funding and risk. But money is changing so fast that treasurers today need a firm understanding of cryptocurrencies, tokenisation, central bank digital currencies and how these innovations will affect both the fundamental infrastructure of finance but also their day-to-day operations. And the Board will want to know too.

Moderated by:
  • Patrick Kunz

    MD, Pecunia

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Discover the emerging technology your bank partners and treasury suppliers are developing in response to the most pressing treasury challenges at Innovation alley, showcasing the latest solutions from payments and FX to supply chain finance, trade, compliance and more.

Much of the recent focus on payments has been on the proliferation of new payments platforms and providers. Less attention has been paid to the fact that traditional rails are not taking the competition lying down. Upgrades to core real-time payments rails, to SWIFT and to the linkages between existing instant payment systems are arguably more important to treasurers than the latest innovation in portable POS terminals or BNPL. Use this lab to see what your banks and traditional payment mechanisms, as well as newer players are doing to make your lives easier. 

Moderated by:
  • Jonathan Williams

    Payments specialist, Payment Systems Regulator

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The pandemic is still testing firms’ working capital management to the limit. Everyone pays everyone else later so DPOs and DSOs rise. Inventories are volatile – demand for some products falls, others cannot meet demand because of supply chain disruption. The conflict in Ukraine will complicate any return to normal, forcing companies to continue to focus ruthlessly on working capital efficiency.

Moderated by:
  • Nicholas Franck

    EuroFinance Tutor

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The ‘E’ in ESG is driving the most visible changes in corporate behaviour at the moment, and treasury is responding across funding, cash management and investment. But the ‘S’ is becoming more important and will be more difficult to deal with, especially in global organisations. Here are some practical treasury leaders making a difference. 

Moderated by:
  • Christof Nelischer

    Group treasurer, S4 Capital

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11:20am -11:40am

Sis ID

A real shield against bank transfer fraud, the My Sis ID solution secures your payments. Available on the web, it allows you to control in real time the bank details of your beneficiaries throughout the payment chain. Easy to use, you get a score: green, orange or red, which guides you throughout your transactions.

  • Andreas Passmann

    Head of sales, Sis ID

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11:40am -12:00pm

Calculum

As the physical supply chain deploys ever more sophisticated solutions, Treasury and Procurement can no longer rely on Excel and static data to drive working capital and payment terms optimization in support of their supply chains.

Using AI and predictive analytics, Calculum’s mission is to transform the way we select trading partners, negotiate terms, assess risk, and improve working capital.

Calculum’s ADA platform allows payment terms to be “marked to market” for whichever commodity, industry and region thus helping Corporates manage working capital as an active real time financial asset

  • Eugene Buckley

    Partner co-founder, Calculum

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2:00pm -2:40pm

The drive for working capital

Recent economic and political disruptions have highlighted not just the importance of working capital management, but also the sector-specific impacts of those disruptions. Lockdowns hit hospitality harder than tech, but chip shortages hit tech harder than hotels. Net working capital days vary widely across sectors for good reason and other measures of working capital efficiency should be taken in a sector-specific context. That said, there are broad lessons to be learned from the experiences of the past two days, and some companies have done much better than others. So in this session, panelists give their advice on building working capital best practice in a post-pandemic world of climate change and Great Power politics.

  • Teresa Kelleher

    Head of treasury, Musgrave

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  • Mark Troutman

    Group head of sales, global transaction services, DBS

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2:00pm -2:40pm

A digital money deep dive

While they have been confined to the fringes of finance, cryptocurrencies, NFTs and DeFi (decentralised finance) did not require treasurers or CFOs to understand precisely how they work, where they can be used and what the risks might be. That is no longer the case. As major banks, card companies and fintechs embrace these new concepts it is imperative that finance professionals get to grips with the details. How does the blockchain actually work? What are the implications of permissioned and non-permissioned versions? Does tokenisation of an asset confer ownership and what are the tax implications versus, say, derivatives? Are stablecoins really stable? In this session, our expert will address the core products and technologies and explain how they work in the real world. The audience will be able to ask detailed questions relevant to what treasury needs to understand for the future.

  • Franck Paniandy

    Group treasurer, Maus Freres S.A.

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2:00pm -2:40pm

Optimise your balance sheet with ESG-linked financing

When this company looked at a large-scale refinancing of its outstanding bonds, it had a number of objectives. First, it needed to guarantee market access, and outstanding litigation risks complicated that access. Second, it needed to be able to raise around $4 billion cost effectively enough to make a tender offer for those outstanding bonds viable. And third, it needed to be sure that demand in the high-yield market would hold up despite record issuance in the preceding 11 months. The answer to this puzzle was the largest-ever offering of Sustainability-Linked Bonds (SLBs), which was also the first of its kind in the sector that is tied to both climate and access to medicine targets. Demand for the bonds was so strong that the multi-tranche Euro and US Dollar issue was upsized and sold at a yield below initial price talk. Following its successful SLBs offering, and the tailwind it gave to the company’s ESG journey – the company has adopted a more holistic and expansive approach towards linking its financial instruments to ESG targets, subsequently also linking its revolving credit facility (RCF) to annual ESG targets, with the aim to link additional instruments in the near future. In this session, the treasurer explains how the company came to identify the ESG-linked bond market as the key to the success of the refinancing, how it decided on the ESG goals embedded in the bonds and RCF and how they sold the story to investors.

  • Stephen Harper

    SVP global treasury, risk and insurance, Teva Pharmaceuticals

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  • Amit Hazan

    Head of corporate finance and banking relations, Teva Pharmaceuticals

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2:00pm -2:40pm

Improving the cross-border payments journey

Cross-border payments sit at the heart of the world economy by enabling cross-border trade, but there have been four consistent challenges for companies: transparency, limited access, low speed and high costs. The past few years have brought dynamic change to this world with new players upending traditional approaches. So although SWIFT, for example, is a tried and trusted cross-border payment system that will remain important, today there are many more innovative choices for corporates to improve their payments experience. This panel will look at the priorities that corporate treasurers have: for the beneficiary to receive the amount the payer intended; for funds to move swiftly and accurately with a predictable timescale; and finally, to have end-to-end visibility of funds while the transaction is taking place. Who are they working with now and looking to work with in the future?
  • Franca Aeby

    Senior cash manager, Roche

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  • Stefano Celada

    Head of treasury, MSC Cruises

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2:00pm -2:20pm

Boost Payment Solutions

Legacy B2B payment options are fraught with challenges- Late payments, manual processes, fraud losses, poor customer experience, data errors and more. Virtual cards are quickly becoming the preferred commercial payment method in markets around the world due to their higher level of security, but the process can still be complex and challenging. Boost Payment Solutions is the global leader in B2B payments. Boost Intercept®, our proprietary Straight Through Processing (STP) platform, eliminates manual workflows with secure end-to-end payment and data automation, enabling an Issuer or Buyer to push card payments directly to a Supplier’s acquiring bank.

  • Dean M. Leavitt

    CEO, Boost Payment Solutions

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2:20pm -2:40pm

Cobase

Our multibank platform is unique because it combines the services of Payment Hubs, Service Bureaus and Treasury Management Systems all in one solution. A single point of access to all bank accounts and other financial products and services. Cobase is cloud-based and fully serviced leading to a low total cost of ownership. Users and authorisation schemes can be centrally managed, across banks, for all subsidiaries or departments and only one security token is needed for each user. Features such as Liquidity Forecasting, FX Risk Management with Auto Hedging, In-house banking and the most recent Cash Pooling (Target Balancing) module are also available.

  • Joost Kevelam

    Head of Sales, Cobase

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2:40pm -3:20pm

Commercial cards remain a key tool

In a world of digitalisation, AI and crypto, commercial cards may seem like yesterday’s news, even virtual ones. But none of the benefits of using commercial cards for B2B payments have gone away. They help make payments more time and cost-efficient; they can help secure the supply chain, improve cash flow and working capital, and they increase the visibility and control of spend to reduce risk of fraud and misuse. However, there are still perceived barriers to commercial card adoption from both buyers and sellers. In this session learn about the process changes required, the different obligations cards create in different jurisdictions and how to overcome resistance among suppliers reluctant to accept card payments.

  • Lucy Bryans

    Global corporate card programme manager, EY

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  • Timothy Batsche

    Global head of strategic revenue, American Express International Card Services

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2:40pm -3:20pm

The importance of measurable actions, impact and outcomes

How do the current activities of corporates compare to their projected business profile? Do labelled bonds provide investors with assurances about an issuers ESG credentials? What do investors care about – policies or target setting? Please join this session to delve into the best practices that corporate treasurers should consider, including conventional and green bond issuers. It will also look at climate change scenarios and long-term risks while considering a just transition to net zero.

  • Andrew Steel

    ESG lead, Sustainable Fitch

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  • Isard Serra

    Corporate finance director, Cellnex

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  • Brian Marcus

    GM, commercial and corporate finance, Seplat Energy Plc

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2:40pm -3:20pm

Why corporates have to accept crypto - debunking myths & practical guidance next steps

The conversation about whether crypto is good or bad is done and dusted. Digital assets are here and being used in the corporate world (eg. sale of non-fungible tokens – NFTs ). They are growing fast and will only play a larger role in finance going forward. Perhaps as a treasurer you have been asked by the business or the CFO about whether you should be making payments or accepting them in crypto? Again, that is a dated conversation: you should already be prepared and fully conversant now. This session will give you the lowdown on everything you need to know. In this Q&A session, we will debunk myths and in turn will help you learn the practicalities and timescale of introducing crypto to your company. There are too many myths attached to crypto and not enough knowledge about the mechanics of transactions. Are stablecoins the best starting point? How is crypto best accessed, hedged and traded? What are the regulatory, security and accounting hurdles? What opportunities and extras can you expect from using crypto?

  • Royston Da Costa

    Assistant group treasurer, Ferguson plc.

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  • Johannes Woolard

    Global head of quant-development and head of options, EMEA, B2C2

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2:40pm -3:00pm

Calastone

It’s time to make short term investments from any treasury system directly with any fund provider. Are you able to make short term investments from your treasury system with any fund provider? Can you bypass third party distributors to save basis points? Find out how Calastone Money Market Services has digitalised the short term investment process to give treasurers convenience, added safety and control. Now you can have instantaneous trading and settlement, reporting delivered directly into your treasury system and a simplified sweeps process at the push of a button.

  • James Griffin

    Head of money market services – Americas, Calastone

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2:40pm -3:20pm

Using fintech to bolster corporate fitness

Recent industry trends such as back-office digitisation, time and cost efficiency, and supply chain management strategies have been directly impacted by financial technology (fintech) solutions. This panel of industry thought leaders will discuss how they have leveraged fintech tools to bolster business performance. The panel will look at major trends today (base rate transitions, financial stability etc.) and the specific challenges corporate treasury has been able to overcome using tech and automation. What does treasury look for when investing in fintech? What are the specific metrics or use cases for demonstrating results? Are there pain points that tech cannot solve or are their solutions coming down the pipe that will help address outstanding frustrations in corporate treasury?
  • Andrew Farnhill

    Business development, Europe, LiquidX

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  • Gregg Murphey

    Assistant treasurer, Novelis Inc.

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  • Iris Hernandez

    Sr. director treasury, Flex

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3:00pm -3:20pm

9th Gear Technologies, inc

Settlement Risk comes up every time FX is discussed and never adequately addressed. This session showcases 9th Gear and how it reduces the time (in real time; seconds not days) it takes to track, clear and settle FX by bringing operational efficiency and risk mitigation to financial markets. Settlement Risk is unnecessary! The current FX markets are plagued by antiquated systems and technology from the 70’s. 9th Gear solves this problem with a platform that provides transparency, reduced risk and drastically lowered cost to participants (we can quantify a 38% cost reduction).

  • Maryanne Morrow

    Chairman, CEO, 9th Gear Technologies, inc

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3:20pm -4:00pm

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4:00pm -4:40pm

Optimising worldwide payments and bank connectivity

In 2021, ContourGlobal’s treasury team found themselves managing connectivity across a global network of 60+ banks, 800+ accounts, and 140+ unique entities. They were also tasked with executing thousands of payments every month and controlled a variety of external and intercompany loan agreements, cash pooling structures, and FX-related functions. In order to simplify these tasks, ContourGlobal recognised the need to improve their banking workflows to reduce costs and support additional connectivity options outside of SWIFT. But with a tight nine-month deadline associated with completing this overhaul, how could ContourGlobal approach such a complex and multifaceted project? In this session, ContourGlobal will showcase how their simultaneous implementation of a cloud-based TMS and payment hub solution revolutionised their core banking and payments workflows within record time. They will demonstrate how this new technology stack was integrated globally and what the ensuing benefits and advantages have been.

  • Maarten Himpe

    VP, group treasurer, ContourGlobal

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  • Jörg Wiemer

    Co-Founder and CSO, TIS

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4:00pm -4:20pm

Avallone

Know-your-customer (KYC) processes have challenged corporations for long enough to now be a part of everyday life for legal, treasury and more. Even so, it’s still a major pain. So what are the best practices and trends? How can technology and software help? This session gives a deeper understanding of why KYC is so important, how KYC looks at its worst, and last but not least, how KYC can be at its best when enabled by technology.

  • Anders Meinert Jørgensen

    Co-founder and CEO, Avallone

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4:00pm -4:40pm

Reality check: the crypto treasury panel

You’ve heard from the digital evangelists and pioneers, but what about your peers in traditional firms? To what extent have they been following developments in DeFi and will that change as the pandemic recedes? Will digitalisation, hybrid working and the next wave of economic disruption make adoption of digital currencies and tokens more or less attractive? And how much attention have ‘normal’ companies – companies outside the technology financial sectors – paid to crypto developments so far? In this panel hear the perspectives of experts and treasurers like you and take the opportunity to quiz them about possible first or next steps.

  • Phong Le

    President and CEO, MicroStrategy

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  • Todd Yoder

    MD corporate finance and treasury, Fluor Corporation

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4:00pm -4:40pm

Building better forecasting

It’s a familiar situation. Because of regional differences, the treasury team uses multiple Excel templates to gather raw data for forecasting and entering, maintaining and then centralising it manually. To improve forecasting, the company needs to be able to aggregate and analyse data from multiple sources and then apply more sophisticated scenario and variance analysis to it. A clear goal, however, not that easy to achieve. Unexpected hurdles to deal both during selecting and implementation, like integrating with existing IT, ensure the tool  can cope with current levels of data quality and the level of business need. Here the treasury team explains why selecting a solution took longer than expected, how they coped with data quality issues and what they have learned about prioritising to avoid getting lost in the detail.

  • Iain Currie

    Director treasury operations, Prologis

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  • Han Hoestra

    VP, treasury, Prologis

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4:00pm -4:40pm

Rethink how to green your supply chain

Much of the focus on what treasury can do in pushing sustainability through the supply chain has been on green SCF – linking suppliers’ funding costs to their meeting defined ESG KPIs. These indirect measures are a good start and innovation in this space continues. But are there other ways that we can make our supply chain more sustainable? Areas such as energy supply, as well as company and regional infrastructure are starting to be rethought in relation to meeting company sustainability goals. These are predominantly business not treasury decisions, but as companies move towards more meaningful definitions of green supply chains, treasurers will find themselves at the centre of the data and financial complexities such practices entail. What are the risks and what are the rewards? This company has made progressive steps in the push for an alternative approach to greening their supply chain: how will they reap their rewards?

  • Takachida Kuhudzai

    Corporate treasury manager EMEA, Kimberly-Clark Corporation

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4:20pm -4:40pm

Kantox - Digitisation of the FX hedging policy and cost savings without losing control of the exposure - How does that work?

In the context of inflation, rising interest rates and increased market volatility it has become even more challenging for Treasurers to take hedging decisions. We will discuss how Kantox’ software based hedging approach can help Treasurers and CFOs achieve cost savings and stronger risk management while maintaining control over their exposure and execution.

4:40pm -5:20pm

The case for digitization of debt capital markets

In August 2018, the World Bank issued bond-I, the world’s first bond to be created, allocated, transferred, and managed through its life cycle using distributed ledger technology (DLT). In the years, since, other issuers have joined the fray. Continued improvements in technology and the exploration by central banks of digital currencies (CBDC) hold the potential to transform payments and debt capital markets. Furthermore, these changes can serve as a template for emerging markets to leapfrog developments in capital markets infrastructure and broaden access to finance for the masses. So why is it taking so long to move from POC to BAU? What opportunities and risks do they introduce for users of capital markets and payment rails? And what do treasurers and other financial professionals need to know about them to use them?

  • Akinchan Jain

    Head of asset and liability operations, World Bank Treasury

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4:40pm -5:20pm

A digital cash and risk optimisation programme

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (Unido) is a UN agency assisting countries in economic and industrial development. It recently embarked on a far-reaching optimisation programme with a payment factory that utilises RPA. Unido were able to restructure their bank relationships and accounts, reducing significantly the number of banks from 31 to 6. It also achieved faster account opening and better global coverage. A revised payments and cash policy and a move towards centralized FX has reduced risk and increased control and transparency. In this session the treasurer will outline the programme and its treasury digitalisation as well as detail their achievements so far and the challenges to come.
  • Zuzana Fanning

    Head of treasury, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

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Treasury is generally concerned with the here and now, the practical realities of cash, funding and risk. But money is changing so fast that treasurers today need a firm understanding of cryptocurrencies, tokenisation, central bank digital currencies and how these innovations will affect both the fundamental infrastructure of finance but also their day-to-day operations. And the Board will want to know too.

Discover the emerging technology your bank partners and treasury suppliers are developing in response to the most pressing treasury challenges at Innovation alley, showcasing the latest solutions from payments and FX to supply chain finance, trade, compliance and more.

Much of the recent focus on payments has been on the proliferation of new payments platforms and providers. Less attention has been paid to the fact that traditional rails are not taking the competition lying down. Upgrades to core real-time payments rails, to SWIFT and to the linkages between existing instant payment systems are arguably more important to treasurers than the latest innovation in portable POS terminals or BNPL. Use this lab to see what your banks and traditional payment mechanisms, as well as newer players are doing to make your lives easier. 

Moderated by:
  • Jonathan Williams

    Payments specialist, Payment Systems Regulator

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The pandemic is still testing firms’ working capital management to the limit. Everyone pays everyone else later so DPOs and DSOs rise. Inventories are volatile – demand for some products falls, others cannot meet demand because of supply chain disruption. The conflict in Ukraine will complicate any return to normal, forcing companies to continue to focus ruthlessly on working capital efficiency.

The ‘E’ in ESG is driving the most visible changes in corporate behaviour at the moment, and treasury is responding across funding, cash management and investment. But the ‘S’ is becoming more important and will be more difficult to deal with, especially in global organisations. Here are some practical treasury leaders making a difference. 

Moderated by:
  • Christof Nelischer

    Group treasurer, S4 Capital

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2:00pm -3:20pm

Women in finance breakout session

Continue the conversation with our fantastic panellists over some coffee, traditional Austrian nibbles, and a cocktail or two! Take this opportunity to network with your peers and share insights from initiatives and groups that you are a part of while developing ideas that you are interested in exploring further. Taking place in the ‘future of money stage’, on the exhibition floor, we will have an informal set up for you to be able to come and gain insight and ask any questions about diversity, inclusion and equality.

  • Debbie Kaya

    Senior director of treasury, Cisco Systems, Inc.

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  • Priti Kartik

    Senior director of treasury, CrowdStrike

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  • Bruce Edlund

    Senior director, assistant treasurer, Citrix Systems Inc

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  • Yang Xu

    Senior VP, global finance and treasurer, Kraft Heinz

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2:00pm -2:20pm

Instimatch

Instimatch offers a cash management platform for institutions across industries and geographies to interconnect. Currently, opaque markets, fragmented venues and tedious price discovery with limited counterparties result in suboptimal outcomes with deals negotiated over traditional onerous methods such as chat, e-mails, or phone. Instimatch addresses these issues by providing an unsecured money market platform with instant price discovery, transparent markets and standardized workflows to negotiate deals, thus saving time and optimizing returns for market participants. Borrowers and lenders quote their interest in the marketplace over the Grid or RFQ and trade on mutually beneficial terms via digital deal negotiation tools.

  • Elliot Nordström

    Head of sales Germany, Insitmatch

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2:00pm -2:40pm

ESG banking panel

Sustainability is a now a core stakeholder concern – one with huge implications for treasurers across data, reporting, funding, cash management and risk management. Banks are critical providers in this context and the ability of key relationship institutions to deliver green / social financing and other services, as well as their own broader ESG posture, will increasingly determine their position in companies’ relationship groups. Banks must be able to demonstrate that ESG is embedded in their operations so that perceptions of their stance do not damage their clients. In addition, banks must continue to develop new sustainable versions of trade and supply chain finance, and they must work with new technologies, such as DLT, to implement these new products and services. It is a huge task and in this panel, three of the leaders in this field will explain their current initiatives and examine how treasurers can expect ESG-related banking to develop over the next three years and how treasurers can benefit.

  • Kai Fehr

    Global head, trade and working capital, Standard Chartered

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  • Baris Kalay

    Head of corporate sales, GTS, Bank of America

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  • Aurelia Normand

    Head of transaction banking EMEA, BNP Paribas

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2:00pm -2:40pm

Who really needs instant payments?

Consumers love instant payments: they want mortgage payments to reduce interest immediately; they want their pay and other cash to be spendable as soon as it’s sent. And in theory instant payments are good for treasurers too: faster payments frees up working capital and allows finer-tuning of the cash conversion cycle; the risk of customers failing to pay is reduced and collection alerts can be more accurate; and, although fraud can be executed faster, it can also be identified faster. But treasurers say there are negatives too. Faster payments can create additional complexity and reduced visibility unless additional technology is used. Instant payments are the answer to a number of their traditional pain points, but only in conjunction with other changes to treasury technology and mindset.

  • Joanne Fraser

    TB cash product head, UK and Europe, Standard Chartered Bank

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  • Mila Harger

    Head of digitisation, BAT

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2:00pm -2:40pm

Caught in a cash trap?

Trapped cash comes in many flavours. Some of it is locked up in highly regulated jurisdictions with strict capital controls. Some is simply stuck in places or structures where there is no tax-efficient way to repatriate it. And increasingly, given today’s geopolitical situation, some of it is trapped by sanctions against individuals, companies and companies that do business with sanctioned entities. What to do about cash that is nominally owned by companies but is not operationally available is one of the thorniest problems in treasury and most situations require a bespoke solution. That said, there are a number of broad approaches to the problem and in many cases new technology can be applied to these approaches to make them more efficient. In this session we will be looking at the latest challenges in trapped cash, including sanctions, and will deep-dive into the legal, regulatory, banking and technology solutions around them.

  • Sekar Sundaram

    Executive director and assistant treasurer, Parexel

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  • Juliette Yim

    Head of MNC regional cash management sales APAC, Deutsche Bank

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  • Darrell Thomas

    Former VP and treasurer, Harley-Davidson, Inc.

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2:20pm -2:40pm

Delega Treasury AG

Come and check how Delega has found a new and unique approach to solve the very well known problem of signatory management between corporate and banks. Delega created a “shared workflow engine logic”, where the front end is the key to the platform’s adoption and ease of use. Major corporates and banks are taking part to the launch of the pilot as result of 18 months of cooperation and co-creation within an established working group.

  • Riccardo Balsamo

    CEO, Delega Treasury AG

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2:40pm -3:20pm

Developing a cutting edge programme for ESG-linked Finance

While many companies have understandably focused on surviving the pandemic, some have had the breathing space to develop cutting-edge ESG programmes. In the most advanced examples these begin with an explicit, top-down commitment to net zero targets and other objectives around waste, environment and the supply chain. These then translate into specific policies and governance frameworks which in turn drive specific changes across different departments. In the case of treasury these will include re-vamps of loan and bond financing programmes, evaluation of sustainability choices and financing for suppliers, changes to risk management programmes as a result of these choices (e.g. renewable energy, carbon trading), and a host of due diligence and reporting actions. It also affects how cash is managed and how corporate pensions are invested.

  • Frank Waechter

    Global director treasury and insurance, PUMA SE

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  • Christian Nickels-Teske

    Senior vice president, head of treasury Europe & capital markets, Prologis

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2:40pm -3:20pm

Supply chain financing: cost remains the key driver of choice

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the pandemic caused a huge spike in supply chain financing for SMEs struggling to survive the multiple shocks to the economy seen over the past two years. Banks, development banks and non-bank funders have stepped up to meet this demand, and so large companies who wish to put SCF programmes in place for their supply chains have no shortage of solutions and providers to choose from. While funding cost will remain the key driver of this choice, firms should look at others. Receivables sellers require rapid turnaround not weeks of onboarding delays and the burden of risk managing lenders. Lenders want to invest in high-quality SCF deals with as much asset visibility for due diligence as they can get with automated risk monitoring tools and fraud prevention features. And the companies setting up SCF programmes for their suppliers want control over the funding universe for those programmes. Technology is the answer on all sides. See how the modern SCF industry is providing sophisticated solutions to all these needs and concerns.

  • Helena Ramos

    Head of treasury and credit risk, Impresa

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  • Ramón Tolk

    Senior director treasury, Avery Dennison

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  • Darrell Thomas

    Former VP and treasurer, Harley-Davidson, Inc.

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2:40pm -3:00pm

DVS

In the course of business many companies by nature handle numerous guarantees through banks and sureties. In the end they find themselves with a messy distribution of a significant number of outstanding guarantees physically held across a wide range of counterparts. What if you could simply connect to many different guarantors, for all type of guarantees, easily standardize and digitize all your incoming and outgoing guarantees, and have real-time access to the latest status? This is now possible with Guarantee Vault, the leading European market initiative for digitizing guarantee processes and multi-guarantor connectivity.

  • Wouter van Schaik

    Head of product and API, DVS

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2:40pm -3:20pm

The internet of things (that can pay)

Connected devices are no longer a novelty. A new car is part web, part API and part people carrier. The fridge that knows it needs more milk is a reality. But the next stage is embedding payment functionality into these devices so that their users, or the device itself, can make payments instantly. Pay with your car, with a voice-enabled assistant or perhaps just let that fridge both order and pay for the milk it needs. This happens to be one of the many ways in which card companies are reinventing themselves, as well as entering the BNPL market and creating online portals for connectivity with fintechs. And card-related payments aren’t going away: yes you can use digital wallets to circumvent card networks but consumers tend to load cards into those wallets and to use their cards as the payment method inside platforms like PayPal. In this session learn about how the traditional card brands have become anything but traditional.

  • Eckart Reiche

    VP sales and business development, Getnet

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  • Ankur Kanwar

    Regional head of cash management, ASEAN, global head of structured solutions development, Standard Chartered

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3:00pm -3:20pm

Komgo Sa

10 minutes is more than enough to present our TRAKK Solution. Don’t miss the opportunity to discover why and how a lot of banks, corporates, inspections companies and retailers have decided to protect their documents against fraud thanks to TRAKK. We are Komgo, we specialized in making your documents more secured. Meet us and see by yourself what solution we can bring to your company.

  • Aliette Clarke

    Trakk Sales, Komgo Sa

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3:20pm -4:00pm

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4:00pm -4:20pm

Deft Softwares Europe

DeftHedge is a reporting & decision making tool to manage fx & commodities risk. Our 25 clients (large corp.) generated 30 M€ of fx gain in 2021. The 3 modules : – REPORTING : by uploading data (forecasts, invoices, settlements and hedges), DeftHedge allows to monitor exposure and the hedges portfolio and delivers an accurate reporting => you have a clear vision on the risk – FX MANAGEMENT : the hedging methodology consists of framing the risk with a favorable and unfavorable scenario. The pricer allows to build a strategy by modeling the hedges that could be dealt. That helps in the decision-making process => you get serenity before calling the fx desk – FX IMPACT & IFRS : DeftHedge calculates the fx impacts it also provides full IFRS reporting with OCI impact, MTM and IFRS writing.

  • Olivier Lechevalier

    Chief executive officer - CEO, Deft Softwares Europe

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  • Alexandre Brossollet

    Director of operations, Deft Softwares

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4:00pm -4:40pm

The treasurers’ opinion

It’s important to keep up with the big picture in payments, but day-to-day, treasurers are less concerned with the cutting edge and more with the complexity of their current banking arrangements and the knock-on effects on efficiency visibility, fraud and security. They may not be as interested in faster payments as they are in the efficient scheduling of payments – matching them to cashflows or timings linked to working capital requirements. Or they may be more interested continuing to eliminate manual processes and better exploit their existing ERP and TMS technology. To find out what your peers really care about in payments, this panel brings together treasurers to describe where they are putting time and resources in the payments space.

  • Kiera Agnew

    Assistant treasurer, Kellogg Company

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  • Kemi Bolarin

    Head of treasury, GXO Europe

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4:20pm -4:40pm

Mitigram

Mitigram is the leading digital platform in global trade financing. Already used by over 300 multinational corporations, leading commodity traders and financial institutions, Mitigram enables assessment of real-time risks, capacity and pricing from partner banks, while leveraging SWIFT connectivity, APIs and Fast-Learning AI to deliver the best possible financing access and execution, regardless of instrument, bank, format or channel. Since its commercial launch in 2016, Mitigram has enabled over $90bn+ in trade financed flows, facilitated trade in over 100 markets and covered risks on over 1000 financial institutions worldwide.

  • Marjon Wohlén

    Chief Product Officer, Mitigram

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  • Simon de Monte

    Executive director, Mitigram

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