Agenda

September 13, 2016
  • 8:00am
    Registration and networking
  • 9:00am
    Welcoming remarks – Kisandka Moses, Treasury Lead, FinTech Connect
  • 9:05am
    Chairperson’s opening remarks
    Joseph Neu,
    Founder and CEO, The NeuGroup
  • 9:10am
    Keynote Panel Discussion – Treasury and Tax: Playing well together?
    Bruce Lynn,
    Chairman and Chief Operations Officer, Financial Executives Networking Group (FENG)
    Graham Smith,
    Director – International Treasury, Terex Corporation
    Brian Richter,
    Assistant Treasurer, McGraw-Hill Education
    Jim Colby,
    Assistant Treasurer, Honeywell
    Paul Hayes,
    Assistant Treasurer, Alcoa

     

    While the largest US based multi-nationals have trillions of dollars showing as cash on their balance sheets, not all of it can be considered available for corporate use. Even Apple with over 200 billion of cash on its balance sheet finds it necessary to borrow to meet the needs of its stakeholders. Current proposals by the OECD’s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Group and the IRS which is promulgating new rules to prevent “earnings stripping” together with the impact of Basel III’s liquidity rules on banks will make cash utilization even more complicated. As a result, the ability to execute tax efficient global liquidity strategies in 2017 will take center-stage across North American multi-national business operations.

    Join our panelists who will discuss how now, more than ever, it is important for both treasury and tax to play well together if a corporation is to manage its liquidity in a tax effective manner.

     

    Panel Moderator: Bruce Lynn, Chairman and Chief Operations Officer, Financial Executives Networking Group (FENG)

     

  • 10:10am
    The Perfect Storm – regulations, proposals and government actions traversing with corporate treasury and their liquidity management
    Michael Botek,
    Director, Citi Treasury and Trade Solutions
  • 10:40am
    How to become currency agnostic in a dynamic environment and minimize FX exposures
    Eugenia Solache,
    Director – International Treasury, CBS Corporation
  • 11:00am
    Morning refreshments and networking
  • 11:30am
    Treasury Workstation Implementation – A view from the top
    Marguerite Versacci,
    Assistant Treasurer, Tronox
    Erika Govan,
    Manager of Treasury, Tronox
  • 12:00pm
    Keynote Presentation: How treasury can become a better strategic business partner
    Victor Escandon,
    Assistant Treasurer, Daymon Worldwide
  • 12:30pm
    The strategic value of treasury technology
    David Miller,
    Senior Vice President – Treasurer, Hunt Companies
    Bob Stark,
    Vice President of Strategy, Kyriba
  • 1:00pm
    Hosted lunch and networking hosted by Citi
  • 2:00pm
    Commercial Payment Roundtables
    Michael Schreiber,
    Chief Treasury Officer, Yeshiva University
    John Engeman,
    Director – Treasury, David Yurman
    Forrest Vollrath,
    Executive Director of Treasury Operations, Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC)
    Kevin Webster,
    Vice President - Sales, Accuity
    Warren Davey,
    Executive Vice President, GTreasury
    Robert Belshaw,
    Director – Global Trade Solutions, BNP Paribas

    For the next 90 minutes delegates have an opportunity to take part in a series of interactive roundtable discussions. With 6-8 participants on each table, this format enables questions to be raised, debated and answered. Delegates will take part in two discussions from the list below:

     

    Stream A – Bank Agnostic Payments

    1. Payment Identity Management and Fraud Prevention

    Leader: Michael Schreiber, Chief Treasury Officer, Yeshiva University

    This roundtable will discuss the ever-evolving world of credit card compliance, fraud prevention and streamlining the payment process. With cyber security on the rise, both PCI and EMV compliance standards are becoming increasingly important. Michael will be able to share his experiences and the steps he has taken to improve the overall credit card environment at his University.

    2. From Cheques to ACH

    Leader: John Engeman, Director – Treasury, David Yurman

    This roundtable will discuss how to begin the journey to outsourcing payments and eliminating paper cheques as a routine portion of your corporate payment process. The discussion will help you to benchmark your corporate payment programme alongside that of selected treasurers and understand the steps you need to take to get started on a journey to electronic B2B payments. John will act as a panel moderator for the session and provide examples on David Yurman’s transition from cheques to majority ACH and electronic payments.

    3. In-House Bank and Workstation Implementation

    Leader: Forrest Vollrath, Executive Director of Treasury Operations, Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC)

     

    4. Utilizing straight-through-processing to heighten speed in transaction processing

    Leader: Kevin Webster, Vice President - Sales, Accuity

    5. How to get the most out of your Treasury Management System

    Leader: Warren Davey, Executive Vice President, GTreasury

     

    Stream B – Bank Enabled Payments

    6. Supply Chain Finance and Procure-to-Pay

    Leader: Robert Belshaw, Director – Global Trade Solutions, BNP Paribas

    Join this session to discuss the short and long term impacts of the convergence of Fintech with traditional supply chain finance with a focus on procure to pay.  Explore with your peers the multitude of new players in the market, the value they provide and the challenges faced by bank and third-party platform providers with these new entrants.  Participants will be asked to provide options for relevance in both short and long term scenarios and offer opinions on the new landscape, predict the winners and help design.

  • 3:30pm
    Treasury Technology Debate – Blockchain for Corporations…Friend or Foe and When?
    Joseph Neu,
    Founder and CEO, The NeuGroup
    Dr. Patrick Deegan,
    Founder, DAC Technologies
    Zaki Manian,
    Founder, Skuchain
    Bob Stark,
    Vice President of Strategy, Kyriba

     

    Testing across blockchain is underway for many of the nation’s leading banking institutions as first-mover tech gains from Silicon Valley intensify. Distributed ledgers are set to disrupt corporate banking but the question remains how impactful the software behind bitcoin will prove to be for corporate clientele and a treasurer expecting to take advantage of the electronic ledger’s ability to seal trade finance and cross-border settlement data.

    The panelists will provide an overview of blockchain and help you to understand whether your corporation could gain first-mover advantage, what role will FinTech corporations play within the blockchain ecosystem and when to expect your banking partner’s blockchain strategy to move from proof of concept to realization whilst avoiding regulatory, identity and security headwinds ahead.

     

    Panel Moderator: Joseph Neu, Founder and CEO, The NeuGroup

  • 4:30pm
    Chairperson’s closing remarks
    Joseph Neu,
    Founder and CEO, The NeuGroup
  • 4:40pm
    Drinks reception hosted by Cachematrix
September 14, 2016

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