New technology, digital currencies, open banking, business model disruption and unprecedented compliance, regulation and geopolitical issues will change the treasury function beyond recognition in the next decade. Designed to fit six months of meetings into three days, delegates to the event will hear fresh perspectives from thought leaders and learn about cutting-edge solutions that will assist change and prepare them for the future.
Speakers are futurists, economists, experts, technology businesses and a number companies will share their own experiences of keeping up with the pace of digital transformation. 10 sessions you don’t want to miss in Geneva are:
- Reinvent or die. Time to look at the world differently.
Hear from the compelling Stéphane Garelli, world authority on competitiveness, as he takes you on an entertaining journey through the changing business landscape.
Learn how to compete in today’s changing environment. Day 1, Plenary, 9:15am
- The rise of tech giants
As business models change dramatically, how can treasury teams be instrumental in supporting their businesses? Alibaba and Amazon showcase their insightful solutions and approaches. Day 2, Plenary, 9:10am
- A masterclass in treasury best practice
Eight case studies from eight award winning treasury teams. Hear how they have taken the first steps towards building a smart treasury, applied new technology to solve a problem and delivered genuine value to their business through innovation. Practical lessons in abundance. Day 1&2, Stream 1
- How to survive the future
Which jobs will exist in the future and who is most at risk? Howard Tullman, author and chief executive of the world’s largest incubator fund, 1871, gives us concrete examples on the required process, system and strategy to survive the future. Day 3, Plenary, 11:50am
- Discovery Labs
Four stages on the exhibition floor breaking down the latest innovations in payments & FX, trade and supply chain finance, emerging technologies and open banking. Using an exciting mix of formats from Q&A, demos, panels and sessions, get under the hood of how new tech is solving treasury’s pain points. Day 1&2, Exhibition floor
- The future is now: How ready is treasury.
How ready is treasury for new technologies, ongoing changes to business models and new regulatory initiatives? Hear from Uber, Deutsche Bank and Merck as they discuss the results of a recent survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Day 1, Stream 4, 2:00pm
- Treasury tips for high growth companies
Whether you need to start an international treasury from scratch or reshape an existing operation, this stream will guide you through the right structures and strategies. Discover practical applications you can take back to the office. Day 1&2, Stream 3
- Re-imagining cash flow forecasting and treasury reporting in the digital age
Bombardier automated manual tasks, created data-driven cash flow forecasting models and designed a scalable, real-time dashboard for reporting. Hear how they did it. Day 1, Stream 5, 2:40pm
- Virtual accounts are gaining critical mass
As treasuries struggle to do more with less, virtual accounts are proving a tool for rationalisation, reconciliation and money management. Hear from Booking.com. LV=, IWG, WorldFirst on their different drivers and outcomes. Day 1, Stream 2, 4:00pm
- Scenarios that could change the world
A whirlwind tour of major trends and what they mean for business and treasury: A cashless world, cryptocurrencies, regulation, re-localisation, a world of debt and a jobless society. Day 1, Plenary, 11:20am