Following the success of events in the UK, Middle East and Asia, the Association of Corporate Treasures (ACT) will hold its first European conference on June 26th 2014.
The conference will take place at the Hilton hotel in Düsseldorf, Germany. Speakers include Franz-Xaver Puy Michl and Gabriele Schnell from lead sponsor HSBC Germany, Richard Raeburn, Chairman of the European Association of Corporate Treasurers (EACT) and Christian Masson, Airbus Group’s Head of Corporate Financing. The packed schedule feature, panel discussions, live audience voting and presentations on issues ranging from alternative funding sources to the benefits of setting up a regional treasury centre.
ACT’s Annual Conference was held last month in Liverpool’s Arena and Convention Centre. The two day event concluded with an animated “Question Time” debate, moderated by television presenter Jeremy Paxman.
When it comes to corporate innovation, debates on technology and sponsoring commercial activities have a limited value threshold if it is not coupled with innovative actions, Omeed Mehrinfar, Plug & Play, told an audience of treasurers.
Using data for predictive analytics is the future of banking success, argued Jean-Laurent Bonnafé, CEO of BNP Paribas, in his session on how the bank is reinventing its approach to innovate with and for corporates.
The annual BNP Paribas Cash Management University kicked off on Thursday morning with treasury professionals congregating in Paris from across Europe.
On the third day of the Singapore Fintech Festival conference, there was a focus on specific applications of fintech innovation. One was trade finance, which is clearly is ripe for a revolution.