Agenda | The Association of Corporate Treasurers


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Wednesday 16 February 2022

08:30 Registration

Opening remarks

Caroline Stockmann, Chief Executive, Association of Corporate Treasurers


Through the looking glass: what is the future of customer engagement?

Mindsets must change. It’s no longer sufficient to consider the future of payments, one needs to look at current solutions and see what comes beyond. Fundamentally, the questions are existential – what is the impact of real-time (and what does real-time truly mean)? and what does this mean for customer engagement? 

Raja Al Mazrouei, Executive Vice President, DIFC Fintech Hive
Siddharth Bhandari, Founder & CEO, NewBridge Fintech Solutions
Pavan A. Gupte, Partner, Iron Pillar
Facilitated by Rahul Daswani, Group Manager, Strategy & Programs, Global Treasury & Financial Services, Microsoft


Data as the new oil: tools to manage ever-increasing levels of data

Digitalisation lends itself to increased levels of data but what is the most appropriate tool to manage this, and how does this feed into the TMS as a data lake, and so agile; compared with a ERP system functioning more as a data warehouse, and thus more rigid? How does this play into the wider conversation of which is the best solution for you?

Usman Akbar, Head of Treasury, Julphar Pharmaceuticals
Irwin Medford, Director, PwC Middle East
Oussama Ihsane, Solutions Consultant, TIS

Facilitated by Chris van Dijl, Founder & Managing Director, Blokken

In association with Blokken

11:35 Networking break

Transform how you use liquidity as a dynamic vehicle for growth and value creation

The pandemic has reinforced the importance of identifying the drivers that generate and consume working capital and then managing and reporting on it. Using a combination of behaviours and the right technology, good treasurers are able to ensure that liquidity is maximised and that key stakeholders have sufficient information. 
Liquidity risk is one of the foremost challenges faced by Treasury teams today. ELM offers the best practices and innovative solutions on how they can effectively manage enterprise-wide liquidity while processing payments. It brings the global visibility to see, protect, grow, and move liquidity with unprecedented velocity, precision and efficiency.

Join this session to discover:

  • A better understanding of the components of a cost-benefit analysis
  • The business benefits of digital payment processes
  • Innovations in bank connectivity and cash visibility

John Vincent, Regional Presales Manager - EMEA Emerging, Kyriba
Andre Olivier, Group Treasury Manager, PayU
Amer Chebaro, General Manager, Kyriba
Facilitated by Alex Elviss, Senior Treasury Manager, Etihad Airways

In association with Kyriba 


Lunch, networking and continued discussion

Hosted and themed lunch groups led by regional treasurers will consider key challenges for Middle Eastern treasurers today.


How can a TMS, in conjunction with fintechs, support automation in treasury?

As the central system in the treasurer’s playbook, the treasury management system can support and accelerate the shift to increased automation and an enhanced role for fintechs. By taking the role of a hub, with fintechs connected, the TMS can be the unifier of an organisation’s financial strategy, supporting the layers of complexity of the treasury department as ambitions move to increased connectivity across the treasury department.

Anis Rahal, Director of Strategy & Market Development for Treasury, Bottomline TreasuryXpress
Facilitated by Moussa Soukal, Managing Partner, Treasury Advisory Partners

In association with Bottomline TreasuryXpress


TechTalks: what is the solution to my problem?

In this short sharp session, Ukheshe Technologies will be solving a problem for treasurers.

Anton Coertzen, Chief Commercial Officer, Ukheshe Technologies
Facilitated by Caroline Stockmann, Chief Executive, Association of Corporate Treasurers


Closing keynote: will crypto assets change my life?

From China to Sweden, exploration and implementation of central bank digital currencies is happening across the world, but with the UAE also seriously considering one, where is it in this, and what is its outlook and timeline for its introduction and role? And thinking digital assets and cryptocurrencies more broadly, how is regulation developing and what role will they play for treasurers and for wider society in the coming years?

Talal Tabbaa, Chief Executive Officer, CoinMENA
Philip Middleton, Chairman, Digital Monetary Institute, Deputy Chairman, OMFIF
Facilitated by Caroline Stockmann, Chief Executive, Association of Corporate Treasurers


Closing remarks 

Caroline Stockmann, Chief Executive, Association of Corporate Treasurers

16:05 - 17:35 Networking drinks and canapes


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