ACT Festival of Treasury Transformation 2020 | The Association of Corporate Treasurers

ACT Festival of Treasury Transformation 2020

13-16 July 2020
ACT Festival of Treasury Transformation 2020

Energise. Innovate. Accelerate.

"Treasurers tell me the content of the ACT’s conferences is second to none – I believe that’s because we really are deeply connected to the treasury community, and understand them better than anyone. The ACT is putting on this event with the support of the treasury community worldwide – and we are proud to work so closely with these key players in today’s challenging times"
Caroline Stockmann, Chief Executive of the ACT


The COVID-19 situation is accelerating the pace of transformational change within treasury departments, and so this event focussed on both developments in treasury technology but also the wider transformation in terms of people, working attitudes and priorities worldwide.

Treasury is rooted in physical practices, yet the transformation to a digital world is ongoing, with innovative new technologies causing radical change to systems. But transformation goes beyond treasury technology - it’s as much about changing working environments and attitudes that will alter the treasury of the future.

Splitting between the strategic and the operational, topics discussed by key speakers throughout the four days of the Festival of Treasury Transformation include: 

  • what are the key priorities for treasurers now, and what has changed over the last months?  Is there a ‘new normal’ forming?
  • what has the impact of COVID-19 been on ESG and diversity & inclusion?
  • what are the working ‘myths’ that have been busted?
  • how prepared/robust is treasury in terms of the next crisis?
  • the optimisation of current systems vs. the implementation of large strategic projects
  • the changing working environment and the role of technology 
  • new and innovative solutions coming from the fintech ecosystem

All of these topics were covered via a focussed mix of keynotes, roundtables and TechTalk-style presentations, all in a virtual live setting.



Check out session recordings from our recent International Treasury Week looking at treasury transformation

(Re)building your business resilience

This session was a strategic discussion to help you understand the mid to long-term impacts of COVID-19 and identified new practices to fuel the next wave of growth. 


  • Peter Matza, Speakers' Chair, ACT.


  • Agnes Favillier, President, ACT
  • Bill Wrest, Senior Strategist, Gresham Technologies
  • Katherine Horrell, Group Treasurer, The AA plc

Future Leaders in Treasury: a millennial's perspective of the current crisis

We asked members of the Future Leaders in Treasury working group about the unique challenges facing younger members who have not worked through a crisis before and now need to translate the theory they have learnt into practical solutions for the business.


  • Courtney Huggins, Group Treasurer, Logicor
  • Roshun Tulkens, Group Treasurer, Mantrac Group
  • Robert Searle, Vice President Global Subsidiary Banking, MUFG Bank

Interested to know what the global treasury community discussed at International Treasury Week? Click here to read the daily blogs from the event.

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This fully virtual international event took place on13-16 July 2020.

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