Agenda

Thursday 28 January 2021

13:00 - 13:10

 

Welcome and opening address from ACT 

Caroline Stockmann, Chief Executive, ACT
Naresh Aggarwal, Associate Director, ACT

13:10 - 14:10 Session 1: Beyond survival: Bringing working capital management together

Corporate treasurers now realise that traditional approaches to working capital management will require additional planning and re-vamping as the economic and trade environment changes post-Brexit and post-pandemic

  • How are corporates addressing the financial challenges to their supply chain on the ground?  Is there any disconnection with what was anticipated?
  • Are corporates focusing their attention on accounts payable/receivable planning and management differently?
  • How can corporates maintain a robust cash culture with cross-functional cooperation and optimisation?
  • What role is technology playing to help manage working capital?

Facilitator:
Brian Shanahan, Director, Informita

Panellists:
Anh Duong, Group Treasury Director, ERM
Mattijn Bak, Director, Group Treasury, Vion Food

14:30 - 15:30

Session 2: Managing credit risks in the new global market

The disruption caused by Brexit will pose real challenges to companies’ financial planning, particularly in the area of customer credit. As UK companies look beyond the EU and increase trade further afield, the risks they face will change.  Corporate treasurers and/or risk managers will need to manage and mitigate credit risk using products such as trade credit insurance. Boards will be expecting their treasurers to be up-to-date with the latest tools available to measure and manage credit risk and to address questions such as: what happens when credit insurance is removed?  

Facilitator:
Naresh Aggarwal, Associate Director, Policy & Technical, ACT

Panellists:
Aaron Field, Assistant Treasurer, Anglo American

James Piper, Managing Director, Lightbulb Credit 

16:00 - 17:00 Session 3: Is supply chain finance a force for good for all?

Supply chain finance (SCF) is on the rise and proven to be an effective and smart solution to improve working capital and strengthen business relationships throughout the supply chain. However, there is no one solution.

  • Is SCF a solution for corporates of all sizes?
  • What role can SCF play alongside other forms of financing?
  • What are the key operational, tax and accounting considerations when implementing an SCF programme for the first time, particularly from an SME perspective?
  • How does SCF change the supply and vendor relationship?
  • Can SCF support ESG commitments?

Facilitator:
Caroline Stockmann, Chief Executive, ACT

Panellists:
Julie Fabris, Treasurer, Britax
Mark Douglas, Managing Director, Strategic Accounts, PrimeRevenue

 

 

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ACT Working Capital Conference

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