Celebrating ten years of outstanding achievement:
Adam Smith Awards 2017, Plaisterers’ Hall, London
On Thursday 22nd June, the very best and the brightest from the treasury universe descended on the City of London to celebrate each other’s success at the tenth anniversary of Treasury Today Adam Smith Awards.
With Etihad Aviation Group, Microsoft, PepsiCo and Emirates Airlines amongst those honoured it was a who’s who of leading corporates.
Treasury Today Group is the leading provider of corporate treasury information worldwide. Launched in 2008, the Adam Smith Awards programme is now universally recognised as the industry benchmark for achievement. Showcasing the very best of the work done by Treasurers, CFOs and Finance Directors, the Adam Smith Awards put treasury firmly in the spotlight. This year the programme received an overwhelming number of submissions, with 211 nominations spanning 30 countries.
Taking the spotlight
The Gala Presentation Lunch, held in the spectacular surroundings of Plaisterers’ Hall in the City of London, began with a networking drinks reception, followed by an introductory speech from Treasury Today's Director and Group Publisher, Angela Berry, who reflected not just on this year’s award winners, but on the changes in the industry since the awards were launched and the increasingly high regard in which the treasury profession is held.
Following the lunch, it was time for the awards ceremony, with crystal awards presented by Richard Parkinson, Managing Director and Meg Coates, Associate Publisher EMEA and Americas. It was Herc Rentals who took home the coveted Top Treasury Team Award. It was also a great year for Etihad Aviation Group who were Overall Winner of the Best in Class Treasury Solution in the Middle East and won Highly Commended awards in the Best Funding Solution category, the Best Risk Management Solution category and the Best Trade/Supply Chain Finance Solution category. Microsoft also had a hugely successful year, taking home the Overall Winner award in the One to Watch category, the Best Trade/Supply Chain Finance Solution, the Best Cash Flow Forecasting Solution and Judges’ Choice award and Highly Commended awards in the Best in Class Treasury Solution in Africa and Best Cash Flow Solution categories.
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The full list of award winners can be found here and you will be able to read the case studies for all of our winners and highly commended winners in the 2017 Adam Smith Awards Yearbook published in July. For all enquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Is 2018 your time to shine?
If this has whet your team’s appetite to demonstrate all that is good and great in treasury, please note that nominations for the next Adam Smith Awards will open in January 2018.