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It’s EuroFinance time once more: here’s what’s hot

Published: Sep 2018

It’s time once more for the annual EuroFinance International conference to roll into another major European city. The 27th incarnation of this key industry event finds itself at the Palexpo in Geneva next week, from 26th to 28th September.

New technology, digital currencies, open banking, business model disruption and unprecedented compliance, regulation and geopolitical issues are all bringing the focus onto technology and innovation this year.

Expect a deep dive into its main theme of ‘Preparing treasury for the future’ as the organisers line up a host of futurists, economists, technology businesses and treasurers to share their own experiences of keeping up with the pace of digital transformation.

It’s a big event so here are a few possible session highlights for those heading in its direction.

Reinvent or die. Time to look at the world differently

Stéphane Garelli, a world authority on competitiveness, takes you on a journey through the changing business landscape. Learn how to compete in today’s changing environment. Day 1, Plenary, 9:15am

The rise of tech giants

As business models change dramatically, how can treasury teams be instrumental in supporting their businesses? Alibaba and Amazon showcase their solutions and approaches. Day 2, Plenary, 9:10am

A masterclass in treasury best practice

Eight case studies from eight award winning treasury teams. Hear how they have taken the first steps towards building a smart treasury, applied new technology to solve a problem and delivered genuine value to their business through innovation. Practical lessons in abundance. Day 1&2, Stream 1

How to survive the future

Which jobs will exist in the future and who is most at risk? Howard Tullman, author and chief executive of the world’s largest incubator fund, 1871, gives us examples on the required process, system and strategy to survive the future. Day 3, Plenary, 11:50am

Discovery labs

Four stages on the exhibition floor breaking down the latest innovations in payments & FX, trade and supply chain finance, emerging technologies and open banking. Using a mix of formats from Q&A, demos, panels and sessions, get under the hood of how new tech is solving treasury’s pain points. Day 1&2, Exhibition floor

The future is now: how ready is treasury?

How ready is treasury for new technologies, ongoing changes to business models and new regulatory initiatives? Hear from Uber, Deutsche Bank and Merck as they discuss the results of a recent survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Day 1, Stream 4, 2:00pm

Treasury tips for high growth companies

Whether you need to start an international treasury from scratch or to reshape an existing operation, this stream aims to guide you through the right structures and strategies. Discover practical applications you can take back to the office. Day 1&2, Stream 3

Re-imagining cash flow forecasting and treasury reporting in the digital age

Bombardier automated manual tasks, created data-driven cash flow forecasting models and designed a scalable, real-time dashboard for reporting. Hear how they did it. Day 1, Stream 5, 2:40pm

Virtual accounts are gaining critical mass

As treasuries struggle to do more with less, virtual accounts are proving a tool for rationalisation, reconciliation and money management. Hear from LV=, IWG and WorldFirst on their different drivers and outcomes. Day 1, Stream 2, 4:00pm

Scenarios that could change the world

A whirlwind tour of major trends and what they mean for business and treasury: A cashless world, cryptocurrencies, regulation, re-localisation, a world of debt and a jobless society. Day 1, Plenary, 11:20am

Themed drinks served on the Treasury Today stand

Join us on Wednesday afternoon on stand number S30/32 and share your thoughts, not just on the digitisation of treasury but a full range of topics treasury or otherwise!

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