Agenda and Session Descriptions

Current Agenda and Session Descriptions for the 2020 Windy City Summit can be found here in addition to 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 past Program Books.

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AGENDA

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Registration & Exhibitor Set-Up
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Registration Open
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Registration Open
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Exhibitor Set-up

The State of the Insurance Market
Session Track: Insurance (INS)
Room: 201
Intended Audience: Intermediate

How the Fed Uses Its Toolkit
Session Track: Investments and Liquidity Management (ILM)
Room: 203
Intended Audience: Intermediate

Automation is for Everyone: Speeding Up Your Payments Process
Session Track: Treasury Management Essentials (TME)
Room: 205
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Sponsor: BMO

Transitioning from a Batch World to a Real-Time Payments World
Session Track: Treasury Technology (TT)
Room: 206
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Sponsor: PNC

Digital Change Drivers: An Intro to AI, API, DLT and Blockchain
Session Track: Treasury Technology (TT)
Room: 207
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Sponsor: Bank of America

Executing Transformative Treasury
Session Track: Treasury Management Essentials (TME)
Room: 324
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Sponsor: J.P. Morgan

Cyber Risk and Fraud Mitigation for Treasury and Finance
Session Track: Fraud and Compliance (FC)
Room: 325
Intended Audience: Intermediate

Our Business Credit Card Journey
Session Track: Banker Topics (BT)
Room: 326
Intended Audience: Beginner

Libor’s Funeral – Don’t Make It Your Own
Session Track: Corporate Finance (CF)
Room: 327
Intended Audience: Advanced

9:55 am - 10:55 am
Exhibit Hall Open / Break

Employee Fraud and Fraudulent Financial Reporting: Do You Get It?
Session Track: Fraud and Compliance (FC)
Room: 201
Intended Audience: Intermediate

Profits with a Purpose
Session Track: Corporate Finance (CF)
Room: 203
Intended Audience: Beginner

Save Millions on Forward Costs by Hedging and Un-hedging Balance Sheet Risks
Session Track: Risk Management (RM)
Room: 205
Intended Audience: Intermediate

2020: The Emergence of a New Decade in Short-Term Investments
Session Track: Investments and Liquidity Management (ILM)
Room: 206
Intended Audience: Intermediate

Why Corporates are Losing the War Against Corporate Payments Fraud
Session Track: Fraud and Compliance (FC)
Room: 207
Intended Audience: Intermediate

Forget a Centralized or Decentralized Treasury – Hybrid Ops is the Answer
Session Track: Treasury Technology (TT)
Room: 324
Intended Audience: Advanced

The “Easy” Index: How Treasury Practitioners are Evaluating their Banks
Session Track: Banking and Relationship Management (BRM)
Room: 325
Intended Audience: Intermediate

Jones Lang LaSalle: Re-shaping the Treasury and Payments Landscape Globally
Session Track: International Treasury Management (INTL)
Room: 326
Intended Audience: Advanced

Forecasting: New Technologies and Approaches to Automating Your Forecast
Session Track: Treasury Management Essentials (TME)
Room: 327
Intended Audience: Intermediate

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Lunch & Keynote

CTP Course 1: Essential Learning for CTP Candidates
Session Track: CTP Preparation (CTP)
Room: 201
Intended Audience: Beginner

D&O 101
Session Track: Insurance (INS)
Room: 202
Intended Audience: Intermediate

Navigating the Disruption in Payments
Session Track: Treasury Technology (TT)
Room: 203
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Sponsor: U.S. Bank

Why are We Still Talking About LinkedIn? The Answer…It Works
Session Track: Professional Development (PD)
Room: 205
Intended Audience: Beginner
Sponsor: BMO

Making Moves in the Current Interest Environment
Session Track: Investments and Liquidity Management (ILM)
Room: 206
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Sponsor: PNC

Navigating Payments
Session Track: Treasury Technology (TT)
Room: 207
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Sponsor: Bank of America

Cybersecurity and Fraud Protection Best Practices
Session Track: Risk Management (RM)
Room: 324
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Sponsor: J.P. Morgan

ISO20022: Unleash the Innovation
Session Track: Fraud and Compliance (FC)
Room: 325
Intended Audience: Advanced
Sponsor: Accenture

FinteX – Fintech Efficiencies for Tomorrow’s Foreign Exchange
Session Track: Banking and Relationship Management (BRM)
Room: 326
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Sponsor: KeyBank

Do Androids Dream of Electric Spreadsheets? AI-Powered Cash Forecasting
Session Track: Treasury Technology (TT)
Room: 327
Intended Audience: Intermediate

CTP Course 2: Banks, Payment Systems and Relationship Management
Session Track: CTP Preparation (CTP)
Room: 201
Intended Audience: Beginner

Why ePayables: How to Improve Working Capital with Card Programs
Session Track: Working Capital Management (WCM)
Room: 205
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Sponsor: BMO

Fraud at the Speed of Light
Session Track: Fraud and Compliance (FC)
Room: 206
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Sponsor: PNC

Mobile – Managing Your Treasury Function From a Smartphone
Session Track: Treasury Technology (TT)
Room: 207
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Sponsor: Bank of America

The ACH’s Road to the Future
Session Track: Treasury Management Essentials (TME)
Room: 324
Intended Audience: Advanced
Sponsor: J.P. Morgan

Faster Payments Are Real – Now What?
Session Track: Banker Topics (BT)
Room: 325
Intended Audience: Intermediate

Prepare for Doomsday: Geopolitical Tension and the Effects on Monetary Policy
Session Track: Investments and Liquidity Management (ILM)
Room: 326
Intended Audience: Intermediate

A Bit More Formal: Managing Bank Relationships
Session Track: Banking and Relationship Management (BRM)
Room: 327
Intended Audience: Intermediate

3:35 pm - 4:15 pm
Dedicated Exhibit Hall / Break

CTP Course 3: Working Capital Management
Session Track: CTP Preparation (CTP)
Room: 201
Intended Audience: Beginner

The Extinction of Stagnant Workplaces: Prepare for What’s Next
Session Track: Working Capital Management (WCM)
Room: 203
Intended Audience: Intermediate

KPIs for Digital Treasury
Session Track: Corporate Finance (CF)
Room: 205
Intended Audience: Intermediate

ESG: From Theory to Practice
Session Track: Investments and Liquidity Management (ILM)
Room: 206
Intended Audience: Intermediate

Faster Payments – Real Time Payments and ACH Update
Session Track: Treasury Management Essentials (TME)
Room: 324
Intended Audience: Intermediate

Stop Reconciling and Start Strategizing: Automating the Receivables Process
Session Track: Treasury Management Essentials (TME)
Room: 325
Intended Audience: Intermediate

A Safe Port in a Storm
Session Track: Investments and Liquidity Management (ILM)
Room: 326
Intended Audience: Beginner

FX Program Optimization: Maximize Risk Reduction per Unit of Hedging Costs
Session Track: Risk Management (RM)
Room: 327
Intended Audience: Intermediate

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Opening Reception in Exhibit Hall
9:00 am - 9:50 am
The State of the Insurance Market

Session Track: Insurance (INS)
Room: 201
Intended Audience: Intermediate

Session Track: Investments and Liquidity Management (ILM)
Room: 203
Intended Audience: Intermediate

The Federal Reserve has changed course since the global financial crisis to develop new, more resilient frameworks in approaching monetary policy. This includes policy instruments, the specific markets in which the central bank participates, and the size and structure of the central bank’s balance sheet. These fiscal policies and structural reforms play an important role in strengthening the U.S. economy. In this session, you will learn when, why and how the new policy tools are used.

Session Track: Treasury Management Essentials (TME)
Room: 205
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Sponsor: BMO

Everyday payments are getting faster and more data-rich, and smart companies are taking advantage. Learn about the steps to a more simplified payment experience, including the latest global standards like ISO 20022 and different ways to automate. Automation is achievable for organizations of all sizes and skill levels and critical to their long-term success. You’ll leave knowing how to identify areas to automate and know the steps to move along the stages of automation.

Session Track: Treasury Technology (TT)
Room: 206
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Sponsor: PNC

Get an industry update of the real-time payment platform and strategic insight into what to consider when determining if this modern platform is right for your business. RTP continues to evolve as an innovative payments system that is safe, ubiquitous, efficient and broadly accessible. Explore how treasury organizations are grappling with transitioning from a batch world to a real-time world to meet ever-changing customer expectations — while remaining true to their business strategy.

Session Track: Treasury Technology (TT)
Room: 207
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Sponsor: Bank of America

More and more companies are trying to go digital. In the treasury space, this could mean AI, API or Blockchain solutions. Find out how some clients are using the newest technologies to make their companies more digital.

Session Track: Treasury Management Essentials (TME)
Room: 324
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Sponsor: J.P. Morgan

Great, your organization has made the decision to move forward with implementing a bank provided or consultant developed solution. Now on to the fun part… How do you manage the process of fulfilling the solution, tracking progress, gathering internal buy-in, measuring success and completing all tasks within the stated timeframe? In this session, a Treasury Management Officer from J.P. Morgan and a Treasury Consultant from Kaufman Hall will discuss best practices in managing the deployment and execution of a transformative treasury solution.

Session Track: Fraud and Compliance (FC)
Room: 325
Intended Audience: Intermediate

Payment fraud and cyber-crime are the premier risk Treasuries face. Treasury Strategies and Kroll will share the latest attacks and technologies/strategies to avoid these crimes.

Session Track: Banker Topics (BT)
Room: 326
Intended Audience: Beginner

The evolution and adoption of SECU credit union’s comprehensive Business Card Strategy. Topics include Finance, Risk Management, Product, Compliance, Underwriting, Marketing, Voice of the Member and Competitive considerations. As a result of the successful implementation of a new cashback payments solution outstanding balances are up 16% year over year and credit quality has improved.

Session Track: Corporate Finance (CF)
Room: 327
Intended Audience: Advanced

The Libor is scheduled to be replaced in 2021. Libor’s replacement effects globally over US $350 Trillion in open contracts involving derivatives, capital markets, loans, leases, and other financial instruments. Libor has been used in valuing financial instruments and its replacement will impact everyone.

SOFR has been selected as it’s replacement. Treasurers need to be prepared for the numerous challenges, understand the steps required for transitioning, the effects on TMS and changes to existing transactions.

11:00 am - 11:50 am
Employee Fraud and Fraudulent Financial Reporting: Do You Get It?

Employee Fraud and Fraudulent Financial Reporting: Do You Get It?
Session Track: Fraud and Compliance (FC)
Room: 201
Intended Audience: Intermediate

The 21st Century has brought us to the reality that fraud, identity theft, and hackers are here and does not appear to be going away any time soon. We all hear the experts say “it’s not a matter of “if,” but “when.” We are all potential victims of fraud, at all levels, of having our assets taken, either in our company or individually. This session will focus on how fraud occurs, why it occurs and the best methodologies to prevent fraud from happening in your company or personally.

Session Track: Corporate Finance (CF)
Room: 203
Intended Audience: Beginner

Benefit Corporations and employee-owned businesses (ESOPs) produce social good, generate profit and engender employee loyalty at a pace the S&P 500 can’t even match. BlackRock CEO Larry Fink agrees: “to prosper over time, every company must deliver financial performance and make a positive contribution to society.” This panel will shed light on the strategies and corporate structures that allow these innovative businesses to improve society and meaningfully impact employees, without neglecting the bottom line.

Session Track: Risk Management (RM)
Room: 205
Intended Audience: Intermediate

Treasuries are charged with 2 contradictory objectives: protect the company from remeasurement gains/losses impacting the P&L and reduce the forward point expense. Rather than rolling the dice and betting which exposure(s) to leave unhedged to reduce forward point expense, learn to identify which remeasurement exposures are accounting risks but not economic risks, and how to un-hedge that remeasurement exposures with a net investment hedge to earn back forward points.

Session Track: Investments and Liquidity Management (ILM)
Room: 206
Intended Audience: Intermediate

Session Track: Fraud and Compliance (FC)
Room: 207
Intended Audience: Intermediate

The payments landscape has evolved with new schemes like Venmo and Zelle, faster options and even a new payment rail. ACH has added new windows to speed up processing and The Clearing House has developed the first true Real-Time Payment network (RTP) in the US. The Federal Reserve Bank also announced an instant payments initiative. Each Payment channel, be it Wire Transfer, Cards, Check, ACH and now RTP has unique characteristics and can appeal to different use cases. Join two industry professionals as they explain these recent changes.

Session Track: Treasury Technology (TT)
Room: 324
Intended Audience: Advanced

Over the past couple of years, we have heard arguments for centralized vs decentralized treasury operations. Using a hybrid model, corporations centralize their data, decentralize their treasury professionals. This allows for standardization and customization from the c-suite while maintaining banking relationships and compliance knowledge in operating countries. In this session, the practitioner will learn about how a hybrid treasury can improve treasury operations for companies operating multiple subsidies globally.

Session Track: Banking and Relationship Management (BRM)
Room: 325
Intended Audience: Intermediate

A 2018 survey of treasury practitioners revealed an “easy” experience to be the top factor in retaining a relationship with a bank. Despite their agreement, commonly held benchmarks have remained elusive. A new report now details how corporates are evaluating banks. This session will reveal common KPIs that can be leveraged to improve the experience. Practitioners will learn how leading organizations are evaluating their banks, and banks will hear candid feedback on the current treasury experience.

Session Track: International Treasury Management (INTL)
Room: 326
Intended Audience: Advanced

The goal of this session is to share Jones Lang Lasalle’s trajectory in changing the status quo in the Treasury and Payments landscape. This included visibility, bank account management, intercompany lending, liquidity management, currency risk management and mitigation of risk of fraud through payments automation.

Session Track: Treasury Management Essentials (TME)
Room: 327
Intended Audience: Intermediate

Forecasting remains a top priority for Treasury and Finance in 2020. In this session, we will explore ways to evolving a more accurate forecast methodology and new technologies and processes to automate and simplify the forecasting process.

We will review the new technologies like vendor solutions, robotics and AI as well as and best practice approaches for automating the forecast process and enhancing the effectiveness of your forecast. It will conclude with an interactive discussion.

1:40 pm - 2:30 pm
CTP Course 1: Essential Learning for CTP Candidates

Session Track: CTP Preparation (CTP)
Room: 201
Intended Audience: Beginner

This session will cover common misconceptions about the CTP Exam that lead candidates to make assumptions that are incorrect. Incorrect assumptions can set up candidates for failure even before they embark on a course of study and exam preparation. Learning how Essentials of Treasury Management (ETM5) is created and how the CTP Exam is developed is the starting point for enabling candidates to have a factual and realistic understanding of what they need to learn in order to earn the credential. This session also offers candidates proven tips and techniques for preparing for the CTP Exam and for ensuring the best chance of passing. The session concludes with a discussion of the new Body of Knowledge text (ETM5).

Session Track: Insurance (INS)
Room: 202
Intended Audience: Intermediate

 

Session Track: Treasury Technology (TT)
Room: 203
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Sponsor: U.S. Bank

With the continued growth of Real-Time Payments (RTP®), the industry is gaining substantial insight into what it takes for implementation of precision payments as a competitive edge for the client experience, trade relations and continued transformation of the digital processes. The session will focus on the impact of real-time settlement to customers, vendors, and stakeholders at your company.

Session Track: Professional Development (PD)
Room: 205
Intended Audience: Beginner
Sponsor: BMO

LinkedIn is only for sharing your resume, right? Wrong. LinkedIn is so much more than that, it’s responsible for generating more leads than all other social media channels combined and is a great source of leads, market intelligence, and general brand building. A complete LinkedIn profile can help you connect with opportunity. Learn how to showcase your unique professional story that will help you grow your network and establish you as an expert.

Session Track: Investments and Liquidity Management (ILM)
Room: 206
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Sponsor: PNC

Today’s treasury professionals are challenged to develop strategies for managing their organization’s short-term cash over the long haul. How can organizations be well-positioned to meet their investment objectives in this new interest rate environment? In this session, we will explore the impact of recent rate cuts and, potentially, a flat-rate period — including the implications for short-term cash investments — as well as evaluate cash deployment and the different investment options available that will be critical for setting an optimal cash position and strategy.

Session Track: Treasury Technology (TT)
Room: 207
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Sponsor: Bank of America

Payment channels have expanded tremendously across domestic and international networks. International/Cross-Currency ACH, Real-Time Payments, Same Day ACH. How can intelligent treasury managers navigate this continuum?

Session Track: Risk Management (RM)
Room: 324
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Sponsor: J.P. Morgan

As recent events have identified, no institution is immune from cyber threats. The session will center around creating a cyber-aware culture and innovating safeguards to protect against threats in today’s environment.

Session Track: Fraud and Compliance (FC)
Room: 325
Intended Audience: Advanced
Sponsor: Accenture

Gaining the full benefit of ISO 20022 will require banks to take a fresh, customer-centric data strategy—making data accessible, intuitive, and ubiquitous in customer-facing channels. The new standards provide a rich stream of data to make process automation, analytics, AI, and real-time payments come to life for banks and help drive the digital agenda.

Session Track: Banking and Relationship Management (BRM)
Room: 326
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Sponsor: KeyBank

Session Track: Treasury Technology (TT)
Room: 327
Intended Audience: Intermediate

Plumbing the depths of the seemingly infinite sea of spreadsheets is still a known task in treasury. The processes involved are manual, time-consuming, and treasury & finance teams frequently struggle to obtain the information they need from other departments. Luckily, the AI revolution comes with a myriad of benefits. By implementing solutions that utilize big data and artificial intelligence technology, companies can now effectively gain better insights into their Cash forecasting. We show how.

2:40 pm - 3:30 pm
CTP Course 2: Banks, Payment Systems and Relationship Management

Session Track: CTP Preparation (CTP)
Room: 201
Intended Audience: Beginner

This session begins the coverage of the specific materials from ETM5. In this session, banks and financial institutions will be discussed, as well as how various payment systems (both U.S. and global) operate. The session ends with a detailed discussion of relationship management, vendor selection and the calculations involved in bank account analysis statements.

– ETM5-Ch 03: Banks and Financial Institutions
– ETM5-Ch 04: Payment Systems
– ETM5-Ch 07: Relationship Management and Vendor Selection

Session Track: Working Capital Management (WCM)
Room: 205
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Sponsor: BMO

Ever wonder when an ePayables program is the right fit for your organization—and what it even entails? We’ll discuss key ways to incentivizing suppliers, setting realistic expectations for success, and the due diligence required from your organization to establish a well-run program. Walk away from this session knowing when an ePayables program is the right fit for your organization, what card types are available and how to target the right suppliers.

Session Track: Fraud and Compliance (FC)
Room: 206
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Sponsor: PNC

As emerging faster payment channels introduce 24/7 origination, settlement in seconds and irrevocability, organizations continue to confront both an increasing rate and sophistication of attacks. While there is no single silver bullet solution, building and maintaining a strong system of internal controls continues to represent the best line of defense. This session will review current fraud metrics, profile primary threats and share a template of best practice control elements for activities with vendors, employees, customers, and other stakeholders.

Session Track: Treasury Technology (TT)
Room: 207
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Sponsor: Bank of America

Many of the banking functions typically performed on a PC can now be completed on a smartphone. Find out how companies are using their mobile devices to perform day to day treasury tasks.

Session Track: Treasury Management Essentials (TME)
Room: 324
Intended Audience: Advanced
Sponsor: J.P. Morgan

Same-Day ACH is the new tradition in electronic payments. But the roadmap for the future of the ACH is more than that. Learn from NACHA leadership on how the ACH Network is focusing on the payment experience for corporate practitioners and their customers. This session will explore how enhancements to the ACH Network are providing more robust Same Day ACH services and addressing the corporate payments experience in moving from paper to electronic payments.

Session Track: Banker Topics (BT)
Room: 325
Intended Audience: Intermediate

Now that the industry is responding to marketplace demands for faster, more secure and transparent payment options with new networks, systems, and technologies, payment providers find themselves at a crossroads. How will industry players – companies, banks and consumers alike – adapt to the new solutions that aim to tackle age-old payment issues? Attendees will learn strategies for integrating the new payment options into current payment systems, and future growth plans for the networks and technologies.

Session Track: Investments and Liquidity Management (ILM)
Room: 326
Intended Audience: Intermediate

Given how drastically the market sentiment changed in 2019, we were looking forward to a quieter 2020. Unfortunately, the consensus remains the economy is headed toward bottoming out. Geopolitical tensions including unrest in Hong Kong continued political risk in Europe, revived strains in the Persian Gulf, ongoing US-China trade negotiations and the US presidential election, could prove disastrous if unmitigated. Cash investors would be wise to keep a closer-than-usual eye on geopolitical developments and monetary policy for 2020.

Session Track: Banking and Relationship Management (BRM)
Room: 327
Intended Audience: Intermediate

Banks tend to excel in managing relationships. Corporations have long leaned towards highly informal. The methods of managing bank relationships to ensure more fun and profit are now possible without all of the headaches many experienced years ago. This session will help you be more important to your bankers and increase the efficiency of your overall relationship management process.

4:20 pm - 5:30 pm
Session 5 Description

CTP Course 3: Working Capital Management
Session Track: CTP Preparation (CTP)
Room: 201
Intended Audience: Beginner

This session covers both the basics and the metrics (calculations) used in the area of working capital management. These topics include cash conversion cycle, management of key working capital accounts (accounts receivable, inventory, accounts payable), and the investment and financing of working capital. The section on working capital metrics covers many of the important calculations used in the area, including days sales outstanding, aging schedules and payment pattern analysis.

– ETM5-Ch 10: Introduction to Working Capital Management
– ETM5-Ch 11: Working Capital Metrics

Session Track: Working Capital Management (WCM)
Room: 203
Intended Audience: Intermediate

With record-low unemployment and high turnover rates, it’s time to develop your strategy for engaging and retaining your team. More than any other generations in history, Millennials, Gen Z, and the upcoming Alpha generation may not stick around in a stagnant work environment. So how do we prepare? In this presentation, we will challenge you to creatively commit to uncomfortable growth and leverage the power of flexible workplaces while putting people first.

Session Track: Corporate Finance (CF)
Room: 205
Intended Audience: Intermediate

As treasury departments continue to implement advanced technologies to plug into larger enterprise data management systems, how does the metrics landscape within treasury change? How frequently are the metrics measured and how does that improve the relationship between treasury and the business units? This session will explore the use of KPIs that are increasingly critical in a Digital world and discuss the shift to newer, advanced, granular, metrics in the areas of cash, liquidity, and investment management.

Session Track: Investments and Liquidity Management (ILM)
Room: 206
Intended Audience: Intermediate

While the importance of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in investment management has focused on equity and fixed-income products, they also can play an important role in the liquidity space. Federated believes longer-term considerations can present potential short-term risks that can impact the money market and liquidity instruments. CIO for Global Liquidity Markets Debbie Cunningham will explore the topic broadly and speak about how her team incorporates ESG criteria into their credit analysis process.

Session Track: Treasury Management Essentials (TME)
Room: 324
Intended Audience: Intermediate

We are entering a truly transformative time in the world of payments. The Clearing House’s Real-Time Payment Network is gaining traction, the Federal Reserve Bank has announced entrance into Instant Payments and the Automated Clearing House is moving ahead with changes to improve ACH processing. Join two seasoned professionals who can level set all the action taking place in the US Payment System in a fun and interactive session!

Session Track: Treasury Management Essentials (TME)
Room: 325
Intended Audience: Intermediate

Are you plagued by manual reconciliation of your receivables or too many exception items? Do customer payment inquiries take valuable time out of your work-day? Do you wish you had a way to predict the risk and timing of incoming payments? Find out how integrated receivables can solve many of these time-consuming problems and other valuable benefits of automating your receivables process for businesses of all sizes.

Session Track: Investments and Liquidity Management (ILM)
Room: 326
Intended Audience: Beginner

After several years of growing economic growth, the red sky at morning is causing investors to take warning that the long-anticipated recession may be finally washing up on the global shores. Negative rates and inverted yield curves are signals of the global slowdown that has been exasperated by trade disputes, Brexit, demographics and political instability.
During this presentation, we will overview the dramatic shift in market conditions and investors’ reactions to the heightened uncertainty. Additionally, we will delve into the nuances within the liquidity markets to enable cash managers to assess prudent investment process disciplines.

Session Track: Risk Management (RM)
Room: 327
Intended Audience: Intermediate

This session considers a typical scenario of a multinational company with currency exposures in several countries over the forecast horizon (e.g. 12 months). Reviewing historical and market-implied currency volatility, plus correlation among the various relevant currencies, we design risk measures that the company aims to reduce through a hedging program. After considering the cost of hedging of each currency, we can then establish an appropriate strategy that maximizes risk reduction relative to hedging costs incurred.

8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Registration Open
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Exhibit Hall Open

CTP Course 4: Financial Statements, Analysis and Decisions
Session Track: CTP Preparation (CTP)
Room: 201
Intended Audience: Beginner

How Modern Enterprise Billing and Pricing Drives Commercial Banking Success
Session Track: Banker Topics (BT)
Room: 202
Intended Audience: Intermediate

People and Productivity
Session Track: Banking and Relationship Management (BRM)
Room: 203
Intended Audience: Intermediate

Continued Evolution: Hedge Accounting Amendments and Update
Session Track: Risk Management (RM)
Room: 205
Intended Audience: Advanced

Familiar Patterns Reminding us of Now Familiar Solutions
Session Track: Investments and Liquidity Management (ILM)
Room: 206
Intended Audience: Beginner

Save Time, Money and Hassle with the Right Expense Tool
Session Track: Treasury Management Essentials (TME)
Room: 207
Intended Audience: Beginner

The Triangulation of ACH, Wire and Check Fraud
Session Track: Fraud and Compliance (FC)
Room: 324
Intended Audience: Intermediate

Navigating Global Trade and Tariffs
Session Track: Banker Topics (BT)
Room: 325
Intended Audience: Intermediate

Save on COGs, Gain Substantial Cash, Strengthen Your Supply Chain
Session Track: Working Capital Management (WCM)
Room: 326
Intended Audience: Intermediate

Mastering Currency Risk Management: 2020 Corporate Best Practices
Session Track: Risk Management (RM)
Room: 327
Intended Audience: Beginner

9:55 am - 11:25 am
Exhibit Hall Open / Break

CTP Course 5: Review of Basic CTP Calculations
Session Track: CTP Preparation (CTP)
Room: 201
Intended Audience: Beginner

Borrower Boot Camp: Advanced Loan Documents
Session Track: Corporate Finance (CF)
Room: 202
Intended Audience: Advanced

Cyber Fraud … But It Looked OK to Me
Session Track: Fraud and Compliance (FC)
Room: 203
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Sponsor: U.S. Bank

Attract the Right Talent: Be the Workplace of the Future
Session Track: Professional Development (PD)
Room: 205
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Sponsor: BMO

Letters of Credit: Ins, Outs, Ups and Downs
Session Track: International Treasury Management (INTL)
Room: 206
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Sponsor: PNC

Leaning in on Integration: A Treasurer’s Guide to Connectivity File Format
Session Track: Treasury Technology (TT)
Room: 207
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Sponsor: Bank of America

The Economy’s New Normal
Session Track: Banking and Relationship Management (BRM)
Room: 324
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Sponsor: J.P. Morgan

Modern Commercial Banking Redesigned
Session Track: Banking and Relationship Management (BRM)
Room: 325
Intended Audience: Advanced
Sponsor: Accenture

AP Automation- Payables Optimization Strategies
Session Track: Treasury Technology (TT)
Room: 326
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Sponsor: KeyBank

LIBOR Replacement, Here and Abroad – What You Should Do Now to Prepare
Session Track: Risk Management (RM)
Room: 327
Intended Audience: Intermediate

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Lunch & Keynote (Intern Presentation)

CTP Course 6: Money and Capital Markets
Session Track: CTP Preparation (CTP)
Room: 201
Intended Audience: Beginner

Unlocking Opportunities with ESG Investing
Session Track: Investments and Liquidity Management (ILM)
Room: 202
Intended Audience: Advanced

How International Payments are the Next Untapped Opportunity for Automation
Session Track: International Treasury Management (INTL)
Room: 203
Intended Audience: Intermediate

Unlock the Secrets of Merchant Card Fees
Session Track: Banking and Relationship Management (BRM)
Room: 205
Intended Audience: Intermediate

Disruptive Working Capital at Dawn Foods: from P&L to Cash-driven
Session Track: Working Capital Management (WCM)
Room: 206
Intended Audience: Advanced

Networking and Personal Branding to Achieve Success in Your Treasury Career
Session Track: Professional Development (PD)
Room: 207
Intended Audience: Intermediate

Advanced Analytics Applications within Financial Risk Management for Treasurers
Session Track: Risk Management (RM)
Room: 324
Intended Audience: Intermediate

Transforming Treasury at Groupon
Session Track: Treasury Management Essentials (TME)
Room: 325
Intended Audience: Intermediate

RPA in Treasury
Session Track: Treasury Technology (TT)
Room: 327
Intended Audience: Beginner

3:05 pm - 4:05 pm
Dedicated Exhibit Hall /Break

CTP Course 7: Collections, Concentration and Disbursements and Cash Forecasting
Session Track: CTP Preparation (CTP)
Room: 201
Intended Audience: Beginner

Three Ways to Make AP Treasury’s Strategic Partner
Session Track: Treasury Management Essentials (TME)
Room: 202
Intended Audience: Intermediate

Optimizing the Client Experience with Digital Payments
Session Track: Working Capital Management (WCM)
Room: 203
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Sponsor: U.S. Bank

To Hedge or Not Hedge: Evaluating the Risks of FX Exposure
Session Track: International Treasury Management (INTL)
Room: 205
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Sponsor: BMO

Powering New Experiences with APIs
Session Track: Treasury Technology (TT)
Room: 206
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Sponsor: PNC

Cybersecurity: Fortifying Defenses In an Increasingly Cyberworld
Session Track: Fraud and Compliance (FC)
Room: 207
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Sponsor: Bank of America

Real Time Payments: They’re Real, and Magnificent
Session Track: Treasury Technology (TT)
Room: 324
Intended Audience: Advanced
Sponsor: J.P. Morgan

2021 LIBOR Deadline: Are You Ready to Transition?
Session Track: Fraud and Compliance (FC)
Room: 325
Intended Audience: Advanced
Sponsor: Accenture

Key Barriers to RTP Adoption and How to Overcome Them
Session Track: Banker Topics (BT)
Room: 326
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Sponsor: KeyBank

Is Treasury Falling Behind the Fintech Curve?
Session Track: Treasury Technology (TT)
Room: 327
Intended Audience: Intermediate

CTP Course 8: Advanced CTP Math
Session Track: CTP Preparation (CTP)
Room: 201
Intended Audience: Beginner

Harvesting the US-Euro Interest Rate Differential
Session Track: Risk Management (RM)
Room: 202
Intended Audience: Intermediate

Smart Treasury – Using Technology to Transform Your Operations
Session Track: Treasury Technology (TT)
Room: 203
Intended Audience: Advanced

Embracing Great Talent: How Honoring Intersectionality Empowers
Session Track: Professional Development (PD)
Room: 205
Intended Audience: Beginner
Sponsor: BMO

Advanced Artificial Intelligence for Accounts Receivable
Session Track: Treasury Technology (TT)
Room: 206
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Sponsor: PNC

Driving Smart Growth with ESG principles
Session Track: Professional Development (PD)
Room: 207
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Sponsor: Bank of America

APIs: Plug and Play?
Session Track: Treasury Technology (TT)
Room: 324
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Sponsor: J.P. Morgan

Robots in the House: Disrupting Treasury with RPA and Artificial Intelligence
Session Track: Treasury Technology (TT)
Room: 325
Intended Audience: Intermediate

Next-Generation Payments: Automating the Corporate Payments Supply Chain
Session Track: Corporate Finance (CF)
Room: 326
Intended Audience: Intermediate

FX Options for Corporate Treasury Teams
Session Track: Risk Management (RM)
Room: 327
Intended Audience: Intermediate

4:15 pm - 11:59 pm
Exhibit Hall Dismantle
9:00 am - 9:50 am
CTP Course 4: Financial Statements, Analysis and Decisions

Session Track: CTP Preparation (CTP)
Room: 201
Intended Audience: Beginner

This session will cover the basics of financial planning and analysis, as well as other key financial and accounting concepts. The standard financial statements (balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows) are outlined as well as the use of ratio analysis to determine the financial health of the company. The important ratios covered include those related to liquidity management, debt management/coverage and asset management. In addition to financial analysis, this session will discuss performance measures such as return on investment, residual income and Economic Value Added (EVA).

– ETM5-Ch 08: Financial Accounting and Reporting
– ETM5-Ch 09: Financial Planning and Analysis

Session Track: Banker Topics (BT)
Room: 202
Intended Audience: Intermediate

Many critical aspects of a commercial banking relationship revolve around billing and pricing systems. The technologies banks implement to manage relationships with commercial customers can determine the success of those relationships. See how the Complete Billing System helps banks increase revenue, control risk, forecast demand and reduce costs—while positioning you for future growth and stability.

Session Track: Banking and Relationship Management (BRM)
Room: 203
Intended Audience: Intermediate

We will assess the current U.S. economy, addressing:

  • What full employment means
  • Critical business skills for navigating the new normal
  • U.S. structural growth: outlook for productivity and workforce growth
  • Policies and politics that could impact the business cycle
  • Warning signs of the next recession

We’ll present research into private-sector models of employing marginalized workers (those with criminal records), one of the largest opportunities to extend and strengthen economic expansion and address the labor shortage.

Session Track: Risk Management (RM)
Room: 205
Intended Audience: Advanced

The FASB continues to clarify Hedge Accounting rules through recent Exposure Drafts: One addresses LIBOR-reference rate reform while another clarifies the application of ASU 2017-12. In the latter, cash flow hedge items addressed are the change in hedged risk and documentation surrounding contractually specified components. Other topics include dual hedge status
(foreign-currency debt as both the hedge and hedged item), and the meaning of the term pre-payable. Complete with explanations and examples.

Session Track: Investments and Liquidity Management (ILM)
Room: 206
Intended Audience: Beginner

Treasury and finance professionals continually strive to maintain balance of safety/liquidity/yield in their operating, core, and strategic cash portfolios. With an uncertain global economy and recently increased Fed activity in support of the liquidity markets, there are signals being telegraphed that are reminiscent of 2008. Finding ways to insulate yourselves from repeats from more than a decade ago and other downside surprises should continue to be job one.

Session Track: Treasury Management Essentials (TME)
Room: 207
Intended Audience: Beginner

Employees spend hours organizing paper receipts that then go into spreadsheet, manual approvals and lengthy reimbursement periods.

Session Track: Fraud and Compliance (FC)
Room: 324
Intended Audience: Intermediate

ACH payment fraud has risen dramatically and is not the bank’s liability. Fraudulent payments cannot be recalled after 24 hours, making their prevention of utmost importance. Wire fraud has almost quadrupled since 2013, and 43% of BEC scams target wires. ACH and Wire fraud are both preventable with proper internal controls. Paper checks are still used by many companies and are the payment fraud method most used by criminals. Checks are targeted in 70% of BEC scams, double since last year. These disturbing trends reflect the “new normal” payments landscape. Fraud may shift between payment methods, but is not going away.

Session Track: Banker Topics (BT)
Room: 325
Intended Audience: Intermediate

Explain the financial challenges surrounding global trade, US/China tariffs, and strategic planning. Provide solutions/recommendations to mitigate financial and risk challenges.

(Will be pleased to provide details if selected)

Session Track: Working Capital Management (WCM)
Room: 326
Intended Audience: Intermediate

Demand for cash liquidity across the globe continues to increase, while access to capital continues to shrink for small and medium-sized businesses.

Fortunately, unexpected entities are filling the void.

Learn how corporations are putting trapped cash to use in markets, saving on COGs and utilizing expenses every day to fund the world’s businesses and their own balance sheets.

Session Track: Risk Management (RM)
Room: 327
Intended Audience: Beginner

This Currency Risk Management program addresses the fundamental concepts of corporate foreign exchange (FX) risk management. This informational session will share how to assess a company’s FX risk profile using a step-by-step analysis framework, the four approaches for managing currency risk, and the impact FX risk has on the financial statements. Participants will learn key terminology and best practices for incorporating company personnel, operations, resources, and policy into a world-class FX risk management program.

11:30 am - 12:20 pm
CTP Course 5: Review of Basic CTP Calculations

Session Track: CTP Preparation (CTP)
Room: 201
Intended Audience: Beginner

This session will involve an overview of CTP math. It will not be the first time formulas and calculations are introduced. Any math associated with the relevant topics covered in the earlier sessions will have already been discussed <u>in context</u>. The difference is that this session will focus on the more challenging formulas and calculations found throughout ETM5. Along with math tips and techniques for <u>all</u> CTP candidates, the instructors will specifically address overcoming the ‘fear factor’ for those CTP candidates who have had very little exposure to financial mathematics or for whom it has been decades since they last took a college course involving financial formulas and calculations.

Session Track: Corporate Finance (CF)
Room: 202
Intended Audience: Advanced

What is ‘market’ in loan documents is constantly changing. This session will outline a strategic approach to negotiating your term sheet and highlight specific negotiation tips — and traps — in loan documents for borrowers. We will walk through detailed examples of language to either avoid or request so that you will end up with maximum flexibility in running your business. These practical pointers will ensure the appropriate risk allocation between you and your lenders.

Session Track: Fraud and Compliance (FC)
Room: 203
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Sponsor: U.S. Bank

Business leaders continuously ask us how they can protect their organizations from fraud. As criminals escalate the use of business email compromise (BEC) as a way to target and prey on companies, it’s imperative to understand how the line of defense isn’t just software and firewalls anymore. Today, it’s an ‘all hands on deck’ effort; encompassing artificial intelligence, analytics, technological improvements and active awareness for employees.

Session Track: Professional Development (PD)
Room: 205
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Sponsor: BMO

Workplace changes, when done well can be a tremendous employee motivator and can create strong employee engagement. Changes to the corporate environment should be poised to attract and grow the retain the right talent that helps you continue to grow and compete successfully against competitors and emerging competitors.

Attendees will come away with the skills to understand their workforce, build a strong change management team and strategy, as they will play a critical role in adoption, and how to communicate internally and externally to brand the experience.

Session Track: International Treasury Management (INTL)
Room: 206
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Sponsor: PNC

Letters of credit are still used around the world for the purposes of mitigating payment risk, guaranteeing performance, bidding on projects and several other important areas. This session will review the letter of credit process, talk through what should be considered and discuss strategies for mitigating risk.

Session Track: Treasury Technology (TT)
Room: 207
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Sponsor: Bank of America

Integrating the treasury function into an ERP system can be challenging. Formats, delivery methods, different modules, many decisions need to be made and navigating the process can be overwhelming.

Session Track: Banking and Relationship Management (BRM)
Room: 324
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Sponsor: J.P. Morgan

Mr. Glassman will dissect the latest trends in the economy that businesses should know about, from trade dynamics to labor market fluctuations, inflationary pressures to the future of the economic expansion. He will provide relevant, timely insights on the world around you—all with a focus on breaking through the noise to help you navigate today’s business environment in the “economy’s new normal.”

Session Track: Banking and Relationship Management (BRM)
Room: 325
Intended Audience: Advanced
Sponsor: Accenture

Banks’ intent on winning in the global digital economy recognizes the need to offer a streamlined commercial lending experience— one that combines speed, simplicity, transparency and single-sourced data to originate more efficiently while minimizing risk to banks. Combining sales, onboarding, and implementation into a single platform can transform commercial lending.

Session Track: Treasury Technology (TT)
Room: 326
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Sponsor: KeyBank

Session Track: Risk Management (RM)
Room: 327
Intended Audience: Intermediate

Mandatory reporting of LIBOR will continue through 2021; but will LIBOR continue to be considered the representative rate through 2021? During this session, we’ll provide a brief overview of the status of changes to global benchmark interest rates. The discussion will center around what Treasury can do now to prepare themselves for the switch to and the mechanics of the US replacement rate SOFR that will require changes to asset classes throughout the organization.

2:10 pm - 3:00 pm
CTP Course 6: Money and Capital Markets

Session Track: CTP Preparation (CTP)
Room: 201
Intended Audience: Beginner

The different types of securities discussed include: coupon bonds, convertible bonds, preferred stock and different forms of common stock. The procedures involved in the actual issuance of these securities are covered as well as the role of investment bankers in the process. The session continues with a discussion of the calculations involved the pricing, valuation and yields of long-term securities.

– ETM5-Ch 05: Money Markets
– ETM5-Ch 13: Short-Term Investing and Borrowing
– ETM5-Ch 06: Capital Markets
– ETM5-Ch 19: Long-Term Investments

Session Track: Investments and Liquidity Management (ILM)
Room: 202
Intended Audience: Advanced

DWS has a proud heritage in responsible investing globally, managing over $54bn of ESG assets across multiple vehicles and regions. Most recently DWS won TMI’s 2019 Global Money Market Fund Innovation Award, after launching the first ESG MMF in the U.S. and integrating ESG across their global MMF lineup. Join us for an engaging discussion around the growth of ESG investing and the various types of solutions that can unlock opportunities in this dynamic market.

Session Track: International Treasury Management (INTL)
Room: 203
Intended Audience: Intermediate

Cross-border payments are growing more relevant as businesses move their money across borders with higher frequency. Same-day ACH and other payment trends are ramping up the speed with which businesses make payments. International payments are a huge untapped market opportunity for fintechs and banks alike. Learn how fintech specifically brings value and speedy innovation to international payments through transparent FX rates, automated remittances, and total visibility on payment status.

Session Track: Banking and Relationship Management (BRM)
Room: 205
Intended Audience: Intermediate

Many in treasury have become familiar with managing their banking fees through a review of account analysis statements. However the more expensive merchant card fees seem an impossible challenge. In this session, we will learn some best practices of effectively reviewing and controlling merchant card fees.

Session Track: Working Capital Management (WCM)
Room: 206
Intended Audience: Advanced

For many multinational corporations, effectively managing their working capital across numerous regions can be a significant challenge. Additionally, optimizing cash streams in a complex data environment can be a time-consuming process. The same issue goes for Dawn Foods, a global B2B bakery ingredient supplier with multiple entities & finance departments. We show how a company can go from P&L to cash-driven by using the right technology by use of an extensive case study.

Session Track: Professional Development (PD)
Room: 207
Intended Audience: Intermediate

As treasury professionals, you spend your lives safeguarding and investing your company’s money, but are you doing the same for you and your treasury career? You need to be your own career coach.

In this session, you will gain key insights from a global treasury recruiter who has advised corporate treasury professionals on how to advance their treasury careers for decades.
My session includes;

  • The Power of Networking
  • Effective Personal Branding
  • Becoming Your Own Career Mentor
  • What’s The Current State of the Treasury Recruitment Market?

Session Track: Risk Management (RM)
Room: 324
Intended Audience: Intermediate

Within corporate treasury, financial risk management is often misunderstood or viewed as a daunting task because team members are unfamiliar with available risk measurement, monitoring, and management tools and techniques. Learn about how advanced analytics can improve the financial risk management framework within your organization. Predictive analytics techniques can provide a strong foundation of KPIs such as CFaR and scenario analysis which can be implemented across the business units and corporate functions to identify, measure and manage risk in a volatile marketplace.

Session Track: Treasury Management Essentials (TME)
Room: 325
Intended Audience: Intermediate

In 2016, Groupon’s global treasury team faced an exciting opportunity to drive a transformation project in support of Groupon’s global consolidation strategy. Treasury was challenged with streamlining banking relationships and liquidity structures, while maintaining global cash visibility and controls. While supporting the business, Groupon Treasury uncovered further opportunities to drive significant automation, productivity, and digital transformation in collaboration with other Groupon finance teams.

Session Track: Treasury Technology (TT)
Room: 327
Intended Audience: Beginner

Using simple and advanced Robotic Process Automation tools to improve and automate processes.

4:10 pm - 5:00 pm
CTP Course 7: Collections, Concentration and Disbursements and Cash Forecasting

Session Track: CTP Preparation (CTP)
Room: 201
Intended Audience: Beginner

This session covers the basic areas concerned with how organizations collect, concentrate and disburse their funds. Included in this session is coverage of field deposit systems, lockbox collections, cash pooling, and different bank disbursement products. This session continues with a detailed discussion of cash forecasting, focusing on the calculations involved in this area.

– ETM5-Ch 12: Collections, Concentration and Disbursements; and Cash Forecasting
– ETM5-Ch 14: Cash Flow Forecasting

Session Track: Treasury Management Essentials (TME)
Room: 202
Intended Audience: Intermediate

It’s no secret the Accounts Payable department is often seen as a cost center by Treasury. Treasurers are focused on minimizing cash risk and maximizing cash returns, and paying vendors is not top of mind. But what if instead of being seen as a drain on cash, Accounts Payable was a strategic tool to help organizations (and treasurers) manage their cashflow better?

Session Track: Working Capital Management (WCM)
Room: 203
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Sponsor: U.S. Bank

Join us for a discussion of how an innovative approach would enhance your traditional consumer payment methods. Learn how other corporates have collaborated with their solution providers and internal partners to create an empowering and easy client experience while optimizing their payment processes. Understand the value that the latest trends in B2C payments are creating for businesses from faster payment network experts by discussing first to market B2C use cases and why they are gaining traction with corporates.

Session Track: International Treasury Management (INTL)
Room: 205
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Sponsor: BMO

While the simplest hedging practices are well understood and frequently used, Foreign Exchange (FX) risk can still be substantial. Understanding traditional FX hedging practices, as well as move advanced methods can be critical when mitigating risk.

This session will cover the risks of hedging and not hedging FX exposures, as well as provide insight into traditional FX hedging practices with forward contracts as well as more advanced practices using derivatives.

Session Track: Treasury Technology (TT)
Room: 206
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Sponsor: PNC

APIs are increasingly being used virtually everywhere in our daily lives to power unique experiences by aggregating data from multiple systems, companies, and processes. This session will discuss how API integrations with financial products are creating powerful solutions — and a competitive advantage — to businesses looking to differentiate the client experience. Real-life use cases and examples of how banks are stepping up to the plate by reimagining product delivery and access to their products through APIs will be shared.

Session Track: Fraud and Compliance (FC)
Room: 207
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Sponsor: Bank of America

Cyber Security and Fraud prevention are vital to the solvency of any organization.

With business email compromise and other threats costing $27 billion annually, it is critical to take preventive measures. Join us for an engaging discussion on the evolving landscape and hear several perspectives on the current market and best practices for risk mitigation.

Session Track: Treasury Technology (TT)
Room: 324
Intended Audience: Advanced
Sponsor: J.P. Morgan

Practitioners look at the current landscape and how Real-Time Payments are being deployed. This session will review use cases and real-life deployment, as well as the industries that are acting as the fast-adopters. Additionally, the dynamic of the percentage of Banks currently on-boarded, timing will be drawn from the ubiquity of the system and, importantly, how Request for Payment to request funds from counterparties will unfold (and how quickly it will be deployed). Finally, a review of RTP benefits and how both parties are benefiting, how practitioners can develop their own ROI models.

Session Track: Fraud and Compliance (FC)
Room: 325
Intended Audience: Advanced
Sponsor: Accenture

Transitioning from LIBOR represents a critical, complex challenge for banks. Many do not have a strategy in place to move their assets, contracts, and clients to the new rate structure, and manage the transition across the organization and the industry to reduce and mitigate risk. Having a proper understanding of risk exposure and a transition plan in place is critical for success.

Session Track: Banker Topics (BT)
Room: 326
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Sponsor: KeyBank

Session Track: Treasury Technology (TT)
Room: 327
Intended Audience: Intermediate

It’s an amazing time to be working in finance! There are so many new and innovative technologies that are fostering new capabilities. Artificial Intelligence; Blockchain; Robotic Process Automation and more!

How is the treasury management industry keeping up? Will new technologies disrupt the treasury field? Who will be ushering in these new technologies?

This session will discuss these questions and more! This will be an interactive session, so please bring your experience, questions, and opinions!

5:10 pm - 6:00 pm
CTP Course 8: Advanced CTP Math

Session Track: CTP Preparation (CTP)
Room: 201
Intended Audience: Beginner

This session will demonstrate methods used by test-makers to reverse equations. This does not apply to all formulas; however, it does apply to formulas that can be expressed algebraically. In addition, the instructors will demonstrate math shortcuts that will enable candidates to logically eliminate some of the answers on a math problem or to derive the answer without having to go through all of the steps. We will briefly discuss the materials from ETM5 that are NOT covered in these sessions, but which ARE covered in the supplemental handouts.

Session Track: Risk Management (RM)
Room: 202
Intended Audience: Intermediate

Increasing interest rate differentials between the U.S. and the Eurozone provide an incentive for multinational corporations to finance European operations with Euro-denominated debt. There are various ways of creating local debt, with different accounting implications associated with each. Additionally, new standards related to derivatives provide opportunities to take advantage of the interest rate differential, with minimal accounting complications. We’ll provide an overview of strategies related to these transactions describing real scenarios to demonstrate these principles.

Session Track: Treasury Technology (TT)
Room: 203
Intended Audience: Advanced

Exponential Technology continues to accelerate at an exponential rate. Robotic Process Automation, Artificial Intelligence, and Distributed Ledger Technology are mitigating risk, improving efficiencies and increasing Treasury’s overall value.

Smart treasuries are evolving, utilizing RPA in eliminating manual work, AI in mitigating risk and DLT in enabling smart contracts in becoming more transparent. Learn what is needed to take advantage of the latest technology. Gain insight into making this technology practical within your own organization.

Session Track: Professional Development (PD)
Room: 205
Intended Audience: Beginner
Sponsor: BMO

While companies have made great strides by putting inclusion and diversity at the forefront, there is still progress to be made. Significant research has paved the way for new opportunities for inclusion models, leadership development and tools for creating an empowered and authentic workforce.

This session will share insights on how to further advance inclusion within your organization and how to develop infrastructures that support multiple, impactful employee resource groups.

Session Track: Treasury Technology (TT)
Room: 206
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Sponsor: PNC

As companies continue to experience increases in electronic payments, it’s becoming more common for remitters to exclude remittance and deduction detail. New technology, including artificial intelligence, can connect the remittance detail with the associated payments, while also further interrogating the details to improve automated accounts receivable (A/R) posting “hit rates.” In this session, we’ll discuss challenges faced by A/R groups as the payment landscape changes and present strategies for improving the A/R posting hit rate.

Session Track: Professional Development (PD)
Room: 207
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Sponsor: Bank of America

Businesses of all sizes are integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices into their growth strategies. A focus on ESG can help a company understand the positive impact and manage the risks its operations have on customers, investors, employees, and communities. It is another way to assess the success of a company beyond the balance sheet and examine how it impacts the broader society at large. A company with a strong ESG program can gain credence among customers, especially millennials who seek to do business with responsible companies and attract younger employees who are seeking jobs with companies that share their value.

Session Track: Treasury Technology (TT)
Room: 324
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Sponsor: J.P. Morgan

Application program interfaces (APIs) are helping businesses open new pathways for innovation and growth. Learn how you can harness their capability to integrate with third-party services and deliver products to market faster while improving the customer journey.

Session Track: Treasury Technology (TT)
Room: 325
Intended Audience: Intermediate

In this session, our panel will discuss highly actionable ways to address financial automation that can create momentum to tackle the strategic initiatives of your CFO and Treasurer. By starting with low cost, low resource technologies such as RPA and APIs, your organization can gain some quick hits, both freeing up time and starting to cultivate a data-centric mindset. These experiences and project successes are the foundation for adding on strategic projects using emerging tech like Big Data and AI.

Session Track: Corporate Finance (CF)
Room: 326
Intended Audience: Intermediate

For the past 25 years, payers have been encouraged to make electronic payments to improve customer experience, realize cost savings and reduce check fraud.

In this session, attendees will hear from seasoned commercial payment veterans and a corporate end-user who will offer real-world examples of implementing innovative commercial payments strategies—including best practices for remittance messaging and streamlining accounts receivable/payable processing—as well as new strategies for automating the corporate payment supply chain.

Session Track: Risk Management (RM)
Room: 327
Intended Audience: Intermediate

Foreign currency options explained without complicated mathematics and the multiple benefits they may provide to treasury teams. We will cover straight forward approaches for using options to gauge market sentiment, simplify option structures, touch on hedge accounting applications, and explore advanced tactics to potentially exceed the economics of the indicative forward market.

9:00 am - 10:30 am
Workshop #1

Industry Round Table and Networking 
Rooms: 205-207

Power Influencing Skills 
Room: 324

Networking and Personal Branding to Achieve Success in Your Treasury Career
Room: 325

Leadership Training, Part 1
Room: 326

Professional Skills Training – Excel
Room: 327

Industry Round Table and Networking 
Rooms: 205-207

B2B Sales Training
Room: 324

Treasury Career Corner Live in Chicago!
Room: 325

Leadership Training, Part 2
Room: 326

Professional Skills Training – PowerPoint
Room: 327

12:00 pm
Conference Ends
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Industry Round Table and Networking

Industry Round Table and Networking
Rooms: 205-207

 

Speaker: Bill Chan
Room: 324

Napoleon Hill said, “Persuasion is the magic ingredient that will help you to forge ahead in your profession or business – and to achieve happy and lasting personal relationships.”  It is how people gain power and influence.   Persuasion and influence have changed over the years, you need to understand people’s mind-set, their decision-making process, and how creating win-win.

Speaker: Joy Crews Lubeck – MBA, PCC
Room: 325

  • Setting the Leadership Agenda for the 4X World
  • What is the 4th Industrial Revolution?
  • The Journey Begins With Us- SELF as LEADER
  • Self-Awareness: The #1 Predictor of Executive Success
  • Neuro-Science in the 21st Century
  • Who Do We Hold Ourselves to Be?
  • How Can We Create New Habits and Remain Authentically True to Ourselves?
  • How Can We Set the Agenda? Bring Others Along? Do the Right Thing?
  • Identify One NEXT Step You will Take to Create a New Habit?
  • How Will You Hold Yourself Accountable?

Speaker: Larry Kaufman
Room: 326

Join us as we welcome Larry Kaufman, Author of the NCG Factor, Regional Business Leader and LinkedIn International Speaker and Trainer. Larry will lead this interactive, fun and enlightening program for back to back 1.5 hour sessions with a break in between: Larry will debut his book, The NCG Factor: A Formula for Building Life-Changing Relationships from College to Retirement. He’ll share how financial executives can use the NCG Factor to build life-changing authentic and powerful relationships with your Board of Directors, internal colleagues, and FEI peers. Finally, he will conduct a hands-on LinkedIn 2020 demonstration to incorporate how LinkedIn can streamline the relationship-building process coupled with the NCG formula principles and best practices.

Speaker: Gina Nicolosi, PhD
Room: 327

Description coming soon.

10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Workshop 2 Description

Industry Round Table and Networking
Rooms: 205-207

Speaker: Bill Chan
Room: 324

This B2B sales training is to transform conventional selling from demand meeting to creating demand with insight and focusing on adding value to clients. The value-added sales must identify sales opportunities then sell the application that best fits the client’s situation along with knowing how to sell to each type of buyer. This program is tailored for experienced sales in the financial industry with a new focus to selling investments, corporate loans, and financial planning.

Speaker: TBD
Room: 325

Description coming soon.

Speaker: Larry Kaufman
Room: 326

Join us as we welcome Larry Kaufman, Author of the NCG Factor, Regional Business Leader and LinkedIn International Speaker and Trainer. Larry will lead this interactive, fun and enlightening program for back to back 1.5 hour sessions with a break in between: Larry will debut his book, The NCG Factor: A Formula for Building Life-Changing Relationships from College to Retirement. He’ll share how financial executives can use the NCG Factor to build life-changing authentic and powerful relationships with your Board of Directors, internal colleagues, and FEI peers. Finally, he will conduct a hands-on LinkedIn 2020 demonstration to incorporate how LinkedIn can streamline the relationship-building process coupled with the NCG formula principles and best practices.

Speaker: TBD
Room: 327

Description coming soon.

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