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Thursday, June 5

 

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. | OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS

The Big Pivot: How Business Strategy and Corporate Sustainability Fit Together

Andrew Winston, author of “Green to Gold” and “The Big Pivot,” recently released in April 2014, will discuss how environmental changes have both significant positive and negative impacts on business. Explore how companies can manage the profound challenges of a hotter, scarcer, more open world. Hear Winston provide a new roadmap to help executives create a more prosperous business, economy, and world.

Andrew Winston
Author
Green to Gold
Founder
Winston Eco-Strategies 

9:00 - 10:15 a.m.   |   GENERAL SESSION PANEL DISCUSSION

Treasury as a Change Agent 

Since the financial crisis, the treasurer continues to take on additional responsibilities including capital structure planning, enterprise-wide risk management and pensions. They are also more involved in business strategy overall. Using the recent AFP Survey on the Strategic Role of Treasury as a foundation, hear from several treasurers and CFO’s as they discuss treasury as a change agent.

Panelists: 
Craig Martin, Moderator
Executive Director
Corporate Treasurers Council

Scott Lampe, CPA
Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Hendrick Motorsports

Johan Nystedt 
Vice President & Treasurer 
Levi Strauss & Co. 

Steve Overholser, CTP, CPA
Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer
Great Clips, Inc

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   |   CONCURRENT ROUNDTABLES

Making Capital Allocation Decisions with Strategy in Mind 

As cash balances sitting on the books continue to grow, there is pressure from investors to repurchase shares. The real question is what should be done with it? Instead of looking at capital structure in isolation as an almost academic exercise, it is crucial to see how it integrates into the strategy of the business. The fundamental questions of how strategic initiatives affect capital structure and how capital structure supports those initiatives will be addressed.

Facilitators: 
Dana Laidhold
Principal & Treasurer
The Carlyle Group, LLC

Tina Kobetsky
Treasurer
VMware, Inc.

Managing Bank Relationships in a Changing Regulatory Environment

Dodd-Frank and Basel III have significantly shaped the financial landscape since their introductions in 2010. How have those regulations affected the banks and what does the new bank profitability model look like? What does that mean for banks’ corporate customers?

Facilitators: 
Greg Kavanaugh
Senior Vice President
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Rich Levin
Managing Director, Consumer and Retail
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Ryan O'Connell
Executive Director, Fixed Income Division
Morgan Stanley

Short-Term Investment Strategies

With continued ultra-low short term interest rates, changes in money market funds, and the less attractive potential for banks’ earning credits, what is the scenario for short term investing?

Facilitator:
Geoffrey Nolan
Head of Global Investments
eBay Inc.  

1:30 - 2:45 p.m.   |   CONCURRENT ROUNDTABLES

Intersection of Treasury, Risk and FP&A

Some of the findings from the recently published 2014 AFP Risk Survey describe the need for organizations’ FP&A, risk and treasury functions to interact more together and also integrate risk into the corporate strategy. This roundtable will be led by individuals responsible for both treasury and FP&A in their organization.

Facilitators:
Mario Rizzo
Senior Vice President & Treasurer
Allstate Insurance Co.

Christine Morris
Vice President, FP&A
Halliburton Company

Amit Singh
Vice President & Assistant Treasurer
Pfizer Inc.

Securitization as a Liquidity Management Tool

Even while many companies have large cash balances and credit markets provide ample opportunity at historically low rates, liquidity is still an imperative in corporate treasury. Hear how securitization can add an additional dimension to your liquidity toolkit, along with the latest developments in securitization from an accounting perspective.

Facilitators: 
Ferdinand Jahnel
Vice President & Corporate Treasurer
Henry Schein & Co.

James P. Gilligan, CTP
Assistant Treasurer
Great Plains Energy Inc.

Financing in a Rising Long-Term Interest Rate Environment

It’s no secret that non-financial corporations issued billions of dollars of bonds in 2013 and look to continue to do so as long term interest rates rise in the face of the Fed’s tapering. This session will explore the outlook for interest rates along with tactics for companies to lock in historically low rates.

Facilitators: 
Amol Dhargalkar
Managing Director
Chatham Financial Corp  

Doug Moore, CTP
Assistant Treasurer
ARRIS Group Inc.

Gavin Waugh, CTP
Vice President & Treasurer
The Wendy’s Company

 

3:15 - 4:30 p.m.   |   CONCURRENT ROUNDTABLES

Integration of Treasury—Post M&A

After a merger and acquisition is completed, does treasury’s work end or just begin? What does it entail to successfully integrate a new acquisition into the existing treasury setup? Integrating bank accounts and locking down the cash need to be addressed immediately, but what else?

Facilitators: 
Ritu Narula
Treasurer
Stericycle Inc.

Kirk von Seelen
Vice President & Assistant Treasurer
General Dynamics Corporation

Pensions: DB & DC Plans

According to a report from Mercer, the overall funding ratio of the S&P 1500 pension plans in the U.S. has reached 95% this year, up from 74% last year, so now what? Explore the latest issues and potential regulations with DB and DC plans with the head of CIEBA and the director of investment policy from one of those 100 largest plans. They will also discuss the strategies employed by many of the CIEBA members as it applies to both types of plans.

Facilitators: 
Deborah Forbes, CPA
Executive Director
CIEBA

Wayne Adams, CTP, CPA, CFA
Director of Investments
AT&T Inc.

Counterparty Risk Management - Risk in the Supply Chain

While there is always great discussion on financial counterparty risk, especially as it pertains to banking and investments, an equally critical risk is the supply chain. Many organizations today rely on contract manufacturers. What happens when a contract manufacturer or one of their plants closes and disrupts your supply chain?

Facilitators: 
Mike Connolly, CTP
Vice President & Treasurer
Tiffany & Co.

Mike Hodges
Vice President & Corporate Treasurer
Biomet, Inc.

Elizabeth St. Onge
Partner, Corporate & Institutional Banking
Oliver Wyman

 

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. | EXCLUSIVE DINNER

John G. Shedd Aquarium & Oceanarium

Hosted by Bank of America Merrill Lynch

 

Friday, June 6

 

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.   |   GENERAL SESSION PANEL DISCUSSION

Treasury Leadership: Attracting & Retaining Talent

Talent management and leadership in treasury is one of the most discussed issues at CTC roundtables and with AFP members. It is universal and applicable to everyone and anyone who manages or leads team. Participate in this general session discussion to share ideas about what you are doing to attract, develop and retain talent, and how it takes a strong leader to develop a high-performing team.

Facilitators:
Nilly Essaides, Moderator
Director, Practitioner Content Development
Association for Financial Professionals

Sean Bagan
Treasurer
Polaris Industries Inc.

Cris Barros, CTP
Treasurer
The Mosaic Company

Elizabeth Ewing
Partner, Financial Officer's Practice
Heidrick & Struggles

 

9:45 - 11:00 a.m.   |   CONCURRENT ROUNDTABLES

Cyber Risk: Protecting your Data and Network 

With the heightened awareness of cyber fraud, companies are increasingly looking at methods to prevent or retard outside attacks on internal systems, POS, critical infrastructure such as energy or water, and other data-sensitive information. This roundtable will explore the alternatives for insuring against cyber and network breaches.

Facilitators: 
Lisa Joublanc, CCM, CFA 
Vice President & Treasurer
Global Payments Inc.

Mary Guzman
Senior Vice President & E&O Practice Leader
McGriff, Seibels & Williams

Treasury Metrics

Measuring treasury performance is always a topic of interest. Hear from corporate treasury officers who have developed what they believe to be accurate, timely and relevant scorecards. Join the discussion on how you can improve your processes and measurements.

Facilitators: 
Ferdinand Jahnel
Vice President & Corporate Treasurer
Henry Schein & Co.

James P. Gilligan, CTP
Assistant Treasurer
Great Plains Energy Inc.

In-House Banking

Corporates are constantly striving for operating efficiency and control. Although in-house banks (IHBs) offer many advantages and benefits, there are often trade-offs, thus raising the question, “Is an IHB right for my organization?" Hear from a company who has established an IHB on the benefits as well as challenges with starting one.

Facilitators: 
Johan Nystedt 
Vice President & Treasurer 
Levi Strauss & Co. 

Fiona Deroo
Managing Director 
Bank of America Merrill Lynch    

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.   |   CLOSING KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Cyber Risk and Security – Is Your Organization Prepared?

In the wake of multiple data breaches across the retail sector, cyber security has become a top priority. What safeguards should you have in place? Could you restore the capabilities of critical infrastructure that were impaired by a cyber security event? Kory Bakken, special agent for the Chicago division of the FBI, will discuss the latest cyber criminal intrusions and how you can protect your systems, assets and data.

Kory Bakken
Special Agent
FBI, Chicago Office

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