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2010 AFP Annual Conference Sessions

For a copy of any of the sessions listed please contact Terica Adams, Training Programs Administrator at 301.961.8816.

1: 2010 AFP Treasury Benchmarking Program: Determining Your Treasury's Performance Level

Track: Treasury & Working Capital Management

Hear the results from the second survey in the AFP Treasury Benchmarking Program. This survey focused on the delivery of treasury operations processes and featured questions about key performance measures and the utilization of information technology solutions. The presenters will review the key findings of the study including the drivers, hurdles and benefits realized from treasury technology adoption.

Speaker(s):

Thomas Hunt
Director of Treasury Services
Association for Financial Professionals

Robert Eimers, CPA, MBA
Associate Partner
IBM Global Business Services

 

2: Inside Washington – AFP’s Government Relations, Legislative, Regulatory & 2010 Election Update

Track: Corporate Finance & Capital Markets

Now that Congress and the administration have redesigned our nation’s financial regulatory system, the impacts on treasury and finance are far and wide. This session targets treasury and finance professionals interested in the landmark legislation that recently passed through Congress; the impacts of that legislation; and the resulting regulation. Washington insiders and members of the Government Relations Committee will discuss the recent midterm elections and evaluate the impacts on our industry.

Speaker(s):

Jeanine H. Arnett
Government Relations Manager
Association for Financial Professionals

Joseph Meek, CTP
Vice President & Treasurer
Health Management Associates, Inc.

 

3: Top Down, Bottom Up Risk Best Practices to Elevate Your Treasury Team Overall Performance

Track: Risk Management

This session will discuss how Vanguard’s Fund Treasury Services approach to executing a ‘best in class’ risk management program, including implementation, execution and monitoring process provides the opportunity to elevate performance and mitigate risk. Areas affected include cash flow forecasting, payments, and cash and liquidity management. Learn how to apply effective risk program methods and tools to support strategic planning, technology innovation and increase overall professional growth and development.

Speaker(s):

Robert P. Freiling
Senior Manager, Fund Treasury Services
Vanguard

 

5: From Vision to Reality: Cognizant’s Global Treasury Center of Excellence

Track: Globalization

In 2008, Cognizant wanted to centralize its treasury processes into its India-based Shared Services Center (SSC), establish a global center of excellence for treasury operations and run an efficient and streamlined global cash platform. Working with its global banking partner, a scalable solution incorporating payables, receivables, spot FX and liquidity management was developed. Hear how Cognizant successfully completed this complex, global undertaking.

Speaker(s):

David C. Nelson
Vice President, Investor Relations & Treasury
Cognizant Technology Solutions

Tod J. Gordon
Managing Director
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

 

6: Accounts Receivable Process Management - What Can Be Done Differently

Track: Treasury & Working Capital Management

The accounts receivables process directly impacts working capital and sustains financial performance but is often overlooked because it is unpredictable and difficult to control. Today’s challenging economic environment is causing managers to revisit the A/R process and ask what can I do differently? Learn how best practices in six key areas: deposit, integration of every payment and remittance type, A/R matching, deduction management, cash application, and collections can truly optimize the receivables process.

Speaker(s):

Bob Tobiasson
Senior Director Financial Systems
U.S. Foodservice, Inc.

Michael Starble
Chief Operating Officer
Open Scan Technologies, Inc.

 

7: Career/Job Search Strategies for Financial Professionals in an Uncertain Market

Track: Career Development

This session will help treasury professionals focus on the steps necessary to plan a career in finance. An examination of the market and technical changes taking place in the treasury job search/career development arena; a review of the blocks/steps necessary to keep pace with the market and technology for treasury and risk management; and an overview of the market for job search/career development process will be covered.

Speaker(s):

Martin Campbell
President
M. Campbell Associates, Inc.

 

8: Revving Up Your Working Capital: AutoZone Evaluates Smart Safes to Streamline Operations

Track: Treasury & Working Capital Management

In this session, Autozone will discuss how remote deposit capture automates its cash-handling process, allowing for provisional credit of funds while cash remains on premises, enabling improved working capital efficiency. Examine how treasury built the business case, demonstrating how the solution would more efficiently manage cash deposits without allocating additional in-store labor, reduce training costs and enhance operating margins.

Speaker(s):

Steve G. Beussink
Assistant Treasurer
AutoZone

Wendy R. Fisher, CTP
Vice President of Sales
Fifth Third Bank

 

9: Simplifying Complex Treasury: Replacing Multiple Standalone Systems with One Strategic Platform

Track: Technology and Innovation

As the strategic role of treasury grows within an organization, the necessity to streamline complex treasury operations increases. Toyota Financial Services replaced standalone subsidiary systems with a bank agnostic. They also centralized the treasury platform, where banks compete on service and price to overcome integration and manual processes and improve STP and e-payments. Identify which key factors can help you decide whether simplification is necessary for your business.

Speaker(s):

Cindy Wang, CFA
Director, Treasury Systems and Operations
Toyota Financial Services

Mark Lewis
Director, Corporate Treasury
Wall Street Systems

 

10: Alliance Lite as a SWIFT Connectivity Platform

Track: Globalization

Occidental Petroleum Corporation utilizes local banks in their foreign operating locations in the Middle East, North Africa and Europe. In the process of establishing regional banking services with a single bank, Occidental found that the bank utilized different platforms in different countries, and therefore did not provide the efficiencies desired. Oxy signed up as a SCORE member of SWIFT and implemented the new Alliance Lite product to act as a multiple bank platform to initiate electronic payments. The presentation will describe the evaluation process, implementation issues, system interfaces and benefits of the system implemented.

Speaker(s):

William J. Luehrmann
Director, Treasury Services
Occidental Petroleum Corporation

Chuck Wiley
Director of Business Development
Trellis Integration Partners

 

11: Investing Cash: Opportunities in the Cash and Short Duration Markets in the New Normal

Track: Corporate Finance & Capital Markets

The dramatic dislocations in the cash markets have investors concerned about their short-term funding needs and investment options. This session will focus on the state of the economy and the impact on the cash markets as well as our outlook on the markets going forward. A framework that can be used to assess liquidity needs and asset allocation will be provided.

Speaker(s):

Paul Reisz, CPA
Senior Vice President
PIMCO

Robert W. Lau, CFA
Senior Director of Treasury
Informatica

 

12: B2B Payment Processing: The Efficient Frontier

Track: Payments

Large corporate billers with significant B2B payments have been challenged with the problem of efficiently processing an increasing number of electronic B2B payments without any manual handling. Kansas City Power & Light Company will explain how it proactively took the challenge to automate the handling of all types of B2B payments, resulting in reduced costs and improved working capital, and then marketed electronic payment alternatives to its business customers.

Speaker(s):

James P. Gilligan, CTP
Senior Manager, Corporate Treasury
Great Plains Energy Inc.

Nicolas A. Delgado
Vice President & Treasury Management Sales Consultant
Wells Fargo

 

13: Perspectives on Interchange and Card Acceptance in the Post-FinReg Era

Track: Payments

Interchange has been a contentious issue between merchants and card networks for a long time, but will the new financial legislation resolve the situation? The Federal Reserve has been given responsibility for writing new regulations for debit interchange and other card network rules that are likely to significantly impact market pricing. Will these changes bring explicit price controls, including pricing at par, or will it produce unintended consequences such as lower debit card usage by consumers? If prices are as expected driven significantly lower, what competitive actions will merchants, acquirers, issuers, and the networks take, and what are the likely consequences?

Speaker(s):

David Bellinger, CTP
Director, Payments
Association for Financial Professionals

Greg Worch
Senior Vice President
Chase Paymentech

Gavin Waugh, CTP
Vice President & Assistant Treasurer
Wendy’s/Arby’s Group

Elizabeth Robertson, CCM
Director of Payments Research
Javelin Strategy & Research

 

14: Featured Session: Prospects for the U.S. and Global Economies

Track: Corporate Finance & Capital Markets

Dr. Alan Blinder, Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University and former Vice Chairman of the Federal Reserve, will provide an overview of the state of the U.S. economy, the perspective of Fed policy makers and the likely future interest rate environment, along with an update on the impact to date of the new Administration's economic policies. Discussion will also include the implications for corporate Treasury operations and the extent to which FDIC insured deposit products can play a role in corporate portfolios.

Speaker(s):

Alan S. Blinder, Ph.D.
Vice Chairman
Promontory Interfinancial Network

No presentation available

15: A Road Map to Infrastructure Investing

Track: Pension & Benefits

As economic global growth resumes, infrastructure projects will offer attractive opportunities for institutional investors. This discussion will focus on how infrastructure investments can act as a diversifier in retirement plans due to infrastructure’s inflation protection and its lower long-term correlation with the broader equity and fixed income markets. Learn how institutional investors can gain exposure to infrastructure investments, which investment vehicles investors use most, and how to implement them.

Speaker(s):

John E. Q. Orner, CTP
Vice President,Treasury & Chief Investment Officer
BlueCross BlueShield of MN

Jay L. Rosenberg
Lead Portfolio Manager, Global Infrastructure Strategy
FAF Advisors

 

15A: Featured Session: How to Jolt Yourself Out of Career Cardiac Arrest

Track: Career Development

This session will pump you up, whether you’re in transition or want more out of your career in Treasury and Finance. Wall Street Journal columnist and author, Peter Weddle, is an engaging story teller with a provocative idea. He’ll show you why a regimen of "career fitness" is the only way to protect yourself in today’s economy and how you can implement such a program to increase both the paycheck and the satisfaction you bring home from your work.

Speaker(s):

Peter Weddle
Author
Work Strong: Your Personal Career Fitness System

 

16: Are Your Banks and Counterparties Up to Scratch? Developing Risk Models

Track: Risk Management

Counterparty risk has dominated the corporate agenda for the past 18 months and it has led to the creation of some clever in-house models to keep track of the health of your various counter-parties. This session will show you how some companies are mapping risk, the new set of metrics being applied, and how much trust one can put in the newly regulated rating agencies. You may not have resources to develop your own application, but here are some lessons to take away.

Speaker(s):

Ramon R. Uribarri, CTP
Global Treasury Analyst
International Paper Company

Marco Reategui
Director
RBS

 

17: Payment Collection and Bill Presentment: How SHPS Achieved a More Efficient and Secure Process

Track: Technology and Innovation

This presentation examines how SHPS employed a hosted-solution to reduce complexity and streamline payment collection, promote customer self-service, and lower administrative expenses. SHPS will share a roadmap for how they initiated change in core service delivery, added important financial discipline, built strategic bank partnerships and encouraged a high adoption rate while providing an exceptional customer experience.

Speaker(s):

Kevin Scarborough
Vice President, Finance
SHPS

Elena Syzmanski
Executive Director
J.P. Morgan

 

18: Reporting to the Board: Recent Trends in Investment Reporting

Track: Governance, Accounting & Compliance

Senior executives with finite time need financial reports that provide immediate access to pertinent data. Those tasked with providing executive-level reports must ensure they distill the most impactful information and generate actionable, transparent reports. This presentation will examine senior management needs and the tools and techniques that make Treasury professionals successful when reporting up to senior management.

Speaker(s):

David L. Atchley
Senior Manager, Global Investments
Cisco Systems, Inc.

Chris Growney, CFA
Co-Founder
Clearwater Analytics LLC

 

19: Gaining Control Over Trapped Cash in China: A Global Liquidity Management Program

Track: Globalization

Learn how Leggett & Platt, a company with 16 legal entities and substantial subsidiaries in China, yet head-quartered in the U.S., instituted a cash concentration entrust loan structure and a web-based liquidity and investment portal in order to monitor its entire China investment portfolio in the U.S. Learn how to develop a structure to maximize returns, minimize funds shortages and maintain greater control over liquidity management globally in your organization.

Speaker(s):

Andrew C. Bender
Manager of International Treasury
Leggett & Platt

Stephen E. Phelps, CCM
Executive Director
J.P. Morgan Treasury Services

 

20: Credit Risk Coming and Going

Track: Risk Management

Enterprise Risk Managers must understand the financial strength of their suppliers. While the nature of Procurement Risk differs from Selling Risk, common elements link analysis on both sides: Time span (contract, turnover), the nature of components/products (marketability and obsolesce), concentration (dependence) and counterparty financial strength. Participating credit professionals will discuss how their credit analysts serve the procurement process as well as the sales process and how they maximize the impact of their contribution.

Speaker(s):

Gary Haberman
Director of Research
Global Credit Services LLC

Joseph Prudente
Vice President, Worldwide Credit
Future Electronics Corporation

Joel M. Anderson
Corporate Credit Manager
Total Petrochemical USA, Inc

 

21: Taking a Card Program Global - A Case Study with Hollister Inc.

Track: Globalization

Hollister Inc., one of the world’s leading suppliers of healthcare products, will share the complete picture for taking its corporate card global. Hollister will discuss how the program achieved its business goals and examine the results of this initiative. What are the best practices for going global when considering a global card program and what are the benefits and considerations for implementation?

Speaker(s):

Sheila R. Johnson
Treasurer
Hollister Incorporated

Jennifer Petty
Senior Vice President & Senior Product Manager
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

 

22: Don't Spread the Peanut Butter Too Thin - Banking Relationship Diversification Vs. Consolidation

Track: Bank Relationship Management

During challenging economic times, many companies evaluate whether to consolidate or diversify their banking relationships. Determine the risks associated with bank relationships, credit availability, and managing multiple banking fees. Evaluate the pros and cons of diversity and learn best practices for effectively selecting your banking partners.

Speaker(s):

Kevin S. Boyle
Chief Financial Officer
SPT Inc.

Joseph Peterson
Senior Vice President
PNC Business Credit

 

24: Payments Advisory Group: CyberCrime May Be Headline News, But Traditional Payments Fraud Is Alive and Well

Track: Payments

This session will present recent data on payments related fraud affecting ACH, check, cards, and wire transfers and explore the intersection between cybercrime and payments fraud, e.g., how stealing online data such as account credentials is used to commit traditional frauds.Hear practitioners share their views on the current state of payments fraud and learn effective practices used to mitigate their organization’s risk of payments fraud loss at a relatively low cost.

Speaker(s):

Anita S. Patterson, CTP
Director of Treasury Services
Cox Enterprises, Inc.

Jerl L. Rossi, CTP
Director, Treasury Operations
Northrop Grumman Corporation

Nicholas F. Alex, CTP
Senior Vice President & Director of Product Management, Strategy & Development
SunTrust

 

25: SWIFT - Benefits and Considerations for Corporates

Track: Payments

This presentation will assess the corporate to bank messaging environment, providing context around how global banking trends in technology and trade have led to an increasing number of corporations embracing SWIFT as their preferred messaging platform. Explore the practical implications of moving to SWIFT, including benefits realized and lessons learned. Discuss financial benefits in terms of ROI and time to recover initial investments coupled with newly achieved operational efficiencies around risk mitigation and improved controls.

Speaker(s):

Peter Schmitz
Global Treasury Product Manager
Dell Inc.

Stephen Gehring
Regional Manager, West Coast
SWIFT Pan Americas

John Cowart, CTP
Vice President, Cash Management & Trade Finance Sales
Deutsche Bank

 

26: Getting Deals Done: M&A at Blackstone L.P.

Track: Corporate Finance & Capital Markets

Blackstone L.P. is in a unique position in the M&A industry- it serves as an M&A Advisor, Funding entity/private equity investor and also structures deals through their Business Development Group. Hear an update on trends in the industry, information on leveraged transactions and working with M&A as part of structuring overall capital management for a company.

Speaker(s):

Matthew B. Skurbe
Senior Vice President & Treasurer
The Blackstone Group L.P.

Thomas D. Stoddard
Senior Managing Director
The Blackstone Group

Paul Schlaak
Managing Director
The Blackstone Group

 

27: Cash Forecasting: How to Consolidate Regional Data into an Effective Global Cash Forecast

Track: Treasury & Working Capital Management

Cash forecasting continues to be a challenge for most companies. Learn the process that Chiquita Brands International, Inc. utilizes to generate an 8 week rolling global cash flow forecast including how they consolidate the data, the challenges they face, and how they deal with them.

Speaker(s):

Amy B. Lainge, CTP
Manager of Global Treasury Operations
Chiquita Brands International, Inc.

 

28: What Originators Really Want From Same-Day ACH

Track: Payments

With the emergence of the first material change in ACH schedules in 35 years, will a same-day ACH settlement service meet your needs as a corporate originator? Hear the perspectives from a corporate banker, merchant, payroll processor, payment provider, and ACH operator. Learn the business opportunities and financial impact on your organization. This discussion promises to be lively and biased.

Speaker(s):

Christopher W. Huppert
Senior Vice President
Wells Fargo

Karen Redwood
Director North America Markets, Global Core Payments
PayPal, Inc.

David K. Vogt, CTP
Treasury Operations Manager
Paychex, Inc.

Steven Cordray
Project Manager
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Jason A. Marshall
Senior Director, Payment Services
Walmart Stores, Inc.

 

29: Women in Finance - Opportunities and Challenges for Women in Finance

Track: Career Development

This session will provide you with insights from an interactive discussion on career opportunities and challenges. You will hear the highlights of the AFP's Women in Finance survey, which explores the impact of the recession on women's career opportunities and advancement. Each panelist will provide an overview of her career path including challenges and opportunities that each one faced throughout their careers.

Speaker(s):

Karen Peetz
Vice Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Financial Markets and Treasury Services
BNY Mellon

Carole A. DeNale
Senior Vice President & Treasurer
CVS Caremark

Janet Garrity, CCM, CFA
Vice President - Financing & Cash Operations
Verizon

Michael Connolly
Vice President and Treasurer
Tiffany & Company

Kevin A. Roth, PhD
Managing Director, Research and Strategic Analysis
Association for Financial Professionals

 

30: Positioning the 401(k) Plan for the Future

Track: Pension & Benefits

Once viewed as a supplemental savings plan, 401(k) plans are now an employee’s primary-or even their only-retirement vehicle. What should plan sponsors be doing to position their 401(k) plans for the future, manage risk, and avoid 401(k) plan pitfalls? Examine trends in 401(k) plan investments such as target date funds, capital preservation vehicles, inflation-protection funds, index funds, and self-directed brokerage accounts. Explore best practices in 401(k) plan fees.

Speaker(s):

Lori Lucas, CFA
Executive Vice President & Defined Contribution Practice Leader
Callan Associates, Inc.

Stacy L. Schaus, CFP
Senior Vice President, DC Practice
PIMCO

 

30A: Omnicom Group Inc.’s Centralized Deposit Services

Track: Treasury & Working Capital Management

Centralized Deposit Services (“CDS”) is a receivables solution developed by Omnicom Group Inc. that has enabled its agencies to close over 160 depository bank accounts, many with wholesale lockboxes. Through unique identification of all paper deposits and electronic receipts Omnicom’s US treasury center is able to process its agencies’ receipts through just two bank accounts that serve as receipt channels for ultimate credit straight through to receiving agencies’ in-house-bank accounts.

Speaker(s):

John R. Voorhis, CTP
Director of Treasury Operations
Omnicom Group, Inc.

 

33: A Chat with Your Public Company Auditor's Auditor

Track: Governance, Accounting & Compliance

Joseph St. Denis of the PCAOB will provide an overview about inspection programs designed to provide oversight for your public company auditor. Learn about high risk assessment areas that your auditors may be focusing on as you begin your financial statement audit. Insight on the PCAOB's standard setting agenda will also be covered.

Speaker(s):

Joseph St. Denis
Director, Research & Analysis
Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB)

 

34: Dealing with Financial Risks in Emerging Markets

Track: Globalization

As global institutions expand beyond domestic borders, emerging markets offer attractive prospects for revenue growth, margins and market share, yet introduce new financial risks, central to the value proposition of operating in the countries. Discuss some of the main challenges of doing business in emerging markets, such as, currency non-convertibility & illiquidity, central bank intervention, cross-border tax asymmetries, upward inflation pressures and general price instability, and determine hedge strategies for addressing the risks.

Speaker(s):

Ivan O. Asensio
Senior Vice President, FX Risk Advisory & Sales Structuring
HSBC Bank USA, N.A.

Sergio A. Cadavid
Corporate Treasurer
Jabil Circuit, Inc.

Greg Hebard
Assistant Treasurer
Jabil Circuit, Inc.

 

35: Accounting and Hedging in a Centrally Cleared World

Track: Governance, Accounting & Compliance

New regulation means the options for treasurers to hedge exposures are rapidly changing. While there are advantages to using clearinghouses, there are also concerns. The panelists will explain how FASB rules apply to cleared derivatives, the financial behavior of central cleared derivatives compared to OTC, and how to use cleared derivatives for hedging purposes, as well as provide a regulatory insight.

Speaker(s):

Alan C. Sobba
Chief Policy and Communications Officer
International Derivatives Clearing Group

Robert V. Foster, CTP
Manager, Treasury Accounting
Northrop Grumman

Salome J. Tinker, CPA
Director, Financial Accounting & Reporting
Association for Financial Professionals

 

36: Stop Re-Keying that Data: Selecting Treasury Technology to Save Time, Money and Your Sanity

Track: Technology and Innovation

This session will explore best practices surrounding selection of treasury management systems, trading platforms and SWIFTNet - all elements of an optimal treasury technology infrastructure. Attendees will learn how Campbell Soup Company approached their technology selection project, from pre-selection workflow assessment, definition of requirements, development of an RFP and evaluation of responses, to building a business case study for technology.

Speaker(s):

Laurie C. McCulley, CTP
Principal
Treasury Strategies, Inc.

Robert C. Knecht, Jr., CTP
Director - Treasury Operations
Campbell Soup Company

 

37: A Post-Modern Paradigm for Corporate Investing

Track: Corporate Finance & Capital Markets

No year more than 2008 challenged our assumptions about the role of cash in investment portfolios and on corporate balance sheets. Today, as we enter a new decade, our understanding and acceptance of risk is forever changed. Learn how money funds play a pivotal role in this new environment, and how regulatory reform will impact this critical short-term funding source.

Speaker(s):

Deborah A. Cunningham, CFA
EVP, Chief Investment Officer & Senior Portfolio Manager
Federated Investors

Kathleen A. Clune
Assistant Vice President and Assistant Treasurer
Pacific Life Insurance Company

Nancy L. Edwards, CTP
Treasurer
Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (WMAA)

 

38: Managing Risk and Improving Transparency of Balance Sheet Investments

Track: Risk Management

Corporate treasury investors are focused on tying all elements of balance sheet investing together to evaluate the total risk of their company’s portfolio. Learn how Western Union utilizes various methods to view risk and exposures across a variety of investment vehicles and counterparties, including bank deposits, mutual funds, and separate portfolios. By enhancing transparency, Western Union has been able to assess and manage risk, and proactively adjust their investment portfolio to changing market conditions.

Speaker(s):

Devin Parker, CTP
Director, Capital Markets & Investments
Western Union Treasury

Kevin E. Bannerton
Managing Director
DB Advisors

 

39: 2010 Financial Trends & Securitization Market Effects on the Supply Chain and Working Capital Performance

Track: Treasury & Working Capital Management

This session will focus on the changing financial trends, securitization and market conditions. Examine the impact on the Supply Chain and financial performance of companies. Availability, costs and alternatives in the financing or sourcing of funds to fuel the Supply Chain from the production of goods to sale and collection will be discussed. We will also discuss solutions, recent developments and key tools and metrics to manage and improve overall financial performance.

Speaker(s):

Guillermo Gualino
Assistant Treasurer
Flextronics International

John Ahearn
Global Head of Trade
Citi

 

40: Managing Interest Rate Risk in Troubled Times: A Treasury Panel

Track: Risk Management

With significant interest rate and capital structure volatility, firms have found difficulty managing interest rate risk over the past 2 years. Corporate treasury practitioners from diverse industries will discuss how each goes through the process of managing their interest rate risk. Topics include: determining fixed-floating mix target; best pricing from hedge providers; communications between treasury and accounting for any hedging transactions; and negotiating legal documents with potential hedge providers.

Speaker(s):

J Michael Bontrager
President and Founder
Chatham Financial

Karen M. Weller, CTP
Director of Derivatives
Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.

William M. Murray
Senior Vice President & Treasurer
U.S. Foodservice, Inc.

Mark J. Cvrkel
Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer
Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc.

 

41: Take Bank Fee Analysis & Bank Account Management to the Next Level!

Track: Bank Relationship Management

Effective Bank Relationship Management has never been more important. Not only have FDIC fees soared, but so have incidents of fraud. You need to know how much you’re paying for treasury services and who all your signers are. A blueprint for comprehensive bank relationship management will be provided that includes both bank fee analysis and bank account management. Recent developments will be covered, including interest on reserves, and electronic bank account management.

Speaker(s):

Stephen J. Weiland
VP, Strategic Development
The Weiland Financial Group, Inc

Daniel D. Gill, CTP
Director of Corporate Systems
The Weiland Financial Group, Inc.

 

42: Making Payments to Beneficiaries in Developing Countries

Track: Payments

Developing countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Central and Latin America, among others, are key destinations for payments including vendor payments, payroll, dividends, incentives, insurance claims, and social security and pension payments to retirees. Making payments to beneficiaries in these countries can present unique challenges as many emerging nations lack proper infrastructure and technology to deliver seamless straight through processing of cross-border payments originating from the United States or Western Europe. To make matters more complicated, these developing countries have currencies that are considered “exotic” and not traded freely or can be faced with political uncertainty, economic weakness or natural disaster. Nevertheless there is a way to make payments to these locations.

Speaker(s):

Ronni Horrillo
Assistant Treasurer
Google, Inc.

Deepa Palamuttam
Director, Treasury Controls & Operations
Intel Corporation

Diane S. Reyes
Managing Director, Global Payments Head
Citi

 

43: The Case for Corporate Involvement in Developing Payment Standards

Track: Payments

This session will focus on X.9, an ANSI-accredited organization that develops standards for the U.S. financial services industry. Hear about new X.9 contributions relevant to the corporate treasury function, such as: development of a format for an optional U.S. IBAN Standardization of BAI bank codes and the security enhancement of card payments.

Speaker(s):

Claudia S. Swendseid
Senior Vice President
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Donald E. Davis
Treasury Project Manager
Intel Corporation

Dodd Roberts
President & CEO
Merchant Advisory Group

Susan Boeri
Manager, Product Management
GE

 

44: The ACH Network: Opportunities for Corporate Users

Track: Payments

Businesses transact trillions of dollars annually using the ACH Network. Learn how businesses can gain value from ACH and streamline payment operations; how new ACH applications and recent enhancements can benefit evolving business payment needs; how ACH can be leveraged for international, healthcare, B2B, and mobile payment opportunities. Hear a practitioner’s view of successful strategies for increasing use and benefits from electronic payments and payment networks.

Speaker(s):

Janet O. Estep
President & CEO
NACHA -- The Electronic Payments Association

Yumi Clark
Group Manager
Intuit, Inc.

 

45: Featured Session: What the Science of Motivation Can Teach You about High Performance

Track: Career Development

The general belief is that performance is inspired by external rewards, financial and otherwise. In his latest New York Times best-selling book, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, Daniel Pink turns this conventional wisdom on its head. Pink examines 40 years of research in behavioral science that calls into question how we run our businesses, our schools and many aspects of our lives. His thinking will reshape how treasury and finance organizations operate and how to navigate your career in the industries.

Speaker(s):

Daniel Pink
Best-Selling Author
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

No presentation available

46: Managing Cash in Emerging Markets

Track: Globalization

Although some global corporations have found cash management solutions when operating in emerging markets, there is still a struggle to replicate the same model country-by-country. It is essential to achieve and maintain greater levels of efficiency in managing and accessing cash, especially for corporations with a presence in the Emerging Markets. Hear from a corporation operating in China, who will identify the driving factors, obstacles and possible solutions to manage cash and increase visibility.

Speaker(s):

Bruce Robertson
Assistant Treasurer
Westlake Chemical Corporation

Cristina Pintado
Director Working Capital Sales
Standard Chartered Bank New York

 

48: Why the CTP Credential?

Track: Career Development

AFP’s Certified Treasury Professional certification signifies your mastery of a rigorous body of treasury, cash and risk management knowledge, viewed by employers as a best practice for finance departments. Hear practitioners discuss why they chose to earn the CTP, how they prepared for the exam and some benefits of holding the credential. Employers will discuss why they encourage their staffs to pursue the designation.

Speaker(s):

Sally Smedal, CTP
Chief Financial Officer
G.L. Mezzetta, Inc.

James V. Harrison, CTP
Director of Cash Management
Progressive Casualty Insurance Company

Kurt Peters, CTP, CPA
Treasury Manager
Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc.

John D. Penner, CTP
Senior Manager, Payables Solutions & Integrated Services
Scotia Bank

 

49: Derivative Accounting Convergence: The Path from Where We Are (US GAAP) to Where We Are Headed (IFRS)

Track: Governance, Accounting & Compliance

With the expectation of worldwide accounting standards on the horizon, US GAAP and IAS (International Accounting Standards) are both moving toward a similar framework. This session provides an overview of the path corporate hedge programs might need to follow starting with the current interpretation of FAS 133 (ASC 815) through the recently issued exposure draft and then on to IAS 39 and what the worldwide standard could look like.

Speaker(s):

Helen Kane
President
Hedge Trackers, LLC

Peter Chau
Senior Financial Analyst
Google, Inc.

 

50: A Hidden Risk: Counterparty Credit Risk in the Supply Chain

Track: Risk Management

This presentation will discuss a risk that is easily forgotten and may not be adequately addressed in many manufacturing or processing industries: supplier default. The default of a supplier can create supply chain disruptions and/or added costs, yet supplier are rarely examined for credit worthiness with the rigor applied to buyers. This presentation will discuss how to identify and quantify supplier default risk, along with a range of mitigation strategies. Dr. Carrera Panizzo will provide perspectives on how such risks can be managed for a multi-billion dollar supply chain.

Speaker(s):

Jose Manuel Carrera Panizzo
Chief Financial Officer
Petroleos Mexicanos Internaticional (PMI)

Michael J. Denton
Partner
Oliver Wyman

 

51: Equipment Leasing: How to Negotiate a Contract and Avoid Hidden Costs

Track: Corporate Finance & Capital Markets

In evaluating equipment leases, most companies perform a lease vs. buy analysis to negotiate the lowest rent possible. However, they later find out about additional expenses and higher rent payments when trying to move, upgrade or return the leased equipment. Hear from Flextronics, the largest Electronic Manufacturing Service Company, and an experienced independent Lessor who will share contract negotiation best practices to avoid the most common "gotchas" in lease arrangements.

Speaker(s):

Guillermo Gualino
Assistant Treasurer
Flextronics International

Greg V. Tuman
Account Executive
CSI Leasing, Inc.

52: Getting 21st Century Functionality Out of Your 20th Century Systems

Track: Payments

Businesses need 21st Century disbursement capabilities to stay competitive but are saddled with legacy systems that limit them. Come learn about solutions that can co-exist with and extend the life of your systems. Discussion will include examples of automation and streamlining that saved one company $100,000+ a month. Panelists will review manual versus straight through processing opportunities for many functions.

Speaker(s):

Daniel W. Ellecamp, CTP, AAP
Treasury Analyst
AAA Northern California, Nevada, Utah

Bill Clausen
Vice President
Prelude Software

Frank D'Amadeo
Assistant Treasurer
Consolidated Edison

 

53: Successfully Integrating Two Treasuries: A Pinnacle Award Winner’s Approach

Track: Technology and Innovation

Republic Services successfully merged two treasury departments (Allied Waste and Republic Services) and implemented a new treasury management system at the same time. Having used limited resources and a defined process for success, Republic Services shares their methodology with you. Learn how you can lead an implementation with minimal resources (IT/Treasury) and what steps will result in a successful implementation!

Speaker(s):

Tracey Ferguson Knight
Head of Corporate Treasury Operations
Thomson Reuters

Marsha A. Lacy, CTP
Assistant Treasurer
Republic Services

 

54: Dissecting the Prime Institutional Money Fund: Conducting Due Diligence on Money Fund Investments

Track: Governance, Accounting & Compliance

In light of severe credit events and regulatory reform for the money market fund industry over the past year, this session will cover how to apply fundamental credit analysis techniques to assess specific risks in prime institutional money funds. Also, learn how one treasury team strategically manages money market fund investments as part of its overall cash portfolio allocation and conducts due diligence prior to making money fund selections.

Speaker(s):

Trey Huffman, CFA
Treasurer and VP, Corporate Development
EarthLink, Inc.

Lance Pan, CFA
Director, Investment Research
Capital Advisors Group

 

55: Optimizing Global Treasury Operations in an ERP Environment

Track: Globalization

In these times of turbulent financial markets, how can Treasurers have a greater impact in a global organization? Learn how S.C. Johnson & Son, one of the world’s largest makers of consumer chemical products, uses an integration of treasury management, cash management, and in-house banking functions to standardize processes, develop strategic competencies and reduce risk throughout their organization.

Speaker(s):

James J. Chwala
Assistant Treasurer
S.C. Johnson & Son

Peter Wolf
Managing Principal
e5 Solutions Group, LLC

 

56: What Your MBA Didn't Teach You: Political, Social, and Mentoring Skills

Track: Career Development

Achieving career success in treasury and finance takes more than hard work, a good education, and training. Non-traditional business skills, including political, social, and mentoring skills can differentiate an individual from the competition and provide the necessary skills to improve career success. Understand what these skills are, how using them positively affects career success, and learn the best way to implement them!

Speaker(s):

Linda J. Taylor, Ph.D., CTP
Marketing Excellence
ExxonMobil Chemical Company

 

57: Delivering Cash Solutions: The FedEx Way

Track: Treasury & Working Capital Management

For organizations that process coins, currency and checks collected from multiple locations, issues surrounding processing efficiency and security present significant daily challenges. In this presentation, FedEx will share their best practices in implementing a virtual vault solution to streamline cash handling and improve internal controls for their 950+ World Service Center locations, while dramatically enhancing the safety and security around the cash handling process.

Speaker(s):

Harold D. Davis, CTP
Staff Director, Global Cash Management
FedEx Corporation

Katherine A. Ebacher
Vice President
Fifth Third Bank

 

58: Applied FX Risk Management

Track: Risk Management

This session is designed for those wishing to gain an understanding of FX risk management. It identifies methodologies for risk quantification, as well as policy and program development. The speakers will discuss practical approaches for managing FX exposures, the critical components of an effective FX program, how to measure FX risk, and evaluate hedging instruments. The discussion will include examples of actual situations.

Speaker(s):

Peter Van Dyke
Senior Manager, Finance
Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada

Amarjit S. Sahota
CEO
Klarity FX

 

59: IAT - A 360 Degree View: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, The Beautiful

Track: Payments

Last year, new International ACH Transaction (IAT) rules went into affect, impacting the way credit and debit payment instructions are exchanged across national borders between an originator and receiver. This session will examine compliance from a corporate perspective and discuss the business implications of deployment. Hear practical suggestions on how to apply the new rule to various business lines across a company, how to formulate an approach for ongoing adherence and the impact of non-compliance.

Speaker(s):

Rossana Salaris
Principal
Radix Consulting

Jim Dana, AAP
Banking Project Manager
ADP, Inc.

Steven E. Bernstein
Executive Director
J.P. Morgan Chase

 

60: Multi-Channel Bank Account Management

Track: Technology and Innovation

How long does it take to open an international account?...If you ask different banks and providers, you will receive different answers. Learn how Electronic Bank Account Management across the globe can help your organization be more efficient. Participants will receive an update on the international standardization and technology for the management of bank accounts across multiple regions and banks. The session will address the global drivers and how it has impacted the development and launch of an automated solution. Learn how Electronic Bank Account Management offerings address worldwide problems that arise from paper and manual intensive processes.

Speaker(s):

Barbara Quiroga
Director, Cash Operations
Delta Airlines

Hilary L. Ward, CCM
Global Product Manager
Citi

Stacy A. Rosenthal
Head of Corporate & Payments Strategy
SWIFT

 

61: Is Your Company Able to Withstand a Cyber Attack and the Resulting Fraud Against Your Firm?

Track: Payments

Cyber attacks and fraud are getting more sophisticated every day. Learn the results of a cyber attack and fraud exercise with hundreds of financial institutions, corporates, retailers, and other participants. This session will include a description of the exercise, provide a synopsis of the results, and discuss the conclusions drawn. It will identify potential weaknesses and mitigation techniques for your company. You’ll learn warning signs to be aware of, what to watch out for, and who to contact when you suspect you’ve been attacked.

Speaker(s):

Fred L. Butterfield, CTP, AAP
Treasury Manager
Trust Company of America

Bradley D. Larson, CTP
Vice President, Global Treasurer
Claire's Stores, Inc.

Bill Nelson, CCM
President & CEO
Finance Services-Information Sharing & Analysis Center

 

62: Best Practices - Pre-Funding and "Derisking" the DB Pension Plan

Track: Pension & Benefits

Examine the source of capital including fixed and variable rate debt and discuss optimal post-funding investment strategies to reduce risk. The focus will be on how organizations are facing the funding shortfall within their DB pension plan and the need to consider the advantages of pre-funding the plan to 100% using various borrowing strategies.

Speaker(s):

Weldon Gage
Vice President, Finance
Texas Children’s Hospital

Christopher S. Carabell
Managing Director, Institutional Investment & Advisory Services
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

 

64: The Treasury Challenge - Battle of the Regional Presidents

Track: Treasury & Working Capital Management

Using a game show format, a competition among panelists will focus on questions related to Treasury trends, developments and best practices. After each question is answered, there will be a short discussion related to the question.

Speaker(s):

Philip L. Mattes, CTP
Director of Treasury
CareerBuilder LLC

Susan Donatello, CTP
Director of Treasury
Donlen Corporation

Timothy T. Hesler, CTP
Director, Treasury & Risk Advisory Services
KPMG LLP

Ellen J. Doucette
Vice President, Cash Management
TD Bank

 

65: Accounting Update

Track: Governance, Accounting & Compliance

This year has been one of change as the U.S. attempts to converge with international accounting standards. This session will explore the impact of regulatory and political influence on the accounting standard setting process and discuss emerging accounting topics to include fair value measurement, derivatives, taxes, leases, convergence of IFRS and other emerging issues.

Speaker(s):

Richard A. Schreiber, CPA
Partner
BDO

Salome J. Tinker, CPA
Director of Accounting & Financial Reporting
Association for Financial Professionals

 

66: Canadian Payments Landscape - 2010

Track: Payments

The payments industry is continually changing in response to diverse market drivers, new players and emerging processes. The year 2010 will see The Canadian Payments Association releasing its Long Term Payments Strategy - VISION 2020 and embarking on its implementation. The findings and results of this year long study will be presented, as well as the other developments such as PAD rule changes, Bill Payments, etc.

Speaker(s):

Mo Jansons
Director, Interbank Operations & Industry Affairs
Royal Bank of Canada

Geoffroi Montpetit
Director, Public Affairs
Canadian PaymentsAssociation

 

67: The Factoring (R)Evolution: A Viable Way of Managing Your Cash

Track: Treasury & Working Capital Management

The factoring industry is booming due to tight credit markets and fierce competition. The over 1,000 factors in the U.S. are in three basic categories: institutional, independent national, and local. New factoring solutions offer additional flexibility, new online exchanges, and reduced fees. Further market analysis and case studies will show that factoring provides a reliable unlimited credit line needed to grow a business.

Speaker(s):

Sarsha J. Adrian
Senior Consultant
Graber Associates LLC

Blaine Waugh
National Sales Manager
Riviera Finance

 

68: You Can Never Plan Enough - Building Your Treasury Operations Business Continuity Plan

Track: Risk Management

Most organizations have detailed emergency plans. But are these plans solely focused on the financial activities of the business? How do you manage your treasury operations if you can't get to the office? Learn how the City of Los Angeles developed an assessment model to take a global view of its treasury needs and related financial processes, as well as financial support for emergency responders, in order to build a comprehensive business continuity plan that is scalable for any disruption.

Speaker(s):

Crista E. Binder, CTP
Assistant Treasurer
City of Los Angeles

Stefan Jaskulak, CTP
Deputy Chief Financial Officer
City of Atlanta

 

69: Effective Capex Management - Challenges and Success Factors

Track: Corporate Finance & Capital Markets

Capital Planning and Capex Management are vital functions for growth. It can be hard to find the balance between "within schedule launch or deployment" and "staying within the budget". This presentation will share lessons learned and insights gained from management and oversight of nearly $2 billion in capital spending for two major expansion projects by one of the fastest growing US wireless carriers: Cricket Wireless. The importance of effective planning and forecasting will be highlighted.

Speaker(s):

Sultana Akkan Kassegne
Sr. Finance Manager
Cricket Communications, Inc.

 

70: Powering Up Receivables: Using a 21st Century Lockbox Technology to Improve Treasury Processes

Track: Treasury & Working Capital Management

In this presentation, Detroit Energy will share their best practices in moving a million-plus items per month from an in-house process to a state-of-the-art, outsourced lockbox solution to streamline their account receivables. Detroit Energy will discuss how using the latest technology improved their cash cycle through accelerated payment posting and collection, increased controls, expedited research through Web-based reporting, and automated postings from a returns perspective, as well as a physical payment posting perspective.

Speaker(s):

Phyllis J. Bartell
Treasury Supervisor, Accounts Payable Invoice Processing
DTE Energy

Debi Segars, CTP
Vice President, Treasury Management
Fifth Third Bank

 

71: The Global Economy and Known Unknowns in Commodity Risk

Track: Globalization

This presentation will focus on an outlook for major capital and commodity markets. Special attention will be paid to commodity markets including oil, natural gas, and metals, and will focus on some of the major risks and known unknowns. There will be a discussion of actionable takeaways, including suggestions to manage major market risks, as well as suggestions based on client work to find upside opportunities in the current phase of the business cycle.

Speaker(s):

Jason M. Schenker, CFP, ChFC
President
Prestige Economics LLC

 

72: Best Buy Streamlining Treasury Best Practices Utilizing Electronic Bank Account Management

Track: Bank Relationship Management

Managing your company’s legal entities, multiple bank accounts, and corporate signers is easier than you’d expect. Electronic Bank Account Management (EBAM) helps to streamline account opening and management processes, improves internal compliance, and brings your company closer to Straight-Through-Processing (STP). Discussion will focus on the criteria used for selecting an EBAM solution and how this has allowed Best Buy to drastically reduce financial risk.

Speaker(s):

Paul R. Kirby
Assistant Treasurer
Best Buy Co., Inc.

Karen Wendel
Chief Executive Officer
IdenTrust

 

73: A Veteran's Report from the Trenches: Tips to Successfully Implement a Treasury ERP

Track: Technology and Innovation

Hear an open and frank discussion of a multi-year ERP Treasury implementation. The focus will be on the experiences and observations of what causes the success or failure of an implementation. Topics will include: selecting an implementation partner, selecting an implementation team, potential issues that come up during implementation, and implementation steps.

Speaker(s):

Sharon L. Campbell, CTP
Assistant Treasurer
Commercial Metals Company

Nicole T. Cumberbatch, CTP
Power User/IT Communications Coordinator
Commercial Metals Company

 

74: Payments Advisory Group: Information Security-It’s More Than Just PCI

Track: Payments

Treasury plays a key role in the Payment Card Industry Digital Security Standard compliance process. However, Treasury should focus on PCI DSS compliance as part of a larger information security challenge-protecting Personally Identifiable Information (PII). This session will build upon the speakers’ own experiences developing programs to protect PII, providing an open discussion of what PII is, where to look within your organization to find hidden PII, and steps you can take to help protect data.

Speaker(s):

Rue A. Jenkins
Assistant Treasurer
Costco Wholesale Corporation

Terry W. Crawford, CTP
Senior Vice President & Treasurer
AMC Entertainment, Inc.

 

75: Best Practices in Risk Management

Track: Risk Management

The global financial crisis may have passed but market volatility and uncertainty is here to stay. See how the industry leaders VISA, Ford Motor Company and Reval approach risk management from start to finish. From exposure management to hedging to hedge accounting and systems, learn what works and what doesn't.

Speaker(s):

Jiro Okochi
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
Reval

Alan L. Weindorf
Senior Business Leader, Global Treasury
Visa, Inc.

Dennis Tosh
Director, Global Trading & Automotive Risk Management
Ford Motor Company

 

76: Using Technology to Master Your Cash Position

Track: Technology and Innovation

Hear how different technology options (treasury workstation or a bank-proprietary solution or even a spreadsheet) for cash management and forecasting are enabling treasury to take control of their operations while making complex processes more efficient and consistent. With so many available options, it’s difficult to know which is best for various business models? Find out, through a panel discussion, how fellow treasury practitioners made the selection for their organization and compare and contrast the choices.

Speaker(s):

Milton Santiago
Senior Vice President and Portal and Treasury eCommerce Executive
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Debra A. Kaya
Manager, Treasury - Global Cash Operations
Cisco Systems, Inc.

Kevin C. Leader
Principal Vice President and Treasurer
Bechtel Group, Inc.

Cindy M. Reins, CTP
Assistant Treasurer
Lowe's Companies, Inc.

 

77: Women in Finance - Women's Progress: How Women Are Wealthier, Healthier and More Independent Than Ever Before

Track: Career Development

* This session is not approved for CTP/CCM re-certification credits.

After years of struggle, the feminist movement in the United States has made tremendous strides in advancing the causes of women around the world. But rather than stand for niche issues, Michelle Bernard argues that American women need to move beyond “the feminist ethos of victimhood” and recognize that ALL issues are women’s issues. From her recent book, Women’s Progress: How Women Are Wealthier, Healthier and More Independent Than Ever Before, Bernard shows that the paradigm has shifted and that American women have made remarkable progress in today’s society. With astounding successes reached in business, politics and culture, Bernard makes the case that in the United States, the feminist movement needs to move more toward advancing issues that build strong families and communities — even a stronger nation — rather than relying on the feminist mantra of days past.

Speaker(s):

Michelle Bernard
CEO
Independent Women's Forum

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78: Risk Budgeting

Track: Pension & Benefits

In this session, a case study will be presented on how AT&T prepared and implemented a risk budget for its Pension Plan of $46 billion. Discussion will focus on the shift to a dynamic asset allocation.

Speaker(s):

L. Wayne Adams, CTP, CPA, CFA
Director-Investment Policy and Risk Management
AT&T

 

80: Practical Aspects of Managing Carbon Assets & Liabilities

Track: Risk Management

Local, State, Regional and National Environmental Regulations are impacting a greater number of organizations. Under currently proposed US legislation over 30,000 facilities will be required to report their CO2 emissions. Quantifying the liability (emissions) is only half the battle. Economically and efficiently managing the matching assets is becoming the more difficult task. Learn about different portfolio based approaches to acquiring the carbon assets and the administrative tools at your disposal.

Speaker(s):

James E. Balsan
Managing Director, Environmental Innovation Solutions
BNY Mellon

Thomas M. John
CEO
Carbieon LLC

Richard Anderson
Senior Director
NextEra Energy Resources

 

81: Optimizing Cross-Border Banking Between Canada and the US

Track: Globalization

There are fundamental differences between the Canadian and American banking and payment systems as well as varying regulatory requirements. Understanding the cross-border environment can prove to be very challenging. Learn about the key differences in clearing, payment and reporting systems, and the regulatory requirements that need to be followed as well as how to ensure you employ the appropriate treasury management tools on both sides.

Speaker(s):

Robert W. Forsyth, CMA
Director of Treasury
Impark

Brian G. Ford, CTP
Vice President, Payments and Cash Management
HSBC Bank Canada

Andrew N. Yeates
Senior Vice President, Payments & Cash Management
HSBC Bank USA

 

82: Are Your Financial Reports Auditor-Ready? Transparent and Independent Valuations

Track: Governance, Accounting & Compliance

In today’s challenging financial climate, where the need for better risk management is driving increasing scrutiny from stakeholders and regulators, financial accounting standards in areas such as derivatives, hedging and fair value measurements, mandate more transparency of corporations’ financial processes. In turn, auditors require that companies comply with these standards. This session discusses proven financial reporting practices, highlighting what treasuries need to do to create an audit-ready derivative valuation process.

Speaker(s):

John Beattie
Vice President, Treasurer
Spectrum Brands, Inc.

Gurpreet Banwait
Senior Global Product Manager
FINCAD

Craig A. Jeffery, CCM
Managing Director
Strategic Treasurer

 

83: Managing IFRS Implementations in a Global Environment

Track: Governance, Accounting & Compliance

In the next few years, many organizations will convert to IFRS. This session will review how a 2.3B global professional service firm, with over 100 subsidiaries, implemented the conversion and were able to present financial statements within less than 2 months. Find out how your organization can design a framework and execute your shift to IFRS in a timely and economically efficient way.

Speaker(s):

Andreas Rothe
SVP and Global Controller
Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc.

 

84: Risk Management of Remote Deposit Capture: FFIEC and Addressing the Ambiguity

Track: Payments

With the release of the 2009 FFEIC Guidance on the necessary elements of an RDC risk management process, banks are reviewing their internal controls around RDC, as well as training techniques and support for their clients who use RDC; however, some practitioners may not have the risk controls in place to manage this new delivery system for check deposits. Review the issues raised by the FFIEC risk guidance and gain insights on how your peers are managing the risks associated with this service.

Speaker(s):

Theodore C. Gerbick
Senior Product Manager, AVP, Cash Management
KeyBank

Sarah M. Taylor
Controller
Cleveland Indians Baseball Company LP

Nathan S. Lewis
Manager of Legal Transactions
McKinley Inc

 

85: How To Get a Bank Deal Done in the Worst Credit Environment in Fifty Years

Track: Bank Relationship Management

This session presents a case study of a publicly traded health services company and the renewal of its expiring credit facility in early 2009. The presentation offers both the borrower's and bank's perspectives. The session highlights the actions taken before, during and after the deal and will include an overview of the final deal which included terms.

Speaker(s):

Suzanne J. D'Amico-Sharp, CTP
Assistant Treasurer
Covance Inc.

Edward M. Tessalone
Senior Vice President
PNC Bank

 

86: Recruiting and Retaining the Multi-Generational Workforce

Track: Career Development

In today’s treasury and finance industries, workforce diversity has emerged as a key to unlocking competitive advantage. An organization’s ability to harness the unique talents and energy of the financial professional workforce is critical to its sustained success. What are the keys to success? Many organizations have already begun this journey and are forging new paths. The question is, are you?

Speaker(s):

Jason S. Morga, PHR
Sr. Manager - Americas Marketing
Kelly Services, Inc.

Jim Mack
Vice President & Project Manager, Finance
Kelly Services, Inc.

 

87: Global Netting Structures Best Practices

Track: Globalization

Properly structured intercompany netting and intercompany loan structures are critical factors in the optimiztaion of global Treasury. This forward-looking but practical session looks at the impact these structures can have from both a FX as well as cash perspective. Review best practices for designing and operating these structures and discuss the integration of these structures into global cash and FX processes.

Speaker(s):

David L. O'Brien, CTP
Principal
EE Treasury

 

88: The Mobilization of Cash Management - The Journey, the Destination and the Future

Track: Technology and Innovation

In today's increasingly unwired and time-sensitive world, cash managers need tools to operate under drastically different expectations - from customers, management and co-workers. Mobile Banking offers functionality for initiating, approving and releasing transactions, as well as reviewing account positions. This presentation will document the typical journey a client will travel to mobilize corporate cash management, discussing initial business drivers, implementation experiences, go-to-market strategies, end result analysis, and the future vision for the mobile cash management executive.

Speaker(s):

Brian P. Burke, CTP
Senior Vice President
The Royal Bank of Scotland

Stacy Allen
Vice President, Treasurer
Gemino Healthcare Finance, LLC

Greg Keenan
Engagement Manager, Corporate Banking
Sybase, Inc.

 

89: Making a Smart Call on Payments: How Verizon Consolidates Its Receipts Electronically

Track: Payments

In this presentation, Verizon will share its best practices in consolidating receipts electronically, from consumer online banking payments, C2B, B2B, government payments, and now, ACH EBIDS for online bill presentment. Discover how companies can engage with banking partners, and other providers to offer consolidated electronic payments, accelerating funds availability and reducing costs.

Speaker(s):

Angeline DePauw
Manager, Remittance Processing
Verizon Communications

 

90: Money Market Mutual Funds & Cash Investments: Doing More Due Diligence

Track: Corporate Finance & Capital Markets

A money market mutual fund expert and investor will provide an overview of the new cash investment landscape following several tumultuous years in the money markets. Presenters will discuss strategies for investing in a flat and rising rate environment, new securities and supply, new regulations and their impact on yields, asset flow trends, and strategies for doing your due diligence on money market and money fund investments.

Speaker(s):

Kenneth Bodell
Director, Treasury Operations
The Mosaic Company

Peter Crane
President & Publisher
Crane Data LLC

 

91: The Right Way to Hedge

Track: Risk Management

Many companies have stepped up their use of hedges to manage increased volatility and uncertainty. When done well, hedging can capture financial, strategic and operational benefits. When done poorly, hedging can destroy more value than was originally at risk. Learn tips and techniques to hedge effectively, including: hedge net economic exposure across the organization, taking a “total cost of ownership” approach to estimating benefits and costs, using hedge only material exposures and looking beyond financial hedges.

Speaker(s):

Bryan K. Fisher
Principal
McKinsey & Co.

Gerald M. Stevenson
Vice President & Treasurer
Noble Energy, Inc.

 

92: Mitigating Risk from Payment Fraud: Best Practices in Protecting Assets

Track: Payments

In this presentation, The Boeing Company and ConAgra Foods will share best practices in mitigating the risk of payments fraud. What are the biggest challenges organizations must tackle in fighting fraud today? Identify the latest tools available for preventing payments fraud, such as positive pay with payee name, reverse positive pay, ACH debit block, and ACH transaction review for mitigating payment risk.

Speaker(s):

Laura A. Howley, CTP
Senior Manager
The Boeing Company

Pamela R. Malmos
Director, Treasury Operations
ConAgra Foods, Inc.

Stephen W. Markwell
Disbursement Product Executive
J.P. Morgan

 

93: Women in Finance - In the Wake of the Financial Crisis: Rebuilding the Image of the Finance Industry through Trust

Track: Career Development

Utilizing the principles of crisis leadership found in her new book "Leading Under Pressure: From Surviving to Thriving, Before, During, and After a Crisis," Dr. James demonstrates the significance of integrity, positive intent, capability, mutual respect, and transparency on the trust building process. And she integrates the topics of sustainable leadership for personal and organizational success, managing relationships at all levels, and harnessing negotiation skills, as they relate to women in treasury and finance leadership positions.

Speaker(s):

Erika Hayes James, PhD
Associate Professor
Darden School of Business, University of Virginia

 

94: DC Plan Fee Transparency: Fiduciaries Managing Costs

Track: Pension & Benefits

Retirement plan fiduciaries should ensure that the costs associated with defined contribution plans are both appropriate and reasonable. ERISA plan sponsors need to decipher revenue sharing arrangements, determine the amount paid and to whom, and decide if fees are reasonable or excessive. They must understand the financial reality of different share classes in a plan. Review the status of regulatory requirements for fee transparency, compliance, and reasonableness.

Speaker(s):

Linda Ruiz-Zaiko
President
Bridgebay Financial, Inc.

Randy Murphy
Manager, Global Equity Plan Services
Salesforce.com

 

94A: The Search for Yield-Practices and Pitfalls

Track: Treasury & Working Capital Management

Given the premise that low interest rates are here to stay, the question then remains what to do with cash piling up on the balance sheet. Where does one invest it? Is it time to look out the risk and yield curves? If so, what are the common practices and normal relationships between various investment vehicles, looking at yields and spreads? Led by a treasurer experienced in these alternative choices, a panel of experts from the money market fund, enhanced cash and alternative yield enhancement investment businesses will discuss how to best determine appropriate investment options.

Speaker(s):

Jason Wong
Treasurer
Jarden Corporation

Kevin M. Ronan
Managing Director
BNY Mellon

Eric Storch
Managing Director, Alternative Yield Enhancement Strategies
Blackstone, L.P.

James D. Kohley
Executive Vice President
Drefus Corporation

 

97: An Introduction to Bank Financing in China and Japan

Track: Globalization

The presentation will focus on elementary aspects of borrowing in the highly regulated China market, where government policies determine interest rates and loan availability. It will also cover Japan’s lending markets, which are highly developed, yet unique. Both discussions will be centered on the dynamic between a US borrower (and its subsidiaries) with the Bank’s office in the US and overseas.

Speaker(s):

Peter K. Lee
Treasurer
Calgon Carbon Corporation

Jeffrey Millar
Vice President
Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU)

Mark Marron
Senior Vice President and Manager
Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU)

 

98: The Changing Landscape of Consumer Receivables Management

Track: Treasury & Working Capital Management

The C2B payments business is evolving rapidly and an increasing number of banks are selling off or outsourcing their retail lockbox operations to specialized payment processing operators. What are the ramifications for a treasury organization for which consumer receivables are the life-blood? This panel discussion will cover the direction of the C2B payments, regulatory changes and industry consolidation, integrating the consumer payment with other financial processes, and emerging best practices.

Speaker(s):

Mohit Joshi
Vice President, Product Manager
HSBC Bank USA, N.A.

Thokozile Mkwanazi, CTP
Senior Manager, Cash Management
Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation

Oscar Fricke, CTP
Cash Management Manager
Toyota Motor Credit Corporation

 

99: Asia Regional Treasury Solutions - Benefits of Centralization

Track: Globalization

Viacom, a global entertainment content company, shifted from a decentralized organization to one centralized in Asia. Understand what the incentives were for this move and what was required from the bank to reach the goal. Find out how buy-in was achieved from each country to implement a solution to improve daily operations while providing the centralized controls and visibility necessary for Treasury to continue operating effectively.

Speaker(s):

Jenifer K. Pedersen
International Treasury Manager
Viacom Inc.

Mahesh C. Kini
Head of Cash Management Corporates, Asia Pacific
Deutsche Bank AG

 

100: Fresh New Financing for Energy Efficiency

Track: Corporate Finance & Capital Markets

The Arizona Public Service Company (APS), an electric utility, was mandated to offer incentive financing for small businesses, municipalities and schools to install energy efficient equipment. Working with their bank partner, learn how systems and business practices were adapted for the needs of APS and requirements of the Commission. Learn best practices for successfully financing new energy efficiency programs.

Speaker(s):

Karen E. Dolyniuk, CTP
Manager, Treasury Operations
Pinnacle West Capital Corporation

Abran C. Villegas
Vice President, Corporate Banking
National Bank of Arizona

 

101: How to Leverage XBRL for Reporting and SEC Compliance

Track: Governance, Accounting & Compliance

We keep hearing and reading about XBRL but how can it really help? This session will go through a before and after scenario of an actual company’s issue with consolidating financials for over 20 entities. We’ll demonstrate how to create financial reports for analysis and how to file with the SEC in a timely manner. Learn how XBRL was able to help this company solve their accounting nightmare.

Speaker(s):

Nancy Stockton
Training Coordinator
Rivet Software

Joe C. Wakham, Jr., CPA
Financial Reporting Manager
National Health Investors, Inc.

 

102: Debt Issuance and Hedging Interest Rate and Credit Risk in the Capital Markets

Track: Corporate Finance & Capital Markets

The discussion will open with optimizing debt issuance through capital structure analysis, determining the fixed/floating mix, monitoring new issuance, estimating costs, and pre-hedging. We'll then examine hedging interest rate risk with different types of swaps. Insight will be provided into how they are priced, how credit charges impact your hedging costs, and how to quantify their counterparty credit risk for FAS 157.

Speaker(s):

Steven H. Kasok
Vice President & Treasurer
Millipore Corporation

Rakesh Parameshwar
Interest Rate Derivatives Specialist
Bloomberg LP

 

103: Closing the Gap between Bank Cash Management Offerings and Corporate Needs

Track: Bank Relationship Management

Discuss some of the key global cash management trends and bank initiatives to meet the more demanding needs of corporates, while preventing disintermediation. Information presented is based on data from a series of bank, vendor and corporate/ middle market end user surveys and will include case studies.

Speaker(s):

Christine A. Barry
Research Director
Aite Group

Michael N. Berkowitz
irector, Payments Market Manager
Citi Global Transaction Services

Sherri Bazan, CTP, CPA
Corporate Manager, Domestic Cash Management
AT&T, Inc.

 

104: Convergence of Strategic Liquidity Planning and ERM

Track: Risk Management

Strategic liquidity planning processes have been implemented at Brocade in coordination with our 3 year strategic business plan. Even though the planning process is working very well, we have experienced challenges in developing meaningful liquidity stress-testing models. Concurrently, we implemented an ERM program designed to identify, evaluate and manage risks across functions and across geographies. Hear how convergence and integration of strategic liquidity planning and ERM allowed Brocade to leverage key features in these two programs and make break-through in each one.

Speaker(s):

Jean Furter
Vice President-Treasurer
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.

 

105: The Regional Treasury Center: Value-Added Service Provider or a Remote Outpost?

Track: Treasury & Working Capital Management

The regional treasury director typically has two primary customers: the regional CFO and the Corporate Treasurer. The regional director must deliver value added services in the areas of: systems/process development, maximizing the cash conversion cycle, managing service provider relationships and protecting the firm against risks associated with various financial exposures. Well planned communications will improve visibility. Learn how to improve the strategic value of treasury and the visibility of your regional operation to your most important customers.

Speaker(s):

Scot Arthur
Regional Treasury Manager
Brookfield Renewable Power

 

106: Shaping Treasury's Future: Recent Lessons Learned and Their Impacts

Track: Treasury & Working Capital Management

Decisions surrounding liquidity, technology deployment, and determining new priorities for growth will be assessed and reassessed given the financial turmoil of the last two years. Participate in a discussion that will delve into planning for future treasury evolution.

Speaker(s):

Robert J. Kelderhouse, CTP
Vice President, Treasurer
United Stationers, Inc.

Craig S. Saxer, CCM
Senior Vice President
PNC Bank

 

107: 2010 Electronic Payments Survey Results

Track: Payments

The AFP will conduct an electronic payments survey to update the results from surveys in 2004 and 2007. In this session be among the first to find out how organizations are managing the transition from paper to electronic payments. The results of the survey will be presented along with analysis of trends developing over the past six years and beyond.

Speaker(s):

David Bellinger, CTP
Director, Payments
Association for Financial Professionals

 

108: What Every Executive Should Know About Enterprise Risk Management

Track: Risk Management

There is no one-size-fits-all solution to ERM, so what does a senior finance leader need to know to evaluate the needs and quality of their organization’s solution? This presentation will provide an overview of the objectives of an ERM program, how these objectives are distinct from traditional corporate risk management, the latest risk trends, and ERM governance and regulatory issues.

Speaker(s):

Angela C. Dudones, CPA
Director - Enterprise Risk Management
CSX Corporation

 

109: New Wire Transfer Remittance Format Countdown - Are You Ready?

Track: Payments

Hear a robust discussion of key new wire format features, steps taken by corporates and banks to implement the new format; best practices for using wire and ACH to improve efficiency in B2B payments and for integrating new format features; and approaches for implementing a channel-agnostic, attribute-specific native electronics payments strategy.

Speaker(s):

Ken Isaacson
Vice President
Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Paul Trozzo
Senior Vice President, Product Group Manager
PNC Bank

Susan Boeri
Manager, Product Management
GE

 

110: Women in Finance - The Impact of Individual Presence on Treasury & Finance Careers

Track: Career Development

Most women struggle with how to strike the right balance between confidence and influence that feels authentic, yet doesn't play into negative stereotypes and their own preconceptions. Further, finance professionals often find themselves focused mainly in their functional area day-to-day – even as finance increasingly becomes a focal point for the entire organization. We show professional women across levels the impact that their individual presence has on their careers, and demonstrate how to shape it into a powerful tool to help achieve their objectives.

Speaker(s):

Kristi Hedges
Partner
The Hedges Company

 

111: Health Care Reform: Implications for Corporate Treasury and Finance

Track: Pension & Benefits

This session will explore how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (health reform) is likely to change the landscape for corporations with respect to health care benefits. Learn how employer-provided health care benefits may change because of the new law and how these changes are likely to affect current practices, including the financial impact considering the guidance issued. Find out what issuesTreasury professional will face as implementation of the Health Care reform law rolls out over the next several years.Identify opportunities and pitfalls for companies implementing the new law.

Speaker(s):

Charlotte Teklitz
Managing Director
American Airlines

Jean Moore, FSA
West Division Leader, Health and Group Benefits
Towers Watson

Greta E. Cowart
Partner
Haynes and Boone LLP

 

112: Fixed Income Investing: Swapping Bonds to Increase Long Term Yield and Riding the Treasury Yield Curve.

Track: Corporate Finance & Capital Markets

Many entities purchase fixed income investments with the intention of holding them to maturity; however, there are situations where selling before maturity and swapping into a different structure will benefit long term return. This presentation will offer models to assist with swapping bonds and will cover the purchase of U.S. Treasuries with the intention of selling before maturity, or "riding the treasury yield curve".

Speaker(s):

Thomas A. Robben, CTP, CPA
Cash Manager
Johnson County Government

 

113: Tax Sensitive Investing - Effectively Managing the Operating Funds in a Rising Tax Environment

Track: Governance, Accounting & Compliance

This panel discussion will focus on the current market for taxable and municipal securities and the returns across the short end of the curve. Learn about after tax return and how the impact of a rising corporate tax rate, which can be as high as 40% after state and local taxes are added to the burden. Realize how long term trends in the municipal and taxable markets can impact price and yield due to supply issues.

Speaker(s):

Chris van Alstyne
Senior Vice President
Northern Trust Global Investments

 

114: Holding Procurement Accountable: Maximizing Liquidity by Identifying and Delivering Savings from Non-Core Expenditures to the Bottom Line

Track: Treasury & Working Capital Management

Finance executives seeking untapped opportunities to drive sustainable savings to the bottom line now more than ever must hold procurement executives accountable for delivering. New research from the Hackett Group shows that indirect expenditures are ripe but often overlooked opportunity areas. With the right governance and visibility capabilities, Finance can lead Procurement to deliver promised savings to the bottom line.

Speaker(s):

Clyde Dornier
Associate Principal
The Hackett Group

Keith Hausmann
Vice President, Sourcing, Category Management and Market Intelligence Services
ICG Commerce

 

115: A Rapid Recovery of the US Economy: What Should Your Treasury Do to Prepare?

Track: Governance, Accounting & Compliance

A wise person once said that "we live in interesting times." This session will explore the impact that a rapid recovery could have on a typical treasury function and will examine the potential operational risks and opportunities that may emerge from a recovery.

Speaker(s):

Teresa Mimms, CTP
Assistant Director of Treasury Operations
Purdue University

Michael Gallanis, CPA
Partner
Treasury Strategies, Inc.

 

116: Protect Yourself: Negotiating a Credit Facility in Today’s Environment?

Track: Bank Relationship Management

This presentation will set forth tips for-and common traps faced by-corporate borrowers when negotiating credit facilities and amendments, including issues arising as a result of the recent economic upheaval. Slides will include examples of specific language to either avoid or request. The presentation will also discuss strategic approaches that corporate borrowers are taking in negotiating credit facilities and amendments, including addressing the possibility of defaulting lenders and agents.

Speaker(s):

Robert J. Heinrich
Partner
Foley & Lardner LLP

Corey R. Braun, CTP
Assistant Treasurer
Oshkosh Corporation

 

117: Approaching Credit Decisions in a Post-Crisis Environment

Track: Risk Management

This session will delve into the process for both corporation and investment managers, offering a wide range of approaches as well as an indepth look at the challenges likely to be faced. Review how to take advantage of diverse channels of information and risk and credit analysis tools. Learn to avoid any potential conflicts of interest when relying on outside vendors.

Speaker(s):

Tina Kobetsky
Assistant Treasurer
Vmware

Melina Hadiwono
Head of Credit Research
SVB Asset Management

 

118: Turn Trends into Actions: Solutions for the Emerging Payments Landscape

Track: Payments

Does it really pay to have a payments strategy - or does it pay to be reactive as events unfold? This session explores the issues and trends from a corporate practitioner’s perspective and translates those insights and trends into business cases to reduce costs and improve payment processing effectiveness. Participants are assured up-to-the-minute analysis and business cases in both retail and wholesale payment applications.

Speaker(s):

Michael E. Seibert, CPA
Finance Manager
Pepco Holdings, Inc.

Michael J. Alfonsi, CTP, CRM, WPT
Managing Director
BancTec Finance Transformation Services

 

119: Financial Supply Chain Automation: Better Access to Cash

Track: Treasury & Working Capital Management

Although corporate treasurers have been reticent to automate their payments processes, the lack of available cash, mandates for cost reductions and “doing more with less” has reinvigorated a focus on the liquidity optimization opportunities available through automation of the financial supply chain. Learn how financial supply chain automation can optimize working capital, increase cash flow visibility and reduce payments processing costs.

Speaker(s):

Ann McCormick
General Manager, Paymode
Bottomline Technologies, Inc.

Emily A. Roddy
Senior Financial Analyst
Hyatt Corporation

Christopher T. Bozek
Global Trade and Supply Chain Solutions
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Eric Jones
Director of Corporate Payables
Lowe's

Nancy H. Atkinson, CCM, AAP
Senior Analyst
Aite Group, LLC

 

121: From Paper to Electronic Deposits: A Corporate Success Story

Track: Payments

This session will outline an insurance company’s successful journey to nearly 100% electronic deposits to the bank. The case study will review their shift and implementation from checks/paper to ARC and finally Image Exchange in their internal lock boxes. They also achieved a very high percentage of electronification of their customer facing payment methods. The focus will be on the corporate bottom line with steps taken to achieve lower cost payments.

Speaker(s):

Mark L. Breyer
Receivables Director
American Family Insurance

Ed L. Bachelder
Director of Research & Analytics
BlueFlame Consulting, LLC.

 

123: Cleaning Up the Receivables Process: How Whirlpool Used Lockbox Remote Capture to Deliver Sparkling Results

Track: Technology and Innovation

Whirlpool Corporation will share its best practices in implementing a state-of-the-art lockbox remote capture solution to handle misdirected payments. Examine how this solution addressed a previously manually-intensive process, ultimately speeding up access to critical funds. Discuss how this enabled scanning checks and remittances quickly, providing same-day ledger credit, as well as eliminating overnight courier costs, reducing lockbox fees, and improving daily cash flow.

Speaker(s):

Teresa L. Jenkins
Shared Services Manager
Whirlpool Corporation

Ronald J. Victor
Executive Director
J.P. Morgan Chase

 

128: European Banking Restructure Project: Achieving New Efficiencies

Track: Globalization

Hear how a leading global commercial real estate development and investment firm streamlined its European banking structure that, pre-SEPA, included nearly 2,000 accounts to accommodate their complex legal entities and to facilitate the most favorable tax treatments. Learn how ProLogis was able to reduce the number of its accounts in Central and Eastern Europe by consolidating non-euro payment activity into a single Euro domiciled off shore finance company.

Speaker(s):

Andrew Houghton
VP, Treasury
ProLogis

Dieter Stynen
Head of Treasury Solutions, EMEA
Deutsche Bank

 

129: Lowering Acceptance Costs - A Focus on Electronic Payments

Track: Payments

Today, on average, merchants pay between 1.5% and 2.8% in total revenue to accept electronic payment types. This session will demonstrate how financial professionals can make actionable changes to reduce overall payment costs. Learn about emerging payment options and determine why they may be beneficial for your organization. We will also discuss the recently passed Durbin amendment to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 and how it will impact merchants.

Speaker(s):

Emily R. Boese
Manager
First Annapolis Consulting

 

130: Spotlight on Unclaimed Property: It's What You Don't Know that Can Hurt

Track: Governance, Accounting & Compliance

A series of recent developments in accounting entries and systems issues have created large, unforeseen issues for corporate financial managers. In this session, learn how accounting entries can result in potential risk of unreported unclaimed property; assess the unclaimed implications of third party outsource arrangements; determine best practices to ensure your ERP system delivers the necessary information to track and report unclaimed property, without exposure; and manage areas of greatest concern.

Speaker(s):

Robert S. Peters
Managing Director
Duff & Phelps

Beth Stein
Managing Director
SeaChange Consulting, LLC

 

131: Integrating Economic Indicators into Forecasting and Budgeting

Track: Corporate Finance & Capital Markets

The US economy is emerging from its deepest and most protracted recession since the late 1930s. The question going forward is whether the US recovery will be sustainable given all the uncertainty and volatility the world economy faces. This presentation will explore these issues in greater detail, discuss the outlook for the US economy and determine how the outlook can be incorporated into forecasting /budgeting.

Speaker(s):

Michael J. Budzik
Assistant Treasurer
Zebra Technologies Corporation

Jeffrey C. Cleveland
Senior Economist
Payden & Rygel

 

133: Risk and Effective Financial Supply Chain Management - Decisions that Expose You and Your Suppliers to Increased Risk

Track: Risk Management

The financial crisis brought about an increased awareness of risk inherent to the corporate side of the supply chain leading many organizations to reexamine the downstream impact of their policies, particularly for the strategic suppliers upon whom they are dependent. Learn how to tailor your response once the first signs of financial stress are detected. Hear how a corporation and a bank that have teamed up to address risk by more actively monitoring suppliers and establishing working capital solutions.

Speaker(s):

Sigurd Dahrendorf
Head of Corporate Treasury
Knorr-Bremse, AG

Riccardo Striano
Regional Product Head - Trade & Supply Chain, Americas
Deutsche Bank

 

134: Optimizing Your Global Cash Pool in Today’s Economic Environment

Track: Globalization

Effective control of overseas cash is now more important than ever. However, is global pooling still feasible in the current market, where banks are reassessing credit lines and more restrictive accounting rules prevent many companies from reporting net pool balances? Get an update about the most recent market developments affecting global pooling with a case study.

Speaker(s):

H. Keith Jennings
Vice President and Treasurer
Cameron International Corporation

James Campion
Vice President, Liquidity Advisory Team
RBS

 

136: The Post-Crisis Global Payments Business: What’s Next?

Track: Payments

Join financial technology and payments experts for the latest developments impacting how corporations and individuals make and receive payments. Hear how the payments business has evolved post crisis including the impact of regulation and new product innovation. Learn what is in store for the future of payments that will change the way banks and vendors offer services including the use of mobile technology, social networks and analytics/business intelligence.

Speaker(s):

Eileen Dignen
Managing Director
SWIFT

Michael J. Kennedy
Executive Vice President, Head of Enterprise Payments Strategy
Wells Fargo

Bryan J. Wilson, CTP
VP, Corporate Treasury
Wind River Systems, Inc.

Steven Murphy
Research Director - Wholesale Banking
TowerGroup

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