8:30 – 9:30 a.m. --- Continental Breakfast & Registration
9:30 – 10:45 a.m. --- Leveraging—and coping with—Durbin & the DOJ Settlement
Discuss with your peers cost cutting tips, including ideas on transaction routing and other steps your fellow retailers are taking to reduce interchange. Also discuss how incentives at the POS are being deployed, the real or expected impact on store operations and how to measure the cost basis on new or planned incentives.
10:45 – 11:00 a.m. --- Networking Break
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. --- POS and Back Office Payment Operations
Discuss how payment industry initiatives and new technologies may impact your operations—including how to connect Treasury capabilities to the business efficiently.Topics include Visa’s roadmap for EMV—and our expectations for MasterCard, Amex, and Discover; converting a POS system and the ramifications on other departments/functions that Treasury oversees; managing cash change orders/cash vaults; examining how RFID/NFC/QR Codes and other technologies may make new connections (and demands) for merchandising and payments.
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. --- Networking Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. --- The Changing Landscape in Bank Relationships
Learn how other retailers differentiate and segment their banking providers, structure their bank group for both strategic and operational needs along with managing multiple small relationships that aren’t part of their bank credit group. Discover how technology such as eBam—and modifying bank documentation to streamline the account setup process—can improve your operational efficiency across different bank providers.
2:00 – 2:15 p.m. --- Networking Break
2:15 – 3:30 p.m. --- Liquidity Management for Retailers
Share with your peers some of the challenges around cash forecasting, how you’ve overcome them, tips on making forecasting a better process, new/different technologies implemented to help. We will also discuss investment options, alternatives to bank deposits and money market funds. A focus on capital planning and investment will also be shared.
3:30 – 4:00 p.m. --- Review and Outlook
Discuss what was learned during the day—the challenges that lie ahead and where you plan to focus your efforts for the coming year.