Review this year’s Schedule at a Glance to see how this year’s Retail Roundtable can give you ideas to implement to bring back to the office.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
6-7:30 p.m. - Retail Welcome Reception
Located in the Lenox Room next to the Hotel Lobby Bar.
Thursday, June 20, 2019
8-9 a.m. - Breakfast Workshop
Sponsored by Q&A Payment Solutions
Attend the breakfast workshop conducted by the sponsor to learn about best practices regarding cash handling in store operations. Discuss with fellow retailers ways to better handle cash and learn about the latest technologies. Workshop will be moderated by AFP.
9-9:45 a.m. - What’s Important to You?
We will start the day with this session to discuss the important topics on the minds of retailers and what’s relevant to the projects and challenges they are working on. This session will help set the agenda for the day in terms of steering the discussion towards areas of focus that retailers find most relevant or want to learn more about.
9:45-10:45 a.m. - Payments Topics for Retailers
What are the best payments options for retailers, and what issues need to be addressed with them? In light of recent security breaches, Real Time payments going live, same day ACH debits and credits, does Treasury work differently to combat fraud? Is there a new standard in mobile yet or are there more disruptors on the way? Has the dust settled with EMV being implemented? How do you manage payment relationships differently? What are the plans for FinTech in retail payments-should the focus be on leapfrogging to new forms of payment acceptance tools or are other options out there?
10:45-11 a.m. -- Networking Break
11 a.m.-12 p.m. - Cash Handling Operations at Stores
Cash is still a highly accepted tender option for Retailers in an environment where brick and mortar stores are shifting. Discuss and debate the latest trends in armored car service, vault services and deposit tracking. As new couriers have evolved- hear from your fellow retailers on their store pickup schedules, change orders and cash room operations process that balance cost and efficiency. Much of the focus will be spent on treasury’s role in the cash handling process within the organization and where Treasury assists and leads in the process.
12-1 p.m. - Lunch Workshop
Sponsored by Q&A Payment Solutions
Attend this interactive lunch workshop conducted by Q&A Payment Solutions to learn about best practices for retail treasury. Topics to be discussed will depend on the latest trends and challenges for retail treasury professionals. Workshop will be led by Q&A Payment Solutions.
1-1:45 p.m. - Bank Relationship Management and Regulatory Environment
Learn how other retailers work their banking providers and mange through the many regulations impacting treasury departments. A focus on structuring bank group for both strategic and operational needs, along with managing relationships that aren’t part of a bank credit group. A look into the regulations impacting retail treasury will also be discussed (Beneficial Ownership/KYC, AML, FBAR, etc.) Plan to discuss technology solutions for tracking bank information in light of recent regulations and improve your operational efficiency across different bank providers as well.
1:45-2 p.m. - Networking Break
2-3 p.m. - Liquidity Management and Capital Structure
Share with your peers some of the challenges around cash positioning and forecasting, how you’ve overcome those challenges, offer tips on making forecasting a better process and new/different technologies implemented to help. Will also include a discussion on investment options, alternatives to bank deposits and investing in a rising rate environment. A focus on capital planning and capital structure will also be shared.
3-3:30 p.m. - Recap and Outlook
Discuss what was learned during the day—the challenges that lie ahead, the important takeaways to bring back to the office, and where your focus will be in the coming months.
CTP/CCM Recertification Credits