A year on from Brexit, the Trump Presidency coming out of its first 100 days and a general election in the UK… the pace of global events and market uncertainty were discussed and debated throughout this year’s ACT Annual Conference, 16-17 May in Manchester. The theme of this year’s event, opportunity from uncertainty, was designed to deliver expert knowledge and practical tools for treasury teams to take back to the office and add further value to their organisations.
With over 1,000 attendees, 100 speakers and a new two-day format, feedback has been excellent.
- charismatic keynotes from Lord Michael Dobbs and Andrew Garner to open and close day one – even in times of poor political leadership and a climate of uncertainty, there is optimism
- 13 tracks and 9 workshops: with more choice and content in a two-day format, there was plenty to take back to the office, from banking relationships to MMF reform and blockchain
- ethical hacking insights with Jamie Woodruff, highlighting the importance of training and keeping technology up-to-date – followed up by one-to-one sessions with delegates
- Social highlight – extended networking time in the exhibition and an Oasis tribute band, rapper Chris Turner and a delicious culinary trip around the world!
- our ever-popular Question Time panel was led expertly by Huw Edwards – from Brexit to Trump and holding politicians to account, there was much to debate in a packed auditorium
- the closing keynote speaker…Leo Johnson who took us on a journey over the next 10, 20, 30 and 50 years… the intersection of new trends and technologies to watch gave us much to ponder on the train journey home…
If you attended, make sure you check your email for a link to the presentations and an opportunity to submit your feedback. You can find out more about this year’s event by checking out the conference blogs by our Speakers’ Chair, Peter Matza, below:
We look forward to welcoming you to #ACTAC18 in Liverpool, but until then, it’s over to you – find opportunity from uncertainty!