Are you a treasury professional with an interesting story, experience or case study to share? Don’t keep it to yourself! In 2017 we have a multitude of events in the calendar and we’re actively looking for new speakers. If you’re a veteran or completely new to speaking, check out why getting involved at an ACT event is business critical this year: 1. Speaking is prestigious and gets you noticed From raising your profile to showing off the success of your company, speaking at an ACT event gets you noticed. As the only Chartered body for treasury, we’re the definitive voice
A lot is going to happen between now and May that will affect the environment that treasurers are operating in, which is why this year’s ACT Annual Conference couldn’t be more timely for making sure you’re up to speed! This year’s theme is all about realising opportunity from uncertainty, embracing change and finding new solutions. All of which can be done under one roof on 16-17 May at Manchester Central. And, if you’re still undecided, these useful FAQs will help. Q. WHO CAN YOU EXPECT TO MEET? A. 1,000+ senior treasury and finance professionals representing 300+ companies, including group treasurers
We understand that it can be quite a daunting thing to attend an event, particularly if it’s your first time coming to one, so here is a handy list of dos and don’ts that we think will help you make a good impression at the ACT Smart Cash conference in London on 8-9 February 2017. DO wear your name badge at all times. It’s for security – yours. Name badges help delegates to identify people at six paces that they’d rather avoid. DO NOT look at or hold up your own name badge when introducing yourself to people. It makes
Just under 500 finance and treasury professionals gathered at the Conrad Dubai Hotel on 24-25 October for the ACT Middle East Annual Summit – the largest event of its kind in the region. From technology to strategic treasury and leadership issues, what an insightful debate it was. Coupled with the fantastic support of all our sponsors, speakers and delegates, it was undoubtedly our best Middle East event to date. We had over 260 companies present from A to Z, including Almoayyed International Group, Aramex, Chalhoub Group, Du, elseco, Etihad Airways, Government of Sharjah, Gulf Energy, Landmark Group, Oman Trading International, R.A.K. Ceramics, Sephora, Webcor
As the entire world marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death whilst simultaneously gearing itself up for the ACT Annual Conference, our Senior Conference Producer, Julie Scrase, caught up with the man himself to speak beyond the grave about treasury, tech, banking, networking, diversity, cash management, Brexit, Boris Johnson and regulation… JS: Mr Shakespeare, you first attended an ACT event this February when you came along to our Cash Management Conference. What were your thoughts on the networking opportunities and the peers that you met there? WS: O, wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is!
Behind the scenes You probably know that the ACT runs events. Quite a few of them, as it happens. And that we have a flagship annual conference that is fondly known as ACTAC. Or TTC if you’ve known us for a (very) long time. And the raison d’être for ACTAC? Well, as our good friend and Fellow of the ACT Gary Slawther says, As a professional body it is only right that the ACT has a professionally organised and presented conference, that’s what attracts the quality of attendees, exhibitors and speakers.” We could tell you that as an independent and
A huge thank you to all the guests, speakers and exhibitors who joined the ACT team in Düsseldorf for the third annual Europe Conference! Bringing together over 200 treasury and finance professionals from 127 companies and 15 countries, the event was extremely well received. Only a half of this year’s participants had attended an ACT event before, but 96% would attend the Europe Conference again and 94% would recommend it to a colleague. Moreover, 90% of the attendees rated the conference as good to excellent. Providing over 7.5 hours’ worth of strategic-level, interactive content and 3.5 hours of networking with
In a fast-changing environment of geopolitical shifts, regulatory change and technological innovation, it is sometimes difficult to identify where treasury professionals should focus. The recent ACT Cash Management Conference brought together more than 200 cash and treasury professionals over two days to address some of these issues and navigate through the complexity. We were really excited about showcasing our new events app which we put to good use with interactive voting sessions at the start of both days of the conference and participants were also able to leave feedback for sessions throughout. Day one kicked off with a fascinating keynote