#SMARTCASH18: Bandhu Das, HM Treasury

Conferences often fail to get across real learning and relevant lessons you can take back to the office. That’s why for this year’s ACT Smart Cash Management Conference on the 14-15 March, we have recruited four influential, experienced personalities to dive into the content and ensure the audience is provided with fresh thinking in a new format which will regularly meet during the conference: the cashback panel. Conferences often fail to get across real learning and relevant lessons you can take back to the office. That’s why for this year’s ACT Smart Cash Management Conference on 14-15 March in London, we have put together a programme

1 month to go: Kenya’s biggest ACT event YET!

Sameer Africa, Transcentury, Gulf Energy, British American Tobacco, East African Breweries, Citi and Airtel Kenya… are some of the companies speaking at the region’s second ACT East Africa Treasury Forum on 7 February in Kenya. If you are a corporate treasurer or finance professional, can you afford to miss out on your free place? As the treasury community grows in East Africa, here are FOUR reasons to book your place: 1. A programme by treasurers – for treasurers! As the only Royal Chartered body for treasurers, we speak directly to your treasury peers and colleagues to ask what they want

ACT Middle East 2017: How we adapted, innovated and excelled

As this year’s ACT Middle East Annual Summit ends, there is plenty for us to reflect on and harness for when we get back to the office. As we all look ahead to meeting new challenges in 2018, below are some of the lessons and highlights from the event on how treasurers and finance leaders can adapt, innovate and excel in our ever-changing environment. ADAPT The conference opened with two thoughtful and thought-provoking keynotes from Dr Sabah al-Binali and Mishal Kanoo. Their challenge to attendees was for treasurers to be a stronger part of the strategy in addressing today’s challenging

#actmebb post event blog – win-win supply chain finance in action

On 23 May in Dubai, we partnered with the DIFC and Kyriba in welcoming a multitude of corporates, suppliers and financiers to join our ACT Middle East breakfast briefing to explore the latest technologies and strategies to reduce risk and deliver real value to the business using supply chain finance programmes. The strong attendance and level of audience interactivity demonstrated that supply chain finance remains a hot topic for treasurers in 2017. If you missed it, check out the breakfast’s key takeaways from Kyriba: Establish your success factors When establishing a supply chain finance programme, companies need to define their

#ACTAC17 post event – over to you!

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. Highlights included: charismatic keynotes from Lord Michael

#ACTAC17 This year’s social highlight

Networking is a necessity. The opportunity to benchmark and broaden your industry knowledge is something you can take back to the business the day after attending an ACT event. This year’s Annual Conference on 16-17 May will provide you with the opportunity to share expertise and the lessons learned with a truly global audience. The 2017 Annual Conference audience comes from: Australia, Cameroon, Channel Islands, China, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Mauritius, Netherlands, Poland, Qatar, Singapore, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States So what do we have in store this year? I managed to catch up with

#ACTAC17 – where are you going to stay and how are you going to get there?

This year’s ACT Annual Conference on 16-17 May is now only 12 working days away! We’ve seen a recent flurry of activity here at ACT HQ in helping delegates and speakers plan their travel to the event and choose where to stay. We’re expecting over 1000 attendees, so secure your place at the event (if you haven’t already) to take part in the most powerful treasury and finance debate of the year. Accommodation The lowest room rates can be secured via our exclusive accommodation partner here. Rooms are selling out fast so we recommend booking as soon as possible to

ACT Middle East: UAE-China trade, supply chain finance, annual summit

What do treasurers in the Middle East have to look forward to this year? With the rapid pace of change in the Middle East, the ACT, as the only Chartered body for treasury, already has a busy calendar of events for treasurers in 2017: 04 May Webinar: The desert and the dragon The UAE is China’s most important non-oil trade partner among the GCC countries and their trading and investment relationship is accelerating rapidly, particularly against the backdrop of China’s One Belt One Road strategy. The treasurer’s role is becoming increasingly important in multinational organisations and this webinar will develop