#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

#ACTAC17 Highlights from the Conference Chair

Peter Matza is the ACT Speakers’ Chair. His experience, with over 30 years in treasury, ensures the focus is always on debate and discussion which directly benefits corporate treasurers. Peter will be leading the conversations at this year’s ACT Annual Conference on 16-17 May in Manchester and we caught up with him to ask what he thinks this year’s highlights will be and why treasurers, finance and business leaders should attend. What is your role as the ACT Annual Conference chair? The ACT Annual Conference chair, as any conference chair, has two roles: the first is the smooth running of a large

#ACTAC 17 Day two annual conference preview

Last week we previewed day one of this year’s ACT Annual Conference in Manchester, 16-17 May, and I asked what treasurers need to know. With the onset of the UK’s negotiations to leave the European Union and President Trump meeting his Chinese counterpart, President Xi Jinping, there is a prevailing undercurrent of uncertainty on the international stage. What does this mean for us as a treasury community? As the Chartered professional body for treasury, it’s vital we ask treasurers what they want to get from an ACT event. It’s why we spend many weeks of research talking directly to treasurers

#ACTAC17 Day one annual conference preview

What do I need to know? It’s a question I’m constantly asking myself since recently joining the ACT events team. From bank relationships to the evolving role of the treasurer, I’m beginning to appreciate there is a lot of opportunity for treasurers to improve their day-to-day working and provide more value to the business. Concurrently, there’s also plenty of uncertainty – I think we can all agree the pace of recent global events and market volatility have had an impact on how we’re now working in the treasury space. Which leads me to ask – what do we need to