ACT Annual Dinner 2018 – Thank you for supporting us

A huge thank you to all those who came to the ACT Annual Dinner yesterday at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London – it was a huge success and we hope that you all enjoyed the night! The Dinner provided a fantastic opportunity to network with treasury and finance peers whilst enjoying a superb 3-course meal, fine wine and entertainment in one of the most prestigious venues in London. As the night evolved guests welcomed the after dinner speaker, Sandi Toksvig, who received a fantastic reception. With 1500+ guests, the event raised over £60,000 for the Hand in Hand international charity,

“I’ve got to admit it’s getting better, a little better all the time..”

“I’ve got to admit it’s getting better, a little better all the time..” Paul Mccartney, John Lennon, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” (1967) Supposedly McCartney was walking his dog when this song came to him, musing on the joys of life. On the other hand John Lennon’s contribution was rather more philosophical, talking about his becoming a better person as he matured. Both though taking a positive, upbeat view of life. And so it is with the ACT Annual Conference! There’s been much to concern the treasury profession worldwide over the past few years. The aftermath of the financial

Seven sessions not to be missed at the ACT Annual Conference 2018

The ACT’s Policy & Technical team’s top picks for the ACT Annual Conference taking place in Liverpool on 15-16 May 2018. 1) Brexit Day 1, 10:00 Prominently on the agenda as the very first session of the conference, the ACT events team either decided not to waste time addressing the elephant in the room, or to get over with it quickly. Either way, this opening keynote promises to be an interesting start to the event: Sir Ivan Rogers, former UK Permanent Representative to the EU and one of the best-informed voices on UK-EU relations, will share his inside knowledge on

Interview – Rick Martin, Gas Log

Can you please introduce yourself? I am the Group Treasurer at GasLog – one of the largest non-state shippers of LNG in the world. We also have an interest in our master limited partnership GasLog Partners. The theme of the ACT Annual Conference 2017 is opportunity from uncertainty. What do you think is causing uncertainty for treasurers today? I have four factors on this one. First would be geopolitical risk, for example the first round of the French elections coming up on 23 April, as well as a number of other European elections including the German and now UK general

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

ACT Middle East growing strong

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

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