Kyriba’s Top Six Must-See 2017 EuroFinance Sessions

October 3, 2017
Bob Stark
Compass

This year’s 2017 EuroFinance conference is stacking up to be the best one yet. The EuroFinance website  confirms more than 2,100 delegates from 50 plus countries will attend, offering a rich networking experience with some of the world’s leading treasury and finance professionals. The theme this year is ‘Intelligent Treasury’ – which is the evolution of sharing data through digital workflows. One need only to scan through the session titles to understand the driving factors of this year’s conference in Barcelona. However, with so many excellent discussions about Brexit impacts, cloud vs on-premise software, security, workflow automation, or the importance of having room to grow with your treasury management solution, treasury practitioners will have the mind boggling requirement to decide on which sessions they should attend without running themselves ragged.

If you’re meeting calendar is full, and you only have enough time to catch a half-dozen sessions, Kyriba recommends the following ‘must-see’ list for your 2017 experience at EuroFinance. You can also drop by the Kyriba stand L063 for more information.

Day 1 | Main Session: 10:00

Brexit Bumps: Daniel Franklin, Editor ‘The World in 2018’ & Executive Editor, The Economist UK, addresses how Brexit is now bringing what economists feared most. This must see session reveals why treasury should or should not act too early; treasury impacts on tax and more about liquidity management.

Day 1 | Stream 6: 11:40

Paralysed by Choice? Ask Your Peer Group: This treasury peer group will present a variety of points of view on why they chose a TMS that is cloud, on-premise, ASP and/or SaaS.  Hear from your treasury and finance peers, including Bruce Edlund, Director of Treasury, Citrix, US; Amit Singh, SVP & Treasurer, Newell Brands, US; Luis Martinez Jurado, SVP Treasury & Financing, NH Hotel Group, Spain; Aroon Dasappa, SVP Finance, Tata Communications, India; Christian Kammann, Group Treasurer, Trelleborg, Sweden.

Day 1 | Stream 4: 12:20

Building in Room to Grow: Promising multiple lessons learned from a few of the world’s most successful fast-growth companies, join this session to gain critical insights into selecting the right solutions that enable flexibility, scalability, banking partners and more. This is a definite must attend with panelists including Douglas Tropp, Corporate Treasurer, The Priceline Group, US; Patrik Hallerström, Treasury Director, Spotify, Sweden; Jori McCuskey, Director of Treasury, Symantec, US.

Day 1 | Stream 1: 16:20

All Roads (Should) Lead to Visibility: Amit Singh, SVP & Treasurer, Newell Brands, US, takes a deep-dive into the challenges, solutions and advantages of developing a seamless information workflow. In this session, Mr. Singh presents a modern approach to gaining increased visibility into cash. 

Day 1 | Stream 6: 16:20

WorkShop: What to Buy, When to Buy and Making the Right Investment: This session may be one of the most animated, comprehensive and exciting at this year’s EuroFinance conference. With vendors from a wide-range of treasury solution offerings, practitioners will learn how to evaluate systems, how to demonstrate ROI, better understand cloud security and more. Panelists include Michael Juen, MD, Bellin, Germany; Jerome Albu, SVP Treasury & SaaS Solutions, FIS, France; Terry Beadle, Global Head of Corporate Development, GTreasury, UK; Phil Pettinato, CEO, ION Treasury, US; Bob Stark, VP Strategy, Kyriba, US; Christian Mnich, Senior Director Solution Management, Treasury, SAP, Germany.

Day 2 | Stream 4: 14:00

How to Scale Treasury Alongside the Business: The Amazon Story: Sean Patterson, Assistant Treasurer, Amazon, US, presents how treasury built a scalable infrastructure to keep pace with Amazon’s skyrocketing growth from six to more than 135 billion in just over a decade. Key points to hear about include FX, financing and the right systems and processes to manage the lot.

Whether you’re attending Eurofinance to spot trends, network with colleagues and treasury professional friends, give a presentation or hear more than one, the opportunity to take home new competitive advantages awaits. 

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