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Defining a Treasury Roadmap: ‘Journeys to Treasury’

Defining a Treasury Roadmap: ‘Journeys to Treasury’

A BNP Paribas partnership feature

As we embark on this year’s conference season, we can expect an array of new announcements, research findings and white papers to be published. One of the most distinctive, however, is ‘Journeys to Treasury’, a flagship thought leadership initiative by four major players: BNP Paribas; EACT (European Association of Corporate Treasurers); PwC and SAP. Following this initial publication, the aim is to establish and develop an ongoing conversation between some of the key participants in the treasury community to reflect treasurers’ evolving priorities, and the solutions and services that are emerging to address them. As Jean-François Denis, Deputy Head of Cash Management, BNP Paribas highlights,

“Our main objective in devising this study was to reflect the different facets and viewpoints on some of the topics on which our corporate treasurers are focused, rather than the single dimension that characterises most industry reports.”

The themes of ‘Journeys to Treasury’

One of the first priorities was to identify the themes on which the report would focus, which was challenging in itself given the breadth of issues in which treasurers are engaged. Damien McMahon, Partner, PwC explains,

“This project first started life at an EACT meeting where treasurers discussed and debated the issues that were most important to them, and whittled the long list into a shorter list that became the key themes of the ’Journeys to Treasury’ conversation: innovation, and changing expectations in this area; the ‘anytime, anywhere treasury’, and cybercrime and fraud.”