Treasury Strategy & Transformation
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EuroFinance 2019: De-Stressing Treasury

Back in Copenhagen again, this year’s EuroFinance International saw a record 2,200 delegates come together to discuss some of the hottest treasury themes of the moment – from digital treasury transformation to real-time payments and sustainability. Industry experts share their highlights from the event, together with tips on how to de-stress treasury and build resilient practices for the future.

Ole Matthiessen

Ole Matthiessen
Head of Cash Management, Deutsche Bank

Learning how to draw a cartoon of Donald Trump might not have been top of every treasurer’s agenda when signing up for EuroFinance’s 28th International Treasury Management conference. But the final session of this year’s three-day event, a keynote from Kevin Kallaugher (KAL), the editorial cartoonist for The Economist magazine, provided a little light relief from some of the intellectually challenging sessions held over the previous 48 hours.

Under an overarching theme of ‘resilient treasury’, the conference looked to provide insight into enabling treasury to achieve operational excellence, answer the call for innovation, and help the business respond to disruption. One ‘disruptive’ theme which echoed throughout numerous sessions – including each day’s opening keynote – was geopolitical unrest. On the first day, Karthik Ramanna, Professor of Business and Public Policy at the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government, shared some interesting perspectives on globalisation and worldwide politics.