Last week Cognito travelled to Copenhagen for EuroFinance's 18th Cash and Treasury Management Conference. With 86 exhibitors, just under 1700 delegates, plenty of press and analysts, and a packed schedule of discussions, debates and panel sessions, there really was something for everyone.
The event kick-started with a short survey of the attending bankers and corporates, which generated some interesting feedback. The poll allowed delegates to share their opinions on a variety of areas, including the severity of the crisis, bonuses and their main concerns moving into 2010.
The programme contained a whole series of high calibre speakers including treasury heads from Microsoft, Motorola and AstraZeneca, and other panellists from J.P. Morgan and Bank of America. Some of the key topics discussed were liquidity management, fair value accounting and eliminating settlement risk. During the event, EuroFinance also launched their own ‘Financial Fairytales' - a collection of short stories that use the crisis to re-interpret the classical works of Hans Christian Andersen.
Next year's show will be in Geneva and promises to be another fantastic occasion. When asked where the financial crisis will hit next, one person answered: "wherever there's money to be made". Stay tuned...comments powered by Disqus