23 May 09:30-02:00 CEST“The Hangar”, Clarion/Comfort Hotel Copenhagen Airport

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750 delegates are signed up for Treasury 360° Nordic on Thursday, 23 May – including over 430 financial pros from the corporate side, from about 180 groups.


Don’t miss the early arrivers’s mingle!

Wednesday 22 May 17:00–19:00, in the expo area at the Hangar.  (For precise location details, click here to scroll to the very bottom of this page.)

(Photo: Republica / Pixabay)

Time to get practical

Thursday is the big event day!

• Arriving Wednesday? Join for Early Arrivers’ mingle at the Hangar 17:00–19:00 
• Thursday’s registration opens from 08:00 
• Light breakfast is served
• Programme on stage kicks off at 9:25
• For precise location details, click here to scroll to the very bottom of this page

NATO ex-Secretary General to open 2024 conference

With a background as Secretary General of NATO from 2009 to 2014, and Danish prime minister from 2001 to 2009, Anders Fogh Rasmussen has a strong record of helping businesses and democratic governments to understand and shape international politics – through his advisory firm Rasmussen Global. Since the outbreak of the war, he has worked on a pro-bono basis with the Ukrainian President’s Office. Asked by President Zelenskyy, he co-authored a report on security guarantees for Ukraine known as the Kyiv Security Compact, forming the basis for bilateral security agreements between Ukraine and G7 nations. 

In a world of short news cycles and complex geopolitical shifts, it is crucial to not only follow world events but also to understand the key players and anticipate decisions before they unfold.

A good team, well prepared, can do anything. Or this was what Norwegian mountaineer Kristin Harila set out to prove as she, together with Nepali guide Tenjen Lama Sherpa last year, embarked to conquer all the world’s 14 peaks of over 8,000 metres in a record-short span of time. Their spectacular cut of the record to only 92 days halved the previous world record, set in 2019, of 6 months and 6 days (which in turn had surpassed a previous world’s-fastest that took nearly eight years). Meet her for a story of focus, team work, resilience, risk management, and not least relations.

Treasury 360° house band Isaac And The Soul Company is back, of course – like so many of our delegates from last year! The show, however, is entirely new, also featuring singer Emilia (yes, “Big big world”) – and late night-style interviews on stage.

The magic is still there

Don't believe all that you see. Just filled up with a day’s fresh expert insights by 17:00, let’s mingle with Danish magician hero Henrik Svanekiær through the break before dinner. Are we actually even at our senses at all?

On partying, let’s move the needle

From relaxed poolsides to pumping festivals, Denmark-based DJ Henri Matisse will set the soundtrack to have the crowd moving and smiling. With him, you are up for a long night on 23 May. For warm up, find a set of his here.

The concept stays

• One packed main conference day on the Thursday (with Training Day and a new early arrivers’ mingle on the Wednesday),
• Stage programme starting 9:30 in the morning to enable fly-in,
• Ending with the spectacular seated-dinner party.
• A conference programme for treasurers, by treasurers, rich on case studies – with some sessions in plenary and many in tracks.
• And again: this is offered all free for you as a treasurer. 

Why not make this a team-building opportunity with your treasury colleagues? 

Have you blocked your calendar yet for 23 May 2024?

Speakers

Simon Hesse Hoffmann
Chair of the conference

Chairman’s opening remarks

This starting time is definite (as is the 8:00 breakfast start), though the rest of the day could see some deviations from this draft schedule. So pick up your ticket and schedule your trip! The venue is just across the road from Copenhagen Airport terminal 3. 

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Closing remarks and start of entertainment

Anders Fogh Rasmussen
Founding Chairman, Rasmussen Global

OPENING KEYNOTE: Stay ahead as the world unfolds – Anders Fogh Rasmussen

With a background as Secretary General of NATO from 2009 to 2014, and Danish prime minister from 2001 to 2009, Anders Fogh Rasmussen has a strong record of helping businesses and democratic governments to understand and shape international politics – through his advisory firm Rasmussen Global. Since the outbreak of the war, he has worked on a pro-bono basis with the Ukrainian President’s Office. Asked by President Zelenskyy, he co-authored a report on security guarantees for Ukraine known as the Kyiv Security Compact, forming the basis for bilateral security agreements between Ukraine and G7 nations. 

In a world of short news cycles and complex geopolitical shifts, it is crucial to not only follow world events but also to understand the key players and anticipate decisions before they unfold.


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Mikkel Gleerup
CEO, Cadeler

FIRESIDE CHAT: The CEO viewpoint

In a discussion with Mikkel Gleerup, the Chief Executive Officer of Cadeler, we explore the evolution of his leadership skills during Cadeler's transformative growth in the renewable wind sector. Within a span of less than 10 years, Cadeler has transitioned from a market challenger to a prominent market leader in offshore wind installation. We delve into the changes in Gleerup's leadership approach throughout this journey and gain insights into his perspective on modern leadership in an increasingly complex world. The discussion is facilitated by Thomas Bo Krogslund Joergensen from Russell Reynolds Associates.


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Trine Lise Marsdal
CFO, Strawberry

KEYNOTE: Why invest when you are broke?

Strawberry, formerly known as Nordic Choice Hotels, has undergone a comprehensive transformation in the last couple of years: Rebranding itself, opening and acquiring 37 new hotels since March 2020, introducing a new loyalty program in collaboration with the airline company Norwegian, and concurrently revitalising both its IT software and hardware. CFO Trine Lise Marsdal will provide insights into the strategic decisions behind these initiatives, which were undertaken while the company worked hard to turn significant losses into positive results.


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Håkan Folin
CFO, Epiroc

Henriette Wennicke
CFO, Zealand Pharma

Linette Nielsen
Corporate Vice President, Head of treasury, Novo Nordisk

Karina Sundbæk
VP, Head of Group Finance & Facility, Haldor Topsoe

Minna Helppi
SVP Group Finance, Andritz Group

Lei Wang Giæver
VP Group Treasury, Crayon

Erwin Bastianen
Director Treasury, Nike

Danijel Afolter
Portfolio Manager, Volvo Treasury

Caroline Jandler
Head of Treasury, Stena Metall

Netta Christensen
Head of Global Cash Management, Maersk

Malin Löfgren
Global Cash Manager, Volvo Group

Anneli Walltott
Deputy Group Treasurer, Head of Cash Flow Management, Sandvik Treasury

Sigrid Pettersson
Global head of Cash Management, Assa Abloy

Palle Dedenroth
Assistant Treasurer, Corporate Treasury, Danfoss

Ken Bonefeld Nielsen
Vice President, CISO, Norlys

Jacob Koch
Vice President, Head of Treasury, Better Energy

Caroline Snorgaard
Treasury Analyst, Demant

Jozef Polak
Treasury Manager, European Energy

Iina Haapasaari
Regional Treasury Manager, KONE

Christian Henriksen
Head of Treasury, Ambu

Elisabeth Elsom
Treasurer, Orkla Food Ingredients

Lena Myklebust
Head of Cash Management Infrastructure, Equinor

Johan Larsson
Head of Cash & Treasury Risk Management, Volvo Cars

Hien Dijkstra-Pham
Treasurer, Darling Ingredients International

Andrea Sottoriva
Group Treasurer, SITA

Michel Verholen
Assistant Treasurer, Zoetis

Karen Van den Driessche
Group Treasurer, Ontex

Martin Meloun
Senior Director Treasury EMEA, JAPAC and LATAM, Edwards Lifesciences

Christian Lintner
Head of Treasury, Svitzer

Nevena Poumpalova
Cash Manager for Americas, Central and Eastern Europe, H&M

Liselotte Andersson
Executive Director, J.P. Morgan Payments

Jan Dirk van Beusekom
Head of Marketing, BNP Paribas Cash Management, Trade Solutions & Factoring

Claudine Smith
CEO, BNP Paribas Norway

Henrik Immelborn
Managing Director, Investment Banking, Nordea

Johan Trocmé
Managing Director, Thematics, Investment Banking, Nordea

Johan Wennerberg
Global Head of Large Corporates & Institutions, Transaction Banking Sales, Danske Bank

Thomas Bo Krogslund Joergensen
Consultant, Russell Reynolds Associates

Britt Jensen
Client Advisory, Treasury and Trade Solutions, Citi

Harri Rantanen
Business Developer, Corporate Banking, Large Corporates & Financial Institutions, SEB

Marion Reuter
Managing Director, Regional Head Transaction Banking Sales, UK & Europe, Standard Chartered

Christof Hofmann
Head of Corporate Cash Management, Deutsche Bank

Jonas Landebrink
Director, Transaction Banking Sales Nordic, Standard Chartered

Fredrik Simonson
Treasury Advisory Group, Zanders

Caroline Stockmann
Hon FCT, Non-Exec Director and External Member SONIA Oversight Committee, Bank of England

François Masquelier
CEO, Simply Treasury, Chair of the European Association of Corporate Treasurers (EACT)

Annette Spencer
CEO, Association of Corporate Treasurers

Alexandros Koliavras
Head of Treasury Finance and Finance Transformation, ING Americas, President of Hellenic Association of Treasurers (HAT)

Damian Glendinning
Chairman of the Advisory Board, CompleXCountries

Rupert Keenlyside
Founder, CompleXCountries

Kristin Harila
Mountaineer

Closing session: What it takes to reach the absolute top – repeatedly

A good team, well prepared, can do anything. Or this was what Norwegian mountaineer Kristin Harila set out to prove as she, together with Nepali guide Tenjen Lama Sherpa last year, embarked to conquer all the world’s 14 peaks of over 8,000 metres in a record-short span of time. Their spectacular race of only 92 days halved the previous world record, set in 2019, of 6 months and 6 days (which in turn had surpassed a previous world’s-fastest that took nearly eight years).Since resigning from a management job in 2019, Kristin has dedicated her life to the outdoors. Meet her for a story of focus, team work, resilience, risk management, and not least relations.

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Isaac And The Soul Company

Not familiar with Isaac And The Soul Company? Check out their home page. The show is entirely new, also featuring singer Emilia (yes, “Big big world”) – and late night-style interviews on stage. 

Schedule


13:00

Training Day courses

Subject to separate registration. For all the info about this 22 May pre-event, go to the dedicated Training Day by Treasury 360° website.  

All trainings run in parallel for four hours from 13:00 to 17:00, so you can enroll for max one. 

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17:00

Early arrivers’ mingle

19:00

(End of mingle)


08:00

Networking breakfast

09:25

Chairman’s opening remarks

This starting time is definite (as is the 8:00 breakfast start), though the rest of the day could see some deviations from this draft schedule. So pick up your ticket and schedule your trip! The venue is just across the road from Copenhagen Airport terminal 3. 

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Chair of the conference
09:30

OPENING KEYNOTE: Stay ahead as the world unfolds – Anders Fogh Rasmussen

With a background as Secretary General of NATO from 2009 to 2014, and Danish prime minister from 2001 to 2009, Anders Fogh Rasmussen has a strong record of helping businesses and democratic governments to understand and shape international politics – through his advisory firm Rasmussen Global. Since the outbreak of the war, he has worked on a pro-bono basis with the Ukrainian President’s Office. Asked by President Zelenskyy, he co-authored a report on security guarantees for Ukraine known as the Kyiv Security Compact, forming the basis for bilateral security agreements between Ukraine and G7 nations. 

In a world of short news cycles and complex geopolitical shifts, it is crucial to not only follow world events but also to understand the key players and anticipate decisions before they unfold.


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Founding Chairman, Rasmussen Global
10:00

KEYNOTE: Why invest when you are broke?

Strawberry, formerly known as Nordic Choice Hotels, has undergone a comprehensive transformation in the last couple of years: Rebranding itself, opening and acquiring 37 new hotels since March 2020, introducing a new loyalty program in collaboration with the airline company Norwegian, and concurrently revitalising both its IT software and hardware. CFO Trine Lise Marsdal will provide insights into the strategic decisions behind these initiatives, which were undertaken while the company worked hard to turn significant losses into positive results.


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CFO, Strawberry
10:30

Coffee – let’s network

11:20

SESSION TRACKS (Lunch 12:30–14:15)


Quick scroll:  [Track A] •  [Track B] •  [Track C] •  [Track D] •  [Track E]

For the middle section of the day, the program now splits into four topical tracks. Each track will feature 4–5 sessions: normally two before lunch and three after. You move between the sessions as you like, and many sessions will later be available as videos on treasury360.net.

Track A – Technology-driven transformation at the treasury

11:20 INTRODUCTION

From advanced cash management systems to artificial intelligence, robotic processing and cybersecurity … We have heard all the terms but how do we manage our innovation to make sure new solutions support, rather than disrupt, our operations? This track will feature both cases and discussion. Experiences from different Nordic countries will be discussed.

Track moderator: Britt Jensen, Client Advisory, Treasury and Trade Solutions, Citi

11:25 PANEL: Systems and Technology – challenges, pitfalls and lessons learnt

Two large-cap global cash managers and a consultant bring the journey stories from their implementations to the stage – lining out everything from the drivers, to the selection criteria, team management, the surprising bends along the trip … and not least, the lessons learnt.

Moderator:

Britt Jensen, Client Advisory, Treasury and Trade Solutions, Citi

Panellists:

Netta Christensen, Head of Global Cash Management, Maersk

Malin Löfgren, Global Cash Manager, Volvo Group

Fredrik Simonson, Treasury Advisory Group, Zanders

(A five-minute buffer at 11:55 enables you to shift tracks if you would like.)

12:00 CASE STUDY: Tapping account balances through APIs for real-time bank account overview at Better Energy

The idea is simple but the effect on cash management is radical – and still ahead of what almost any other corporates yet do. A coordinated set of API calls, to the group’s banks, will feed back their balances and present these in handy little list that offers full current overview in seconds, including the cash currency exposures. With the morning coffee, it will be natural to check up in the mobile. Transaction histories are tapped to generate curve graphs over time, offering a shortcut to spotting trends.
What the cost for this information quality would have been by traditional bank services? Ouch.
(Trivia: The project resulted from a random meeting at Treasury 360° Nordic 202
3 between Better Energy and one of the conference sponsors)

Jacob Koch, Vice President, Head of Treasury, Better Energy (Read our interview with Jacob here.)

12:30 Lunch break

14:15 CASE STUDY: Navigating cyber threats and resilience in the finance function

Digital threats are no joke, and we are all clear on the necessity of being aware and prepared. But then … exactly what does it mean we should do? Ken Bonefeld Nielsen promises a thought-provoking session exploring areas including brand protection, crisis management scenarios, and critical infrastructure such as in the energy and telecoms sectors.

Ken Bonefeld Nielsen, Vice President, CISO, Norlys

(A five-minute buffer at 14:45 enables you to shift tracks if you would like.)

14:50 FIRESIDE CHAT: Treasury dilemma: future tech vs. today’s challenges

• Transforming treasury from support organisation to a strategic business partner at Andritz Group

• What cultural, skills and tool development will be needed?

• From commonly agreed vision and strategy to a practical roadmap steps

    Minna Helppi, SVP Group Finance, Andritz Group (Read our interview with Minna here.)

    Harri Rantanen, Business Developer, Corporate Banking, Large Corporates & Financial Institutions, SEB


    Quick scroll:  [Track A] •  [Track B] •  [Track C] •  [Track D] •  [Track E]

    Track B – Nailing the deal

    11:20 INTRODUCTION

    This track looks at corporate finance, funding and investment initiatives, and discusses what we can learn. It will power also speakers from a range of corporate-treasurer associations in different countries, on how they seek to influence current developments, what stakeholders are their most important counterparties in their lobby efforts, and what are the methods they work by.

    Track moderator: Johan Trocmé, Managing Director, Thematics, Investment Banking, Nordea


    11:25 CASE STUDY: Go get the green mandate

    Sustainability is at the heart of the business at Topsoe, a Danish founded company that specializes in developing solutions and technologies to produce fuels and chemicals essential to the energy transition. In this session, learn from Karina Sundbæk how the finance function can play a crucial role in the green transition. Karina shares the results Topsoe is achieving because Finance is taking the green mandate, and becomes a proactive partner in leading the company towards a sustainable future. The session delivers practical insights and will inspire finance people to "go and get the green mandate".

    Karina Sundbæk
    , VP, Head of Group Finance & Facility, Topsoe A/S


    (A five-minute buffer at 11:55 enables you to shift tracks if you would like.)

    12:00 PANEL: CFO perspectives

    Let this select panel of corporate chief financial officers guide us to our treasuries’ business context in a set of areas – as they all look from their different viewpoints.

    • The funding landscape for mergers and acquisitions (with respect to access, rating, platforms …)

    • How to manage stakeholders

    • Disruptive and transformative situations

    • ESG and funding

    Moderator: Henrik Immelborn, Managing Director, Investment Banking, Nordea

    Panellists:

    Håkan Folin, CFO, Epiroc

    Per Johannesen Madsen, CFO, Matas

    Henriette Wennicke, CFO,  Zealand Pharma


    12:30 Lunch break

    14:15 PANEL: This is how we lobby for treasurers, and nurture our profession

    Meet senior treasury association representatives to get a grasp on how they seek to influence current developments, what stakeholders are their most important counterparties in their lobby efforts, and what are the methods they work by. How can ordinary treasury professionals contribute?

    Panellists:

    Annette Spencer, CEO, Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT)

    Erwin Bastianen, Director Treasury, Nike

    François Masquelier, CEO Simply Treasury, Chair of the European Association of Corporate Treasurers (EACT)

    Alexandros Koliavras, Head of Treasury Finance and Finance Transformation, ING Americas,President, Hellenic Association of Treasurers (HAT) 

    The session is led by Caroline Stockmann, Hon FCT, Non-Exec Director and External Member SONIA Oversight Committee, Bank of England

    (A five-minute buffer at 14:45 enables you to shift tracks if you would like.)

    14:50 PANEL: Build the bank – The concrete secrets to in-house banking structures 

    Let’s delve into the practicalities of in-house banking. What are the key requirements for implementing the structures for it – not only in relation to banks, but also considering technology providers and internal stakeholders?
    Our panelists, Equinor’s Lena Myklebust and Volvo Cars’ Johan Larsson, will share what they view as best practices – and pitfalls to avoid. Gain insights into scoping and implementation schedules, and areas such as payments versus collections, regions, and currencies.

    Lena Myklebust, Head of Cash Management Infrastructure, Equinor

    Johan Larsson, Head of Cash & Treasury Risk Management, Volvo Cars

    Christof Hofmann, Head of Corporate Cash Management, Deutsche Bank


    Quick scroll:  [Track A] •  [Track B] •  [Track C] •  [Track D] •  [Track E]

    Track C – Boost the process

    11:20 INTRODUCTION

    Most of us have our core processes and systems reasonably well under control (or let’s hope so). So today, where are the best opportunities to do things even more efficiently? Through cases and talks, and lunch, let us connect with the colleagues who share our craving to improve – or have experiences we can learn from.

    Track moderator: Johan Wennerberg, Global Head of Large Corporates & Institutions, Transaction Banking Sales, Danske Bank

    11:25 CASE STUDY: The importance of getting it right – M&A Treasury Integration at Danfoss

    In the complex world of M&A Treasury integration, management and optimisation are key. Assistant group treasurer at Danfoss, Palle Dedenroth, will share insights on their practices and the importance of complexity reduction as well as having robust systems and processes in place. Join him for a session on Danfoss' approach to the complexities of M&A integration, consolidating operations in a robust treasury framework.

    Palle Dedenroth, Assistant Treasurer, Corporate Treasury, Danfoss

    (A five-minute buffer at 11:55 enables you to shift tracks if you would like.)


    12:00 CASE STUDY: Establishing a payment factory at Stena Metall

    With 44 billion SEK in sales in the past financial year, the recycler Stena Metall seeks to support more efficient use of the world’s limited resources. Head of Treasury Caroline Jandler joins Treasury 360° Nordic to share her organisations experience from reorganising its payments.

    Caroline Jandler, Head of Treasury, Stena Metall

    12:30 Lunch break

    14:15 CASE STUDY: All aboard. Volvo Treasury’s rapid digitization of bond-issuance process

    Running the preparations for a syndicated bond issuance is a large effort, with documentation and many complicated workflows to get right between the different banks and other stakeholders. As the first issuer of such a bond on the new debt digitisation service Origin, Volvo Treasury AB last year raised €1 billion in a dual-tranche deal with Citi as Documentation Bank and other active bookrunners including ING, Mizuho and Societe Generale. This saw draft documentation ready a couple of hours after pricing – and the trade listing subsequently performed through the platform’s API connection into the Luxembourg Stock Exchange. Since then, the company has used the platform for multiple issuance for both syndicated bonds and private placements with multiple banks.

    Danijel Afolter, Portfolio Manager, Volvo Treasury

    (A five-minute buffer at 14:45 enables you to shift tracks if you would like.)

    14:50 PANEL: Getting the big picture right – at Sandvik and Assa Abloy

    With the global and ever-changing nature of corporate treasury, predicting tomorrow’s challenges is impossible. What we can do, however, is seek to get solid structures in place, in terms of models, systems, and processes – whether to support decision-making, acquisitive growth, payments and liquidity management, or any other optimisation.So, on the highest level, how do we actually go about doing this? Hear it from large caps Sandvik and Assa Abloy how they – today – are setting themselves up for their future. 

    Anneli Walltott, Deputy Group Treasurer, Head of Cash Flow Management, Sandvik Treasury

    Sigrid Pettersson, Global head of Cash Management, Assa Abloy

    Marion Reuter, Managing Director, Regional Head Transaction Banking Sales, UK & Europe, Standard Chartered

    Jonas Landebrink, Director, Transaction Banking Sales Nordic, Standard Chartered


    Quick scroll:  [Track A] •  [Track B] •  [Track C] •  [Track D] •  [Track E]

    Track D - The human element

    11:20 INTRODUCTION

    It’s all about the people, right? From education to recruitment, motivation, continuous improvements, transformation, social sustainability and long-term wellbeing … how do we relate to our treasuries’ most powerful but also most unpredictable asset: our colleagues and ourselves?

    Track moderator: Jan Dirk van Beusekom, Head of Marketing, BNP Paribas Cash Management, Trade Solutions & Factoring

    11:25 The journey that brought me here: Crayon’s Lei Wang Giæver

    Her career is solidly Norwegian, since the start of her studies with BI Norwegian Business School two decades ago. Norsk Hydro, Kavli, Hurtigruten … and now, IT management company Crayon. Still, her emotional and cultural connection stays strong with the place of her upbringing: Shanghai, China.
    Treasuries are made up of their individuals. In this session, meet Lei for one of all these unique stories – and learn how she seeks to help shaping the corporate culture, and lead improvement where possible.


    Lei Wang Giæver
    , VP Group Treasury, Crayon


    (A five-minute buffer at 11:55 enables you to shift tracks if you would like.)


    12:00 PANEL: You got the job – now conquer it!

    Let’s revisit a highly appreciated topic from previous conferences! All professions see people shifting jobs but few approach it with a conscious plan and structure on the same level as treasurers do – whether senior or junior.
    What is a good plan when we enter a new workplace or role. What challenges can we expect, and how do we best prepare ourselves? Then, well in place, how do we set our agenda and make the people around us feel confident, comfortable and motivated to support our goals – and enjoy the work?
    The session will seek the general tips, while also reflecting on the broad array of situations that a new treasury job can present.

    Elisabeth Elsom, Treasurer, Orkla Food Ingredients

    Christian Henriksen, Head of Treasury, Ambu

    The session is led by track moderator Jan Dirk van Beusekom

    12:30 Lunch Break

    14:15 PANEL: Skills through generations, part 1 – senior treasurers’ outlook

    Not only are treasurer skills rare; they are also a moving target as financial markets, technology platforms, and workplace cultures are all subject to rapid change. So, who are the treasurers of today and tomorrow, and what environment will they require, to flourish, and to stay? In a double-session format, let’s take a look, from each side of a generational line, at how our treasuries should cater to the need for personal development, inclusiveness, and joy. This first part, featuring a panel of long-established treasurers, looks back at their own experiences, as well as forward, at the strategies treasuries will need to apply to stay attractive and competent over the coming decades. 

    Panellists:

    Linette Nielsen, Corporate Vice President, Head of treasury, Novo Nordisk

    Claudine Smith, CEO, BNP Paribas Norway

    Christian Lintner, Head of Treasury, Svitzer

    The session is led by track moderator Jan Dirk van Beusekom

    (A five-minute buffer at 14:45 enables you to shift tracks if you would like.)

    14:50 PANEL: Skills through generations, part 2 – young treasurers’ outlook

    Part 1 just informed us of which direction treasuries should develop to safeguard their recruitment attraction and competence over time, according to some of their senior professionals.So, now … did they nail it or not? In this second session, let’s hear it from the actual decision makers: the upcoming generation of Nordic treasury pros. What are the keys they see to work environments and career paths that will stay rewarding though the years? And in what areas have they perceived the most overdue need for improvements?

    Panellists:

    Caroline Snorgaard, Treasury Analyst, Demant

    Jozef Polak, Treasury Manager, European Energy

    Iina Haapasaari, Regional Treasury Manager, KONE

    The session is led by track moderator Jan Dirk van Beusekom


    Quick scroll:  [Track A] •  [Track B] •  [Track C] •  [Track D] •  [Track E]

    Track E – The global view

    11:20 INTRODUCTION

    When corporates need a treasury, it is usually because of the complexities that come with international expansion, so let’s properly get the world into the conference! This new track is enabled by experts in cross-border business and finance relations – making the Treasury 360° Nordic conference a touchpoint not just for the Nordics but for the treasury world as a whole. What’s the big picture we should all see and understand in 2024?

    Track moderator: Caroline Stockmann, Hon FCT, Non-Exec Director and External Member SONIA Oversight Committee

    11:25 Managing treasury in complex countries

    We are all familiar with the challenges posed, to varying degrees, by complex countries, especially in emerging markets. Trapped cash, low interest rates, high inflation, rapidly depreciating currencies, limited (or even no) service from core international partner banks, regulations which change rapidly and are not always clear – these are just some of the challenges which are the daily lot for treasurers dealing with these countries. Join this discussion to see how treasurers cope with these challenges, and get their views on the best organisation structure to manage them – local or centralised?

    Moderator: Damian Glendinning, Chairman of the Advisory Board, CompleXCountries

    Panellists:

    Andrea Sottoriva, Group Treasurer, SITA

    Karen Van den Driessche, Group Treasurer, Ortex

    (A five-minute buffer at 11:55 enables you to shift tracks if you would like.)


    12:00 PANEL: Treasury in emerging markets: China

    China is very much on a collision course with the US over questions like Russia, the dominant role of the US dollar, and trade tensions. At the same time, it is a very important market for most western companies, and it is one to which they are deeply committed. It continues to be a challenging environment from a regulatory point of view, though efforts continue to improve the situation.

    Moderator: Damian Glendinning, Chairman of the Advisory Board, CompleXCountries

    Panellists:

    Andrea Sottoriva, Group Treasurer, SITA

    Michel Verholen, Assistant Treasurer, Zoetis

    Martin Meloun, Senior Director Treasury EMEA, JAPAC and LATAM, Edwards Lifesciences

    12:30 Lunch break


    14:15 PANEL: Treasury in emerging markets: Brazil and Argentina

    Two countries to which the term complex can be applied, but with very different consequences for Treasurers. Whereas Argentina is a poster child for a dysfunctional economy, Brazil continues to perform well, even if inflation persists and interest rates remain high. Brazil remains a main engine of growth for the LATAM region, though everyone finds it to be a tough and highly competitive market. But in Argentina the main challenge, as we await the impact of the new president, is survival.

    Moderator: Rupert Keenlyside, Founder, CompleXCountries

    Panellists:

    Hien Dijkstra-Pham, Treasurer, Darling Ingredients International

    Michel Verholen, Assistant Treasurer, Zoetis

    Martin Meloun, Senior Director Treasury EMEA, JAPAC and LATAM, Edwards Lifesciences

    (A five-minute buffer at 14:45 enables you to shift tracks if you would like.)


    14:50 CASE STUDY: How treasury collaboration powers global expansion at H&M

    Scaling a brand from 20 to 77 countries in 20 years is no easy feat. Just ask Nevena Poumpalova, Cash Manager for Americas, Central and Eastern Europe at H&M. From adapting to the fast-paced evolution of the role of treasury, to building an interdepartmental powerhouse team, Nevena has seen first-hand how treasury collaboration drives business results. Learn how she helped guide the company and encourage partnership across lines of business in this discussion with Liselotte Andersson, Executive Director at J.P. Morgan Payments.

    Nevena Poumpalova, Cash Manager for Americas, Central and Eastern Europe, H&M

    Liselotte Andersson, Executive Director, J.P. Morgan Payments

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        15:20

        Coffee – let’s network

        16:00

        FIRESIDE CHAT: The CEO viewpoint

        In a discussion with Mikkel Gleerup, the Chief Executive Officer of Cadeler, we explore the evolution of his leadership skills during Cadeler's transformative growth in the renewable wind sector. Within a span of less than 10 years, Cadeler has transitioned from a market challenger to a prominent market leader in offshore wind installation. We delve into the changes in Gleerup's leadership approach throughout this journey and gain insights into his perspective on modern leadership in an increasingly complex world. The discussion is facilitated by Thomas Bo Krogslund Joergensen from Russell Reynolds Associates.


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        CEO, Cadeler
        16:30

        Closing session: What it takes to reach the absolute top – repeatedly

        A good team, well prepared, can do anything. Or this was what Norwegian mountaineer Kristin Harila set out to prove as she, together with Nepali guide Tenjen Lama Sherpa last year, embarked to conquer all the world’s 14 peaks of over 8,000 metres in a record-short span of time. Their spectacular race of only 92 days halved the previous world record, set in 2019, of 6 months and 6 days (which in turn had surpassed a previous world’s-fastest that took nearly eight years).Since resigning from a management job in 2019, Kristin has dedicated her life to the outdoors. Meet her for a story of focus, team work, resilience, risk management, and not least relations.

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        Mountaineer
        17:10

        Closing remarks and start of entertainment

        Chair of the conference
        17:15

        Mingle magic – with Henrik Svanekiær and you (in the expo area)

        19:30

        Dinner – with music until late!

        Not familiar with Isaac And The Soul Company? Check out their home page. The show is entirely new, also featuring singer Emilia (yes, “Big big world”) – and late night-style interviews on stage. 

        For the late night, meet DJ Henri Matisse. From relaxed poolsides to pumping festivals, he will set the soundtrack to have the crowd moving and smiling. With him, you are up for a long night on 23 May. For warm up, find a set of his here.

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        Pros from these corporates, and more, already signed up for 2024

        AAK Finance AB (SE) - AB Stena Metall Finans (SE) - AB Svensk Exportkredit (SE) - Acne Studios AB (SE) - Addtech AB (SE) - Aldi Sued Holding (AT) - Alfa Laval Treasury International AB (SE) - Ambu A/S (DK) -  Andel Holding A/S (DK) - Andritz AG (AT) - ANDRITZ Oy (FI) - Arjo AB (SE) - Arla Foods (DK) - ASSA ABLOY (SE) - ATEA (LT) - Autoliv AB (SE) - Axis Communications AB (SE) - Bang & Olufsen A/S (DK) - Beijer Ref AB (SE) - BESTSELLER A/S (DK) - Better Energy (DK) - Bico Group AB (SE) - Blue Water Shipping (DK) - Bolt (NL) - Borregaard (NO) - Bufab AB (SE) - Bunker Holding A/S (DK) - BW Offshore (NO) - Camfil AB (SE) - Camurus AB (SE) - Carlsberg (DK) - Celsius Shipping ApS (DK) - Chr. Hansen A/S (DK) - CM Biomass Partners A/S (DK) - Conficap Oy (FI) - Copenhagen Airport A/S (DK) - COWI A/S (DK) - Crayon Group AS (NO) - Currentum AB (SE) - Danfoss A/S (DK) - Danske Commodities A/S (DK) - Dansk Landbrugs Grovvareselskab A.m.b.A (DK) - Dat-Schaub A/S (DK) - Demant A/S (DK) - DFDS (DK) - Diaverum Treasury AB (SE) - DLG (DK) - DNV AS (NO) - DSV A/S (DK) - ECCO SKO A/S (DK) - E.ON Sverige AB (SE) - Egmont International Holding A/S (DK) - EIFO (DK) - Elcowire (SE) - Electrolux Professional AB (SE) - Elkem ASA (NO) - Elof Hansson Holding AB (SE) - Embracer Group (SE) - Energi Danmark (DK) - Epiroc Group Treasury (SE) - Essity (SE) - ETRAVELI GROUP AB (SE) - EQT AB (SE) - Equinor ASA (NO) - European Energy (DK) - Evolution AB  (SE) - Falck (DK) - Ferguson plc (UK) - Fleks AS (NO) - Flying Tiger (DK) - FOSS A/S (DK) - Freyr Battery (NO) - Frydenbø (NO) - Getinge Treasury AB (SE) - GN Store Nord A/S (DK) - GIVESCO A/S (DK) - Gunnebo AB (SE) - H&M Finance AB (SE) - Heartland A/S (DK) - Heimstaden AB (SE) - Hempel A/S (DK) - HEXPOL AB (SE) - Hilding Anders International (SE) - Hoist Finance AB (SE) - Huhtamäki Oyj (FI) - Hurtigruten (NO) - Inpay (DK) - Intrum AB (SE) - Jeudan (DK) - KK Wind Solutions (DK) - KONE (FI) - Kongsberg Gruppen ASA (NO) - Lantmännen (SE) - Lars Larsen Group (DK) - LEO Pharma A/S (DK) - Lerøy Seafood Group (NO) - Lunar (DK) - Lundbeck (DK) - Maersk (DK) - Maersk Supply Service (DK) - Maersk Tankers (DK) - Mars Danmark a/s (DK) - MedMera Bank AB (SE) - Moelven Industrier ASA (NO) - Metsä Group (FI) - MFT Energy (DK) - Mölnlycke Health Care AB (SE) - Nasdaq Clearing AB (SE) - Nature Energy Biogas (DK) - Neste (FI) - Nexi Group (DK) - Nike (NL) - Nilfisk A/S (DK) - Nilpeter A/S (DK) - NIRAS A/S (DK) - Nord Pool (NO) - Nord Security (LT) - Nordic Leisure Travel Group (DK) - Nordstern (DK) - Norlys (DK) -  Norsk Hydro ASA (NO) - Norwegian Refugee Council (NO) - Novo Nordisk A/S (DK) - Novonesis (DK) - Nuuday (DK) - NREP Oy (FI) - Oatly Group AB (SE) - Obton A/S (DK) - Orifarm Group A/S (DK) - Orkla ASA (NO) - Orkla Food Ingredients AS (NO) - Orkuveita Reykjavíkur (IS) - Oterra AS (DK) - Pandora A/S (DK) - Patria Oyj (FI) - Polestar (SE) - Powertrain Engineering Sweden AB (SE) - Radiometer Medical ApS (DK) - Recipharm AB (SE) - ROCKWOOL (PL) - Royal Greenland A/S (DK) - Royal Unibrew A/S (DK) - Saab (SE) - Salling Group A/S (DK) - Sandvik Treasury AB (SE) - Scan Global Logistics A/S (DK) - Scandinavian Tobacco Group (DK) - Schouw & Co. (DK) - SimCorp (DK) - Sinch AB (SE) - Sirena Group A/S (DK) - SITA (CH) - SKF (SE) - Spotify (SE) - SSAB AB (SE/FI) - STARK Group (DK) - State Treasury Rebublic of Finland (FI) - Statkraft AS (NO) - Stillfront Group AB (SE) - Storytel AB (SE) - Sund & Bælt (DK) - Terma A/S (DK) - Tetra Pak (SE) - TFS Trial Form Support International AB (SE) - Thule (SE) - Tibber AB (SE) - Toyota Industries Finance International AB (SE) - Trafikverket (SE) - TRATON (DE) - Trelleborg Treasury AB (SE) - TOMRA systems ASA (NO) - Topsoe (DK) - twoday (DK) - United Nations Office for Project Services (DK) - Urban Partners/NREP (FI) - Vestas Wind Systems A/S (DK) - Vimian Group (SE) - Vinted (LT) - VKR-Holding A/S (DK) - Volvo Group Treasury (SE) - Welltec A/S (DK) - Wolt (FI) - WSAudiology (DK) - Ørsted (DK)

        Do you have a treasury experience to share? 

        Never hesitate to speak with conference head Daniele Truini, contact details here. We will love to hear your story.

        Be a sponsor at this unique event!

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        Location, travelling and staying

        Treasury 360° Nordic 2024 will take place at The Hangar, an impressive venue that is part of Clarion/Comfort Hotel Copenhagen Airport, just opposite terminal 3. When coming through the walking tunnel from the airport, walk outside the Clarion, to outside the Comfort Hotel, but take the outdoor stairs down just outside, and you will find yourself at The Hangar.

        The schedule should allow that you fly in just for the day, though the two hotels offer maximum convenience if you prefer to stay the night before or after. 

        Corporate treasury employees who fly in to Copenhagen for the event are eligible for our amazing early-bird offer, with a free hotel room for one or two nights, so be quick to sign up!

        Many airlines land at Copenhagen Airport (CPH) in the morning, including SAS, Norwegian and Finnair. You may get an overview on a comparison site such as Google Flights. Train operators include Sweden’s SJ and Denmark’s DSB.

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