|08:30-09:30||Welcome coffee and registration|
Global treasury management: the challenge of keeping up with change
The payments industry is changing at a rapid pace. From the way individuals transfer value to how large corporations move money globally, this industry affects us all. How do these changes impact corporates’ global treasury management processes as they operate across multiple jurisdictions and geographies?
Optimising business on the African continent
As corporates grow their business in Africa, they are increasingly looking at how to introduce or increase the level of centralisation across their operations to mirror practices in place elsewhere. Regional treasury hubs and shared service centres are growing in popularity and South Africa continues to be a popular choice for such treasury operations.
Coffee break and networking
Sovereign ratings update
Standard & Poor’s gave South Africa’s BBB- rating, on a par with India and Italy, a negative outlook on June 3. The agency warned that it could cut the assessment further if the economy doesn’t improve before its next review in December. How is South Africa’s economy faring now and what still needs to be done to avoid a downgrade?
A practical guide to SWIFT for Corporates
Globally, SWIFT continues to experience growth in corporates joining and using SWIFT and is working closely with the community to develop and enhance its value proposition. This session will take a practical look at what SWIFT is doing to innovate the traditional correspondent banking model and how these initiatives could benefit corporates. We will hear first-hand experience of corporates working with SWIFT and look at the lessons learned. The session will also look at the some of the practical challenges faced by corporate treasury and how SWIFT can help address them.
|13:00-14:00||Lunch and networking|
Digitalisation in treasury – integrating treasury management systems with SWIFT
Bank on-boarding for corporates – making it easier for corporates to do business
Banking systems across Africa are becoming more advanced in order to support the ever-growing needs of a corporate treasury. However, while the volume of electronic transactions is increasing and liquidity management solutions are being developed, there are still complexities surrounding the on-boarding process.
How can banks help to ensure corporates benefit from standardisation and automation? This session looks at how, under the auspices of SUSA, banks are collaborating to help manage risk, improve liquidity management, enhance working capital and increase efficiency at the same time as reducing costs.