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SCT Institute Education (Restricted attendance)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

 

8:15 - 9:15 am

General Session: How Can Treasury Support Earnings Growth
Explore effective strategies for making Treasury a trusted business adviser. Hear fellow practitioners describe their tactics for motivating their teams to get a seat at the table.

Moderator:
Robert Stanley, CMA
Vice President & Treasurer
Samuel, Son & Co. Limited

Panelists:
Paul Stinis
Senior Vice President & Treasurer
Bell Canada

Kerry D. Biggs
Treasurer
GCT Global Container Terminals, Inc.

Scott Wilson
Vice President & Treasurer
Teck Resources Limited.

9:30 - 10:30 am

Concurrent Roundtables

Operating a Global Business
Review cultural implications, business practices and other nuances of doing business in foreign markets.

Facilitators:
Shan Nair, Ph.D.
President
Nair & Co. Limited

Rick Albert
Former Treasurer
Biovail Corporation

Cash Forecasting to Support Business Decisions
Design a cash forecasting process to provide management with the information needed to make financial decisions about acquisitions and capital structure. Determine what operational support is needed for implementation. Understand the sources and patterns of cash generation and develop strategies to promote forecast reliability across business functions using variance analysis to monitor accuracy.

Facilitator:
Timothy Hesler, CTP
Senior Expert
McKinsey & Company

Strategies for Building Bridges into the Operations
How can Treasury maximize its value add to the operations by collaborating with business leaders and functional heads and secure a seat at the table for important strategic decisions? Discuss various strategies for selling Treasury's skills set to the operations and to management to ensure its involvement in key strategic decisions.

Facilitator:
Rhian Silvennoinen, CMA
Manager, Treasury and Credit
Canada Region
WorleyParsons Canada Services Ltd.

11:00 - 12:00 pm

Concurrent Roundtables

ERM Initiatives - How Treasury Can Lead the Implementation Process
Enterprise risk management is becoming a more common methodology across corporations facing a multitude of risks. Treasury's experience as financial risk manager often thrusts it into the leadership role in corporate ERM initiatives. Develop a framework for implementing ERM initiatives and identify success factors and common obstacles.

Facilitator:
Alex Wittenberg
Partner
Oliver Wyman

Treasury's Role in Capital Structure & Allocation Decisions
Given high levels of cash on the balance sheet, easier access and lower cost to capital in the debt markets, how are corporations structuring their balance sheets to prepare for future growth opportunities? Explore Treasury's role in making capital structure decisions and executing corporate strategy.

Facilitator:
Candace MacLean
Treasurer
Canadian Tire Corporation

Performance Measurement and Running a Best in Class Treasury
What metrics are being used to measure performance internally to assess success? What are the challenges in establishing a metric to capture Treasury's evolving role? What benchmarks can evaluate performance against peers? Learn how Treasury is monitoring its own performance to achieve best in class operations.

Facilitator:
Timothy Hesler, CTP
Senior Expert
McKinsey & Company

12:00 - 1:00 pm

SCT Luncheon Address

Keynote Address: The Road to Success
Learn how Moosehead Breweries Limited expanded from its humble beginnings to become Canada's oldest and largest independent brewer. Andrew Oland, Chief Executive Officer, will reveal the strategies and practices that Moosehead has implemented to maintain its stature as a successful premium brewer despite economic recession and fluctuation in the commodities prices

Speaker:
Andrew Oland
President & Chief Executive Officer
Moosehead Breweries Limited

1:30 - 2:30 pm

Concurrent Roundtables

Liquidity Management - Strategic Uses for Cash
What are corporates doing with excess cash on the balance sheet? How much cash is too much and what are the parameters for making this decision? What are the strategic uses of cash as far as risk management and possible acquisitions? What other forms of strategic access to capital, including contingent capital, allow for growth opportunities? Discussion will include repatriation decisions and the use of intercompany loans to manage internal liquidity.

Facilitator:
Michael Greven
Assistant Treasurer
TELUS

Rising Tide: The Changing Landscape of Directors & Officers Liability in Canada
The legal liability of directors and officers of publicly traded companies in Canada has grown with the passage of Bill 198 and similar legislation. The last 18 months specifically have seen enormous challenges within the financial industry, largely driven by the credit crisis, which has resulted in a surge of securities class action filings south of the border. Canada is no longer immune and filings are ever increasing; the enemy is truly at the gate and companies and their directors and officers need to know how to protect themselves.

Facilitators:
Sarah Robson
Managing Director, National Security Practice Leader
Marsh Canada Limited

Jay Cassidy
Senior Vice President
Marsh Canada Limited

Building the Right Treasury Organization: Attracting and Retaining Talent
Learn to develop, attract and retain the right staff with the proper skills to enhance Treasury's role as a trusted adviser to management. See how the development of soft skills such as presentation and collaboration with functional leaders and senior executives can ensure Treasury is a vital part of the corporate strategy team.

 

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Concurrent Roundtables will include:

Doing Business Globally - Stories from the Trenches
How can you effectively manage global treasury in offshore locations? Come discuss the risks and opportunities for Treasury operating outside headquarters. Learn solutions for overcoming common obstacles to running treasury operations in remote locations. Review cultural, business practices and other nuances of doing business in foreign markets.

Trade Finance
Hear an overview of trade finance practices of Canadian companies. What instruments are available to corporates in various geographic locations? Determine the pros and cons of Letters of Credit and other forms of finance and review of cost and availability in today's market place. Share your experiences in securing trade finance for various transactions including a discussion on standards 598 vs. 600.

Strategies for Building Bridges into the Operations
How can Treasury maximize its value add to the operations by collaborating with business leaders and functional heads and secure a seat at the table for important strategic decisions? Discuss various strategies for selling Treasury's skills set to the operations and to management to ensure its involvement in key strategic decisions.

Cash Forecasting, with a focus on Supporting Business Decisions
Learn to build a cash forecasting process designed to provide management with the information needed to make financial decisions about acquisitions and capital structure. Reflect on automation and process and determine how to get operations to buy into the new process. Discuss how Treasury can understand the sources and patterns of cash generation and develop a process to promote forecast reliability across business functions using variance analyses to monitor accuracy.

Capital Structure
Given high levels of cash on the balance sheet, easier access and lower cost to capital in the debt markets, how are corporations structuring their balance sheets to prepare for future growth opportunities? Explore Treasury's role in making capital structure decisions and executing corporate strategy.

Performance Measurement and Running a Best in Class Treasury
What metrics are people using to measure performance internally to assess their success? What are the challenges in establishing a metric to capture Treasury's evolving role?  What benchmarks are being use to assess performance against peers? Learn how Treasury is monitoring its own performance to achieve best in class treasury operations.

ERM
Enterprise risk management is becoming a more common methodology across corporations facing a multitude of risks. Treasury's experience as financial risk manager often thrusts it into the leadership role in corporate ERM initiatives. Develop a framework for implementing ERM initiatives including success factors and common obstacles.

Liquidity Management
What are corporates doing with excess cash on the balance sheet? How much cash is too much cash and what are the parameters for making this decision? What are the strategic uses of cash as far as risk management and possible acquisitions? What are some other forms of strategic access to capital? Discussion will include repatriation decisions and the use of intercompany loans to manage internal liquidity.

Building the Right Treasury Organization: Attracting and Retaining Talent
Learn to develop, attract and retain the right staff with the proper skill set to position Treasury as a trusted adviser to management. Find out how the development of soft skills such as presentation and collaboration with functional leaders and senior executives can distinguish Treasury as a vital part of the corporate strategy team.

Managing the Global Treasury Organization
Is there a holy grail of treasury organization? Explore centralized vs. decentralized models and how to manage global treasury in a matrix organization.  Analyze the challenges to promoting close cooperation with business units for the purpose of forecasting and exposure reporting.  Learn to build the right organization to promote collaboration with senior management and to ensure involvement in the strategic planning process.

Insurance Market Update
Hear an overview of the Canadian insurance market for various lines of insurance, including market outlook. Delve into the market trends in a discussion designed to provide an in depth view which will include evaluation of broker relationship.

Capital Allocation
How can the hurdle rate for CapEx and investment in projects promoted by subsidiaries be determined? Are companies using traditional NPV models or refreshed versions? Discuss how to assign a risk premium to business segments and overseas projects, such as the presence of sovereign risk. Explore Treasury's role in advising management on making capital allocation decisions.

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