FiREapps CONNECT CONFERENCE

February 20-22, 2019

FiREapps global community of leading treasury and FP&A professionals come together for FiREapps Connect Conference, our biggest cilent event of the year. At this year’s conference, you will hear case studies from peers on how they are implementing industry best practices – such as business intelligence tools, enterprise currency analytics, trade management and more. Get updated on planned for future FiREapps product releases, learn industry best practices workshops, earn CTP credit, and much more!

 
 
 

* FiREapps customers only

WHY ATTEND

Workshops

Networking

Sunshine

FAQs

CONFERENCE COSTS

Registration:   $995.00 USD

Andaz Scottsdale Resort:   $299.00 USD per night + $19 USD resort fee + tax

 
 
 

RECERTIFICATION CREDITS

Approved for up to 12.6 CTP/CCM recertification credits by the Association for Financial Professionals.

Approved for up to 12.6 FP&A recertification credits by the Association for Financial Professionals.

 
 
 

AGENDA

Wednesday – February 20, 2019

 
10 AM – NOON
 
Optional Client Training Workshops (Please Schedule in Advance with Client Services Team)
 
 
1:30 – 2:30 PM

CONFERENCE CHECK-IN OPENS

 
 
2:30 – 3:30 PM
 
OPENING SESSION

Opening remarks from FiREapps CEO, Wolfgang Koester
 
 
3:30 – 4 PM
 
TREASURY TRANSFORMED THROUGH TECHNOLOGY: A Case Study Review of Newell Brands

Learn how Newell Brands leverages both FiREapps and Kyriba in their award-winning balance sheet exposure management workflow. This session will cover the steps that Newell Brands took as they modernized their treasury processes, ultimately reducing risk and increasing margins through automation.
 
 
4 – 5 PM
 
DELIVERING GREATER INSIGHT TO THE C-SUITE

Emerging technologies are taking treasury and finance by storm. Learn how, through the combination of enterprise currency analytics and data hub/BI tools, you can gain insight into how currencies are impacting your financial results, proactively avoid those impacts and deliver in-depth information into how currencies are affecting the business.
 
 
5 – 6:15 PM
 
WELCOME RECEPTION
 
 
6:30 – 9 PM
 
DINNER
 

 
 
 

Thursday – February 21, 2019

 
7:30 – 8 AM
 
CONFERENCE CHECK-IN AVAILABLE
 
 
8 – 9 AM
 
BREAKFAST
 
 
9 – 10 AM
 
THE POWER OF BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE

Competitive advantage shifts to organizations that apply data science analysis to the most compelling use cases and ensure adoption of the resulting insights. From a currency perspective, visualization of impacts and variances in foreign currencies improve FX reporting and risk mitigation. In this session, learn how business intelligence tools can help your organization bridge the gap between the detailed information practitioners use and the view that management needs to understand the exposure and risk landscape.
 
 
10 – 10:30 AM
 
FACILITATING A MORE COST-EFFECTIVE HEDGING PROGRAM

Trade netting and allocation has helped leading multinational organizations reduce trade volume, decrease transaction size and minimize back-office costs. Learn how automated netting of external hedges and generation of internal trades for allocation to individual entities can help you facilitate a more cost-effective hedging program and extend the ROI of your trading platforms and treasury management systems.
 
 
10:30 – 10:50 AM
 
REFRESHMENT BREAK

 
 
10:50 AM – NOON
 
THE EVOLUTION OF SaaS TECHNOLOGY

Organizations are adopting new technologies at an increasing rate, often driven by practitioner’s desire to drive change and increase efficiency. Today, these new technologies are continually evolving to address changing market requirements and user input. This session will delve into the thought process of how FiREapps goes about adapting technologies and deciding to bring new products to market, always working to add value to our clients along the way and remain at the forefront of the industry.
 
 
NOON – 1 PM
 
LUNCH
 
 
1 – 2 PM
 
OVERCOMING THE CHALLENGES OF MANAGING BALANCE SHEET EXPOSURE

Leading multinational organizations are using award-winning technology to help aid in the process of measuring, monitoring and managing FX exposures that arise from the posting, clearing and remeasurement of monetary assets and liabilities. This session will teach you how you can provide treasury and finance with the insight they need to understand and manage this exposure with exposure and risk analytics and hedge execution tools.
 
 
2 – 2:30 PM
 
DATA CONNECTIVITY & THE TRANSFORMATION OF TREASURY TECHNOLOGY

Significant developments have been made in the world of treasury over the past few years, offering practitioners better, streamlined ways of improving everyday processes through automation. Gain an understanding of emerging technologies, how you can make better long-term decisions about systems investments and how a transformation in the treasury technology landscape has simplified the ingestion, transformation, storage and transfer of enterprise currency data.
 
 
2:30 – 3:30 PM
 
THE FUTURE OF CASH FLOW FORECASTING

While more organizations are looking to embrace technology to enhance cash flow forecasting, only a fraction have been successful in reaping the full benefits. Learn how, even in this rapidly changing environment of macroeconomic events and regulatory developments, leveraging technology can help you deliver more with less.
 
 
3:30 – 3:50 PM
 
REFRESHMENT BREAK

 
 
3:50 – 5 PM
 
MAXIMIZING VALUE FROM FiREapps

Learn how your others are using FiREapps fullest. This session will look at the workflows of some of your peers and delve into how you can get the most value out of your FiREapps solutions. Expect to learn how you can develop a holistic understanding of your exposure, drive more confidence in the accuracy of your exposure definition and identify exposure reduction opportunities that allow you not only to reduce exposures but also diminish unnecessary and costly external hedge placements.
 
 
5:30 – 9 PM
 
EVENING NETWORK EVENT

 

 
 
 

Friday – February 22, 2019

 
8 -9 AM
 
BREAKFAST

 
 
9 – 9:30 AM
 
CURRENCY ANALYTICS & THE TECHNOLOGY TRENDS IN ANALYTICAL MODELS

Currency analytics extends beyond traditional treasury FX management for balance sheet, cash flow and cash forecasting. This session will cover how finance and treasury professionals can gain an accurate and timely understanding of how currencies are impacting your business and how the changing SaaS landscape is shifting to provide extensive financial analytical models for treasury and FP&A.
 
 
9:30 – 10:30 AM
 
ADVANCING HEDGING STRATEGIES ACROSS THE ENTERPRISE

Establishing an end-to-end hedging program involves many moving pieces and enterprises often choose to start with very few exposures and gradually expand. As the program evolves, it is quite common to see new strategies being introduced that were not implemented during the initial phase. In this session, you will learn to deal with these changes and introduce you to ways to incorporate future needs into your current processes.
 
 
10:30 – 10:50 AM
 
REFRESHMENT BREAK

 
 
10:50 AM – NOON
 
DESIGNING AN FX EXPOSURE MANAGEMENT PROCESS

This session will dive into the factors you should consider when designing an exposure management balance sheet program based on your company’s current systems and processes. Gain an understanding why your company’s FX rate environment is a factor in the frequency of running your balance sheet management process, the effects of generating decisions at an entity or corporate level, and the importance of a good relationship between the treasury and account teams.
 
 
NOON – 1 PM
 
LUNCH/CLOSING COMMENTS

 
 
1 – 3 PM
 
Optional Client Training Workshops (Please Schedule in Advance with Client Services Team)
 

 
 
 

GETTING TO SCOTTSDALE

 

Scottsdale Phoenix Metro area is serviced by the following airports:

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport
Scottsdale Airport (private flights only)
 
 

Driving Distance

382 miles, 5 hours 44 mins from Los Angeles area, Route: I-10 E
364 miles, 5 hours 31 mins from San Diego, CA, Route: I-8 E
307 mies, 4 hours 47 mins from Las Vegas, NV, Route: US-93 S

 
 
 

IMPORTANT CONTACTS

 

For questions about FiREapps Connect Conference 2019 contact:
Neil Griffiths at ngriffiths@fireapps.com

 

For questions about Andaz Scottsdale Resort reservations contact:
Cheryl Jessup at cjessup@fireapps.com

 
 
 

* FiREapps customers only