Treasury & Cash Helsinki 2018 | 16.5.2018 | Scandic Park, Helsinki



Registration and Coffee


Opening remarks by moderator

André Noël Chaker, Author, Moderator, Keynote Speaker


KEYNOTE: New economic and geopolitical order

William De Vijlder, Group Chief  Economist, BNP Paribas

  • Possible scenarios for Eurozone and the Brexit effect
  • The US markets with Trump in power
  • Foreseeing the global marco-economic development

Outlook for future regulation – what is in the pipeline?

Anni Mykkanen, Policy Advisor, European Association of Corporate Treasurers (EACT)  

  • Is BASEL 4 coming?
  • EMIR – is it useful?
  • CDR 5 – what is the impact?

What does the new data protection regulation (GDPR) mean for companies?

Mikko Viemerö, Manager,Cyber Security, CIPP/E, CISA, CISM, CIPM, CIPT, KPMG




Impact of sanctions & compliance to a treasury

Juha-Pekka Mutanen, Partner, Dittmar & Indrenius
Sami Somerkallio, Director, Group Treasury, Wärtsilä

  • The difficult case of Iran
  • US and EU sanctions

Cash Visibility – Centralising your view on cash

Karl-Henrik Sundberg, Solution Consultant, OpusCapita

  • Cash-related challenges for a global Treasury today
  • The main reasons for launching a Cash Visibility project
  • How can the ready solution look like

How to forecast and optimize liquidity and working capital

Lauri Palokangas, Head of Financing Services Marketing, Basware
Brian Hopkins, Director, Financing Services Product Management, Basware



Break-out sessions: select the most interesting presentations for you!  

Stream 1

Modarator: André Noël Chaker, Author, Moderator, Keynote Speaker

Stream 2

Moderator: Sari Ingman, Global Cash Manager, AMCT, Danske Bank

13.00 - 13.25

CASE: International Supply Chain Finance as enabler of growth

Marc Huijben, Director, Structuring and Advisory, ING Supply Chain Finance


CASE: Cash Management of a global mid-sized company
Jan-Elof Cavander, Senior Vice President – Treasury and Finance, Corporate Planning, IT, Rapala VMC Corporation

13.30 -13.55

The new world of payments and payment automation

Sirpa Nordlund, Senior Vice President, Nets

  • Global payments innovation initiative – What does it mean for treasurer?     
  • How to leverage banks’ single point of entry -connections in the Nordics?     
  • What do the fintech solutions offer for B-to-B industries? 

Liquidity Management and Cash Pooling Solutions case KONE
Sirkku Markula, Senior Vice President, Corporate Treasurer, KONE Corporation

  • KONE Global Liquidity Management Framework and Policy
  • Cash Pooling solutions globally
  • Liquidity Management solutions for trapped cash investments

PANEL DISCUSSION: How to manage cash in the negative interest environment and how to make profit with short-term cash surpluses? 

Moderator:Jari Polojärvi, Head of Client Advisory, Danske Bank


  • Joachim Hermansson, Sales Director Financing Services, Basware
  • Jouni Liimatta, Head of Liquidity Management Advisory, Nordea Bank
  • Sirkku Markula, Senior Vice President, Corporate Treasurer, KONE Corporation
  • Jukka Sallinen, Head of Cash Management, OpusCapita



Financial strategy and risk management: how to support the company’s goals 
Franz Pihl, Vice President, Group Treasury & IR, TDC A/S


Fraud and cyber risks in Treasury

Per Thorsheim, CEO, Passordninja AS

  • From cash to bits: how to secure our online transactions
  • Communicating & building trust in a world of phishing
  • Online ID theft, abuse & its consequences

Moderator’s closing remarks

André Noël Chaker, Author, Moderator, Keynote Speaker

16.15 – 18.00

Cocktail reception