Working Capital

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April 30, 2019
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July 23, 2019

Join us on September 26 for an afternoon dedicated to Working Capital Management.

Recent surveys indicate that working capital has its place in the top 5 priorities of the Treasury Community. How can Treasury play a role in the management of working capital, balancing between liquidity and margin concerns?

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13.30-14.15Cash Excellence through Working Capital Management
Cash is key for organizations and good working capital management is a key enabler. This presentation will provide an introduction to net operating working capital management, its key metrics and the operational processes and cash drivers enabling good working capital performance for organizations.
Rob Kortman, Partner at PWC
14.15-15.00The risk-reward paradigm shift: the Philips case study Breaking the relationship between reward and risk to help Treasurers achieve significant returns on cash with little or no risk. In this session you will hear the Philips case study about an innovative, yet tested, working capital / liquidity solution which earns yields at no risk and supports the supply chain.Andrew Burns, Managing Director & Working Capital Advisor at C2FO
15.00-15.30Networking break
15.30-16.00Accounting treatment and Tax Implications of the Supply Chain Finance products.Sebastian Harushimana, Director at PWC

Lionel Van Reet, Partner at PWC
16.00-16.45How can the application of technology and standardization of legal documentation bring efficiencies to working capital and risk management solutions such as Receivables Finance, Inventory Finance, Supply Chain Finance, and Insurance.Omer Ibrahim, Director at LiquidX
16.45-17.30Inviting all suppliers to your Supply Chain Finance program. Solution case study will be presented from a client with existing multi-bank solution that did not cover the complete client supplier base.Markus Schiffers – Managing Director, Head of Origination-Europe at Orbian
17.30-18.30Networking drink

Andrew Burns

Managing Director & Working Capital Advisor, C2FO

Having spent more than 21 years in the treasury field, Andrew provides expertise to global 2000 companies in global cash visibility, pooling and investment strategies, international forecasting, FX risk and hedging. He regularly advises on best practice treasury processes , working capital, and systems integration.
Prior to C2FO, worked in the field of Treasury software and also served as the EMEA Treasurer of Motorola, responsible for building the European Treasury operation. Additional worked with several Treasury Software vendors such as Wallstreet Systems & IT2 both implementing and supporting customers initiatives.

Sebastian Harushimana

Director, PWC

Sebastian Harushimana is a director at PwC with over 19 years of experience in international accounting. Sebastian has been in charge of a portfolio of large multinational and Belgian clients, including insurance companies, dealing with IFRS 17 and IFRS 9. He also leads the IFRS 9 advisory services for corporates, mainly in hedge accounting, securitisation and factoring/reverse factoring.

Rob Kortman

Partner, PwC

Rob Kortman is partner at PwC and heads up the PwC Europe Working capital Management practice and brings over 20 years of dedicated working capital and advisory experience.

The PwC working capital management practice focuses on operational working capital management, supporting companies to optimize and release cash from their Procure-to-Pay, Forecast-to-Fulfill (Inventory) and Order-to-Cash operations.

Rob has worked for a wide range of clients across many geographies and industries. In the process, he helped to deliver billions of Euros in working capital improvements for his clients. He is the author of numerous publications in international journals and newspapers, and is often quoted in the press as a subject matter expert for working capital.

Omer Ibrahim

Director, LiquidX

Omer Ibrahim is Director at LiquidX, responsible for working with our Corporate clients. Prior to joining the company, Omer was Treasurer and Credit Manager at Tricon Energy Ltd, a physical commodities trader in Houston, TX. In these functions he managed and negotiated the company’s global trade credit insurance programs, bilateral trade facilities, borrowing base facilities, and receivables purchase programs. Prior to this, Omer worked in banking as an underwriter for working capital facilities. He received his Bachelors in Business Administration (BBA) from the University of St. Thomas.

LiquidX is the global network for illiquid assets, providing a one-stop-shop for trade finance, working capital and insurance. The leading technology solution facilitates transactions across receivables finance, supply chain finance, trade credit insurance and other illiquid assets. The LiquidX network is underpinned by a market-leading legal framework and streamlined operational infrastructure which enables corporates and financial institutions to transact more efficiently and effectively.

Markus Schiffers

Managing Director, Head of Origination – Europe, ORBIAN

Markus started his career at Deutsche Bundesbank, before holding various management positions for 15 years at Siemens Financial Services in Germany and the US from 2000. As Head of Supply Chain Finance at Siemens Markus worked in Siemens Treasury where he lead teams in the US and Germany that developed and implemented a Siemens-wide supply chain finance program with ORBIAN. Prior joining Orbian, Markus led the Business Development at an Asset Management and a Fintech Company in Switzerland. Markus graduated from the University of Applied Sciences (Hachenburg) in 1995 and received the CFA designation.

Lionel Van Reet

Partner, PWC

Lionel has joined PwC in 2014 as Partner. Lionel has 18+ years of experience in the field of Customs, International Trade, Excises & Energy Levy and has a Master in Business and Finance administration. He is leading the Belgian PwC Customs & International Trade practice and has developed his team in an impressive way over the last years. He is also EMEA Customs & International Trade leader.

Based on a truly broad experience in his sector enabling him to develop a pragmatic hands-on approach towards the clients his team is supporting resulting in concrete deliverables that can efficiently be implemented. Lionel has been supporting both private and public sector (different governmental levels).


Woluwe Garden
Woluwedal 18
B-1932 Sint-Stevens-Woluwe


Parking is available at the venue


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