Denmark’s capital city and its steadily-expanding Bella Center was last the venue for EuroFinance’s international treasury management conference in 2015 and was selected once more this year. As Graham Buck reports, geopolitics, Brexit uncertainty, the ripples caused by Facebook’s plans for its own cryptocurrency and even the art of political cartooning were as high on the agenda as the more traditional concerns of corporate treasury and the possibilities that are being opened up by new technology.
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Now in its 28th year, EuroFinance Copenhagen 2019 attracted more than 2,200 delegates and around 200 speakers – both record figures, according to EuroFinance UK’s managing director, Asif Chaudhury. As he noted, geopolitical risk has intensified over the past year and after decades of increasing globalisation treasury is faced by a new and difficult environment in which localisation is becoming more important.
Resilience was the overarching theme of this year’s conference, with Day One focusing on resilience in the face of stress, Day Two on resilience through collaboration and Day Three using resilience as an aid to identifying the right opportunities. As in previous years, the morning sessions of all three days were dominated by plenary sessions, with the afternoon sessions of the first two dividing into various streams and Discovery Lab presentations.
With this year’s event returning to a favourite city, it’s perhaps no surprise that EuroFinance plans to do the same next year. Barcelona, which hosted the conference as recently as two years ago, will do so again next year from 23rd to 25th September 2020.