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Our Annual Roundtables - Buffet Lunch starts at 12:00. Discussions start at 12:10 PM

  • 23 Apr 2014
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • National Arts Centre - Fountain Room


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Topic:  Please join us for our annual Roundtable Discussions.  This year we will be discussing two great topics:  Treasury Automation and Financial Supply Chain Management.

You don't have to be an expert to participate.  Join the discussion, or come and just hear what our facilitator and your colleagues have to say!

Roundtable One:

Title: Financial Supply Chain Management … Enhancing the speed of cash conversion while reducing risk along the supply chain continuum.

Roundtable Two:

Title:  Treasury Automation: Maximizing enterprise resource to achieve your strategic objectives.

Information on these roundtables is provided below.  When you register please indicate which Roundtable you would like to attend.

Roundtable One:

Title: Financial Supply Chain Management … Enhancing the speed of cash conversion while reducing risk along the supply chain continuum.

Financial Supply Chain Management emphasizes the need for Treasury, Accounting, Procurement etc. to remain connected to business operations when working within sophisticated Value Chains. Working Capital and , more specifically, the optimization of Working Capital is vital to success and sustainability of corporations. Also, the return on investment (ROI) and return of capital employed (ROCE). – two universally-applied corporate benchmarks for profitability and capital efficiency – rely on optimal Working Capital management for enhancement. In today’s business environment, this means a strong focus on supply chain finance.

Our roundtable discussion will revolve around the following questions:

1.  What does Financial Supply Chain Financing mean to you, your suppliers and your customers?

2.  Vertically-integrated supply chains vs. horizontal ones (partnering within supplier networks) – which is the better risk mitigation technique?

How has the procurement function strategically evolved over time to address modern supply chains?


Nancy MacGirr, Strategic Account Executive, Infrastructure & Financial Services, Export Development Canada

Nancy MacGirr rejoined EDC in 2006 as a Relationship Manager with the Canadian Financial Intermediaries Group. As a Strategic Account Executive, she has primary relationship responsibilities for two major Canadian banks, several other major financial industry companies as well as an impact with several major international banks. She had previously been with EDC as the Manager, Corporate Banking in the Cash Management area. Ms. MacGirr has attended Carleton University, and most recently obtained the Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) designation. She is also a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers.

Caroline Dickens, Head - International Financial Institution and ECA Relations Financing and International Relations Group, Export Development Canada

Caroline Dickens came to Export Development Canada (EDC) in October 2006 as Senior Manager in Strategic Planning and in January 2009, she was appointed to EDC’s International Business Development Group. In January 2012, she was selected to lead EDC’s Tier 1 corporate partnership initiative with International Financial Institutions, Multilateral Development Banks, and Export Credit Agencies. Ms. Dickens is accountable for a broad range of responsibilities including deal origination and relationship management with EDC’s key IFI partner institutions such as IFC, EBRD and the Asian Development Bank. Since launching this initiative a year ago, Canadian business penetration with these banks has grown considerably and generated  over $400 million in project finance, supply chain financing and corporate lending opportunities. In addition to business development, she is responsible for thought leadership on the state of the credit markets, trends in international trade finance and innovation in ECA lending. Ms. Dickens holds a Baccalaureate in Economics from McGill University and a CMA designation.

Roundtable Two:

Title:  Treasury Automation: Maximizing enterprise resource to achieve your strategic objectives

Automation is always a hot topic among any corporation!  We all want to automate daily functions and prioritize our time on analysis and decision making.

Bell has invested extensive efforts in the last years in reviewing and automating their Treasury processes.  Isabelle Therrien will discuss the implementation of Bell’s new Treasury automation processes and share with us their experience and resulting benefits


Isabelle Therrien.  Isabelle is currently the Associate Director – Cash Management at Bell and is responsible for managing short-term investments/borrowings and cash management for Bell & all of its subsidiaries.  An expert in Treasury operations with 19 years of experience, Isabelle joined Bell in 2009, taking part in many company acquisitions and integrations while also leading the Treasury automation project. Her previous Treasury experience span several industry sectors including textile manufacturing, real estate and aerospace.

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