Officials from IMF, ECB Discuss Global Economy, Regulations

U.S. Editor of The Financial Times to moderate panel discussion for corporate treasurers

Mar 12, 2012, 14:39 ET from Association for Financial Professionals

WASHINGTON, March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Corporate treasurers will convene in May to hear senior officials from the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund as they discuss the global economy and regulatory landscape. Experts will focus on what global organizations may face in 2012 and beyond, from a financial perspective. 

Panelists will include Jose Vinals, Director, Capital Markets, International Monetary Fund and Paul Mercier, Special Counselor, European Central Bank.  Gillian Tett, U.S. Managing Editor for the Financial Times, will moderate.

The CTC Global Corporate Treasurers Forum, produced by the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP), will take place May 16-18 at the Royal Palms Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona, with Bank of America Merrill Lynch as the exclusive sponsor.

Other sessions at the forum will seek answers to these questions:

  • Is there a new world of cash investing? An executive from Silicon Valley Treasury Consulting Group will lead a discussion about how to start teaching treasury professionals about alternative investing.
  • How do global organizations manage extreme currency volatility? An expert from Atlas Capital will delve into this issue with a global treasurer.
  • Is a Chief Treasury Officer in the future of corporate America? Panelists will include the treasurer of Brocade Communication, Inc. and the assistant treasurer of The Coca-Cola Company
  • How can treasurers position their organization for growth, whether in the U.S., Europe or Asia (especially China)?

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