10 of the Best | The ACT Annual Conference 2019

24/05/2019

| 24-05-2019 | treasuryXL |

What an incredible two days it has been, action-packed and full of celebrations. Very fitting for the special edition of the 40th anniversary ACT Annual Conference.

With over 1,100 people under one roof at Manchester Central, the ACT experienced so many positive moments. They would like to share the top 10 highlights so far…

1 | A ‘REMARKABLE’ OPENING

The conference opened with an impressive keynote address from leading broadcaster and journalist Jon Snow, during which he said if there were a collective noun for treasurers it would have to be ‘a remarkable’.

2 | LARGEST TREASURY EXHIBITION

This year’s conference boasted over 85 exhibition stands, making it the largest in the UK and one of the biggest in Europe. There were many banks, suppliers to treasury and service providers on tap for our delegates.

3 | BUSINESS OF TREASURY

ACT launched the annual Business of Treasury report at the conference. Based on a survey of senior treasurers around the world, the report paints a vivid picture of treasurers’ priorities, fears and the issues they’re about to face. Read more.

4 | 40TH GALA DINNER

This year’s conference marked the 40th year. They celebrated the ACT’s anniversary during a very special Gala Dinner, filled with entertainment, great food and company. They also took this chance to present to a select group of individuals who became either Fellows or Honorary Fellows this year. Read more.

5 | ACT GRAPHIC ILLUSTRATION

This year they were lucky to have the very talented Caroline Chapple illustrating live during a very busy and bustling two days of conferencing. Look out for the finished version – coming soon on the ACT website!

6 | TREASURY HUNT 2019

All attendees had a chance to win an Amazon Echo and Amazon vouchers while collecting points on the event app. Congratulations again to our Treasury Hunt prize winners: Dave Burnside, Fiona Rose and Shujat Mirza.

7 | SPEAKERS’ CHAIR BLOGS

The speakers’ chair, Peter Matza, led two days of insightful discussions on stage, so who better placed to round up the days events (in his own words). Read his blogs here.

Day one blog                Day two blog

8 | SUPERB SUPPORT

The ACT is thankful for their sponsors, exhibitors, delegates and speakers. Many great conversations were had and new connections forged over the two days.

9 | #ACTAC19 TRENDING IN MCR

#ACTAC19 generated lots of buzz on social media! According to Twitter, it was one of the top trending keywords in Manchester on day 1!

10 | THE BIG REVEAL

Last but not least, the ACT is really excited to be taking the ACT Annual Conference to the brand new ICC in Newport, Wales on 12-13 May 2020.

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