Impressions after the DACT Treasury Fair 2016
|16-11-2016 | De Kiewit Treasurer Search, Treasury Intelligence Solutions GmbH, Cashforce |
DACT Treasury Fair 2016, organised by the Dutch association of treasurers, is the most important annual treasury event in the Netherlands, where you can share treasury best practices, learn about the impact of latest trends and exchange experiences in a relaxed and informal environment.
After it closed its doors we asked four experts to give us their impression:
Pieter de Kiewit – Owner of De Kiewit Treasurer Search
When you have time for only one treasury event in The Netherlands per year, you should go to the DACT Treasury Beurs in Noordwijk.
For me and I think many others the Treasury Beurs 2016 was a continuation of a successful concept. I particularly enjoyed the masterclass by Professor Boot. He was able to include recent events, of course the election of Donald Trump, in his lecture giving me food for thought. An other aspect that was obvious is the increase of technology providers present. I think end users understand each separate solution but placing them in a bigger overview is not an easy task. One can also see that channel management is an issue for tech providers. Some of them make the connection to end users directly, others cooperate with sales partners or consultants. There is no standard. My final observation is that the current venue, Hotels van Oranje, will limit a further increase of the number of visitors. A luxury problem for the DACT, will we meet in Noordwijk again?
Jörg Wiemer – CEO Treasury Intelligence Solutions GmbH
The DACT event in the Netherlands was again a great opportunity for the TIS team to discuss the latest treasury trends, technology and challenges with the audience.
“Coming to Noordwijk is always a nice chance to meet with some of our existing customers here in the Netherlands as well as to network with other treasury professionals. The themes and painpoints are often similar, such as risk and fraud in treasury being a common topic this year. This allows us to gain a good feel for the marketplace as well as introduce our contacts to each other as part of the overall community,” says Jörg Wiemer, CEO of TIS.
The TIS team of corporate payments professionals looks forward to continuing the conversations started at this premier event in the Netherlands during the weeks to come.
Voor Cashforce was het de eerste editie van de DACT Treasury beurs. Als Belgische onderneming die steeds meer klanten in Nederland bedient, was dit natuurlijk de plaats bij uitstek om bestaande contacten aan te halen en nieuwe relaties te ontmoeten. De borrel op donderdagavond vormde de perfect setting om polshoogte te nemen van de zogenaamde ‘hot topics’ in treasury. Relevant voor Cashforce waren vooral de verhoogde interesse in Cash Flow Forecasting. Ook vrijdag was een boeiende dag, met veel nieuwe contacten en interessante sessies. Cashforce is er volgend jaar zeker opnieuw bij op de DACT!
Hans de Vries – Sales Consultant PowertoPay
Last Thursday night proved to be a great starting point for this year’s Dact event. A lot of delegates joined this meet and greet session at a perfect location for freely discussing the state of affairs. The next day offered a great variety of interesting items to be discussed like Block Chain, Brexit, alternative financing options, bank agnostic developments like CGI MP and of course the Notional Pooling evolution. Good thing was to have these new developments explained not only by the vendors but also by the corporate treasurers involved which resulted in lively discussions with delegates. During the breaks and afterwards we had the chance to discuss these items and of course the position of PowertoPay with quite a number of delegates we met in and around our stand.