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  • Location:      St. Peter of Credit Suisse, Zurich, Switzerland
    Date:              Friday, August 24, 2018 
    08:30 AM – 5:30 PM with closing reception
    Language:    English

    We’re pleased to announce that the Fides Community Conference will once again be held at St. Peter’s Forum in Zurich, Switzerland.
    This one-day event will provide you with the opportunity to learn from industry experts, hear multi-banking success stories from Fides customers, and network with your peers. Mark your calendar today to be sure not to miss it!


  • 08:30 am – Registration and Refreshments

    09:00 am – Welcome and Introduction
    09:05 am – Fides Business Update
    09:30 am – What does digital mean in the evolution of Corporate Treasuries? – Sven Göggel – Ernst & Young

    10:15 am – Short Coffee Break and Networking

    10:35 am – Payment Services get closer to the client – Martin Walder – Credit Suisse
    11:20 am –  Next-Generation Cash Forecasting & Treasury – Nicolas Christiaen – Cashforce

    12:15 pm –  Lunch and Networking

    13:15 pm –  Afternoon Session Introduction
    13:20 pm – New ways of working in treasury – Paul Higdon – ION Treasury (Reval)
    14:20 pm – Blockchain and the Future of Cross-Border Payments – Ryan Gaylor – Ripple

    15:20 pm – Short Coffee Break and Networking

    15:40 pm – Fides Solutions Roadmap and Innovation
    16:10 pm –  Panel Discussion (EY, CS PM, Cashforce Ripple, ION)
    16:55 pm – Client Award Ceremony
    17:25 pm – Final Thoughts and Key Takeaways

    17:30 pm – Closing Reception

  • Sven Göggel, Senior Manager, EMEIA FSO Advisory – Risk – Treasury Services

    What does digital mean in the evolution of Corporate Treasuries?

    How does a Corporate Treasurer deal with all developments in the digital space? Blockchain, Big Data, Cryptocurrencies, Machine Learning – these are not only myth or buzzwords, there are pragmatic and tangible solutions available and already deployed with corporates. EY is keen to present real cases at the Fides Conference 2018 in the fields of cash & liquidity management, intercompany financing or payments and with that also share an understanding of what, when and how such evolution should or will be happening.

    Martin Walder, Head of Product Management Payments at Credit Suisse

    Payment Services get closer to the client

    While many of the innovations and developments in payment services have been or still are driven by operation excellence or regulatory requirements, initiatives like SWIFT gpi (global payment innovation) or the corporate API in Switzerland are developed as well to get the client more involved and better informed. This two examples are showing how the banking industry has taken up the needs and developments in den corporate world.

    Nicolas Christiaen, CEO, Cashforce

    Next-Generation Cash Forecasting

    As technology advances, data is progressively becoming the lifeblood of any organization. While making the way for countless opportunities it becomes increasingly difficult to maintain a clear picture of this exuberant amount of data, let alone to effectively leverage it. Cashforce will explain how the treasury & finance department is perfectly positioned to integrate and analyze all this relevant data for better cash visibility as well as cash forecasting accuracy, and how it can act as a business catalyst for cash generation opportunities throughout the company.

    Paul Higdon, CO-CTO, ION Treasury

    New ways of working in treasury

    The way we spend our time and where we spend our time is changing. We live in moments, constantly connected to people and information. Our work in treasury is also marked in moments. In this session, we will review how ION Treasury empowers treasury teams to rethink treasury and create a new way of working.

    Ryan Gaylor, Director Corporate Payments, Ripple

    Blockchain and the Future of Cross-Border Payments

    What really counts in today’s global payment environment are access, speed, transparency and certainty and cost. RippleNet offers one experience to send money globally, using blockchain technology to allow instant, on-demand settlement, real-time traceability of funds and low operational and liquidity costs. Learn how other corporates are working with banks and other financial institutions to realize the benefits of blockchain for cross-border payments

  • The conference will be held at the Credit Suisse St. Peter Forum located at St. Peterstrasse 19, 8001 Zürich.
    We are easy to reach by public transport or private vehicle. We are 10 minutes’ walk away from Zurich main station.

    Directions: Google Maps

    Public Transport: 
    Tram lines 6, 7, 11, 13 from Central Station to the Paradeplatz tram stop. Zurich Public Transport

    Parking options:
    – Talgarten car park, Nüschelerstrasse
    – Urania car park, Uraniastrasse
    – Sihl car park, Gessnerallee


  • This year Fides has negotiated preferential hotel rates for our Fides Community Conference attendees. To benefit from the special offers please contact us via the below contact form. Prices vary from CHF 169 to CHF 275.

    Please note that these special room rates are available for a limited time and amount only and therefore book as early as possible to benefit.

    Hotels with special rates:

    – Motel One Zurich – (No special rate anymore, preferred hotel)
    Leonardo Boutique Hotel Rigihof Zurich – (No special rate anymore, preferred hotel)
    Fifa Hotel Ascot – (No special rate anymore, preferred hotel)
    25 hours Hotel Zurich West – (No special rate anymore, preferred hotel)

    Please contact us for booking information