Schedule of WOA 2020 Community Convention by Zoom - Per aspera ad astra!

WOA 2020 Community Convention by Zoom - Per aspera ad astra!

Schedule of WOA 2020 - New Opportunities after Covid

On Tuesday 06 October:
13:45 - 13:55 CET Opening & Introduction By Erik Timmermans, John Brehcist, Andreas Bene
13:55 - 14:00 CET Introduction to Session 1 By Bert Van Haagen
14:00 - 14:55 CET Session One - Coronavirus: Where are we 9 months in? World of Open Account’s Impact Assessment By Thorsten Klindworth, Simon Featherstone, Sebastian Erich, Alexandros Kontopoulos, John Oliver
14:55 - 15:00 CET Short break
15:00 - 15:50 CET Session Two - Lending a hand - New tools and innovation in technology support for the Industry By Daniel Huszar, Kevin Day, John Brehcist, Robert Meters
15:50 - 15:55 CET Short break
15:55 - 16:00 CET Introduction to Session 3 By Chantal Joosse
16:00 - 16:50 CET Session Three - In with the New: New ways of working, new solutions, new markets – Challenging the status quo By Maria Mogilnaya, Igor Zaks, Andre Casterman, Eva Degenhart, Deepesh Patel
16:50 - 17:00 CET Wrap up and closing comments By Erik Timmermans, John Brehcist
  1. From 13:45 to 13:55 CET

    Opening & Introduction

    By Erik Timmermans, John Brehcist, Andreas Bene

    Welcome to our second WOA Convention!

    Erik Timmermans & John Brehcist from WOA will jointly open the virtual conference and will be joined by Mr Andreas Bene from Raiffeisen Factor Bank who planned to host the conference in Vienna (and are planning again for 2021!)

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  2. From 13:55 to 14:00 CET

    Introduction to Session 1

    By Bert Van Haagen

    Bert van Haagen, Senior Manager Atradius Global introduces the first session.

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  3. From 14:00 to 14:55 CET

    Session One - Coronavirus: Where are we 9 months in? World of Open Account’s Impact Assessment

    By Thorsten Klindworth, Simon Featherstone, Sebastian Erich, Alexandros Kontopoulos, John Oliver

    Unprecedented. A global financial shock – completely out of the blue. So where are we now?

    • What been happening in O/A Receivables Finance since Covid 19 first hit?
    • How is the Industry managing – what are the lessons so far?
    • Expectations for Receivables Finance this decade:
      • Receivables Finance: Trade Finance & Transaction Banking or Working Capital Finance?
      • Will Factoring still exist in 2030?
      • What will be the role of independent non-bank players?

    Receivables Finance C-level specialists’ discussion hosted by Simon Featherstone

    Joining Simon are:

    • Sebastian Erich (Erste Bank – Intermarket)
    • Alexandros Kontopoulos (National Bank of Greece)
    • John Oliver (Barclays)
    • Thorsten Klindworth (ABS Global Factoring)
  4. From 14:55 to 15:00 CET

    Short break

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  5. From 15:00 to 15:50 CET

    Session Two - Lending a hand - New tools and innovation in technology support for the Industry

    By Daniel Huszar, Kevin Day, John Brehcist, Robert Meters

    How technology can help the industry plan for the future:

      • A view on digitization - where is it taking us?
      • The role of technology in supporting business in renewal and development
      • Technology and business resilience

    Technology experts’ discussion moderated by John Brehcist following an introduction from Daniel Huszár, WOA New Technology Learning Lab Facilitator.

    Joining John are:

    • Daniel Huszár (Efcom)
    • Robert Meters (Schumann)
    • Kevin Day (HPD)
  6. From 15:50 to 15:55 CET

    Short break

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  7. From 15:55 to 16:00 CET

    Introduction to Session 3

    By Chantal Joosse

    Chantal Joosse from Stenn will introduce the final conference session

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  8. From 16:00 to 16:50 CET

    Session Three - In with the New: New ways of working, new solutions, new markets – Challenging the status quo

    By Maria Mogilnaya, Igor Zaks, Andre Casterman, Eva Degenhart, Deepesh Patel

    How is the World of Open Account going to develop?

    • Alternative Finance solutions are expanding rapidly - how new opportunities can create market transformation
    • Customer needs and expectations are evolving - where will they take us?
    • Society expectations and employment patterns are shifting - how environment, diversity and sustainability will increasingly impact decision making and delivery

    An expert discussion, moderated by Dr Maria Mogilnaya (EBRD) with:

    • André Casterman (Casterman Advisory)
    • Eva Degenhart (MH Corporate Finance)
    • Deepesh Patel (TFG)
    • Igor Zaks (Tenzor)
  9. From 16:50 to 17:00 CET

    Wrap up and closing comments

    By Erik Timmermans, John Brehcist

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Prices

Free registration for WOA Premium Community Members or by invitation from one of the Convention sponsors .

Join as WOA premium member for 250,00 € per year.

Questions? Contact us on info@woa.community 

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