ACTSA Newsletter & Festive Greetings
At the beginning of every year the ACTSA team walk into their beautiful offices overlooking Parktown and Westcliff and think about what lies ahead for the Association. And after a strong cup of coffee or two, we enthusiastically write up our to-do list and draft our calendar for the year. This year the calendar filled up fast and before we knew it we were already in the throes of our first event in February! The pace never stopped, but in between the hustle and bustle of what has been a busy year for us, we have had to deal with some harsh blows in the South African landscape with breaking news happening almost daily, which changed the mood of the country.
But looking beyond the frenetic news cycle ACTSA continued with is mission to provide both its members and potential members with ongoing networking opportunities, exposure to international treasury practices and creating a forum for the discussion of industry-specific issues. Upskilling remains one of our top priorities and this year we launched the Careers Page in an effort to target Treasury specific job vacancies. This was met with real positivity from our members, non-members and recruitment agencies which we hope will grow over the years and become a leading site to source treasury specific job vacancies.
As the year wraps up, and the festive season kicks in we are already looking at the 2020 calendar with great excitement. We look forward to sharing new events and what it will have to offer you. But first let’s first enjoy the holidays. We wish you all a wonderful festive period and a happy new year.
This year we had a busy year with many highlights including:
· Digital Revolution in Banking and Treasury Conference
· Breakfast Presentation: As the global business cycle ends, what does this mean for the ZAR?
· Breakfast Presentation: Fintech frenzy – fad or financial transformer?
· Johannesburg Breakfast & Cape Town Luncheon: OTC Derivatives Regulations
· Cash Management Workshop
· FX Global Code Breakfast and Panel Discussion
· LIBOR Transition: What is it and how does it impact Corporate Treasury?
· Separating Imperial Holdings into Imperial Logistics & Motus: The challenges faced from a treasurers perspective.