2024 Conference Event Track


All general and concurrent sessions are open to all attendees and have no specific prerequisites to attend.  However, it is recommended that participants have a general knowledge of the subject matter being presented either through formal education and classes or work experience.  The sessions are formatted in a group setting and are geared towards intermediate level learning.  In keeping with the "green initiative," paper handouts for each session will not be distributed but will be available for downloading from the website to your laptop or other mobile device.  Speaker presentations will be available closer to the conference based on speaker preference.  If the name of the session is highlighted, this is a hyperlink to an electronic copy of the presentation.


Recertification is in process and will be updated once approvals are received. 


                                           2024 Carolinas Cash Adventure Schedule

All sessions are held in Kensington D & E Conference Rooms.



    Sunday Afternoon

Registration - 4:00 to 6:00 - Harrow Room

(corner of Westminster & Cambridge Halls - next to normal conference rooms)



Monday Morning Sessions

Session 1 (8:30 AM – 9:30 AM)

Kickoff Speaker

Dr. Michael Adams, Provost, Campbell University

More details: Kickoff Speaker


Session 2a and 2b (9:45 AM – 10:45 AM)

Maximizing Returns, Minimizing Risks; Harnessing U.S. Government Support for Market Entry Strategy and Best Practices in International Cash Management

Sandi Vazeen & Anita Patel-PNC

Choosing to venture into international markets represents a significant strategic move for businesses, motivated by the goal of enhancing profitability and driving bottom-line growth.  It is crucial to craft a comprehensive expansion strategy to optimize returns while mitigating potential risks.  Learn the benefits of partnering with U.S. Commercial Service as well as best practices in international cash management.   

Examining Recent Blueprints for Successful Treasury Technology Implementations

Kevin Rice - Treasury Intelligence Solutions (TIS)

This session will lean on insights from 25+ recent treasury technology implementations by treasury and finance teams from 2018 – 2024 to enhance their respective payments, bank connectivity, cash management operations. The session will showcase how different approaches to the RFP / configuration / testing workflows can be successful, depending on specific scenarios and use cases.   

Sessions 3a and 3b (11:00 AM – 12:00 PM)

Risks and Opportunities in a Declining Interest Rate Environment and Macro-Portfolio Analytics

Ed Baldry - ICD

Corporate cash levels have remained elevated with continuing concern over the impacts of war, the economy, interest rates, inflation, and the banking system. As we get further into 2024, how can we mitigate risk when managing cash and investments?

In this session, ICD’s Ed Baldry will weigh in with a discussion on investment and technology trends that can help institutional investors consider their approach to liquidity management in 2024 and beyond.


ACH and Real-Time Payments Update

Gary Nesbitt

Update on current ACH and Real Time Payments initiatives.

Luncheon & Keynote Address (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)

Silence the Imposter

Gary Frey

More details are available here: Keynote Speaker


Monday Afternoon Sessions

Sessions 4a and 4b (1:45 PM – 2:45 PM)

Retail Cash Trends and Challenges

Jason Stambaugh - DTS Connex and Cathy Isom - First Citizens

Join us for an insightful session delving into the latest trends and innovations shaping retail cash management, and discover how merchants are actively reducing the cost of cash acceptance. From cutting-edge technologies to streamlined processes and strategic partnerships, this session will explore the diverse range of approaches adopted by retailers to enhance the efficiency of cash handling. Gain valuable insights into the tools, methodologies, and collaborative efforts driving cost-effective cash acceptance in the retail landscape



Dr. Anthony Hood - First Horizon

Expansion on last year's presentation on HR initiatives for the current talent marketplace.


Sessions 5a and 5b (3:00 PM – 4:00 PM)

Intercompany Payment Netting: Optimize Cash Flow, Streamline Settlements, and Reduce Cost

Tyler Thurgood

Discuss challenges and benefits of setting up a IC Netting program as well as define the process beginning with Data all the way to trading and settlement.

Turbocharging Your Receivables with a Strong PCI Compliance Strategy

Michael Bodnar-Huntington Bank

How do you protect your business from Fraud and Security Issues? PCI Compliance and other Regulations can help keep your business safe. Validation requirements are based on how you process, store, and transmit payment cards and the number of transactions you process annually. 

Tuesday Morning Sessions

Sessions 6a and 6b (9:00 AM – 10:00 AM)

Bridging the Gap Between Treasury and Payments

Chelsey Kukuk - Red Bridge

The complex world of payments acceptance always involves Treasury. Whether the management of the payment landscape falls within your treasury team or just outside it, it is important to understand all the internal and external factors that drive the total cost, efficiency, and best experience for your customers.

API Masterclass: Myth vs. Reality

Mitch Thomas - Treasury4

In this session, we will discuss and dispel the myths surrounding API technology. We will discuss the various use cases for APIs for corporate treasurers, and what needs to be considers to build and use APIs. We will bring clarity to what data is available and what isn't, and what it means to utilize a hybrid connectivity approach.


Session 7 (10:15 AM – 11:15 AM)

The ISO 20022 Quest: Maximizing Your TMS Investment with Your Financial Institution

Pete Kaihani, CTP and Scott Samson - Truist

As you look to maximize your company's investment in a treasury management system (TMS), many financial modules support the use of ISO 20022, the global standard for financial messaging. This discussion will delve into the key areas of concern, analyzes common friction points and proposes strategies to streamline the use of ISO 20022 when integrating a TMS with your financial institution.

Session 8 (11:30 AM – 12:30 PM)

Economic Update

Dr. Robert Salvino - Coastal Carolina University


Lunch/Regional Meeting (12:30 PM – 1:45 PM)

NCTMA Business Meeting

Tuesday Afternoon Sessions

Session 9 (1:45 PM – 2:45 PM)

Navigating the AI Revolution in Treasury Management and Banking: Challenges and Opportunities for Transformation

Peter Lang - TreasuryCurve

Few technologies have generated as much excitement as artificial intelligence (AI). This session will help treasury and banking professionals harness the power of AI in modern treasury management and banking.Our speaker will reveal the biggest challenges in treasury management, show how AI is reshaping traditional treasury and banking processes, explore the benefits that AI brings to treasury management and banking, provide real-world examples of how leading treasury management solutions are leveraging AI, and share key considerations when evaluating AI-powered solutions.


Session 10 (3:00 PM – 4:00 PM)

Cyber Awareness and Elder Fraud

 Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) Thomas Rankin and SSA Shelly Rodriguez



Tuesday Night Event

6:30 pm- 10:00 pm

Shifting Gears!


Wednesday Morning Sessions

Session 11 (9:00 AM – 11:30 AM, with a 15 minute break from 10 to 10:15 AM)

Technology Update

Rob Hickson

Rob closes out our event bringing his unique perspective and discussion of all things technology.  If you've seen him before, you know that sleeping is not an option as he will cover numerous technology topics in a fast paced, energized delivery.

Rob always includes a list of the top questions he receives from participants along with detailed answers, advice and plenty of audience discussion.


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