Financial planning & analysis summit 2019

Financial planning & analysis summit 2019

October 17th–18th, 2019

Over the past several years, the role of the finance team in corporate organizations has evolved considerably. Traditional responsibilities included accounting, financial reporting, audit and compliance, treasury, etc. While these functions remain critical, changes in global economics, technology, regulation, and other business-critical factors have caused companies to demand more from their finance teams. The future of FP&A is evolving and new technologies come up every day, Executives have to re-model and transform their daily operations for them to be more productive and adoptive. The Financial Planning & Analysis Summit 2019 will provide a comprehensive overview for finance leaders and experts to get together to overcome common industry hurdles and gain knowledge by fostering industry relationships, providing the opportunity for the development of innovative business solutions.

Key practical learning points of the summit

  • Rolling Forecast Implementation
  • Integrating FP&A and ERM
  • The Development of Financial Leadership
  • The Evolving Role of the FP&A Professional
  • Business Agility in practice
  • Driver-based modeling
  • FP&A in the cloud
  • FP&A business partnering
  • Big Data & Financial Analytics
  • Zero-based budgeting
  • Analysis Transformation and Analysis Co-op
  • Financial Forecasting
  • Financial Transformation

Who should attend

CEOs | CTOs | Managers | Directors | Department Heads | Engineers specializing in:

  • FP&A
  • Budget & Controlling
  • Forecasting
  • Strategy
  • Finance & Treasury
  • Financial Reporting
  • Forecasting and Revenue Analytics
  • Financial Analysis and Budgeting
  • Business & Finance
  • Planning & Allocation

For any enquiry on regards to special offers & group discounts please contact us directly at:

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Event Schedule
Event Speakers
Day 1 :
08:50 Opening address
09:00 Speed networking
09:10 Case Study | The strategic role of Finance: how to create value for the company
09:50 Case Study | How to unleash the full potential and power of FPA
10:30 Morning Coffee Networking Break
11:00 Case Study | Integrating Financial Plans
11:40 Case Study | Financial forecast automatically
12:20 Business Lunch
13:20 Case Study | Finance Transformation: Key Benefits + 10 Secrets for Success
14:00 Case Study | How FP&A is evolving into a Finance Business Partner
14:40 Afternoon Networking Coffee Break
15:10 Case Study | The Development of Financial Leadership
15:50 Case Study | Financial Planning & Analysis in Volatile Economies
16:30 Panel Discussion | Team Development & Fostering in FP&A: what do FP&A Professionals and teams need to be at their best
17:00 Closing Remarks
18:00 End of DAY 1
Day 2 :
  • Strategic Planning and Financial Control Director / Compass Group/Sofra Grup
    Seda İnan Aktas holds a BS in Business Administration from Bosphorus University with Honour degree, one of the most reputable universities in Turkey. Seda Aktas is Strategic Planning and Financial Control Director of Compass Group Turkey/Sofra Group since 2014, the World\'s largest catering company operating in 50 countries, in 55,000 client sites, with 600,000 personnel. She is the key resource in evaluating financial issues, strategic plans and providing the necessary solutions and recommendations. Seda was SAP BPC Digital Transformation Project Leader and this project is awarded as “The Executive Project of the Year” in 600 Minutes CFO Event in Istanbul in 2018. She worked in KPMG Transaction services and M&A Deal advisory services as Senior Manager between 2003-2014 and involved in many financial due diligence projects in Turkey. She was highly involved in the establishment of KPMG Turkey Transaction services department
  • General manager / Sjónarrönd ehf
    Thorsteinn Siglaugsson works internationally as a consultant, writer and corporate trainer and has over 20 years in the area of experience in FP&A. He holds a bachelors degree in philosophy, an MBA from INSEAD and is a certified expert in the Logical Thinking Process methodology. His main focus is on the use of systems thinking frameworks to improve decision making, planning and performance management within organizations.
  • Head of FP&A - India, Middle East and Africa at Allergan / Allergan
    Mohamed ElRouby is a Commercial Finance / FP&A expert, with more than 15 years of experience in global multinational companies ; J&J, Novartis, Allergan, Energizer & Shire. He has handled multiple international senior FP&A roles across Middle East, Africa, India, Turkey and Southwest Asia. Furthermore, he is certified with the Chartered Global Management Accountant from CIMA Chartered Institute of Management Accountant. He is a Certified Corporate FP&A professional with the AFP Association for Financial Professionals USA, with an MBA in Finance & Investment.
  • of Finance & Controlling / ebm-papst Inc.
    • My name is Mona Barna and I am working for ebm papst Romania. They are producing motors and fans of small dimensions for industrial use and also for auto vehicles. • My main role is to build a credible finance team that will be seen by managers as a trusted business partner: people, who knows the business, can achieve right amount of analytical skills and are able to contribute improvement ideas. • As a professional I like to think of myself as a warrior against huge amount unnecessary details and complexity that increase the workload in finance and deny the time for reflection and analysis. This means purging systems, measures and processes and eliminating work and reports that adds little value.
  • Vice President Financial Control-Planning & Business Support Middle East & Africa at AccorHotels / Accor Hotels
  • FP&A Manager / Össur
    Axel Guðni Úlfarsson lead the implementation of Beyond Budgeting at Össur which replaced the annual budget with a more dynamic management model that relies on rolling forecasts and other Beyond Budgeting methods. Before his current role as FP&A Manager at Össur, Axel has worked in various roles in corporate finance related functions such as Financial controller and Management accountant. He was responsible for the group´s annual budget process, financial analysis and related activities. Axel has over 10 years experience with the Beyond Budgeting management model, both practical from leading the implementation at Össur and by supporting organizations implement the model as a partner at the management consulting company Manino. Axel is a partner at the Beyond Budgeting Institute, organizes Beyond Budgeting conferences and teaches courses in Reykjavík University. Axel has a M.Sc. degree in Leadership and Management and a B.Sc. in Business.
  • Head of Contracts & Vendor Performance Management (Group Strategic Procurement/ Finance) / Veon
    Ioannis Chatziioannou is an executive with more than 15 years’ multi-sector experience, encapsulating legal, telecom, procurement expertise to be funneled through technical and social entrepreneurial mindset. He has advised a plethora of companies anticipating future threats and reassuring corporate ultimate prospect. He is currently the lead of global function at Veon charged with contract management system and analytical support as well as Vendor Management, with scopes of negotiating and managing Global Framework Agreements with Suppliers at a global level for all the 12 Operating Companies (Technical Procurement of Network elements and IT for all the business models SaaS, NaaS, stand-alone, PaaS and MS), as well as drafting RFQ and RFI among others. Ioannis is a member of the advisory Board of Collab (NGO advocating on further research on cancer), with a personal interest in Dementia, due to father’s involvement with disease.
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