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Date: 29th - 30th April 2015
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Venue: TBC
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Telephone: +421 2 3220 2200

“The Modern CFO in Evolving CEE Region”
In today’s era of economic uncertainty worldwide, the role of the CFO has evolved significantly. Traditionally being viewed as a financial gatekeeper, the role of the CFO has expanded and evolved to a strategic partner and advisor to the CEO. In fact, in a report released by McKinsey, 88 % of 164 CFOs surveyed reported that CEOs expect them to be more active participants in shaping the strategy of their organizations. Half of them also indicated that CEOs counted on them to challenge the company’s strategy (supported by a survey held by Clariden Global & other consultancy providers).

Event Summary
The CFO Executive Summit aims to address the main challenges and responsibilities of CFOs. Not only due to the recession but also due to a tighter dependency on the customer and the markets, businesses need to create organizations that can readily react to changes in the markets. With the right KPIs in place, that act as early warning indicators, companies can react with confidence and speed when customer demand changes for whatever reason.

Key Topics
• Macroeconomic outlook for the region
• Scenario Planning (anticipating the future)
• Beyond Budgeting
• Growth opportunities – through M&A’s, new market strategies…
• Shared services Opportunities and Challenges
• Traditional controlling within organizations
• Talent and workforce planning and management

Key Speakers & Companies

Bjarte Bogsnes from Statoil (Norway) is a special guest speaker who will be sharing his experience from Beyond Budgeting implementation at Statoil. He is a pioneer of this innovative approach in finance and Chairman of Beyond Budgeting Roundtable, winner of a Harvard Business Review/McKinsey Management Innovation award and author of the book “Implementing Beyond Budgeting - Unlocking the Performance Potential".

Omar Saleh, a senior lecturer at the Business School of University of Portsmouth in the UK, has long years of experience in business and strategy. He will be sharing ideas and approaches on foreseeing the future in the business and scenario planning.

Edgardo Hahn from Vacuumschmelze will challenge the role of the traditional financial controlling function within today’s modern organization and highlight ways of creating customer and shareholder value

Peter Vitezy from Actionlab will share practical hints and tips and the secrets of becoming a charismatic CFO through storytelling practices in business.

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