CFO Innovation Asia Forum 2013
2013 CFO Innovation Forum series
CFO Innovation’s 4th annual Singapore conference wrapped up its biggest event to date, attracting hundreds of CFOs and finance executives to the 2-day event at The St Regis Singapore, 25-26 June 2013.
The annual executive gathering gives Asia’s finance leaders a platform to network with peers from across the region, discuss financial planning and risk strategies, and hone their professional skills.
Day 1 of the conference started with opening remarks from Mr Chng Lay Chew, Chairman of the Singapore CFO Institute Advisory Council and CFO of the Singapore Exchange.
Following the remarks, Rajiv Biswas, Senior Director & Asia Chief Economist of IHS Global Insight spoke on “Singapore, ASEAN, Asia and the Global Economy.”
The second day of the conference opened with an executive interview with Mr Uantchern Loh, Chief Executive of the Singapore Accountancy Commission on the job of the CFO.
In total, some 40 CFOs and finance executives spoke at the event, coming from finance, technology, industrial, healthcare, hospitality and other industries.
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In 1H 2013 China and the rest of Asia, including Japan, appear to have defied doomsday predictions and are bouncing back from the economic doldrums, even as the US and Europe seem to have finally embarked on the road to modest recovery.
However, we have seen this seemingly bright picture before, notably in the first half of 2011 – only for hopes to be dashed as structural and cyclical problems in key economies held back investor and corporate confidence.
What is finance to do? The CFO Innovation Asia Forum focuses on the opportunities and challenges arising from this tension between the current heightened optimism in the global economy and the very real possibility of a relapse.
About the organizer
CFO Innovation (www.cfoinnovation.com) is an online publication, research provider, and conference organizer that focuses on issues specific to top level finance managers in the corporate sector in Asia and China. Our targeted events across Asia attract hundreds of CFOs from multinationals and other major enterprises every year. CFO Innovation is brought to you by Questex Asia, the trusted editorial source for Asia Pacific’s business leaders and ICT executives. The company’s media portfolio also includes Computerworld Hong Kong, Telecom Asia, Enterprise Innovation, and NetworkWorld Asia.