Agenda Day 2

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09:15

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Cesar Bacani, Editor-in-Chief, CFO INNOVATION

09:25

Speed Networking –Maximizing Your Conference Experience and Expand Your Professional Network!
Listening to presentations and panel discussions can allow you unique insights into a company. However, talking and interacting with peers and thought-leaders is what many Finance Executives specifically come to our CFOi conferences for. How else can you get your questions answered quickly, benchmark against your competition and find out the direction that both neighboring and global companies are heading in 2014?
Speed networking allows you to do exactly that, directing you to companies with problems similar to yours and aiding you in starting that first conversation.
Bring plenty of business cards for a fun and fast way to meet new people and expand your professional network.

9:55

CFO Insights on What Demographics Mean for Business: Myths and Realities of Asia Pacific Demographic Trends and their importance in Strategic Planning
Headlines talk about the problems that will be created by an aging Asian population. But look deeper and a different picture emerges. Is Japan really heading
for trouble with its aging population? Does the need to create jobs drive China’s GDP targets? A CFO will share insights on the likely shape Asia demographics in
2018 –2023 and what that means for the future of your company.

Jeremy Gray, CFO Asia Pacific, WR GRACE

10:25

Networking Morning Coffee

10:55

Panel Discussion: Outsourcing Finance Function in the New ASEAN

Evaluating which are the best routes to drive value through business process outsourcing through strategic sourcing partnerships, particularly among the ASEAN countries.

Panelists:
Chan Suit Fong, CEO, AIR ASIA GLOBAL SHARED SERVICES
Neel Augusthy, CFO, JOHNSON AND JOHNSON MEDICAL
Jean-Paul Binot, Managing Director, TMF GROUP SINGAPORE 

Moderated by Cesar Bacani, Editor-in-Chief, CFO INNOVATION

11:35

CFO Case Study: Demystifying Cloud to Achieve a Strategic Advantage

Senior Finance Executives and CFOs are increasingly looking to “the cloud” to drive business growth, efficiencies and cost savings. However, few truly understand how to leverage the technology. Hear from Reg Singh, VP Asia, NetSuite (Former CFO Knowledge Universe) discuss current cloud trends in Asia and a Singapore business leader from Neopost on building a roadmap to cloud success, the challenges faced and the benefits they experienced.

Larry NG, Finance Manager Asia Pacific, NEOPOST
Reginald Singh, VP Asia, NETSUITE

12:05

Networking Lunch

13:30

Executive Interview: Insights from 2013 CFO Innovation Winners
Regional CFO of the Year – Ong Wee Gee, VP Finance and Administration Asia Pacific, EQUINIX
Excellence in Talent Management – Angie Lim, CFO Asia Pacific, JONES LANG LASALLE
Interviewed by Cesar Bacani, Editor-in-Chief, CFO INNOVATION

14:00

Panel Discussion: Mergers & Acquisitions in the New ASEAN

  • M&A opportunities and risks in the ASEAN Economic Community
  • Traps and strategies in structuring M&A opportunities in ASEAN and other emerging markets
  • Integration strategy and execution – Keys to making M&A deliver value

Panelists:
Ng Jiak See, Executive Director and Corporate Financial Advisory Leader, DELOITTE SOUTHEAST ASIA
Ravikanth Gosala, GM Finance, INDORAMA Felix Wang, GM Accounts, Finance and Admin,ITOCHU PLASTICS
Rohan Bhappu, Regional Head of the Private Equity & Mergers and Acquisitions (PEMA) Practice, MARSH
Steven Ho, Finance Director, NEPTUNE ORIENT LINES (NOL)

Moderated by Cesar Bacani, Editor-in-Chief, CFO INNOVATION

14:40

Panel Discussion: Innovations in Financial Management

This session features CFOs who have successfully designed and executed transformative innovations in their company’s financial management in the following areas:

  • Strategy setting and business partnering
  • Scenario setting, stress testing, risk management
  • Integrated reporting, including green accounting
  • Social media and other new tools to engage with stakeholders and the media

Panelists:
Chiew Chun Wee, Head of Policy, Asia Pacific, ACCA
Samir Neji, EPM Thought Leader and Managing Director, ANAPLAN ASIA 
Gabriel Low, CFO (SEA), GEA WESTFALIA SEPARATOR
Frederic Verin, CFO, MOLEAC
Sam Ong, Executive Vice President and CFO, SMRT

Moderated by Jean-Paul Binot, Managing Director, TMF GROUP SINGAPORE

15:20

Networking Afternoon Coffee

15:50

Panel Discussion: Building the Best Finance Team in the AEC Era

  • What are the considerations involved in good retention program for high-potential Finance cadres?
  • How do you ensure that the finance team has strong understanding of the business which they support?
  • Dealing with gender diversity and how to retain and groom future female CFO’s
  • What qualities are needed for a CFO be groomed to be the next CEO
  • How will the impending AEC impact on recruiting and retaining finance talent

Panelists:
Peter Gammon, CFO, ABACUS INTERNATIONAL
Gabriel Low, CFO (SEA), GEA WESTFALIA SEPARATOR
Adeline Kee, CFO, NETS
Wee Pheng Leong, Finance Director SEA, NIKE GLOBAL TRADING
Koh Lip Wee, Financial Controller, SPORT SINGAPORE
Moderated by Jeremy Gray, CFO Asia Pacific, W R GRACE

16:30

Chairman’s Closing Remarks and End of Conference