8th CFO INNOVATION SINGAPORE FORUM

Under New Management:
Finance and the Global Economy

DATE
17-18 MAY 2017
LOCATION
SINGAPORE

8th CFO Innovation Asia Forum

The year 2017 will be a game-changer for Singapore and the rest of Asia.                 

2017 will witness US entering into an era of protectionism, their expected withdrawal from Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and expected further US Fed rate hikes - from anywhere between two to four times. Meanwhile, there is the rebalancing of the other economic powerhouse - China. Global value chains, which Singapore is deeply plugged into, will see some disruption as China shifts to a consumer-led economy. There is also a growing uncertainty in the euro zone due to the imminent Brexit and upcoming elections in Germany and France which will turn investors’ attention towards Asia.

Closer to home, the spillover from a money laundering scandal involving Malaysia’s state fund 1MDB has weighted on Singapore’s financial industry, with banks forced to spend hefty sums on compliance, which is not generating revenue. And a tax amnesty in neighboring Indonesia has triggered large outflows from the wealth management industry.

Despite the weak global outlook, IMF predicts Singapore's economic growth to accelerate next year from 1.7% to 2.2%, thanks to Singapore’s accommodative fiscal and monetary policies along with low energy prices and the ongoing global recovery.

Against this backdrop of anticipated economic changes and growing currency fluctuation, what strategic financial planning and business transformation initiatives do CFOs need to embark on to thrive in today’s challenging market? As technological innovation continues to accelerate and revolutionize business models and operational processes, what can CFOs do to help their organizations’ maintain a competitive edge in a volatile market?

This closed-door forum will provide CFOs, financial controllers, treasurers and other finance executives the opportunity to spend 2 days immersed in a productive environment interacting with peers from large enterprises and multinationals, as well as business specialists and other experts.

An impressive panel of A-list CFOs coming from both multinational companies and top national companies in Asia and Singapore will share insights on helping CFOs to risk-proof their business, and gain a better understanding of today’s economic environment, industry issues and future market outlook.

The 8th CFO Innovation Asia Forum aims at providing CFOs with much needed strategic guidance on what is to be expected under the global and domestic uncertainties. The forum is designed to provide collective wisdom and insights from the CFO Asia community, and subject matter experts to provide the freshest insights into the below areas:

  • Challenges and opportunities arising from global changes post-elections in the US, Britain’s exit from the European Union and China’s economic readjustment
  • Combating global currency fluctuation and ambiguity
  • Technological innovation on business models, operation and finance talent management
  • Innovative financial skillsets and CFO’s strategic role in the digital era
  • Benchmarking FP&A for transformational performance improvement

Who will attend?

  • Chief Finance Officer (CFO)
  • Chief Accountant
  • Finance Director
  • VP Finance
  • Finance Controller
  • GM/ Head of Finance
  • Head/ Director of Treasury
  • Chief Accountant
  • Director of Internal Audit
  • Risk Manager
  • Account/ Finance Manager
  • Other senior level finance executives

 

CFO Innovation is a must event for the finance leaders to attend. The insights and information from this event has benefited us for the past few years in terms of business decision making and personal growth.
CFO - SINGAPORE HEALTH HOLDINGS PTE LTD
The conference provided very good and useful information.
VP, Finance - DHL
It’s Asia's best gathering of CFOs and CXOs as it focuses on bringing the profession to the next level. I will surely be there next year.
Managing Director - ZALORA

AGENDA

Day 1
Day 2
08:30
Registration and Refreshment
09:00
Chairman’s Opening Remarks
09:20
Opening Keynote: Asia Economic Outlook for 2017 and Beyond
09:50
Executive Dialogue: Discovering Opportunities in the New World Order
10:30
Networking Morning Coffee
11:00
Expert Insight: Taxation Updates in Singapore and ASEAN
11:30
Executive Discussion: Combating Currency Fluctuations
12:10
Networking Lunch

Innovation in Treasury:
Treasury Excellence for Global Success
Innovation in FP&A:
From Budgeting to Strategic Influencer

13:10

Expert Sharing

The Current State of Play: An Update on Key Regulations

Expert Sharing

Utilizing Predictive Analytics to Weather Digital Storm

13:40

Sponsor Presentation

Risk Management in Singapore 2017

Sponsor Presentation

Benchmarking: Gaining Strategic Insights into your Data

14:10

Executive Discussion

Staying Ahead of the Curve – Managing Liquidity and Cash Flow Risk

Executive Discussion

Developing a Successful Big Data Integration and Alignment Strategy

15:00
Networking Afternoon Coffee
15:30

Presentation

FinTech Revolution: Keep Up or Lose Out

Presentation

Value Creation through Insights – Becoming a Perceptive Business Advisor

 

16:00

Executive Discussion

Making the Best Use of Big Data Analytics for Treasury Intelligence and Business Planning

Executive Discussion

Adopting the Right Technology for FP&A to Survive in The Digitally Disruptive World

 

16.40
Lucky Draw and End of Conference Day 1
08:30
Registration and Refreshment
09:00
Chairman’s Opening Remarks
09:20
Executive Interview: Insights from 2016 CFO Innovation Award Winners
09:50
Executive Dialogue: Coffee with CEO – Creating an Unbroken Communication and Collaboration
10:20
Networking Morning Coffee
11:00
Executive Discussion: Being A Future-Agile CFO
11:30
Executive Discussion: Robo-Accountants are Coming: Are You Ready?
12:10
Networking Lunch

Technological Innovation in Finance:

Building Competitive Advantage in a Changing World

Innovation in Shared Services:

Embracing Digital Transformation and Driving the Next Generation SSC

13:10

Executive Discussion  

CFO’s Survival Toolkit for the Digital Economy

Executive Discussion

Transforming Finance Operations through Strategic Outsourcing and Shared Services in Today’s Global Economy

 

13:50

Sponsor Presentation

Data Analytics Capabilities within Finance: A Treasure-Trove of Value at Your Fingertips

Sponsor Presentation

Beyond Outsourcing: Creating Value through Global Business Services

 

14:20

Insider Story:

Digitalization vs Digitization – Supply Chain Digitalization to Transform Cost Structure

Insider Story:

Continuous Improvement (CI) within Shared Services to Improve Efficiency and Grow the Company

 

14:50
Networking Afternoon Coffee
15:30

Executive Discussion

Rise of the Machines: Robotic Process Automation and Implication

Executive Discussion

Exploring the Influence of Robotics and Technology on Finance Shared Services

 

16:10

Executive Discussion

Cybersecurity and Cloud – Maximizing the Cost Advantages and Flexibility of Cloud

Executive Discussion

The Future of Finance Shared Services

 

17:00
Lucky Draw and End of Conference

2016 SPEAKERS

speaker
Christopher Emslie
Country Treasurer Singapore
ABB
speaker
Steven Siew
CFO
AMATA GROUP, THAILAND
speaker
Samir Neji
Managing Director Anaplan Asia
ANAPLAN
speaker
Kavin Po
Finance Director
AMERICAN BUREAU OF SHIPPING (ABS)
speaker
Jeff A. Glenzer
VP & COO
ASSOCIATION FOR FINANCIAL PROFESSIONALS (AFP)
speaker
Cesar Bacani
Editor-in-Chief
CFO INNOVATION
speaker
Geert Peeters
Group Director & CFO
CLP POWER, HONG KONG
speaker
Benny Koh
SEA Treasury Advisory Leader
DELOITTE
speaker
Weng Yew Siah
Executive Director, Enterprise Risk Services
DELOITTE
speaker
Sok Mei Wong
Global Finance Director
DIAGEO
speaker
Bart Welten
CFO
DSM SINOCHEM PHARMACEUTICALS
speaker
Wee Gee Ong
Vice President
EQUINIX ASIA-PACIFIC
speaker
Pui Ming Soh
Partner, Global Compliance and Reporting
EY
speaker
Dr. Ramesh Rajentheran
Group CFO
FULLERTON HEALTH
speaker
Jeremy Gray
Director of Procurement and Logistics, Asia Pacific
GCP APPLIED TECHNOLOGIES
speaker
Alexander Joramsa
CFO
GE HEALTHCARE ASEAN
speaker
Gabriel Low
CFO
GEA
speaker
Grant Torrens
Business Director
HAYS
speaker
B Suryanarayanan
CFO
HELIX LEISURE
speaker
Mark Liversidge
Chief Marketer & VP – Asia Pacific
HILTON WORLDWIDE
speaker
Rajiv Biswas
Senior Director & Asia Chief Economist
IHS GLOBAL INSIGHT
speaker
Pierre Chanteclair
CFO Asia
IMI CRITICAL ENGINEERING
speaker
Serguei Netessine
Timken Chaired Professor of Global Technology and Innovation
INSEAD
speaker
Kok Wei Saw
CFO
JURONG PORT
speaker
Sameer Kela
Senior Director, Finance & Strategy, Asia Pacific & Africa
KELLOGG COMPANY
speaker
William Tan
CFO
LEY CHOON GROUP HOLDINGS
speaker
Richard D Green
Head of Financial Risk Products - Asia
MARSH
speaker
Anand Narasimhan
Director – Controlling, APAC
MERCK BIOPHARMA
speaker
Frans Ryden
Finance Director ZBB Asia-Pacific Region/Transformation
MONDELEZ INTERNATIONAL
speaker
Zakir Ahmed
VP and General Manager - Asia
NETSUITE
speaker
Yvonne Bao
CFO
OAKWOOD ASIA PACIFIC
speaker
S.V. Padmanabhan
President & Global Finance Head - Products
OLAM INTERNATIONAL
speaker
Brandon Lee
Director of Finance, Shared Services Centre
PAN PACIFIC HOTELS GROUP
speaker
Darpan Agrawal
Director, Head of FP&A – Asia Pacific
PHILIPS HEALTHTECH
speaker
Gagan Sawhney
Finance Director – Global Internal Audit
PROCTER & GAMBLE
speaker
Jim Boland
Head of Finance
REDMART
speaker
Todd Kurie
VP Marketing
REDMART
speaker
Sanjay Patel
MD, GBS Finance Services and GBS Data & Analytics
RIO TINTO
speaker
Jatin Detwani
Chief Financial Officer, APAC
ROCKET INTERNET ASIA JV
speaker
Thomas Zipperle
Chief Financial Officer
SAP SOUTH EAST ASIA
speaker
John Teo
Chief Financial Officer
SINGAPORE POOLS (PRIVATE) LIMITED
speaker
Robin Ng
Executive Director & CFO International Projects
SINARMAS LAND
speaker
Dennis Chia
CFO
STARHUB
speaker
Indrani Chandrasegaran
Regional Security Strategist, ASEAN
SYMANTEC ASIA PACIFIC
speaker
Gavin Maguire
Asia Commodities Editor in Charge
THOMSON REUTERS
speaker
Dany Krivoshey
Senior Financial Controller
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speaker
Ruben Stappers
CFO
ZALORA GROUP

2016 SPONSORS

Partner Sponsors


Associate Sponsors


Recruitment Partner


Executive Roundtable Sponsor


Executive Luncheon Sponsors


Business Connect Partners


Security Sponsor


Exhibitors


Supporting Partner


Organizer


Venue
Singapore
Singapore

Delegate inquiries

Francesca Lin

francesca@questexasia.com

+852 2589 1352

speaking opportunities

Sutha O`Connell

soconnell@questexasia.com

+65 6395 4588

Sponsorship opportunities

Nigel Standley

nstandley@questexasia.com

+65 6394 7694