3rd CFO INNOVATION THAILAND FORUM

Reigniting Economic Growth in the New World Order

DATE
20 JULY 2017
LOCATION
BANGKOK, THAILAND

3rd CFO Innovation Thailand Forum

2016 had been a challenging year for Thailand, both economically and socially. The death of the King, His Majesty Bhumibol Adulyadej and bearish domestic business sentiment had dampened economic growth.

Despite this, 2017 is touted to be a pivotal year for the Thai economy and ‘the year of concrete national reform’, with elections to restore democracy planned around end of 2017 or in early 2018.

Regardless of the low business confidence from locals, foreign businesses continue to be attracted by Thailand’s strategic position between China and India, access to the ASEAN free trade zone, and the incentives offered by the Board of Investment (BOI).

The World Bank has also revised forecast GDP growth slightly from 3.1% to 3.2%, in anticipation of a pick-up in exports as the global economy shows signs of strength, despite fears of trade protectionism in the United States.

What strategic financial planning and business transformation initiatives do CFOs need to embark on to thrive in today’s challenging economy and make the best of the country’s modest growth? As technological innovation continues to bring changes to business models and operational processes, what can CFOs do to help their organizations maintain a competitive edge?

This closed-door forum will provide CFOs, financial controllers, treasurers and other finance executives the opportunity to spend one day immersed in a productive environment and 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 Thailand will share insights on helping CFOs to risk-proof their business, and gain a better understanding of today’s economic environment, industry issues and market outlook.

The 3rd CFO Innovation Thailand Forum aims to provide CFOs and other senior finance executives with strategic guidance on what to expect in this time of global and domestic uncertainties. The forum is designed as a platform to share the collective wisdom of Thailand’s CFO community and the insights of subject matter experts around the below areas:

  • Challenges and opportunities arising from global changes post-elections in the US, China’s economic readjustment and Belt and Road initiatives, ASEAN Economic Community Integration
  • Managing risks around global currency fluctuations and volatility
  • Taxation updates and development in Thailand and ASEAN countries
  • Technological innovation in business models, operations and finance talent management
  • The transformation of the CFO’s strategic role in the digital era

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
Very excellent event. The participants are from various industry backgrounds, which is very useful for knowledge sharing and networking.
Financial Controller - THAI ASIA PACIFIC GROUP
This is a rare forum where we can gather all CFOs and the finance community to discuss and share their thoughts on finance topics.
CFO - SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC (THAILAND)
It was a great event which was very well organized in terms of content, speakers & venue.
Regional Financial Controller - VIRBAC ASIA PACIFIC CO. LTD

AGENDA

08:30
Registration and Refreshment
09:00
Chairman’s Opening Remarks
09:20
Opening Keynote: Thailand Economic Outlook for 2017 and Beyond
09:50
Executive Dialogue: Discovering Business Opportunities and Preparing for the Threats in the New World Order
10:20
Networking Morning Coffee
11:00
Expert Insight: Taxation Updates in Thailand and ASEAN
11:30
Executive Discussion: Managing Currency Fluctuations in an Uncertain Global Economy
12:00
Executive Discussion: CFO Role Transformation – Becoming a Perceptive Business Advisor
12:30
Networking Lunch
13:30
Executive Discussion: CFO’s Survival Toolkit in the Digital Storm
14:00
Executive Discussion: Developing a Successful Big Data Integration and Alignment Strategy
14:30
Presentation by TMF
15:00
Networking Afternoon Coffee
15:30
Executive Discussion: Cybersecurity and Cloud – Maximizing the Cost Advantages and Flexibility of Cloud
16:00
Executive Discussion: Cultivating Future-Proof Finance Talents in the Era of Robots
16:30
Lucky Draw and End of Conference

SPONSORS

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Venue
Bangkok
Bangkok, Thailand

Delegate inquiries

Simon Man

simonman@questexasia.com

+852 2589 1320

Speaking opportunities

Sutha O`Connell

soconnell@questexasia.com

+65 6395 4588

Sponsorship opportunities

Nigel Standley

nstandley@questexasia.com

+65 6394 7694