2018 In Review

Arriving in the immediate wake of the 2018-2019 Federal Budget, the 5th Annual CFO Forum interrogated the Government’s fiscal policy framework for Australia, grappled with global economic and geopolitical risks, and embraced fresh opportunities for financial leadership.

This year, the main points of discussion revolved around the nation entering its 27th year of consecutive – albeit measured – economic growth, yet consumer and business confidence may be tempered by the Royal Commission. On the global front, US-triggered inflation, international trade tensions and protectionist populism, compounded by a rising China, presents CFOs with the challenge of securing certainty in ambiguous climates.

Leading with integrity grants CFOs the licence to operate across the business and prevail above this ambiguity. From reconciling overlapping executive responsibilities to claiming ownership for data integrity and insights, CFOs are balancing everyday operational duties with high-level strategic thinking. They are sustaining motivated teams and incorporating technology to automate operations and unleash human capital. The tangible value of a data literate financial function was made known – reducing the timeline from data to insight is crucial for shifting from a compliance to a strategic mindset. The CFO’s remit has expanded, it is no longer solely about the numbers – today’s role is flexible, diverse and consequential.

Why attend?

  • Gain first hand insights from the world’s most influential organisations
  • Be Inspired by the most distinguished CFOs and financial minds in Australia
  • Learn the lessons of best practice from CFOs and understand how you can apply them
  • Understand what the future holds for finance departments, technologies and processes
  • Explore topical insights into the strategy, leadership and innovation shaping the success of today’s CFO
  • Network with a premium audience of your peers at dedicated breaks in a five-star environment

Gain Access

// 6+ Keynotes
// 2 Powerful days
// Executive learning agenda
// 30+ industry speakers
// 150+ executives
// 5 Star networking environment

Previous Keynotes

Robin Stalker
Chief Financial Officer
Adidas (DE)
David P. Radzanowski
Chief Financial Officer
Darren Snellgrove
Chief Financial Officer
Johnson & Johnson (USA)
Peter Coles
Head Economist
Airbnb (USA)
Dr John R. Percival
Professor of Finance
The Wharton School (USA)
Robert Koopman
Chief Economist
World Trade Organization (SUI)
Ian Mackintosh
Vice Chairman
International Accounting Standards Board (UK)
Philip Lowe
Reserve Bank of Australia
Peter Harris AO
Productivity Commission
Dr Nariman Behravesh
Spin-Free Economics (USA)
Steve Killelea
Institute for Economics and Peace


  • Market Momentum: Navigating the Local & Global Landscape of Change
  • Finance on the Frontline: Resilient Leadership for Dynamic Times
  • Dynamic by Design: Energising & Optimising Business Strategy
  • Innovation Cultivation: Technology & Transition in Finance
  • People at the Core: Powering Effective Partnerships with Stakeholders
  • Smarter, Bigger, Better Data: Tapping Potential, Adding Value
  • Principled, Resilient, Sustainable: Fast-Tracking the Future of Financial Leadership





At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. PwC is a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 223,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services.


Westpac Institutional Bank (WIB) delivers a broad range of financial services to Commercial, Corporate, Institutional and Public Sector customers with connections to Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe and USA markets. We take a supply chain perspective of our customer’s business, providing innovative risk and financing solutions designed to add value to our customers’ and their strategic trade counterparts business.


CPA Australia is one of the world’s largest accounting bodies with more than 160,000 members globally.


Cortell helps drive efficiencies throughout your financial and operational planning, reporting and analytical processes. We help deliver the right information to the right people, reducing risk and improving insight. Cortell is a multi-awarded IBM Platinum Business Partner.


LeasePlan is the world leading vehicle leasing and management company, with operations in 32 countries and more than 1.5 million vehicles under management. A proven partner to Australian businesses, LeasePlan provides effective cost controls and best practice management of your essential business vehicles.

Celebrating its 6th year, the CFO Forum is unparalleled in the level of delegates and speakers it attracts.

From knowledge sharing, to brand exposure and lead generation, sponsors have an effective platform to engage this decision-making audience, before, during and after the event.

As marketing platform to demonstrate expertise, credibility and grow your business with CFOs and senior finance professionals the CFO Forum offers unrivalled cut-through

This event was sold out in 2017

Angel Gomez – Commercial Manager
Tel: 02 8090 4363
Email: angelg@connectevents.com.au

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    Delegate Pass includes access to all sessions, refreshment breaks, networking lunches, networking drinks reception, and access to speaker presentations. Please note: not all speakers choose to provide presentation papers. One delegate pass is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared. Organiser’s reserve the right to deny entry to anyone not registered.

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    What’s included in my delegate pass? A Delegate Pass includes access to all sessions, refreshment breaks, networking lunches, networking drinks reception, and access to provided speaker presentations.

    Is there a group booking discount? Yes – when you book 3 delegates a 4th attends for free. The group booking discount will be calculated by reducing the individual cost of each pass by deducting the free pass from the total booking amount. If you have any questions about how group bookings work, please contact team@cmgroup.com.au

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