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Consumers, technology, populations, and politics are moving on a global scale, upsetting traditional business models whilst creating new opportunities for transformation.

With digital advances, rapid market fluctuations and demands for agile business practices, CFOs are presented with a new mandate for change – and fresh opportunities for financial leadership.

Combined with improved data-led insight, superior analysis and effective collaboration, CFOs are facing new heights of accountability and shareholder expectation. Navigating this complex, dynamic business environment demands a well informed and forward thinking approach to decision making.

Celebrating its 5th year, the CFO Forum is the most senior and significant gathering of CFOs and finance executives in Australia. Held in the week following the 2018-2019 Federal Budget, the CFO Forum gathers the best financial minds from Australia’s leading companies.

It is the ideal platform from which to formulate strategies to successfully overcome the challenges of the future and enhance financial performance today.

Why attend?

This event features an ambitious, case-study driven agenda with over 40 frontline perspectives from the highest levels of financial management in Australia. In a closed, invitation-only format, delegates will benefit by interacting and learning directly from some of the world’s foremost companies.

  • 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
// 100+ executives
// 5 Star networking environment


Todd Saypoff
Chief Financial Officer
Shazam (USA)
Guy Debelle
Deputy Governor
Reserve bank of Australia
Peter Harris AO
Productivity Commission
Dr Nariman Behravesh
Spin-Free Economics (USA)
Steve Killelea
Founder & Executive Chairman
Integrated Research, The Charitable Foundation
Institute for Economics and Peace
Barry Fitzgerald
Chief Executive Officer
Roy Hill Holdings
Helen Moore FCPA
General Manager Finance
Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation
Jennifer Westacott
Chief Executive
Business Council of Australia
Joe Kelly
Chief Executive Officer
Sydney Roosters
Richard Richards
Chief Financial Officer
Seven Group
Travis Wild
Chief Financial Officer
Chobani Australia
Janelle Hopkins
Group Chief Financial Officer
Australia Post
David Housego
Chief Financial Officer
Fairfax Media
Anita Hoskins
Chief Financial Officer
Carnival Australia
Tony Crawford
Chief Financial Officer
Adam Campbell
Chief Financial Officer
Flight Centre Travel Group
Rohan Liyanage
Chief Financial Officer
Philips ANZ
Julie Toth
Chief Economist
Australian Industry Group
James Marsh
Chief Financial Officer
Vodafone Hutchison Australia
Louise Higgins
Chief Financial Officer
Gillian Larkins
Chief Financial Officer
Nathan Arundell
General Manager Finance
Phil Wallace
Finance Director
Diageo Australasia
Ayten Saridas
Former Chief Financial Officer
Senior Representative
CPA Australia


  • 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





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

Celebrating its 5th 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 Summit offers unrivalled cut-through

This event was sold out in 2017

Tim Lockwood – Commercial Manager
Tel: 02 8004 3172
Email: timl@cmgroup.com.au


Swissotel Sydney

68 Market Street Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
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To make a booking, contact reservations directly on +61 (2) 9238 8870 or groups.sydney@swissotel.com

Packages Early Bird Price (ends 23 March) Standard Price (from 24 March)
Finance Professional: 1-2 Delegates $1800 + GST $2200 + GST
Finance Professional: 3-5 Delegates $1620 + GST $2020 + GST
Finance Professional: 6-9 Delegates $1440 + GST $1840 + GST
Finance Professional: 10+ Delegates $1260 + GST $1660 + GST
Service Provider* (Limit – 1 delegate) $3630 + GST $3630 + GST

* This option is for service providers to finance professionals. Service providers may only have one representative at the event and must submit an online application for internal review.

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  • Terms & Conditions

    Connect Events is part of Connect Media Group Pty Ltd

    Delegate Package:

    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.

    Payment & Discounts:

    Payment of invoice is due within 7 days of registration. A 3% surcharge is payable for all credit card transactions. Only one promotional discount code can be applied per registrant. Group discounts will only be applied on the original order – added delegates will not receive a discount once registration in processed. All prices quoted are inclusive of GST. Payment in full is required by the first day of the event. Please note: Registrations made within 7 days of the event can only be paid via credit card.

    Organiser’s Rights:

    Connect Media Group endeavours to ensure the conference programme and speaker line-up is correct at the time of the event. All advertised details are correct at time of publishing. Due to unforeseen circumstances Connect Media Group reserves the right to alter the programme prior to the event without notice. We also reserve the right to cancel or postpone this event when full refunds will be issued. Connect Media Group reserves the right to deny access to any individual that engages in or is alleged to engage in practices that are considered unprofessional and inappropriate for a business conference. We reserve the right to deny access to delegates that may affect the client / vendor ratio of attendance in favour of the interests of sponsors and commercial partners of the event.

    Photography and Video

    Connect Media Group may take photographs and/or video of the event you are attending and in doing so your image may be included in the photographs and videos reproduced and distributed by Connect Media Group in any medium to any part of the world.  By attending the event you irrevocably agree to submit your image for reproduction by Connect Media Group in distributing marketing material and/or video footage of the events. Should a delegate not agree to the above image release, they must advise team@cmgroup.com.au

    Cancellation Policy:
    A substitute delegate is welcome at any time provided the request is made in writing. A full refund less a $250 (GST Inclusive) processing fee is applicable on cancellation requests made in writing within 10 days of registration. No refunds are available for cancellations made more than 10 days after registration.

    Full payment is required within 7 days of registration – if payment is not received in this time and cancellation is requested more than 10 days after registration – payment is to be honoured.

    Privacy Disclosure:

    We take your privacy seriously. Information collected on this registration will be held in the strictest of confidence on a secure database. This information may be used in order to contact you regarding future events, product development and services offered. If you do not wish to be contacted please email team@cmgroup.com.au To view our full privacy policy please visit: http://www.connectmediagroup.com.au/privacy-policy/

  • FAQ

    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

    Can I transfer my pass? A delegate pass is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared. A substitute delegate is welcome at any time prior to the event, provided the request is made in writing to team@cmgroup.com.au

    How do I receive my delegate pass? Following the completion of your registration and payment, you will receive an email confirmation. We will contact you via email one week before the event to provide final information regarding your participation. Delegate badges and all event material will be provided upon arrival at the event – nothing will be sent in the post.

    What is a Service Provider? A service provider refers to an individual or organisation who supplies products and/or services to the primary audience of Finance Professionals. Service providers may only have one representative at the event. A delegate pass is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared. All service providers who apply for a pass will be reviewed internally before a registration is completed.

    Is media registration available? No, this is a closed and confidential event. Media registrations are not available.

    Cancellation Policy A full refund less a $250 (GST Inclusive) processing fee is applicable on cancellation requests made in writing within 10 days of registration. No refunds are available for cancellations made more than 10 days after registration.

    Will there be a delegate list available? No, Connect Events does not provide delegate lists to attendees.