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Welcome

Uncertainty always threatens to obscure opportunity. Businesses that can effectively combine dynamic responses with considered foresight will unlock new, often unexpected, pathways to progress. While the challenge of charting this course through uncertainty falls on all business leaders, CFOs are uniquely positioned to lead the way.

The 6th Annual CFO Forum is dedicated to this pursuit. Over 100 leading financial executives will unite in Sydney for a powerful day of case-based exploration and vision. Converging from all sectors of the national economy, we will combat precise challenges with tangible responses that help reinforce business resilience.

Why attend?

  • We consistently secure the involvement of the highest calibre speakers from Australia and around the world. We have tools that make audience engagement seamless so you can ask them the questions that matter to you.
  • Every session is independently moderated to facilitate candid discussion and debate.
  • Your experience is at the heart of the event. We dive deeper into technical subject matter with a business-driven, outcomes-focused agenda, and balance the programme with dedicated networking opportunities.
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Gain access

// Eight exclusive keynotes

// Four interactive panel discussions, featuring over 16 visionary speakers

// Dedicated networking opportunities for a curated audience of 100 financial executives

// Access to select presentation and exclusive, speaker-generated post-event insights.

2020 Speakers


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Robert B. Koopman
Chief Economist
World Trade Organization (CH)
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Joe Euteneuer
Fmr Chief Financial Officer
Mattel (USA)
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Ian Wells
Chief Financial Officer
Fortsecue Metals Group
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Dr John Hewson
Fmr Opposition Leader & Professor
Crawford School ANU
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Christine Liu
Chief Financial Officer
Tourism Australia
speaker
Paul Stevenage
Chief Financial Officer
Retail Zoo
speaker
Ramy Aziz
Non-Executive Director
rt Health Fund Ltd
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Kuhelika Sinha
Finance Director, Australia & New Zealand
Procter & Gamble
speaker
Jon Blackburn
Chief Financial Officer
Sydney Opera House
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Sue Rosen
Host and Moderator
speaker
Matt Croasdaile
Frm Chief Financial Officer
RM Williams
speaker
Dr Ian Oppermann
Chief Data Scientist
NSW Government
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Nick Sutherland
Chief Financial Officer
Broadspectrum
speaker
Gina McNamara
Chief Financial Officer
SAP Australia and New Zealand
speaker
Senior Representative
Calumo
speaker
More to be annouced
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Sessions

Thursday 8th October 2020
  • 08:40Event Platform Open

  • 08:50Opening Remarks from the Chair

    Sue Rosen
    Host and Moderator

  • 08:50- 09:20Mastermind Keynote Interview

    Finance at the Heart of Corporate Reinvention
    Joe Euteneuer
    Fmr Chief Financial Officer
    Mattel (USA)
  • 09:25- 10:05Respond Session

    Adversity, Resilience and Opportunity

    The national economy has been under incredible strain; businesses are dislocated, global supply chains are divided, consumers are isolated, and uncertainty is prevalent. An adaptive finance function empowers businesses to mobilise and stabilise, charting a course through an uncertain corporate landscape to protect and create value. This Session provides an honest, case-based exploration of the strategies CFOs have adopted to sustain through crisis; illuminating vital lessons learned, identifying persisting challenges, and forecasting valuable opportunities that lie ahead.

    Paul Stevenage
    Chief Financial Officer
    Retail Zoo
    Nick Sutherland
    Chief Financial Officer
    Broadspectrum
  • 10:10 - 10:30National Keynote

  • 10:30Programme Break

  • 10:45 - 11:15Partner Keynote

    Senior Representative

    Calumo
  • 11:20 - 12:10Lead Session

    Decisive Approaches in Dynamic Times

    As strategies and systems evolve, so do the relationships built around them. With the insights and influence they wield, CFOs impart ongoing governance on a company’s culture, reputation, engagement and direction, and as such, have become crucial partners in the shared successes of internal and external stakeholders. This Session explores how CFOs can inspire and demonstrate leadership throughout the corporate hierarchy, with a keen focus on communication and connection to embed resilience throughout the business.

    Matt Croasdaile
    Frm Chief Financial Officer
    RM Williams
    Ramy Aziz
    Non-Executive Director
    rt Health Fund Ltd
  • 12:10Programme Break

  • 13:00 - 13:25Keynote Interview

    Transforming Australia – The Economic Opportunity Ahead
    Dr John Hewson
    Fmr Opposition Leader & Professor
    Crawford School ANU
  • 13:30 - 14:20Discover Session

    Delivering and Leveraging Digital Driver

    A digital driven, interconnected world and the business transformations it promises is a call-to-arms for forward thinking CFOs. Analytics is a mindset, a top-down behaviour that must be embedded across the entire value chain to realise a confident digital future. This Session considers how CFOs can collaborate across the business in pursuit of an automated, innovation-led finance function, as well as exploring the opportunities heralded by shared services and A.I.

    Jon Blackburn
    Chief Financial Officer
    Sydney Opera House
  • 14:25 - 14:45Industry Keynote

    Taking the lead in the data driven organisation – how CFOs can unlock the value of data
    Dr Ian Oppermann
    Chief Data Scientist
    NSW Government
  • 14:45Programme Break

  • 15:00 - 15:25Diamond Keynote

    Gina McNamara
    Chief Financial Officer
    SAP Australia and New Zealand
  • 15:30 - 16:20Create Session

    Power in Balance: Priming Business for Value Creation

    Our understanding of value is evolving from a purist play for profit into a deeper, more comprehensive understanding of value creation. With a blue-print of an organisation at their disposal, CFOs are perfectly positioned to trigger this shift in perspective, creating change momentum behind a broader growth mindset. This Session considers how CFOs are both leveraging external opportunities and identifying, developing and creating new internal sources of lasting value across the entire enterprise.

    Christine Liu
    Chief Financial Officer
    Tourism Australia
    Ian Wells
    Chief Financial Officer
    Fortsecue Metals Group
    Kuhelika Sinha
    Finance Director, Australia & New Zealand
    Procter & Gamble
  • 16:25 - 16:50International Keynote

    The New Geography of International Trade and what it means for the Global Economy
    Robert B. Koopman
    Chief Economist
    World Trade Organization (CH)
  • 16:50Closing Remarks from the Chair

    Sue Rosen
    Host and Moderator

  • 16:55Close of Forum

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Sponsorship

www.calumo.com

CALUMO is a leading provider of Business Intelligence and Corporate Performance Management solutions for enterprise-wide Business Analytics, Reporting, Budgeting, Planning and Statutory Reporting.

For over a decade, CALUMO has been instrumental in helping its customers digitally transform their finance department through the process of automation.

www.concur.com.au

SAP Concur solutions integrate travel and expense management, closing data and workflow gaps that increase costs and reduce compliance, so you can actively manage spending.

Booking and corporate card charges flow automatically into expense reports, eliminating error-prone and time-consuming data entry and feeds, while AI and machine learning automatically apply spend controls.

Plus, with every expense captured in one place, you can see what’s working and where to improve, and use innovative apps and intelligent tech to get rid of paper and extra steps for employees.

It’s an easy way to bring more control and compliance to spending and more savings to the business.

The CFO Forum is driven by an ambitious business agenda, and our audience is screened for seniority to ensure you are networking with the minds shaping business.

Our limited keynote and moderated panel speaking opportunities will effectively embed you in this top-end business community. Digital and physical brand activations, as well as consultations in dedicated activation spaces further enable you to engage with this decision-making audience.

As a marketing platform to demonstrate expertise, credibility and grow your business with leading financial executives, the CFO Forum offers unrivalled cut-through.

This event was sold out in 2019

Angel Gomez – Commercial Director
Tel: 02 8090 4363
Email: angelg@connectmedia.com

Venue & Event Safety

Register Here


Pricing and Discounts Standard Registration
(from 5/09/2020)
1 Digital Pass (every 4th pass is complimentary) $495 + GST
4 Digital Passes (includes 1 FREE) $1,485 + GST

Please note if you are a Financial Services Provider, email angelg@connectmedia.com to register.

  • Terms & Conditions

    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. 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 and Communications Group Pty Ltd endeavors 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 and Communications Group Pty Ltd reserves the right to alter the programme prior to the event without notice. We also reserve the right to cancel or postpone the event. Where Connect Media is unable to run the event in the next 12 months (from the date of the event), you will be entitled to a full refund. In the unlikely event that it is cancelled or postponed, no compensation will be provided for cancelled/amended travel arrangements. Connect Media and Communications Group Pty Ltd 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 and Communications Group Pty Ltd 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 and Communications Group Pty Ltd 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 and Communications Group Pty Ltd 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@connectmedia.com.

    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.

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    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@connectmedia.com. To view our full privacy policy please visit: https://connectmedia.com/privacy-policy/.

  • FAQ

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    What’s included in my delegate pass?

    A Delegate Pass includes access to all sessions, refreshment breaks, networking lunches, and access to provided speaker presentations.

    Is there a group booking discount?

    Yes – groups of 3 people or more are entitled to a discount. Full discount information is available on our registration page. 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.

    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.

    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.

    Will there be a delegate list available?

    No, Connect Media does not provide delegate lists to attendees