13 October 2022
Swissotel Sydney, Australia
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Welcome

The pressure of the pandemic forged a deep resilience at the core of many businesses. Now, as the national economy begins to unlock, businesses must once again mobilise, shaping dynamic but considered responses to unlock new, often unexpected, pathways to progress. While the challenge of charting this course falls on all business leaders, CFOs are uniquely positioned to lead from the helm and see through the uncertainty that so often obscures opportunity.

The 8th Annual CFO Forum is dedicated to this pursuit. Over 200 leading financial executives will unite for a powerful day of case-based exploration and vision, converging from key industries to unlock opportunities emerging from the upturn economy.

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-focussed agenda, and balance the programme with dedicated networking opportunities.

Gain Access

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Eight exclusive keynotes
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Four interactive panel discussions, featuring over 16 visionary speakers
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Access to select presentation and exclusive, speaker-generated post-event insights.
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Dedicated networking opportunities for a curated audience of 200 financial executives
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Past Speakers

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David P. Radzanowski
Chief Financial Officer

NASA (USA)
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David P. Radzanowski
Chief Financial Officer

NASA (USA)
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John Goodwin
Chief Financial Officer

Lego (UK)
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John Goodwin
Chief Financial Officer

Lego (UK)
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Darren Snellgrove
Chief Financial Officer

Johnson & Johnson (USA)
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Darren Snellgrove
Chief Financial Officer

Johnson & Johnson (USA)
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Peter Coles
Head Economist

Airbnb (USA)
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Peter Coles
Head Economist

Airbnb (USA)
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Dr John R. Percival
Professor of Finance

The Wharton School (USA)
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Dr John R. Percival
Professor of Finance

The Wharton School (USA)
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Robert Koopman
Chief Economist

World Trade Organization (SUI)
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Robert Koopman
Chief Economist

World Trade Organization (SUI)
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Ian Mackintosh
Vice Chairman

International Accounting Standards Board (UK)
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Ian Mackintosh
Vice Chairman

International Accounting Standards Board (UK)
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Philip Lowe
Governor

Reserve Bank of Australia
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Philip Lowe
Governor

Reserve Bank of Australia
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Vanessa Hudson
Group Chief Financial Officer

Qantas
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Vanessa Hudson
Group Chief Financial Officer

Qantas
Vanessa Hudson has been Qantas Group Chief Financial Officer since 2019. She oversees financial planning and analysis, treasury, procurement and investor relations. With the onset of COVID, Vanessa has had a pivotal role in navigating the enormous impact of what has been an unprecedented crisis for global aviation on the national carrier’s balance sheet. This has included an equity raising, tapping debt markets and an increasing focus on recovery as domestic travel normalises.

Since joining the airline in 1994 she has held a number of roles across network planning, sales, and product and service.

Vanessa holds a Bachelor of Business and has been a Chartered Accountant for almost 30 years.
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Anthony Gianotti
Chief Financial Officer

Wesfarmers
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Anthony Gianotti
Chief Financial Officer

Wesfarmers
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Jonathan D. Ostry
Deputy Director of Asia and Pacific

International Monetary Fund (USA)
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Jonathan D. Ostry
Deputy Director of Asia and Pacific

International Monetary Fund (USA)
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Aswath Damodaran
Professor of Finance

NYU Stern School of Business (USA)
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Aswath Damodaran
Professor of Finance

NYU Stern School of Business (USA)
Aswath Damodaran holds the Kerschner Family Chair in Finance Education and is Professor of Finance at New York University Stern School of Business. Before coming to Stern, he also lectured in Finance at the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Damodaran's contributions to the field of Finance have been recognised many times over. He has been the recipient of Giblin, Glucksman, and Heyman Fellowships, a David Margolis Teaching Excellence Fellowship, and the Richard L. Rosenthal Award for Innovation in Investment Management and Corporate Finance. His skill and enthusiasm in the classroom garnered him the Schools of Business Excellence in Teaching Award in 1988, and the Distinguished Teaching award from NYU in 1990. His student accolades are no less impressive: he has been voted "Professor of the Year" by the graduating M.B.A. class five times during his career at NYU.
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Peter Harris
AO Chairman

Productivity Commission
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Peter Harris
AO Chairman

Productivity Commission
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Dr Nariman Behravesh
Author

Spin-Free Economics (USA)
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Dr Nariman Behravesh
Author

Spin-Free Economics (USA)
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Steve Killelea
Founder

Institute for Economics and Peace
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Steve Killelea
Founder

Institute for Economics and Peace
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Ian Thomas
President

Boeing
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Ian Thomas
President

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Lynn Wood
Chairman

Financial Reporting Council
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Lynn Wood
Chairman

Financial Reporting Council
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John Stanhope
Chairman

Australia Post
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John Stanhope
Chairman

Australia Post
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Mark Burgess
President

Future Fund
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Mark Burgess
President

Future Fund

At a Glance

RESPOND – 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.

 

LEAD – 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.

 

DISCOVER – Delivering and Leveraging Digital Drivers

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.

 

CREATE – 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.

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SPONSORS

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2021 Event Partner | www.insightsoftware.com
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2021 Gold Sponsor | www.ansarada.com
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2021 Gold Sponsor | www.waterstons.com.au
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insightsoftware recently acquired CALUMO and incorporated their Australian developed solutions into our stack of financial reporting and enterprise performance management software. We enable the Office of the CFO to connect to and make sense of their data in real time so they can proactively drive greater financial intelligence across their organization. Over 28,000 organisations worldwide rely on insightsoftware’s portfolio of best-in-class reporting, analytics, budgeting, forecasting, consolidation, and tax solutions to provide them with increased productivity, visibility, accuracy, and compliance. For more information visit insightsoftware.com.

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Ansarada is a fast-growth, Australian-listed global tech company on a mission to give advisors and companies confidence for their biggest moments, including capital raises, IPOs, M&A deals and more. Since 2005, more than 23,000 transactions have been run through the market-leading Ansarada Data Room.

Today, Ansarada is a complete Operating System for governing critical information, so you can reduce risk, boost efficiencies, and drive decision making at every stage of a company’s lifecycle. Their portfolio of SaaS solutions now includes Deals, Board, Tenders and Compliance, bringing together the AI-powered Virtual Data Rooms, project management workflow tool, highly secure board portal, and governance & compliance pathways into a single powerful platform.

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Waterstons blends technology with strategy, freeing the future potential of brilliant people and organisations, with information security at the heart of what we do. We’ve been doing it for almost three decades, forging trusted partnerships with ambitious organisations around the world.

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Why Get Involved

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 brand activations complement survey and live polling options for effective brand positioning and interactivity.

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

  • Jessica Ewing-Flynn  – Commercial Manager
  • Tel: 0400 998 248
  • Email: [email protected]

Venue

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Swissotel Sydney

68 Market St, Sydney
New South Wales 2000, Australia

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Pricing and Discounts

Early Bird Registration
(until 15/07/2022)
$595 + GST
$1,785 + GST
Standard Registration
(from 16/07/2022)
$795 + GST
$2,385 + GST

If you are a Vendor or Service Provider to commerce professionals, please email [email protected] to register.

COVID 19 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Secure your place with confidence.

The health and safety of our delegates, partners and staff remains our number one priority.

Health and Safety Measures in place include:

  • No International attendees. International Keynote Addresses conducted remotely via live-link as indicated in the programme
  • Total attendance capped with strict adherence to physical distancing measures, including traffic management and spaced seating configurations within the venue
  • As an invitation-only event, delegate contact details are acquired prior to commencement, and on-site attendance is recorded. Delegates are encouraged to download the COVIDSafe App
  • Event located at an industry-leading venue with precautionary sanitation measures, including regular cleaning of all surfaces; increased awareness and provision of sanitiser; and continued rigorous adherence to ISO and HACCP food safety management standards within all culinary services

For any other questions, please contact [email protected]

We look forward to delivering this event for you.







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