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Day 1

Registration & Light Breakfast

Chairperson Overview - Rishi Karla

Rishi Kalra Global Group Head of Corporate Finance Olam International

The CFO & Crisis Management

Changes in the Regulations,Globalization Footprint adopted by many organisations, Complex Organisation structures, Technological Data upheaval, Increase in Stakeholder expectations, etc have all led to a 180 degree shift in the global role of the CFO / Financial Leaders.

William Tan CFO Ley Choon Group

Finance Restructuring From Scorekeeper To Strategic Partner

In this session Edward will introduce his experience in driving transformation in Malaysia Airlines. 

Edward Teck Pin Ooi Head of Finance, Engineering & Maintenance Malaysia Airlines

Fireside Chat: The evolving Role of a CFO in Real Estate Industry

Justin will be sharing his insights with the audience on the evolving role of a CFO and taking the lead in driving growth and delivering excellence in the real estate industry1.What are the changes in the CFO role did you witness or experience over the years?2.What kind of strategic functions do you see CFOs taking on now, especially in your industry?3.What are the biggest challenges that you see facing the real estate industry? How do you prepare for these challenges as a CFO?4.What are the biggest opportunities that you see facing the real estate industry? How do you set yourself up to seize these opportunities in your role as a CFO?

Justin Gabbani CFO, Asia Lendlease

Coffee Break

Funds Transfer Pricing to Optimise Costs and Incentivise Behaviour

Vishal is the Head of Group Finance Audit and Risk Audit and Executive Director at DBS Bank. He will introduce how to adapt to the changing economic climate and avert risks via reviewing credit risk portfolio analytics, market risk and liquidity risk. 

Vishal Kapoor Head of Group Finance Audit & Risk Audit DBS Bank

Financial Transformation for Capacity and Competences

Rishi is presently working as Global Head of Corporate Finance at Olam International. He will introduce the finance transformation that they are currently undergoing and how do they look at building capability and competencies for the global Finance team.

Rishi Kalra Global Group Head of Corporate Finance Olam International

Deep IceBreaking Session

Would you like to leave the event with a toolkit full of financial tools recommended by 100+ leading finance leaders and experts from across industries? Then don't miss out this ice breaking session:  1. All the audience and speakers will be grouped by the round table 2. Discuss the challenges and opportunities of CFOs in 2017 and 2018 3. Each group sum-up the points discussed by group members and the conference organiser will put all the recommendations together to formulate "The Challenges and Opportunities of Financial Executives 2017" as a key takeaway  

CFO Panel - Industry Experts Industry Leaders CFO


New Age CFO Survival Guide

Inspired by the question “As the advertising agency rapidly develops to keep pace with consumers, how can a CFO make sure they don’t get left behind?”, Michelle will explore how a CFO, regardless of industry, can drive growth with innovation and creative ideas in the Age of Now, through the impact of a new media and new technologies.  She will cover the transition away from traditional methods, providing a CFO’s survival guide.

Michelle Tsui CFO, Singapore McCann WorldGroup

Leading Innovation from the Finance Department

Neel Augusthy CFO, SEA Medtronic

Coffee Break

The Role of CFO in Turnaround Management

In a turnaround the business is like a burning platform requiring rapid and decisive actions. When companies go through serious trouble, CFOs are required to play an essential part, acting either as finance business partners of the CEO or even taking the leadership of the turnaround management assuming interim roles. The presentation starts with an outline of the main elements of turnaround management compared to other types of transitions and discusses the role of the CFO in supporting turnarounds with dedicated strategies and KPIs to align the finance functions to the turnaround strategy. At the end, turnarounds are excellent management schools and the management fundamentals that can cure a trouble company are the same that could have kept it well.

Francesco Boccardo CFO, Asia PERI

Panel Discussion: Top Trends in Finance 2017

In this session financial experts will give an in-depth discussion around the top trends in finance in 2017.Moderator: Kwok Hong Hor, CFO, APAC, GE Oil & GasConfirmed panel members include:  - Lincoln Cheng, CFO, Asia, VF - Marcin Zbierski, Senior Finance Director, GSK - Chris Oosthuizen, Senior Finance Partner, ANZ Bank - Neel Augusthy, CFO, Medtronic

CFO Panel - Industry Experts Industry Leaders CFO

Networking Drinks

Day 2

Registration & Light Breakfast

Chairperson Overview - Manish Joshi

Manish Joshi First VP, Global Supply Chain Finance SMBC

Cash Conversion Cycle Improvements Using Open Account Trade Finance

Cash conversion cycle is one of the main improvement targets for finance managers to improve operation portion of the balance sheet. Trade finance instruments are widely use for risk mitigation as well as working capital provisioning. Advent of open account ( i.e. Invoice based) trade financing has simplified both of above objectives. There are various structures that Banks offer today depending on the anchor party and financing instruments used.

Manish Joshi First VP, Global Supply Chain Finance SMBC

Finance Agility in the Age of Digital Transformation

Kwok Hong Hor CFO, APAC GE Oil & Gas

How to Become A Successful Value Integrator?

How to become a successful value integrator? How to provide input into enterprise strategy and integrate financial planning with strategic and operational planning?

Nicolas Defachel CFO, GEM Asia Pacific ENGIE

Coffee Break

Practising Zero Budgeting Philosophy

In today’s business environment even growth focused organizations cannot risk losing sight of overhead management. Reduction of unproductive cost increases the organizations ability to invest the dollars where it matters the most – people, brands and margins. ZBB helps companies achieve both a sustainable future and immediate benefits in form of better growth and higher investable surplus. During the session today we will talk about Mondelez’ s ZBB journey and how it manages people and non people cost.

Rishabh Bhansali Lead, Strategic Pricing, Candy, AMEA Mondelez International

Panel Session: Best Practices in Improving the Finance Function

A focused panel session which will look at the best practices in improving the finance function to aid positive company performance.   Panelists Include:  - Agnes Lim, CFO, Asia Pacific, JLL  - Julien Bera, CFO, Norbreeze Group  - Samuel Ang, Head of Global Credit Risk, Shell Questions will start from: 1. What is the function of Finance? 2. Finance an enabler or disabler of business?

CFO Panel - Industry Experts Industry Leaders CFO

Networking Lunch & End of Summit