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In summary, The Finance Directors' Forums offer senior finance executives the opportunity to:
  • meet potential new product & service providers
  • hear from industry thought leaders and contribute to group discussions 
  • extend personal networks and catch up with old faces
  • accrue CPD credits 
Attendance as a delegate is free of charge, but by personal invitation only.

Already have an invite?

Complete your registration form here.

Need an invitation?

Contact  David Lloyd on +44 (0) 20 8487 2208 to request an invitation.
The Format
The Format
  • Learn. Network. Meet.
    The Finance Directors' Forums combine conference sessions, peer networking and supplier meetings into a time efficient and focused event that is unique to you.

    No time wasted
    Using our unique appointment system, we'll make sure that your valuable time is not wasted and that you are engaged learning about topics that are interesting to you and meeting suppliers who you have chosen to meet based on your upcoming needs.

    Expertly organised and delivered
    Based on your choices, we'll let you know one week before the event who you are due to meet and which conference sessions you are attending via our on line event management systems. After the event we'll make all the pertinent information available for download including material from the conference sessions and details of all the supplier companies you have met.

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Networking
Networking
  • There are extensive opportunities to network and build relationships with fellow CFOs and FDs in the luxurious surroundings of the Aurora or The Four Seasons, Park Lane. Our annual research shows that delegates value this element of the programme as highly as any other aspect.

    Our events provide neutral, judgement-free platforms on which to -
    • Consider and test new ideas
    • Find out more about approaches being adopted by other senior professionals
    • Deepen knowledge in a specific area
    • Meet new supplier companies through direct access and peer recommendations
    • Develop joint initiatives and strategic alliances


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    Many delegates benefit from the speed meetings on the first evening, where the opportunity to meet up to 6 suppliers in 5-minute slots offers quick fire exchanges. Many clients have had successful follow-ups with contacts they made through this – and it also serves as a nice ice breaker on your first night!

     
     
Sample Itinerary
Sample Itinerary
  • If you are thinking about joining us on board the ship, here’s a taster of what your itinerary might look like. You select the conference sessions you want to attend, the suppliers you want to meet and which networking options you like. You create your own itinerary and make the best use of your time.

    Wednesday  
    6pm Opening Address
    7.30pm Speed meetings and champagne
    8.30pm Pre-arranged dinner meeting with a supplier and fellow delegates, entertainment afterwards
    Thursday/Friday  
    7.45am Pre-arranged breakfast meeting  with a supplier and fellow delegates
    9am Mixture of conference sessions, supplier meetings and requested free time
    1.15pm Pre-arranged lunch meeting with a supplier and fellow delegates
    2.45pm Mixture of conference sessions, supplier meetings and requested free time
    6.30pm Free time or an activity
    8.30pm Pre-arranged dinner meeting with a supplier and fellow delegates
    10.30pm Post dinner drinks or the P&O show
    Saturday  
    6.30am Breakfast, disembarkation from 06:30am

    The running order of the one day forum looks very similar to this, with the same mix of conference sessions, meetings and networking, but obviously on a much shorter time scale - the day typically starts at 8am, finishing by 5pm.

Sample Attendees
Sample Attendees
  • We have senior CFOs and FDs attending the event from a wide range of companies. Please contact us if you'd like to see the full list.


Testimonials
Testimonials
  • Here is a taster of the feedback we received from delegates who have attended our forums in the past
     
    “A very positive experience, extremely well organised. Calibre of suppliers and speakers very high. great networking possibilities as well.”
    Toppesfield Limited

    “Fantastic. excellent informative workshops, seminar presentations. great networking. Good meetings with interesting Suppliers.”
    T H March & Co. Ltd

    “Excellent networking opportunity with suppliers who think out of the box and who are very reactive and focused on client relationships and service”
    Rolls-Royce plc

    “Fantastic first attendance. The perfect setting to make good contacts and to meet suppliers appropriate to my business needs”. 
    Entatech UK Ltd

    “A great blend of thought provoking talks, networking, meeting new suppliers and thinking about new ideas”
    Lucozade Ribena Suntory


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UK
T: +44 20 8487 2200
F: +44 20 8487 2300
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USA
T: +1 212 651 8700
F: +1 212 651 8701
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Switzerland
T: +41 61 335 94 44
F: +41 61 544 74 44
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Italy

T: +39 02 312009
F: +39 02 3313976
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