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Our conference programmes aim to give senior finance professionals access to new ideas, solutions and innovations to help take their departments and companies forward. The agenda is pitched at a high level and we endeavour to present new case studies and new thinkers on the programme each year.

The programme will be delivered in a variety of ways, ranging from large theatre-style keynotes through to small participant-led roundtables. Delegates select which sessions to attend pre-event, meaning that they can focus on their primary issues and don't miss out on popular sessions.

CPD Certified

The Finance Directors' Forum qualifies for CPD credits. All delegate attendees will receive a CPD certificate after the event.

For further information on CPD accreditation please visit : http://www.cpduk.co.uk

Take part in the programme

If you would like to participate in the programme or recommend any speakers or topics please email Teresa Zargouni or call on +44 (0) 20 8487 2266.
  • KEYNOTE: Roger Bootle, Economists and Chairman of Capital Economics


    • The world economy as a backdrop to the UK.

    • Where are we in the Brexit process and how likely is a favourable outcome?

    • What is the UK’s strategy for success outside the EU?

    • Is inflation about to return?



Industry session
Industry session
  • The challenge for business partners in a disruptive world!

    Ian Herbert, Deputy Director of the Global Sourcing Research Interest Group, Loughborough University

    His presentation will cover:

    • The evolution of the SSC business model – where it’s coming from and where it’s going.
    • Lights-out, data-driven decision-making.
    • The implications for business partners.
    • Op...


  • Tomorrow's CFO: Applying Analytics to drive performance

    Simon Bittlestone, Managing Director, Metapraxis

    The presentation will focus on the role of analytics in the future of decision making and how it can be applied by finance to drive company performance. It will involve case studies with several major organisations which focus on their application of predictive and prescriptive analytics to im...


  • “I like a challenge, I do…”

    Hugh Cawley, Chief Executive, Real Good Food plc

    When circumstances change, the strategy has to change. Shifting the strategic direction of a business can be like trying to turn around an oil tanker. But if it’s heading for the rocks, urgent action and specialist skills are needed.

    Hugh Cawley has built his career on fixing tro...


  • PANEL SESSION: Change and transformation - putting people at the heart of your business strategy

    Moderator: Corinna Bishopp, Executive Director of Finance, RHP

    How do we transform ourselves from a backward facing, transaction focused ‘gatekeeper’ to true business partner with automated historical accounting, touchless and paperless processing, where we can truly say that everything we do adds value and insight to support business decision...


Discussion Groups
Discussion Groups
  • How might we fix a troubled business?

    Hugh Cawley, Chief Executive, Real Good Food plc

    What should you prioritise? What needs to be fixed first? How can you rely on colleagues who may have been part of the problem? All these are critical questions when faced with a struggling business, be it part of a larger corporation or a PLC in its own right.

    In this discussion group...


Professional Development
Professional Development
  • How to influence with authority and gravitas

    Robin Kermode, Communication Coach and Best-Selling Author

    Robin shows how we can build our personal impact, appearing confident and comfortable, so we engage our audience for maximum impact and influence - every time.

    From 1-1 stakeholder meetings, through to networking events and speaking to larger groups, Robin will look at how best to stru...


  • Lead With Confidence. Learn How Top 1% Leaders Inspire, Influence And Get Results

    Nis Arend, Award-winning Speaker, High-Performance Coach to Top 1% and Founder – The Corporate Confidante

    Leaders are made, not born.  Join like-minded professionals as Nis Arend, Founder of The Corporate Confidante, reveals skills the top 1% leaders have mastered and how they've overcome challenges to get to the top of their game.

    Learn how you can use the same strategies and ...


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