European CFO and Financial Directors Summit

Venue: Grand Hotel Huis Ter Duin

Location: Noordwijk, Netherlands

Event Date/Time: Oct 11, 2004 End Date/Time: Oct 13, 2004
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The European CFO & Financial Directors Summit is a unique event created specifically for senior financial executives across all major industry sectors. Over three days and two nights, the European CFO & Financial Directors Summit offers the perfect setting to interact with the highest calibre Financial Officers and Directors from the largest domestic and global corporations. Delegates representing all major industries will learn how to evolve their role through a case study-driven executive programme. The sessions will discuss best practices and the latest techniques for cash flow management, forecasting and reporting, to maintain solid and steady sharevalue.The European CFO & Financial Directors Summit is comprised of a three-day case study-driven executive programme that will address recent and future developments within the industry.

Key topics to be covered include:

The New Role of the CFO/Financial Director – responsibilities, understanding the new liability of the new CFO/Financial Director, new skills, what does the Chief Executive expect of the CFO/Finance Director and communicating effectively with the Chief Executive Officer, Shareholders and Staff.
Stimulating growth in the stagnant economy.
Current and upcoming developments in accounting standards.
Annual assessment of internal control structure and procedures for financial reporting.
Achieving returns on information systems investments.
Determining the benefits of enterprise application integration systems.
New financial reporting software: Getting what meets your needs.
The effect that anti-terrorism and other intangibles will have on the finance function and on the economy as a whole.
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act: An overview, an update and top 5 snares and pitfalls that you don’t know about Sarbanes-Oxley.
Outsourcing versus offshoring – cost and operational implications.
Corporate Governance and the future – its effect on the new CFO/Finance Director.
Regulatory issues: auditing regulations.
Best Practices for Implementing Rule 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act: defining internal controls.
Section 806 of Sarbanes-Oxley Act – whistle-blower woes and PR risk to company; recent cases, remedial and preventative action.
Sending back office functions offshore.
Best practices for setting executive pay and compensation.
From data to decisions: best practise benchmarks in planning and management.
Acquiring credit in the current economy.
Streamlining and improving the budget process.
Evolving your role as the CFO/Financial Director.
Creating Visibility for your investors.
Acquisitions: Stocks versus Cash Transactions.
Increasing responsiveness to customers by making strategic investments in your supply chain.
Transforming your financial team into a source of insight and advice.
Controlling volatility through risk management.
Linking capital allocation, forecasting and strategic planning.
Hedging strategies.
Why you need risk management more than ever.
Evaluating the latest web-based financial reporting systems.
Management imperatives in a world of fierce competition
Inside top CEO-CFO/Finance Director teams: what factors drive a winning dynamic.
Using revenue management to boost the bottom line.
A defined look at the strategic need to invest in the development of human capital.

Keynotes and session presenters will be the best financial minds from the largest domestic and global corporations.