1st International Forum on Planning Budgeting & Performance Management (FPBP&M)

Venue: J.W. Mariott

Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Event Date/Time: Sep 19, 2007
Abstract Submission Date: Sep 30, 2007
Paper Submission Date: Sep 30, 2007
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Today's fast pace industry is causing companies to evolve into business optimization entities. The survival of the fittest is being played out in a different arena, with business optimization being one of the main themes. At the 2007 1st International Forum on Planning Budgeting & Performance Management in Mumbai on 29th – 30th November, you will get the unique opportunity to network with executives from around the world and learn from leading practitioners as they share the secrets to driving lasting results. The measures of a successful performance management process are not just short cycle times, accurate forecasts and timely management information. Successful performance management process result in great decision making that leads to sustained growth in sales and earnings. In this thought provoking session our two leading Guest Speakers will share their expertise and experiences on the following key topics:

Mr. David Axson

David Axson, the President of the Sonax Group, former Head of Corporate Planning at Bank of America, cofounder of The Hackett Group, and author of, Best Practices in Planning and Performance Management, will describe practical steps to create simpler, faster, more focused and effective performance management processes will debunk some of the myths of performance management. Such as :

Focused Objectives

Eliminate sandbagging in plans and budgets.

Develop rolling forecasts that work.

Create risk-aware plans.

Move from data to decisions.

Measure the ROI of your performance management process.

Key Topics

- simplifying the budgeting process
- using a balanced scorecard
- developing more accurate forecasts
- planning in rapidly changing world
- how to leverage technology in your planning processes

Jeremy Hope
Jeremy Hope MA, FCA, was the co-founder of the Beyond Budgeting Round Table in 1998 and since that time has led its research programme. He is one of the world’s foremost thought leaders in the field of performance management and has written dozens of articles and co-written three books (Transforming the Bottom Line (1995), Competing in the Third Wave (1997), and Beyond Budgeting (2003). His latest book Reinventing the CFO was published in 2006. All books have been published by the Harvard Business School Press. After spending five years with 3i and ten years in business management, he became a management writer and educator.

Mr. Jeremy Hope will share his experiences in improving budgeting and enhances your knowledge on options on how to organise budgeting, and will emphasis on and advice on how to prepare and use flexible planning process in conjunction with rolling forecast to:

· replace annual planning and budgeting

· support strategy and close ‘best practice’ gaps

· evaluate the use of the balanced scorecard

· manage capital resources

· plan for future capacity needs

· improve decision-making

Although details for the 2007 Joint Forum are currently in the planning stage, you can access the following information by calling our executives on 022-40470600:

Ø Call for Papers/Presentation

Ø About Conference

Ø Conference Goals and Content

Ø Who should Attend

Ø Conference Brochure

Ø Travel Planning Agenda

Ø Sponsors

Ø Sponsorship Opportunities

Ø Registration

Ø Exhibit Hall

Call for Papers/Presentation Proposal:
The INIS Enterprises "Call for Papers" is a process that allows for employers and/or suppliers (consultants/brokers, third party administrators, insurers, etc.) to submit suggested presentations for the breakout sessions that occur throughout the conference. Because the focus of the conference is on employer solutions, research and/or case studies, every breakout session must include at least one employer (two preferred) and demonstrate their experience in one of the recommended topics.

Information regarding the Call for Papers—including the Forum Planning Committee's recommended presentation topics—will be provided on request.

The following are key dates associated with the Call for Papers process:

· Breakout Session Proposal Form submission deadline is September 30th, 2007 by Noon IST. All submissions should be directed to Ms. Aarti Nimkar at aarti@inis-enterprises.com

Presenter/Speaker Information
Name (and Credentials if MD or PhD)
Address, Phone and Email
Short Session Description (75-100 words) for Conference Brochure
· The full conference brochure will be mailed in 1st week of October 2007.

About the Conference

Investing around 2 + years of program experience, we offer you innovative, plenary and interactive breakout, employer-focused sessions. Samples of the topics covered are:

· Achieving operational excellence

· Formulating and articulating breakthrough strategies

· Gathering and analyzing performance data

·Building enterprise-wide performance management systems

·Budgeting, planning and forecasting

·Innovations in performance management

·Aligning people and resources to strategy, objectives and goals

· Measuring Benefits Performance-The Business Group and IBI share with you best-practice benefits-performance metrics.

· New Employer Research: Employers' experience with health and productivity management - What are they doing? If not, why not? What works? What are the results? Effect on employee satisfaction?

· Quantifying Health-related Productivity Effects of Medical Treatment: How to avoid unnecessary impacts on your own programs.

· Employer Case Studies: Including building health-related productivity from the bottom up; managing the physician, employee and health plan for full-cost results.

· Much More: Solutions to Managing in a Challenging Economy, Absence Management, Making an Effective Business Case, Wellness and Prevention, Managing Common Medical/Disability Drivers, New Approaches to Full-Cost Controls…and much more.

Conference Goals and Content
Conference Goals: Our conference helps attendees share effective, practical tools, best practices, and research findings in the area of health and productivity and to network with benefits leaders. We will offer 3 sessions of breakouts allowing small, interactive programs from which our expected 300+ key decision-maker attendees may choose.

Who Should Attend?
Whether you are "hands on" in the daily operation of these programs or oversee their management and strategic direction, this is the conference for you.

Ø CFOs/financial directors/controllers/managers, strategic/business planners and anyone responsible for planning and decision-making. It will be of interest to executives in both the public and private sectors, especially those working in larger organizations.

Ø CFO, CTO, COO and other C-level titles

Ø VP, Director, Controller and Manager inclusive of finance, planning, budgeting, forecasting, accounting, analysis, and compliance titles

Conference Brochure:

The conference brochure will be published and available in PDF format in OCTOBER.

Travel Planning Agenda:

So that you can plan ahead for your schedule, here is a condensed agenda:

Ø Day 1 (Thursday, November 29th) of the Joint Forum will include a variety of sessions, which will begin at 9.30:00 a.m. and run until 6.00 p.m. The Welcome and Key-Note Address/General Session will begin at 10.00 a.m. The Exhibit Hall will open at 10.00 a.m. in the morning with a reception at approximately 6:00 p.m. that night.

Ø Sessions for Day 2 (Friday, November 30th), will begin at 9.00 a.m. and run through 5:00 p.m.

Ø We will once again offer 3 breakout sessions of 4 presentations each, further enhancing programs available from which you can choose. The full conference brochure with the detailed agenda will be available by 1st week of October and will be posted on the website.

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Please see the attaches PDF file to see the available Sponsorship Opportunities.

If you are interested in securing sponsorship investment opportunities for this leading Business and networking event within our industry - attracting the most attendees and Fortune 500 employers - please contact Mr. Nicholas Almeida at the INIS Enterprises Business Group on 022-40470600.

Please note that all sponsorships will be granted on a "first-come, first-served" basis.

Delegates Registration:

Registration for the 2007 International Forum will be available no later than November 25th.

Registration Fee: Rs.24,500/- per delegate (Service Tax extra as applicable)

If your company registers and pays before October 1st, 2007, you will receive the Early-Bird discount of 20%.

Exhibit Hall:

INIS Enterprises present an opportunity for attendees to sample an expanded offering of innovative and state-of-the-art products and services - in a new open and facilitative Exhibit Hall format. The 300+ Forum Attendees represent a wide variety of business industry sectors and often hold senior-level positions within their companies.

These executives will play a leading role in making and influencing the buying decisions that will shape how the industry does business in 2007, 2008 and beyond. Our Exposition will afford attendees the chance to connect with progressive leaders from the absence and productivity management arena who can provide valuable tools that can add substantial value and benefit to a company's existing programs-or offer new solutions for change.

The Exhibit Hall will continue to house our popular and well-visited Internet Cafe'. Numerous walk-up PC kiosks will be available throughout the Hall for all conference attendees to use to check their email, catch a news update or to browse the Internet.

As in 2007, this year's Forum will be limited to a select group of approximately 55-60 exhibitors. To register your company for the 2007 Exhibit Hall, please contact Mr. Nicholas Almeida at the INIS Enterprises Business Group on 022-40470600. or via email at info@inis-enterprises.com If your company registers and pays for a booth(s) before September 30th 2007, you will receive the Early-Bird discount of 10%.

A copy of the 2007 Exhibit Hall Prospectus, outlining all information pertaining to your Exhibit Hall will be made available in another three weeks.

We invite you to MUMBAI and will do our best to make your work at the Forum comfortable, interesting and useful.

Looking forward to you positive response

Thanks and Best Regards,

Daisy Sequeira
Sales Manager
INIS Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.


Additional Information

Delegates Registration: Registration for the 2007 International Forum will be available no later than November 25th. Registration Fee: Rs.24,500/- per delegate (Service Tax extra as applicable) If your company registers and pays before October 1st, 2007, you will receive the Early-Bird discount of 20%.