8th Finance Directors’ Forum

AGENDA

DAY 1: 6 JUNE 2018, WEDNESDAY

Registration and morning networking
Be open towards the other Participants from the very beginning.
Coffee in hand, learn who else joined us at the Forum.
A stock of business cards may come in handy!

Official opening of the Forum and a networking game

Magdalena Wolska-Omyła, Project Director, BLUE BUSINESS MEDIA

INSPIRATION FROM OUTSIDE THE WORLD OF FINANCE

Can CFOs become F-16 pilots? What if they already are?

Krystian Zięć, Reserve colonel, pilot instructor (F-16)

Interactive Q&A session

BE AGILE IN FINANCE – BUILD FINANCIAL STABILITY OF YOUR ORGANISATION INDEPENDENT OF FLUCTUATIONS ON THE MARKET

Managing risk stemming from the volatile macroeconomic and political situation in Poland and worldwide and its direct influence on business development
Case study: TAURON

Marek Wadowski, Wiceprezes Zarządu ds. Finansów, TAURON

Interactive Q&A session

Raising capital for investments and innovative forms of financing company development

Radosław Pypeć, Finance Director, ŁUCZNIK ARMS FACTORY

  • From loans to crowdfunding – innovative forms of financing company development
  • The role of Finance Director in investment processes
  • Business plan as the key document in the process of acquiring external funding

Interactive Q&A session

Coffee & networking break | EXPERIENCES MIXER

Allowance for research and development revisited

Magdalena Burzyńska, Managing Director, Ayming Poland

DEVELOP ORGANISATIONAL CULTURE TO INCREASE COMPANY VALUE

The influence of organisational culture on financial results and goodwill of a company

Case study: GE POWER

Wojciech Porębski, Finance Director, GE POWER SWITZERLAND

  • Trust vs. Control
  • Setting and reaching goals
  • Ethics and compliance in business
  • Responsibility for results

Interactive Q&A session

Organisational culture and the team as the key factors for increasing financial results

Case study: SCANIA POLAND

Tomasz Mosoń, Director of Finance and Administration, SCANIA POLAND

  • The role of value in Scania
  • Employee recruitment and development
  • Team work in a matrix organisation

Interactive Q&A session

PEER-TO-PEER NETWORKING LUNCH

Loss Prevention – innovative tools generating additional profit

Marek Janke, Vice President of the Management Board, LOSS PREVENTION EXPERTS

  • Tools for improving operating profits in a short period of time
  • Examples of implemented solutions and their influence on financial results

Rola CFO – różnice w oczekiwaniach pomiędzy branżami i typami przedsiębiorstw
Case study: PROVIDENT

Maciej Mikucki, Dyrektor Finansowy, PROVIDENT

Interaktywna sesja pytań i odpowiedzi

CEO & CFO DISCUSSION PANEL:
Our mutual expectations and conditions for effective cooperation, to generate business growth

Maciej Mikucki, Finance Director, PROVIDENT
More panelists will be announced soon.

Coffee & networking break | EXPERIENCES MIXER

MASTERCLASS INTERACTIVE GROUP DISCUSSION SESSION

We would like to invite you to engage in discussions held in interactive groups, that will allow you to share your remarks on common challenges with the other Participants. The session guarantees a priceless exchange of experiences among a select group of experts, in an informal atmosphere. The number of seats at a given table is limited. They will be assigned according to the registration order. Choose one of the following topics:

ROUND 1

  1. Innovations for finance right here, right now – Building competitive advantage based on innovations
  2. GDPR – Changes in the act on the protection of personal data and their influence on the functioning of finance departments
  3. Finance Directors and the transforming sales channels (MULTICHANNEL)
  4. The potential of BIG DATA in budgeting
  5. Finance and HR. Methods of motivating and assessing employees

A short break to move to a different table

ROUND 2

MIX AND MINGLE COCKTAIL – informal atmosphere, good music, exquisite company.
You shouldn’t miss it!

End of the first day of the Forum

DAY 2: 7 JUNE 2018, THURSDAY

Registration

09:00 BREAKFAST MEETING / MASTERS’ BREAKFAST

Let us begin the day with some intense group work with a tinge of rivalry.
A challenge is posed to the masterminds of the world of finance!
Informal atmosphere, a single challenge/problem for each group to face and selecting winners!

CFO AS A BUSINESS PARTNER AND STRATEGIST

FINANCE 4.0? The influence of digital revolution on companies’ financial processes
Case study: ATLAS

Konrad Marchlewski, Vice President of the Management Board for Finance, ATLAS

  • Industry 4.0 and financial processes
  • What technologies can be effectively employed today and what can we expect in the future?
  • Is it possible that given the increasing robotisation, use of artificial intelligence and cost pressure, finance divisions will become redundant?

Interactive Q&A session

Effective risk and abuse management process

Sylwia Ciemińska, Business Development Manager, Expense Management, EDENRED

  • Trust and control in the process of business expense management – are they possible to combine? What influence do they have on an organisation?
  • Business expenses – an area prone to abuse? How to approach risk management in this and other areas?
  • Effective risk management in finance departments
  • A transparent business trip and expense policy with optimisation
  • Standards in business expense and trip management in Poland and throughout the world

Employee availability and executive salary increases – their influence on company functioning
Case study: McCORMICK

Maciej Kulesza, Member of the Management Board, Finance Director, McCORMICK

Interactive Q&A session

Coffee & networking break | EXPERIENCES MIXER

The topic of the presentation will be announced soon.
Case study: PROVIDENT

Maciej Mikucki, Finance Director, PROVIDENT

PEER-TO-PEER NETWORKING LUNCH

BPO – implementing modern solutions in organisations through centralisation, optimisation and automatisation of business processes. Challenges and ideas how to face them: from the process / organisational, technological and HR points of view

Maciej Müldner, Finance Director, SKANSKA PROPERTY POLAND

  • Identifying processes that can be automated: what and why?
  • Choosing partners and processes for outsourcing: what to pay attention to? Tips & Tricks
  • Outsourcing and then… ? How to cooperate? How to supervise? How to develop?

Interactive Q&A session

Shared Services Center in a Capital Group – further development plan in the context of business challenges and transformations

Dorota Franczyk, Finance Director, AGORA

Interactive Q&A session

How procurement influences financial results of a company? Everything about cooperation between a Finance Director and a Procurement Director

Monika Bis, Director of Central Procurement and Administration Department, MEDICOVER HEALTHCARE SERVICES

  • The road from financial data to profits. Procurement as an underappreciated Influencer of company’s value increase
  • A perfect purchase-to-pay process, where Procurement and Finance act in agreement
  • Technology at the service of Procurement – how to convince the CFO to invest in digital procurement (systems, platforms, applications)?
  • Procurement does not only mean savings – business areas where the CFO unintentionally makes the CPO prone to failure

Interactive Q&A session

(NOT ONLY) FUTUROLOGICAL INSPIRATION TO CONCLUDE THE FORUM

PANEL DISCUSSION: The day when artificial intelligence takes over finance and banking

Sebastian Starzyński, President, Futurologist, ABR SESTA, TAKE TASK

Przemysław Szufel, PhD, Assistant Professor, Decision Support and Analysis Unit, WARSAW SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS

Summary of the two days of the Forum

End of the Forum – looking forward to seeing you next year!

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