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AGENDA OF 2017 EDITION

Day 1, Thursday, 11 May 2017

Registration and breakfast for the Participants

Opening of the Forum and networking

Iwona Słończewska-Knap, Project Manager, Blue Business Media

Keynote speech – inspiration from outside the world of finance:
How to win on the battlefield and in times of peace – challenges and duties of a leader

Waldemar Skrzypczak, Polish military professional, retired general of arms,
former Commander of Land Forces

Q&A session

CFO AS THE GUARDIAN OF HUMAN CAPITAL

Human resources. A rare competitive advantage and a source of profitability?
CASE STUDY: Black Red White

Rafał Wyszomierski, Financial Director, Vice-President of the Management Board, Black Red White

Q&A session

Effective motivation and team inspiration as a way to retain talents and face the growing salary pressure
CASE STUDY: Tesco

Wojciech Wieroński, Financial Director for Central Europe, Tesco

Q&A session

Coffee break and networking

CFO AS A BUSINESS PARTNER AND STRATEGIST

Rola outsourcingu we wsparciu dla Dyrektorów Finansowych w realizacji strategii biznesowych i minimalizacji ryzyka

Patrycja Strzelecka, Dyrektor Zarządzający, TMF POLAND

Sesja pytań i odpowiedzi

Supporting management in taking business decisions as the greatest opportunity for the Finance Department to add value in a company and a challenge for the Financial Director
CASE STUDY: DIGITAL POLSAT GROUP

Joanna Słowikowska, Business Controlling Director, DIGITAL POLSAT GROUP

Q&A session

Lunch

New competences of a Financial Director as a Business Partner in a dynamically changing environment
CASE STUDY: GE Power

  • The growing role of a Financial Director
  • The influence of a rapidly changing environment on priorities and competences of a Financial Director
  • New competences of a Financial Director as a Business Partner

Wojciech Porębski, CFO, Environmental Control Solutions, GE STEAM POWER SYSTEMS (Baden, Switzerland)

Q&A session

CFO AS A RISK MANAGER

CFO on uncertain and unstable markets: how to improve the quality of forecasts and increase flexibility
CASE STUDY: OCEANIC

  • Forecasting in a changing business environment – expected functionality, tools, forecast horizon
  • Controlling or optimizing costs – how to increase flexibility of action

Jolanta Łykowska, Financial Director, Member of the Management Board, OCEANIC

Q&A session

Innovativeness pays off – forms of support available for those who invest in research and development:

  • EU funding
  • tax reliefs for research and development
  • property tax reliefs

Magdalena Burzyńska, Managing Director, Ayming Poland

Q&A session

DISCUSSION PANEL: How can we prepare for future changes and restrictions in taxes and law and predict their influence on business?

Jarosław Stefaniak, Member of the Management Board, INSTITUTE FOR FISCAL STUDIES
Karolina Puczyńska-Łada, Tax Manager for Eastern Europe, Saint-Gobain

MASTER CLASS EXCELLENCE WORKSHOPS
We would like to invite you to participate in interactive thematic groups, meeting in a smaller company. The objective is to provide tangible, readily-implementable knowledge and inspirations in chosen thematic areas you pointed out as the most interesting.
Among the suggested topics:

  1. How to make our organization immune to market instability – is it possible to prepare for future changes and restrictions in law today?
  2. Effective cooperation with FinTechs in implementing new technologies
  3. How to generate increased value for an organization through M/A

End of the substantive part of the first day of the Forum

Networking cocktail

Day 2, Friday, 12 May 2017

Breakfast for the Participants and networking

Opening of the second day of the Forum

Iwona Słończewska-Knap, Project Manager, Blue Business Media

CFO AS THE LEADER OF OPTIMIZATION

Controller as an Innovator in Lean processes
CASE STUDY: Volkswagen Poznań

  • Finance as part of a high-performance organization
  • First steps in Agile management
  • What have we learnt from the Crafter project

Marko Antonio Sebastian, Member of the Management Board in charge of Finance and IT, Volkswagen Poznań

Q&A session

Complex Facility Management service as the key to cost optimization
CASE STUDY: Sodexo

  • How to effectively build value for business
  • Models of cooperation
  • Challenges and benefits of cooperating with an external partner
  • Financial and non-financial aspects of outsourcing Facility Management services
  • Business case – profits of service outsourcing from a financial and strategic perspective

Marta Diop, Business Development Director, SODEXO POLAND ON-SITE SERVICES

Q&A session

CFO AS A CATALYST IN BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Convertible bonds as an innovative form of financing company development
CCC

Marcin Czyczerski, Financial Director, Vice-President of the Management Board, CCC

Q&A session

Digitalisation of the effectiveness assessment process for investment plans' portfolio

  • standardisation of methodology and approaches to data modeling for various kinds of projects,
  • autmatisation of tasks and workflow
  • prioritisation and optimisation of the projects' portfolio
  • advanced risk assessment tools
  • evolutionary approach to the process of analysis - the stage gate system

Jakub Lasota, Wiceprezes Zarządu, QVISTORP S.A.

Q&A session

Coffee break and networking

Equity crowdfunding vs. application tokens as innovative tools of financing global endeavours

Lech Wilczyński, Prezes, InPay

Q&A session

DISCUSSION PANEL: Macroeconomic situation and its influence on business development in Poland

Alfred Bieć, PhD, Economist, SGH
Mateusz Szczurek, former Minister of Finance, Economist, EBOR, Member of the EUROPEAN BUDGET COUNCIL, Lecturer, UNIVERSITY OF WARSAW
Bohdan Wyżnikiewicz, Member of the Forecast Committee, POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCE

Lunch

The role of CFO in building company value in cooperationg with private equity as a shareholder

Tomasz Brzeziński, Financial Director, Vice-President of the Management Board, PROMEDICA24

Q&A session

CFO AS A LEADER OF DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Implementing new technologies and digitalizing financial departments to optimizse costs and improve the quality of forecasts
CASE STUDY: Gardner AEROSPACE Mielec

  • The role of finance departments in a changing environment
  • Minimizing the risk of mistakes in implementation
  • Intelligent and pragmatic automation

Sylwia Ponikwia, Financial Director, Strategic Partner for Finance and Controlling , Gardner AEROSPACE Mielec

Q&A session

Building competitive advantage on the basis of innovations

The Speaker will be confirmed soon.

Q&A session

COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE SESSION
To sum up the Forum and leave you in the atmosphere of mutual exchange of experiences and inspirations, we would like to invite you to participate in discussions held at round tables. Each group will have 30 minutes at its disposal to discuss a given topic, chosen from the list. At the end an “Inspirer” (chosen among the participants in each group) will present a summary of the table’s discussion to the other Participants of the Forum. He or she will also share one golden thought, a practical tip produced by the group, ready to be implemented in your companies tomorrow.
Discussion topics:

  1. Creating a micro-ecosystem of innovations in an organization, e.g. through start-up laboratories, authentic innovativeness competitions held amongst the employees as a method of employee retention
  2. Managing risks connected with the unstable macroeconomic situation worldwide and in Poland (including currency risk) and its direct influence on business development.
  3. “500+” Programme and its influence on employment in a company and salary pressure
  4. The influence of Brexit on company development

Summing up the tables’ discussions

End of the 7th Financial Directors’ Forum

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