Proformative Announces Second Annual CFO Dimensions Conference: Strategic Leadership in Finance: The Next Step Premiere Finance Executive Event Offers World Class Speakers, Educational Sessions and Exclusive Peer Networking Opportunities

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Proformative, the pioneering leader in Enterprise Social Procurement™, today announced their next exclusive conference for chief financial officers and corporate finance leaders – CFO Dimensions 2013: Strategic Leadership in Finance: The Next Step. Slated for August 22 at the New York Marriott Marquis, the event will specifically address the evolving leadership role of the CFO and the senior finance management team. Attendees will have a unique opportunity to develop new and valuable professional connections, share knowledge, and learn from some of the world's leading finance professionals via valuable educational sessions and workshops.

CFO Dimensions 2013 will feature four conference tracks: Leadership; Governance, Risk and Compliance; Technology; and Capital, Debt and Cash. Based on the success and feedback from CFO Dimensions 2012 attendees, this year's event will also feature an optional day of pre-event workshop sessions focused on some of the best in class working capital management and finance transformation.

For sponsors, CFO Dimensions 2013 provides an opportunity to gain exposure to a highly sought after group of decision-makers under one roof. In addition to building relationships with CFOs and senior financial leaders, the event's multi-platform sponsorship opportunities provide companies with an ability to build brand awareness and establish industry authority through a range of thought-leadership opportunities.

SAP, a market leader in enterprise application software, will be featured as the event's exclusive Diamond Sponsor after participating last year as a Premier Sponsor of CFO Dimensions 2012. 

"There's no question that the office of the CFO is changing and the pressure to drive strategy, raise capital, ensure compliance, among many other competing demands, has never been more evident," commented SAP General Manager North America, Analytics & Middleware, Eric Fearday. "CFO Dimensions offers its attendees an opportunity to share perspectives and lessons learned with peers, enabling them to navigate these challenges and potentially grow their respective organizations and careers."

The close of the event will be highlighted by the 2013 CFO Dimensions Awards for Excellence, recognizing recipients in these categories: CFO of the Year, Most Effective Finance Organization, Visionary Finance Leader, and Leading by Giving. For more information and submission guidelines, please visit the CFO Dimensions Awards submission page. The deadline for submissions is July 15, 2013.

"CFO Dimensions embodies what Proformative is all about: bringing together a diverse mix of CFOs and financial leaders to tap into the knowledge of their peers in order to prepare for the future and grow their respective organizations," said Proformative CEO John Kogan. "It's exciting to see momentum continue to build, in both our online community as well as with events like CFO Dimensions, which together are fueling accelerated community engagement and growth."

The largest and fastest-growing online community and resource for CFOs, Proformative has transformed the way that corporate finance professionals connect and network, evaluate and purchase products and services, and build their businesses. Through a peer-based online resource, world-class events and educational programs, online Marketplace, and other business tools for the finance community, Proformative's peer-driven community model is revolutionizing the way the office of the CFO networks, learns, and evaluates and procures complex products and services. With an audience reach of more than 600,000 corporate finance and business executives at companies ranging from small start-ups to the Fortune 500, Proformative's users are highly active in contributing content—enabling community members to make better business decisions and engage with a network of peers, mentors, service providers and thought-leaders.

To register for CFO Dimensions 2013, please visit our conference registration page.  Registration for the event is $899, with early bird pricing of $350 available for qualified practitioners until May 31, 2013.

About Proformative

The largest and fastest-growing online community and resource for CFOs, Proformative has transformed the way that corporate finance professionals connect and network, evaluate and purchase products and services, and build their businesses. With an audience reach of more than 600,000 corporate finance and business executives at companies ranging from small start-ups to the Fortune 500, Proformative is the pioneering leader in enterprise social procurement, a peer-driven community model that is revolutionizing the way CFOs and financial executives evaluate and procure complex products and services.  Proformative is based in Silicon Valley, CA. 

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