LONDON, January 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
World financial experts will gather in London this February 10th to encourage strategic growth in the post-recession era
As global economies are beginning to beat a path towards sustainable growth, The Economist Events will convene global financial authorities to examine how finance directors can generate top-line returns in the current economic environment at CFO 2015 event, taking place at the Clothworkers' Hall, London on February 10th 2015.
CFO 2015 will be an exclusive and intimate gathering of top CFOs who want to know how to add value to their business during the current economic upswing. This collaborative meeting will unite financial directors and sector specialists around a common interest: financial leadership in the recovery era. The past few years have been dominated by a recessionary climate defined by low-confidence, economic uncertainty and under investment. CFOs have had to adapt to this environment by cutting costs, sitting on assets and exploring alternative avenues for growth. The successful CFO has managed to use the recession to emphasise the importance of their skills to the modern boardroom. But how will the successful CFO change strategy and prepare for growth? Speakers at CFO 2015 decide.
"While it is far from certain what the future holds in terms of sustainable economic growth, the challenge for today's CFO is to think creatively about exploring avenues for return in a positive climate. CFO 2015 is designed to enable those conversations among the world's financial leaders, to encourage further economic boom. Delegates will learn from blue chip companies that have weathered the storm well; CFOs will be given recommendations to support their own personal progression within the C-Suite," commented Edward McBride, Finance Editor at The Economist, who is co-hosting the event with Sacha Nauta, Finance Correspondent, The Economist.
Also speaking at the event is The Economist Group's own Chief Executive Officer and former Chief Financial Officer, Chris Stibbs. In conversation, he will explain what is required to make the transition from CFO to CEO.
Key speakers discussing tightening international taxation standards, methods of mastering the economic markets, cyber security during acquisition, and managing technology to achieve growth will include:
- Andrew Bonfield, Finance Director, National Grid
- Jeffrey Bornstein, Chief Financial Officer, General Electric
- Paul Dennis, Senior Director, CEB
- Ekene Ezulike, Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer for Group Technology Operations, Deutsche Bank
- Solange Ghernaouti, Director, Swiss Cybersecurity Advisory and Research Group
- Curt Hess, Chief Financial Officer, Personal and Corporate Banking, Barclays
- Margaret Hodge MP, Chair, UK Public Accounts Committee
- Robert Koopman, Chief Economist, World Trade Organization
- Paul Pomroy, Senior Vice President, UK Chief Financial Officer, North West Division Financial Controller, McDonald's UK
- Nick Read, Chief Financial Officer, Vodafone
- Simone Rossi, Chief Financial Officer, EDF Energy
For the latest programme and to register your place at the event, please visit the CFO 2015 website here. You can also join us on Twitter at #CFO2015 and @EconomistEvents.
About The Economist Events
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