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Conference Overview

About the conference

REALISING OPPORTUNITIES FOR REVENUE AND BUSINESS GROWTH

A carefully designed virtual platform that presents a unique, by-invitation-only opportunity to Accounting & Finance industry leaders from all over the Middle East to gather online in order to embrace financial disruption and innovation.

Date: 25 th August 2020

Time: 09.00am – 15.45pm

Key Takeaways:

  • Defining the attributes required to transition from a CFO to a CEO
  • Outlining the growth oriented approach of a CFO that benefits the position of a CEO
  • Differentiating business acumen qualities of CFO as compared to COO & CIO

Key Takeaways:

  • Effective use of Robotic Process Automation to positively affect the operational efficiency of the business
  • Robotic Process Automation as a means to achieve true business transformation
  • Implementing Robotic Process Automation to move away employees from mundane data entry into higher-value analyst and strategic roles

Key Takeaways:

  • Conditioning the treasury department to increase end to end maximization
  • From customer to supplier
  • Enabling the most effective approach towards capital allocation in decision mix
  • Seeking competitive advantage through treasury management system and FX management in a changing world

Speaker :

  • Staney Pullolickel, Regional Treasurer - MENAT & SSA, General Electric

Key Takeaways:

  • Developing risk framework to effectively manage risks and uncertainty in ever transforming landscape
  • Discussing strategic techniques for transforming the finance function with minimal disruption
  • Appropriate usage of emerging technologies and data analytics to increase business

Panelists:

  • Nassif Bazouzi, Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Dubai Refreshments Company
  • Neeraj Teckchandani, Group Chief Financial Officer, Apparel Group
  • Vicky Bhatia, Chief Financial Officer, Noor Bank
  • Moderator: Fazeela Goplani Head, ACCA Middle East

Key Takeaways:

  • Deploying blockchain and AI in auditing and accounting to add more value to existing business
  • Actioning a profitable deployment plan of machine learning and cognitive computing platforms
  • Effectual solutions to financial crime investigations by usage of artificial learning

Key Takeaways:

  • Designing systems and processes to effectively enhance the capabilities of big data and analytics to interpret, and provide insight crucial to businesses
  • Utilizing opportunities and understanding implications of data analytics
  • What are the hot trends in data through machine learning and deep learning?

Speaker:

  • Ramkumar Balasubramaniam, Head of Financial Planning and Analysis, Barclays
  • Proposing ways the finance department can lead the business’ environmental, social and governance factors
  • Programming the Corporate Social Responsibility activity to positively affect the bottom line
  • Designing ways to use Corporate Social Responsibility as a tool to highlight reputational, operational risks and compliance issues

Speaker:

  • Mustafa Mehrim, CFO, Dubai Cares

Key Takeaways:

  • Planning the lifecycle of an asset from financial and operational perspective for maximum returns
  • Usage of asset management dashboards and other integrated decision support tools to increase return on investment
  • Effectively plan long term financial resilience for the business

Speaker:

  • Sanjeev Agarwala, Chief Operating Officer - Real Estate & Investments, Al Habtoor Group

Key Takeaways:

  • Latest developments on VAT regulations.
  • VAT compliance, real time reporting and trends in UAE.
  • Best practices and solutions for managing compliance.

Speaker:

  • Manoj Agarwal, DGM – Finance, Dabur International Ltd, UAE

Key Takeaways:

  • Latest developments on VAT regulations.
  • VAT compliance, real time reporting and trends in UAE.
  • Best practices and solutions for managing compliance.

Speaker:

  • Manoj Agarwal, DGM – Finance, Dabur International Ltd, UAE

Date: 26 th August 2020

Time: 09.00am – 14.00pm

Key Takeaways:

  • Defining the attributes required to transition from a CFO to a CEO
  • Outlining the growth oriented approach of a CFO that benefits the position of a CEO
  • Differentiating business acumen qualities of CFO as compared to COO & CIO

Key Takeaways:

  • Effective use of Robotic Process Automation to positively affect the operational efficiency of the business
  • Robotic Process Automation as a means to achieve true business transformation
  • Implementing Robotic Process Automation to move away employees from mundane data entry into higher-value analyst and strategic roles

Key Takeaways:

  • Conditioning the treasury department to increase end to end maximization
  • From customer to supplier
  • Enabling the most effective approach towards capital allocation in decision mix
  • Seeking competitive advantage through treasury management system and FX management in a changing world

Speaker :

  • Staney Pullolickel, Regional Treasurer - MENAT & SSA, General Electric

Key Takeaways:

  • Developing risk framework to effectively manage risks and uncertainty in ever transforming landscape
  • Discussing strategic techniques for transforming the finance function with minimal disruption
  • Appropriate usage of emerging technologies and data analytics to increase business

Panelists:

  • Nassif Bazouzi, Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Dubai Refreshments Company
  • Neeraj Teckchandani, Group Chief Financial Officer, Apparel Group
  • Vicky Bhatia, Chief Financial Officer, Noor Bank
  • Moderator: Fazeela Goplani Head, ACCA Middle East

Sponsors & Partners

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Strategic Partner Sponsors and Partners
Silver Sponsor Sponsors and Partners
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Supporting Associations and Media Partners

Supporting Association - ACCA Sponsors and Partners
Supporting Association - ICAI - UAE Chapter Sponsors and Partners
Supporting Association - ICAI - Abu Dhabi Chapter Sponsors and Partners
Supporting Association - UAE Chapter Of ICAP Members Sponsors and Partners
Supporting Association - IBPC Sponsors and Partners
Supporting Association - IASCA Sponsors and Partners
International Business Magazine Sponsors and Partners
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Financial IT Sponsors and Partners