INTERNATIONAL EVENTS OF INTEREST

17th Annual European Shared Services & Outsourcing Week 15-18 May, 2017 | Manchester, UK
17th Annual European Shared Services & Outsourcing Week

IAFEI members will enjoy a 20% discount by using the code: SSOW17_IAFEI when registering.
With six key topics ranging from automation, team development, creating a powerful GBS model and all the way up to creating a continuous improvement culture - The powerful SS&O Week Europe 2017 agenda not only is quality-driven and customised to the attendees but also ensures networking opportunities to allow interaction with experts across the whole Shared Services & Outsourcing arena.
12 Streams and 20 Roundtable Groups, SSON Awards for Excellence, GBS Leaders and Robotics Meetings, 60+ Cutting-Edge Solution Providers, Digital Gift Bags and strategies and trends from top organisations & Shared Services leaders across Europe are just a click away!
A phenomenal speaker line up of 90+ speakers including Twitter, Google, Dropbox, HSBC, Siemens, Philips, Discovery Channel and P&G are dedicated to covering the following core topics:
• Deploying Automation and Robotics to increase productivity and eliminate errors
• Transitioning from a transactional to value-adding shared service centre
• Creating a GBS and Global Process Owner Model to take advantage of global standardization
• Developing your leadership skills to lead your team through change!
• Accelerating change, leapfrogging forward in the SSC maturity journey

17 years ago Shared Services & Outsourcing Week Europe was just 30 people in a room, it now attracts over 650 Shared Services, GBS and Outsourcing Leaders from more than 30 countries.
Over 65% of these are senior management or above from over 400 different companies, making it one of the leading conferences in the world to meet those interested in transforming their business services and those that can help.
SSOW is not just about operational best practice in the back office, it about setting strategy and direction for the future of a vital industry!

More information here: www.ssoweek.com

Financial Supply Chain 2017 18-19 May, 2017 | Barcelona, Spain
Financial Supply Chain 2017

Following a successful event in 2016, Axiom Groupe is bringing key supply chain finance directors together for its 2nd annual Financial Supply Chain Conference on the 18-19 May 2017 in Barcelona. In the key speaker panel we invited Sanofi, HSBC, Ecolab and Banco Sabadell to talk about: making payables strategic, streamline FSCM by integration of account payable and receivable and digitalization in international trade and within individual industry verticals.

Book your seat now to receive 20% discount as an IAFEI member.

More information here: www.axiomgroup.com

Business Performance Management 24-27 May, 2017 | Berlin, Germany
Business Performance Management

As companies struggle to drive performance in a rapidly changing environment, finance as a function needs to step up to the challenge, and tackle performance with a more integrated, market and business oriented approach. This marcus evans strategic finance event will look beyond KPIs and scorecards, and discuss topics around a more proactive and market-oriented approach to controlling. We will discuss finance business partnering, and people development challenges around that, change management and turnaround projects, pricing transformation and reporting innovations, as well as other hands-on business finance topics. By attending this event, you can learn from practical case studies and discuss how finance can show the way forward with the best brand of business performance management.

Key Topics
  • Push for action-driven controlling, not only number-crunching and complex models
  • Move beyond KPIs to further improve the performance of the organisation
  • How to do more proactive and market-oriented controlling
  • Change management and turnaround projects: how finance can contribute
  • The increasing focus on functional excellence, and the implications for finance
More information here: www.marcusevans-conferences-paneuropean.com

AUTOMATION, ROBOTICS & AI 
FOR YOUR FINANCIAL DATA MANAGEMENT STRATEGY 25 May, 2017 | London, UK
Automation, Robotics & AI for your Fiancial Data Management Strategy

www.findataAI.com is focused on automation, robotics and AI for the Chief Data Office in banks and asset managers. The main goal is to give CDOs and Heads of Data insight and understanding of how machines can help them manage data.

Chief Data Officers, Chief Technology Officers, Chief Operation Officers, Chief Data Officers and Heads of Innovation from the top 250 financial institutions form the advisory board and the panel of speakers and participants. Dozens of artificial intelligence, machine learning and business process automation experts and enthusiasts will be joining the panels and debates, with some of the most senior C-level executives from the world’s largest banks and buy side, as well as medium size brokers and hedge funds, to explore the future impact of robotics and automation on your business. In short, if you want to know what AI is going to do for you, then findataAI.com is the place to be.

More information here: www.findataAI.com

Audit Interne : Vers une fonction créatrice de valeur 29-31 May, 2017 | Paris, FRANCE
Audit Interne : Vers une fonction créatrice de valeur

L'IAFEI est partenaire de la 3ème édition de la conférence marcus evans Audit Interne : Vers une fonction créatrice de valeur qui aura lieu les 29, 30 et 31 mai à Paris.
Cette année encore, un panel d'experts francophones de l'Audit, Anti- corruption et Risk Management partageront leurs connaissances et expériences sur les meilleures pratiques pour transformer l'audit interne en fonction créatrice de la valeur et pérenniser la croissance.
Consultez le programme complet ici : https://goo.gl/rXa8fG
En tant que membre vous pouvez bénéficier d'un tarif réduit sur votre inscription. Contactez Nayia VELOUDI ( nayiav@marcusevanscy.com ) en mentionnant le code FR149IAFEI et bénéficiez d’une remise de 200€. Au plaisir de vous accueillir prochainement sur Paris. Pour toute information complémentaire, contactez:
Nayia VELOUDI
Digital Media & Communication
marcus evans Conferences
Email : nayiav@marcusevanscy.com

More information here: www.marcusevans-conferences-french.com

Audit Interne : Vers une fonction créatrice de valeur 30 May, 2017 | Ekali, GREECE
Shipping an Opportunity for Greece

Why register
• A top level event organized by EIOD in the exclusive venue of Ecali Club.
• Active networking through prearranged meetings will take place during the Conference amongst the 300 highly prestigious participants.
• Register now and get the participants list to choose your “business date”
• 5.000 executives in the EEDE mail list and 1.300 members of the Ecali Club Business Community are informed about the event
• With the prestigious collaboration of the British Hellenic Chamber of Commerce

Download the program here: https://goo.gl/RAxqR8

Register now: https://goo.gl/NwRjT5

More information here: www.eede.gr

Credit Risk Management Forum 7-8 June, 2017 | Milan, Italy
CFO Summit 2017

The "CFO Summit" is an exclusive event organized by Business International in Italy, only for Senior Finance Executive, to share ideas, success stories and analyze the next trends in Finance and Control.
Finance 4.0: shaping the future of CFO is the themes of 2017 edition in Milan, during the event masterclass, roundtable, award, inspirational speaker.
More info at: http://cfo.businessinternational.it/

Hot topics this year:

• CFO 4.0: how to became a strategic CFO
• Finance 4.0: digital and organization transformation for CFO
• Corporate Reporting and Non Financial Indicators
• Lean CFO: ho to introduce Lean in F&A department
• Cash opmitization, working capital, supply chain finance
• Compliance & Risk Management framework for CFO

More information here: www.cfo.businessinternational.it/

Credit Risk Management Forum 7-8 June, 2017 | Vienna, Austria
13th Credit Risk Management Forum

Credit risk management is still a big issue, IFRS 9 is going to be implemented, the digital era and big data are already influencing the banking sector and credit risk management as well. How can banks deal with all these issues?

More information here: https://fleming.events/

Credit Risk Management Forum 15-17 June, 2017 | Paris, France
Viva Technology Paris 2017

What is it?
Viva Technology is where the world’s most innovative startups meet sector leaders to foster innovation. This year the rendezvous takes place at the Porte de Versailles, Paris on 15–17 June 2017, with the third day open to the general public. VivaTech breaks down the traditional barriers between grassroots innovators and sector leaders. The Labs concept puts startups and big companies in the same room for themed, high-energy open innovation. VivaTech will welcome 50,000 tech-savvy attendees, all sharing a belief in the power of innovation to change business and society. Companies and individuals will bump into others with complementary or provocative ideas in every business sector. Business transforms and great things happen when you meet the right people. It’s no exaggeration to say the future will emerge from this crucible of colliding ideas. We’re building on the enthusiastic response to our 2016 edition, so expect big crowds, big speakers, and big innovation!

Get your pass: https://subscribe.vivatechnology.com/corporate&ca=FC306NY8UU

Why come?
• for open innovation: our 19Lab Partners collaborate with startups to solve digital challenges over 3 days
• for new business opportunities: meet 7,000 CEOs, 5,000 startups including 20 unicorns, and 1,000 investors that can accelerate your startup
• to experience future products first and first-hand: see 20 exclusive tech launches
• to celebrate innovation: 150 pitches and awards will reward the best startups
• to spot emerging tech trends early: 200 sessions on the future of business and society
• to meet global game-changers: 70% international speakers and 50% international attendees
• to get noticed: by 1,200 journalists and people from 200 countries


What’s happening?
Far too much to list here, but highlights include:
• Labs sponsored by leaders like Orange, BNP Paribas, La Poste and LVMH in collaboration with promising startups
• presentations and round tables on how we can transform business, society, and beyond
• our Hall of Tech showcasing the latest innovation
• Awards for the best startups: acceleration, mentorships, and cash prizes
• the Pitch Arena where startups take the stage to pitch their big idea
• a Hackathon themed on deep tech
• a live concert closing VivaTech, a YouTube comedy club, and more entertainment
• VivaTech Unleashed. Unmissable side-events scattered across beautiful Paris

< Find out more: https://vivatechnology.com/?ca=FC306NY8UU

Practical questions?
To register: visit https://subscribe.vivatechnology.com/corporate&ca=FC306NY8UU

More information here: https://vivatechnology.com

Credit Risk Management Forum 21 June, 2017 | Paris, France
GTR Europe Trade & Export Finance Conference 2017

As a supporting partner of this event, the IAFEI has managed to secure a limited amount of free corporate* passes, as well as a 15% discount for non-corporate members when booking online with code IAFEI15.

GTR, the leading specialists in international trade, export, commodity and supply chain finance conferences, returns with its popular GTR Europe regional event expected to gather over 150 delegates from international renowned brands, making this an event not to be missed!

Following four successful years in Hamburg, the GTR Europe Trade & Export Finance Conference 2017 will gather Europe’s leading corporates and trade finance specialists on June 21 in the French capital!

With business heads and financiers from across the continent due in attendance, the conference will deliver a well-rounded outlook on Europe’s economic growth, trade concerns and priorities for the future. This one-day double-stream event will provide attendees with the possibility to debate on hot topics and gain knowledge from those successfully conducting business with and within Europe.

Key topics include:

• The fate of Europe, global geopolitics and the impact on trade
• Best practices for corporates in improving efficiency and cash flow to optimise working capital
• Mitigating risk in a changing environment
• Case study: Collaboration at its best
• The evolving export and project landscape
• Stream A: Africa regional breakout
• Stream B: The impact of disruptive technology in trade finance
• ICC Banking Commission: Rethinking Trade & Finance Report 2017
• Closing: Where are we now?
*corporates are defined by GTR as importers, exporters, traders, distributors, manufacturers and producers of physical goods.

For partnership opportunities, registrations or any additional information, please contact Judith at jmulhausen@gtreview.com

More information here: http://www.gtreview.com

RPA & Artificial Intelligence BFSI World Summit 10-12 july, 2017 | London, UK
RPA & Artificial Intelligence BFSI World Summit

Building on the groundbreaking success of RPA & AI Summit 2016, PEX Network and SSON are proud to bring you the RPA & Artificial Intelligence BFSI World Summit from the 10th-12th July 2017 in London, UK, to provide a true peer to peer platform with a precision focus on practical and specific challenges for the BFSI industry https://goo.gl/jOnjNw

CxOs from Banking, Financial Services & Insurance are no longer discussing whether or not to implement RPA and AI programmes. They are now laser focused on the “big how to”. Transformation in back office operations and effortless customer interactions at the front end through RPA and AI is now the new normal.

The race is on - we will never walk alone: Machine intelligence and automation is here to stay! Yet even the most advanced in the journey are far from mastering this dance with the machines.

What’s next? • RPA vs. AI: Is there a single direction for your intelligent automation plans?
• Cracking AI: How much business value can you achieve with the cognitive world?
• Roadmap mastery: How to resolve the complexity when scaling up from less than 10 processes to a regional and global roll out

Adding to the core questions is the perpetual challenge of achieving complete compliance. Zero error tolerance is the nature of the BFSI industry. When examining your strategy, it is not a simple case of improving efficiency, 100% accuracy must be guaranteed.

You’ll learn from real life insights and examples from a groundbreaking speaker panel that will help you to realise the full potential of your robotic and intelligent automation projects, to mature your cognitive capabilities, to scale up your projects to have a significant impact on your business bottom line and to carve out your digital enterprise capabilities and roadmap.

Download the agenda: https://goo.gl/ITLqno

IAFEI is the Association Partners of the RPA series and therefore we are able to offer you a 20% discount on your booking. Simply enter the code: IAFEI_BFSI_20 when you book and receive 20% of the standard ticket price: https://goo.gl/qufKpz We are looking forward to see you at RPA & AI for BFSI!

More information here: https://roboticsbfsi.iqpc.com

15th Retail Banking Forum 10-11 October, 2017 | Vienna, Austria
15th Retail Banking Forum

This renowned high-profile European retail banking event gathers 170+ senior executives annually, combines C-level insights on successful banking strategies & hands-on case studies from leading financial institutions.

Join us in Vienna 10-11 October 2017 and learn from 40+ speakers during 5 streams and 30+ hands on presentations.

More information here: https://retailbankingforum.com/

Process Excellence Europe 23-25 October, 2017 | Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Process Excellence Europe

Process Excellence Europe is the only summit for European leaders involved in delivering truly efficient transformation and operational excellence.
Catering to a wealth of industries and senior practitioners “PEX Europe” provides tangible case studies and peer-led discussions on aligning change management, continuous improvement and digital transformation with those all important strategic initiatives.
Customers are evolving faster than your business and showing no signs of slowing down. Both your internal and external customers are constantly demanding increased levels of business excellence, which means that you need to develop higher-quality personalised products and deliver them now. With agile organisations leading the way and continuously looking to innovation and sustainability to grow their business, you need to adapt to this hyper-competitive landscape or risk losing your market share.
Join Nike, Arla Foods, Adidas, Uber, Google, Santander, Zalando and many many more at Process Excellence in Amsterdam, The Netherlands from 23-25 October 2017.

More information here: https://www.performanceexcellenceeurope.com

For more details about events in Europe & Africa, contact Armand Angeli at email address: armand.angeli@orange.fr or telephone no.: +33 (0)6 0984 39 69. For events in Asia, contact Hiroaki Endo at email address: akiendo3@gmail.com or telephone no.: +81-3-6758-3851