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!

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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

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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.

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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

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.

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RPA Benchmarking Report for Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI)
The Future of Robotic Process Automation & Artificial Intelligence
The team of the PRA and Artificial Intelligence for BSFI has recently surveyed the top Robotic Process Automation (RPA) leaders from across the financial sector to understand how automation is driving positive change in the market.
With actionable feedback from the industry leaders, influencers and disruptors, we are proud to offer you our complimentary 2017 Benchmarking Report: The future of robotic process automation and artificial intelligence: We have collected some key highlights for you:

• Find out more about current trends & the main obstacles to successful RPA implementation and how you can stay ahead of the curve
• Are you spending enough (or too much) on your RPA? This report gives simple clarity on market spend
• Dive into details on how AI is making positive business impacts in the banking, insurance and financial services world today
• Read about brand new Artificial Intelligence & fintech technologies being evaluated by the best in class brands across the world
If you want to get your copy to the full report for free simply click here:

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: We are looking forward to see you at RPA & AI for BFSI!

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Shared Service 2017 Barcelona 21-22 September, 2017 | Barcelona, Spain
Shared Service Centers

Key Topics
• Understanding SSC new environment and tomorrow challenges
• Creating best SSC cultures and values among your global team
• Understanding business transformation and organization reengineering
• Familiarize yourself with organizations finance core competencies
• Effective performance management for operation and projects management

Special Features

• Analyzing Artificial intelligence trends
• Innovative ideas to improve SSC
• The importance of a Real implementation of Robotic process in SSC

Shared Services Center Tour
To continue your Shared Services journey Axiom Groupe is including a visit to a Shared Services Center of Excellence just after Day 1 of the conference

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11th Annual Eastern European Shared Services & Outsourcing Week 9-11 October, 2017 | Budapest, Hungary
11th Annual Eastern European Shared Services & Outsourcing Week

In this unparalleled regional event, you will learn how to simultaneously construct your people strategy and embrace disruptive technology, in order to become a truly valued business partner to your organisation.

Furthermore and to warm you up before the event, we invite you to please pause for a moment and have a look at the Best Reads (so far!) for Shared Services leaders based in the CEE region. Enjoy!

1 – NEW: A New Generation is Making Waves in the Workplace - And They Are Redefining the Game Plan [Successfully, as it happens]>>
Discover how some of the top 20 Most Admired SSCs globally were recruiting new skill sets, what kind of training was most effective, and which strategies were most successful in retaining key talent.

2 – MOST POPULAR: CEE Market Report: The Perfect Storm of Automation + Millennials = A New Delivery Paradigm>>
Do you know how are new technologies influencing the mobile-enabled millennial generation in the Central and Eastern Europe Shared Services landscape? Find out more in this exclusive SSON report.

3 – MOST LIKED: Evolution of Central & Eastern Europe SSCs (Captive/Hybrid excluding BPO)>>
Which functions and industry verticals are most common in CEE? SSON Analytics reviewed internal and external data on the Captive/Hybrid SSC landscape in CEE. The interactive data sets answers to this question and more!

The information contained in these reports will be discussed in further detail at the Eastern European SS&O Week taking place from 9th - 11th October in Budapest, Hungary. View the agenda here >>

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_CEE_20 when you book and receive 20% of the standard ticket price: We look forward to hearing from you, and to meeting you in person in October!

IAFEI & the SSON team
P.S: for more information about the event or assistance with your registration email or call +44(0) 207 368 9809.

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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.

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Working Capital Management 2017 Barcelona 19-20 October, 2017 | Barcelona, Spain
Working Capital Treasury and Cash Management 45th financial edition

Key Topics
• Working Capital Innovations and Logistics
• Digitization to Optimize Working Capital
• Online and Mobile technology Optimization
• Cost Reduction and Optimization with Digitization
• Management and Forecasting Tools for Treasury
• Create a cash management culture
• FinTech and Big Data
• How can Businesses optimize the use of FinTech?
• E-invoicing: an innovative way to speed up cash collection
• Strategies for Global Trade Finance
• What impact will the Brexit have on the financial environment?

Special Features
• Interactive Discussion Sessions - Intimate discussion groups which enable attendees to focus only on the most relevant topics
• High Level Executives – Share challenges & successes with other high level decision makers
• Exclusive Networking & Benchmarking – Limited number of attendees provide an ideal opportunity to exchange ideas in a less formal networking environment
• Key Market Trends – Get access to strategic information from leading European companies

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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.

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Enterprise Risk Management, 46th financial edition 23-24 November, 2017 | Barcelona, Spain
Enterprise Risk Management, 46th financial edition

Key Topics
• Cyber security, threat management and context-aware digital trust
• Risks and opportunities of emerging technologies: smart machines, AI, IoT and OT
• Data governance and Data security and risk governance
• Enabling safer cloud computing
• Informed risk governance
• Security analytics, advanced attack detection and incident response
• Privacy and data security
• People-centric security strategies
• Agile strategies to secure digital business
• Adaptive security architecture
• Mobile security and ByoD for digital business
• Protecting vital infrastructure
• Identity governance and access management

Special Features
• Interactive Discussion Sessions - Intimate discussion groups which enable attendees to focus only on the most relevant topics
• High Level Executives – Share challenges & successes with other high level decision makers
• Exclusive Networking & Benchmarking – Limited number of attendees provide an ideal opportunity to exchange ideas in a less formal networking environment
• Key Market Trends – Get access to strategic information from leading European companies

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