Over 50% of speakers were new in 2014!
They included: Freight One, Summa Group, Transstroy, MMK, Gazprom-Media, A5 Pharmacy Chain, Lysva Metallurgical Company, MRTS, Russian Grids, X5 Retail Group
The most admired CFOs spoke at the Summit in 2014: Representing such companies as: Severstal, NLMK, MTS, Uralkali, Rosatom, KAMAZ, EuroChem and many more.
Guest Economic Lecture: it was delivered by Chris Weafer, Senior Partner, Macro Advisory, one of the most respected investment strategists active in Russia.
Masterclass dedicated to Beyond Budgeting:
By Bjarte Bogsnes, Vice President, CFO Performance Management & Risk, Statoil and Chairman of the Beyond Budgeting Roundtable and Anders Olesen, Director of the Beyond Budgeting Roundtable.
The Adam Smith Russian CFO Summit is the largest and longest-running annual meeting for the CFO community in Russia, bringing together senior finance executives from across the country and beyond and providing a unique opportunity to benchmark, share experience and best practice and discuss the latest developments in the profession.
In-depth research is being undertaken with the CFO community to ensure that the 2014 Summit programme meets the exact requirements of attendees. Key topics for debate will include: The macroeconomic outlook and its impact on the role of the CFO; Key means to cust costs and maintain liquidity; The strategic role of the CFO - why your viewpoint is more important than ever; The CFO as a business partner; Driving your team to deliver the required results; Interacting with key internal and external stakeholders; Forecasting and budgeting; Taxation; Capital markets and raising finance in the current climate; M&A; IFRS; Treasury and cash management; New approaches to Risk management; Optimising business processes; Transfer Pricing and much more.
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As the Summit gets ever closer, our 55-strong speaker faculty are fine-tuning their contributions to ensure that they reflect and deal with the unpredictable economic climate that we are currently facing. Here are just a few of the unique case studies that you will hear at the end of October in Moscow:
- Sergey Karataev, CFO of Freight One, will discuss the CFO’s role and tools to meet performance targets, with a particular focus on: increasing the speed of response in a volatile environment, ensuring accuracy of forecasting during uncertainty and putting in place a profit protection plan;
- Mikhail Stiskin, CFO of Polyus Gold, will consider the sources and tools of funding currently available, as well as discuss the use of derivatives as a tool to ensure financial stability;
- Christian Kaufmann, Vice President, Finance & CFO of Unilever Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, will share with you his views and Unilever’s practices for Talent Development in the finance function;
- Nikolay Solomon, 1st Deputy CEO and CFO of Rosatom, is preparing to share with you his experiences of implementing lean in-office processes
We also welcome Kai-Uwe Mehlhorn of Rostelecom, Konstantin Rogov of Svyaznoy Bank and Andrei Filon of BIOCAD to the speaker panel
In addition, there will be a new format to the sessions this year, in which presentations will be kept to a minimum and the majority of time will be reserved for discussion and questions and answers, to ensure that the event is as interactive as possible.
"Informative, with excellent networking opportunities; better every year"
"Excellent platform to exchange opinions and to view yourself and your activities through the prism of your peers"