“The World largest community gathering of premier professionals.”

The female CFO’s most important gathering of CFOs and senior finance executives offers strategic guidance on the trends that shape finance, company performance, and personal leadership. Through an intersection of peers, thought leaders, CFO, and practitioner research, attendees at the conference will find new ways to approach critical challenges and make decisions with confidence.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Chief Financial Officers (CFOs):

  • Develop ownership over all areas of finance
  • Manage Corporate cost management initiatives
  • Structure OF the finance organization to be agile and responsive to business partner needs
  • Improve the efficiency of processes and people

Business unit CFOs:

  • Keep finance & corporate strategies aligned
  • Improve process standardization across business partners
  • Overcome manual work, which is inefficient and prone to error, due to finance systems

SVP/VPs, Finance:

  • Improve corporate cost management initiatives
  • Provide a finance-lens to business decisions
  • Comparewildly different strategic options
  • Keep finance & corporate strategies aligned

Corporate Controllers:

  • Record all transactions accurately, including calculations of accruals
  • Develop a strong internal controls environment that is efficient
  • Minimize judgment-based errors
  • Decrease process issues that impact internal controls

Heads of Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A):

  • Serve as the primary business partner to internal customers
  • Find ways to incorporate external data and analytical methods
  • Develop realistic budgets and forecasts that can be used to inform future business decisions

Finance professionals:

  • Report the most accurate financial data
  • Minimize judgment-based errors
  • Find ways to incorporate external data and analytical methods
  • Provide a finance-lens to business decisions

Chief Accounting Leaders:

  • Report the most accurate financial data
  • Find ways to close the books faster
  • Record all transactions accurately, including calculations of accruals
  • Consolidate financial data from disparate systems

VPs, Shared Services:

  • Build and lead the organization charged with delivering efficient and effective back-office services to internal customers and stakeholders across the organization
  • Develop the mission, vision, and strategy for the organization
  • Design the organization Structure for success

VPs, Finance Transformation:

  • Develop an overall business case for finance transformation
  • Prioritize all transformation efforts
  • Manage consultants working on transformation projects
  • Find people who are skilled at fixing processes and like difficult challenges

WHY TO ATTEND?

MEET:
global corporate experts from diverse industry and cultural landscapes

LISTEN:
from leading international businesswomen about their experiences within the corporate world and gain the latest market intelligence across the industry

NETWORK & COLLABORATE:
face to face with your peers and make valuable connections across industry and the globe in both informal and business-focused environments

SHARE:
your own industry experiences, expertise, and know-how during interactive panel discussions and Q&A sessions

ENGAGE:
women across business and industry


HOW YOU BENEFIT

» Gain more insights:
Through real case studies and explorations, your assumptions are challenged and you gain new perspectives.

» Sustain actionable knowledge:
Harness information you already have into workable action plans.

» Managing for value:
Develop a keen understanding of how to manage the creation of value, using the Berkeley-developed Blue Line Management concept.

» Enhanced leadership skills:
Achieve increased confidence and managerial impact through our integrated Leadership Development Process, which includes powerful 360° feedback and coaching from our highly regarded Berkeley Global Leadership Centre.

» Grounding in the key business disciplines:
Essential to effective general-management decision-making, you will gain an integrated view of business by discovering key linkages across disciplines.


OBJECTIVES

FOCUS ON WOMEN CFO DEVELOPMENT:
Identify appropriate metrics for the WOMEN CFO’s performance evaluation – resources &value additions alone or authenticity and how to grow into the future. Discuss challenges facing WOMEN CFO’s as it supports ways to overcome.

WOMEN CFOs INNOVATION:
Identify solutions for women based on innovations that will support success as CFOs.

CREATING WOMEN CFOsOPPORTUNITIES:
We bring opportunities in the market for Women CFOs to give them business ideas and practical business plans required to get success.

WOMEN CFO TRAINING, CONSULTING AND ADVISORY FOR START-UPS:
Recognize women skills, identify areas of improvement, learning opportunities to provide Women with comprehensive solutions.

WOMEN CFO START-UPS & INCUBATORS:
Providing support and assistance to Women CFOs for doing a startup.

WOMEN CFO DIALOGUE AND CONNECTIVITY:
Facilitate dialogue between Women technology innovators, Consultants, and regulators to unlock the keys to widespread adoption. Facilitate a two-way interaction to map out future needs and areas where technology has yet to offer a solution. Over the years, we’ve assisted thousands of Women CFO by educating and training financial and entrepreneur leadership skills for future contribution to a healthy economy and society.


AGENDA

07:00 PM – 07:15 PM (UAE Time)      INTRODUCTION & OPENING REMARKS
Moderator:
Dr. Musa Shaikh
* Group CEO – Berkeley Middle East Holding
* President – Berkeleyme Global Holding
* Royal Family Investment Advisor to His Excellency Khalifa Al Hamid
07:15 PM – 07:25 PM     
Asma Jan Muhammad
* Senior Finance Manager – Local conglomerate, Dubai, UAE.
07:25 PM – 07:35 PM     
Najia Mahboob
* Finance Head – Al Tayer Real Estate
07:35 PM – 07:45 PM      SURVIVING AND THRIVING IN COVID SCENARIO
Khulood Sha’ban
* Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – Berkeley Middle East Holding
07:45 PM – 07:55 PM      Financial Economic Outlook – Refocusing Sustainability
Will be announced
07:55 PM – 08:05 PM      Connecting Nations, Linking People and Resources
Stefan Hofer
* Chairman – Berkeleyme Investors Club,
* Partner & International Business Relations – Berkeley Middle East Holding
08:05 PM – 08:15 PM      Business Leadership: Driving strategic impact
* Understanding global economic risks and trends
* M&A and Alliances vs other sources for growth
* Growth vs turnaround
* Working with a new CEO or executive team – managing relationships well
Will be announced
08:15 PM – 08:25 PM      Operational Leadership: Day-to-day excellence in reporting and risk management
* Reporting structure and reporting cycles
* Trends in operational excellences
* The role of compliance, ethics and risk management
* Key issues to be aligned & worked by the Council team
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08:25 PM – 08:35 PM      Connecting Nations, Linking People and Resources
Dr. Tamer Mitwally
* Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – Aussie Consulting
08:35 PM – 08:45 PM      Organizational and Personal Leadership: Building a high-performance finance organization
* Stepping into a new global role and setting yourself up for success
* How to build an optimal Finance skill set in your organization
* Financial Leadership and the power of telling a data story
* Managing your impact, image and brand as a BU CFO
Will be announced
08:45 PM – 09:15 PM        PANEL DISCUSSION 1: How Can Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and RPA Change Finance
* This will focus on the trends to leverage AI, ML and RPA within the enterprise. After a brief state setting by the analyst, organizations can share how they have or plan to leverage these critical digital technologies in the enterprise.
* How should an organization develop a strategy for these technologies along with enabling technologies that are being embedded in new cloud applications?
* How are use cases chosen and how should the organization plan for change management?
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09:15 PM – 09:25 PM      Shaping Strategies in constant changing world
Abdulla Aljunaibi
* Partner – Berkeley Middle East Consultants
09:25 PM – 09:35 PM      How Finance can Drive Integrated Business Planning & Reporting
* Learn whether IBP is right for your organization and how finance can bridge the gap and break down silos between operational planning and financial forecasts.
Will be announced
09:35 PM – 10:05 PM        PANEL DISCUSSION 2: What Personally Effective CFOs Look Like in 2025
* The role of the CFO has undergone dramatic transformation in just a generation, evolving beyond accountancy into a steward of enterprise performance. What changes lie ahead for the CFO role in smaller companies? What new direct reports and responsibilities can CFOs expect in the coming years? And where will the best CFOs focus their own time and energy to ensure a continuing personal impact?
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10:05 PM – 10:15 PM      CHALLENGE THE STATUS QUO, INSPIRE AND INNOVATE
Thought Exchange Roundtables
Take the opportunity to directly engage, network and collaborate with senior colleagues on a topic of your choice. The CFO Agenda’s Thought Exchange Roundtables offer attendees the opportunity to directly interact with the programme and drive the conversation forward on their chosen debate. Co-developed with our audience, the roundtable debates have been chosen by our attendees through a pre-event vote.
Delegates will be able to select a discussion to join from carefully identified topics such as:
* Getting ready for exponential technology.
* Bridging the skills gap in technology implementation – What solutions does your business need?
* M&A – The CFO’s role in strategy business growth.
* Talent acquisition and team development.
* The future role of the CFO.
* Cashflow forecasting in uncertain times – Affording growth.
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10:15 PM – 10:25 PM     
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10:25 PM – 10:35 PM      On Governance: Beware Directors, Your Seat May not be Safe
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10:35 PM – 10:45 PM      CFO Succession Planning
Will be announced
10:45 PM      CLOSING REMARKS
Khulood Sha’ban
* Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – Berkeley Middle East Holding

AWARDS

We acknowledge the dynamic individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the nation as well as to the business community over the past year. We seek to appreciate the invaluable individuals who work in such high-pressure positions and deliver the best value, and make it prominent how you give the benefit to your enterprise. To assist us in our search for the top minds, we invite you to make your voice heard via a nomination, so we can showcase those who strive to promote the growth and deserve to be commended.


CONFERENCE SPONSORS


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

This is your chance to get your brand noticed, enhance your company image, increase your network and, of course, grow your business at this unique conference. The benefit will be getting great promotions and receiving some free tickets to the conference as part of the deal. We will have an excellent range of sponsorship opportunities available. If you are interested in discussing specific sponsorship opportunities, get in contact with us.


PARTNERS

We partner with a number of institutions to ensure we provide the best solutions and services to investors. Our unique platform and services complemented by our expert local and global partners. Our in-kind partners support our communications and efforts and help us spread the word about the work we do both locally and globally.


INDUSTRIES

• AGRICULTURE & FOOD INDUSTRY
• HEALTHCARE, MEDICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY
• CONSTRUCTION & MATERIAL INDUSTRY
• INSURANCE INDUSTRY

• ENERGY INDUSTRY
• HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY
• ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY
• AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY


EVENT ORGANIZED BY


INVESTMENT ADVISORY BOARD

Investment advisory board consists of high ranking experts that work together to coordinate Berkeley Middle East Investors Club, in order to ensure efficiency and fruit-ability and investment activity.


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