INTERNATIONAL EVENTS OF INTEREST

African Diasporas Forum 22 June, 2018 | Paris, Palais des Congrès
African Diasporas Forum

Sous le haut patronage d’ Emmanuel Macron, Président de la République.
Le Forum des diasporas africaines aura lieu vendredi 6 avril au Palais des congrès de Paris.
Création de valeurs, création de réseau, apport de solutions concrètes, développement de projets innovants et inclusifs : ce Forum cible à la fois les membres de toutes les diasporas africaines mais également toutes les personnes ayant la volonté d’entreprendre ou de construire un projet professionnel en Afrique, en particulier la jeunesse française et européenne. La journée sera articulée autour de quatre conférences thématiques, d’une conférence de synthèse et d’une plénière lors de laquelle s’exprimeront des personnalités de haut niveau, françaises, européennes et africaines.
En parallèle des conférences, des espaces de seront plus spécifiquement consacrés au recrutement, au financement de projets et à la création d’entreprises rencontres (PME/PMI). Des animations ponctueront également la journée.

Pour plus d’information DFCG / IAFEI : armand.angeli@orange.fr / +33 6 09 84 39 69

More information here: www.forumdesdiasporas.com

African Diasporas Forum 28-29 June, 2018 | InterContinental Frankfurt, Frankfurt - GERMANY
IFRS® Foundation Conference: Frankfurt 2018

Taking place on 28 and 29 June, this unique event features a mix of plenary and elective sessions to fully tailor your experience at the event.

Quote VIP code IFRSIAFEI for an exclusive IAFEI 20% saving! Book your place here >>


5 important reasons to attend the annual IFRS Foundation Conference

1. Hear directly from 25 IASB Board members and staff, including Chair Hans Hoogervorst
2. Gain unique insights into recently published IFRS Standards during practical and interactive special interest workshops or break-out sessions
3. Obtain the latest information on current projects, future research projects, strategy and operational priorities
4. Interact with IASB members and staff and ask your questions directly to those responsible for setting the Standards
5. Network and engage with 420+ delegates from all around the world. Attending the conference, workshops and drinks reception will allow you plenty of time to forge new relationships and exchange ideas

Registrations received by Friday 25 Mat will benefit from an early bird saving of up to €400 on top of the IAFEI saving!

Hear from 38+ expert speakers, including:

• Sue Lloyd, Vice-Chair, IASB
• Rachel Knubley, Associate Director, IASB
• Luka Mucic, Chief Financial Officer, SAP SE
• Markus Grund, Chief Accountant, BaFin
• Sue Harding, Managing Director, Citi Research
• Bettina Thormann, Vice President, Financial Reporting Enforcement Panel
• Roxana Damianov, Team Leader of the Corporate Reporting team, ESMA
• Pascal Marchand, Chargé de mission, H3C-French High Council of Statutory Auditors

More information here: www.ifrs-conference.org/

Intelligent Automation Financial Services 2018 9-11 July, 2018 | London, United Kingdom
Intelligent Automation Financial Services 2018

Actionable, Applicable and Achievable Intelligent Automation to Revolutionise Financial Services

Join 60+ banking, insurance and financial services leaders as they discuss cutting edge automation topics, including; the shift from RPA to cognitive automation, nurturing unstructured data, the importance of bot IDs, real-time data opportunities, transforming the customer journey, back office machine learning capabilities and using intelligent automation to administer regulatory compliance. No other automation event caters to the financial sector better!

Discount code for IAFEI members (10%): IAFEI_10

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

AICPA® & CIMA® Finance Transformation: 
Going beyond disruption to create value 3-4 September, 2018 | Royal Garden Hotel, London, United Kingdom
AICPA® & CIMA® Finance Transformation: Going beyond disruption to create value

This conference will help you to prepare for the future demands of a business you haven't even seen yet. It will uncover ground-breaking research based on the new report by CGMA, ‘Accounting in extraordinary times: the future of finance.’ Discover the strategies and advice you need to move your finance function forward.

Hear from industry experts such as:
• Noel Tagoe, EVP Management Accounting, Research and Curricula at Association of International Certified Professional Accountants,
• Rachid Lassoued, Global Head of Cross Asset Financial Engineering Services at Bloomberg
• Andy Burrows, CEO and Founder at Supercharged Finance

Look for:
150+ CFOs, heads of finance and finance transformation leaders from global corporations. 4 keynote presentations. 3 panel sessions.

Topics include:
• Accounting in extraordinary times: roadmap to modern finance
• DNA of the future CFO
• The blockchain revolution and what’s in it for finance!
• Reskilling the finance workforce to embrace the future mandate


As an IAFEI member, you are entitled to a 20% discount. Please enter TransformationIAFEI in the VIP code section of the checkout to apply this discount.

More information here: https://aicpa-cima.knect365.com

World RPA & AI Summit 4-5 October, 2018 | Barcelona, Spain
World RPA & AI Summit

This summit will provide a platform for key business stakeholders and technical experts to discuss various benefits of robotic and cognitive technologies. It will give a great chance to exchange knowledge on smart utilization of data analytics, Robotic Process Automation and Artificial intelligence in order to maximize business capabilities and enterprise growth.

Here are a few of the case studies that will be discussed during the summit:
- Moving money for better with RPA: Lessons learned from the global roll out of RPA at Western Union
- Scaling Up Robotic Process Automation: Monitoring & Maintenance
- Robots are coming: Time to prepare for the future – ING’s RPA journey
- Engaging the Customer with RPA and Artificial Intelligence
- How Heineken is exploring opportunities and advantages of RPA implementation
- From Hype to Reality: AI and Future of Shared Services Centers Market


Join us there! Every member of the IAFEI and the DFCG is eligible for a 30% discount. Please use “IAFEI30” as your promo code here You can also find more information about the event visiting the event page below.

More information here: www.luxatiainternational.com

16th practical conference Shared Service Centers in CEE 17-19 october, 2018 | Budapest, Hungary
16th practical conference Shared Service Centers in CEE

The 2018 conference takes place in the beautiful and historic city of Budapest. It is a ”must attend” event for CFOs, Financial Controllers, Shared Services Heads, Global Business Service Leaders, BPO Contract Managers, CIOs, Global Process Owners and HR Leaders.

The conference includes:
-Visit to AGCO SSC
-Visit to Viacom GBS
-Visit to Avis Budget Group GBS
-Visit to Nissan SSC
-2 days of presentations, case-studies and discussions from leaders of the best European SSCs.

THE CONFERENCE ALLOWS:
• Learn about the latest trends in multifunctional Centers
• Increase the economic efficiency of your SSC
• Develop mutually beneficial relationships with clients
• Apply advanced information technologies for process automation in HR SSCs
• Analyse advantages and disadvantages of RPA implementation
• Compare the level of your SSC with European SSCs
• Learn about Intelligent Automation


*Delegate Discounts available for IAFEI members. Please note that this does not apply for solution providers/vendors/consultants.



For more information regarding this conference, please contact Olga Tkachenko, o.tkachenko@bravoforums.com or visit the event website: https://bravoforums.com

Meet the Experts 29-30 October, 2018 | Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, London - United Kingdom
Meet the Experts

Meet the Experts - Quote VIP code IAFEIMeettheExperts for a 20% saving, exclusively for IAFEI members!

Plus, if you register before Friday 14 September to save an additional £100! Book your place here: https://goo.gl/KnrUDT

Join us at Meet the Experts, Europe’s longest running and largest conference dedicated to financial reporting and regulatory developments. With contributions from the IASB regulators, PwC, investors and preparers, you are sure to stay up to date with the latest regulatory and accounting developments at the 20th annual conference.

The 3 focuses of Meet the Experts 2018:

Strategic Focus - Plenary sessions include:
• IASB update
• Regulatory developments: Europe, UK & US
• Political & macroeconomic trends

Technical Focus - new accounting Standards:
• Extended implementation session on Leases
• More detailed technical accounting sessions for non-financial and financial institutions

Practical Focus - Delve deeper into:
• Preparer & investor perspectives
• Application of IFRS across Europe
• Impact of regulation on reporting and listing

Download the agenda here: https://goo.gl/Y48svs

More information here: https://finance.knect365.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