2nd RPA and Intelligent Automation Forum 5-7 February, 2018 | Dubai, UAE
2nd RPA and Intelligent Automation Forum

The Middle East remains an early adopter market however the past 12 months has seen a steady increase in the number of businesses now looking to RPA as a value adding solution and entering into early stage testing – 33% versus 21% at the end of 2016. Hear from both local and international experts from Emirates Islamic Bank, Emirates NBD, du, ENOC, Bank of Ireland, Nokia, Heineken, PepsiCo and GE Global Operations as they share the highs and lows of their automation journey.
Special 10% discount for the members of IAFEI. Please email with the code RPA_IAFEI to avail the discount.
For more details about IAFEI in the Middle-East please contact Armand Angeli.

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GTR Mena Trade & Export 
Finance Conference 2018 19-20 February, 2018 | Dubai, UAE
GTR Mena Trade & Export Finance Conference 2018

GTR Mena Trade & Export Finance Week 2018, returns to Dubai with the IAFEI’s support on February 19-20.
Supporting partner of the event, IAFEI secured a limited number of passes for representatives of its member associations present in the region, after having announced themselves and been confirmed. Regional associations are welcome to get in touch for partnership opportunities.
Partnership benefits include: branding, free corporate passes* and discounts for members to attend.

The 15th instalment of this annual series features interactive sessions, country-specific workshops and the possibility to choose from different streams, making it stand out again as the most established and comprehensive market gathering for the Mena region’s trade experts, fintech innovators, bankers, government bodies and corporates of all sizes.
The event will provide 600+ elegates expected in attendance with different perspectives and a well-rounded outlook of the current geopolitical & economic situation in the OPEC. The conference will also address recurring topics such as the possibility of renewed US sanctions against Iran and their impact on oil prices, how disputes & sanctions are impacting hubs like Dubai, analyze these countries’ trade & export patterns, identify the new main trading partners of the UAE (like India and China), measure the impact of VAT on the GCC and its SMEs and answer concerns such as how companies assess the range of instruments available (to SMEs especially) and bank appetite for financing trade in the current climate, the financing of infrastructure projects and the relation between export credits and a potential debt increase.

*corporate passes are exclusively for importers, exporters, traders, manufacturers, producers and distributors of physical goods.

Main point of contact for passes and partnerships: Judith at
Future of Finance 2018 19-21 February, 2018 | London, UK
Future of Finance 2018

As we head towards 2020, next-level Finance Transformation takes on board the SSC transformation journey, whilst also forging ahead into newer areas, such as business intelligence, cognitive, and centres of excellence.
Future of Finance Europe 2018 will ensure you meet like-minded finance professionals who are developing their functions to help drive not only bottom line savings, but also advanced insight and partnering.
Designed exclusively for finance leaders and business experts from leading, globally recognised companies, the Future of Finance Summit provides the opportunity to learn from other global leaders. The event will give you the tools to enable your finance strategies to grow and become even more successful, whilst giving you insight into other expert's innovative finance functions.
Learn how to:
• Create a capacity model for finance - establish a strategy for your finance operations
• Develop a toolkit for transformation success - train and coach your team through transformation and change programmes
• Create strategies for clarifying and refining divegent processes
• Harness technology to take your finance operations to the next level

Take a look at the innovative and cutting-edge programme by downloading the agenda today!

Future of Finance Summit 2018 is Europe's #1 event for finance professionals, bringing together the best in the industry. Download the agenda or email us to request a copy.
Members of IAFEI institutes can claim a 15% discount. | +44 (0) 207 368 9809

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Effective Finance & Treasury in Africa 8 March, 2018 | London, UK
Effective Finance & Treasury in Africa

If Africa is on your agenda for 2018, take a look at the Effective Finance & Treasury in Africa Programme which is now online.
Hear the latest on key topics such as trapped cash, FX challenges, regulation changes, funding, work capital systems, mobile technology, cross border payments etc..
Meet with 160+ senior level professionals from the key players operating in the region such as, Bupa Global, Cargill, Huawei, Maersk, MoneyGram, Pfizer, Samsung Total, Unilever, Vodafone and more.
Give yourself a strong start to 2018 with the knowledge and meetings you need to succeed!
• Hear how to unlock the potential of this dynamic region
• Discuss what you can do and how to do it.
• Network with treasurers and finance professionals operating in Africa facing the same challenges as you and finding ways to overcome them.
• Meet the key banks and solution providers operating in the region.

IAFEI members receive a 20% discount - use code: IAFEI/20 Download the programme and Register Now.
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Congrès Big Data Paris 12-13 March, 2018 | Paris, France
Congrès Big Data

Le Salon Big Data Paris ouvrira ses portes les 12 & 13 mars 2018 au Palais des congrès de Paris. Véritable laboratoire d'innovation et d’inspiration, le sommet attend plus de 250 leaders de l’intelligence algorithmique exposant sur le salon, mais aussi 100 experts intervenants pour 48h d’immersion dans le futur de l’entreprise data-driven ! Rejoignez plus de 15 000 professionnels sur un espace de networking et d’information inégalé en Europe.
La DFCG et l’IAFEI vous invitent sur le Salon Big Data Paris 2018 :
• Réservez dès à présent votre Pass Salon gratuit
Vos accès conférences pour le congrès Big Data Paris

L’IESF vous propose de participer aux conférences stratégiques & retours d’expérience du congrès Big Data Paris 2018, les 12 & 13 mars prochains. Inspirez-vous de plus de 100 Top speakers emblématiques de la scène Big Data Internationale et découvrez plus de 20 retours d’expérience propres à la mise en œuvre de projets big data au sein d’entreprises de tous secteurs d’activité.

Profitez de 30% de réduction sur votre accès FULL PASS conférences avec la DFCG et l’IAFEI : code BDP18-DFCG

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European Shared Services Conference 19-21 March, 2018 | Riga, Latvia
European Shared Services Conference

We are happy again to announce European SSC practical conference. The new way of development. 19-21th of March. Riga, Latvia. Supported by Latvian government.
It includes:
• Visit of TELE 2 Shared Services Center in Riga.
• Workshop Driving continuous improvement and process excellence in your SSC, RPA analysis (DELL experience)
• Workshop Customer Experience and you’re Employees as Clients (Coca-Cola experience)

Expected attendance of 80.

The main idea is to change experience between worldwide corporations to find new ways in SSC development and also gather worldwide companies to make a global cooperation. Every company will share only practical experience and will prepare analysis experience pluses and minuses implementation of different services.

Special discount price for IAFEI members: 999 euros

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Intelligent Automation Nordics RPA & AI Summit 23-25 April, 2018 | Copenhagen, Denmark
Intelligent Automation Nordics RPA & AI Summit

Join the Nordic Intelligent Automation Community Revolutionising Business Processes. Across the Nordics, organisations are ramping up robotic process automation, and looking to leverage it beyond the breakeven point, creating tangible returns. But with this new technology comes a complex set of questions and no guidebook for success. At Intelligent Automation Nordics you will arm yourself with this knowledge to achieve greater productivity, quality, customer experience and cost savings for the business.

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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