THAILAND | 12 SEPTEMBER 2024 | 9AM - 430PM

3rd DIGITALCFO ASIA
THAILAND SYMPOSIUM 2024

CFO Reinvented: The Future of Business - Strategies for Thailand CFOs & Finance Leaders to Thrive & Drive Business Growth

CFOs & Finance Leaders

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ABOUT THE SYMPOSIUM

The role of the modern CFO (Chief Financial Officer) has been further reinvented, especially after COVID. No longer limited to traditional financial oversight, today’s CFOs are essential strategic leaders within their organisations. They are tasked with driving innovation, shaping business strategy, and ensuring sustainable growth. This evolution now requires CFOs to possess a diverse skill set that includes financial expertise, technological acumen, and visionary leadership. As key architects of business transformation, modern CFOs are pivotal in navigating the complexities of the contemporary business landscape and steering their organisations toward future success.


During the World Economic Forum in January 2024, Thailand’s Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin emphasised on Thailand’s openness and readiness for new opportunities in four main areas - Accelerating FTA (Free Trade Agreement) negotiation, the Landbridge project, growing sustainable industries and adopting new technology such as AI and blockchain. According to Deloitte’s latest CFO study, CFOs in ASEAN listed global economic slowdown, geopolitical tensions and potential recession in the country as their top external risks in 2024. The top preemptive actions ASEAN CFOs are taking include doubling down on finance transformation and technology adoption to develop predictive capabilities, which are inline with what the Thailand Prime Minister has outlined.
AI (Artificial Intelligence) remains an important consideration with most CFOs exploring the benefits that include predictive capabilities that will significantly improve their FP&A (Financial Planning & Analysis) and forecasting functions. While AI adoption remains in the exploratory phase, the more common technology adoptions are electronic invoicing (e-invoicing), robotic process automation (RPA) and intelligence documentation.

There is a growing need for CFOs to collaborate internally with other departments, especially IT (Information Technology) and HR (Human Resources) for better synergy in the organisation. A whopping 72% of ASEAN CFOs listed talent retention as one of their top concerns, mainly due to the emergence of new technologies that now require employees to be skilled, reskilled or upskilled.


The 3rd DigitalCFO Asia Thailand Symposium 2024, themed "Thriving Amid Volatility - Essential Strategies in Times of Uncertainty", will bring together 120 Thai CFOs and finance leaders to share insights on how the role of CFO has been reinvented and strategies to consolidate and thrive in modern times of uncertainty. The symposium will serve as a platform for high-level networking, enabling CFOs and finance leaders to exchange best practices, leverage collective expertise and stay ahead in today’s rapidly changing business landscape. Join us at the 3rd DigitalCFO Asia Thailand Symposium where insights, expertise, and strategies converge to shape the future of finance in Thailand and beyond. Reserve your seat today to be part of this transformative symposium.

WHERE

To be confirmed

WHEN

12 September 2024
Thursday

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

WHO

120+ CFOs & Finance Leaders

Discussion Points

  • Thriving Amid Volatility - How CFOs can Lead their Organisations in Uncertain Times
  • CFO’s Insights 2024 - Strategies to Mitigate External Risks from Economic Slowdown and Geopolitical Tensions
  • Strategic Leadership - How CFOs can Propel Business Expansion and Drive Sustainable Growth
  • Rise of AI - Leveraging Artificial Intelligence to enhance FP&A and derive Predictive Capabilities 
  • Investing in a Sustainable Future: Balancing Profitability and ESG Goals
  • Breaking Barriers - How Female CFOs & Finance Leaders are driving Transformation and Shaping Corporate Culture
  • The Strategic Imperative - Why CFOs & Finance Leaders must Champion Finance Transformation & Change Management in Organizations
  • Retaining talents and Developing Succession Plans for Finance Teams
  • How CFOs & Finance Leaders can Collaborate with other C-Suites (CIO, CHRO etc) to Propel Organisation Growth

WHO SHOULD ATTEND


CFOs, Financial Controllers, Heads of Finance, SVPs/VPs Finance, Finance Directors, General Managers Finance, Senior Finance Managers & Finance Managers, that are involved in the following:

 

  • Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)
  • Strategic Planning & Forecasting
  • Costing & Budgeting
  • Treasury Operations
  • Project Financing
  • Financial & Management Accounting
  • Merger & Acquisition (M&A)
  • Investment / Portfolio Management
  • Auditing & Internal Control
  • Tax Governance
  • Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC)
  • Statutory & Regulatory Reporting
  • Fiscal Policy Planning
  • Financial Technology Solutions
  • Digital & Finance Transformation

Agenda

The Redefined CFO: Thriving Amid Volatility - Essential Strategies in Times of Uncertainty

8:30AM - 9:00AM

Registration & Welcome Drinks


9:00AM - 9:15AM

Opening Remarks by DigitalCFO Asia


9:15AM - 9:35AM

Morning Keynote Presentation

Thriving Amid Volatility - How CFOs can Lead their Organisations in Uncertain Times

Speaker:

Sundeep Kohli, Group Deputy CFO, Indorama Ventures PCL


9:35AM - 10:15AM

Panel Discussion 1

CFO’s Insights 2024 - Strategies to Mitigate External Risks from Economic Slowdown and Geopolitical Tensions

Synopsis:

This panel will address the pressing challenges CFOs face in an increasingly complex global landscape. This session will provide actionable strategies for managing and mitigating risks associated with economic slowdowns and geopolitical tensions. Expert speakers will share their insights on maintaining financial stability, optimising resources, and ensuring business continuity amid uncertainty. Attendees will gain valuable knowledge on navigating external threats, leveraging risk management frameworks, and making resilient financial decisions to safeguard their organizations in 2024 and beyond.

Speakers:

Hafiz Roslan, Chief Financial Officer, FLS Group


10:15AM - 10:35AM

Technology Presentation 1


10:35AM - 10:55AM

AM Coffee Break & Networking


10:55AM - 11:15AM

Executive Presentation 1

Strategic Leadership - How CFOs can Propel Business Expansion and Drive Sustainable Growth


11:15AM - 11:35AM

Technology Presentation 2


11:35AM - 12:15AM

Panel Discussion 2

Rise of AI - Leveraging Artificial Intelligence to enhance FP&A and derive Predictive Capabilities

Synopsis:

This panel will explore how CFOs and finance professionals can harness the power of AI to transform financial planning and analysis (FP&A). This session will discuss the integration of AI tools to improve accuracy, efficiency, and insight in financial forecasting and budgeting. Attendees will learn about the latest advancements in AI, real-world applications, and how predictive analytics can provide a competitive edge by enabling more informed decision-making and strategic planning. Discover how AI-driven FP&A can revolutionise financial management and drive business success.

Speakers:

Sundeep Kohli, Group Deputy CFO, Indorama Ventures PCL


12:15AM - 1:30PM

Networking Lunch


1:30PM - 1:50PM

Fireside Chat 1

Investing in a Sustainable Future: Balancing Profitability and ESG Goals


1:50PM - 2:10PM

Technology Presentation 3


2:10PM - 2:50PM

Panel Discussion 3

Breaking Barriers - How Female CFOs & Finance Leaders are driving Transformation and Shaping Corporate Culture

Synopsis:
This panel will explore the pivotal role female CFOs play in leading organizational change and fostering inclusive corporate environments. This panel discussion will feature inspiring stories of overcoming challenges, insights into driving financial and digital transformations, and strategies for promoting diversity and inclusion. Attendees will gain valuable perspectives on how female CFOs influence corporate culture through innovative leadership and mentorship, paving the way for future generations of women in finance.

Speakers:

Ratiporn Ratcharoen, Group Chief Financial Officer, Osotspa Public Company Limited

Máyra Gütschow, Chief Financial Officer, Daimler Commercial Vehicles Thailand


2:50PM - 3:05PM

PM Coffee Break & Networking


3:05PM - 3:25PM

Executive Presentation 2

The Strategic Imperative - Why CFOs & Finance Leaders must Champion Finance Transformation & Change Management in Organizations


3:25PM - 3:45PM

Fire-side Chat 2

Retaining talents and Developing Succession Plans for Finance Teams


3:45PM - 4:25PM

Panel Discussion 4

How CFOs & Finance Leaders can Collaborate with other C-Suites (CIO, CHRO etc)

to Propel Organisation Growth


4:25PM - 4:30PM

Lucky Draw & Closing Remarks


4:30PM

End of Symposium


MEET OUR SPEAKERS.

RATIPORN RATCHAROEN

Group Chief Financial Officer

Osotspa Public Company Limited

HAFIZ ROSLAN

Chief Financial Officer

FLS Group

SUNDEEP KOHLI

Group Deputy CFO

Indorama Ventures PCL

MAYRA GUTSCHOW

Chief Financial Officer Daimler Commercial Vehicles Thailand

MEET OUR SPONSORS & PARTNERS


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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We've got A's for your Q's

Do I have to pay to attend the symposium?

The DigitalCFO Asia Symposium Series is free to attend for individuals who are currently holding CFOs or senior accounting & finance role in their companies, subject to availability. DigitalNow Asia reserves the final rights to approve or reject any registration should there be any discrepancies between both parties.

Can I register for the event with my personal email (Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail etc)?

No. Registrations must be done with a working company email address. Registrations from generic or free email domains such as Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, etc will not be accepted.

Do I need to bring along anything for the symposium?

Please bring along the confirmation email and your business cards for registration and networking purposes.

Can I attend the symposium if I am not a CFO or finance professional?

Yes. You can purchase a networking pass here to attend the event, subject to availability and approval from the event organiser.  

Can I attend the symposium if I am a vendor or products/service provider?

Yes. Vendors or service providers can participate in the symposium either by:

1) Taking up a sponsorship package
2) Purchasing a networking pass

Do drop us a message here and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

How do I know if my registration is successful?

If your registration is successful, a confirmation email with full event details will be sent to you within 48 hours to confirm your attendance.

Is there a dress code for the symposium?

The dress code for the symposium is business wear

or smart casual.

Is complimentary parking provided for attendees?

No. Complimentary parking is not provided for attendees. However, for some event venues, attendees are able to purchase parking coupons at a special rate for attending the event. Do check with us at events@digitalcfoasia.com

Can I attend the symposium if I am currently not employed?

Yes. However you are not eligible for the complimentary pass. You can purchase a networking pass to attend the event, subject to availability and approval from the event organiser. For more details, please click here.