Bob Champagne, VP, US Finance of Starbucks to Keynote at The Financial Forecasting & Planning Innovation Summit

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Produced by The Innovation Enterprise Ltd. (*IE.), The Financial Forecasting & Planning Innovation Summit brings together FP&A leaders for a thought-leading summit acclaimed for its innovative insight. This must-attend event for FP&A executives will take place February 20 & 21, 2013 at The Westin San Diego.

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The conference is a prime opportunity for you to share your challenges and best practices

The Financial Forecasting & Planning Innovation Summit brings together FP&A leaders for a thought-leading summit acclaimed for its innovative insight. This must-attend event for FP&A executives will take place February 20 & 21, 2013 at The Westin San Diego.

Produced by The Innovation Enterprise Ltd. (*IE.), The Financial Forecasting & Planning Innovation Summit, with over 35 distinguished keynote speakers and 250+ attendees, offers a timely platform for Senior FP&A executives to dive into the burning issues surrounding planning & forecasting. Through keynote addresses, interactive workshops, and networking events, delegates will have ample opportunities to connect with their peers as well as leading practitioners, academics, and thought leaders who are changing the face of FP&A with innovative thinking.

Success for FP&A executives depends on being able to interpret data and draw conclusions, not just compile numbers. In his keynote speech, Signal v. Noise: How FP&A at Starbucks is Evolving to Drive Revenue and Improve Profit, Bob Champagne, VP, US Finance of Starbucks, will provide specific examples of how Starbucks uses its transaction level data to analyze key metrics and trends that translate into revenue and profit enhancing actions. Champagne leads the finance & planning function for the US business which represents over $10 billion in system sales across more than 11,000 company-operated and licensed stores.

“We know that the theories underpinning current developments in forecasting & planning don't necessarily pan out in the real world, particularly when examined in a global context. Which is why we invite you to discuss your thoughts and feelings openly, and connect with like-minded people,” said Rose Riley, International Events Director for *IE. “The conference is a prime opportunity for you to share your challenges and best practices.”

Topics at The Financial Forecasting & Planning Innovation Summit will cover the trending issues in financial forecasting and planning, including: business integration & restructuring, FP&A in complex organizational structures, rolling forecasts and the use of apps to drive the FP&A process. Summit attendees will hear from leading FP&A senior executives like Greg Ricks, Director, FP&A, Intel; Margaret Kohler, SVP, Global Finance Director, McCann Worldgroup; Brian Christiansen, Director, Finance & Operations, Nike Foundation and Karen Mann, Executive Director, Finance & Administration, Estee Lauder.

For a complete list of speakers, agenda, and registration details The Financial Forecasting & Planning Innovation Summit, visit http://finance.theiegroup.com/fpa-sandiego. The Summit is CPE Sponsored and worth 14.5 CPE Credits as a group live finance program.

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About *IE.: The Innovation Enterprise Ltd, a CFO Publishing company is an independent business-to-business multi-channel media brand focused on the information needs of Senior Finance, Operations, Planning, Strategy, Decision Support & Advanced Analytics executives. Products include IE.Summits, IE.Finance, IE.Analytics, IE.Operations, IE.Strategy, IE.Membership and IE.Insights. Whether it's delivered online, or in person, everything IE produces reflects the company's unshakeable belief in the power of information to spur innovation.

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