Finance Executives Gather to Explore the FP&A Process at the Financial Forecasting & Planning Innovation Summit this April 9th & 10th in London.

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The Financial Forecasting & Planning Innovation Summit held by IE. - Innovation Enterprise will look at how finance leaders are developing a systematic approach that enables them to link their strategic plans, budgets and forecasts together. Presentations will focus on how FP&A professionals can drive profitability in today’s challenging economic environment and the future of FP&A in global markets.


Over 150 finance professionals will be attending and this FP&A summits draws on over 4 years of financial planning and analysis expertise.

Finance professionals today have seen a great development in their FP&A processes and with the rise in technology, these processes have been developed and remodelled at a greater rate than the FP&A teams could have predicted. With the increase in technology, finance departments have had to learn new skills. These new skills finance teams are developing and models they are implementing allow for organisations to enter new markets, produce more accurate budgets & forecasts and plan further into the future.

“This is the flagship finance summit of the year”, said Claire Walmsley, International Events Director at Innovation Enterprise. “Over 150 finance professionals will be attending and this FP&A summit draws on over 4 years of financial planning and analysis expertise. The summit will provide actionable insight into FP&A processes and you will return to the office ready to implement the latest FP&A initiatives.

This summit hosts an outstanding line up of distinguished speakers who hold key leadership positions in Europe’s most influential companies. Ash Sharma, Head of FP&A at Alliance Boots will be conducting a keynote presentation on “FP&A Skills to Survive and Thrive”. The presentation will discuss how successful FP&A functions have two enablers: technology and people. He will be looking closely at what is required of an FP&A professional to be successful in today’s challenging business environment. Other presentations will focus on the future of FP&A and its place in a global market.

Alliance Boots will be joined by leaders from Skype, Costa Coffee, Tough Mudder, M&C Saatchi, Barclays and many more, for two days of inspiring presentations, networking and discussions on the future of financial forecasting & planning.

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About IE. - Innovation Enterprise, 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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