In this turbulent climate, finance professionals need to discuss current trends to remain competitive; the Finance Festival 2016 is their opportunity to do so.

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Innovation Enterprise would like to introduce the Finance Festival 2016. The FP&A Innovation Summit, the Risk Management Summit, and the Treasury Management Summit will come to Boston on September 8 & 9.

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Bringing together these three summits will set this apart on the finance calendar for its breadth of topics and talent. Aaron Fraser, event curator

The finance function is facing a world of uncertainty, with a turbulent geo-political climate, cyber threats, and disruptive new technologies presenting a clear and present danger to the CFO’s number 1 priority - ensuring the financial stability of their organization.

Since 2010, the FP&A Innovation Summit has been a vital resource for finance leaders looking to maintain competitive edge and drive growth, with hundreds of industry-leading speakers and thousands of attendees coming together to share insights that have enabled them to keep on top of current trends and drive growth at their organization.

This year, FP&A Innovation will run alongside the Risk Management Summit and the Treasury Management Summit at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, with 1 Access All Areas pass providing entry to all events. The three summits will run concurrently on September 8 and 9 with more than 80 speakers and over 500 attendees set to discuss the most pressing issues facing the finance function and how to best prepare their organizations to face them.

In such a volatile world, forecasting has become an increasingly complex issue, with much of it now automated in order to keep pace with the fast-moving business environment. Among the speakers will be Scott Sarian, Director of FP&A at Harvard University, who will discuss forecasting complexities in the education industry and what they mean to Harvard’s FP&A process, including how the university has implemented automation. In a recent interview with us in the run up to the event, Scott noted the challenges they overcame to implement automation, saying: ‘As much as we try to set standards regarding how to forecast, inevitably various budgeters will forecast in their own ways – some being more conservative than others, etc. When we aggregate this information from many budgeters, we have to apply a broad stroke to the process, and see if the aggregate total of many departmental submissions is in line with our expectations school-wide.’

Also speaking will be Isaac Jung, Director of P&CI & Treasury at Heineken, who will discuss how they use strategic planning and other initiatives to ensure that they have consistent cash flow. Other speakers include finance leaders from companies across a diverse range of industries including PayPal, New Balance, AIG, Hershey’s, and Microsoft, among others.

Aaron Fraser, curator of the event, said: “Bringing together these three summits will set this apart on the finance calendar for its breadth of topics and talent, and the exciting line-up should mean that all issues are covered in depth, inspiring the kind of insights to overcome any challenge and drive growth moving forward.”

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Innovation Enterprise Ltd, a division of Argyle Executive Forum, is a business-to-business media brand specializing in delivering the most innovative business solutions to executive-level decision makers. Innovation Enterprise produces a range on online and offline content, including, but not limited to, summits, online learning, webinars, and white papers, as well as offering other additional services such as lead generation and bespoke research.

Innovation Enterprise focuses on seven key channels - Finance, Supply Chain, Analytics, Big Data, Strategy, Digital, Innovation & Sports - to ensure that organizations are furnished with all the cutting-edge insights necessary to driving growth in the evolving business environment.

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