CFO Forum
is where financial executives meet for exchange of best practices, latest insights and networking with like-minded professionals

ONLINE + OFFLINE
15 FEBRUARY 2022
Conference sponsors:
Today's CFO plays one of the key roles in business success and operational excellence.
The CFO role has always been a tool for business success. Today, as a result of the dramatic change in the business environment, digitalisation and transformation of business processes, CFOs are required to not only to manage traditional work priorities, but t also combine a wide range of operational, transactional and commercial responsibilities.

CFOs more ofter are playing a key role in digital transformation. Moreover, the importance of legal knowledge as well as risk management and security knowledge has grown. In the new CFO role, it becomes imperative to build a solid set of strategy, communication and leadership skills that will drive innovation and lead organisational change. The new business environment creates the concept of an "evolving CFO" who plays a key role in success of modern business.

Regent Capital Communications invites you to take part in the CFO Forum, which will be held in a hybrid format on 15 of February in Moscow.
Join us!

The objective of the event is the exchange best practices and business insights, that will give impetus to continuous professional development and the possibility of their application in practice.
Speakers

  • Pavel Malyi
    Partner
    Matrix Capital
  • Vitaly Ustimenko
    Chief Financial Officer
    Skillbox
  • Alexander Lednev
    Chief Financial Officer
    NPF "BLAGOSOSTOYANIE"
  • Natalia Orlova
    Chief Economist, Head of Alfa-Bank Macro Insights
    Alfa-Bank
  • Anna Glazkova
    Chief Financial Officer
    GC "Partner-Electro"
  • Nikita Airapetov
    Finance Director
    Burger King Russia
  • Andrey Ermolaev
    Partner, Tax & Legal, Head of Tax Dispute Resolution
    KPMG in the CIS
  • Denis Mikhalin
    Director of Economics and Finance
    MONOPOLY Group of Companies
  • Alexander Grigoriev
    Head of Department of Tax Services and Digital Solutions
    FBK Legal
  • Ivan Topolya
    Managing Director, Finance Department
    Sberbank

  • Anna Rakina
    Deputy General Director for Finance and Investments
    Liga stavok
  • Sergey Eliseev
    Independent Director, Interim Manager
  • Mikhail Saulkin
    CFO
    MANGO OFFICE
  • Andrey Marchenko
    Partner
    SINAI Capital
  • Nadezhda Rozhkova
    Acting Financial and Administrative Director for the Russia and CIS Region
    LifeScan
  • Elena Shumilina
    Implementation Expert fo 1C:ERP
    Maxsoft Optima
  • Kseniya Chermenskaya
    ACCA, Chief Financial Officer
    Yandex.Verticals
  • Valery Inyushin
    Member of the Councils for the DCT of the ARB, Ex CFO and chief strategist of leading European oilfield services companies and banks
Agenda
Tuesday, 15 February
09:00 – 09:30
Registration and coffee
09:30 – 10:40
HOW CHANGES IN BUSINESS OPERATING MODELS TRANSFORMED THE ROLE OF CFO: CURRENT TRENDS AND WAYS OF DEVELOPMENT
Pavel Malyi,
Partner,
Matrix Capital
Vitaly Ustimenko,
Chief Financial Officer,
Skillbox
Anna Glazkova,
Chief Financial Officer,
GC "Partner-Electro"
Kseniya Chermenskaya,
ACCA, Chief Financial Officer,
Yandex.Verticals
Anna Rakina, Deputy General Director for Finance and Investments,
Liga stavok
  • What new capabilities and skills do finance leaders need to possess in order to develop a future-proof financial system?
  • What are the main drivers of the evolution of the CFO's role?
  • How has changing operating business models transformed the CFO's role?
  • How has the scope of CFO responsibilities changed and what responsibilities have passed from the CEO ?: Case studies.
  • What tools have helped to change the speed of decision-making in the environment of people work remotely?
  • How are the forecasting tools deployed are evolving?
  • Defining latest trends on the capital market and how do they affect CFO performance? Latest trends in the borrowing market
  • Cost of M&A deals and raising finance through IPO
  • Practical advice for securing liquidity
  • Approach to innovation in IT companies: Lean startup and the role of CFO
  • Ensuring the flexibility of the financial block and budgeting approaches
10:40 – 11:00
OVERVIEW OF MACROECONOMIC SITUATION
Natalia Orlova,
Chief Economist, Head of Alfa-Bank Macro Insights,
Alfa-Bank
  • Macroeconomic analysis and forecasts
  • Macro Trends & Initiatives; structural reforms, sanctions, consumption levels, financial indicators, growth drivers, interest rates, liquidity
11:00 – 11:30
Coffee break
11:30 – 13:30
TRANSFORMATION, BIG DATA, DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES
Nikita Airapetov,
ACCA, Finance Director,
Burger King Russia
Elena Shumilina,
Implementation Expert fo 1C:ERP,
Maxsoft Optima
Alexander Lednev,
Chief Financial Officer,
NPF "BLAGOSOSTOYANIE"
Denis Mikhalin,
Director of Economics and Finance,
MONOPOLY Group of Companies
Mikhail Saulkin, CFO,
MANGO OFFICE
  • Case studies of business transformation: Tools for developing a post-crisis strategy.
  • How can CFOs maximise digital ROI and ensure that investments are directed towards the best innovation for their organisation?
  • Financial management in "1C: ERP" - from budgeting to calculating the financial result
  • What new risks do CFOs need to prepare for in the digital business world?
  • How can digital technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, and automation help CFOs?
  • How do the CFO and management ensure data consistency in a large multinational company?
  • What new analysis and data management tools are used by CFOs today?
  • Predictive analytics and case studies of using predictive models?
  • Case studies of implementing innovations in the finance function. Focus on technological tools.
  • How can broad access to data help the CFO make faster decisions? What are the additional risks?
  • How to build a successful team with finance and big data skillsets?
  • Consideration of successful examples of using blockchain technologies in financial function.
  • How much can AI and digitisation simplify the CFO role and how will this impact the required knowledge / education / experience of the future CFOs?
  • Case study of business transformation amid the explosive growth of requests: the case of an IT company during the period of pandemic market digitalisation.
13:30 – 14:30
Lunch
14:30 – 15:00
TRANSITION TO TAX MONITORING: PREPARATION, OPTIMISATION AND RESULT FOR BUSINESS
Alexander Grigoriev,
Head of Department of Tax Services and Digital Solutions,
FBK Legal
  • FBK GT's experience in organising the transition of companies to tax monitoring, advantages and concerns noted by clients.
  • What questions are important to answer before planning to enter tax monitoring.
  • Roadmap, dates and activities. Practical examples.
  • Competencies required for project implementation.
14:50 – 15:10
SOME TAX NUANCES ON THE RESULTS OF TAX CONTROL
Andrey Ermolaev,
Partner, Tax & Legal, Head of Tax Dispute Resolution,
KPMG in the CIS
15:10 – 15:30
CFO ROLE IN ENSURING BUSINESS SECURITY
Speaker TBA
  • How to stay on top of the cybersecurity vulnerabilities impacted by remote connections, given the size of the business?
  • How has the need for an improved cybersecurity governance structure increased due to telecommuting and dedicated CFO roles?
  • What additional internal controls need to be implemented due to teleworking?
  • Case studies and lessons learned of fraud risk management and investigations in the organisation.
  • Improving efficiency and reducing risks when organising tender / competitive purchases.
15:30 – 16:00
IMPROVING EFFICIENCY AND REDUCING RISKS WHEN ORGANISING TENDER / COMPETITIVE PURCHASES
Sergey Eliseev,
Independent Director, Interim Manager
  • Improving the efficiency of tender/competitive procurement
  • Defining key factors for effective organisation of tender/competitive procurement
  • Reducing risks and identifying questionable decisions in the tender/competitive procurement process
  • Typical weaknesses and opportunities for malversation
  • Training, motivation and responsibility of employees
16:00 – 16:20
COMBINING THE FINANCIAL TEAM POST-CRISIS AND BUILDING TEAM SPIRIT
Nadezhda Rozhkova, Acting Financial and Administrative Director for the Russia and CIS Region, LifeScan
16:20 – 16:50
Coffee break
16:50 – 17:40
CFO ROLE IN ESG
Ivan Topolya,
Managing Director, Finance Department,
Sberbank
Andrey Marchenko,
Partner,
SINAI Capital
Valery Inyushin, Member of the Councils for the DCT of the ARB, Ex CFO and chief strategist of leading European oilfield services companies and banks
  • CFO's Role in supporting ESG and sustainability as additional liquidity drivers
  • How ESG is transforming CFO role
  • How can CFOs benefit from investing in ESG
  • ESG values, evaluations, metrics, reporting.
  • What should you know about International Sustainability
  • Standards Board (ISSB): where will this lead in the future?
  • Lessons learned from ESG implementation in the company
  • ESG for companies - an adaptation or a guide to action?
17:40
End of the conference
The CFO Forum will take place on February 15 in Moscow in a hybrid format and will bring together the financial executives of various sectors of the economy to discuss most pressing issues, share best practices and the latest trends that they see in the rapidly evolving role of the CFO. Join us!
CONFERENCE SPONSORS

FBK Legal is one of the leading Russian law firms. FBK Legal has 60+ qualified lawyers, attorneys, and tax consultants who have real experience in supporting business projects of any scale and any complexity.

The firm provides services in 20 practices, the main of which are: corporate/M&A, dispute resolution, tax, insolvency, antitrust, real estate / construction, intellectual property, employment.

FBK Legal and the firm's lawyers occupy leading positions in key ratings: The Legal 500 EMEA, Chambers & Partners, Best Lawyers, IFLR1000, World Tax, Pravo.Ru-300, "Kommersant".

Among the firm's clients are the largest oil and gas companies, banking and agriculture, IT companies, developers, retailers, pharmaceutical companies and the public sector. Our mission is to support effectively both small start-up business and the largest enterprises in successful market promotion in Russia.

FBK Legal is a part of the Grant Thornton FBK Group in Russia, which has managed to become the leader of the audit and consulting market for 30 years, ready for any professional challenges.

Additional information about the company: https://fbk-legal.com/

KPMG has been working in the CIS for over 30 years and is the second largest Audit and Advisory firm. The firm has 22 offices in the CIS, employing together more than 5,500 people. KPMG is a global organisation whose purpose and aspiration is to turn knowledge into value for the benefit of our clients, our people, and the world's capital markets.

The firm provides audit and advisory services, including on tax and legal issues, advise on improving performance indicators and risk management, as well as on transaction support, business restructuring and fund raising.
Additional information: https://home.kpmg/ru/en

Since 2008, Maxoft Optima has been providing services for the integrated automation of medium and large businesses on the 1C platform. The company employs more than 60 certified analysts, programmers and implementation team leaders with the hands-on industry experience in implementing projects of varying complexity: From implementing a standard 1C:UNF program to creating an integrated ERP-level system for 700 users.
For the 14 years, Maxsoft Optima specialists have automated more than 150 companies in 4 main areas of activity: production, construction, wholesale trade and medicine. Our projects were repeatedly presented at 1C:ERP business forums, and the Asia-Cement project was included in the list of the best projects based on 1C:ERP Enterprise Management 2.0.
Among the firm's clients are large enterprises of the chemical and metallurgical industries, construction holdings, trading companies, as well as the Ministry of Health of Russia.
The solution developed by the Maxsoft Optima team based on the 1C: Medicine. Hospital Pharmacy proved its effectiveness and was implemented in 12 regions of Russia with a total of 3,889 users.
"Maxoft Optima" is a subdivision of the large system integrator "Maxoft", which is included in the Top 25 IT companies in Russia according to CRN. In 2021, the company became the winner of the MAGIC PEOPLE, VALUE-ADDED PEOPLE 2021 award with a project to digitalise the work of government bodies.
Additional information about the company: https://maksoft-optima.ru/
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