14-16th November 2018
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48th CFO WORLD CONGRESS

Transforming Finance in the Digital Age

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There is no escaping the fact that today’s extraordinary digital revolution is impacting finance, and that the pace of this change is accelerating at an unprecedented rate. Digital technologies, and the new efficiencies and insights they are providing, are affording finance professionals extraordinary competitive advantages while allowing them to manage risk much more proactively. 

From the 14th to 16th of November 2018, CFO Vietnam is cooperating with JACFO to welcome more than 500 Business Leaders, Global CFOs, Finance Directors and other Finance Executives from all continents together at Lotte Legend Saigon Hotel to share knowledge and expertise, reflect on history, assimilate new information, and delve into the future of the finance profession. 

The 48th CFO World Congress - IAFEI for Finance Executives will bring national and international speakers together in Ho Chi Minh City to discuss the most critical policy, regulatory, and business issues facing Business Leaders and Financial Executives in the digital age. Adopting the theme of “Transforming Finance in the Digital Age”, the Congress programme is meant to be a balance between policy considerations driving (or hindering) global and Asian growth and the transformative potential of digital technologies in responding to the opportunities and challenges they present. From cybersecurity, blockchain technology, and analytics to artificial intelligence, included in the programme are topics that are becoming more and more top of mind for all business professionals. 

We invite you to join us in Ho Chi Minh City to share directly in the benefits from this Congress while networking with professionals from around the world.

INTRODUCTION

Warmest welcome you the most important event of the IAFEI year. The 48th annual IAFEI World Congress will be held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, from 14th to 16th of November 2018. 

For the first time, the annual IAFEI congress takes place in Vietnam, a true mark of the progress of that rising star economy has made on the road to a market economy with prospects for growth in GDP, consumer spending and living standards. 

The theme of our Congress “Transforming Finance in the Digital Age”underlines these concepts, and promises a great opportunity for discussion, for new potential openings towards new markets, and for cultural and professional growth. It will be an opportune time for all delegates from IAFEI member institutes all over the world to renew ties and network among themselves on topics of common interest making it IAFEI truly the global premiere society of financial executives. 

I must take this occasion to sincerely thank CFO Vietnam and JACFO for the huge organizational effort made for this event. 

I am sure that the Ho Chi Minh City event will be a resounding success! 

Looking at the contemporary economic themes, we must mention a moment of uncertainty being felt globally, caused by the effect of political problems on manufacturing activities, international trade and currency valuations. 

Best of luck with your challenges, and we will see each other in Ho Chi Minh City. 

Yours sincerely 
IAFEI Chairman 
Fausto Cosi

IAFEI CHAIRMAN’S LETTER

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE’S INVITATION

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is our pleasure to invite you to attend the 48th CFO World Congress - IAFEI in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, from the 14th to 16th of November 2018. The CFO World Congress is organized by IAFEI, in collaboration with CFO Vietnam and JACFO. 

The Congress will welcome more than 500 Business Leaders, Global CFOs, Finance Directors and other Finance Executives from all continents together at Lotte Legend Saigon Hotel to share knowledge and expertise, reflect on history, assimilate new information, and delve into the future of the finance profession. 

The overall theme is “Transforming Finance in the Digital Age”, the Congress programme is meant to be a balance between policy considerations driving (or hindering) Global and Asian growth and the transformative potential of digital technologies in responding to the opportunities and challenges they present. From cybersecurity, blockchain technology, and analytics to artificial intelligence, included in the programme are topics that are becoming more and more top of mind for all business professionals. 

We look forward to your participation and contribution to this important event. 

Yours sincerely

Chairman of CFO Vietnam     President of JACFO 
Nguyen Ngoc Bach                  Hiroshi Yaguchi

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Welcome Remarks Opening Remarks

9:00

9:30

Keynote Speech | Asia and Vietnam Economic Outlook
Mitigating threats for Trade World (Roundtable)

11:00

10:00

Vietnam: Southeast Asia’s Rising Star
Brief on Congress

9:20

12:00

Luncheon & Networking
The Finance Executive in the Digital Age (Roundtable)

13:00

14:30

Analytics 4.0 for Financial Executives

16:00

Transforming Workforce Mobility

15:00

Artificial Intelligence: The Potential and Implications for Finance Leaders 
Bridging the Gap between Strategic and Operational Decision Making

16:30

17:00

Regional Accreditation (FASS Global) – Sharing Experiences
16th Nov 2018

9:00

The Future Role of Fintechs in the Finance Industry
Reducing Costs and Increasing Efficiencies with Blockchain

10:00

11:00

10:30

Leveraging Blockchain in Consumer Finance & Cashless Economy
Cybersecurity is not Cyber Resilience

9:30

12:00

Luncheon & Networking
How Technology is Disrupting Business Models

13:30

The Strategic CFO

15:00

Digital Strategy Inner Circle (Roundtable)

16:30

The Big Employment Debate: What Impact will AI have on the Workforce? (Roundtable)

14:30

Empowering Customers and Employees through Digital Transformation

15:30

The Digital Economy – the Rise and Fall of Money, Influence and Culture

17:00

Closing Remarks

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Hiroaki Endo is a senior research fellow at Japan Association for CFOs. He has been involved with the association since its establishment. 

Hiroaki Endo was a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. and T. Rowe Price International Ltd. He is the head of Relationship Management in the Global Investment Services division at T. Rowe Price, Tokyo. 

Mr. Endo has 27 years of investment experience, 12 of which have been with T. Rowe Price. Before joining the firm, he worked at the Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC). 

Gabriele Fontanesi joins Morri Rossetti as Of Counsel, working mainly with the Partners Davide Rossetti for what concerns the Tax Advisory services and Luigino Toniolo for Tax Compliance services. He is an expert in the corporate finance field, having been Top Manager or Chief Financial Officer in important national and international Groups for many years. 

Mr. Fontanesi is a Registered Auditor; he has been for many years associate member of the Advisory Council of ANDAF and of IAFEI (International Association of Financial Executives Institutes), of which he was also President. Furthermore, he is Senior Financial Advisor at Starwood Italia.

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Fausti Cosi is currently the CEO (and CFO) of the IRPLAST Group, operating in the field of plastics for packaging, based in Empoli (Tuscany). He also holds the top position in PHARD, a medium size company in the pret-à-porter business, and other lesser assignments. 

He held the CFO position in several important companies, among which are the Municipal Dairy Company of Florence, Pistoia and Leghorn and SAMMONTANA, a leading Italian ice cream and pastry maker (where he obtained the Oscar for the best Italian Annual Report). Then he turned into general management, holding the post of G.M. of COMPOSAD.

Juan Alfredo Ortega is a CPA with more than 28 years experience in different multinational organizations. He has a track record of successful contribution to operational cost savings and a broad background which includes both corporate and plant level positions in international environments. 

He has a strong finance and accounting knowledge of GAAP and IFRS. He is a results-focused, diversified financial executive with an extensive business, corporate finance, audit and controlling background. In 2007 he was selected for the Corporate Achievement Award for his work on Global Business Service in the innovation category among 20,000 employees, one of Mc Graw - Hill highest honours.

A Certified Public Accountant (CPA), holder of MBA and Ph.D degrees and participant in executive programs, Dr. Conchita L. Manabat studied at the University of the Philippines, the Ateneo de Manila University, the Southeast Asia Interdisciplinary Development Institute, the Harvard Business School and Pennsylvania State University. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors. 

Dr. Conchita L. Manabat is the President of Development Center for Finance and is a member of the Consultative Advisory Group (CAG) for the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA) and the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB). She is a past and so far, the only woman Chair of IAFEI where she now serves as Chair of its Advisory Council. 

Dr. Manabat founded the Deloitte firm in the Philippines where she retired as Chair in 2007. She once served as Chair of the Board of Accountancy of the Professional Regulation Commission, the chief regulator of the accountancy profession in the Philippines.

Professor Piergiorgio Valente is a Certified Tax Advisor and Auditor under Italian Law. He is the Founding and Managing Partner of Valente Associati GEB Partners. 

He is Chairman of the Fiscal Committee of the Confédération Fiscale Européenne (CFE), Chairman of the International Tax Committee of the International Association of Financial Executives Institutes (IAFEI), and Vice Chairman of the Taxation and Fiscal Policy Committee of the BIAC (Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD).

Professor Valente is Professor of EU Tax Law as well as Tax Planning and Transfer Pricing at the Link Campus University in Rome, Full Professor of EU and Supranational Taxation at the Advanced Course for the Tax Police of the Revenue Guard Corps (Guardia di Finanza), and Taxation of Multinational Enterprises Lecturer at the “Jean Monnet” School of the Second University of Studies in Naples.

Hiroshi Yaguchi helped establish the CFO Headquarters Co., Ltd. in 2000 and served as its President. He then co-founded the Japan Association of Chief Financial Officers (JACFO) where he served as a Member of the Board until he was appointed its Executive Director since 2003. 

Mr. Yaguchi earned his degree at the University of Tokyo, Department of Economics. He joined Sumitomo Bank in 1989 and became the Deputy Chief of Personnel Department in 1996. He served as the Deputy Manager of Hibiya Branch and was selected as the Deputy Chief of Corporate Department in 1999.

Eduardo Fransisco is President of BDO Capital & Investment Corporation, the investment banking arm of BDO Unibank, Inc. He is also the Co-Chairman of the Capital Market Development Council (CMDC) of the Philippines, Treasurer/Trading Nominee of BDO Securities Corp, and Chairman of Averon Holdings Corp. 

Mr. Francisco has worked with other financial institutions in New York and Hong Kong. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of the Philippines. He is also a recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the U.P. College of Business Administration.

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Nicolas van Wyk is the CEO of SAIBA and a Board member of the International Association for Finance Executive Institutes and Board member of SAIT.

He is also the editor of www.accountingweekly.com and www.bandareview.com. He was instrumental in developing a new competency framework for CFOs together with the UNISA School for Business Leadership. He was part of the organising committee of the 46th CFO World Congress that was hosted in Cape Town, November 2016.

Mr. Bach is a Founding Chairman of the Vietnam CFO Club (VCFO). He is a gifted expert with over 20 years working in corporate governance and finance, of which, over 11 years as Chief Financial Officer for Multinational Corporations and Telecommunication Firms such as TNT, Hutchison Telecom, HT Mobile.

Mr. Bach is also a Founding Chairman of AsiaInvest Group; Board member and Deputy Secretary General of Vietnam Association of Corporate Directors (VACD); Vice Chairman of Hanoi Real Estate Association (HNREA); Board member of Vietnam National Real Estate Association (VNREA); Director of Alliance of International Corporate Advisors (AICA) 2012 - 2013; Area President for Asia of International Association of Financial Executives Institutes (IAFEI) 2012 – 2013.

President, Formosan Rubber Group Chairman, Formosan Rubber (Ningbo) Chairman, Taipei Ninbo Foundation Professor, Fu Jen Catholic University Vice Chairman, Formosan Diabetes Care Foundation Honorary Chairman, FEI Chinese Taiwan Former Chairman, IAFEI 1995-1996

Ms. Ma. Victoria C. Españo has been Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of Punongbayan & Araullo since July 1, 2012.  Ms. Españo has extensive experience in taxation and organizational management. 

She joined P&A in 1997 and in 2001, became the head of its Tax Advisory & Compliance Division, which she led for five years. In 2009, she expanded her role to Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer. 

She holds a Master in Accounting degree from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines and she completed the Advanced Management Program at Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania, USA.

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