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Dubai, 26 - 27 November 2019

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Nov 2609:00
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Panel: Practical aspects of VAT implementation

Tax, VAT, Regulation & Compliance
  • Understanding the important features of VAT that need to be accounted for
  • Who is responsible for ensuring compliance?
  • Maintaining compliance when filing documentation
Glenn Luxem, Group Head Of Tax, Emirates NBD
Sameer Al Ansari, Chief Executive Officer, RAK International Corporate Center
Amr Abdel Abdelazim, Managing Partner, First One Accounting & Bookkeeping
Parwin Dina, Partner, Global Tax Services
Nov 2609:00
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Panel: Integrating the right tech solution for your business

SME University
  • Exploring the options available to SMEs
  • Calculating the true cost of going digital
  • Replacing or upgrading: identifying what will work for you
Jimmy James, Founder And Chief Executive Officer, plantshop.ae
Russell Yeomans, Managing Director, YEOMANS Executive DMCC
Mohammad Nadeem, Finance Director, Camali Clinic
Alexander Vasanthakumar, Director Of Finance, Dusit Thani Dubai
Nov 2609:00
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Panel: Uncovering the potential of cloud accounting

Tech Theatre
  • Discovering how cloud technology can offer greater flexibility, improved accessibility and instant scalability
  • Working smarter with accessible data in the cloud
  • Obtaining a clear, real-time overview of finances
Nilofer Habib Shadan, Head Of Risk, Compliance And Tax, Amazon
Pete Mahon, Partner, Business Improvement Group
Hussam Aldakhil, Head Of Internal Audit, King Fahad Medical City
Nov 2609:00
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Panel: From strategist to captain: transitioning into a leadership role

CFO Summit
  • Examining the natural progression route of CFOs into lead decision makers
  • Building an intelligent enterprise
  • Challenging core competencies with digital innovation
Khalid Abanami, Chief Financial Officer, Saudi Railway Company
Muhammad Baig, Chief Financial Officer, Sharjah Investment and Development Authority - SHUROOQ
Wael Khalil, Chief Financial Officer, United Electronics Co. - EXTRA
Ghulam Raza, Chief Financial Officer, Abu Dhabi Finance
Tariq Sanad, Chief Financial Officer, Fetchr
Nov 2609:00
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Panel: Offering a hybrid approach of automated services and human advisors

Practice Management
  • Future-proofing by embracing technology
  • Differentiating through delivering outstanding customer service
  • Emphasizing the irreplaceable human element
Syed Fawwad, Group Finance Director, Group Finance Controller, Head Of Finacial Planning And Budgeting, Al Fahim
Satyavrat Katti, Chief Financial Officer, Mount Meru Group
Nov 2609:00
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How robotic process automation (RPA) is shaping the future of finance

Payroll & Bookkeeping
  • Simplifying traditional financial methods with AI
  • Improving the consistency and quality of service whilst driving down total costs
  • Reducing paperwork and speeding up processes with optical character recognition technology
Khurram Siddiqui, Global Faas Robotics Leader And Mena Faas Digital Leader, EY
Nov 2609:20
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Workshop: Preparing your organisation for VAT auditing

Tax, VAT, Regulation & Compliance
  • Exploring VAT procedures
  • Enhancing governance and compliance through VAT auditing
  • Understanding the requirements of and how to verify tax invoices
Peter Whatley, Partner, Gulf Tax Accounting Group
Nov 2609:20
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Working smarter with accessible data in the cloud

Tech Theatre
Pete Mahon, Partner, Business Improvement Group
Nov 2609:20
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Building the future: overcoming challenges and changes in the CFO role

CFO Summit
Nauman Asif Mian, Bayt.Com Inc., Bayt.com
Nov 2609:20
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Exceptional client service from the perspective of the client

Practice Management
Howard Hull, Group Tax Director, Al Futtaim
Nov 2609:20
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The impact of RPA on the shared services role and finance processes

Payroll & Bookkeeping
Ahmed Muzaini, Regional Financial Controller, Al Futtaim Group
Nov 2609:40
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Virtual CFO’s: are they right for your organisation?

SME University
Sanjay Amar, Chief Financial Officer And Chief Operating Officer, Sun Global DMCC Group
Nov 2609:40
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Using cloud for deeper insights, promoting collaboration and reducing the risk of failure across operations

Tech Theatre
Shihan Sheriff, Chief Financial Officer, Esanjo
Nov 2609:40
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Understanding and influencing critical stakeholders

CFO Summit
Muhammad Baig, Chief Financial Officer, Sharjah Investment and Development Authority - SHUROOQ
Nov 2609:40
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Adding extra value to services through personalisation and a creative approach

Practice Management
Tarek Elagamy, Chief Executive Officer, Tanmia Egypt
Nov 2609:40
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Removing human error through the automated accuracy of AI

Payroll & Bookkeeping
Aditya Agarwal, Vice President Of Lean Transformation And Strategy, Mashreq Bank
Nov 2610:00
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Developing support systems to meet the documentation requirements

Tax, VAT, Regulation & Compliance
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Nov 2610:00
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Utilising the latest accounting software to comply with VAT

SME University
clarence Dominguez, Accounting and tax Manager, T.M.F. Group
Nov 2610:00
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Going beyond the ledger

Tech Theatre
Prashant Ganti, Head Of Product Management - Global Tax, Accounting And Payroll Solutions, Zoho Corporation
Nov 2610:00
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Transforming financial management to become an agile, intelligent enterprise

CFO Summit
Shehab Shoukry, Managing Director, SAP Concur
Nov 2610:00
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Using technology to build on the role of the client-valued business consultant

Practice Management
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Nov 2610:00
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Improving visibility and identifying cost-saving opportunities with expense management software

Payroll & Bookkeeping
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Nov 2611:00
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Workshop: Transfer pricing bylaws: the beginning of a new era in international tax amongst the GCC

Tax, VAT, Regulation & Compliance
  • Will the by-laws be applicable to my business?
  • What are the final critical deadlines I might face?
  • What should I be doing now to meet the requirements of the by-laws?
Safae Guennoun, Director Of Transfer Pricing, PwC
Nov 2611:00
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VAT for SMEs

SME University
  • Tackling VAT issues specific to SMEs
  • Adding clarity to the VAT return process
  • Avoiding penalties due to incorrect implementation and accounting
Mahar Afzal, Group Vat Manager, Galadari Brothers
Nov 2611:00
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Using business analytics for data driven decision making to dramatically reduce costs

Tech Theatre
Basem Hijaz, Finance And Accounting, Chief Audit Executive, Nadec Foods
Nov 2611:00
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Panel: Accelerating growth and decision making within finance

CFO Summit
  • Harnessing the link between financial dataand strategic decisions
  • Creating a digital strategy that aligns with the company’s framework
Moderator: Daren Warner, Chief Financial Officer, Oman Arab Bank Saoc
Peter Tavener, Chief Operating Officer And Chief Financial Officer, Beehive UAE
Bartosz Pietruszka, Chief Data Officer And Head Of Analytics, HSBC
Vijay Sajjanhar, Chief Financial Officer, Dubai Sports City
Nov 2611:00
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Panel: Transitioning to an ‘intelligent accounting practice’

Practice Management
  • Planning and deploying a digital strategy
  • Advancing business planning with data insights
Noor Adhami, Regional Head Of Global Liquidity And Cash Management, Mena And Turkey, HSBC
Bill Anderson, Group Chief Strategy Officer, Gulf Tax Accounting Group
Amir Saeed, Section Manager, Finance - Regional Finance Officer, SAUDI ARABIAN AIRLINES
Wali Ullah Hasan, Group Chief Financial Officer, Arabian Company and Sasakura for Water and Power
Nadia Al Ameri, Managing Partner, Accutax
Nov 2611:00
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Panel: The future of receivables management

Payroll & Bookkeeping
  • Leveraging omnichannel strategies to communicate with customers
  • Implementing technology to reduce costs per collection
  • Understanding the impact of market shifts on receivables processes
Muhammad Faisal Idreis, Group Chief Financial Officer, Global Omani Development & Investment Company SAOC (GLOREI)
Elias El-Choufi, Financial Controller, Al Jaber Shipping agency and Marine works
Anil Jain, Head Of Finance And Human Resources, Baqer Mohebi
Nov 2611:20
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Forging a technology partnership between the CIO and CFO to drive growth

CFO Summit
Fazeela Gopalani, Head Of Middle East, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants(ACCA)
Nov 2611:20
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Understanding how finance can make best use of the companies audit function

Practice Management
Yasser Hamdi, Senior Manager Internal Audit, Etihad Airways
Nov 2611:20
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Simplifying accounts receivable processes with the addition of AI and machine learning

Payroll & Bookkeeping
Muhammad Faisal Idreis, Group Chief Financial Officer, Global Omani Development & Investment Company SAOC (GLOREI)
Nov 2611:40
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Strengthening your assets portfolio with a prudent valuation programme

Tax, VAT, Regulation & Compliance
Bilal Moti, Managing Director, Windmills Real Estate Valuation Services
Nov 2611:40
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Preparing SMEs for VAT compliance

SME University
Written for Emirates NBD
Nadia Al Ameri, Managing Partner, Accutax
Hadi A Shahid, Managing Partner, Alliott Hadi Shahed Auditing Office
Nov 2611:40
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Data science: moving from the role of reporting the past to guiding the future

Tech Theatre
Kartik Thakrar, Finance Director - Healthcare, Al Futtaim Group
Nov 2611:40
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Harnessing the power of data to overcome barriers, transform the role and work alongside CEOs as a key partner

CFO Summit
Vartul Mittal, Technology & Innovation Specialist, Formerly Kotak Mahindra Bank & Coca Cola
Nov 2611:40
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Implementing technology to consider how business processes operates in different scenarios

Practice Management
Zeeshan Umer, Partner Business Advisory, YEOMANS Executive DMCC
Nov 2611:40
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Common mistakes of VAT return submissions and how to avoid them

Payroll & Bookkeeping
Saqib Ali Shah, Management Consultant, Dynamic Logics Management Consultancy
Nov 2612:00
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Removing the stress of regulation with cloud accounting

Tax, VAT, Regulation & Compliance
Ramkumar Kannan, Product Expert, Zoho Corporation
Nov 2612:00
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Masterclass: Accounting and finance fundamentals for SME 

SME University
  • Finance basics for non-finance directors
  • Understanding the VAT-return process
  • Effectively operating a tax system
Jinu Govindan, Director, Authentic Accounting & Bookkeeping LLC
Nov 2612:00
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The internet of things in managing company assets

Tech Theatre
Ismail Alkamal, Managing Director, Nawatt
Nov 2612:00
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Using technology platforms to realise growth opportunities

CFO Summit
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Nov 2612:00
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Employing technology to enable a strong business-accountant relationship

Practice Management
Vikas R. Panchal, Head Business Development, Tally Solutions Pvt Ltd
Nov 2612:00
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Enabling the flow on data between business processes with enterprise resource planning

Payroll & Bookkeeping
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Nov 2613:40
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Panel: Adopting a holistic, data-driven and programmatic approach to managing risk

Tax, VAT, Regulation & Compliance
  • Establishing risk appetite and applying appropriate limit structures
  • Using analytics to model relevant scenarios and measure perceived risk
  • Assessing the impact of potential events against companies risk appetite
Mohsin Ali, Group Chief Financial Officer, Samana Group
Mohamed Alyamany, Chief Financial Officer, Gulf Catering Company
Malik Ahmed, Chief Financial Officer, Hadia Abdul Latif Jameel Co Ltd
Mahmoud Elsheikh, Cluster Director Of Finance, Marriott International
Nov 2613:40
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Management accounting for senior management

SME University
Mohammad Nadeem, Finance Director, Camali Clinic
Nov 2613:40
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Panel: From artificial intelligence to accounting intelligence: what is the expected impact of AI & automation on finance

Tech Theatre
  • How to utilise and integrate AI and automation
  • Will robots replace humans?
  • Calculating the expected ROI on AI and automation tools
Nauman Asif Mian, Bayt.Com Inc., Bayt.com
Roula Moussa, Chief Executive Officer, AI Venture Labs
Ilham Ismail, Head Of It, HMH - Hospitality Management
Deni Memic, Business Division Chair And Professor, Higher Colleges Of Technology
Amir Saeed, Section Manager, Finance - Regional Finance Officer, SAUDI ARABIAN AIRLINES
Nov 2613:40
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Panel: Leading and embracing digital change for long-term success

CFO Summit
  • Developing a digital strategy to drive transformation
  • Leveraging financial innovation to influence decision-making
  • Becoming a change agent and championing a learning culture of analytics
  • Guarding against cyber threats
Moderator: Rajesh Jayakar Pai, Program Director, Manipal Academy Of Higher Education Dubai
Vicky Bhatia, Chief Financial Officer, Noor Bank
Renyl Rauf, Director - Group Finance, Group 42
Nahal Jekta, Chief Financial Officer, OLX Group
Anshul Srivastava, Chief Information And Digital Officer, Union Insurance Company
Nov 2613:40
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Panel: Future-proofing your practice-management system to protect client data

Practice Management
  • Developing a culture ingrained in data privacy
  • Treating data as an asset
  • Understanding the threats and capabilities of the new technology landscape
  • Understanding the impact of a data breaches on the firm
Jogy Dsilva, Chief Financial Officer, SFM Corporate Services
Jinu Govindan, Director, Authentic Accounting & Bookkeeping LLC
Noura Al-Kahtani, Director Of Corporate Business Accounting, National guard health affairs
Nov 2613:40
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Panel: Rethinking communication and collaboration strategies as remote working increases

Payroll & Bookkeeping
  • Anticipating circumstances which require proactive communication
  • Creating an outcomes-based work culture which facilitates trust
Ahmed Alharbi, Vice President Finance Shared Services, DARP
Sameer Al Ansari, Chief Executive Officer, RAK International Corporate Center
Farhad Rajabali, Regional Financial Controller, Forum Energy Technologies
Anusha Dasarathi, Head Of Internal Audit, Turbine Services and Solutions (Aerospace & Industrial)
Nov 2614:00
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Risk management and tax-VAT compliance

Tax, VAT, Regulation & Compliance
Hadeel Nassar, Head Of Tax Dispute And Compliance, Da Gate Hub Management Consultancies
Nov 2614:00
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When by 2022 80% of all accounting and auditing roles will be performed by AI algorithms running on secure distributed ledger – what will the human CFO do?!

Tech Theatre
Irina Heaver, Co-Founder, BitMeEx Technologies Group
Nov 2614:00
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The key role finance teams play in implementing change to surpass economic challenges and barriers

CFO Summit
Nabil Ben Ayed, Change Agent, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
Nov 2614:00
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Balance sheet audit approach: the major risk red flags to note when re-examining historical financial statements

Practice Management
Noura Al-Kahtani, Director Of Corporate Business Accounting, National guard health affairs
Nov 2614:20
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Managing financial risks through a comprehensive VAT framework

Tax, VAT, Regulation & Compliance
David Daly, Executive Director, Gulf Tax Accounting Group
Nov 2614:20
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Applying deep learning to predict trends and forecast issues

Tech Theatre
Shadi Duaibes, Chief Financial Officer, Jerusalem Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Nov 2614:20
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Leveraging financial innovation to influence decision-making

CFO Summit
Ahmed Gomaa, Regional Finance Supervisor, Amazon
Nov 2614:20
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Masters of fraud: accounting and financial fraud case studies from the real world

Practice Management
Iyad Mourtada, Managing Director, OpenThinking Academy
Nov 2614:20
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Planning for new preferred working methods of the next generation of bookkeepers

Payroll & Bookkeeping
Saqib Ali Shah, Management Consultant, Dynamic Logics Management Consultancy
Nov 2614:40
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Implementing end-to-end encryption in cloud accounting to eliminate risk

Tax, VAT, Regulation & Compliance
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Nov 2614:40
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Choosing the right mobile accounting solution for your SME

SME University
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Nov 2614:40
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Automating routine and high-volume transactional processes to drive growth

Tech Theatre
Rajesh Kumar T, Vice President - Product Management, 3I Infotech
Nov 2614:40
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Releasing management processes through the automation of change management

CFO Summit
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Nov 2614:40
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Enabling threat intelligence and predictive security intelligence that adapts against emerging threats

Practice Management
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Nov 2614:40
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Facilitating on-demand access to business critical information with mobile business intelligence

Payroll & Bookkeeping
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Nov 2615:00
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Workshop: A reality check on VAT and excise implementation in UAE

Tax, VAT, Regulation & Compliance
  • Clarifying the executive regulations to VAT law and the impacts
  • Drivers for implementing your tax strategy in GCC
  • VAT and excise tax implementation in UAE-21 months down the road
  • Most common areas of wrong interpretation of VAT Law and VAT malpractices
  • Actions taken by FTA to ensure stricter compliance with VAT and excise laws in UAE
Mayank Sawhney, Partner- Tax Advisory Services, Crowe UAE
Nov 2615:00
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Panel: In-house or outsource: How do you decide?

SME University
  • What are the key factors to consider
  • Comparing initial and ongoing costs
  • Assessing the potential risks involved in each approach
Carlo Kasparian, Group Financial Controller, Mina Group and Mina Petroleum
Helena Potter, Head Of Office Of Budget And Finance, O.E.C.D. Nuclear Energy Agency
Thilanka Mendis, Finance Director, Troon
Raheel Anwar, Managing Director, AL Ras Accounting
Nasheeda CC, Managing Director, Nishe
Nov 2615:00
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The importance and techniques of data analysis and forecasting on driving organisations

Tech Theatre
Diptiranjan Panda, Financial Analyst, Sharaf Group
Nov 2615:00
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Workshop: Establishing an optimisation strategy to streamline processes and save costs

CFO Summit
  • Identifying business processes that could be improved
  • Conducting cost benefit analysis on optimisation solutions
  • Effectively implementing standardisation and process automation technology
  • Consistently assessing the performance of the optimisation processes against KPIs
Yasmine Mokhtar, Chief Financial Officer, Hayel Saeed Anam Group
Nov 2615:00
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Making the transition to value-based pricing

Practice Management
Mohammed Afzal, Finance Director, Nalco Champion
Nov 2615:00
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Streamlining short-term and long-term employment contracts into one payroll system

Payroll & Bookkeeping
Renyl Rauf, Director - Group Finance, Group 42
Nov 2615:20
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Tax planning for companies in designated zones and international businesses

Tax, VAT, Regulation & Compliance
Manu Nair, Chief Executive Officer And Chartered Accountant, Emirates Chartered Accountants Group
Nov 2615:20
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Implementing innovation on a smaller scale: obstacles and opportunities

SME University
Paula Petkova, Uae Senator, World Business Angels Forum
Nov 2615:20
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Digital innovation and how SMEs can take advantage of the development in technology

Tech Theatre
Danish Rizvi, Chief Operating Officer, ASA Ventures
Nov 2615:20
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The evolution of the virtual CFO

CFO Summit
David Linklater, Director Of Accounting And Cfo Services, Re/think
Nov 2615:20
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Shared services centres and value creation in asset-light service industry’

Practice Management
Abderrahman Benouhoud, Vice President Of Financial Control Planning And Business Support, Accor
Nov 2615:20
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Meeting growing demands for flexible working, addressing payroll challenges surrounding flexible working and re-inventing flexibility policies

Payroll & Bookkeeping
Faraz Ahmed Siddiqui, Director Of Finance, Infinity Holding
Nov 2615:40
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Ensuring existing systems are compliant with new tax laws

Tax, VAT, Regulation & Compliance
Mehrdad Talaifar, Associate Partner, Tax Technology And Transformation, Ernst & Young
Nov 2615:40
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The magic formula for business growth

SME University
Rob Goddard, Founder And Chief Executive Officer, Evolution CBS
Nov 2615:40
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Making empowered decisions to guide clients based on real-time information

Tech Theatre
Farhad Rajabali, Regional Financial Controller, Forum Energy Technologies
Nov 2615:40
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Effectively implementing standardisation and process automation technology

CFO Summit
Muhammad Khurram, Chief Financial Officer, Dubai Asset Management
Nov 2616:00
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Reducing risk exposure with tax reporting technology

Tax, VAT, Regulation & Compliance
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Nov 2616:00
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Choosing an outsourcing model that delivers on quality with minimal supervision

SME University
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Nov 2616:00
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Improving service offerings to clients based on the additional insights available

Tech Theatre
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Nov 2616:00
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Delivering operational efficiency, business visibility and agility with a comprehensive business process management suite

CFO Summit
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Nov 2616:00
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Easily test new offerings, price plans, and services with cloud-based monetization platforms

Practice Management
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Nov 2616:00
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Scaling your payroll system to meet changing workforce needs

Payroll & Bookkeeping
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Nov 2709:00
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Panel: Cross industry VAT principles: what can different industries learn from each other

Tax, VAT, Regulation & Compliance
  • Comparing VAT similarities and differences across industries
  • Exploring industry specific challenges
Mohamed Faycal Charfeddine, Global Head Of Tax, Aujan Group Holding
Jay Duseja, Group Tax Manager, AW Rostamani Group
Mubeen Khadir, Director And Head Of Tax, Keypoint Consulting
Manoj Agarwal, Dgm - Finance, Dabur International Ltd
Nov 2709:00
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Panel: Exploring the various avenues of securing financing as an SME

SME University
  • The challenges of fund-raising as a new business in the Middle East
  • Understanding financing options through investors, banks and lenders
Thomas Scaria, Head - Finance, Joyalukkas
Danish Rizvi, Chief Operating Officer, ASA Ventures
Vikas Arora, Chief Financial Officer, Action Group Holdings
Umair Tariq, Chief Financial Officer, Quantm Education
Loredana Matei, Founder, Jensen Matthews PR
Nov 2709:00
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Panel: How blockchain can revolutionise the finance function

Tech Theatre
  • Streamlined external reporting
  • Ensuring data standards are met
  • Driving transparency between vendors and lenders
Vartul Mittal, Technology & Innovation Specialist, Formerly Kotak Mahindra Bank & Coca Cola
Zeeshan Khurram, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Al Qahtani Pipe Coating Industries
Shiran Sideek, Director – ICT Shared Services, du
Adnan Khan, Chief Financial Officer, GIC SAOG
Nov 2709:00
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Panel: CFOs role in driving the business

CFO Summit
  • Providing leadership in the C-suite
  • Developing strategic ability and business acumen
  • Managing key stakeholder relations
Nidal Abu-Maizer, Chief Financial Officer, Saudi Jordanian Investment Fund
Daren Warner, Chief Financial Officer, Oman Arab Bank Saoc
Jignesh Sanghvi, Chief Financial Officer, Dubai Multi Commodities Centre
Asif Khan, Partner And Group Chief Financial Officer, Delta Partners
Nov 2709:00
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Panel: Developing an effective sales and marketing strategy

Practice Management
  • Defining and profiling target clients
  • Uncovering your unique selling point
  • Defining service offerings to address the needs of the customer
  • Marketing a solution which addresses key client challenges
Abdelrahim Abusedira, Head Of Sme Marketing, du
Hatem Sallam, Partner and Chief Growth Officer, Almentor.net
Hamad Malik, Chief Marketing Officer, STARZ PLAY
Nov 2709:00
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The paperless bookkeeper

Payroll & Bookkeeping
  • Saving time, resources and the environment with paperless transactions
  • Integrating technology to enable digital transactions
Nasheeda CC, Managing Director, Nishe
Nov 2709:20
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Bank finance: financing medium term, and potentially longer-term assets, with short-term finance

SME University
Rajiv Hira, Managing Director, RHMC Management Consultants
Nov 2709:20
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Implementing blockhain to improve the speed, security and transparency of transactions

Tech Theatre
Shiran Sideek, Director – ICT Shared Services, du
Nov 2709:20
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Creating an innovative company culture: people, strategies and being the pilot

CFO Summit
Dawn Daphne Metcalfe, Managing Director, Powerful Developing Services Institute
Nov 2709:20
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Evaluating the pros and cons of being a ‘one-stop-shop’ accounting firm

Practice Management
Nandan Bendarkar, Managing Director, M.B.K. Auditing
Nov 2709:20
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Outsourcing and automating the accounting function and accounting practice

Payroll & Bookkeeping
Bill Anderson, Group Chief Strategy Officer, Gulf Tax Accounting Group
Nov 2709:40
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Factoring and cash-flow financing: growing automatically as the business grows

SME University
Rajiv Hira, Managing Director, RHMC Management Consultants
Nov 2709:40
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The disruptive integration between AI and blockchain

Tech Theatre
Mohnd Altlawi, Chief Analyst, Digital Transformation, Ajman Municipality
Nov 2709:40
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The journey to CFO: perspectives from a female leader

CFO Summit
Rohaifa Hallak, Chief Financial Officer, Information And Research Center - King Hussein Foundation
Nov 2709:40
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Leveraging off the growth or maturity stage of an organisation

Practice Management
Zayd Maniar, International Liaison Partner, Crowe UAE
Nov 2709:40
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Building an integrated digital framework that spans across all departments

Payroll & Bookkeeping
Anshul Srivastava, Chief Information And Digital Officer, Union Insurance Company
Nov 2710:00
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Implementing tax compliance software to ensure the full transaction lifecycle is aligned with relevant jurisdictions

Tax, VAT, Regulation & Compliance
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Nov 2710:00
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Is debt financing right for your business?

SME University
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Nov 2710:00
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Using blockchain to drive efficiency in management reporting

Tech Theatre
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Nov 2710:00
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From accountant to accountable: executive coaching for effective organisational leadership

CFO Summit
Eugene Dsouza, Head Of Corporate Planning And Control, Sony Middle East and Africa
Nov 2710:00
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Redefining client relationships and realising greater revenue per client with value-billing solutions

Practice Management
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Nov 2710:00
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Streamlining invoicing, expenses and bills with scheduled payments and automated data entry

Payroll & Bookkeeping
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Dinesh Kumar, Partner Relations, Zoho Corporation
Nov 2711:00
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Panel: Prioritising which tools to invest in first

Tax, VAT, Regulation & Compliance
  • Assessing the benefits and drawbacks of different digital tools
  • Identifying and defining how each digital initiative will contribute to business outcomes
  • Crafting a roadmap of all projects that will collectively create a digital change
Abderrahman Benouhoud, Vice President Of Financial Control Planning And Business Support, Accor
Keerthi Voodimundi, Indirect Tax Manager, Re/think
Mehrdad Talaifar, Associate Partner, Tax Technology And Transformation, Ernst & Young
Sebastian Samuel, Chief Information Officer, A.W. Rostamani Group
Nov 2711:00
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How to prove to a venture capitalist that you are a solid investment opportunity

SME University
Karin Baggstrom, Chief Financial Officer, STARZ PLAY
Nov 2711:00
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Experience with building an augmented workforce

Tech Theatre
Robert Van Der Klauw, Head of Finance, MunichRe
Nov 2711:00
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Panel: How to engage your employees

CFO Summit
  • Employing analytical capabilities to measure employee engagement
  • Evaluating the impact of improved engagement on performance
  • Partnering with HR to create a performance culture
Moderator: Eugene Dsouza, Head Of Corporate Planning And Control, Sony Middle East and Africa
Muralikrishnan Raman, Chief Financial Officer, Al Wathba National Insurance Company
Vikas Arora, Chief Financial Officer, Action Group Holdings
Dawn Daphne Metcalfe, Managing Director, Powerful Developing Services Institute
Farooq Wasil, Global Head- Affordable Schools, GEMS Education
Nov 2711:00
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Panel: Becoming a trusted advisor: being more than an accountant

Practice Management
  • Meeting changing expectations
  • Anticipating future client needs
  • Repositioning teams to showcase advisory capacities
  • Providing real-time information to influence client’s business decisions
Siama Qadar, Chief Financial Officer, Ento Capital
Nov 2711:00
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Panel: Creating and maintaining an accurate cash-flow forecast

Payroll & Bookkeeping
  • Managing costs with smarter inventory management decisions
  • Keeping accurate bookkeeping and financial records to track cash-flow
Fatema Haveliwalla, Head Of Finance And Cash Operations, Fetchr
Asif Hafeez, Chief Financial Officer, Astra Polymers Compounding
Shreyans Banthia, Chief Financial Officer, Kbbo Group
Yasser Sweidan, Chief Financial Officer, International Management And Construction
Nov 2711:20
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Interpreting reporting dashboards to drive actions, efficiency and compliance

Tax, VAT, Regulation & Compliance
Muhammad Asif, General Manager, Louzan Group
Nov 2711:20
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Removing the perception of risk: understanding how to show investors you’re a safe bet

SME University
Anvita Varshney, Co-Founder, Investment Committee, Dubai Angel Investors
Nov 2711:20
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The changing role of CFO: emerging technology and what it means for the CFO

Tech Theatre
Rizwan Saleem, Chief Financial Officer, Automotive Management Services (www.ams.global)
Nov 2711:20
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The impact of a good leadership on employee productivity and driving company results

CFO Summit
Mairaj Hasan, Chief Financial Officer, Town Company
Nov 2711:20
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Strategic budgeting and real time budgetary control through encumbrance accounting

Payroll & Bookkeeping
Tamil Selvan Ramadoss, Manager - Financial Analysis, Dubai Maritime City authority
Nov 2711:40
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Moving from a rules-based approach to a principles-based approach with digital insights

Tax, VAT, Regulation & Compliance
Fahd Athar, Head Of Audit, Sharjah Investment and Development Authority - SHUROOQ
Nov 2711:40
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Investment strategies: the new paradigm shift in start-ups

SME University
Muhammad Faisal Idreis, Group Chief Financial Officer, Global Omani Development & Investment Company SAOC (GLOREI)
Nov 2711:40
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Implementing apps which free up HR resources and provide a better employee experience

Tech Theatre
Valery Droh, Group Chief Financial Officer, Tamweel Africa
Nov 2711:40
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Evaluating the importance of a diverse skills workforce

CFO Summit
Urfan Sharif, Chief Financial Officer, Touristic Enterprises Company
Nov 2711:40
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Evaluating the pros and cons of being a one stop shop accounting firm

Practice Management
Adnan Khan, Chief Financial Officer, GIC SAOG
Nov 2711:40
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Sustaining cash flow by keeping working capital costs down

Payroll & Bookkeeping
Fatema Haveliwalla, Head Of Finance And Cash Operations, Fetchr
Nov 2712:00
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Updating existing systems to comply with new regulations

Tax, VAT, Regulation & Compliance
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Pugal Thayagarajan, Associate Vice President, Tally Solutions Pvt Ltd
Nov 2712:00
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Government funding for SMEs: funding, incentives, grants and tax breaks

SME University
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Nov 2712:00
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Managing finances on the move with mobile accounting applications

Tech Theatre
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Ramkumar Kannan, Product Expert, Zoho Corporation
Nov 2712:00
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Managing the HR function as a CFO: Why me?!

CFO Summit
Oliver Schulz-Oster, CEO & Founder, PeopleXcellence
Nov 2712:00
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Fostering customer retention by taking your clients into the cloud

Practice Management
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Nov 2712:00
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Enabling a real-time view of available cash with cash flow statement software

Payroll & Bookkeeping
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Nov 2713:40
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Panel: Exploring the potential implications between VAT and other taxes

Tax, VAT, Regulation & Compliance
  • Tax treaties
  • Customs
Mahar Afzal, Group Vat Manager, Galadari Brothers
Haroun Amir, Financial Co-Ordinator, Commercial Facilities Co Sak
Brian Conn, Partner, BDO Chartered Accountants & Advisors
Praveen Sharma, Group Finance Manager, Jazeera Airways Company Ksc
Ashfaque Patel, General Manager - International Tax, Al Futtaim
Nov 2713:40
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Overcoming the challenges of finding funding as an SME in this region

SME University
  • Implementing key areas of corporate governance
  • Understanding the available options when opening a bank account
  • Providing clarity on complex documentation and verification processes
Rachel Mcarthur, Founder And Managing Editor, Digital Ink Media
Nov 2713:40
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Becoming resilient to cyber threats

Tech Theatre
  • Identifying areas of vulnerability
  • Utilising cognitive analytics to recognise threats
  • Safeguarding data through Cyber Essential accreditations
Abdelaziz Sheira, Chief Financial Officer, Lesaffre
Nov 2713:40
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Panel: Integrating analytics and quantitative measures to minimise risk and drive growth

CFO Summit
  • Employing big data and algorithms to make better risk decisions
  • Using analytics to lower operating costs whilst creating superior customer experiences
Alina Khan, Chief Financial Officer, Delta Group
Faraz Shamsi, Finance And Accounting, Chief Financial Officer, Altaaqa
Fahad Al-Shammari, Chief Financial Officer, National Housing Company
Nov 2713:40
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Developing a training plan to keep ahead of digital change

Practice Management
  • Upskilling existing employees with technology training
  • Employing tech-savvy accountants to provide a new approach to tasks
Ashok Mehngi, Vice President Of Financial Reporting, GEMS Education
Nov 2713:40
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Panel: How to identify workflow inefficiencies and fix them with technology

Payroll & Bookkeeping
  • Mapping out workflows to uncover inefficiencies
  • Using technology to eliminate time spent on manual data entry tasks
  • Continually assessing processes for improvements
Syed Fahad Faiyaz Hassan, Chief Financial Officer, Healthcare IT and Projects (Industry)
Nov 2714:00
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Achieving tax documentation success

SME University
Alaa Sowwan, Chief Audit Executive, Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority
Nov 2714:00
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Unleash the power of customers: new rules of engagement in SME

SME University
Iyad Mourtada, Managing Director, OpenThinking Academy
Nov 2714:00
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Overcoming security challenges as data moves out of the enterprise environment and onto shared mobile workstations

Tech Theatre
Adam Lalani, Managing Director, lalani.at
Nov 2714:00
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Creating governance models that support decision-making and reinforce accountability

CFO Summit
Ashraf Gamal, Chief Executive Officer, Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance
Nov 2714:00
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Effective strategies for finance directors to manage operations and support the management team effectively

Practice Management
Sireesha Venkata, Finance Director, Socialize Group FZ LLC
Nov 2714:00
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Optimising workflow to reduce costs and remove unnecessary layers

Payroll & Bookkeeping
Ala Mikdadi, Chief Strategy Officer, SBK Holding Limited & Private Office of HH Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Nov 2714:20
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Developments in transfer pricing in the Middle East

Tax, VAT, Regulation & Compliance
Mohamed Serokh, Tax Partner And Transfer Pricing Leader For The Middle East Region, PwC
Nov 2714:20
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Securing finance through peer-to-peer lending

SME University
Peter Tavener, Chief Operating Officer And Chief Financial Officer, Beehive UAE
Nov 2714:20
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Utilising technology to control and monitor corporate risks

Tech Theatre
Sohail Ausaf, Managing Partner, Ntek Digitization
Nov 2714:20
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Dirty money: top fraud scandals

CFO Summit
  • Understanding corporate corruption threats
  • Creating an effective fraud management strategy
Amir Mousa, Internal Audit Section Head, Al Ain Holding LLC
Nov 2714:20
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Recruiting the finance and IT departments of the future

Practice Management
Nalin Tripathi, Ssf Leader - Group Finance At Al-Futtaim, Al Futtaim
Nov 2714:20
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Addressing communication challenges between finance teams and back-office IT

Payroll & Bookkeeping
Vishal Garg, Chief Financial Officer, DHFL General Insurance Ltd
Nov 2714:40
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Building a custom suite of tools to ensure your organisation is compliant

Tax, VAT, Regulation & Compliance
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Nov 2714:40
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Protecting cash flows against the impact of debt with trade credit insurance

SME University
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Nov 2714:40
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Safeguarding data through Cyber Essential accreditations

Tech Theatre
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Nov 2714:40
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Using risk analytics to inform investment and strategic decisions

CFO Summit
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Nov 2714:40
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Sensing and responding to change without negative impact to the organisations vision, workflow or processes

Practice Management
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Nov 2714:40
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Configuring automated multi-level process approvals to advance workflow and productivity

Payroll & Bookkeeping
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Nov 2715:00
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Masterclass: How to master your own accounts

Tax, VAT, Regulation & Compliance
  • Building enterprise-level features and modules
  • Involving employees at each stage of process-mapping
  • Streamlining accounting adoption internally
  • Incorporating specific tax laws to ensure complianceEnquire now to sponsor
Nov 2715:00
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Supply chain financing: optimising cash flow by lengthening payment terms to suppliers

SME University
Sharad Gupta, Managing Director, Gulf International Finance
Nov 2715:00
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Workshop: Evaluating the effectiveness of planning platforms to enable more integrated and insightful forecasting

Tech Theatre
  • Applying ZBB to control costs and drive profitable growth
  • Using ZBB to test assumptions and solve underlying problems
  • Connecting previously siloed data to enable stronger margin managementEnquire now to sponsor
Nov 2715:00
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A CFO’s guide to transforming the tax function through technology

CFO Summit
  • Discovering new business strategies for a technology driven world
Pavithra Balaji, Statutory and Tax Leader - Middle East and Africa, General Electric
Nov 2715:00
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Engaging with millennial clients through social media

Practice Management
Rachel Mcarthur, Founder And Managing Editor, Digital Ink Media
Nov 2715:00
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Promoting engagement and productivity through financial and mental wellness programmes

Payroll & Bookkeeping
  • Offering employees customized programmes
  • Committing to employee health and well-being
  • Offering a variety of wellness initiatives
Tanu Goel, Chief Internal Auditor, Emirates Development Bank
Nov 2715:20
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Investing in technology for maximum ROI

CFO Summit
Said Amara, Source To Pay Transformation Head, Nokia
Nov 2715:20
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How to appeal to ‘millennipreneurs’

Practice Management
  • Providing a range of time and money saving services
  • Developing rapport and delivering on promises
  • Employing transparency, pro-activeness and a personalised approach
Nov 2715:20
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From managing the finance function to managing the business

Payroll & Bookkeeping
Abutalib Haideri, Vice President Of Finance, Al Ghurair Investment
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