CONFERENCE

 

 

Over two days, we’ll be broadcasting over 40 presentations and live panel debates from accounting and finance leaders in Hong Kong. There will be interaction, Q & A and live networking. Join in from wherever you are online either live or watch the sessions on demand.

 

4 key channels of live content

DIGITAL INNOVATION
ACCOUNTING TECH: ADOPT
ACCOUNTING TECH: CONNECT & GROW
DIGITAL PRACTICE

AGENDA

Hong Kong, 28 - 29 July 2021

Schedule

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Jul 2808:45
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Welcome Address

Keynotes
Laura Binns, Project Director, Terrapinn
Jul 2809:00
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Panel: Digitalising transactions and the opportunities to improve cashflow

Digital Innovation
By attending this session, you will learn:
  • How new digital solutions are impacting traditional cashflow management techniques
  • How our panelists deal with large transactions and obstacles they continue to face
  • How you can manage your transactions and payments through a corporate credit card to optimise working capital
  • How you can take advantage of an unused credit line and digitise your business
Deepak Kedia, Head of Finance Services & Software, Motorola Solutions
Nicki Ramsay, Chief Executive Officer, CardUp
Session led by: cardup
Jul 2809:00
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Panel: Using technology to build confidence in finance teams during turbulent times

Accounting Tech: Adopt
By attending this session, you will learn:
  • How to build confidence in teams during unusual work patterns
  • How technology can assist in this
  • The benefits to your business
Jul 2810:00
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Unlocking cloud potential for SMEs in the new normal

Digital Innovation
The pandemic has forced 85.7% of Hong Kong businesses to rely on technology more than they did before.By attending this session, you will learn:
  • How your business can tap on the opportunity that cloud can bring
  • What you can do to thrive in the new normal.
Jul 2810:30
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Keynote: The key steps to getting paid faster and improving cashflow

Keynotes
Poor cash flow management is a leading cause of failure for many SMEs. Hear from Daniel Hustler, Education Manager at Xero Asia, as he talks about how you can use technology, and other tips to get paid faster and to better manage your cashflow.
Jul 2811:00
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Keynote: Data Analytics: Maximizing partnerships with data scientists to enhance your business performance

Keynotes
James Liu, Finance Director, The Dairy Farm Company Ltd. - IKEA
Jul 2811:30
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Key steps for successful management reporting in the cloud

Accounting Tech: Adopt
By attending this session, you will learn:
  • How to effectively track the numbers which help with financial resilience and business health
  • Understand your cash flow, control costs and navigate your way through leaner months
  • Create action plans for the future with forecasts, and provide timely advice to clients who need it most
James Lin, Business Development Manager, Fathom
Jul 2812:00
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How AI and robotics are transforming the finance function

Digital Innovation
By attending this session, you will learn:
  • The latest trends of AI and Robotics adoption in finance function
  • The key challenges of digital finance transformation and solutions
  • About case studies
Jul 2812:00
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Panel: Challenges & Opportunities of moving to the cloud

Accounting Tech: Adopt
By attending this session, you will learn:
  • How cloud technology can streamline your Hong Kong business
  • Real-life stories from our Hong Kong business owner speakers
  • The steps you should take to implement cloud technology
Jul 2812:30
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The road to business recovery: Lessons from the pandemic

Digital Innovation
By attending this session, you will learn:
  • How the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the business landscape.
  • Today’s disruptions underscore the need for longer-term, more comprehensive continuity plans.
  • Flexibility and communication with stakeholders can help prepare businesses for a resilient future.
Jul 2813:00
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Another perspective on AI for enterprises

Accounting Tech: Adopt
By attending this session, you will learn:
  • About the best AI & automation solutions for enterprises
  • How to implement automated accounting processes
  • How to integrate accounting to other automation tools
Jul 2813:00
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Panel: Unlocking business growth with connected apps

Digital Innovation
Professional accounting & bookkeeping firms who embrace digital solutions have leveraged them to offer client advisory, unlocking additional revenue streams. Cloud apps help streamline their workflow, increase efficiency and deliver smarter insights for their SME clients. Join Xero and their app partners as they discuss about the business growth opportunities that payroll, reporting and payment apps can bring for practices who are ready to leverage a connected app ecosystem.
Jul 2814:00
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Keynote Panel: Adoption & Innovation: How the pandemic has transformed the way accountants and finance professionals leverage technology

Keynotes
By attending this session, you will learn:
  • How the pandemic has impacted accounting & finance roles
  • How technology has influenced the changes
  • Whichthe solutions that have assisted in reducing disruption
Moderator: Batya Shulman, Partner, St James's Place Wealth Management
Charles-Michel Gauthier, Former CFO, Worms
Alexander Joramsa, Chief Financial Officer APAC, Teva Pharmaceuticals
Jasmine Chung, Head of Finance, foodpanda Hong Kong
Jul 2815:00
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Creating value through Digital Transformation

Accounting Tech: Adopt
By attending this session, you will learn:
  • How technology can help create value within your business
  • What the first steps to take are
  • What you need to be aware of when implementing technology
Jul 2815:00
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Finance 4.0: Role of finance and accounting professional in technology transformation

Digital Innovation
By attending this session, you will learn:
  • How finance and accounting professionals can contribute to technology transformation
  • How will their role be able to influence change management within organisations
  • How to use finance and accounting background to foster a culture of continuous learning and improvement
Ankit Hemani, Finance Manager - Logistics, Parmalat Australia Ltd
Jul 2815:30
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The impacts of retail type Central Bank Digital Currency to Accounting

Accounting Tech: Adopt
By attending this session, you will learn:
  • How central banks are impacting SMEs
  • How SMEs can maximise Digital Currencies
  • How other Hong Kong SMEs have managed this
Jul 2816:00
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Panel: Bean counters to business advisors: How is the role of the accountant changing?

Accounting Tech: Adopt
By attending this session, you will learn:
  • The new skills required by modern accountants
  • How to maximise those skills
  • The benefits businesses can see by investing in upskilling
Helen Ahlstedt, Chief Financial Officer, APAC, Allegis Group Hong Kong
Auro Sen, Head of Finance, FP&A, ULA
Jul 2816:00
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Panel: CFO: 4.0: The changing role of the CFO in business strategy

Digital Innovation
By attending this session, you will learn:
  • How changes to the finance function are impacting the skills required by CFOs
  • How junior finance professionals can prepare themselves for senior positions
  • What steps CFOs can do to improve their skill set in the digital age
Moderator: David Tsim, Head of Finance, Tamar Ship Management
Christophe Batallie, Asia Operation CFO, Lacoste
Winnie Ng, Chief Financial Officer, Save the Children Hong Kong

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Jul 2909:30
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Panel: How actionable and real-time analytics will drive your business forward

Accounting Tech: Connect & Grow
By attending this session, you will learn:
  • How you can maximise real-time analytics
  • The solutions to assist you in analysis real-time analytics
  • Real-life experiences from our stellar speakers
Moderator: Gary Zhang, Group Finance Director, Li & Fung
Travis Huggins, Regional Leader- Finance, Woods Bagot
Siew Shan Sim, CFO, AirAsia Berhad
Tom Whelan, Director of Finance Asia, Hyve Group
Jul 2909:30
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Top 5 social media marketing tips for your practice

Digital Practice
By attending this session, you will learn:
  • Why you are missing out if you are not on social media
  • Top 5 Social Media Marketing Tips for your practice
  • What not to do
Jul 2910:00
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Building a time-saving app stack for your practice

Digital Practice
By attending this session, you will learn:
  • How to build a money-saving app stack
  • How it could be monetised
  • Where to start and next steps
David Hassall, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Xero User Magazine
Jul 2910:30
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Keynote: Enabling AI with data governance tools and processes

Keynotes
Many companies are in struggle with identifying, collecting and aggregating data across the organisation. Proper data governance helps, defining responsibilities across organisational silos, setting up the right policies to address regulatory requirements and providing tools to improve data management and transparency.

We will share our experience on how to make the right changes to your organisation.
Jul 2911:00
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Keynote: The shift to cloud - one opportunity

Keynotes
98% of SMEs stay on their chosen cloud platform for their lifetime. This means that there is only one golden opportunity for accountants to be part of their digital transformation journey.In this session you’ll hear from Kevin Fitzgerald -Managing Director, Xero Asia about why cloud accounting is gaining significant interest amongst your potential clients and how you can ready your accounting firm to meet their needs.
Jul 2911:30
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Supercharge your workflow with automation

Digital Practice
Manual data collection and entry can be an arduous task which takes up valuable time that could have otherwise been spent on serving more clients or providing more value add advisory services. But with automation technology, many of these administrative tasks can be easily replaced with tools such as Hubdoc and other integrated apps. Join Joseph Mulcare, Partner Consultant, Xero Asia to find out just how the power of automation can change your practice’s workflow and support your clients even better!
Jul 2912:00
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The roadmap to 2025: The top technology trends in Accounting & Finance

Accounting Tech: Connect & Grow
By attending this session, you will learn:
  • About the impact technology has had so far
  • What the current and future technology trends are
  • How to maximise the benefits of these new technologies
Jason Yau, Partner and Regional Leader, APAC, RSM International
Jul 2912:00
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Unlock new revenue and increase retention by moving your practice and clients into the cloud

Digital Practice
By attending this session, you will learn:
  • How to make clients love their accounts
  • How to increase your margins
  • How to increase client retention
Rob Te Braake, Co-Owner, Clockwork Thailand
Jul 2912:30
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Managing legacy systems and knowing when it’s the right time to upgrade

Accounting Tech: Connect & Grow
By attending this session, you will learn:
  • How to determine when you should upgrade your legacy systems
  • How different solutions can help streamline individual issues
Simon J Day, CFO - Hong Kong and Taiwan, Aon Ltd
Jul 2913:00
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Panel: Going Digital: Why keeping up is so important

Digital Practice
By attending this session, you will learn:
  • How accounting practices can maximise their profits with the help of technology
  • The digital skills required by accounting graduates today
  • How you can build a digital strategy for your practice
Adam Livermore, Partner, Dezan Shira & Associates
Paul Gardner, CEO, Fresh Accounting
Matthew Li, Director, Nova Business Services
Jul 2913:00
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Panel: The AI opportunity in accounting

Accounting Tech: Connect & Grow
By attending this session, you will learn:
  • How AI is impacting traditional accounting techniques
  • About the steps you should take when implementing AI
  • About the opportunities and challenges presented by implementing AI
Siew Lin Ong, Finance Manager APAC, Foodpanda
Guillaume Huet, Principal Consultant - APAC Digital & Data Lead, Capco
Jul 2914:00
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Keynote Demo: Xero for accounting practitioners

Keynotes
Watch a demonstration of the online accounting software loved by over 2 million businesses worldwide, Xero. Learn more about our features that small businesses love including online invoicing, bank reconciliation and data automation. You'll also discover the benefits for your practice when you join Xero's partner programme.
Jul 2914:30
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Keynote: A step by step guide for SMEs to manage their digitalisation journey

Keynotes
By attending this session, you will learn:
  • Identify key customer unmet needs and develop a plan to delight them
  • Developing SMART goal for your digitalization journey
  • Be creative with data capturing for business decisions
Jul 2915:00
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Preparing for an accounting career in the digital age

Digital Practice
By attending this session, you will learn:
  • What new opportunities will the digital age create in accountancy
  • What skills are required for individuals to thrive in an accounting career
  • How the accounting profession is transforming in light of digitalisation
Jul 2915:00
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The CFO’s role in Building Trust & Ethics in a Digital World

Accounting Tech: Connect & Grow
Digital transformation presents threats and opportunities. Decision making is more and more automated using AI and machine learning. Good decisions build trust. As finance professionals, are we aware of the ethics, risks and data protection needs? Do we understand the AI algorithms and their potential bias? What role can the CFO play to promote good governance and trust? Stephen will explore the issues from CIMA’s perspective, will discuss the importance of trust and suggest a set of questions to assist CFO’s on their ethical and trust digital journey.
Jul 2915:30
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The ScaleUp Blueprint: systemising for growth

Digital Practice
Building a practice seems easy compared to the trials of scaling up. Della will provide a blueprint for how to go about this.By attending this session, you will learn:
  • How to build a successful business while working just 25 hours per week
  • How to create a highly systemised business which can function independently of the business owner.
  • How you can use automation to help you along the way
Jul 2916:00
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How to recover your loss from cyber fraud

Accounting Tech: Connect & Grow
By attending this session, you will learn:
  • Common cyber fraud tactics
  • What to do if cyber fraud happens to you
  • Tips to prevent and identify potential cyber fraud
Jul 2916:00
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Panel: Do accounting firms need an office anymore?

Digital Practice
By attending this session, you will learn:
  • If a physical office is necessary anymore
  • How technology has impacted the traditional accounting industry
  • How you can essentially work from anywhere
last published: 29/Jul/21 05:35 GMT

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