” This year we are not only bringing the “best of the best” from the region, but also we are incorporating the features you liked the most from our past events. As a result, you can expect to be inspired by exceptional business stories, case studies, and be challenged by our workshops. You know that “magic happens out of the box” so take the opportunity to step outside your regular work environment and join us in Prague!”
– Tereza Weiserova, Senior Conference Producer at EBCG
A Sneak Peek Of Our Program
Meet the CFOs of the Year!
Be inspired by those who were awarded in their countries as CFO of the Year. Not only will you hear them speak, you will also be able to enjoy lots of discussions with these world leaders afterwards.
12 hours of tailored presentations, case studies, round-table discussions and workshops. Discuss the macroeconomic situation in the CEE Region and get inspired by business stories of CFOs.
Sightseeing and Cocktail Party
While one could easily spend weeks exploring Prague, it’s also worthwhile to venture out of the city for at least an hour, especially if your guided tour ends in TRADICE pub with great Czech beer.
8+ Hours of Informal Networking
Networking is as important as knowledge for us. Meet many of our past attendees & speakers, but also build new connections during the many networking sessions we prepared for you.
Bjarte Bogsnes | Short Workshop on Beyond Budgeting
Discuss the problems of traditional management, look for more dynamic models and learn about the Background, the Philosophy and the 12 principles of Beyond Budgeting in practice.
Katarina Lincz | Short Workshop on Stress Management
Learn how you can work with your basic survival instincts! Katarina will demonstrate breathing exercises, relaxation techniques and mental control techniques that are used by professional free divers and many others.
Eva Stefankova & Radka Dohnalova | Short Workshop on Authentic Leadership
Experience the transformation which will enhance your leadership skills and help you achieve your life goals. It is not just about work, it is about your life!
Premium Speaker Panel & Advisers
Top rated speaker of 2015 & 2016 CFO Executive Summit
Senior Strategy Lecturer
Portsmouth Business School University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
HBR/ McKinsey Award Winner
VP, CFO Performance, Management & Risk
CFO & Vice Chairman of the Board
Plzensky Prazdroj & Pivovar Topvar, Czech Republic
CFO of the Year 2014 Switzerland
Gerard Van Kesteren
Kuehne +Nagel International, Switzerland
Director of Business Development
Director of security
NAKIT, Czech Republic
Tiriac Holdings, Romania
Top rated speaker of 2014 CFO Executive Summit
Executive Vice President Finance
HOERBIGER, Austria & Canada
CFO of the Year 2016 in Bulgaria (Liquidity and Risk Category)
Market Development Manager GRC
Thomson Reuters, Germany
Head of Sales and Support
CFO of Romania & Moldova
Adama Agricultural Solution, Romania
Member of The Institute for Turnaround, United Kingdom
PGNiG SA, Poland
Freediver and Coach, KatarinaLincz
Founder & Managing Partner
Atairu, Czech Republic
Ceske Radiokomunikace, Czech Republic
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Quick Pitch Startup Competition
They are young, they are driven, they are innovative, and they think outside the box. Get inspired and explore potential investment opportunities. Enjoy this session and be ready to grill them all by your astonishing questions!
The Institute for Turnaround
Everyone from the audience can be a judge too.
Vote for your favorite startup with Con.fo!
Join us in Prague
Prague is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe in terms of its setting on both banks of the Vltava River, its townscape, its picturesque towers and historical buildings. Each of Prague’s districts has its own characteristic atmosphere and unique charm. Scroll around the city and enjoy the business-friendly atmosphere, great craft beer and local cuisine.
Situated in the modern business district of Andel, bordering the historic city center, the NH Hotel Prague offers panoramic views over Prague. Set right next to an entertainment and shopping center, the hotel is located a 5-minute walking distance from the Underground and Tram Station Andel and a 15-minute drive away from Prague Airport.
You are more than welcome to join the Cocktail Party in the newly opened Pilsner Urquell Original Restaurant. The PUOR is an original concept of Plzeňský Prazdroj created in the First Republic style of a genuine folk restaurant. The chefs with the whole team will introduce you savories with beer and meals of traditional and modern Czech cuisine, made of high – quality and exclusively fresh raw materials.
How to get to NH Hotel Prague from…
The train station:
“It was inspiring to hear about changing role of CFO.
“CFO as co-pilot” or “Get rid of toxic people!” and much more.”
Katrin Kendra, Director of Finance at Tallinn City Office
“The organisation was excellent and the agenda well designed. The Speakers were of high quality and the participants were also very engaged. Overall, a very good event.”
Tim Cullen, Director of the Oxford Programme on Negotiation at SAID Business School, University of Oxford
Best rated presentations…
Omar Saleh, Senior strategy lecturer at Portsmouth Business School, took the audience by storm as he delivered a thought provoking presentation on business strategy and change.
Edgardo Hahn, Executive Director & CFO at VACUUMSCHMELZE, revealed the CFO role “between the chairs”. His presentation had all the things you expect – the energy, drive and connection with the audience.
Robert Verbich, CFO Region Czech republic, Slovakia & Hungary at OSRAM shared his experience on “CFO as Strategic Decision Maker”. A well thought out talk with excellent presentation from his experience left a lasting impression on the crowd.
Marek Gruszecki, Vice President Finance at Quad/Graphics Europe exposed the presentation on “Smart Budgeting” to a packed audience. His considerable experience with finance gleamed in his performance.
Best rated workshops…
Tim Cullen, Director of Oxford Programme on Negotiation of University of Oxford hosted workshop on Strategies for Successful Negotiation Outcomes and presented a lot from the essential art of persuasion. Our attendees rated this workshop as one of the best.
Barbara Wright-Avlitis, Managing Partner at the WrightWorkPlace, delivered a compelling interactive session where she highlighted why and how an organisation can gain a competitive edge by creating a ‘pro-resilience’ working environment.