Deploying smart valuation adjustment strategy and structuring seamless post-M&A integration
Grand Millennium Hotel, Beijing
M&As remain almost an everyday feature of business life, yet at least half prove unsuccessful. They are one of the top challenges for finance professionals in China. This conference will consider issues such as changing policy, deal strategy and integration.
Asia-Pacific CFO round table--Riding out a rising tide of risk: a CFO agenda
In a year where domestic and global market conditions are set to conflict, making the right call will be top of the agenda for Asian CFOs.
Accountants' celebrity charity talk show
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai
Lawrence Cheng Tan Shui will advise on how to improve the image, networking and social skills of a "typical" accountant. There is no entrance fee, but each attendee is required to make a donation of no less than HK$50 to Oxfam Hong Kong.
CIMA South Africa regional AGMs 2009
March 4, KwaZulu-Natal
March 10, Eastern Cape
March 19, Gauteng
March 25, Western Cape
Members and students are invited to attend.
CIMA CPD spring academy
Designed to count towards, or even fulfil, your annual CIMA Professional Development requirement, this programme will include sessions on: global change management; Islamic finance; strategic thinking; ethics and financial statement fraud; enterprise governance; and climate change. In addition, there will be a global workshop case study and an interactive session on making an impact with numbers. A reception on the first day will also give you the opportunity to network with your peers.
Bitesize briefing: Building a world-class finance function
There is constant pressure on CFOs and their finance teams to reduce costs, increase quality and provide valued decision support. CIMA's deputy president, Aubrey Joachim, will give an insight into how to manage these challenges and build a world-class finance function.
How can finance and marketing work better together?
6.15 for 7am, Hilton London Gatwick Airport
CIMA, the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Direct Marketing Association have developed the means to evaluate the effectiveness of marketing and enable real dialogue between the finance function and the board. This event will help you to understand what makes the suits in finance tick and the creatives in marketing buzz. This event has been postponed, but CIMA hopes to reschedule it for later in the year.
Vicky Hawson (020 8849 2406) or area. email@example.com
CIMA Scotland annual dinner 2009
7 for 7.30pm, Glasgow
Rohit Talwar--global futurist, strategist, innovator and change agent--will be the guest speaker. The after-dinner speech will be by author Len Murray. CIMA's vice-president, George Glass, will also give an update on the institute's success, both in Scotland and on the global stage.
The future of the finance function
6.30 for 7pm, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham
Glynn Lowth, CIMA's president, wilt talk about how finance is changing and what the function will look like in the future, covering the key challenges facing management accountants.
CIMA CPD technical update: KPIs that matter
March 11, Croydon
March 26, Newcastle
Is your organisation using performance measurement as a key tool that contributes to business success? Your performance management system has probably grown over time and may not be adding the value you want. These practical half-day seminars can help you to move from target overload to a system of performance management that focuses on the measures that matter most.
Surviving the recession
6.30 for 7pm, Norwich Union, Norwich
A panel of speakers will give their views on the current economic climate and then take questions from the audience. The event will be chaired by CIMA past president Roland Kaye, deputy dean of business at the University of East Anglia.
CIMA membership application workshop
6 for 6.30pm, Middlesbrough
Becoming a member is not only about passing the exams. You also need to show that you have at least three years' relevant practical experience before you can call yourself an ACMA. Join Patrick Finn, CIMA's practical experience support manager, for a Q&A session.
Anthony Howitt lecture 2009
London (invitation only)
Professor Bent Flyvberg, co-author of Megaprojects and Risk, is among the speakers at CIMA's biennial event. About 150 people will be attending the lecture, including senior FTSE chief executives and FDs.
Balanced scorecard (half-day CPD seminar in association with BPP)
9.15 for 9.30am to 1pm (includes lunch), Swindon
An interactive session that will draw out the practical benefits of using balanced scorecards.