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Visit www.cimaglobal.com/events for updates and a full list of events. CIMA Mastercourses--your catalyst for business change: www.cimamastercourses.com.

China

Deploying smart valuation adjustment strategy and structuring seamless post-M&A integration

February 26-27

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.

www.cncima.com

Asia-Pacific CFO round table--Riding out a rising tide of risk: a CFO agenda

March 18

Shanghai

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.

www.economist conferences.com

Hong Kong

Accountants' celebrity charity talk show

February 24

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.

jovy.yeung@ cimaglobal.com

South Africa

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.

Talitha.mokoka@ cimaglobal.com

UK

CIMA CPD spring academy

February 16-17

CIMA, London

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.

www.cimaglobal.com/ academies

Bitesize briefing: Building a world-class finance function

February 23

CIMA, London

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.

www.cimaglobal.com/ bitesize

How can finance and marketing work better together?

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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. twelve@cimaglobal.com

CIMA Scotland annual dinner 2009

March 6

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.

www.cimaglobal.com/scotland

The future of the finance function

March 10

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

March 17

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

March 18

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.

www.cimaglobal.com/ northeastengland

Anthony Howitt lecture 2009

March 26

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)

March 27

9.15 for 9.30am to 1pm (includes lunch), Swindon

An interactive session that will draw out the practical benefits of using balanced scorecards.
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