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Association for Financial Professionals to Debut FP&A Leadership Summit in Amsterdam, 19-20 May

Global leader for the finance profession to host event by, and for, financial planning & analysis and business control professionals.

BETHESDA, Md. USA – Recognizing the need for executive-level FP&A and business control professionals to discuss how to improve their teams and their businesses, AFP will host the inaugural FP&A Leadership Summit, May 19-20, in Amsterdam, sponsored by Tidemark

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The Summit will feature roundtables hosted by FP&A and business control professionals from A.P. Møller Maersk Group, ING Nederland and Walgreens Boots Alliance and others. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear various companies’ perspectives on such critical issues as:

  • Demonstrating the value of FP&A and business control
  • Planning cycles, budget process and rolling forecasts
  • Data visualization and visual analytics
  • Leadership in FP&A Practice.

Gerhard Lohmann, Chief Financial Officer, Reinsurance Swiss Re, will deliver the keynote address.

“I am very proud that AFP has created this FP&A Summit for executive-level FP&A and business control professionals,” said Jim Kaitz, president and chief executive officer of AFP. “FP&A and business control executives must provide strong leadership and smart finance analysis. The Summit will help attendees by offering insights from their peers and networking opportunities.”

“As finance executives become more strategic forces in their organizations, they are taking an entirely fresh approach to financial planning, budgeting, forecasting and analysis,” said Jérôme Lefebvre, vice president of EMEA at Tidemark. “We are excited to sponsor the AFP FP&A Summit because it offers finance leaders insight into some of the most important issues facing today’s businesses, from the growing importance of data visualization and predictive analytics to the essential need to communicate a company’s financial and operational performance as a story to any stakeholder.”

Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) is the professional society that represents finance executives globally. AFP established and administers the Certified Treasury Professional and Certified Corporate FP&A Professional credentials, which set standards of excellence in finance. The quarterly AFP Corporate Cash Indicators serve as a bellwether of economic growth. The AFP Annual Conference is the largest networking event for corporate finance professionals in the world.


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