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DIGITAL CFO
FORUM MENA

Giving CFOs the edge in a digital world

October 20 – 31 2019

 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

EXPERIENCE LAST YEAR

ABOUT THE FORUM

A strategist, a number cruncher, a strategic advisor, a catalyser for change: today’s CFO is multi-faceted.

The Digital CFO Forum is the only platform focused on covering the different aspects of a CFO’s role, arming the attendees with the right tools to overcome their biggest challenges.

Over two days, the forum brings together over 180+ Chief Financial Officers, CEOs and industry experts to discuss the world of digital, industry trends, catalyse the region’s continuous growth and provide them with unparalleled education + networking opportunities.

The forum also features the MENA CFO Awards, which recognise individuals and organisations for their outstanding achievements and revolutionary practices.

FILL THE FORM

We promise you will not regret it!

FORUM FORMAT

KEYNOTES, FIRE CHATS, AND PANEL DISCUSSIONS

Learn from the experience of successful C-level executives through interactive panel discussions. Each centres on a specific topic with time for Q&A sessions afterward, enabling you to have your most pressing questions answered.

EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS

Focusing on specific topics and themes, these give you the opportunity to choose your own workshops and take part in highly interactive sessions that deliver practical knowledge and skill
development.

16+ HOURS OF BUSINESS-FOCUSED NETWORKING

Get to meet prominent, like-minded delegates in a focused, five-star environment. You can conduct meetings, share strategies and ideas, explore business opportunities and build profitable professional relationships.

INDUSTRY ROUNDTABLES

Engage in a problem-solving round table discussion of your choice with your peers to come up with solutions to a key challenge of the group.

GET RECOGNISED

A highlight of the forum, the awards acknowledge prominent individuals and organisations for a variety of skills, acumen, and achievements. The highest quality entrants ensure strong competition.

KEY ATTENDEE STATISTICS

BREAKDOWN BY INDUSTRY

BREAKDOWN BY JOB TITLE

  • Finance and real estate
  • Diversified industries conglomerates
  • Oil and gas
  • Hospitality
  • Telecom and IT
  • Public sector
CFO, Group CFO, Deputy CFO 55%
Vice President Finance, Finance Director 18%
CEO, COO, MD, Executive Director 15%
Finance Manager 12%

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CONTENT HUB

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CEO NEED TO KNOW

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GAME CHANGERS

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