Accolades pour in for the virtual Finance Indaba Network launch

Attendees said they enjoyed the insightful content, speakers and virtual interaction with their peers.

On 15 October, thousands of finance professionals across Southern Africa had a chance to experience the first-ever, virtual Finance Indaba Network, where they were treated to 10 outstanding Impact Sessions and a gamified interactive expo featuring leading finance products and solutions providers.

Attendees were enthusiastic with their praise, expressing how much of a success they felt that event was.

“I could attend while working in the comfort of my home, the speakers were knowledgeable and shared some insightful information,” one of the attendees wrote.

“I could attend for the first time! Not having to travel during the annual company audit cycle.”

The attendees were impressed by the quality of the speakers and the engaging and thought-provoking content they shared during the Impact Sessions. Attendees were also able to interact with the speakers through a chat function, which made it possible to ask questions that were then answered live by the panellists.

“Rich panel with very insightful knowledge to share. Interactive discussions made for a gripping experience,” an attendee shared.

“My highlight was having Prof Mervyn King as one of the speakers,” another attendee wrote.

“Three ways of becoming CFO – especially Mikateko Tshetshe. CIMA is underrated in South Africa and she showed relevance in the qualification.”

Most of the attendees agreed that being able to attend without having to leave their home or travel was an efficient way of experiencing the event.

“The fact that we could be at home or at the office and listen in more attentively than if we were in a venue where there would be distractions. I was also able to address urgent work matters in between the sessions. I was able to plan my day better,” another attendee said.

The virtual experience also meant that finance professionals from across the country could join the event. In previous years, the Finance Indaba had been run from the Sandton Convention Centre and people from cities outside of Gauteng would have to travel far to be able to attend.

The Finance Indaba Network also proved to be a great networking tool for attendees and partners, as they were able to interact in the expo chat rooms. Attendees shared their challenges, and partners offered the solutions to address these – an excellent outcome for all involved parties.