Finance Indaba - a CFO's best talent strategy

Finance Indaba Africa is the only annual event on the continent where thousands of registered accountants and other finance professionals gather under roof for two days to advance their knowledge, networks and careers. Which CFO would say no to a finance team that is rejuvenated, full of new ideas and better connected than ever before – for FREE?

Graham Fehrsen, MD of CFO South Africa, which organises the annual finance extravaganza, said:

"At a time when CFOs face huge volatility and change, one of the most critical things to consider is how your talent strategy and the insights you're offering your team will help your business survive. Given the incredible range of opportunities to learn among peers and industry leaders, CFOs would be crazy not to send their teams to Finance Indaba Africa 2017."

With nearly 5,000 visitors, more than 100 learning sessions and around 70 exhibitors and partners, the inaugural Finance Indaba Africa in October 2016 was an enormous success, resulting in positive coverage in all South Africa's major newspapers, radio and television. The momentum is such, that CFO South Africa has secured the Sandton Convention Centre until 2020, in order to be able to plan for bigger and better events each year.

Feedback received last year was that, for accountants and finance teams, the plethora of unparalleled insights into finance's service providers and thought leaders was at times overwhelming and always exhilarating. Attendants praised the networking opportunities, the high quality of speakers, with special mention of the thought-provoking contributions by the legendary Prof Mervyn King and entrepreneurial whirlwind Vusi Thembekwayo.

Planning for this year's event on 12 and 13 October is well underway, with a number of top quality speakers soon to be revealed, alongside a string of partners and exhibitors that will be announced over the course of the next few months. Standard Bank will once again feature as diamond partner at the Finance Indaba Africa, while other confirmed exhibitors include Nkonki, Liquid Telecom, Cassel & Co, CIMA, ACCA, Purple Group, AdvanceNet, 4Most, 360T and This Is Me.

An added bonus: CAs and members of other professional bodies qualify for up to 14 CPD hours for attending, though this is small change compared to the massive boost the event gives to the work finance teams produce.

What you need to know:

  • 12 & 13 October 2017 at the Sandton Convention Centre
  • Free of charge for finance professionals (invite code FB2017)
  • Twitter hashtag #findaba17
  • Finance-indaba.co.za to exhibit or register
  • Email Sarah Chalmers at [email protected] for team registrations