Finance Indaba programme: High Performance Finance - #findaba16

The Finance Indaba Africa 2016 is almost upon us and it is time to start looking at what exactly lies ahead at the Sandton Convention Centre on 13 and 14 October 2016. Every day until the event, we will shine a light on the parts of the amazing programme. Today: High Performance Finance, a programme on 14 October, moderated by Chris Ellis of Vickers & Peters.

Other programme highlights:

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Location: Ballroom 2 (220 pax)

14 October 2016 ONLY!

10.30 - 11.15 "Not From The Stars Do I My Judgement Pluck" - The Soul of Shakespeare and performance lessons 400 years later…
What would you, your team or your company need to do to be relevant in 400 years? On the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, he is as relevant today as when he was in his prime in the early 1600s. We all know about Shakespeare's writing genius - the reason for his incredible longevity. In this talk, Sean Doherty will walk you through Shakespeare's life, touching on his writing before diving into what made him and Chamberlain's Men so successful in their business, drawing leadership and performance lessons that are as relevant today.
By: Sean Doherty (CFO IB at Standard Bank Group)
Hosted by: Standard Bank

11.30 - 12.15 Three major shifts in the corporate world
We have to change thinking from short-term profit to sustainable capitalism. Financial reporting is critical but on its own, is insufficient. Equally, sustainability reporting without the numbers is critical but insufficient. A realisation of this reality led to the need for a new form of corporate reporting. Integrated reporting was a concept whose time had come. There exists, too, a major shift from the financial capital system to the inclusive capital system. The latter deals with the impacts on the economy, society and the environment of how the organisation makes its money.
By: Mervyn King (Chairman of the King Committee on Corporate Governance in South Africa)
Hosted by: CFO South Africa

12.30 - 13.15 Developing an executable strategy for resilience in any climate
A strategy must be flexible and pragmatic but most importantly, it must be executable. In developing markets, this means you must have a handle on economic variables and be able to drive your workforce towards strategic goals in an ever-changing and volatile business environment. In this session, James Ransome, Senior Manager Monitor at Deloitte, will help you understand not only how to develop executable strategy but also what can be done to ensure resilience of that strategy.
By: James Ransome (Senior Manager Monitor at Deloitte)
Hosted by: Deloitte

13.30 - 14.15 "Not From The Stars Do I My Judgement Pluck" - The Soul of Shakespeare and performance lessons 400 years later…
What would you, your team or your company need to do to be relevant in 400 years time? On the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, he is as relevant today as when he was in his prime in the early 1600s. We all know about Shakespeare's writing genius - the reason for his incredible longevity. In this talk, Sean Doherty will walk you through Shakespeare's life, touching on his writing before diving into what made him and Chamberlain's Men so successful in their business, drawing leadership and performance lessons that are as relevant today.
By: Sean Doherty (CFO IB at Standard Bank Group)
Hosted by: Standard Bank

14.30 - 15.15 Project achiever: A win-win partnership
You already know that your business can help move transformation forward through job creation and human capacity development. But do you realise that transformation can also help your business to move forward? Project Achiever is a proven concept that fast-tracks the career growth of ambitious professional accountants by developing the competencies required. By joining the project, you can tap into a wealth of talent and competencies that you need in your finance team to ensure that the organisation's resources are utilised to maximum benefit through effective allocation to value-creating activities. Bongani Coka, CEO of SAIPA, will share the success story of Project Achiever and how a win-win partnership can help you and South Africa.
By: Bongani Coka (CEO at SAIPA)
Hosted by: SAIPA

15.30 - 16.15 Work smarter, not harder
Are you overloaded with information and unnecessary distractions every day? Do you finally want to get to grips with stress and procrastination; create time and focus to do your real work? It this workshop we share nine tips to help you work smarter and faster. These and dozens of other tips, tools and tricks that help you become super productive are brought to you by the number one European productivity trainer Marcel van den Berg.
By: Marcel van den Berg (Director Western Europe at Think Productive)
Hosted by: Think Productive