It's time! Finance professionals flock to Finance Indaba Africa - #findaba16

The day that finance professionals have been looking forward to for many months has finally arrived - it is time for Finance Indaba Africa! With two days of learning, inspiration and unparalleled networking, the inaugural event has already established itself as the biggest conference and expo for African finance teams in the world. The numbers are impressive: 13 & 14 October 2016, Sandton Convention Centre, 5000 attendees, 120 sessions with speakers and discussions and 75 exhibitors.

Today, the Finance Indaba will be opened with a much-anticipated talk by the inimitable disruptor Vusi Thembekwayo, titled Barbarians at the gate. "Ironically, 'change' has become the new status quo," says Vusi. "Most know they need to transform to survive. And many even want to. But precious few will actually do anything about it. The key to surviving change? To understand why you probably won't!"

"We have been blown away by the number of partners and visitors the Finance Indaba Africa is attracting in its very first year," says Alex van Groningen, the Dutch entrepreneur behind the successful event. Read more

Diamond partners at Finance Indaba Africa 2016 are KPMG, Standard Bank and Old Mutual with a long list of platinum, gold and silver partners joining too, including multinationals IBM, Oracle and SAP. Accounting firms are well represented and all professional bodies for finance professionals are involved in the event in some shape or form.

"As SAICA we are very excited about the Finance Indaba Africa which will be held on 13 and 14 October 2016," says Terence Nombembe, CEO of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). "The event is a great initiative from CFO South Africa, where we can showcase excellence and the value CAs(SA) can contribute to society." Read more