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WELCOME NOTE

Two years into the pandemic, organisations have been rising to the challenges of the COVID-19 economy while grappling with the lasting effects of the pandemic. Though businesses are on a path to recovery this year; it is requisite for finance leaders to constantly seek ways to succeed in this new “stable instability”, realise profitable growth and tactfully prepare for what comes next.

As Southeast Asia countries learn to live with COVID-19 and expect economic recovery to be more pronounced in 2022, the Philippines’ economy, in particular, is expected to post the strongest rebound among its ASEAN peers.

With the country’s economy slowly being reopened, boosting consumer and business confidence, optimism began to eke its way into the minds of finance leaders. However, with the big lessons learned from 2021, it is still uncertain how a wave of new volatility may present and affect business’s profitability and growth in the Philippines in 2022 and beyond.

As the pandemic is far from over and with the heightened push to accelerate digital agenda to thrive in this new COVID economy, what will be the day-to-day portfolio of forward-looking CFOs and finance leaders in the Philippines this year ahead? How can strategic CFOs and finance executives stay agile, react immediately and make informed decisions when they need to make sharp turns through uncertainty? Also, amidst a pandemic-induced labor shortage and foreseeable hybrid working environments, what are the strategies for CFOs to win the “war of talent” in the Philippines?

Taking place on Wednesday 23 March 2022 from 9am to 12:30pm PHT, the 2nd FutureCFO Philippines vSummit will gather over 120 senior finance professionals from multiple industries in the Philippines. This virtual event aims to address the latest macroeconomic and tax updates, business risks and opportunities, CFO’s top action plans to drive change and recover growth in the Philippines. This event will also explore value-driven digital transformation strategy and technologies to accelerate future-ready digital finance to stay robust and resilient in the next few years.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

CFOs, MDs, VPs, Directors, Heads, GMs, and Senior Managers, involved in:

  • Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)
  • Strategic Planning & Forecasting
  • Costing & Budgeting
  • Treasury Operations
  • Project Financing
  • Accounting and Reporting
  • Merger & Acquisition (M&A)
  • Investment / Portfolio Management
  • Auditing & Internal Control
  • Tax Governance
  • Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC)
  • Statutory & Regulatory Reporting
  • Fiscal Policy Planning
  • Financial Technology Solutions

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND

The FutureCFO Conference aims to give CFOs, who also act as their company’s strategic business partner and catalyst, insights on ensuring corporate growth and successfully mitigating risks and challenges amidst the current economic and political uncertainties in their countries. The conference will also address strategies and best practices on how CFOs can reimagine finance functions and their organizations to survive and thrive in today’s fast-paced and digitally driven landscape.

This by-invitation only one-day event will gather over 120 senior finance leaders from multiple industries and offers the best opportunity to hear from the industry’s leading professionals, contribute questions from the floor, engage in incisive panel discussions that discuss real-life business cases, updates and strategies to meet the most pertinent challenges facing the finance function in 2020.

High-Level Industry Speakers

We gather 20+ industry speakers and experts from leading organizations for keynote presentations and incisive discussions so you can tap on their invaluable insights and best practices important to your finance function management and transformation.

Interactive Discussions

Be part of our interactive panel discussions that address the current hot topics, share ideas and experiences and get the answers to your pressing questions from prominent finance leaders on stage.

Networking Opportunities

Meet new business partners, engage and forge new connections with fellow finance and treasury leaders in the region, solution providers and many more at our event through luncheons, coffee breaks, one-to-one meetings and informal introductions.

Targeted In-Depth Sessions

8 hours of learning and networking opportunities packed into 10 in depth sessions. Listen to corporate-driven best practices and case studies sharing that are targeted to your profession through the personalized country-specific conferences we crafted for you - FutureCFO Conferences.

AGENDA

09:00

Conference Chairman’s Welcome Remarks
Allan Tan, Group Editor-in-Chief, CXOCIETY

09:05

PANEL DISCUSSION I: The Road Ahead: CFO’s New Mandate and Priorities for 2022

With the upheaval caused by prolonged pandemic and current macroeconomic developments in the country, CFOs and finance leaders in the Philippines are required to deal with changes swiftly, evaluate and modify their finance strategies particularly in the areas where digital and finance intersect to match the shifting economic conditions.

  • Finance landscape in the Philippines for 2022: Economic outlook, challenges and opportunities
  • CFO’s new role in leading recovery from pandemic impact and losses
  • Repositioning business, opportunities, ESG and digital agendas to meet the new economic demands and ensure resilience
  • Initiatives to drive performance, build profitable growth and surpass competitions in 2022
  • Emerging techs, innovations and metaverse: Latest trends and their potential implications on finance function in 2022


MODERATOR:
Allan Tan, Group Editor-in-Chief, CXOCIETY

PANELISTS:
Janel Bea, CFO, ACE ENDEVOR
Rafael Jose Consing, Jr., SVP & CFO, Head of Compliance and Governance, INTERNATIONAL CONTAINTER TERMINAL SERVICES, INC. (ICTSI)
Elmer Sarmiento, Director, Finance and Accounting Outsourcing, PERSONIV [Winner of Business Leadership in Competencies and Capabilities Award, FUTURECFO Excellence Awards 2022]
Annacel A. Natividad, CFO, PILMICO FOODS CORPORATION

09:45

FIRESIDE CHAT I: The Pivotal Role of CFO in Sustainability

CFOs are uniquely positioned to lead the sustainability strategy as finance function holds a key role in aligning sustainability issues with the company’s profitability goals, establishing clear visibility across environmental data and distilling corporate sustainability strategy into actionable insights to cross-divisional stakeholders.

  • Redefining the new business performance in today’s interconnected and circular economy models
  • Recent regulatory changes’ implications on how organisations execute sustainability reporting, analyse performance and plan for the future
  • The critical role CFOs play in sustainability
  • Challenges in ESG reporting
  • Incorporating ESG into organisation’s planning processes

 

Lee Bing Yi, Director, Sustainability and Climate Change, PWC SINGAPORE

Alex Jee, Director – Finance Transformation, ERPM Strategy and Business Development, ORACLE

10:05

PANEL DISCUSSION II: Flexible Forecasting, Planning and Budgeting (FP&B) Amidst Persistent Disruptions

A Gartner CFO Survey shows that finance leaders will focus on improving the flexibility of budgeting and forecasting in 2022 (72%), reallocate capital based on changing demands (60%) and redefine the employee value proposition in a hybrid environment (58%)

  • Aligning FP&B strategies with business objectives in 2022
  • Embedding flexibility into budgeting and forecasting to foster innovation and align to changing priorities
  • Roadmap to flexible planning and rolling forecast

 

Moderator:
Timothy Ho, Executive Director, Finance Transformation, DELOITTE

Panelists:
Bhavik Vashi, Area Vice President, Asia, ANAPLAN
Leopoldo De Castro Jr., VP/Finance Director, FOODPANDA [Winner of Finance Team of the Year Award & CFO of the Year Finalist, FUTURECFO Excellence Awards 2022]
Dexter R. Moya, AVP for Finance, TRAVELLERS INTERNATIONAL HOTEL GROUP

10:35

FIRESIDE CHAT II: Leading The Enterprise Digital Growth with Finance

Finance is at the center of enterprise-wide digital growth. Every digital business model transformation is a “stool” that stands on three legs: Sales, finance, and supply chain transformation. However, only fixing individual elements will not generate a truly amazing customer experience.

  • Creating boundless new value and becoming a more strategic finance function with automation
  • Making the right real-time business decisions during disruptive times
  • Creating successful digital strategy for the entire enterprise with cloud

 

Interviewer:
Amit Verma, Regional Director, SAP ASIA PACIFIC & JAPAN

Interviewee:
June Cabal-Revilla, EVP, CFO & Chief Sustainability Officer, METRO PACIFIC INVESTMENTS CORPORATION (MPIC) [Finalist for Most Innovative Use of Cloud, Platforms and Ecosystem Award, FUTURECFO Excellence Awards 2022]

10:50

PANEL DISCUSSION III: Future-Ready Finance Leadership in 2022

With the continued uncertainty and increased hybrid work model within Finance & Accounting (F&A), how should CFOs and finance leaders in the Philippines reset their leadership model and strategy to support business recovery and navigate the rapidly changing business landscape?

  • Infusing digitalisation, collaboration and open communication for greater growth, productivity and profitability
  • Embedding insightful business intelligence for informed decision-making
  • Scaling up digital payments for financial improvements across the board
  • Creating a digital-first mindset and building multi-skilled F&A teams to keep up with the new business expectations
  • Funding digital growth with a flexible budget
  • Managing the speed of digital transformation vs. regulations and compliance in the Philippines

 

Moderator:
Allan Tan, Group Editor-in-Chief, CXOCIETY

Panelists:
Daniel Viertel, Business Director, New Entry Market, CCH TAGETIK at WOLTERS KLUWER
Leo Rosales, Director Finance, PAYMAYA PHILIPPINES
Joweeh Liao, Finance Director & Head of Business Transformation, WATSONS PERSONAL CARE STORES (PHILIPPINES) [Winner of CFO of the Year Award, FUTURECFO Excellence Awards 2022]
Loudie Falguera, Vice President & Head of Finance, WILCON DEPOT [Winner of Operational Excellence in Audit, Compliance and Governance Award, FUTURECFO Excellence Awards 2022]

11:30

FIRESIDE CHAT III: Achieving Positive-Sum Growth with Hyper Automation in Today’s Business Modernisation
  • Leveraging automation for today’s business modernisation in the Philippines
  • How to achieve positive-sum growth through automation?
  • Top 3 focus for finance leaders in 2022

Interviewer:
Allan Tan, Group Editor-in-Chief, CXOCIETY

Interviewee:
Albert Leong, Managing Director, ESKER ASIA

11:45

KEYNOTE: 2022 Treasury Predictions and Trends

This session discusses a range of ongoing global treasury trends and future predictions.

  • What is happening with technology adoption (AI, ML, API, SaaS)?
  • What hot trends will slow and which will accelerate (real-time, technologies)?

 

Tan Chin Shiang, Pre-Sales Director, KYRIBA ASIA PACIFIC

12:00

PANEL DISCUSSION IV: Hire, Develop, Retain: Managing the Return of Finance Talent War in 2022

As organisations remain hopeful for a better economy and return to some normalcy this year, a new crisis emerges. Workforce shortages, skilled talent turnover, challenges of return-to-work, hybrid model workplace, and displaced workforce due to the pandemic – all conspiring to frustrate CFOs and finance leaders’ strategies to improve overall company performance in 2022.

  • Emerging workforce trends, changing the nature of work, changing business requirements and other challenges for finance function in 2022
  • Recruiting and retaining in the era of mutual prosperity
  • Implementing agile workforce strategy to overcome finance talent shortage and skilling roadblock
  • Direct hire vs. outsource: Manpower and outsourcing trends in the Philippines post-pandemic
  • Maximising your talent dollars in your 2022 budget


Moderator:
Allan Tan, Group Editor-in-Chief, CXOCIETY

Panelists:
Danny Cuya, Finance Controller – PH, INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS & FRAGRANCES (PHILS.)
Jef Lacson, Group Deputy CFO – Regional, PACIFIC CROSS INTERNATIONAL
Joselito Diga, CFO, UNITED LABORATORIES

12:30

Conference Chairman’s Closing Remarks & End of Summit

Allan Tan, Group Editor-in-Chief, CXOCIETY

SPEAKERS

Albert Leong

Managing Director, ESKER ASIA

Alex Jee

Director – Finance Transformation, ERPM Strategy and Business Development, ORACLE

Allan Tan

Group Editor-in-Chief
CXOCIETY

Amit Verma

Regional Head – Office of CFO Solutions, Asia Pacific & Japan

SAP

Annacel A. Natividad

CFO, PILMICO FOODS CORPORATION

Bhavik Vashi

Area Vice President, Asia, ANAPLAN

Daniel Viertel

Business Director, New Entry Market, CCH TAGETIK APAC

WOLTERS KLUWER

Danny Cuya

Finance Controller – PH, INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS & FRAGRANCES (PHILS.)

Dexter R. Moya

AVP for Finance, TRAVELLERS INTERNATIONAL HOTEL GROUP

Elmer Sarmiento

Director, Finance and Accounting Outsourcing, PERSONIV

Janel Bea

CFO, ACE ENDEVOR INC.

Jef Lacson

Group Deputy CFO – Regional, PACIFIC CROSS INTERNATIONAL

Joselito Diga

Senior Vice President for Finance and Group CFO, UNITED LABORATORIES

Joweehlyn Liao

Finance Director and Head of Business Transformation, WATSONS PERSONAL CARE STORES (PHILIPPINES)

June Cabal-Revilla

EVP, CFO and Chief Sustainability Officer, METRO PACIFIC INVESTMENTS CORPORATION

Lee Bing Yi

Director, Sustainability and Climate Change, PWC SINGAPORE

Leo Rosales

Director Finance, PAYMAYA PHILIPPINES

Leopoldo De Castro, Jr.

Director of Finance, FOODPANDA

Loudie Falguera

Vice President & Head of Finance, WILCON DEPOT

Rafael Jose Consing, Jr.

SVP & CFO, Head of Compliance and Governance, INTERNATIONAL CONTAINTER TERMINAL SERVICES, INC. (ICTSI)

Tan Chin Shiang

Pre-Sales Director

KYRIBA ASIA PACIFIC

Timothy Ho

Executive Director, Finance Transformation, DELOITTE

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