Renaissance Schaumburg, Chicago

What You Get

Our ‘invitation-only’ approach allows us to provide exceptional service for our audience.

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Conference Pass

Full access to the event including keynotes and educational sessions.

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Overnight Hotel

We cover the first night and offer a discounted rate. Spouses welcomed.

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5 Star Catering

Let us treat you to delectable breakfasts, lunches, refreshments, and more.

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Ace Networking

Rub shoulders with the best. Entry to all networking activities including industry dinner.

Who You'll Meet

A unique engagement opportunity with Fortune 500 companies and emerging mid-size enterprises.

250+

Influential Peers

Benchmark and network with the movers and shakers of Finance.

30+

Thought Leaders

Learn from the best in the field and walk away with actionable insights.

50+

Leading Partners

Meet only the solution providers most relevant for your projects and initiatives.

2.5K

Connections

Unparalleled networking opportunities with high profile industry leaders.

What You'll Do

Your registration creates a truly customized agenda based on your specific areas of responsibility, challenges and interests.

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Free Time

Spend most of your time participating in educational sessions and networking activities.

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Research Meetings

Face-to-face 25-minute meetings to discover leading solutions guided by knowledgable executives.

40

Educational Sessions

Keynotes, plenary sessions, industry panel discussions, case studies and more.

6

Networking Activities

The perfect place to connect with peers who can truly make a difference to your business.

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KEY THEMES

This year, the 100% peer-driven educational program will be centered around key themes addressing the most pressing challenges in finance.

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Key Themes

close Technology & Transition in Finance
  • The Future of AI in Finance & How to Prepare for It.
  • What are the Top 3 Technology Trends that CFO’s need to Focus On?
  • Migrating Finance Operations to the Cloud: Pros and Cons.
  • ERP: How to Select, When to Upgrade & How to Successfully Implement.
  • Getting Rid of Dispersed Systems and Transitioning all of Finance into One Platform/System
  • How Technology is Taking Over in a Manual/Paper-Based World.
  • The Evolving Role & Responsibilities of the CFO.
  • How to Promote Emotional Intelligence & Personal Development for Finance Executives.
  • Driving Innovation and Leading Cultural Change.
  • Enhancing Your Management Style & Keeping Current on Trends in Finance.
  • Leading Millennials in an Ever-Changing Political Climate.
  • How to Do More with Less: Finding Success Without a Huge FP&A Team.
  • Optimizing Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting.
  • Strategies to keep Business Unit/Department Leaders Accountable for Their Results.
  • The Benefits of a Self-Service BI Organization.
  • Best Practices for Understand & Managing P&L.
  • M&A in the Modern World:  Is it Worth the Effort?  Does Anyone Ever See the ROI They Expect?
  • Innovative Banking Solutions to Help Automation.
  • Important Changes to Capital Markets that Finance Executives Should Know.
  • Risks and Opportunities in Funding Business Operations.
  • Knowing & Utilizing Your Best Financing Options to Raise Capital.
  • Working with a Challenging Board &/or Divided Company Management
  • Choosing Auditors Wisely: Making Auditors a Business Partner
  • GAAP Revenue Recognition Changes: Lessons Learned for Q1 Reporting
  • Using Strategic Planning as a Tool to Identify Risks in Your Financials
  • Best Practices for Effective GRC Management

SPEAKERS

Get insights from 20+ specialized CFOs making way in the ever-changing world of finance.

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Judy Edge

Corporate Vice President, Human Resources

FedEx Corporation

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Shawn Bryant

VP, Finance - Payroll Operations

American Express

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Tamara Heimonen

Associate Director, HR Research & Advisory Services

McLean & Company

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Lyle Wells

National Director of Leadership Processes

Flippen Group

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David Jones

CFO

AMITA Health

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S. Cash Nickerson

President and CFO

PDS Tech, Inc.

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Brett Burford

Chief Financial Officer

Eyemart Express, LLC

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Paul Feltman

Chief Financial Officer

Casino Del Sol

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Tom Stewart

Executive Director

National Center for the Middle Market

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Glen Elias

CFO

RK Mechanical

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Jeffrey L. Bissell, CPA

Chief Financial Officer and Treasure

NMG Areospace

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Mark Pritchard

Chief Financial Officer

Data-Mail Inc.

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Jim Sorboro

CFO

Phillips & Temro Industries

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Madhav Srinivasan

Chief Financial Officer

Hunton and Williams LLP

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Stephanie Banuelos

WOTC Practice Leader

Corporate Tax Incentives

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Mark Echols

R&D Practice Leaders

Corporate Tax Incentives

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Fouad Alkisswani

Director, Head of Card ePayables

Capital One

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Mehdi Aftahi

CTO

Technology Evaluation Centers

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Brent Meyers

National VP

Nvoicepay

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Milind Agtey

President

Easy Access

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Matt Jiang

Chief Financial Officer

Creata

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Terri Hartwell Easter

Principal

T.H. Easter Consulting

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Ken Lavoie

Senior Vice President, Sales

Prophix

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Susan Parcells

Senior Director of Finance Transformation

Blackline

AGENDA

Make every session valuable by selecting up to three key themes to mix and match the most relevant topics to you.

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MondayNetworking

Breakfast Buffet

MondayNetworking

Industry Dinner

STEERING COMMITTEE

Experienced CFOs help us design a relevant and 100% peer-led educational program.

 

Check out last year's members!

Steering Committee Members

Paul Feltman Chief Financial Officer
Casino Del Sol
George Montague Chief Financial Officer
Smiths Medical
Michael Sledge Chief Financial Officer
Duke Clinical Research Institute
Nick Hawtrey CFO
Allied Electronics
Jeffrey Bissell Chief Information Officer, Treasurer
NMG Areospace
Lisa Doerner Chief Financial Officer
ProTrans International, Inc
Jim Hurley CFO
Port City Group
Kevin Ford Chief Financial Officer
Group Voyagers, Inc.
Terra Fenwick CFO
StormGeo
Gary Bachman Chief Operating Officer
Pzena Investment Management
Tim Marquardt SVP/ CFO
MAX Credit Union
Israel Askew CFO
Emission Monitoring Service, Inc.
Deha Rozanes Managing Director- Finance
Axioma Inc

ATTENDEES

We help CFOs and Finance senior-level executives connect with peers in different industries to discuss their top-of-mind directives. Last year's attendees include:

Attendee Testimonials

"Networking with other CFOs and being able to discuss similar challenges and solutions we’ve all experienced was the best part of the event for me. It’s a small time investment for the opportunity of learning new things and making some good connections. In addition to the professional reasons, the locations and venues have made for a very enjoyable business trip, and would recommend this event to other Finance executives."

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EXHIBITORS

Connect CFO is quickly establishing a reputation as the boiling pot of information, ideas and solutions.

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EXHIBITOR TESTIMONIALS

"The information we learned from our one-on-one meetings is invaluable. The attendees were spot on – decision makers, ready to shortlist vendors! The event was beautifully organized and the entire process was super-efficient. I would highly recommend CONNECT to other solution providers – make this a must sponsor event in your marketing plans!"

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ABOUT

North America's fastest-growing Finance event plays host to over 250 attendees each year.

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Our Team

Oliver Thomas

Vice President
(424) 334-5156
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Marin Silvers

Sponsor Relations
(424) 334-5141
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Laura Dion

Attendee Relations Executive
(424) 363-9967
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Riley McLaughlin

Conference Program Manager
(424) 334-5149
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Chad Hamilton

Sales Director
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Shaun Thankachen

Sales Executive
(424) 313-7511
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Tim Parfitt

Sales Executive
(424) 363-9965
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HOTEL & TRAVEL

Your full access conference pass includes overnight accommodations, meals and cocktail receptions.

The Hotel

Renaissance Schaumburg

Experience refined style at the Renaissance Hotel in Schaumburg where stunning design blends seamlessly with impeccable service.

Our Schaumburg hotel accommodations boast stylish design and luxurious comfort. Located in an accessible hub with a sophisticated collection of retail and culinary options such as Sam & Harry’s and Woodfield Mall, this Schaumburg, Illinois hotel serves as an indigenous ambassador for entire Chicagoland area…and a gateway for the entire Midwest.
  • Accommodations must be booked through the conference organizers and not through the venue directly. We cover the first night and offer a discounted rate. Spouses welcomed. For reservations please contact:
The nearest airport is Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD), which is less than 15 miles away. Alternatively, you may fly into Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW). This hotel does not provide shuttle service. Taxis are readily available at the airport.
The Renaissance Schaumburg  | 1551 N. Thoreau Drive Schaumburg, IL 60173