Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas

Invitation-only means an exceptional experience, on us

Coordinated by your personal concierge, a schedule is tailored to your professional goals and company priorities.

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Complimentary Pass

Inventive learning, renown speakers, executive networking. All free to you.

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Travel Reimbursement

We assist with your travel costs if you’re trekking over 100 miles to attend.

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Accommodations

Your first night’s stay is on us and a discounted rate is available thereafter.

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5 Star Catering

All of your meals and libations are complimentary throughout the event.

Join the Distinguished Upper Tier of Finance

A curated audience reserved for the senior level of the Fortune 500 and mid-market puts you in exceptional company.

250+

Affluent Peers

Meet the people who are just as invested in improving the bottom line as you are.

30+

Influential Leaders

Learn valuable strategy components from today’s very best.

50+

Proven Solutions

Meet industry leading solution providers, hand picked for your priorities.

2.5K

Connections

Take this unprecedented opportunity to connect with high profile execs.

A curated experience to cultivate achievement

Based on your specific areas of responsibility, challenges and interests we’ll craft a personal agenda that paves your path to success.

3

Days of Insight

Jump in the discussion through focused educational sessions and networking opportunities.

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Innovative Sessions

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

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Networking Opportunities

Tie into contemporaries and mentors interested in the same avenues of opportunity as you.

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Research Meetings

Meet one-on-one with executives delivering on the technology that’s shaping the industry.

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Peer-Led Education

The CONNECT Steering Committee consists entirely of your contemporaries, meaning we tackle the trends with potential to make profound impact in the financial domain.

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Key Themes

close Forward-Thinking Financial Leadership

Financial leadership means everything to today’s changing workforce. Innovation, community, empathy and personal growth must be cultivated and prioritized for your company to thrive. Our educational sessions will discuss leading the charge and building the foundation of evolution for CFO’s.

Learn how to strategically manage your operations for maximal success. Data and technology have changed the implications of the word optimization. When everything can be measured and most things can be automated, the benchmark for improvement is continually adjusting upwards. Stay in the know of today’s uproarious economic climate and proceed accordingly. We’ll cover Capital Markets, M&A, fundraising, financing and general banking.
With so many disruptive technologies hitting the scene, the world of finance and accounting have been cracked wide open. Leveraging the cloud, AI, automation, digitization, block-chain and centralizing data are just the surface for working faster and smarter. Learn everything you need to keep pace and beyond.
Navigate the many inherent challenges that come with the job. We’ll discuss strategies for diverse boards and executive teams, auditor selection, changes to GAAP Revenue Recognition, risk identification and effective GRC management.

High Profile Speakers

30+ CFOs share strategic endeavors and skillful insights as they make way in today’s financial landscape.

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Wes Saber

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

HARIBO of America

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Alex Rozenblat

Vice President, Finance

20th Century Fox Television

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Lyle Wells

National Director of Leadership Processes

Teamalytics

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Amit Shroff

Corporate Finance Executive

Toyota Financial Services

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Anais Lempereur

VP, Finance

Sweetgreen

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Scott Griffiths

Chief Financial Officer, Marketing

Farmers Insurance Group

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Alex Bean

Chief Business Officer

Divvy

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Dan Andrew

Senior Vice President

Corcentric

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Amit Singhi

CFO & COO

Piston Group

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Eric Shi

Director, SOX Compliance

Brink's Company

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J.J. McClelland

Area Director of Finance

Classic Hotels and Resorts

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Brian Erwin

Regional Vice President

Capital One

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MK Aydin

Senior Director, Corporate Solutions

A+E Networks

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Bhadresh Sutaria

Chief Financial Officer

AMSOIL

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Jac Amerell

VP Controller

Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Steve McAdams

Vice President, Treasurer

RMF Engineering

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Darren Heffernan

President

Adra by Trintech

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Mark Rieder

Head of Innovation

NFP

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Michael Down

Vice President

NFP

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Tom De Weerdt

EVP & CFO

Mauser Packaging Solutions

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Dr. Jarik Conrad

Sr. Director of Human Capital Management Innovation

Ultimate Software

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Sachin Bhagwata

Regional Director

Toptal

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Robert Lawson

Managing Director

LucaNet North America

2020 Full Agenda

Your personal concierge will craft a custom schedule based on your interests and priorities. View the complete agenda below.

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Forward-Thinking Financial Leadership
Leading Financial Strategy
Financial Trends, Innovation and Digital Transformation
Progressive Governance, Risk and Compliance
SundayNetworking

Welcome Cocktail Reception & Registration

MondayNetworking

Breakfast Buffet

MondayBreakout Presentation

close Financial Leadership and Co-piloting Growth

Leading Financial StrategyHARIBO of America - Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

The leading role of Finance in modern businesses is to be an active custodian and an inspiring copilot and leader. Strategies and Planning are the beginning to copilot the business, its leaders and organization towards driving sustainable and profitable business results. Finance Leadership is a journey of engaging internal and external stakeholders towards success. During the journey, Finance will be guiding performance and promoting business resilience and governance.

Key Takeaways:

  • Strategic CFO Leading Company to Sustainable Growth
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Transactional Mind Vs Being a Business Partner

Speaker

Wes Saber
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial OfficerHARIBO of America
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Keys to Successful Integration

Forward-Thinking Financial Leadership20th Century Fox Television - Vice President, Finance

If you are considering acquiring an external or internal organization, or your organization is about to be acquired, then you will undoubtedly undergo integration efforts. By making informed decisions prior to the commencement of integration, you will not only preserve the value of the acquisition, but also ensure the success of the combined organization. Please join us for “Keys to Successful Integration”.

Key Takeaways:

  • Be proactive in a way that is both meaningful and non disruptive. We will also discuss the unintended consequences of being reactive, instead of proactive
  • Deliver value, quality results, and information during tumultuous times
  • Achieve synergy by identifying and implementing best practices of both organizations

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Alex Rozenblat
Vice President, Finance20th Century Fox Television
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Driving Business Results Through Customer Experience

Leading Financial StrategyFarmers Insurance Group - Chief Financial Officer, Marketing

I guarantee that some, if not all, of your competitors are improving their customer experience and using it to steal your customers. What are you doing about it?

Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding how customer experience impacts your business results
  • Defining and prioritizing customer experience improvements
  • Planning for disruption and innovation
  • Incorporating all of the above into your planning cycle

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Scott Griffiths
Chief Financial Officer, MarketingFarmers Insurance Group
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Driving the Future of Work with Data: Aligning your Remote Talent Strategy with the Business

Leading Financial StrategyToptal - Regional Director

Talent strategy is critical to an organization’s ability to innovate and quickly pivot to fuel growth and stay ahead of competition. Sachin Bhagwata will share his unique insights on the industry-wide shift in talent management and how companies are increasing ROI from the “human cloud” and blended workforce operating model – the future of work.

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Sachin Bhagwata
Regional DirectorToptal
MondayBreakout Presentation

close The Future of Finance

Forward-Thinking Financial LeadershipApex Parks Group - Chief Financial Officer

We live in an ever changing environment in finance and accounting.

Our teams need to be more flexible and more dynamic than ever. The requirement of the financial team is to optimize performance and create value for an organization. This goes beyond the functional requirements previously needed. It goes beyond the tactical and requires you to lead your team to new strategic value!

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Brenda Morris
Chief Financial OfficerApex Parks Group
MondayNetworking

Lunch

MondayBreakout Presentation

close Next Generation Strategic Execution

Leading Financial StrategySupplyCore Inc - Chief Financial Officer

How SupplyCore leverages Strategic Execution Management Software (SEM) and strategic treasury management technologies to drive global growth and improve earnings.

Key Takeaways:

  • Describe the emerging market of Strategic Execution Management Software (SEM)
  • How SupplyCore leverages SEM as a backbone to drive global growth
  • How SupplyCore has built treasury management as a strategic driver to improve cash flows and earnings

Speaker

Bob Saiz
Chief Financial OfficerSupplyCore Inc
MondayBreakout Presentation

close The Changing Role of the CFO

Forward-Thinking Financial LeadershipPiston Group - CFO & COO

Today’s CFO needs to manage multiple priorities and drive various initiatives … managing functional as well as company objectives, and in some cases additional functions like IT. A CFO is not only running the finance function and ensuring compliance, but is also helping shape overall company strategy and driving performance. Amit will discuss and elaborate on the various roles of a CFO … from the traditional roles of an Operator and Steward to the more recent roles of a Catalyst and Strategist. He will provide perspectives and examples of the evolving roles … as an Operator, running the finance function; as a Steward, ensuring compliance and control; as a Catalyst, driving business performance; and as a Strategist, helping shape the overall company strategy.

Key Takeaways:

  • A CFO wears multiple hats … that of an Operator, Steward, Catalyst, and Strategist
  • Evolution of the CFO —- from traditional compliance role to a more strategic and business partnership role
  • Elaboration and discussion on the roles of Catalyst and Strategist

Speaker

Amit Singhi
CFO & COOPiston Group
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Finance Excellence through Innovation Velocity

Forward-Thinking Financial LeadershipAMSOIL - Chief Financial Officer

CFOs find compelling need for innovation driven by highly agile and dynamic business environment requiring constantly accelerating response time while facing new silos and rigidity driven by greater centralization and increased risk. This presentation will cover step by step guide to innovation supported by real life case study.

Key Takeaways:

  • Highly agile and dynamic economic environment with constantly accelerating response time
  • Finance and business in general are facing new silos driven by greater centralization due to productivity driven tech revolution
  • Compelling need for innovation and agility: innovation as a skill, a habit, a culture, a contagion
  • Process of innovation – how to plan and create innovation culture; Case Study

Speaker

Bhadresh Sutaria
Chief Financial OfficerAMSOIL
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Leadership Strategies for Enhanced Capital Returns

Forward-Thinking Financial LeadershipHarley Marine Services Inc. - CFO

Capital allocation is, perhaps, the most important function of a CFO. A high return on capital has been shown to be the most highly correlated factor to high stock returns for public companies and fundamental to successful private ones. This session will cover some tips for enhancing M&A and capital projects models, identify pitfalls in capital allocation decisions and suggest methods for avoiding them, offer suggestions for building a consensus with the CEO, Board and other Executives, identify areas where CFO leadership in the process can make substantive differences to the outcome and emphasize the importance of team building to improve analytical assumptions.

Key Takeaways:

  • Traditional finance teachings overemphasize modern portfolio theory variables
  • Building a cohesive, multi functional team can avoid most pitfalls in capital allocation
  • Certain behavioral traits are roadblocks to team building in capital allocation
  • Providing “smell test” summaries can drive better multi departmental input and marry corporate strategy with analytical analysis

Speaker

Sterling Adlakha
CFOHarley Marine Services Inc.
MondayNetworking

Industry Dinner

TuesdayNetworking

Breakfast Buffet

TuesdayKeynote Presentation

close Finance Role: Catalyst for Business Performance

Leading Financial StrategyToyota Financial Services - Corporate Finance Executive

In this keynote session, Amit will discuss how CFO’s can champion a performance-based culture and the importance of leadership and analytics in enabling effective decisions and business results.

Key Takeaways:

  • CFO Role in Driving Enterprise Performance
  • Developing a Perform Based Culture
  • Importance of Leadership and Analytics
  • Driving Effective Decision and Business Results

Speaker

Amit Shroff
Corporate Finance ExecutiveToyota Financial Services
TuesdayBreakout Presentation

close Case Study of Training Non-Financial Leaders for Financial Management in a Professional Services Firm

Forward-Thinking Financial LeadershipRMF Engineering - Vice President, Treasurer

Our Consulting firm instituted a Leadership Development Program in 2012 to help our talented technical leaders develop skills in financial management, human resources and business development with the intent of accelerating the growth of the firm. The program was customized to today’s millennial workforce and industry challenges. Since the implementation our firm has increased annual growth from 6% to 12%.

Key Takeaways:

  • Accelerate growth through training your technical staff in financial management and leadership
  • Develop and implement growth strategies as a component of the training process
  • Leverage your training to enhance corporate cultural, collaboration and motivation
  • Stay current with training approaches as the workforce shifts to the millennial generation

Speaker

Steve McAdams
Vice President, TreasurerRMF Engineering
TuesdayBreakout Presentation

close Aligning Professional Development and Training With Current and Future Business Goals (And a Bias Towards Talent Management)

Forward-Thinking Financial LeadershipMauser Packaging Solutions - EVP & CFO

The need to attract and retain the best talent is critical for any (finance) organization. My presentation covers what makes someone a good finance business partner, how to identify them, successfully on board them, keep them engaged through a sophisticated Talent Management process and then finally, how to prepare them to become a successful CFO.

Key Takeaways:

  • Need for a Talent management program and suggestion to start setting it up
  • Need for ongoing coaching and mentoring throughout the top talent’s career
  • Power of engagement (and retention) coming from Talent Management

Speaker

Tom De Weerdt
EVP & CFOMauser Packaging Solutions

Executive Steering Committee

Experienced financial leaders work with us to focus our program on the developments that will move the needle at your company.

Steering Committee Members

Wes SaberEVP & CFO
Haribo of America
Ronald HohauserCFO
Legendary Entertainment
J.J. McClellandArea Director of Finance
Classic Hotels and Resorts
Stephen VoorheesCFO
Big G Express
Bob SaizCFO
SupplyCore
Hiba YazbeckHead of Finance & Accounting
MAHLE

An Esteemed Audience

Over 80% of the Fortune 100 joins us each year for what has been voted the “most effective trade show” for over a decade. Use our tools to demonstrate ROI to your C-Suite.

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Exhibitors

CONNECT CFO has quickly become established as the “deal generating show”.

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Exhibitor List

About CONNECT CFO

CONNECT CFO is an invitation-only trade show for executives working in finance. It bridges you to the most profitable solutions and information for your crowning priorities.

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Hotel and Travel

Your conference pass includes overnight accommodations, travel reimbursement, meals and cocktail receptions.

The Hotel

Bellagio Hotel

Inspired by the villages of Europe, AAA Five Diamond Bellagio overlooks a Mediterranean-blue lake with fountains performing a magnificent ballet. Escape into an otherworldly plane of dance, music and acrobatics with “O” by Cirque du Soleil — aquatic theater in our Parisian-style opera house.

The hotel rooms and suites at the Bellagio offer the perfect blend of beauty and elegance. Our rooms will elevate your stay, whether you're traveling for business, celebrating a honeymoon, or just looking for a remarkable getaway. With views of the Las Vegas valley or the iconic Bellagio fountains right from your suite, your stay will be nothing short of unforgettable.
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The nearest airport is McCarran Airport located about 2 miles away. This hotel does not provide a free shuttle and taxis or ride share is recommended.
Bellagio Hotel
3600 S Las Vegas Blvd
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