Why You Should Attend!



Argyle Executive Forum is bringing together leading finance executives for our Chief Financial Officer Leadership Forum in Toronto. Throughout a full day of content and networking, this event will provide senior finance executives with unique opportunities to learn from and connect with industry leaders. With a program geared towards leaders in finance, accounting, FP&A, treasurers and controllers, this forum will feature engaging and thought-provoking sessions on key themes, including:

  • The role of finance in defining and sustaining an organization's culture
  • How CFOs extend their influence beyond finance through their ongoing communication with human resources, sales, IT, and other areas of their companies
  • Exploring the skills that finance teams require in order to translate analytics into information their companies can use to support strategic decisions
  • How CFOs can prepare their companies to adapt to economic, regulatory, and political changes to the environment in which they do business


Our keynote presentations, fireside chats, panel discussions and networking sessions will equip you with actionable takeaways to bring back to the office, as well as the opportunity to expand your network by connecting with senior finance leaders hailing from Toronto and beyond. We look forward to hosting you!

This event will feature insights from top executives, including:

If you'd like to recommend a speaker, please email Diana Caldera at dcaldera@argyleforum.com.

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Kay Brekken Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
First Capital Realty
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Homan Cheung Director Finance
Bell Canada
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John Hugo Vice President, Financials Products
Workday
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Claire Johnson Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development
CIBC Mellon
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Musharaf Khan AVP and Controller - Energy Finance
Siemens
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Teresa Leung-Chin Chief Financial Officer
Brenntag Canada
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Sean McKenna Executive Director, Finance
Cineplex Entertainment LP
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Ruel Rufino VP Finance/CFO
TNT The New Trend
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Manjit Sharma Chief Financial Officer
GE Canada
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Evelyn Sutherland Chief Financial Officer
Enercare
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Bill Tofflemire Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Mattamy Homes
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Ross Woledge Partner
Odgers Berndtson
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  • 8:30am - 9:30am Breakfast
  • 9:30am - 9:35am Argyle Opening Remarks
  • 9:35am - 10:15am Keynote Presentation featuring CIBC Mellon: “Forward-Thinking Principles from a Former CFO”
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    Over her 20+ year career in financial services, Claire Johnson has held executive responsibility for a wide array of portfolios, including strategy, operations, marketing, product management and finance.  In her keynote address, Claire will challenge CFOs to go beyond traditional metrics, and embrace:

    • The critical importance of client experience
    • Bi-modal thinking to drive investment into growing and running a business
    • Measuring beyond the moment to drive long-term value
    • Agility and making re-planning part of the process

    Claire Johnson
    Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development
    CIBC Mellon

  • 10:15am - 10:40am Networking Break
  • 10:40am – 11:30am Panel Discussion: “How Finance Leaders Raise the Value of Human Capital”
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    Session topics include but are not limited to:

    • Skills and traits CFOs need to collaborate and communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders
    • Best practices for evaluating your finance team's capabilities and strengths, and best practices for identifying opportunities for further training and development
    • How finance and human resources leaders align performance indicators in the context of an organization's overarching goals
    • The role of finance in defining and sustaining an organization's culture

    Moderator:
    Homan Cheung
    Director of Finance
    Bell Mobility
     
    Panelists:
    John Hugo
    Vice President, Financials Products
    Workday
     
    Teresa Leung-Chin
    Chief Financial Officer
    Brenntag Canada
     
    Sean McKenna
    Executive Director, Finance
    Cineplex Entertainment

  • 11:30am - 11:55am Networking Break
  • 11:55am – 12:30pm Keynote Presentation featuring TNT The New Trend: "Crawl, Walk and Run for Relevance: My Finance Story"
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    Ruel Rufino
    VP Finance/CFO
    TNT The New Trend

    This session will be off the record.

  • 12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch
  • 1:30pm – 2:20pm Panel Discussion: “How CFOs Extend Their Influence Beyond Finance”
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    Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    • What CFOs can do to break out of the finance bubble
    • How CFOs can establish a business-partnering culture in finance
    • The role of the CFO in developing a company's overarching strategy
    • How CFOs earn the support of -- and build effective partnerships with -- CEOs and other senior leadership

    Moderator:
    Ross Woledge
    National CFO Leader
    Odgers Berndtson
     
    Panelists:
    Kay Brekken
    Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
    First Capital Realty
     
    Manjit Sharma
    Chief Financial Officer
    GE Canada
     
    Bill Tofflemire
    Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
    Mattamy Homes

  • 2:20pm – 2:45pm Networking Break
  • 2:45pm – 3:25pm Fireside Chat featuring Enercare and Siemens: “Transformational Mergers and Acquisitions: A CFO’s Perspective”
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    Evelyn Sutherland
    Chief Financial Officer
    Enercare

    Interviewed by: 

    Musharaf Khan
    AVP and Controller - Energy Finance
    Siemens

  • 3:25pm – 3:30pm Argyle Closing Remarks
  • 3:30pm – 4:30pm Closing Reception

Explore the most critical hot topics and challenges facing finance executives, such as:

The Emergence of the CFO as a Strategic Business Partner

In an unpredictable business climate in which change seems to be the only constant, finance leaders have come to recognize that the best defense against uncertainty is establishing trust with other departments, business units, and senior executives. We will explore:

    • How CFOs extend their influence beyond finance through their ongoing communication with human resources, sales, IT, and other areas of their companies
    • Key characteristics and examples of effective partnerships between finance leaders and the businesses they serve
    • How CFOs can prepare their companies to adapt to economic, regulatory, and political changes to the environment in which they do business

How CFO's Apply Analytics to Support Strategic Decisions

Despite taking responsibility for managing analytics throughout their organizations, finance leaders regularly encounter obstacles to employing analytics effectively. These obstacles typically include insufficient technology, training, resources, and time. We will reveal how CFO's can enable their organizations to make sense of the information they have, and we will discuss:

    • How to work with colleagues within and outside your finance team to identify key performance indicators
    • How companies can gather and use unstructured data in conjunction with financial data to inform their decisions
    • Best practices for employing predictive analytics not only to guide decisions but also to mitigate risks
    • What skills finance teams typically possess, and what skills they will need to develop, to translate analytics into information their companies can use to support strategic decisions

How CFO's Can Use Forecasting to Support Growth How CFO's Improve the Value of Budgets

For CFO's, gaining buy-in for the budgeting process is as important as ensuring the integrity of the numbers. An effective budget results from a CFO's cultivation of relationships with, and gathering of knowledge from, each department outside finance and each business unit throughout an organization. During this session, we will focus on:

    • Key challenges finance leaders face with budgeting, and how they are overcoming them
    • Best practices for determining which methods of budgeting address your organization's needs
    • The CFO's role in transforming an organization's approach to budgeting
    • Strategies and techniques a finance leader can use, as well as how to collaborate effectively with other departments, to establish a more efficient and more accurate budgeting process 

     

     

     

Still have questions? We have answers.

I want to attend, but what if I'm unsure of my schedule and need to cancel my participation?

Just let us know. We understand that schedules change! However, we always have a waiting list for this event, and if you don't cancel, we will assume you are still attending and your spot will go unused. If you must, cancel at least 48 hours prior to the event to make room for others!

What if I can't be OOO for a whole day, or need to come late?

We have wifi and private rooms available for attendees to take calls and spend some quiet time on emails, as well as access to printing. Have a morning meeting you can't miss? No problem. This event was designed for busy executives - we get it.

I'd like to bring some colleagues. Do I need to register them online?

Events are more fun with friends, and we'd be happy to host your team. You can have them register online, or send us their names, titles and email addresses and we will take care of it for you!

I don't see the event venue listed. Where will the meeting be held?

To maintain exclusivity, we don't release the venue address until the registration process has been completed. All logistical details will be shared once you have requested a pass and been approved.

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  • "I have found tremendous value in listening to real-world lessons from the outstanding speakers Argyle assembles."

    An SVP of Finance at AmerisourceBergen on the quality of content at Argyle CFO forums.

  • "Their events are excellent, encompassing a group of top-notch presenters, relevant and current topics, and a very senior level group of participants."

    A Director of Financial Planning and Analysis at Nicor on access to networking at Argyle CFO forums.

  • "The meetings have given me actionable steps and new ideas which I've taken and run with."

    The CFO at SunWize Technologies on the value of information shared at Argyle CFO forums.

Traveling for the event? Stay at one of our recommended hotels nearby:

The below hotels are recommended by Argyle Executive Forum. Please note that we do not have a corporate rate. For details on where the event will take place, please contact your Argyle relationship manager.

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InterContinental Toronto Centre


225 Front St W
Toronto, ON M5V 2X3
Telephone: +1 416-597-1400
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Venue

One King West


1 King Street West
Toronto, ON, Canada M5H 1A1
Telephone: (866) 470-5464
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The Westin Harbour Castle


1 Harbour Square
Toronto, ON M5J 1A6, Canada
Telephone: 1 416-869-1600
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