Why You Should Attend!



Argyle Executive Forum is bringing together finance executives from a variety of vertical industries for a forum in Chicago that focuses specifically on how finance leaders can contribute valuable insights to support strategic decisions and identify new opportunities for innovation.

Tailored to Chief Financial Officers, Chief Accounting Officers, Treasurers, and Controllers, as well as executives in leadership roles in finance, accounting, and FP&A, the forum features a full day of thought leadership content and networking. The topics the forum will highlight include:

  • How CFOs encourage innovation by collaborating with colleagues outside the realm of finance
  • How finance leaders can apply business intelligence in aligning financial and strategic goals
  • How CFOs enable their companies to translate financial and operational data into information they can use to support strategic decisions

By joining our keynote presentations, fireside chats, panel discussions, and networking sessions, you will have the opportunity to learn about ideas and best practices you can bring back to your organization. This forum also offers a unique setting in which you can expand your network by connecting with senior finance leaders hailing from the Midwest and beyond. We look forward to hosting you!

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This event will feature insights from top executives, including:

If you'd like to recommend a speaker, please email Lily Niska at lniska@argyleforum.com.

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Katie Bylak Chief Accounting Officer (CAO)
Gordon Food Service
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Constance Dubois CFO
Chicago Parts & Sound
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Lolita Hines ITS AVP Finance
Case Western Reserve University
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Dan Humbert VP, INVOICE Product Group
Chrome River
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Tom Mastrobuoni Chief Financial Officer, Tyson Ventures
Tyson
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Rishi Potdar Vice President, Chief Financial Officer - Online Division
Sears
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  • 8:00am - 9:00am Networking breakfast and registration

    Take the time to get to know the fellow attendees, speakers and sponsors that you will be sharing the day with. Continental breakfast with coffee, tea and juices will be served.

  • 9:00am - 1:00pm Morning sessions
    Our speakers share their expertise on hot topics and challenge areas through various presentation styles. Keynotes, panels and fireside chats will be broken up by networking breaks.
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Lunch

    Enjoy a healthy buffet lunch and networking time.

  • 2:00pm - 4:30pm Afternoon sessions

    Our speakers will share their expertise on hot topics and challenge areas through various presentation styles. Sessions will be broken up by one afternoon coffee and snack break.

  • 4:30pm - 6:00pm Cocktail reception 

    Wrap up the day with a cocktail (or a few!) and hors d'Oeuvres. Head home with new connections and a notebook full of key takeaways to implement back at the office. 

What will be discussed? Explore finance hot topics and challenge areas such as:

Emerging technology and finance

Review the key technology trends that CFOs are exploring, and reflect on how finance as a discipline has evolved in the past few years as a result. Learn about:

  • Overcoming traditional interdepartmental silos
  • Evaluating the capabilities the cloud offers
  • Mitigating security concerns
  • Transforming data into actionable insights

Driving value in talent management

Examine how the current hiring environment requires the CFO and HR to collaborate more than ever on talent management and retention strategies. Dive into:

  • Exploring the HR/finance relationship
  • Addressing training and development needs
  • Aligning talent management with business goals
  • Partnering across functions to drive results

Managing enterprise risk

How have the rapid transformations in technology impacted the risk environment? Learn how successful organizations are managing the digital landscape. Find out about:

  • Leveraging risk to drive opportunity
  • Incentivizing employees to be more productive
  • Streamlining through succession planning
  • Creating balanced risk strategies

The modern CFO

The role of the CFO is constantly evolving, in scope and practice. Talk about how this affects all areas of the executive agenda, including how to deal with a new regulatory environment. Learn how top CFOs have been:

  • Deepening relationships with C Suite partners
  • Preparing the finance team for the future
  • Gaining greater operational expertise
  • Securing a strategic edge through new skillsets

The CFO and M&A

Discuss the difficult questions CFOs are asking at the onset of new M&A opportunities, and how they shepherd the transaction from beginning to end. Find out how other finance leaders are:

  • Identifying the "right" deals to leverage
  • Measuring the success of M&A transactions
  • Maximizing overseas investments
  • Defining metrics to build fruitful relationships

Partnering for innovation

Explore the definition of innovation for CFOs, and the modern ways of evaluating and financing it within the organization. Focus on moving past the stereotype that finance "stifles innovation" through engaging discussion on:

  • Determining areas to add value
  • Rethinking traditional finance metrics
  • Exploring new tools and technologies
  • Prioritizing innovation across the firm

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! request a pass.

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.

The "2018 CFO Forum: Strategy & Innovation in the Digital Era" in Chicago
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    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."

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  • "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.

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

Please note the below is the preferred hotel of Argyle Executive Forum. Please specify that you are part of the Argyle group when booking sleeping rooms in order to receive a discounted rate of $189 per night, taxes not included. For details on where the event will take place, please contact your Argyle relationship manager.

Venue

Hotel Blake Chicago


500 South Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60605
Telephone: (312) 986-1234
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