CFO & Finance Executive Conference

11 – 12 September 2024 | London, U.K.

The Premier Destination for CFOs and Senior Finance Executives

Higher rates. Challenged growth. Scarce labor. Cost pressure. Security threats. And the scramble for AI use cases. Current conditions are driving an enterprise focus on productivity across all assets to unlock resources for investment and growth, putting finance in the spotlight again in 2024. 

Join us at World Events CFO & Finance Executive Conference 2024, where we explore this year’s theme, Autonomous Finance: Driving Transformation to Unlock Enterprise Value. Discover how your organization can navigate these challenges with confidence by rapidly evolving, transforming and redefining your data, processes, technologies, staff capabilities and organizational models.

CFOs and finance executives come together to learn how to build an autonomous finance function

The most important gathering of CFOs and senior finance executives offers strategic guidance on the trends shaping the finance function, company performance and personal effectiveness. Through an intersection of peers, thought leaders, World Events expert and practitioner research, and technology providers, attendees explore new ways to approach critical challenges and make decisions with confidence.

CFOs gain strategies to build the finance organizations of the future. Attendees learn:

  • Top strategies to attract and retain top finance talent and evaluate digital competencies across the function
  • How to incorporate agility into the planning and budgeting processes, especially during times of disruption
  • Best practices in embedding analytics into business processes and strategic decision making
  • Top priorities and the best use cases for automation

Group financial controllers learn to leverage automation for increased accuracy and efficiency.

  • Learn best practices in reducing effort in the close and building the foundations for a digital close. 
  • Stay up to date on business process outsourcing (BPO) trends and familiarize yourself with the BPO vendor landscape.
  • Learn how hyperautomation and blockchain can accelerate finance transformation and shape the future of finance.
  • Learn what good data governance looks like and how it can facilitate finance analytics and insights that are most relevant for the business. 

Financial planning and analysis leaders learn how to provide more actionable and valuable finance data, for example:

  • Learn how to leverage predictive analysis and AI to improve decision making.
  • Learn how to improve the flexibility of budgeting and planning to respond to unplanned changes quickly and effectively.
  • Learn how to better support business decision making with realistic and trustworthy projections that inspire a clear plan of action, even without reliable recent historical data.
  • Learn new methods to overcome challenges related to manual processes, outdated data and technologies, and lack of data standardization.

Heads of finance transformation learn how to better partner with the larger organization and develop a strong business case for finance transformation.

  • Access forward-thinking trends and research-backed data to inform finance transformation priorities.
  • Gain best practices in people management for stronger, digitally competent teams that can rise to transformation challenges.
  • Learn how to better leverage technology innovations to increase automation and efficiency.
  • Develop a transformation roadmap to set the organization up for success in the future.

Network with experts and peers

At CFO & Finance Executive Conference, attendees have the opportunity to connect with World Events experts and industry-leading CFOs and finance executives. Meet one-on-one with World Events experts for tailored guidance to help you achieve your mission-critical priorities.

Build new relationships, broaden your perspectives and uncover ways to solve problems alongside other finance leaders. When you engage with like-minded peers, you’ll find opportunities to share your ideas and experiences.


  • Roundtable sessions:* Attendees join CFOs and finance peers from leading organizations and various industries to discuss relevant topics inspired by the latest research in these small-group sessions, moderated by a World Events expert.
  • End-user case studies: By World Events invitation; these detailed and documented case studies reveal lessons from peers during their own organization’s implementations.
  • Social engagements: Attendees have fun and build new business relationships with peers as they engage in welcome receptions and special evening events in varied settings.
  • Peer conversations: Join peer-to-peer discussions organically throughout the conference. Discover how others are tackling every day challenges.

*Preregistration is required. These sessions are available to end users only; space is limited.

Prioritize what to accelerate, unlock resources for digital investments, make meaningful cultural changes and so much more. No matter where you are on your digital business acceleration journey, we’re here to help you get to your destination faster — with confidence.

Lean back and listen

Expect the best speakers, brightest minds and the latest big ideas. These sessions provide the inspiration and actionable insight to transform your most critical priorities into business results.


  • Guest speakers: Hear firsthand experience from keynote speakers and guest speakers from top organizations.
  • Solution Provider sessions: When you’re looking to address a specific issue, these strategic roadmap presentations and user-case studies provide real-world advice.

Lean in and engage

Facilitated by World Events experts, these sessions challenge you to solve problems together, exchange viewpoints and get to the core of the business imperatives that drive you and your peers.


  • Workshops:* In these small-scale and interactive sessions, collaborate with peers by taking the most important topics and learning how to apply them to your business.
  • The CFO Circle:* An exclusive program within the overall agenda, the CFO Circle is for chief finance officers to explore new strategies, share innovative ideas and grow their community of peers.

*Preregistration is required. These sessions are available to end users only. 

Our objective World Events experts help you advance your mission-critical priorities through industry-leading insights, guidance and tools. Tap their unique expertise to make faster, smarter decisions. 

World Events one-on-one meetings:* Meet one-on-one with World Events experts for tailored advice to help you achieve your most critical priorities. These popular meetings offer you the undivided attention of a World Events expert who listens and guides you on the matters most critical to your success.

Ask the Expert sessions:* Topic-driven sessions provide a more intimate discussion forum, featuring one World Events expert and end-user peers posing questions.

*Preregistration is required. These sessions are available to end users only; space is limited.

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