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Finance Summit
ICPAC Mediterranean
A PREMIUM GATHERING OF FINANCE LEADERS
“He who fails to plan is planning to fail.”
Winston Churchill

The ICPAC Mediterranean Finance Summit 2022 is the premium gathering of finance leaders and key decision-makers. This interactive Summit will focus on the evolving role of the CFO, the intelligent technologies breaking new ground, risk management, the volatile regulatory landscape, customer centricity and much more. 

We are now facing the biggest era of digital transformation and automation - CFOs and Finance Executives must evaluate how they should be planning for the future of their function. The ICPAC Mediterranean Finance Summit 2022 is the perfect platform for exploring future visions and the latest market developments, facilitating the necessary dialogue and collaboration among these industry pioneers.

OUR SPONSORS

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OUR SPEAKERS
OUR CONTRIBUTORS

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OUR SUPPORTERS

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NETWORKING TECHNOLOGY PARTNER

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WHERE GREAT MINDS UNITE

Interactive Panels. Disruptive Challenger Sessions. Insightful Keynotes

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A PRESTIGIOUS
LIST OF OVER 20 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

500

500 MINUTES OF TAILORED CONTENT FOR SENIOR EXECUTIVES

400

OVER 400
INDUSTRY LEADERS PARTICIPATING

100

REPRESENTING 
MORE THAN 100 COMPANIES

THE AGENDA

5-6 MAY 2022 | LIMASSOL | CYPRUS

5 MAY 2022 [DAY 1]

09:00-09:30

REGISTRATION AND WELCOME COFFEE

Sponsored by Deloitte

09:30-09:35

WELCOME

Organiser: Lilly Pavlou, Director at QUBE Events

CHAIRMAN: Philippos Aristotelous, Business Strategist at PhilipposAristotelous

CHAIRMAN: Harry Xenophontos, Director of Global Strategic Partnerships at Viva Wallet 

09:35-09:45

CHAIRMAN OPENING ADDRESS

An overview of the current trends and challenges, as well as the opportunities that lie ahead

Philippos Aristotelous, Business Strategist at PhilipposAristotelous

09:45-09:50

ICPAC WELCOME ADDRESS

Pieris Markou, President at INSTITUTE OF CERTIFIED

PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS OF CYPRUS (ICPAC)

09:50-10:10

OPENING KEYNOTE SPEECH  

Constantinos Herodotou, Governor at Central Bank of Cyprus; Member at European Central Bank

10:10-10:15

ICE-BREAKER SESSION  
A quick five minute meet-and-greet session: Introduce yourself to the people at your table and kick-start the networking!

Sponsored by COVVE

10:15-10:45

KEYNOTE SPEECH + Q&A

 The Courageous CFO

Peter McKenzie, CFO & Corporate Director at Anticipa Real Estate

10:45-11:05

KEYNOTE SPEECH 

New Trends in the Financial Services Industry

Dr. George Theocharides, Chairman at Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC)

11:05-11:35

PANEL DISCUSSION

Inclusive Finance: Operating a Diverse Team

  • How can CFOs promote diversity, equity, and inclusion?

  • Raising awareness by identifying and mitigating unconscious bias

  • Attracting diverse talent

  • Increasing accountability for progress by defining, transparently reporting, and linking performance to DE&I metrics 

Moderator: Giuseppe Malanga, Head of Finance - Novartis Technical Operations - Alcon Couvreur at Novartis

Byron Flores, Head RTR & Deputy Head of Financial Reporting and Accounting (FRA) - Region Europe at Novartis

Peter McKenzie, CFO & Corporate Director at Anticipa Real Estate

Niels Behrensen, CFO at Danfoss Climate Solutions

Sergio M. Zunino, Global Accounting Integration Manager at Bayer AG

11:35-12:00

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

Sponsored by NetU 

12:00-12:30

PANEL DISCUSSION

Digital Literacy & New Talent 

  • A look at new skill development, automation, and impacts on the organization- why both hard and soft skills are crucial for finance leaders?

  • How can a CFO improve hiring strategy?

  • How can cloud technology attract new finance talent?

Moderator: Sergio M. Zunino, Global Accounting Integration Manager at Bayer AG

Miguel Angel Orti Rodriguez, Chief Financial Officer & General Manager at ING

Malcolm Finn D. Phil, FCA, MBA, Director of Finance - Global Operations and Control
at Johnson Matthey

Christiana Diola, Head of Cyprus & Greece at ICAEW

Alexis Alichanidis, Head of Finance and Accounting at Exness

12:30-12:50

KEYNOTE SPEECH + Q&A

Compliance Risk - AML & Sanctions Risks

  • Risk assessment and management - techniques and methods to analyze and assess risks

  • Identifying and assessing emerging risks - future scenario planning, and macro-level threats

  • Flexible and dynamic risk visualization and reporting

​Yiannis Pettemerides, Forensic, Anti-Money Laundering, Regulatory Compliance, Registered Auditor and Insolvency Practitioner - eBOS Resident Consultant & Associate

12:50-13:00

PRESENTATION + Q&A

AML & Technology

  • What is the role & place of Technology in AML?

  • How Technology can support the AML fight?

  • AI & ML in AML: myths debunked

  • What to look for in your tech partner for AML?

Céline Cabannes, Business Development Manager at eBOS

 

13:00-14:00

NETWORKING LUNCH

Sponsored by Ecommbx

14:00-14:30

KEYNOTE SPEECH + Q&A

Aligning KPIs to Strategy

  • Understanding the evolution of the digital business model

  • A new set of KPIs and metrics for a new business demands

  • How to map KPIs to the digital business model?

Georgia Paphiti, Regional Financial Controller at UBS

14:30-15:00

KEYNOTE SPEECH + Q&A

The CFO as the Driver of Sustainability

  • Why should CFOs consider focusing on ESG?

  • Developing an ESG vision and strategy for your organisation

  • How to manage sustainability risks and find long-term value

  • Designing a framework to measure the effect of ESG initiatives

Theodora Economides, Senior Manager, Risk Advisory at Deloitte 
Panos Theodorou
, Director, Assurance at Deloitte

15:00-15:30

KEYNOTE SPEECH + Q&A

Driving the Transformation: Culture, Change and Beyond

  • Burning Platform: The need for Business Transformation

  • Why putting People in the centre of every Transformation and Change effort matters

  • How an organisation’s Culture can enable or hinder the achievement of sustainable change

  • Using People analytics and insights to guide (financial) decisions and measure effectiveness

Nicoletta Psyllidou, Senior Manager, Advisory at PWC

15:30-16:00

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

Sponsored by PILAKOUTAS

16:00-16:30

KEYNOTE SPEECH + Q&A

Digital Transformation: A Business Journey

  • Creating your Digital Transformation Strategy

  • The keyword is not the "Digital" but the "Transformation"

  • What is the role of the CFO in this journey?

  • What are the key challenges? Be prepared

Every organization nowadays needs to evaluate its Digital Transformation Strategy. Does it have what it takes? Is it too late? What are the prerequisites? The CFOs have a strategic role in this as they should not only validate the financial impact but should be able to assess the impact of not going forward. Reimagine the fundamental business practices required to make effective use of emerging technologies.

Christos Tattis,  Senior Commercial Manager at NetU Group

 

16:30-17:00

INSPIRATION SESSION

The Viva Wallet Journey: How Tech Innovation Unifies a
Multi-Fragmented European Payments Area

Yannis Larios, Senior VP, Strategy & Business Development at Viva Wallet

17:00-17:05

CHAIRMAN CLOSING COMMENTS DAY 1

17:05-18:15

NETWORKING DRINKS RECEPTION

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6 MAY [DAY 2]

 

09:00-09:30

NETWORKING MORNING COFFEE

09:30-10:00

KEYNOTE SPEECH + Q&A

Data Driven Finance Transformation

  • Adopt a connected data approach, methodology,

  • Help the organisation realise the tangible value of its data and data quality

  • Educate the workforce and embed a data-driven culture

  • Develop a Business Strategy Roadmap with a Data Strategy embedded into its core

Anwar Mirza, Data Strategy & Governance at FedEx Express EU

10:00-10:30

PANEL DISCUSSION

Stakeholder Management

Maintaining a solid and productive working relationship with key stakeholders within an organisation
(both internal & external) in order to add value across all functions.

Perspectives shared by CFO’s supporting:

  • PLC

  • A Private Company

  • Owner managed

  • Start-up

Moderator: Panayiotis Alamanos, CEO at SOL Crowe

Giuseppe Malanga, Head of Finance - Novartis Technical Operations - Alcon Couvreur at Novartis

Rocco Del Campo, CFO UK & Nordics at Marcolin

Niels Behrensen, CFO at Danfoss Climate Solutions

Georgia Pitta, CFO/Executive Director at EcommBX

10:30-10:50

KEYNOTE SPEECH + Q&A

Corporate Pensions Update – Global Consolidation Trends

and Pension Reforms

Employers are increasingly facing key challenges for delivering retirement plans in a cost effective manner with consistent delivery around the world.
Employees consider Saving for the future as one of their top financial concerns.
The session will examine some of the key trends in global corporate pensions that aim to address some of these challenges by optimising benefit delivery to reduce costs and increase benefit outcomes.
Philippos Mannaris, Partner at Aon Wealth Solutions

10:50-11:20

COFFEE BREAK & NETWORKING

Sponsored by AON

11:20-11:50

PANEL DISCUSSION

Top Trends in Data & Analytics

  • Enabling better decision-making with real-time data

  • Augmented data management

  • Managing data through cloud applications, analytics capabilities, and the decentralization of data

  • Dynamic data storytelling

Moderator: Giorgio De Giorgi, President at FCM - Federation of Mediterranean Accountants

Stoyanka Stylianaki, Founder & CEO at Datapply.ai

Byron Flores, Head RTR & Deputy Head of Financial Reporting and Accounting (FRA) - Region Europe at Novartis

Anwar Mirza, Data Strategy & Governance at FedEx Express EU

Vicky Christophidou, AMLCO at EcommBX

11:50-12:20

CFO WORKSHOP 

Case study: Best Practices for Automation

  • Automation increasing  Strategic Value of  AP/AR Operations

  • Increasing customer value by making AP/AR more efficient

  • Marking a shift from operations to strategy using tools like IDP, RPA, and AI

Iria Saenz-Diez, Regional Finance Director at Bridgestone EMIA

12:20-12:50

KEYNOTE SPEECH + Q&A

Trends & Comparative Advantage

  • Most impactful trends changing the course of finance: the democratization of data, increasing organizational complexity, and the acceleration in the advancement of digital technology 

  • Rethinking the 2025 finance transformation - how to think about adding value to operations? 

  • Focusing on the areas of comparative advantage - maintaining high-quality data, providing support at the portfolio level, and end-to-end process design 

​Rocco Del Campo, CFO UK & Nordics at Marcolin

12:50-13:00

ICPAC CLOSING COMMENTS

Kyriakos Iordanou, General Manager at INSTITUTE OF CERTIFIED

PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS OF CYPRUS (ICPAC)

13:00-13:05

CHAIRMAN CLOSING COMMENTS & KEY TAKEAWAYS

Harry Xenophontos, Director of Global Strategic Partnerships at Viva Wallet

13:05-14:00

CLOSING NETWORKING LUNCH

Sponsored by eBOS

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KEY BENEFITS FOR PARTICIPATING

Interactive Hybrid Platform
Hybrid events enable you to put a virtual face to your organisation or come actually face-to-face by speaking to your viewers, attending meetings and networking

Build Thought Leadership
Showcase expertise and establish yourself as an industry thought leader

Generate Leads
It is the most cost-effective way to generate qualified leads of key B2B decision makers

Targeted Audience
Meet & engage with your target group

 

Global Reach
Hybrid events enable you to connect with your target audiences both locally and globally

 

New Prospects
Engage with new prospects and support existing relationships thus helping to drive leads into your sales funnel

MEANINGFUL NETWORKING

Finally we are back with in-person events! The time to connect with our colleagues and peers in the Finance sector is here! Our aim with the The ICPAC Mediterranean Finance Summit 2022 is to facilitate key discussions and create a platform for meaningful networking. No spamming, no irrelevant conversations, just quality conversations that promote business growth.

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