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A well tuned CFO Menu: Intended to be consumed on May 16, 2018

The seventh annual meeting of financial directors - CFO Congress will take place on 16th May in the Czech National Bank in Prague. The action, which regularly welcomes nearly two hundred of financial directors and top managers of large and medium-sized companies, brings not only news in the key areas of financial management, but above all the possibility of open debate and sharing of practical knowledge.


Procurement managers as an endangered species?

The sixth Procurement Forum focused on current issues that procurement managers across a wide range of industry have to deal with. The most important topics were digital transformation, lack of people and, above all, a general definition of the current role of the purchasing department in companies.


How Will the Procurement Stand Within the Society 4.0?

Are you also disposed to those apocalyptic scenarios about losing your job due to robotics? The change in the job agenda will certainly come true for the purchasing managers too, and it comes fast. The central topic of the 6th Procurement Forum 2018 conference, held on 28th February 2018 at KC City, Pankrác, Prague, is the Role of Purchasing Managers in Society 4.0. However, the conference will open much more issues than technological ones.


Procurement is internal customer of internal customer

The 5th edition of the conference Procurement Forum took place on May 24, 2017 in Prague. How to manage procurement effectively was discussed by 140 participants. The discussion panel gained the best score of the program thanks to the openness of its participants who represented different fields of business. The main topics were the change of the external environment (new technologies and integration of new members in the team) and also stereotypes related to the purchase.


CFO Congress 2017: The key is to understand the needs of the company and to help to fulfill its vision

The sixth edition of the expert meeting CFO Congress was held on May 17 in Czech National Bank with historically biggest audience composed of more than 150 financial directors. The main focus was on changing role of finance director in the company in time of uncertainty and big changes, digital transformation, rate volatility and also on solutions for investments and savings. The unique atmosphere of the whole day was encouraged by moderation of Daniel Stach from Czech Television.


Digital transformation is a challenge which changes our prejudices and obliges us to think out of the box

After last year pilot edition, the conference CIO Agenda was held in Park Inn Hotel Prague on October 4. Almost one hundred participants among CIO, CTO and CEO gathered at this event to be inspired by solutions of digital transformation, efficiency and diversity in work team, search for new talents and motivation. The final panel discussion offered new perspectives on digital transformation from startup and grownup position.


Procurement at the time of boom: purchase as a driver of innovation

Already 4th edition of conference Procurement Forum with the main topic purchase at the time of boom was held on May 25, 2016 in Prague hotel Pyramida. More than 160 experts attended the conference. The event focused on current changes in purchase at the time of the economic prosperity. Program addressed topics ofstrategic partnership, the impact of the increasing economy, possibility of cooperation with external partners, qualification of suppliers and role of the procurement in the success of companies. The event was organized by Blue Events with the cooperation of program guarantor Marek Rokoský, and the support of many partners, especially SAP Ariba.


CFO Congress 2016: Financial Directors are preparing for the future

The 5th annual meeting of financial directors - CFO Congress 2016, held on May 18 in the premises of the Czech National Bank under the title (CFO)3 = Fit For the Future, confirmed that CFOs are actively preparing for the future. In addition to macro-and micro-economic condition forecasts the program mainly offered practical guides to ease business with the help of modern technology and robotics, advices how to interpret the data better and what to expect from digitalization. The programme also focused on the inconsiderable challenge of CFOs: attracting and retaining high-quality, technologically efficient and committed associates. The event hosted over 150 participants and offered an extensive space for the panel discussion, charting the views of CFOs on current and especially future challenges.


Bankers are looking into the future: gradual digitalization and stability

Future of retail banking through the eyes of senior managers of UniCredit Bank, GE Money Bank, Air Bank, MasterCard and Czech banking association. As heard on top-to-top discussion at Retail Banking Forum 2016 in Prague that was visited by more than 120 members of banking sector.


CIO Agenda through the eyes of participants

Pilot year of the special conference CIO Agenda, which was held on October 7th in Prague was successful. It has fit perfectly to the needs of CIO and CTO managers, it is testified not just by a very positive feedback at the event monitoring participants' satisfaction but mainly by the fact the questionnaire regarding satisfaction rate has been filled by 50 % of them. This is a record share of questionnaires return in the history of Blue Events conferences. It testifies about great engagement and interest of participants and can also be taken as a confirmation that IT managers in the Czech Republic were missing this type of event.