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We're building a fantastic 2022 agenda, filled with some of the industry's most experienced and well respected names, as well as Three international keynote speakers! We can't wait to welcome you back.

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 08:45 - 09:15 - Breakfast and Meet the Exhibitors


09:15 - 09:30 - Welcome


09:30 - 10:30 Headline Keynote: Debra Searle, MVO, MBE

Chose Your Attitude - it's Not Magic, it's Mindset. Debra brings her experience to talk about practical tools for building resilience, mindset strategies to not just cope, but succeed in times of change, achieving seemingly impossible goals and how to guard your physical and mental well-being when the pressure is on!


10:30 - 10:50 - Coffee Break - Meet the Exhibitors


10:50 - 11:30 - Panel Discussion: It's Time to Pay on Time - How Innovative Payment Ideas Improve Supplier Relationships and Drive Better Company Culture

Liz Barclay, Small Business Commissioner, Rebecca Howard, Head of Supplier Relationship Management, Coventry Building Society, Dan Foley, Finance Shared Services Director, Kier Group,

When companies fail to pay on time, it's not just the supplier that's affected. Join our panel discussion and discover how your payment strategy can impact compliance, cash management, stakeholder engagement and your CSR commitments. Discover how paying on time unlocks broader efficiencies across finance and Procurement.


11:35 - 12:30 - Lunchtime Keynote: Phil Fersht, CEO HFS

The Digital OneOffice and the Hyperconnected Economy. OneOffice is the foundation of the virtual workforce, where automation tools augment the employee’s digital capabilities and the workplace becomes a plug-and-play, work-from-anywhere scenario. Fersht brings the topic to life with real world stories and shines a spotlight on our digital futures.


12:30 - 13:15 - BBQ Lunch on The Hurlingham Club Terrace


13:15 - 13:45 - Between the Spreadsheets - The Dangers of Dirty Data

Speaker: Susan Walsh, CEO and Founder - The Classification Guru


13:15 -13:45 - Hyperautomation and me

Speaker: Rakesh Sangani, CEO and Founder, Proservarter

What does hyperautomation mean to you and your P2P, finance and procurement teams? What is the impact on you in your career and how it is likely to affect you into the future? Join our session and discover how you can protect your organisation from risk, plan for growth and build resilience through digital connectivity.


13:15 - 13:45 - The Neuroscience of Change in Your Finance and Procurement Teams

Workshop Session: Becca Brighty, MSc, MBPsS

Join our workshop to discover the part neuroscience has to play on your team. Come up with a plan of actionable insights to take back to you organisation to deliver targeted change that suits all stakeholders and decision makers. Enable your team with the decision making tools they need to ensure a groth-mindset culture. Discover why the new normal in not normal, and find out what you can do to overcome fear and embrace change.


13:50 - 14:20 - Delivering Finance Transformation

Speaker: Michael Ryan, Founder, Finance Transformation UK

 We've been talking about finance transformation for many years, but do we really know how to achieve it? Join this engaging session where Michael Ryan will encourage you to think about your own challenges and find ways to overcome them and finally deliver the transformative strategies that you need.


13:50 - 14:20 - What Makes P2P Fraud So Easy to Do?

Speaker: Robert Brooker, Head of Fraud & Forensics at PFK GM

Over the course of the pandemic, risk and the likelihood of fraud has significantly increased. Any disruption to process, presents an opportunity to those who are looking out for it. Discover how to identify potential risk area, “red flags” and how to track your processing to ensure you remain in control whilst your processes remain visible and protected

13:50 - 14:20 - Build a Bot Session

Workshop Session Facilitated by: Proservartner

Experienced and novice RPA developers will learn how to build simple to complex RPA bots to automate repetitive and mundane work processes to reduce human errors and improve business outcomes.


14:25 - 14:55 - Leadership Reinvented - Life Beyond the Numbers

Speaker: Susan Ní Chríodáin, Facilitator and Podcast Host

Working in finance, it might sometimes seem that life revolves around, or is hidden behind, numbers, spreadsheets and budgets, but leading yourself, your team and organisation forward in our post pandemic world means reinventing previously held ideas around leadership. Join our session to discover what you need to do to embrace this new future at work.


14:25 - 14:55 - Panel Discussion: Why the Best Finance and Procurement Leaders Work Together

Speakers: Chris Argent, Gen CFO, James Meads, ProcureTech Podcast and Procupus Co-Founder, Andrew Parris, Balfour Beatty. Moderated by Andrew Codd, The Strength in The Numbers Show

To really get the best from end-to-end processing, visibility needs to span the whole process. But when some teams still work separately, in silos how can we encourage greater collaboration? Join our panel session where we’ll be discussing experiences, insights and stories with our industry experts across procurement and finance.


14:55  - 15:00 - Coffee& Comfort Break


15:00 - 16:00 - Delivering the Future of Finance and P2P - Interactive Roundtable Sessions


16:00 - 16:30 - Closing Keynote


16:30 - 16:55 Industry Awards

Join us in celebrating success in finance, P2P and procurement. Raise a glass of champagne to your colleagues and peers in this year's premier awards ceremony for the industry.


 Closing Remarks


 

Here’s what our attendees say:

 

Head of Purchase to Pay, Lonza Biologics

"Another excellent event definitely not to be missed"

 

European Shared Services Director, Informa

“Excellent day, thank you”

 

AP Manager, Birmingham City Council

“I thoroughly enjoyed the event from start to finish. I thought the whole day was slick and professional,
it was a pleasure to attend.”

 

Regional Process Owner PTP, Hitachi Europe Ltd

“A lot to take away. Could lead to some interesting discussions back at base.”

 

Shared Services Manager, The Adecco Group UK & Ireland

"I go to a lot of conferences and I can honestly say that your event is the most friendly and educational. I have taken away so many new ideas and my team are so excited with their award."

 

 

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