Digital Saudi 2030 was launched in 2017 and since then we have hosted over 3000 + senior leaders from Saudi Arabia’s top corporations, enterprises, family offices, Government Authorities and regulators and influenced the future of the Kingdom’s Digital Transformation goals of Vision 2030.

In line with this, we have now brought ’The Future CFO & Finance Summit’ to the series of the most insightful knowledge driven platform to enable CFO’s and Finance leaders gain the right strategies, methodologies, services, solutions and know how to enable the transformation of the organizations into the future. The summit will host by private invitation 150 of the most influential CFO’s & Financial leaders.

Being a futureproof CFO and Finance leader not only requires the ability to deliver today’s results. It requires the leaders to have tomorrow’s reinvention, strategy and operations, new perspectives, innovation all coming to play together.

Which Industries Will Attend

• Oil & Gas

• Government (Central & Local)

• Distribution

• Travel & Tourism

• Energy & Utilities

• Mining & Mineral Resources

• Real Estate & Construction

• Automotive

• Retail & FMCG

• Manufacturing

• Aviation

• Marine

• Transportation

• Healthcare

• Pharmaceuticals

• Hospitality

• Telecommunications

• Technology

• Advanced Technologies

• Family Offices / Private offices Conglomerates

Who Will Attend
  • Chief Financial Officers (CFOs)
  • Business unit CFOs
  • SVP Finance
  • VP Finance
  • VPs, Finance Transformation
  • Heads of Financial Planning & Analysis
  • Director Finance
  • GM Finance

Why Attend?

01.Learn and network

Learn and network with industry experts and global innovators on the current and future trends that is shaping the world of finance.

02.Share experiences

Share experiences and challenges whilst learning from the views of other thought leaders and get answers through interactive sessions.

03.Forge partnerships

Forge partnerships with select state of the art innovative technology providers.

04.Implement strategies

Implement strategies by leveraging leading consulting, technology and research partners.


Agenda - Day 1

08:30 – 09:00 Registration & Welcome Refreshments

09:00 – 9:40 Panel Discussion
Topic - Future of The CFO
• Prioritizing the digital agenda
• Finance role in leading the change in organization culture & employee engagement.
• Exploring the next technologies & Change

9:45 – 10:05 Keynote Presentation
Topic - Moving from Analog to Digital
• What should be your digital approach and why is it important and how to develop your plan
• How to access and structure enormous data that didn’t exist before and make sense of it
• Why data security is of utmost importance for your digital journey

10:10 - 10:30 Keynote Presentation
Topic - Modernization of ERP
• What’s new in ERP?
• The Fourth Era of ERP
• CFOs to leverage ERP investments and take advantage of technology advancements to optimize value and business outcomes.

10:35 – 10:55 Keynote Presentation
Topic - Future of Data
• Leveraging data to make sense of economic uncertainty
• Driving business decisions with accounting of external economic factors
• AI, Data & Technology for driving insights

11:00 - 11:20 Keynote presentation
Topic - RPA & AI For The Future of Finance
• Using Intelligent Business Process Management Systems to transform the efficiency, reliability and consistency of the finance function
• Understanding how to manage the impact of RPA introduction on existing workforces
• Harnessing the powerful possibilities of predictive artificial intelligence (AI) to support decision making in an uncertain environment

11:25 - 12:10 Networking Coffee Break

12:15 - 12:35 Keynote Presentation
Topic - Cybersecurity: What the CFO needs to know
• “Cybersecurity” - A misunderstood term
• What is Cybersecurity to the CFO
• Future of Cybersecurity in Finance

12:40 - 13:20 Panel Discussion
Topic - Trade Talks 2020 & Beyond
• Which macroeconomic factors are having the most significant impact on trade finance today?
• how is the competitive trade finance landscape changing? And what does that mean for corporates?
• So many buzz words, AI, RPA, Block Chain etc., Which innovations in the trade finance space are having impact now in 2020 and which of them will mature in the future.

13:25 - 13:40 Keynote Presentation
Topic - Future of Trade Finance
• What does Future of Trade Finance mean to the CFO?
• The Digitization of Trade Finance
• Modern Trade Finance trends

13:45 - 14:05 Keynote Presentation
Topic - Transaction Banking Evolution 2020 & Beyond
• Future of Transaction Banking and what it means to the Digital CFO
• What are the new technologies impacting and driving innovation in the digital banking space for corporates?
• How can AI related innovation impact the Transaction banking industry
• Which other innovations and initiatives could potentially deliver significant benefits to transaction banking?

14:10 - 14:10 Networking Luncheon

Agenda - Day 2

08:30 – 09:00 Registration & Welcome Refreshments

09:00 - 09:40 Panel Discussion
Topic - Big Picture: Economic Outlook 2020 & Beyond
• Economic & Financial Market outlook
• Long term financial & Fintech trends
• Geo-Political dynamics and economic impact 2020 & Beyond
• Disruptive risks, challenges & opportunities 2020 & Beyond

09:45 – 10:05 Keynote Presentation
Topic - Happy Anniversary VAT
• VAT impact on your global income
• With current VAT being at 5%, is there a possibility of seeing it move higher in the near future?
• Impact on intra-GCC trade operations and Reverse Charge Mechanism for intra- GCC imports
• Managing risk in different scenarios in the design and application of VAT
• Business structure has been changed, costs have increased, how’s the journey been thus far?

10:10 - 10:30 Keynote Presentation
Topic - The 4th Industrial revolution and Overhaul to Treasury 4.0
• Impact of RPA on treasury
• How can API’s impact and improve treasury processes?
• Is there relevance for Blockchain & DLT in treasury?

10:35 - 10:55 Keynote Presentation
Topic of Case Study: Outlining the Business Model for Longevity & Sustainability
• How to outline & deliver a sustainable business model
• Automation to deliver cost efficiency
• How can cost efficiency map out future planning

11:00 - 11:20 Keynote Presentation / Case study
Topic - Delivering Culture Transformation
• Understanding what culture is, how to measure it and how to change it?
• Culture is a very critical component to Successful transformation and how to achieve it?
• Delivering high performance teams by harnessing culture change

11:25 - 12:15 Networking Coffee Break

12:20 - 12:40 Keynote Presentation
Topic - Disrupt or Be Disrupted
• How to disrupt before your business is disrupted
• What are the trends transforming markets – can we predict the next wave of disruption
• The way people live & work is shifting dramatically in the kingdom – can we successfully respond to these drivers?
• Spotting prospects in growing and changing markets

12:45 - 13:25 Panel Discussion
Topic - Digital Saudi 2030 – The New Frontiers
• What is the future of digital payments in the Kingdom?
• E-Gov Cash & Liquidity solutions
• Real time cross border transactions & Insta domestic payments, by when?
• How will the new digital ecosystem look like in 2020 and beyond

13:30 - 14:30 Networking Luncheon

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