46th IAFEI World Congress

Africa driving global change

The 46th IAFEI World Congress will bring national and international speakers together in
Cape Town to discuss the most critical policy, regulatory and business issues facing CFOs and senior financial executives today.

General Info

The World Congress for Finance Executives will be hosted in Cape Town

Global CFOs, Finance Directors, Financial Managers and other finance executives from all continents will gather at the five-star Cape Town International Convention Centre to share knowledge and expertise, reflect on history, assimilate new information and delve into the future of the finance profession.

Cape Town, with its beautiful nature, rich history and vast tourist attractions, is an ideal setting for finance executives and their families to share three unforgettable days on the southernmost tip of Africa.

The Congress programme is a balance between policy considerations driving or hindering global and Africa growth and traditional areas of finance executive management.

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Delegate Profiles
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Budgeting & Planning Manager
  • Budgeting Analyst
  • Head of Finance & Planning
  • Consultant
  • Director Finance
  • Finance Controller
  • General Manager
  • Head of Finance
  • CFOs of multinational companies
  • CFOs of listed companies
  • CFOs of large public companies
  • Senior financial managers of large medium sized companies
  • Directors of development banks, finance institutions
  • Institutional investors.
Technical Sessions
  • Global reality: The state of the world 2016
  • Examining the ramifications of Brexit and what it means for the EU and the global economy
  • Analysing the latest developments in Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS)
  • Africa: The state of the continent and who is winning the African race
  • The state of Africa and required governance reforms
  • The role of the rating agencies: Political meddling or objective assessments?
  • Managing Market Risk: How can CFOs best manage the current market and currency volatility?
  • Adding value through corporate governance and what can be expected from King IV
  • Cybersecurity and the CFO
Streamed sessions
  • A CFO perspective on technological innovation and its implications for business
  • Maintaining margins while focusing on stakeholder management
  • Success strategies for implementing corporate sustainability initiatives
  • Public administration management – the role of the public sector CFO
  • Business Process Outsourcing (BPO): analysing the reasons behind South’s Africa’s growing importance as a BPO destination
  • Managing the evolving relationship between the CEO and CFO
  • The next generation CFO – winning through financial leadership
  • The challenges and opportunities for medium-sized businesses in Africa
  • How to succeed in business in Africa
  • Update on IAFEI Committees

Optional events
  • Tour of City of Cape Town Business Initiatives and Opportunities
  • Facilitating Business Expansion in Africa

Final programme
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Identified Speakers

The following speakers have been nominated by the organising committee
to address the 46th IAFEI World Congress. Final speaker list to be included in the official Congress programme.

  • Political Economy Analyst | Daniel Silke | South Africa
  • CEO of Bayan Automotive Industries Corporation | George S. Chua | Philippines
  • Chief Executive Officer | Keith Engel | South Africa
  • Senior Counsel | Prof Mervyn King | South Africa
  • Cyber Security Manager | Nathan Desfontaines | South Africa
  • Head of private investment company | Michael Jordaan | South Africa
  • Vice President: Lumiu Ltd | Armand Angeli | France
  • Director | David Lermer | South Africa
  • President: BDO Capital & Investment Corporationbr | Eduardo V. Francisco | Philippines
  • Vice President: T.Rowe Price Group, Inc | Hiroaki Endo | Japan
  • VP Finance: Latin America McGraw Hill Education | Juan Alfredo Ortega | Mexico
  • Director | Kris Budnik | South Africa
  • Partner: OCA Law Firm | Luis F. Ortiz | Mexico
  • Chief Director | Dr. Mampho Modise | South Africa
  • Managing Director: Treasury and Trade Solutions Head, Citi Sub-Saharan Africa | Peter Crawley | UK
  • Researcher: Trade Law Centre (tralac) | Willemien Viljoen | South Africa
  • Managing Partner: Tresoriskconseil | Dominique Chesneau | France
  • Specialist in Predictive Analytics and Artificial Intelligence | Carl Wöcke | South Africa
  • Group Executive | Lindi Dlamini | South Africa
  • Managing Director | Louw Barnardt | South Africa
  • ANDAF Vice Chairman | Lucia Fraccasi | Europe
  • CEO | Janet Taylor-Hall | South Africa
  • Managing Director and Founder | Roy Clark | South Africa
  • CEO | Michael Lasch | South Africa
  • CEO | Nicolaas van Wyk | South Africa
  • CEO | Michael Kloss | South Africa
  • Managing Editor | Ryk van Niekerk | South Africa
  • Founder & Managing Partner | Piergiorgio Valente | Italy
  • Credit Research Analyst | Jones Gondo | South Africa
  • CEO | Ncaba Hlophe | South Africa
  • Managing Director: BRAiN | Luiz Calado | Brazil
  • President of the Development Centre for Finance in the Philippines | Dr. Conchita L. Manabat | Philippines
  • Chief Accounting Officer, Nissan Europe | Jean-Luc Michel | France
  • CEO: IRPLAST Group | Fausto Cosi | Italy
  • CFO: National Arts Council | Dumisani Dlamini | South Africa
  • Senior VP & CFO (Africa & Middle East) Olam International | Bikash Prasad | India
  • Regional CFO and Executive Director | Nishant Saxena | South Africa
  • COO and CFO | Prem Trojan | South Africa
  • CEO and CFO | Kholeka Zama | South Africa
  • CFO: Technology Innovation Agency | Werner van der Merwe | South Africa
  • CEO: The Office of the Tax Ombud | Advocate Hanyana Eric Mkhawane | South Africa
  • Vice Chairman | Luis Ortiz-Hildago | Mexico
  • FO: Parliamant of Republic of South Africa (RSA) | Manenzhe Manenzhe | South Africa
  • Head: MBA Programme | Martin Butler | South African
  • Head: Finance journalist and broadcaster | Michael Avery | South Africa
  • Director, TreasuryOne | Andre Cilliers | South Africa
  • Managing Director | Teressa Malevu | South Africa
  • Senior Lecturer | Ben Jordaan | South Africa
  • CFO | Pieter Christiaan de Jager | South Africa
  • Associate Professor | Professor Lana Hanner Weldon | South Africa
  • Head of Technical and IFRS Advisory | Steven Firer | South Africa
  • Technical & Standards Executive | Faith Ngwenya | South Africa
  • Associate Professor | Sean Weldon | South Africa
  • CFO | Yvonne Chetty | South Africa
  • Director | Nerina Visser | South Africa
  • Director | Phillip Hattingh | South Africa
  • Director | Prof. Jennifer Roeleveld | South Africa

How you drive change in Africa by being part of this Congress:

1% of all proceeds go to the International Organisation for Migration to help change the lives of thousands of refugees.


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If you still wish to register for the Congress please call Fikile on +27 12 643 1800 or email fikile@iafeiworldcongress.co.za.
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