Why CFO Forum?

Unlike many forums, the CFO forum is a very specialized thought leadership forum where high level CFO functions are explored. Many leaders particularly business leaders such as CEOs, Board of Directors and other function leaders can also benefit from participating in this forum. 

Under the Forum, stakeholders come together to find practical solutions for Ethiopia’s critical financial challenges, facilitate a result-oriented networking platform for finance professionals’ informal discussion and idea sharing, and create a visible impact by becoming commanding voices of the finance profession.

Such forums are designed to keep CFOs informed on relevant, timely issues, providing a platform for collaboration and connection. They bring together CFOs, Finance Directors, Finance Managers, and other senior finance executives to discuss their rapidly evolving roles amid ongoing regulatory and economic developments. By setting aside ample time for networking, such forums enable CFOs across diverse industries to share common challenges, insights, and solutions to pressing challenges. 

It is also critical that it is CFO-driven. At most Forums, CFOs themselves drive the agenda, discussing and responding to the toughest challenges they face and exchanging actionable insights. No less pertinent are peer-to-peer connections. In today’s business climate, where CFOs encounter many challenges, it is important to foster an environment that not only merits a CFO’s time but also provides opportunities to network and talk candidly with peers. CFO forums set aside ample time for networking, enabling CFOs across diverse industries to share common challenges, insights, and solutions to pressing challenges.

The CFO Forum is furthermore meant to come up with different themes for each year considering the issues’ significance and urgency. Topics covered during CFO Forums could be technology disruption, the global economy, the changing tax landscape, risk management, sustainability, finance transformation, retirement and pension risk, capital markets, compliance issues, finance talent, and health care.

“Under the Forum, stakeholders come together to find practical solutions for Ethiopia's critical financial challenges, facilitate a result-oriented networking platform for finance professionals’ informal discussion and idea sharing, and create a visible impact by becoming commanding voices of the finance profession.”