Chief Financial Officers Meet to Discuss Strategy and Objectives in the Wake of the Economic Crisis at CFO Europe Summit 2011

By Gds International, PRNE
Thursday, November 3, 2011

BRISTOL, England, November 4, 2011 -

The CFO Europe Summit, which took place from 13th - 15th September at the Intercontinental La Torre Golf Resort Murcia, Spain, provided leading executives the framework to establish strong business relationships, which will see the start of many innovative and exciting new ventures.

The summit saw Chief Financial Officers from companies across Europe meet to discuss objectives such as sustaining their businesses during economically turbulent times in a relaxed and vibrant environment. Speakers included leading industry professionals such as Martin Petry, Partner & Leader Global Finance Consulting, PwC; William White, Chairman, Economic Development & Review Committee, OECD; and Joe Pucciarelli, Program Director, IDC. Leading companies including OptumHealth, People Scout, and Maritz sponsored the event.

Leading executives had ample opportunity to network with peers. Adolfo Gomez Sanchez, MD, Iberia, buyingTeam said of the event, “We’re [came] away with some significant business. We’ve got some really good contacts, and people seem genuinely interested with what we’re providing.”

As well as comprehensive workshops, the summit involved panel discussions offering executives moderated, peer-led discussions on major industry issues. One-to-one meetings gave delegates the chance to meet with business analysts and analyst partners to changes in responsibility brought by the recent economic crisis, and to address urgent challenges.

A total of 13 workshops covered a range of exciting and pressing topics for the industry. Topics included business delivery models, national policies, reducing time-to-cash, talent management, risk management, mobility, and much more.

Conrad Troughton, Director, CFO Programmes Europe at GDS International - the global business event company behind NG CFO Europe - says of the event, “We have always been proud of the quality of our summits, but this years’ Next Generation CFO Europe Summit was one of our best yet. It is very rewarding to know that our events provide the environment for executives to meet and build valuable relationships that will lead to many exciting new ventures and innovations.”

See what the delegates had to say about the event at

About GDS International:

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Founded in 1993, GDS International specialises in meeting the B2B marketing needs of our clients. Having a strong presence in mature industrial sectors but a finger on the pulse of emerging markets - as well as up-and-coming B2B business verticals - means we are perfectly placed to capitalise on the exciting developments brought about by the advent of a globalised economy.

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