4C Associates sponsors the Economist CFO Summit 2014

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4C Associates will be the Gold Sponsor at The Economist CFO Summit 2014. The CFOs’ role is evolving and becoming increasingly relevant not only strategically but also as a career destination itself when finance directors are being put in charge of areas like IT, property and logistics. Ed Ainsworth, Managing Director at leading procurement consultancy 4C Associates, will be leading …

The Economist CFO Summit 2014: The Connected CFO

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Contact: Henna Tirkkonen, henna.tirkkonen@4cassociates.com, https://www.4cassociates.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Economist CFO Summit 2014: The Connected CFO London, March 26th 2014 The leading procurement consultancy, 4C Associates, has again sponsored this year’s most anticipated Finance Directors’ Conference, The Economist CFO Summit 2014 – The Connected CFO The Economist CFO Summit is one of Europe’s most recognised annual conferences designed especially for …

CFO Summit: Your World in 2013. Policy. Economy. Growth?

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The Economist’s CFO Summit: “Your World in 2013. Policy. Economy. Growth?”, brought together more than 100 leading CFOs to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing their businesses. Despite the cautious optimism expressed by many of those in attendance, slow economic growth, instability within the Eurozone and price risk, remain major concerns. Despite the economic green shoots highlighted in many of the …

The Economist CFO Summit 2014: The Connected CFO

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London, March 26th 2014 The leading procurement consultancy, 4C Associates, has again sponsored this year’s most anticipated Finance Directors’ Conference, The Economist CFO Summit 2014 – The Connected CFO The Economist CFO Summit is one of Europe’s most recognised annual conferences designed especially for chief financial leaders and other leading figures from the world of finance. This year the Summit …

4C Associates sponsors the Economist CFO Summit 2014

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FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION London, UK – 10th February, 2014 4C Associates will be the Gold Sponsor at The Economist CFO Summit 2014. The CFOs’ role is evolving and becoming increasingly relevant not only strategically but also as a career destination itself when finance directors are being put in charge of areas like IT, property and logistics. Ed Ainsworth, Managing Director at leading …

4C’s roundup of The CFO Summit 2014: ‘The Connected CFO’

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This year, the Economist’s CFO Summit brought together some of the globe’s foremost finance leaders to discuss the ever-evolving challenges facing CFOs. During the summit, finance leaders from organisations such as Goldman Sachs, GE Healthcare and Saatchi & Saatchi, shared their unique insights into the changing role of the CFO. Throughout the summit a number of presentations and panels explored …

Managing complexity for growth

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Speaking at The Economist’s CFO Summit 2013, Cathy Smith, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Chief Financial Officer at Walmart International, discussed how global companies can juggle multiple challenges and steer their business towards sustainable growth. Walmart opened its first shop outside of the U.S.A. in Mexico in 1992. Since then the company has grown significantly and now operates shops …

65 per cent of CFOs select volatile prices as key risk for 2013

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London, UK – 22 February 2013: A survey carried out by 4C Associates, a leading cost transformation consultancy, has revealed that 65 per cent of finance leaders consider volatile prices the main risk for 2013. Supply and reputational risk were selected by 19 and 16 per cent of respondents. “With companies spanning across more and more territories, it is no …

CFO Survey 2013 – “Policy. Economy. Growth?”

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The Economist’s CFO Summit: “Your World in 2013. Policy. Economy. Growth?”, brought together more than 100 leading CFOs to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing their businesses. Despite the cautious optimism expressed by many of those in attendance, slow economic growth, instability within the Eurozone and price risk, remain major concerns.   Despite the economic green shoots highlighted in many of …

The CFO`s great balancing act

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In an economic landscape characterised by stagnant development, the ability to balance cost transformation with growth is pivotal for any leading business. This situation is particularly true in fast moving sectors, where companies need to integrate long term planning strategies with reactive initiatives. Speaking at The Economist’s CFO Summit 2013, Timotheus Höttges, CFO at Deutsche Telekom, discussed how these challenges were …

4C’s Roundup of The Economist’s CFO Summit 2013: “Your World in 2013. Policy. Economy. Growth?”

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This year’s The Economist CFO Summit brought together a number of finance leaders, looking to drive growth in a challenging climate. The World in 2013 Alaisdair Ross, Global Product Director at Economist Intelligence Unit, opened the conference by describing the cautious optimism with which many businesses were approaching 2013. “This year I hope to be more cheerful than on previous …

4C Associates Sponsors The Economist CFO Conference 2013

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London, UK – 8 January 2013: 4C Associates will once again be the Gold Sponsor at this year’s The Economist CFO Summit. The event will be held on January 22nd 2013, at The Dorchester, London. Ed Ainsworth, Managing Director at 4C Associates, will be sharing his ideas and best practice in a panel discussion on managing risk.  The keynote speech will be …

The changing role of the CEO

The changing role of the CEO

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This year’s CFO Summit, organised by Economist Conferences, saw expert speakers discuss strategies to help finance leaders tackle their increasingly complex roles. Turbulent economic times require finance leaders to deal with issues ranging from developing talent and engaging with the media to the more traditional aspects of supply chain. This article examines the main themes discussed at the summit including …