The CFO's Event Guide for 2024

January 8, 2024

By Tori McBride

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As we start to shake off the 'silly season' and press ahead with this year's goals, now is a great time to explore and plan opportunities for enhancing knowledge, networking and know-how. To navigate a curly economy, it’s crucial to stay in the loop of the latest technologies, trends and methodologies driving the financial landscape of tomorrow - the world moves fast, but we’ve got you covered. 

Fortunately, the Australian CFO community is in for a treat, with a rich lineup of in-person and virtual events and conferences this year. But with so many options to choose from, how do you know which events are worth your time and investment?

If there’s an event we’ve missed that you think deserves a place on our list, let us know by getting in contact with us.

Gartner CFO & Finance Executive Conference

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Date: 26-27 February 2024
Location:
The Hilton Hotel, Sydney

What is it

A two-day conference in which CFOs and finance executives come together to learn how to build an autonomous finance function. Expect to grow your network, connect with solution providers to explore the latest technologies, and explore new ways to approach critical business challenges and make decisions with confidence.

Best for

CFOs and Finance Professionals in Australia looking to automate the finance function.

Price

Standard price: $4,200 + GST
Public-sector price: $3,525 + GST

Register interest here

CA Public Sector Seminar 2024

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

Date: 15-16 May 2024
Location:
Virtual

What is it

A virtual two-day conference that combines pre-recorded webinars with a live online seminar focusing on key topical issues impacting audit and reporting teams across the public sector now and in the future. Offering up a wide array of topics including sustainability in reporting, leadership in government and AI in the public sector.

Best for

CFOs within the Public Sector

Price

CA ANZ Member: $‎305.00
CA ANZ Non-member: $‎350.00

Register here

2024 Australian CFO Summit by Weel

Australian CFO Summit

Date: 15 May 2024
Location:
Virtual

What is it

Now in its third year, join the Australian CFO Community of over 2,500 finance leaders at our annual virtual summit. The ultimate destination for finance professionals looking to stay ahead of the game. Expect an action-packed event full of insights, expert advice and knowledge sharing. Stay tuned for updates on this year’s summit!

Best for

CFOs and emerging finance leaders (Yes, that's you Financial Controllers and Finance Managers!)

Price

Free

Join the community

VIC CFO Symposium

CFO Magazine

Date: 22 Feburary 2024
Location:
Melbourne Langham

What is it

A fast paced, full day in person learning event drawing in over 150 local CFOs with a mix of keynotes, panel discussions, networking and CFO interviews. 

Best for

CFOs and senior finance executives of medium to large businesses across New South Wales wanting to lean into technology and keep on top of the economic environment.

Price

Free

Register here

NSW CFO Symposium

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Date: 8 February 2024
Location:
The ICC, Sydney

What is it

The 2024 Sydney edition of CFO Magazine's physical event will return to the Sydney ICC. Join 150+ CFOs to learn how to strike a balance between being retrospective and future-thinking, constantly learning from the past while staying ahead of the curve.

Best for

CFOs and senior finance executives of medium to large businesses across New South Wales wanting to lean into technology and keep on top of the economic environment.

Price

Free

Register here

Sydney CFO Forum

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Date: 17 October 2024
Location:
TBC

What is it

A full-day in-person event with seven exclusive keynotes, interactive panel discussions and networking opportunities with over 150 financial executives. This year’s theme is “The Modern CFO: Strategist, Innovator Leader”. You’d be hard-pressed to get a better roster of experienced and credible CFOs and business leaders.

Best for

CFOs of medium to large businesses

Price

Early bird registration before 19/1/24: $1,195
Standard registration: $1,395

Register here

Melbourne CFO Forum

CFO Forum

Date: 7 May 2024
Location:
TBC

What is it

Now in its 10th year, the CFO Forum is a full-day in-person event that brings together Australia’s leading financial executives for “a powerful day of case-based discussion, insight, and connection”. This year’s theme is “The Modern CFO: Strategist, Innovator Leader” and attendees will have access to seven exclusive keynotes, interactive panel discussions and networking opportunities with over 150 financial executives.

Best for

CFOs of medium to large businesses

Price

Early bird registration before 19/1/24: $1,195
Standard registration: $1,395

Register here

CFO Edge

CFO Edge

Date: 14 November 2024
Location:
Fullerton, Sydney

What is it

Looking to gain a competitive edge? CFO Edge gathers 120 of Australia’s CFOs and finance leaders from the region’s largest enterprise and government organisations driving enterprise-wide modernisation. This year’s theme is driving modernisation and managed risk with a focus on bold decision-making to enable growth. This is a by-invitation-only event connecting 120+ of the region’s top CFOs.

Best for

Finance leaders from Sydney’s enterprise and government organisations.

Price

Free

Register your interest

Future of Finance Summit 2024

Future of Finance Summit 2024

Date: 11-13 November 2024
Location:
TBC (Sydney

What is it

The Future of Finance Summit 2024 is an opportunity to discover the latest technologies and strategies being implemented by influential Australian companies. This event provides exclusive insights into how CFOs and Finance Leaders are confronting their challenges, streamlining their operational processes, and gaining that competitive edge. Themes include building finance capability through a digital-first approach, driving the autonomous finance function and delivering sustainable growth.

Best for

CFOs from medium to large businesses looking to remain competitive in the era of automation.

Price

Free

Enquire here


Accounting Business Expo

Accounting Business Expo

Date: 20-21 March 2024
Location:
MCEC, Melbourne

What is it

An in-person, trade event for the fast-changing world of cloud and digital transformation in accounting, business, finance and money. Over two days, the expo brings together end-users, buyers and clients to meet with solution providers to exchange knowledge, products and services from across Australia and the world. Expect 200 speakers, 150 exhibitors and over 3,000 attendees.

Best for

Finance and Accounting professionals looking to get up to speed with the latest technologies and vendors in the space.

Price

Free

Register here


Australian CFO Awards 2024

Australian CFO Awards

Date: TBC
Location:
TBC

What is it

The Australian CFO Awards ceremony recognises the best finance leaders from around Australia. Last year’s sell-out event was hosted at the luxurious Calyx in Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens, with a record number of CFOs and finance professionals coming together to celebrate the industry’s unsung heroes. Watch the highlights from the night here.

Best for

Finance leaders across Australia and their biggest supporters 

Price

Free for finalists. Attendee ticket prices TBC.

Register your interest for 2024 

CPA Virtual Congress

CPA

Date: 15-18 October 2024
Location:
Virtual

What is it

A four-day virtual conference focused on rethinking value creation, prioritising sustainability and reinventing operating models. Expect world-class speakers and a broad range of topics covered. Most sessions are Australian time-zone friendly.

Best for

Accounting and finance professionals from small to big businesses looking to be inspired and inspire their team through best practices. Non-CPA members are welcome but will have to pay more to attend.

Price

2023 prices

CPA Members: $289.00
Non-Members $389.00

Stay updated here

CFO Live (AFR)

CFO Live

Date: TBC
Location:
TBC

What is it

A well-recognised full-day event hosted by the Australian Financial Review. Australia's top finance chiefs discuss how they’ll continue to reduce costs, boost productivity and manage risk in an atmosphere of ongoing uncertainties and inflationary pressure. 

Best For

CFOs from listed and large companies looking to connect with the "who’s who" of CFOs in Australia.

Price

2023 prices

Virtual Pass: $300.00
In-Person Passes: $1,175.00

Stay updated here

World Finance Forum Sydney 2024

World Finance Forum

Date: 15 February 2024
Location:
Barangaroo, NSW

What is it

World Finance Forum returns to Sydney and brings together industry leaders to discuss the latest trends and innovations in finance transformation, AI, business partnering, FP&A, strategic leadership and diversity, equity and inclusion.

Best For

Finance leaders and FP&A professionals in Australia.

Price

Standard Pass: $496.00
Executive Pass: $695.00
Business Pass: $2,995.00

Stay updated here

Australian CFO Community

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