The FD Surgery London

Harnessing the fourth industrial revolution

1 May 2018 | Royal College of Physicians, London

The prognosis is good

Now in its third year, FD Surgery London 2018 will explore the business opportunities, and challenges, that the advent of the fourth industrial revolution heralds. Rapidly evolving digital data, connectivity and cyber systems are set to profoundly influence business models across all industries, as well as directly impacting the finance function. This event will bring together colourful, high profile finance directors, as well as leading industry consultants who’ll be on hand to diagnose symptoms and prescribe confidential advice.

Incorporating interactive roundtable discussions, in depth technical presentations and controversial debate, FD Surgery London will cover the issues that really keep you awake at night!

London 2018 will once again feature the FDs’ Excellence Awards!

2018 Programme

08:45  Registration and refreshments

09:20  Welcome

09:30  Keynote

10:00  How emerging technology is shaking up the finance function – and your business

Automation, Artificial intelligence and rapidly evolving analytical tools are revolutionising the role of FD.

10:30  The future of sales and marketing

Make sure your business is capitalising on fundamental shifts in the way we sell

11:00  Coffee Break

Networking and coffee break.

11:20  Cash flow is everyone’s business

Instilling a cash culture in your company

11:50  The true cost of cyber crime

How to protect your business from a punitive attack

12:10  Patient history interview

Charting the career of an exceptional finance director

12:30  Three-course seated lunch featuring the FDs’ Excellence Awards

14:30  The FD and innovation culture

Be a supportive voice of reason not a sceptical blocker

15:00  A Finance Director’s guide to GDPR

The deadline is less than a month away. Are you ready?

15:20  Where next?

How to make the move into private equity, interim work or a non-exec portfolio

15:50  Have your say

An interactive voting session reveals what the UK’s FDs really think

16:20  Drinks reception and champagne roundtables

2017 attendees included

Adler & Allan
Aldbury FD Services
Alexander Charles Associates
Altrad Beaver 84 Limited
Amber Advisory
Amtico International
apolis executive
ATLOA Services
Aubrey Park
Bank of London and the Middle East
Blitz Communications
Bowman Power Group
Brita Water Filter Systems
ByBox Group Holdings
Castleman Consulting
Caxton Foundation
Centmetal Property
Chart Shipping
Cherlyn Electronics
Christie & Co
Clifford Thames
Corporate Traveller
Desyncra Technologies
deVere Group
Distil Plc
EA Change Group
Ebury Restructuring Partners
EIP Europe
Engage Partners
Enotria Winecellars
Evgen Pharma
Extra Energy
Finanz Consulting
Fizz Experience
Funding Options
Future Thinking
Gilpin Associates
Glenridding Associates
Global Counsel
Goggin Ltd
Haines watts
Hallmark Hotels
Harvey Nash
Henry Howard Finance
Independent Advisory Solutions
Infinis Wind
Institute of Directors
Intelligent Goat
JPW Interims
Just Eat
Kann Consulting
Kelvin Hughes
Livingstone Partners
Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking
Lloyds Banking Group
Locala Community Partnerships CIC
Make Change Happen
Mall for the World
MDL Consultancy Services
MVF Global
NAHL Group
New World Trading Company
Nixolve Consulting
Novus Property Solutions
Oakland International
OCEE International
ONE Advisory Group
Payment Waiver
Paysafe Group
Pipers Hill Consulting
Quality Pet Care
Qubic Tax
REN Skincare
Romero Insurance Brokers
RS Connect Group
Schoolwear Group
Scottish Widows
Shaylor Group
SME Finance Directors
Specialist Journeys
Splash Damage
STA Travel
Stewart Group
Sudlows group
T.H.Clements & Son
Tazaki foods
The Fold London
The Founders Group
The New World Trading Company
The Nostrum Group
Ultrasoc Technologies
V Westbrook
Vistage UK
Vital Ingredient
Wells Fargo Capital Finance
World First
WTG (now part of Civica)

…and many more

2017 highlights

Our 2017 event saw 200+ FDs come together for a packed day of education debate and networking.

We ended the day with an interactive voting session which revealed what UK FDs really think. View the results here.

  • "A very beneficial day out of the office. Provides a chance both to network and hear many experts"

    Tom NichollsQuayle Munro, Group FC
  • "A useful day away from the office providing valuable insight into many topics affecting either me or my business both today and tomorrow"

    Andrew Elsby-Smith Group Finance Director, Amtico International
  • "A very informative and enjoyable event"

    Lincoln Swann Managing Director, Cherlyn Electronics Ltd
  • "Worth taking a day out of a busy schedule to benefit from the knowledge and experiences of senior financial professionals"

    Caroline BillingGroup Finance Director, Barstone Ltd
  • "I found the day both informative and thought provoking which made it very worthwhile. It all seemed to work like clockwork"

    Steve Jenkins CFO, STA Travel

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