The FD Surgery Manchester

2 November 2017 | Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel

The prognosis is good

Following the success of FD Surgery London over the past two years, FD Surgery Manchester has been specifically created to meet the needs of finance directors in the North of England. We have listened to your concerns in order to create a bespoke agenda that will help you diagnose and treat your business ailments!

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

The agenda!

We want to make sure the agenda at FD Surgery Manchester meets the demands of Finance Directors in the North. That is why we take a collaborative approach to agenda building. This is your opportunity to tell us which of the proposed sessions hold the most interest for you and to make suggestions of your own.

To make any suggestions and/or put yourself forward to take part as a speaker, please email Amy.Carroll@caspianmedia.com.

08:30 - 16:00  The FD clinic programme

The FD clinic programme consists of a series of roundtable discussions taking place throughout the day of the conference, chaired by an FD Surgery Editor. Whether you are keen to learn more about a particular subject or have experience to share with others, these are highly focused and interactive sessions that will benefit all finance directors.  To register your interest for one of the below sessions please click here.

  • Funding / ownership structures
  • HR for FDs
  • IT for FDs
  • International trade
     

09:30  Welcome

09:40  Keynote

10:00  Health of a nation

The impact of Brexit on businesses in the North

  • Export demand
  • Currency volatility
  • Labour markets
  • Fluctuating FDI

10:30  Turning technology into profitability

How non-tech businesses can harness the digital revolution

10:50  Coffee Break

Networking and coffee break.

11:00 -12.30  Manufacturing support group - Curing the UK’s productivity crisis

An interactive session for manufacturing finance directors in the North. Please click here to apply.

  • Tackling the skills gap
  • R&D investment decision-making
  • Funding for manufacturing businesses
  • Harnessing ambition – from SME to the big time

11:15  The cash flow clinic

Keeping check of your businesses vital signs 

  • Using technology to your advantage
  • Instilling a cash culture in your business
  • Negotiating with suppliers

11:45  Patient history

An interview with an exceptional finance director

12:00  HR for FDs

Getting the most out of your work-force

  • Recruitment and retention challenges
  • Workforce productivity
  • Employment law pitfalls

12:30  Lunch

14:00  Prevention is the best cure

How to protect your business from attack 

  • How the current threat landscape is relevant to SMEs
  • How to put in place the basics of cyber security best practice
  • What security solutions exist and how much they cost
  • How SMEs are now effected by new legislation
  • How management and employees are the biggest threat to their business
  • Governance, compliance and the role of internal audit

14:30  Is life as a private equity-backed FD for you?

The trials and tribulations of a management buyout

15:00  Patient history

15:15  Demographics and the future of your business

From the grey pound to generation Z - how shifting demographics should be influencing strategy 

15:35  Have your say

An interactive voting session reveals what FDs in the North really think

16:00  Networking drinks

Previous London attendees include… 

A10 NETWORKS
Adler & Allan
Aldbury FD Services
Alexander Charles Associates
Altrad Beaver 84 Limited
Amtico International
App-DNA
Aqualisa
ATLOA Services
Aubrey Park
AXA
Barstone
Better2Know
Boden
Bonhams
Bowman Power Group
Brita Water Filter Systems
ByBox Group Holdings
Castleman Consulting
Caxton Foundation
Centmetal Property
CFO4Growth
Cherlyn Electronics
Clarenco
Clifford Thames
Concur
Corporate Traveller
CWC
Datagraphic
Daxbourne
Desyncra Technologies
deVere Group
Directorbank
Distil Plc
Dunedin
Ebury Restructuring Partners
EIP Europe
Evgen Pharma
Extra Energy
Fastjet
Funding Options
Future Thinking
Gilpin Associates
Glenridding Associates
Global Counsel
Goggin Ltd
Hallmark Hotels
Harvey Nash
Helmfern
Henry Howard Finance
Ignata
Independent Advisory Solutions
Infinis Wind
Institute of Directors
Intelligent Goat
IOD
IPA
iPipeline
Ixaris
Just Eat
Kann Consulting
Kelvin Hughes
Kronos
Lansons
Livingstone Partners
Lloyds Banking Group
Loaf
Locala Community Partnerships CIC
Magdalene
Make Change Happen
Mall for the World
MDL Consultancy Services
mediwin
Menzies
MVF Global
NAHL Group
New World Trading Company
Nixolve Consulting
Nominet
Novus Property Solutions
Oakland International
OCEE International
ONI
Payment Waiver
Paysafe Group
Photobox
Pipers Hill Consulting
Quality Pet Care
Qubic Tax
REN Skincare
Rimor
Romero Insurance Brokers
RS Connect Group
Scottish Widows
Shaylor Group
SME Finance Directors
sofa.com
Splash Damage
STA Travel
Stargazer
Stewart Group
Stratajet
T.H.Clements & Son
Tazaki foods
The Fold London
The Founders Group
The New World Trading Company
The Nostrum Group
Ubisoft
Ultrasoc Technologies
UserReplay
V Westbrook
Vistage UK
Vital Ingredient
Wells Fargo Capital Finance
World First
Xero
YSC

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