Finance professionals were treated to a gamified virtual conference and expo experience!
As the first-ever virtual Finance Indaba Network comes to an end, thousands of finance professionals are logging out of the gamified conference and expo with insights from exceptional partners and speakers.
Kicking off the launch, new Vodacom CFO Raisibe Morathi, University of Johannesburg CFO Nolwazi Mamorare, and Momentum Corporate CEO Dumo Mbethe shared their learnings from working through Covid-19. They agreed that one thing was clear: while the post-Covid-19 workplace will not look the same in every industry or company, the workplace will not return to where it was before the crisis.
In another session, Telkom CFO Tsholofelo Molefe, Afgri CFO Rivasha Maharaj, and Adcock Ingram CFO Dorette Neethling revealed that support, EQ and mentorship are critical for the success of women CFOs.
Professor Mervyn King also advocated for a title change for CFOs to chief virtual officers, arguing that, in addition to managing and understanding the financial position of a company, it is the CFO who is responsible for creating value in the business.
In between sessions, attendees got a chance to virtually walk through exhibitors, including Diamond Partners SAP Concur and Workday, Platinum Partner Coupa; Gold Partners ACCA, Automation Anywhere with TreasuryONE Automation, CaseWare Africa, CIPC, Oracle, Sage and Quick Consols; and Silver Partners BlackLine, College of Chartered Accountants, Dimago, EnterpriseWorx, Fasset, IIA SA, Kalon Venture Partners, Konsise, Sanlam and SoluGrowth.
Attendees embarked on an exciting scavenger hunt where they stand a chance to win one of three R5,000 cash prizes. They were also awarded points for their networking, standing a chance to win up to R10,000 and a signed copy of Altron CEO Mteto Nyati’s bestselling book, Betting on a Darkie.
“The event showcased the best of what the finance profession has to offer, both in terms of thought leadership and presence of service providers. It was an event that showed why CFO South Africa’s flagship event, the Finance Indaba, will continue to be a permanent fixture in the calendars of finance practitioners, regardless of whether it is hosted virtually or in person,” said Joël Roerig, managing director of CFO South Africa.
As the Indaba drew to a close, thousands of attendees logged off from an outstanding virtual event, with their knowledge broadened, their networks expanded and their careers enhanced by the inspirational content and powerful interactions with their peers.