We recently held our first in-person event, the FP&A Summit in San Diego. 🔊
The event brought together finance professionals from around the world to learn, network, and exchange solutions on issues most top-of-mind.
The agenda was packed with thought-provoking talks on topics like empowering your inner leader, sustainable finance, dealing with cash flow challenges, how to exceed expectations during your first 90 days as a CFO, and more.
Attendees had the opportunity to hear from notable speakers such as Chris Ortega, CEO at Fresh FP&A, Steve Robertson, CFO at HDMI, Erik Nakamura, CFO at Orange Comet, and Gina Spain, Director of Finance Reporting at Virgin Galactic.
After the event, we caught up with a few of the speakers to hear their thoughts about the event.
Here’s what they had to say:
An intimate setting for collaborating and communicating
Chris Ortega, CEO at Fresh FP&A spoke highly of the event, saying:
"The thing I loved the most about the FP&A Summit was the interaction from everybody. You had a very intimate setting. But you had so many people collaborating and communicating, not just regarding the presenter topics, but amongst themselves too." - Chris Ortega, CEO at Fresh FP&A
He also noted the great opportunity to share viewpoints in an intimate setting with other finance leaders:
Great insights and an engaged audience
Steve Robertson, CFO at HDMI, appreciated the engagement of the audience, comparing it to a comedy show where the quality of the experience depends on the engagement of the audience.
He noted that the event was an excellent opportunity to share viewpoints and collaborate with other finance CFO and FP&A leaders:
An interactive experience
Erik Nakamura, CFO at Orange Comet, added that the people were passionate, coming from diverse backgrounds and industries, which made for a fascinating mix of perspectives.
“It was very interactive. The people were very passionate, which is good. We had a great group and mix of different types of people from different backgrounds and industries, which was really interesting to see.” – Erik Nakamura, CFO at Orange Comet
Collaboration for addressing issues
“The FP&A Summit was fantastic, especially getting to network with so many different individuals and leaders in finance.” – Gina Spain, Director of Finance Reporting at Virgin Galactic
Gina Spain, Director of Finance Reporting at Virgin Galactic, appreciated the event's collaboration with other finance leaders, gaining insights on how others are addressing issues and problems. The event had great information exchange, allowing attendees to take back useful information to their organizations.
Our upcoming events 🔊
Overall, the FP&A Summit was a great success with its fantastic line-up of world-class speakers, engaging panels, and hands-on workshops.
But the fun doesn't stop there!
If you're itching to get in on the action and learn about the latest and greatest in finance, check out our upcoming events!👇