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Finance’s response to unpredictability is to hold multiple points of view simultaneously. The pace fast, the information is shifting and uncertain, marketplace moves quickly. Therefore, FP&A needs to expect change and build the capability for rapid alterations to its processes to provide the best outlook for organizations.

AFP FinNext Asia is where FP&A professionals go to discuss what's next. When thinking of topics to submit a proposal for, look to the future and what you think FP&A professionals need to know. Look over our hot topics below to get a feel of what topics will make your proposal stand out.

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Financial & Business Acumen:

Content in this dimension emphasizes how FP&A translates corporate and business strategy into a financial plan and supports the enactment of that plan through resource allocation. Multiple outcomes are possible, and that single point estimates of forecasts and valuations may be limiting for each budget, forecast and investment. Additionally, processes discussed focus on generating input and insight through financial analysis, supported by enabling technology.

Hot Topics in this Content Dimension May Include:

Performance Management, Measurement and ReportingImplementing & Maintaining Rolling Forecasts
Valuing Tech InvestmentsPerformance Management and Measurement
Resource Allocation & Investment AnalysisZero-Based Budgeting
Financial AnalysisDeveloping & Working with Operational Metrics
Flexible BudgetsContinuous or Event-driven Planning
Range / Probability ForecastingContingent Capabilities
Scenario planning 

Technology & Data:

FP&A turns data to insight to action; the faster we move through this cycle, the faster we can accelerate, decelerate and recalibrate. Content in this dimension focuses how finance can leverage data as a key economic asset throughout business analysis and operations. This may include the systems, structures and processes that impact the management and utilization of data.

Hot Topics in this Content Dimension May Include:

Advanced Modeling Tool SetsAdvanced Techniques in Data Modeling
Implementing & Maintaining Business Intelligence ToolsData Governance
Advanced Techniques in Data AnalyticsIntegrated Business Planning
Enterprise Data ManagementTechnology (Cloud) Strategy
Excel & PowerBI HacksExcel Hacks for FP&A Professionals
Use of Artificial Intelligence in Data Analytics & ModelingBig Data & Data Driven Decision Making
Finance TransformationPresenting Data & Data Visualization

Personal & Team Effectiveness:

The content in this dimension supports the continued development of FP&A practitioners as the trusted advisors to the business by building credibility, partnerships, and effective communication channels. Practitioners strive to be flexible, adaptable, curious and empowered within their teams by growing in areas of emotional intelligence, communication and collaboration to work effectively across the organization.

Hot Topics in this Content Dimension May Include:

Business Partnering & NegotiationProject Management in FP&A
Talent Management TechniquesChange Management
Developing an FP&A Career PathKnowledge Management
Promoting a High-Performing CultureLeading Culturally Diverse Teams
Leading Virtual/Global TeamsCrisis Management
Efficient Decision-MakingCenters of Excellence
Reinventing the WorkplaceDeveloping Sustaining Interpersonal Relationships
Developing Interpersonal & Communication SkillsStructuring the FP&A Organization
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