17 October 2019



15:00 - 15:30

Entertainer: Nik Rabinowitz


Renowned comedian Nik Rabinowitz will be sharing side-splittingly funny stories about finance. His banter and humour will ensure immediate remorse for entering the profession. Be prepared for hysterical laughter as Nik delivers the best of South African humour.


Charterquest CFO Competition Finalist Announcement

8:45 - 9:15

Announcement by: Valentine Nti


The CFO is an annual, open-entry, and global multi-stage business strategy and leadership-focused case study competition, organised by The CharterQuest Institute South Africa. It challenges university students around the world and high school students in Africa to prove they can compete at the highest level: by solving a set of complex and integrated finance, operational, strategic and ethical problems that beset a real-world global business in the emerging markets.


Criminals: some are really not as clever as they think

11:00 - 11:45

Speaker: Dominic Nel, Chief Revenue Officer, VATSure


Over the past few years, South Africa has seen its fair share of commissions and inquiries, many of which have been set up specifically to investigate some well-known big businesses that made headlines for all the wrong reasons. This talk takes a look at some real life examples of how corporate criminals operate and give insights into ways for you to protect your hard-earned revenue.


13 rules for entrepreneurs

11:00 - 11:45

Speaker: Allan Knott-Craig Jnr, Executive Chairman HeroTel


Alan Knott-Craig needs little introduction in the finance and tech world. He’s the author of seven books, and has successfully launched 20 tech startups in SA. He is the CEO of Project Isizwe, a non-profit company managing the deployment of the largest public free Wi-Fi network in South Africa, and is the Executive Chairman of Herotel.  Alan will be sharing his framework from his recent book “13 Rules for Entrepreneurs” to assist you in fast tracking your entrepreneurial journey and provide you with the guidelines to avoid the inevitable pitfalls of new business ventures.Prepare to be amazed, and be sure to bring your notepads for what will undoubtedly be a session to challenge your thinking and provide a blue print for your entrepreneurial success.


The future of financial reporting is here.

11:00 - 11:45

Speaker: Rory Voller, Deputy Commissioner CIPC


Become a CIPC XBRL guru. Learn about the latest changes, implications and updates. In this thought-provoking session, you’ll hear the latest updates, trends, patterns and implications of the recent XBRL implementation. You’ll learn about the trends relating to the use of IFRS and IFRS for SMEs, FAS filings, BI reports and the CIPC’s monitoring role regarding AFSs.


Consolidating the annual financial and IAS34 interim reporting process

10:00 - 10:45

Speaker: Christiaan Brink, Product Executive AdaptIT


If the words IAS34 and interim reporting cause your blood pressure to rise and your eyes to roll back, this is the session for you! Eliminate the heavy lifting of the manual interim reporting process. During a live demo, you will learn how to consolidate your year-end and interim financial statement creation using a unique and revolutionary software solution.


Financial reporting challenges all CFOs should be addressing

13:00 - 13:45

Speaker: Bruce McKenzie, MD W.Consulting


2018/9 are pivotal years for all companies. New accounting standards, interpretations and other pronouncements will change the way companies are reporting to stakeholders. Join Bruce Mackenzie, IFRS Interpretations Committee (IFRIC) member and CEO of, a JSE accredited IFRS Advisory Firm, to discuss the key issues companies should be addressing in the coming years.