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Budapest Money Talks: Future of Finance

Speaker: Peter Simons


Agile Finance Revealed: The New Operating Model for Modern Finance.

Achieving earnings growth is already a challenge in the many economies which are still burdened by high levels of debt, unemployment or under employment. In addition to the related economic and social risks which threaten an increasingly connected world, a new wave of digital technologies threatens many established business models. In order to survive, business will have to become more agile in their ability to withstand unexpected adverse events, develop new strategies and adapt their business models or innovate to continually improve their competitive position.

Management accounting is the professional discipline which is best placed to ensure that Business Leaders are alert to developments across the horizon and facilitate strategy formulation.


  • 18.15 - 18.30: Reception
  • 18.30 – 18.40: Welcome speech, CIMA in CEE update: Piotr Glowacki, Senior Manager, Business Development, Central and Eastern Europe — Management Accounting
  • 18.40 – 19.30: Future of Finance presentation: Peter Simons BBS, MBA, FCMA, CIMA’s Head of Future Finance Research
  • 19.30 – 21.30: Networking part over, food and drinks served

Peter Simons BBS, MBA, FCMA, Development & Innovation Specialist, CIMA

Peter Simons is a CIMA member with over 30 years of experience in business before joining CIMA in 2006. The CIMA qualification enabled Peter to achieve career progression through roles in strategy, corporate lending, credit management and marketing at Bank of Ireland. He was the head of a division and on the bank’s senior management team in London when he left in 2002 to become the Managing Director of a UK subsidiary of IFG, an entrepreneurial Irish financial services group. Peter is now the technical specialist in the applied research unit in CIMA’s education department. He works with employers, consultants, software vendors and academics to explore the future roles of organisations’ in-house finance professionals. He also helps to develop CIMA’s expertise in performance management. Peter’s research contributes to the development of the CIMA syllabus. He also writes articles and reports and works with colleagues across CIMA’s value chain to support members.

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6 November | Tuesday | 18.30-21.30
Hard Rock Caffee Budapest, 1051 Budapest, V. district, Deák Ferenc street 3-5

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