- General session replays
- Industry specific replays
- Steering committee
- Related resources
One size does not fit all. While some companies are seeing record growth, others are having to rapidly transform their business models. Despite the disparity, there are certain truths that all organizations are coming to deal with. Environmental and social commitments matter. Acquisitions can drive value, but so can divesting, if done at the right time. Acquiring talent is essential, but even more important is their retention and connection to their teams. Working from home can be effective, but the model is not practical for all industries and functions. Without a silver bullet, corporations must be more aggressive and agile than ever in defining who they currently are and what they need to be going forward. Now, more than ever before, it is necessary to start charting your own course.
We invite you to review the highlights from KPMG’s Global Financial Reporting and Valuation Conference where subject matter specialists and industry leaders provided insights about the rapidly evolving economic landscape, labor dynamics and a distributed workforce, the value of active portfolio management, best practices and growth opportunities relating to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), the continued evolution of the chief accounting officer/controller role, and recent trends in SEC reporting and capital markets. In addition, you will have an opportunity to access industry specific sessions which addressed the trends and financial reporting and valuation challenges related to your industry.
General session replays
|General session replays|
Keynote Address - Apolo Anton Ohno
Apolo Antopn Ohno acquired and honed this skill over a decade of Olympic speed skating competition, during which he became the most decorated US Winter Olympian of all time. Apolo continually adapts that performance mindset to support ongoing personal and professional growth. He has drawn on this acumen to become a global cross-industry entrepreneur, a successful sports broadcaster and television personality, a New York Times best-selling author, and a lifelong scholar inside and outside the university setting. Apolo harnesses these experiences to educate and inspire organizations on how to foster a sustained leadership mindset needed to overcome current business challenges.
CAO of the Future - The Future is Here
This session builds on KPMG’s 3rd Annual Chief Accounting Officer (“CAO”) of the Future Survey. We will focus on the continuing evolution of the CAO/Controllers role, share best practices on being a better business partner within the organization and learn how to broaden the mindset to be at the center of a company’s transformation and innovation. 2021 has been a challenging year as CAO’s are managing through hybrid work environments and taking on new and interesting roles in transformation initiatives. Our panel will explore best practices from your peers as well as lessons learned along this transformation.
Capital Markets and SEC Trends
This session will focus on recent trends in the capital markets, including the latest developments on special purpose acquisition companies and a glimpse at what the future holds for venture capitalism in the public market. Further, we will touch on current SEC trends, such as observations on recent SEC comment letters, implementation questions about the amendments to disclosures about acquisitions and dispositions including pro forma requirements, and the SEC’s upcoming regulatory agenda.
Charting the ESG Journey
The journey for full ESG implementation has become a front and center way of doing business that is a key topic for all organizations. With regulatory entities foreshadowing enhanced ESG standards and requirements, the capital markets and lending institutions highlighting its importance in investment decisions, and consumers heavily shifting buying behaviors to those premier adopters, ESG has never been so relevant and important in demonstrating business values. KPMG will host a client panel to discuss observations on best practices and areas of growth relating to the ESG focus.
The Future is Now | Leading, Managing, and Engaging in the New World
We are no longer talking about digitization and modern ways of work as a future-based concept. The future is now… During previous recoveries, companies that chose a relentless customer focus rose to the top and took market share. Planning the recovery from the 2020/1, companies that choose a relentless employee focus will be the ones to rise to the top. Rapid digitization, new ways of working, employee burnout, and remote work disruption significantly impact the way we do business and think about how we engage our employees. The opportunity for organizations today is to embrace rapid digitization and create an agile organizational ethos while keeping your top talent engaged in a distributed work model.
Global Economy Insights and Updates
KPMG Tax leaders provide timely updates on today’s rapidly evolving economic landscape, including fiscal policy and inflation dynamics.
The Strategic Finance Organization and Portfolio Value Creation
As the role of finance and accounting executives at companies continues to evolve, “Strategic Finance” organizations have an increasingly important role to play in value creation in complex business portfolios. KPMG’s research, in collaboration with Michael L. Tarnopol Professor Emilie Feldman at the Wharton Business School, shows how the financial disparity in portfolio businesses can pressure shareholder value and how CEOs and the finance organization can unlock value in complex portfolios through a combination of portfolio moves and investments in performance and growth. In this course, the KPMG Corporate Portfolio Strategy and Economic & Valuation Services (EVS) teams, in partnership with Dr. Emilie Feldman – Michael L. Tarnopol Professor of Management at Wharton and Corporate Portfolio Strategy Expert – shed light on how finance and accounting executives can drive a future-ready organization by being at the forefront of the companies’ strategic decisions and battling common “myths” that impede portfolio value creation.
Update from Capital Hill
Washington National Tax leaders from KPMG provide updates from Capitol Hill including prospects and potential timing of U.S. tax legislation, Biden administration’s tax proposals and potential changes that could be undertaken by Congress.
*Session replays do not qualify for CPE credit
Industry specific replays
|Industry specific replays|
Energy / Oil & Gas
Almost two years into COVID-19, the energy industry is re-inventing itself. The world is discussing “energy transition”. Meanwhile, we have gone from negative oil prices in the prior year to +/- $80 oil, where are we going on this journey? Join KPMG industry leaders as they provide an overview of the current industry trends (Oil and Natural gas price trends, and OPEC+), while also discussing the financial reporting and valuation impacts related to a frothy transaction market. The session also provides an opportunity to hear from your peers on the current situation and views on the future.
Financial technology is not only one of the fastest growing areas in global business, but it is transforming the financial services sector like never before. During this session, KPMG specialists will provide insight around current issues facing fintech companies including ESG, M&A, and strengths/opportunities/threats as it relates to more established financial services industry participants.
Healthcare and Life Sciences: Navigating the M&A, IPO, and SPAC ecosystem
This session will provide a brief industry update followed by a discussion on financial reporting and accounting topics relevant to the healthcare and life sciences industries. We plan to cover key financial reporting, regulatory and tax considerations related to the current M&A environment and the path to a public offering that are unique to these two industries.
This course will include an overview of the recent M&A market trends as well as an update on overall deal activity in the real estate and hospitality sectors. Furthermore, the course will include a discussion on recent trends in the public markets with a focus on Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (“SPAC’s”) and the unique challenges in executing these deals.
Industrial Manufacturing: Supply Chain Disruption
Since the onset of the pandemic in early 2020, we have seen disruption in manufacturing and the global supply chain. In 2021, the demand for certain goods, such as semi-conductors and steel, has overwhelmed supply. Overall global exports are at an all-time high, but the capacity to ship these goods has yet to recover from the losses incurred during the global economic lockdown. Many manufacturers are evaluating methods to achieve greater efficiency, including technology transformation, shift in workforce managements, and methods for forecasting in an ever-changing demand environment.
Retail and Consumer Goods: Supply Chain Disruptions and Accelerating Data Transformation
The follow-on impacts of COVID 19 have disrupted global supply chains increasing the need for Companies to focus on their Supply Chain resiliency. Further, many companies continue their journey with finance data transformation with a long-term view of business continuity post COVID 19. Please join us for a discussion on the challenges, initiatives, and potential solutions to supply chain disruptors while also continuing the path to accelerate the digital data transformation within the finance function.
Technology, Media, and Telecom
This session will cover trends that will transform the Technology, Media and Telecommunications industry. There will be a discussion of specific topics such as the impacts of digitization of our industry including how things like blockchain technologies and its applications are driving innovation and change, the evolving data imperative, and the impact of supply chain and government regulations on industry participants. Covering these topics will be in a panel session will be industry experts from KPMG where the panel will address questions from the audience as well as the impacts to the TMT industry of the issues discussed during the general sessions.
*Session replays do not qualify for CPE credit
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Building a Sustainable Future
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Can Your Valuation Be Improved
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