Corporate Financial Management – Conference 2014

12th SAF Conference under the patronage of National Bank governor

Venue: Hotel Crowne Plaza, Bratislava

21.10.2014 18:00 – 21:00 Conference grand opening, SAF price award, banquet

22.10.2014 Conference day

Registration of participants: from 8.30 to 9.00

Conference opening (9.00 – 9.15)

• Andrej Révay, president SAF
• Jiri Kunert, Chairman of UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia, as

1.block Macroeconomy

9:15 – 10:30

  • Quality and transparency of business environment in Slovakia – What is the impact on the developments in economy? – Andrej Kiska, President of Slovakia
  • Forecast of the developments in Slovak economy – Jozef Makúch, Governor of the National Bank
  • Developments in economies neighbouring to Slovakia? – Dan Busca, EEMEA Economist

Coffee break 10:30 – 10:50

2. block Financing resources for business

10:50 – 12:10

  • Financing alternatives for businesses – borrowings, shares, bonds, money market funds – Elena Kohútiková, VUB, a.s.
  • Corporate financial needs – Miroslav Štrokendl UniCreditbanka, a.s.
  • Concept of capital markets developments in Slovakia, Roman Turok-Heteš, MF SR
  • Available resources of European investment fund – Robin Vaudrey, CFA Head of Region CEE

Lunch break 12:10 – 13:00

3. block Centralize or decentralize financial functions?

Peter Daniel – Collection manager AE&BE, Johnson Controls

Miroslav Bielčik – CFO, PosAm;

13:00 – 14:40


Kristina Drobcova – SSC Finance Director, Johnson Controls SSC;

Sven Erdmann – CEO, Deustche Telekom SSC;

Marian Bodi – CFO, IBM Slovakia, HR konzultant pre oblast SSC

Financial management vs. transactional finance functions = centralization opportunities

  • History, present and future of SSC: Reasons for SSC establishment and current development trends
  • Attractiveness of Slovakia for SSC and opportunities for its improvement

Coffee break 14:40 – 15:00

  • Contemporary challenges in improving the business environment in Slovakia –

Marian Jusko, President of RUZ

15:00 – 16:30


Miroslav Galamboš, vicepresident SAF;

Jana Marková, Chief analyst CRIF – SCB

  • Definition of the most important factors influencing the business environment in Slovakia
    • Possibilities and forms of negative impacts elimination from corporate point of view

Conference closing 16:30