Think Ahead: Future CFO. Powered by ACCA - about the conference

„Think Ahead: Future CFO. Powered by ACCA” conference is a one-of-a-kind event for finance leaders of the future. ACCA students, who are ambitious, entrepreneurial and motivated to develop their skills and thanks to this are bound to become soon the leaders in their teams and companies will participate in the event.

If you’re thinking how to future-proof yourself, explore the vast possibilities of the technological revolution in finance and develop your future leadership with ACCA, then our event is the perfect solution!

A unique formula based on effective and tested methodology and support from recognized experts and mentors will leave you motivated and with a clear vision of your future career.

Moreover, during the networking event on the evening of the first day ACCA Prize Winners ceremony will take place for those ACCA students, who obtained the best results on ACCA exams.

The conference will take place in Kraków on 19th and 20th November. This year edition is a supporting event of the Open Eyes Economy Summit. Learn more about OEES here

Helen Brand OBE, Chief Executive ACCA will be our Guest of Honour.

We envision to gather a unique group of young finance professionals focused on self-development. If you would like to unlock your inner potential to become a future leader – apply before 7th November and convince us you are the person we are looking for!

The conference is free of charge and participants travelling to Kraków from other cities will receive accommodation from 19 to 20 November – subject to limited availability!

Watch last year’s event summary!

Conference participant profile

First and foremost, the conference is designed for ACCA students with leadership potential and ambition to become business leaders of the future!

We are looking for future leaders! If you are an ACCA student who is:

  • business minded
  • highly motivated
  • forward thinking
  • knowledgeable
  • pro-active
  • ambitious
  • willing to learn more about Industry 4.0 and the business transformation it’s triggering

we highly encourage you to apply for the conference!

What you also need to consider is that the conference is dedicated for:

  • ACCA student
  • young professional with up to 3 years of work experience in finance / accounting


We’re collecting applications for the “Think Ahead: Future CFO. Powered by ACCA” conference through the below online form until 7th November 2018.

We will invite candidates who successfully present themselves as ambitious, entrepreneurial and motivated to develop their skills future leaders in the field of finance and accountancy.

Learn more about the conference participant profile here

Information on the recruitment outcome will be sent out by email by November 9th. Remember to check your inbox :)

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    Why is it worth it?

    Why is it worth it? The agenda is full of interesting features and includes:

    • a motivational session on career-building tips,
    • an inspirational, one-of-a-kind speed meeting opportunity with ACCA members,
    • an educational session on the impact of technology and the future of finance,
    • a practical workshop on ACCA Strategic Professional exam tips and techniques,
    • networking opportunities with like-minded young finance professionals
    • and last, but not least, a morning running session for those willing to stay fit :)

    But that's not all! As a participant of our conference you will also:

    • be invited to the "ACCA Members’ & Students’ Networking Event" on Monday evening, where Helen Brand OBE, ACCA Chief Executive will be the Guest of Honour and where the ACCA Prizewinners will be celebrated,
    • take part in the "Open Eyes Economy Summit", where Helen Brand will be the Keynote Speaker on Tuesday - you will be admitted free of charge for both days of the Summit!
    • receive a certificate confirming your participation in the conference.

    Our partners


    Brown Brothers Harriman

    Brown Brothers Harriman is a privately-held financial institution that has been a thought leader and solutions provider for 200 years. We serve the most sophisticated individuals and institutions with expertise in Private Banking, Investment Management and Investor Services.

    BBH is committed to diversity, innovation and globalization. Our culture is driven by our goal to provide the best solutions and services to our clients and each other.  Our Partnership structure creates a flat organization that promotes collaboration across all business lines.  We believe that diverse ideas and the ability to come together globally across groups and borders are a competitive advantage. This openness sparks innovation and agility, which adds to the entrepreneurial spirit and provides many more career opportunities for our staff.

    As a BBH professional, your career path is yours to define. We take pride in our ability to retain our best employees. We help them manage their careers by moving top performers to new areas of BBH where their talents will make the greatest contribution.  As soon as you walk through the doors at BBH, we provide you with the tools to help you succeed and grow your career.


    Registration & hotel check in

    Opening session

    Future of Finance by BBH


    Spotlight on Strategic Professional exams by EY Academy of Business

    Networking coffee

    Speed meetings with ACCA Members

    Power Speeches & Day 1 Wrap up

    Break & transfer

    ACCA Members & Students Networking Event

    Morning run with ACCA team

    Networking coffee

    Career coaching session

    Wrap up

    Transfer to OEES (ICE)

    Open Eyes Economy Summit


    Conference (19th-20th November)

    Hotel Hilton Garden Inn Kraków
    ul. Marii Konopnickiej 33, Kraków

    ACCA Members & Students Networking Event (19th November)


    Open Eyes Economy Summit (20th November)

    Centrum Kongresowe ICE w Krakowie
    ul. Marii Konopnickiej 17, Kraków

    Accommodation (for confirmed participants and guests)

    Hotel Hilton Garden Inn Kraków
    ul. Marii Konopnickiej 33, Kraków

    Edition 2017

    Edition 2016

    Edition 2015


    If you have any questions concerning the event please don’t hesitate to contact us:

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    Unfortunately not, only registered and active ACCA students are permitted to take part in the conference. If you think the ACCA qualification is just right for you (learn more at and, register with ACCA to start obtaining the qualification and apply for next year’s edition of “Think Ahead: Future CFO” conference.

    The conference programme has been prepared for people just starting their career paths, participants with no more than 3 years of experience will benefit the most from the content.

    If you have more than 3 years of experience and are still willing to take part, you may apply, but please remember that priority will be granted to people who meet this requirement. Your application will be considered should there be places available.

    We will provide accommodation to conference participants from 19 to 20 November. The number of places is limited!

    No, participation in the conference is free. We organize it among others from annual student subscription fees and thanks to the support of event partners.

    Familiarise yourself with the conference participant's profile (here), fill in the application form and convince us that this event can’t happen without you!

    Please check the "Spam" and "Trash" folders in your e-mail. If you can’t find the confirmation of submitting the application form, please contact us by e-mail

    Confirmations of qualifying for participation in the conference will be sent by e-mail on 8 November; we will wait until November 9 (by 11:59 PM) for the confirmation of participation from the invited people.

    If we will not be able to invite you to the conference in the first round of participation confirmations, you will receive information about qualifying for the so-called "back-up list". In such an event, free places permitting, you will receive an invitation from us on November 13 to participate in the "Think Ahead: Future CFO" conference.

    Of course! If you are a registered ACCA student, you are encouraged and welcome to take part in this year’s edition of “Think Ahead: Future CFO” conference.