InTheBlack Sydney: Drive the Next Wave of F&A Innovation

InTheBlack Sydney

Are you ready for inspirational keynotes, advanced training opportunities, and in-depth sessions to help you accelerate digital finance transformation at your organisation? It’s that time of year again: BlackLine’s largest conference in the ANZ regionis coming to The Star Sydney on 21-22 May. 

InTheBlack is the event for networking, maximizing value from your BlackLine solutions, and driving the next wave of accounting and finance innovation.

At this year’s conference, you’ll have the opportunity to hear best practices from existing customers, explore the latest technology during hands-on BlackLine U workshops, and test out new product features at The Sandbox. This is your chance to advance your career as you network and share ideas with thought leaders and like-minded peers. 

Here are some of the agenda highlights, details about the track we’ve created specifically for SAP users, and how to turn your trip into a mini-getaway. 

Ethics in Finance

We’re excited to announce that Andrew Fastow, the former CFO of Enron, will be a keynote speaker this year. 

Yes, we’ve invited one of the men behind the greatest instance of corporate fraud in history to speak at InTheBlack. And yes, we realize that this might not seemto make sense―but just wait. This will likely be your most memorable hour of the conference. 

Fastow’s frankness around his actions and rehabilitation will draw you in the second he walks on stage, and you’ll learn more than you ever thought possible from the insider perspective he’ll be sharingon accounting, risk, fraud, and ethics.

Content Created for SAP Users

For the first time, there will be a track of sessions specifically for SAP users on the first day of the conference. These sessions will focus on topics such as:

  • How BlackLine solutions are complementary to SAP
  • Success stories from customers running SAP who transformed their financial close process with BlackLine
  • What differentiates BlackLine for our global SAP users

This track will also give you the opportunity to ask all of your SAP-specific questions, and network with other SAP users between sessions. 

Connect with Our Partners

The InTheBlack Sponsor Hub will host our alliance partners from a range of organisations, including SAP. EY and Deloitte are also sponsors this year, and will also be delivering thought leadership presentations from the main stage. 

ABM, Forpoint, and DXC are our local sponsors, and looking forward to learning more about your goals and vision for accounting and finance. 

Plan to stop by all of the sponsor booths or connect during our networking events to discuss best practices that will help you maximise value from BlackLine.

BlackLine U Workshops

InTheBlack Sydney will also give you the chance to spend time with our experts at hands-on workshops. Here are just a few of the BlackLine U workshops we have planned to help you increase efficiency and effectiveness:

  • End-to-End Reconciliations with Matching & Journals
  • Streamline Account Reconciliations with Templates & Items
  • Go Beyond the Balance Sheet—Using Reporting to Analyse
  • Organisational Metrics

You’ll have many others to choose from that will show you how to shorten your close, move the focus from transactions to analytics, and use Variance Analysis as a “watch dog” to improve remediation.

Make It A Getaway

Turn InTheBlack into a mini holiday and stay for Vivid Sydney, which begins on 24 May. Australia’s largest festival brings together art, technology and commerce with three weeks of game changing ideas and seminars, amazing music, and light sculptures that transform the city.

It’s Time to Thrive

Now is the time to explore the technology and trends that allow accounting and finance teams to thrive in this new era of continual change. You can become the catalyst your organisation needs by leading with a new perspective and innovative mindset.

Join Finance & Accounting thought leaders from across the Asia Pacific region for two full days of best practices and product deep dives, and create lasting memories as you network with your peers and other SAP users. 

Reserve your spot here if you haven’t already registered.

This article is sponsored by BlackLine

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