The Launch of the FP&A Board in Shanghai: Modern FP&A. Latest Trends
The Shanghai FP&A Board
The Shanghai FP&A Board is proudly sponsored by:
      Michael PageThe Shanghai FP&A Board

The first Shanghai FP&A Board will take place on Tuesday, 2nd of July 2019 to debate the popular subject of global trends in modern Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A). 

The International FP&A Board was created in London (UK) in 2013 to guide the development and promotion of best practices in Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A). Since then, the Board chapters were successfully established in 23 cities and 16 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, and North America. Their aim is to identify and support new global trends, valued skill sets and leadership practices in modern corporate Financial Planning & Analysis. 

The FP&A Board is exclusive to senior finance practitioners in active employment (at CFO, FD and Head of Finance levels). Please note that places for the Shanghai chapter are limited. We are inviting only 25 participants to join the event. 

The meeting is complimentaryvendor-agnostic and by-invitation-only.


Modern Financial Planning and Analysis: Latest Trends


Tuesday, 2 July 2019


6-30 pm - 7-00 pm             Registration, networking, light food and refreshments
7-00 pm - 9-00 pm             Discussion
9-00 pm - 10-00 pm           Drinks and Networking


1. Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A). Key definitions and developments
2. Interactive discussion on the latest trends in analytics, planning, modeling and systems
3. Some case studies from the field:

  • Michael Bian, Finance Director at Bunzl, will share his practical experience on the latest trends in modern FP&A
  • Rainer Kern, CFO at AT&S, will share the company's case study on the latest trends in modern FP&A

4. FP&A Analytics Maturity Model. Group work
5. Conclusions and recommendations

Michael is a people focused finance executive with global experiences gained from working with leading MNCs, he is currently Finance director for Bunzl Asia, his responsibility including supporting the corporate development strategy and financial management of acquired businesses in the region. He also has general management responsibility over cosafety, an international trading business based in Shanghai and a subsidiary of Bunzl Plc.

Michael gained a master’s degree in professional accounting from Fudan University and he is a Fellow of CIMA, a charted global management accountant. He is also a fellow member of Australia’s IPA, which demonstrates his long term passion for SMEs.


Rainer Kern is the CFO of AT&S (China) LTD and CFO of the AT&S Division for Mobile applications, leading entities in revenues of around 800M EUR.

As a seasoned financial professional, Rainer has served on various boards ranging from large MNCs to family-owned businesses in a broad range of countries with a clear ASEAN focus. Deep experience in transformation, financial integration, aligning and implementing strategies has made him a recognized stabilizing and driving force within the organizations.


Rainer holds an MBA Degree from the Rotterdam School of Management as well as CPA (AUS) and ACMA (UK) credentials.


Meeting Venue:

Michael Page
Town Hall Area
18/F, HKRI Centre Two
288 Shimen Road (No.1), Shanghai, China 200041

Parking options: There are parking spaces in HKRI building. The Entrance / Exit is on Weihai Rd or ShiMenYi Rd. Please note that the parking is not free.

Notes: Participants need to bring ID to register at the lobby reception area and to get a temporary access card to the building.

Discussion Facilitator:

Larysa Melnychuk, MD of FP&A Trends Group and Founder of the International FP&A Board.

Participation in all FP&A Board meetings is complimentary and exclusive to finance practitioners at CFO, FD, and Head of Finance level who are in active employment at large, local and international companies. We cannot confirm the registrations of vendors, salespeople, consultants or unemployed.

The meeting is oversubscribed and the registration process is closed now.

Please contact us at if you would like us to put you on the cancellation list.