The Ava Dinner

An exclusive dinner discussion for CFOs and Senior Finance Executives in Paris

Hosted by Tradeshift, The Ava Dinner is set up to offer a relaxed and intimate forum for finance leaders of prominent firms in Paris to discuss, debate and share experiences over a fine dining experience.

This dinner is part of a series of dinner discussions The Ortus Club has hosted globally for finance leaders. Other cities in which dinners have been held include Madrid, Houston, Dubai, Milan, and Amsterdam

Our discussions are very much inclusive and involve all the wealth of experience from the senior peers in the room.

You can find some pictures and videos of past events on our Instagram page:

All discussions abide by The Chatham House Rule.

Senior finance executives of prominent firms in Paris.

Job titles include CFOs, VPs and Heads of Finance, and other relevant executives.

Attendance is by invitation only and is, of course, complimentary for those invited.

Digitalising the finance department: Opportunities vs. Challenges


2020 is approaching, and large corporations are looking at ways to digitise b2b finance. On one side is the thrilling opportunity of freeing up working capital, reducing paper invoices and wasted time shuffling through duplicates. On the other is the challenge of collaborating with IT departments, getting the executive buy-in, while keeping an eye out for risks such as cybercrime.

  • Which technologies should be at the top of the list for finance innovation?
  • Are finance teams keeping up with regards to digital transformation compared to other functional groups?
  • What is the most challenging aspect of digitalizing the finance function? – Does automating payments actually optimize existing payment systems?
  • Can a company cut costs by automating payments? Which ones?

8:00 pm: Arrival of guests and reception
8:30 pm: Welcome by The Ortus Club and short address from Tradeshift
8:45 pm: Discussion instigated by the moderator and continued by the group
9:00 pm: Starters served
10:00 pm: Discussion brought to a close and mains are served
10:30 pm: Change of seats before dessert

Wednesday, 29th of March, 2020


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