Phillip A. LoFaso

VP, Marketing
CFO Publishing
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While CFOs are guardedly optimistic that the economy in 2011 will continue to improve, serious concerns still remain over the strength of domestic demand, rising health care costs, pricing and margin pressures, credit conditions, interest rates, workforce morale, and an ever-changing regulatory environment. Delegates at the CFO Core Concerns Conference in Chicago June 12 – 14, 2011 will walk away with tactical game plans to address these concerns and more.

The keynote address, “What’s Keeping CFOs Up at Night in 2011,” will be delivered by Dr. John Graham, D. Richard Mead Professor of Finance and Co-Director of the Center for Financial Excellence Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He will discuss the latest results from the 60th consecutive quarterly Duke University/CFO magazine Global Business Outlook Survey; offering a comparison of how US CFOs see the economic recovery unfolding in America, versus their counterparts in the rest of the world. Dr. Graham will also provide a benchmark for where they see renewed spending in the economy, and an outlook for earnings growth, capital investment and wages.

“The CFO Core Concerns Conference is the only event focused on solutions to the top concerns finance executives identified in the Duke University/CFO magazine Global Business Outlook Survey,” stated Julia Homer, EVP and Chief Content Officer of CFO Publishing. “Conference delegates will have the opportunity to participate in panel discussions, workshops and breakfast roundtables offering peer-to-peer interaction led by industry experts. It is a format that helps senior finance executives put what they learn into a tactical game plan for growth.”

Panel topics include best practices in Mergers & Acquisitions and Health Care Cost Management, Harnessing Opportunity in Emerging Markets, Workforce Motivation and One Global Accounting Standard. To register for the CFO Core Concerns Conference, go to, where you will also find a complete agenda. Because CFO is a registered sponsor with the NASBA, attendees can earn up to 21 CPE Credits.

About CFO Publishing:
CFO Publishing is the leading business-to-business media brand focused on the information needs of C-level and senior financial executives. The business consists of CFO magazine,, CFO Research Services, and CFO Conferences. CFO’s award-winning editorial content and loyal, influential audience make it a valued resource for its readers as well as an effective marketing partner for a wide range of blue-chip companies. CFO has long-standing relationships with more than a half million financial executives. For more information, please visit