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Beyond Budgeting Round Table Hosts U.S. Comptroller General and Leading Finance Executives at the 7th Annual BBRT Conference

Beyond Budgeting Round Table Hosts U.S. Comptroller General and Leading Finance Executives at the 7th Annual BBRT Conference
Dallas, TX, February 29, 2008 --( United States Comptroller General David Walker and finance executives from across the nation will gather in Dallas at the Adam’s Mark Hotel on April 23-25 for the 7th Annual Beyond Budgeting Conference. The conference allows financial planners to share best practices and learn innovative processes for improving overall business performance and becoming best in class.

The Beyond Budgeting Round Table (BBRT) will host finance leaders from incredibly successful companies like American Express, Kaiser Permanente, and Dallas’ own Seven-Eleven Corporation, DFW International Airport and Southwest Airlines as they share their planning processes with other companies in an effort to optimize the overall performance of the nation’s business community. Specific topics include driver-based planning; rolling forecasts; corporate portfolio management; best practices in business performance management; and linking finance to strategy.

“This three-day conference will empower attendees with knowledge of leading-edge theories and trends, as well as techniques for financial planning executives to contribute to the planning and achievement of strategic goals and objectives,” says Steve Player, program director, BBRT North America.

A highlight of the conference will be the keynote by U.S. Comptroller General David Walker addressing the government’s overall fiscal condition and what needs to be done to help government meet the financial challenges and capitalize on the opportunities of the 21st century. Conference attendees will also celebrate the BBRT’s 10th Anniversary and the award of the second Charles Horngren Vision Award to a BBRT member company recognized for innovation and implementing adaptive planning principles.

The BBRT is a network of member organizations, like American Express and DFW International Airport, with a common interest in improving financial planning, forecasting and control. Each spring the BBRT holds an annual conference in the business district of a major metropolitan U.S. city and this year, in honor of the BBRT 10th anniversary, the conference is being held in Dallas, the North America headquarters for the organization.

“The BBRT provides an excellent forum for finance professionals to examine best practices and exchange valuable views and experiences, says Spencer Van Ness, senior director for financial planning at Southwest Airlines. “While there is probably no perfect planning model that fits all organizations, active participation in the BBRT assists finance professionals in tailoring processes to meet their individual organization’s needs.”

For more information regarding the conference please visit the Beyond Budgeting Round Table of North America’s website at or call (214) 239-0155.

The BBRT conference is made possible by generous sponsors Cognos, Longview Solutions, Clarity Systems, Oracle, Alight Planning and Analytics, BPM Partners, MarketSphere, Artis Consulting, the Institute of Management Accountants, and the BBRT media partner Business Finance Magazine.

About the BBRT

The Beyond Budgeting Round Table is a network of member organizations with a common interest in improving planning, forecasting and control, thereby improving overall performance. The company’s goal is to help organizations learn from world-wide best practice studies and encourages sharing information, past successes and implementation experiences to develop dramatically improved solutions to traditional budgeting constraints. The Beyond Budgeting Round Table is also based in Europe and Australia. To learn more about the international based companies please visit

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