Amsterdam Roundtable Dinner with former CFO of Catawiki


Executive Breakfast Briefings Q2 Date: Thursday 13th June, 2019
Time: 18.00-21.30
Venue: Hotel de l’Europe, Amsterdam
Moderator: Willem van Wijmen, former CFO of Catawiki
Event Partner: Workday
Delegates: 18-20 Senior finance executives cross industry
Cost: Complimentary

Sustaining Rapid Growth through Finance Transformation

At this exclusive FDE roundtable discussion, we will be discussing the need for enterprises to truly embrace technology in order to successfully transform finance. The dinner will feature a keynote presentation from Willem van Wijmen, former CFO of Catawiki.

Willem van Wijmen

Founded in 2008 as, initially, an online catalogue and community for collectors, Catawiki launched an online auction platform for its members in 2011 and, 3 years later, topped the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 – making it the fastest growing company in the whole of EMEA with a growth percentage of 45080%.

Willem will discuss the finance transformation journey the organization undertook in order to support this expansion, and the need for core business systems that could help the firm stay agile and deliver on its fast-growth strategy. He will also provide insight into the challenges Catawiki faced during this journey, and the importance of the ’Golden Triangle’ of People, Process and Technology.

This exclusive, VIP invitation-only event, which includes complimentary dinner and drinks for the duration, will enable you to network with like-minded finance professionals who are at various stages of their own transformation journeys and developing their functions to be more cost and time efficient.

The VIP invitation includes:

  • Attendance of the event
  • Networking opportunities reflecting the event’s exclusivity
  • Dinner & Drinks


Hotel de l’Europe: Nieuwe Doelenstraat 2-14, 1012 CP Amsterdam, Netherlands



18.00 – Guest arrival and welcome drinks & canapés

18.30 – Guests seated & FDE welcome

18.35 – Participant introductions

18.55 – Keynote presentation by Willem van Wijmen, former CFO of Catawiki

19.15 – Discussion commences

20.05 – Break while table is reset for dinner

20.20 – Dinner is served, informal discussion continues

21.15 – Closing remarks by FDE, speaker as well as participants

21.30 – End of briefing

Our Aims:

Since 1992 FDE magazine has delivered informative and authoritative coverage of the finance function, bringing you comment and analysis from the world’s most powerful business leaders. The objective of FDE briefings is to gather a community of leading Finance Directors / CFOs at world class venues to gain valuable insight from distinguished speakers. Participants have the opportunity to meet, network and discuss relevant issues and trends at a 5 star venue.