2-Day BlackLine Asia-Pacific User Conference to Feature Speakers from Deloitte, SAP and The Hackett Group, Plus Clients ANZ Bank, Coates Hire and ActewAGL

LOS ANGELES and SYDNEY – Sept. 6, 2017  BlackLine, Inc. (Nasdaq: BL), a leading provider of financial controls and automation solutions that enable Continuous Accounting, is hosting its eighth annual Asia-Pacific (APAC) User Conference next week in Melbourne. Serving the company’s growing base of clients in the region, InTheBlack APAC 2017 (ITB APAC) will focus on the need for finance transformation and best practices for accelerating the financial close and handling intercompany transactions in an effort to elevate finance organisations to Modern Finance status.

The 2-day conference will feature speakers from regional BlackLine customers, including ANZ Banking Group, Coates Hire and ActewAGL, with Finance & Accounting (F&A) professionals from each sharing best practices learned by automating critical F&A processes using BlackLine’s cloud platform.

A key theme for this year’s conference is Continuous Accounting, an advance over the traditional record-to-report process where real-time automation, controls and period-end tasks are embedded within day-to-day activities enabling companies to continually capture, validate and analyze financial data in a timely and precise manner. Attendees of ITB APAC will learn first-hand how leading-edge organisations that adopt a Continuous Accounting model are transforming their F&A departments. Reconciliation of intercompany accounts also will be highlighted.

In addition to BlackLine CEO Therese Tucker and other BlackLine experts, presentations will be given by thought leaders from Deloitte, SAP and The Hackett Group. In addition, Dr. Richard Hames, an internationally recognized corporate philosopher recently recognized by Forbes Asia as “one of the smartest people on the planet,” will deliver a keynote. Leading business and technology journalist Beverley Head will emcee the event.

Representatives from other BlackLine client companies from around the APAC region are registered to attend, joining BlackLine’s team of experts in Melbourne. As part of the company’s ongoing commitment to strengthen its global operations to provide clients everywhere with superior service, BlackLine has designed the 2-day event as an interactive session for attendees in the region to share their ideas on how F&A can get the most value out of the BlackLine platform.

Both new and experienced users who attend the Melbourne sessions will be given an opportunity to:

  • Learn best practices from BlackLine’s team of experts and other customers

  • Hear how experienced users from other regional companies creatively use BlackLine

  • Preview upcoming software enhancements

  • DIrectly influence the product direction going forward

BlackLine has more than 100 customers based in APAC with sales, professional services and technical support team employees in Australia, Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore.

ITB APAC 2017 will be held on 13-14 September at the Melbourne Convention Centre. For more information, go here.


Ashley Dyer

Public Relations Director

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