The Active Cell - Agenda


Financial Modeling World Cup is the leading financial modeling competition for everyone interested in finance.
Participants solve real-life case studies by building financial models in Microsoft Excel.

Day 1 - Intermediate Microsoft Excel and Financial Modeling

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Registration and Training Camp Opening

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Increase Work Speed 10x with these tips from a Top World Excel Modeler

Speaker: Michael Clarke

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

How to Build the Best Financial Model that Anyone Can Understand

Speaker: Ian Schnoor

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Make Your Data Dance: Data Storytelling With the Winner of MEWC 2022

Speaker: Andrew Ngai

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch Break

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Deep Dive into Data Manipulation with Lookup Functions

Speaker: Peter Scharl

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

MAKE IT BALANCE - Tips to Quickly Build and Audit Financial Statements

Speaker: Ian Schnoor

3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

PM Break

3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

How to Build Comprehensive Reports with a No-Code Tool - Pivot Tables!

Speaker: Lianna Gerrish

4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Secret Microsoft Excel Tips & Tricks You Need to Know

Speaker: Bob Umlas

Day 2 - Advanced Microsoft Excel and Financial Modeling

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Insuring the Future with Excel models: Uncertainty Analysis in Practice

Speaker: David Brown

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Make Your Data Spill the Beans with Dynamic Array Formulas

Speaker: Jon Acampora

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Sherlock Holmes of Excel: Financial Model Audit Best Practices to Reveal the Hidden Risks

Speaker: Michael Jarman

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch Break

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Writing powerful custom functions in Excel - how to squeeze out all the juices from LAMBDAs

Speaker: Diarmuid Early

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Mashing, Mixing, Peeling & Stacking: Manipulating Data with Power Query's Joins and Appends

Speaker: Oz du Soleil

3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

PM Break

3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Enhancing Financial Model Development with VBA

Speaker: Dan Mayoh

4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Become Digital Data Nomad with Power BI

Speaker: Jordan Goldmeier

5:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Short Break

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

MEWC 2023 Last Chance Qualification Round

Day 3 - Panel Discussions and Game Night

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Conference Registration

9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.

Conference Opening

Speaker: Andrew Grigolyunovich

9:10 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.

Future of Microsoft Excel - Where We are Heading and What to Expect in The Coming Years?
Moderated by Jon Acampora

Speakers: Jordan Goldmeier / Johnnie Thomas / Willem Gerritsen

9:55 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.

Excel-erate Your awareness: A Workshop on Navigating GenAI and Copilot

Speaker: Kevin Berstein - SoftwareOne

10:25 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Break

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

The Path Of a Microsoft Excel & Financial Modeling World Champion: What it Takes to be the One?
Moderated by David Brown

Speakers: Laurence Lau / Andrew Ngai / Michael Jarman / Diarmuid Early

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Lessons Learned from interviewing over 100 leading Finance Experts in FP&A and Financial Modeling

Speaker: Paul Barnhurst

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch Break

1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

MEWC 2023 Las Chance Qualification Round Results

1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Diversity, Equality & Inclusivity: Women in Microsoft Excel and Financial Modeling
Moderated by Johnnie Thomas

Speakers: Lianna Gerrish / Stephanie Annerose / Emilie Williams / Jaq Kennedy

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

What Can You Learn by Building and Selling Spreadsheet Templates Used by Millions of People? Case of Vertex42

Speaker: Jon Wittwer

3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

How Does Microsoft Excel Affect Career Opportunities and Job Market?
Moderated by Andrew Grigolyunovich

Speakers: Ian Schnoor / Erik Oehm / Laurence Lau / Patrick Chatain

3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

PM Break

4:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Moving from Excel to Python - the joys and the pitfalls

Speaker: Diarmuid Early

4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Future of Esports: Counter-Strike, League of Legends or Microsoft Excel?
Moderated by TBA

Speakers: Dan Mayoh / Jaq Kennedy / Andrew Grigolyunovich / Randy C. Norton

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Dinner break and walk to HyperX Esports Arena

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Microsoft Excel World Championship 2023 Finals