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Edge cutting masterclasses in Microsoft Excel and Financial Modeling

Learn from Champions!

Learn from the World Champions in Financial Modeling and Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft MVPs!

Network

Meet the leading industry professionals

Watch the Finals

Watch the MEWC & MECC Finals live at the HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas!

Be the Champion

Qualify through the Last-Chance Qualification Round and become the Microsoft Excel World Champion!

Boost your career by mastering Microsoft Excel and financial modeling in Las Vegas.
48 hours, 25 speakers and over 30 topics covered!

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Learn from the World Champions and Microsoft Excel MVPs

 
 
 
 

Educational Content in Microsoft Excel and Financial Modeling

 
 
 
 

Latest Microsoft Excel Features and Financial Modelling Techniques

 
 
 

 

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Benefits of the The Active Cell

Financial modeling taught to you by world-class experts!

Network with the Industry Leaders

Shake hands and hang out with the best Microsoft Excel users in the world. Meet your beloved Microsoft Excel MVPs and make great connections with the Microsoft Excel community worldwide!

Get Industry Insights

Find out the latest trends and developments in Microsoft Excel & Financial Modeling. Participate in valuable discussions and broaden your knowledge to shape your skills!

Watch Microsoft Excel World Championship

Watch from the first row how Microsoft Excel athletes do the Excel magic. Experience the excitement of the FMWC award ceremony live at the HyperX Arena in Las Vegas on Day 3 of The Active Cell.

Build up Your Resume

After successfully completing The Active Cell Conference, you’ll not only gain unique knowledge but also earn a Certificate of Completion as proof of your newfound expertise!

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Venue 2023

MGM Grand Hotel

3799 S Las Vegas Boulevard, MGM Grand Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV 89109

The three days of The Active Cell Training Camp and Conference are going to be held in one of the largest hotels in Las Vegas – MGM Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. The hotel is famous for its great service and is equipped with all the necessary items for holding the conference and making it special.

HyperX Esports Arena

3900 S. Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89119

Microsoft Excel World Championship 2023 Finals will happen at HyperX Esports Arena, a special esports-designed venue with a 50-foot LED video wall at Luxor Hotel. HyperX Esports Arena is famous for holding such competitions as League of Legends All-Star 2018, NHL Gaming World Championship 2019 and NBA 2K League The Turn Tournament 2019.

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3799 S Las Vegas Boulevard, MGM Grand Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Both venues, MGM Grand Hotel and HyperX Esports Arena, are located quite close to each other on Las Vegas Boulevard, and it takes about a 15-minute walk to get from one venue to another. You will have free time before the MEWC 2023 Finals to get to the HyperX Esports Arena.

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Get ready to test your Microsoft Excel skills and logic in challenging cases at The Active Cell. Correct answers earn valuable points, and the highest scorer wins!

On Day 2, all camp participants get a thrilling Last Chance Qualification Round to get selected for the MEWC 2023 Finals.

Step onto the big stage, prove your Excel prowess, and compete for the title: Microsoft Excel World Champion!

Secure your place in The Active Cell now!

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The Active Cell 2023 - Agenda

(Agenda for 2024 will be available soon)

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

Day 1

Intermediate Microsoft Excel

Intermediate Microsoft Excel

9:00am – 10:30am – Shortcuts, Text, and Date Functions Used by Top World Excel Modeler to 10x Work Speed

11:00am – 12:30pm – Lookup Your Ex… Data Right: Why Ever Use V/H-LOOKUP Instead of INDEX-MATCH/XMATCH

1:30pm – 3:00pm – Drag & Drop Analysis Using Pivot Tables: How to Build Comprehensive Reports with a No-Code Tool

3:30pm – 5:00pm – Secret Microsoft Excel Tips & Tricks You Do Not Know

Intermediate Financial Modeling

Intermediate Financial Modeling

9:00am – 10:30am – How to Build the Best Financial Model Layout: Insights from 1 of 8 Master Financial Modelers (MFM)

11:00am – 12:30pm – Microsoft Excel Functions Needed to Know to Build World-Class Financial Models

1:30pm – 3:00pm – MAKE IT BALANCE – Tips to Quickly Build Financial Statements

3:30pm – 5:00pm – Evaluating Enterprise Value: A Mathematical Problem or Creative Art?

Day 2

Advanced Microsoft Excel

Track 1 - Excel

9:00am – 10:30am – Spill the Beans With Dynamic Array Formulas

11:00am – 12:30pm – Change of the Mindset: Moving Away From Single Value Formulas to Advanced Function Arrays with Lambdas

1:30pm – 3:00pm – Grab It, Turn It, Shake It, Throw It – a Descriptive Masterclass on Data Manipulation with Power Query

3:30pm – 5:00pm – Hidden Possibilities of Excel – Automation and Integration with VBA

5:30pm – 7:00pm – Microsoft Excel World Championship 2023 – Last Chance Qualification Round (Open to all The Active Cell participants)

Advanced Financial
Modeling

Advanced Financial Modeling

9:00am – 10:30am – Insuring the Future with Excel models: Uncertainty Analysis in Practice

11:00am – 12:30pm – Sherlock Holmes of Excel: Financial Model Audit Best Practices to Reveal the Truth

1:30pm – 3:00pm – Make Your Data Dance: Data Storytelling With the Winner of MEWC 2022

3:30pm – 5:00pm – Become a Digital Data Nomad with Power BI

Day 3 - Conference & MEWC Finals

Microsoft Excel & Financial Modeling Conference

9:15am – 10:00am – Future of Microsoft Excel – Where We Are Heading and What to Expect in The Coming Years?

10:00am – 10:30am – How Microsoft Copilot (Generative AI) Will Change The Way We Work in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office Applications?

10:45am-11:30am – The Path Of The Microsoft Excel & Financial Modeling World Champion: What it Takes to be the One?

11:30am – 12:00am – Lessons Learned from interviewing over 100 leading Finance Experts in FP&A and Financial Modeling

1:00pm – 1:15pm – Microsoft Excel World Championship 2023 – Last Chance Qualification Round Results Announcement

Game Night

1:15pm – 2:00pm – Equality, Diversity & Inclusivity: Women in Microsoft Excel and Financial Modeling

2:00pm – 2:30pm – What Can You Learn by Building and Selling Spreadsheet Templates Used by Millions of People? Case of Vertex42

2:30pm-3:15pm – How Does Microsoft Excel Affect Career Opportunities and Job Market?

3:30m – 4:00pm – Python in Microsoft Excel: New Overhyped Feature or Next Generation Must-Have?

4:00pm – 4:45pm – Future of Excel Esports: Will We Get Masses To Play Microsoft Excel Games Instead of Other Computer Games?

4:45pm-5:00pm – Closing

Game Night

Game Night

5:00pm – 6:00pm – Transfer to the HyperX Esports Arena

6:00pm – 10:00pm – The Microsoft Excel World Championship 2023 Finals will be live in HyperX Arena Las Vegas!

Watch the best Microsoft Excel modelers compete in the MEWC 2023 Finals in a professional gaming arena in Las Vegas.

MEET THE SPEAKERS

(Speakers list for 2024 will be available soon)

Senior Product Manager at Microsoft.

Founder of RateMyExcel.com, which offers spreadsheet skill assessments to help hiring managers choose the best candidates.

Financial Modeling World Champion 2014, 2021, runner-up 2016, 2021, 2022.

...the list will expand as more speakers confirm participation!

Schedule

Day 1

Intermediate Excel

Intermediate Excel

 

      • 11:30pm – 3:00pm – Jon Acampora – Pivot Tables
      • 3:30pm – 5:00pm – Bob Umlas – Tips & Tricks (unseen)

Basics of Financial Modeling

Basics of Financial Modeling

      • 9:00am – 10:30am – Ian Schnoor – Financial Modeling Best Practices Tips for Mastering the Financial Statements
      • 11:00am – 12:30pm – Ian Schnoor – Excel skills for Financial Modeling
      • 11:30pm – 3:00pm – Ian Schnoor – Tips for Mastering the Financial Statements
      • 3:30pm – 5:00pm – Ian Schnoor – Modeling Q&A Session

Day 2

Advanced Excel

Advanced Excel

      • 9:00am – 10:30am – Jon Acampora – Dynamic Arrays
      • 11:00am – 12:30pm – Diarmuid Early – Lambdas
      • 11:30pm – 3:00pm – Oz Du Soleil – Power Query
      • 3:30pm – 5:00pm – Dan Mayoh – VBA macros

Advanced Financial
Modeling

Advanced Financial Modeling

      • 9:00am – 10:30am – David Brown – Scenario Analysis (Data table, Solver, etc.)
      • 11:00am – 12:30pm – Michael Jarman – Financial model audit
      • 11:30pm – 3:00pm – Andrew Ngai –  Data vizualization and result presentation
      • 3:30pm – 5:00pm – Jordan Goldmeier – Intro to Power BI
      • 5:30pm – 7:00pm – MEWC 2023 Qualification Round

Day 3 - Conference & MEWC Finals

Excel & Financial
Modeling Conference

Excel & Financial Modeling Conference

      • 8:00am – 9:00am – Conference Registration
      • 9:00 am – 9:15 am – Conference Opening
      • 9:15 am – 10:00 am – Python in Excel
      • 10:00 am – 10:45 am – Future of Excel
      • 11:15 am – 12:00 pm – Becoming the World Champion: Productivity tips & tricks – Excel shortcuts, etc.
  • 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm – Microsoft Excel World Championship 2023 – Last Chance Qualification Round Results Announcement

Excel & Financial
Modeling Conference

Excel & Financial Modeling Conference

      • 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm – Formatting like a pro – tips and tricks on formatting
      • 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm – TBD
      • 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm – How Generative AI changed financial modeling in Excel?
      • 4:15pm – 5:00pm – Things learnt talking to 100s of leading financial modelers
  • 5:00pm – 6:00pm – Transfer to the HyperX Arena
  • 6:00pm – 10:00pm – Microsoft Excel World Championship 2023 – Finals
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FAQ

When and where is The Active Cell Training Camp taking place?

It takes place on December 7-9. The Finals of the Microsoft Excel World Championship will take place on December 9 in the HyperX Esports Arena at Luxor Hotel.

We were considering holding the Masterclasses at Luxor Hotel but since it’s not available for these dates, we will be holding them in a venue nearby (TBA).

How do I register for the Training Camp?

To register for The Active Cell you need to buy a ticket on the FMWC Website either for three days or one (the final day).

 

The 3-day conference ticket includes Masterclasses on Excel and Financial Modeling on December 7-8, and the Finals Day (morning and afternoon Conference + Finals of the Microsoft Excel World Championships).

What is the registration fee for the Training Camp?

The price for a 1-day ticket is $499, and a 3-day ticket is $1,499. Check our website for any promotions and early-bird sales.

What topics and sessions will be covered at the Training Camp?

Day 1

Key Excel features such as Summarizing data (SUMIFS and other …IFS), pivot tables for data analysis, Dynamic Arrays, Excel Tips & Tricks.

Key Financial Modeling topics such as Financial modeling standards and best practices, putting together a 3-way statement model from scratch, best practices for model layout and setup, and more.

 

Day 2

Advanced Excel topics such as, Lambdas, VBA, Power Query, and Python in Excel.

Advanced Financial Modeling techniques, Scenario Analysis, data visualization, strategies for an effective model audit, and more.

 

Day 3

Excel & Financial Modeling Conference with panels and seminars of Excel MVPs, World Champions, and industry experts, culminating with the Microsoft Excel World Championship Finals.

Who are the keynote speakers and presenters at the Training Camp?

The masterclasses will be presented by either Excel & Financial Modeling world champions or Excel MVPs: Michael Jarman, Diarmuid Early, Jon Acampora, David Brown, Oz du Soleil, Andrew Grigolyunovich, Dan Mayoh, Jordan Goldmeier, Bob Umlas, Andrew Ngai, Ian Schnoor, and more.

Will I receive a certificate after completing the Training Camp?

Yes, everyone who attended the first two days of the Training Camp will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Can I exhibit or showcase my products/services at the Training Camp?

For any sponsorship inquiries please contact info@fmworldcup.com

Are laptops needed for Masterclasses?

Bringing in your own laptop will definitely be useful since practical Excel and Financial Modeling examples will be taught in class using real-life business cases.

Will there be food & bev included at the Training Camp and Finals of the MEWC?

Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages are included in the price. There will be 1.5h lunch breaks in each Training Camp day so you have an opportunity to grab some food near the venue.

You definitely do not need to be a Finance/Excel pro. If you have basic skills and want to learn more about these respective fields, you’re welcome to attend.

Where do the Finals of the Microsoft Excel World Championships take place?

Finals of the Microsoft Excel World Championships take place in HyperX Esports Arena, 3900 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119. More info on the venue: https://hyperxarenalasvegas.com/

At what time Finals of MEWC start and how long will it last?

The Finals start at 6:00 PM, Pacific Time, and are planned to last until 10:00 PM.

How can I stay updated with any changes or announcements regarding the conference?

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What is the refund/cancellation policy for The Active Cell?

Conference registrations canceled within the 45-day period before the event are not refundable. Conference registrations canceled before the 45-day period are refundable within 14 days after purchase of the ticket and are subject to a 10% administrative fee.