CFO Connect LDN | Finance Considerations when Opening Offices Abroad

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CFO Connect LDN | Finance Considerations when Opening Offices Abroad

Join CFO Connect + Knotel for a finance meetup & happy hour, discussing what finance leaders should consider when opening offices abroad

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130 Jermyn St 130 Jermyn Street London SW1Y 4UR United Kingdom

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Expanding your business internationally is a thrilling milestone for any growing enterprise. But along with putting a new pin in the map comes the financial and legal logistics of operating abroad — and firstly, securing space for your team to grow.

At our next CFO Connect meetup in London, we'll dive into the topic of expanding abroad, and what finance teams should consider, such as: capital & operating expenditure, risk management, and the logistics of managing an international real estate portfolio.

We’ll hear from:

  • Beth Ashurst, Head of FP&A Europe for Knotel. Knotel designs, builds, and operates flexible workspace solutions, with 3 million square feet across 200 locations in New York, San Francisco, London, Los Angeles, Berlin, Brazil and Paris. As a seasoned finance leader and an advocate for growing companies looking to expand their footprint internationally.
  • Justin Khaksar, VP & Managing Director EMEA & APAC for Klaviyo. Klaviyo is the growth marketing platform built for online businesses, with offices in the U.S. and London. Justin has 22 years of experience in the enterprise and marketing technology space, in both startup and publicly traded corporate environments, focused on revenue growth and P&L management.

Beth & Justin will discuss:

  • Surprises & challenges faced when entering new markets
  • CAPEX requirements and regulations across geographies
  • Best practices for negotiating contracts
  • IFRS 16 regulatory changes
  • How to effectively manage your real estate portfolio
  • The pros & cons of a corporate office lease vs. flexible workspace license
  • Ensuring consistent employee experience, branding & culture across locations

Plus, get answers to your specific questions, and benefit from discussion with finance peers in the CFO Connect community.

About us:

CFO Connect is a global community of modern finance leaders. We host in-person events for members to share best practices, discuss challenges, and build an expert network to rely on. Join us to meet and learn from others in the industry, stay on top of the latest trends, and expand your professional network.

About Knotel:

Knotel is the world’s leading flexible workspace platform that matches, tailors and manages space for customers. Knotel caters to established and growing companies, giving them the freedom to focus on their business, culture, and people. With over 5 million square feet across 200 locations in four continents, Knotel is transforming commercial real estate and moving companies forward.

Knotel was founded in 2016 to give businesses the flexibility and speed to scale on their own terms. All Knotel spaces are tailored to the needs of each individual company by an in-house team of architects, interior designers, and workplace strategists. For more information, please visit

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