SPECIALISTS IN FINANCIAL MODELLING

Meetup

*** Note that due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many of the meetups that were originally scheduled as face-to-face sessions, have now temporarily moved online.  Register below to attend these virtual sessions. These webinar-style meetups are open to all, regardless of location. ***

2020 Upcoming Dates

  • Tues 7th Apr “Webinar with Chandoo: Getting started with Dynamic Array functions in Excel”
    SPECIAL EVENT WEBINAR: Register here
  • London, Mon 20th Apr “Big London Excel Virtual Meetup ”
    NOW A VIRTUAL MEETUP: Join live
  • Wed 22nd Apr “How to build a P&L with Power BI” Matt Allington
    NOW A VIRTUAL MEETUP: Register here
  • Sydney, Wed 29th Apr “The Business of Financial Modelling: from Employee to Self Employed” Shane Arthurson
  • Brisbane, Tues 2 Jun “Practical Monte Carlo Simulations in Excel” Christian Martinez
  • Sydney, Tues 16th Jun “Mitigating Professional Negligence in Financial Modelling” Jonathan Papalia
  • Sydney, Wed 8th Jul “Adding Financial Modelling to your Toolkit” Danielle Stein Fairhurst
  • Sydney, Wed 9th Sept “FMI Advanced Financial Modeller Exam Prep Session” Danielle Stein Fairhurst

2020 Recordings

  • Melbourne, Wed 1 Apr “How to create more value with your Financial Models” Rhondalynn Korolak
    NOW A VIRTUAL MEETUP: Watch the recording here
  • Sydney, Mon 30th Mar “Building a Financial Model with New Dynamic Array Functions” Jeff Robson
    NOW A VIRTUAL MEETUP: Watch the recording here
  • Fri 27th Mar “Modelling for COVID-19 Uncertainty” Lance Rubin
    SPECIAL EVENT WEBINAR: Watch the recording here
  • Brisbane, Wed 25 Mar “Modelling with Power Query” Gilbert Quevauvilliers
    NOW A VIRTUAL MEETUP: Watch the recording here

Register to find a Meetup in YOUR area

It’s always nice to network face-to-face as well, and as a spin-off from this group, we are planning regular meetups for this group in key locations this year.  You may also be eligible to claim Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points for attending these sessions.  Here are the scheduled dates and locations:

Our Financial Modelling in Excel LinkedIn Group is now over 45,000 members!  Founded and moderated by Plum Solutions since 2009, the group contains hundreds of relevant and informative posts and discussions by financial modellers all over the world.  Other meetup groups around the world you can check out:

2020 Upcoming Dates in Australia


  • April 22, 2020
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Power BI is a fabulous new tool that is getting a lot of attention in the business world, particularly amount Excel users. But there are a lot of things that business users can do quickly and easily in Excel that somehow seem so much harder in Power BI. The reason is that you have to (more…)


  • June 2, 2020
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

A Monte Carlo simulation is a numerical method that uses random draws to perform calculations and complex problems. Today, it is widely used and plays a key part in various fields such as finance, economics, supply chain and even physics. Contrary to what many people think, you don’t need programming knowledge or a fancy software (more…)


  • June 16, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Financial Modellers like other professionals face the risk of being sued for negligence. Hear from Executive Lawyer, Jonathan Papalia to examine the law of negligence as it applies to professionals and what steps can be taken to mitigate the risks involved. • About your Speaker Jonathan Papalia is a lawyer, a Certified Practicing Accountant and (more…)


  • September 9, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

If you are planning to sit for the next FMI Level 1 Financial Modelling certification exam coming up on 2nd May, you have probably already started with your preparation for this rigorous qualification! If you are wondering what to expect on the day, or want to know more about what’s involved, then join us to (more…)

Past Dates & Topics

2020 Dates

  • Sydney, Wed 11 Mar “Calculator to Leader: Making the move to Finance Business Partner” Andrew Jepson Watch the video here
  • Perth, Thurs 20th Feb “Discover how Excel’s new Dynamic Arrays will radically change your models!”

2019 Dates

The meetups vary from location to location in terms of size, cost (if any) and venue. Please click on the links above for more information and to RSVP to the Meetup.  Even if you are unable to make that date, then still join the group and you’ll be advised of upcoming meetups in your area.  If you can’t make any of these dates, or there is a not a meetup scheduled in your area, then please register your interest below so that we can let you know of other dates and locations.  If we receive enough interest in starting a meetup group, dates will be confirmed and a venue advised.

Can’t see your area listed above? Positions are open for organisers in other areas, so if you are interested in hosting or organising a meetup near you, then please let us know and we’d love to help you organise and promote it.

Click here for 2018, 2017 and 2016 past Meetup Presentations and Topics.

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