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AFP 2019: A World of Content for Executives

Oct 11, 2019

As an executive, your job goes far beyond the everyday tasks of treasury and finance. Your strategic skills and leadership abilities are just as important as your industry knowledge. Mastering this combination is essential for you to be successful. The AFP Executive Institute and Executive content at AFP 2019 is designed to make you a better leader.

Attendance is limited to corporate practitioners with the title of treasurer, chief financial officer, vice president of finance, assistant treasurer, or controller.


12:45 p.m. 1:15 p.m. Executive Coaching
Sponsored by RTP

AFP’s Executive programming begins Sunday with our first Executive Coaching discussion. In the first of these mini-sessions, leadership expert Chip Colbert looks at how all leaders inevitably experience a period of managing change in response to an unexpected event, and how they should react to it. Discuss leadership transitions, preparing for a new leadership role, managing through a crisis, and more.

1:30 3:00 p.m. Executive Roundtable: Aligning Resources for Growth
Sponsored by RTP

This roundtable examines how treasury and finance executives can best deploy their critical resources to align with growth while continuing to support business strategy. Additional discussion includes how to make the most effective use of your staff, what their primary areas of focus are, and how (if desired) you’d like to change it.  

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Executive Reception
Sponsored by Chatham Financial

Network with your peers at this exclusive reception. Attendance is limited to executive-level corporate practitioners.



8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
AFP Executive Breakfast

Digital Disruption: Treasury & Finance’s Role in Digital Transformation
Sponsored by RBC

Monday kicks off with the AFP Executive Breakfast. Treasury and finance leaders are in a distinct position to provide insights on the value of investments into new technology and the efforts required to successfully execute large-scale change. In this session, a panel of industry experts will discuss which disruptive technologies treasury and finance executives are embracing now, how they determine which transformation efforts to embark on, and how these endeavors have impacted their workforce.

9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Executive Coaching: Effective Team Building
Sponsored by RTP

In this session, Chip Colbert looks at team building and why it is essential to the overall success of the organization. Share and gain ideas for establishing and maintaining a high-performance culture; the best ways to develop and mentor your team; and navigating the challenges of managing up, down and across your organization.

10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Trade Wars: Facing the Business Impact of Tariffs

Sponsored by PNC

Faced with new risks to their supply chain caused by trade tariffs and trade agreement/treaty disruptions companies are assessing the impact. Many are adjusting their business strategies accordingly– delaying or canceling investment decisions, modifying supply chains and considering relocation of some or all manufacturing. In this session, corporate practitioners present an overview of the current international economy and discuss the need for organizations to plan for operating in an environment of chaos and future uncertainty.

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Executive Institute Monday Luncheon

The Science of a Positive Growth Mindset
Sponsored by PNC

In Monday’s luncheon, Neil Pasricha, author of “The Happiness Equation,” provides a fast-paced, research-grounded tour of the emerging neuroscience and positive psychology landscape. Based on his research, the latest information in neuroscience and positive psychology, and his experience developing global executive development programs, Pasricha will present attendees with a framework for driving both creativity and productivity among their teams and throughout their organizations. 

Hear an exclusive interview with Neil Pasricha here.

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 pm.
How Are CFOs Evaluating Treasury and Treasurer Performance?

Sponsored by PNC

Long seen as primarily a cash processer, the treasury function is becoming less static, crossing over to being a strategic player on the CFO’s team. With this expanded role comes the challenge of identifying the treasury key performance indicators (KPIs) - liquidity metrics, risk reduction metrics, reduced borrowing cost/increased interest cost or other contributions to net income. In this session, executives look at how the treasury function is evolving, the value it brings to the CFO and ways to employ quantitative and qualitative metrics.


8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
It’s all in the Data: Improving Analytics to Build Real-time Risk Management and Next Gen Risk Finance

Sponsored by PNC

By next year, 1.7 megabytes of data will be produced every second by each of the Earth’s 8 billion people. Organizations that leverage data to manage risk in real-time have the potential to both reduce and transfer risk more effectively, but for many, making effective use of this data remains a stumbling block. Attend this discussion and learn how to prepare your organization to take advantage of new opportunities to implement real-time risk management strategies.

9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Executive Coaching: Quality Communication

Sponsored by RTP

In Chip Colbert’s final mini-session, he’ll show you the importance of being a good communicator. Good communication is not about quantity, but about quality. Learn strategies for giving and receiving feedback, being an active listener and preparing for and conducting difficult conversations.

10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Live Hack and Data Breach Masterclass

Sponsored by PNC

As financial sector enterprises grow, they become more exposed to cyber risk through the global reach of their operations and a growing number of third-party relationships. Research shows that companies that are prepared for a cyber attack are less likely to suffer a data breach in the first place, experience less damage, are better able to respond, and are quicker to recover! In this interactive live demonstration, data security experts discuss how you can prepare your organization to respond to a data breach and test the soundness of your organization game-plan in the event of a breach.

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Executive Institute Tuesday Luncheon
The Intersection of How Markets, Policy and Strategy are Impacting Your Organization
Sponsored by PNC

In Tuesday’s luncheon, Rosie Rios, 43rd Treasurer of the United States, will look at how treasury and finance leaders can provide stability in times of crisis. As one of the original members of the U.S. Department of the Treasury/Federal Reserve Transition Team and then Treasurer of the United States for the following seven years, Rios provides her perspectives from her tenure during one of the most volatile times of our nation’s economic history.

Hear an exclusive interview with Rosie Rios here.

1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Executive Roundtable: Where Does Libor Impact You?

Sponsored by RTP

AFP’s Executive programming concludes with a look at Libor. With the transition away from Libor quickly approaching, corporate treasury and finance executives must identify the possible risks and be prepared with useful mitigation resources such as the upcoming AFP Libor Checklist.  Gain insight into the unexpected areas you didn’t realize Libor will impact—especially now that the SEC is focused on understanding how corporates are to be affected.

AFP Executive Institute Lounge
Sponsored by PNC

Last but not least, the AFP Executive Institute Lounge is open Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Looking to take a breather from the hustle and bustle of AFP 2019? We get it, everyone needs a little R&R from time to time. Stop by the AFP Executive Institute Lounge to connect with peers while you recharge your phone’s batteries - and your own.

Learn more about AFP 2019’s exclusive Executive content here.