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4 Benefits of Attending a Finance Conference

Feb 14, 2023

To reach your professional goals, it’s important to continue to learn and build your skills. Pursuing professional development shows that you are committed to your work and want to grow in your career. It can also help you build your network, and new connections can lead to new opportunities.

Conferences are a great option for professional development, as they combine career-pertinent education with networking. Here are four benefits that financial professionals can get from attending a conference.

Educational Sessions

At a professional conference, you have the opportunity to learn about tools and best practices that will help you be more effective at your job. Especially as technology continues to evolve, it’s important to stay up to date on the latest developments.

You can hear what leading professionals in the field are doing, then ask them questions and stick around after the sessions to connect with them directly.


Another way to learn new ideas is by connecting with other professionals in the field. More informal networking opportunities, such as meals and receptions, and more structured networking events, such as roundtable discussions, are all great times to meet people.

You may have a spontaneous conversation with someone who shares similar professional interests, or you may talk to someone who offers a new perspective to a challenge you’re working through.

Exhibit Hall

If you’re exploring a new solution or service provider, it can be time-consuming to research all of your options and set up meetings with potential vendors. The conference exhibit hall brings the solution providers to you, so you can do your research and compare options, all in one place.

Credits for Recertification

If you hold a certification, such as the CTP or FPAC, you need to earn continuing education credits to maintain your credential. By attending a conference, within a few days, you can earn many of the credits you need for recertification.

Do you hold a CTP, FPAC or CPA? You can earn continuing education credits by attending AFP 2023.

A Conference for Treasury and Finance Professionals

AFP 2023 is the premier conference for treasury, payments, and financial planning and analysis (FP&A). Every year, the Association for Financial Professionals brings together thousands from the treasury and finance community to learn, connect and grow.

Hear from inspiring keynote speakers. Build vital peer relationships through scheduled networking events and organic conversations. Demo and test leading solutions from 150+ solution providers.

And learn about cutting-edge practices directly from the treasury and finance professionals who are using these practices in their jobs. With 100+ sessions, you’ll be sure to find real-life examples and practical applications that will take your work to the next level.

Flex that curiosity mindset and transform how you think, and what you can do. Register for AFP 2023, taking place October 22-25 in San Diego.