Content for Executives

As an executive, your job goes way 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 the modern day executive. The AFP Executive Institute and Executive content at AFP 2018 is designed to make you a better leader.

Speakers

AFP Executive Breakfast

Cyber Conflict: The New Way Nations Struggle for Power and Influence
David E. Sanger
National Security Correspondent, The New York Times and National Security and Political Contributor, CNN

Learn more about the Executive Breakfast here.

The Executive Breakfast at AFP 2018 is sponsored by RBC Royal Bank and is limited to executive-level corporate practitioners.

Executive Institute Monday Luncheon

Crisis 101: An Executive Perspective on Surviving & Thriving in an Era of Perpetual Crisis
Judy Smith
Founder & President, Smith & Company

Learn more about the Monday Luncheon here.

Executive Institute Tuesday Luncheon

Communicating Like a Negotiator
Daniel Shapiro
Author, Negotiating the Nonnegotiable

Learn more about the Tuesday Luncheon here.

Networking

AFP Executive Institute Lounge

Looking to take a breather from the hustle and bustle of AFP 2018? 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.

Thank you to our sponsor, PNC. The AFP Executive Institute and AFP Executive Institute Lounge are sponsored by PNC.

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

Executive Coaching

Leadership expert, Chip Colbert, will be leading mini sessions that focus on topics important to you. Think of these as short exercises that will help you flex your leadership muscles.

Coaching Discussions Include: Active Listening Skills, Managing in a Crisis, Building Effective Teams

Executive Roundtables 

Discuss pressing issues and explore solutions on topics important to you with your fellow executive peers. Each roundtable will focus on a specific topic like "The Talent Lifecycle", "Frontline Treasury" and "Technology & Efficiency".

Educational Sessions

Educational Sessions in the Executive Institute

Beyond Bitcoin: Technology Behind the Hype
While Bitcoin has been making headlines, it’s the technology behind it that has the potential to revolutionize how future financial markets work. The traditional ledger has evolved from paper to spreadsheet, but what’s next? Distributed ledger technology (DLT) represents an opportunity to radically transform current business processes, resulting in more efficient and secure financial ecosystems that will reduce settlement times for digital and mainstream financial assets. Join this session for a discussion of the widespread application of distributed ledger technology and its potential to change the way information is processed and secured. Also, review how DLT will enhance the ways traditional banking services are delivered and its potential impact across all industries. 

21st Century Treasury Mindset
Distributed ledgers, mobile access to funds, real-time settlement, crypto-currencies are but a few looming realities that are headed our way at lightning speed forcing treasury leaders and practitioners to rethink deeply entrenched and antiquated mindsets of the 20th century. Learn how to think for tomorrow's world as new technology and new players fill up spaces that were previously the exclusive domain of highly regulated banks. Take away strategies for situating your C-Suite, treasury team, internal policies and mindset for a future that MUST be embraced.

LIBOR: The World’s Biggest Number in Transition
Corporates need to start thinking about their options as it relates to changing LIBOR legislation. Representatives from several industry organizations discuss the challenges and scope of this transition. Key to understanding this are the securities impacted both directly and indirectly, how best to prepare for them, and how to work this into existing agreements. Discussion includes the replacement for LIBOR in the US, what other countries are doing and the ultimate timeline for when this is all expected to happen by 2021 and what you need to do now.

The Final Countdown: Will US Corporates Suffer or Prosper After Brexit?
The clock on Brexit negotiations is ticking. While some analysts are predicting an economic meltdown, others suggest it is merely a blip on the radar. But what are U.S. Corporate Treasurers thinking? The optimistic side argues that all the panic is unjustified and that the U.S. economy will turn its attention towards Europe and the growth opportunities in Asia. The pessimistic side argues that Britain’s exit will lead to slowed growth and trade, as well as reduce America’s ability to assert a U.S. agenda on trade, monetary policy and more. Hear contrasting viewpoints in this discussion that is sure to spark continued debate on the future impact of Brexit on the U.S. economy.

Thank you to our sponsor, PNC. The AFP Executive Institute and AFP Executive Institute Lounge are sponsored by PNC.

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

Additional Educational Sessions for Executives

  • A Seat At The CFO's Table - How HCSC Utilizes Business Intelligence Tools To Make Strategic Treasury Decisions
  • Developing High Potential Talent in Finance
  • The U.S. Path to Faster Payments
  • Implementing a Pilot Robotics Process Automation Project in Treasury
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