AFP Executive Institute

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.

From presentations covering leadership and strategy to educational sessions diving into innovation within the industry, the AFP Executive Institute is designed to make you a better leader.

During the Monday Luncheon learn from crisis management expert Judy Smith and at the Tuesday Luncheon you'll discover new negotiating tactics from top negotiator Daniel Shapiro

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.


Chris Church
Chief Business Development Officer
Digital Asset  

Shahram Ebadollahi, PhD, MBA
Vice President, Innovation & Solution Incubation

Christopher Ward
EVP, Head of Treasury Management Product

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.


Sassan C. Parandeh, CTP
Global Treasurer
ChildFund International  

Reserve your seat by registering for AFP 2018 and selecting the box for AFP Executive Institute.

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.

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.