Pre-Conference Workshops

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Access in-depth presentations on key financial topics at AFP's Workshops. The goal of these workshops is to provide participants with a tangible toolset to conquer specific challenges or issues in their organizations. Below is the vast array of topics that are explored at this year's workshops.

If you are not registered for AFP 2020 or a Pre-Conference Workshop and would like to register for both, use the link below:
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If you are already registered for AFP 2020 and want to add pre-conference sessions to your schedule, use the link below:
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Even if you are not registered for AFP 2020, you are still able to register for the pre-conference workshops. 
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Mandalay Bay Convention Center
3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119
South Convention Center

Multi-Day Workshops

Saturday Workshops

Sunday Workshops


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CTP Review

$1,095
Saturday: 8:00 AM- 4:30 PM
Sunday: 8:30 AM-3:30 PM
Monday: 8:30 AM-5:00 PM

AFP's CTP Exam Review Course reviews of concepts and challenging calculations presented in the body of knowledge upon which the CTP exam is based. Focus on CTP exam preparation and learn test-taking tips that will help you succeed. This fast-moving program is intended for those who are well into their exam preparation studies. Attendees will have access to a CTP discussion board, practice tests, and useful handouts to prepare for the exam.

Instructor:
Matt Hill, CTP, FP&A, CFA, PhD
Professor of Finance
Arkansas State University

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*This review course does not include access to the CTP Exam Prep platform (EPP) or the Essentials of Treasury Management version 6. It is recommended that you have an active subscription to the CTP EPP for this course to be most effective.

Treasury Management Fundamentals

$995
Saturday: 8:00 AM-3:30 PM
Sunday: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM

Gain a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of treasury management, and get ideas for ways treasury departments can add value to your company while increasing responsibility and visibility. Participants complete a journey that begins with the overall role of treasury and its relationships to financial service providers and then continues with working capital, payments, money movement, capital markets, borrowing and investing. Cash forecasting methods, ways to identify various risks and financial management round out the general topics covered.

This course also explores ways treasury departments have stepped outside normal responsibilities to expand their contributions and visibility within their companies by becoming unofficial consultants to other departments.

Instructor:
Brad Larson, CTP
Principal
ReCa Treasury Services

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Advanced Cash Flow Forecasting: Monte Carlo Techniques (Full Day)

$795
8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Credits: 7.8 CTP, 7.8 FP&A, & 7.8 CPE

Monte Carlo methods are invaluable resources to evaluate a range of possible outcomes for those forecasting business activities. Through a variety of examples and demonstrations, this course helps attendees to apply Monte Carlo methods to cash flow forecasting problems, such as mixing forecasts, non-normal cash flow distributions and multi-period forecasting, and execute Monte Carlo models as an Excel spreadsheet using a third-party plug-in. The benefits and challenges to this method of forecasting are addressed.

Instructor:
Bill Hu, CTP, FP&A, CFA, PhD
Professor of Finance
Arkansas State University

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*This Pre-Conference Workshop is a “hands-on” experience where laptops will be provided to attendees so that they can practice working with the models and templates that are being taught. Getting to work through these tactics means you’ll walk away knowing confidently that you can perform these tasks back in the office.  

Structuring Treasury to Manage Global Liquidity (Full Day)

$795
8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Credits: 7.8 CTP, 7.8 FP&A & 7.8 CPE

When businesses grow internationally, treasury faces an increasingly difficult challenge to manage global liquidity. As banking relationships, the number of accounts, currencies handled and cross-border risks proliferate, treasury needs to evaluate the options it has to manage the global position more efficiently. This workshop examines the various tools available to treasury to organize itself optimally to manage global liquidity.

After looking at what treasury can do internally, assessing the tools for managing risk and the many available banking solutions, the final challenge becomes one of putting in place a structure for managing global cash efficiently. The workshop discusses the options available to treasury and the considerations when selecting appropriate banking partners. Examples are provided throughout of how different types of companies manage their global liquidity and ends in a practical case study in which participants will be asked to design an appropriate account structure.

Instructor:
Michele Allman-Ward, CTP, CertICM, HonFCT
Managing Partner
AWA Consulting Inc

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Global Payments: Operational Excellence in Treasury (Full Day)

$795
8:30 AM- 3:30 PM
Credits:7.2 CTP, 7.2 CPE

The disruption in global payments has accelerated during the past year, with multiple elements creating a more complex payments environment. These elements are drivers of change and include new regulatory environments in some markets e.g., PSD2, Open Banking in the UK, and Open API Framework in Hong Kong; innovative technologies and changing customer expectations. As a result, corporate treasurers are living in a new time zone- Real-Time Treasury. In this new environment, decisions can be made faster and executed instantly. The power of this environment is facilitated by a range of new payment products including; real-time payments and reporting, blockchain-based networks and solutions based on open banking. In this course, we will help you to develop your global payments strategy. We will review recent developments affecting payments in Europe, APAC and Latin America. We will explore the future of clearing and settlement systems and their imminent transformation, and the impact of the competition in cross border payments.

Instructor:
Cristina Pintado
International Treasury Specialist

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