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Executive Roundtable: Managing the Complexity of the Libor Transition


USD LIBOR goes away at the end of the year. What discussions have you had with your bank/lenders regarding bilateral loans, syndications, and derivatives activity? Did all lenders agree to the same terminology for fallback language using SOFR? Discuss these critical questions along with how the move to credit sensitive rates are changing how treasury approaches economics and operations in the debt and derivatives markets.

Limited to Executive-level Corporate Practitioners

Sponsored by FinLync

Speakers

Thomas Hunt, CTP, Director, Treasury Services, AFP

Credits:
CTP 1.8 | FPAC N/A | CPE N/A | CPE Field of Study: N/A
02:00 PM03:30 PM Roundtables
Roundtable
In-Person

FP&A Symposium: Creating Agility in Finance


Agile management is the ability of an organization to absorb information, adopt new process and adapt to thrive in changing environments, but how do you build that into a finance organization that historically values controls, processes, and procedures? As the CFO role changes to become a forward-looking strategic advisor, the capabilities of finance must change along with. In this active-engagement discussion, attendees discuss and share their experiences relating to flexible budgeting processes, forecasting, and capital reallocation. Additional topics of discussion include establishing an adaptable and curious mindset and managing communications with business partners.

Attendance Limited to Corporate Practitioners

Sponsored by Board International

Speakers

Bryan Lapidus, FPAC, Director, FP&A Practice, AFP

Anthony Rose, Chief Financial Officer, Kapitus

Credits:
CTP 1.8 | FPAC 1.8 | CPE N/A | CPE Field of Study: N/A
02:00 PM03:30 PM Roundtables
Roundtable
In-Person

Payments Fraud Symposium


Fraud, with its costly implications, continues to impact the initiating and receipt of payments. The AFP 2021 Payments Fraud Symposium features a group of industry experts leading an interactive audience discussion around the most recent trends in fraud. This past year has seen Business Email Compromise and vishing schemes continue to impact companies, and retailers have seen other fraud schemes with the shift from in-person to e-commerce merchandise delivery. Discuss these fraud schemes, as well as others, with your colleagues sharing what changes you have observed and thoughts on fraud mitigation.

Attendance Limited to Corporate Practitioners

Sponsored by Kyriba

Speakers

Kelvin Coleman, Executive Partner, IBM

Carrie Horton, Senior Treasury Manager, ACCO Brands Corporation

Rue Jenkins, Consultant, Consult Treasury LLC

Bob Stark, Global Head of Market Strategy, Kyriba

Credits:
CTP 1.8 | FPAC N/A | CPE N/A | CPE Field of Study: N/A
04:30 PM06:00 PM Keynote
Expert Lecture
In-Person & Virtual

Authenticity Above All Else


In the world of skateboarding, nothing is held in higher esteem than authenticity. Subsequently, treasury and finance practitioners must maintain their own authenticity and commitment to life-long learning and professional growth to ensure they remain the trusted advisors their organizations need them to be. So, how does skateboarding’s most famous personality balance the line between authenticity and “selling out?” Tony Hawk walks the walk every day as he continues to be the face of the sport he loves, while managing his business empire and award-winning charitable foundation. Learn how he has embraced his own gut sense of doing things authentically while remaining true to what has led to his overwhelming success.
Speakers

Tony Hawk, Skateboarding Legend, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist,

Credits:
CTP 1.5 | FPAC 1.5 | CPE 1.5 | CPE Field of Study: PD
06:00 PM07:30 PM Networking Event
N/A
In-Person

Exhibit Hall Grand Opening Reception


Join your colleagues on the Exhibit Hall Floor for an Opening Reception before the AFP 2021 Kick-Off Party.
Speakers

Not Applicable, ,

Credits:
CTP N/A | FPAC N/A | CPE N/A | CPE Field of Study: N/A
07:30 PM09:30 PM Networking Event
N/A
In-Person

AFP 2021 Kick-Off Party


Get ready to have fun and make some new connections at the AFP 2021 Kick-Off Party.
Speakers

Not Applicable, ,

Credits:
CTP N/A | FPAC N/A | CPE N/A | CPE Field of Study: N/A

Monday, November 8

No sessions matching this criteria
07:30 AM08:30 AM Networking Event
N/A
In-Person

Attendee Breakfast


Start off your day with breakfast located in Exhibit Hall C.
Speakers

Not Applicable, ,

Credits:
CTP N/A | FPAC N/A | CPE N/A | CPE Field of Study: N/A
08:30 AM09:30 AM Keynote
Expert Lecture
In-Person & Virtual

Operational Game Strategy: Managing Plans, Politics, and Personalities


To be successful, every leader must develop a game plan that accounts for the politics and personalities of everyone involved. Executive Director of the National Football League Players' Association (NFLPA), DeMaurice Smith, shares insider stories drawn from his current leadership role and his previous life as a homicide prosecutor that exemplify the importance of strategic planning and contextual decision making. Treasury and finance executives learn lessons that can be adapted to support their careers and ensure their organizations function better and stronger than ever.

Access to the Executive Institute Monday Keynote at the AFP 2021 In-Person Event is Restricted to Executive-Level Corporate Practitioners.

Sponsored by PNC

Speakers

DeMaurice Smith, Executive Director, National Football League Players Association

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC 1.2 | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: BMO
08:30 AM05:00 PM Networking Event
N/A
Virtual

Virtual Exhibit Hall Open


Check out the Virtual Exhibit Hall for information on the latest solutions in the world of Treasury and Finance. Each exhibitor profile includes an overview of the company and their unique content for you to explore. Want to learn more? You can book time to meet one-on-one with each exhibitor straight from their profile.
Speakers

Not Applicable, ,

Credits:
CTP N/A | FPAC N/A | CPE N/A | CPE Field of Study: N/A
08:30 AM05:00 PM Networking Event
N/A
In-Person

Exhibit Hall Open


Discover new solution providers and partners on the Exhibit Hall. Open daily you can meet with current or new solution providers anytime during opening hours.
Speakers

Not Applicable, ,

Credits:
CTP N/A | FPAC N/A | CPE N/A | CPE Field of Study: N/A
08:30 AM09:30 AM Capital Markets & Investments
Expert Lecture
In-Person & Virtual

The End of LIBOR Means the Start of - What Exactly?


UK regulators of LIBOR have announced ending dates for “the world’s most important number”.  LIBOR is so well entrenched that its cessation requires rethinking the economics of lending and borrowing. Numerous proposed replacement rates, ranging from the Federal Reserve’s SOFR to others that resemble LIBOR are creating uncertainty for the future of the $6 trillion commercial lending market. This discussion highlights the issues to be aware of, key management challenges, and the evolution of lending and hedging.
Speakers

Adam Schneider, Partner, Oliver Wyman

Tal Reback, Principal, Member of the Federal Reserve ARRC and LSTA, KKR & Co. Inc

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC N/A | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: MAS
08:30 AM09:30 AM Treasury Management
Panel Discussion
In-Person & Virtual

Help with M&A: Focus, Plan, Repeat!!!


Setting expectations early when planning for an M&A transaction is critical to the success of bringing on a newly acquired company or merging with one. When thinking about the myriad of topics that Treasury departments are involved with, making sure nothing gets missed during a time of change is critical. During this session, participants will hear from panel members about their experiences during these challenging times. While no two M&A transactions are alike, it is important to understand how best to plan for what is to come and learn from peers about what they have experienced. A few of the topics that will be discussed: Liquidity Management – how to ensure the financial needs of the new company are met; Risk Management – how to look at exposures (i.e. currency or commodity) of the acquired company and how best to mitigate; Operational Cash Management – ensuring controls are in place on all bank accounts, including signing authority and access to banking systems.
Speakers

Steven Polak, CTP, Interim Treasurer, PMC Treasury

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC 1.2 | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: MAS
08:30 AM09:30 AM Payments
Panel Discussion
In-Person & Virtual

Is it Time to Digitize Business Payments to Commercial Lockboxes?


For years innovation has eluded the process of digitizing business payments to commercial lockboxes.  With technology we can now circumvent the obstacles of costly ERP upgrades, regulations requiring a physical check, and issues of sending remittance information with payments.  We can now more easily embrace the benefits of the commercial lockbox with hard cost savings, lower exceptions, improved cash flow and reduced security risk.  In this session speakers reviews the challenges, solutions, and benefits of digitizing the commercial lockbox with treasury panelists representing both the payer and payee sides.
Speakers

Thomas Dean, President, ECHO Health, Inc.

Alan Evanish, Director, BNY Mellon

Kate Fitzgerald, Senior Editor, American Banker

Laura Listwan, CTP, Head of Commercial Payments Products, Fifth Third Bank

Michael Reed, Division President, Payments, Deluxe Corporation

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC N/A | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: MAS
08:30 AM09:30 AM Treasury Management
Case Study
In-Person

Cutting Through the Hype: Pearson's AI-Based Cash Forecasting Marvel


This session sheds a light on the technological practices of artificial intelligence (AI) in cash flow forecasting. Follow the challenges, benefits, and impact of AI on a company’s treasury with a case study from Pearson as they replaced a TMS-based process that “wasn’t a lot better than Excel” and implemented a new cash forecasting tool. Pearson has already seen significant results with the more accurate forecasting enabling the reduction of peak borrowing requirements leading to millions in savings.
Speakers

Nicolas Christiaen, CEO & Co-Founder, Cashforce

James Kelly, Group Treasurer, Pearson PLC

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC 1.2 | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: IT
08:30 AM09:30 AM Treasury Management
Case Study
In-Person & Virtual

Reexamining Your Treasury Management System Thru a Platform Utilization Study (PLUS)


A treasury management system Platform Utilization Study (PLUS) is an opportunity to take a step back, gauge where your organization is, and consider revisions to your daily norm – giving you an idea of which areas to concentrate on improving. Join treasury system experts as they walk you through the real-life experience of Health Care Service Corporation implementing a PLUS on their digital TMS five years after initial implementation.  What resulted was an intensive review of training gaps, underutilized features and inefficiencies that led to a year-long platform optimization project that dramatically increased overall efficiency and deployment of resources.
Speakers

David Deranek, CTP, Director, Enterprise Treasury Operations, Health Care Service Corporation

Bob Stark, Global Head of Market Strategy, Kyriba

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC 1.2 | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: MAS
08:30 AM09:30 AM Capital Markets & Investments
Panel Discussion
In-Person

Inclusion in the Capital Markets is Spelled MWVBE


Amid greater calls for equality, capital market issuers have added more MWVBEs (Minority, Women, or Veteran Business Enterprises) to their syndicate lineup. However, issuers often see this practice as simply a necessity, perhaps mandated by a regulator or board of directors, a “good” idea or the “fair thing to do.” Understanding the MWVBE’s business can help issuers strike the correct balance to generate stronger execution and increased investor diversification. In this session learn about MVWBEs capabilities, their financial strength and business plan as well as how issuers can use their services for mutual benefit.
Speakers

Meredith Bromley, Director, Southern Company

James Gilligan, CTP, FPAC, Senior Vice-President, MFR Securities, Inc.

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC 1.2 | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: BMO
08:30 AM09:30 AM Payments
Panel Discussion
In-Person

Payments in a Flash: Using Real-Time Payments to Deliver Efficiencies & Improve Customer Experience


More and more, Real-Time Payment (RTP) is expanding on its promise to bring speed and efficiency to a variety of payment opportunities and becoming a greater value-added resource.  Treasury teams can use RTP to simplify payments, take advantage of communication capabilities with payees, and improve the customer experience.  In this session a panel of treasury professionals share insights on what they have achieved using RTP and explore how to build a compelling business case, how to prepare internal technology systems for implementation, and how to engage the right banking partner to achieve optimal results.
Speakers

Mrugesh Bavda, Product Manager, Driver Experience & Pay, GrubHub Inc.

Ana Garcia, Executive Director, JP Morgan Chase

Douglas Reed, Vice President, Finance, Bill.com

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC N/A | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: MAS
08:30 AM09:30 AM Financial Planning & Analysis
Case Study
In-Person

How BDO Drives Financial Performance with Daily Operational Analytics


With over 80K people working out of 1,591 offices and across 162 countries, BDO is committed to providing quality service through the active involvement of experienced and committed professionals. But like many global organizations that rely on legacy processes and systems, BDO struggled to develop timely, agile and actionable insights from their vast amount ledger, contracts, projects and workforce data. Led by CFO Lynn Calhoun, BDO set out to transform their Finance organization with better scale, information delivery, and data integrity to handle larger data volumes as BDO grows. And today, by combining over 10M records together every night, BDO creates daily insights to enable their P&L leaders to drive operational performance across key working capital metrics, customer profitability, labor productivity and other KPIs while drastically increasing the organizations capability to respond to key projects.
Speakers

John O'Rourke, VP of Communications and Brand Marketing, OneStream Software

Donna Pryor, Director of FP&A, BDO USA, LLP

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC 1.2 | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: BMO
08:30 AM09:30 AM Payments
Panel Discussion
In-Person & Virtual

Uncovering the True Cost of Global FX Payments


Technological advancements have simplified many types of transactions, but corporate cross border and cross currency payments continue to be more complex than it needs to be. FX payments have always lacked transparency – how many treasury teams actually know the true costs associated with FX payments? These transactions are also constrained by a lack of flexibility and executed by outdated systems and processes, costing time and resources. Join this discussion on the direct and indirect costs of FX payments and learn how to modernize and avoid the common pitfalls.
Speakers

Vynessa Alexander, SVP, Infor, Inc

Peter Claus-Landi, Executive – Treasury Operations, GE

Paul Galloway, Treasury Manager, American Equity

Mary Beth Livengood, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

Ben Milne, Founder & Chairman, Dwolla

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC N/A | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: MAS
08:30 AM09:30 AM Treasury Management
Panel Discussion
In-Person

Are Zero Interest Rates Really Different This Time?


While the Global Financial Crisis is far behind us, the current pandemic shares similar economic conditions that have generated a low-rate environment as well as stark differences. Speakers discuss how the playbook has evolved from the last low-rate environment, examine the surface similarities and uncover the underlying differences. Learn how leaders are navigating this market, what they have learned from the past and what has changed.
Speakers

William Goldthwait, VP, Sr. Portfolio Strategist, State Street Global Advisors

Michael Scott, CTP, Senior Director of Treasury, Fastly

Vaibhav Natu, Director of Treasury, Snowflake Computing

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC 1.2 | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: MAS
08:30 AM09:30 AM Risk Management
Expert Lecture
In-Person & Virtual

Is Now the Right Time to Implement an FX Hedge Program


When should you start a currency hedge program? When should you start a currency hedge program? There are numerous elements involved in the correct and one of the trickiest parts of the process is quantifying risk. This session walks through constructing your company’s risk profile, evaluating its tipping point, and the groundwork required to pull the trigger.  We will discuss the need to establish trading relationships, a control structure, and competencies across the organization.  Leave with the outline of a pre-hedge road map and critical talking points for senior management to be ready when the time arrives.
Speakers

Helen Kane, CEO, Hedge Trackers

Robert Owens, Senior Director, Fixed Income Strategy, Farmer Mac

Pamela Sullivan, Vice President & Treasurer, Virtusa Corporation

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC 1.2 | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: MAS
08:30 AM09:30 AM Career Development
Expert Lecture
In-Person

The Deadly Sins of Presenting Numbers: Avoiding Fatal Communication Errors


Communication skills are critical to success in almost any profession. For treasury and finance professionals, insights into data are often the most important information they are conveying. In every communication, small, seemingly innocuous errors such as misspellings, mispronunciations, and nonverbal signals can have a devastating impact on your ability to communicate effectively. The most damaging of these errors can even affect your relationship with your audience. This entertaining session offers a tour through those data presentation errors that can negatively impact your ability to influence decision making and even your status as a trusted advisor.
Speakers

Randall Bolten, CFO, Lucidity

Credits:
CTP 1.5 | FPAC 1.5 | CPE 1.5 | CPE Field of Study: COMM
08:30 AM09:30 AM Financial Planning & Analysis
Case Study
In-Person & Virtual

Forecasting Practices for an Uncertain World


2020 showed us that traditional planning practices need to change to better handle and prepare for the volatility and uncertainty in today’s world.  Join this session to explore the front-line case study of how DAI’s largest business unit used its FP&A team to leverage the current uncertainty into implementing rolling forecasts and improved decision making.  Speakers delve into what rolling forecasts can do and what they should not be used for.  Learn how the FP&A team found executive sponsorship, recruited operating management support, and used data analytics to help create a better path forward.
Speakers

Matthew Mowrey, Senior Director, Finance and Analytics, DAI

Michael Nichols, Senior Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis, DAI

Steve Player, Executive Director, Live Future Ready

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC 1.2 | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: BMO
09:30 AM10:30 AM Networking Event
N/A
In-Person

Exhibit Hall Refreshment Break


Mingle among colleagues on the Exhibit Hall Floor while enjoying a refreshment break.
Speakers

Not Applicable, ,

Credits:
CTP N/A | FPAC N/A | CPE N/A | CPE Field of Study: N/A
09:30 AM10:30 AM Networking Event
N/A
Virtual

Virtual Exhibit Hall Break


Check out the Virtual Exhibit Hall for information on the latest solutions in the world of Treasury and Finance. Each exhibitor profile will include an overview of the company and their own unique content for you to explore. Want to learn more? You can book time to meet one-on-one with each exhibitor straight from their profile.
Speakers

Not Applicable, N/A, N/A

Credits:
CTP N/A | FPAC N/A | CPE N/A | CPE Field of Study: N/A
09:50 AM10:20 AM MindShift Stage
Expert Lecture
In-Person

Demand Planning at Bolthouse Farms: Using Predictive Planning and AI to Create the Forecasting Crystal Ball


Bolthouse Farms, a vertically integrated farm company, sells plant based products including juices, beverages, dressings, and carrots. Their legacy Demand Planning world was manually intensive, supported by fragmented Excel spreadsheets, lacked robust promotion planning & distribution capabilities based on market / consumer changes, required herculean efforts to navigate and maintain, and provided limited analytics. Using Covid-19 demands as the catalyst, they leveraged their existing EPM platform and implemented a purpose built Demand Planning solution that leveraged predictive planning, AI, and external data sources to provide daily level planning and analytic capabilities including back-casting for baseline volume, systematized distribution and new product introduction, demand sensing analysis, and continuous customer forecasts. Learn how Bolthouse dramatically reduced demand planning cycle times, increased forecast quality and accuracy, and delivered analytics at the speed of business.
Speakers

John Monczewski, Head of Data & Analytics, Bolthouse Farms

Philip Peck, Vice President FP&A and Finance Transformation, Peloton Group

Credits:
CTP 0.6 | FPAC 0.6 | CPE 0.6 | CPE Field of Study: BMO
09:50 AM10:20 AM Learning Lounge
In-Person

Learning Lounge: Reexamining Your Treasury Management System Thru a Platform Utilization Study (PLUS)


After implementation of a treasury management system, reviewing and assessing performance to identify areas for improvement is essential. In the session, Reexamining Your Treasury Management System Thru a Platform Utilization Study (PLUS), speakers relayed their experiences in establishing a system review process. In this follow up discussion, present your questions and get further details on their challenges.
Speakers

David Deranek, CTP, Director, Enterprise Treasury Operations, Health Care Service Corporation

Bob Stark, Global Head of Market Strategy, Kyriba

Credits:
CTP 0.6 | FPAC N/A | CPE 0.6 | CPE Field of Study: MAS
10:30 AM11:45 AM Keynote
Expert Lecture
In-Person & Virtual

Preventing A Burnout Epidemic


Since March 2020, many of us have been operating in crisis mode leading to quick pivots to embracing new policies and processes on the fly. Some of us are juggling a new work from home life, others are navigating the pandemic outside their homes, some are working right in the middle of the fight, but one thing is clear we are all battling with added stressors. Jennifer Moss, globally recognized as an expert in burnout and author of the book, The Burnout Epidemic, provides strategies for navigating these challenging times. She discusses prevention tactics and strategies to manage burnout during times of stress along with tangible solutions that leaders can implement to improve their employees' well-being.

Access to the Wellness Keynote at the AFP 2021 In-Person Event is Restricted to Corporate Practitioners. 

Sponsored by RBC

Speakers

Jennifer Moss, Workplace Expert, Author, The Burnout Epidemic,

Credits:
CTP 1.5 | FPAC 1.5 | CPE 1.5 | CPE Field of Study: PD
10:30 AM11:45 AM Executive Institute
Panel Discussion
In-Person & Virtual

Libor's Death and the Rise of the Multi-Rate Universe


Join us for this panel discussion about Libor’s scheduled sunset. The up-to-the minute content of this session includes an exploration of how existing Libor contracts fallback to new reference rates and what reference rates are being used — and will likely be used in lieu of Libor — for new instruments. The panel also discusses operational challenges associated with various Libor fallback approaches and various new reference rates (including various versions of SOFR), “hedge-ability” of replacement reference rates, the status of legislation that impacts legacy Libor contracts and the role of regulatory and trade associations in this process.
Speakers

Meredith Coffey, EVP, Research & Regulation, LSTA

Jared Culotta, Treasurer, Wawa, Inc.

Jane Summers, Partner, Latham & Watkins

Credits:
CTP 1.5 | FPAC N/A | CPE 1.5 | CPE Field of Study: MAS
10:30 AM11:45 AM Roundtables
In-Person

Industry Roundtable: Healthcare & Services


Attend this interactive roundtable for an in-depth discussion of the financial and treasury issues facing the Healthcare & Services industry today and solutions for addressing these challenges. This is an opportunity to network with your peers. Restricted to Corporate Practitioners.

Attendance Limited to Corporate Practitioners.

Sponsored by Fifth Third Bank.

Speakers

Glynda McDaniel, CTP, Director, Treasury Operations, Ardent Health Services

Credits:
CTP 1.5 | FPAC 1.5 | CPE N/A | CPE Field of Study: N/A
10:30 AM11:45 AM Risk Management
Panel Discussion
In-Person & Virtual

Human Factors: The Greatest Threat to Your Cybersecurity Strategy


Cyber fraud is threatening the operations and bottom line of virtually every organization. An increased growth in cybersecurity careers indicates combatting cyber fraud is a top priority at many organizations yet, cybersecurity measures often focus on technology and overlook the human factor. An FBI agent, a corporate executive, and a cybersecurity professional with expertise in human factors share their knowledge, experience, and perspectives on today’s biggest cybersecurity risks. The discussion covers the role human factors play in exposing businesses to attacks by malware, ransomware, business email fraud, account takeover, and more.
Speakers

Linda Cascardo, Executive Vice President, National Sales Director, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Calvin Nobles, Chair, Department of Information Technology and Managment, Illinois Institute of Technology

Tami Hudson, SVP, Cyber Relations, Wells Fargo

Credits:
CTP 1.5 | FPAC 1.5 | CPE 1.5 | CPE Field of Study: IT
10:30 AM11:45 AM Financial Planning & Analysis
Panel Discussion
In-Person

Setting up FP&A Processes


Many small companies have an account department set up with a controller, treasurer, or finance practitioner to manage the basic finances.  At some point the simple accounting department will need to transition into a mature finance department with a formal financial planning and analysis team.  This panel session focuses on the need for formal FP&A, knowing the right time to start a transition, and how to start investing in and creating a framework to ensure the right systems and talent are in place to succeed.
Speakers

Greg Owens, President, Owens Advisors

Douglas Owens, Operating Senior Vice President, Vista Equity Partners

Tania Seger, Vice President, Crop Science North America Regional Finance, Bayer Crop Sciences

Geetanjali Tandon, VP, Financial Planning & Analysis, Centralsquare

Credits:
CTP 1.5 | FPAC 1.5 | CPE 1.5 | CPE Field of Study: BMO
10:30 AM11:45 AM Risk Management
Panel Discussion
In-Person & Virtual

Integrate Strategy, Process, and Technology to Build a Resilient, Flexible Hedging Program


Although the move toward end-to-end technology integration to manage exposure is steadily progressing, achieving efficiency and automation is still illusive due to the reliance on manual workarounds and legacy systems that remain in many corporate treasury processes. This session offers a deep dive into corporate treasury programs that integrated and automated their financial risk management programs from gathering exposures through hedge accounting and across asset classes. Senior treasury professionals share the opportunities and challenges encountered in structuring and implementing initiatives to streamline FX balance sheet, FX cash flow, interest rate hedging, and hedge accounting programs.
Speakers

Craig Neely, Treasurer, Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Inc

Credits:
CTP 1.5 | FPAC 1.5 | CPE 1.5 | CPE Field of Study: MAS
10:30 AM11:45 AM Payments
Panel Discussion
In-Person & Virtual

Making the [Use] Case for Faster Payments


As an increasing number of faster payments solutions are introduced into the U.S. market, and the volume of transactions being processed through these solutions grows, the argument remains: Do the use cases for faster payments present enough value to foster broad-scale adoption? Speakers explore this argument by dissecting the significant use cases, the factors driving demand and the high potential for faster payments to solve for real-world use cases, adoption to date, impacts to the payment lifecycle, and expectations for the future.
Speakers

Reed Luhtanen, Executive Director, US Faster Payments Council

Michael Bilski, Chief Executive Officer, North American Banking Company

Joshua Karoly, Director, Payments, Netflix

Steve Ledford, Senior Vice President, The Clearing House

Credits:
CTP 1.5 | FPAC N/A | CPE 1.5 | CPE Field of Study: MAS
10:30 AM11:45 AM Treasury Management
Case Study
In-Person

Teamwork Makes The Dream Work: Walgreens Works With Banks and Deposit Services For Cash Handling Efficiencies


Managing the complexity of cash handling touchpoints – courier services, store employees, deposit services - while maintaining strong risk controls is vital. Changing bank relationships can bring greater efficiencies but requires laser-like coordination for a seamless transition. In this session, Walgreens shares how they successfully reconciled 9,000 bank accounts to less than a dozen by leveraging a virtual account management solution, integrating reporting functionality with a deposit consolidation provider, while reducing banking partners. Attendees learn how treasury is working with cross-functional stakeholders including store operators, IT, and external partners to eliminate bank fees, automate reconciliation, and reduce the risk.
Speakers

Kim Clark, Senior Director, Store Services, Walgreens

Jason Stambaugh, Director of Partner Experience, DTS Connex

Eric Levine, CTP, Executive Director, J.P. Morgan

Credits:
CTP 1.5 | FPAC N/A | CPE 1.5 | CPE Field of Study: MAS
10:30 AM11:45 AM Treasury Management
Expert Lecture
In-Person

Lean Six Sigma and RPA to Improve Treasury Activities


Join this session to delve into how a small Treasury team, part of a $23B revenue organization, completed several projects, implemented improvements, created efficiencies, developed talents, implemented Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and used Lean techniques.  The team at Randstand was able to strategically leverage RPA to upscale their day-to-day cash management operations.  See how newer technology was used to boost improvements, reduce non-value added time, focus to deliver value to the customers and create a sustainable environment of continuous improvement.
Speakers

Marcela Teixeira Grammatico-Elliott, CTP, Treasury & Insurance Director, Randstad USA

Hunter Woods, Treasury Analyst, Randstad USA

Credits:
CTP 1.5 | FPAC 1.5 | CPE 1.5 | CPE Field of Study: BMO
10:30 AM11:45 AM Payments
Panel Discussion
In-Person & Virtual

Making Friday Great Again: Digital Advancements in Corporate Payroll


Corporate payroll has experienced a new wave of revitalization and innovation across the industry.  Business outsourcing firms have partnered with fintechs to help handle net pay calculations and tax services while banks are considering ways to improve their ACH and check payment offerings.   In an environment where payroll is more important than ever to employees, a robust, multifaceted approach could bring about value added solutions not yet seen in the market.  Join this panel discussion to gain insight in the current and future state outlooks on corporate payroll processing.
Speakers

Abhi Agrawal, VP of Consumer Product Management, Ceridian

Kevin Garlan, VP - Payments, Goldman Sachs

Kristin Walle, CTP, SVP/GM Payments & Compliance, ADP

Nico Simko, CEO, Clair

Sohail Aslam, Co-Founder & CTO, PayActiv

Credits:
CTP 1.5 | FPAC N/A | CPE 1.5 | CPE Field of Study: BMO
10:30 AM11:45 AM Career Development
Campfire
In-Person

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Developing Talent Across Differences


In a post-pandemic world, where revenues and liquidity have been disrupted, organizations cannot afford to turn their focus away from investing in diversity, equity, and inclusion? Employees who are “different” from their managers have more difficulty finding mentors and sponsors, feeling valued, connected and inspired as meaningful contributors, and gaining equitable access to visible assignments and growth opportunities. As a result, their career progress may stall. This session shares strategies to help leaders better advocate for diverse talent and drive initiatives that have proven to be effective in creating a more inclusive work environment that maximizes problem solving and increases productivity.
Speakers

Laura Fox Barnes, Senior Treasury Manager, Allegis Group, Inc.

Wendy McSweeney, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Truist Bank

Katie Saez, CTP, SVP, Treasury Solutions, Truist Bank

Credits:
CTP 1.5 | FPAC 1.5 | CPE 1.5 | CPE Field of Study: PHR
11:45 AM02:00 PM Networking Event
N/A
Virtual

Virtual Exhibit Hall Break


Check out the Virtual Exhibit Hall for information on the latest solutions in the world of Treasury and Finance. Each exhibitor profile will include an overview of the company and their own unique content for you to explore. Want to learn more? You can book time to meet one-on-one with each exhibitor straight from their profile.
Speakers

Not Applicable, N/A, N/A

Credits:
CTP N/A | FPAC N/A | CPE N/A | CPE Field of Study: N/A
12:00 PM01:30 PM Roundtables
Roundtable
Virtual

Payments Virtual Roundtable: Cash After COVID: Managing an Evolving Payments Landscape


It was not unusual to see many retailers stop accepting cash during the pandemic. Merchants posted signs reading “no cash payments”, “card only” or “pay with exact amount”. As the economy begins to re-open, have those types of modified payment practices begun to change? Will merchants go back to cash acceptance, or will there be some sort of middle ground? How do merchants address the persistent issues of coin shortage? How is your company thinking about the acceptance, handling, and depositing of cash? Discuss your thoughts with colleagues on how cash acceptance has changed and how that payment medium will be managed in an evolving payments landscape.

Attendance Limited to Corporate Practitioners.

Speakers

Andrew Teachout, CTP, Treasury Manager, Starbucks Corporation

Credits:
CTP 1.8 | FPAC N/A | CPE N/A | CPE Field of Study: N/A
12:00 PM01:30 PM Roundtables
Roundtable
Virtual

Virtual Industry Roundtable: Manufacturing


Attend this interactive virtual roundtable for an in-depth discussion of the financial and treasury issues facing the Manufacturing industry today and solutions for addressing these challenges.

Attendance Limited to Corporate Practitioners.

Sponsored by Fifth Third Bank.

Speakers

Claire Millburg, CTP, Treasury Manager, Amsted Industries

Credits:
CTP 1.8 | FPAC 1.8 | CPE N/A | CPE Field of Study: N/A
01:15 PM01:45 PM MindShift Stage
Expert Lecture
In-Person

The Blockchain Revolution: How a Decentralized Ledger May Disrupt the $5 Trillion Money Market Fund Industry


A lot has been said about Blockchain and how it will reshape the financial world, but aside from Bitcoin and virtual currencies, we have seen relatively few applications of this potentially explosive technology. Blockchain is a way of enhancing the service by finance companies – such as money market fund providers –while also giving treasury teams greater flexibility in the way they interact with these finance firms. Blockchain brings numerous advantages over traditional operational processes with the potential for 24/7 availability combined with the permanence, transparency and independence from centralized record keeping. These benefits are further strengthened by a wrapper of superior information security, a key focus for all treasury teams in the current climate of heightened cybercrime.
Speakers

Jason Straker, Global Liquidity Client Service Executive, Western Asset Management

Chris Franta, Director, Investment Strategies Group, Franklin Templeton

Credits:
CTP 0.6 | FPAC 0.6 | CPE 0.6 | CPE Field of Study: IT
01:15 PM01:45 PM Learning Lounge
In-Person

Learning Lounge: Forecasting Practices for an Uncertain World


Treasury and Finance professionals are bombarded by recommendations to adopt leading edge practices such as rolling forecasts, business intelligence, and advanced planning techniques. In this follow up to the session Forecasting Practices for an Uncertain World, speakers take your questions to help you better understand the capabilities each practice offers.
Speakers

Matthew Mowrey, Senior Director Finance and Analytics, DAI

Steve Player, Executive Director, Live Future Ready

Credits:
CTP 0.6 | FPAC 0.6 | CPE 0.6 | CPE Field of Study: BMO
02:00 PM03:00 PM Executive Institute
Other
In-Person & Virtual

Leading Stellar Global Teams


This interactive session begins by introducing participants to the foundational components of Stellar Virtual Teams. This foundation is a structure leaders can put in place to ensure their individual team members are functioning effectively. These foundational components ensure consistency by inspiring leaders to work with their teams to establish a common language and set of practices to guide their work together. The second half of this session focuses on how leaders can communicate to foster high-performance in a virtual space. Attendees learn ways to interact and relate with their team members to ensure that each person thrives while speakers share their experiences to help leaders create stellar global finance teams.
Speakers

Dawnelle Hyland, Senior Consultant, Align Leadership, LLC

Linda-Marie Miller, Owner & CEO, Empowered Living, LLC

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC 1.2 | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: PD
02:00 PM03:00 PM Keynote
Expert Lecture
In-Person & Virtual

The Generalist Advantage: Zoom Out to Anticipate the Future


Blinded by expertise and single-minded focus? It happens. But in a fast-paced world driven by complex and diverse factors, the ability for finance professionals to connect the dots is often more important than developing the dots. “The future doesn’t have to surprise you,” so says Vikram Mansharamani, global trend-watcher, Harvard Lecturer, author, and investor. Mansharamani shows attendees how to look differently at their business, spot risks, take multiple points of view, and capture opportunities others miss. His generalist framework is the cornerstone for success in the face of the overwhelming flood of political, economic, technological, social, and market forces that bombard and distract finance teams every day.

Access to the FP&A Keynote at the AFP 2021 In-Person Event is Restricted to FPACs and Corporate Practitioners.

Sponsored by OneStream Software and Workday

Speakers

Vikram Mansharamani, Global Trend-Watcher, Harvard University Lecturer, Author & Investor,

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC 1.2 | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: PD
02:00 PM03:00 PM Roundtables
Roundtable
In-Person

Executive Roundtable: Consolidation, Standardization and Cost Controls in Treasury


The one constant in Treasury is leaders are being asked to do more with less. Come together with your peers to discuss strategies for capturing gains through consolidating, standardizing and controlling costs. Discussion includes the challenges leaders face when implementing new software, managing job shifts and coverage, and utilizing cross-training to address changing resource constraints. Additionally, with many organizations planning to return to the office, how will treasury be impacted? Attend this interactive discussion to share stories, tips, and ideas to better prepare your department for the future.

Limited to Executive-level Corporate Practitioners

Sponsored by FinLync

Speakers

Thomas Hunt, CTP, Director, Treasury Services, AFP

Robert Kane, Vice President, Corporate Treasurer, Neptune Retail Solutions

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC 1.2 | CPE N/A | CPE Field of Study: N/A
02:00 PM03:00 PM Roundtables
Roundtable
In-Person

Payments Operations Roundtable: Re-Thinking Payments Processes & Workflows


Did this past year require your company to re-think and modernize processes? Workflows changed, mail handling was a challenge, alternative signatory verification methods were utilized, and many turned to various levels of outsourcing tasks. Treasury leaders continue to be challenged with doing more with less, but they also face the dynamics of an evolving work environment. Join your colleagues to discuss how the payments process and workflows changed or evolved into something different within your company. How have these changes contributed to evolving Treasury operations, and are they here to stay and how will job roles change?

Attendance Limited to Corporate Practitioners.

Speakers

Julie Mingus, Sr Director Treasury Operations, Cinemark

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC N/A | CPE N/A | CPE Field of Study: N/A
02:00 PM03:00 PM Treasury Management
Expert Lecture
In-Person

Treasury Performance: How Do I Measure Success?


The COVID-19 crisis, economic uncertainty, heightened risks and executive/board expectations for real-time information and crisis assessment have placed massive demands on treasury. To navigate volatility, treasury is turning to metrics, controls, benchmarks, and world-class practices for activity to provide the foundation for achieving and showing success. This session makes sense of the challenge of determining which activities or actions can be measured, quantified or calibrated in a meaningful way and provides insight into the value and pitfalls of measuring treasury, covering internal sources, industry benchmarks, and world-class practices.
Speakers

Stephanie Villatoro, CTP, Global Officer, Treasury, International Justice Mission

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC 1.2 | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: MAS
02:00 PM03:00 PM Payments
Panel Discussion
In-Person & Virtual

Cash in the Time of COVID


Operationally flexibility has never been more important than it has been these last 12 months. From coin shortages, cash in transit disruptions and locations closing to constantly changing rules and regulations. Data transparency and accuracy are key factors in how to push through an uncertain time and how to prepare for the next without losing insight to how these change impact both the employee and customer experience.  Join this discussion on lessons learned from disruptions caused by COVID-19, and how companies have adapted to the many challenges and changes to the cash ecosystem.
Speakers

Andrew Teachout, CTP, Treasury Manager, Starbucks Corporation

Susan Colross, Director, Treasury Operations, T-Mobile USA Inc.

Josh Mann, Chief Strategist, DTS Connex

DeLise Cuadra, CTP, Treasury Manager, Inspire Brands

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC N/A | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: MAS
02:00 PM03:00 PM Career Development
Campfire
In-Person

Communication Rehab: Seven Tips from a Recovering Accountant


Communication skills are consistently rated among the most vital skills, more than any other skillset, that are responsible for our success at all levels. The impact of the global pandemic has only heightened the importance of being able to communicate effectively. Often thought to be an immutable or inherent trait, communication is an attainable and learnable skill. This session outlines seven principles attendees can quickly master to improve the impact and effectiveness of their communications to ultimately become a better leader and influencer.
Speakers

John Sanchez, Managing Director, The FPA Group

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC 1.2 | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: PD
02:00 PM03:00 PM Capital Markets & Investments
Panel Discussion
In-Person & Virtual

How Leading Organizations are Generating Investment Income with Limited Time Commitment


In the current COVID environment of significant financial challenges, Treasury executives are being charged with optimizing investment income with a low risk, high liquidity, investment portfolio that requires minimum time to manage, account for and audit.  A panel of finance leaders share insights on the current environment and explore how a cash equivalent investment strategy can achieve these goals and how short-term investment programs can enhance investment income with minor time commitment.  Take away best practices regarding investment policy, use of funds, limiting security risk and accounting for investment activities.
Speakers

Mark Hammett, Senior Vice President, Commerce Bank

Anthony Hancox, Director of Global Finance, Garmin

Amy Hinkle, Chief Financial Officer, Massman Construction Co.

Gregory Radke, CTP, Director of Treasury (Retired), The Children's Mercy Hospital

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC 1.2 | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: FIN
02:00 PM03:00 PM Capital Markets & Investments
Case Study
In-Person

Deeply Connected: Integrating Cash & Investments for Optimal Efficiency


Once again, crisis has given treasury a seat at the table. But to keep it, departments need to continuously improve on efficiencies that enable them to closely watch, act and report on their company’s cash and short-term investments, ensuring liquidity from wherever their teams may be, without disruption. In this session, Coca Cola and Summit Utilities share how they turbo-charged their technologies through a global pandemic for solid results.
Speakers

Sebastian Ramos, EVP Global Trading & Products, ICD Portal

Andrea Guntren, Director, Treasury, Summit Utilities, Inc.

Aidan Monahan, Director, Treasury Operations, The Coca-Cola Company

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC 1.2 | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: BMO
02:00 PM03:00 PM Treasury Management
Case Study
In-Person & Virtual

Supersized Treasury Transformation: How One of the World's Largest Multi Nationals Centralized Global Operations


For large multinationals, decentralized treasury operations across numerous autonomous global subsidiaries can create significant inefficiencies. Transforming treasury at such scale can be daunting. In this session, Koch Industries, shares best practices gleaned from centralizing global treasury operations and achieving transformation at an unprecedented scale. Learn how Koch’s centralized treasury model rationalized hundreds of bank accounts, unlocked trapped cash, and enhanced global visibility across multi-billion-dollar subsidiaries, generating tens of millions in cost savings and working capital benefits. Attendees gain insights on how this transformation effort collaborated with other capabilities, such as finance, procurement, and receivables departments as they also streamlined their functions.
Speakers

Michael Bosacco, Director, Advisory, Bank of America

Luther Ottaway, Treasurer, Molex, LLC

Mark Waggoner, Assistant Treasurer, Koch Industries, Inc.

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC 1.2 | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: BMO
02:00 PM03:00 PM Payments
Panel Discussion
In-Person & Virtual

Identify Crises: Best Practices in Fraud Mitigation


Payment fraud is rising with a 17% year-over-year increase in attempted fraud and identity theft highlighting the urgency of bringing mitigation and prevention tools to market and simplifying the onboarding process.  A panel of treasury experts provide insight into evolving tools, from machine learning to common sense that can successfully combat fraud, review trends from the 2021 AFP Fraud Survey, and share their experiences in deploying rapid-fire procedures, validations, and mechanisms, from enrollment, payment processing, exception handling, and investigation that transform learning into action. 
Speakers

Steven Bernstein, US and Global ACH Business Development Manager, J.P. Morgan Chase

Frank D'Amadeo, Assistant Treasurer, Con Edison

Laura Weinflash, Vice President, Early Warning Services, LLC

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC N/A | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: IT
02:00 PM03:00 PM Risk Management
Expert Lecture
In-Person

Going to Zero: How Boise Cascade Locked in the Cost of a Pension Plan Termination Upfront & How You Could, Too


Despite market volatility, the pension risk transfer market surged at the end of 2020 and we expect significant volumes of buy-ins and buy-outs in the US in 2021.  Pension plan terminations are on the rise, but the timeline is long and challenging, introducing significant financial uncertainties for plan sponsors.  Hear from Boise Cascade, the first pension plan sponsor in the U.S. to guarantee the cost of a plan termination at the beginning of the process through the innovative use of a pension buy-in.
Speakers

Glenn O'Brien, Managing Director, Prudential Financial

Alexandra Hyten, Head of Structured Settlements & Pension Risk Transfer, Prudential

Denise Sisk, Head of Independent Fiduciary Services, State Street Global Advisors

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC 1.2 | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: FIN
02:00 PM03:00 PM Payments
Other
In-Person & Virtual

FinTech Fight Club Debates


Fintech Fight Club Debates brings engaging, structured debate to the world of Treasury & Finance. We take on the biggest issues in Treasury, Finance, and beyond. Our experienced debaters bring a mix of corporate, bank, and Fintech experts to tackle some of the most contentious issues. We challenge assumptions and will arm attendees with key insights that they can directly apply toward their company's strategic vision. Agree, Disagree, or Undecided. Debaters use every bit of data and rhetoric available to convince attendees to vote for their side of the resolution. Resolutions 1) Cash is here to stay 2) The use case for faster payments is oversold
Speakers

Cole Augustine, CTP, Co-Founder, Fintech Fight Club, Galactic Trade Consultants

Ken Kruszka, CEO, SnapCheck

Zoya Lieberman, CTP, CEO, The Lieberman Group

Greg Lloyd, Vice President, Levvel

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC N/A | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: MAS
02:00 PM03:00 PM Capital Markets & Investments
Panel Discussion
In-Person

Doing Well by Doing Good: A Case Study on Committing to Corporate Sustainability


As the private sector increasingly commits to socially responsible investments, ESG and racial equity initiatives, the role of corporate treasuries is now on the forefront of creating a new model for creating more inclusive financial systems. Panelists share their experiences and lessons learned from building cultures of sustainability, inclusion, and social responsibility. Gain a greater understanding of how to become an active participant in social impact investment and learn strategies for building a culture of sustainability, inclusion, and social responsibility.
Speakers

Catherine Berman, Chief Executive and Co-Founder, CNote

Salah Goss, Senior Vice President, Mastercard Center For Inclusive Growth, North America Social Impact Lead

Alfred Kibe, Corporate Treasurer, Mastercard Inc.

Holly Johnson Stuhr, CCM, Director, Treasury Managaement, Mastercard

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC 1.2 | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: MAS
02:00 PM03:00 PM Career Development
Campfire
In-Person & Virtual

Your Virtual Meetings Are Killing Collaboration: How to Reach Everyone Who Attends


When it comes to collaborating, we have a love/hate relationship with virtual meetings. Research shows only 20% of people show up engaged for these. This means leaders don’t get the information they need. Employees don’t share innovative ideas. And the organization loses money and misses opportunities. How can treasury and finance leaders design and lead meetings so everyone comes prepared, contributes and follows through? This interactive workshop shows you how to leverage three powerful neuroscience tools—the Rule of Three, the Rule of 20 and the Rule of Seven—to reinvigorate your approach to collaboration.
Speakers

Lynne Franklin, Principal, Lynne Franklin Wordsmith

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC 1.2 | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: PD
03:00 PM03:45 PM Networking Event
N/A
Virtual

Virtual Exhibit Hall Break


Check out the Virtual Exhibit Hall for information on the latest solutions in the world of Treasury and Finance. Each exhibitor profile will include an overview of the company and their own unique content for you to explore. Want to learn more? You can book time to meet one-on-one with each exhibitor straight from their profile.
Speakers

Not Applicable, N/A, N/A

Credits:
CTP N/A | FPAC N/A | CPE N/A | CPE Field of Study: N/A
03:45 PM05:00 PM Keynote
Expert Lecture
In-Person & Virtual

MindShift Keynote: Disruption DNA


Disruptors see the world differently, bringing unique viewpoints, technologies, talent and ideas from all over the world. To build a Disruption DNA, treasury and finance professionals must be prepared to abandon the set of ideas and practices that may have made them successful. To develop the mindset and muscle around disruption, individuals and teams need to take control of their own destiny and in a world of uncertainty, this requires bold decisions and an unexpected approach. Innovation Strategist, Shawn Kanungo, presents his roadmap for facing the onslaught of technological disruption impacting finance, by exploring how to think and act differently to ensure you remain competitive and relevant.

Sponsored by Capital One Bank

Speakers

Shawn Kanungo, Innovation Strategist,

Credits:
CTP 1.5 | FPAC 1.5 | CPE 1.5 | CPE Field of Study: PD
05:00 PM06:00 PM Networking Event
N/A
In-Person

AFP Executive Reception


Join your fellow Executive Finance professionals to mingle and make new connections during this reception.

Limited to Executive-level Corporate Practitioners

Sponsored by Fiserv

Speakers

Not Applicable, ,

Credits:
CTP N/A | FPAC N/A | CPE N/A | CPE Field of Study: N/A
05:00 PM06:00 PM Networking Event
N/A
In-Person

Payments Mixer


Join your fellow Payments professionals to mingle and make new connections during this reception.

Limited to Corporate Practitioners

Sponsored by Wells Fargo

 

Speakers

Not Applicable, ,

Credits:
CTP N/A | FPAC N/A | CPE N/A | CPE Field of Study: N/A
05:00 PM06:00 PM Networking Event
N/A
In-Person

FP&A Reception


Join your fellow FP&A professionals to mingle and make new connections during this reception.

Limited to Corporate Practitioners

Sponsored by:

OneStream

Workday

Speakers

Not Applicable, ,

Credits:
CTP N/A | FPAC N/A | CPE N/A | CPE Field of Study: N/A

Tuesday, November 9

No sessions matching this criteria
07:30 AM08:30 AM Networking Event
N/A
In-Person

Attendee Breakfast


Start off your day with breakfast located in Exhibit Hall C.
Speakers

Not Applicable, ,

Credits:
CTP N/A | FPAC N/A | CPE N/A | CPE Field of Study: N/A
08:30 AM09:30 AM Executive Institute
Expert Lecture
In-Person & Virtual

The Role of Finance in Creating an Ownership Culture


As we come out of the pandemic, many organizations are considering ways to encourage managers to think longer term and be more prepared when unexpected situations arise. Despite the best of intentions, many common practices of finance leaders and their organizations serve as obstacles to longer-term owner-like behavior across the organizations. Speakers discuss short-termism and how it happens, as well as developing a playbook for creating an ownership culture by improving performance measurement, strategic resource allocation and business performance management, including incentive compensation, using step by step case-study examples from Varian Medical Systems.
Speakers

Gary E. Bischoping Jr., Partner, Hellman & Friedman

Gregory Milano, Chief Executive Officer, Fortuna Advisors

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC 1.2 | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: BMO
08:30 AM09:30 AM Keynote
Moderated Interview
In-Person & Virtual

The Future of Banking: How Embedded Banking is Driving Transformation and Growth


The integration of Embedded Banking, or Banking as a Service, into existing apps and products enables any company to enhance their financial service offerings direct to customers. When solutions can be delivered seamlessly to the customer, there is an opportunity to transform business models and create monumental potential for growth. Join Ather Williams III, Senior Executive Vice President, Head of Strategy Digital Platform, and Innovation at Wells Fargo, in a session moderated by Bruce Edlund, Assistant Treasurer at Citrix Systems to explore the future of banking and its impact on corporate payments strategy.

Access to the Payments Hub Keynote at the AFP 2021 In-Person Event is Restricted to Corporate Practitioners.

Sponsored by Wells Fargo

Speakers

Bruce Edlund, Senior Director, Assistant Treasurer, Citrix Systems, Inc

Ather Williams III, Head of Strategy, Digital & Innovation, Wells Fargo & Company

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC N/A | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: MAS
08:30 AM05:00 PM Networking Event
N/A
Virtual

Virtual Exhibit Hall Open


Check out the Virtual Exhibit Hall for information on the latest solutions in the world of Treasury and Finance. Each exhibitor profile includes an overview of the company and their unique content for you to explore. Want to learn more? You can book time to meet one-on-one with each exhibitor straight from their profile.
Speakers

Marcia solomon, N/A, N/A

Credits:
CTP N/A | FPAC N/A | CPE N/A | CPE Field of Study: N/A
08:30 AM09:30 AM Roundtables
Roundtable
In-Person

Industry Roundtable: Manufacturing


Attend this interactive roundtable for an in-depth discussion of the financial and treasury issues facing the Manufacturing industry today and solutions for addressing these challenges. Restricted to Corporate Practitioners.

Attendance Limited to Corporate Practitioners.

Sponsored by Fifth Third Bank.

Speakers

John Nielsen, CFO, FloraCraft

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC 1.2 | CPE N/A | CPE Field of Study: N/A
08:30 AM09:30 AM Roundtables
Roundtable
In-Person

Industry Roundtable: Retail


Attend this interactive roundtable for an in-depth discussion of the financial and treasury issues facing the Energy & Utilities industry today and solutions for addressing these challenges. This is an opportunity to network with your peers. Restricted to Corporate Practitioners.

Attendance Limited to Corporate Practitioners.

Sponsored by Fifth Third Bank.

Speakers

Jason Truss, Vice President, Finance and Data Analytics, Hibbett Sports

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC 1.2 | CPE N/A | CPE Field of Study: N/A
08:30 AM09:30 AM Roundtables
Roundtable
In-Person

Industry Roundtable: Insurance


Attend this interactive roundtable for an in-depth discussion of the financial and treasury issues facing the insurance industry today and solutions for addressing these challenges. Restricted to Corporate Practitioners.

Attendance Limited to Corporate Practitioners.

Sponsored by Fifth Third Bank.

Speakers

Jason Bruewer, CTP, Manager, Cash Management, Western & Southern Financial Group

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC 1.2 | CPE N/A | CPE Field of Study: N/A
08:30 AM05:30 PM Networking Event
N/A
In-Person

Exhibit Hall Open


Discover new solution providers and partners on the Exhibit Hall. Open daily you can meet with current or new solution providers anytime during opening hours.
Speakers

Not Applicable, Education Program, AFP

Credits:
CTP N/A | FPAC N/A | CPE N/A | CPE Field of Study: N/A
08:30 AM09:30 AM Risk Management
Expert Lecture
In-Person & Virtual

Building a Risk Management Program JENGA Style


Identifying an organization's risk exposure is not just extremely important but becoming more of a requirement rather than just a best business practice. To effectively mitigate risk, cybersecurity, data privacy, payments channels, and overall enterprise risk management programs must contain strong components that solidly fit together and remain sturdy under a sudden shift in risk. Building a risk management program does not need to feel like you are playing a game of Jenga! This session identifies key controls to verify or even validate that your risk management program can stand up against the constant inherent attacks or economic volatility your organization may be facing.
Speakers

Kelvin Coleman, Executive Partner, IBM

Nanci McKenzie, VP, Compliance & Business Relationships, Affirmative Technologies

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC 1.2 | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: MAS
08:30 AM09:30 AM Financial Planning & Analysis
Expert Lecture
In-Person & Virtual

Beyond Insight: How ABM is Using Data to Make Smarter Decisions and Drive Impact


An increasing number of organizations are building data analytics capabilities in efforts to gain competitive advantage by leveraging data and AI. When executed successfully, organizations can enjoy great growth as compared to their peers. In this discussion, industry experts provide an overview of key trends and challenges in organizations pursuing more advanced insight, the success factors in transforming an organization to be data-driven and shares ABM's journey in using data to build specific use cases that enabled the organization to better measure performance and enable decision making.
Speakers

Anusha Dhasarathy, Partner, McKinsey & Company

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC 1.2 | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: BMO
08:30 AM09:30 AM Capital Markets & Investments
Panel Discussion
In-Person

Seeking Yield for a Euro Portfolio in a Negative Rate Environment


Investing in a Euro-denominated portfolio in a negative rate environment can be challenging and requires a unique approach. Yet, even with negative yields your Euro-dominated portfolio can be your best performer.  A panel of experts shares their experiences and challenges generating positive Euro returns, in a negative interest rate environment; highlight the process of developing an investment policy statement and investment program in the Euro market; and explore the types of securities, sectors and credits available in the hunt for yield.
Speakers

Cameron Bowen, Treasury Investments Manager, Salesforce.com

Patrick Barbe, Managing Director, Neuberger Berman

Nicholas Zaiko, Principal, Bridgebay Financial, Inc.

Ivan Troufanov, Vice President, Treasurer, Celonis

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC 1.2 | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: FIN
08:30 AM09:30 AM Financial Planning & Analysis
Expert Lecture
In-Person

The Role of the FP&A Function in Developing, Implementing and Benefiting from Proactive Agility


In turbulent business environments, Proactive Agility is a critical success factor and source of competitive advantage.  Proactive Agility involves pre-planning responses and pre-positioning contingent capabilities that will allow organizations to take prompt, effective, and efficient action.  Takeaways from this expert lecture includes the key characteristics of agile corporate planning and the skills to create and adopt an agile environment as an FP&A practitioner.  Experience a demonstration of the Agility Adjust Net Present Value (AANPV) methodology and how it evaluates and provides analytics for projects and investments.
Speakers

Vladimir Antikarov, CFO, Epione Biopharmaceuticals

Peter Geiler, FPAC, Director, Stanford Health Care

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC 1.2 | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: BMO
08:30 AM09:30 AM Treasury Management
Expert Lecture
In-Person

Like Rachel and Ross, T-Mobile and Sprint Finally Got Together! Building Strength Through Treasury


With the announcement on June 17, 2018 that T-Mobile and Sprint intended to merge, a 2-year project began on how to form one $150 billion giant. Learn how we merged our Treasury Operations team to align our most important people, our employees and our customers, under one umbrella. Review with us the tools used to track progress for strategy, design and execution of all merger activities across the organization. Gain insights on merging two different Treasury workstations while managing daily cash in compliance with SOX and alignment of our in-store payment processing that seemed at odds with accounting requirements.
Speakers

Susan Colross, Director, Treasury Operations, T-Mobile USA Inc.

Howard Smith, CTP, Manager, Treasury, T-Mobile USA Inc.

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC 1.2 | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: MAS
08:30 AM09:30 AM Payments
Panel Discussion
In-Person

ISO 20022: A Tale of Two Corporates


Corporate adoption of ISO 20022 has gained momentum and continues to be relevant to the heart of treasury systems.  In this session panelists from a company already reaping the benefits of the system and a company just getting started on their journey discuss their usage of ISO 20022,  their motivations and accomplishments, issues faced and lessons learned.  Corporates gain the perspective they need to help determine a strategy and offer input to a vision for getting started.
Speakers

Fred Cousin, Treasury and Finance Projects Portfolio Manager, Nordson Corp.

George Hoffman, CTP, Senior Vice President--International, PNC Bank

Sharon Jablon, Director, Product Specialist, The Clearing House

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC 1.2 | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: MAS
08:30 AM09:30 AM Payments
Case Study
In-Person & Virtual

Five Steps to Building an Effective Chargeback Management Team


Chargebacks can be costly and managing them can be time consuming. Companies who effectively manage their chargebacks have lower costs and are able to have a greater win/loss ratio. This discussion outlines a five-step process to develop a high performing chargeback management team focused on financial recovery of chargebacks and examines associated key performance indicators (KPIs) and best practices within each step.  Gain insight into representing chargebacks in-house versus outsourcing the work, along with three challenges and opportunities on the horizon
Speakers

Joey Dembek, Senior Consultant, Optimized Payments

Dan Stephenson, Director at Hyatt Shared Service Center, Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC N/A | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: MAS
08:30 AM09:30 AM Career Development
Expert Lecture
In-Person

Recover, Rebuild, Reinvent: The ROI of Organizational Resilience


From pivoting “on a dime” while transforming existing business models during Covid-19 lockdowns, to halting and reversing a multi-year precipitous drop in market share on a cash-cow product, to staying connected and engaged with employees suddenly working from home, the building blocks of organizational resilience are core for surviving during times of uncertainty. Resilience is the ability to overcome, navigate through, bounce back, and grow while facing adversity. Resilience is made up of buildable skills, and developing it directly leads to enhanced problem solving, flexibility, and creativity. This engaging discussion presents evidence-based tactics and strategies that treasury and finance leaders can employ at all levels of the organization that are proven to enhance organizational well-being.
Speakers

Robin Johnson, Founder/Owner, Robin Learning Systems

David Fales, Founder, Wyoming Authentic Products LLC

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC 1.2 | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: PD
08:30 AM09:30 AM Treasury Management
Panel Discussion
In-Person & Virtual

Resilient Treasury: Learning How to Thrive, Not Just Survive


Treasuries need to transform for a variety of reasons – sometimes anticipated, other times not. It may be growth or consolidation from M&A, a shift in where liquidity is coming from or some sort of disruption in market demand. Whether the change comes from internal or external forces, the need for agile transformation in treasury will bring challenges. The key is having a plan in place to help you react in real-time and adjust quickly to ensure the business thrives, not just survives. In this special panel discussion, three industry leaders from the food and beverage, retail and media sectors will share how their treasury operations successfully dealt with the unprecedented challenges brought on by the global pandemic. From global retail shutdowns and liquidity crises, working capital issues, to managing large M&A processes while adapting to remote work environments– our experts will discuss what they learned and what you can do to prepare for future disruptions.
Speakers

Shawn Casey, CTP, Senior International Treasury Manager, McCormick & Company, Inc.

Dorothy Musho, MD, Country Head of Commercial Banking Sales Global Liquidity & Cash Management, HSBC Bank USA, N.A.

Elizabeth Tudisco, CTP, Treasury Consultant, Gannett Co., Inc.

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC 1.2 | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: MAS
09:30 AM10:30 AM Networking Event
N/A
In-Person

Exhibit Hall Refreshment Break


Mingle among colleagues on the Exhibit Hall Floor while enjoying a refreshment break.
Speakers

Not Applicable, ,

Credits:
CTP N/A | FPAC N/A | CPE N/A | CPE Field of Study: N/A
09:30 AM10:30 AM Networking Event
N/A
Virtual

Virtual Exhibit Hall Break


Check out the Virtual Exhibit Hall for information on the latest solutions in the world of Treasury and Finance. Each exhibitor profile will include an overview of the company and their own unique content for you to explore. Want to learn more? You can book time to meet one-on-one with each exhibitor straight from their profile.
Speakers

Not Applicable, N/A, N/A

Credits:
CTP N/A | FPAC N/A | CPE N/A | CPE Field of Study: N/A
09:50 AM10:20 AM Learning Lounge
Moderated Interview
In-Person

Learning Lounge: How ABM is Using Data to Make Smarter Decisions and Drive Impact


The path to becoming a data driven organization has it’s challenges and rewards. Join the speakers from the session, Beyond Insight: How ABM is Using Data to Make Smarter Decisions and Drive Impact as they take your questions on effectively utilizing data to drive business decisions.
Speakers

Scott Corvey, FPAC, Director of Financial Planning & Analysis, FYISoft

Anusha Dhasarathy, Partner, McKinsey & Company

Kayla Davis, Partner, ABM Industries Incorporated

Credits:
CTP 0.6 | FPAC 0.6 | CPE 0.6 | CPE Field of Study: BMO
09:50 AM10:20 AM Learning Lounge
In-Person

Learning Lounge: A Case Study on Committing to Corporate Sustainability


Treasury Management can be an active participant in a company's larger Corporate Sustainability and Inclusivity efforts. Bring your questions to this follow up discussion with speakers from the session, Doing Well by Doing Good: A Case Study on Committing to Corporate Sustainability and glean further insights on what it takes to establish an ESG program.
Speakers

Catherine Berman, Chief Executive and Co-Founder, CNote

Michael Connolly, Treasurer, Holistic Moms Network

Salah Goss, Senior Vice President, Mastercard Center For Inclusive Growth, North America Social Impact Lead

Alfred Kibe, Corporate Treasurer, Mastercard Inc.

John Nielsen, CFO, FloraCraft

Holly Johnson Stuhr, CCM, Director, Treasury Managaement, Mastercard

Credits:
CTP 0.6 | FPAC 0.6 | CPE 0.6 | CPE Field of Study: MAS
10:30 AM11:45 AM Keynote
Expert Lecture
In-Person & Virtual

Backable: Why Some Ideas Catch Fire While Others Get Ignored


Backable people are able to rally others around a new idea in a way that inspires people to action. Great leaders invest in backability, because they know it makes their people far more adaptable to addressing complex problems. As strategic advisors to the business, treasury and finance professionals must be able to effectively influence decision making to ensure their organizations are positioned to succeed. In this energizing talk, Author, Suneel Gupta, presents the surprising truth about why some ideas are embraced while others get ignored, while sharing techniques for turning a new idea into an inspiring vision that captivates attention and inspires action. Access to the Certification Keynote at the AFP 2021 In-Person event is restricted to CTPs, CTP(CDs), CCMs and FPACs.

Access to the Certification Keynote at the AFP 2021 In-Person event is restricted to CTPs, CTP(CDs), CCMs and FPACs.

Sponsored by PNC

Speakers

Suneel Gupta, Author of Backable & CEO, Rise

Credits:
CTP 1.5 | FPAC 1.5 | CPE 1.5 | CPE Field of Study: PD
10:30 AM11:45 AM Risk Management
Panel Discussion
In-Person & Virtual

How Treasurers Can Prepare for, Respond to, and Survive the Chaos and Harms from Data Breach


Treasurers are connected throughout their organization and serve as gatekeepers to sensitive and confidential information for every department in their enterprise.  Hackers want to leverage this interconnected role to exploit, cause havoc, and destroy reputations.  This panel brings together industry leaders that specialize in cyber crisis response, cyber insurance, and cyber law to provide in-depth and real-world experience regarding data breaches.  Gain insight into how treasury can help implement an enterprise-wide risk management strategy to best prevent and mitigate the catastrophic financial, legal, and reputational harms before, during, and after a data breach.
Speakers

Spencer Pollock, Partner, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston

Meredith Griffanti, Managing Director, FTI Consulting, FTI Consulting

Ashley Burdon, Cyber Claims Manager, CFC Underwriting

Laurel Egan Kenny, Founder and President, Turningpoint Communications

Credits:
CTP 1.5 | FPAC 1.5 | CPE 1.5 | CPE Field of Study: MAS
10:30 AM11:45 AM Treasury Management
Expert Lecture
In-Person & Virtual

Why Corporate Treasurers May Consider Bitcoin


Does an unprecedented economic situation call for an unprecedented response?  One of corporate treasury’s primary responsibilities is cash and liquidity management.  With a range of assets to manage, a treasury must consider short and long-term liquidity needs, changes in foreign exchange rates, changes in interest rates, and the macro environment amongst other factors.  Traditionally corporate treasuries have managed cash conservatively, but the evolving economic climate may call for the addition of bitcoin to the balance sheet.  Join us to explore the viability of adding bitcoin to your strategy.
Speakers

Tom Jessop, Head of Digital Assets, Fidelity Investments

Credits:
CTP 1.5 | FPAC 1.5 | CPE 1.5 | CPE Field of Study: MAS
10:30 AM11:45 AM Financial Planning & Analysis
Expert Lecture
In-Person & Virtual

Cash Flow and Liquidity Management Strategies for FP&A


Thorough understanding of cash flow and working capital is essential to financial health and company prosperity.  As the eyes and ears of finance, FP&A is uniquely situated to help companies manage challenging times, however, most practitioners do not have experience in 13-week cash flow forecasting.  Join this session for insights into the various causes of cash flow constraint and how to address them, including causes of cash bleeding and remedies for working capital improvement.  Leave this session with understanding of how to manage near-term cash flow issues with applications specifically for small and mid-sized companies.
Speakers

Sundeep Kohli, Director of Finance & Audit, Authority Brands

Carl Seidman, Owner, Seidman Global LLC

Credits:
CTP 1.5 | FPAC 1.5 | CPE 1.5 | CPE Field of Study: BMO
10:30 AM11:45 AM Capital Markets & Investments
Expert Lecture
In-Person & Virtual

Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC): What Finance Needs to Know


With more than $130 Billion in Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC ) transactions in the past 12 months this number is expected to accelerate throughout 2021 and into the coming years, SPAC is a topic treasurers should have on their radar.  Attendees from both private and publicly traded companies involved in carveouts leave this session with knowledge of different SPAC structures and how they are likely to impact their business.
Speakers

Todd Yoder, Managing Director Global Corporate Finance and Treasury, Fluor Corporation

George Zinn, Treasurer (Retired),

Credits:
CTP 1.5 | FPAC 1.5 | CPE 1.5 | CPE Field of Study: MAS
10:30 AM11:45 AM Payments
Moderated Interview
In-Person & Virtual

Thinking Through Card Not Present Payments


Even before COVID, card payments have been transitioning to the Card Not Present (CN) qualification. 2020 illuminated the importance of good operational hygiene. This discussion provides the framework for considering interchange management, PCI compliance, data analysis, and KPIs to operate payments like a refinery, or better yet, an asset.
Speakers

Rene Pelegero, President, Retail Payments Global Consulting Group LLC

Credits:
CTP 1.5 | FPAC N/A | CPE 1.5 | CPE Field of Study: MAS
10:30 AM11:45 AM Career Development
Panel Discussion
In-Person

Attract the Right Talent: Be the Workplace of the Future


Workplace change, when done well, can be a tremendous employee motivator and can create strong employee engagement. Organizational change should be positioned to effectively attract, grow and retain the right talent that helps organizations grow and compete successfully against current and emerging competitors. This session discusses best practices for leading workplace change efforts and how it relates to the employee experience, collaboration and talent development. Additional insights include identifying the key considerations that can make or break workplace transitions, how to better understand your workforce, and how to effectively leveraging change management strategies with both internal and external stakeholders.
Speakers

Kara Kaiser, Head, US Corporate Real Estate, BMO Harris Bank

Tracie Morris, US Chief Human Resources and Inclusion Officer, BMO Harris Bank/BMO Financial Group

Ram Srinivasan, Managing Director, JLL Consulting

Credits:
CTP 1.5 | FPAC 1.5 | CPE 1.5 | CPE Field of Study: PHR
10:30 AM11:45 AM Payments
Case Study
In-Person & Virtual

Join the Payment Revolution and Reduce 90% of Your Card Acquisition Fees!


Instant payments are cropping up globally and now is the time to consider non-Card options for your acquiring process.  Card acquiring costing corporations millions can be massively reduced through migration to instant payments that cost materially lower with additional benefits. Elements to consider are security, loyalty schemes, recourse, credit and how to use existing payment rails in the US for this. This session provides insights on practical considerations from a leading corporate practitioner to present the what, why, and the how the instant payment revolution can help transform your company.
Speakers

Robert Abrams, Director of Payments, Global Business Owner Payments, Corporate Cards and Expense Reimbursement, Amazon

Tarek El-Yafi, MD, Cash Management Sales Head, Standard Chartered

Credits:
CTP 1.5 | FPAC N/A | CPE 1.5 | CPE Field of Study: MAS
11:45 AM01:45 PM Networking Event
N/A
Virtual

Virtual Exhibit Hall Break


Check out the Virtual Exhibit Hall for information on the latest solutions in the world of Treasury and Finance. Each exhibitor profile will include an overview of the company and their own unique content for you to explore. Want to learn more? You can book time to meet one-on-one with each exhibitor straight from their profile.
Speakers

Not Applicable, N/A, N/A

Credits:
CTP N/A | FPAC N/A | CPE N/A | CPE Field of Study: N/A
12:00 PM01:30 PM Roundtables
Roundtable
Virtual

Executive Virtual Roundtable: Technology Readiness for Libor


Based on the ARRC’s Vendor Survey and similar surveys conducted for Treasury System Readiness for the LIBOR transition; what is your plan forward? How have the discussions been with your provider(s)? Will it require an upgrade, and if so, what is the timing? Understanding your exposures to LIBOR is key, but what might have been some new learnings along the journey to investigate your technology assessment? Join this interactive conversation with your peers to discuss the potential roadmap for treasury technology in a post-LIBOR world.

Attendance Limited to Executive-Level Corporate Practitioners.

Speakers

Thomas Hunt, CTP, Director, Treasury Services, AFP

Sergio Martin, CFA, Director of Treasury, Iron Mountain

Credits:
CTP 1.8 | FPAC N/A | CPE N/A | CPE Field of Study: N/A
01:00 PM01:30 PM Learning Lounge
In-Person

Learning Lounge: Why Corporate Treasurers May Consider Bitcoin


The allocation of bitcoin in corporate treasuries is a departure from traditional low risk investments. Speakers on the session, Why Corporate Treasurers May Consider Bitcoin take your questions and discuss the viability and risk concerns.
Speakers

Tom Jessop, Head of Digital Assets, Fidelity Investments

Phong Le, President & CFO, Microstrategy, Inc.

Credits:
CTP 0.6 | FPAC 0.6 | CPE 0.6 | CPE Field of Study: MAS
01:00 PM01:30 PM Learning Lounge
In-Person

Learning Lounge: Thinking Through Card Not Present Payments


It’s important to understand why payments is not just judged on their costs, but also on how they affect the customer experience and market growth. In this follow up conversation, join speakers on the session Thinking Through Card Not Present Payments, as they take your questions and provide perspective on the risks and rewards of investing in improving the customer experience and market growth.
Speakers

Vanessa Culver, Senior Manager, Customer Payments, Zillow Group

Rene Pelegero, President, Retail Payments Global Consulting Group LLC

Credits:
CTP 0.6 | FPAC N/A | CPE 0.6 | CPE Field of Study: MAS
01:45 PM03:00 PM Roundtables
Roundtable
In-Person

FP&A Roundtable: Career Pathing: Living It Ourselves, Managing Others


The skills required to succeed in finance require both breadth and depth of expertise, and often pulling together disparate knowledge bases. In lean organizations with flat hierarchies, the path to promotions may not be linear, and your future job may not have been invented yet. Other times, “dream jobs” may be restructured away as fluid organization structures demand agile reactions. This active-participation discussion asks attendees to share how they navigate different roles in and out of finance, create new jobs, and manage their career journeys.

Attendance Limited to Corporate Practitioners.

Speakers

Bryan Lapidus, FPAC, Director, FP&A Practice, AFP

Jeff Marx, Assistant Treasurer, Hexion Inc.

Credits:
CTP 1.5 | FPAC 1.5 | CPE 1.5 | CPE Field of Study: PD
01:45 PM03:00 PM Keynote
Expert Lecture
In-Person & Virtual

Navigating Your Most Complex Conversations With Greater Skill and Better Outcomes


Your ability to manage difficult conversations determines your success as a leader. Whether dealing with resource allocations, negotiating with a bank, or disagreeing with a colleague about strategy, we attempt or avoid challenging conversations every day. Turning these complex conversations from difficult to collaborative requires understanding what’s getting stuck and reaching for advanced tools that can move us in a productive direction. Author, Co-Founder of Triad Consulting Group, and Harvard Law School Professor Sheila Heen provides a framework to understand the structure of tough conversations, and tools for approaching a challenging situation when your usual problem-solving methods are no longer working.

Access to the Executive Institute Tuesday Keynote at the AFP 2021 In-Person Event is Restricted to Executive-Level Corporate Practitioners.

Sponsored by PNC

Speakers

Sheila Heen, Co-Founder, Trad Consulting Group

Credits:
CTP 1.5 | FPAC 1.5 | CPE 1.5 | CPE Field of Study: PD
01:45 PM03:00 PM Financial Planning & Analysis
Expert Lecture
In-Person & Virtual

Creating an Agile Finance Team at Swiss Re


Finance teams will need to reinvent the services they deliver and how they are delivered in order to help organizations make quick and informed decisions. Swiss Re took on the challenge of transforming their finance team from a traditional hierarchal structure to one that is more dynamic. They began by creating a clear culture/vision, dividing work across global centers, adjusting staffing to get the right resource, reducing non-value add activities, and turned the organizational chart on its side (literally). Get an inside view of Swiss Re’s successes and failures through this transformation and their outlook on sustaining a transformative finance team into the future.
Speakers

Craig Stevens, Head of US L&H Reporting, Swiss Re

Credits:
CTP 1.5 | FPAC 1.5 | CPE 1.5 | CPE Field of Study: BMO
01:45 PM03:00 PM Payments
Expert Lecture
In-Person & Virtual

Payments Are Changing. Your Strategy Should Too


The COVID-19 pandemic caused a seismic shift in payments.  The world adapted by adopting and using digital payments with a total of 26.8 billion ACH payments made in 2020, an increase of more than 2 billion new payments. This shift was evident in how corporate treasuries used the ACH Network, resulting in robust growth for B2B, payroll, claim payments, and other types of disbursements.  This corporates-focused session explores lessons learned during the coronavirus pandemic, latest ACH volume and value statistics, what is driving the growth, and what is on the near and distant horizon.
Speakers

Joe Hussey, Exec Dir, J.P. Morgan/Chair, Nacha Board, J.P. Morgan

Jane Larimer, President and CEO, Nacha

Credits:
CTP 1.5 | FPAC N/A | CPE 1.5 | CPE Field of Study: MAS
01:45 PM03:00 PM Career Development
Expert Lecture
In-Person

Your Personal Brand and Digital Emotional Intelligence (Digital EQ)


Today, everyone is a personal brand, a digital footprint that follows you wherever you go and that creates a lasting emotional impression about what you believe and why you do what you do. Interacting within your organization remotely, whether educating colleagues to your point of view or persuading them to take a course of action, requires digitalEQ, the ability to evolve and apply emotional intelligence through digital channels. Learn how you can hone your digitalEQ to foster emotional connections that drive long-term, rewarding commitments and relationships with clients and colleagues alike.
Speakers

Sheri Fitts, CEO | Keynote Speaker | Podcaster, Sheri Fitts & Co.

Credits:
CTP 1.5 | FPAC 1.5 | CPE 1.5 | CPE Field of Study: PD
01:45 PM03:00 PM Capital Markets & Investments
Panel Discussion
In-Person

Risk, Resilience and ESG: Building it From the Ground Up at Dealer Tire


Building Environmental, Social, and Governance competence in the face of cascading risks challenges many companies today. Together finance and treasury possess the knowledge and tools that position them at the nexus of ESG efforts, both from a compliance and reporting standpoint, but even more from a leadership and strategic perspective. In this session centered on the work of ESG initiatives at Dealer Tire, senior risk and treasury professionals discuss the challenges and opportunities at play in inspiring, building, and reporting on ESG with a broad stakeholder group.
Speakers

Matthew Bittner, Partner, Chief People Officer and President, International Operations, Dealer Tire LLC

Marcia Banks, Deputy Director, International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers

Paul DeSiero, Vice President, Assistant Treasurer, Dealer Tire LLC

Winifred Pinet, CTP, President and CEO, Sycamore Associates LLC

Credits:
CTP 1.5 | FPAC 1.5 | CPE 1.5 | CPE Field of Study: BMO
01:45 PM03:00 PM Treasury Management
Case Study
In-Person & Virtual

Implementing TMS: Best Practices and Pitfalls to Avoid


When committing to move forward with a Treasury Management System (TMS) there can be a chasm between purchase and implementation.  Process transformation and the often unforeseen impact that TMS has to existing technology (e.g., ERP) can create a “shoe horn” effect as a company tries to fit the TMS into existing framework.  With a rigorous architecting of future process flows and technology integrations, companies can ensure a synergistic impact of the implementation of TMS.  Gain knowledge of the pitfalls to avoid and work you should do to ensure a successful experience.
Speakers

Royston Da Costa, Assistant Group Treasurer, Ferguson plc

Hung Nguyen, Director, Business Strategy & Value Engineering, Coupa Software, Inc.

Credits:
CTP 1.5 | FPAC N/A | CPE 1.5 | CPE Field of Study: MAS
01:45 PM03:00 PM Treasury Management
Panel Discussion
In-Person & Virtual

The Journey to Modernize and Digitize Treasury: A Deep-Dive Panel Discussion


Manual processes, widespread inefficiencies, and outdated legacy systems often plague treasury departments who struggle to fulfill their vital mission to support business growth. However, completely modernizing the treasury function at scale is not for the faint of heart. In this panel discussion, Palo Alto Networks will provide critical insights into how treasury evaluated its global cash management practices and developed a sweeping plan to modernize treasury. We will examine the RFP process used to select a banking partner. We will also look at how buy-in from leaders was obtained, as well as steps leading to implementation of a treasury management system. TC Energy will reveal how they worked with a consultant to develop a strategic roadmap during the heightened challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Attendees will learn how Treasury 2.0 is being implemented, applying the latest technology solutions to create an agile treasury organization for today and the future.
Speakers

Julie Chiu, Treasury Manager, Palo Alto Networks

Lavender Murray, Manager, Cash Management, TC Energy

Brent Gacek, Senior Advisor, Treasury Advisory, Deloitte

Sameer Teja, Director, Treasury Officer, Bank of America

Credits:
CTP 1.5 | FPAC N/A | CPE 1.5 | CPE Field of Study: MAS
01:45 PM03:00 PM Risk Management
Simulation
In-Person

Red Flag Mania: An Immersive and Investigative Fraud Workshop


Fraud and other forms of white-collar crime cost U.S. organizations more than $400 billion every year. Forensic accounting expert, Kelly Richmond Pope, explains how seemingly trustworthy people can make unethical choices in their daily lives. Her unique blend interviews with real-life perpetrators and film making will help you detect red flags and prevent fraud within your own organization. This session is an immersive investigative learning experience. Following clues participants are tasked with solving a crime by identifying the culprit, reflecting on ethical decision-making, assessing internal control weaknesses, and determining risk in a true-crime narrative.
Speakers

Oscar Johnson, Head, U.S. Commercial Treasury and Payments Solution Sales, BMO Harris Bank N.A.

Credits:
CTP 1.5 | FPAC 1.5 | CPE 1.5 | CPE Field of Study: MAS
01:45 PM03:00 PM Risk Management
Panel Discussion
In-Person & Virtual

Treasurers Risk Mitigation Panel


The pandemic was uncharted territory for treasury and required a quick reprioritization of initiatives and a renewed and stronger emphasis on risk management.  Corporates now recognize the need to take action to strengthen treasury, payments and receivables process and technologies to better weather market disruption.  Join a cross-functional panel of senior practitioners representing treasury, risk and IT to examine the steps necessary for a coordinated approach to risk management in both the short and long-term.  Tasks range from basic employee education to complex technological overhaul including cloud migration and market risk reengineering.
Speakers

Alma Brucal, Manager Information Technology, HabourVest Partners, LLC

Wilson Hoke, Global Currency Director, Mars, Inc.

Steven Wiley, Vice President Treasury Solutions, FIS Global

Brian Williamson, Risk Management Specialist, Bloomberg L.P.

Credits:
CTP 1.5 | FPAC 1.5 | CPE 1.5 | CPE Field of Study: MAS
01:45 PM03:00 PM Capital Markets & Investments
Panel Discussion
In-Person

Catching on the Rebound: A Long Term Plan for Business Resilience and Growth


In the aftermath of COVID-19 companies re-prioritized investments and reset global strategies making Treasury’s role in managing liquidity, debt and investments even more crucial. In this session, hear from Treasurers who had to come up with innovative solutions for growth strategies in difficult markets and how to be more prepared in the future.  Explore the complex regulatory requirements and operational hurdles as well as opportunities to improve the timeliness, efficiency and predictability of liquidity structures across various markets.
Speakers

Anand Natarajan, CTP, Executive Director - Cash Management, TMT & Fintech Lead, Standard Chartered Bank

Lisa Bita, CTP, Director, Treasury, American Tower Corporation

Doug Tropp, Senior Vice President, Treasurer, Booking Holdings

Credits:
CTP 1.5 | FPAC 1.5 | CPE 1.5 | CPE Field of Study: BMO
01:45 PM03:00 PM Payments
Panel Discussion
In-Person & Virtual

Faster Payments Fraud: Exaggerated or Understated?


One cannot talk about faster payments without talking about fraud.  Does the faster movement of money create spikes in payments fraud?  How will tactics to perpetrate fraud evolve with new faster payments developments and advancements?  Join experts to break through the hype with data points and statistics on the prevalence of fraud with different faster payments solutions and predictions for the future.  Hear about the  measures organizations are taking that you can use to combat fraud in a faster payments environment and safeguard the users of faster payments solutions.
Speakers

John Drechny, Chief Executive Officer, Merchant Advisory Group

Matt Friend, Vice President, Real-time Payments Lead, N.A., Visa

Andrew Haskell, CTP, Director, Product Line Manager, Immediate Payments, BNY Mellon

Lee Kyriacou, VP, RTP Network Administration, The Clearing House

Peter Tapling, Managing Director, PTap Advisory, LLC

Credits:
CTP 1.5 | FPAC N/A | CPE 1.5 | CPE Field of Study: MAS
03:15 PM04:30 PM Keynote
Expert Lecture
In-Person & Virtual

Leading Through Crisis: Leveraging Teaming to Solve Problems and Innovate


Treasury and finance leaders are being asked to effectively execute their roles in the face of varying crises impacting their organizations. Author, Amy Edmondson, discusses the value of successful teaming in a crisis and shares methods she’s developed during her more than 20 years of research into workplace behaviors that frequently hinder collaboration among diverse experts. She sees leadership as extremely critical during a crisis, pointing out that successful changes do not and will not happen spontaneously. Edmondson provides attendees with concrete tools that leaders and their teams can use to innovate in the face of disruption to create successful outcomes.
Speakers

Amy Edmondson, Author, Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management, Harvard Business School

Credits:
CTP 1.5 | FPAC 1.5 | CPE 1.5 | CPE Field of Study: PD
04:30 PM05:30 PM Networking Event
N/A
In-Person

Exhibit Hall Grand Closing Reception


Join friends and colleagues for refreshments on the Exhibit Hall Floor as we wrap-up the tradeshow portion of AFP2021.
Speakers

Not Applicable, Education Program, AFP

Credits:
CTP N/A | FPAC N/A | CPE N/A | CPE Field of Study: N/A

Wednesday, November 10

No sessions matching this criteria
07:30 AM10:00 AM Networking Event
N/A
In-Person

Attendee Breakfast


Start off your day with breakfast located in Exhibit Hall C.
Speakers

Not Applicable, Education Program, AFP

Credits:
CTP N/A | FPAC N/A | CPE N/A | CPE Field of Study: N/A
08:30 AM05:30 PM Networking Event
N/A
Virtual

Virtual Exhibit Hall Open


Check out the Virtual Exhibit Hall for information on the latest solutions in the world of Treasury and Finance. Each exhibitor profile includes an overview of the company and their unique content for you to explore. Want to learn more? You can book time to meet one-on-one with each exhibitor straight from their profile.
Speakers

Marcia solomon, , AFP

Credits:
CTP N/A | FPAC N/A | CPE N/A | CPE Field of Study: N/A
08:30 AM09:30 AM Payments
Panel Discussion
In-Person & Virtual

Re-thinking Treasury and Payments for 2025


The pandemic has had a profound impact on Treasury and payments.  AI tools are taking on a prominent role in the deployment of investment strategies and working capital with real-time mechanisms making real-time decisions.  Already, digital finance within cloud-based systems has enabled flexibility in disparate, far-flung work teams.  Going forward, digital mechanisms will provide insight into fraud mitigation and cash forecasting.  Join this session for a discussion on how the growth of data intelligence enhances the end-to-end Treasury process and how to use tools to better manage liquidity and strategize for efficiencies.
Speakers

Steven Bernstein, Manager, N.A. Payables/Receivables Product Solutions, J.P. Morgan Chase

Jeffrey Clennon, Director- Cash Management, Discover Financial Services

Timothy Dwyer, CTP, Vice President & Assistant Treasurer, Nationwide Property & Casualty Insurance Company

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC 1.2 | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: MAS
08:30 AM09:30 AM Financial Planning & Analysis
Expert Lecture
In-Person & Virtual

Clear and Impactful Dashboards for Virtual Financial Presentations


FP&A professionals are increasingly expected to be technical experts who can provide insights to financial and non-financial business partners.  What this requires is not just financial aptitude; it requires an understanding of how others interpret information and may be affected through their decision-making process. Using Power BI to explore principals for visual and virtual presentations this session demonstrates presenting findings through easy-to-understand mediums and data visualization coupled with presentation skills that delivers value and positions you as the go-to for the most important opportunities.
Speakers

Carl Seidman, Owner, Seidman Global LLC

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC 1.2 | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: COMM
08:30 AM09:30 AM Payments
Expert Lecture
In-Person & Virtual

Prepare Now to Accelerate Your Business with Instant Payments


The Federal Reserve is paving the way for an industry transition toward ubiquitous, faster payments in the U.S. With real-time clearing and settlement capabilities to support a broad range of transaction types and use cases, FedNowSM, The Fed’s instant payments service, promises to empower financial institutions, technology providers, and businesses to serve the hyper digital world of tomorrow. This session gives payments leaders a look into the developments that are forthcoming, the benefits of instant payment, and outlines why taking action today is paramount to stay ahead or else risk falling behind. Leave this session empowered with the knowledge your organization needs to embrace instant payments.
Speakers

Daniel Baum, SVP, Head of FedNow Payments Product Mgt, Federal Reserve System

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC N/A | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: MAS
08:30 AM09:30 AM Risk Management
Expert Lecture
In-Person & Virtual

Unclaimed Property: Maintaining Compliance and Managing Risks


Although organizations try to keep up with every regulation possible some can be easily overlooked including Unclaimed Property reporting.  With various state laws, frequent legislative changes and administrative burden many companies struggle to implement a process and maintain ongoing unclaimed property compliance.   States are enforcing unclaimed property laws more strictly and audits are prevalent across all industries.  In this session an expert explores the proactive steps a company must take to manage the potential risks related to unclaimed property and ensure compliance.
Speakers

Diann Smith, Counsel, McDermott Will & Emery

Heather Steffans, Partner Strategic Solutions, MarketSphere Unclaimed Property Specialists

Cheryal Zeilman, CTP, Vice President, Disbursements, Hunt Companies

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC 1.2 | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: MAS
08:30 AM09:30 AM Capital Markets & Investments
Expert Lecture
In-Person & Virtual

Optimizing Subsidiary Capital Structures for Maximum Value Generation


Optimizing subsidiary capital structures is an opportunity that is too often missed: in some cases the value potential isn’t apparent as the analysis required can be technical and complex; in others no one department takes up the challenge as the task falls between tax, treasury, legal and business leadership. So what are the key factors to consider when designing or optimizing your subsidiaries’ capital structures? How can you ensure you have the right stakeholders involved? How can you reconcile competing objectives and develop a value driven framework? This presentation walks through some examples of typical challenges with subsidiary capital structures and how to address them for maximum value generation
Speakers

Marco Knauf, CFA, Director, FP&A Nutrition, ADM

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC 1.2 | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: MAS
08:30 AM09:30 AM Treasury Management
Panel Discussion
In-Person & Virtual

The Digital Transformation of Corporate Treasury in 2021 and Beyond


Against a backdrop of new business models, changing regulations, increased competition from the digital natives and an increasing focus on real time, change and uncertainty have become the new normal. Furthermore, the COVID pandemic has accelerated the momentum towards the Digital First strategy as companies look to stay competitive and relevant in the current environment. However, the current technology landscape contains a tsunami of innovative technologies that are available now and just on the horizon. Join this session as we take a closer look at the key technologies that can elevate Treasury on the journey towards Digital Transformation and hear from your peers on the long-term wins and pitfalls to avoid.
Speakers

Fernando Iraola, Managing Director; c0-Head Global Corporate Sales GTS, Bank of America

Antonio Masone, VP and Treasurer, Amazon

Sibren Schilders, Senior Manager, Zanders

Lee-Ann Perkins, CTP, Assistant Treasurer, Specialized Bicycle Components, Inc.

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC 1.2 | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: MAS
09:30 AM10:30 AM Networking Event
N/A
Virtual

Virtual Exhibit Hall Break


Check out the Virtual Exhibit Hall for information on the latest solutions in the world of Treasury and Finance. Each exhibitor profile will include an overview of the company and their own unique content for you to explore. Want to learn more? You can book time to meet one-on-one with each exhibitor straight from their profile.
Speakers

Not Applicable, N/A, N/A

Credits:
CTP N/A | FPAC N/A | CPE N/A | CPE Field of Study: N/A
10:00 AM11:00 AM Treasury Management
Case Study
In-Person & Virtual

Re-inventing the Intercompany Process at Cooke Aquaculture Inc. with In-house Banking


Technology, regulation and the global business environment have resulted in a deeper look at banking structures surrounding the movement of intercompany cash and FX exposures culminating in a driving need for in-house banks (IHB).  In this session attendees learn about the fundamentals of IHBs, what type of client would benefit, common services provided and considerations when setting up an IHB.   Cooke Aquaculture will serve as a case study for utilizing treasury technology to re-invent and adapt their organization to implement an IHB.
Speakers

Craig Chapman, Manager, Actualize Consulting

Onaolapo Badejoko, Global Treasury Analyst, Cooke Aquaculture, Inc.

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC N/A | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: MAS
10:00 AM11:00 AM Payments
Case Study
In-Person & Virtual

Leveraging a Brave New World of B2C Payments to Enhance the Customer Experience


For many corporates today, eliminating inefficient payment processes and improving the business-to-consumer (B2C) payment experience is critical to achieving customer satisfaction and deepening loyalty. However, deciding on the right payment channel that best suits the business, building a business case and obtaining leadership buy-in can be a significant hurdle for treasury. This session focuses on best practices in identifying the value of implementing and adopting new payments technology as well as examines the steps treasury took in generating consensus and support for an innovative digital B2C payment migration initiative.
Speakers

Barbara Landolt, CTP, Assistant Treasurer, CSAA Insurance Group

Scott McGrath, Director, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC N/A | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: MAS
10:00 AM11:00 AM Payments
Panel Discussion
In-Person & Virtual

How Financial Technology Implementations Changed for a Post-2020 World


For many businesses, the transition to working remotely in 2020 meant having to rethink how even the most essential day-to-day tasks get done. If digitization wasn’t on businesses’ radar yet, they knew they had to change—and fast. The need to launch new solutions quickly meant businesses had to manage complex technology implementations completely remotely. In this session, you’ll learn how launching even the most sophisticated B2B solutions can be done seamlessly in a remote environment and why embracing digitization is no longer negotiable for businesses who intend to thrive in a post-COVID world.
Speakers

Jason Read, Chief Strategy Officer, Versapay

Jennifer Robison, Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Phillips Edison & Company

Dhiren Patel, CTP, SVP - Head of CRE Deposit & Payment Solutions, U.S. Bank

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC 1.2 | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: BMO
10:00 AM11:00 AM Financial Planning & Analysis
Expert Lecture
In-Person & Virtual

Pricing and the Role of Finance


Pricing strategies have evolved in complexity since the 3’Cs of pricing (Cost, Customer, Competition) were introduced. A poor pricing calibration could affect profitability and set irreversible precedents with customers. Data and analytics have become a major factor behind the hasty pricing evolution, placing the FP&A team in a crucial role to aid in the pricing strategy. This session examines pricing over time including non-linear pricing and contract management, providing some graphic business cases to illustrate their impact on their financial performance. Explore the role the FP&A team is able to play to optimize this process, highlighting how companies are leveraging their finance and commercial teams to decide on pricing.
Speakers

Antonio Morales, Group VP of Finance, Nortek, Inc.

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC 1.2 | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: FIN
11:00 AM12:00 PM Networking Event
N/A
Virtual

Virtual Exhibit Hall Break


Check out the Virtual Exhibit Hall for information on the latest solutions in the world of Treasury and Finance. Each exhibitor profile will include an overview of the company and their own unique content for you to explore. Want to learn more? You can book time to meet one-on-one with each exhibitor straight from their profile.
Speakers

Not Applicable, N/A, N/A

Credits:
CTP N/A | FPAC N/A | CPE N/A | CPE Field of Study: N/A
12:00 PM05:00 PM Virtual Workshop
Workshop
Virtual

Maximizing Treasury's Impact in Today's Companies


Today’s treasury teams exist in a fast-paced dynamic, made even more challenging by the shifts in strategy, stay at home orders and increased need for cash over the last 18 months.  As a result, training and process improvement has taken a back burner.  As Treasury positions for growth to return, now is the time to begin improving upon the skills needed to advance in training.  This course will cover the disparate roles in Treasury, the key drivers that are transforming treasury as well as touching on the key skills of communicating out Treasury information across the organization.  AFP research shows that communication and influencing people are the skills that are in most demand from today’s Treasury departments.  All these skills will be presented through the lens of how Treasury can make a profitable impact on your company, a viewpoint your senior management team will appreciate.
Speakers

Brad Larson, CTP, Principal, ReCa Treasury

Credits:
CTP 4.8 | FPAC 4.8 | CPE 4.8 | CPE Field of Study: MAS
12:00 PM05:00 PM Virtual Workshop
Workshop
Virtual

Financial Analytics: Effective Decisions with Critical Thinking


Finance professionals are no longer expected to only present the numbers and statements. Leadership is becoming more dependent on the finance team to provide thoughtful insights and decisions with the information it presents. This course focuses on critical thinking skills, financial data analysis and systems thinking to improve value-added decision-making. Participants are introduced to performing value-added financial data analysis with a focus on critically analyzing data versus naive data gathering. Discussions evaluate the different methods utilized in the problem-solving process with an emphasis on situational awareness and continuous evaluation. Participants understand how to identify trends and “stories” in the data that are important for improved decision-making.
Speakers

Luke Miller, PhD, Associate Professor of Finance, Saint Anselm College

Credits:
CTP 4.8 | FPAC 4.8 | CPE 4.8 | CPE Field of Study: BMO

Thursday, November 11

No sessions matching this criteria
11:00 AM05:00 PM Networking Event
N/A
Virtual

Virtual Exhibit Hall Open


Check out the Virtual Exhibit Hall for information on the latest solutions in the world of Treasury and Finance. Each exhibitor profile includes an overview of the company and their unique content for you to explore. Want to learn more? You can book time to meet one-on-one with each exhibitor straight from their profile.
Speakers

Not Applicable, N/A, N/A

Credits:
CTP N/A | FPAC N/A | CPE N/A | CPE Field of Study: N/A
11:00 AM12:00 PM Networking Event
N/A
Virtual

Virtual Exhibit Hall Break


Check out the Virtual Exhibit Hall for information on the latest solutions in the world of Treasury and Finance. Each exhibitor profile will include an overview of the company and their own unique content for you to explore. Want to learn more? You can book time to meet one-on-one with each exhibitor straight from their profile.
Speakers

Not Applicable, N/A, N/A

Credits:
CTP N/A | FPAC N/A | CPE N/A | CPE Field of Study: N/A
12:00 PM01:00 PM Risk Management
Expert Lecture
Virtual

How To Reduce Your Hedging Costs Without Increasing Your FX Exposure


Within Treasury landscapes, consolidating relevant data is often a highly manual, time consuming exercise involving an error-prone mix of manual data up- and downloads and various spreadsheets. Dräger risk managers were deriving their FX exposures in Excel based on SAP data exports and no end of manual work.  This session examines how Dräger worked to optimize and automate their compilation of group-wide FX exposures and set up a Cashflow-at-Risk model while also aiming to optimize the hedging portfolio to ensure that the desired target risk level is maintained while minimizing cost of carry.
Speakers

Alexander Fleischmann, Head of Market Development, TIPCO Treasury & Technology GmbH

Frank Freitag, Controller FX Risk Management, Draeger

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC 1.2 | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: MAS
12:00 PM01:00 PM Career Development
Panel Discussion
Virtual

Supplier Diversity: From Ideas to Action


How far does your organization’s pledge of diversity and inclusion go, and do you know how to put commitment into action? Often working closely with the departments that are integral in the disbursement of funding to suppliers, treasury and finance professionals are in a unique position to support the integration of a supplier diversity program. The Small Business Administration estimates there are approximately 8 million minority-owned companies in the U.S. that generate 400 billion in economic output, which means the opportunity for organizations to make an impact is great. Attend this eye-opening discussion to learn how to lead and support the process of setting up a supplier diversity program in your organization.
Speakers

Carol Attak, Senior Manager, Global Supplier Diversity and Sustainability, BMO

J. Harold Hatchett, III, President and CEO, Tier One Property Services

Anthony Hudson, Regional President, BMO

A. Denise Malloy, Global Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion, Johnson Controls, Inc.

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC 1.2 | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: BMO
12:00 PM01:00 PM Payments
Panel Discussion
Virtual

Simplifying Complex International Payment Flows: Lay the Groundwork for Growth Today


International payments volume may not be an issue for your organization today, but there are benefits to readying yourself for growth in global disbursements – whether planned or unexpected. Our focused panel discussion will help you uncover where the current or potential burden is in your staff and what pitfalls exist country-to-country including fees, FX risk and payment rail.   Join panelists from three organizations with significant international payment flows as they discuss how they managed the growth of their global disbursements and the different paths they took to optimize and simplify their processes.
Speakers

Drew Douglas, SEVP, Head of Global Liquidity & Cash Management l North America, HSBC Bank USA, N.A.

Tijana Maneva, Head of Disbursements, Uber

Alicia Martinez, CTP, Assistant Treasurer, CFA Institute

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC N/A | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: MAS
12:00 PM01:00 PM Financial Planning & Analysis
Expert Lecture
Virtual

FP&A Driving Innovation: Demand Planning to Ensure Business Agility


Like most sectors, the food and beverage industry experienced massive disruptions in 2020, significantly impacting demand planning.  With food and supply shortages, supply chain disturbances, and unprecedented demand fluctuations, FP&A teams within this industry had to adopt new strategies and processes with data analysis playing a huge role in survival.  Follow the journey of Reily Foods, a multi-million dollar, family-owned company and how they were able to transition to a more holistic business view of FP&A combining data from finance, sales and operations to create more accurate demand plans amid change.
Speakers

Sofia Martinez, Director of FP&A, Reily Food Company

Shetul Shah, Product Marketing Manager, Workday

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC 1.2 | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: BMO
01:00 PM01:30 PM Networking Event
N/A
Virtual

Virtual Exhibit Hall Break


Check out the Virtual Exhibit Hall for information on the latest solutions in the world of Treasury and Finance. Each exhibitor profile will include an overview of the company and their own unique content for you to explore. Want to learn more? You can book time to meet one-on-one with each exhibitor straight from their profile.
Speakers

Not Applicable, N/A, N/A

Credits:
CTP N/A | FPAC N/A | CPE N/A | CPE Field of Study: N/A
01:30 PM02:30 PM Payments
Moderated Interview
Virtual

Reaping the Benefits of ISO 20022


Much has been made of the rich data that can travel with payment instructions formatted with the ISO 20022 message format.  While ISO 20022 messaging is required in the new real time payment platforms, corporate treasury groups and financial institutions will need to make a concerted effort to take advantage of other benefits that will create efficiency in the processing of payments.  This session highlights a conversation between a treasury organization and a financial institution about the needs and expectations on both sides of the payment relationship when it comes to support for ISO 20022
Speakers

Peter Tapling, Managing Director, PTap Advisory, LLC

Gene Neyer, SVP, EMM Platform Architect, US Bank

Kimberly Sipes, CTP, Director Treasury, Duke Energy Corporation

Joshua Karoly, Director, Payments, Netflix

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC 1.2 | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: MAS
01:30 PM02:30 PM Payments
Panel Discussion
Virtual

Cross-Border Payments: A Vision for the Future


With one click we can start a video chat with a colleague across the globe and browse products on social media without borders.  What we cannot do is make a payment to a business in another country with ease.  Although banks are working to reduce friction on cross-border payments, renewed focus from the Financial Stability Board and the guiding force of international regulation is needed to ensure global change.  A panel of experts discuss what areas require focus from international regulators to create cross-border payments that enable economic growth, international trade and financial inclusion.
Speakers

Liam Dempsey, Assistant Treasurer, Vermilion Energy Inc.

Stephanie Heller, EVP and General Counsel, The Clearing House

Cyrielle Chiron, Chief Strategy Officer, Payments Canada

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC 1.2 | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: MAS
01:30 PM02:30 PM Capital Markets & Investments
Panel Discussion
Virtual

Short-Term Market Overview and How Treasurers are Managing Cash in a Low Rate Environment


As short rates have descended to levels near zero, how will your treasury team navigate through the challenges of persistent, low short-term rates? Moderators provide their view on the economy and short-term markets followed by a discussion with esteemed panelists on the various investment options allowed by their Investment Policy Statement (IPS) and how they work with industry providers to evaluate risk and return among investment vehicles.
Speakers

Kim Kelly-Lippert, CTP, Treasury Manager, American Honda Motor, Co.

Marcel Santiz, CTP, Director of Treasury, Masco Corp

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC 1.2 | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: MAS
01:30 PM02:30 PM Risk Management
Panel Discussion
Virtual

SWIFT on Cybersecurity: The Role of Data in Risk Management


Data is integral to risk management, from assessing counterparties, to ensuring compliant transactions. For teams focused on cybersecurity, the move to ISO 20022, along with the ongoing threat of cyberattacks, brings an increased focus on data. With cross-border payments moving to near real-time, actions need to follow suit or else risk being untraceable. How can financial institutions arrive at transactions that are fast, compliant, transparent, and data-rich? How can they ensure security around payments, from doing business with trusted counterparties to putting in place strong detection measures? In this session, join our panel of experts as they discuss the latest approaches to using data within cybersecurity.
Speakers

Isabel El-Tawil, Product Management, Direct Clearing and Asset Account Services, BNY Mellon Treasury Services

Jeff Little, Director of Global Treasury Operations, Texas Instruments

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC 1.2 | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: IT
01:30 PM02:30 PM Treasury Management
Expert Lecture
Virtual

Managing the Highs and Lows: Sustainable Working Capital Improvements


Efficient cash flow and working capital management is critical for any business’s financial and operational success.  When running smoothly, cash and working capital help a company balance three key tenets – growth, profitability, and liquidity.  This session puts a spotlight on working capital and focuses on how to identify and drive tangible improvements across order-to-cash and procure-to-pay cash cycles.  Through a case study from GE Healthcare, attendees gain insight into influencing to affect working capital improvements as well as how to create sustainable vs one-time change.
Speakers

Rohan Chaddha, Executive Cash Leader, GE Healthcare

Eric Cohen, Principal, PwC

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC 1.2 | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: MAS
02:30 PM03:00 PM Networking Event
N/A
Virtual

Virtual Exhibit Hall Break


Check out the Virtual Exhibit Hall for information on the latest solutions in the world of Treasury and Finance. Each exhibitor profile will include an overview of the company and their own unique content for you to explore. Want to learn more? You can book time to meet one-on-one with each exhibitor straight from their profile.
Speakers

Not Applicable, N/A, N/A

Credits:
CTP N/A | FPAC N/A | CPE N/A | CPE Field of Study: N/A
03:00 PM04:00 PM Financial Planning & Analysis
Expert Lecture
Virtual

Tips & Tricks for Financial Reporting & Forecasting with Excel & Power BI


Using standard tools like Excel and Power BI, FP&A processes can be made dramatically easier and reduce repetitive, menial tasks.  Listen to an expert discuss various options to automate processes for integrating financial accounting and ERP systems and how to implement interactive financial reports, actual budget variance analysis, and financial forecasting methods.  Also gain insight into design standards that will result in better financial reports.
Speakers

Khaled Chowdhury, FPAC, Global Director, Data & Analytics, CMC Materials

Martin Kratky, Director, Managility

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC 1.2 | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: BMO
03:00 PM04:00 PM Capital Markets & Investments
Panel Discussion
Virtual

Going Public: What You Need to Know Before You IPO


More than 400 companies had IPOs in 2020, and 2021 is also shaping up to be a big year for firms to go public, according to CrunchBase. Over the past five years, Clearwater Analytics has worked closely with dozens of companies preparing for IPOs, including some of the largest businesses in their sector. Whether an IPO is poised to make a big splash, or garner little to no attention, we have found the paramount concerns are often the same and companies of all sizes face many of the same questions and considerations before going public. Featuring a panel of financial professionals experienced in taking a company public this panel discuss how their companies approached their IPO, from preparation to filing to managing an influx of cash and increased investment oversight. The discussion provides insight into a successful IPO process from a CFO perspective.
Speakers

Jim Cox, Chief Financial Officer, Clearwater Analytics

Jill Klindt, CFO, Workiva

Cameron Hyzer, CFO, ZoomInfo

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC 1.2 | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: BMO
03:00 PM04:00 PM Treasury Management
Panel Discussion
Virtual

Driving Velocity of Cash and Data: Establishing a Real-time Treasury with APIs


Whether you access bank systems manually or have an integrated TMS, you may be missing out on the strategic benefits that real time reporting and payment initiation can offer.  APIs offer real time visibility of your cash flows and overall liquidity, alongside payment initiations, allowing your team to be more agile, manage risk, and compete more effectively.  From the viewpoint of three treasury professionals hear how they identified their goals, researched, planned and implemented solutions using APIs.  Gain insight into lessons learned and how APIs were leveraged to add greater efficiency to operations.
Speakers

Hiro Atsumi, MD, Regional Head of Digital - Americas, HSBC Bank USA, N.A.

Scott Taylor, Treasurer, Bandwidth

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC 1.2 | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: BMO
03:00 PM04:00 PM Treasury Management
Panel Discussion
Virtual

eCommerce Ecosystem and the Business Opportunity for Growth


Consumer purchasing shifted online almost overnight as the global pandemic hit with over 250 million digital buyers becoming the largest ‘consumption’ market in the US.  Companies wishing to participate in the e-commerce wave need to develop a holistic understanding of payment trends in the US as well as the markets where many of these merchants are based.  Learn from companies who collaborate across the e-commerce ecosystem to develop an end-to-end value proposition for buyers as well as merchants. Panelists provide insights into market trends and product developments across various payment methods and how this affects Treasury decisions.
Speakers

Anand Natarajan, CTP, Executive Director - Cash Management, TMT & Fintech Lead, Standard Chartered Bank

Credits:
CTP 1.2 | FPAC 1.2 | CPE 1.2 | CPE Field of Study: MAS