Educational Track Descriptions

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AFP 2018 will have eight unique educational tracks that offer something for every finance professional. Each session will be placed into one of the eight tracks. Read the descriptions to get a feel for each track. 

Capital Markets & Investments:  Session content in this track includes; capital allocation, capital structure, short term investing and cash and liquidity management, share repurchases, and dividend planning.

Career Development:  Session content in this track is designed to support the on-going professional development and transformation of treasury and finance practitioners to push themselves to grow and enhance their personal and professional strengths and skills.  

Executive Institute:  Session content in this track is designed for and restricted to senior level finance practitioners. Topics include strategic review, industry trends, managing highly effective teams, partnering with the business, and the continued expansion in the role of treasury from the treasurer’s perspective.

Financial Planning & Analysis:  Content in this track is designed to support corporate practitioners by providing them with knowledge and practical insights on a wide range of topics, including financial planning, business partnering, enterprise performance management, strategic planning and attracting, developing and retaining talent. Content may also explore effective presentation techniques, data visualization, budgets/forecasts, variance explanations, and the application of emerging technologies within the practice of FP&A.

Payments:  Session submissions for this track is designed to support corporate practitioners by providing them knowledge and practical insights on a wide range of payments related topics such as new technologies, efficiencies, payments fraud and standards.

Retirement Plans & Benefits:  Content in this track is designed to support corporate practitioners by providing them with knowledge and practical insights on traditional and emerging benefit topics, including structuring and managing retirement plans, health insurance plans, employee financial wellness, and other benefit offerings that aid in attracting and retaining talent.  

Risk Management:  Content in this track centers on financial risk mitigation.  Strategies to reduce foreign exchange exposures, exposure gathering, hedge accounting, netting/pooling structures to reduce risk along with traditional insurance products are covered here.

Treasury Management:  Content in this track covers a wide range of topics impacting the treasury practice that include; bank relationship management, regulatory, compliance, audits/controls, front office vs. back office, treasury operations, cash management and products that are used to be more effective in treasury, treasury technology, M&A, global treasury initiatives, cross border treasury structures, etc.