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2020 Top 19 Conferences for Corporate Financial Professionals

2019 is almost over and 2020 is right around the corner. If this past decade was any indication, we can expect a lot of changes for payments next year and beyond. As a busy finance professional, it's vital to stay up to date on industry trends and technological advancements in the way businesses handle payments. At the rate the industry is evolving, getting left behind could set your company back years. To help ensure you're covered, we have compiled the ultimate guide for busy corporate financial professionals in 2020. 

If you are a CFOControllerCIO or Accounts Payable Manager, (AP Manager) you have a lot of great low and no cost options when choosing ways to sharpen your (and your team’s) skills. There are blogs, video blogs, podcasts, and webinars that are available to provide you and your team new ideas and approaches to your enhance your current processes to make them more streamlined and efficient.

If you and your team have a larger budget allocated to training, networking and sharpening your skills, there are some events you may want to attend in person.  Whether you are considering financial professional conferences as an opportunity to get a fresh perspective or simply as a means to gain energy from a room of like-minded people, we think any of the conferences listed here will provide you with great insights to lead you to success through 2020 and beyond.

Here’s a look at 2020's Top 10 Financial Professional Conferences you may want to consider attending this upcoming year.

SFVegas 2020 - Las Vegas

February 23-26 2020, at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV

The Structured Finance Association (SFA) is excited to present the largest capital markets conference in the world. The three-and-a-half-day program is developed by leaders within the structured finance industry representing the full spectrum of industry participants including investors, issuers, financial intermediaries, regulators, law firms, accounting firms, technology firms, rating agencies, servicers, and trustees.

Prior attendees include Deloitte, J.P. Morgan, and FICO

 To Learn More and Get Tickets:

https://www.cvent.com/events/sfvegas-2020/event-summary-c31e700b4d75449cab9a00dd8f4ddeaa.aspx

FP&A Innovation Summits 2020 Boston

March 04-05, in Boston, MA. More location details TBA in the coming weeks. (we'll update our blog when available)

Organized by innovation enterprise & CFO.com, The FP&A Innovation Summits bring together the largest gathering of finance executives leading FP&A initiatives.

  • Solve challenges on how to drive FP&A innovation across your business with 150+ of your peers during interactive case studies, round-tables and workshops across 2 value-packed days.
  • Prior attendees include Apple, HSBC, and Google

To Learn More and Get Tickets: 

https://www.expohour.com/fp-a-innovation-summit

Chicago Financial Institutions Conference (CFIC)

 April 16-17, 2020, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago & Union League Club of Chicago

The annual Chicago Financial Institutions Conference (CFIC) provides an open environment for scholars to share new working papers on topics related to financial institutions. In this day-and-a-half event, academics present their research findings during panel discussions in downtown Chicago. Growing to more than 150 attendees, the conference is hosted by the John L. Keeley Jr. Center for Financial Services and the Department of Finance at DePaul University.

To Learn More and Get Tickets:

https://business.depaul.edu/about/centers-institutes/keeley-center-financial-services/events/Pages/Chicago-Financial-Institutions-Conference-.aspx

Smarter Faster PAYMENTS 2020

Apr 19 - Apr 22 2020,  Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, Washington, DC

PAYMENTS 20120 is a unique industry venue designed for diverse organizations that are driving innovation, delivering value through new solutions and services, and employing these offerings to meet their business needs and transact with their customers. New capabilities are enhancing the user experience, enriching decision making, and instilling greater security.  Attendees will experience world-class education with concurrent sessions and workshops featuring payments and innovation experts.

To Learn More and Get Tickets:

https://payments.nacha.org

10th Annual CFO Leadership Conference

May 11 - 12, Boston Seaport, Ma

(+ MIT SLOAN ​THREE-DAY CFO ​ACCELERATOR, MAY 13 - 15, 2020, MIT SLOAN CAMPUS, ​CAMBRIDGE, MA)

Dedicated to Empowering CFOs, the CFO Leadership Council's 10th annual national conference on May 11 & 12, 2020 will offer relevant and tangible tools for CFOs and senior financial executives to hone your leadership skills.

More about the 2020 Conference theme:
CFO Masterclass is designed to be about YOU the CFO.
The 10th Annual CFO Leadership Conference will provide specific take-aways that will give CFOs a jump start for entering the new 2020s decade. We will explore key areas of what you will need to be a Masterclass CFO in today's fast-paced disruptive world.

To Learn More and Get Tickets:

https://www.cfolcconference.com/

APP2P Conference and Expo 2019 - Orlando

May 12-14, 2020 | Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort® | Walt Disney World Resort®, FL

Attending the Accounts Payable & Procure-to-Pay Network Conference & Expo has high ROI. The largest, most comprehensive event dedicated to Accounts Payable brings together experienced practitioners and innovative strategists to provide an in-depth four-day AP learning experience. Get proven best practices and tested solutions to the toughest challenges in AP today.

By attending you will benefit by:

  • Obtaining certifications
  • Enhancing strategies and discovering new solutions
  • Networking with peers

Spring Conference -- Orlando 

To Learn More and Get Tickets: https://events.iofm.com/conference-spring/

FINRA Annual Conference 2020 - Washington, DC

May 12 – 14, 2020 Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

FINRA's premier event—the Annual Conference provides the opportunity for practitioners, peers and regulators to exchange ideas on today's most timely compliance and regulatory topics. The conference offers industry professionals a variety of sessions related to current trends in technology, cybersecurity, risk management and much more.

  • Hear valuable insight and guidance from 150+ industry, government and regulatory speakers.
  • Discover new perspectives and receive the latest updates on top compliance and regulatory topics.
  • Exchange ideas with peers and industry experts at 15+ networking events, engage in one-on-one discussions with FIINRA staff and meet with 50+ exhibitors offering compliance products and services.
  • Newer compliance professionals with less than five years’ experience can attend the popular Back to Basics Compliance (B2BC) Program.

To Learn More and Get Tickets:

https://www.finra.org/events-training/conferences-events/2020-finra-annual-conference

AICPA ENGAGE 2020 – Las Vegas

June 7-11, at the Aria Resort in Las Vegas, NV

AICPA ENGAGE is the way forward. Fresh ideas to strengthen your core practice. Candid conversations about the disruption you’re experiencing now and how to prepare for even more. Technical number-crunching sessions, because sometimes, there’s no better way to solve a problem. Can’t attend in person? No problem, you can attend online.

To Learn More and Get Tickets:

https://www.aicpaengage.com/engage2020/pricing

AICPA ENGAGE - EDGE 2020 – Las Vegas

June 7-11, at the Aria Resort in Las Vegas, NV

Sure, we call it our official event for young CPAs and finance professionals. But more than that, the EDGE Experience is all about what you bring to the table. And what you take away.

Memories. Connections. Inspiration to imagine your biggest dream and strategies to get you closer day by day.

Unlock the full view of your career path at ENGAGE. What’s behind the next door? That’s for you to discover during four days of thought-provoking, career-defining learning.

Unlock unlimited possibilities for yourself and your organization during EDGE @ ENGAGE. Surround yourself with power influencers, pioneers of leadership and 3,900 CPAs and financial professionals representing every segment of the profession. Share experiences with peers who know exactly what you're going through and the challenges that you face.

Your advantage during ENGAGE:

  • Sessions that break the mold of typical conferences
  • Peer-to-peer learning for practical takeaways
  • Ongoing relationships to keep your momentum going
  • Flexible strategies to build your leadership skills

To Learn More and Get Tickets:

https://www.aicpaengage.com/tracks/EDGE

ACE 2020 – Atlanta, GA

June 21-24, 2020 / Atlanta Marriott Marquis - IMA's annual Conference & Expo

Don’t miss IMA’s Annual Conference & Expo in Atlanta! In addition to networking with attendees from around the world, you can enhance your knowledge by attending relevant sessions and earn valuable CPE credits.

To Learn More and Get Tickets:

Ace 2020 

Accounting & Finance Show NY 2020

Tuesday, July 14 - Wednesday, July 15, 2020 | Javits Center - River Pavilion

The accounting and finance industries are constantly evolving. Technology – online, in the cloud and even on your smartphone – is transforming the way accountants, bookkeepers, CFOs and business owners serve their clients and grow their revenues.
The Accounting & Finance Show, now in its third year, brings together the technology, the people and the experts that will keep you ahead of the exciting changes sweeping your profession.
THE ACCOUNTING & FINANCE SHOW IS:
Networking and business development with 3,000 decision-making attendees
An expo showcase for over 100 of the world’s leading solution providers
Over 130 hours of CPE education on all the hottest, most relevant topics and trends
150 expert speakers on accounting, bookkeeping, HCM, wealth management and tax prep
Live demos from 50+ software start-ups

To Learn More and Get Tickets:

https://www.terrapinn.com/exhibition/accounting-finance-show-new-york/our-story.stm

Accounting & Finance Show LA 2020

July 29-30, 2020 | LA Convention Center

Past Speakers: 

Bruce Andersen, Principal CPA
Thomas Andersen, California Business Developers
Sahar Andrade, Success Coach Sahar Consulting, Llc
Isaiah Bailey, Senior Audit Associate KPMG LLP
Vic Clement, Financial Advisor Barnett Associates, Inc.
Robert Cohen at Accounting & Finance Show LA 2019
And many more...

To Learn More and Get Tickets:

https://www.terrapinn.com/exhibition/accounting-finance-show-la/

NTCA 2020 Finance & Accounting Conference

August 10–12, 2020,  Dallas, TX

Operations, Strategy, Technology
Save the date for the upcoming NTCA 2020 Finance & Accounting Conference, August 10–12, 2020, Dallas, TX.
As competition increases, companies are relying on finance and accounting staff to think outside of their traditional roles and be more involved in generating revenue and technological advances.
This conference provides a perspective on the industry with its blend of broad financial topics specific to telco finance issues.
REGISTRATION OPENS EARLY JUNE

Who Should Attend?
The Finance & Accounting Conference is not just for financial professionals. Any staff involved in making financial decisions or involved in finance-related software solutions should attend.

To Learn More and Get Tickets:

https://www.ntca.org/events-education/events/finance-accounting-conference

AFP 2020 - Treasury & Finance Annual Conference

Oct 18 - Oct 21 2020, Las Vegas

Nearly 7,000 treasury and finance professionals gathered in Boston (last year) to talk shop, discover new capabilities with emerging tech and dive into the latest developments. Click here for the 5 biggest takeaways.

To Learn More and Get Tickets:

https://conference.afponline.org/

Money 20/20 Conference 2020 – Las Vegas

Oct 25 - Oct 28 2020, Venetian, Las Vegas

Money20/20 is where the Payments, Fintech and Financial Services ecosystem unites to create and explore the disruptive ways in which consumers and businesses manage, spend and borrow money. It’s the premier event where leaders – representing every sector of the industry – come to seize new business opportunities, build connections, discover new companies and learn the latest disruptions. By bringing these leaders together and onto our stages, we were able to ignite a revolutionary spirit lasting beyond the 4 days spent at Money20/20. 

To Learn More and Get Tickets: https://us.money2020.com

https://www.aicpaengage.com/engage2019

Women Who Count National Conference

Oct 28 - Oct 30 2020, The historic Drake Hotel located on the “Magnificent Mile” in Chicago, Illinois

Save the Date for this Can’t Miss Event!
AFWA’s annual Women Who Count National Conference brings professionals from all accounting and finance industry sectors together for three days of networking and education. The 2019 Conference featured 33 female speakers covering topics on accounting, tax, finance, leadership, communications, and more.

Industry Professionals from across the country attend AFWA’s Women Who Count Conference to become more knowledgeable on industry trends and gain a competitive edge with leadership development. Conference veterans and new attendees alike join to connect with each other, gain insight and inspiration and celebrate the AFWA experience.

  • 200+ accounting and finance professionals from across the country
  • NASBA sponsored CPE in technical and professional development
  • Chapter development and leadership training
  • Career resources and support

To Learn More and Get Tickets: 

https://www.afwa.org/women-who-count/

To Learn More and Get Tickets:  https://events.iofm.com/conference-fall/

AICPA Women's Global Leadership Summit
Get inspired. Get achieving.
The power of dreams. The audacity of belief. And the courage to live it.
Amazing things happen when these three come together. You tread places that you always thought you could, and shatter glass ceilings in the process. When the toughest challenges seek you out, you find out ways to overpower them.

  • Who Should Attend?
  • Female financial professionals and accountants from all business sectors: public accounting, business & industry, not-for-profit, government & academia
  • Global leaders and aspiring leaders
  • Women in finance who want to develop new skills
  • Male colleagues who wish to learn more about developing women leaders

To Learn More and Get Tickets:

AICPA Women's Global Leadership Summit

Money 20/20 Conference 2019 – Las Vegas

October 27-30 at TBD in Las Vegas, NV

Money20/20 is where the Payments, Fintech and Financial Services ecosystem unites to create and explore the disruptive ways in which consumers and businesses manage, spend and borrow money. It’s the premier event where leaders – representing every sector of the industry – come to seize new business opportunities, build connections, discover new companies and learn the latest disruptions. By bringing these leaders together and onto our stages, we were able to ignite a revolutionary spirit lasting beyond the 4 days spent at Money20/20. 

To Learn More and Get Tickets: https://us.money2020.com

APP2P Conference and Expo 2019 - Vegas

November 16 – 18, 2020, The Mirage, Las Vegas, NV

Attending the Accounts Payable & Procure-to-Pay Network Conference & Expo has high ROI. The largest, most comprehensive event dedicated to Accounts Payable brings together experienced practitioners and innovative strategists to provide an in-depth four-day AP learning experience. Get proven best practices and tested solutions to the toughest challenges in AP today.

Fall conference - Las Vegas

To Learn More and Get Tickets:

https://events.iofm.com/conference-fall/

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