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2022 Top 17 Conferences for Corporate Financial Professionals

Digitization is here to stay and it applies to more than just revolutionizing how invoices are processed and payments are approved. Virtual options are more and more commonplace in every area of business. In 2022, this is apparent in the rise in virtual options as finance conferences return and pick up steam. 

Whether you're a CFO, Controller, CIO, or Accounts Payable (AP) Manager, you have a variety of exciting conferences to choose from. In 2022, there are in-person and virtual conferences, webinars, blogs, ebooks, and podcasts available to you. 

For your ease and convenience, we compiled a list of the most exciting conferences coming up in 2022.  There's also a selection of other virtual learning resources that can supplement your conference experience this year.

 

2022's Top 17 Conferences for Finance 

 

IOFM Winter 2022 Financial Operations Summit Virtual

1. IOFM's Winter 2022 Financial Operations Summit

This three-day virtual event connects financial operations professionals in AP and AR with leading solution providers. Experience daily town hall panel discussions, demo presentations, educational sessions, by-invitation focused luncheons, peer networking opportunities, and more.

When: February 8-10, 2022

Where: Online

Attending is easy, and it is a great way to bring together thought leaders and subject matter experts from accounts payable to address emerging challenges, trends, and operational solutions. 

Get details and tickets here

 

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2. SFVegas 2022

This is considered the largest capital markets conference in the world! The multi-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.

When: February 27-March 2, 2022 

Where: Aria Resort and Casino

Get details and tickets here

 

Connect CFO Spring Leadership Summit in Denver

3. Connect CFO Spring Leadership Summit

For more than 15 years, finance executives have found actionable strategy, new solutions, and their path to making a powerful impact at Connect. In-person attendees receive one-night complimentary accommodations, five-star catering and open bar, travel accommodations, and more. 

This summit is offered in-person and virtually, with different dates for the respective types. 

In-Person:

When: March 27-29, 2022

Where: Denver, Colorado

Online:

When: April 4-8, 2022

Connect with the thought leaders of your industry at six different networking events, including an off-site evening out.

Get details and tickets here. 

 

AICPA & CIMA CFO Conference

4. AICPA & CIMA CFO Conference

Seasoned CFOs from across the country are providing the latest innovations and anticipated trends to keep you and your team on the cutting edge!

When: April 27-29, 2022

Where: Loews Coronado Bay, Coronado, CA and Online

Gain knowledge on the lasting changes shaping the world today, insights into what tomorrow will hold for finance, and how you can respond as a leader with strategic decisions.

Get details and tickets here

 

Smarter Faster Payments Conference

5. Smarter Faster Payments

An annual experience where new and seasoned professionals come to learn and engage in conversations about the latest trends in the industry and shape the future of the industry. Your attendee experience includes a dynamic exhibit hall featuring trending solution providers, focused educational session tracks, and a variety of ways to connect with fellow attendees.

This event is offered in-person and virtually, with different dates for the respective types. 

In-Person:

When: May 1-4, 2022

Where: Nashville, Tennesse

Online:

When: May 23-25, 2022

Get details on this track here

 

APP2P Spring Conference in Disney

6. APP2P Spring Conference + Expo

A comprehensive event dedicated to Accounts Payable (AP). It's designed to bring 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!

When: May 15-17, 2022

Where: Lake Buena Vista, Florida

As a bonus, you can maximize your conference experience with live on-site IOFM APS, APM, and P2P certification courses. You can add a full-day certification to your conference registration when you sign up. 

Get details and tickets here

 

FINRA Annual Conference 2022

7. FINRA Annual Conference 2022

This annual conference consistently provides the opportunity for practitioners, peers, and regulators to exchange ideas on today's most timely compliance and regulatory topics. The experience offers industry professionals a variety of sessions related to current trends in technology, cybersecurity, risk management, etc.

When: May 16-18, 2022

Where: Washington, D.C.

Get details and tickets here

 

CFO Leadership Conference in Boston

8. CFO Leadership Conference

This two-day program will feature prominent keynotes, fireside chats, and multiple panel discussions. For 2022, the conference is focusing on leadership, strategy, and technology trends in our current environment. 

When: May 19-20, 2022

Where: Boston, Massachusetts and online

Breakfast, lunch, cocktail reception, and other networking opportunities are included with attendance.

Get details and tickets here

 

AICPA Engage Conference in Las Vegas

9. AICPA Engage

The pace of change accelerated significantly in the last two years and it isn’t slowing down. This can either be a challenge or an opportunity—it all depends on your mindset, skillset, and resources. In this conference, you’ll gain new and exclusive insights, develop practical skills, and have the chance to network with your unique professional community.

When: June 6-9, 2022

Where: Las Vegas, Nevada and online

AICPA & CIMA Engage brings together the best minds in the industry. 2022's event has seven tracks covering your profession’s most interconnected areas of focus.  Offering you the chance to enhance your competencies, expand your skills, and gain industry knowledge to help you succeed in your career.

Get details and tickets here

 

IMAs Annual Conference in Austin Texas

10. ACE 2022 - IMA's Annual Conference and Expo.

Leaders from across the world of accounting, finance, and various industries come together at IMA's Annual Conference to bring you insights and best practices you can put to work in your everyday work life. Connect with experts and peers in accounting and finance through new interactive networking sessions.

When: June 12-15, 2022

Where: Austin, Texas

Get details and tickets here

 

Tax, Finance, and Accounting Conference in San Antonio, Texas

11. Tax, Finance + Accounting Conference (TFACC)

NTCA is partnering with the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives for the TFACC, a national conference for cooperative tax, finance, and accounting professionals for cooperatives and rural, independent companies to bring this conference to life in 2022. 

When: July 31-August 3, 2022

Where: San Antonio, Texas, and Online

Don't miss out on the opportunity to connect with industry experts on a broad range of topics that impact the rural broadband industry.

Get details and tickets here

 

Connect CFO Fall Summit in Chicago

12. Connect CFO Fall Leadership Summit

For 15+ years, executives have found actionable strategy, new solutions, and their path to making a powerful impact at CONNECT. In-person attendees receive one-night complimentary accommodations, five-star catering and open bar, travel accommodations, and more. 

When: September 25-27, 2022

Where: Chicago, Illinois 

Get details and tickets here

 

Money 20/20 2022 Conference in Las Vegas

13. Money 20/20 Conference

With 8,000+ attendees from 3,000+ companies and 6,500+ meetings booked via the Connections platform — this is a conference you can't afford to miss. 46% of the attendees are typically decision-makers and budget holders.

When: October 23-26, 2022

Where: Las Vegas, Nevada

Get details and tickets here

 

AFP 2022 Conference in Philadelphia

14. AFP 2022

An integrated, in-person, and virtual event, giving you the option to connect face-to-face to find a solution or dive deep with virtual sessions to jumpstart that big idea.

When: October 23-26, 2022

Where: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania or online

Get details and tickets here

 

NAFES Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona

15. NAFES, North American Finance Executive Summit

With the rise in CFO and senior finance executive influence, there’s a constant need to scan the environment for turbulence, implement new policies and technologies, drive goals, and partner with top management to shape company strategy.

When: October 24-25, 2022

Where: Scottsdale, Arizona

The North American Finance Executive Summit brings together industry executives, service and solution providers, and media partners from across North America. Don't miss out on the chance to network, benchmark, share, and learn real-world solutions to universal challenges for finance professionals. 

Get details and tickets here

 

AICPA & CIMA Women's Global Leadership Summit

16. AICPA & CIMA Women’s Global Leadership Summit

Join hundreds of accounting and finance professionals who are committed to creating an inclusive and equal profession! Women have more opportunities now than ever to succeed and advance in the profession. 

When: November 9-11, 2022

Where: Miami, Florida and online

During this summit, engage in sessions on leadership, diversity, and best practices to enhance our skills and potential of women leaders within the accounting and finance community.

Get details and tickets here

 

APP2P Fall Conference in San Antonio, Texas

17. APP2P Fall Conference + Expo

An event dedicated to accounts payable and procure-to-pay brings together experienced practitioners and innovative strategists to provide an in-depth three-day learning experience. Get proven best practices and tested solutions to the toughest challenges in AP today.

When: November 14-16, 2022

Where: San Antonio, Texas

Gain access to in-person benefits that include nightly networking receptions, discussion and networking groups, and complimentary after-hours outings.

Get details and tickets here

 

Virtual Alternatives for 2022

While some professionals are excited to see a return to in-person events, there are others who developed a taste for the virtual. Several of the conference opportunities listed above offer virtual attendance, and there are new virtual educational opportunities for finance professionals becoming available with each passing day. 

Here's a list of conference alternatives for remote finance and AP professionals:

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1. IOFM

The Institute of Finance & Management provides a place to share knowledge and expertise between finance and AP professionals. In addition to their in-person conferences, featured in the list above, they have a variety of on-demand industry webinars. Registering to watch them is free and many of their past webinars are easily accessible. 

For webinars, resources, and town halls, we recommend starting here for AP and here for AR.

 

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2. PYMNTS.com

There's no better news resource for finance and B2B payments than PYMNTS. They have articles covering relevant industry problems and solutions such as what it will take to really kill the paper check, and what 20 Payments Execs think the ripple effects of COVID-19 will be. 

You can subscribe for free to get notifications, or just check their website when you're looking for industry updates! Professionals from all over access their content each month, and they have an impressive track record for accurately predicting trends in B2B payments and finance. 

 

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3. Association for Financial Professionals 

The Association for Financial Professionals is a world-renowned resource for training and career-building.

They're listed among the conferences above for their virtual event, but their resources go beyond that. Their community forum is a great place to discuss challenges with others in your field anytime, anywhere. 

 

Conclusion

Whether you're ready to venture to conferences on-site and in-person or prefer to stick to remote options, there's an option for you in 2022!

OnPay Solutions is proud to present this list of conferences and virtual resources to you as a leading provider of corporate Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable Automation. Our expert team empowers businesses to automate and optimize payments and invoice workflows through cloud-based solutions.

Ready to talk about AP automation? Reach out today. 

We also have these resources available anytime, anywhere, for free: