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Top Ten Conferences for Corporate Financial Professionals in 2018

If you are a CFO, Controller, CIO or Accounts Payable 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, webinars that without travel provide you and your team new ideas and approaches to make you more effective and more efficient. But more importantly, there are also some great events you may want to attend to allow you to network and meet more experts and influencers face-to-face.

If you’re looking for these opportunities, here’s a look at a list of the Top Ten Financial Professional Conferences you might want to consider attending in 2018.

FP&A Innovation Summits 2018 - San Diego & Boston

February 6-7, at Marriott Marquis and Marina in San Diego, CA

September 12-13, at Westin Boston Waterfront, Boston, MA

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

• Driver Based modeling

• Financial Leadership

• Rolling Forecast Implementation

• Reducing Financial Reporting

• Access to online presentations

• Prior attendees include Verizon, Citi, and Yahoo!

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February 6-7 - #FPAWest

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September 12-13 - #FPAEast


SFIG Vegas 2018 - Las Vegas

February 25-28, at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV

Co-hosted by SFIG and IMN ABS Vegas is proud to present the largest capital markets conferences in the world. This 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.

• Keynote speaker Kevin Levitt, author of Freakonomics

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

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February 25-28 - #SFIGVegas


Chief Financial Officer Exchange 2018 – Miami

February 25-27, in Miami, FL

The Chief Financial Officer Exchange is an invitation only conference limited to F1000 executives. With this in mind, this conference brings together some of the most brilliant minds in the world for three days of intense collaboration. There are no exhibition booths, as the focus is solely on information sharing of the highest level between executives.

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February 25-27


CFO Rising Summits 2018 - Boston & San Francisco

March 7-8, Westin Copley Place in Boston, MA

October 18-19, venue TBD, San Francisco, CA

Over the past 10 years, the role of the CFO has evolved significantly. CFO's are now expected to make strategic judgments on all aspects of the business.

These conferences discuss the role of the modern CFO, maximizing growth, finance technology and innovation, financial leadership and culture, forecasting in fluctuating markets and financial risk, challenges and opportunities.

• Speakers include representatives from Bose, Heineken, L’oreal, and many more.

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March 7-8 - #CFOEast

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October 18-19 -#CFOWest


Chicago Financial Institutions Conference 2018

April 5-6, at the University Club in Chicago, IL

Held by the Department of Finance and the Center for Financial Services at DePaul University the Financial Institutions Conference will bring together researchers from around the world to foster a dialogue on important issues in the financial services industry. Following the conference, on March 30-31, attendees are invited to join the 9th Annual Risk Management Conference with financial service professionals, which is co-sponsored with the Supervision and Regulation Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Together, these two conferences offer a unique opportunity to connect theory and practice.

A list of possible session topics includes:

• Community banking, relationship lending, and small business finance

• Competitive issues and corporate governance in banking

• Risk measurement and management

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April 5-6


PAYMENTS 2018 – San Diego

April 29 – May 2, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA

Hosted by NACHA, PAYMENTS 2017 marks an important milestone in how those who are driving and adopting innovative payments solutions and practices share information to create common goals that unite progress with clarity of purpose. This unique conference experience encapsulates the players and thought-leadership that are setting the agenda for the future, and propels industry dialogue forward to ensure the continued strength and integrity of the ACH Network and the U.S. payments ecosystem, and their responsiveness to the customer.

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April 29 – May 2


APP2P Conference and Expo 2018 - Orlando & Las Vegas

May 20-22, at Disney's Contemporary Resort in Orlando, FL - Spring Conference

November 12-14, at Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV - Fall Conference

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 advance connections in your career and benefit by:

• Customizing your conference experience

• Obtaining certifications

• Enhance strategies and discover new solutions

• Finding the right tools

• Networking with peers

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May 20-22 - Spring Conference

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Nov 12-14 - Fall Conference


FINRA Annual Conference 2017 - DC

May 21-23, at Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC

Stay current on rules and regulations in settings designed to promote timely learning and sharing with peers, regulators and other financial services professionals. FINRA Conferences and educational events are ideal for compliance and legal professionals, supervisors, branch and main office staff, IT and operations professionals, and others in the financial services industry.

• Get the latest regulatory updates from FINRA and other regulators

• Learn new perspectives from leading industry practitioners

• Hear a wide range of industry, government and regulatory speakers

• For newer compliance professionals - attend the popular Back to Basics Compliance (B2BC) Program

• Network with regulators and peers during an opening night reception at the Smithsonian American History Museum

• Earn CLE, CPE, and CRCP credits

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May 21-23


Money 20/20 Conference 2018 – Las Vegas

October 21-24, at the Venetian Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV

Money20/20 is the world’s largest marketplace for ideas, connections and deals in Payments and Financial Services. It’s where leaders – representing every sector of the industry – come to seize new business opportunities, strengthen partnerships and discover the latest disruptions.

With 11,000+ attendees, including more than 1,700 CEOs & Presidents, from 4,500 companies and 85 countries, expected at our 2017 U.S. event, Money20/20 brings together the who’s who of an industry that’s revolutionizing the future of money.

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October 21-24


AFP Annual Conference 2018 - Chicago

November 4-7, at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, IL

The Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) Annual Conference is a great opportunity to break boundaries and meet with over 6,500 treasury and finance professionals in order to:

• Expand scope and enhance focus

• Discover unexpected connections

• Create valuable insights

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October 18-19 -#AFP2018

Whether you are considering financial professional conferences as an opportunity to get a fresh perspective or just to allow you 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 enhance your 2018 and beyond.

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