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  • Growing Together as a Team

    Aug 19, 2016
    Given that we spend considerable time with our departments, building stronger interpersonal relationships and a sense of comradery is invaluable towards strengthening your finance or treasury team. My professional mentors ingrained in me the importance of growing a department as a Team and not just as individuals. The AFP Annual Conference provides an opportunity to do just that, to build and strengthen your team.
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  • DHL’s Project Implementation Game Plan

    Aug 11, 2016
    E-Commerce is growing around the globe at a tremendous rate and this sector figures prominently in DHL’s five year plan. The treasury group was tasked with evaluating payment technologies, partnering with our various divisions, and developing a strategy to support the e-Commerce collections.
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  • Making a Difference Since 2008

    Aug 05, 2016
    You’re on your way to a small, uninhabited island. To “clean it up”. You’re thinking, easy. It’s small, uninhabited. How much garbage could there be? You’re on a 3 to 4-hour adventure. A nice mid-morning cruise on the ocean? Certainly not what you expected when you signed up for this AFPAware event.
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  • Flurry of Activity in the AFP Exhibit Hall

    Aug 05, 2016
    Take advantage of the situation. The AFP Exhibit Hall is there for you to meet with as many vendors as you can in a short amount of time. Think of it as speed dating for treasury and finance.
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  • Meet Dave Gray

    Aug 05, 2016
    I am most excited about presentations focused on key business drivers & executive presentations. One of the challenges the FP&A function faces is measuring too much; often things that don’t truly drive shareholder value.
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  • An Unexpected Experience

    Jul 19, 2016
    My wife, the musician, asked me recently why I go to the AFP Annual Conference, which was an odd question for her wedged between please pick up our daughters at school and did you take the trash out. Without thinking I rattled off the normal litany of staying fresh with financial industry practices, networking with colleagues and picking up credits all in an environment that is unique and dynamic.
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  • Executive Agenda: Can’t-Miss Sessions for Senior Leaders

    Jul 18, 2016
    If you know me, you know I live and breathe the Executive Institute (EI). But there are sessions outside of EI that are very relevant to what executives are facing. You really should check them out, but be sure to come back to EI.
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  • Fast is the Focus for 2016

    Jul 11, 2016
    This year is going fast and that seems to be a key word in the finance industry - FAST! We are all hearing talk about faster payments - faster ways to make payments, to receive payments, to process payments. However, I'm not convinced that we are all in agreement to just what exactly "faster" means!
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  • Does Your LinkedIn Profile Measure Up?

    Jul 05, 2016
    LinkedIn is the third largest social media platform in the world and nearly every professional has a profile and connections. In fact, professionals sign up at a rate of more than two new members per second. You’re probably one of these people. So how effective is your profile?
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  • Activity and Innovation Lead Payments Track

    Jun 27, 2016
    The process of selecting sessions for the Payments Track for the 2016 AFP Annual Conference is complete. It is amazing to think it all starts almost as soon as the doors to the previous conference close.
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  • It’s a Wrap: FP&A Track is Ready to Go

    Jun 21, 2016
    Here’s the news: FP&A is the first track to be completed with all sessions accepted and done. The conference team sent me a nice note letting me know I won a complimentary registration to conference. Lucky me!
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  • To Go or Not To Go? A CFO’s Dilemma

    Jun 14, 2016
    As a CFO thinking about attending my very first AFP Annual Conference, I figured attending the event would be a good way to maximize the effectiveness and the efficiency of my search for two important pieces of information: (1) a data analytics and visualization tool and (2) more info on a best in class rolling forecasting process/tool. I could, in one place, over a two and half day period, see how the different tools and services work, do some quick pro/con, compare/contrast, see some demos, and get some back of envelope estimates and some current user feedback.
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  • Learning with Business Results in Mind

    Jun 07, 2016
    Most professionals I know love attending conferences. There’s something inherently exciting about being in a different city, meeting new people, expanding your network and exchanging best practices and ideas with peers in your field. Often times, attendees approach conference with a specific goal in min. If you are looking to spend significant time exploring a particular topic, you may want to consider a specialized pre-conference program.
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  • Surround Yourself with Inspiration

    May 26, 2016
    So you want to spark discussion and change in your company? Look no further than the newest learning experience at the AFP Annual Conference, the AFP Innovation Series. These 30 minute, quick-paced discussion sessions are led by your peers and focus on innovative solutions to common challenges.
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  • Out of Your Comfort Zone Opportunities

    May 23, 2016
    This isn’t your typical ballroom reception with a stage and quartet band for background music. AFP welcomes you in style and with options that offer much livelier entertainment including five different themed venues. Whichever you prefer, you’ll be able to bond with colleagues over a plethora of activities at this exhilarating outdoor block party!
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  • Fellow Finance Professionals

    May 06, 2016
    Fellow finance professionals, we got this. Thinking about all we've been through, there is one thing I know for sure. We can handle it. But let's be honest with ourselves. Sometimes it's just nice to have some help.
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  • Enhancing Conference

    May 03, 2016
    Orlando will have many new offerings to help you better engage with and learn from your fellow attendees. Hear what you can look forward to.
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  • Creating the Treasury Track

    May 03, 2016
    The AFP Annual Conference educational session process all starts by assembling an overall conference task force of corporate practitioners who have unique insights that yield unique experiences. Our task force is then divided into a smaller sub groups. For the last six years I’ve led the group creating the Treasury Management track...
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  • Welcome to the Sunshine State

    Apr 26, 2016
    Your Orlando experience doesn’t just start when you get there, it actually starts well before; let’s take the airport for example. The group atmosphere at an Orlando gate in any airport is usually different from that of other gates.
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  • Through the Looking Glass

    Apr 18, 2016
    Change can be a good thing. If you don’t shake things up every once in a while, you tend to go on autopilot. That’s when you can overlook opportunities and get stale.
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