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Daymond John, Peyton Manning to Keynote AFP 2018 Annual Conference in Chicago

AFP 2018, the most important event in treasury and finance, will showcase two keynote speakers who have reached the pinnacle of business, professional sports and entertainment.

February 6, 2018 -- Bethesda, Md. -- The most important event in treasury and finance is pleased to announce two keynote speakers who have reached the top of their game: Daymond John and Peyton Manning.

John, founder & CEO of FUBU and star of the hit television show “Shark Tank,” will serve as the opening speaker at AFP 2018, November 4-7, in Chicago. Two-time Superbowl champion Manning will be the Tuesday morning keynote speaker at the annual event.

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Daymond John Biography

A highly sought after branding expert, author, consultant and speaker, John created one of the most iconic fashion brands in recent years, FUBU.  In recognition of his contributions to fashion and the face of American business, John has won the NAACP Entrepreneurs of the Year Award and the Congressional Achievement Award for Entrepreneurship and more.

John will speak to AFP 2018 attendees about his own experience as an entrepreneur with no formal business training, going from driving cabs and waiting tables to creating a global fashion empire with retail sales exceeding $4 billion to date and a starring role on one of TV’s most popular shows.

Peyton Manning Biography

Manning, the NFL’s only five-time Most Valuable Player and a 14-time Pro Bowl selection, has earned his place among the greatest quarterbacks in league history as a leader in nearly every statistical passing category. He also graduated from the University of Tennessee with Phi Beta Kappa honors.

A gifted leader who understands how to successfully build teams, develop strategy and overcome adversity, Manning will share real-world leadership tips on becoming a winner by adapting to changing circumstances.

“I’m incredibly proud and excited to have such accomplished and inspirational leaders at AFP 2018,” said Jim Kaitz, president and CEO of the Association for Financial Professionals. “I invite all treasury and finance professionals to join thousands of your peers this November in Chicago for inspiration, education and connections that will transform your career and your organization.”

About AFP®

Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) is the professional society committed to advancing the success of its members and their organizations. AFP established and administers the Certified Treasury Professional and Certified Corporate FP&A Professional credentials, which set standards of excellence in finance. Each year, AFP hosts the largest networking conference worldwide for over 6,500 corporate finance professionals.


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