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Robin Roberts, Fareed Zakaria to Keynote AFP 2019 Annual Conference in Boston

AFP 2019, the most important event in treasury and finance, will shine the spotlight on two thought leaders whose insight and wisdom will inspire and inform attendees.

March 21, 2019 -- Bethesda, Md. -- The most important event in treasury and finance is pleased to announce two keynote speakers with much to offer: Robin Roberts and Fareed Zakaria. 

Roberts, an Emmy® Award winner and co-anchor of ABC’s Good Morning America John, will serve as the opening speaker at AFP 2019, October 20-23, in Boston. Zakaria, host of Fareed Zakaria GPS for CNN Worldwide and a bestselling author, will be the Tuesday morning keynote speaker at the annual event.

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Robin Roberts Biography
Roberts began her career in 1983 as a sports anchor and reporter in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. She joined ESPN as a sportscaster in 1990, where she stayed until 2005 when she became co-anchor of Good Morning America. A breast cancer survivor who has become an outspoken advocate for the cancer research community, Roberts is heavily involved with the Jimmy V Foundation for cancer research. In 2012, she was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame and in 2014, she published her memoir, “Everybody’s Got Something,” that reflects on the unexpected journey of her life. 

Roberts will speak to AFP 2019 attendees about the life experiences she gained while covering the lives of today’s top newsmakers. Roberts’ personal experiences have shown that true strength about conquering life’s challenges on your own. Rather, it’s when you accept the help of others that you realize you are stronger together. Delivering a powerful message of perseverance, Roberts is a symbol for bringing your individual circumstances and talents to the table to accomplish great things.

Fareed Zakaria Biography
Since its debut in 2008, Fareed Zakaria GPS has become a prominent television forum for global newsmakers including President Barack Obama, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein and Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi to name a few. A frequent contributing analyst of world events and public affairs to, Zakaria previously served as editor of Newsweek International.

Zakaria will speak to AFP 2019 attendees about navigating the forces of global disruption. From the volatility of the financial markets to the innovation trends impacting the future of work, treasury and finance leaders must be prepared to navigate a rapidly changing, complex landscape. Drawing on his conversations with the top political, business, and intellectual leaders of our time, Zakaria will provide observations into the geopolitical and economic risks impacting attendees, their organizations, and the global economy.  

“I’m so pleased and excited to have such insightful and inspirational leaders at AFP 2019,” 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 October in Boston for inspiration, education and connections. This is the event to enhance your professional skills.”

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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