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TV Host Mike Rowe and Author Shankar Vedantam to Keynote AFP 2017 in San Diego

Popular TV star, and host of “The Hidden Brain” book and podcast, headline the biggest event in treasury and finance.

Bethesda, Md. -- Treasury and finance professionals from around the world annually gather at the AFP Annual Conference for insights and inspiration, but AFP 2017 is the first time they’ll hear from someone who made his living getting dirty.

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Key themes at the educational sessions include: business partnering, faster payments, cybersecurity, forecasting for uncertainty, data-driven decision making, building accurate cash flow forecasts, corporate finance, and more.

Mike Rowe, popular television host, narrator and TV show creator will give the opening keynote at AFP 2017, October 15-18, in San Diego, California. Rowe aims to teach treasury and finance professionals about teamwork, efficiency, and the determination to succeed. As NPR’s Social Science Correspondent and author of “The Hidden Brain,” Shankar Vedantam, the Tuesday keynote, explores how behavior and decision making are shaped by hidden psychological factors people rarely stop to consider.

Finance Executives from Fortune 500 Companies to Lead Educational Sessions

AFP 2017 boasts more than 130 corporate treasury and finance educational sessions led by real-world practitioners from such companies as:

  • General Electric
  • IBM
  • The Carlyle Group
  • Nest Labs
  • Mercedes-Benz USA
  • Nordstrom, Inc.
  • T-Mobile USA Inc.
  • Las Vegas Sands Corp
  • Qualcomm
  • The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Slated for sunny San Diego, AFP 2017 will be the place for thousands of treasury and finance professionals to be inspired, learn new practical ideas, and forge connections that will transform their career and their organization.

“Nearly 6,500 corporate treasury and finance professionals will attend AFP 2017 in San Diego, because they know the largest event in the industry is where the best go to get even better,” said Jim Kaitz, president and chief executive officer of AFP. “And with thought leaders like Mike Rowe and Shankar Vedantam offering such different perspectives, attendees will surely go home with unique insights.”

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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