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MNAFP's 36th Annual Conference – POWERING WHAT'S NEW IN TREASURY AND FINANCE for Treasury and Finance Professionals. Our conference is acclaimed as one of the leading Treasury/Financial Management conferences in the country. Attendees come from across the country to unite through education, collaboration of ideas and dialog between colleagues. Strategize with more than 550 corporate treasury, investment banking and finance professionals at our 2018 Conference.

When: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Where: Saint Paul RiverCentre
175 West Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, Minnesota  55101
United States
Contact: Kathy Grabowski

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minnesota AFP's 36th Annual Conference
powering what's new in treasury and finance

Make Minnesota AFP’s 36th Annual Conference your destination – Powering What’s New in Treasury and Finance on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Join us at the St Paul RiverCentre in St. Paul, Minnesota – Just minutes from the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport.

Our conference is acclaimed as one of the leading Treasury/Financial Management conferences in the country. Attendees come from across the country to unite through education, collaboration of ideas and dialog between colleagues. Strategize with more than 550 corporate treasury, investment banking and finance professionals at our 2018 Conference. Learn about advances in your work world! The 2018 Conference provides you with motivating sessions that accentuate how to boost productivity and profitability for our industry. Our one-day conference will equip you with industry insights you can take back to your office and incorporate instantaneously.

When you join us you will be able to share solutions with your peers and partake in a first class program containing sessions that embody key concerns that are targeted on today’s and tomorrow’s economy. Hear from influential industry speakers who will impart their timely educational programs encompassing 35 sessions within seven tracks, along with our fascinating breakfast/keynote speakers who will challenge you to break through to excellence. You will want to explore some amazing sessions that will transform your world: “Robotics is Real and We’re Living It!” “Back to the Drawing Board-Economic Lessons from this Month,” “How to Manage Treasury in an Era of Disruption” and “Creating an Engaged Workforce.” The sessions range from Basic to Intermediate and Advanced. You can download more information (with the links below):

The professional session tracks offered this year are:
  • Corporate Finance
  • Risk Management
  • Liquidity Management
  • Global Treasury & Tax
  • Payments
  • Treasury Management
  • Toolbox

Our Breakfast Speaker is Fran Zeuli and his session is titled: "Tapping The Power of Creativity and Gratitude On Your Finance or Treasury Team." So many great things happen when we rediscover our creativity and live with gratitude. We’re not just more productive, we also laugh more and are healthier too – the workplace and personal benefits are invaluable. This is of particular importance given the increasing job demands that finance and treasury professionals face each day. Fun Is Good’s Chief Fun Officer will share steps, stories and a music video or two to illustrate how to reclaim creativity and gratitude in these challenging times when most of us are focused on financial results. Fran’s humor, personal experiences, best (and worst) practices and exercises will punctuate the key points of building a fulfilled and successful team.

Minnesota AFP’s 2018 Keynote Speaker is Freddie Ravel. His Keynote address is: "How Treasury and Financial Professionals Achieve the Rhythm of Success." CFOs, Treasurers, VPs of Finance and their banking and financial service providers all have one thing in common—they’re expected to have all the answers for their employees and customers in today’s ever-changing financial markets and economic climate. In the constant demand to drive results, how do they cut through the clutter and noise to forge ahead when such critical information and crucial decisions are hanging over their heads…or when a wrong move can have devastating results?

Freddie shows the solutions to these challenges are within the four major principles of music. Recently commended by Eric Garcetti, the mayor of the city of Los Angeles, for creating a system to “renew the national and international economy,” Ravel’s unique approach of applying music to successful business dynamics takes you on an interactive journey to achieving success and clarity through Melody (leadership), Harmony (collaboration/teamwork) and Rhythm (timing) to achieve the ultimate result—the SCORE (ROI/bottom line) where teams learn how to better listen, engage and achieve collaborative success.

Exhibit Hall
Currently we have 40 exhibitors, and we anticipate more. Many of these exhibitors are new to our conference. Attendees have the opportunity to partner with experienced industry trailblazers and service providers to gather data about an impressive number of products and services aimed to help you manage treasury, cash management, investment and other finance functions. You will want to navigate through our Exhibit Hall to meet exhibitors, as they will be located around the perimeter of the Hall, allowing snacks, beverages, and networking tables to be placed in the center. Our complete list of exhibitors is here.

MNAFP thanks all of the conference sponsors for helping make this event possible. Their financial support enables us to offer such an intriguing conference. Please take time to view our list of outstanding sponsors here.


  • MNAFP will introduce a Mobile App for your ease in obtaining conference information and participating in conference events. This app will showcase our sponsors, exhibitors and sessions. You will also be able to access session handouts, take notes within the app, rate sessions you attend, and obtain timely updates. Watch for more information containing download instructions and app content information when handouts become available in April.
  • Conference insurance is available for those whose schedules are unpredictable. For a nominal cost, your conference fee will be refunded in the event you are unable to attend. More information will be available during the registration process.

                                                                    2018 CONFERENCE PRICING

Early Bird by March 23                                                                   
 $240/$185*  $315/$260*
Regular by April 6
 $290/$210*  $365/$285*
Late after April 6
 $340/$210*  $415/$285*
 *Half day registration - price includes lunch/conference materials.  

Conference policy regarding refunds and cancellations can be viewed here.  For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaints and refunds, please contact our office here. Our 2018 Conference is on course for an expanded audience of treasury and finance professionals in attendance. We hope you will make time for this indispensable and important event.

For more information you can contact Kathy Grabowski via email here.


The Saint Paul Hotel, 350 Market Street, St. Paul, MN  55102 - Please reference the Minnesota Association for Financial Professionals to receive the preferred rate when calling 1-800-292-9292. To book your hotel online click here and use your online code:
180424MNAFP as the group/block codePLEASE REMEMBER TO BOOK EARLY.  

Holiday Inn,
175 W. 7th St, St. Paul, MN 55102 - Please reference Minnesota Association for Financial Professionals to receive the preferred rate. Click here for the registration link.  Phone: 651/225-1515.  


Minnesota Association for Financial Professionals is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:


Minnesota Association for Financial Professionals
P. O. Box 41695
Minneapolis, MN 55441-0695

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