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The Minnesota Association for Financial Professionals (MNAFP) hosts an annual conference that is a critical gathering place for treasury, investment, banking and finance professionals to stay abreast of the latest advances and techniques in their fields. 

Mark your calendars for MNAFP’s 38th Annual Conference - April 28, 2020.  MNAFP will again be hosting the conference at the Saint Paul RiverCentre located in St. Paul, Minnesota.


Keynote Speaker

2020 MNAFP Conference Agenda

2020 MNAFP Conference Speaker Bio's

2020 MNAFP Conference Session Descriptions


This years keynote speaker is Andrew Busch...


Good News: Hope for the Economy!


In this time of economic, political and market turbulence, there is good news underneath the chaos. As the 1st former CMIO for the US government, Andy sees potential for good economic outcomes and solutions coming from the turmoil. He gives your audience a simple, powerful structure to understand a complex world. US trade policy, Federal Reserve interest rate policy and technology are all covered and connected back to your business.

What would it look like if your clients could understand the chaos occurring today to be comfortable with the future? Could they ignore the headlines and focus on their long-term goals? Imagine the impact this would have on your business and future growth. Andy objectively takes your audience out of the current chaos to provide confidence in the economic future.

This program is perfect for:

  • Senior management dealing with economic and trade uncertainty
  • Business leaders assessing future growth and economic opportunities
  • Managers connecting their work to govt. policy, economy and technology

The audience will leave with:

  • A simple, powerful structure to frame big events impacting US economy including Federal Reserve interest rate changes
  • Outlook for US domestic policy like trade and tax
  • Outlook for disruptive technology like blockchain, AI and crypto currencies

Bio for Andrew Busch

Andrew Busch was the first Chief Market Intelligence Officer (CMIO) for the U.S. government at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). As CMIO, he was charged with improving and enhancing the government’s understanding of the markets. Andy provided briefings to White House, US House and US Senate staffers on a wide range of issues including: extreme market volatility, China’s influence on the global commodity markets and the impact of Fintech & virtual currencies on

market dynamics.


Mr. Busch created and directed a new research group, Market Intelligence Branch (MIB), for the agency. As CMIO, his job was to provide objective research on the financial markets to the CFTC, SEC, US Treasury and Federal Reserve. Energy, agriculture, interest rates and technology (Bitcoin, blockchain, AI) were some of the areas of research covered by the team.


In his role as CMIO, he was CFTC Chairman’s liaison to the private sector and met with a wide range of market participants including proprietary trading groups, futures and swaps exchanges and Fintech startups/investors. Mr. Busch led the formation and execution of new channels to attain market research and knowledge as well as distribute this information directly to educate the public and agency. Andy created the first podcast for the agency, “CFTC Talks”, to gain access to a wide range of market participants, top researchers and members from the US and UK governments. Guests included: Nobel economics prize winner Robert Shiller, Dallas Federal Reserve President Rob Kaplan and UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Nick Cook. The program was the most successful in the history of the U.S. government with over 75k downloads in over 90 countries.


Prior to joining the CFTC, Mr. Busch was CEO and founder of a boutique financial markets and policy research firm, Bering Productions, Inc (BPI). Before BPI, he was the Global Currency and Public Policy Strategist for Bank of Montreal (BMO) in Chicago.



Information on Exhibiting and Sponsoring

Exhibiting and sponsoring at the MNAFP Annual Conference is an excellent way to get your company name in front of over 450 treasury management, finance, investment management and banking professionals at one time. As an exhibitor you can demonstrate your new products, services and educate decision makers.


All breaks are held in the Exhibitor Hall to increase networking among attendees and exhibitors. All exhibitors and sponsors will be acknowledged on the MNAFP website and recognized at the conference.


Exhibitor Booth Options:


Standard Booth: 10 x 10-foot booth area and One Complimentary registration: $700 if registered before 12/31/19; $800 if registered after 1/1/20; $900 if registered after 3/1/20.


Premium Booth: 10 x 20-foot booth area and Two Complimentary registrations: $1,800 if registered by 12/31/19; $2,000 if registered after 1/1/20; $2,200 if registered after 3/1/20.


Other Booth attendees: $75 per person to cover lunch and breaks


General Sponsorship Opportunities:


Platinum Sponsor - Above $5,000 ~ Includes Three Complimentary Registrations


Gold Sponsor - $3,000 to $4,999 ~ Includes Two Complimentary Registrations


Silver Sponsor - $1,500 to $2,999 ~ Includes One Complimentary Registration


Bronze Sponsor - Up to $1,499


Branding Sponsorship Opportunities:


Event Mobile App ~ $6,000 (Platinum) NOT AVAILABLE

Conference Bags ~ $4,500 (Gold) NOT AVAILABLE

Notepads ~ $1,500 (Silver) NOT AVAILABLE

Lanyards ~ $1,500 (Silver) NOT AVAILABLE

Pens ~ $500 and 500 pens NOT AVAILABLE


You can find a fillable Exhibit and Sponsorship document here. 



Below are hotels that MNAFP has received a special rate for the conference:


Hampton Inn & Suites

200 W 7th St

St. Paul, MN 55102

Phone: 651.224.7400

Ask for MNAFP Rate

Rate: $139.00


The Saint Paul Hotel

350 Market Street

St. Paul, MN 55102

Phone: 800.292.9292

Ask for MNAFP Rate

Rate: $149.00


Holiday Inn St. Paul Downtown

175 West 7th St

St. Paul, MN 55102

Phone: 651.225.1515

Ask for MNAFP Rate

Rate: $139.00








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