TORONTO –– June 21, 2010––The Association for Financial Professionals of Canada (AFPC) welcomes the Toronto, Ottawa and Edmonton chapters of the Treasury Management Association of Canada (TMAC). The three TMAC chapters recently voted to become regional partners of AFP of Canada.
Two of the organizations elected to assume the AFP of Canada global brand, becoming AFP of Canada – Ottawa and AFP of Canada – Edmonton, respectively.
"Treasury professionals in Toronto, Ottawa and Edmonton will benefit greatly from the combination of the services provided through our partnership, including education, networking, and events," said Robert Stanley, Vice-President and Treasurer of Samuel Manu-Tech, Inc. and Chairman of the AFP of Canada Board of Directors. Michael Van Herk, President and Managing Consultant, MVH Management Consultants and President of AFP of Canada-Ottawa concurred by saying, "Ottawa's treasury and finance professionals have much to gain as a result of partnering with AFP of Canada."
In addition to their association with AFP's global brand, the regional partners participate in a gathering of AFP regional association officers for two and a half days of networking and the exchanging of ideas at the annual AFP Regional Officers Meeting to be held next month in Washington, DC. The Toronto, Ottawa and Edmonton chapters join 58 regional associations throughout North America and the Caribbean currently partnering with AFP.
"We are honored to have partners from these important Canadian economic centers among AFP's global network of finance professionals," said Ira M. Birns, CFO of World Fuel Services Corporation and AFP's Chairman.
ABOUT AFP OF CANADA®
Based in Toronto, the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) of Canada is the preferred global resource and advocate for financial professionals in Canada. Its mandate is to raise the stature and visibility of its members through a proven brand of products and services, under the direction of a distinguished board of directors from a wide range of Canadian industries.
The Society of Canadian Treasurers (SCT) is the senior networking branch of AFP of Canada for treasurers or those with senior treasury or finance responsibilities from Canadian companies, crown corporations, governmental departments, and non-profit organizations with revenues in excess of $100 million CAD.
ABOUT AFP® (www.afponline.org/about )
The Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) is the daily resource for more than 16,000 members, providing news, economic research, certification programs, networking events, analytical tools, training, and public policy representation to legislators and regulators.
AFP's global reach extends to over 150,000 treasury and financial professionals worldwide, including AFP of Canada; London-based gtnews, an on-line resource for the treasury and finance community; and bobsguide, a financial IT solutions network.