Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel
50 North 3rd Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Event is restricted to retail or wholesale corporate practitioners.
6-7:30 p.m. ---Retail Welcome Reception
8:15-9 a.m. --- Continental Breakfast
9-9:45 a.m. --- The Latest Retail Treasury Trends
We will start the day with this session to discuss the important topics on the minds of retailers and what’s important to the projects they are working on. This session will help set the agenda for the rest of the day in terms of steering our discussion towards the topics that retailers want to focus on.
9:45-10:45 a.m. --- Alternative Payments for Retailers
What new forms of payment acceptance tools are being deployed both online and in the stores at POS? Are people using Pay Pal or Square? How about Google Wallet? Although there may be legal issues with data ownership, what are the options to consider. And there is a plethora of other options in the wings.
10:45-11 a.m. --- Networking Break
11 a.m.-12 p.m. --- Cash Handling Operations - Best Practices and Latest Trends
In this session discuss what the latest trends are in armored car service, virtual vault services, and deposit tracking. Hear from your fellow retailers on their pickup schedules, change orders and cash room operations process. Much of the focus will be spent on treasury’s impact to the cash handling process within the organization.
12-1 p.m. --- Networking Lunch
1-1:45 p.m. --- Working With Your Banks
Learn how other retailers differentiate and segment their banking providers, structure their bank group for both strategic and operational needs along with managing multiple small relationships that aren’t part of their bank credit group. Discover how technology such as eBam—and modifying bank documentation to streamline the account setup process—can improve your operational efficiency across different bank providers
1:45-2 p.m. --- Networking Break
2-3 p.m. --- Liquidity Management for Retailers - Post TAG
Share with your peers some of the challenges around cash forecasting, how you’ve overcome them, tips on making forecasting a better process, new/different technologies implemented to help. We will also discuss investment options, alternatives to bank deposits and money market funds. A focus on capital planning and investment will also be shared.
3-3:30 p.m. --- Review and Outlook
Discuss what was learned during the day—the challenges that lie ahead and where you plan to focus your efforts for the coming year.
CTP/CCM Recertification Credits
The AFP Retail Roundtable is approved for 6 CTP/CCM recertification credits. Credit is earned at the rate of one credit per 50 minutes of treasury/cash management or finance-related session time, including questions and answers.
The Association for Financial Professionals is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), as a sponsor of continuing 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 addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN 37219-2417. Website: www.nasba.org