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Review this year's Schedule at a Glance to see how this year's Retail Roundtable can give you a different perspective to bring back to the office.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

 

6-7:30 p.m. -- Retail Welcome Reception (Hartman Gallery on Lobby Level)

Thursday, May 11, 2017

 

8-9 a.m. -- Breakfast Workshop (Salon C on Ballroom Level)
Sponsored by Q&A Payment Solutions

Attend the breakfast workshop conducted by the sponsor to learn about best practices regarding cash handling in store operations. Discuss with fellow retailers ways to better handle cash and learn about the latest technologies. Workshop will be moderated by AFP.

9-9:45 a.m. -- Retail Treasury: What Matters? (Salon E on Ballroom Level)

We will start the day with this session to discuss the important topics on the minds of retailers and what’s relevant to the projects and challenges they are working on. This session will help set the agenda for the day in terms of steering the discussion towards areas of focus that retailers find most relevant or want to learn more about.

9:45-10:45 a.m. -- Payments Trends for Retailers (Salon E on Ballroom Level)

What are the best payments options for retailers, and what issues need to be addressed with them? In light of recent security breaches and EMV rollout, does Treasury work differently to combat fraud? Is there a new standard in mobile/NFC or are there more disruptors on the way? Has the dust settled with EMV liability shift being implemented? What are the plans for retail payments-should the focus be on leapfrogging to new forms of payment acceptance tools or are other options out there? Also, what legal issues need to be considered with these changes.

10:45-11 a.m. -- Networking Break (Salon C on Ballroom Level)

11 a.m.-12 p.m. -- Cash Handling Operations - Store and Back Office Trends (Salon E on Ballroom Level)

Cash is still a highly accepted tender option for Retailers in an environment where brick and mortar stores are closing. Discuss and debate the latest trends in armored car service, vault services and deposit tracking in light of these trends. Hear from your fellow retailers on their store pickup schedules, change orders and cash room operations process that balance cost and efficiency. Much of the focus will be spent on treasury’s role in the cash handling process within the organization and where Treasury assists and leads in the process.

12-1 p.m. -- Lunch Workshop (Salon C on Ballroom Level)
Sponsored by Q&A Payment Solutions

Attend this interactive lunch workshop conducted by Q&A Payment Solutions to learn about best practices for retail treasury. Topics to be discussed will depend on the latest trends and challenges for retail treasury professionals. Workshop will be led by Q&A Payment Solutions.

1-1:45 p.m. -- Bank Relationship Management and Regulations (Salon E on Ballroom Level)

Learn how other retailers work their banking providers and mange through the many regulations impacting treasury departments. A focus on structuring bank group for both strategic and operational needs, along with managing relationships that aren’t part of a bank credit group. A look into the regulations impacting retail treasury will also be discussed (KYC, AML, FBAR, etc.) Plan to discuss technology solutions for tracking bank information in light of recent regulations and improve your operational efficiency across different bank providers as well.

1:45-2 p.m. -- Networking Break (Salon C on Ballroom Level)

2-3 p.m. -- Liquidity Management and Structure (Salon E on Ballroom Level)

Share with your peers some of the challenges around cash positioning and forecasting, how you’ve overcome those challenges, offer tips on making forecasting a better process and new/different technologies implemented to help. Will also include a discussion on investment options, alternatives to bank deposits and investing post money fund reform. A focus on capital planning and capital structure will also be shared.

3-3:30 p.m. -- Recap and Outlook (Salon E on Ballroom Level)

Discuss what was learned during the day—the challenges that lie ahead, the important takeaways to bring back to the office, and where your focus will be in the coming months.

CTP

CTP/CCM Recertification Credits
The AFP Retail Roundtable is approved for 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.

cpe

CPE Credit
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