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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.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

 

6:00 - 7:30 p.m. ---Welcome Reception

Thursday, June 16, 2016

 

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. --- Breakfast Workshop
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.

9:00 - 9:45 a.m. --- Retail Treasury: What Matters?
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 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 areas of focus that retailers find most relevant or want to learn more about.

Field of Study: Management Advisory Services

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore new developing trends in Retail Treasury that impact you directly
  • Understand various treasury developments that retail treasury departments are focused on

Limited to corporate practitioners only.

9:45 - 10:45 a.m. --- Payments Trends for Retailers
What are the best payments options for retailers, and what issues need to be addressed? In light of recent security breaches how does Treasury work differently to combat fraud? Is Apple Pay becoming a permanent standard or are there more disruptors on the way? With EMV liability shift happening this year, 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 regarding data ownership, etc.

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge & Application

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand various alternative payment solutions available to retailers
  • Discuss and identify the development of an alternative payments strategy

Limited to corporate practitioners only.

10:45 - 11:00 a.m. --- Networking Break

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. --- Cash Handling Operations - Store and Back Office Trends
Cash is still a highly accepted tender option for Retailers. 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 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 leads in the process.

Field of Study: Management Advisory Services

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the latest trends in management of store operations and cash handling techniques
  • Identify alternative solutions or products to put in place to make your operations run more efficient

Limited to corporate practitioners only.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. --- Lunch Workshop
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 moderated by Q&A Payment Solutions and AFP.

1:00 - 1:45 p.m. --- Bank Relationship Management and Regulations
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 (Basel III, FBAR, FATCA, Dodd Frank, EMIR, etc.) Discuss technology solutions for tracking bank information in light of recent regulations can improve your operational efficiency across different bank providers as well.

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss how working with your banking partners makes your treasury operations more efficient
  • Learn how other companies manage their bank relationships and develop strategies for doing so

Limited to corporate practitioners only.

1:45 - 2:00 p.m. --- Networking Break

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. --- Liquidity Management and Structure
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 money market funds in light of Money Fund Reform. A focus on capital planning and capital structure will also be shared.

Field of Study: Management Advisory Services

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to manage cash balances in a low interest rate environment
  • Discuss with your peers on alternative solutions for cash investment post any potential announced MMF changes

Limited to corporate practitioners only.

3:00 - 3:30 p.m. --- Recap and Outlook
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.

Field of Study: Management Advisory Services

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the takeaways for the day and the 1 or 2 items you’ll bring back to the office and implement
  • Develop a plan to connect or network with other attendees on topics shared during the day

Limited to corporate practitioners only.

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

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