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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, May 10, 2017


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

Thursday, May 11, 2017


8-9 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.

9-9:45 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.

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.

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

11 a.m.-12 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.

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

1-1:45 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.

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

2-3 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.

3-3:30 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.


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 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: