Attendees who register for AP Expo 2012 before Aug. 31, 2012, will save $100. Covering AP strategies and tactics, as well as exploring the newest thinking in accounts payable, the AP agenda at IOFM’s AP Expo 2012 will focus on practical approaches to automation, leadership and process improvements. Speakers scheduled to present come from companies such as Gap, Inc., Nordstrom, University of Pennsylvania, Zale Corp., Pacific Gas & Electric, PNC Financial, Quest Diagnostics, Campbell Soup and others. Information is available on how to sponsor the AP Expo 2012, whose first day will feature in-tandem keynote addresses by Former SEC Inspector General H. David Kotz and representatives of powerhouse consumer brand Gap, Inc. and multinational firm ArcelorMittal.
“AP departments’ main objective is to ensure that accounts are paid,” said RD Whitney, chief executive officer of the IOFM and partner at Greenhaven Partners. “Accounts payable professionals always work toward that goal, first. And the path to that goal is punctuated by countless lessons learned. AP Expo 2012 is fortunate to have an expert in these fundamentals speaking to our attendees.”
Keene’s AP University session will train its focus on the basic goal of managing an accounts payable system: ensuring timely, cost-effective and proper disbursement of funds to vendors, suppliers, employees and other payees. Her presentation will explore the benefits and disadvantages of various payment types, best–practices to resolve payment processing issues, factors that influence international payments, solutions to address payment fraud, and circumstances that may call for payment outsourcing.
Keene is a recognized industry expert in treasury management services. She regularly delivers presentations at industry conferences on topics related to treasury management trends and strategies, new product innovations in cash and check processing, positive pay and check fraud prevention, check imaging and project management. Based on deposit market share, BBVA Compass Bank ranks among the top 20 largest U.S. commercial banks and, as well, among the largest banks in Alabama, Texas and Arizona. BBVA Compass has been recognized as one of the leading Small Business Administration lenders and ranked third in American Banker's 2012 reputation study of the leading 30 banks in the U.S.
AP Expo 2012’s sponsors include Corcentric; Kofax, Inc.; IBM; Brainware, Inc.; Ariba Inc.; and Direct Insite, Inc., all at the platinum level, plus a bevy of additional firms at the gold and silver levels. Additional sponsors are welcome. Attendees of AP Expo 2012 will leave the event armed with the professional intelligence they need to improve at their jobs, save money for their departments, avoid fines, and advance in their careers.
About AP Expo 2012
Through study of world-class accounts payable departments' best practices, attendees of AP Expo 2012 will learn the latest thinking on how to improve their own operations. The latest tools and approaches to save money and avoid fines will be on display and explored at AP Expo 2012, where accounts payable practitioners will find a climate conducive to advancing their professionalism. There, they will network with and draw inspiration from their peers. To receive up-to-date information on the show, anyone, including AP professionals and organizations whose areas of discipline intersect with the IOFM's, is welcome to follow the AP Expo 2012 @ap_expo.