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10 Top Finance Conferences for CFOs and Finance Leaders in 2024

As the role of the CFO has expanded to include financial planning and predictions, it’s your job to stay on top of the tools and technologies that can best assist you in achieving these tasks. But economic uncertainty, supply chain disruptions and rising interest rates have made these tasks increasingly challenging.

By attending a finance conference, however, you can meet with fellow financial professionals who can share their experiences on how they’ve overcome these challenges. They can also provide better insights into which technology investments will help you benefit the most from your digital transformation efforts.

Why Attend Finance Conferences?

Finding the right financial conference can help CFOs, A/R managers and financial leaders gain a better understanding of trends in the industry, network with other professionals and learn valuable new skills relevant to their specific roles. In addition, many conferences for finance professionals also allow attendees to gain credits towards continuing education, a requirement for keeping their certifications valid.

Key Topics Covered at Finance Conferences

Financial conferences often discuss issues related to the business such as technological advances, and industry trends, and provide opportunities for professional growth. For instance, they help CFOs and financial professionals develop their leadership and strategic-thinking skills to become more effective in their financial operations.

10 Top Finance Conferences for CFOs & Finance Leaders

We have included a list of top conferences for financial professionals that are targeted to audiences across the entire spectrum, both for a wider audience of CFOs and financial leaders to a smaller audience focused on A/R and procurement professionals.

1. AICPA® and CIMA® CFO Conference

  • Date: April 24–26, 2024
  • Location: Charleston Place, Charleston, SC, and live online
  • Focus: CFOs, C-suite executives and finance directors and controllers

This three-day financial conference allows CFOs and finance executives both in-person and via virtual workshops. This year’s sessions included topics related to changing tax laws, how CFOs can make strategic decisions in the face of current economic trends and market conditions, emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, 5G and event-stream processing (ESP),  and how to attract top talent in your organization.

2. IOFM Fall

  • Date: November 6-8, 2024
  • Location: Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas
  • Audience: A/R, A/P and procurement

The Institute of Finance and Management (IOFM) hosts a bi-annual conference for accounts payable, accounts receivable, and procurement professionals that provides a three-day in-depth learning experience for accounting professionals. This includes nightly networking and after-hour outings that you can’t get during your standard workday. It’s also one of the best places to demo your solution and target the largest group of A/R, A/P and procurement professionals gathered together in one place.

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3. AFP 2024

  • Date: October 20-23, 2024
  • Location: Nashville, Tennessee
  • Audience:  Treasury and finance professionals

Meet new people who can provide you with future professional advice, attend workshops and educational sessions on a variety of topics from capital markets and investments to risk and treasury management. The conference is sponsored by the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP), the professional society dedicated to establishing and administering the Certified Treasury Professional and Certified Corporate FP&A Professional credentials. As a result, attendees can apply the credits gained during the four-day conference towards either CTP or FPAC recertification if they’ve passed the test in 2024.

4. The National Association of Credit Monitoring (NACM)

  • Date: June 9-12, 2024
  • Location: Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas
  • Audience:  Credit professionals

The National Association of Credit Monitoring, or NACM, hosts one of the largest gatherings for credit and A/R professionals. The conference not only offers an opportunity to network and gain insights from other business credit professionals, but also to attend an executive leadership workshop and complete the FSA2 course on credit and risk assessment while at the conference.

5. Money20/20 USA

  • Date: October 27-30, 2024
  • Location: The Venetian Resort and Hotel, Las Vegas
  • Audience:  Financial service innovators

Money 20/20 is dedicated to a broader spectrum of financial professionals ranging from banking and fintech to retail and startups. Topics covered in past sessions include: payment innovation, digital banking, cryptocurrency and regulatory changes. It has featured some of the most influential industry experts, such as Emilie Choe, COO of Coinbase, Dan Schulman, CEO of Paypal, and Ben Horovitz, co-founder and general partner of venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (A16Z).

6. Receivables Management Association International (RMAI) Annual Conference

  • Date: February 5-8, 2024
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Audience: Professionals in receivables management

Whether you’re a debt buyer, originating creditor, collection agency or other professional in receivables management RMAI is the annual networking event for you. The agenda for this year includes opportunities to learn more about how technology is revolutionizing the collections and recovery markets, debt buying, regulation and AI in legal collections.

7. Smarter Faster Payments 2024 – Miami, FL (May 2024)

  • Date: May 6-9, 2024
  • Location: Miami Beach Convention Center
  • Audience:  Professionals in the payments industry

The Smart Faster Payments conference draws a range of professionals, including those from financial institutions, solutions providers and corporations. It offers networking for payment professionals and insights into different topics, including the impact of artificial intelligence in the payments industry, ACH, regulatory changes made in response to the pandemic and other emergencies, risk mitigation techniques and the impact of third parties in cybersecurity.

8. Shared Services & Outsourcing Week (SSOW)

  • Date: May 25-28, 2024
  • Location: Orlando, Florida
  • Audience:  Shared services and global business services (GBS) leaders

Broaden your professional network at SSOW, a European financial conference not exclusive to but highly related to A/R professionals. Its networking opportunities include team building that focuses on women in shared services and tours of how real SSOs work in at AdventHealth, Universal Parks and Resorts, and Diocese of Orlando’s centers.

9. Fintech Talents North America

  • Date: September 18, 2024
  • Location: Convene 237 Park Avenue, New York
  • Audience:  Finance leaders from across the spectrum

Fintech Talents North America offers credit unions, community banks and tier-one financial institutions the opportunity to discuss topics related to how financial institutions and fintechs can leverage innovative technologies to help their customers and organizations with the economic and financial challenges ahead and explore the future role of artificial intelligence, machine learning, open finance, embedded finance and decentralized finance in the industry. Speakers include Amy Young, Director of Global Strategic Partnerships and Financial Services at Microsoft; Supreet Kaur, Assistant Vice President at Morgan Stanley; and Darius Wise, President and CEO at Red Rocks Credit Union.

10. Gartner CFO and Finance Executive Conference

  • Date: May 20-21, 2024
  • Location: National Harbor, Maryland
  • Audience:  CFOs and Senior Finance Executives

As a conference sponsored by Gartner, it should be no surprise that the theme for this year is Autonomous Finance: Driving Transformation to Unlock Enterprise Value. Other topics CFOs and finance executives shared, however, were about their experience leading transformation efforts and change management, improving metrics, reporting and storytelling and optimizing costs.

The Role of Finance Conferences in the Future

As the financial industry embraces artificial intelligence, generative AI, automation and machine learning, conferences will enable financial professionals and CFOs to stay updated on the latest trends in finance and A/R. For example, finance professionals and CFOs will gain insights into how embracing autonomous finance will help their business improve operational efficiency, give them a competitive advantage, enhance the customer experience and transform the A/R team into a revenue-generating center. Your A/R team can also apply insights gained in automated finance by automating your A/R collections with Gaviti’s invoice-to-cash A/R management and automation platform. That includes streamlining and automating accounts receivable, from invoice distribution and collections analytics to cash application and credit management and monitoring.

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