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IOFM’s AP & P2P Conference & Expo Announces Three-day Conference Agenda

The event will take place October 24-26, 2016 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas

IOFM’s AP & P2P Conference & Expo Announces Three-day Conference Agenda

IOFM’s biannual event, the Accounts Payable & Procure-to-Pay Conference & Expo, recently released its agenda for this fall’s conference, taking place October 24-26 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

The three-day event will kick off on Monday, October 24, with seven full-day, pre-conference workshops geared around the topics of procure-to-pay, strategy for controllers, women’s empowerment, compliance, project management, and metrics. Accounts Payable Certification training will also be offered pre-conference. To view the full list of workshops, visit Workshops are an additional fee to the conference.

“The fall 2016 AP & P2P Conference & Expo agenda offers more advanced content than ever before,” said Brian Cuthbert, Executive Director of IOFM. “If you’re looking for a place to focus on leadership strategy, or you’re highly automated, or you’re a controller, you’ll find what you need here at this conference.”

The main conference program will begin on October 24 at 4:15pm with keynote Libby Gill, best-selling author, who will discuss leadership and engagement. Immediately following the keynote, attendees will divide into peer-to-peer roundtable groups to engage in focused discussion with their fellow attendees about topics ranging from ERP system to common issues by department size. The first day will conclude with an opening reception in the exhibit hall from 6:30pm – 7:30pm.

Conference day two is filled with breakout sessions categorized into eight different tracks:

  •     Track A: AP Fundamentals & Best Practices
  •     Track B: P2P Automation Masters
  •     Track C: AP & P2P Automation I
  •     Track D: AP & P2P Automation II
  •     Track E: Shared Services & GBS
  •     Track F: Compliance
  •     Track G: Leadership, Process Improvement, & Metrics
  •     Track H: Leading Strategies for Today’s Controller

Attendees are encouraged to customize their personal schedules between the eight tracks to find a curriculum that meets their needs. Peer-to-peer roundtables will meet again toward the end of day two, immediately followed by a networking reception in the exhibit hall.

The last conference day will feature more breakout sessions in the morning. During the final luncheon, IOFM will present the 2016 Spotlight Awards, recognizing outstanding achievement in Accounts Payable in four different categories: AP Manager, AP Department, P2P Manager, and P2P Department. The winner from each category will be recognized onstage and awarded a trophy. Directly after the awards luncheon, the conference will conclude with three concurrent featured sessions.

Post-conference offerings for fall 2016 include: Accounts Payable Certification training, Procure-to-Pay Certification training, Certified Professional Controller training, and a selection of four workshops focusing on compliance, management, and metrics.

To view the full conference agenda or to register, visit

About IOFM

The Institute of Finance and Management (IOFM) is the leading organization providing training, education and certification programs specifically for professionals in Accounts Payable, Procure-to-Pay, Accounts Receivable and Order-to-Cash, as well as key tax and compliance resources for Global and Shared Services professionals, Controllers and their F&A teams.

IOFM has certified nearly 20,000 financial operations professionals worldwide through its four certification programs. These programs include Accredited Payables Specialist or Manager (U.S. and Canadian specific versions available), Accredited Receivables Specialist or Manager and Certified Professional Controller. The globally recognized AP & AR certifications are available in English, Simple Chinese and Spanish.

IOFM’s membership networks, the AP & P2P Network ( and AR & O2C Network (, feature industry research and best practices, metrics and benchmarking data, policies, case studies, tools, templates, and critical compliance and corporate governance resources. The Institute also produces on-demand e-learning resources including video trainings and web-based seminars.

IOFM hosts industry-leading conferences designed to facilitate continuing education and peer networking. These events include the Accounts Payable and Procure-to-Pay Conference and Expo (Spring and Fall), and the Accounts Receivable & Order-to-Cash Conference.

With a universe of over 100,000 financial operations professionals, growing certification and membership programs, and a keen understanding of the issues and content needs critical to the profession, IOFM is the trusted source of information in the rapidly evolving field of financial operations.

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