May 15-17, 2022 | Disney's Yacht and Beach Resort | Walt Disney World Resort®, FL

Conference Agenda

Our team is working diligently to create the 2022 schedule! In the meantime, feel free to explore what we did in 2021:

Day 1
29 Aug 2021
Day 2
30 Aug 2021
Day 3
31 Aug 2021

Workshops & Certifications

Note:  Pre Conference Workshops and Certification sessions require additional registration and cost. Click here to learn more.

Conference Kick Off

Are you new to the conference, looking for networking or want tips to maximize your time at the conference?  This general session orientation is where you will meet and networking...
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Jess Scheer

Town Hall: The Accounts Payable We Knew is Gone: What’s Next?

The pandemic changed everything for accounts payable professionals. The way they work. The challenges they face. The risks they must prepare for. And the expectations the business has for them....
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Peter Lopes
Nick Kidd
Allen Gracey
Corpay
Esker
Mark Brousseau

Coffee & Networking Break | Exhibit Hall Open

Grab a coffee, explore the exhibit hall and meet our sponsors and attendees.

2021 Changes in Form 1099 Reporting

The biggest change in many decades for Accounts Payable’s Form 1099 reporting was implemented in 2021: the new Form 1099-NEC due January 31 and the major redesign of Form 1099-MISC....
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Marianne Couch
Marianne Couch, J.D.

Be a Better Leader: The Essentials of Conflict Management

Conflict management is a skill that leaders must be able to employ to help foster a positive productive working environment. There is a realization that conflict management should be a...
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AP Benchmarks: What Separates Top Performing Teams From The Rest

Despite automation’s ability to drive efficiencies, most (52%) systems bought in just the last three years are already scheduled to be replaced. Why? It’s not because the technology is inadequate....
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Jess Scheer

How to Roll Out a Successful P-Card Program

We all know that e-payments, such as P-Cards, can drastically reduce processing costs and compliance challenges (1099, unclaimed property, OFAC, etc.), but there are both internal and external roadblocks stopping...
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Judy Bicking

Vendor Master File Fraud Prevention Strategies

How to add authentication techniques, internal controls and best practices to pay the right vendor every time In recent years, I’ve seen cybersecurity go from an afterthought to a very...
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Debra Richardson

Get on Board! How AI and Robotics Help Automate Supplier Onboarding and Reduce Supplier Risk

Session Sponsored by: Apexanalytix Tim Pidgeon, Controller Coordinator Americas for UPS Global Business Services and Akhilesh Agarwal, SVP Global Business Partner Technology Solutions take us through UPS’ touchless solution for...
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Tim Pidgeon
Akhilesh Agarwal

Form W-9 Due Diligence, Illustrated

This new tax compliance session provides real-world answers for the challenges the IRS Form W-9 presents when vendors furnish it to you with conflicting or inadequate information. Step by step,...
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Marianne Couch
Marianne Couch, J.D.

Ask an Expert: Your Leadership Questions Answered

Come with your most pressing AP or P2P management questions to pose to our panel of experienced AP leaders. This free-wheeling, highly-interactive session is routinely rated as one of our...
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Jess Scheer
Judy Bicking

Peer-to-Peer Roundtables

Every year, attendees tell us networking and learning from peers is a highlight of their experience at the conference; during your time at the APP2P conference, we have scheduled peer...
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Operational Best Practices

Judy Bicking, IOFM’s senior trainer and former Johnson & Johnson global AP director, has picked up a lifetime of AP tips, tricks and hacks. Hear what decades of experience sounds...
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Judy Bicking

Intelligent Automation in Accounts Payable – Anywhere You Work

Session Sponsored by Canon   Organizations are threatened by AP processes that cannot keep pace with the “new normal” – new operating models, new ways of dealing with suppliers, and...
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Peter Lopes
Canon

Practical and Tactical Strategies To Minimize Your Unclaimed Property Exposure

Unclaimed property laws function to protect the interests of consumers, while also serving as a notable source of revenue for the states.  With much focus given to audit defense, litigation,...
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Robert Tucci
Jim Sadik

Keynote: Keeping Your Data Safe in a Changing World

As an AP professional, you have access to some of the most sensitive internal and vendor information. As a result, you’re a target for cyberattacks. Do you know how to...
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Alex Hamerstone, QSA, CISSP

AP Benchmarks: What Separates Top Performing Teams From The Rest

Despite automation’s ability to drive efficiencies, most (52%) systems bought in just the last three years are already scheduled to be replaced. Why? It’s not because the technology is inadequate....
Read More
Jess Scheer

Form W-9 Due Diligence, Illustrated

This new tax compliance session provides real-world answers for the challenges the IRS Form W-9 presents when vendors furnish it to you with conflicting or inadequate information. Step by step,...
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Marianne Couch
Marianne Couch, J.D.

Leading with Emotional Intelligence

If you have made the critical decision to take on the role of a leader, and you want to be great at it – it requires an in-depth look at...
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Payment Automation: Building a Plan for Business Growth

Session Sponsored by Corcentric As pressure mounts on accounts payable departments to deliver greater value to the enterprise, they can no longer afford to turn a blind eye to the...
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Corcentric
Brent Kinman

2021 Changes in Form 1099 Reporting

The biggest change in many decades for Accounts Payable’s Form 1099 reporting was implemented in 2021: the new Form 1099-NEC due January 31 and the major redesign of Form 1099-MISC....
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Marianne Couch
Marianne Couch, J.D.

Payment Automation: How to Automate Payments to Improve AP Efficiency, Visibility and Analytics

Sponsored by Corpay Spurred by the need for remote work capabilities, companies today are trying to move from manual processes to electronic vendor payments. Electronic payments seem more efficient but...
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Allen Gracey

The 5 Step Process to AP Automation Success

Automating accounts payable is proven to deliver compelling operational and strategic benefits. But organizations are unlikely to achieve the full benefits of automation without an effective plan for success. During...
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Mark Brousseau

Managing Through Change

The only constant in Accounts Payable is change: regulations change, business need change, vendor needs change, processes change. The ride can be a rollercoaster – scary for most of your...
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Judy Bicking

Best Practices in Automation Implementations

Steve, a former IOFM AP Manager of the Year nominee, is a Financial Operations practitioner, a certified business analyst, and a Six Sigma Green Belt. In his current position at...
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Steve Iannarone

AP/Procurement Friction

The worst kept secret in AP is there is often significant friction with Procurement, preventing the two sides of the Procure-to-Pay process from getting along. This remains true today, despite...
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Jess Scheer

Panel: Future of AP

Five years ago, the majority of AP departments lacked any automation; now, 77% automate at least one of their processes. What will the next five years hold? The tea leaves...
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Jess Scheer
Judy Bicking

Closing Remarks

   
Jess Scheer
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