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The Must Go To Finance Events for AP Professionals in 2020

The editorial team at Medius has compiled a comprehensive list of the must go to finance events for AP professionals to keep up with AP trends and happenings for 2020 and beyond.

We are sharing the most important conferences for finance and AP professionals in 2020. Mark your calendar with this accounts payable event listing to stay up to date with industry trends and insights from the top finance events and accounts payable conferences 2020 has to offer.

Events and conferences are excellent sources for education, industry updates, networking and not least – motivation. Whether you are looking for events to support your professional development or to help boost your team members’ energy and competence this list provides you with the most important accounts payable and finance events for AP professionals to consider in 2020.

Purely AP Focused Events

AP & P2P Conference and Expo

This APP2P event is a biannual conference with a show in the Spring and Fall. Hosted by the Institute of Finance & Management (IOFM), it focuses on accounts payable and procure-to-pay. Attendees at this accounts payable conference 2020 get an in-depth three-day learning experience, including proven best practices and certification opportunities, as well as interactions with tested solutions for the toughest challenges AP professionals face today. 

Date & Location (Spring Show): May 12-14, 2020, Walt Disney World® | Florida

Date & Location (Fall Show): November 16-18, 2020,  The Mirage | Las Vegas NV

Who is it for?: Financial operations executives, AP leadership and their teams 

Agenda Topics Include:

  • Performance Improvement: Using KPIs to Boost AP Efficiency
  • Sales & Use Tax Concepts, Challenges and Solutions
  • The Essential Soft Skills of Leadership

Learn More: https://events.iofm.com/conference-spring/ AND https://events.iofm.com/conference-fall/


 Events for Finance & Fintech

X-Tech 2020: Financial Services and Technology

Annual financial technology and innovation conference focused on providing networking and interactive workshopping between the leaders of finance departments actively engaged or interested in the technological advancements of the industry.

Date & Location: October TBC, 2020 | New York, NY 

Who is it for?: Finance and IT professionals in the financial systems space, Operations & Risk Management Leadership

Agenda Items Include:

  • De-mystifying AI and machine learning: An introduction
  • Technology risk management – providing a better insight to risk and managing the business
  • Advanced technology to detect fraudulent activity 

Learn More: https://www.cefpro.com/forthcoming-events/x-tech/


FINEXT Conference

A platform for the global FinTech sector, with a Spring show taking place in Singapore and the Fall show taking place in the US. This interactive two-day event brings together start-ups and SMEs to network and engage with investors, financial institutions and other stakeholders on the future of FinTech and best practices in today’s industry. 

Date & Location: July 30-31, 2020 | San Francisco CA 

Who is it for?: Fintech Companies and Startups, Investors, Financial Institutions and Banks, Financial Technology enthusiasts 

Agenda Items Include:

  • Fintech & Banking – Bridging the Divide
  • Future of Payments
  • Governments’ Role in Implementing Effective Financial Practices

Learn More: https://finextcon.com


AFP 2020

Throughout the event’s four days, treasury and finance leaders gather to explore emerging technologies, industry trends, and common solutions driving the profession. Attendees should expect to leave better educated on emerging technology terms and buzzwords and inspired to enact digital transformation at their relative organizations. 

Date & Location: October 18-20, 2020 | Las Vegas, NV

Who is it for?: Treasury and Finance Decision Makers

Past Agenda Items Include:

  • How Do You Become a Great Finance Business Partner?
  • Getting Your Data Ready for Primetime
  • Transformational Change: From Principles to Practice

Learn More: https://conference.afponline.org/


ERP Focused Events

SAP SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference

The SAPPHIRE Now and ASUG Annual Conference bring together leaders in the SAP community to share common business challenges and best practices for overcoming them to adapt to an ever-changing, dynamics community. 

Date & Location: May 12-14, 2020 | Orlando, FL 

Who is it for?: Those in the SAP user space, particularly IT managers and executives, Finance and Accounting leaders and Operations 

Agenda Items Include:

  • SAP Global Partner Summit
  • Keynote addresses by both SAP executives and business leaders from some of the most well-known brands
  • A send-off concert to rock the house, premiering Lady Gaga

Learn More: https://events.sap.com/sapandasug/en/home


Dynamic Communities User Group Summit

This conference offers a full expo, multiple networking events and endless learning for users of Microsoft Dynamics ERP systems, including AX/365, NAV and GP. It’s an excellent opportunity for sharing information with peers and staying connected within the Dynamics ecosystem. 

Date & Location: October 6-9, 2020 | Gaylord Opryland | Nashville TN 

Who is it for?: IT Managers, Finance professionals and Business Analysts using Microsoft Dynamics ERP systems

Previous Agenda Items Include:

  • Taming the Beast - How to Learn Dynamics 365
  • Death by Month-End Reconciliation
  • Automated Vendor Invoice Processing with Pre-Connection to D365UG/AXUG 

Learn More: https://na.usergroupsummit.com/home


As hectic as the day-to-day work life may be, it’s essential for AP professionals to make time in their calendars for experiences that can help them grow, learn about current AP trends, and enhance their skills within their field. And this list is only a starting point for the possible finance events you can attend in 2020, and the learnings you’ll glean from wherever your travels take you. 

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