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AFP Treasury Conference 2024

us Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Calendar icon20th Oct 24

Join Mike Richards, Nicole Meyer and Summa Simmons for a session on  “How to Maximize Your Networking Opportunities at AFP 2024”

This interactive workshop is designed for AFP attendees who want to learn how to get the most out of their time at the AFP conference and go home having made the most of this amazing treasury conference.

Whether you are a first-time AFP attendee who wants to learn how to navigate the conference through to an experienced treasury practiotioner who wants to hone their networking expertise and make the most of this once a year event this is the session for YOU!

If you’re at AFP to learn, get noticed, increase your network or see who’s hiring, this session is designed to equip you with the skills to approach each situation with confidence and achieve your personal/professional conference goals.

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Speakers

Nicole Meyer

Founder & Managing Partner, The Meyer Partnership

Nicole Meyer, Founder & Managing Partner – Nicole has over twenty years’ experience in Banking, having spent most of her career at Citibank, her last role as Managing Director, North American Financial Institutions Cash Management Sales. At Citibank, Nicole’s roles ranged from Business Development and Sales Leadership to Implementation Head for e-Banking Solutions to North American Cash & Trade Six Sigma Process Reengineering Head. Prior to Citibank, Nicole worked for The First National Bank of Chicago and Shawmut Bank Boston, in client-facing roles. She started her career in sales at Xerox.

Nicole’s search experience includes hiring senior-level executives for roles ranging from the Global Head of Transaction Banking to the Global Head of Payments, to Heads of Regions and Countries, Heads of Product, Sales, and Service, and Heads of Operational Risk. Her expertise is in the areas of B2B Payments and Liquidity, Digital Banking, Trade/Working Capital/Supply Chain Finance, and Corporate and Commercial Banking. Nicole began her head-hunting career in 2007 at The Rose Partnership in London as Head of the Corporate and Transaction Banking Practice.

Nicole is a frequent speaker at banking conferences and client forums. Nicole is also the host of the professional development podcast, MeyCareers. She speaks most frequently about Skills Assessment, Networking/Branding, Interviewing, Writing Impactful and Metrics-based CV’s/Resumes, Career Transitions, The Gift of Feedback, and How to Work with Executive Recruiters. She has been invited to lead workshops at Deutsche Bank, Bank of America, Zions Bank, JP Morgan, BAFT, EuroFinance, Wharton Business School, Women in Payments (WIP), The Association for Financial Professionals (AFP), and FMA, Financial Management Association.

Nicole has an undergraduate cum laude degree in Economics and French from St. Lawrence University and an MBA with Honours from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She holds dual citizenship with the UK and US.

Summa Simmons

Associate Vice President, Treasury - Victoria’s Secret & Co.

Summa serves as the Associate Vice President of Treasury for Victoria’s Secret & Co. She is responsible for enterprise cash management, corporate finance, capital markets, and financial institution relationship management and likewise serves as Lead for Mosaic, VS&Co.’s African American and Black Associates Inclusion Resource Group.

A seasoned leader, Summa has decades of experience supporting the operational success and strategic initiatives for several major companies, including Cardinal Health, Inc., NiSource Inc., General Electric, and Morgan Stanley. She is a graduate of African American Leadership Academy (AALA) and a deeply engaged civic leader committed to mentorship, workplace diversity initiatives, and the advancement of the Columbus community.

Summa is an engaged board member at The Center for Healthy Families, a non-profit dedicated to offering community and school-based support services for pregnant and parenting youth aged 12-24. She has also contributed her time and expertise to City Year Columbus, an organization committed to keeping Columbus youth in school and guiding them towards graduation. Additionally, Summa has volunteered with VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) and Junior Achievement.

A native of New York, she earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Hunter College and is a certified Treasury Professional (CTP).

Mike Richards

Host
CEO, The Treasury Recruitment Company

Mike Richards is the CEO & Founder of the Treasury Recruitment Company.
Established in 2002, The Treasury Recruitment Company are the only truly Global Treasury Recruitment firm in the world.

Mike regularly speaks at Treasury Recruitment conferences such as the EuroFinance International Treasurers Conference, the Windy City Summit in Chicago and the AFP USA Treasurers Conferences.

In addition Mike also hosts the very popular weekly podcast Treasury Career Corner where he interviews treasury professionals about their careers.

Date and time

Calendar icon20th Oct 24

Location

us Nashville, Tennessee, USA

About this event

Join Mike Richards, Nicole Meyer and Summa Simmons for a session on  “How to Maximize Your Networking Opportunities at AFP 2024”

This interactive workshop is designed for AFP attendees who want to learn how to get the most out of their time at the AFP conference and go home having made the most of this amazing treasury conference.

Whether you are a first-time AFP attendee who wants to learn how to navigate the conference through to an experienced treasury practiotioner who wants to hone their networking expertise and make the most of this once a year event this is the session for YOU!

If you’re at AFP to learn, get noticed, increase your network or see who’s hiring, this session is designed to equip you with the skills to approach each situation with confidence and achieve your personal/professional conference goals.

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain valuable advice from industry experts on how to maximize your networking opportunities at AFP 2024.

See you there!

Full details of the session below:

Session Description

Join Mike Richards, Nicole Meyer and Summa Simmons for a session on  “How to Maximize Your Networking Opportunities at AFP 2024”

Our workshop will help teach you the tools you need to have a fun and productive conference. We’ll talk about setting goals, networking, navigating the room, navigating the session schedule, personal well-being, and the follow up. Learn how to introduce yourself and be memorable, exit a conversation, engage with industry leaders, approach strangers, use social media to your advantage before, during and after the conference, and how to keep track of every connection.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to attend AFP with confidence and with the tools YOU need to make it successful.
  • Learn how to pace yourself over 3 days, attending the best sessions for you, networking effectively and efficiently, tailoring your introduction to the situation and asking for what you want and need.
  • Learn how to do the follow up which is equally important to the conversation. Learn how to be memorable and build advocates for your brand.

Why the Topic Is Important for Treasury and/or Finance Practitioners: 

Attending a conference provides attendees with the opportunity to learn, stay up with trends, connect with people that they wouldn’t otherwise meet, and gain insights into the industry.  It also provides an opportunity to network.  But, most attendees don’t strategize and make good use of this opportunity.

Time management at conferences is at a premium and providing the tools to participate in a more meaningful way will resonate with attendees.

Participants will walk away with a networking toolkit enabling them to raise their internal and external profile and to network more effectively. This session will provide a comfortable setting for identifying what people want from AFP and setting out to achieve these goals at the conference.