Team Elire had a great time in the beautiful and sunny Orlando, Florida for AFP Orlando 2016! The Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) National Conference is focused on bringing Financial Professionals together to share industry updates as well as best practice and processes, network, and earn credits towards CTP/CCM, CPE or FP&A certifications.
The Team arrived on Sunday, October 23rd, to set up Booth #209, as well as attend the opening key note and Exhibition Hall welcome celebration. The opening Keynote featured experts from various backgrounds, including Doris Kearns Goodwin, author, General Martin E. Dempsey, Chief of Staff, US Army, and Nouriel Roubini, Professor of Economics, New York University. The session “Making Sense of the Global Chaos,” moderated by Political Analyst for CNN, David Gregory, took a look a global issues from a social, economic, and historical lens.
Our team enjoyed a welcome celebration at the Exhibition Hall, complete with celebrity impersonators, music, and happy hour. The night was continued with the bright lights of Orlando City Walk, where our team was provided the opportunity to network with other financial professionals and vendors.
Monday was action-packed with our Subject Matter Experts attending Educational Sessions, and our Partners hosting meetings at the Elire Booth! Team Elire was available during open exhibition hours to share best practices and lessons learned in our Industry-Leading Oracle Treasury Applications Practice.
Elire Experts were available again from 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM on Tuesday. Conference attendees who stopped by the Booth and snapped a picture in Elire Sunglasses posted on social media with #AlwaysSunnyAtElire to be entered to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card. A big Thank You to everyone who stopped by for the glasses and stayed to connect with our team!
The Team enjoyed the Tuesday Keynote, “The Sky is Not The Limit: Lessons from a year in Space” by Captain Scott Kelly. This inspirational keynote focused on Captain Kelly’s thoughts on pushing beyond your preconceived limitations, teamwork, and how to face some of the toughest challenges life can throw at you. Our team left re-energized, and ready to share tips with the rest of our office.
We always like to take time to connect with our clients and show our appreciation. This year at AFP we held a Happy Hour at Itta Bena Piano Bar. Attendees enjoyed their world famous fried avocado bites and cocktails along with great conversation on our Expert Treasury Management Services. We truly appreciate all who attended, and look forward to continuing those relationships.
AFP Orlando 2016 was a huge success! #TeamElire can’t wait to see everyone October 15-18, 2017 for #AFPSanDiego. For more information or to register, go to http://an16.afponline.org/home !