It is with great pleasure that I serve as the next President of the New England AFP for the upcoming year. With the support of a newly expanded board of directors, we will continue to live into the NEAFP mission statement dedicating ourselves to unbiased and relevant content to enrich the professional lives of our existing members while opening exciting doors to new members.
The rapidly changing geopolitical, financial and technology landscape requires our members to be ever more nimble in adapting to the challenges they face in their organizations.
From compliance/KYC and regulatory issues, the looming Fintech changes, and decisions in a low interest rate environment, our members must be on top of their game. We hope you will consider NEAFP as both a source of education for your company and a sounding board for ideas in the marketplace. We want to foster dialogue to expand the opportunity for all our members and hope you will bring your talents to bear to the organization as well.
In 2017 and 2018 we will be looking to broaden our corporate membership through outreach to industries that could benefit from NEAFP membership. In addition, we would like to expand our student and millennial membership to incorporate young minds for leadership development in the NEAFP. We will continue to support our highly successful Regional Ambassador program for regional meetings in Western Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Maine.
We will also continue to offer our fundamental and intermediate full day sessions to cover topics around domestic and international cash management, foreign exchange, risk management, cash forecasting and bank relationship management. We believe these offerings greatly enhance member knowledge for a great value.
We look forward to seeing you at our annual conference at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston in April 18-20, 2018. The conference venue was well received in 2017 and the Seaport District continues to evolve into a vibrant neighborhood.
We hope you will consider becoming a member of the NEAFP if not already. We very much look forward to seeing you at our bi-monthly meetings and conference.
President, New England AFP