Fusion 2013 Offers First-Ever Focused Workshops for Leaders, Business Niches

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Event-within-an-event from The Institute of Financial Operations attracts new attendees for intensive, 5-hour sessions in Orlando.

The combination of thought-leadership and industry-specific programming was the perfect way to wrap up a conference rich in educational content and professional networking,

An exciting, all-new offering debuted today at Fusion 2013 in Orlando, the premier annual event of The Institute of Financial Operations. For the first time, the conference offered innovative sessions dedicated to the specific finance and operations needs of key business sectors.

“From automation to outsourcing, fraud prevention to audit preparation, best practices to best-in-class technologies, Fusion 2013 delivers topics that matter most to today’s financial operations professionals,” said Jo E. LaBorde, executive director of The Institute. “This year’s expanded ‘event-within-an-event’ niche offerings were created to add value for our attendees in financial operation positions and specialties that are driving today’s economy.”

Each workshop offered concurrently for professionals working in healthcare, retail, or data capture, or those interested in building leadership skills, includes panel discussions, roundtables, and one-on-one networking facilitated by respected companies in each particular field.

The targeted workshops followed hour-long thought-leadership sessions on business ethics, supervisory skills, and trends in the financial markets and economy. Distinguished speakers from The Institute of Internal Auditors, Finnegan Mackenzie, and Tulane University, led the thought-provoking discussions that were designed to inspire conversation among top professionals.

“The combination of thought-leadership and industry-specific programming was the perfect way to wrap up a conference rich in educational content and professional networking,” LaBorde said.

About The Institute of Financial Operations

The Institute of Financial Operations is a membership-based professional association serving the entire financial operations ecosystem, with a particular focus on the accounts payable and accounts receivable disciplines and the related fields of information management and data capture. The Institute grew out of the merger of four associations: International Accounts Payable Professionals (IAPP), International Accounts Receivable Professionals (IARP), the National Association of Purchasing and Payables (NAPP), and The Association for Work Process Improvement (TAWPI).

Based in Orlando, Fla., with affiliates in the U.S., Canada, and the UK, The Institute serves as a global voice, chief advocate, recognized authority, acknowledged leader, and principal educator for people in financial operations. The Institute has a community of nearly 70,000, which includes 9,000 members and customers, and an additional 61,000 financial operations professionals.

The Institute’s members have access to benefits and leading-edge resources such as the award-winning Financial Ops magazine, a dynamic re-engineered website, educational and networking events, online educational offerings, certification and certificate programs, career resources, and volunteer opportunities. For more information, visit http://www.financialops.org.

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