The Institute of Finance & Management (IOFM) Invites Accounts Payable Professionals to Network and Collaborate at the Annual Accounts Payable 2013 Conference & Expo

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AP Expo 2013 Takes Place Oct. 21-24 at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas to Focus on Education, Automation, Leadership and Process Improvements for the Accounts Payable Function

AP Expo really is the go-to educational and networking destination for AP professionals nationally.

The Institute of Finance & Management (IOFM), a business unit within Diversified Business Communications, has announced the 12th Annual Accounts Payable 2013 Conference & Expo®: Oct. 21-14, 2013, at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, NV. Attendees who register by June 28, 2013, will save $200 on AP Expo 2013, an event featuring presentations delivered by representatives from several high-profile organizations. Professional education opportunities include the Form 1099 Certification Bootcamp and AP Certification Workshop. At the event, attendees may also take the related certification exams. Information on how to sponsor the AP Expo 2013 is available.

"The AP Expo continues to grow," said RD Whitney, executive director of the IOFM. "Earlier this year, we added a spring event, as well, and testimonials are stronger than ever. The continuing success of this event is very encouraging, and dovetails well with Diversified Business Communications’ recent acquisition of IOFM. AP Expo really is the go-to educational and networking destination for AP professionals nationally."

Presenting at AP Expo 2013 will be accounts payable speakers from organizations of all sizes, who will share the lessons they have learned in improving their own accounts payable practices. Several of these speakers represent well-known companies and institutions, such as Carnegie Mellon, The Home Depot, University of Pennsylvania, MGM Resorts, Ann Taylor Companies, ING, and others.

So far, sponsors of AP Expo 2013 include:

Perceptive Software

    Commerce Bank
    Cambridge Mercantile Group
    AvidXchange, Inc.
    Ariba, Inc.
    Kofax, Inc.
    Direct Insite, Inc.

    Prodagio™ Software
    AOC Solutions Inc.
    Avalara, Inc.
    KnowledgeLake, Inc.
    Data Dimensions
    iPayables, Inc.
    Open Scan Technologies, Inc.

A robust accounts payable agenda drives AP Expo 2013, the only AP membership meeting strictly focused on accounts payable education and practical approaches to automation, leadership and process improvements. On the second day of AP Expo 2013, Andy Core, MS, author of the book “Healthy Motivation,” will deliver a keynote address, “How to Motivate Yourself and Your Staff to Achieve Excellence.”

Additionally, a series of concurrent workshops will take place on the event’s first day:

Emerging Topics in Accounts Payable at Colleges & Universities
Monday, Oct. 21, 9:00am-4:00pm
Kerry Schmidt, APM (with distinction), Director of Accounting Operations, University of Louisville

Get in the Game! How to Build a Winning AP Automation Plan
Monday, Oct. 21, 9:00am-12:00noon
Henry Ijams, APM, Managing Director, PayStream Advisors

Detecting and Preventing Accounts Payable Fraud
Monday, Oct. 21, 9:00am-12:00noon
Chris Doxey, CAPP, CCSA, CISA, Executive Director, IOFM’s Controller’s Certification Program

AP Strategy & Leadership for a Changing Business Environment
Monday, Oct. 21, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Penny S. Weller, PhD, CMA, Global Business Services, North American Practice Lead
The Hackett Group

Ten Critical Success Factors to Launch, Manage and Further Your e-invoicing Project
Monday, Oct. 21, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Susie West, CEO,

How to Clean Up Your Vendor Master File and Keep It Clean
Monday, Oct. 21, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Jon Casher, APM, President, Casher Associates, Inc.

Achieving Today's Accounts Payable Mandate: Get Profitable!
Monday, Oct. 21, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Tom Glassanos, President, Bavelos Group

About AP Expo 2013
Through study of world-class accounts payable departments' best practices, attendees of AP Expo 2013 will learn the latest thinking on how to improve their own operations. The latest tools and approaches to save money and avoid fines will be on display and explored at AP Expo 2013, where accounts payable practitioners will find a climate conducive to advancing their professionalism. There, they will network with and draw inspiration from their peers. To receive up-to-date information on the show, anyone, including AP professionals and organizations whose areas of discipline intersect with the IOFM's, follow @AP_Expo.

About the Institute of Finance & Management
Every year, the Institute of Finance & Management (IOFM) produces the Accounts Payable Conference & Expo by drawing on more than two decades' worth of experience. With highly regarded publications, webinars, training tools and seminars, conferences and more, IOFM—recently acquired by Diversified Business Communications—is the leading resource for information and tools across its many areas of focus: Corporate Financial Management; Accounts Payable; Credit, Receivables & Collections; and Corporate Security & Safety. Publishers of newsletters such as Controller's Report and Managing Accounts Payable, IOFM is a teeming source year round of news, benchmarks, strategic thought and best practices for budgeting and cost control management research.

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