Motivational Speaker Andy Core to Deliver a Keynote Address at 12th Annual Accounts Payable 2013 Conference & Expo Taking Place This October in Las Vegas

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The Institute of Finance & Management's Event Is an AP Membership Meeting Focused Strictly on Education, Automation, Leadership and Process Improvements for the Accounts Payable Function

AP Expo is designed to give attendees the knowledge they need to make accounts payable strategic.

The Institute of Finance & Management (IOFM), a business unit within Diversified Business Communications, has announced that motivational speaker Andy Core, author of "Healthy Motivation," will deliver a keynote address at the 12th Annual Accounts Payable 2013 Conference & Expo®: Oct. 21-14, 2013, at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, NV. Drawing on the contents of his book, "Healthy Motivation," Core, named a “Top 5 Global Speaker 2012” by Speakers Platform, delivers keynotes nationwide that focus on remaining at once healthy and motivated.

"Andy has been a keynote speaker for us previously, and we are pleased to have him back at AP Expo," said RD Whitney, executive director of the IOFM. "His talks never fail to motivate, and accounts payable professionals always benefit from motivation. We strive, every year, to send attendees home with the will and drive to excel. AP Expo is designed to give attendees the knowledge they need to make accounts payable strategic."

Attendees who register by Friday, June 28, 2013, will save $200 on AP Expo 2013. Professional education opportunities there include the Form 1099 Certification Bootcamp and AP Certification Workshop. At AP Expo, attendees will be able to take the related certification exams, as well.

Winner of Arkansas’ "2005 Outstanding Individual Leadership in Fitness Award" and voted one of that state's top 40 business and political leaders under 40, Core is co-host of the PBS affiliate program "Fighting Fat" and a columnist for several niche publications that cover the connections between health and motivation. Others presenting at AP Expo 2013 will be accounts payable speakers representing well-known companies and institutions, such as Carnegie Mellon, The Home Depot, University of Pennsylvania, MGM Resorts, Ann Taylor Companies, ING, and others.

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. AP Expo 2013 welcomes Platinum Sponsor Perceptive Software, as well as a long list of sponsors at the Gold and Silver levels, too. Information on how to sponsor the AP Expo 2013 is available.

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, sharedserviceslink.com

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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