AFP Edmonton works hard to provide events that are of interest to finance and treasury professionals.  If you have an idea for a future event please contact us and we will try to accommodate your request.


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Upcoming events

    • 18 Jun 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 17 Sep 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Webinars

    It has been three whole months since COVID-19 took over our lives and changed how we do everything! The virus brought to a sudden halt all events and gatherings and, as a result, effectively ended our 2019-2020 luncheon series.

    We are still very dedicated to bringing value and education opportunities to our members and have some exciting news!

    First of all, in light of the impact to our schedule and on our members' budgets, we are extending all base memberships through to June 2021. If you are currently a member, your only costs will be for any actual events you might attend. If you are not currently an active member, you will soon be able to sign up at zero cost for this year. Please note that membership fees will apply at renewal in the summer of 2021 so be sure to allocate that in your budgets.

    Secondly, We are proud to announce an amazing collaboration with other AFP/TMAC organizations across Canada and are pleased to offer, free of charge, a number of upcoming webinar events and presentations. I'd like to give a big shout out to AFP chapters in VancouverCalgaryOttawa, and Montreal as well as TMAC Toronto who have all come together to support treasury events and education in this time. We are hopeful that this is the beginning of a long lasting and strong national presence. 

    Thirdly, The AFP Edmonton AGM and elections will be held in the autumn. We are looking for a number of people to join the board and to bring fresh energy and ideas and to support our collaboration with the other Canadian chapters. If you have an interest in leadership and want to help strengthen the Treasury and Finance Community in Edmonton, we want you. Interested parties can email to get the process started.

    We have also lined up Todd Hirsch of ATB to kick off our season in September. We hope to have this event live, but will host it as a webinar if conditions do not allow for a luncheon.

    Finally, a full rundown of exciting upcoming events!

    Event 1 - Operational Excellence - June 18th, 2020 

    AFP Montreal is hosting Professor Jean Harvey, who will speak on Operational Excellence. 

    Register at:

    The presentation will touch on fundamental themes and basic principles, including: 1) Organizational culture, 2) Change management, 3) Rigour, 4) The method, 5) Agility, 6) Experimentation, and 7) Double loop learning.

    Event 2 - What Treasury Learned from COVID-19 - June 22nd, 2020 

    TMAC Toronto and Kryiba will host a Treasury Panel – 2020 Hindsight: What Treasury Learned from COVID-19.

    With the initial shock of COVID-19 in our rearview mirror, Treasury groups across the country are reflecting on the lessons of this crisis. Join us for a panel discussion with corporate practitioners as they shed light on lessons learned and how they’re prepared to weather a potential second wave.

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    Event 3 - SWIFT Update - Week of July 13th, 2020

    You are invited to a free conference on July 15th, 2020 at 12:30 pm.

    Registering required. Please register here.

    The SWIFT team will present selected topics that target both Corporate and Financial institutions representatives in order to improve their understanding on the tools offered by this global organization as well as update regarding ongoing initiatives.

    Presented by AFP Montreal and in collaboration with other Canadian chapters


    Raymond Cho

    Maria Tolia Christopher Ritz


    Raymond Cho
    Ray Cho leads the North American Business Development team at SWIFT, which includes coverage of corporates, financial institutions, and partners.  

    Prior to SWIFT, Ray oversaw strategic initiatives for the Chief Commercial Credit Officer at Capital One.  While at HSBC, he managed the US Regional Bank Client Coverage team within the Financial Institutions Group where he had oversight for strategy, credit, and risk management.  Ray has also managed client portfolios at Standard Chartered Bank and has held a variety of transaction banking and finance roles in the banking industry. Ray holds an MBA from the University of Virginia and a BS from Binghamton University.

    Maria Tolia
    Maria Tolia is a Regional Account Manager in SWIFT's North America Business Development team with responsibility for building and maintaining relationships with corporate customers and strategic partners.  

    Maria joined SWIFT in 2014 and has held a number of roles in Business Development working with clients across the Americas and UK region.  Prior to joining SWIFT, Maria was an International Banker at several financial institutions in Latin America with responsibility for banking, credit, and relationships with Fortune 500 companies, high net worth individuals, and regulators in numerous jurisdictions.  Maria earned her BA in International Relations and a Diplomate in Financial Risk Management from the Universidad de Panama.

    Christopher Ritz
    Christopher Ritz is a Regional Account Manager at SWIFT with a focus on corporate clients. 

    Most recently, he was a Customer Engineer where he worked with clients to consult and design technical solutions while resolving complex technical inquiries. Prior to SWIFT, Christopher was a Systems Administrator for Unisys Federal where he managed a data center, built servers, and maintained a demonstration center as well as a test lab.  Christopher holds a Bachelor's Degree from George Mason University and is currently working towards his MBA at Western Governors University.

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    Event 4 - Bloomberg and Credit Risk - Time TBD

    As a consequence of the earnings upheaval caused by the pandemic, corporations have focused more resources to understand the heightened credit risk with their vendors and clients.

    Bloomberg has modeled a real time understanding of how to think about this risk and have an expert speaker on the topic.  With the ongoing uncertainty in credit markets and corporates finding it essential to have rigorous real time credit analytics by their side to navigate these markets, we think it could be timely to consider.

    Register at: Details and Link coming soon

    Event 5 - Todd Hirsch, VP and Chief Economist, ATB

    Thursday, September 17th, 2020

    Todd will speak on the state of the economy and share his insights into what is occurring in Alberta! Details will follow closer to the event.

    Register at: Details and Link coming soon


    Dustin Meyer

    President, AFP Edmonton
    On behalf of the AFP Edmonton Board of Directors

Past events

27 Feb 2020 State of the Insurance Industry
05 Dec 2019 2019 Charity Mixer - Christmas Bureau
14 Nov 2019 Tax Planning and Dispute Resolution
24 Sep 2019 Mergers and Acquisitions
18 Jun 2019 Annual General Meeting and Wine Tasting
21 May 2019 Design Thinking
25 Apr 2019 Leading Transitions in Your Team
25 Apr 2019 AFP 2019 Spring Series
07 Mar 2019 Alberta Economy 2019: One Thing That Matters a Little, and Five Things That Matter a Lot
06 Dec 2018 Christmas Bureau Charity Mixer
20 Nov 2018 Local Perspective on Global Market
18 Oct 2018 An Update on Modernization
18 Sep 2018 Understanding and Leveraging Blockchain in Treasury and Finance
14 Jun 2018 2018 Annual General Meeting: Mercer Tavern
15 Mar 2018 Managing Climate Risk & the Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy
25 Jan 2018 2018 Horizons Speaker Series (Two Events)
25 Jan 2018 Edmonton’s Economic Outlook
06 Dec 2017 2017 Member Appreciation Event: Brewster’s
15 Jun 2017 Call for Nominations and Annual General Meeting
24 May 2017 What Does Sustainability Mean for Business?
23 Mar 2017 2017 Member Appreciation Event: Mercer Tavern
21 Feb 2017 Rebuilding Alberta’s Economy in 2017
31 Jan 2017 US and Canadian Growth Prospects
31 Jan 2017 2017 Economic Speaker Series (Two Events)
14 Dec 2016 Member Appreciation Event: Craft Beer Market
17 Nov 2016 Association Cyber Risk and Risk Transfer
27 Sep 2016 Managing Through Change
15 Jun 2016 Annual General Meeting: Art Gallery of Alberta
19 May 2016 How Lower Oil Prices are Steering Edmonton’s Housing Markets
21 Apr 2016 The Current Alberta Downturn: is it 2008-09 or 1982-89?
22 Mar 2016 Member Appreciation Event: Beer Revolution
20 Jan 2016 Leadership During Turbulent Times
10 Dec 2015 Member Appreciation Event: Mercer Tavern
19 Nov 2015 Alberta’s Economic Outlook
16 Jun 2015 Annual General Meeting: CRAFT Beer Market Around the World Ex-Beer-ience
13 May 2015 What’s New and Exciting in Edmonton!!!
18 Mar 2015 Alberta Economy 2015: Who should worry… and who shouldn’t?
22 Jan 2015 Understanding the Current & Future Employment Market for Finance Professionals
09 Dec 2014 Member Appreciation Event: Mercer Tavern
19 Nov 2014 Lessons Learned from a Large Banking System Installation
23 Oct 2014 Standard & Poor’s Rating Services- Credit Trends in Canada’s Oil and Gas Sector
24 Sep 2014 The City of Edmonton: Then and Now – Economic Development Plan 1990’s to Today
25 Jun 2014 Annual General Meeting: Yellowhead Brewery - Premium Brewery Tour and Tasting
20 May 2014 Where Are We Going From Here? An update on the Edmonton Real Estate Market
19 Mar 2014 FX Derivatives for Corporates
27 Feb 2014 Elephant in the Room - Hazards unique to high net worth individuals
29 Jan 2014 The Changing Asset Backed lending landscape in Canada
09 Dec 2013 2nd Annual AFPC-E Christmas Bureau Silent Auction
27 Nov 2013 Economic Update and Outlook for Alberta
30 Oct 2013 Unification of the Accounting Profession in Alberta and throughout Canada
25 Sep 2013 Evolution of Local Boy’s Success Story
17 May 2013 Spring Fundamental and Technical Outlook: A Changing Landscape
17 Apr 2013 International Trade Finance
20 Mar 2013 Public-Private-Partnership (P3) Financing
21 Feb 2013 Get to the Next Level – A Learning-based Approach to Strategic Planning
29 Jan 2013 The Boiling Frog Dilemma: Saving Canada from Economic Decline [FREE FOR MEMBERS]
11 Dec 2012 "The Christmas Bureau" Silent Auction
28 Nov 2012 The Character Triangle
17 Oct 2012 Building Financial Literacy in Alberta Youth: A Case Study
12 Sep 2012 Alberta and Energy: Leadership for a Prosperous Future
19 Jun 2012 AFPC Edmonton Annual General Meeting and Wine Tasting Event
02 May 2012 EPCOR’s Recent Acquisition in The United States
21 Mar 2012 Business Etiquette: The New Rules in a Digital Age
29 Feb 2012 Insights on Canadian, US and Global Economies
17 Jan 2012 Hockey Canada - Managing the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championships
06 Dec 2011 Alberta’s Economic Outlook
18 Oct 2011 Sovereign Rating Trends
28 Sep 2011 Global Market Turmoil – Extreme Currency Volatility and Strategies to Manage the Associated Risks
09 Jun 2011 Annual General Meeting/Cocktail Reception
17 May 2011 Spring Economic Update 2011
28 Apr 2011 Trends Changing the Landscape of Interactive Entertainment
16 Mar 2011 The EPCOR Strategy
31 Jan 2011 The Economic Impact of Edmonton’s New Arena
09 Dec 2010 The Role of the Oil Sands
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