U.S. Comptroller-General David Walker and Rep. Barney Frank to Address Finance Professionals at AFP's Annual Conference

    Special Sessions Featured on Canadian Content

    BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 19 /CNW/ -- The Association for Financial
Professionals (AFP) is holding its 28th Annual Conference in Boston from
October 21 to 24 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center with featured
speakers including U.S. Comptroller-General David Walker and Representative
Barney Frank (D-MA), Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee.
    The AFP Conference is the most important finance event of the year,
drawing over 6,000 treasury and financial professionals from all over the
world. This 4-day industry event will kick off on Sunday, October 21 at 3:30pm
with keynote speaker business icon Jack Welch, former CEO of GE, and Elizabeth
Vargas, ABC News Correspondent.
    All press should contact Natalia Martinovic at the number above or the
AFP Press Room at 617.954.3460.  Broadcast media should contact the AFP Press
Room regarding accessibility for filming select speakers.
    The Canadian media is invited to attend featured speaker sessions or
individual Canadian sessions including:

    Featured Speakers include:           Canadian Sessions include:
    Monday, October 22                   Monday, October 22
    Executive Institute Breakfast        "Your Treasury Passport - Navigating
    Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA)             the Differences Between Canada & the
    Chairman, House Financial            U.S."
    Services Committee                   8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
    8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

    Erik Lie                             "Canadian Job Market Outlook for
    Associate Professor, University      Treasury and Finance"
    of Iowa                              1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m
    "Backdating Stock Options and
    SEC's Investigation"
    8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

    Tuesday, October 23                  Tuesday, October 23
    Tuesday Afternoon General Session    "Challenges with Derivative Hedge
    David Walker                         Accounting under Canadian GAAP"
    Comptroller General of the U.S.      10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    3:30 p.m.
    For a complete schedule of topics and speakers, visit

For further information:

For further information: Natalia Martinovic of the Association for 
Financial Professionals, +1-301-922-4818 Web Site: http://www.AFPonline.org

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