Ron Shapiro Receives Highest Speaker Rating at the Association For Finance Professionals Annual Conference


Ronald M. Shapiro ranked 1st out of over 400 speakers at the Association of Finance Professionals (AFP) Annual conference this year. Other speakers included CNN senior political analyst David Gergen, 11-time NBA Champion and Celtic legend Bill Russell, and former President Bill Clinton.

The AFP annual conference, held at Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, has been providing world-class education covering current issues to finance professionals for 30 years. This year was the second highest rated in the conference’s history. The AFP annual conference hosted over 6,000 treasury and finance professionals from over 1,500 companies.

Ron Shapiro, Chairman of Shapiro Negotiation Institute, led an educational session on “Negotiation and Influencing Techniques for Getting the Deal Done”, which taught a systematic process to negotiating with suppliers, vendors, customers and peers that helps to maintain an ongoing business relationship long after “the deal is done”.

“Of the over 400 speakers at the AFP Annual conference this year, Ron scored the highest, both for the session and for the individual speaker scores. Ron’s speaker score, on a 5 point scale, was 4.89 and his session scored a 4.83 on the same scale. Extraordinary”. Says Mary Ellen Saunders, the Managing Director of Education & Training Programs for the AFP. Sponsors of the AFP Annual conference include American Express, Barclays, BB&T, BBVA Compass, BMO Harris Bank, BNY MELLON, Capital One, Deutsche Bank, Fidelity Investments, Fifth Third Bank, Planview, PNC, Scotiabank, Skylight Financial, SunTrust, and Wells Fargo.

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About Ron Shapiro
Expert Negotiator, Sports Agent, Corporate Attorney, Educator, New York Times best-selling Author, Civic Leader, and Founder of Shapiro Negotiations Institute, Ron Shapiro has developed his Negotiations philosophy on four decades of deal-making experience. He is best known as having represented more Major League Baseball Hall of Famers than any other agent, including Cal Ripken, Jr. USA Today called Ron “an effective behind-the-scenes negotiator.” His negotiation and influencing techniques have resolved a national symphony orchestra strike, facilitated solutions to human relations problems, and reconciled disputes in government, corporate, and major biotechnology challenges.

About Shapiro Negotiations Institute
SNI is a premier global provider of training and consulting in the following areas: Negotiation, Influencing, Sales Optimization, and Conflict Resolution. The focus of SNI is on maximizing our clients’ ability to create mutually beneficial and profitable long-term relationships with peers, vendors, and customers – both internal and external to the organization. Our success is built on helping professionals at all levels use a systematic approach to get more accomplished, faster, and with a higher degree of effectiveness. By taking over 30 years of lessons learned in real-life situations, we dig into specific industry and client challenges, so our tools and techniques can be used immediately and repeated with precision.

About the Association for Finance Professionals Annual Conference
The Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) serves a network of more than 16,000 treasury and finance professionals. Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, AFP provides members with breaking news, economic research and data on the evolving world of treasury and finance, as well as world-class treasury certification programs, networking events, financial analytical tools, training, and public policy representation to legislators and regulators. AFP is the daily resource for treasury and finance professionals.

For 30 years, the AFP annual conference has provided relevant world-class education that covers a variety of challenges, best practices and issues important to finance professionals. Current topics span from payments to risk management, treasury operations to financial planning and analysis. With an unbiased agenda and an abundance of business networking opportunities, this is the most important event for treasury and finance.

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