Shaquille O'Neal, Tony Hawk to Keynote AFP 2020 in Las Vegas

|Mar 19|magazine9 min read

BETHESDA, Md., March 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) is hosting the AFP 2020 in Las Vegas October 18-21, 2020. AFP 2020, the most important event in corporate treasury and finance, is elated to announce a powerhouse lineup of keynote speakers: Shaquille O'Neal and Tony Hawk.

Fifteen-time NBA All-Star player and entrepreneur, Shaquille O'Neal, will be the opening speaker at AFP 2020, October 18-21, in Las Vegas. Skateboarding icon and philanthropist, Tony Hawk, will close the event as the Tuesday afternoon keynote.

For more information about AFP 2020, please visit www.AFP2020.org. General housing for AFP 2020 opens March 19 at Mandalay Bay, please visit https://hsg.cmrus.com/AFP2020/Housing/Reservation to make your reservation. For press queries, please contact Melissa Rawak at [email protected].

Shaquille O'Neal Biography
Infamously known by one name alone—Shaq's athletic career spanned two decades, bringing him to an iconic status that earned him sport's highest honors, including induction into the NBA Hall of Fame. In his transition from sports, Shaq has established himself as an influential media personality and businessman, ranking among ''The 100 Most Creative People in Business'' by Fast Company magazine. In addition to being an early investor in companies such as Google, Shaq has managed an increasingly robust personal brand that includes television shows, a shoe line and social media/tech products.

Shaq will speak to AFP 2020 attendees about the power of believing in and investing in yourself. As an athlete and business leader, Shaq is ready to bring his inspiring journey to life in this dynamic conversation. Providing what he dubs "Shaq-isms", Shaq delivers actionable insights—for business and personal life—on being resilient, fostering collaboration, committing to life-long learning and his decision-making process for netting high-impact business outcomes.

Tony Hawk Biography
Tony Hawk began his professional skateboarding career at age 14, and by 16, he was widely considered to the best skateboarder on earth. Today, his adept business skills have allowed Hawk to establish an empire that includes a billion-dollar video game franchise, successful businesses such as Birdhouse Skateboards, Hawk Clothing, and the Tony Hawk Signature Series of sporting goods and toys.

At AFP 2020, Hawk will speak to attendees about maintaining authenticity through difficult decisions. In their role, treasury and finance professionals need to maintain their own authenticity and commitment to professional growth to ensure that they remain trusted advisors to the business. Hawk's experience balancing his authentic self with the pressure of "selling out" is what has allowed him to embrace his gut sense of doing things, while remaining true to what has led to his overwhelming success.

"As we return to Las Vegas for AFP 2020, I know I can't wait to hear from our keynote speakers, Shaquille O'Neal and Tony Hawk," said Jim Kaitz, president and chief executive officer of AFP. "Their accomplishments are unparalleled, and they have both transcended the world of sports to become highly influential entrepreneurs. Their stories are sure to inspire attendees of the biggest event in treasury and finance."

ABOUT AFP
Headquartered outside of Washington, D.C. and located regionally in Singapore, the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) is the professional society committed to advancing the success of treasury and finance members and their organizations.  AFP established and administers the Certified Treasury Professional and Certified Corporate FP&A professional credentials, which set the standards of excellence in treasury and finance.  Each year, AFP hosts the largest networking conference worldwide for more than 7,000 corporate financial professionals.

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