ICD distributed a press release entitled, "Coca-Cola, Summit Utilities, ICD to Discuss Treasury Technology at AFP 2021." They tell us, "Finance professionals attending the #AFP2021 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. will hear treasury leaders from The Coca-Cola Company and Summit Utilities share how they integrated technology to optimize their cash and investment workflows in a live session, 'Deeply Connected: Integrating Cash & Investments for Optimal Efficiency,' moderated by ICD, treasury's trusted independent portal provider of institutional money market funds and other short-term investments. The session is part of the Capital Markets and Investments track and will run from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in room 145B of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Speakers Andrea Guntren, Director, Treasury, Summit Utilities, Inc; Aidan Monahan, Director, Treasury Operations, The Coca-Cola Company; and Thomas C. Knight, CCM, EVP & Treasurer, ICD Portal, will show how their technology projects created a seamless workflow, enabling teams to closely watch, act and report on available cash, in-house banking, forecasts, and short-term investments. Session attendees will earn 1.2 CTP, FPAC or CPE credits, and conference goers will have the opportunity to participate in other learning activities and entertainment by visiting ICD booth, #607. Visit https://icdportal.com/2021-afp-annual-conference/ to learn more." See also our Sept. 27 Link of the Day, "AFP Conference Preps for Washington," which says, "We're looking forward to our next in-person conference and business travel ... the Association for Financial Professionals' Annual Conference, which is scheduled for Nov. 7-10, 2021 in Washington, DC (and virtually). AFP is the largest gathering of corporate and institutional treasurers and cash managers, and most large institutional money market fund managers host exhibit booths there. (Crane Data will be exhibiting too, See us at Booth#1136.) We took a look at the latest agenda, and saw the following money market and cash investing related topics: "Are Zero Interest Rates Really Different This Time?" with State Street Global Advisors' William Goldthwait, Snowflake Computing's Vaibhav Natu, Fastly's Michael Scott and Creative Artists Agency's Garima Thakur; and, "The Blockchain Revolution: How A Decentralized Ledger May Disrupt The $5 Trillion Money Market Fund Industry" with Western Asset Management's Jason Straker and Franklin Templeton's Chris Franta." See you next week in Washington!

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