Submit a Proposal for The 2018 FMS Forum!
Add your thought leadership to an outstanding line up.  Submit your proposal by Friday, December 1, 2017

Who Will You Meet?

Speaker Benefits

Benefit from exposure and marketing of your session to FMS’ network of financial decision makers.

Associating with The Forum and FMS connects you with one of the most trusted resources in the financial institutions industry.

Speakers at The Forum enjoy complimentary full-conference access to our excellent educational and social events.

Become a valued resource and contributor to the growth of your profession and the financial institutions industry as a whole.

Guidelines for Speakers at The 2018 Forum

  • A formal, 75 minute presentation to a large group that offers practical, how-to information on a focused topic.

  • Educational tracks will be offered in the following functional categories: Finance, Accounting, Risk Management/Internal Audit or Strategic Issues

  • Requires Power Point slides (to be uploaded as a PDF file) on the FMS Forum Template. This template will include the FMS Forum logo, as well as your company’s logo and will be made available to you by FMS should your submission be accepted for the program. Any materials received that do not comply with the below guidelines will be rejected and you will be asked to provide them to FMS again correctly formatted.

  • Electronic presentation files are due to the presentation portal by May 25, 2018

  • If different than what was submitted with your abstract, a current biography and photo (for inclusion on the FMS Mobile App) are due to by May 11, 2018

  • An FMS Advisory Council Member will serve as the Moderator of your session and will:
    • Meet you in the room 15 minutes before your session begins
    • Introduce you using the bio you provided at the time of the abstract
    • Give you a high-five sign when there are five minutes left in the session
    • Will close the session

  • A laptop loaded with your presentation will be provided. Should you have made any changes to your presentation after May 25, 2018, please bring your updated presentation on a flash drive.

  • Attendees will be asked to evaluate your session on a four point scale from excellent (4) to poor (1).

  • If you plan on having a second speaker for the program, please contact Autumn Wolfer,  FMS reserves the right to not allow speaker add-ons after approval of the submission.

  • Attendees expect you to share your technical expertise and will be quite critical if they perceive a sales pitch. Presentations should be at an advanced level and be of value to the educational enrichment and professional development of FMS members, SALES PITCHES WILL NOT BE TOLERATED AND WILL IMPACT FUTURE SPEAKING OPPORTUNITIES FOR FMS!

What Are We Looking For?
The Forum consistently delivers the most comprehensive content in the industry and this year will be no exception. 
FMS' four advisory councils have identified key areas for discussion at the 2018 event in four topic areas:

Accounting         Finance          Risk Management/Internal Audit          Strategic Issues