On May 22-24, nearly 1200 treasury professionals came together at Chicago’s Navy Pier for the 32nd annual Windy City Summit, hosted by the Treasury Management Association of Chicago (TMAC).

The Windy City Summit attracted CEOs, CFOs, VPs, Directors, Analysts, Associates and other financial professionals specializing in Treasury, Cash Management, Accounting, Insurance, Credit and Collections, Relationship Management, Investments, and Banking.

Fides was one of more than 80 exhibitors at the event. The exhibit hall was full of leading corporations presenting their services and solutions, and  we had great opportunities to speak with interested attendees about the issues they are experiencing and about our solutions, and to attend a few of the educational sessions.

Many corporate treasurers are not aware of the options that they have for bank connectivity. Most TMS providers offer some level of bank connectivity – but is it better to go through the TMS, or decouple bank connectivity and work with a third-party service provider?

That question, and many more, was addressed in “TMS and Bank Connectivity: Pros and Cons,” a session presented by Fides’ CEO, Andreas Lutz. This session was designed to educate attendees on the options available, factors to consider, and questions they should ask themselves and their providers. The session drew more than 50 people and received very positive feedback from the delegates in attendance.

The conference contained more than 130 educational sessions in total, with a variety of presentation styles.

Windy City Summit organizers also offered conference attendees the opportunity to take a tour of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Money Museum. The museum features information on the history of U.S. currency, and gives guests the ability to create their own money, attempt to identify counterfeit bills, and view rare currencies including military currencies from three different wars.

Fides will be back in Chicago in early November, this time at McCormick Place West, for AFP 2018.

Click here to download your copy of the TMS and Bank Connectivity: Pros and Cons session slides presented by Fides CEO, Andreas Lutz.