FP&A Hub

AFP 2022 FP&A Hub

This is your space for all things FP&A.

In the FP&A Hub, you’ll find: 

  • FP&A Keynote
    Get inspired by a thought leader in the corporate finance space.
    The FP&A Keynote is restricted to corporate practitioners and FPACs only. 

  • FP&A Educational Sessions 
    A line-up of sessions focused on business partnering, data driven decision making, scenario planning and more.

  • FP&A Roundtable
    Share challenges and hear solutions from your practitioner peers at intimate roundtables.
    Sponsored by Element Fleet Management

  • FP&A Reception
    Make essential connections with your FP&A peers at a casual reception.

  • FP&A Meet-up
    We’ll take your biggest challenge and share peer solutions to conquer it at this interactive event.

  • Interactive Q&A Collaborate Board 
    Write down your biggest problem, post it on the board and check back later for solutions from your peers. 


The FP&A Hub is sponsored by:

FP&A Keynote

Stacey Vanek SmithStacey Vanek Smith

Correspondent, NPR’s Planet Money

Author, Machiavelli for Women


Numbers and Narratives: Seeking a Story Among the Indicators

Are your business partners numbed by numbers? Without setting the right context, the innumerable measures, metrics, KPIs, dashboards and scorecards floating around us challenge our ability to discern their meaning and focus on those that demand attention.  Stacey Vanek Smith, author, correspondent, and podcast host has made a career turning facts, figures, and the arcane minutia of the economy into meaningful narratives. “I am a story seeker,” says Smith, and so is FP&A in the way we interpret and deliver meaning to our analyses. In this keynote, Smith reflects on the use and limit of quantitative indicators, discusses how she breaks down a number to create and communicate a good story, and researches a few indicators for AFP!


BIO: Stacey Vanek Smith is a longtime public radio reporter and host, highly regarded for her insight and journalism on work, business, and economics. Vanek Smith serves as a correspondent and host for NPR’s Planet Money and Marketplace. Her work has appeared in Time Magazine, The New York Times, and People Magazine. Vanek Smith is also the author of Machiavelli for Women: Defend Your Worth, Grow Your Ambition, and Win the Workplace. A native of Idaho, Vanek Smith is a graduate of Princeton University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in comparative literature and creative writing. She also holds a master’s in broadcast journalism from Columbia University.