Leadership. Responsibility. Growth. Sustainability.

Program in partnership with the National Association of State Treasurers (NAST) Foundation

2023 Curriculum Theme

Leadership Responsiveness in the New World of Work

*Faculty and speakers are being announced daily. Sessions, faculty, and speakers are subject to change.

Public Finance and Debt Management Track

Day 1: Sunday, July 16

11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
3:00–4:15 p.m.
Introduction to Public Finance & Debt Management Track: The State of Public Finance (PFDM)
Treasurers and public finance experts lead a discussion of the issues facing public finance in the wake of COVID, the increasing impact of public policy, demographic changes, inflation and economy, focusing on obstacles and solutions.
4:30–5:30 p.m.
NIPF Opening Keynote: 76th United States Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew (Core)
Jack Lew was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 27, 2013, to serve as the 76th Secretary of the Treasury. Secretary Lew previously served as White House Chief of Staff. Prior to that role, Lew was the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), a position he also held in President Clinton's Cabinet from 1998 to 2001. Before returning to OMB in 2010, Lew first joined the Obama Administration as Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources.

Day 2: Monday, July 17

8:00–9:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
9:00–10:15 a.m.
Keynote Panel Discussion: “From the Treasurers’ Perspective” (Core)
10:30–11:45 a.m.
Today’s Market Conditions and Their Implications for Financing (PFDM)
Market experts will frame the landscape of the capital market’s structure and current conditions with a special focus on the changes in interest rates, liquidity and investor demand. Additionally, they will invite discussion on how optimize resources from increased revenues and federal stimulus towards capital planning, in light of the above conditions.
11:45 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
1:00–3:00 p.m.
The Impact of Macro Events on the Public Finance Mission (PFDM)
Part I: An overview on how the mission of public finance – delivering essential services and public infrastructure - has evolved with an emphasis on navigating policy, access to resources and challenges to delivery of services. This session will use case studies from different jurisdictions to profile successes and challenges.

Part II: Breakout for specific sector discussions on housing, broadband, energy transition, water availability and education.
3:00–4:15 p.m.
Joint Session - A Discussion with Regulators (PFDM)
A joint session with the Executive Treasury Management Track (ETM) where Treasury, SEC and MSRB leaders will review priorities, offer insights on the key regulatory topics of the day, and engage in Q&A.

Day 3: Tuesday, July 18

8:00–9:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
9:00–10:15 a.m.
Embracing and Integrating Generational Workforce Elements (Core)
10:30–11:45 a.m.
Addressing Risk Factors That Impact the Cost of Issuance (PFDM)
How to identify and address enterprise risk factors that contribute to higher or lower costs of financing, including climate risk, demographics and governance.
11:45 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
1:00–1:45 p.m.
Technology’s Growing Role in Public Finance (PFDM)
A panel of technology solutions providers will discuss the use cases for specific technologies like public safety management, water system efficiency, blockchain applications and using market data
3:00–4:15 p.m.
Joint Session - Building resilient infrastructure (PFDM)
In a joint session with the Pensions & Investing track, investors and allocators will discuss the need for and value of integrating sustainability into US public infrastructure projects

Day 4: Wednesday, July 19

7:30–8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
8:30–9:45 a.m.
On the Horizon - Technology Integration into Treasury – Highlighting AI and ChatGPT (Core)
10:00–11:45 a.m.
Key Takeaways and General Q&A (PFDM)
Leading treasurers will moderate a discussion of the key insights and takeaways from the Public Finance and Debt Management track’s sessions and curriculum.