General Treasurer Seth Magaziner announced today that the National Association of State Treasurers (NAST) will hold its 2019 Treasury Management Training Symposium, the organization's largest annual conference, at the Rhode Island Convention Center from May 21 - 24, 2019.
"I am so pleased that my colleagues from across the country will experience all that our beautiful state has to offer," said Treasurer Magaziner. "Rhode Island's unique history and natural beauty, along with our stellar reputation for food and the performing arts were factors in bringing the NAST Conference to Rhode Island."
The 2019 conference is expected to bring more than 500 people to Providence, RI, with estimated direct economic impact to the region of $600,000. Previous NAST conferences have been held in Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh, PA, Minneapolis, MI and New Orleans, LA.
"Meetings like the NAST Conference not only directly impact the Rhode Island economy, they also introduce our destination to potential new visitors," said Martha Sheridan, president and CEO of the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau. "Our team worked diligently with Treasurer Magaziner and his staff to secure this lucrative business that will benefit all of Rhode Island."
During the conference, participants from across the United States will have the opportunity to discuss best practices and innovative policies in the areas of banking, college savings, financial education & empowerment, state debt, and unclaimed property.
"Treasurer Magaziner has been an important part our national work, especially in the area of financial literacy," said Chris Hunter, Deputy Executive Director of the National Association of State Treasurers. "Following a recent visit to the Ocean State, NAST is looking forward to holding our 2019 Conference in Providence."
Treasurer Magaziner is the current Chair of NAST's Financial Education and Empowerment Committee.
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The National Association of State Treasurers seeks to provide advocacy and support that enables member states to pursue and administer sound financial policies and programs benefiting the citizens of the nation. Membership is comprised of all state treasurers or state finance officials with comparable responsibilities from the United States, its commonwealths, territories, and the District of Columbia. The private sector is represented through the Corporate Affiliate Program that was established to build professional relationships and foster cooperation between the public and private sectors.
For more information visit www.nast.org