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September 20, 2017

Providence Selected as Site for 2019 National Association of State Treasurers’ Conference

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 over $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.