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Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner this week is hosting the largest meeting of the National Association of State Treasurers (NAST) in the organization's history, with nearly 750 attendees from across the country convening in Providence for the 2019 Treasury Management Training Symposium.
"We are excited to show our treasury colleagues what a special place Rhode Island is," said Treasurer Magaziner. "The NAST conference will feature a robust agenda of educational sessions for attendees. The evening networking events will be unparalleled and include a public lighting of WaterFire on Thursday at sundown."
The Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau estimates that the direct positive economic impact of hosting the NAST conference will be nearly $800,000, a figure which does not include additional tourism spending by attendees.
"We are grateful to Treasurer Magaziner and his team for recommending Rhode Island as the site of this meeting. We hope that more Rhode Islanders will follow his lead and bring lucrative meeting, convention and sporting event business to the Ocean State," said Kristen Adamo, President & CEO of the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau.
The NAST conference will take place at the Rhode Island Convention Center on May 21 - 24, 2019, and will include sessions on a wide range of topics including investments and cash management, college affordability, infrastructure and debt management, unclaimed property and financial education.
WaterFire will start the 2019 season with a basin lighting on Thursday, May 23, 2019, sponsored in part by the National Association of State Treasurers. The lighting, which is scheduled for 8:07 p.m., is open to the public.
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About NAST: The National Association of State Treasurers provides 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, along with employees of these agencies.