One thing is certain in the accounting and finance profession – we are living in an unprecedented era of change. From constant advances in cloud-based workflow technology, to improved mobile solutions enabling professionals and work whenever and wherever they want, businesses must know what’s available to meet their clients’ growing expectations.
And the place where thousands will learn about the latest tech developments and trends is the 2016 Midwest Accounting & Finance Showcase, Aug. 23-24, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill.
This premier, annual event, hosted and produced by the Illinois CPA Society, features more than 40 general and breakout educational sessions available for attendees who can earn as many as 16 CPE credit hours (full session schedule).
Attendees have their choices of a wide variety of cutting-edge educational tracks to personalize their learning experiences, including:
- Corporate Strategy
- Leadership & Development
- QuickBooks Academy
- Microsoft Experience Center
- CPE Walking Tours
In addition, more than 80 companies will be conducting demonstrations of the latest, high-tech solutions available today.
And that's not all – attendees will have access to the highly popular Connections Hall, which offers a fun and engaging experience not found at other conferences. A new social media school also will focus on how to leverage Twitter to benefit your business.
Keynote presentations not only set the tone, but are known to generate some of the more memorable moments each year. The 2016 keynote presentation lineup promises to be a memorable one. Speakers includes
The State of the CPA Profession
Scott D. Steffens, CPA
Partner/Grant Thornton LLP (Chicago)
Chair/Illinois CPA Society Board of Directors (Chicago)
President & CEO
Illinois CPA Society (Chicago)
John Baker Welch
Economist/Portfolio Manager, VP
William Blair (Chicago)
Sterne Agee (Chicago)
Brian D. Singer, CFA
Partner, Economist & Head of Dynamic Allocation Strategies Team
William Blair (Chicago)
Technology Futures – 2016
Dana R. ‘Rick’ Richardson, CPA, CITP, CGMA
Technology Futurist and Managing Partner
Richardson Media & Technologies (Canton, Conn.)
How to Stay Ahead of the 24 Hour News Cycle
CBS 2 Chicago (Chicago)
And when you consider the overall value, just $315 for full access to the entire two-day Showcase, as well as opportunities to network with thousands of professionals, it is truly the one event that you really can’t afford not to miss!
For more information and to easily secure your place at the showcase, visit www.icpas.org. You also can call the Illinois CPA Society at 800-993-0407; select Option #4.