2016 Business & Industry Conference (BIC116) - 1ST DAY ONLY
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When: 8/11/2016
8:30 AM until 4:30 PM
Where: Ritz Carlton New Orleans
921 Canal Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 
United States
Presenter: Various

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Business moves pretty fast these days. You need the right tools and the right team to keep pace. The 2016 Business & Industry Conference covers the hot topics in employment law, benefits, IT security and risk management, the state and local economy, tax changes, and much more. Get up to speed on all the latest and most important issues facing your business to keep your economic engine running at peak performance.

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Sponsorships are still available.
Contact Misean Reed at 504.904.1133 or mreed@lcpa.org


Thursday, August 11
7:45 – 8:30 am Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 10:00 am

National Economic Update
Steve Chiavarone, CFA • Associate Portfolio Manager – Federated Investors • New York, NY
10:00 – 10:20 am Break

10:20 – 11:20 am

State of the State
Jay Dardenne • Louisiana Commissioner of Administration • Baton Rouge, LA

11:20 – 12:10 pm

Louisiana Sales and Use Tax Update
Gary Dressler, CPA • Postlethwaite & Netterville Tax Services Group • Metairie, LA
12:10 – 1:10 pm Lunch

1:10 – 2:20 pm

Fraud, Lies, and Hermes Ties 
Aaron Beam • Former CFO of Healthsouth • Loxley, AL

2:20 – 3:20 pm

Recent Developments for Retirement Plan Sponsors
Chris Shankle, CPA, CGMA • Argent Financial Group, Inc. • Shreveport, LA
3:20 – 3:40 pm Break

3:40 – 4:50 pm

Professional Issues Update
Ron Gitz, CPA, CGMA • CEO – Society of Lousiana CPAs • Kenner, LA
Darla Saux, CPA, CGMA • Executive Director – State Board of CPAs • New Orleans, LA


  Both Days
(through 7/27)
Day One | Day Two
(through 7/27)
Members $399 $265 After 7/27 add $50 to 
registration fee.
Non-Member  $599 $365

Register online using the 'Register' button above. To register by phone, call the LCPA Member Service Center at 800.288.5272 or 504.464.1040 Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm.

Need to register more than one person? Fill out our Group Registration Form and email it to register@lcpa.org.


Ritz-Carlton New Orleans
921 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70112

Rate: $126/night Deluxe King/Deluxe Double
Cut-off Date: July 11
Reservations: 504.524.1331
Deluxe King
Deluxe Double
Group Codes: UBJUBJA Deluxe King
UBJUBJB Deluxe Double
Parking: Same-day in/out valet: $15/day
Overnight for hotel guests: $25/day + tax