2017 Business & Industry Conference - 1ST DAY ONLY (BIC117)
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8/10/2017
When: 8/10/2017
8:00 AM until 4:20 PM
Where: Ritz Carlton New Orleans
921 Canal Street
New Orleans
United States
Presenter: Various


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Running a business these days is a whole new ball game. It’s important to keep your eye on the ball, especially when ever-changing laws and regs can easily throw you a curve. The 2017 Business & Industry Conference hits it out of the park with a major league lineup of speakers on hot topics in employment law, benefits, cybersecurity, the state and local economy, tax changes, and much more. So, step up to the plate and learn to avoid costly errors and create a winning game plan that makes you a standout in your field.

Visit our Virtual Expo!

The Business & Industry Conference features nearly 30 sponsors and exhibitors — companies whose products and services can save you time and money. Click on the logos and links in the Virtual Expo tab above to get a preview of their offerings and make sure to stop by and introduce yourself at the conference to learn more. Plus, many will be giving away fabulous prizes, so bring your business cards so you can enter to win!

Exhibitor Map

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

Thursday, August 10

7:30 – 8:00 am Registration & Continental Breakfast/Visit Exhibitors
8:00 – 9:40 am

Gazing Into the Crystal Ball: The Outlook for the US & Louisiana Economies

Loren Scott, PhD • Loren C. Scott & Associates, Inc. • Baton Rouge, LA

What are the positives about Trumponomics? What is the one thing about the President's economic leanings that can make it all go south? Where are oil and natural gas prices heading and what are the chances for a reasonable recovery in the Gulf? How are the state’s MSAs faring, and are there outliers?

9:40 – 10:00 am Break/Visit Exhibitors
10:00 – 10:50 am

GAAP Update

Anne Oestriecher, CPA, CFP • Oestriecher Financial Management Services • Alexandria, LA

Coming soon.

10:50 am – 12:00 pm

Growing Weeders Into Leaders

Jeff McManus • University of Mississippi • Oxford, MS

Coming soon.

12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch/Visit Exhibitors
1:00 – 1:50 pm

Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce

Cam Marston • Founder, Generational Insights • Mobile, AL

Coming soon.

1:50 – 3:05 pm

Federal Tax Legislative Outlook: Will They or Won’t They?

Mel Schwartz • Grant Thornton LLP • Washington, DC

Coming soon.

3:05 – 3:25 pm Break/Visit Exhibitors
3:25 – 4:20 pm

Cybersecurity Risk Management Programs

Ian Dingwall, CPA • Employee Benefits Security Administration • Washington, DC

Recent high profile attacks on business entities have resulted in an increased focus on an entity’s cybersecurity. Presenting useful and understandable information to boards of directors, management, customers, regulators, analysts, investors, business partners, and other stakeholders is a daunting task. In this session we will review the AICPA’s new attestation reporting framework to deepen our understanding of cybersecurity risks and reporting on the management of those risks.

Lagniappe Session

4:30 – 5:20 pm

Louisiana Tax Incentives, Credits, and Exemptions Update

Don Allison, CPA • Advantous Consulting, LLC • Baton Rouge, LA

Coming soon.

Friday, August 11

6:30 am Registration & Continental Breakfast Opens
7:00 – 7:50 am

Lagniappe Session

The Power of Office 365 Collaboration

Bob Oster • nSpire Technologies • New Orleans, LA

Coming soon.

8:00 – 9:00 am

Cyber Insurance – What’s All the Fuss and Why Do I Need It?

Louis Fey Jr., CPCU, CIC, CRM, AIC • BancorpSouth Insurance Services, Inc • Baton Rouge, LA

The session will start off with a discussion of why a business should have Cyber protection, explore of the various cyber coverage options available, and then discuss how a Cyber insurance policy would respond after a Cyber event.

9:00 – 10:00 am

Winning at Contract Negotiations

Samira Salman, JD, LLM • Salman Solutions LLC • New York, NY

Coming soon.

10:00 – 10:20 am Break/Visit Exhibitors
10:20 – 11:30 am

Employment and Labor Law Update

Bryce Denny, JD • Law Office of Bryce J. Denny • Mansfield, LA

An update on the hot topics and most compelling issues in employment law, including wage and hour, hiring and firing, social media, and employment policies every employer should have. The presentation will emphasize the areas that pose the most risk for employers, including a few that are outside the normal confines of employment law.

11:30 am – 12:20 pm

Top Trends in Retirement Plan Design Strategies and Operations

Cindy J. Dwyer, CPA • President, MHM Retirement Plan Solutions LLC and Shareholder, Mayer Hoffman McCann PC • Kansas City, MO

Is your plan meeting your company and employee goals? A tweak in your plan design can have a significant impact on not only the ability of the company owners to retire comfortably, but can also benefit employees too. Explore some top strategies in plan design and find out about trending operational features other employers find useful.

12:20 – 1:20 pm Lunch/Visit Exhibitors
1:20 – 2:30 pm

Current Developments in the Ever-Changing World of Louisiana Business Taxation

Robert Angelico, CPA, JD • Liskow & Lewis, APLC • New Orleans, LA

We have been on a roller coaster the last three years in the world of Louisiana business taxation, or better yet, the Tower of Terror. This presentation will cover the current state of the recent changes made in Louisiana business taxation, including legislative and regulatory changes as well as coverage of any case law developments in all areas of business taxation, income and franchise tax, sales and severance taxes, and ad valorem taxes.

2:30 – 2:50 pm Break/Visit Exhibitors
2:50 – 4:20 pm

Global Economic & Political Update

Steve Chiavarone • Federated Investors • New York, NY

Coming Soon.

Up to 18 CPE Credits

Member*/Non-Member Early Bird Rates (through 7/26)

Both Days: $429/629
Day One/Two: $289/389
After 7/26 add $50 to your registration fee.

*Non-CPA staff of LCPA members may attend at the member rate.

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
Reservations: 800.826.8987

Group Rate: $129
Group Code: ULNULNA
Cut-off date: July 10

Gold Sponsor

Personnel Consulting Group
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Personnel Consulting Group

PCG has been serving the CPA community through direct hire and temporary/contract placement services since 1969. No firm in Louisiana has been here longer, and no firm has had the same staff of accounting recruiters either. Chip, Dan, Laura and Judy bring a combined 100+ years of accounting and finance recruiting experience to work for you, whether you are looking for a career change or seeking to locate a new employee. PCG also offers search services in Engineering, IT, HR and Office Support.

We've been an exhibitor at the Business & Industry Conference since 1989, and we are grateful once again to have the privilege of being the Gold Sponsor.

Frank Loria • 504.581.7800 • floria@pcgla.com

Silver Sponsors

Cost Segregation Initiatives
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Cost Segregation Initiatives

Cost Segregation Initiatives caters to CPAs and CFOs to help them manage fixed assets in regard to their real estate holdings and related tax issues. This includes cost segregation studies, asset management studies, disposal studies, and repairs/maintenance decisions. Curt regularly consults with CPAs and CFOs on planning and compliance issues relating to depreciation, tangible property regulations, and changes of method of accounting.

Curt Gautreau, CPA • 225.910.8195 • curt@crsbr.com

Capital One
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Capital One

One of the nation's top ten commercial banks, Capital One has the strength and stability to meet the needs of your business. Our online banking platform offers easier, quicker and simpler cashflow management, and is available on your mobile device too. Beyond new technologies, what sets us apart is our expertise, creativity and practical recommendations to help you improve efficiency, maximize investments, and manage risk—backed by dedicated service and day-to-day support.

Debbie Nolan • 225.663.3656 • debbie.nolan@capitalone.com

Creel & Associates, Inc. Oil and Gas Consulting
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Creel & Associates, Inc. Oil and Gas Consulting

Creel & Associates offers industry renowned reporting and recovery services for States of LA, TX, NM and Federal Onshore/Offshore properties. Creel leads the industry for ONRR Unbundling reporting and reconciliation services, as well as providing guidance. As rules and regulations constantly evolve, Creel assures industry professionals are able to adapt and remain compliant. Please refer to creelus.com or all reporting and recovery services offered.

Joel Shockney • 281.752.4400 • jshockney@creelus.com

Gilsbar
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Gilsbar

Gilsbar is one of the largest privately-held health and benefit management organizations in the country. Our Employee Benefits Consulting division can help you navigate health care reform, remain compliant and contain costs. We also offer TPA Services, Wellness, Population Health Management and Advocacy.

Colin Shea • 985.898.1582 • cshea@gilsbar.com

Door Prize: Travel Gift Basket: $200 Southwest Gift Card, Yeti Tumbler & Airplane Neck Pillow

Paychex
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Paychex

Paychex is a leading provider of payroll, payroll tax, HR, and benefits outsourcing solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses. They also offer 401(k) plan recordkeeping, section 125 plans, a professional employer organization, and other administrative services for businesses.

James Reynolds • 504.368.4455, ext. 4400 • jreynolds@paychex.com

Bronze Sponsors

A&E Office Machines
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A&E Office Machines

With 100+ years combined experience in the office equipment field, we offer exceptional values for the latest technology in SHARP products and services — and all with the personal touch of a small company. We'll beat just about any price you find (just ask).

Adam Crappel • 985.384.0336 • adam@aeofficemachines.com

ADP
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ADP

Powerful technology plus a human touch. Companies of all types and sizes around the world rely on ADP's cloud software and expert insights to help unlock the potential of their people. HR. Talent. Benefits. Payroll. Compliance. Working together to build a better workforce. Because every practice is different, ADP offers flexible options for accounting professionals and their clients, including valuable tax resources and compliance tools. You'll also get access to our award-winning cloud solution Accountant ConnectSM to help you stay connected to your ADP client data. Learn more about how you can partner with ADP by visiting us at adp.com/accountant.

Jessica Higgins • 225.287.8373 • Jessica.Higgins@ADP.com

AICPA Member Insurance Progams
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AICPA Member Insurance Progams

AICPA Member Insurance Programs provides Personalized Insurance Solutions for You and Your Business. Our mission is to provide the best firm and individual member experience around insurance plans, consultation, and risk mitigation throughout the member’s professional life. Through the AICPA Member Insurance Programs, Aon and its ‘A’ rated insurance carriers provide coverage to meet all of the insurance needs of today’s CPAs. For more information, please visit www.cpai.com.

Robert Albertini • 800.221.3023 • Robert.albertini@aon.com

Door Prize: Amazon Echo

Cardinal Capital
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Cardinal Capital

Cardinal Capital connects business to capital. We are a commercial finance consulting firm that works with organizations of all sizes, lifecycle stages, categories and locations. With thousands of sources of capital, we find the right capital solution for any business situation.

Rob Powell • 225.308.3700 • rob@cardinalcap.net

Door Prize: Selected Bourbon and Spirits

Cost Segregation Services
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Cost Segregation Services

CSSI is the premier company providing engineering-based cost segregation studies and repair regulations economic analysis for building owners. CSSI has completed over 15,000 studies nationally, with properties ranging from $150,000 to $750 Million in cost.

Lee Shreve, Executive Vice President • 225.757.5025 • shrevel@costsegserve.com

Door Prize: Amazon Echo

Lumpkin Management Company
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Lumpkin Management Company

Lumpkin Agency helps all types of businesses maximize cash flow by taking advantage of the accelerated depreciation identified by a cost segregation study, which we provide. We also specialize in interpreting the tangible property regulations and applying them to your property.

Mark Lumpkin • 225.268.1157 • mark@lumpkinagency.com

Door Prize: Mignon Faget glasses

Robert Half
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Robert Half

With more than 400 specialized locations worldwide, Robert Half is dedicated to connecting you with professionals with skills well-matched to your hiring needs.

Shana Silcio • 504.529.9747 • shana.silcio@roberthalf.com

Thomson Reuters
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Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters Checkpoint is the industry-leading provider of unsurpassed research options and expert guidance. RIA, WG&L, PPC, EBIA, and Quickfinder experts cover critical topics in key areas including federal tax, state and local tax, international tax, accounting, audit, and corporate finance.

Jonathan Therio • 504.272.0932 • jonathan.therio@thomsonreuters.com

USI Insurance
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USI Insurance

USI is a leader in insurance brokerage and consulting providing employee benefit solutions, property and casualty solutions, and specialty products.

Bill Crombie • 504.355.5031 • Bill.Crombie@usi.com

Whitney Bank
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Whitney Bank

Whitney offers expertise in all aspects of Commercial Banking, Treasury Services, International Banking, and specialized financial solutions. From operating accounts with great value to sophisticated financing solutions to treasury products that help you manage your payments and deposits, our job is to anticipate the needs of your business.

Jerry Brodnax • 504.299.5260 • jerry.brodnax@hancockwhitney.com

Exhibitors