2017 Business & Industry Conference - 1ST DAY ONLY (BIC117)
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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


Online registration is available until: 8/10/2017
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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.

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Thursday, August 10

7:30 – 8:00 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
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
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
1:00 – 1:50 pm

Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce

Anne Donovan • PwC People Innovation Leader • Los Angeles, CA

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
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.

4:30 – 5:20 pm

Lagniappe Session

Louisiana Tax Incentives, Credits, and Exemptions Update

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

Coming soon.

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