2017 Business & Industry Conference - BOTH DAYS (BIC17)
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 Export to Your Calendar 8/10/2017 to 8/11/2017
When: 8/10-11/2017
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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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

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/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

Lagniappe Session

7:00 – 7:50 am

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