Sponsorship & Exhibitor Packages
To exhibit or become an event sponsor, contact:

Misean Reed

Marketing Manager
504.904.1133
800.288.5272 ext. 133
mreed@lcpa.org

Conferences, workshops, and special events provide a unique opportunity to network with your target market and explain your products and services face to face. Sponsoring and exhibiting is a great way to connect with CPAs and explain how you can make their life easier and the thousands of businesses they influence more profitable. For a quick view, see our calendar of events below. For more detailed information, view our Marketing Guide that includes specifics on pricing and attendee demographics for each event.

Controllers Workshop

Mar 17 • L’Auberge, Baton Rouge
A smaller, one-day version of our Business & Industry Conference, this event is all business! The lineup includes strategic and management topics, plus technology and regulatory updates to keep organizations moving forward. It’s a highly concentrated audience of CEOs, CFOs, and controllers from businesses of all sizes from around the state.

Average Attendance: 142
Primary Member Types
63% CEO/CFO/Controller/Owner
15% Government/Nonprofit
7% Industry – Staff

Women’s Conference

May 19 • Renaissance Baton Rouge
This special event addresses issues unique to women in the CPA profession, offers best practices for career advancement and retention, and highlights accomplished female leaders through the Women to Watch Award presentation at the luncheon. Compared to other conferences, this event is much more conversational in nature, and many of the attendees say it’s their favorite CPE event of the year.

Average Attendance: 65
Primary Member Types
39% Public – Manager/Staff
26% CEO/CFO/Controller/Owner
9% Nonprofit

Technology Conference

June 15-16 • Hilton New Orleans Riverside
LCPA partners with K2 Enterprises to bring the latest technology tips, tricks and techniques for accounting professionals and information that business leaders need to stay abreast of the newest technologies and their implications for business. This conference attracts CPAs and accountants from a variety of industries with an interest in technological developments in both hardware and software.

Average Attendance: 199
Primary Member Types
41% CEO/CFO/Controller/Owner
11% Public – Partner/Shareholder
11% Industry – Staff

Summer Education Conference

Jul 17-21 • Hilton Sandestin, FL
The Louisiana, Alabama, and Florida CPA societies join forces for this event where sponsors get to mingle with a diverse audience of decision-makers from public accounting and industry, in both a formal educational setting AND during social activities. It’s a unique opportunity to forge lasting business relationships AND potentially lifelong friendships.

Average Attendance: 180
Primary Member Types
33% CEO/CFO/Controller/Owner
25% Public – Partner/Shareholder
7% Public – Manager/Staff

Not-for-Profit Workshop

Jul 28 • LCPA Kenner Training Center
One of our largest niche events, this workshop focuses on trends and issues impacting the financial management of not-for-profits. It’s ideal for CFOs of nonprofits as well as CPAs in public practice who have not-for-profit clients, so if you support, consult, or in any way do business with nonprofits, this is a great spot to connect with key influencers.

Average Attendance: 90
Primary Member Types
35% Public Accounting
30% Nonprofit
16% CEO/CFO/Controller/Owner

State & Local Tax Workshop

Aug 4 • Crowne Plaza, Baton Rouge
CPAs in all areas of the profession, local taxing authorities, and tax attorneys attend this event, which is normally scheduled shortly after the close of the legislative session, so it covers any relevant changes and developments in state and local income tax, tax litigation, and the Louisiana legislature.

Average Attendance: 182
Primary Member Types
28% Public – Partner/Shareholder
20% CEO/CFO/Controller/Owner
16% Public – Manager/Staff

Business & Industry Conference

Aug 10-11 • Ritz-Carlton New Orleans
Our second-largest event — and the largest annual gathering of CFOs and controllers in the state — this conference addresses management, strategic planning, and other key trends and regulatory issues impacting Louisiana businesses and their finance teams.

Average Attendance: 432
Primary Member Types
63% CEO/CFO/Controller/Owner
12% Industry – Staff
11% Public Accounting

Accounting & Auditing Conference

Aug 17-18 • Ritz-Carlton New Orleans
Our third-largest event, this conference attracts CPAs in public practice, industry and government to learn about the most recent trends and developments in accounting and auditing, where standards are constantly being issued or revised.

Average Attendance: 320
Primary Member Types
43% Public – Partner/Shareholder
21% CEO/CFO/Controller/Owner
13% Public – Manager/Staff

Estate & Financial Planning Workshop

Aug 25 • Hilton Garden Inn, Bossier City
This workshop attracts CPAs in public practice involved in estate and financial planning for their clients or CPAs in industry who may be involved in managing investments or forecasting for their organization. Topics center around tax, the economy, and recent legislation.

Average Attendance: 68
Primary Member Types
50% Public – Partner/Shareholder/Sole Practitioner
23% CEO/CFO/Controller/Owner
14% Public – Manager/Staff

Accounting & Auditing Symposium

Sep 18 • Holiday Inn Downtown, Alexandria
Taught by A&A dynamic duo Kurt and Anne Oestriecher, this event attracts CPAs in public practice, industry, and government from mostly central and north Louisiana who want to get up to date on the most recent developments in accounting and auditing.

Average Attendance: 59
Primary Member Types
48% Public – Partner/Shareholder/Sole Practitioner
20% Public – Manage/Staff
8% Industry

Small Business Workshop

Sep 20 • LCPA Kenner Training Center
This event tackles the top tax, finance, management, and technology issues faced by small businesses. The audience is primarily CPAs who serve as CEO, CFO, or controller for a small business or businesses, but also a handful of CPAs in public, government and not-for-profit entities.

Average Attendance: 57
Primary Member Types
70% CEO/CFO/Controller/Owner
15% Government/Nonprofit
5% Public Accounting

Financial Institutions Conference

Sep 22 • Renaissance Baton Rouge
This event attracts CPAs in mid- to upper-level management in the banking industry, as well as CFOs and CEOs of non-public companies, and public firms who have financial institution clients.

Average Attendance: 166
Primary Member Types
54% Industry
16% Public – Manager/Staff
15% Public – Partner/Shareholder/Sole Practitioner

Medical & Healthcare Services Workshop

Oct 20 • Renaissance Baton Rouge
One of our fastest-growing niche workshops, this event attracts CPAs who work in healthcare or advise healthcare clients. The agenda regularly includes the state’s leading authorities in the healthcare field and covers trends in policy, insurance, technology, compliance, and delivery of care.

Average Attendance: 86
Primary Member Types
39% CEO/CFO/Controller/Owner
23% Industry – Staff
22% Public Accounting

Business Valuation Workshop

Oct 26 • Renaissance Baton Rouge
Valuations are a growing niche with CPAs and firms alike — and with the mergers & acquisitions market as busy as it is, the need for qualified valuation practitioners is likely to continue to grow. But the skills needed and regulations that govern the calculations are highly technical and often difficult to master. This event focuses mostly on the advanced needs of experienced valuators, but recently added a track for less experienced practitioners to get more information in this field.

Average Attendance: 78
Primary Member Types
42% Public – Partner/Shareholder/Sole Practitioner
21% CEO/CFO/Controller/Owner
13% Public – Manager/Staff

Forensic & Litigation Services Workshop

Oct 27 • Renaissance Baton Rouge
CPAs are often called on to serve as expert witnesses in legal cases where significant assets are involved. Many of these suits involve valuation so we pair this workshop with the Business Valuation Workshop to accommodate some overlap in audience. The audience is primarily CPAs in public practice who either already provide litigation support for clients or who are interested in adding it to the services they offer.

Average Attendance: 56
Primary Member Types
48% Public – Partner/Shareholder/Sole Practitioner
16% Public – Manager/Staff
10% CEO/CFO/Controller/Owner

Government Accounting & Auditing Conference

Nov 2-3 • Doubletree by Hilton, Lafayette
Governmental accounting and auditing is a specialized area with its own rules and requirements, making it imperative for anyone working with governmental entities to keep up with the constant tweaking of those rules. This conference often includes the foremost authorities on these issues, making it a must for CPAs and staff who perform finance functions for governmental entities or perform government audits.

Average Attendance: 280
Primary Member Types
39% Public – Partner/Shareholder/Sole Practitioner
21% Public – Manage/Staff
15% Government

Human Resources Workshop

Nov 10 • LCPA Kenner Training Center
Many CPAs in industry find themselves wearing many hats — often including HR duties. This event covers hot topics and important updates on legal and compliance issues. The audience is mostly CFOs and controllers from small to medium-sized businesses around the state — organizations that are likely too small for large, well-defined HR departments.

Average Attendance: 56
Primary Member Types
62% CEO/CFO/Controller/Owner/Industry – Staff
18% Public Accounting
11% Nonprofit

Winter Cluster

Nov 16-17 • The Golden Nugget, Lake Charles
The Cluster is a general mish-mash of hot topics delivered by our cream-of-the-crop speakers. The attendees — mostly CEOs, CFOs, and CPA firm partners — come as much for the location as they do the sessions. It’s a unique opportunity to network with decision makers in a slightly more casual setting.

Average Attendance: 68
Primary Member Types
36% CEO/CFO/Controller/Owner/Industry – Staff
23% Sole Practitioner
18% Public – Partner/Shareholder

Winter Tech Fest

Dec 1 • LCPA Kenner Training Center
This one-day program is where CPAs come for the hottest and most important tech-related topics impacting business and accounting professionals. A nice complement to our Technology Conference, it provides the practical direction needed to leverage new and emerging technology trends and tools.

Average Attendance: 43
Primary Member Types
43% CEO/CFO/Controller/Owner
21% Public Accounting
13% Government/Nonprofit

Tax Symposium

Dec 1 • Hilton Garden Inn, Bossier City
We pick and choose the best topics and speakers from the Tax Conference and send them to Shreveport for our tax practitioners in the northern half of the state. This event is relatively new, but quickly establishing a loyal and growing audience of tax practitioners from north Louisiana.

Average Attendance: 82
Primary Member Types
51% Public – Partner/Shareholder/Sole Practitioner
16% CEO/CFO/Controller/Owner
12% Public – Manager/Staff

Louisiana Tax Conference

Dec 7-8 • Hilton New Orleans Riverside
By far, LCPA’s biggest CPE event of the year — and the largest annual gathering of CPAs in the state — this conference updates Louisiana tax practitioners and attorneys on federal and state tax law changes. Because it’s our premier event, we pull out all the stops for sessions and speakers, getting the best presenters on hot topics, as well as perennial favorites.

Average Attendance: 678
Primary Member Types
48% Public – Partner/Shareholder/Sole Practitioner
19% CEO/CFO/Controller/Owner
15% Public – Manager/Staff

Oil & Gas Conference

Dec 14-15 • Doubletree by Hilton, Lafayette
For better or for worse, Louisiana’s economy is somewhat tied to the oil and gas industry. Our goal with this conference is to give the CPAs working in and for the industry all the information they need to keep their business engines rolling. The agenda addresses industry-specific needs and challenges to help CPAs help their oil and gas companies and clients stay competitive and compliant.

Average Attendance: 55
Primary Member Types
35% CEO/CFO/Controller/Owner
25% Public – Partner/Shareholder/Sole Practitioner
13% Public – Manager/Staff

Purpose of the Exhibition

The exhibition is for the purpose of education and to provide a service to LCPA event attendees.

Standard Exhibit Space

The exhibit space includes a skirted table, 2 chairs, a wastebasket, and 2 lunches per day. Exhibitors will be sent instructions on shipping procedures, set up and tear down, as well as information on securing internet from the hotel if needed.

Exhibitor Hours

Exhibit hours are established by LCPA. Generally, exhibits will be open during continental breakfast, morning and afternoon breaks and lunch. To maintain the educational integrity of the program, exhibitors are asked to adhere to the exhibit hours indicated. Once event sessions begin, discussions with participants should be finished and participants should be encouraged to return to the sessions. This will enable participants to receive maximum benefit from both the educational program and the exhibits.

Exhibit Set-Up and Tear Down

Exhibitors are responsible for setting up and tearing down their exhibits. No assistance will be provided by LCPA. Exhibitors are expected to set up and tear down their exhibits during the established time periods.

Assignment of Exhibit Space

In assigning exhibit space, full consideration will be given to competing products and general grouping of exhibits for proper display and comparison. Every effort will be made for the equitable assignment of space. LCPA reserves the right to relocate any exhibit for the benefit of the exhibitor or for the betterment of the exhibition. No firm, organization, company or individual without assigned exhibit space will be permitted to display or distribute products or literature, or solicit business within the exhibition hall. Exhibitors will not be permitted to assign, sublet or share with others any part of the space allocated to them.

Eligible Exhibits

LCPA reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any company or product for inclusion in the exhibition based on the information provided by the exhibitor. LCPA does not promote companies whose programs, services, products, etc., compete with those offered by LCPA to its members.

Care of Facilities

Exhibitors or their representatives must not injure or deface the walls or floors of the meeting site. When such damage occurs, the exhibitor is liable to the owner of the property so damaged.

Cancellation of Sponsorship/Exhibit Space

Sponsorships are secured on a first-come basis. Full payment must accompany exhibit contract. Cancellations of exhibit space are fully refundable if submitted in writing at least 90 calendar days prior to the conference. Cancellations submitted in writing less than 30 days will receive a 50 percent refund. No refunds are given to cancellations less than 30 days prior to the event.

Staffing & Badges

Exhibitors must provide LCPA with the name(s) of the representative(s) who will attend the exhibition. Exhibit representatives must wear appropriate LCPA badges at all times. The badges will be included in your exhibitor packet distributed at the event.

Cancellation of Events

LCPA reserves the right to cancel or reschedule an event at any time. Should this occur, LCPA will not be held responsible for any expenses incurred by the exhibitor.

Security

The exhibit area will not be locked when not in use. Exhibitors should consider removing from the meeting site or otherwise securing all equipment, supplies and other information at the close of each event day.

Shipping

Exhibitors are responsible for shipping materials to and from the event. All costs associated with the shipping and storage of exhibit material are the responsibility of the exhibitor.