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 Export to Your Calendar 8/15/2019
When: August 15, 2019
8:00 AM until 5:20 PM
Where: Ritz Carlton New Orleans
921 Canal Street
New Orleans, Louisiana  70112
United States
Presenter: Various


Online registration is available until: 8/15/2019
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2019 Business & Industry Conference

August 15-16 • The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans

The sky’s the limit.

Whether you’re flying solo or working in tandem with others, controlling the overall strategic and financial direction of a company is increasingly challenging...and exhilarating at the same time.

LCPA’s Business and Industry Conference elevates your skills so you can soar smoothly into success. From Loren Scott’s always-popular economic outlook, to compliance-focused sessions on revenue recognition, audit, tax, technology, and HR — our experienced, grounded speakers will lift you up and keep you on top of the profession’s most relevant topics. Join us along with nearly 400 industry CPAs from around the state and get a jump on being future ready.

Meet the Speakers

Steve Chiavarone, CFA

Federated Investors • New York, NY
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Gary Dressler, CPA

Postlethwaite & Netterville • Metairie, LA
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James R. Hamill, CPA, PhD

Reynolds Hix & Co. • Albuquerque, NM
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Matt Kapszukiewicz, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

PricewaterhouseCoopers • Cincinnati, OH
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Greg Kaupp, CPA, CITP, CGMA

ArcherPoint Inc. • Minneapolis, MN
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Kurt Oestriecher, CPA

Oestriecher & Company • Alexandria, LA
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Loren Scott, PhD

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

SSA Consultants • Baton Rouge, LA
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Julie Stokes, CPA

LA Representative, District 79 • Kenner, LA
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Joey Sylvester

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. • Metairie, LA
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Lisa Traina, CPA, CITP, CGMA

Traina & Associates, a CapinCrouse Company • Baton Rouge, LA
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Cari Weston, MST, CPA, CGMA

AICPA • Washington, DC
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Angela White, CEcD

North Louisiana Economic Partnership • Shreveport, LA
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Agenda

Thursday, August 15
7:30 - 8:00 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 9:30 am

Gazing Into the Crystal Ball: The Outlook for the National and State Economies

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

The US economy set a new post-WWII record for length of a boom. Will it continue? And for how long? How will Trump's tariffs and IMO 2020 play into the forecasts? Will oil prices finally reach a level that will re-ignite the Gulf? Why might one characterize the Louisiana economy as being trifurcated? Dr. Scott will cover all this and more.

9:30 – 9:50 am Break/Visit With Exhibitors
9:50 – 10:40 am

The Future Is Now: Using Data Analytics to Ensure Your Success

Cari Weston, MST, CPA, CGMA • AICPA • Washington, DC

Coming soon!

10:40 am – 12:00 pm

Revenue Recognition and Leases

Kurt Oestriecher, CPA • Oestriecher & Company • Alexandria, LA

Coming soon!

12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 pm

Leading and Engaging Multi-Generational Teams

Matt Kapszukiewicz, SPHR, SHRM-SCP • PricewaterhouseCoopers • Cincinnati, OH

Join us for an interactive discussion with Matt Kapszukiewicz, PwC's Midwest Market People Leader, focused on collaborating within multi-generational teams where he'll share findings from “PwC's NextGen: A global generational study”. Learn how PwC has adapted its work environment to attract and engage all generations and get some practical ideas to increase collaboration and improve business outcomes.

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Best Practices for Handling a Sales Tax Audit

Gary Dressler, CPA • Postlethwaite & Netterville • Metairie, LA

No one has ever said, “I just received a sales tax audit notice and am so excited for the opportunity to deal with this.” This session is designed to help you through the audit process from the day you receive the dreaded letter to the day you finish the audit. We will provide best practices for gathering and providing data requested, working with the auditor through the process, and handling the official notices of tax due from the collector.

3:00 – 3:20 pm Break/Visit With Exhibitors
3:20 – 4:20 pm

The State of the State

Julie Stokes, CPA • LA Representative, District 79 • Kenner, LA

Coming soon!

4:30 – 5:20 pm
Lagniappe Session

Hiring Right the First Time: How The ACT WorkKeys System Improves Hiring Effectiveness

Angela White, CEcD • North Louisiana Economic Partnership • Shreveport, LA

Nationwide and across industries, employers using the ACT WorkKeys system in their hiring and promotion processes are seeing significant ROI in terms of lowered recruitment and training costs, improved employee retention, lower safety incidents and more. In Louisiana, we have seen a dramatic increase over the last few years in the number of residents who possess a WorkKeys certificate demonstrating their work readiness for jobs that have a WorkKeys profile. Learn how this system works and how it could benefit your company.

Friday, August 16
7:30 - 8:00 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 am

Practical Social Engineering & Cybersecurity Tips

Lisa Traina, CPA, CITP, CGMA • Traina & Associates, a CapinCrouse • Company Baton Rouge, LA

Every organization is at risk to cybersecurity threats. The threats are increasing daily due to many factors, including the amount of sensitive data maintained and increasing remote working environments. This session will highlight the most current cyber threats with emphasis on the latest social engineering and phishing scams and will provide the information you need to improve your organization’s cybersecurity posture.

9:00 – 10:00 am

Cyber-Liability: Our Not-So-New Normal

Joey Sylvester • Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. • Metairie, LA

A recent report showed that 53% of US businesses experienced a cyberattack in 2018. This is up from 38% the prior year. The numbers are telling: cyberattacks and other data breaches are part of our world now. As we become increasingly digitalized, this trend has nowhere to go but up. In this session, we will discuss all things cyber, including real-life data breach examples, new and emerging cyberattack methodologies, the changing legal and regulatory landscape, insurance and risk management considerations, and what all this means for your business.

10:00 – 10:20 am Break/Visit With Exhibitors
10:20 am – 12:00 pm

The Section 199A Deduction: What It Is and How You Can Benefit From It

James R. Hamill, CPA, PhD • Reynolds Hix & Co. • Albuquerque, NM

The 2017 tax law created a new 20% deduction for qualified business income. This session addresses planning to maximize the benefits of the deduction to include how a business is defined, including the distinction between a service and a non-service business, how the deduction applies to a rental property, strategies for "high-income" taxpayers subject to a limitation, and how to benefit when your business is operated in a pass-through entity.

12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 pm

How to Reach and Sustain Your Peak Performance

Greg Kaupp • ArcherPoint Inc. • Minneapolis, MN

Are you operating at the highest level you possibly can, and doing so consistently? There are common principles that drive performance, which we will share in this session so you can function optimally in everything you do. Come learn how to achieve more than you ever thought possible!

2:00 – 2:50 pm

Best Practices in Succession Planning

Christel C. Slaughter, Ph.D. • SSA Consultants • Baton Rouge, LA

Talent wars are real and predictions are that they will be with us for decades to come. Effective succession planning can save your organization both time and money spent on unwanted turnover, expensive talent searches, and higher salary offers to attract qualified candidates after the sudden loss of a high performer. Learn about best practices from organizations who value their intellectual property, customer relations, and leadership continuity.

2:50 – 3:10 pm Break/Visit With Exhibitors
3:10 – 4:20 pm

Don’t Stop Believin’ – Volatility Will Not Kill the Bull in 2019

Steve Chiavarone, CFA • Federated Investors • New York, NY

A session by presenter Steve Chiavarone that includes analysis surrounding the current economy, markets, and politics with an update on the longer-term technological and demographic trends that are driving the secular bull market.

Hotel

The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans

921 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA
800.826.8987

Group Rate: $129
Cut-off date: 7/24

Group Codes: WGYWGZA (King Bed)
WGYWGZB (Double Queens)

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Parking

Same Day In/Out Valet: $12/day
Overnight Valet: $26/day + tax

If you prefer other public parking options,
please try one of the following (rates may vary):
• Premium Parking (716 Iberville Street)
• D.H. Holmes Garage (817 Iberville Street)

Gold Sponsor

PCG
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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. We look forward to visiting with you during the course of the Conference.” – Frank Loria, President, The Personnel Consulting Group "

Frank Loria • 504.581.7800 • floria@pcgla.com

Silver Sponsors

costSegregationInitiatives
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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

EATEL
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EATEL

EATEL Business is a Louisiana-based provider of IT solutions and telecommunications. Delivering business solutions with the highest focus on customer service. White glove service, along with in-house support, helps ensure the partnership and success of our clients.

EATEL Business operates three data centers in Louisiana, including the State's only Tier III facility in Shreveport. Decades of experience, customer-focused service philosophy, and an extensive product portfolio to serve your business.

Andy Piner - Sr. Strategic Account Executive • 225.214.3844 • Andy.piner@eatel.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.

Ashley Erkel • 985.898.1582 • aerkel@gilsbar.com

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.

Lauren Martinez • 985.381.3386 • lmartinez@paychex.com

Bronze Sponsors

Hancock/Whitney
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Hancock Whitney

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

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.

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

ArgentTrust
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Argent Trust

Argent is a leading, sustainable, independent, fiduciary wealth management firm. Responsible for over $21 billion of our clients’ assets, we have the scale and sustainability to meet the unique needs and goals of individuals and families, businesses, foundations, and public entities. Our mission is to serve our clients, which means that we:

  • Serve as a fiduciary, acting in their best interest
  • Are thoughtful, independent, and objective
  • Provide a wide array of wealth management solutions
  • Commit to excellence in every phase of our relationship with them
  • Offer a highly customized client experience through committed and empowered professionals

Chris Shankle, CPA, CGMA • Senior Vice President • 318.588.6830 • cshankle@argentfinancial.com

Hancock/Whitney
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Multitech

As an “Independent Office Equipment Dealer,” Multitech helps you develop informed technology upgrade strategies. And as an “Independent Dealer” we don’t have the “back office pressure” of sales quotas to keep some manufacturer happy. The net result is that our customers get a bigger return on their investment and right-sized equipment with reduced costs and improved productivity.

Mike Danna • 800.641.5291, ext. 105 • miked@multitechofficemachines.com

Restech
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Restech

Matthew Diaz • 504.733.5633 • matt@restech.net

RobertHalf
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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

Sponsorships for this event are still available. Check our Marketing Guide for packages and pricing
or contact Misean Reed for more information.

Registration Information

CPE: Up to 17 Credits

Acronym: BIC19

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