NJCPA's 2018 convention to focus on 'Future Think'

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The New Jersey Society of CPAs announced Wednesday that its annual Annual Convention & Expo will be held June 12-15, 2018 at the Borgata Hotel in Atlantic City. The event will be dubbed “Future Think: Next Year, Next Decade and Beyond,” focusing on the wide range of changes coming to the accounting profession.

Planned topics include the factors affecting business for the foreseeable future; how to extend the reputation and longevity of the CPA profession; the new tax law and tax reform; and lessons on improving feedback in firms. Other sessions will focus on lease accounting; new technology, including blockchain; cybersecurity; and leadership training. Most of the sessions will also offer continuing professional education credits.

“Planning for the future can never be overstated," said Ralph Albert Thomas, CEO and executive director of the NJCPA, in a statement. "The accounting profession is in the throes of change. From technological initiatives and the increasing use of data and analytics to modernizing skillsets, this conference is a must-attend event for the industry.”

Planned speakers include James Kane, an author and loyalty expert; Allan Koltin, CEO of Koltin Consulting Group; Kathy Parry, a corporate energy expert; and Mike Walsh, CEO of Tomorrow, a global consulting firm.

Also planned for June 15 is a business and economic roundtable featuring New Jersey senators Steven Oroho, R-Sussex, and Paul Sarlo, D-Bergen; former state assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli; and Thomas Byrne Jr., chair of the New Jersey State Investment Council. The panelists will discuss options for making the state a more inviting place to do business.

For more information, head to the NJCPA's site here.

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