Las Vegas (June 24, 2003) -- The American Institute of CPAs’ annual technology conference, Tech 2003, has attracted a far larger crowd than last year's event and promises to be blend of the latest technology and accounting profession business issues.
"Our focus here is to give you a glimpse of the latest and greatest, so you an maximize the technology that's out there or your firms," conference chairperson Jennifer Wilson said in opening remarks. She directed the attendees to formulate new practice concepts and action plans for those ideas based on "technology pixie dust" sprinkled during the three-day event.
About 650 attendees convened at the Bellagio hotel and casino, compared to the 500 who attended last year's institute technology show in Washington. The 150 exhibitors, another increase from a year ago, include telecommunications giants Sprint and Nextel, each making their first visit to a national accounting profession show.
The accounting business issues to be covered include the Certified Information Technology Professional, an AICPA-created designation. A group of CITP designation holders plans to meet with institute officials here to planned to meet to discuss services they can provide to help maintain the designation within the AICPA. Separately, AICPA senior vice president Alan W. Anderson was scheduled to discuss "Our industry in transition," in a formal presentation.
-- John M. Covaleski
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