Approximately 60 different sessions - with topics ranging from cybersecurity, managing a global portfolio, and important IRS regulatory developments - will be presented at this year's AICPA Advanced Personal Financial Planning Conference. The annual conference, which will feature multiple experts in the field of financial planning, will be held at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, from January 18-20 2016.

This year’s agenda was developed with all financial planning professionals in mind: CPAs; CFPs, CFAs, CIMAs; tax and estate planning attorneys; insurance and risk management professionals, and investment advisers. Over the conference's three days, attendees will look to emerge from the conference better prepared to serve their clients' needs in dynamic planning.

“This is the single most valuable financial planning conference to attend in 2016,” stated Scott Sprinkle, CPA/PFS, chair of the 2016 PFP Conference Planning Committee. “The combination of technical sessions and industry leading speakers presenting forward looking topics makes it a ‘can’t miss’ for serious financial planners. Additionally the opportunity to network and socialize with some of the smartest planning minds in the country can’t be missed.”

"The AICPA PFP Conference is a rare opportunity to learn from respected leaders in all practice areas of financial planning at one time," said Andrea Millar, CPA/PFS, AICPA associate director of personal financial planning, in a statement. "This is a chance for financial planners to sharpen investment and retirement strategies for their clients, learn about key changes in tax, estate and healthcare laws, and network with other professionals in the profession."

Session highlights from the 2016 Conference will include:

David M. Blanchett, CFP, CFA, AIFA, Head of Retirement Research, Morningstar Investment Management

Topic: “No Portfolio Is an Island – How to design more efficient portfolios from a total wealth perspective.”

Robert Keebler, CPA/PFS, MST, AEP, Partner, Keebler & Associates LLP

Topic: Powerful Strategies for the Taxable Estate

George Kinder, CFP, RLP, Founder & President, Kinder Institute of Life Planning

Topic: "Bringing Life to Money: Life Planning's Client Relationship Dividend.”

Michael Kitces, MSFS, MTAX, CFP, CLU, Partner | Publisher, Pinnacle Advisory Group |,

Topic: Longevity Annuities and Their Potential Role in Retirement Income

Greg McKeown,CEO, THIS Inc.

Topic: "ESSENTIALISM: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less."

Topic: A Live Debate on the Merits of Smart-Beta Investing

Moderator:Robert K. Huebscher, MBA, CEO, Advisor Perspectives

Panelists:John Ameriks, Ph.D., Principal, Head of Quantitative Equity, Vanguard Group Inc.,

Rob Arnott, Chairman & CEO, Research Affiliates

Michael Edesess, Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow, City University of Hong Kong

Roger G. Ibbotson, MBA, Ph.D., Chairman, CIO, Zebra Capital Management LLC

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