Illinois CPA Society's 32nd Annual Midwest Accounting & Finance Showcase Provides Innovative Answers for the Ever-Evolving Business Landscape

Aug 20, 2012, 11:22 ET from Illinois CPA Society

CHICAGO, Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global business challenges, healthcare reform and cloud computing are just some of the current issues that will be tackled at the Illinois CPA Society's Midwest Accounting & Finance Showcase, being held Tuesday, August 28 and Wednesday, August 29. One of the largest CPA events in the country, the Showcase is expected to attract over 2,100 attendees to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.

This two-day event offers accounting and finance professionals the opportunity to hear from leading experts and discover innovative solutions to their most pressing challenges. Attendees can choose from over 30 educational sessions on topics ranging from buying and selling a practice to going mobile to financial reporting. Industry-leading keynote speakers will share their insights into the ever-evolving business landscape, including sessions on:

  • State of the CPA Profession – James P. Jones, CPA, Chairperson, Illinois CPA Society Board of Directors and Executive Vice President, Chief Operating and Financial Officer, Edward Don & Company and Elaine Weiss, President & CEO, Illinois CPA Society
  • How to Ensure You Are Future Ready – Teresa Mackintosh, Executive Vice President & General Manager of Tax, CCH Tax and Accounting, North America
  • Technology Futures - 2012 – Dana "Rick" Richardson, Technology Futurist & President, Richardson Media & Technologies, LLC
  • Expansion versus Austerity: 2012 Financial Markets Outlook – Jack Ablin, Chief Investment Officer, BMO Harris Private Bank

Attendees also have the unique opportunity to test drive the latest business and technology products from more than 85 cutting-edge exhibitors. Companies such as ADP, Bloomberg BNA, CCH, CPA2Biz, Intuit, Sage and Thomson Reuters will be on hand to share new, innovative ways to help you and your organization succeed.

The Illinois CPA Society is providing free access to the Exhibit Hall – a $25 value – but registration is required. To register for a free Exhibit Hall Pass, visit to access the Showcase page. For only $290, attendees can register for the two-day pass and receive up to 16 hours of quality Continuing Professional Education (CPE) with free access to the Exhibit Hall.

For more information or to register for the 32nd Annual Midwest Accounting & Finance Showcase, visit or call 800.993.0393. For the latest news and updates on the Showcase follow ICPAS on Twitter @IllinoisCPA and look for hashtag #ICPASShow.

About the Illinois CPA Society
The Illinois CPA Society, founded in 1903, is the fourth largest state CPA Society in the nation, with more than 24,000 members. It is the premier professional organization that represents CPAs in Illinois. During its over 100 years of existence, the Society has advanced the highest ethical and financial standards of the profession, and has been a leader in educating the public on financial issues.

SOURCE Illinois CPA Society