Illinois CPA Society's Annual Midwest Accounting & Finance Showcase August 23-24

Aug 16, 2011, 15:52 ET from Illinois CPA Society

Free Admission to Exhibit Area with Over 100 Vendors

CHICAGO, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Illinois CPA Society's Midwest Accounting & Finance Showcase is being held Tuesday, August 23 and Wednesday, August 24 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. One of the largest CPA events in the country, last year it attracted more than 2,100 CPAs and finance professionals.

For 31 years, the Showcase has provided a chance to meet one-on-one with vendors to tap their expertise. This year there will be more than 100 exhibitors representing a wide range of business, financial and technology services, including: Alliant, ADP, BNA, CCH, CPA2Biz, Harris, Intuit, Sage, Thomson Reuters, Warehouse Direct and many more, with some of their latest products and systems available for testing.

The Illinois CPA Society is providing free access to the Exhibit Hall – a $25 value – but registration is required. To register for the free Exhibit Hall Pass, visit to access the Showcase page.

Keynote sessions during the Showcase will cover big picture issues to provide a better understanding of today's business and economic environments:

  • State of the CPA Profession – Robert E. Cameron, CPA, Chair, Illinois CPA Society Board of Directors and President, Cameron, Smith & Company P.C. and Elaine Weiss, President & CEO, Illinois CPA Society
  • Four Trends that Will Affect the Accounting Profession Over the Next Decade – Jill Ward, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Accounting Professionals Division, Intuit Inc.
  • 18th Annual Tomorrow's Technologies – Dana "Rick" Richardson, Technology Futurist & President, Richardson Media & Technologies, LLC
  • Economic Update – Jack Ablin, Chief Investment Officer, Harris Private Bank

There are also eight educational tracks with sessions designed to help participants to stay competitive while dealing with the challenging economy and changing business environment: Accounting & Auditing, CCH Educational Center, Corporate Finance, CPE Walking Tour, Intuit Academy, Practice Management, Tax and Technology. For only $285, participants can receive up to 16 hours of quality Continuing Professional Education (CPE) and free access to the Exhibit Hall.

For more information or to register for the Illinois CPA Society's 31st 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. The Donald E. Stephens Convention Center is conveniently located near public transportation, including the CTA Blue Line Rosemont Station and O'Hare International Airport, as well as major expressways I-90 and I-294.

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