The Canadian Economic Outlook and How Financial Leaders Should Lead the Way

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Canadian CPAs, resister today for The ONE national conference 2018 in Halifax on October 1-2. Benefit from future-focused sessions, thought-provoking keynote speakers, and prime networking opportunities. Learn from thousands of professionals who are making an impact in business, accounting, and finance. Choose among sessions and panels that fit your interests. Earn additional CPD hours by participating in pre- or post-conference workshops.

Economic Outlook: Challenges and Opportunities Ahead for Canadian Businesses

Pierre Cléroux, Vice President, Research and Chief Economist, BDC, will explore whether Canadian businesses should be optimistic or pessimistic about the current economic situation. He will present the most current information on how national and global economies are performing, including challenges with labor shortages, trends in the oil market, and trade relationship with the United States, and how Canadian businesses can position themselves for growth.

Leading a Change-Ready Organization

Jennifer Gervès-Keen, Consultant, JGK Consulting, shares how artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, and machine learning have the potential to transform companies and may impact employees. Implementing a new idea or initiative requires employee and team adaptability and embracing consistent change. Gervès-Keen provides insight on how the brain processes change and how employers can position employees to build resilience and strengthen and sustain a proactive company culture.

From a Great Idea to a Great Business: How a CPA Can Add Value

Alex MacBeath, CEO and Managing Director, Island Capital Partners Inc., and Michael Kravshik, Founder/CEO Luminari Inc., discuss how CPAs can provide practical advice to entrepreneurs. Topics include critical elements of a successful startup, how a CPA can provide advice and assurance, and alternatives and implications of financing a business.

A Collaborative Approach to Effective Operational Planning & Budgeting

Mike Haley, President and Founder and Derek Sandison, Performance Management Advisory Services, Landmark Decisions Inc., talk about how CPAs can provide a more focused approach to collaborative planning that results in more timely and relevant budgets. Topics include challenges with current planning and budgeting, how to make planning and budgeting a value-added process, and an overview of technology to help with the budgeting process.

Driving Sustainability – The Roadmap and the Journey

Gord Beal, Vice President, Research, Guidance and Support, CPA Canada, moderate a discussion among panelists Kevin Dumaresque, CFO, Irving Oil and Nora Duke, Executive Vice President, Sustainability & Chief Human Resource Officer, Fortis Inc., on representing the public, private, investor and regulatory sectors. Panel members will share the importance of sustainability, why developing a sustainability roadmap matters, and the evolution of putting corporate social responsibility into action.

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