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BDO Columbus 2019 Annual Business Update

January 23, 2019
8:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST

The Grand Event Center
820 Goodale Blvd
Grandview Heights, OH 43212
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Join us for a morning briefing on the critical components that business owners and financial executives need to be thinking about in 2019 and beyond.

Topics we’ll cover:
  • 2019 Central Ohio Economic Outlook
  • Tax Reform Items Not Widely Understood
    • How to capture the qualified business income deduction when you are a specialty service trade or business
    • What you need to know about opportunity zones
    • International tax – it's gotten way more complex
    • R&D – much more valuable now and more accessible than you think
    • How to deploy donor advised funds to capture your charitable deductions
  • Tackling Workforce Challenges
  • The Innovation Imperative

To kick us off, Kenny McDonald, President and Chief Economic Development Officer at Columbus 2020, will cover an economic outlook for Central Ohio, including key trends that will impact our region in the year to come.

We’ll then take a fresh look at tax reform, as there have been a number of legislative updates throughout the year that have introduced additional complexities and new opportunities that are not widely understood.

You’ll hear from BDO’s Transformation Services Practice Leader about navigating change and build thriving organizations in a workforce challenged business environment.

And finally, we’ll tackle the innovation imperative: how can middle market business leaders approach the impending technology transformation shaping the business of tomorrow and take a lead in the adoption of these innovative tools?

Please join us!
Learning Objectives:
  • Learn key trends during the economic outlook that will impact our region this coming year
  • Learn about additional complexities and new opportunities that are not widely understood about tax reform
  • Learn how to approach the impending technology transformation shaping the business of tomorrow
Delivery: Group Live
Prerequisites: None
Advanced Prep: None
Credits: 3.0 total CPE Credits
Program Level: Overview
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8:00 AM to 8:30 AM - Registration & Networking

8:30 AM to 11:00 AM - Presentations
Kenny McDonald, Columbus 2020 President and Chief Economic Officer

Kim Clark-Pakstys, BDO Managing Director and Transformation Services Practice Leader

Jeff Tubaugh, BDO Tax Partner

Maggie Gilmore, BDO Tax Managing Director

Ryan Hecht, BDO Assurance Partner

Sarah Dmytryk, BDO Tax Senior Manager and Private Client Services Practice Leader