• 2020 BDO USA Conference: What’s Next for Business? Resilience through Recovery

    A unique virtual forum for middle market business leaders to share and discuss insights to navigate this time of disruption, position for recovery and ultimately thrive again.

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Northeast Ohio Year End Event

November 29, 2018
7:30 AM to 1:00 PM EST

Embassy Suites by Hilton Cleveland – Independence
5800 Rockside Woods Blvd.
Independence, OH 44131
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Alicia Nevin
  • Summary
  • Agenda
  • CPE Information
  • Presenters
Thank you for your interest. This event has reached capacity and registration is now closed. Please contact Alicia Nevin with any questions. 

BDO USA, LLP invites you to join us for our annual, CPE qualified Year-end Accounting and Tax Update.

This complimentary event will highlight timely comprehensive updates and provide key takeaways on tax, accounting, and financial topics that directly impact both public and private companies. 

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to ask meaningful questions of subject matter leaders and participate in discussions specific to your business and operational challenges.

Specific topics to be covered include:
  • Tax Reform Update
  • Industry 4.0
  • Economic Update
  • Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
  • Business Interruption Values and Exposures
7:30 AM to 8:15 AM - Registration and Breakfast

8:15 AM to 8:30 AM - Breakfast and Opening Remarks
Gary Isakov, BDO

8:30 AM to 9:30 AM Economic Perspective on Aging Cycle and Turbulent Political Situation
Bruce McCain, Key Bank

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM - Tax Reform Update
Dave McClain, BDO

10:30 AM to 10:45 AM - Break

10:45 AM to 11:45 AM - Breakout Session 1: Understanding Business Interruption Values and Exposures
Jodi Hatherly, BDO
Tracy Watkins, BDO

10:45 AM to 11:45 AM - Breakout Session 2: Blockchain 101: What Your Business Needs to Know
Jennifer Dowdell Armstrong, McDonald Hopkins
Ilirjan Pipa, McDonald Hopkins

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM - Lunch and Learn: Press Go on Industry 4.0
Eskander Yavar, BDO
CPE Breakdown:
  • 1.0 CPE credit in the field of Economics
  • 1.0 CPE credit in the field of Specialized Knowledge
  • 1.0 CPE credit in the field of Taxes
  • Breakout Sessions:
    • Understanding Business Interruption Values and Exposures - 1.0 CPE credit in the field of Accounting
    • Blockchain and Cytrocurrencies - 1.0 CPE credit in the field of Information Technology
Learning Objectives:
  • How this cycle has differed from other histroic cycles
  • What to watch for signs of impending recession
  • How monetary policy and tariffs tend to impact the economy
Delivery: Group Live
Prerequisites: None
Advanced Prep: None
Credits: 4.0 total CPE credits
Program Level: Basic
BDO USA, LLP is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org
Eskander Yavar, Management Advisory Services National Leader, BDO USA, LLP

Bruce McCain, Chief Investment Strategist Senior Vice President, Key Private Bank

Jennifer Dowdell Armstrong, Member, McDonald Hopkins

Ilirjan Pipa, Member; Chair, Securities, McDonald Hopkins

Jodi Hatherly, BSO Senior Manager, BDO USA, LLP

Tracy Watkins, Manager Forensic Insurance Recovery, BDO USA, LLP