CPABC’s inaugural Fall Pacific Summit drew more than 375 CPAs to Kelowna September 23-25 and, by all accounts, the event enjoyed a successful debut. Delegates participated in 24 professional development seminars, including technical workshops covering tax, standards and ethics, and even some free PD information sessions with CPABC’s Executive Management Committee and the Regulatory team.
The biggest draws were the Summit’s three keynote presentations. Riaz Meghji, co-host of Breakfast Television Vancouver, kicked off the first official day by sharing his secrets about how meaningful conversations can lead to more meaningful relationships. Linda Nazareth later drew on research from her book, Economorphics: The Trends Turning Today into Tomorrow to provide some insight into what we can expect for our economy—and in our society—in the future. Finally, delegates were inspired and motivated by John Herdman, head coach of the Canadian women’s soccer team, who explained how leaders can inspire trust, confidence, and success to develop a winning culture.
The three-day event also featured Western Canada’s leading trade show designed specifically for accounting professionals and a variety of networking events, including a popular welcome reception and the Sandhill Winery.
If you missed out on this opportunity to earn up to 20 CPD credits, the good news is that there will be a Spring Pacific Summit in Whistler in May 2016.
CPABC also wishes to thank all of their sponsors and exhibitors for making this event a great success.