Press Release



Jeff May

AICPA Launches New Conference on Global Manufacturing Opportunities 

Live Webcast of Oct. 17-18 Event Also Available for Reporters and CPAs 
Published August 22, 2013

NEW YORK (Aug. 22, 2013) – The American Institute of CPAs is launching a new conference this fall on global manufacturing finance and operations. This comes at a time of growing demand in manufacturing, with new signs of life in the United States and particularly China.

Despite volatility in global markets in recent years, the manufacturing sector offers great opportunity for CPAs, as well as for their clients and employers. The AICPA Global Manufacturing Conference, which will be held Oct. 17-18 at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes in Orlando, Fla., will outline strategies to support profitability, productivity and growth in a global economy. The program will identify special challenges faced by the industry and offer best practices on overcoming these hurdles.

Industry leaders and experts will speak on global corruption compliance issues, supply chain optimization and tactics for avoiding cultural gaffes. Financial experts will outline industry-specific tips on management accounting and innovative concepts of new age planning. The event will also offer insight into outsourcing and offshoring strategies, international tax issues, cyber security considerations, fraud detection in a global setting, and technology as a critical client management tool, among other topics.

Keynote speakers include:

·         J. Michael Kelly, Chief Sustainability Officer and Vice President of External Affairs for transportation service giant YRC Worldwide, who will speak on vision and leadership

·         Chad M. Moutray, Chief Economist for the National Association of Manufacturers, who will give an industry update and 2014 growth forecast

·         “Global Hot Topics” panelists include Paul Reitz, CFO of Titan International, Douglas Roosa, Director of Internal Controls & SOX Compliance for General Motors and Richard Dinkel, Chief Accounting Officer for Koch Industries

For more information, please consult the conference brochure.  A live webcast of the event is also available, either in its entirety or in “mini-packs” of select sessions.

The conference is designed for C-suite level executives, as well as firm partners, professionals in management accounting and financial analysis, CPAs who work in the global manufacturing sector, manufacturing executives who oversee global operations, attorneys, bankers and insurance specialists.

Reporters who are interested in attending the conference can contact Shirley Twillman, stwillman@aicpa.org, for press credentials. Members of the media who wish to sign up for the webcast should contact Jeff May, jmay@aicpa.org. Please note: press registration for the webcast must be made at least 48 hours in advance of the conference.

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