June 6-7, 2017 | LAX Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles, CA

2017 California Accounting & Business Show & Conference

The 33rd annual largest meeting of CPAs in California each year.

2017 Photo Review

Russell Flagg Welcome

Rick Richardson, Keynote Speaker, Day One

Keynote Session was packed with CPAs from all over Southern California

CPAs in attendance represented large, medium, and small CPA practices and business clients

CPAs icame to hear digital and accounting technology speakers, and to update their knowledge

The audience demographics were widespread, from senior partners to newly graduated MBAs

The LAX Hilton ballroom was standing room only for this major keynote session

Every seat was taken by CPAs who drove, in some cases, 90 minutes to the LAX Hilton.

CPE credits were provided for each CPE session, and CPE certificates of completion were given at the end of each session for this professional audience

The Exhibit Hall was open from 10am to 4pm, and exclusion show viewing times were scheduled between CPE Sessions

Cal CPA is the 40,000 CPA member California society sponsor of the show and conference

Thomson Reuters was a sponsor and Jon Baron of Thomson Reuters was a featured speaker on the Wednesday morning Keynote

Spidell Publishing




Intuit Quick Books Scan Write Systems

Cal CPA provided complete members information

Intuit Lacerte Tax Demonstration


Mitchell & Mitchell

SurePrep, LLC

The Tax Book

Thomson Reuters

Mango Voice



IRS Services Trust Company

Large screen demonstration are standard in many exhibits today

CPAs want to see what systems are working

Accounting software by Xero in live demonstration

Interlogic -- 101 Pay

Pro Defender / Forrest T. Jones


Networking is an essential part of the live show

Intuit Quick Books live tutorial

Entigrity remote staffing services

The Tax Book

A wide range of CPA services were available at our annual show for California CPAs


New relationships and person-to-person business were the hallmark of the event

The Tax Book




On-the-show-floor presentation

Thomson Reuters demonstration


Intuit Presenter

Thomson Reuters Presenter

TPS-Walking Tour

Abacus Next -- Walking Tour

Arxis -- Walking Tour

Intuit -- Walking Tour

OfficeTools -- Walking Tour

Registration -- Badges were waiting for attendees

Conference Registration -- 2nd Floor LAX Hilton

An active 8am turnout of California CPAs

Russell Flagg pitches-in to assist conference registration

CPA Conference Registrant drove from all over Southern California for the conference

Thoughtful CPAs planned the conference day

Amy Vetter, Xero -- Modern Succession Planning

Amy Vetter, Xero -- A dynamic CPE program

Reaction was most positive to Amy Vetter's presentation

David Cieslak, Arxis, Inspector Gadget 2017

David Cieslak, A California Digital CPA Legend -- has been president of the California CPA Society and is the founder and CEP of Arxis, a digital consulting firm in Sini Valley, California

David Cieslak's presentation covered a wide-range of new digital products, apps, and CPA, business and financial products

David Cieslak's session was a packed house

Michael Giardina -- Perfect Workflow

Michael Giardina is founder and CEO of OfficeTools, and his session was dynamic with overflow attendance

Michael Giardina brought CPA to find out about practice management and CPA office workflow

Perfect Workflow by Michael Giardina was a high point in the CPE program on Day One

Randy Johnston -- The CPA Firm of Now

Randy Johnston is a nationally recognized CPA leader in providing education programs throughout the United States. The California Accounting Conference was fortunate to have Randy on the program

Randy Johnston is one of the best CPA speakers in the nation and his focus ont eh new CPA office with online up-to-date digital system was a terrific CPE session

KC Truby -- Talk Accounting - A New System

KC Truby developed Talk Accounting as as software to provide CPAs and their client a live, interactive digital system with voice capabilities to speed and reduce overhead

KC Truby is an innovator and digital leader and his new talk accounting system is the first on the CPA market today

Adrian Stern -- Tech for CPA Practices

Adrian Stern is a California CPA and Professor at VSC, and one of the most well-liked CPE presenters at the sponsor's California CPA Society

Adrian Stern is a leading digital CPA who has influenced the technology development for the entire CPA profession

Adrian Stern's CPE session focused on firewalls, security, and how to avoid digital theft and data break-ins in your office and your clients' business

Chris Frederiksen -- Mergers & Acquisitions - Turn Your Goodwill into Cash

Chris Frederiksen has helped hundreds of CPA firms find buyers and sellers for their CPA practices

CPAs are finding that their mature accounting practices have value for new acquirers, and Chris Frederiksen has consulted those firms in transition

Finding the right buyer or seller, valuing the practice, and developing a plan are what Chris Frederiksen's business is all about. His CPE iprogram was a great success.