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.

2015 Photo Review

Welcome to the 2016 Show and Conference by Russell Flagg

California CPAs came from all over the state to this annual CPA show

Technology Savvy CPAs came to the Show and Conference to keep abreast of new digital trends

Frank Abagnale's life story appeared in a Spielberg movie, "Catch Me if You Can" with Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks

Frank Abagnale Keynotes the Opening Session of The 33rd Annual Show and Conference

Frank Abagnale session covered fraud, internet scams, and the fradulent online threats to CPAs and their clients

A rapt audience of CPAs found Frank's presentation one of the best they have heard

CPAs in the audience represented large, medium, and small CPA practices, as well as corporation accounting operations

CPAs demographics were widely distributed in experience, age, and size of firm--they were all there this year, June 6-7, 2017

Abagnale's experiences were highly entertaining

This 2016 Show and Conference is the largest meeting of CPAs in California annually

The opening session filled two ballrooms, with live video streamed into the second ballroom

A packed house at 8am is most impressive, considering traffic on the LA Freeways. CPAs came early so they do not miss the CPE accredited sessions.

The LAX Hilton Ballroom had 700 CPAs for this opening session

Frank Abagnale's presentation was extremely well received by his California CPA audience

Frank's presentation covered fraudulent behavior that is at work every minute in the financial and business world

The CPA audience included treasurers and CFOs from private industry





Thomson Reuters

Computer kiosks at Thomson Reuters

Intuit Quick Books

A great crowd gathered at the Intuit booth after the keynote

Frank Abagnale spent time at the Intuit Quick Books booth to meet his many admirers

Wolters Kluwer's booth was active all day with California CPAs

Mitchell & Mitchell

Wolters Kluwer Demonstrations

Thomson Reuters

Intuit Quick Books

Exhibitor and CPA attendee interation

Frank Abagnale's popularity brought CPAs to the Intuit booth

Abagnale's charm was apparent



Office Tools

More new CPA friends for Frank Abagnale

Quick Books demonstrations

Certify Travel & Expense Made Easy




Thomson Reuters booth was busy on all sides



CPAs in attendance at the show were keen on not missing the next CPE session

Certify drew CPA's interested in Travel and Expense


Blackline Partners


A free light lunch was served in the Plaza level exhibits

CPA had an opportunity to have lunch and talk to the CPA colleagues

TPS Software




OverWatch CPA

AICPA PCPS Coffee Service

Zoho drew CPA's to their new entry in the California Show

CPE certificates were provided after each CPE session -- 1 credit for 50 minutes, 2 credits for 100 minutes of professional education

CPAs must have 120 CPE credits over a 3 year period to maintain the CPA status

The CPE credits were provided for each session in the prescribed manner certified by the National State Boards of Accountancy -- NSBA

2016 conference badges for registrants

Conference Registration

CPAs registered for the conference in advance, and picked up the conference credentials at the LAX Hilton Hotel

Over 700 CPAs attended the opening session with Frank Abagnale

The Walking Tour sponsored by The CPA Practice Advisor Publication is an extremely popular program for CPAs to visit 6 exhibitors each day

Gail Perry, Editor-in-Chief of the CPA Practice Advisor conducts this popular Walking Tour of Exhibitor Technology

Accounting Suite on the Walking Tour

Cloud9 on the Walking Tour

Thomson Reuters on the Walking Tour

Office Tools on the Walking Tour

Canopy on the Walking Tour

Right Networks on the Walking Tour

CorpNet on the Walking Tour

Samantha Mansfield CPA.com

Employing Technology with Samantha Mansfield CPA.com

How to Automate Your CPA Office
Michael Giardina, Office Tools

Giardina had a great session

Inspector Gadget--David Cieslak

David Cieslak covered all the great new technology for the CPA and business world

Asking effective questions
Ed Kless, Sage

Ed Kless is one of the great technology speakers

Digital Ninjas--Greg LaFollette, CPA.com

Greg is one of the most popular CPA presenters on the program nationally

The changing face of client care--Chris Frederikson

Chris is a popular and knowledgable speaker and his session was extremely well-received.