918 pl Photo Review | 2017 Midwest Accounting Show, August 29-30, 2017, Donald E Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL

August 29—30, 2017 | Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL

Midwest Accounting & Finance Showcase

2016 Photo Review

Opening General Session Aug 23

Keynote -- Todd Shapiro, President and CEO, Illinois CPA Society

Todd Shapiro's Opening Welcome for 1200 CPAs at the Opening Session

CPAs attended from all over Chicago and Illinois

Technology and change are all addressed in this major meeting of CPAs annually

This is the largest meeting of CPAs in Illinois and the Midwest on an annual basis

CPAs can register for 16 credits of CPE over the 2-day conference and show

CPAs represented large, medium and small CPA practices

An attentive audience of CPAs from a wide range of public CPA practices as well as CPAs in industry and government

This is a once-a-year forum for the Midwest accounting profession

Todd Shapiro, President and CEO, Illinois CPA Society

These CPAS attended the CPE conference and the all-important show throughout the 2-day program

Laptops, iPads and iPhones were all in evidence at the event

Younger CPAs were an important segment of the audience

Warehouse Direct

The Economic Outlook Program drew a
record audience of all the CPAs in attendance

Prosperitas Advisors

Baker Tilly

Illinois Board of Examiners

A crowded exhibit aisle



CPA charge / Affinipay

IRS Tax Advocate

Cook County Dept of Revenue

Patriot Software

Charge Over

The Executives Club of Chicago






Robert Half

Cetera Financial Specialists


Illinois Dept of Employment Security



Merrill Lynch

Financial Executives International Chicago Chapter

Cendrowski Corporate Advisors




Ameriprise Financial

Corp Net

Big Time

Norita Co.

Flex Manage / Microsoft

The Coffee Reserve

ICPAS Candy Land

Candy Land

Candy Land

Ralph Gaillard and CPA in conversation at the ICPAS Information Center

Ralph Gaillard and CPA

John Baker Welch, Economist and Moderator of Economic Outlook CPE Session

Otto Trading Massage Chairs

Bank of America

Care Com

Sky Stem

Flex Manage / Microsoft

Walking Tour -- Gail Perry, the CPA Practice Advisor Magazine

Illinois CPA Society Information and Membership Booth

Selfie Center -- ICPAS

Selfies of CPAs

Walking Tour -- Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer

Relaxation Station

Walking Tour -- Wolters Kluwer

Walking Tour -- Norita Co.

Norita Co.

The Coffee Reserve

The Coffee Reserve

Russell Flagg and Warthog Financial Exhibitor


Big Time -- Walking Tour

Corp Net Incorporation Services

MB Financial checking their iPhone emails at the busy show

Paycor -- Walking Tour

Xero -- Walking Tour

Sage -- Walking Tour

Show Opening Crowd

Thomson Reuters

Intuit Quickbooks

Intuit Quickbooks Demonstration Session Room

Intuit Quickbooks Demo Session

The Show was packed with CPAs during Exclusive Show Viewing Times

Warehouse Direct

Intuit Quickbooks

Thomson Reuters


CPA Charge

Chicago Chamber of Commerce


Intuit Quickbooks

Active Conversation between attendees and exhibitors at InterDyn

Fujitsu Scan Snap Scanner

Bank of America

Porcaro Stolarek Mete Partners Game Lounge

ICPAS Information Booth




eFile Cabinet Paperless Software

Relaxation Station

SEC Professional Group, SOX Professional Group

Accounting Practice Sales

Care Com

Wolters Kluwer

2016 Show sign on walkway from the parking lot and the Embassy Suites and the DoubleTree Hotels


Robert Half


Intuit Quickbooks Demonstration Team

MB Financial Bank

Wanda Brooks, Warehouse Direct

Fujitsu Scan Snap

Office Tools

Accounting Suite

Baker Tilly


Active Interaction at the Show during CPE breaks

Intuit Quickbooks Spinning Prize Winners

William Blair & Co. Team

William Blair & Co.


A moderately priced luncheon was served in the Exhibit Hall to keep the Show visitors close to the exhibitors

Delicious luncheon specialties were served during the luncheon period

Otto Trading Adako Chairs


Crowded aisles were the hallmark of the 2016 Show

Award Winner announced by ICPAS

John Baker Welch, Moderator of Economic Outlook Panel

Lindsey Piegza, Chief Economist, Stifel Nicolaus & Co., Chicago

Vladimir Signorelli, President & Global Market Strategist, Bretton Woods Research, Long Valley, NJ