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Victoria Chapter


2017 Joint CPA FMI Professional Development Workshop

Hosted by the FMI Victoria Chapter and the CPA BC Victoria/Southern Vancouver Island Chapter

May 24 - 25, 2017

Beyond the Crash: Waiting for the Upswing?
Managing Uncertainty in Uncertain Times

The Victoria chapters of the Chartered Professional Accountants and the Financial Management Institute of Canada invite you to the 17th Annual Joint Professional Development Workshop. This year's theme is "Beyond the Crash: Waiting for the Upswing? Managing Uncertainty in Uncertain Times".

Everyone was impacted by the Market Crash in 2008. And everyone has been waiting for the economy to recover. With interest rates at all time lows, stagnant growth and an inability to use monetary policy to kick start the recovery without creating uncontrollable inflation, people are wondering - What's next?

How can we recover or is it even possible to recover? What is the role of government in that recovery? Topics for presentation and discussion include balancing the economy and environment, trade, alternative revenue sources, emerging technology plus sessions on leadership, coaching and everyone's favourite, accounting!!

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Day 1 - Wednesday, May 24th

Day 2 - Thursday, May 25th

Agenda: 8:00 - 08:30 Registration and Buffet Breakfast 
8:30 - 12:00 Morning Sessions (Nutrition break included)
12:00 - 13:00 Buffet Networking Lunch
13:00 - 16:00 Afternoon Sessions (Nutrition break included)
Location: Hotel Grand Pacific
463 Belleville Street
Victoria BC

Advance registration is required for this workshop (closes May 17, 2017).

Register online at www.fmi-igf.ca
DAY 1 ONLY (Wednesday, May 24, 2017) FEE: $180
DAY 2 ONLY (Thursday, May 25, 2017) FEE: $180

Workshop Fees include Buffet Breakfast, Lunch & Nutrition Breaks
**Please indicate any dietary restrictions in your registration profile.
Cancellation Policy Refunds can only be given for this even if an email requesting cancellation is sent to prior to May 17, 2017.
For information about the workshop, please contact the Victoria FMI Chapter by email: .

Wednesday, May 24th - sponsored by Deloitte

  • Key Note: Lisa Helps, Mayor of Victoria
  • Peter Guo, B.C. Leader, Enterprise Risk Services, MNP - To the barricades! Here come the auditors!
  • Martha Thomas, Manager, bcIMC Internal Audit - Communicating with Impact: Building Trust with Considerate Communication
  • Charles Lammam, Fraser Institute - New Challenges to Economic Growth Prospects
  • Miroslava Kubikova, Project Director, Partnerships BC - PPP Overview and Current Developments
  • Marnie Mayhew, Director Performance Branch BC PSA and David Christopher, Manager BC PSA - Resilience and Results Through Coaching
  • Grant Abrams, Financial Transformation Leader, Deloitte - The Future of Finance
  • Workshop Networking Social Event at the Guild (4:30 - 7 :00 pm) - sponsored by MNP

Thursday, May 25th
- sponsored by KPMG

  • Key Note: Sadaf Mirza, BC Chief Economist
  • Johann Kuntze, bcIMC Senior Economic & Investment Analyst  
  • Panel Discussion - TRADE: Sadaf Mirza, Johann Kuntze, James Hammond and Arn van Iersel
  • Rueben Bronee, Executive Director, Policy, Innovation and Engagement, BC PSA - Public Service Innovation: The Context for Change
  • Anindya Sen, Director of the Master of Public Service, University of Waterloo - Blueprint on Federal and Provincial Marijuana Tax Policy
  • Tony Hamer, Partner KPMG - Effective Approaches to Alternative Service Delivery in the Public Sector
  • Carol Bellringer, Auditor General - How the Accounting Profession has Responded to the 2008 Market Crash