Business & Industry Spring Conference

Business & Industry Spring Conference

Business & Industry Spring Conference


Attend the Business & Industry Spring Conference to hear from prominent leaders and experts about the latest updates, insights and timely issues impacting you, your success, your business and the profession within the dynamic business and industry environment.

With session topics for CEOs, CFOs, controllers, directors, managers, and accounting and human resources staff, this conference will address the economy, accounting and auditing, ethics, technology, tax laws, financial planning, operations, human resources and better ways to manage a changing workplace. Public practitioners are encouraged to attend with industry clients.

7.2 CPD Credits


Registration is open through 04/23. Register by 04/09 for Early Bird Pricing.

Member Price

$379 / $349 Early-Bird pricing ends on 04/09/2020. / $329 Super Early-Bird pricing ends on 03/23/2020.

Nonmember Price

$429 / $399 Early-Bird pricing ends on 04/09/2020. / $379 Super Early-Bird pricing ends on 03/23/2020.

Student Price


Thursday, April 23

8:00am to 4:30pm (Check-In 7:00am)

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Radisson Hotel & Conference Center

2040 Airport Dr
Green Bay, WI 54313

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Thursday, Apr 23rd

7:00AM TO 8:00AM / General Session

8:00AM TO 8:15AM / General Session

8:15AM TO 9:15AM / General Session

Thomas Toerpe, Senior Vice President, Associated Bank

Covering an update on the US economy with an emphasis on the impact of international trade, global investments and central bank policies.

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9:35AM TO 10:35AM / Breakout Sessions

Oliver Buechse, Chief Executive Officer, Advancing Digital

Develop a fundamental understanding of artificial intelligence technologies and current use cases across a variety of industries to act and guide organizations through the next wave of business transformation around emerging technologies, including natural language processing to chatbots and advanced analytics, Blockchain, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

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Douglas Pessefall, Shareholder, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.

This session will look at the multi-state sales tax landscape nearly two years following the Supreme Court’s Wayfair decision and cover state responses to the decision and taxpayers’ strategies for compliance.

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10:55AM TO 11:55AM / Breakout Sessions

Paul Chadwick, CEO & Managing Partner, Organization Analysis & Design

Geared to assist managers and executives, this session will ensure that both current and prospective employees are optimally deployed throughout the organization. By aligning employees’ natural personality traits with the required personality traits for each unique position, organizations will experience a significant increase in operational performance and a dramatic decrease in costly, unwanted turnover.

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Jonathan Meulemans, Attorney, von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

Adam Skarie, Attorney, von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

This presentation will generally discuss and explain the differences between hemp, CBD and marijuana; applicable state and federal law (for both legal marijuana and hemp/CBD); and industry-specific business commerce, formation and tax considerations.

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12:55PM TO 1:55PM / Breakout Sessions

Daniel Petersen, President, Applied Tech

Learn how documents can be stored in Microsoft cloud services, how Office 365 facilitates online collaboration and sharing of documents, and how document rights management is built into the collaboration and sharing tools to provide advanced security features like encryption, restrictions on forwarding and other important information security functions.

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Nathan Henrigillis, Senior Manager, Wipfli LLP

Tori Szkodzinski, Senior Manager, Wipfli LLP

This session will discuss what taxpayers need to know about the guidance the IRS has issued over the last year on the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act.

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2:15PM TO 3:15PM / Breakout Sessions

Stefanie Lighthall, Marketing/CRM Coordinator, CLA

Karie Matthias, Marketing/CRM Coordinator, CLA

LinkedIn is not just a digital resume. It has become an essential tool to grow your professional brand. Learn how LinkedIn can be used to leverage your professional brand by developing content that encourages engagement to create lasting relationships.

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Daniel Petersen, President, Applied Tech

Microsoft Teams is the collaboration tool that has the fastest adoption rate in the industry. Microsoft Teams, the successor to Microsoft Skype for Business, is a collaboration hub for all Microsoft applications and many other non-Microsoft web applications. See how a team can store and collaborate with team documents while allowing members to communicate with audio and video discussions.

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3:30PM TO 4:30PM / General Session

Charles Selcer, Shareholder, Schechter Dokken Kanter CPAs

Ethics is a happening place and practitioners need to stay in touch with the latest changes. You may think you are ethical, but do you know how that is determined?

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4:30PM TO 4:35PM / General Session


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Course Materials

Note: An electronic copy of course materials is included for all registrants and can be accessed via the My WICPA section 7 days prior to the course date.