LMS-MIBIspring

May 20–22  •  Grandover Resort & Conference Center, Greensboro
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Code: MBIS15    CPE: 20 hours

It takes a variety of components to build a fortified structure—as is true of any sustainable business. Let us give you the materials you need to construct a business designed to thrive in any economic climate. This program offers the opportunity to cultivate strong alliances through networking, get forecasts on conditions impacting your industry, and return with a myriad of materials designed to reinforce your company’s framework.

You’ll leave with confidence knowing you are prepared for what lies ahead. Technology updates, economic outlooks, globalization of the business world, and essential leadership development content will give you and your organization what’s needed to be a lasting landmark of success!

Conference Schedule

The following agenda is subject to change.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 20

7:30–8:00 AM
Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00–9:20 AM
(GS1) Technology Update
Tommy Stephens, CPA, CGMA, CITP, K2 Enterprises
FOS: Computer Science

9:20–9:30 AM
Stretch Break

9:30–10:35 AM
(GS2) The Good, Bad, & Ugly of the 2015 Economy
Chris Kuehl, PhD, Armada Corporate Intelligence
FOS: Economics

10:35–10:50 AM
Refreshment Break

10:50–11:50 AM
(GS3) Reinventing an Industry—A Nature-Inspired Convergence of Form & Function
Daniel Herr, PhD, UNC–G Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering
FOS: Business Management & Organization

11:50 AM–12:40 PM
Lunch

12:40–1:50 PM
Concurrent Sessions:
(1A) Overview of International Business

Sean King, JD, Align Global Consulting
FOS: Specialized Knowledge and Applications
(1B) Emotional Intelligence
Danny Goldberg, CPA, CGMA, CIA, CISA, GoldSRD
FOS: Personal Development
(1C) Advanced Excel
Tommy Stephens, CPA, CGMA, CITP, K2 Enterprises
FOS: Computer Science

1:50–2:00 PM
Stretch Break

2:00–3:05 PM
Concurrent Sessions:
(2A) Import/Export Laws

Michael Burke, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
FOS: Taxes
(2B) Impact Communication
Danny Goldberg, CPA, CIA, CISA, GoldSRD
FOS: Personal Development
(2C) Excel for Data Improvement
Tommy Stephens, CPA, CGMA, CITP, K2 Enterprises
FOS: Computer Science

3:05–3:20 PM
Refreshment Break

3:20–4:30 PM
Concurrent Sessions
(3A) Transfer Pricing

Sean King, JD, Align Global Consulting
FOS: Taxes
(3B) Employment Law Update
Sabrina Rockoff, McGuire Wood & Bissette
FOS: Personnel/HR
(3C) Small Business Technology
Tommy Stephens, CPA, CGMA, CITP, K2 Enterprises
FOS: Computer Science

4:35–5:35 PM
(OPT1) Networking Reception

THURSDAY, MAY 21

7:30–8:00 AM
Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00–9:15 AM
Concurrent Sessions:
(4A) A&A Update

Brad Newkirk, CPA, Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP
FOS: Accounting
(4B) Managing Innovation—Harnessing the Power of Finance
Ash Noah, CPA, FCMA, CGMA, AICPA
FOS: Finance
(4C) Implementing Change through Project Management
Bill Flanagan, MBA, PE, PMI-RMP, PMP, Knowledge Source Inc.
FOS: Business Management & Organization

9:15–9:25 AM
Stretch Break

9:25–10:40 AM
Concurrent Sessions:
(5A) Expanding Individual Leadership Capacity

Tom Lane, The Center for Intentional Leadership
FOS: Personal Development
(5B) Unveiling the Mystery Behind Treasury
Paul Argiry, Red Hat, Inc.
FOS: Business Management & Organization
(5C) Project Management—Tools for Change
Bill Flanagan, MBA, PE, PMI-RMP, PMP, Knowledge Source Inc.
FOS: Business Management & Organization

10:40–10:55 AM
Refreshment Break

10:55 AM –12:15 PM
Concurrent Sessions:
(6A) Retaining Top Talent
Tom Lane, The Center for Intentional Leadership
FOS: Personnel/HR
(6B) Business Analytics for Decision Making—Making it Work

Gary Cokins, CPIM, Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC
FOS: Statistics
(6C) Federal Tax Update
Addison Maille, CPA, JD, Smith Leonard PLLC
FOS: Taxes

12:15–1:05 PM
Lunch

1:05–2:20 PM
Concurrent Sessions:
(7A) Managing Information Overload

Denise Ryan, MBA, CSP, FireStar Speaking
FOS: Personal Development
(7B) The Integration of ERM & EPM
Gary Cokins, CPIM, Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC
FOS: Business Management & Organization
(7C) Funding Opportunities (Angel funds, etc.)
Dhruv Patel, Council for Entrepreneurial Development
FOS: Specialized Knowledge & Application

2:20–2:35 PM
Refreshment Break

2:35–4:15 PM
Concurrent Sessions:
(8A) 2015 Professional Ethics & Conduct

Jonathan Kraftchick, CPA, Cherry Bekaert, LLP
FO: Regulatory Ethics
(8B) Biggest Challenges You Face as a Leader
Denise Ryan, MBA, CSP, FireStar Speaking
FOS: Personal Development

FRIDAY, MAY 22

7:30–8:00 AM
Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00–9:00 AM
(GS4) Sustainability—The Business Opportunity
Scott Showalter, CPA, NC State University
FOS: Social Environment of Business

9:00–9:10 AM
Stretch Break

9:10–10:20 AM
(GS5) Strategies for Managing the Employer Mandate
Rob Krieg, JD, CEBS, Hill, Chesson & Woody
FOS: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

10:20–10:35 AM
Refreshment Break

10:35–11:50 AM
(GS6) The CFO of the Future
Ash Noah, CPA, FCMA, CGMA, AICPA
FOS: Personal Development

11:50 AM–12:15 PM
(OPT2) Box Lunch

12:15–1:30 PM
(OPT3) Social Security Update 2015
Brian Simpson, Social Security Administration
FOS: Specialized Knowledge and Applications


RECOMMENDED CPE CREDIT: 22 Hours
METHOD OF PRESENTATION: Lecture
CONTENT/LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE: Industry Update
ADVANCED PREPARATION/PREREQUISITE: None