The Experience


The FICPA’s 2016 Accounting & Business Show provided over 600 attendees from across the state and beyond with the best CPE, exhibitors and networking opportunities in beautiful Ft. Lauderdale. Many also joined us online with the Simulcast.

Save the Date


Rewind to the highlights on this page and save the date for next year’s…

Accounting & Business Show
Sept. 27-29, 2017
Ft. Lauderdale



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Industry thought leaders from around the nation gathered in Ft. Lauderdale to deliver 21 hours of CPE to Accounting & Business Show attendees. Did you attend these keynote presentations from Jeff Atwater and Deborah Curry?

Jeff Atwater

Image: Jeff Atwater's Keynote Presentation

Keynote PresentationState of the State

Florida’s CFO shared important data points and measures to eliminate fraud, reduce regulations that put a damper on the economy, expand efforts at fiscal transparency and protect the state’s most vulnerable citizens.

Deborah Curry

Image: Deborah Curry's Keynote Presentation

Keynote PresentationTown Hall Open Forum

In this engaging and innovative presentation, FICPA President/CEO Deborah Curry discussed significant trends in Florida legislation with Justin Thames, Director of Governmental Affairs; peer review developments with Paul Brown, Director of Technical Services; and the FICPA’s strategic initiatives to empower your career with Mia Thomas, Director of Customized Learning.

Hands-On Technology Workshops

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CPAs raved about the Show’s new Hands-On Technology Workshops that covered Excel, QuickBooks and more!

Student Track

Image: Tax and Financial Planning Tracks

The Accounting & Business Show also provided education and networking for tomorrow’s leaders with the Student Track. All we can say is – we’re excited about our profession’s future!




Sponsors, Exhibitors and the Tradeshow


CPAs who attended got the opportunity to explore solutions for their practice from 73 total sponsors and exhibitors over two days.

On Wednesday, the Vendor Reception gave everyone the chance to unwind amid refreshments and exciting prize giveaways from exhibitors and the FICPA.

Congratulations to Our “Idea Ball” Prize Drawing Winner!


FICPA Member Margaret Dalley-Johns won the Grand Prize: paid registration to the new 2017 Accounting & Business Show in Ft. Lauderdale, including accommodations. Congratulations, Margaret!

Thank you to our Event Sponsors


CPS Investment Advisors
Mendelson Consulting
Morgan Stanley
Thomson Reuters

Social Media


Attendees and exhibitors stayed connected with the FICPA Accounting & Business Show app and used it to track schedules, plan their time and share with social media. See what you missed at #ficpaABS.