IAPA Canadian BHD Conference, Edmonton

The Y&A LLP Chartered Professional Accountants hosted the 2017 BHD Canadian Group Annual Conference in Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday 14 September – Sunday 17 September.    The BHD Group is IAPA’s Canadian arm of the association and comprises 14 member firms across the country.  38 partner delegates and 19 spouses attended this annual conference, which offered a prime opportunity for delegates to network face to face, share and deliberate technical issues and perform key benchmarking activities that offer valuable insights for all firms. 

As is tradition, the conference programme commenced with an informal welcome cocktail party on Thursday evening.  Here members were able to re-connect with established colleagues and meet new faces at the West Edmonton Mall Hotel.

The official Conference began on Friday and John Campbell, IAPA International Board Member and BHD Member, presented the annual update from IAPA including developments with the new IAPA strategy document, action taken forward following the Members’ Survey results including the new member services instigated by the Centre.

The programme also included important discussions on various practice management topics, ‘the best practices for T1 season’ and ‘the impact of proposed tax changes’.

The morning discussions as always were informative and educational.  Delegates and guests were able to continue their networking in the afternoons in a more informal setting, which included a sightseeing tour of the Leduc #1 Energy Discovery Centre on Saturday afternoon.  The conference concluded with a visit to the impressive Y&A offices in Edmonton.