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Conference Highlights

TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 2017

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM: Opening Reception
Exhibit Hall A, Scotiabank Convention Centre

Kick-off the 2017 Conference with your fellow delegates at this opening event of the Conference! Renew old friendships, network with other professionals and enjoy complimentary hot and cold hors d’oeuvres while enjoying some local entertainment.

6:30 PM onwards: Dine-Around (optional)

Enjoy your first night at the 2017 Conference with delicious food, plenty of fun and good company. We’ve made blocks of reservations at a number of local restaurants where you can join your payroll colleagues for dinner and experience Niagara Falls. Menus are available on your conference app. Sign up on your phone to select your restaurant and confirm your participation! Attendance is optional and associated costs are the responsibility of the individual participants.


6:30 AM: Early Risers’ Club 

Start your day off with a brisk walk or run in Niagara Falls. The Early Risers’ Club meets in the lobby of the Marriott Hotels for a 6:30 am departure.

8:20 AM – 10:20 AM: Opening Ceremonies & Keynote Address
Exhibit Hall A, Scotiabank Convention Centre

Enjoy a continental breakfast (beginning at 7:30 am), followed by the official opening ceremonies of the 2017 Conference. We’ll pay tribute to some of our Conference sponsors, recognize the 2017 Conference Committee, enjoy some entertainment, a great keynote presentation from Jeanne Beker, and officially open the CPA’s 35th Annual Conference and Trade Show.

10:30 AM – 5:00 PM: 35th Annual Trade Show
Exhibit Hall B, Scotiabank Convention Centre

Be part of the largest payroll trade show in Canada! The Trade Show officially opens at 10:30 AM and runs until 5:00 PM. The latest payroll, HR, finance and related products, services and trends will be on display! This is your opportunity to network with knowledgeable representatives from key product and service providers. The Show will wrap up with prize draws from 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM. The Trade Show will be open all day with lunch served on the show floor.

5:00 PM onwards:  Evening at leisure

Here is your opportunity to network with new friends and renew friendships with existing peers. Enjoy the many restaurants in Niagara Falls to network and build lasting relationships.





6:30 AM Early Risers’ Club

Kick start your day an invigorating walk or run. Meet in your respective Marriott Hotel Lobby to head out with the “CPA Group.”

7:30 AM – 9:00 AM: AGM Breakfast
Exhibit Hall A, Scotiabank Convention Centre

Attend the CPA’s annual business meeting and review the Association’s successes in 2016. The meeting and breakfast occur prior to the start of the concurrent education sessions.

12:15 PM – 2:00 PM: Luncheon and Keynote Address
Exhibit Hall A, Scotiabank Convention Centre

Sponsored by ADP

Join your colleagues for a delicious lunch while networking with your colleagues. Following lunch, you will hear from our second keynote speaker, Preet Banerjee who will give us some great insights on financial awareness.

6:30 PM: Fun Night Dinner & Entertainment
Exhibit Hall A, Scotiabank Convention Centre

Sponsored by Ceridian

Get ready to kick up your heels and have some fun as we generate our momentum at FUN NIGHT! An evening filled with great networking, fabulous food, and entertainment that will have you rockin’ to the beat. 

FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 2017

6:30 AM Early Risers’ Club

Start your day off with a brisk walk or run in Niagara Falls. 

7:30 AM – 8:15 AM: Continental Breakfast and 2017 NPW Preview

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM: Closing Luncheon, 2018 National Conference Preview and Keynote Address

Enjoy the final lunch of the 2017 Conference. Keynote speaker Anna Olson will give us some constructive insights on how to manage a balanced plate in both food and life.