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Washington, D.C. (Vocus) December 29, 2006
The National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA) just released a sneak preview of the speakers and topics who are lined up for the business valuation/consulting conference of the year. NACVA's Fourteenth Annual Consultants' Conference -- "Making Monumental Strides in Valuation and Financial Forensics" will be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel Washington, DC, June 6-9, 2007.
NACVA is well known throughout the industry for its Consultants' Conference each year: the timeliness of its topics, the depth of knowledge and reputations of its speakers, the first class venue, and the behind-the-scenes attention to service and detail that make the entire professional development experience so valuable and enjoyable.
The 2007 conference will be no exception. It features five different tracks to meet the educational interests of virtually everyone: Mainstream Practice Valuation, Progressive Practice Valuation, Litigation Consulting, Forensic Accounting, and Academic.
Below is a sneak preview of the speakers and topics we've tentatively lined up for the business valuation/consulting conference of the year (presenters and topics are subject to change). And the 2007 NACVA Conference Planning Committee is hard at work adding even more to this impressive agenda.
Mainstream Practice Valuation Track
"Case Law Update" -- Mel Abraham
"Guiding Your Practice to Larger Fees, Higher Profits, and Greater Personal Satisfaction" -- Lance Hall
"IRS Update" -- Howard Lewis
"Applying the Direct Market Data Method" -- Jack Sanders
Practice Management Roundtables--Making Money on Your Consulting Practice: "How to Obtain Valuation Work," "Your Contract--Your Engagement Letter," "Managing the Engagement: Time, Billing, Staffing, and Research," "Keeping Your Workpapers Organized," and "Managing the Client"
Progressive Practice Valuation Track
"Using Duff & Phelps Risk Premiums to Develop Cost of Equity Capital" -- Rod Burkert
"Introduction to Emerging Markets" -- Jeff Hooke
"Fair Value for Financial Reporting: SFAS 157 and SFAS 141R" -- Alfred King
"Understanding the Private Equity Landscape" -- Dennis Roberts
"Valuation of Private Equity Investments" -- Enrique Brito
"Valuation of Privately Held Company Equity Securities Issued as Compensation" -- Don Wisehart
Litigation Consulting Track
"Understanding Electronic Data Discovery and Avoiding Evidence Mishandling Issues" -- Paul Herrmann
"Collaborative Law--The Optimum Fit for Financial Professionals" -- Fred Glassman and Paul French
"Litigation Practitioners' Forum" -- Howard Schneider
"Determining Personal Damages" -- Shannon Shipp
"Avoiding Claims and Lawsuits on Consulting Engagements" -- Thomas Shroyer
Forensic Accounting Track
"Interviewing and Data Collection" -- Ricardo Fernandez
"Governance and Fraud Deterrence for Non-Profits" -- Jerry Lindman
"Fraud Deterrence in Review and Compilation Engagements" -- Jim Martin
"Personal Due Diligence and Background Investigations" -- Greg Suhajda
"Conducting Effective Fraud Risk Assessments" -- Paul Zikmund
"Technology Risk to Organizational Integrity" -- Brian Sommariva
The Academic Track was introduced several years ago to create a consistent forum to bridge academic research with the practical application of valuation methodologies. With an overwhelming response to this year's call for papers, the Academic Track Committee is presently assembling an agenda of the best peer-reviewed research that will impact the valuation profession. Topics submitted for consideration include:
"Institutional Investors and Shareholder Litigation"
"Issues with EVA and Practical Solutions to These Issues"
"An Empirical Investigation of the Efficient Stock Market Hypothesis"
"The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Private Discount: An Empirical Investigation"
"Understanding WACC and How Best to Determine What Capital Structure Is Optimal for Your Business"
"Equity Restructuring Via Tracking Stocks: Is There Any Value Added?"
"We Misunderstand and Misuse Return on Invested Capital (ROIC)"
"Overview of Real Options"
"Family Limited Partnerships and Control Premiums"
"Risk Analysis with DCF: A Software Tool"
The traditional model of structuring content, speaking in generalities, and assuming the role of authority figure as you interact with clients or prospects or on the witness stand is no longer effective. In their opening keynote presentation, "Engineering Perception: The Art and Science of Persuasive Speaking," David Booth and Deborah Shames will introduce you to the latest findings in cognitive and neuroscience that will help you build stronger client relationships and increase your volume of engagements.
Closing keynote, Carol Henderson, is the director of National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law at the Stetson University College of Law. Her presentation, "Professional Responsibility and Expert Witness Malpractice" will draw upon her 200-plus lectures and workshops to thousands of forensic scientists, accountants, attorneys, judges, and law enforcement personnel worldwide (not to mention popular media appearances such as Fox National News, Court TV, CBS "48 Hours" show, and The John Walsh Show).
And More . . .
To address NACVA members' recertification needs, Case Analysis in Person (CAP) and Current Update in Valuations (CUV) will be offered once again, and there will be a Saturday presentation on Valuation Industry Standards. Naturally, there will be networking opportunities to meet old and new associates, as well as, tours of some of the country's most historically significant monuments, museums, and attractions. Even a possible motorcycle excursion for the weekend leading up to the conference with rides in the Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountain area, including the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive! "Making Monumental Strides in Valuation and Financial Forensics" will be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, a Washington, D.C. landmark hotel since 1930.
This is a busy time of the year. But you don't want to miss out on the 20% discount on the Conference registration, which this year is $1,075 for NACVA members and $1,195 for nonmembers. So to lock in your $860 member price or $956 non-member price by December 31, 2006, simply call (800) 677-2009.
This year, give yourself a Holiday gift--cutting-edge professional development at a 20% discount!
Who Should Attend
Business Media; CEOs; Attorneys; CPAs, controllers, valuation practitioners, tax, audit, and accounting services practitioners who wish to specialize in a lucrative, non-seasonal consulting niche; CFOs, merger and acquisition consultants, investment and financial analysts, investment bankers, financial officers, business advisors; business, accounting, and finance professors; in short, anyone who deals with value and may require testimony in court in the course of his or her work. For more information please call, Tel: (801) 486-0600 • Toll-Free: (800) 677-2009 • Fax: (801) 486-7500 • Internet: http://www.nacva.com
About the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts
The National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA), founded in 1991, is a global professional association that supports the business valuation, forensic accounting, fraud deterrence and detection, and a variety of other disciplines within the CPA and professional business advisory communities. Along with its training and certification programs, NACVA offers research support, marketing tools, software, journals, reference materials, and proprietary databases to enhance the professional capabilities and capacities of its members.
Headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT, the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts has trained over 13,000 practitioners in its business valuation certification program and over 25,000 professionals in its spectrum of consulting discipline courses. For more information and to learn more about the association, go to http://www.nacva.com .
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