June 15-16, 2017

Crowe Horwath LLP and J.P. Morgan Present: 2017 Food, Commodities, and Agribusiness CFO Forum

Event Details

CPE Credit Event

Please join Crowe, J.P. Morgan, and your industry peers for networking and industry updates at the 2017 Food, Commodities, and Agribusiness CFO Forum in Chicago.

This two-day event begins at Revolution Brewing for an evening of networking, including a brewery tour and tasting, followed by a half-day forum featuring speaker sessions and idea sharing.

As a result of participating in this event, you should be able to:

  • Recognize the expected role of a CFO and identify challenges faced in day-to-day operations
  • Identify the individual income and business tax changes of the new administration, implement related planning opportunities, and recognize how the changes will affect you and your business
  • Review a current assessment of the global, national, and local economies and leverage this knowledge in business strategy
  • Assess what placement agencies are seeing regarding talent in the marketplace and identify what CFOs should be looking for in qualified individuals for their accounting, IT, and other departments
  • Recognize important elements of a cybersecurity framework

Who Should Attend

CFOs, controllers, and directors of accounting

Continuing Professional Education

Recommended for four hours of CPE credit.
Additional CPE Information

Prerequisites: None
Delivery method: Group live
Advance preparation: None
Program level: Basic
Fields of study: 1.5 specialized knowledge, 1.0 information technology, 0.5 tax, 0.5 economics, 0.5 personnel/HR


June 15

5:30-8:30 p.m. Networking and Brewery Tour at Revolution Brewing*
 *Transportation to and from the brewery will be provided.

June 16

7:30-7:50 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
7:50-8 a.m. Opening Remarks
8-8:40 a.m. A CEO’s Expectations of a CFO

  • Cliff Meeuwsen, Zeeland Farm Services
  • Mike Schweikert, J.P. Morgan (moderator)

8:40-9:10 a.m. Tax Update

  • Howard Wagner, Crowe Horwath LLP

9:10-9:50 a.m. Economic Update

  • Jim Glassman, J.P. Morgan

9:50-10:10 a.m. Break
10:10-10:50 a.m. Placement Agency – Talent in the Marketplace
10:50-11:50 a.m. Cybersecurity Hot Topics
11:50 a.m.-Noon Closing Remarks

Hotel Accommodations

A room block has been arranged at the Palmer House Hilton for $179 per night. Please reserve your room by May 20.

Contact Information

For more information, please email Dana Halonen or call +1 616 233 5580.


Chicago, IL

June 15, 2017 - June 16, 2017

June 15

5:30-8:30 p.m. Central

Revolution Brewing

2323 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647

June 16

7:30 a.m.-Noon Central
Chase Tower
10 S. Dearborn St., 56th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603

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