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CCH 2006 User Conference Keynote Speakers Cover Trends, Challenges, Solutions for Tax and Accounting Professionals

Thought Leaders Address Business, Generational, Technology Hot Topics

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., September 18, 2006) – Tax and accounting professionals attending the CCH 2006 User Conference will hear from today’s thought leaders in a series of keynote speeches covering professional, management, technology and generational hot topics that will help them strengthen their business and prepare for future success (

The 2006 User Conference to be held by CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business, in Boca Raton, Fla., October 29 – November 1, 2006, is built around the issues, trends and technologies that are critical to tax and accounting professionals and provides an unmatched opportunity for professionals to learn from industry leaders about a wide range of issues important to their profession and their business.

Keynote Speakers Cover Hot Topics

Keynote speakers at the CCH User Conference are leaders who will share their expertise and experience on a series of timely topics of importance to professionals today.

AICPA Chair, Leslie A. Murphy, CPA, will provide special insight into the changing demographics of today’s accounting workforce and the implications for the profession. With 75 percent of the AICPA membership reaching retirement age by 2020, Murphy’s presentation on staffing trends, business implications and the development of a staffing strategy will be of high interest to professionals of all ages and firms of all sizes. Murphy is Group Managing Partner at Michigan-based Plante & Moran, PLLC, chosen by Fortune magazine as one of the “100 Best Places to Work” for the past eight years. She is one of the highest-ranking women in public accounting in the country.

Bruce Tulgan, Founder, Rainmaker Thinking, will address how to win the talent wars, providing best strategies and practices for human capital management. Based on first-hand experiences and practices from inside more than 50 world-class organizations, Tulgan’s presentation will focus on the staffing, on-boarding, training, development, knowledge management, performance management, leadership and retention issues that professionals can leverage and apply to today. Tulgan is an advisor to business leaders all over the world and the author or co-author of 15 different books and numerous management training programs. Since 1995, Tulgan has addressed tens of thousands of leaders and managers in hundreds of organizations ranging from JP Morgan to JC Penney.

Microsoft Corporation’s Keith White, General Manager for Information Worker Marketing in the United States, will provide CCH User Conference attendees with an inside look at key productivity applications that Microsoft is delivering and working on today, offering professionals insights on how technology can increase productivity. White is responsible for all marketing and partner activities for Microsoft’s business productivity applications and servers, including Microsoft® Office and its tools such as Word, Excel®, PowerPoint® and Outlook®.

Conference attendees will also hear from CCH President and CEO Kevin Robert and CCH Executive Vice President Mike Sabbatis on key trends and challenges for professionals today and in the future, and what can be done to manage and overcome these challenges to achieve a competitive business advantage. Robert and Sabbatis are recognized by Accounting Today as among the Top 100 Most Influential People in tax and accounting today.

Practical Sessions Provide Information and Insight Professionals Can Use

Attendees of the CCH User Conference will also benefit from CPE-accredited classes and workshops organized on five tracks to help attendees derive the maximum benefit from this comprehensive educational event. The tracks include: Tax; Accounting & Audit; Technology; Firm Management; and General Topics. Attendees can choose classes and workshops from different tracks to create the curriculum best suited to their needs. Attendees can also choose from among different session formats. On each track, CCH will offer lectures and workshops, as well as interactive roundtable discussions where participants can talk to their peers at similar-sized firms. Panel discussions top off the programming as industry experts join with CCH executives, directors and product managers to discuss the latest trends, technologies and best practices.

For a complete conference schedule and list of classes and workshops, please visit

For More Information

The CCH 2006 User Conference will be held October 29 – November 1 at the Boca Raton Resort and Club in Boca Raton, Fla. For more information, please visit or call 1-800-739-9998, then select option 1, followed by option 1.

About CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business

CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business ( is a leading provider of tax and accounting law information, software and services. It has served tax, accounting and business professionals and their clients since 1913. Among its market-leading products are The ProSystem fx® Office, CCH® Tax Research NetWork™, Accounting Research Manager® and the U.S. Master Tax Guide®. CCH is based in Riverwoods, Ill.  Wolters Kluwer is a leading multinational publisher and information services company. For more information, see

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