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Fall Conference
October 24, 2014
BWI Marriott, Linthicum, MD


                  Exhibitor          Partnership

9:00 - 9:05 a.m.        Introduction and Welcome

                                             Ted Zaleski, President, MDGFOABio Link

9:05 - 10:00 a.m.      Technical Session I
                                              Economic Update
                                             Anirban Basu

This presentation will provide economic updates for the global, national, and regional economies. Special attention will be given to those aspects of economic performance that relate most directly to government finances, including the performance of both labor and housing markets.

10:00 - 10:50 a.m.    Technical Session II
                                              Maryland Revenue Outlook
                                              Andrew Schaufele

This presentation will discuss trends in Maryland's economy and their impact on State and local revenues, especially the income tax. It will also touch on the budget outlook for the state and some likely revenue/budget issues for the upcoming session.

10:50 - 11:10 a.m.       Break

11:10 - 12:00 noon    Technical Session III

                                              Value to Finance Organizations: Women and Their Perpectives

                                              Stephanie M. Beran

For decades, women have embarked on careers in accounting and finance. Today, majority of business school graduates are women. Yet, the proportion of women in senior positions has plateaued in the high teens. Stephanie Beran, an accountant and risk manager, will reflect on the value that women and their perspectives bring to finance organizations and ideas for attracting and retaining top talent.

12:00 - 12:30 p.m.      Networking Reception

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.         Luncheon

1:30 - 2:30p.m.            Technical Session IV

                                               A Look At Fraud, Counterfeiting, and Cybercrimes
                                               US Secret Service

Secret Service agents will review the latest threats in fraud, counterfeiting, and cybercrimes, what the Secret Service is doing to thwart these attacks, and methods local government can use to avoid those crimes.

2:30 - 2:50 p.m.           Break

2:50 - 3:40 p.m.          Technical Session V

                                               Purchasing Cloud Based Solutions in the Public Sector
                                               Rob Roque, GFOA

Adoption of Cloud solutions is growing rapidly in the public and private sectors. Mr. Roque will discuss issues related to risk, technology, pricing, and procurement practices that government finance professionals need to consider before proceeding with acquisition of Cloud based solutions.

3:40 - 4:30 p.m.          Technical Session VI
                                              Moody’s US State and Local Pension Adjustments
Jennifer Diercksen, Moody's
This session will explore Moody’s approach to adjusting US state and local government pension data and what role pensions play in our ratings process. The session will discuss how our pension analysis will remain largely unchanged by the new GASB 67/68 standards


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