Highlights from the 2019 IMA annual conference

Perspectives from the floor in San Diego, California.


The IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants), the association of accountants and financial professionals in business, held its 2019 Annual Conference and Expo (ACE2019) this past June in San Diego, California. The event officially celebrated the Institute of Management Accountant’s 100-year anniversary with a special Centennial Celebration honoring IMA’s thriving global community of accounting and finance professionals. Attendees had the opportunity to network with other industry professionals, hear presentations from leaders, and choose from more than 75 job-relevant sessions tracks designed for management accountants to customize their learning experience on topics ranging from corporate governance to technology and finance trends for the future.

As a diamond level sponsor, Deloitte had the opportunity to attend the action-packed conference and deliver presentations on specialty topics. Deloitte delivered a specialty breakout session on touchless close as well as a general presentation on the Center for Controllership™ during the IMA annual conference dinner.

To gather some insights and perspectives that may help us with future conferences and projects with IMA, we caught up with our presenters and some of the attendees to hear about some of their highlights from the experience and insights they were able to take away from the conference.


Perspectives from the floor

Key takeaways from the 2019 IMA conference

  • With more than 75 different subject tracks, attendees had an opportunity to broaden their knowledge and leverage insights from industry-specific education that can drive real-world improvements to their roles and organizations.
  • The conference provided an opportunity for professionals to step out of their comfort zones, network with a diverse range of people, and challenge themselves with new thoughts and ideas they may not be exposed to day to day.
  • Presentations focusing on emerging trends, forward-thinking topics, new technology, and transformative strategies, offered professionals a chance to understand the future of work and learn essential tools to thrive in a rapidly evolving financial landscape.

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