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Montego Bay CPE Conference

June 26 - July 1, 2017  |  Montego Bay, Jamaica

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Few places on Earth match the incredible beauty of Montego Bay on the Jamaican coastline.

Few places on Earth match the incredible beauty of Montego Bay on the Jamaican coastline. Located on the northern coast of the island, it’s garnered a reputation as one of Jamaica’s most desirable vacation getaways with its crystalline waters. Come with us and step into the home of reggae, white-sand beaches, and beautifully canopied mountains as we stay in Jamaica. Whether you relax poolside, play on the beach, book a deep-sea fishing adventure, or tour the famed jungle waterfalls, Montego Bay and the surrounding countryside are the things of fantasy. We’ll stay at the Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall, an all-inclusive luxury resort just steps away from the warm Caribbean waters. From here the considerable wonders of the country are right at hand as you explore the sights, sounds, and unique culture that makes Jamaica a visitor’s dream destination in the Caribbean.

Custom-Planned Local Activities To Complement Your Conference

You deserve a break! That’s why we carefully select and plan premium after-class Group Activities for conference attendees and their guests. After all, all work and no play is never a good plan! So join the fun, experience something unique, make new connections, or reunite with old friends. This is your vacation—we want you to enjoy every moment!

Please note: Prices are subject to change. Prices include service fees and taxes, where noted. Activity fees are nonrefundable.

Register Early! Tickets and transportation for our optional Group Activities may be limited and are sold on a first come, first served basis.



Conference Reception

Sunday, June 25, 2017

4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

After arriving, please stop by the Western CPE registration desk 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. to pick up your conference materials. We’ll be available to answer any questions you might have about the courses and activities that are scheduled during the week.

Then, we invite you and your family to join us on the East Lawn from 5:30-7:30 PM for a welcome dinner. Come mingle with Western CPE staff and fellow attendees while you enjoy a meal on us.

Dunn’s River Falls Tour

Falls Tour

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

1:40 p.m.–6:00 p.m. | $129.00

Experience one of the most beautiful sights in Jamaica at Dunn’s River Falls. Join hands together as you ascend the trail of this 600-foot waterfall, a rare natural treasure that empties directly into the sea. Soak in the lagoons that are filled by the cascading waters that begin high in the mountains of Jamaica.

Price includes tax, gratuity, and transportation. Swimsuit, towel, change of clothes, and water shoes recommended.

Rose Hill Shopping

Rose Hill Shopping

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. | $30.00

Be in the know about where the best spots are for grabbing bargains and finding hidden treasures on this wonderful shopping trip. Discover the very best that Jamaica has to offer in the way of gifts and incredible duty-free deals. You'll visit two of the best shopping plazas in town, with a variety of stores selling merchandise from jewelry, gems, perfume, and watches to clothing made from bamboo, Blue Mountain Coffee, Jamaican rums, and Bob Marley memorabilia. Then, at the Old Fort Craft Market, you're free to haggle with the local vendors for hand woven items like hats and handbags or bowls and statues created by wood carvers.

Price includes tax, gratuity, and transportation.

Reggae Catamaran Cruise & Snorkel Trip

Catamaran Cruise

Thursday, June 29, 2017

2:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. | $149.00

Enjoy the azure waters off the coast of Jamaica as you relax on the sun-soaked decks of our private catamaran. Experience the pristine waters and abundant wildlife of the coral reefs as you snorkel some of the best underwater viewing areas in Jamaica. After snorkeling, enjoy delectable appetizers and unlimited cocktails while you sway to the rhythm of reggae. It’s all here on this one-of-a-kind catamaran experience.

Price includes tax, gratuity, transportation, snorkel gear, appetizers, and cocktails. Swimsuit, towel, change of clothes, and boat shoes recommended.

Enjoy a Luxurious Getaway...and Earn the CPE Credit You Need!

Vacation-worthy destinations. Industry-leading experts. Your 2017 CPE credits earned. Complete your CPE requirement and still have ample time to enjoy any of our 24 hand-picked locations when you attend a Western CPE Conference. You’ll get the very latest in accounting and finance continuing education, and earn up to 48 CPE credits when you attend!

Customize Your Learning Time

Every conference includes both public and industry accounting tracks. Select courses from either track to custom-design your learning time. Then, get out of class by early afternoon each day.

Choose One OR Multiple Destinations

Mix & match your conference registration to split your five days of CPE across multiple locations within the same calendar year. Maximize your learning and your fun!

Don’t forget your Bonus CPE Credits!

Receive TWO bonus online CPE credits per day of attendance, redeemable for online webcast or self-study courses on WesternCPE.com.*

*Bonus CPE credits may not be used for Federal Tax Update, Federal & California Tax Update, and premier courses.


Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall

Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall

The Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall is an incredible all-inclusive resort destination located right on the famous beaches of Montego Bay. It’s the perfect place to kick back, unwind, and soak up the Caribbean sun. Relax poolside by the bar, venture out to the beach and the warm aquamarine water, or enjoy one of the many restaurants and lounges. If you’d like to explore outside of the resort, the concierge staff can help you plan or book a daytime excursion. Whatever you choose to do, you’ll be doing it in luxury on the spectacular Jamaican coastline at the Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall.

For more details, download Western CPE's Travel Guide »


*To secure our Escape Rate, please make your room reservation as early as possible. Due to market demand, Western CPE does not guarantee room availability and rate. The starting price is based on one adult guest; please review detailed pricing, outlined in the Travel Guide. Rate does not include taxes and fees.


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Excellent presentation. I always look forward to learning about new tech that could be useful in my job and this course achieved that with flying colors.

Previous Conference Attendee


Courses are selected when you register for the conference. Click on a course or instructor for more details.

Date Time Course Title Instructor CPE Credits Topic
June 26, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM Everybody's Critical Individual Tax Issues in 2017 Sharon Kreider, CPA 6 Taxes
June 27, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM Everybody's Critical Business Tax Issues in 2017 Sharon Kreider, CPA 6 Taxes
June 27, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM Leading the Various Generations in Your Firm Ed Robinson, CPA, CSP 6 Business Mgmnt and Org
June 28, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM Pass-Through Entities Sharon Kreider, CPA 6 Taxes
June 28, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM Talent Management for Firm Longevity Ed Robinson, CPA, CSP 6 Business Mgmnt and Org
June 29, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM OCBOA Fundamentals: Going Where Financial Statements Haven't Gone Before Tom Noce, CPA 6 Accounting
June 29, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM Data Security and Identity Theft: Managing the Risks K2 Enterprises (Randolph P. (Randy) Johnston, MCS) 6 Computer Software and Applications
June 30, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM Mastering PivotTables: Excel's Best Feature K2 Enterprises (Randolph P. (Randy) Johnston, MCS) 6 Computer Software and Applications
June 30, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM World's Liveliest Accounting Update 2017 Tom Noce, CPA 6 Accounting
July 01, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM Fraud: Not Just for Audits Anymore Tom Noce, CPA 6 Auditing



1 Day 2 Days 3 Days 4 Days 5 Days 6 Days
$549 $949 $1,249 $1,449 $1,649 $1,849

6 CPE Credits

+ 2 Bonus CPE

12 CPE Credits

+ 4 Bonus CPE

18 CPE Credits

+ 6 Bonus CPE

24 CPE Credits

+ 8 Bonus CPE

30 CPE Credits

+ 10 Bonus CPE

36 CPE Credits

+ 12 Bonus CPE

Group Discounts

Western CPE offers registration discounts to organizations that send 5 or more poeple to a conference. Attendees can choose the same or different conference destinations and still qualify for the group discount.

5-9 People: 5% off

10-19 People: 10% off

20+ People: 15% off

Call 844.690.2167 for more details or to register