Private Company Services events & webcasts

Throughout the year, PwC’s Private Company Services practice (PCS) sponsors and hosts a variety of events and webcasts focused on issues facing today’s private and family-owned businesses like yours. PCS professionals also participate in and speak at a number of conferences and events. Please see below for a listing of upcoming conferences, events and webcasts.


Creating a sustainable future for your family business - a conversation with Wente CEO, Carolyn Wente
September 16, 2015
1:00 - 2:30 pm EDT

Please join PwC’s Private Company Services (PCS) practice for a special webcast event. PCS partners Jay Mattie and Alfred Peguero will lead a conversation with Carolyn Wente, CEO of Wente Vineyards. The webcast will cover a broad range of topics important to all family-owned businesses including governance, succession planning, growth and sustainability.

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  • Accounting challenges - acquisitions, dispositions, refinancings and more
    Original webcast: June 3, 2015
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  • Latest developments on implementation of the new revenue standard FASB, IASB and TRG updates
    Original webcast: April 1, 2015
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  • Hot topics in lease accounting
    Original webcast: March 24, 2015
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  • Financial Executives International, Private Company Roundtable Webcast
    Original webcast: February 4, 2015
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  • 2014 Year-end accounting & reporting developments webcast
    Original webcast: December 8, 2014
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  • Year-end Tax and Wealth Management Planning webcast - Top year-end planning considerations for private companies, family businesses and individuals
    Original webcast: November 6, 2014
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  • Trendsetter Business Outlook – a conversation about economic trends impacting private companies and C-suite decisions
    Original webcast: October 22, 2014
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Archived Webcasts

National Grocers Association
FMS Financial Management & Technology Conference

September 16 - 18, 2015
DoubleTree Hotel - O'Hare
Chicago (Rosemont), IL

The Financial Management & Technology Conference is an educational program tailored to independent grocers to help improve financial status, better utilize technology solutions and position their company for growth. Key areas include:

  • Cyber security
  • Aggregating data between store systems
  • E-commerce
  • Industry consolidation trends
  • Efficiency at POS
  • EMV implementation
  • ACA update
  • Future of payments

Family Office Exchange (FOX)
2015 FOX Fall Forum

October 21-23, 2015
JW Marriott, Chicago
Chicago, IL

The FOX Fall Forum is Family Office Exchange's premier conference, open to all FOX members and by invitation to select individuals who are not members. The FOX Fall Forum provides an opportunity for wealth owners, family office professionals and wealth advisors to hear from the industry leaders on current trends and meet in peer groups to discuss practical solutions.

Family Business Magazine
Transitions West 2015

November 4-6, 2015
Marriott Newport Beach
Newport Beach, CA

Transitions is for family companies and enterprises of all sizes and ages. The conference features: speakers from family companies, an intimate, open environment, collaborative discussions, a no-sell environment, special content and sessions for next-generation and married-in family members, networking with families like yours, a family focus, and hosted family meetings for attending families who want to meet before and after the conference.

Campden Wealth
The North American Family Office Conference
Optimizing the Structure and Performance of the Family Office for Sustainable Wealth Preservation & Transfer

November 10-12, 2015
Taj Hotel Boston
Boston, MA

This annual conference attracts over 120 high profile and respected family leaders. This year's agenda includes the following themes:

  • Political Change
  • Investment Performance
  • Mission & Impact
  • Strategic Planning
  • Sustainability

PCS is hosting or sponsoring local market events in the following cities:

Atlanta, GA
Philadelphia, PA
Melville, NY
New York, NY

For information on these events, please contact Mary Chidiac.

Check back regularly to see if an event has been scheduled in your area.

Hear Kirsten Schofield and John Stieg on the Private Company Council's newly issued goodwill standards and navigating the choice to adopt or not.