Public sector conference 2020

As a public sector finance professional, this annual event in the nation’s capital is the place to be. Come explore fresh perspectives on the power of value creation in government, from leadership to new technologies.

Event Details

Location and date:
Ottawa October 19-21, 2020

The role of public sector professionals continues to grow and transform. Are you ready for what’s next in government? Make sure you keep up with the pace of change by equipping yourself with future-focused finance skills at the Public Sector Conference.

Choose from a variety of innovative sessions and panels that will help you tackle the latest challenges and opportunities – including what’s new in leadership, accounting, ethics, financial reporting, emerging technologies and more. There will also be engaging keynote speakers, networking events and information about key regulatory updates.

The 2020 theme is Evolve: Rethinking value creation in the public sector. So, get ready to enhance the value you bring to your work, no matter what level of government you work in.


Last year’s conference brought together 900+ senior public sector leaders from across Canada for two valuable days of learning and networking. Key highlights from the 2019 agenda include:

  • keynotes on disruption, leading with influence and cross-functional collaboration
  • technical updates about PSAB, IFRS, asset retirement obligations and pension plans
  • best practices for governments facing the impact of blockchain, cybersecurity or digital disruption
  • emerging issues in ethics, service delivery and procurement risk management

Additional options and pricing may be available. See pricing and registration for more details.

In-person $1095 | Virtual $895 | Post-conference Workshop $395

14 CPD hour(s)
Pricing & registration

Topics include:

  • important PSAB updates
  • innovative best practices
  • ethics
  • government financial management and reporting
  • technology trends for the public sector
  • leadership development

Who should attend?

  • senior financial professionals with controller, treasury or budget functions
  • public accountants, auditors and other professionals
  • financial analysts and other financial statement users

More Details:

Venue[s] and Accommodation[s]


Shaw Centre
55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2
t.:613-563-1984 or 1-800-450-0077


The Novotel Hotel
33 Nicholas Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 9M7

Booking accommodations at the Novotel Ottawa Hotel:

A block of guestrooms has been reserved at the Novotel Ottawa Hotel at a guaranteed rate of $193 plus applicable taxes. This rate is available until September 25, 2020, or until our room block is filled.

Contact the hotel to book (refer to CPA Canada's Public Sector Conference to get the conference rate), or reserve your room online here.

Note, the hotel has a 72-hour cancellation policy, should you wish to cancel your reservation.

Frequently asked questions:

What equipment do I need to join the virtual conference?

For a smooth virtual conference experience, ensure that you have:

  • the most current operating system and browser on the device you will use to connect to the virtual conference platform
  • access to high speed/broadband Internet; if you are not on high-speed Internet, your video may become patchy at times
  • speakers/headphones to hear the conference speakers, and keyboard to submit any questions to the speakers.

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Please contact:

Member Development and Support
Tel: 1-800-268-3793