Pre Conference Day, Tuesday September 20

IT Focused Workshop #1

Tuesday, September 20 | Cabot Room | 11:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m

This session will focus on incidents response planning, lessons learned from recent Unit 42 investigations, CIS 18 controls and how to come out of an incident stronger, Unit 42 service offerings and how to procure the Provincial Standing Offer. Lunch is sponsored by the Palo Alto Networks.

Lunch will be sponsored by the Paloalto Networks

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Municipal Finance Officer (MFO) Session

Tuesday, September 20 | Mariner Ballroom A&B | 12:00 p.m - 3:30 p.m

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Speaker: Carey Blair, a Partner in KPMG’s Audit practice based in Nova Scotia

Workshop – PS 3450 Financial Instruments and more

Did you know that virtually every set of local government financial statements contains numerous financial instruments? PS 3450 introduces completely new concepts and accounting to PSAS. Conversion efforts are not to be underestimated. If your financial statements contain cash, receivables, investments, payables, loans, or even derivatives (either freestanding or embedded such as interest rate or foreign exchange rate currency swaps) YOUR municipality will be affected by the new requirements. Some of the upcoming changes include:

  • a new financial statement called the statement of remeasurement gains and losses
  • the introduction of fair value measurement for some public sector entities
  • a significant increase in the amount of disclosure in public sector financial statements, especially with respect to the risks arising from your financial instruments and the effects from exposure.

PSAB’s new accounting standard Section 3450 Financial Instruments and the related amendments to other accounting standards such as PS 1201 Financial Statement Presentation, and PS 2601 Foreign Currency Translation came into effect April 1, 2022.

Join us to learn:

  • What are financial instruments (FI) and how they’ll impact your financial statements
  • Recognition and Measurement
  • Presentation, disclosure and transition

Lunch will be sponsored by the Municipal Finance Corporation (MFC)

Nova Scotia Municipal Finance Corporation

Workshop #2 Virtual Investigation And Threat Hunting Capture The Flag Workshop

Tuesday, September 20 | Cabot Room | 2:30 p.m - 5:00 p.m

During this 90-minute interactive virtual Investigation and Threat Hunting session, you will have an opportunity to travel around the world to find threats – and answers – with Cortex XDR™. Your mission is to: Race opponents to uncover security incident details and capture territories; Reveal compromised hosts and vulnerable rule sets; Level up your ability to investigate suspicious activity. *Pre-registration, a laptop and power supply is required.

Chief Administrator Officer’s Session (CAO*)

Tuesday, September 20 | Mariner Ballroom C | 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm


This session is an opportunity for CAOs of each municipality to get together, have candid conversations, and strategize about the issues impacting them, their municipality, and their regions. Light snacks will be provided.


Tuesday, September 20 | Lower Lobby | 7:00 p.m - 8:30 p.m

Please visit our registration desk to check-in for the conference.

Opening Reception

Tuesday, September 20 | Mariner Ballroom A&B | 7:00 p.m - 10:00 p.m

Andrew Doyle

Kindly sponsored by Medavie Blue Cross, join your municipal colleagues for some finger food and live music from local musician Andrew Doyle in the Mariner Ballroom A&B. In your badge, you will find one complementary drink ticket.

Sponsored by Medavie Blue Cross

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