About the Event


Second National Conference

Celebrating our 10th anniversary, the 2016 ISFFA National Conference (known as "INC2016") is centered on motivating the Filipino and greater pan-Asian communities to think strategically about their careers.  With the theme of Innovate, Strategize, Face the Future, and Act, participants will learn from seasoned entrepreneurs, CPAs, and other professionals in the accounting and finance fields. With guests ranging from students to tenured professionals, this event will bring the community together and prepare participants to think strategically about their future. 

Join us as we fulfill our mission of empowering tomorrow's leaders today!

Expand your connections with the ISFFA Network

Meet Filipino professionals and students from Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and beyond who are 1, 5, 10, or 15+ years into their careers across public, private, government, and non-profit sectors

Learn industry insights from our VIP guests

Toni Ko, Entrepreneur - Founder of NYX Cosmetics
Doug Foreman, CFA - Chief Investment Officer at KAR, LLP
Mia McLeod, Entrepreneur - Founder of McLeod & Associates Real Estate
Vivian Ramos, Director - Factset Research Systems
And more!

Celebrate 10 years of ISFFA


LA Rose Authentic Filipino Food catering

Portos Pastries

Networking Mixer

Our objectives:

You will have:

 -  An understanding of thinking strategically and taking away the best practices

 -  A greater value on the importance of mentorship, leadership, public speaking and networking

 -  Inspiration to become leaders in finance and accounting, or in your respective field(s)

 -  Motivation to participate in Corporate and Nonprofit Boards  as well as contribute toward Community Leadership


Toni Ko Circle Headshot

Toni Ko


NYX Founder

Toni Ko is a serial entrepreneur with a proven track record in developing, launching, and building highly successful global brands. Ko will launch her second company in Spring 2016, a sunglasses company called PERVERSE. She is most often recognized as the founder of the multi-million dollar cosmetics brand NYX, which was acquired by L’Oreal, the largest beauty company in the world, in 2014.

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Doug Foreman, CFA

Chief Investment Officer

Kayne Anderson Rudnick

Doug Foreman is chief investment officer at Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management (KAR), where he is responsible for leadership of the equity team and day-to-day oversight of KAR’s investment operations, including portfolio management and research. In addition, he is a member of the firm’s executive management committee.

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Mia McLeod


Founder of McLeod & Associates

Mia believes in providing a service that is delivered so well that people cannot help themselves but to rave about it, creating "Raving Fans" for life. This philosophy garnered her to be recognized by the National Association of Realtors and by Realtor Magazine in 2008, at the seasoned age of 25, as one of the 30 under 30 honorees.

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Vivian Ramos


Factset Research Systems

Vivian Ramos is a dynamic business leader with over 25 years of experience in the financial services and investment management industry. Vivian is currently the Director of Factset Research Systems leading Factset Revere's product strategy, growth in sales of its offering across Factset's global clients and market segments.

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The Location

Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts

 12700 Center Ct Dr S
Cerritos, CA 90703


CCPA Exterior, West Side
Exterior Front Entrance Night
Exterior Water Fountain
Exterior Night Fountain

In Collaboration with all ISFFA Chapters and National

Los Angeles

ISFFA Los ANgeles

San Francisco

ISFFA San Francisco


ISFFA Chicago



Event Pricing

ISFFA Members and Students*:

$100 per participant

*Students will receive 1 year of ISFFA Membership ($25), effective on the INC2016 date.


General Admission

$125 per participant 


General Admission + Membership

$150 per participant 

**Membership value is $50 for one year, discount is reflected immediately on registration
To learn more about ISFFA Membership, please click here.





 Second National Conference

August 20, 2016

8:00 AM - t0 9:00 AM - Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Main Event
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Networking Mixer

Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts 

Questions about the event?

Want to know more?

Lorenzo at Lorenzo.Moran@laisffa.org

Marlon at Marlon.Pasamba@laisffa.org




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International Society of Filipinos in Finance and Accounting

Founded in 2006, ISFFA is a nonprofit 501(c)3 public benefit corporation whose primary goal is to assist, educate, train, and mentor emerging professionals, both domestically as well as globally. We live by a set of shared values and adhere to the highest ideals of professionalism and ethical behavior in the spirit of integrity, commitment to social responsibility, discipline, and solidarity.


ISFFA is operated by volunteers, both at the national level and at the chapter level. Additionally, we have committees comprised of member volunteers that help us achieve success at our events.


Members get the benefits of leadership, mentorship, and scholarship opportunities.



ISFFA’s customized program will highlight self-awareness tools and activities that will enhance each individual’s leadership capabilities. We will learn strategies for continuous development through peer assessment, group discussions, self-reflection, small group activities and personal coaching. Our leadership workshop aims to develop leadership skills based upon each member’s unique personality.


ISFFA - Mentor


ISFFAMentor is a mentoring program sponsored by ISFFA that connects emerging Filipino professionals with accomplished volunteer professionals in mentoring relationships. Our program is dedicated to helping emerging Filipino Finance and Accounting professionals working and living in the U.S. and the Philippines access the mentors’ professional, business and leadership expertise to help them develop, grow and succeed in their professional and personal pursuits​.

ISFFA Scholar


ISFFA’s grant program provides assistance to individuals, students or professionals who require funds for education but do not have the financial resources to fund their educational pursuits.​