RSVP Now: Knowledge Bureau Grad Ceremony at DAC 2019

A special gala event will honour Knowledge Bureau’s 2018/2019 designates at the Distinguished Advisor Conference November 10-13 in beautiful Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Sponsored by Cadesky Tax, this gala event will honour those who complete their designation programs by August 15. Conference registration fees conference will be waived for this year’s designates. Those who finish their diploma programs (marking the halfway point in the designation pathway) tuition fees for the conference will be 50% off. 

For everyone interested in coming to hear 15 outstanding speakers discuss the theme Powerful Competition: The Secret to Economic Resilience it’s important to take advantage of early bird savings by reserving before the June 15 early registration deadline. Want to know more? We’re sharing the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions:

1. Where is the conference going to be held?

This year the Distinguished Advisor Conference is at the beautiful Westin Resort and Spa in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

2.Who can attend the DAC Designate Graduation Reception?

It’s a by-invitation-only event for graduates of the RWM™, MFA™, MFA-P™, and DFA-Tax and Bookkeeping Services Specialist designates.

All grads and undergrads of these prestigious programs can attend to applaud their peers. A special graduation portrait and interviews with the designates will highlight this glitzy event. Plan to drink champagne!

3. What’s the theme for this year’s DAC Gala (it’s going to be fun!) and who can attend?

All delegates and sponsors are invited to the DAC Tropical Fiesta Dinner and After-Party. It’s a glitzy beach party filled with a variety of hilarious and memorable fun activities – from piñata bashing to margarita making and taco tasting under the stars! You might even be tempted to join a conga line or two!

Delegates and their spouses are invited to attend (spousal registration for DAC is required). There will be prizes for the best outfits and lots of additional surprises.

The dress code: Glitzy, tacky tourist

4. Where is the conference hotel and why should I stay there?

  • The hotel. Fronted by 410 feet of private Pacific Ocean beach, The Westin Resort & Spa, Puerto Vallarta offers incredible splendor in a luxurious and safe environment, just minutes from the international airport. Bright tropical colors and elegant, modern Mexican decor grace the 280 ocean-view rooms, each with a private balcony, plush Heavenly® Bed, and rejuvenating Heavenly® Bath.
  • The fitness/spa facilities. The venue features beachfront pergolas and sparkling pools as well as a spacious and serene spa, fitness studio, tennis courts, and nearby golf courses.
  • The Marina District. This venue is close to a very charming, energetic and historic downtown. The nearby marina district, within walking distance, is truly a fun experience, featuring both traditional outdoor craft booths and upscale shops, and wonderful dining experiences.

5. What is the hotel cost and how do I register?

Reservations, cancelations and changes for Knowledge Bureau Conferences including the DAC and BBR – Business Builder Retreats can only be made through Knowledge Bureau.

  • The room rate for DAC is $149.00 US per night plus taxes, resort fees and 2% foreign exchange fees for a Run of House Room. While we will always request your preferred room type, we cannot provide any guarantees. Further information on room types and amenities can be found on the Westin website.
  • Upgraded rooms are also available. Contact Knowledge Bureau for rates and availability. Room payment will be taken in full on September 15th, 2019. Any changes after this date will be charged immediately.
  • Refunds for hotel rooms are only available up to October 31st and only at the discretion of the hotel.

6.  How can I get the conference in the most inexpensive and direct way?

There are many airlines landing in PVR. We have partnered with WestJet to offer a discount on flights as follows:

2% off Econo*, 5% off EconoFlex and 10% off Premium base fares for guests travelling into and out of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

To take advantage of this offer, you will need the discount code listed. Please visit to make a booking online for travel from: November 3 – 21, 2019

  • Coupon code: S33SE65
  • Promo code (for travel agent use only): WDD49

7. What should I know about ground transportation after landing?

The hotel is located less than 10 minutes from the airport. Transportation has been arranged with Tropical Incentives. The cost is $22 USD + taxes round trip and must be arranged by November 1st.

Upon arrival after passing Immigration, pick up your luggage at the designated carrousel. Once you have cleared customs, you will need to go through a “Time Share Hall” - Do NOT stop here. Go outside and look for the Tropical Incentive bilingual staff who will be holding a DAC sign and will be waiting outside the time share lounge with the proper skycaps to take your luggage and accompany you to your assigned vehicle.

8. What will I receive when I arrive at the conference?

In your conference package you’ll receive your DAC Knowledge Journal, some fun surprises plus everything you need to know to have an outstanding learning and networking experience.

9. What kinds of food will be served at the conference?

The food throughout this event is delicious! From the incredibly yummy breakfasts served on the Pintores Terrace featuring scrumptious tropical fruits, juices, pastries, and hot and cold selections to the beachside Welcome Reception and the wonderful evening events planned just for you. Bottom line: your taste buds will be most grateful and very happy.

10. What is the recommended dress code for the conference?

It’s smart casual. Guys, you can wear open neck shirts and shorts and sandals. Ladies feel free to wear sundresses or shorts as well, but remember, the air conditioning may feel cool for some so bring a sweater.

One exception – the DAC Gala Dinner – This year the theme is Tropical Fiesta Dinner and After-Party  (see above for dress code)

11. Will I have WIFI access?

Yes. This is included in the conference fees when you register with Knowledge Bureau.

12. Will I get a copy of the speaker presentations?

Yes, these will be available to you at the end of each morning of sessions.

13. Will there be an event photographer?

Yes – we love to take pictures for our DAC archives and hope you’ll seek out our conference photographer for pictures with your group and new friends.

14. How do I sign up for social activities and next year’s DAC?

Please see our event planners for social activities you may wish to arrange outside of the conference events and the Knowledge Bureau registration desk to take advantage of special offers for next year’s DAC and other outstanding educational opportunities.

15. Are there special discounts if I want to bring a group of delegates to DAC?

Yes, absolutely. Please contact Carol Scott, Registrar at 1-866-953-4769.

16. Who do I contact if I have more questions?

You will receive a detailed email with all on-the-ground contact information in advance of the conference. But do contact us anytime with your questions: 1-866-953-4769.

Register online now, or call to enrol and take advantage of the early-bird tuition rates before June 15!





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