Meeting/Event Information

Industry Roundtable

April 22, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


The Industry Roundtable is focused on bringing together members in similar industries for a brief presentation on a topic that will provide insights to attendees and facilitate a confidential and open discussion between members and the presenter. The goal is to expand members network in their industry to build peer connections, develop and expand the knowledge based with shared ideas and discussion. This Industry Roundtable is focused on manufacturing. Our presenters will provide about a 45 minute presentation and save 15 minutes for roundtable discussion of experiences and shared ideas. You will receive one CPE credit as well.

Lunch is provided and delivered to invitees of the event. This event is focused on members in manufacturing and a personal invitation email will be sent to qualifying members. If you did not receive an invitation but you are in manufacturing and want to participate, please email [email protected] with your name, title and company name.

Moderators and Topics:

  • Eskander Yavar will speak about the results of the 2021 Manufacturing CFO Outlook Survey for Manufacturing.
  • Tyler Forner will address the benefits of the recently passed legislation regarding Employee Retention Credits (ERC).



Eskander Yavar has more than 20 years of professional services experience and serves as the Business Sponsor of the Global Value Chain solution at BDO, where he leads brain trust of individuals across the global BDO network to develop and bring to market a solution to help clients solve complex issues related to their supply chain footprint. Eskander is also BDO USA’s Manufacturing practice national leader as well as the Management and Technology Advisory Services practice. Eskander’s experience includes both the technical knowledge associated with complex technology, supply chain, financial, and operational performance improvements and the “high touch” interaction style that improves the flow and timeliness of complex, transformational engagements. He is on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Manufacturers and is a frequent media contributor and thought leader.

Tyler Forner is a Managing Director in BDO’s Business Incentives & Tax Credits Practice and is based in our Houston office. Tyler has over 14 years of professional experience, including many years in the R&D Tax Credit practices at Deloitte and PricewaterhouseCoopers, as well as a focus on the employee retention credit over the past year. He has extensive experience assisting companies identify and document their research credit claims, as well as assisting them defending those credits upon IRS and/or state taxing authority exams. Tyler has experience with the following states: Texas, Louisiana, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Georgia, Wisconsin, and California. During his career, Tyler has worked to identify and substantiate research credit claims in a broad range of industries.


1 hour CPE credit

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