Are you ready for IFRS 16 (leases) compliance? Make sure you're up to date on all the latest issues and insights. Our first ever truly global and widely-accessible IFRS virtual conference brings together experts from around the world to help you gain an improved understanding of this major new standard.
The cost to attend is £60+VAT. VAT is charged across all paid events regardless of country of origin.
Bulk booking discounts are also available, enabling your organisation to access this convenient training solution from as little as £20 per staff member. Bulk bookings are available for teams of 10 or more. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in the bulk booking option.
By attending you will gain a unique mix of authoritative technical content and insightful international and regional perspectives from the standard-setters, users, accounting practitioners and business. You will leave the conference with a significantly improved understanding of this major new standard and the practical issues and implementation challenges faced by IFRS reporters around the world.
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Patrina Buchanan, IASBPatrina Buchanan is an Associate Technical Director at the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). Patrina works with Director of Implementation and Adoption Activities Henry Rees on activities supporting the implementation of IFRS Standards, and leads the work supporting the IFRS Interpretations Committee. Patrina has worked on a number of technical projects at the IASB and, in particular, led the development of the leases and consolidation standards. Before joining the IASB in 2004 she worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Belfast, Brussels and London. Patrina is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.
Kathryn Donkersley, IASBKathryn is a Senior Technical Manager at the IASB. Kathryn spent the last two years working on the leases project, which resulted in the issuance of IFRS 16 Leases, and now leads the IASB’s activities to support implementation of IFRS 16. Prior to joining the IASB, Kathryn worked as a technical analyst at Tesco plc, providing IFRS support and training to the group and local finance teams. Kathryn previously worked as an audit manager for EY in London, working with clients in the retail and technology sectors.
Michael Izza, Chief Executive, ICAEW
Michael has been ICAEW Chief Executive since 2006. Under his leadership, ICAEW has started to transform itself into an international professional accountancy body, headquartered in the UK. A key part of his role is to promote the contribution made by members and the profession as a driver of business and economic confidence and growth across the world. As a leader of the profession, Michael regularly meets ministers and regulators globally to facilitate ICAEW’s activity and is a regular media commentator on issues facing the profession and business community internationally. Prior to becoming Chief Executive, Michael was also ICAEW’s Executive Director of Finance and Operations and Chief Operating Officer.
Hans Hoogervorst, Chairman, IASB
Mr Hoogervorst is a former chairman of the executive board, the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM), and a former chairman of the IOSCO technical committee. He was appointed as a co-chair of the Financial Crisis Advisory Group, a high level group of business leaders with experience of international markets, to advise the IASB and the FASB on their joint response to the financial crisis. He also served as Chairman of the Monitoring Board of the IFRS Foundation, oversight body of the IASB. Between 1998 and 2007 Mr Hoogervorst held a number of positions in the Dutch Government, including minister of finance, minister of health, welfare and sport, and state secretary for social affairs. Prior to this Mr Hoogervorst served both as a member and senior policy advisor to the Dutch Parliament and the Ministry of Finance. He also spent three years as a banking officer for the National Bank of Washington in Washington, DC.
Vivek Mehan FCA
After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 2002, Vivek decided to follow his passion and pursued a highly successful career in professional training and development with some of the UK’s leading professional training organisations. In this capacity he has provided training to a wide range of organisations in both the public and private sector. Vivek is an expert in Financial Reporting and in particular IFRS, US and UK GAAP, having delivered courses to thousands of delegates from a variety of industries over his career. Vivek is passionate about training and is a strong believer in how effective training has numerous advantages for organisations, such as performance improvement, enhanced communication and staff morale. Vivek has delivered training at all levels of organisations ranging from coaching main board directors to new graduate starters.
Peter Hogarth, PwCPeter Hogarth is a partner at PwC and leads the firm's UK Accounting Consulting Services group. He advises the firm and its clients across a wide range of financial reporting topics, dealing with both UK GAAP and International Financial Reporting Standards. He is a principal author of PwC’s Manual of Accounting and is closely involved with many of the firm’s initiatives concerning the future direction of financial reporting.
Sam Holland, S&PSam leads the Accounting Specialist team responsible for the EMEA and Asia Pacific region of S&P’s Corporate Ratings Group. Sam’s team provides direction on how financial statement information is analysed and incorporated into S&P’s financial analysis and ratings considerations. Sam joined the company in 2010. Sam’s expertise is called upon by S&P’s credit analysts on complex accounting areas such as derivatives, pensions and other topics. His responsibilities include providing IFRS training for credit analysts across EMEA and considering the impact of changes in IFRS on S&P’s ratings criteria. He is also a key part of S&P’s outreach efforts to the IASB, FASB and regulators.
Michael Pratt, Executive Director, EYMichael is an Executive Director at EY and a member of the firm’s financial reporting group. He provides advice on a wide range of IFRS and UK GAAP issues and contributes to EY’s iGAAP and UK GAAP publications. He is also responsible for the delivery of financial reporting training within the firm, with particular focus on emerging developments.
Terry Thornton, Downstream Head of Accounting Policy, BPTerry Thornton is the Downstream Head of Accounting Policy at BP responsible for ensuring compliance with Group accounting policy across a Segment spanning over 70 countries worldwide. Before his current role Terry worked in Downstream businesses within BP in a number of financial accounting and control roles across different European locations. Prior to joining BP in 1997 Terry worked for E&Y in various audit roles primarily in Poland, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. The Downstream business of BP includes the Groups Refinery and Petrochemical businesses; the Fuels marketing businesses (Retail, B2B and Air) and the Castrol Lubricants business. In 2014 the Downstream segment of BP had sales of $323 billion and a replacement cost profit of $3.7 billion.
Matthew Newman, Group Technical & Reporting Manager, easyJetMatthew is a senior finance manager at easyJet and is currently responsible for Group Technical Accounting and Reporting, including the upcoming implementation of IFRS 9, 15 and 16. Prior to joining easyJet Matthew spent 8 years within the audit practice at Deloitte, focussing on the Energy & Resources sector.
Moderator: Yusuf Hassan, Partner and Head of Accounting Advisory Services, KPMG in the United Arab EmiratesYusuf joined KPMG in the UAE in 2005 after working with KPMG South Africa and South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). Yusuf Hassan is the Head of Department of Professional Practice (DPP) in the Middle East and South Asia region. He is responsible for assisting the audit teams and our clients with technical International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) related issues. Yusuf has provided IFRS assistance and training to a wide range of blue chip clients in various industries in South Africa and in the Middle East. Yusuf has also conducted IFRS training both in South Africa and in the Middle East, and has presented in many IFRS seminars in the region.
Blaise Jenner, PwCBlaise is a Partner in the Capital Markets & Accounting Advisory Services team in the Middle East. Blaise leads PwC’s Accounting Structuring offering and our IFRS 16 adoption services in the Middle East region. Blaise leads a team of accounting specialists focused on resolving complex IFRS, structuring and accounting issues across a range of industries, providing practical solutions. Blaise’s team has deep experience in areas such as lease accounting, financial instruments, hedging, accounting structuring and business combinations among others.
Anthony O’Sullivan, Assurance Partner, EY DubaiAnthony transferred to the Middle East in 1998. He has worked for Ernst & Young for all that time. During his career, he has gained extensive experience in audit, accounting and related advisory services. He has worked with many leading local and multinational companies in Dubai and Abu Dhabi including Sovereign Wealth Funds, large family conglomerates and public companies quoted on the London, Dubai and Abu Dhabi exchanges. He has acted on the Investment Corporation of Dubai audit team since its inception in 2007 including acting as lead partner for he past six years. He is a member of the EY IFRS technical group and sits on one of the global IFRS subject matter group panels. He has been a speaker at many professional forums including lecturing on IFRS implementation. He is a member of the ICAEW Members Advisory Board for the Middle East.
Srinath Rajanna, Director – Group Accounting & Reporting, DP WorldSrinath is a member of ICAI, ICAEW & AICPA, working in Dubai for more than 20 years in multinational companies in various finance roles. Currently, he is the Director of Group Accounting & Reporting at DP World, the largest public listed company at Nasdaq Dubai. DP World received “Excellence in Financial Reporting” award from ICAEW in 2013. Srinath is responsible for the global financial consolidation and reporting at DP World. He has also worked as an auditor at PwC India and EY Dubai. He is a member of the IFRS Global Preparers Forum (GPF) at the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), London.
Arvind Baghel, Prudential Supervision, Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA)Mr. Arvind Baghel joined the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) in November 2015 and heads up the Prudential Supervision team. Prior to assuming his current role, he worked as Head of Supervision with the Insurance Commission of The Bahamas and before that with the Office of The Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) in Canada. At OSFI he held senior and executive level positions in banking and insurance supervision, leading the implementation of risk based supervision, and risk based capital requirements. As Managing Director of OSFI’s International Advisory Group he has assisted various regulatory authorities around the world in developing and implementing risk based supervision. He has also worked for the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and in public accounting. Mr. Baghel has been a member of various international regulatory bodies including the Implementation Committee of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors.
Senthilnathan Sampath, Deputy Head, Accounting Advisory, PwCSenthil is a Director from the Accounting Advisory Services in PwC Singapore with 17 years working experience. He has extensive practical experience across complex IFRS financial reporting. He specialises in GAAP conversions and technical accounting advice and has worked on accounting conversions with various corporate and financial institutions in Asia, Middle East and United Kingdom. He has advised a number of global banking and insurance institutions across Asia through their transitions to new bases of accounting and embedded complex accounting solutions, with the aim of enabling sustainability of finance function change over the long-term. Also heavily involved in a myriad of seminars and trainings, Senthil often speaks on key current accounting topics for the cross-industry audience.
Ken Ong, Partner, Assurance, EYKen is a partner with Ernst & Young Singapore and serves listed and multinational clients reporting under US GAAP, SFRS, and IFRS. He has over 19 years of experience in the audits of companies in a wide range of industries. These include real estate, technology, software, financial services, e-commerce, shipping, logistics, retail and consumer products. His primary area of focus in recent years has been on servicing the needs of fast growing and dynamic businesses (including start-ups) in the e-commerce and technology industry; and helping these companies go public.
Soh Kam Giap, Group Controller, APLGraduated with honors degree in Accounting from North London University, UK. Attained the ACA designation in 1983. Was with KPMG in Singapore for 2 years before moving on as Internal Audit Manager with Singapore Local Bank United Overseas Bank (UOB) for another 2 years. He joined a Listed Global Transportation and Logistic MNC Neptune Orient Lines Ltd (NOL) in 1987. His portfolio with NOL covers Budget and Forecasting, Management Accounting, M&A, BPO insource and outsource, Taxation. His current position since 2013 is VP Group Controller for the NOL group of companies an MNC with US$8billion revenue turnover. As group controller he manages a finance team of over 400 across 100+ countries ensuring both compliance and governance on the financial of the group.
The conference is opened by IASB Chairman, Hans Hoogervorst, and ICAEW CEO, Michael Izza, and will include live Q&A sessions with the presenters, live panel discussions tailored to the three separate time zones (London, Dubai and Singapore), and a range of supporting technical and thought leadership materials to download. Navigate around the content, presentations and live Q&A and panel sessions according to your areas of interest.It will be of interest to those wanting to better understand the Standard and the challenges of implementation, and will be of particular interest for those working in a financial reporting role in sectors where the impact is more significant, such as the transportation, real estate, mining, construction, and retail sectors, plus those with significant leased premises.
You will have the advantage of being able to log in and participate from anywhere in the world, so you can drop in and out of the conference to suit the demands of your working day and catch up where you left off, whenever convenient with you. There will be opportunities for you to re-visit recordings of the sessions after the conference has finished.
A suite of resources will be available to pack into your virtual 'briefcase' including a US GAAP comparison, the impact on lessor accounting, content curated by the IFRS Foundation, and a major new ICAEW publication examining key aspects of the new leasing Standard, as well as other resources to be confirmed.Upon registering, delegates will also gain access to our recent report “IFRS 16 Leases: putting theory into practice”.
By offering this conference to you virtually, we are able to broaden the scope of the conference to explore the implications for different regional jurisdictions. While there are some live sessions, unlike a traditional conference, this event offers a substantial degree of flexibility in terms of the timing of your involvement.
If you're new to virtual conferences: they operate in a very similar way to webinars. Simply register your place, and you will receive the link through which to join the conference nearer the time.
On the actual day of the event, you will enter our virtual 'lobby' where you can then network with other delegates, visit stands, and of course attend the sessions. The virtual environment is user friendly and it's straightforward to navigate your way around. Don't miss out on the opportunity to interact in the live sessions throughout the day and ask the expert speakers any questions you may have.
A virtual conference is inexpensive and easy to attend in comparison to a physical event. Forget about travel and hotel costs - all you need is an internet-connected device.
All of the delegate packs and session materials will be provided virtually rather than being printed, making virtual conferences environmentally friendly and avoiding wastage from printed handouts.
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