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    Jun 05, 2013
    Kampala, Uganda


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    • IFAC CEO Fayez Choudhury Greeting the Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda

    • 2013 IFAC SMP Forum, Kampala, Uganda, Main Conference Hall

    • IFAC SMP Committee at 2013 SMP Forum in Kampala, Uganda

    • IFAC Director, Quality & Member Relations Sylvia Tsen and Board Member Japheth Katto

    • Ugandan Traditional Dance Troupe, Ndere Troupe, performs during Forum dinner

    2013 IFAC Small and Medium Practices Forum

    Co-hosted with the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda and the Pan African Federation of Accountants

    At the annual IFAC SMP Forum, delegates convene to learn, debate, and collaborate on a global stage regarding the unique opportunities and challenges facing SMPs and their small- and medium-sized entity (SME) clients. This year’s event attracted over 175 delegates from 33 professional accountancy organizations in 30 countries. 

    Program is subject to change. 

    7:15 – 8:45Registration and Collection of Materials
    9:00 – 9:25


    Fayez Choudhury, CEO, IFAC; Dr. Mussa J. Assad, President, PAFA;
    Naru Thakkar, President, ICPAU (Presentation)

    9:25 – 9:25

    Guest of Honor
    Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda – Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga 

    9:45 – 10:00

    Setting the Scene

    Giancarlo Attolini, Chair, IFAC SMP Committee (Presentation)

    10:00 – 10:20Refreshment Break

    10:20 – 11:30

    Panel 1: Supporting SME Growth Through Innovation
    Chair: Stuart Black, Member, IFAC SMP Committee (Presentation)

    Panelists: Bernard Agulhas, CEO, Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (South Africa) (Presentation)

    Japheth Katto, CEO, Capital Markets Authority of Uganda

    André Kilesse, President, Fédération des Experts-comptables Européens (FEE) (Presentation)

    11:30 – 12:45

    Panel 2: Enhancing SMP Value Through Assurance and Practice Management
    Chair: Sylvia Tsen, Director, Quality and Member Relations (Presentation)

    Panelists: Peter Hollis, Chair, ICAEW Practice Committee

    Simant Prakash, Partner Designate, RSM Ashvir (Presentation)

    Brendan Murtagh, Member, International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) (Presentation)

    12:45 – 13:45

    Lunch and Transition to Breakout Session

    Participants will be split into breakout groups to share their views, experience and ideas on emerging trends and tools and resources required to support today and tomorrow’s SMPs 

    13:45 – 15:15

    Breakout One: Technology, Business, and Regulatory Trends Impacting SMPs
    (Sessions will be chaired and led by SMP Committee members)

    15:15 – 15:30

    Refreshment Break

    15:30 – 17:00

    Breakout Two: Initiatives to Assist SMPs – Success Stories and Priorities
    (Sessions will be chaired and led by SMP Committee members)

    17:00 – 17:20

    Closing Remarks

    Giancarlo Attolini, Chair, IFAC SMP Committee

    Vickson Ncube, CEO, PAFA

    18:30 – 21:30




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