2011 IFAC Small and Medium Practices Forum

Held in cooperation with the Union of Chambers of Certified Public Accountants of Turkey (TÜRMOB), the Expert Accountants' Association of Turkey (EAAT), and the Fédération des Experts Comptables Méditerranéens (FCM)

Mar 21, 2011 | Istanbul, Turkey | English

The program below provides links to speaker biographies, speeches, and presentations from the 2011 IFAC Small and Medium Practices (SMP) Forum held in Istanbul, Turkey, on March 21, 2011. 

The following materials are also available:

Forum Program
8:00 – 9:00Registration and Collection of Materials

Session 1 - Opening Session: Setting the Scene

9:00 – 9:10Welcome from the Chair
Sylvie Voghel (powerpoint, speech), Chair, IFAC SMP Committee
9:10 – 9:30

Keynote Address: IFAC's Support for SMPs and SMEs
Göran Tidström (powerpoint), President, IFAC

9:30 – 9:45

Work of the IFAC SMP Committee
Paul Thompson (powerpoint), Deputy Director, SME and SMP Affairs, IFAC

9:45 – 10:00An Overview of the Turkish Profession’s SMP/SME Activities
Nail Sanli (powerpoint), President, Union of Chambers of Certified Public Accountants of Turkey (TÜRMOB)
10:00 – 10:10An Overview of FCM’s SMP/SME Activities
George Samothrakis (powerpoint), President, Fédération des Experts Comptables Méditerranéens (FCM)
10:10 – 10:40Break
Refreshments will be served in the foyer.
Session Video

Session 2 - Public Policy, Regulation, and Standards for SMPs and SMEs: Panel Discussion

10:40 – 12:30

Chair:
David Chitty (powerpoint), Member, IFAC SMP Committee

Panelists:
Henri Fortin, Program Manager, Centre for Financial Reporting Reform, The World Bank, Europe and Central Asia Region

Japheth Katto, Member, IFAC Board

Philip Johnson (powerpoint), President, European
The Federation of European Accountants (FEE)

Don Thomson (powerpoint), Member, International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA)

Prof. Arnold Schilder (powerpoint), Chairman, International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB)

12:30 – 13:30Buffet Lunch at Agora Restaurant
Session Video

Session 3 - SMPs Evolving to Better Serve SMEs: Panel Discussion

13:30 – 15:20

Chair:

Robin Jarvis (powerpoint), Head of SME Affairs, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Panelists:
Stuart Black (powerpoint), Member, IFAC SMP Committee

Brian Bluhm, Member, IFAC SMP Committee

Masum Turker, Member, IFAC SMP Committee

Luc Hendrickx, Director of Enterprise Policy and External Relations, European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (UEAPME)

Session Video

Session 4Breakout Groups (see rooms below)
14:45 – 15:45

Track A: Helping SMPs Implement the IESBA Code of Ethics (Troy)

Chair:
Don Thomson (handout), Member, International Ethics
Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA)

Track B: Future IAASB Projects for SMPs (Grand Ballroom)

Chair:
Phil Cowperthwaite (powerpoint, handout, summary), Member, International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB)

Track C: Resources and Tools for SMPs (Bizans/Ephesus)

Chairs:

Giancarlo Attolini (powerpoint), Deputy Chair, IFAC SMP Committee

Alex Hilman, Member, IFAC SMP Committee

17:40 – 17:45Concluding Remarks
Sylvie Voghel (Concluding Remarks), Chair, IFAC SMP Committee
19:30 – LateCocktail Reception and Dinner—Grand Ballroom
 
 

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