2012 IFAC Small and Medium Practices Forum

Co-Hosted by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore

Mar 19, 2012 | Singapore | English

See the press release and article on the cover of the April 2012 IFAC Newsletter. See also the brochure or email SMPForum@ifac.org for more information.

Forum Program

8:00 – 9:00Registration and Collection of Materials
9:00 – 9:10

Welcome from Guest of Honor

Ms. Jessica Tan, Chairman, Government Parliamentary Committee for Finance and Trade & Industry; Member of Parliament, East Coast GRC (Presentation)

Session 1 - Setting the Scene: SME and SMP Landscape

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9:10 – 10:30

Chair: Giancarlo Attolini, Chair, IFAC SMP Committee (Presentation)

Warren Allen, Deputy President, IFAC (Presentation)
Dr. Ernest Kan, President, ICPAS (Presentation)
Victor Tay, Chief Operating Officer, Singapore Business Federation

10:30 – 11:00Break
Refreshments will be served.
Session 2 - Shaping Regulation and Standards to Suit SMEs and SMPs

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11:00 – 12:30

Chair: David Chitty, Member, IFAC SMP Committee

Phil Cowperthwaite, ChairInternational Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) (Presentation)
Don Thomson, MemberInternational Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA) (Presentation)
Julia Tay, Assistant Chief Executive (Accountancy), Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) (Presentation)
Brian Bluhm, Member, IFAC SMP Committee (Presentation)
Robin Jarvis, Member, International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) SME Implementation Group (Presentation)

12:30 – 1:30

Buffet Lunch 

Session 3 - Helping SMPs Meet the Challenges and Seize the Opportunities of Tomorrow

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1:30 – 3:00

Chair: Albert Au, Member, IFAC SMP Committee (Presentation)

Florin Toma, Member, IFAC SMP Committee (Presentation)
Stuart Black, Member, IFAC SMP Committee (Presentation)
Don Ho, Member, ICPAS Council (Presentation)
Brendon Yeo, Assistant Honorary Treasurer, Association of Small & Medium Enterprises

3:00 – 3:30Break 
Refreshments will be served.
Session 4 - Breakout Groups

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3:30 – 5:15

Track A: Helping SMPs Promote/Implement IAASB Standards (Ballroom 1)
Chairs: Inge Saeys, Member, IFAC SMP Committee and Dawn McGeachy-Colby, Director, Public Practice, CGA-Canada (Presentation)

Track B: Influencing the Regulatory Agena
(Ballroom 2) 
Chairs: Andreas Noodt and Ricardo Rodil, Members, IFAC SMP Committee (Presentation)

Track C: Assisting SMPs Develop Business Advisory
(Vanda 1, 2)
Chairs: Christina Foo, Member, IFAC SMP Committee and Mark Koziel, Vice President – Firm Services & Global Alliances, American Institute of CPAs (Presentation)

5:20 – 5:30

Concluding Remarks
Giancarlo Attolini, Chair, IFAC SMP Committee

5:30 – 7:00

Light Food and Drinks



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