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2013 IFAC Small and Medium Practices Forum

(Kampala, Uganda)

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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 – 9:25Welcome

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 – 10:00Setting 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 – 17:00Breakout Two: Initiatives to Assist SMPs – Success Stories and Priorities
(Sessions will be chaired and led by SMP Committee members)

17:00 – 17:20Closing Remarks

Giancarlo Attolini, Chair, IFAC SMP Committee

Vickson Ncube, CEO, PAFA

18:30 – 21:30Dinner

The forum is made possible through the generous support of our sponsors: 

Gold Sponsor:

Silver Sponsors:

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