ACCA - The global body for professional accountants

Hosted by Wolf Klinz, MEP at the European Parliament (Brussels)

FEE and ACCA logos

2 December 2013, 12.45-2.30pm, room ASP 1 G2 
(starting at 12.00pm: registration Pl Luxembourg entrance of the EP. A sandwich lunch will be served  in front of the  room).

On 19 March 2013, EU Commissioner for Internal Market and Services, Michel Barnier, appointed Mr Philippe Maystadt as Special Adviser to reinforce the EU's contribution to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), and to improve the governance of the current EU structures in the field of financial reporting and accounting - the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) and the Accounting Regulatory Committee (ARC). 

Mr Maystadt  is expected to present his final recommendations at the ECOFIN Council meeting of 15 November 2013. 

FEE (the Federation of European Accountants)  and ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) are therefore delighted to jointly organise a roundtable hosted by Mr Wolf Klinz, MEP to debate how to ensure EU influence over global financial reporting standards. This event will be an opportunity for Mr Maystadt to present his findings to EU stakeholders and to discuss how they might be progressed. 

A panel of experts and the audience will debate issues such as how European influence is best ensured and revising EFRAG as the recommended option to ensure EU influence.

RSVP by 22 November 2013 to cecile.bonino@accaglobal.com 

(Please note that due to strict security measures at the European Parliament, late registrations will not be accepted). 

If you do not have a permanent pass for the European Parliament, please indicate your:

  • Full name and title
  • Date of birth
  • Nationality 
  • Passport or ID number 
  • Place of birth 
  • Residence (full home address) 

Draft Agenda

12pm–12.45pm: Registrations and sandwich lunch in front of room ASP1G2 

12.45pm–12.55pm: Welcome speech, Wolf Klinz, MEP 

12.55pm–1.10pm: Presentation of the review, Philippe Maystadt, Special Adviser EC 

1.10pm–2.25pm: Interactive roundtable session between panellists and the audience, moderated by Richard Martin, ACCA Head of Corporate Reporting. 

Panellists will include representatives from EFRAG, national standard setters, the preparers/businesses and investors communities and from the accounting profession

2.25pm–2.30pm: Concluding remarks, Olivier Boutellis-Taft, CEO, FEE