Welcome to IFRS Accounting Forum 2013

06 Maj 2013

This year’s event will be the 8th edition in our series of IFRS Accounting Forums and we look forward in our continuous success in bringing together this platform for accounting professionals to exchange knowledge and experience relating to IFRS standards and accounting policies.

IFRS remains a critical challenge for listed companies; with standards repeatedly amended or issued every year, there is a lot at stake and much to be understood in order to remain updated on the latest regulations.  This year, the agenda is divided in two:

Morning: New developments in and changes to the accounting rules according to IASB
The IASB regularly meets to discuss standards, take in recommendations from comments periods, and issue new exposure drafts.  The first part of the conference will delve in the technical aspects of new or amended standards that will come into effect in the near future and that will have universal impacts for accountant professionals and their organizations.  Sessions will include both generic looks (from Jan Engström of IASB and our Chairman David Alexander) as well as zoomed-in workshops (from IFRS experts).  Some of the regulations that will be looked into relate to financial instruments, leases, revenue recognition, among others.

Afternoon: Analyzing IFRS, the challenges and repercussions
In a more interactive approach than ever, the afternoon will give you greater insight into the standards with analysis from both experts and industry users like yourselves.  You will also have the opportunity to express your concerns and ask both broad and specific questions through our roundtable and panel discussion.  Both upcoming standards and recently issued ones will be looked into, to understand the current challenges and the latest developments.  Issues such as Pension, Leases, Financial Instruments, Rate-Regulated Activities, Insurance Contracts, and Revenue Recognition will be looked into.

Join us in our growing platform where, among peers, you will be able to ask understand the new standards and explore concerns with current ones, all the while given the opportunity to express your opinions.

I look forward to welcoming you in Stockholm this November.

Thomas Igou, Content Director, IFRS Accounting Forum 2013