CIPFA International Seminar 2016

A key event for global professional accountancy bodies, accountants and auditors.

24–25 November 2016, European Court of Auditors, Luxembourg

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Following on from the successes of our annual conference and international workshops earlier this year, we are pleased to present our international seminar – a key event for global professional accountancy bodies, accountants and auditors.

Delivering excellent public financial management (PFM) is in the spotlight like never before and is fundamental for delivering effective and efficient public services for citizens. CIPFA is a strong advocate of a whole systems approach to improving PFM. Adopting this approach can assist countries around the world by providing leaders, managers and donors with a holistic model of measures and controls to promote wise spending, tackle fraud and corruption, ensure good governance and support economic growth and financial resilience. 

Why attend?

  • New product insightthis key event will see the launch of a new CIPFA interactive model for achieving a whole systems approach to PFM.
  • Share best practicean opportunity for delegates to share their experiences and to help manage popular issues and challenges.
  • Networkingcome together with your peers to discuss and debate PFM and global accountancy.

Programme and speakers* 



CIPFA International Seminar 2016
Beyond Base Camp: Delivering Excellent Public Financial Management

Day 1


Registration, networking and refreshments


Welcoming address: Klaus-Heiner Lehne, President of the European Court of Auditors
Opening address: Rob Whiteman
, Chief Executive, CIPFA


Keynote speech: Delivering financially sustainable public services in an uncertain world

Nenad Pacek, President, Global Success Advisors GmbH; Co-Founder, CEEMEA Business Group


Coffee Break


Panel session 1: Reaching your peak in improving public financial management

Lewis Hawke, Head of the Secretariat, PEFA 
Ian Ball, Chair, CIPFA International


Panel session 2: Scrutiny and audit in an uncertain world

David Walker, Senior Strategic Advisor, PwC, Former US Comptroller General
Tim Gilling, Deputy Chief Executive, Centre for Public Scrutiny
Kevin Cardiff, Member of the European Court of Auditors


Drinks reception and canapes

Day 2


Morning registration, networking and refreshments


Panel session 3: Accountability and good governance in public services

Simon Gill, Director, ODI
Peter Welch, Director, ECA
Alison Scott, Head of Standards and Financial Reporting, CIPFA


Panel session 4: Financial and performance reporting developments

Ian Carruthers
, Chair, IPSASB
Thomas Müller-Marqués Berger, Partner, EY, Chair of IPSASB Consultative Advisory Group
Arman Vatyan, Financial Management Sector Leader for Central Asia Governance,
World Bank


Panel session 5: Integrated reporting – the new kid on the block

Philippe Peuch-Lestrade
, Deputy CEO, IIRC
Gillian Fawcett
, Head of Governments Faculty, CIPFA


Summary and close

Ian Ball, Chair, CIPFA International
Lazaros Lazarou, Member of the European Court of Auditors


Closing – light lunch

*subject to change


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