CIPFA International Seminar 2016

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

International Seminar

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

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

Thank you to everyone that attended CIPFA’s International Seminar on 24–25 November 2016. 

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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:
Ian Ball, Chair, CIPFA International


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 - Hotel Sofitel Luxembourg Europe (5 mins walk)

Day 2


Morning registration, networking and refreshments


Panel session 3: Accountability and good governance in public services

Cathal Long, Research Officer, ODI
Peter Welch, Director, ECA
Alan Edwards, Chair, CIPFA Development


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