CIPFA International 2018 - Programme

DAY 1 – 23 September 2018

08.30 Coffee and Registration      
09.00 Welcome Address    
Dr. Harib Saeed Al Amimi, President of Supreme Audit Institution, UAE. And Andrew Burns, Immediate Past President, CIPFA.     
09.30 Session 1: Transforming Public Financial Management
CIPFA’s Whole Systems Approach has helped governments in both the developed and developing world to transform their approach to public financial management. It reflects the latest in best practice and references to other international frameworks. This session sets the scene for the wide range of conference sessions from tackling fraud and corruption to financial reporting and audit.
10.30 Coffee break 
11.00 Session 2: Good governance delivering sustainable development goals
Effective governance is at the heart of delivering sustainable development goals (SDGs) for any country. When it breaks down the consequences can be devastating impacting on the lives of people, reducing poverty, protecting the planet & ensuring prosperity for all.  There have been a catalogue of failures in both the public, corporate and third sectors over the decades and a plethora of governance codes published to improve governance. This session focuses on how we can instil good governance, strong cultures and ethics that can support the delivery of key sustainable development goals. 
12.00 Session 3: Building PFM capability in fragile states
This session will explore what works and what doesn’t work in strengthening PFM in fragile states using a range of examples and case studies. Public Financial Management reform is a priority for fragile states.
13.00 Lunch & Networking 
14.15 Session 4: Moving forward with IPSAS
This session will focus upon showcasing IPSASB’s achievements, current pipeline and future objectives – and fit with the challenges facing governments today and preparing them to be fit for the future.
15.00 Coffee break & Networking 
15.30 Session 5: Gender budgeting advancing equality
McKinsey (2015) research finds that ‘$12 trillion could be added to global GDP by 2025 by advancing women’s equality. Many jurisdictions are now using gender based budgeting to focus resources to unleash this untapped talent in the global race to get ahead. This session will include presentations from those that have successfully implemented gender based budgeting.
16.45 Closing summary
Followed by networking drinks reception.


Day 2: 24 September 2018

08.30 Coffee
09.00 Welcome and introduction to day 2
09.15 Session 1: Combating fraud and corruption
People especially the most vulnerable in society get hurt when resources are wasted. That’s why it is so important to understand the different kinds of fraud and corruption such as the fight against cybercrime, money laundering, insurance and procurement fraud so as to develop tailored responses. This session will explore ways to leverage international resources to combat corruption and support and sustain good governance.
10.30 Coffee break
11.00 Session 2: Managing talent in public services
Attracting and retaining finance professionals within the public sector continues to be problematic for both developing and developed countries. CIPFA will be launching research on future proofing talent management within the sector. This session will introduce the research as well as comparing and contrasting how different organisations are addressing the issues.
12.00 Session 3: The digital agenda driving improvements
Digital trends are changing citizens’ demands and expectations, the way public services operate and the talent dynamics in the market. In this session CIPFA will launch a policy paper on examples of how technology is seeping into the finance functions across governments around the world. Others speakers from the firms and from government will add examples and case studies.                 
13.00 Lunch & networking
14.15 Developing Financial Leadership training 

15.45 Coffee break
16.15 Introduction to IPSAS training
17.15 Conference close

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