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Upcoming NSS, WSS and AOSSG meetings

31 Aug 2011

Several meetings of groups of standard setters in the field of accounting and financial reporting who support the IASB in the development of a single set of high quality international accounting standards are coming up in autumn.

The National Standard Setters (NSS) are meeting in Vienna on 12 and 13 September 2011. The NSS is a grouping of national accounting standard-setters from around the world, plus other organisations that have a close involvement in financial reporting issues. An agenda for this meeting is not publicly available. For topics discussed during the last meeting and likely to be continued at the upcoming meeting please see the report from the March 2011 NSS meeting.

The World Standard Setters (WSS) are meeting in London on 15 and 16 September 2011. The WSS meeting offers a forum for the NSS to exchange views with the IASB. On the agenda (PDF 192k, link to IASB website) are updates on new standards and staff drafts, the future agenda of the IASB and post-implementation reviews. The WSS meeting also offers an opportunity for regional groups of standard setters to draw the IASB's attention to developments in the Asia and Oceanian region, Africa and Latin America.

The AOSSG (Asian-Oceanian Standard-Setters Group) will hold its third annual meeting in Melbourne on 23 and 24 November 2011. The tentative agenda for the meeting indicates the meeting will consider a range of topics, including a 'vision paper', IASB projects such as financial instruments, revenue, leases and insurance contracts, and other topics such as Islamic finance and agriculture. Click for more information about the meeting (link to AOSSG website).