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IFRS conference in South Africa announced

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Mar 19, 2014

The IFRS Foundation, along with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), has announced an upcoming conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, on August 13–14, 2014. The conference will include discussions on the future of financial reporting, as well as the latest IASB updates on the major IFRSs, implementation issues, conceptual framework, and research projects.

The conference will feature presentations by IASB Vice Chairman Ian Mackintosh and IASB members (Stephen Cooper, Patrick Finnegan, Darrel Scott, Wei-Guo Zhang).

Some of the topics to be covered at the conference include:

  • The future of financial reporting.
  • IASB update:
    • Major IFRSs
    • Implementation
    • Conceptual framework
    • Research projects
  • Panel discussions on IFRS disclosures, the upcoming revenue requirements, and IFRS 9, Financial Instruments.

The conference will also have break-out sessions featuring:

Session 1 Session 2
  1. Financial instruments: macro hedge accounting
  2. Leases
  3. Insurance contracts
  4. Conceptual Framework: Elements, recognition, and measurement
  1. Financial instruments: Financial institutions (implementation of IFRS 9)
  2. Financial instruments: Other than financial institutions (implementation of IFRS 9)
  3. Revenue from contracts with customers
  4. Integrated report

More details, including registration information, are available on the IASB's Web site.

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