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FASB webcast on IFRS convergence

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14 Dec 2007

The US Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) is launching a series of periodic webcasts focusing on topics of importance to its constituents.

The first is scheduled for Tuesday, 8 January 2008, and will feature a panel of experts discussing international convergence of accounting standards. The live webcast is offered free of charge. Viewers will have the opportunity to email questions to panelists during the event. The webcast will be archived on the FASB website for access by the public.

FASB webcast on IFRS convergence:

  • Title of Webcast: Towards a Global Reporting System: Where Are We and Where Are We Going?
  • Date and Time: 8 January 2008, 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM US EST
  • Panelists: Robert Herz, Chairman of the FASB; Peter Bridgman, Senior Vice President and Controller of PepsiCo; Greg Jonas, Managing Director of Moody's Investors Service; and Sam Ranzilla, a Partner at KPMG LLC. Moderated by Wall Street Journal reporter David Reilly.
  • Topic: The panel will cover topics that include steps necessary to ensure a successful transition to IFRS; how this transition will provide better information to investors; and progress made by the FASB and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) to create a common set of high-quality global accounting standards.
  • Email Notification Service: To subscribe to an email notification service for future FASB webcasts, send an email to (It is not necessary to include any additional information in the subject line or body of your email.)


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