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Get critical insights into the latest IFRS updates, network with business leaders and fellow IASB members, and learn more about the future of financial reporting around the globe.
CPA Canada and the IFRS Foundation
This year the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Conference comes to North America. Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) is proud to host this special event in partnership with the IFRS Foundation.
You will gain critical insights about the latest IFRS updates, develop a deeper understanding of current IASB projects and learn more about the future of financial reporting around the globe.
The conference represents a unique opportunity to network with leaders in financial reporting from the private sector, regulatory bodies and members of the IASB, as well as accounting professionals with an interest in IFRS.
Purchase a special interest workshop with the conference and save $200.
A block of guestrooms has been reserved for the conference group at a discounted rate. Please see the ‘Frequently asked questions’ section for further information.
Additional options and pricing may be available. See pricing and registration for more details.
Registration and refreshments
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Investor-focused IFRS workshop and update
Moderator: Tom Scott, Member, IASBPanelists: Richard Talbot, Board, CFA Society Toronto; Former Head, RBC CM Global Research; Brad Darling, Research Analyst, Jarislowsky Fraser; Anthony Scilipoti, President & CEO, Veritas Investment ResearchThis session is aimed at investor relations personnel who communicate financial results to investors and analysts.In this session:• An IASB member will provide an overview of selected new IFRS principles; • A panel of analysts and investors will then discuss the effects of the changes on financial analysis and valuation. Panel topics: • Topic 1 - “How to improve performance reporting/presentation in a world of non-GAAP measures?: A discussion of the “ins and outs” as well as the “pros and cons” that investors face when analysing financial statements and non-GAAP earnings, and how to address this by improving IFRS. • Topic 2 – “Grappling with non-recurring items”: A discussion about tackling the issue of presenting unusual or infrequently occurring items in the P&L.
Richard E. Talbot, CPA, CA, CFA, MBA
Brad Darling, CPA, CA, CFA
Anthony Scilipoti, CPA, CA
Introducing IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts
Speakers: Mary Tokar, Member, IASB; Andrea Pryde, Associate Technical Director, IASB; Erin Taylor, Sun Life Financial; Karen Stothers, OSFI; Elaine Hultzer, Partner, Audit and Assurance, DeloitteThis session is aimed at those who need an introduction or refresher on the fundamental concepts on the measurement and presentation of insurance contracts. In this session:• IASB Board members and staff will explain the key elements and requirements of IFRS 17. In addition, they will provide insights into making the transition to the new IFRS 17 more effective
Better communication through the financial statements
Moderator: Gary Kabureck, Member, IASB Panelists: Tom Trainor, Hanover Private Client Corp and AcSOC Member; Dennis Blasutti, Brookfield Asset Management; Cameron McInnis, Chief Accountant, Ontario Securities CommissionThis session aims to highlight the contribution of several projects to the Board’s work on ‘Better Communication’.In this session: • IASB staff will provide a brief update on the projects that support the Board’s work on Better Communication • A panel of key stakeholders involved in corporate reporting will share their views on the contributions and the limitations of these projects for making communication of financial information more effective.
Light buffet and refreshments
The future of financial reporting
Speaker: Hans Hoogervorst, Chairman, IASB
Moderator: Hans Hoogervorst, Chairman, IASBPanelists: Tom Scott, Member, IASB; Mary Tokar, Member, IASBThis session will include:• Major IFRS Standards (including insurance and rate-regulated activities) • Implementation and Education • Research projects
Keynote address: The future of Globalization in this emerging international (dis)order
Speaker: Pierre Pettigrew, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Executive Advisor - International, Deloitte
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Implementing IFRS 16 Leases
Speaker: Patrina Buchanan, Associate Technical Director, IASBThis session is designed to provide a comprehensive overview for those preparing for the implementation of IFRS 16 Leases. In this session the presenters will share their views on the benefits and challenges of the new IFRS requirements for lessees and lessors.
Financial instruments with characteristics of equity
Speakers: Mary Tokar, Member, IASB; Armand Capisciolto, Member, AcSB and Partner, BDOThe session is designed to provide the audience with a high level update on the IASB’s Financial instruments with characteristics of equity project. The session will be a presentation by the IASB and will be interactive with questions from the audience.
Armand Capisciolto, CPA, CA, CPA (MICHIGAN)
Rate regulated activities
Speakers: Tom Scott, Member, IASB; Karen Higgins, Vice Chair of AcSB and Partner, Deloitte The session is designed to provide the audience with an update on the IASB’s Rate Regulated activities project. The session will be a presentation by a representative of the IASB.
Karen Higgins, FCPA, FCA
Primary financial statements
Speaker: Gary Kabureck, Member, IASB The session is designed to provide the audience with an update on the IASB’s primary financial statement project.
Keynote address - Economic Outlook: Canada Rebounds; U.S. Reassesses
Speaker: Douglas Porter, Chief Economist, BMO Financial Group
Douglas Porter, BA, MA, CFA
Implementing IFRS 16 Leases
Speakers: Gary Kabureck, Member, IASB
Speakers: Mary Tokar, member, IASB; Rebecca Villmann, Director, Accounting Standards, CPA CanadaThe session is designed to provide the audience with an update on the IASB’s update of the Conceptual Framework. The session will be a presentation by a representative of the IASB.
Speakers: Hans Hoogervorst, Chairman, IASB; Reinhard Dotzlaw, Global IFRS Panel, KPMG and Member of the IFRS Interpretations Committee; Patrina Buchanan, Associate Technical Director, IASBThe session is designed to provide the audience with a high level update on the IASB’s work plan and implementation activities. It focusses on the specific initiatives that have been undertaken to support entities as they engage with new IFRS Standards. The session will be a presentation by the IASB and will be interactive with questions from the audience.
Update on IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers
Speakers: Mary Tokar, Member, IASB; Allison McManus, Partner, KPMGThis session is designed to provide an update for those who have not yet adopted IFRS 15. It will provide practical implementation advice from those who have considered the effects of the Standard.
Allison McManus, CPA, CA
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Metro Toronto Convention Centre – North Building
255 Front St. West , Toronto, ON M5V 2W6
The award-winning Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) is Canada’s largest and one of North America’s leading convention centres. Its three-year, $29 million modernization project is complete. The project features a new design, functionality and upgraded finishes. The MTCC is known for its top-of-class service, first-class venue, in a world-class city. And yes, it’s the only facility that has hosted both a G20 and a G7 Summit. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, plenty of dining, great hotels, shopping and fun things to do are all within easy walking distance. The MTCC certainly has it all.
InterContinental Toronto Centre Hotel225 Front Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2X3
A block of guestrooms has been reserved for the conference group at a discounted rate. Participants are responsible for booking their own accommodation. Book early to avoid disappointment.
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