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IFRS® Foundation Conference: London 2019

Live Streamed Sessions available On Demand until 31st July

Conference Agenda - Thursday PM

Chairman’s keynote
Hans Hoogervorst, Chair, IASB
Keynote address
Ian McCafferty CBE, Senior Adviser, Oxford Economics and former member of the Monetary Policy Committee, Bank of England
IASB update: IASB Vice-Chair and Executive Technical Director

This session will include an update of the International Accounting Standards Board’s current projects and its priorities for the next year.

Sue Lloyd, Vice-Chair, IASB
Nili Shah, Executive Technical Director, IASB
Coffee break

Break-out sessions:

1. Project update: Business Combinations under Common Control

2. Project update: Goodwill and Impairment

3. Project update: Management Commentary

4. Implementation and application of IFRS Standards: hot topics

Workshop Background
Francoise Flores, Member, IASB
Yulia Feygina, Technical staff, IASB
Carlo Pereras, Technical staff, IASB

This session will provide an overview on the Business Combinations under Common Control project, outlining the Board’s current thinking and the Board’s plans for the future consultation document.

Workshop Background
Takatsugu Ochi, Member, IASB
Tim Craig, Technical staff, IASB

This session will provide an overview on the Goodwill and Impairment project, including a preview of the topics to be addressed in a future consultation document.

Workshop Background
Gary Kabureck, Member, IASB
Matthew Chapman, Technical staff, IASB
Jelena Voilo, Technical staff, IASB

This session will cover the Board’s plans for updating IFRS Practice Statement 1 Management Commentary to support investor assessments of companies’ sustainable prospects and of stewardship.

It will provide an update on the work of the IFRS Management Commentary Consultative Group and explain how the Board’s work on this project will relate to the broader area of corporate reporting, including reporting on intangible resources and relationships and environmental, social and governance issues.


Workshop Background
Sue Lloyd, Vice-Chair, IASB
Patrina Buchanan, Technical staff, IASB
Nicolette Lange, Technical Staff, IASB
Gustavo Olinda, Technical Staff, IASB

The session is designed to provide the audience with an update on the work of the Board and Interpretations Committee in supporting the implementation and application of IFRS Standards.


It will focus on recent and ongoing topics being discussed by the Interpretations Committee, recently published agenda decisions that explain how an entity applies the Standards to particular fact patterns and narrow-scope standard-setting projects.

Cocktail Reception
End of day one