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Common Accounting Standards for SMEs

A possible boost to European growth

The president of the European Commission, Mr Jean-Claude Juncker has made the Capital Markets Union (CMU) one of his key priorities for the new legislative term. One of the cornerstones in the CMU is better access to finance for small and medium-sized enterprises. Today, however, divergent accounting standards across Europe hamper the access to cross-border finance for SMEs. Nonetheless, introducing IFRS for small and medium-sized enterprises would be too burdensome. Could simplified, common, and high-quality accounting standard tailored to SMEs be a way forward?Programme09.00 – 09.30         Registration and welcome coffee09.30 – 09.40         Introduction by Moderator: Carlos Martin Tornero Editor,                               The Accountant09.40 – 09.50         Nicolas Bernier Abad Policy Officer, Accounting and Financial Reporting,                               DG FISMA, European Commission09.50 – 10.00         Olivier Boutellis-Taft Chief Executive, FEE – Federation of European                                Accountants10.00 – 10.10         Leo van der Tas Global Leader, IFRS Services, Ernst &Young Global Limited10.10 – 10.20         Peter Faross Secretary General, UEAPME10.20 – 11.20         Discussion11.20 – 11.35         Conclusion


21 Oct 2015 @ 09:30 am

21 Oct 2015 @ 11:45 am

Duration: 2 hours, 15 minutes


Renaissance hotel

Rue du Parnasse 19


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