Parallel and Plenary Sessions for today – 13.11.2014
Parallel Session – FACILITATING CREDIT IN THE SME MARKETPLACE
An SME’s financial viability is fundamental to its every day existence and of paramount relevance to its external and internal stakeholders, including lenders, suppliers, customers, and employees; however, access to credit can be challenging. There have been persistent concerns that the financial markets do not always fully meet the needs of SMEs, that can find it harder to acquire finance that is accessible, appropriate, and affordable. Difficulties in accessing finance vary across the globe and evidence indicates that a number of groups can face distinct challenges. The panelists will analyze current conditions and the changes that are occurring. They will take a fresh look at the traditional criteria for access to credit, as well as alternative solutions to facilitate borrowing.
GAIL MCEVOY, Board Member, International Federation of Accountants, Ireland
FABIO CORNO, Managing partner, Studio Corno, Italy
KUMAR RAGHU, President, Institute Chartered Accountants India, India
MIKE VOLKER, Professor, Simon Fraser University, Canada
GRAEME WADE, Deputy President, CPA Australia, Australia
Plenary III – INTEGRATED THINKING: THE KEY TO IMPROVED PERFORMANCE AND VALUE CREATION
Integrated Reporting is a process founded on integrated thinking that results in a periodic integrated report by an organization about value creation over time and related communications regarding aspects of value creation. Businesses need a reporting environment that is conducive to understanding and articulating their strategy, which helps to drive performance internally and attract financial capital for investment. The panelists will share their experiences in encouraging <IR> in their own entities.
PAUL DRUCKMAN, CEO, International Integrated Reporting Council, UK
ALEXSANDRO BROEDEL LOPES, CFO, Itau Unibanco, Brazil
NICK HOLLAND, CEO, Gold Fields, South Africa
THOMAS KUSTERER, CFO, EnBW, Germany
WARREN ALLEN, President 2012-2014, International Federation of Accountants
FINAL SESSION AND CLOSING CEREMONY