Implementing ESEF

10 March 2020, 13:00-16:45 Avenue d'Auderghem, 22-28, B-1040 Brussels View on Google Maps

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The European Single Electronic Format requirements are coming into force. This event will bring key stakeholders together for a lively debate to cover the issues around the preparation of ESEF files and providing assurance on their compliance. The discussion will embrace both regulatory aspects and practical implications.

This important step in digital reporting offers great opportunities for the transparency of the EU market. There are however challenges to an efficient implementation. Issuers, investors, auditors, standard setters, policy makers and regulators are expected to join.

Attendance is limited, register now to secure your seat.



  • Registration and Complementary Lunch

  • Opening Remarks: Setting the Scene

  • European Commission Keynote Speech

    How does ESEF relate to overall EC objectives around digitalisation and transparency?
    Alain Deckers, Head of Unit C1, Corporate reporting, audit and credit rating agencies - DG FISMA

  • What is ESEF for preparers and what are the next steps?

    Anna Sciortino, Policy Officer, Corporate Finance and Reporting - ESMA

  • CEAOB Guidelines: What is expected from the statutory auditor?

    Marjolein Doblado, Chair, International Auditing Standards sub-group - CEAOB

  • Coffee Break

  • Practical considerations for compliance with ESEF reporting requirements

    Jon Rowden, iXBRL Leader - PwC United Kingdom

  • ACE and ECG Paper: Practical issues related to ESEF Assurance and Q&A

    Myles Thompson, Deputy President - Accountancy Europe
    Stefan Schmidt, Chair – European Contact Group (ECG)

  • Panel Discussion

    Moderator: Myles Thompson, Accountancy Europe
    Panellists: Anna Sciortino, ESMA (TBC)
    Jon Rowden, PwC UK
    Marjolein Doblado, CEAOB
    Stefan Schmidt, ECG

  • Closing Remarks

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