Implementing ESEF

12 October 2020, 13:00-15:00 Avenue d'Auderghem 22-28, Brussels, Belgium View on Google Maps

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The European Single Electronic Format requirements are coming into force. This webinar is designed to 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.



  • Opening Remarks

    Hilde Blomme, Deputy CEO, Accountancy Europe

  • European Commission Keynote Speech (followed by Q&A)

    Alain Deckers, Head of Unit C1, DG FISMA

  • ESEF for preparers and next steps? (followed by Q&A)

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

  • CEAOB Guidelines: What is expected from the statutory auditor? (followed by Q&A)

    Marjolein Doblado, Chair, ISA Sub-group - CEAOB

  • Considerations for compliance with ESEF reporting requirements (followed by Q&A)

    Jon Rowden, XBRL Leader - PwC United Kingdom

  • Issues related to ESEF Assurance (followed by Q&A)

    Hilde Blomme, Deputy CEO, Accountancy Europe
    Stefan Schmidt, Chair, European Contact Group (ECG)

  • Are stakeholders ready for ESEF? Panel Discussion

    Moderator: Hilde Blomme, Accountancy Europe
    Panelists: Anna Sciortino, ESMA
    Jon Rowden, PwC UK
    Marjolein Doblado, CEAOB
    Stefan Schmidt, ECG

  • Closing Remarks

    Hilde Blomme, Accountancy Europe

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