Members’ Engagement Day

2 October 2019, 09:00-17:30 De Warande asbl, Rue Zinner 1, 1000, Brussels, Belgium View on Google Maps

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This members’ only event brings together Accountancy Europe member body representatives and expert group volunteers for the first time! Members’ Engagement Day will be an opportunity to engage in cross-cutting discussions on current topics, exchange views on our work, and hear from external speakers. The programme will include a variety of break-out sessions allowing for in-depth discussions and high interaction among participants.

Who’s invited: Members’ Assembly, Presidents & CEOs, Board, all expert group Chairs and members.

The event will be preceded by a dinner on 1 October for an evening of socialising.

Register today! Visit the Meeting page in our collaborative environment.

This is an invitation-only event. For questions, contact


Confirmed speakers:

  • Florin Toma, President, Accountancy Europe
  • Caroline Wellemans, Deputy Head of Unit, Financial technology and Sustainable Finance, European Commission
  • Myles Thompson, Deputy-President, Accountancy Europe
  • Mark Vaessen, Vice-President, Accountancy Europe
  • Jens Poll, Vice-President, Accountancy Europe
  • Philip Johnson, Council Member and Chairman of Policy Leadership Board, ICAS & former Accountancy Europe President
  • Alan Johnson, Deputy-President, IFAC
  • Olivier Boutellis-Taft, Chief Executive, Accountancy Europe
  • Dave Reubzaet, Director Tax Strategy & Responsible Tax, PwC
  • Neil Stevenson, Director – Audit & Risk Advisory, Deloitte
  • Christian Orth, Vice-Chair, Audit and Assurance Policy Group
  • David Herbinet, Vice-Chair, Audit and Assurance Policy Group
  • Wim Bartels, Chair, Sustainable Finance Group
  • Rami Feghali, Vice-Chair, Sustainable Finance Group
  • Kai Morten Hagen, Vice-Chair, Audit and Assurance Policy Group
  • Andrew Hobbs, Partner, EY
  • Michele Casò, Member, Task Force on Corporate Governance, Accountancy Europe
  • Berry Wammes, Director, NBA
  • Adela Vila, Director, ICJCE
  • Tome Vile Jensen, Director, FSR
  • Melanie Sack, Chief Operations Officer, IDW
  • Johan Barros, Manager, Accountancy Europe
  • Paul Gisby, Senior Manager, Accountancy Europe

Draft programme

  • Registration and coffee

  • Opening address

  • Keynote: Sustainable finance

  • Coffee break

  • Choose your break-out session:

    • Inspiring projects: public perceptions & member engagement

    • Sustainable finance: EC project on green bonds

    • Extending the scope of audit

    • Evolving needs of SMEs & how the accountancy profession can help

  • Lunch

  • Plenary panel discussion: Where is the ethical bar on tax services?

  • Choose your break-out session:

    • Inspiring projects: attracting youngsters & future skills

    • Corporate Governance as a driver of a sustainable economy

    • IAASB consultation on audit of less complex entities & how to best serve SMEs’ audit needs

    • Cogito project on the future of corporate reporting standard setting

  • Coffee break

  • Keynote: UK audit market debate


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