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EFAA International Conference 2022

June 2


Professional Accountancy Bodies play a key role in guiding small- and medium-sized accountancy practices into the future. To grow and prosper, SMPs must embrace changes, they should not only become more digital, but also adapt their service to advise SMEs clients in key areas such as sustainability reporting.

To register please click here. The event will be translated in Spanish.

09:30 OPENING REMARKS – Salvador Marín, EFAA President

09:35 WELCOME – Valentin Pich, President, Economistas, and Andrea Di Carlo, Deputy Executive Director, EUIPO

09:45 KEYNOTE – PRACTICE TRANSFORMATION, Monica Foerster, Chair, Small- and Medium-Practices Advisory Group, IFAC

10:15 SESSION ONE: Part 1 – Diversification of services offering: EUIPO initiatives to support SMEs

In the framework of the Ideas Powered for business Programme, the EUIPO will present an overview of the ongoing activities addressed to European stakeholders and SMEs

Inge Buffolo, Director Customer Department, EUIPO
Nicolas Vigneron, Head of Service Customer Engagement Service – Customer Department, EUIPO

10:45 BREAK

11:00 SESSION ONE: Part 2 – Diversification of services offering: Sustainability

EFAA and four of its member organizations will explain how they are helping their SMP members – through awareness raising, building capacity and input to policy, regulation and standards – to embrace the sustainability agenda by expanding their service offerings to include sustainability related services.

Esther Ortiz, Member, EFRAG PTF-ESRS  & EFAA Accounting Expert Group
Cecile Bonino, Head of EU Office, ACCA
Paula Franco, President, OCC
Harry Marissen, Member of the NBA SME Committee, NBA
Moderator: Robin Jarvis, Professor of Accounting and Finance, Brunel University London


14:00 INTERVIEW – Future Ready SMP Interview with Mark Koziel, President & CEO, Allinial Global,

Paul Thompson, Director, EFAA, interviews live online, Mark Koziel, on the future of SMPs followed by 20 mins audience Q&A

14:45 BREAK

15:00 SESSION TWO: Part 1 – SMPs Embracing the Digital Future: The Accounting Professionals operating in the Digital Economy and preparing for the New Crypto-Tax Framework

Marie Markosian – Financial Innovation and Digital Policy Advisor to MEP Eva Kaili, Vice President of the European Parliament
Moderator: Noël de Rudder, Co-owner at CaseWare

15:45 SESSION TWO: Part 2 – Drakarys: an Innovative Revolution Helping SMPs in France to Master Technological Solutions and Data to Better Support their Clients

Lionel Canesi – President of the Conseil National de l’Ordre des Experts-Comptables in France
Moderator: Martin de Bie, Advisor Innovation and Ambassador AccountTech Europe

16:30 CLOSURE – Salvador Marín, EFAA President


EFAA has negotiated the following preferential rates with the Hotel Spa Porta Maris by Meliá ****
• Double room (individual or double use) without breakfast: 140€ (-15% discount) 119€
• Double room (individual use) with breakfast buffet: 156€ (-15% discount) 132,60€
• Double room (double use) with breakfast buffet: 172€ (-15% discount) 146,20€
If breakfast is bought separately an additional 16€ will be charged
Services included in room prices: use of gym, pool and sun terrace with sea views
Additional possible requests: room with sea views, room deluxe etc.

All bookings can be cancelled for free 24 hours before the first night. Bookings not cancelled 24 hour prior to the stay and no-show will be charged.

In order to obtain the above-mentioned conditions, please mention “EFAA EVENT” in your booking request. To book, please contact: reservas@hotelspaportamaris.com or call: +34 965 147 021


June 2


EU Intellectual Property Office
Avenida de Europa, 4
Alicante, 03008 Spain
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