EFAA International Conference 2019 - Building the Digital Practice

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Koninklijke Nederlandse Beroepsorganisatie van Accountants

Antonio Vivaldistraat 2-8

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Digitalisation has, and will continue for the foreseeable future, to dramatically impact the way Europeans live, work, and play. These technologies – in particular, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain – and the associated risk of cyber security are also greatly affecting the accountancy profession and accountancy practices of all sizes. While large companies and accounting firms are embracing these technologies many question whether the same is true of small- and medium-sized practices (SMPs) and their impact small- and medium sized enterprise (SMEs) clients. What digital technologies are relevant to SMPs and their SME clients? How are leading edge SMPs actually changing the way they operate and the services they offer? And how can SMPs attract, retain and develop new and existing staff to best leverage the new opportunities? This event will address these pressing questions and serve as the launch event for a new tool to help Europe’s SMPs enhance their digital competence.

9:30 REGISTRATIONS & WELCOME REMARKS BODO RICHARDT, EFAA PRESIDENT AND BERRY WAMMES, NBA CEO

10:00 SESSION I – DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES UPDATE
CHAIR: NOËL DE RUDDER - MEMBER OF EFAA DIGITAL WORKING GROUP

This session will update you via a series of presentations on those digital technologies that are having, or expected to have, the greatest impact on the accountancy profession especially SMPs and examine the associated cyber security risks. The session will conclude with audience Q&A.

11:30 LAUNCH OF THE EFAA DIGITAL COMPETENCY MATURITY MODEL
EFAA will unveil and showcase a new tool designed to help SMPs build their digital competence.

11:45 KEYNOTE BY FEMKE HOGEMA
The keynote address comes from a widely published entrepreneur who has helped countless SMPs transform from simply providing accounting and bookkeeping to advising SMEs and being a true profit advisor.

12:15 LUNCH

13:15 SESSION II – PRACTICES APPLYING DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES
CHAIR: MARTIN DE BIE - CHAIR OF EFAA DIGITAL WORKING GROUP

This session will feature presentations from leading edge SMPs that have applied digital technologies to change the way they operate and the services they offer. The session will feature a panel discussion and audience Q&A.

15:00 COFFEE BREAK

15:30 SESSION III – TALENT ACQUISITION AND DEVELOPMENT
CO-CHAIR: BODO RICHARDT, EFAA PRESIDENT AND PAUL THOMPSON, EFAA DIRECTOR

This session will address how can SMPs can attract, retain and develop new and existing staff to best leverage the opportunities presented by digital technologies.

The program is subject to change without notice

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Antonio Vivaldistraat 2-8

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