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PICPA VISAYAS-MINDANAO INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

AUCKAND, NEW ZEALAND


June 5-7, 2017

PROGRAM
Competence CPD
DATE TOPICS BACKGROUND OF THE PROGRAM OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAM COURSE CONTENT METHODOLOGY/
Area Units
LEARNING APPROACH
JUNE 5, 2017

This conference is one of the activities


planned by PICPA–VGAO. It is an annual
event of the geographical area. This year
4:00 pm-5:00 pm REGISTRATION the organizing committee decided to hold
it in New Zealand. Mindanao GAO
requested that they join the conference
which proposal was accepted by the
committee.
Fast-changing business environment, new At the end of the conference, the • Environmental scanning The topic will be presented in
local and international regulations, participants will be able to: • Scenario analysis and a lecture type discussion with
growing complexity and volatility of global • Be kept abreast with the recent recommendations the aid of multimedia
economic and socio-political conditions are developments in the accounting presentation.
OPENING CEREMONY creating challenges for organizations in the profession
5:00 pm-7:00 pm “Level-Up: The Global Filipino A 2.0 effective pursuit of their strategic goals. • Be updated with latest
Accountant” The speaker will share the expected pronouncements affecting the
working climate a Filipino accountant will profession
have to hurdle in order for him to succeed
outside the Philippines.
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm DINNER & FELLOWSHIP

JUNE 6, 2017
The speaker will share the current At the end of the conference, the • Environmental scanning The topic will be presented in
landscape of the Accountacy Practice in participants will be able to: • Scenario analysis and a lecture type discussion with
New Zealand and show the participants • Be kept abreast with the recent recommendations the aid of multimedia
Technical Session 1 how to become a successful Filipino developments in the accounting presentation.
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM “The Accountancy Practice: New A 1.0 accountant in New Zealand and what best profession
Zealand Perspective” practices can a Filipino accountant adopt • Be updated with latest
in the Philippines to "Level-Up" his pronouncements affecting the
services. profession

Migration from national accounting At the end of the conference, the • Salient features of the The topic will be presented in
standards to IFRS has always been a participants will be able to: resolutions a lecture type discussion with
challenge not just for the Philippines but • Be aware of various insights of • Speaker's personal insights on the aid of multimedia
Technical Session 2 almost all countries in the world. The these resolutions the resolutions presentation.
“IFRS: Implementation Issues issues commonly faced are whether to
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM A 1.5 • Be guided on the mechanics of
Among Countries” adopt it or not. The speaker will share implementation of these resolutions
issues faced by other countries such as
whether to apply SME standards, capacity
building of IFRS-trained accountants and
valuers and applicability to SMEs

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PICPA VISAYAS-MINDANAO INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
AUCKAND, NEW ZEALAND
June 5-7, 2017

PROGRAM
Competence CPD
DATE TOPICS BACKGROUND OF THE PROGRAM OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAM COURSE CONTENT METHODOLOGY/
Area Units
LEARNING APPROACH
Fast-changing business environment, new At the end of the conference, the • Salient features of the The topic will be presented in
local and international regulations, participants will be able to: resolutions a lecture type discussion with
growing complexity and volatility of global • Be aware of various insights of • Speaker's personal insights on the aid of multimedia
Technical Session 3
economic and socio-political conditions are these resolutions the resolutions presentation.
10:30 AM - 12:00 NN “The Changing Milleu of the Global A 1.5
creating challenges for organizations in the • Be guided on the mechanics of
Practice of Accountancy”
effective pursuit of their strategic goals. implementation of these resolutions
The speaker will share the changing Roles
of Accountants all over the World.
12:00 NN-1:00 pm LUNCH BREAK
The Philippines has existing tax treaties At the end of the conference, the • Presentation of recent rulings The topic will be presented in
with various countries including the United participants will be able to: and regulations a lecture type discussion with
States, UK, Canada and Singapore which • Appreciate the impact of recent • Discussion on the impact of the aid of multimedia
Technical Session 4 provide for tax relief on income derived by rulings and regulations in taxation these rulings and regulations and presentation.
“International Tax Treaties: Issues foreign or local residents of the Philippines • Be properly guided in complying compliance issues
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM A 1.0
and Concerns” and the foreign country from sources with the recent rulings and
within their respective territories. The regulations
speaker will share some of the issues and
concerns regarding the Tax Treaties.
The proposed Comprehensive Tax Reform At the end of the conference, the • Presentation of recent rulings The topic will be presented in
Program (CTRP) is crucial to strengthening participants will be able to: and regulations a lecture type discussion with
Technical Session 5
the Philippines’ weak infrastructure • Appreciate the impact of recent • Discussion on the impact of the aid of multimedia
“The Proposed Philippine Tax
backbone that constrains economic rulings and regulations in taxation these rulings and regulations and presentation.
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Reform Package and Resolution of A 1.5
inclusion and prevents the country from • Be properly guided in complying compliance issues
International Taxation Issues”
catching up with the region’s economic with the recent rulings and
powerhouses. The speaker will share the regulations
importan feautures of CTRP.
As early as 2012, a rapid assessment of all At the end of the conference, the • Presentation of recent rulings The topic will be presented in
professions on their readiness for the 2015 participants will be able to: and regulations a lecture type discussion with
Technical Session 6 ASEAN Integration was conducted by a • Appreciate the impact of recent • Discussion on the impact of the aid of multimedia
“Implementing an Effective Quality consultant hired by the PRC. It was stated rulings and regulations in taxation these rulings and regulations and presentation.
Assurance Review that the field of accountancy in the • Be properly guided in complying compliance issues
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM A 1.5 Philippines is globally competitive, except with the recent rulings and
and Continuing Professional
Development Programs” for the derailed implementation of the regulations
Quality Assurance Review. There is still
something to be done so that we can be at
par with global standards.
JUNE 7, 2017

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PICPA VISAYAS-MINDANAO INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
AUCKAND, NEW ZEALAND
June 5-7, 2017

PROGRAM
Competence CPD
DATE TOPICS BACKGROUND OF THE PROGRAM OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAM COURSE CONTENT METHODOLOGY/
Area Units
LEARNING APPROACH
A recent initiative of the BOA is the At the end of the conference,, the • State of IFRS implementation of The topic will be presented in
gradual increase of the Continuing participants will be able to: various countries a lecture type discussion with
Professional Development (CPD) three- • Appreciate the gap in • Scenario analysis and the aid of multimedia
Technical Session 7 year unit requirements from 60 to 120 implementation of IFRS among recommendations presentation.
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM “The CPD Program: A 1.0 units starting in 2017. For a three-year ASEAN nations
Are we on the right track?” period, it has been announced that the • Plan and implement sustainable
required CPD units will increase by 20 IFRS adoption
units annually over the three-year period
until 2019.

The speaker will share issues and concerns At the end of the conference,, the • Appreciation of global standards The topic will be presented in
that face the Accountancy Education participants will be able to: of accountancy practice a lecture type discussion with
Technical Session 8 Among Countries on how are the • Appreciate the standards for • Recognize the missing link in the aid of multimedia
“Accountancy Education Among universities coping up to prepare their globally competitive accountanct making the Philippine accountancy presentation.
Countries: Issues and Concerns (A accountancy students in the light of the practice profession be globally competitive
discussion on how are the changing role of accountants • Recognize the missing link in and thereafter make moves on
9:00 AM - 10:30AM A 1.5
universities coping up to prepare upgrading our practice to one how to participate in efforts to
their accountancy students in the which is globally competitive and elevate the status of accountancy
light of the changing role of thereafter participant in making the practice in the Philippines
accountants” intended shift a reality.

Small and Medium-sized Practice (SMPs) At the end of the conference,, the • Appreciation of global standards The topic will be presented in
are faced with a lot of challenges as they participants will be able to: of accountancy practice a lecture type discussion with
explore opportunities. The discussion will • Appreciate the standards for • Recognize the missing link in the aid of multimedia
focus on insights into the state of SMPs, globally competitive accountanct making the Philippine accountancy presentation.
internationally and locally and explore the practice profession be globally competitive
Technical Session 9 market factors, technology and issues • Recognize the missing link in and thereafter make moves on
10:30 AM - 12:00NN “Reality Check: Filipino CPAs in a A 1.5 most likely to affect SMPs and their clients upgrading our practice to one how to participate in efforts to
Foreign Country” which is globally competitive and elevate the status of accountancy
thereafter participant in making the practice in the Philippines
intended shift a reality.

12:00 NN - 12:30 PM CLOSING CEREMONY


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PROFILE OF THE RESOURCE
SPEAKER/S

Hon. Consul Paulo Garcia


Philippines Consul General,
Auckland Region and Northland,
New Zealand

Brad Golchin FCPA,


Owner, Wise Advice

Mark Hucklesby FCPA,


National Technical Director,
Grant Thornton, New Zealand

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PROFILE OF THE RESOURCE
SPEAKER/S
Mr. Mohammad Iqbal Ghori
President, Institute of Cost and
Management
Accountants of Pakistan

Mr. John Nash


Manager, Internal Revenue
Strategy
Inland Revenue, New Zealand

Mr. Ipher Q. Tabañag,


Chief Assessment Section
BIR
Large Taxpayers Division –
Cebu

Dr. Nurmazilah Dato’


Mahzan
Chief Executive Officer
Malaysian Institute of
Accountants

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PROFILE OF THE RESOURCE
SPEAKER/S
Dr. Noe G. Quiñanola
Chairman, 2nd PICPA VISMIN
International Conference
Chair, PICPA Visayas
Geographical Area Office

Professor Fawzi Laswad,


FCPA, Head of School, School of
Accountancy, Massey University

Panelists:
Mr. Adolito Y. Flores
New Zealand

Ms. Divina C. Libre


New Zealand

Ms. Lorna D. Gayatin


New Zealand

Mr. Owen Onida


Australia

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