ICGN Frankfurt Regional Conference
8 March 2016, 7:30AM - 5:30PM, CET
KPMG continues the Value of Audit discussion through a relationship with the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN), which begins at their regional conference in Frankfurt on 08 March 2016. In Frankfurt, we will delve into what investors need from corporate reporting and the audit and assurance profession. The first event is a breakfast discussion focused on audit quality and enhancing the dialogue between auditors and investors hosted by Ingmar Rega, Chief Performance Officer, KPMG in Germany and Mark Vaessen, Global Head of IFRS. The second event is a panel discussion focused on corporate reporting and assurance and what needs to evolve to better meet the needs of the investor community. This discussion will be moderated by Jens C. Laue, Head of Governance & Assurance, KPMG in Germany.
Breakfast debate (Invitation Only): 07:30 – 08:45
Bridging the gap – enhancing the dialogue between investors and auditors to improve audit quality.
The session aims to enhance the dialogue between investors and auditors around the subject of improving audit quality – advancing questions such as how can we strengthen the dynamic between auditors, audit committees and management as envisaged in EU audit reform? How do you define audit quality, how can quality be assessed and to what extent can investors influence the debate?
KPMG hosted workshop: 12:00 – 13:15
The role investors can play in ensuring corporate reporting meets their needs.
The right operational performance measures can offer shareholders essential insight into key drivers of business value. Do they see value in assurance of the effectiveness of corporate governance measures and does that influence the value they place on the company? Do they feel more comfortable in investing in a company that can demonstrate adequate and effective measures to identify risk and demonstrate how they are addressing them?
Hosted by Jens C. Laue, Audit Partner & Head of Governance & Assurance, KPMG in Germany.