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15/02/2019 - European Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis to provide keynote address at EFRAG Conference

Final programme announced for Fostering Innovation in Corporate Reporting, the first conference of the newly-formed European Corporate Reporting Lab@EFRAG on 5  March  2019 in Brussels.

To mark the launch of the European Lab@EFRAG and its first project on climate-related reporting, a high-level conference entitled Fostering Innovation in Corporate Reporting will take place on the afternoon of 5 March 2019 in Brussels. 

European Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis will deliver a keynote speech and Richard Howitt, IIRC CEO and former MEP will set the scene for the conference panel discussions. 

The first panel discussion will revolve around overcoming challenges in corporate reporting and will be moderated by Nancy Kamp-Roelands, European Lab Steering Group (European Lab SG) member. The second panel will address innovation in corporate reporting and will be moderated by Alain Deckers, European Commission DG FISMA and European Lab SG Vice-Chair. 

The other confirmed speakers are: 

  • Olivier Boutellis-Taft, Accountancy Europe; 
  • Bastian Buck, GRI; 
  • Bertrand Janus, Total; 
  • Claudia Kruse, APG Asset Management; 
  • Mardi McBrien, CDSB; 
  • Giovanna Michelon, University of Exeter Business School; 
  • Sirpa Pietikäinen​, MEP; 
  • Massimo Romano, Generali Group; 
  • Mark Vaessen, EFRAG Board; and
  • Andrew Watchman, EFRAG. 

The conference programme can be found here.

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