Conference Program

Wednesday June 12 2019: PhD Seminar (Forum 2)
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8.30-17.00  Registration


9.00-13.15  PhD Seminar 


13.15-14.00  Lunch


14.00-15.00  PhD Seminar 


17.30-18.30  Welcome reception at Waternet


9.00-13.00  Registration (In front of the Auditorium)


9.30-11.00  Plenary session (Auditorium):

  • Welcome from the School of Business and Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • Speech by Ewout Irrgang, board member of the Netherlands Court of Audit
  • Views on Public Sector Financial Management from a perspective of Ecology and Psychology by prof. dr. ir. Gerda van Dijk

11.00-11.30  Coffee break


11.30-13.00  Parallel sessions


13.00-14.00  Lunch


14.00-15.30  Parallel sessions


14.00-15.30 — Panel Discussion on Public Sector Accounting Education (chair: dr. Jens Heiling)


15.30-16.00  Coffee break


16.00-17.30  Parallel sessions


16.00-17.30 — Editors Panel: Successful Publishing in Academic Journals (chair: prof. dr. Jan van Helden)


19.00-23.00  Gala dinner at InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam


9.00-11.00  Parallel sessions


9.00-11.00  Practitioner’s program (chair: prof. dr. Raymond Gradus):

  • Stakeholders’ participation in the development of  International Public Sector Accounting Standards by prof. dr. Johan Christiaens (Ghent University)
  • Showcase of advices by the IPSAS Taskforce, with representatives of CIGAR Network, IRSPM A&A SIG, and EGPA PSG XII by prof. dr. Eugenio Caperchione (Modena and Reggio Emilia University)
  • Accounting reforms in the Dutch central government by dr. Maarten de Jong and dr. Martin Dees (Netherlands Court of Audit)     
  • Use of accounting information by parliamentarians by Joost Sneller (Member of Dutch Parliament)

11.00-11.30  Coffee break


11.30-12.30  Plenary session: Views on Public Sector Financial Management from an IT perspective by prof. dr. Alfred Ho


12.30-13.30  Lunch


13.30-15.30  Closing plenary session:

  • Current state of IPSAS and EPSAS by Ian Carruthers
  • General discussion with the public on the current state of IPSAS and EPSAS
  • CIGAR General Assembly