7 международная конференция 10 декабря 2004 гостиница Radisson SAS Daugava


09.00 – 10.00 Registration (Daugava hall, 1st floor), Morning coffee


10.10 – 11.30 PLENARY SESSION

Moderator: Andris Denins – Director of BDO Invest Riga, Professor of LU

• Expected changes in Latvian tax policy
Valentina Andrejeva – State Secretary of The Ministry of Finance of The Republic of Latvia

• Global harmonization and how it will affect the Accountant
J. Malcolm Dean – Chief Executive of The International Association of Book-keepers, UK

• Latvian economic development tendencies for 2005 and financial services market
Andris Denins - Director of BDO Invest Riga, Professor of LU

• EU 8th Directive on Company Law and the implications for the statutory audit
Stephen Young – Senior Partner of KPMG

11.30 – 12.00 COFFEE BREAK

12.00 – 13.30 PLENARY SESSION
Moderator: Andris Denins – Director of BDO Invest Riga, Professor of LU

• Tax issues in the new EU member states
Mark Chandler – Professor of SSE Riga

• Administrative cooperation between the EU memberstate tax administrations
Inara Petersone - Deputy Director of Chief Tax department of State Revenue Service

• Administrative process - aid for entrepreneurs for effective communication with the State Revenue Service
Uldis Kokins – Director of Tax Consulting Company Kokins & Loze, Latvia

• Rulings of the Court of Justice regarding taxation
Egons Liepins – Partner, Tax Manager of Ernst & Young Baltic

• Use of energy in decision-making in business
Toufic Kawar – Consultant of Ominasis Latvia, France

13.30 – 14.30 LUNCH

14.30 – 18.00 WORKSHOPS

Workshop 1
Accounting and auditing. Taxes (Daugava hall, 1st floor)

MODERATOR: – Gunta Kauliņa – Tax Manager of KPMG

• Amendments of Criminal Law on legal entity’s criminal liability regarding money laundering
Viesturs Burkans – Head of Proceeds of crime legalization prevention department

• Restoration of public confidence in financial reports. Consolidation and strengthening of accounting standards
Richard Martin – Head of Financial Reporting of ACCA, UK

• Latvian accounting standards and their application in reports from 2004
Kristine Potapovica – Deputy Chairman of Latvian Sworn Auditors Association

• Disputable tax application issues
Gunta Kaulina – Tax Manager of KPMG Latvia

16.00 – 16.30 Coffee break

• Accessibility of EU normative acts to Latvian book-keepers
Inga Kursite - Priedite – Member of Board of Latvian Tax Consulting Association

• Value appraisal for goods and services in operation between persons concerned
Ilona Butane – Tax Manager of Ernst & Young Baltics

• Application of Natural Resources Tax
Rudite Vesere – Head of Environmental quality unit of the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Latvia

• Auditor’s responsibility and supervision
Sandra Vilcane – Chairman of Latvian Sworn Auditors’ Association

Workshop 2
Internal audit in the system of corporate governance (Lielupe hall, 2nd floor)

MODERATOR: Daina Beļicka – Senior Office Manager of PricewaterhouseCoopers Latvia, Member of Board of IAI Latvian Department

• Corporate Governance and Boards: International Evidence
Anete Pajuste – Professor of Riga Business School

• * to be specified
Janis Bergs - Director of Microlink

• Role of personnel in the system of corporate governance in the enterprise
Gitana Davidsone – Member of the Board, Consultant of O.D.A. (Organization Development Academy)

• Corporate culture within the company and personnel loyalty
Larry Stout – Associated Professor of SSE Riga

• Impact of corporate governance development on internal audit practice
Anna Temerova-Allena – Manager, Assurance and Advisory Business Services, Ernst & Young Baltic, Latvia

Simultaneous translation will be provided in Latvian and English

18.00 Cocktail party

*Programme is subject to changes

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