About Conference

(IFRS) Conference - Challenges & Opportunities

Will take place in Qassim of Saudi Arabia on 1st – 2nd May 2012. This event is organized by the College of Business & Economics - Qassim University. Over two days panelists will endeavor to discuss the following specific sub-themes: the ways and means on how to adopt IFRS, the effective implementation of IFRS, debate the importance of adopting IFRS practices in today’s fragile business environment. The conference is aimed at drawing the attention of academics, practitioners and government officials of the importance of IFRS in obtaining high quality financial reporting.

Conference Theme

The International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Conference - Challenges & Opportunities, will take place in Qassim of Saudi Arabia on 1st – 2nd May 2012. This event is organized by the College of Business & Economics - Qassim University. Over two days panelist’s will endeavor to discuss the following specific sub-themes: the ways and means on how to adopt IFRS, the effective implementation of IFRS, debate the importance of adopting IFRS practices in today’s fragile business environment. The conference is aimed at drawing the attention of academics, practitioners and government officials of the importance of IFRS in obtaining high quality financial reporting .

Who should attend

Business academics, professionals, company directors, chief executive officers, chief financial officers, and government officials who have an interest in the theme of the conference.

Conference Objective

To explore challenges and opportunities of adopting International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), to enhance regulators, professionals, and academics, to improving the quality of financial reporting.

Conference Sessions

    Plenary sessions, Concurrent Sessions, Break-out sessions, and Panels Discussions

  • Formal Opening & Keynote speaker.
  • IFRS in 2012 and Beyond: A Global Perspective.
  • Implementation of IFRS: A Global Perspective.
  • IFRS Teaching and curriculum Development.
  • IFRS Curriculum Development & Teaching Resources.
  • Framework-based IFRS teaching.
  • Framework-based IFRS understanding.
  • Lessons of Transition to IFRS in Australia, Pakistan, India, and Malaysia.
  • Compliance of IFRS in the GCC.
  • Adaption of IFRS: A Saudi Arabian Perspective.
  • Experiences of adopting IFRS in Saudi insurance and banking sectors.
  • Experiences and Lessons of Implementation of IFRS.
  • Fair Value of Financial Instruments: Issues & Implication.

    Workshops:
  • IFRS Teaching & IFRS Understanding.
  • International Accounting Research and Publishing.
  • Getting Published in International Refereed Journals: Pre and Post Submission Considerations

Important Date

  • Abstract submission deadline: Dec 15 2011.
  • Initial Acceptance Notifications: Jan 1 2012.
  • Full Paper Submission Deadline: Feb 15 2012.
  • Final Acceptance Notifications: Mar 1 2012.
  • Modified Papers Submission Deadline: Mar 20 2012.
  • Registration Deadline (for guests): Mar 1 2012.
  • Note:Registration is required for guests (i.e. non corresponding authors, professionals, students, and any other parties who would like to attend the conference sessions without an accepted papers).(Register Form)

Guidelines for submission

The abstract of your paper should be written in a single paragraph no more than 300 words. A good abstract should give a brief overview of the paper including the background and/or rationale, the research methodology, and the findings from the research at the current stage. It is also a good practice to explain how the findings from the research can help or at least useful in exploring challenges and opportunities of adopting IFRS.

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Best Paper Award

Awards:

  • ONLY FULL PAPERS are eligible for the conference best paper award.
  • Three papers will receive awards based on their quality of research. The first place award winner will receive SR 20,000; second place SR 15,000; and third place SR 10,000. The awards will be announced at the conference, and the winners of the awards are required to attend the conference.

Criteria:
The best paper award will consider the following criteria when assessing the papers for the award. The
final criteria will be based on what basic category best describes a given paper.

  • To what extent are the research questions clearly stated?
  • How does the paper connect its objective to prior research?
  • How is the methodology appropriate for the research questions?
  • To what extent are the practices described in the paper innovative?
  • To what extent is the paper professionally written and presented?
  • How does the paper serve the conference objectives?