Conference Program

Pre-Conference Workshops Monday, 30 April, 2012
Time Events

10:00 AM


01:00 PM

Workshop 1 (Qassim University)

Framework-based IFRS understanding and teaching

Guillermo Braunbeck,

Academic Fellow IFRS Education Initiative

05:00 PM


07:00 PM

Workshop 2 (Gulden Tulip Buraidah)

Global accounting and opportunities for accounting curriculum innovation

Greg Burton,

Professor of Accounting, Brigham Young University

Ervin Black,

Professor of Accounting, Brigham Young University

08:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Welcome Reception and Dinner

DAY 1 Tuesday, 01 May, 2012
Time Events
08:00 AM


09:00 AM

Registration and Morning Refreshments

09:00 AM


10:45 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks by Conference Organizer

Session I (Hall A)

IFRS Learning and Understanding

Guillermo Braunbeck

Academic Fellow IFRS Education Initiative, UK

( Framework-based Understanding of IFRS )

Greg Burton

Professor of Accounting, Brigham Young University, USA

( Teaching IFRS )

Ervin Black

Professor of Accounting, Brigham Young University, USA

( IFRS Curriculum Development & Teaching Resources )

Questions from the audience

10:45 AM -11:00 AM

Morning Refreshment and Networking Break

11:00 AM


12:30 PM

Session II (Hall A)

IFRS in 2012 and Beyond: A Global Perspective

Wei-Guo Zhang

Member, IASB

( Implementation of IFRS: A Global Perspective )

Kevin M. Stevenson

Chairman and CEO, (AASB),Australia  

( A Strategic Approach for Adopting IFRS )

Abbas Ali Mirza

Partner, Deloitte & Touche, Middle East

( Globalization of Financial Reporting )

Questions from the audience

12:30 PM - 01:00 PM

Refreshment Break / Al Dhuhr Prayer

Opening Ceremony, Tuesday, 01 May, 2012

01:00 PM - 02:30 PM

• Reciting Holy Quran.

• Introductory Speech by Chairman of Organizing Committee, Dean of CBE

• Speech of His Excellency, President of Qassim University.

• Speech of the Conference Patron, His Royal Highness Governor of Qassim.

• Guest of Honor and Keynote speaker.

• Sponsors Appreciation.

02:30 PM - 03:30 PM

Lunch and Networking Break

03:30 PM


05:00 PM



Session III (Hall A)

IFRS and Quality of Reporting

Mansour Saaydah

WISE University, Jordan


( FRS and Accounting Information Quality: The Case of Jordan )

Ali Azoubi

 Ajloon National University, Jordan.


( The Effect of IFRS Changes on the Financial Information Quality:Empirical Study )

Ahmed Helmy Gomma

AlZaytoona University, Jordan


( The Influence of the IASB Role in IFRSs Developing for Efficiency Activation of the World’s Capital Markets: Applied Analytical Study )

Muhammad Tanko

Kaduna state university, Nigeria


( The Effect of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Adoption on the Performance of Firms in Nigeria )

Questions from the audience
Session IV (Hall B)

IFRS and Financial Institutions

Mostaque M Hussain

University of New Brunswick-Saint John, Canada.


(Compliance of IFRS in the GCC: Experience with Omani Companies)

 Shaher Alrood 

Qassim University, KSA


( The Value of IFRS Adoption on Improving the Reality of Fair Value Measuring in the Jordanian Banks)

Kumar Dasgupta

Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers, India


(Financial Instruments Accounting - A changing landscape)

Al-Fehaid A

Al-Mogbel W

Thottungal J


(Implications of Adapting IFRS by Islamic Finance Institutions)

Questions from the audience

05:00 PM

Closing Remarks and End of IFRS Conference Challenges and Opportunities Day One

08:30 PM – 10:00 PM


DAY 2 Wednesday, 02 May, 2012

07:30 AM - 08:15 AM

Registration and Morning Refreshments

08:15 AM

Welcome and Opening remarks by Conference Organizer (Hall A)

08:15 AM


09:15 AM



Workshop 3  ( Hall A )

Meet the Editor/s- tips for publishing in Intl Journals

Mostaq Hussain,

Associate Professor of Accounting in the Faculty of Business at University of New Brunswick-Saint John.


Mazhar Islam,

Professor of Finance in the School of Business and Industry at Florida A&M University


Workshop 4  ( Hall B )

IFRS Research

Time Events

09:15 AM


10:45 AM

Session V (Hall A)

Experiences and Lessons of Transitions to the IFRS

Mazhar M Islam

Professor, Florida A&M University, USA.

( Adopting and Implementing IFRS in the United Sates )

Amarjit Chopra

Former Chairman, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), India

( lessons learned in transitioning to IFRS in India )

Rashid Rahman Mir

President, Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Pakistan, Pakistan

( Experience of Transition to the IFRS in Pakistan )

Araya Debessay

Visiting Professor, Damam University, KSA. Professor of Accounting, University of Delaware, USA

( Why Saudi Arabia Should Adopt IFRS )

Questions from the audience

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM

Morning Refreshment and Networking Break

11:00 AM


12:30 PM

Session VI (Hall A)

Adaption of IFRS: A Saudi Arabian Perspective

Ahmad AlMogames


( SOCPA Project for converting to IFRS & ISA )

Mohammed A Al-Abbas


( IFRS IN GCC Countries: Adoption and Actual Practice )

Sultan Alkhtani

King Khalid University, KSA.

( The Relevance and Usefulness of IFRSs to Saudi Arabia )

Questions from the audience

12:30pm - 01:00pm

Refreshment Break / Al Dhuhr Prayer

03:30 PM


05:00 PM



Session VII (Hall A)

IFRS learning and Curriculum

Obaid AlMotairy

Khalid Al-Turki

Qassim University, KSA


( A Survey of the Accounting Curriculum and IFRS in Saudi Universities: Academic Perspectives )


Wael AL-Rashed

Kuwait University, Kuwait.

( IFRS Competency Factors among Accounting Students:The case of Kuwait University )

Naser Khalifah & Mustafa AbuAmarh

Qassim University, KSA.


( Assess the adequacy of the current content of the IFRS in Accounting Programs in Saudi universities )

Abdulkarim Alzarouni

Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors CCAAO: UAE


( Sustainability, Disclosure and Transparency )

Questions from the audience
Session VIII (Hall B)

IFRS and Challenges

Nasser Spear

University of Melbourne, Australia.

( IFRS Adoption and Audit Fees: Evidence from the Australian experience, How much does IFRS cost? )

Mohammad Abunasser

Jordan University, Jordan.

( The Extent of Jordanian Companies Commitment to the Treatment of Events After the Balance Sheet Date According to the International Accounting. )

Mahbub Zaman

University of Manchester, UK.

(The Black Box of Governance and Audit Committees: International Convergence, National Context and Behavioral Traits)

Thomas Abraham

Ernst & Young, Riyadh, KSA

( Saudi Arabian experience in applying IFRS and related challenges )

Questions from the audience

02:30 PM – 03:00 PM

Organizer's Closing Remarks and Recommendations Session

03:00 PM – 04:00 PM

Lunch Break

08:00 PM – 10:00 PM


DAY 3 Thursday, 03 May, 2012 Cultural Day & Sightseeing

Cultural Day & Sightseeing