APSF Lisbon

The next APSF annual meeting will be held in Lisbon at the Lux Lisboa Park Hotel, co-hosted by OROC.

Building on the success of previous annual meetings and responding to suggestions that more discussion time is made available, we have extended the duration of the APSF to one and a half days. The agenda will be structured into three half-day sessions, reflecting three core pillars of the APSF: PAO roles to support quality and regulation; talent and qualifications; and interaction with key external stakeholders in the public interest. In doing so, we trust that we can further reflect on the main interests and concerns of PAOs as expressed during this year’s annual meeting in Malta.

The first morning session will focus on key overall strategic issues for PAOs relating to their support for quality in service provision and implementation of delegated regulatory responsibilities, all framed in the context of rapid technological change and governance and funding challenges.

The afternoon session will directly address the necessary innovation required by PAOs to attract and train the next generation of professional accountants through relevant and portable qualifications. We will dedicate particular attention to how PAOs can successfully work together in their mutual interests to better meet the needs of firms and users of accountancy services.

The session on the second morning will  be externally facing and we are delighted to already confirm the participation of the PIOB, IAASB and IESBA. This will be an excellent opportunity to build on previous dialogue and to engage further with standard setters and oversight bodies, with a focus on the proactive activities that PAOs can undertake in the public interest.

The annual meeting will be co-hosted by ICAEW and OROC.

The registration flyer can be found here.