2007 Forum on Contemporary Accounting Issues

The Lubin School of Business at Pace University presents the
"Convergence in Global Financial Reporting and Corporate Governance: Charting a Course for the Future"
[First Annual Accounting 

featuring (left to right) Robert Herz, Chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB); Tom Jones, Vice Chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board; and Paul Sarbanes, former Senator and co-author of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act

Thursday, April 26, 2007

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8:00-8:20 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:20-8:25 a.m. Introductions
Rudy Jacob, Professor and Chairman, Accounting Department, Lubin School of Business, Pace University
Joseph R. Baczko, Dean, Lubin School of Business, Pace University
8:25-8:55 a.m. Morning Keynote Speaker
The Honorable Paul S. Sarbanes, Former Senator (D-MD)
8:55-9:10 a.m. Audience Q&A
9:15-10:00 a.m. Panel I: International Accounting
Moderator: Joanne Ramos, Global Banking Correspondent, The Economist
Panelists: Paul Bennett, Chief Economist, NYSE Group
Michael Crooch, Board Member and Director of Major Projects, Financial Accounting Standards Board
Philip Finn, Professor, Lubin School of Business, Pace University
D.J. Gannon, Partner, U.S. National Office and Leader, IAS Centre of Excellence - Americas, Deloitte & Touche
Trevor Harris, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
David Schmid, Partner and Leader, U.S. Global Accounting and Consulting Services (IFRS Consulting) Group, PricewaterhouseCoopers
10:00-10:20 a.m. Audience Q&A
10:20-10:35 a.m. Refreshment Break
10:35-11:05 a.m. Mid-morning Keynote Interview
Robert Herz, Chairman, Financial Accounting Standards Board
Interviewed by Floyd Norris, Chief Financial Correspondent, The New York Times
11:05-11:25 a.m. Audience Q&A
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Panel II: Corporate Governance
Moderator: Brooke Masters, Senior Business Reporter, Financial Times
Panelists: Pat Edgar, Partner, KPMG
Michael S. Emen, SVP, Listing Qualifications, The NASDAQ Stock Market
Susan Frieden, Global Managing Partner - Quality and Risk Management, Ernst & Young
Michael Hultberg, Executive Director, Time Warner
Charles D. Niemeier, Board Member, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board
Jim Sylph, Executive Director, Professional Standards, International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board
Dan Tinkelman, Professor, Lubin School of Business, Pace University
12:15-12:35 p.m. Audience Q&A
12:35-1:20 p.m. Lunch and Networking Time
1:20-1:50 p.m. Luncheon Keynote Interview
Tom Jones, Vice Chairman, International Accounting Standards Board
Interviewed by Alan Murray, Columnist and Assistant Managing Editor, The Wall Street Journal
1:50-2:10 p.m. Audience Q&A
2:10-2:20 p.m. Summary Recap by Professor Rudy Jacob
2:20-2:25 p.m. Closing Remarks by Dean Joseph R. Baczko

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