2008 Conference Agenda

The Lubin School of Business at Pace University presents the
in conjunction with
The International Accounting Standards Board


[Annual Accounting Conference 2008]
featuring (left to right) Julie A. Erhardt, Deputy Chief Accountant at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; Tom Jones, Vice Chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board; and Thomas J. Linsmeier, member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

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Agenda as of March 19, 2008

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
8:25-9:10 a.m. Morning Keynote Interview
Overview: Global Status on International Accounting Standards
Tom Jones, Vice Chairman, International Accounting Standards Board
Interviewed by
Alan Murray, Executive Editor, Online, The Wall Street Journal
9:15-10:15 a.m. Panel I: How Does the U.S. Measure Up?:
U.S. Status on International Accounting Standards
Neil Weinberg, Senior Editor, Forbes
Robert H. Colson, Partner, Institutional Acceptance, Grant Thornton
Richard A. Fuchs, Partner, Global Capital Markets Group, PricewaterhouseCoopers
D.J. Gannon, Partner, U.S. National Office and Leader, IAS Centre of Excellence - Americas, Deloitte & Touche
Paul Munter, Partner, KPMG
Danita Ostling, Partner, Ernst & Young
Kaustav Sen, Associate Professor of Accounting and Ernst & Young Research Scholar, Lubin School of Business, Pace University
10:15-10:30 a.m. Refreshment Break
10:30-11:15 a.m. Mid-morning Keynote Interview
What is the Future of FASB in a World Adopting International Accounting Standards?
Thomas J. Linsmeier, Board Member, Financial Accounting Standards Board
Interviewed by:
Mary-Jo Kranacher, Editor-in-Chief, The CPA Journal
11:20 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Panel II: Confusion or Clarity: Have International Accounting Standards Helped Investors' Decision-Making?
Joanne Ramos, Special Correspondent, The Economist
Peter A. Bridgman, SVP & Controller, PepsiCo, Inc.
Hye-Won Choi, SVP & Head of Corporate Governance, TIAA-CREF
Samir M. El-Gazzar, KPMG Professor of Accounting, Lubin School of Business, Pace University
John Gallagher, Managing Director, Accounting Policies & Support, UBS AG
Janet Pegg, Senior Managing Director, Equity Research, Bear Stearns & Co.
Donald Robertson, VP, Senior Accounting Analyst, Corporate Finance Group, Moody's Investors Service
12:20-12:35 p.m. Lunch Served
12:35-1:20 p.m. Luncheon Keynote Interview
International Financial Reporting Standards
Julie A. Erhardt, Deputy Chief Accountant, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) and Chair, Committee on Accounting, International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO)
1:20-1:25 p.m. Summary Recap by Professor Rudy Jacob
1:25-1:30 p.m. Closing Remarks by Dean Joseph R. Baczko

There will be time for questions from the audience at the end of each session.

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