FEE-CNDCEC Congress Venice 2010


FEE-CNDCEC Congress Venice 2010

The FEE SME/SMP Congress took place on 15 and 16 APRIL 2010 in VENICE in cooperation with the national Italian institute CNDCEC.

The event started on Thursday afternoon with plenary sessions. In the evening, participants had the opportunity to enjoy a Networking Dinner in the beautiful Gran Teatro LA FENICE. On Friday the Congress continued with a series of parallel sessions which focused on practical experience, lessons learnt and the use of tools. Both small and medium sized practitioners and small business owners shared their experiences.

The Sessions covered subjects such as EU and international developments, SMEs’ expectations from their accountants, auditing standards and guidance, cross-border activities, services beyond auditing…

Presentations and other documents related to the SME/SMP Congress Venice 2010 of 15 and 16 April are now available for download.

Related files:

document pdf text 01. Programme
document pdf text 02. Speakers’ CVs
document pdf text 03. Opening Speech Hans van Damme
document pdf text 04. Session 1: How to grow together cross-border?
document pdf text 05. Session 2: How to help clients become more sustainable?
document pdf text 06. Session 3: How to benefit from the simplification potential of XBRL?
document pdf text 07. Session 4: How to apply ISAs in a SME audit?
document pdf text 08. Session 5: How to prepare for changes in SME accounting?
document pdf text 09. Session 6: Beyond auditing: How to better service SMEs?
document pdf text 10. Keynote Speech Bob Bunting
document pdf text 11. Closing Speech Philip Johnson

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Videos from the Congress



  • 14:30 - 14:40

    Congress Opening

    Stefano Marchese, Congress Chair, Massimo Miani, ODCEC President, Hans van Damme, FEE President

  • 14:40 - 14:55

    Opening Speech

    Claudio Siciliotti , CNDCEC President

  • 14:55 - 15:15

    Keynote address

    The future of SME policy, Massimo Baldinato, member of Cabinet Commissioner Tajani, European Commission

  • 15:15 - 16:30

    What do SMEs expect from their accountant?

  • 16:30 - 17:00

    Coffee Break

  • 17:00 - 17:20

    Priorities of the new European Commission with relevance to the European Accountancy Profession

    Pierre Delsaux, European Commission, Director ”Free movement of capital, company law and corporate governance”

  • 17:20 - 18:50

    The accountancy profession at a crossroads?

    The panellists, led by FEE president Hans van Damme, will review the main regulatory developments and discuss the resulti ng professional challenges for the accountancy sector. Key topics will be explored in more detail in the parallel sessions on Day 2 of the Congress.

  • 18:50 - 19:30


  • 19:30 - 22:30

    Networking Dinner

    for participants and accompanying persons (Dress code: Business Attire - come as you are)