KPMG IFRS Conference 2015: Navigating the convergence journey

First marque IFRS event to be held in India
KPMG IFRS Conference 2015: Navigating the convergence journey – in association with the IFRS
Mumbai; 23 January 2015: KPMG in India is organising a first of its kind IFRS conclave in India titled –
KPMG IFRS Conference 2015: Navigating the convergence journey, in association with the IFRS
Foundation, on 5 and 6 February 2015 in Mumbai.
The honorable finance minister, Mr. Arun Jaitley in his maiden budget speech on July 2014 said that Indian
corporates will mandatory adopt the Indian accounting standards (Ind AS) converged with IFRS by financial
year 2016-2017 with an option to voluntarily adopt these standards for financial year 2015-2016.
This convergence of Indian Accounting Standards with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
and adoption of Income Computation and Disclosure Standards (ICDS or Tax Accounting Standards) for
computation of taxable income, both are expected to become a reality for corporates in India in the
coming year.
Against this context, the conference will provide an opportunity for participants to hear from international
standard setters, regulators, policy makers, professionals and leading corporates on a variety of topics
around IFRS and Ind-AS.
The speakers include amongst others, the following eminent guest speakers: IASB speakers:
 Hans Hoogervorst, Chairman, IASB
 Ian Mackintosh, Vice-Chairman, IASB
KPMG speakers:
 Richard Rekhy, CEO - KPMG in India
 Jamil Khatri, Deputy Head of Audit - KPMG in India
 Sai Venkateshwaran, Partner and Head - Accounting Advisory Services, KPMG in India
Guest speakers:
Mohandas Pai, Chairman, Manipal Global Education
Rajesh Gopinathan, Chief Financial Officer, Tata Consultancy Services
Saumen Chakraborty President, Chief Financial Officer and Global Head of IT&BPE
C. B. Bhave, Trustee, IFRS Foundation and former Chairman former Chairman of the Securities and
Exchange Board of India
 Suresh Senapathy, CFO, Wipro
 Saurabh Mukherjea, CEO - Institutional Equities, Ambit Capital
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This conference is being organised in association with the IFRS Foundation is an independent, not-forprofit organisation working in the public interest, whose primary mission is to develop a single set of high
quality, understandable, enforceable and globally accepted IFRS based upon clearly articulated principles.
IFRS are developed by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), the independent standardsetting body of the IFRS Foundation.
About KPMG
KPMG in India, a professional services firm, is the Indian member firm of KPMG International and was established
in September 1993. It strives to provide rapid, performance-based, industry-focussed and technology-enabled
services, which reflect a shared knowledge of global and local industries and its experience of the Indian business
environment. KPMG in India provides services to over 4,500 international and national clients in India and has
offices in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune.
KPMG International is a global network of firms providing professional services. We have 155,000 outstanding
professionals working together to deliver value in 155 countries, worldwide. The independent member firms of the
KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity. Each
KPMG member firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.
For more information contact:
Vidya Mohan
Associate Director – Brand, Marketing & Communications
KPMG in India
Mobile: +91 98207 70846
Email: [email protected]