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You are here: ГЛАВНАЯ arrow News arrow 2012, HLB International European Conference, Cyprus
2012, HLB International European Conference, Cyprus
2012, HLB International European Conference, Cyprus

The firm hosted the HLB International European Conference which was held at Le Meridien Spa & Resort in Limassol, Cyprus from 11 - 14 January 2012

HLB Cyprus has been a member of HLB International since 1999 and is composed of a dynamic team of multi-disciplined professionals with technical expertise and provides services to a diversified portfolio of clients engaged in a wide range of operations, both locally and internationally.

The conference focused on current issues affecting the European accounting profession and the development of HLB Europe.

The main business sessions included presentations on the sweeping VAT changes impacting Europe, an examination of the European Commission proposals on the future of audit and a discussion of M Barnier?s controversial changes. Mr Harris Pistos, Manager of the International Business Unit of the Bank of Cyprus and Mr Alexander Michaelides from the University of Cyprus shared insights on the current situation of the European economy and regulations impacting banks in Cyprus and throughout Europe.

The European business plan session focused on prioritising initiatives identified at the European meeting held in London in July 2011 and designing plans for efficient execution. The conference agenda also included breakout sessions on technical tax and audit issues.

Featured speakers:
Costas Afxentiou, HLB Cyprus
Phidias Pilides - President, Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Alexander Michaelides - University of Cyprus
Harris Pistos - Bank of Cyprus Group

  Topic Speakers
1 Tax Breakout - What Does Check-the-Box Really Mean? Kimberlee S Phelan, CPA, MBA - Withum
2 Tax Breakout - The US System of Taxation Kimberlee S Phelan, CPA, MBA - Withum
3 Tax Breakout - European Tax Coordination Nick Farmer
4 Tax Breakout - Italy Tax Alert 2012 Francesco Marconi - HLB Consultants Italia
5 Tax Breakout - Current Tax Issues in Germany 2012 Stephan Strothenke - HLB St?ckmann, Bielefeld
6 Tax Breakout - France Tax presentation Louis Bacot
7 Tax Breakout - UK tax update - 10 topics in 10 minutes Nick Farmer
8 Tax Breakout - Main changes of tax system in The Netherlands Corney Versteden
9 Tax Breakout - Denmark Tax presentation Asger Lehmann H?j
10 Audit Breakout - Results from the EGIAN meeting with the European Audit Inspection Group Bettina Cassegrain - HLB Cogep
11 Audit Breakout - ISA implementation monitoring project Peter Manford - SGH Martineau and Colleagues
12 UK Bribery Act 2010 and Its Impact Peter Manford - SGH Martineau and Colleagues
13 Tunisian Revolution, Moving Ahead Ghazi Hantous
14 The impact of Arab spring on Egypt Amgad Kamel
15 Government Debt Economy Alexander Michaelides - University of Cyprus
16 HLB Member firm presentation - Latvia Ilva Strazdina - HLB Sia
17 HLB Member Firm Presentationa - Azerbaijan Islam Baymarov - HLB Azerbaijan
18 International Banking Services Harris Pistos - Bank of Cyprus Group
19 HLB Cyprus Costas Afxentiou - Cyprus
20 Cyprus - a reputable international business centre Mr. Phidias Pilides - President, CCCI
21 EC Green Paper German View Gregor Teipel - HLB Stuckmann, Bielefeld
22 VAT in Europe Jayne Simpson and Nick Farmer - Menzies LLP
23 UK response to the EC Green Paper Janice Matthews - Menzies
24 Janice Matthews - Menzies Nick Tomkins - HLBI