About The 19th XBRL Conference


19th XBRL International Conference, “Reducing reporting burden with XBRL:  A catalyst for better regulation"


June 23-25, 2009 (main XBRL Conference)
June 22, 2009 (pre-Conference XBRL training sessions)
June 26, 2009 (XBRL member meetings)


Le Méridien Montparnasse
19 Rue du Commandant Mouchotte
Paris, 75014, France

Why Attend?

The current economic crisis reveals the need for greater transparency in business and financial reporting as a way to better manage risk.  XBRL is a global standard that can improve transparency.
In supporting economic recovery and growth, leaders of the Council of the European Union have identified the need to focus on “Better Regulation” and promote legislative efforts that adopt strategic global frameworks - such as XBRL Business Reporting – that will improve economic prosperity for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) operating not only in Europe but in other countries around the world.  They also believe that investors around the world can be empowered by having better access to both government and business data made more transparent through globally accepted frameworks like XBRL to better decision-making and risk management.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently announced several significant initiatives in business reporting that mandate the use of XBRL for public companies, mutual funds, the municipal bond marketplace and credit rating agencies.

The governments of Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United States have regulatory mandates or voluntary filing programs for businesses to report information to their respective governments and agencies using XBRL.

Since XBRL has gone live in all of these nations, thousands of companies have been submitting their financial statements using XBRL interactive data technology. Companies and their management are already experiencing the benefits through lower reporting burden, cost savings and efficiency.  Investors and users of this information are benefitting from faster access to reusable, reliable information.

Who Should Attend?

This conference is ideal for:

  • Banking supervisors, regulators and government agency professionals
  • Investment professionals
  • IT professionals and data managers
  • Senior financial executives, board members/audit committee members
  • Data aggregators and intermediaries
  • Investor relations professionals
  • Software providers
  • Legal professionals and professional advisors

Program and Activities


The following confirmed luminaries will address the Conference Main Stage audience on 24 June 2009:  

  • Philippe Danjou, Member of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB)
  • Pierre Delsaux Director of Free Movement of Capital, Company Law and Corporate Governance directorate at  DG Internal Market Europe- European Commission
  • Yao Feng, Deputy Director - General, Department of Accounting, China Securities and Regulatory Commission
  • Jean Hilgers, Director and Treasurer- National Bank of Belgium
  • Carlos Montalvo Rebuelta, Secretary General- CEOIPS (Committee of European Insurance and Occupational Pension Supervisors)
  • Paul Madden, Programme Manager, Standard Business Reporting, Australian Treasury
  • Daniele Nouy (CEBS) , Secretary General of the French Banking Commission
  • Mohandas Pai, Director of Human Resources, Infosys and Trustee of the IASC Foundation
  • Harm Jan van Burg, Senior Policymaker, Ministry of Finance Directorate-General, Tax & Customs Administration, the Netherlands
  • Hans van Damme, President of FEE (European Federation of Chartered Accountants)

You will learn from the experts during live demonstrations at the Conference Exhibition Auditorium and at the interactive Special Interest Sessions 23, 24 & 25 June 2009: (watch the website for updates on which Tools & Services will be demonstrated) 

The 19th Conference is pleased to provide you with your choice of four XBRL Training Courses on Monday, Tuesday (AM only) & Friday:

Plus, don’t miss the XBRL International Gala Dinner sponsored by JustSystems.  Network with your peers the evening of Wednesday, 24 June during a Gala Reception and Dinner aboard the beautiful River Palace.  Relax, have a glass of wine, and enjoy the sights of Paris along the Seine.

See the Program-at-a-Glance for full detail.


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