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    • 24 Jan 2020
    • 13:30 - 16:45
    • TTC
    Registration is closed
    Registration Time: 13.15
    Sessions Time: 13.30 - 16.45 including a 15-minute coffee break
    Speaker: Ms Ariane Azzopardi
    Venue: Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar
    Participation Fees
    MIA Members: €40.00
    Non-MIA Members: €75.00
    Retired Members: €20.00
    Students: €30.00

    Background Information

    The 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive, which amends the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 19 June 2018. The Member States must transpose this Directive by 10 January 2020. Malta is currently transposing the Directive into local legislation, which was sent out to subject persons for consultation. A new Directive complementing and reinforcing the Fourth and the Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directives (4AMLD and 5AMLD) was adopted on 23 October 2018, which is known as the 6 AML Directive. This will need to be transposed by the Member States by the end of 2020.

    Objectives of this session

    What changes will be coming our way, and how do subject persons need to prepare for this? The session will highlight the main changes which will come into effect with the said Directives with a focus on the accountancy profession.

    Topics on the agenda

    • Virtual Currencies and Custodian Wallet Providers
    • Beneficial Owner registers
    • High risk Third countries
    • Harmonisation of predicate offence
    • Co-operation between member States
    • Dual criminality
    • Increased punitive measures

    Target audience

    MLROs, individuals working within AML & Compliance functions, auditors and accountants

    Speaker's Profile

    Ariane Azzopardi is an Associate Director with KPMG Malta within the Quality and Risk management function. Ariane has over fifteen years’ experience in this field, and handles compliance and risk management queries, including those related to auditor independence and prevention of money laundering and financing of terrorism as part of her day to day duties. . Ariane is a member of the PMLFT sub-committee at the Malta Institute of Accountants and the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners. She is also a member of the Public Interest Entity Committee at the Malta Institute of Accountants.

    EVENT CPE COMPETENCES

    3 Hours Core 

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    Terms and conditions apply

    DISCLAIMER

    By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
    If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
    Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
    The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.





    • 28 Jan 2020
    • 09:15 - 12:30
    • TTC
    Register
    Registration Time: 09.00
    Sessions Time: 09.15 - 12.30 including a 15-minute coffee break
    Speaker: Mr Silvan Mifsud
    Venue: Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar
    Participation Fees
    MIA Members: €40.00
    Non-MIA Members: €75.00
    Retired Members: €20.00
    Students: €30.00

    Background Information

    Business Plans need to be a coherent document. The analysis of the business at its present status, its strategic direction and any change management or transformation need to follow a logical flow.
    This course will go through the building blocks of a Business Plan and how these building blocks needs to be linked to build a coherent analysis and strategic direction. The financials in the Business Plan also need to fit in within the other building blocks.
    The aim of the course is to give you the tools by which to build a Business plan document which can be really applied and not just a document to be shelved.

    Topics on the Agenda:

    Business Plan as a coherent whole – What is the main drift?
    Internal Analysis
    External Analysis
    Strategic Options
    Business Transformation
    Managing Change
    Leadership and Emotional Intelligence
    Organisational Learning and Knowledge Management

    Speaker's Profile

    Silvan holds a degree in Banking & Finance from the University of Malta and an MBA from the University of Reading, specialising in Corporate Finance and Business Leadership. Silvan has been involved in various sectors of the economy holding various managerial and Director roles. Silvan is presently working as a Director for Advisory Services at EMCS.

    EVENT CPE COMPETENCES

    3 Hours Core 

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    Terms and conditions apply

    DISCLAIMER

    By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
    If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
    Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
    The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.




    • 30 Jan 2020
    • 13:30 - 16:45
    • TTC
    Register
    Registration Time: 13.15
    Sessions Time: 13.30 - 16.45 including a 15-minute coffee break
    Speaker: Dr Robert Attard
    Venue: Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar
    Participation Fees
    MIA Members: €40.00
    Non-MIA Members: €75.00
    Retired Members: €20.00
    Students: €30.00

    Background Information

    The seminar will discuss the tax treatment of the business of banking. Whilst examining generic legal provisions applicable to the banking sector, the seminar will single out and analyse articles in tax laws that are specific to the banking sector. The seminar will discuss particular issues relating to tax accounting, the investment income provisions, Lastly, the seminar will discuss special compliance obligations applicable in the banking sector including especially obligations emanating from S.L. 123.127 the Cooperation with Other Jurisdictions on Tax Matters Regulations and the Income Tax Management Act.

    Objectives of this session:

    To give a general overview of Malta’s tax treatment of entities that are in the business of banking covering both income tax as well as VAT aspects.
    Topics on the Agenda:
    Introduction
    The Income Tax Act
    Generic Rules
    Specific Articles
    The Income Tax Management Act
    Generic Rules
    Specific Articles
    VAT
    Case-law

    Speaker's Profile:

    Robert is Partner and Tax Policy Leader, EY, Central & South East Europe, a tenured senior lecturer at the University of Malta, a fellow of GREIT and member of the European Association of Tax Law Professors. In the IBFD’s 2015-2017 General Report on the Protection of Taxpayers’ Rights he was described as a well-known authority broadly experienced in the practical protection of taxpayers’ rights and a prominent member of the legal practice. Having served as a panellist at the 2015 IFA Congress he forms part of a study group of the International Law Association on the “Protection of Taxpayers’ Rights” (co-chaired by Advocate General Juliane Kokott and Pasquale Pistone) and is also a member of the Supervisory Council of the IBFD/IFA’s  “Observatory on the Protection of Taxpayers’ Rights”. He has served as Visiting Professor at the University of Ferrara paying lecturing/speaking visits at Queen Mary (University of London), CTL (University of Cambridge), Salerno (with Wirtshaftsuniversitat Wien and Naples II) and the University of Palermo. The Maltese Court of Appeal has described him as a leading commentator on tax law referring to his publications in its judgements. Robert developed a detailed knowledge of tax aspects of the European Convention on Human Rights drafting submissions in cases filed against France, the Netherlands, Bulgaria and Malta. Robert is a published author on tax law publishing articles in European Taxation, EC Tax Review and the British Tax Review. He has contributed to several publications including a book published by Hart Publishing, 3 books published by the IBFD and several books published by the MIM. Philip Baker remarks that ‘Single-handedly, Robert is generating the literature which explains the structure and nuances of the system in Malta. One wishes other countries had similar authors who could write similarly enticing books to explain their tax codes.” Robert has argued most of Malta's leading tax cases including landmark judgments John Geranzi v. PM (right to justice within a reasonable time), Zahra v. PM (non bis in idem),  Farrugia v. PM (taxation as a violation of the right to property) and Case 160 of 2012 (tax transparency). 

    EVENT CPE COMPETENCES

    3 Hours Core

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    Terms and conditions apply

    DISCLAIMER

    By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
    If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
    Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
    The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.


    • 5 Feb 2020
    • 13:30 - 16:45
    • TTC
    Register
    Registration Time: 13.15
    Sessions Time: 13.30 - 16.45 including a 15-minute coffee break
    Speaker: Ms Jana Farrugia 
    Venue: Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar
    Participation Fees
    MIA Members: €40.00
    Non-MIA Members: €75.00
    Retired Members: €20.00
    Students: €30.00

    Background Information

    The specific nature of the gaming industry differs it from all others and makes it stand alone in various respects, including the application of VAT. The factors inherent in the different types of supplies as well as the sheer volume of transactions has warranted discussion at a local and EU level with a view to promote harmonisation, while allowing member states flexibility to establish rules at a national level.

    Objectives of the session:

    The objective of this course is to give practical background to the process of correctly identifying the VAT treatment in the context of gaming transactions. The relevant VAT principles and other considerations including the Guidelines issued by the VAT Department will be discussed. We will look into the fit of gaming transactions within the definition of Electronically Supplied Services as well as place of supply considerations which are essential in this context.

    Target Audience:

    This session will be of particular interest to financial and key management personnel involved in the gaming industry as it will take on a practical approach to the VAT aspects inherent therein.

    Topics on the Agenda:

    - Relevant VAT principles within context
    - VAT and Electronically Supplied Services
    - Place of supply of gaming transactions
    - VAT rates applicable to gaming transactions
    - The consideration
    - Input VAT recovery
    - Mini One Stop Shop considerations
    - Other practical aspects

    Speaker's Profile:

    Jana Farrugia, a senior manager at RSM Malta, is a Certified Public Accountant and Registered Auditor. She graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons.) Degree from the University of Malta, after which she pursued her post-graduate Diploma in Taxation from the Malta Institute of Taxation. Her main area of practice is taxation and other related matters including corporate tax, personal tax and international tax, however developing a specialisation in VAT. She has been managing a tax practice since 2008 and leads a team focused specifically on VAT advisory and Income Tax compliance. This has involved advising both local and international clients operating in various spheres. Jana sits on the Committee of Direct Taxation of the Malta Institute of Accountants and is a fellow member of both the Malta Institute of Taxation and the Malta Institute of Accountants. She has lectured in both direct and indirect tax matters, as well as at the University of Malta.

    EVENT CPE COMPETENCES

    3 Hours Core 

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    Terms and conditions apply

    DISCLAIMER

    By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
    If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
    Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
    The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.


    • 7 Feb 2020
    • 09:15 - 12:30
    • TTC
    Register
    Registration Time: 09.00
    Sessions Time: 09.15 - 12.30 including a 15-minute coffee break
    Speaker: Mr David J. Dingli 
    Venue: Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar
    Participation Fees
    MIA Members: €40.00
    Non-MIA Members: €75.00
    Retired Members: €20.00
    Students: €30.00

    Background Information

    “If I just keep pushing my team to achieve results, they won’t like me.”
    “I can’t afford to make everybody on the team happy. We definitely won’t achieve our targets”
    As a leader, you’ve likely felt the tension between driving results and developing positive relationships with your people. Most of us struggle to balance the happiness of our teams and the health of the bottom line and we feel overwhelmed and drained by the challenges we face when we try to accomplish both. Despite the fact that today leaders are operating in a bewildering new environment in which little is certain, the tempo is quicker, and the dynamics are more complex, leadership can still be exhilarating, fun, and fulfilling. We have to earn trust through transparency, treat adults like adults, and taking a no-fear approach to feedback. These are some of the “feet on the ground” concepts that produce incredible results.
    Whether you’re struggling to build a more productive team, increase confidence in your leadership skills, or consistently deliver results, this seminar will provide you with the essential elements to move forward!

    Objectives of this Session

    • To ensure that those of us in Management positions are capable of demonstrating leadership attributes that are appropriate for the 21st Century
    • To reflect on our own style and the strengths and weaknesses surrounding it
    • To commit ourselves to change as necessary to better lead our teams
    Topics on the Agenda
    • Some Laws of Leadership
    • Be Human and Driving Performance
    • Be Helpful and Driving Responsibility
    • Be Thankful and driving Improvement
    • Be Happy and Driving Productivity
    o (Based on the principles of Bankable Leadership)

    Target Audience

    • Middle and Senior Managers who are in positions where there they lead people

    Speaker's Profile

    David is the Managing Consultant of Resource Productivity Consulting Services, (R.P.C.S.). Formed in the year 2000, his consulting practice specializes in Strategic Development, Operations Management and Human Resource Management while the corporate training arm focuses on management development programs on a broad range of topics. He has consulted & provided training in private manufacturing & service organisations as well as Government bodies.
    David is also an Assistant Professor with The Maastricht School of Management (MsM), Maastricht, The Netherlands, and lectures at MBA level in: Operations Management, Global Supply Chain Management, Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship, Leadership & Change, Knowledge Management & Business Intelligence.
    His international experience over the past 20 years working with MsM, reaches out to 29 countries, in South America, Africa, Europe, The Middle East and Asia. Throughout his career he has delivered lectures and corporate training to over 5000 managers from more than 50 countries.
    David also occupies the position of Human Resource Executive at Dhalia Real Estate Services andis also a registered ISO9000 internal quality auditor.
    David had previously worked as the Secretary General of The Malta Institute of Management and as an Industrial Engineer with Medwear Clothing Ltd.
    He has been a guest speaker at various conferences and seminars both locally and Internationally.

    EVENT CPE COMPETENCES

    3 Hours Professional

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    Terms and conditions apply

    DISCLAIMER

    By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
    If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
    Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
    The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.


    • 13 Feb 2020
    • 13:30 - 16:45
    • TTC
    Register
    Registration Time: 13.15
    Sessions Time: 13.30 - 16.45 including a 15-minute coffee break
    Speaker: Dr Jessica Borg 
    Venue: Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar
    Participation Fees
    MIA Members: €40.00
    Non-MIA Members: €75.00
    Retired Members: €20.00
    Students: €30.00

    Background Information

    Malta has been at the forefront as regards regulation of cryptocurrencies with the aim of providing legal certainty for certain types of digital assets. The local legislation refers to DLT assets and virtual financial assets (VFA). In this session, we will determine what constitutes a DLT asset and a VFA as well as explore which activities have become regulated activities when carried out in or from Malta.

    Objectives:

    Following a brief discussion on blockchain as the technology underpinning cryptocurrencies, the session will introduce the VFA framework, highlighting the regulation relating to the VFA Agent and the role of the VFA Agent in relation to Issuers and Service Providers. The legal aspects underlying an initial VFA offering (ICO) in terms of the new framework will be addressed. The session will delve into the different roles and their involvement in an initial VFA offering (ICO) and will provide an overview of the licensable activities which are referred to as VFA Service Providers.

    Topics on the Agenda:

    • Introduction to the underlying technology
    • Introduction to the VFA framework
    • Regulation of VFA Agent
    • The role of the VFA Agent in relation to Issuers and Service Providers
    • The legal aspects underlying an initial VFA offering (ICO) in terms of the new framework
    • The different roles and their involvement in an initial VFA offering (ICO)
    • VFA service providers: the licensable activities

    sPeakers Profile 

    Jessica pursued her studies at the University of Malta first obtaining a Bachelor of Laws with Italian, followed by a Diploma of Notary Public and subsequently, graduating as a Doctor of Laws submitting a thesis in the field of contract law. Jessica then read for her Master of Arts in Financial Services degree at the University of Malta submitting a dissertation entitled ‘The Use of Distributed Ledger Technology and Smart Contracts in the Financial Services Industry: Legal Implications and Possible Applications’. She has completed study units relating to securities regulation including funds, securities markets, the regulation of banking, EU financial services law, advanced company law matters, and the local legal framework of financial services, among others. She has also successfully obtained a Foundation Certificate in Trusts Law and Management.
    Jessica has delivered training on various topics including capital markets, corporate governance, prevention of market abuse, blockchain and the virtual financial assets framework which regulates the issuance of cryptoassets in or from Malta. She is also currently reading a Master of Science in Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies (Law and Regulation).
    After a two year experience practicing with a local law firm specialising in the civil, commercial and private law service lines, Jessica joined Grant Thornton in 2015 focusing predominantly on the capital markets, fintech, digital assets, blockchain, innovation, financial services, corporate, trusts, compliance, capital markets, regulatory and licensing fields. She was responsible for the drafting of various contracts relating to the same areas, providing legal support for the set-up of various investment services vehicles, assisting with the drafting of public offering documentation, advising on corporate restructuring and regulatory compliance, drafting of license applications in the financial services sector, providing support of a legal and regulatory nature to licensed companies, carrying out legal and regulatory due diligence on regulated entities, and works alongside the tax and advisory teams providing legal input for projects and business plans.
    Jessica is a designated person in terms of the Virtual Financial Assets Act.
    Jessica is also a member of the Malta Chamber of Advocates.

    EVENT CPE COMPETENCES

    3 Hours Core

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    Terms and conditions apply

    DISCLAIMER

    By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
    If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
    Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
    The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.


    • 18 Feb 2020
    • 13:30 - 16:45
    • TTC
    Register
    Registration Time: 13.15
    Sessions Time: 13.30 - 16.45 including a 15-minute coffee break
    Speaker: Dr Robert Attard 
    Venue: Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar
    Participation Fees
    MIA Members: €40.00
    Non-MIA Members: €75.00
    Retired Members: €20.00
    Students: €30.00

    Background Information

    From time to time, accountants become involved in litigation by acting as witnesses, court experts and officers of companies. At times they play a more significant role by being party to cases. The seminar will discuss cases that are of relevance to the accountancy profession by drawing from judicial experience. The seminar will provide a basic introduction to the Maltese Court System; singling out and explaining the types of actions that could involve accountants.

    Topics on the agenda

    Accountants as Court Witnesses
    Accountants as Court Experts
    Accountants as Plaintiffs
    Accountants as Defendants

    Speaker's Profile

    Robert is Partner and Tax Policy Leader, EY, Central & South East Europe, a tenured senior lecturer at the University of Malta, a fellow of GREIT and member of the European Association of Tax Law Professors. In the IBFD’s 2015-2017 General Report on the Protection of Taxpayers’ Rights he was described as a well-known authority broadly experienced in the practical protection of taxpayers’ rights and a prominent member of the legal practice. Having served as a panellist at the 2015 IFA Congress he forms part of a study group of the International Law Association on the “Protection of Taxpayers’ Rights” (co-chaired by Advocate General Juliane Kokott and Pasquale Pistone) and is also a member of the Supervisory Council of the IBFD/IFA’s  “Observatory on the Protection of Taxpayers’ Rights”. He has served as Visiting Professor at the University of Ferrara paying lecturing/speaking visits at Queen Mary (University of London), CTL (University of Cambridge), Salerno (with Wirtshaftsuniversitat Wien and Naples II) and the University of Palermo. The Maltese Court of Appeal has described him as a leading commentator on tax law referring to his publications in its judgements. Robert developed a detailed knowledge of tax aspects of the European Convention on Human Rights drafting submissions in cases filed against France, the Netherlands, Bulgaria and Malta. Robert is a published author on tax law publishing articles in European Taxation, EC Tax Review and the British Tax Review. He has contributed to several publications including a book published by Hart Publishing, 3 books published by the IBFD and several books published by the MIM. Philip Baker remarks that ‘Single-handedly, Robert is generating the literature which explains the structure and nuances of the system in Malta. One wishes other countries had similar authors who could write similarly enticing books to explain their tax codes.” Robert has argued most of Malta's leading tax cases including landmark judgments John Geranzi v. PM (right to justice within a reasonable time), Zahra v. PM (non bis in idem),  Farrugia v. PM (taxation as a violation of the right to property) and Case 160 of 2012 (tax transparency). 

    EVENT CPE COMPETENCES

    3 Hours Core 

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    Terms and conditions apply

    DISCLAIMER

    By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
    If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
    Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
    The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.


    • 19 Feb 2020
    • 16:30 - 20:15
    • Villa Arrigo, Naxxar
    Register
    Registration Time: 16.30
    Session Time: 16.45-18.45
    Networking Reception: 18.45-20.15
    Venue: Villa Arrigo, Naxxar

    Participation Fees

    MIA Members: €25.00
    MIA Students: €25.00
    Non-Members: €50.00

    Members of the Malta Employers' Association and members of the Malta Chamber of Commerce benefit from the MIA member rate.


    BACKGROUND INFORMATION

    This event is being organised by the MIA Young Members Group with the purpose of educating attendees on the various aspects of payroll, which are both relevant to employees and employers.

    The session will start off with the basic principles of payroll. This will delve into the entitlements of employees for both short andlong-term employment, this includes; notice periods, minimum wages, overtime, leave and government bonuses. Other topics such as wage regulation orders, social security, tax and fringe benefits will also be discussed.

    The event will then continue by discussing practical aspects of payroll. This includes the process of appointing an employee, drafting an employment contract and the documentation required by the CFR, and what needs to take place once an employee is hired, such as the FS4 and the Jobsplus registration. Practical scenarios in relation to calculating tax and national insurance and employee terminations will also be discussed.

    This will be followed by a panel discussion for frequently asked questions in the areas. The audience will also have the opportunity to ask questions to the panellists.

    The attendees are invited for a reception after the event as an opportunity to network.


    OBJECTIVE OF THE SESSION

    The objective of the session is for young members and those interested in payroll to be able to have a high-level understanding of the payroll process. Coming out from their accounting qualification, young accountants often struggle in this area. Hence, the Young Members Group feels that an informative session on this topic is due for young accountants to be able to raise awareness of how one’s income is calculated and the legal requirements including documentation to be submitted to the relevant government bodies (ex: Jobsplus, CFR).


    TOPICS ON THE AGENDA

    • Basic Principals of Payroll
    • Practical Aspects of Payroll
    • FAQs session
    • Networking Food & Drinks

    Target audience

    Young MIA members, MIA students, Payroll administrators and anyone else interested in payroll.

    Event CPE Competences

    2 Hours Professional 

    Terms and conditions

    Terms and conditions apply.

    Disclaimer

    By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
    If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
    Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
    The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.

    • 27 Feb 2020
    • 13:30 - 16:45
    • TTC
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    Registration Time: 13.15
    Sessions Time: 13.30 - 16.45 including a 15-minute coffee break
    Speaker: Mr Keith Cutajar
    Venue: Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar
    Participation Fees
    MIA Members: €40.00
    Non-MIA Members: €75.00
    Retired Members: €20.00
    Students: €30.00

    Background Information

    Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) have been the subject of multiple discussions which occurred especially throughout the past years. Many do ask if this technology will make it to the industry in practical and usable forms. Will it also affect the way of how accountants carry out their business on a day-to-day basis? Can it assist and facilitate the life of a professional such as an accountant? During this session, a basic introduction of what a blockchain is will be delivered. Practical examples will be discussed so as to give the audience a more hands-on feel of what this technology is all about.

    Objectives of this session

    Understand the basics of blockchain technology
    Discuss case studies related to blockchain solutions which are being used by the accounting profession
    Topics on the agenda:
    Blockchain – An introduction
    Local framework regulating DLT
    Accounting solutions using blockchain

    Target audience

    Non-technical audience (accounting/finance industry)

    Speaker’s profile

    Keith is a Cyber-Security specialist, focusing in the fields of Cybercrime, Digital Forensics and Cyber-Terrorism. He has worked on a variety of IT projects over the years, while employed and as a consultant in his personal capacity. Keith has a wealth of experience in Information Security and DLT, being also appointed frequently as a registered Court Expert at the Courts of Law in Malta in Digital Forensics and IT.

    EVENT CPE COMPETENCES

    3 Hours Core

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    Terms and conditions apply

    DISCLAIMER

    By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
    If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
    Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
    The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.


    • 28 Feb 2020
    • 09:15 - 12:30
    • TTC
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    Registration Time: 09.00
    Sessions Time: 09.15 - 12.30 including a 15-minute coffee break
    Speaker: Dr Natalie Kenely
    Venue: Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar
    Participation Fees
    MIA Members: €40.00
    Non-MIA Members: €75.00
    Retired Members: €20.00
    Students: €30.00

    Background Information

    Emotional intelligence (EI) refers to a person's ability to recognise, understand, manage, and reason with emotions. It is a critical ability when it comes to interpersonal communication – both in one’s personal life and in the workplace. The development of emotional intelligence is an intentional, active, and engaging process, and as such may be considered a skill set that can be learned. In particular, we will see how in order to succeed in a fast-evolving digital age, professional accountants need a rounded set of skills that go beyond technical knowledge, and these skills include emotional intelligence (ACCA report, 2019).

    Objectives of this session

    a. To provide an overview of emotional intelligence.
    b. To explain how emotion affects relationships, work performance and professional development.
    c. To describe how emotions spread from person to person in a team – emotional contagion.
    d. To underscore the importance of emotion regulation for the maintenance of effective and healthy working relationships within the workplace.
    e. To provide strategies for developing EI capabilities as individuals and as professionals in the workplace.

    Target audience

    Members and non-members of the Malta Institute of Accountants – accountants, members or managing partners of firms, directors, managers, and anyone interested in the areas being covered by this Session.

    Speaker’s Profile 

    Dr Natalie Kenely is Head of the Department of Social Policy and Social Work within the Faculty for Social Wellbeing at the University of Malta. She participated as panel member and keynote speaker on a number of conferences organized by the MIA. She has also delivered various CPE workshops to MIA. Her expertise includes management, leadership, and emotional intelligence.
    Dr Kenely has presented her research in conferences both locally and abroad and was awarded Best Paper Award in an International Conference on Leadership held at Ashbridge Business School in London in 2013.

    EVENT CPE COMPETENCES

    3 Hours Professional

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    Terms and conditions apply

    DISCLAIMER

    By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
    If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
    Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
    The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.


    • 5 Mar 2020
    • 13:30 - 16:45
    • TTC
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    Registration Time: 13.15
    Sessions Time: 13.30 - 16.45 including a 15-minute coffee break
    Speaker: Dr Diane Bugeja
    Venue: Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar
    Participation Fees
    MIA Members: €40.00
    Non-MIA Members: €75.00
    Retired Members: €20.00
    Students: €30.00

    Background Information

    The session will cover the legislative framework surrounding market abuse and how these interact with the AML obligations of subject persons.

    Objectives of this session

    The session aims at highlighting the key obligations and prohibitions arising from the market abuse legal framework.

    Topics on the agenda

    - Insider information
    - Market manipulation
    - Disclosure of inside information
    - Insiders' lists
    - Suspicious transaction report (STR)
    - Research disclosure
    Target audience
    Listed entities, entities which are considering admissibility to listing, and investment service providers

    Speaker’s Profile

    Diane practices primarily in financial services law, financial regulation and anti-money laundering regulation, providing advice to local and overseas clients on the impact of the current and forthcoming regulatory regime on their business models. Diane also advises clients on the regulatory aspects of a wide range of transactions, including licensing-related matters, capital markets initiatives and on-going liaison with regulatory authorities more broadly.
    Diane joined the firm as an Associate in 2016 and was promoted to Senior Associate in January 2017. She was previously a risk and regulatory consultant at a Big Four audit firm, working in Malta and in London, and subsequently joined the enforcement departments of the UK and Maltese financial services regulators. Diane successfully completed her PhD in Law in 2017 and her research focused on the mis-selling of complex investment products to commercial retail investors.
    She is a visiting lecturer at the University of Malta and is regularly invited to speak at conferences and deliver seminars on various aspects of financial services law and financial crime.

    EVENT CPE COMPETENCES

    3 Hours Core 

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    Terms and conditions apply

    DISCLAIMER

    By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
    If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
    Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
    The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.


    • 6 Mar 2020
    • 13:30 - 16:45
    • TTC
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    Registration Time: 13.15
    Sessions Time: 13.30 - 16.45 including a 15-minute coffee break
    Speaker: Mr Paul Spiteri 
    Venue: Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar
    Participation Fees
    MIA Members: €40.00
    Non-MIA Members: €75.00
    Retired Members: €20.00
    Students: €30.00

    Background Information

    Optimizing audit quality is a common objective for all auditors, this is where the concept of data analytics becomes a useful tool for external auditors. Data analytics is made up of tools that extract, authenticate and examine large volumes of data. A recent publication by ICAEW stated that data analytics is making radical changes to large external audits and that it is only a matter of time until such tools become available for SMEs. How will auditing standards be affected by this and what does this mean for the future of the audit profession?

    Objectives of the session

    - To understand what are the driving factors for technological change in audit
    - The power of predictive analytics - Determining how auditors can use client data and combine it with industry information
    - Understanding the implications of data analytics for management
    - Analyzing the opportunities and threats faced by auditors with changes in technology
    - To raise levels of awareness of data analytics issues

    Topics on the agenda

    - Different strategic approaches to data analytics
    - The implementation of control systems in management and the resulting effect on governance
    - Changes in technology - what does this mean for regulatory authorities?
    - What is driving technological change in audit?
    - Changes in business models
    - The driving forces behind the demand for a forward looking approach in audit
    - Other technologies which are changing audit, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Smart Contracts
    - What does this mean for the future of auditors and the impact of audit standards?

    Target audience

    Certified Public Accountants offering corporate services to third parties and individuals who work in a managerial role.

    Speaker's Profile

    Paul graduated as a qualified accountant from the University of Malta in 2015, and is an Associate of the Malta Institute of Accountants. He is also a Certified Public Accountant and holds a practicing certificate in auditing.
    Paul joined Nexia BT in 2011, during his university studies, in which period he started to gain significant experience in auditing various companies in various sectors and has also worked in the consultancy department.
    He currently works as a Group Financial Controller with an established firm in the construction industry.
    Paul also holds a Diploma in Insurance Accounting and Auditing.

    EVENT CPE COMPETENCES

    3 Hours Core

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    Terms and conditions apply

    DISCLAIMER

    By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
    If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
    Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
    The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.


    • 11 Mar 2020
    • 13:30 - 16:45
    • TTC
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    Registration Time: 13.15
    Sessions Time: 13.30 - 16.45 including a 15-minute coffee break
    Speaker: Mr Silvan Mifsud
    Venue: Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar
    Participation Fees
    MIA Members: €40.00
    Non-MIA Members: €75.00
    Retired Members: €20.00
    Students: €30.00

    Background Information

    Many times, small & micro family businesses turn to an external advisor when they hit a brick wall. In most instances the situation requires immediate action and then some long-term adjustments.
    The role of an external adviser is important to communicate effectively the immediate changes needed, the consequences of an inaction and that he/she is no their side in steering their business towards better times.
    This course will offer a hands on approach of how to tackle certain situations and what techniques to use, which are different to when consulting other types of businesses.

    Topics of the agenda

    1. What’s the situation of the Business?
    2. Firefighting: Creating a priority List
    3. Analysis the Culture within the Business: Old Guard vs new Guard?
    4. Corporate Governance – Review the internal decision-making process
    5. Reporting – Creating a basis for decision making
    6. Strategic Analysis: Creating a to-do list with timelines
    7. Change Management: Who is the champion?
    8. The role of the external advisor: Speaking a language they can understand
    9. Sustaining Growth: Access to new sources of Finance- Prospects MTF

    Speaker's Profile

    Silvan holds a degree in Banking & Finance from the University of Malta and an MBA from the University of Reading, specialising in Corporate Finance and Business Leadership. Silvan has been involved in various sectors of the economy holding various managerial and Director roles. Silvan is presently working as a Director for Advisory Services at EMCS.

    EVENT CPE COMPETENCES

    3 Hours Professional

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    Terms and conditions apply

    DISCLAIMER

    By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
    If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
    Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
    The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.


    • 13 Mar 2020
    • 13:30 - 16:45
    • TTC
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    Registration Time: 13.15
    Sessions Time: 13.30 - 16.45 including a 15-minute coffee break
    Speaker: Mr Kevin Vassallo
    Venue: Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar
    Participation Fees
    MIA Members: €40.00
    Non-MIA Members: €75.00
    Retired Members: €20.00
    Students: €30.00

    Background Information

    A Non-current asset is a resource whose value is expected to be recovered over a period of more than 12 months through use or through sale within the next 12 months after reclassification under IFRS 5. Non-current assets include Property, Plant and Equipment under IAS 16, Intangible Assets under IAS 38, Investment Property under IAS 40, Biological Assets under IAS 41, Tax Assets under IAS 12 and Financial Assets under IFRS 9.

    Objectives of the Session

    The seminar will serve to highlight the similarities and the differences in the accounting rules of recognition, measurement, presentation and disclosure under the relevant standards for tangible, intangible, financial and tax assets together with the re-classification rules of IFRS 5 for assets that were held for use and are henceforth held for sale.

    Target audience

    Practitioners in industry, students and all those in the profession.

    Speakers profile

    Kevin Vassallo is a certified public accountant with practical experience in financial markets, risk management and internal auditing. He has been working in the banking industry for the past 30 years and is currently Head of Projects and Treasury at the Malta Development Bank. He previously held executive posts at the Central Bank of Malta and the MFSA. He is also an ACCA lecturer in corporate financial reporting.

    EVENT CPE COMPETENCES

    3 Hours Core 

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    Terms and conditions apply

    DISCLAIMER

    By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
    If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
    Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
    The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.


    • 17 Mar 2020
    • 13:30 - 16:45
    • TTC
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    Registration Time: 13.15
    Sessions Time: 13.30 - 16.45 including a 15-minute coffee break
    Speaker: Dr Robert Attard
    Venue: Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar
    Participation Fees
    MIA Members: €40.00
    Non-MIA Members: €75.00
    Retired Members: €20.00
    Students: €30.00

    Background Information

    The seminar will discuss the crime of tax evasion putting it in the context of the framework of Malta’s legal framework regulating Prevention of Money Laundering. The seminar will discuss the peculiarities of the Maltese Tax Systems and how these peculiarities dovetail with Malta’s criminal laws.

    Objectives of this session

    The seminar will take the audience through provisions in our tax laws aimed at penalizing tax offences explaining the implications of these provisions for criminal law purposes, prevention of money laundering laws especially.

    Topics on the agenda

    • Tax Evasion, Tax Avoidance and Tax Mitigation
    • The Evolution of the Concept of Tax Fraud
    • Taxation and the Criminal Code
    • Taxation, STR and the MDR

    Speaker's Profile

    Robert is Partner and Tax Policy Leader, EY, Central & South East Europe, a tenured senior lecturer at the University of Malta, a fellow of GREIT and member of the European Association of Tax Law Professors. In the IBFD’s 2015-2017 General Report on the Protection of Taxpayers’ Rights he was described as a well-known authority broadly experienced in the practical protection of taxpayers’ rights and a prominent member of the legal practice. Having served as a panellist at the 2015 IFA Congress he forms part of a study group of the International Law Association on the “Protection of Taxpayers’ Rights” (co-chaired by Advocate General Juliane Kokott and Pasquale Pistone) and is also a member of the Supervisory Council of the IBFD/IFA’s  “Observatory on the Protection of Taxpayers’ Rights”. He has served as Visiting Professor at the University of Ferrara paying lecturing/speaking visits at Queen Mary (University of London), CTL (University of Cambridge), Salerno (with Wirtshaftsuniversitat Wien and Naples II) and the University of Palermo. The Maltese Court of Appeal has described him as a leading commentator on tax law referring to his publications in its judgements. Robert developed a detailed knowledge of tax aspects of the European Convention on Human Rights drafting submissions in cases filed against France, the Netherlands, Bulgaria and Malta. Robert is a published author on tax law publishing articles in European Taxation, EC Tax Review and the British Tax Review. He has contributed to several publications including a book published by Hart Publishing, 3 books published by the IBFD and several books published by the MIM. Philip Baker remarks that ‘Single-handedly, Robert is generating the literature which explains the structure and nuances of the system in Malta. One wishes other countries had similar authors who could write similarly enticing books to explain their tax codes.” Robert has argued most of Malta's leading tax cases including landmark judgments John Geranzi v. PM (right to justice within a reasonable time), Zahra v. PM (non bis in idem),  Farrugia v. PM (taxation as a violation of the right to property) and Case 160 of 2012 (tax transparency). 

    EVENT CPE COMPETENCES

    3 Hours Core 

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    Terms and conditions apply

    DISCLAIMER

    By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
    If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
    Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
    The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.


    • 24 Mar 2020
    • 13:30 - 16:45
    • TTC
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    Registration Time: 13.15
    Sessions Time: 13.30 - 16.45 including a 15-minute coffee break
    Speaker: Dr Rakele Cini
    Venue: Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar
    Participation Fees
    MIA Members: €40.00
    Non-MIA Members: €75.00
    Retired Members: €20.00
    Students: €30.00

    Background Information

    Recently, corporate governance issues have received increased attention from different stakeholders, and not just the local and international regulators. The main aim has been to correct organisations' superficial or weak internal governance practices. What are the expectations?

     Objectives of this session

    The objective of the session to be delivered by Dr Rakele Cini is to evaluate the concept of corporate governance and its relationship with the compliance culture within organisations.

     Topics on the agenda

    o Understanding the importance of good corporate governance
    o The role of directors, executive and non-executive
    o Compliance as a Risk
    o The role of the Compliance Officer

     Target audience

    Directors, Company Secretaries, Compliance Officers, Professionals who are in the process of taking on such role, not just those who will be PQed by the regulator.

     Speaker’s Profile

    Dr Rakele Cini is a legal consultant with many years of experience in AML/CFT, regulatory and compliance advisory. She primarily advises local & international firms / practitioners operating within the regulated industries on matters relating to the prevention of money laundering & funding of terrorism, due diligence, risk management, good governance, and other compliance areas.

    EVENT CPE COMPETENCES

    3 Hours Core 

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    Terms and conditions apply

    DISCLAIMER

    By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
    If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
    Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
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    • 25 Mar 2020
    • 13:30 - 16:45
    • TTC
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    Registration Time: 13.15
    Sessions Time: 13.30 - 16.45 including a 15-minute coffee break
    Speaker: Dr Jeanette Calleja Borg
    Venue: Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar
    Participation Fees
    MIA Members: €40.00
    Non-MIA Members: €75.00
    Retired Members: €20.00
    Students: €30.00

    Background Information

    MicroInvest is a scheme provides a Tax Credit for business owners/self-employed persos who invest in their business by innovation, expansion or implementing development in their operations. This scheme applies on new or refurbished offices, salaries and increments, equipment, machinery and others.

    Objectives of the session

    This session aims at discussing the MIcroInvest Scheme and the way the business owners can make the most benefit from this scheme.

    Topics on the agenda

    • Objectives of the Microinvest Scheme
    • Tax Credits under the Microinvest Scheme
    • Eligibility
    • Qualifying Costs
    • Application Form

    Target Audience

    Accountants and tax practioners as well as business owners and self-employed persons.

    Speaker's Profile

    Dr. Jeanette Calleja Borg is a practitioner in the area of tax compliance with over 16 years experience. She read for a Bachelor of Commerce, a Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons.), a Masters in Financial Services from the University of Malta and subsequently a Ph.D in Taxation from the School of Law, within the Centre for Commercial Legal Studies at Queen Mary, University of London. Her area of research was Cross Border Group Loss Relief in the EU. Dr. Calleja Borg has also been a guest researcher at the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law in Vienna during 2011 and 2012/2013. Dr. Jeanette Calleja Borg is a member of the Malta Institute of Taxation Council and the Malta Institute for Accountants.

    EVENT CPE COMPETENCES

    3 Hours Core 

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    Terms and conditions apply

    DISCLAIMER

    By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
    If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
    Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
    The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.


    • 2 Apr 2020
    • 13:30 - 16:45
    • TTC
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    Registration Time: 13.15
    Sessions Time: 13.30 - 16.45 including a 15-minute coffee break
    Speaker: Mr Chris Meilak
    Venue: Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar
    Participation Fees
    MIA Members: €40.00
    Non-MIA Members: €75.00
    Retired Members: €20.00
    Students: €30.00

    Background Information

    Valuation exercises remain a key discipline in business studies and practice. Having a realistic understanding of the value of a business or the value of shares in a business or investment portfolio is critical to decision-making and planning. And, clearly, privately owned businesses do not have as easy a mechanism to determine market value as do publicly traded companies.This session will provide the initial background by looking into the various users and uses for a valuation exercise (transaction; financial reporting; investment appraisal; litigation, tax etc) and the number of accepted methods for calculating the value of a business. Following this background, this presentation will examine some of the most common errors and oversights that are made in a valuation exercise which ultimately impair the credibility of the value conclusions or cause the conclusions to be misleading. The discussion will cover how such errors and oversights can be detected and avoided.

    Objectives of this session

    The objective of this session is to discuss and attempt to answer the following questions:
    What are the common errors found in a valuation exercise? How does one spot them, and what is the impact of these errors? How should a Prepare avoid such errors? How should someone using/ interpreting the valuation exercise be able to communicate such situations?
    These questions will be explored in the context of both the theoretical underpinnings and practical case studies.

    Topics on the agenda

    Uses and users of valuation exercises
    Refresh on valuation techniques
    (a) Cost approach
    (b) Income approach
    (c) Market multiples approach
    Top 5 common pitfalls in a valuation
    (a) Theoretical argument for each
    (b) Example of the specific pitfall (and its impacts) in practice
    Recommendations for Preparers
    Recommendations for Users

    Target audience

    This seminar is relevant for all professionals, government officials and private sector officials, students and anyone having an interest in understanding how a valuation is developed, and its main pitfalls. In sum, it is relevant for both Preparers and Reviews/ Users of valuation exercises.

    Speaker’s profile

    Chris Meilak is a Certified Public Accountant, Economist and Executive Director at EY Malta, leading the Valuation, Modeling and Economics sub-service line in Malta.
    Chris joined EY in 2006 and has carried out and managed (or taken a review role in) a number of valuation exercises in various sectors. Chris holds an MA in Economics and the ACCA degree.

    EVENT CPE COMPETENCES

    3 Hours Core

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    Terms and conditions apply

    DISCLAIMER

    By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
    If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
    Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
    The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.


    • 23 Jun 2020
    • 12:15 - 16:45
    • TTC
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    Registration Time: 12.00
    Sessions Time: 12.15 - 16.45 including a 30-minute coffee break
    Speaker: Mr Saviour Bezzina
    Venue: Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar
    Participation Fees
    MIA Members: €55.00
    Non-MIA Members: €100.00
    Retired Members: €25.00
    Students: €40.00

    Background Information 

    The Maltese VAT Act provides for various punitive measures (penalties, interest, assessments etc.) to be imposed/issued in the eventuality that taxable persons fail to adhere with the various provisions of the Maltese VAT Act. Whilst certain VAT risks some practitioners are quite aware of, it often happens that one is not fully aware of other material VAT risks especially in new/one-off scenarios when one comes across new types of transactions, new client types, new set-ups, new companies, incorrect/late VAT returns, incorrect/late invoices, VAT inspections and similar situations.

    Objectives of this session

    The scope of the session is to first analyse in detail the main VAT risks which might lead to negative consequences if the applicable VAT provisions are not fulfilled. The session will then proceed with identifying and determining which consequences (penalties/interest/assessments) will be applicable when the applicable VAT provisions are not adhered to properly and why (including references to the various parts of the legislation which list down when such consequences are triggered and the applicable conditions). Finally the session will discuss practical tips and actions which may be taken by involved parties with a view to ensure that such VAT risks are minimised as much as possible.

    Topics on the agenda

    • VAT Risks (including risks pertaining to VAT Treatment, VAT Registrations, VAT Claimability, VAT Forms etc.)
    • VAT Consequences (Penalties, Interest, Assessments)
    • Practical Tips and Actions to minimise such VAT risks

    Target audience

    Professionals, Practitioners and other accounting staff members dealing with all VAT related issues including the determination of the vat treatment, handling of VAT invoices and other documentation, compilation and filing of vat returns and VAT payments

    Speaker’s Profile 

    Saviour is the senior manager responsible for indirect tax matters at the EY Malta office and forms part of EY’s Global Indirect Tax Network as a local knowledge contact. He joined EY in July 2006 after obtaining the Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons.) from the University of Malta. He is a member of the Malta Institute of Accountants, holds a Diploma in VAT compliance, lectures regularly on VAT and indirect tax matters and is a member of the MIA and MIT Indirect Taxation Committees. Saviour was awarded the 2007 MIA prize as the best student who graduated in the Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons) Degree Course Group 2004/2006.

    EVENT CPE COMPETENCES

    3 Hours Core 

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    Terms and conditions apply

    DISCLAIMER

    By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
    If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
    Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
    The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.





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