The MIA-ACCA Joint Conference 2019

Registration Time: 08:30
Forum Time: 09:00 - 16:30
Venue: Grand Hotel Excelsior, Floriana
Participation Fees 
MIA and/or ACCA Members: €110
Non-MIA nor ACCA Members: €150
Retired Members: €75
Students: €75 

Members of ACCA (who are not members of MIA) are kindly requested to email for details on how to benefit from the MIA Members rate.


The 6th annual edition of the MIA-ACCA Joint Conference is on Thursday 5th December!  View the full Programme here!


Topics include:

  • Special Highlight: Presentation of the ACCA MIA SME Survey on growth: How do Small businesses scale up successfully? The Results.
  • IFRS in a Hurry
  • Moneyval Report 2019
  • Emotional Intelligence


The MIA-ACCA Joint Conference 2019 qualifies for a total of 6 hours of Structured CPE and categorised as an activity relevant to the attainment of 4.5 hours Core and 1.5 hours Professional Competencies in terms of the Accountancy Board’s CPE Scheme.

We look forward to welcoming you to this yearly event!

CPE Hours

4.5 hours Core
1.5 hours Professional

Natalie Kenely
Head of Department of Social Policy & Social Work
Faculty for Social Wellbeing, University of Malta

<p>Dr Natalie Kenely’s expertise includes management, leadership, and emotional intelligence. Her doctoral thesis, titled Emotional Intelligence and Transformational Leadership, explored issues of organizational climate, HR functions and leadership, and their effect on relationships and emotional intelligence within an organization. She was awarded Best Paper Award in an International Conference on Leadership held at Ashbridge Business School in London in 2013.</p>

David J. Pace
MIA SMP Committee

Joseph Farrugia
Founder and Director

Joseph, Founder and Director (StreetHR) is a Human Resource Consultant and Trainer. Throughout the years Joseph supported a wide range of projects, helping management, directors and decision makers from various sectors achieving specific strategic deliverables. 

Karl Grech
Learning and Development Consultant

Karl Grech is a Learning and Development Consultant at StreetHR with vast experience as a Trainer & Coach in Malta, the UK, Sweden and Denmark.

Marthese Micallef

Marthese is an accountant with a keen interest in Fin-Tech, local and foreign affairs. She started her career in insurance and for the past 25 years, Marthese has built her own retail chain in Malta and was successful in creating a brand synonymous with household and personal care. Marthese, is also a council member of the Malta Chamber of SMEs (formerly known as GRTU).

Lilly Aaron
Policy Manager - Europe

Lilly Aaron is the Policy Lead for Europe for ACCA, developing and advocating for evidence-based policy positions among policy makers, regulators and corporate employers to influence and uphold the reputation of the profession.
Lilly works in ACCA’s policy team on a wide range of issues including international trade in services, international students and study as well as late payments and industrial strategies.

Dean Gera
Director & Founder
Dean Gera Haircare Ltd.

Dean Gera is the Managing Director of Dean Gera salons, Malta’s leading hair salon business. Dean took up professional hairdressing at the tender age of 16, working locally and in London with a global leader in the industry. In 2005, Dean furthered his training under Trevor Sorbie in his prestigious Covent Garden salon.
The Dean Gera business now consists of 8 salons and a training academy, employing a team of 40 individuals.

Rachel Cachia
CEO and Co-Founder

Rachel Cachia is the CEO and Co-Founder of VSQUARED, a video creative hub that supports marketing leaders to create and develop creative campaigns across different digital media platforms. Her passion for video led her to a full-blown career, and in the span of 11 years, she made VSQUARED one of Malta’s top video content companies in Malta

Aidan Clifford
Advisory Services Manager
ACCA Ireland

Aidan Clifford provides advice to accountants on technical auditing, accounting, anti-money laundering, ethical and investment business issues, and lectures extensively for ACCA to qualified members and students both in Ireland and overseas.
Aidan is a member of the Irish accounting profession joint Anti-Money Laundering working group which recently issued anti-money laundering guidance for members’ in practice in Ireland.


Manfred Galdes
Member, MIA AML Committee, & Managing Partner
ARQ Group

A lawyer by profession, Manfred has spent the last eighteen years practising in the area of regulatory and AML compliance, having held leading roles both in the private and public sector. He has been involved in the drafting of various laws and lectures on a number of related areas. He headed the FIAU between 2008 and 2016. In his position as managing partner of ARQ and partner at FFF Legal, today Manfred spends most of his time advising major domestic banks, financial institutions and top-tier gaming companies, assisting them in ensuring compliance with a range of applicable laws.

Alfred Zammit
Deputy Director

Alfred Zammit, Deputy Director of the FIAU, joined the Unit in 2010 and is responsible for assisting the Director of the Unit and for providing strategic direction to the various sections of the Unit, including that responsible for the analysis of suspicious transaction reports (STRs), the AML/CFT supervisory and enforcement teams, and the legal and international relations section.
Mr Zammit regularly represents the FIAU in international AML/CFT workshops, conferences, and fora.

Lucienne Pace Ross
Member of MIA Council, AML Committee, and Audit and Assurance Committee, & Partner

Lucienne Pace Ross is an assurance partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She joined the firm in 1997 working across different industries, particularly financial services.  Lucienne also complemented her experience with a number of short-term secondments to other PwC offices.  Lucienne is actively involved in audit methodology matters and also acts as the quality and risk management partner. She sits on the Council of the Malta Institute of Accountants.

December 2019

The MIA-ACCA Joint Conference 2019


Organized By: The Malta Institute of Accountants
Type of Event: Conference


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Date & Time
2019-12-05 09:00:00 2019-12-05 17:00:00 Europe/Malta The MIA-ACCA Joint Conference 2019 Be part of the 2019 edition of the MIA-ACCA Joint Conference, featuring IFRS in a Hurry, AML, and a special highlight on the results of the SME Survey launched in conjunction with ACCA. Grand Hotel Excelsior, Floriana The Malta Institute of Accountants
Thu, 5 December 2019
09:00 - 17:00
Grand Hotel Excelsior, Floriana
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