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Upcoming events

    • 24 May 2022
    • 09:00 - 17:00
    • Radisson Blu Resort, St. Julian's
    Register

    Registration Time: 08:00 - 09:00
    Sessions Time: 09:00 - 17:00 
    Venue:  Radisson Blu Resort, St. Julian's

    Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
    Full day conference prices:
    Member: €95
    Non-Member: €120
    Retired Member: €75
    Student: €65

    Agenda and the full list of speakers can be found here.


    BACKGROUND INFORMATION

    The role of Small and Medium Practices (SMPs) has evolved over the years in response to the various opportunities that were created and challenges encountered. During this Conference, experienced speakers will be discussing a number of factors that are having or will have an impact on the environment within which local practioners operate. This is an opportunity for you to remain informed about the latest developments and key matters of interest, whilst keeping abreast on related work being carried out by the Malta Institute of Accountants.

    EVENT CPE COMPETENCES

    3.5 hours Core

    3 hours Professional

    ONLINE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    Terms and conditions apply.

    DISCLAIMER

    By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information which will be using it in accordance with its Privacy Notice available at the following link.

    Please note that all webinars are recorded by the MIA. Such recordings will be retained by the MIA for internal use.
    • 25 May 2022
    • 09:00 - 17:30
    • Radisson Blu Resort, St. Julians
    Register

    Registration Time: 08:00 - 09:00
    Sessions Time: 09:00 - 17:30 
    Venue:  Radisson Blu Resort, St. Julian's

    Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
    Full day conference prices:
    Member: €95
    Non-Member: €120
    Retired Member: €75
    Student: €65

    Agenda and the full list of speakers can be found here.


    BACKGROUND INFORMATION

    Professional Accountants in Business (PAIB) are key to create value. In fact, as accountants, we have a role to play in ensuring that our organisations are forward looking and focusing on higher value activities. Accountants are also well placed to direct organisations to implement necessary changes to processes and procedures. During this Conference, experienced speakers from different fields will provide participants with insight into a number of areas that could contribute towards enhancing the performance of our organisations, while having a positive impact on society.


    EVENT CPE COMPETENCES

    3 hours Core
    4 hours Professional

    ONLINE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    Terms and conditions apply.

    DISCLAIMER

    By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information which will be using it in accordance with its Privacy Notice available at the following link.
    Please note that all webinars are recorded by the MIA. Such recordings will be retained by the MIA for internal use
    • 1 Jun 2022
    • 09:30 - 11:00
    • Online Webinar
    Register
    Registration Time: 09:15
    Sessions Time: 09:30 - 11:00 
    Speakers: Ms Katrina Pace Bonici Mompalao - Head Regulatory Supervision,  Mr Adrian Muscat - Head  of Finance, Mr Giles Schembri and Mr Ian Curmi
    Venue: Online Webinar
    Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
    MIA Members: €20.00
    Non-MIA Members: €40.00
    Retired Members: €10.00
    Students: €15.00

    *Group bookings for 3 or more participants available.

    BackgrounD information

    On the 25th November 2021 two Technical Releases Audit 02/21 were issued by the Malta Institute of Accountants in collaboration with the Malta Gaming Authority. These Technical Releases lay down the requirements for operators and practitioners in the carrying out of engagements requiring the performance of agreed upon procedures and the reporting of factual findings thereon in accordance with ISRS 4400 (Revised), consequent to the requirements of Article 41 (2)(b)(ii) and (iii) of Directive 3 of 2018 Gaming Authorisations and Compliance Directive. These agreed upon procedures relate to:
    • Gaming tax payable on revenue from players classified as Maltese players, as well as levy on gaming devices which fall under the Maltese licence; and
    • Player funds, jackpot funds, as well as the portion of the player funds account balance which fall under the Maltese licence.
    In this regard, this dedicated webinar shall be organised to explain the requirements of ISRS 4400 (Revised) as applicable to the Technical Releases, the contents of the Technical Releases referred to above, the process to be followed by operators and address any queries which both operators and practitioners within the industry may have prior to the implementation of the reporting obligations which need to be met by 31st October 2022.

    SpeCIFIC TOPICS TO BE COVERED DURING THE SESSION

    • Applicability of the new reporting obligations
    • Due dates and frequency
    • Method of submission
    • Overview of the requirements of ISRS 4400 (Revised) within the context of the Technical Releases
    • Overview of the contents of the Technical Releases
    • Frequently asked questions

    Participants who would like to forward their questions before the session are kindly asked to send these to technical@miamalta.org by 25th May 2022.

    WHY IS THE SESSION OF RELEVANCE TO OUR MEMBERS?

    To bring to the attention of operators and practitioners their respective roles and responsibilities when drawing up the required reports.

    Target Audience

    Auditors and practitioners servicing B2C gaming licensees, employees of B2C gaming licensees working within the areas of compliance and/or finance.

      Speakers' Profiles

      Ian Curmi joined PwC in 2007. He started at PwC office in London and in 2010 left for New York on a two-year secondment. He then joined PwC Malta in the summer of 2012, where he started specialising in the gaming sector. Ian is an audit partner and PwC Malta’s recognised gaming industry champion. He strives to remain on top of all developments in what is an extremely fast-paced industry in order to best advise clients on opportunities and strategic initiatives within the industry. Ian holds a B.Com (Hons) degree from the University of Malta and has completed both the ACCA qualification and obtained an Accredited Chartered Accountancy (ACA) qualification from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Ian is also a member of the Malta Institute of Accountants.
      Giles Schembri is an Audit Partner who leads the iGaming cluster within the audit function at KPMG and has been involved in the iGaming sector for the past 18 years.  Giles joined KPMG in 1994 and has also gained experience working with and in other KPMG offices, notably in Milan, Italy. He has built his audit career working on both local and international companies that include large group structures and listed companies. Giles currently sits on the Gaming Committee of the Malta Institute of Accountants and has been a former member of the Continuing Professional Education Committee of the same institute. He is a former lecturer in financial accounting and reporting and currently lectures in seminars organized by the Institute and KPMG on International Financial Reporting Standards and International Standards on Auditing. Furthermore, Giles has participated and contributed in a number of leading conferences within the iGaming and Technology sector.
      Adrian Muscat is Head of Finance at the Malta Gaming Authority. He joined the Authority in November 2014 as a Finance Manager. Adrian is responsible for all the financial affairs of the Authority which mainly involves its corporate financial strategy, financial planning and control, revenue assurance, tax compliance, management accounts and reporting as well as procurement.
      Adrian is an ACCA qualified accountant and holds an ICM Level 5 Diploma in Credit Management.
      Katrina Pace Bonici Mompalao holds a B.Com (Hons) degree specialising in Banking & Finance and a M.A. in Financial Services from the University of Malta. She has been working for the Malta Gaming Authority for the past six years and in her current role as Head of Regulatory Supervision she is responsible for operator financial supervision and risk-based compliance thematic reviews

      EVENT CPE COMPETENCES


      1.5 hours core


      WEBINARS TERMS AND CONDITIONS


      Terms and conditions  apply


      DISCLAIMER

      By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information which will be using it in accordance with its Privacy Notice available at the following link.

      Please note that all webinars are recorded by the MIA. Such recordings will be retained by the MIA for internal use
      • 3 Jun 2022
      • 09:15 - 12:30
      • Online Webinar
      Register
      Registration Time: 09:00
      Sessions Time: 09:15 - 12:30 
      Speaker: Dr Jeanette Calleja Borg
      Venue: Online Webinar
      Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
      MIA Members: €40.00
      Non-MIA Members: €75.00
      Retired Members: €20.00
      Students: €30.00

      *Group bookings for 3 or more participants available.

      BackgrounD information

      This will be a practical session that will go through the income tax return for individuals and/or self employed persons and will discuss how to compile it under different scenarios.

      SPECIFIC TOPICS TO BE COVERED DURING THE SESSION

      The session will go over the different sections of the tax return, income, deductions, other income, tax computation and credits. 
      Participants who would like to forward any questions before the session are kindly asked to send an email on technical@miamalta.org

      WHY IS THE SESSION OF RELEVANCE TO OUR MEMBERS?

      A practical session to help clients complete their tax return.

      Target Audience

      Practitioners, self employed people and anybody involved in completing a personal tax return.

        Speaker's Profile

        Dr Jeanette Calleja Borg is a practitioner in the area of tax compliance with over 18 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. Dr. Jeanette Calleja Borg is a member of the Malta Institute of Taxation Council a Member the Malta Institute for Accountants and sits on the direct tax committees of both institutes.

        EVENT CPE COMPETENCES


        3 Hours Core


        WEBINARS TERMS AND CONDITIONS


        Terms and conditions  apply


        DISCLAIMER

        By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information which will be using it in accordance with its Privacy Notice available at the following link.

        Please note that all webinars are recorded by the MIA. Such recordings will be retained by the MIA for internal use
        • 8 Jun 2022
        • 13:30 - 16:45
        • Online Webinar
        Register
        Registration Time: 13:15
        Sessions Time: 13:30 - 16:45  including a 15-minute break
        Speaker: Ms Melissa Mercieca
        Venue:   Online Webinar
        Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
        MIA Members: €40.00
        Non-MIA Members: €75.00
        Retired Members: €20.00
        Students: €30.00

        *Group bookings for 3 or more participants available.

        BACKGROUND INFORMATION

        The Audit Process – an experience that may become very stressful, time consuming and inefficient for the Finance team of the audited entity if not appropriately prepared. This session is designed in a way to provide insight into common requests by external auditors with the aim to provide useful tips and guidance on why such requests are made and how they can be addressed efficiently. The main objective of this session is to reduce the expectations gap by going through the different financial statements captions and identifying those areas which may result in bottlenecks throughout the audit process whilst providing tips on how to be proactive to avoid such issues.

        Specific topics to be covered during the session

        The session shall start off with an introduction to auditing standards and audit requirements. We shall then delve into the different captions of the Balance sheet (SOFP) and Income Statement (SOCI) as well as other common general audit requirements such as subsequent events and going concern. For each area, a general understanding of auditors requests will be covered including common errors made by finance teams, as well as tips on how to be audit ready.

        Why is the session of relevance to our members?

        A practical session to help accounting professionals forming part of finance units in entities being audited to understand the auditor’s expectations for a smooth and efficient audit.

        Target Audience

        Accounting professionals, students and finance employees who are involved in the audit process.

        Speaker's Profile

        Melissa Mercieca graduated from the University of Malta after completing her Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) Degree in 2013 while also holding a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Management. She is a Certified Public Accountant and Registered Auditor. She joined the Audit function at KPMG Malta immediately following the completion of her degree and has spent over 8 years working in audit with her most recent role, that of Senior Manager. Through her audit experience she has gained valuable insight in a variety of industries. For a number of years, she was focused more on audit clients in the iGaming and technology sector. She has recently changed career paths and has moved away from audit to the industry. She has joined the Finance Unit of one of the Leading Banks in Malta, Bank of Valletta, in which she holds a Managerial position focusing on quality control and external reporting.

        EVENT CPE COMPETENCES


        3 Hours Core


        WEBINARS TERMS AND CONDITIONS


        Terms and conditions  apply


        DISCLAIMER

        By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information which will be using it in accordance with its Privacy Notice available at the following link.

        Please note that all webinars are recorded by the MIA. Such recordings will be retained by the MIA for internal use
        • 9 Jun 2022
        • 13:30 - 16:45
        • Online Webinar
        Register
        Registration Time: 13:15
        Sessions Time: 13:30 - 16:45  including a 15-minute break
        Speakers: Dr Maria DeBono, Dr Nikol Caruana & Dr Thomas Bugeja
        Venue:   Online Webinar
        Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
        MIA Members: €40.00
        Non-MIA Members: €75.00
        Retired Members: €20.00
        Students: €30.00

        *Group bookings for 3 or more participants available.

        BACKGROUND INFORMATION

        When a company is insolvent or is likely to become insolvent, it is faced with one of two options: (i) dissolution & liquidation or (ii) company recovery. This session will provide attendees with an introduction into the modes of dissolution and consequent types of liquidation with a particular focus on insolvent liquidation and the potential recovery of insolvent companies as an alternative route to liquidation. Attendees will also gain a practical understanding of how this all works in practice, particularly in court.

        Specific topics to be covered during the session

        • Dissolution and Liquidation (solvent, insolvent, court and voluntary) of Companies
        • Directors’ Obligations when the company is facing insolvency
        • Liability of auditors and accountants when the company is facing insolvency
        • Company Reconstruction and Recovery as an alternative route to liquidation

        Why is the session of relevance to our members?

        For members of the MIA, this session will seek to provide them with the legal perspective and understanding of dissolution and liquidation of companies with a particular focus on insolvency and the legal consequences a company which is “unable to pay its debts” may face as well as the potential liability they may incur as accountants or auditors of the insolvent company

        Target Audience

        Directors, Company Secretaries, Auditors, Accountants

        Speakers' Profiles

        Maria DeBono is an Associate within the Corporate and Commercial Law Department at Fenech & Fenech Advocates. After obtaining her Master of Advocacy from the University of Malta in 2018, Maria then furthered her studies in London where she read for a Master of Laws (LLM) at The London School of Economics and Political Science, where she specialised in Corporate and Commercial Law. She regularly advises clients on different commercial and company law matters, including on liquidation, insolvency and corporate restructuring.
        Nikol Caruana is an Associate within the Corporate and Commercial Law Department at Fenech & Fenech Advocates. He graduated in 2016 with an LL.D. from the University of Malta and subsequently obtained the professional warrant in early 2017. Over the past few years, he has been practicing in the civil and commercial legal fields acting both as a legal representative before the Law Courts of Malta, and professional advisor in matters relating to general commercial and corporate affairs, company restructuring, insolvency claims, debt recovery and property disputes, among others.Nikol is an Associate within the Corporate and Commercial Law Department at Fenech & Fenech Advocates. He graduated in 2016 with an LL.D. from the University of Malta and subsequently obtained the professional warrant in early 2017. Over the past few years, he has been practicing in the civil and commercial legal fields acting both as a legal representative before the Law Courts of Malta, and professional advisor in matters relating to general commercial and corporate affairs, company restructuring, insolvency claims, debt recovery and property disputes, among others.
        Thomas Bugeja is a Senior Associate within the Corporate and Commercial Law department at Fenech & Fenech Advocates, having joined the firm in 2014, after obtaining his Doctor of Laws (LL.D) degree from the University of Malta. Thomas also holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in EU Competition Law from King’s College London and is a Malta-warranted lawyer with experience advising a wide-range of commercial clients on a variety of day-to-day advisory and litigious commercial issues, including competition law matters, insolvency, employment and data protection. Thomas also represents clients in litigation before the Maltese Courts and assists with a variety of cross-border recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments matters.

        EVENT CPE COMPETENCES


        3 Hours Core

        WEBINARS TERMS AND CONDITIONS


        Terms and conditions  apply


        DISCLAIMER

        By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information which will be using it in accordance with its Privacy Notice available at the following link.

        Please note that all webinars are recorded by the MIA. Such recordings will be retained by the MIA for internal use
        • 10 Jun 2022
        • 09:30 - 11:30
        • Online Webinar
        Register
        Registration Time: 09:15
        Sessions Time: 09:30 - 11:30 (no break)
        Speakers: Ms Ruth Esposito & Dr Jonathan Phyall
        Venue: Online Webinar
        Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
        MIA Members: €28.00
        Non-MIA Members: €50.00
        Retired Members: €15.00
        Students: €20.00
        *Group bookings for 3 or more participants available.

        BackgrounD information

        In accordance with the Prevention of Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism Regulations (S.L. 373.01) of the Laws of Malta, all subject persons are required to appoint a Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO).
        This role carries with it significant responsibilities including but not limited to the assessment of internal reports pertaining to the suspicion of money laundering and financing of terrorism, the determination and disclosure of suspicious activity and/or transactions to the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) and acting as a focal point for AML and CFT matters both within an entity as well as external to the subject person. As a result, the person who undertakes such a role needs to have a good understanding of what the position entails whilst the subject person’s management needs to ensure that a suitable person is chosen, and that adequate professional support is provided on an ongoing basis.
        In this regard, the FIAU provided for the basic requirements in the Implementing Procedures (part 1) and continued providing additional clarifications with the issuing of the 2022 Guidance Note on the common issues related to the MLRO. The purpose of this seminar is to discuss the main criteria for the appointment of the MLRO as well as the responsibilities linked to this role.

        SPECIFIC TOPICS TO BE COVERED DURING THE SESSION

        • Determining the main prerequisites for the role.
        • Outlining the support required by the MLRO from management.
        • Discussing the mandatory and ancillary tasks that need to be carried out by the MLRO.
        • The legal repercussions emanating from role.

        WHY IS THE SESSION OF RELEVANCE TO OUR MEMBERS?

        Attendees will enhance their knowledge as to what the local AML and CFT obligations in terms of the MLRO role entails.

        Target Audience

        The session is aimed at MLROs (existing and prospective), Compliance Officers, Board members, Committee members, Committee members, Committee members.

          Speakers' Profiles

          Ruth Esposito joined Grant Thornton in 2016 and leads the compliance function within the Firm. Her role is to ensure that the Firm is compliant with the various regulatory requirements which include matters relating to anti-money laundering and counter financing of terrorism, data protection, independence, conflicts of interest and corporate governance. Over the years, her role expanded to cover various risk management matters whereby she implements the necessary measures and advises on aspects related to reputational risk and operational risk. Ruth is also responsible for the drafting of several internal policies and procedures and to monitor the implementation of same throughout the Firm. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Ruth worked with one of the big four companies in Malta whereby she was engaged on a number of projects related to anti-money laundering and counter financing of terrorism. Furthermore, she was also engaged on a cybersecurity project in which she formed part of the project management team. During this time, Ruth had the opportunity to work in Newcastle and in London as part of a team which was engaged by credit institutions to carry out several tasks related to anti-money laundering and counter financing of terrorism.
          In 2015, Ruth obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Criminology. She also obtained a Certificate in Anti-Money Laundering and Funding of terrorism (MQF level 5). In 2021, Ruth is successfully completed the Master of Science in Security Management, Counter Fraud and Counter Corruption at the University of Portsmouth.
          Dr Jonathan Phyall is the Head of the FIAU’s Legal Affairs Section. A lawyer by profession, he joined the FIAU in 2016 and has represented Malta and the FIAU in a number of European and international fora as well as being heavily involved in the drafting of amendments to the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, the Prevention of Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism Regulations, and the Implementing Procedures.

          EVENT CPE COMPETENCES


          2 Hours Core


          WEBINARS TERMS AND CONDITIONS


          Terms and conditions  apply


          DISCLAIMER

          By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information which will be using it in accordance with its Privacy Notice available at the following link.

          Please note that all webinars are recorded by the MIA. Such recordings will be retained by the MIA for internal use
          • 14 Jun 2022
          • 09:15 - 12:30
          • Online Webinar
          Register
          Registration Time: 09:00
          Sessions Time: 09:15 - 12:30 
          Speakers: Dr Mattea Pullicino & Dr Paul Gonzi
          Venue: Online Webinar
          Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
          MIA Members: €40.00
          Non-MIA Members: €75.00
          Retired Members: €20.00
          Students: €30.00
          *Group bookings for 3 or more participants available.

          BackgrounD information

          The session will delve into current and topical employment law issues and matters, which employers are faced with on a day-to-day basis. The session will highlight the most common risks and pitfalls, and will explain the most appropriate and legally-compliant ways in which management should deal with such matters. Practical reference will be made to recent decisions of the Maltese Courts and Tribunals which provide authoritative guidance on the subject.

          SPECIFIC TOPICS TO BE COVERED DURING THE SESSION

          Employment law basics and principles, unfair dismissal and transfer of business.

          WHY IS THE SESSION OF RELEVANCE TO OUR MEMBERS?

          The session aims to create awareness regarding basic employment law rules and regulations, and managerial-risks which arise on a day-to-day basis, making reference to case law of the Maltese Courts and Tribunals.

          Target Audience

          Accountants and auditors involved in management, legal and HR matters.

            Speakers' Profiles

            Dr Mattea Pullicino is an Associate in the Employment Law Department at Fenech & Fenech Advocates. Mattea is a warranted lawyer with experience in Employment and Data Protection & Privacy Law matters and advises clients in a variety of sectors and industries. Mattea represents a number of clients, both employers and employees, before the Maltese Superior Courts and Tribunals mainly in relation to Employment matters and also often contributes to several international publications relating to Employment matters.
            Dr Paul Gonzi is a partner at Fenech & Fenech Advocates heading the Employment Law and Data Protection law departments of the Firm. Paul has practiced in these areas for over 13 years as legal advisor and litigator after obtaining his LLM Masters at Queen Mary University of London in 2007. Paul contributes to several international publications, lectures in the various practice areas as well as sits as an examiner within the Faculty of Law at the University of Malta. He is the Secretary of the Malta Employment Lawyers Association and is a member of the Maltese Bar association.
            Paul’s experience involves assisting both employers and employees in employment disputes, advising on employment restructuring, and has acted on issues involving unions, as well as collective bargaining.

            EVENT CPE COMPETENCES


            3 Hours Professional


            WEBINARS TERMS AND CONDITIONS


            Terms and conditions  apply


            DISCLAIMER

            By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information which will be using it in accordance with its Privacy Notice available at the following link.

            Please note that all webinars are recorded by the MIA. Such recordings will be retained by the MIA for internal use
            • 15 Jun 2022
            • 13:30 - 16:45
            • Online Webinar
            Register
            Registration Time: 13:15
            Sessions Time: 13:30 - 16:45  including a 15-minute break
            Speaker: Mr Alan Alden
            Venue:   Online Webinar
            Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
            MIA Members: €40.00
            Non-MIA Members: €75.00
            Retired Members: €20.00
            Students: €30.00

            *Group bookings for 3 or more participants available.

            BACKGROUND INFORMATION

            As employment costs continue to rise and processes become more automated and complicated, professionals are seeking to automate what they can to be more effective and efficient in carrying out their duties and obligations. The accountancy and auditing profession are no different and they too want to automate some of their processes to reduce manual effort and be more efficient. Automation is not a must but if done properly it can solve a lot of manual effort, reducing costs, improving efficiency and also accuracy in the work being carried out.

            Specific topics to be covered during the session

            • Types of automation
            • GDPR issues, Security issues
            • Reliability
            • Benefits Realization

            Why is the session of relevance to our members?

            Awareness of tools for automation, benefits of automation, continuous auditing, other matters to consider when automating processes.

            Target Audience

            CTOs, CFOs, Compliance team, Accountants and Auditors.

            Speakers' Profiles

            Alan Alden began his career in 1979 in the banking sector and later developed into an Information Systems Auditor leading the bank’s IT Audit section from 1993 up to early 2000 after managing the bank’s Y2K and Euro projects. He then joined Deloitte to set up the new Enterprise Risk Services department. In 2000, Alan began assisting and advising the first remote gaming companies to come to Malta, and continued to specialise in this field.
            In 2006 Alan founded Kyte Consultants Ltd together with Trevor Axiak, a company that specialised in the remote gaming and payment card sectors, to assist companies that were attracted to Malta due to its favourable conditions and location. In 2009, Alan became a founding director in Contact Advisory Services Ltd, a licensed Company Service Provider (CSP) that offers a complete service to its customers, from company incorporation, to licensing for gaming and financial institutions.
            During his illustrious career, Alan has been the General Secretary of the Malta Remote Gaming Council from 2010 to the present day and was also the founding President of the ISACA Malta Chapter between 2005 -2008. In 2015, Alan became a Part Time Lecturer on IT Auditing at the University of Malta and continues to pass his knowledge to students that are seeking a career in the Information Security and Regulatory Compliance industry. Alan is a certified CISSP, and CISA and had also obtained qualifications as a professional banker.

            EVENT CPE COMPETENCES


            3 Hours Professional


            WEBINARS TERMS AND CONDITIONS


            Terms and conditions  apply


            DISCLAIMER

            By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information which will be using it in accordance with its Privacy Notice available at the following link.

            Please note that all webinars are recorded by the MIA. Such recordings will be retained by the MIA for internal use
            • 16 Jun 2022
            • 13:30 - 16:45
            • Online Webinar
            Register
            Registration Time: 13:15
            Sessions Time: 13:30 - 16:45  including a 15-minute break
            Speaker: Mr Kurt Muscat
            Venue:   Online Webinar
            Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
            MIA Members: €40.00
            Non-MIA Members: €75.00
            Retired Members: €20.00
            Students: €30.00

            *Group bookings for 3 or more participants available.

            BACKGROUND INFORMATION

            This session will look into how non-economists can understand how an economy functions and how to assess its performance. The first part of the session will focus on a detailed analysis of the key indicators that one needs to look into when evaluating the performance of an economy. The second part of the session will be more practical and will build on the first part of the session. During this part, conclusions will be derived on the performance of the Maltese economy in recent years as well as present a clearer vision of where the Maltese economy is heading. This will be based on the economic indicators mentioned in the first part of the session and a number of economic forecasts.
            The main aim of the session is for members to gain knowledge as to how they can analyse the performance of an economy, and hence be better equipped to give advice to their clients. Business owners/ self-employed will also find this session valuable as they would be better informed in their day-to-day decision making.

            Specific topics to be covered during the session

            The session will be divided into the below 2 main sections:
            i. The first part will be more theoretical and will focus on a breakdown of the main economic indicators that one would need to consider when assessing the performance of an economy
            ii. The second part of the session will be more practical and will build on the first part of the session. During this part, the economic indicators mentioned in part one will be used to assess the economic performance of the Maltese economy. Moreover, we will evaluate a number of economic forecasts to have a clearer vision of where the Maltese economy is heading

            Why is the session of relevance to our members?

            When business owners/ self-employed want to evaluate the feasibility of a project, product, etc, accountants are usually the first port of call. However, given the significant number of indicators that one needs to assess to evaluate an economy’s performance, it is very likely that accountants do not have the time or knowledge to assess all of these indicators. Therefore, this session is valuable to accountants as it will help them better evaluate an economy’s performance. Moreover, in the second part of the session, a conclusion will be derived on the current and expected performance of the Maltese economy, which accountants can use to better guide their clients

            Target Audience

            Accountants and prospective accountants who have an interest in the economic performance of Malta, business advisors, business owners and self-employed persons.

            Speaker'S Profile

            Kurt Holds a Masters of Science degree in Economics from the University of Malta and an ACCA qualification
            He started his career as an auditor with Grant Thornton before being seconded with St Julian's advisory for just over a year. During his time at St Julian's advisory he focused on financial modelling and future forecasts as well as raising debt and equity for several local and international companies.
            Kurt has joined EMCS in January 2018 and is presently a senior executive for the Advisory service at EMCS. He worked on a number of product development costing analysis and economic impact assessments mainly for the appraisal of Malta council for science and technology (MCST) projects. Was also involved in the undertaking of various CBAs and feasibility studies for the public sector which range from waste and water management to the appraisal of projects that seek to address Malta's ever-increasing transportation problem. Other work included business plans for EU funds, financial analysis and Corporate finance.

            EVENT CPE COMPETENCES


            3 Hours Professional


            WEBINARS TERMS AND CONDITIONS


            Terms and conditions  apply


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            • 17 Jun 2022
            • 09:15 - 12:30
            • Online Webinar
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            Registration Time: 09:00
            Sessions Time: 09:15 - 12:30 
            Speaker: Dr Jeanette Calleja Borg
            Venue: Online Webinar
            Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
            MIA Members: €40.00
            Non-MIA Members: €75.00
            Retired Members: €20.00
            Students: €30.00

            *Group bookings for 3 or more participants available.

            BackgrounD information

            A practical session going through the tax return for Companies and discussing how best to compile it. The seminar will focus on the most relevant and also new Tax Return Attachments (TRAs.)

            SPECIFIC TOPICS TO BE COVERED DURING THE SESSION

            • Completing the tax return for companies
            • Discussing relevant TRAs such as Dividend, Interest, TRAs in relation to ATAD and any new updates and changes for YA 2022
            Participants who would like to forward any questions before the session are kindly asked to send an email on technical@miamalta.org

            WHY IS THE SESSION OF RELEVANCE TO OUR MEMBERS?

            Helps in completing the tax returns for companies

            Target Audience

            Accountants, tax practitioners and CFOs of companies.

              Speaker's Profile

              Dr Jeanette Calleja Borg is a practitioner in the area of tax compliance with over 18 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. Dr. Jeanette Calleja Borg is a member of the Malta Institute of Taxation Council a Member the Malta Institute for Accountants and sits on the direct tax committees of both institutes.

              EVENT CPE COMPETENCES


              3 Hours Core


              WEBINARS TERMS AND CONDITIONS


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              • 21 Jun 2022
              • 09:30 - 10:45
              • Online Webinar
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              Registration Time: 09:15
              Sessions Time: 09:30 - 10:45  
              Speakers: Chantiane Said, Mr Matthew Vella & Dr Monique Cauchi
              Venue: Online Webinar
              Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
              MIA Members: €20.00
              Non-MIA Members: €35.00
              Retired Members: €10.00
              Students: €15.00

              *Group bookings for 3 or more participants available.

              BackgrounD information

              The objective of this session is to provide a thorough understanding of what it entails to submit promptly the required suspicious transaction reports (STRs) to the FIAU. By attending for this webinar, one will also obtain a better understanding of what is to be included in the STR so as to ensure that the information submitted is of good quality.

              Target Audience

              This webinar is for anyone with reporting obligations under the Prevention of Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism Regulations (Subsidiary Legislation 373.01 as amended).

                Speaker's Profile

                Chantiane Said, Manager of the Processing and Prioritisation team within the FIAUs Intelligence Analysis Section, is responsible for managing the flow of incoming STRs and their preliminary analysis, overseeing the team’s effectiveness and efficiency, and providing assistance during ad hoc projects.
                Having a Certified Public Accountant warrant and a Practising Certificate in Auditing as an auditor with one of the big four firms, Ms Said joined the Unit in 2017 as an Intelligence Analyst. She graduated in 2014 with a Master in Accountancy from the University of Malta and in 2019 obtained additional certification as an Anti-Money Laundering Specialist from the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS).
                Matthew Vella, Intelligence Analyst within the Processing and Prioritisation team of the FIAUs Intelligence Analysis Section, is responsible for the collection, processing, analysis, and dissemination of information with a view to combating money laundering and the funding of terrorism.
                Having a background in law enforcement, Matthew Vella joined the Unit in 2020.  In addition to having a diploma in Policing, Matthew Vella graduated in 2013 with a BA(Hons) in Criminology from the University of Malta.
                Monique Cauchi is an Officer within the Guidance and Outreach – Legal Affairs Section of the FIAU.
                She joined the FIAU in 2019 and previously worked in financial services, particularly in the pensions sector. Amongst other tasks, Monique contributes in various projects conducted by the Guidance and Outreach section, such as the drafting of guidance documents for different financial sectors and recognizing the guidance needs of and assisting subject persons. She also provides training on AML/CFT in public or private sector FIAU outreach efforts.
                Monique studied law at the University of Malta and is a warranted lawyer. She is also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).

                EVENT CPE COMPETENCES


                1.25 Hours Core


                WEBINARS TERMS AND CONDITIONS


                Terms and conditions  apply


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                • 23 Jun 2022
                • 09:15 - 12:30
                • Online Webinar
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                Registration Time: 09:00
                Sessions Time: 09:15 - 12:30  including a 15-minute break
                Speaker: Dr Robert Attard
                Venue: Online Webinar
                Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
                MIA Members: €40.00
                Non-MIA Members: €75.00
                Retired Members: €20.00
                Students: €30.00

                *Group bookings for 3 or more participants available.

                BACKGROUND INFORMATION

                The webinar will discuss the main legal provisions governing the rental contract, with a special focus on private residential leases.

                Topics on the agenda

                Main legal provisions governing the rental contract.

                Why is the session of relevance to our members?

                Be in a better position to deal with rental contracts.

                Target Audience

                Accountants, finance personnel, lawyers and anyone involved in residential leases.

                  Speaker's Profile

                  Robert Attard 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


                  WEBINARS TERMS AND CONDITIONS


                  Terms and conditions  apply


                  DISCLAIMER

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                  Please note that all webinars are recorded by the MIA. Such recordings will be retained by the MIA for internal use
                  • 30 Jun 2022
                  • 13:30 - 16:45
                  • Online Webinar
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                  Registration Time: 13:15
                  Sessions Time: 13:30 - 16:45  including a 15-minute break
                  Speaker: Ms Trudy Muscat
                  Venue:   Online Webinar
                  Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
                  MIA Members: €40.00
                  Non-MIA Members: €75.00
                  Retired Members: €20.00
                  Students: €30.00

                  *Group bookings for 3 or more participants available.

                  BACKGROUND INFORMATION

                  This session will go beyond the typical local tax treatment of the receipt and payment of dividends in Malta. We are familiar with the local tax accounts and imputation credit. Rather, the Speaker intends to broaden awareness on EU and international law and principles that impact the receipt and payment of dividends in Malta. The objective of this session is to facilitate a greater appreciation of developments occurring abroad that have a bearing on cross-border dividends, thereby familiarising the local practitioner with EU and international concepts as applicable to Malta to be able to identify red flags and take action

                  Specific topics to be covered during the session

                  • Definition of a dividend and Companies Act requirements
                  • Article 11 of the OECD Model Tax Convention and the Malta variant
                  • The Parent-Subsidiary Directive and the developments to the local participation exemption
                  • Hybrid financial instruments
                  • Anti-abuse provisions as developed by EU primary and secondary law
                  • Latest EU initiatives, such as the development of an EU-wide WHT framework

                  Why is the session of relevance to our members?

                  While pure domestic implications are well known, international developments that have significant impact on the Maltese tax treatment are many times missed or overlooked. The impact of such an omission may prove fatal to the tax efficiencies sought.

                  Target Audience

                  Practitioners assisting clients with cross-border corporate structures who would like to broaden their knowledge as to the impact of international standards and developments on the receipt and payment of cross-border dividends in Malta.

                  Speaker's Profile

                  Trudy focuses on the application and interaction of Maltese and EU corporate and fiscal legislation in local and cross-border scenarios. Since 2010, having obtained an LL.M. in International Tax Law (University of Vienna), she coaches a team of lawyers and accountants to support both personal and corporate clients in establishing a presence in Malta and reach their tax efficiency goals sustainably, particularly in light of the OECD BEPS Project and EU developments. Trudy lectures part of the course leading to the Advanced Diploma in International Taxation (ADIT) and of the local MIT Course on Taxation. She is frequently invited to give lectures by the Malta Institute of Management, the Malta Institute of Taxation and the Malta Institute of Accountants, amongst others. She also actively contributes to the Education Committee of the Malta Institute of Taxation and the Tax Committee of the Institute of Financial Service Practitioners.

                  EVENT CPE COMPETENCES


                  3 Hours Core


                  WEBINARS TERMS AND CONDITIONS


                  Terms and conditions  apply


                  DISCLAIMER

                  By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information which will be using it in accordance with its Privacy Notice available at the following link.

                  Please note that all webinars are recorded by the MIA. Such recordings will be retained by the MIA for internal use
                  • 5 Jul 2022
                  • 09:15 - 12:30
                  • Online Webinar
                  Register
                  Registration Time: 09:00
                  Sessions Time: 09:15 - 12:30  including a 15-minute break
                  Speaker: Dr Melanie Ciappara
                  Venue: Online Webinar
                  Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
                  MIA Members: €40.00
                  Non-MIA Members: €75.00
                  Retired Members: €20.00
                  Students: €30.00

                  *Group bookings for 3 or more participants available.

                  BACKGROUND INFORMATION

                  The future working environment is becoming more and more flexible, particularly following the disruptions that Covid 19 brought to the traditional workplace. Remote working is quickly becoming an essential requirement for many businesses, however the shift can create various complexities from a tax point of view. This session shall focus on the tax implications that may arise to both employers and employees where their employees are working remotely, particularly in a cross-border scenario.

                  Topics on the agenda

                  Tax implications arising to the employer (direct tax, payroll and compliance obligations) as well as tax implications arising to the employee (compliance and reporting obligations including social security matters)


                  Why is the session of relevance to our members?

                  Remote work is a reality that is regularly featuring in today’s working environment and as such it is essential to keep up with the tax implications that may arise.

                  Target Audience

                  Accountants dealing with a cross-border work force.

                    Speaker's Profile

                    Dr Melanie Ciappara is responsible for tax compliance services and related advisory matters within RSM’s tax team.
                    She qualified as a lawyer from the University of Malta and further pursued her studies in international taxation at Leiden University, the Netherlands, where she obtained an Adv. LLM in International Taxation.
                    Over ten years of experience, both in Malta and abroad, where she specialised in providing a variety of services to corporate and private clients, ranging from international tax advisory to tax compliance services.
                    Member of the MIA Direct Taxation Committee.


                    EVENT CPE COMPETENCES


                    3 Hours Core


                    WEBINARS TERMS AND CONDITIONS


                    Terms and conditions  apply

                    DISCLAIMER

                    By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information which will be using it in accordance with its Privacy Notice available at the following link.

                    Please note that all webinars are recorded by the MIA. Such recordings will be retained by the MIA for internal use
                    • 6 Jul 2022
                    • 09:15 - 12:30
                    • Online Webinar
                    Register
                    Registration Time: 09:00
                    Sessions Time: 09:15 - 12:30  including a 15-minute break
                    Speaker: Mr Mario P Galea
                    Venue: Online Webinar
                    Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
                    MIA Members: €40.00
                    Non-MIA Members: €75.00
                    Retired Members: €20.00
                    Students: €30.00

                    *Group bookings for 3 or more participants available.

                    BACKGROUND INFORMATION

                    Like the family unit, companies and corporations shape the ethical profile of a society. Ethics are not thought but practiced. Life education and rearing provide the bedrock of ethical behaviour. Respect to others and thriving for the common good dictate the ethical stance of corporations. A sense of always doing the right thing is a guarantee for ethical practice, correctness and justice. Ethics lead to meritocracy with all concerned attaining what is theirs and nothing more and nothing less. The typical stakeholders of good ethical conduct are shareholders, employees, customers, suppliers, authorities, regulators and society at large. A new and not so new concept finding its way into our agendas nowadays is ESG. No matter how determined everybody is to adopt ESG in our decisions there can be no effectiveness in the absence of application of basic instinctive ethics. 

                    Topics on the agenda

                    • Corporate governance 
                    • Business Codes of conduct
                    • Code of Ethics for Accountants
                    • IESBA code
                    • EU recommendations and relevant directives


                    Why is the session of relevance to our members?

                    There is no future to our profession if we ignore basic ethics. Our profession is not only about generating individual wealth but also about a role in society. 

                    Target Audience

                    Professionals, business owners, directors, managers and staff and students.

                      Speaker's Profile

                      Mario P Galea is a certified public accountant holding a warrant to practice both as an accountant and as an auditor.  Currently practising as a business advisor providing governance oversight and advisory services to businesses and corporations.  Serves as an independent non-executive director on the boards and audit committees of various listed companies in the financial and commercial sectors.  Mentor and advisor to family businesses. Founder, managing partner and chairman of accountancy and audit firm EY in Malta until retirement in 2012.  Specialised in auditing and assurance which he has practiced for 35 years in Malta and abroad.  Lectured in auditing, assurance and professional and business ethics and led several training courses.  Speaker at various business and professional conferences in Malta and abroad.  Assisted businesses in several areas particularly relating to governance, accounting and systems of control.  Served as President of the Malta Institute of Accountants and for many years formed part of the Accountancy Board which is the accountancy profession regulator in Malta.  Served on various professional committees in Malta and abroad such as the council of the Federation des Experts Comptables (FEE) in Brussels (now Accountancy Europe).  Member of the Ethics and Regulatory committees of the Malta Institute of Accountants in Malta.

                      EVENT CPE COMPETENCES


                      3 Hours Core


                      WEBINARS TERMS AND CONDITIONS


                      Terms and conditions  apply

                      DISCLAIMER

                      By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information which will be using it in accordance with its Privacy Notice available at the following link.

                      Please note that all webinars are recorded by the MIA. Such recordings will be retained by the MIA for internal use
                      • 7 Jul 2022
                      • 09:15 - 12:30
                      • Online Webinar
                      Register
                      Registration Time: 09:00
                      Sessions Time: 09:15 - 12:30  including a 15-minute break
                      Speaker: Mr Marcel Coppini
                      Venue: Online Webinar
                      Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
                      MIA Members: €40.00
                      Non-MIA Members: €75.00
                      Retired Members: €20.00
                      Students: €30.00

                      *Group bookings for 3 or more participants available.

                      BACKGROUND INFORMATION

                      This training module will be looking at the practical application of ISAs 240, 260, 265, 300, 315, 330 and 520 by carefully identifying and assessing the risk of material misstatements in the financial statements being audited. One responds to this risk by planning at the early stages of the audit by determining what audit tools (including the use of data analytics) need to be adopted to mitigate this risk. One will also look at the extent and the timing of these audit procedures.
                      The different components of internal control are carefully considered, explaining the importance of assessing the control environment and governance structures within the entity being audited, in order to identify and assess the risks of material misstatement. One will also look at ISA 265 requirements and how deficiencies in Internal Controls, as indeed other key matters arising from the audit, are to be communicated to those charged with governance. Here one will also carefully consider the timing, form and content of such communications, to ensure a better understanding by the intended users of these communication.
                      When discussing Fraud, we will look at the various types of fraud, what instigates Fraud, who normally perpetrates fraud, and how it is often uncovered.

                      Topics on the agenda

                      • Reporting to those charged with governance
                      • Importance of assessing the control environment and governance structures within the entity being audited
                      • How to respond to the risk of material misstatements in the financial statements being audited


                      Why is the session of relevance to our members?

                      One obtains a better understanding of the changes brought about by more stringent Audit Regulation across Europe since the 2008 financial crisis, along with other reinforced regulatory and reporting frameworks announced by the IAASB. It also creates the awareness of the ongoing need to raise the bar to audit quality. Accountants in business will better understand the need for the auditee company to react to comments, observations and recommendations made by the external auditor in such communications.

                      Target Audience

                      This training session is primarily targeted for sole practitioners and other medium sized audit practices. The subject matter is also of interest to those whose focus is in other specialised areas, such as internal audit and risk management, and all those who have audit quality at heart.

                        Speaker's Profile

                        Marcel Coppini FCCA, FIA, CPA
                        Mr Coppini had a diversified & fulfilling career in the audit and accountancy profession
                        both locally and abroad. His career spans over a 45 year period, starting his career with
                        one of the Big 4 firms in 1975, moving on to top executive positions in industry in 1992
                        and then back to audit, as an Audit Regulator in 2005.
                        In 2005, he spearheaded the setting up of the audit Quality Assurance process in Malta.
                        He headed the Quality Assurance Unit for eleven years, during which time, he was also a
                        member of the European Audit Inspection Group (EAIG) and also attended plenary
                        meetings of the International Forum of Independent Auditors (IFIAR) between 2008 and
                        2014. Besides sitting on a number of committees of the MIA for a number of years Mr
                        Coppini penned a number of articles in this area for publication in local and foreign
                        professional journals. He addressed a number of Audit Quality Assurance workshops in
                        Malta and abroad. He was also a member of the International Assembly of the
                        Association of Chartered & Certified Accountants (ACCA) UK between 2011 and 2017.
                        He is now semi-retired and practises as a freelance Audit Quality , Corporate Governance,
                        Ethics, and Risk management consultant focusing on the strategic, corporate governance
                        and quality control needs of small and medium sized entities and audit practices.

                        EVENT CPE COMPETENCES


                        3 Hours Core


                        WEBINARS TERMS AND CONDITIONS


                        Terms and conditions  apply

                        DISCLAIMER

                        By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information which will be using it in accordance with its Privacy Notice available at the following link.

                        Please note that all webinars are recorded by the MIA. Such recordings will be retained by the MIA for internal use
                        • 12 Jul 2022
                        • 09:15 - 12:30
                        • Online Webinar
                        Register
                        Registration Time: 09:00
                        Sessions Time: 09:15 - 12:30  including a 15-minute break
                        Speaker: Mr  Silvan Mifsud
                        Venue: Online Webinar
                        Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
                        MIA Members: €40.00
                        Non-MIA Members: €75.00
                        Retired Members: €20.00
                        Students: €30.00

                        *Group bookings for 3 or more participants available.

                        BACKGROUND INFORMATION

                        This course aims to refine time management and prioritisation skills by focusing on the practical aspects of personal productivity and effectiveness in order to deal successfully with increasing workloads.

                        Topics on the agenda

                        • Time Management – Mind frame & Philosophy
                        • The Components of Time Management
                        • Time Thieves
                        • Not Delegating
                        • Eliminating Procrastination
                        • Prioritisation framework

                        Why is the session of relevance to our members?

                        As outlined the session is relevant to anyone having time issues to deal with all the requirements and responsibilities placed upon them. Time is the most precious and finite resource we all have, which can never be recovered. Learning the skills to use it well is needed for lead a satisfying professional life.

                        Target Audience

                        Anyone who finds it hard to keep up with doing all the important things that he/she needs to do, needs to attend this course.

                          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


                          WEBINARS TERMS AND CONDITIONS


                          Terms and conditions  apply

                          DISCLAIMER

                          By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information which will be using it in accordance with its Privacy Notice available at the following link.

                          Please note that all webinars are recorded by the MIA. Such recordings will be retained by the MIA for internal use
                          • 13 Jul 2022
                          • 09:15 - 12:30
                          • Online Webinar
                          Register
                          Registration Time: 09:00
                          Sessions Time: 09:15 - 12:30  including a 15-minute break
                          Speaker: Mr John Debattista & Mr Paul Zammit
                          Venue: Online Webinar
                          Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
                          MIA Members: €40.00
                          Non-MIA Members: €75.00
                          Retired Members: €20.00
                          Students: €30.00

                          *Group bookings for 3 or more participants available.

                          BACKGROUND INFORMATION

                          Accounting for financial instruments is one of the most complex area for practitioners, and the classification, recognition, measurement and disclosures of financial instruments can be impacted by several factors. The starting point is the choice of the correct accounting framework and/or standard.
                          As from 2016, Maltese accountants are preparing financial statements under IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) or GAPSME (General Accounting Principles for Small and Medium-Sized Entities), depending on eligibility and sometimes based on choice. GAPSME replaced GAPSE (General Accounting Principles For Smaller Entities).
                          GAPSME is strikingly similar to IAS 39 ‘Financial Instruments: Recognition And Measurement’. However, as from 1 January 2018, IFRS financial statements are no longer governed by IAS 39, but by IFRS 9 ‘Financial Instruments’. Under IFRS, there are other standards relating to financial instruments such as IAS 32 ‘Financial Instruments: Presentation’ and IFRS 7 ‘Financial Instruments: Disclosures’. Unlike IAS 39, these remain effective today. IFRS 9 brought about several key changes. As a result, today, IFRS preparers need to make a different assessment, and consider different factors, compared to GAPSME preparers.
                          This session will tackle the classification and measurement of financial instruments under both IFRS and GAPSME.

                          Topics on the agenda

                          • Classification of financial instruments under IFRS and GAPSME.
                          • Measurement of financial instruments under IFRS and GAPSME.

                          Why is the session of relevance to our members?

                          It will enable members to understand the thought process necessary when deciding how to account correctly for financial instruments under the relevant reporting framework.

                          Target Audience

                          Qualified accountants, accountancy students.

                            Speakers' Profiles

                            John Debattista is a Certified Public Accountant and Registered Auditor. John is one of the founding partners at Zampa Debattista and heads the Audit and Assurance function and the firm’s IFRS Advisory Technical team.
                            John lectures the Corporate modules at the final stages of the ACCA and ACA course for the ICAEW, Institute Chartered of Accountants for England and Wales. John is also a speaker in various audit and accounting seminars delivered by a number of institutes in Malta. He also lectures the Diploma in IFRS (DipIFR).
                            John sits on a number of MIA committees namely, the audit, financial reporting and SMP committees.
                            Paul Zammit joined Zampa Debattista in January 2017. Paul graduated from the University of Malta after completing the Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) Degree in 2008. Paul commenced his career in audit and switched to accountancy in 2012. He spent most of his time in accountancy managing a portfolio of international clientele, before joining Zampa Debattista’s accounts department in 2017. After a few months, Paul decided to accept the internal opportunity to specialise in technical matters and increase his proficiency in reporting standards. Paul is currently involved in technical accounting and advisory assignments, whilst training and assisting internal staff and external people on IFRS technical matters. 

                            EVENT CPE COMPETENCES


                            3 Hours Core


                            WEBINARS TERMS AND CONDITIONS


                            Terms and conditions  apply

                            DISCLAIMER

                            By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information which will be using it in accordance with its Privacy Notice available at the following link.

                            Please note that all webinars are recorded by the MIA. Such recordings will be retained by the MIA for internal use
                            • 19 Jul 2022
                            • 09:15 - 12:30
                            • Online Webinar
                            Register
                            Registration Time: 09:00
                            Sessions Time: 09:15 - 12:30  including a 15-minute break
                            Speaker: Ms Ingrid Azzopardi
                            Venue: Online Webinar
                            Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
                            MIA Members: €40.00
                            Non-MIA Members: €75.00
                            Retired Members: €20.00
                            Students: €30.00

                            *Group bookings for 3 or more participants available.

                            BACKGROUND INFORMATION

                            Having an internal control system that is operating effectively and efficiently is important to help businesses achieve their objectives while responding appropriately to risks. The various facets to having a robust internal control system in place falls within the responsibility of different positions within an organisation.

                            Topics on the agenda

                            • An overview of COSO
                            • An overview of the three lines of defence
                            • Why are controls important?
                            • Different types of controls to address different risk categories, focusing on errors and fraud

                            Why is the session of relevance to our members?

                            This session highlights the importance of having a robust internal control system in place, together with the different roles and responsibilities of the different parties within an organisation with respect to the internal control system.

                            Target Audience

                            Accountants, Internal Auditors and Management

                            SPEAKER'S PROFILE

                            Ms. Ingrid Azzopardi is the Group Internal Auditor at GO plc, a position she has held since November 2000. She is also responsible for fraud prevention and detection, facilitates risk management and leads GO’s sustainability project.
                            She is a Non-Executive Director at HSBC (Malta) where she chairs the Bank’s Audit Committee and is a member of the Bank’s Risk Committee. She is a former Director of HSBC Life Assurance (Malta) Limited where she chaired the Audit and Risk Committee. She has also sat on the Board of the Housing Authority, Teatru Manoel and the Mediterranean Conference Centre.
                            Ms. Azzopardi, a Chartered Director, has a Master in Accountancy and holds the CPA Warrant and the Practising Certificate in Auditing.
                            She is a Fellow of the Malta Institute of Accountants and a Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors and the UK Institute of Directors. Ms. Azzopardi is a Member of the Committee of the Malta Forum for Internal Auditors. She is a founding member of the Forum and has held the posts of Vice Chair and Chair of the Committee.
                            At an international level Ms. Azzopardi was actively involved on the Executive Committee of the Forum for the Irregular International Network Access (FIINA) and chaired the Interconnect Committee of the Forum. Ms. Azzopardi has represented the GO Group at several conferences held locally and abroad and presented on internal audit, revenue assurance and telecommunications fraud at International Fora.

                            EVENT CPE COMPETENCES


                            3 Hours Core


                            WEBINARS TERMS AND CONDITIONS


                            Terms and conditions  apply

                            DISCLAIMER

                            By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information which will be using it in accordance with its Privacy Notice available at the following link.

                            Please note that all webinars are recorded by the MIA. Such recordings will be retained by the MIA for internal use
                            • 22 Jul 2022
                            • 09:15 - 12:30
                            • Online Webinar
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                            Registration Time: 09:00
                            Sessions Time: 09:15 - 12:30  including a 15-minute break
                            Speaker: Mr David Leone Ganado
                            Venue:   Online Webinar
                            Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
                            MIA Members: €40.00
                            Non-MIA Members: €75.00
                            Retired Members: €20.00
                            Students: €30.00

                            *Group bookings for 3 or more participants available.

                            BACKGROUND INFORMATION

                            Other than small companies reporting under GAPSME, all financial statements prepared under both IFRS and GAPSME must include various disclosures. Perhaps no disclosure is feared more than the reconciliation between tax expense and the product of accounting profit multiplied by the applicable tax rate (often referred to as the 'tax proof'' or the 'proof of tax'). By mixing theory with practical examples, this seminar will take a look at how to compute this disclosure. We will also be covering other income tax-related disclosures, as well as the amendments to IAS 12 that become applicable on 1 January 2023. Other than to the extent required for the purposes of assessing disclosures, this seminar will not address recognition and measurement of deferred income tax balances (which were covered in the MIA's seminar in October 2021), and it will also not address how to compute a company's current income tax expense under Maltese tax laws. Whilst participants do not require an advanced knowledge of tax computations, it will be assumed that they have a basic working knowledge thereof.

                            Specific topics to be covered during the session

                            • Disclosure of the reconciliation between tax expense and the product of accounting profit multiplied by the applicable tax rate
                            • Other financial statement disclosures
                            • Amendments to IAS 12 becoming effective on 1 January 2023

                            Why is the session of relevance to our members?

                            Other than small entities reporting under GAPSME, all other entities must make certain disclosures about their tax expense, and this seminar will cover those requirements.

                            Target Audience

                            Auditors and accounting professionals, financial statement preparers, students and anyone with an interest in the key accounting implications arising from income tax.

                            Speaker's Profile

                            David spent over 20 years at a Big 4 firm, initially carrying out external audits before spending 12 years specialising in, and providing advice on, technical accounting matters under IFRS and local GAAP. He sits on the MIA's Financial Reporting Committee, has contributed significantly to the MIA's development of GAPSME as well as its guidance note on the accounting implications arising from the Consolidated Group (Income Tax) Rules, and has more than 14 years of experience in delivering seminars on financial accounting. He is a fellow of the MIA and ACCA, holds a CPA warrant, and has recently set up Accounting Advice by David Leone Ganado."

                            EVENT CPE COMPETENCES


                            3 Hours Core


                            WEBINARS TERMS AND CONDITIONS


                            Terms and conditions  apply


                            DISCLAIMER

                            By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information which will be using it in accordance with its Privacy Notice available at the following link.

                            Please note that all webinars are recorded by the MIA. Such recordings will be retained by the MIA for internal use

                            • 26 Jul 2022
                            • 09:15 - 12:30
                            • Online Webinar
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                            Registration Time: 09:00
                            Sessions Time: 09:15 - 12:30  including a 15-minute break
                            Speaker: Dr Rakele Cini
                            Venue:   Online Webinar
                            Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
                            MIA Members: €40.00
                            Non-MIA Members: €75.00
                            Retired Members: €20.00
                            Students: €30.00

                            *Group bookings for 3 or more participants available.

                            BACKGROUND INFORMATION

                            The term “Politically Exposed Person” (PEP) is constantly in the news and on the mind of numerous operators, specifically subject persons such as accountants and auditors. Why is it so important to establish who is a PEP and how to treat such customers?

                            Specific topics to be covered during the session

                            • Defining Politically Exposed Persons
                            • Defining Family Members of PEPs
                            • Defining Close Associates of PEPs
                            • Methods for Identifying PEPs
                            • Enhanced Due Diligence Measures for the above
                            • Enhanced Ongoing Monitoring for the above

                            Why is the session of relevance to our members?

                            Accountants and auditors are legally required to capture those customers and beneficial owners who are deemed to be politically exposed persons and to be able to be well-versed on the obligations that need to be met when dealing with PEPs

                            Target Audience

                            Subject Persons, Members of Compliance Units, Compliance Officer, MLRO, Monitoring Function, Directors of Subject Persons, Compliance Executives.

                            Speaker's Profile

                            Dr Rakele Cini is an independent 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. She is invited to lecture regularly by private institutions and regulatory bodies on these topics. She was previously head of Risk & Compliance at BDO Malta and, prior to that, formed part of the practice protection group at Deloitte Malta for numerous years. Rakele is an active member of the PMLFT sub-committee at the Malta Institute of Accountants and the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners

                            EVENT CPE COMPETENCES


                            3 Hours Core


                            WEBINARS TERMS AND CONDITIONS


                            Terms and conditions  apply


                            DISCLAIMER

                            By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information which will be using it in accordance with its Privacy Notice available at the following link.

                            Please note that all webinars are recorded by the MIA. Such recordings will be retained by the MIA for internal use

                            • 27 Jul 2022
                            • 09:15 - 12:30
                            • Online Webinar
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                            Registration Time: 09:00
                            Sessions Time: 09:15 - 12:30  including a 15-minute break
                            Speaker: Mr Clayton Degiorgio
                            Venue: Online Webinar
                            Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
                            MIA Members: €40.00
                            Non-MIA Members: €75.00
                            Retired Members: €20.00
                            Students: €30.00

                            *Group bookings for 3 or more participants available.

                            BACKGROUND INFORMATION

                            The session will cover the salient points of forecasting to improve the profitability of a business and to make adequate decisions for growth. Since planning involves the future, no usable plan can be made unless business owners are able to take future events into account as much as possible.
                            Forecasting is a key element in the planning process. In fact, every decision in the organisation is based on some sort of forecasting.

                            Topics on the agenda

                            • Role of Forecasting
                            • Steps in Forecasting
                            • Techniques of Qualitative Forecasting
                            • Techniques of Quantitative Forecasting
                            • Practical examples of success in business through forecasting

                            Why is the session of relevance to our members?

                            This session will benefit attendees by understanding the importance of forecasting and identifying the appropriate method of forecasting to apply when planning for the future of their organisation. If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.

                            Target Audience

                            This session is intended for business owners and individuals within the finance department to be able to use forecasting and forecasting methods to improve the profitability of their business or in some cases minimising losses.

                              Speaker's Profile

                              Clayton has graduated as a qualified Accountant with a Distinction from the University of Malta in 2015 and is a Certified Public Accountant and a Member of the Malta Institute of Accountants.
                              Having started his experience with one of the Big Four both within the Tax Department and Audit Department, he moved on to Accountancy related positions in the industry. In his experience as an in-house Accountant, Clayton has worked in the services, manufacturing and retail industries for six years.
                              He currently holds the position of Chief Financial & Operations Officer with a reputable Maltese company operating within the retail industry and has opened a company providing audit, tax, accounting and advisory services.

                              EVENT CPE COMPETENCES


                              3 Hours Core


                              WEBINARS TERMS AND CONDITIONS


                              Terms and conditions  apply

                              DISCLAIMER

                              By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information which will be using it in accordance with its Privacy Notice available at the following link.

                              Please note that all webinars are recorded by the MIA. Such recordings will be retained by the MIA for internal use
                              • 14 Sep 2022
                              • 09:30 - 11:30
                              • Online Webinar
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                              Registration Time: 09:15
                              Sessions Time: 09:30 - 11:30
                              Speaker: Ms Ariane Azzopardi
                              Venue: Online Webinar
                              Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
                              MIA Members: €28.00
                              Non-MIA Members: €50.00
                              Retired Members: €15.00
                              Students: €20.00

                              *Group bookings for 3 or more participants available.

                              BACKGROUND INFORMATION

                              The law defines Beneficial owner as the natural person/s who ultimately own/owns or control/controls that body corporate or body of persons through the direct or indirect ownership of a sufficient percentage of shares, voting rights or ownership interest. (ii) A natural person(s) who exercise(s) control via other means. (iii) The natural person(s) holding the position of senior managing official(s) – if, after having exhausted all possible means, no beneficial owner is identified.
                              The session will delve in detail into the said definition, and go into the different tests to identify a beneficial owner. Furthermore, a number of practical examples will be provided in order to go into some of the challenges faced by practitioners and how to deal with such instances.

                              Topics on the agenda

                              Definition of beneficial owner, challenges practitioners face and practical examples.

                              Why is the session of relevance to our members?

                              Accountants are subject persons and it is a legal obligation ensure beneficial owners are correctly identified.

                              Target Audience

                               Subject persons, in particular MLROs, Compliance Officers and compliance functions

                                Speaker's Profile

                                Ariane Azzopardi is a Director within the Quality and Risk Management function. She has over fifteen years’ experience in this field, and is the delegate of the Risk Management Partner at KPMG in Malta. She is involved in the implementation and monitoring compliance with quality and risk management policies and procedures in KPMG in Malta also handling compliance and risk management queries, including those related to the Prevention of Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism (PMLFT) and ethics and independence. She delivers sessions on PMLFT at the KPMG roundtable and also at various other seminars and conferences.
                                Ariane is the chair of the PMLFT sub-committee at the Malta Institute of Accountants and a committee member of the PMLFT sub-committee at the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners. 

                                EVENT CPE COMPETENCES


                                2 Hours Core


                                WEBINARS TERMS AND CONDITIONS


                                Terms and conditions  apply

                                DISCLAIMER

                                By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information which will be using it in accordance with its Privacy Notice available at the following link.

                                Please note that all webinars are recorded by the MIA. Such recordings will be retained by the MIA for internal use
                                • 12 Oct 2022
                                • 13:30 - 16:45
                                • Online Webinar
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                                Registration Time: 13:15
                                Sessions Time: 13:30 - 16:45  including a 15-minute break
                                Speaker: Mr Silvan Mifsud
                                Venue:   Online Webinar
                                Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
                                MIA Members: €40.00
                                Non-MIA Members: €75.00
                                Retired Members: €20.00
                                Students: €30.00

                                *Group bookings for 3 or more participants available.

                                BACKGROUND INFORMATION

                                The training programme will show how conflict management is possible through conflict resolution skills & effective listening, communication & problem solving techniques.

                                Specific topics to be covered during the session

                                • Understanding Conflict
                                • Conflict Management Styles & Options
                                • Preventing Conflict
                                • Conflict Resolution

                                Why is the session of relevance to our members?

                                The vast majority of accountants deal with multiple stakeholders, many times needing to influence and convince them on various financial aspects. This can easily rise to conflicts. Therefore, being able to manage such conflicts is very much needed in the daily ongoing for every accountant.

                                Target Audience

                                Anyone who deals with other persons to get his or her work done.

                                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


                                WEBINARS TERMS AND CONDITIONS


                                Terms and conditions  apply


                                DISCLAIMER

                                By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information which will be using it in accordance with its Privacy Notice available at the following link.

                                Please note that all webinars are recorded by the MIA. Such recordings will be retained by the MIA for internal use
                                • 19 Oct 2022
                                • 09:15 - 12:30
                                • Online Webinar
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                                Registration Time: 09:00
                                Sessions Time: 09:15 - 12:30
                                Speaker: Mr Brandon Gatt
                                Venue: Online Webinar
                                Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
                                MIA Members: €40.00
                                Non-MIA Members: €75.00
                                Retired Members: €20.00
                                Students: €30.00

                                *Group bookings for 3 or more participants available.

                                BACKGROUND INFORMATION

                                The deduction system incorporated in EU VAT law has been designed to relieve businesses from the
                                burden of the VAT payable or paid in the course of their economic activities. During this seminar we
                                will go through the origin and the scope of right of deduction and the main principles connected
                                therewith.

                                Objectives of the session

                                The deduction system incorporated in EU VAT Law promotes fiscal neutrality. But, what does this
                                mean and what are the fundamentals for a ‘tax neutral system’?
                                A right to deduct means a person’s right to claim from the tax authorities the VAT paid on acquired
                                goods and services. But, ‘who’ may exercise such right to deduct?
                                You will learn that not all economic activities give an entitlement to deduct input VAT. Then in that
                                case, ‘which’ activities give a right to deduct?
                                The deduction system comes with several limitations and restrictions including a ‘list’ of ‘what
                                cannot’ be deducted. What does such list include?
                                A business which carries out mixed supplies must claim back the input tax on a partial attribution
                                basis. What does this entail? How do you account for the input tax on a partial attribution basis? Is
                                there any specific methodology for calculating this?
                                Therefore, the scope of the session is to go through the pertinent provisions from the EU VAT
                                legislation in conjunction with the Malta VAT legislation with a view to better understand the
                                concepts of the right to deduct input VAT.

                                Topics on the agenda

                                Origin and scope of right of deduction
                                ▪ Proportional deduction;
                                ▪ Restrictions on the right of deduction – “Blocked Items"
                                ▪ Rules governing exercise of the right of deduction
                                ▪ Adjustment of deductions – including ‘Capital Goods Scheme'
                                ▪ The ECJ on the right of deduction

                                Why is the session of relevance to our members?


                                Target Audience

                                The training course is particularly suitable for professionals, tax advisors and practitioners working in
                                VAT or who are pursuing or intend to pursue a career generally in taxation and specifically in the
                                area of indirect taxation. This session may also be applicable to financial controllers and CFOs.

                                  Speaker's Profile

                                  Brandon Gatt, a Certified Public Accountant in possession of an ACCA degree, has been in the
                                  profession for the past nine years. He has been involved in VAT and accounting assignments both
                                  within and outside of Malta. Brandon has been specialising in VAT since 2016 and is currently the
                                  VAT Leader at Zampa Debattista.
                                  In a relatively short period, Brandon has acquired the necessary experience vital to handling an evergrowing portfolio of diverse clients, operating within various sectors of the economy. Back in June
                                  2017, he attended an intensive course in France, provided by VAT Forum; a partnership of
                                  International VAT experts, where he was provided with intensive training on the Articles of the EU
                                  VAT directive 2006/112/EC. He is now reading for the EU VAT Expert Degree.
                                  Brandon also provides in-house training to established companies within and outside Malta and is
                                  also a lecturer for the ‘Certificate in TAX Compliance’ being offered by the Malta Institute of
                                  Taxation. He is also a lecturer with ZD Academy and also lectures the ACCA Advanced Taxation
                                  (VAT). Brandon also forms part of Malta Institute of Accountants Indirect Tax Committe

                                  EVENT CPE COMPETENCES


                                  3 Hours Core


                                  WEBINARS TERMS AND CONDITIONS


                                  Terms and conditions  apply

                                  DISCLAIMER

                                  By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information which will be using it in accordance with its Privacy Notice available at the following link.

                                  Please note that all webinars are recorded by the MIA. Such recordings will be retained by the MIA for internal use
                                  • 2 Nov 2022
                                  • 09:15 - 12:30
                                  • Online Webinar
                                  Register