ICGFM 31st Annual International Training Conference

Miami, Florida
Sunday, May 14, 2017

ICGFM 31st Annual International Training Conference

The Macroeconomic Benefits of Strong PFM Practices

Sunday, May 14 – Friday, May 19, 2017, Miami, Florida – USA
  • Sunday, May 14, 2017 - Registration 1-4pm, Board of Directors Meeting 2:30pm
  • Monday, May 15, 2017 - Conference 8am-5pm
  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - Conference 8am-5pm
  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - Conference 8am-1pm
  • Thursday, May 18, 2017 - Conference 8am-4:30pm, Reception 5:30pm
  • Friday, May 19, 2017 - Conference 8am~2pm

ICGFM Announces Details of the 31st Annual Training Conference Program:

Looking forward to a renewed role for public financial management (PFM), it is necessary to build strong PFM practices to address macroeconomic environment, to maximize PFM investment and investor’s confidence.  The options available to finance growth are positively correlated to the strength of a country’s PFM policies, supporting framework and processes, and underlying capacity. 

Conference themes include: 

Institutional Reforms and Measurement:

  • Selecting PFM investments which align with strategic vision
  • Developing PFM mechanism geared toward service delivery
  • Demonstrating sectorial returns of PFM investment
  • Realizing benefits of Supreme Audit Institution
  • Enhancing judicious and equitable revenue collection
  • Demonstrating importance of whole of government approach
  • Using technology to provide access to information and institutionalize PFM processes
  • Using analytics to evaluate success of programs

Policy Reforms:

  • Addressing macroeconomic policies and practices to maximize return in government PFM investments
  • Establishing Government Accounting Standards Board
  • Shifting all public sector enterprises, ministries, departments and authorities to accrual accounting to bring transparency and efficiency

Operational Reforms and Processes:

  • Increasing investors’ confidence through strong PFM practices
  • Enhancing transparency through open government/open data initiatives
  • Preventing fraud, waste, and abuse
  • Investing in people to meet governmental strategies
  • Using financial management information system and analytical tools for decision making to establish strong cash flow and budget management mechanisms
  • Developing budgets driven by long term development policies; equal importance for recurrent budget expenditures
  • Demonstrating leading practices in information technology deployment and management

Conference description:
 ICGFM Training Conferences are gatherings of financial management practitioners to discuss the financial reforms and methods available to better serve their citizens.  Representatives from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, the Caribbean and North America share their practical experiences in meeting the challenges of the 21st Century.
Who should attend:  Senior and mid-level public officials responsible for any part of the PFM cycle, from planning to audit and evaluation; Academics and private sector representatives who follow the PFM profession.

The conference program will include speakers from a variety of countries on subjects within the conference theme as diverse as social media to Country case studies. Interested participants are encouraged to register early to take advantage of discounted rate and secure a spot.

Working globally with governments, organizations and individuals, the
International Consortium on Governmental Financial Management is dedicated to improving financial management so that governments may better serve their citizens.


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Payment Instructions

  • The Early Rate is only applicable if it is paid in full by March 24, 2017.    The Regular Rate must be paid in full by April 24, 2017.  Registrations will be cancelled if payment is not received by the above dates.  You may pay by Credit Card or Wire Transfer.

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