ICGFM 32nd Annual International Training Conference

Miami, Florida
Sunday, May 13, 2018

ICGFM 32nd Annual International Training Conference

Creating a Citizen and Business Enabling Environment

Sunday, May 13 – Friday, May 18, 2018, Miami, Florida – USA
  • Sunday, May 13, 2018 - Registration 1-4pm
  • Sunday, May 13, 2018 - Board of Directors Meeting 2:30pm (Invitation Only)
  • Monday, May 14, 2018 - Conference 8am-5pm
  • Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - Conference 8am-5pm
  • Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - Conference 8am-1pm
  • Thursday, May 17, 2018 - Conference 8am-4:30pm, Reception 5:30pm
  • Friday, May 18, 2018 - Conference 8am~2pm

ICGFM Announces Details of the 32nd Annual Training Conference Program:

Over the years there has been a growing consensus about the importance of public financial management (PFM) for both developed and developing economies for enabling business and encouraging citizen engagement.  Whatever the level of PFM maturity in a country, governments, businesses and citizens will rightly continue to raise the bar, expecting increasingly outstanding services often while budgets decline. By taking a holistic view, governments will we be able to focus resources to better leverage improved service delivery, transparency and accountability, and prioritize efforts to create an enabling environment for citizens and businesses.

Conference themes include: 

1. Fiscal transparency and political, economic development

a. Fiscal transparency and the business enabling environment

b. Fiscal transparency and inclusive economic growth

c. Fiscal transparency and engagement: if you put the numbers out, will anyone care?

d. Fiscal transparency experiences among regime types

e. Fiscal transparency around State Owned Enterprises

2. Taxation as part of PFM

a. Sessions on tax instruments, how they work, where they are used, trends, and lessons

b. International trends in taxation: BEPS, AEOI, tax havens, illicit funds flows

c.  How modern tax administrations work, the ideas behind “voluntary compliance”

d. Do Semi-Autonomous Revenue Authorities (SARAs) work better?

e. Customs as a taxing organization

3. Rules and fiscal management

a. Fiscal responsibility laws, experiences and results

b. Debt laws and debt limits, counting contingencies

c. Identifying, quantifying, and properly accounting for fiscal risks

4. Fiscal planning, budgeting, and programming

a. What are the differences among Medium Term Macroeconomic Framework, MTFF, MTBF, and MTEF?

b. Country experiences in implementing multiyear budget planning

c. Should the multiyear budget have the same effect of law as annual budget?

d. Does multiyear budgeting improve fiscal performance?

e. Linking program budgets to national and sector strategies

f. Linking national accounts with fiscal accounts

g. Current policy forecasting and introducing productivity enhancements

h. Revenue forecasting

i. Performance/Results-based budgeting

5. Public Private Partnerships

a. Planning and implementing programs

b. Approaches for risk allocation

c. Competitive/transparent procurement process

d. Developing governance and legal frameworks

6. Non-technical aspects to fiscal modernization/reform

a. Institutional inertia

b. Bureaucratic obstruction

c. Political Economy Analysis

d. Leadership commitment

e. Capacity building

7. Use of Information Technology, going beyond compliance

a. Case studies using IFMIS beyond compliance

b. Getting to predictive analytics

c. Transparency portals

d. Analytics used for fraud prevention

e. Cyber security and its benefits to the PFM agenda

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 23, 2018.    The Regular Rate must be paid in full by April 23, 2018.  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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