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Dear Standard-setters,

On behalf of the IFRS Foundation, we would like to thank you for attending the World Standard-setter conference on 1–2 October 2018 in London. Your engagement and enthusiasm helped to make the conference a great success. We always value your views and we are very greatful for sharing them with us.

The WSS conference provides an open forum for standard-setters to network and discuss jurisdictional issues that affect the development of new and revised Standards.

WSS is the most inclusive gathering that we have with standard-setters from around the world. It is a fantastic opportunity to talk to a lot of people.

Hans Hoogervorst
Chair, International Accounting Standards Board

This year's conference brought together 134 delegates and observers from over 65 jurisdictions. The discussed topics included:

  • IASB Update
  • Conceptual Framework for Financial Reporting
  • Business Combinations Under Common Control
  • Better Communications—focus on Primary Financial Statements & Disclosure Initiative
  • Financial Instruments with Characteristics of Equity—Discussion Paper
  • Goodwill and Impairment
  • Management Commentary 

Subsequent to the WSS conference the Board hosted (and will host) additional meetings with national standard-setters: 

When Group Details
1–2 October WSS Conference Agenda papers are available here.
2–3 October International Forum of Accounting Standard Setters (IFASS) The IFASS members met the Board members to share their jurisdictions' experience with the Standards and their implementation.
4 October Accounting Standards Advisory Forum (ASAF) The Board held a meeting with the ASAF to discuss some of its current technical projects and future research activities. 
29–31 October Emerging Economies Group (EEG) Agenda papers are available here.

We are looking forward to meeting you at next year's WSS conference on Monday 30 September and Tuesday 1 October 2019 at the Hilton London Canary Wharf Hotel, South Quay, Marsh Wall, London E14 9SH. 

Best regards, 

Michelle Sansom (msansom@ifrs.org)
Samuel Prestidge (sprestidge@ifrs.org)
Denise Durant (ddurant@ifrs.org)

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