2017 Annual General Meeting
The 53rd Annual General Meeting of the Institute was held on 13 July 2017, at the Tower Training Centre in Swatar.
The following members were elected for the two year term 2017 – 2019:
- Mr Franco Azzopardi
- Mr Etienne Borg Cardona
- Mr Simon Flynn
- Ms Maria Micallef
- Mr Franz R. Wirth
- Mr Noel Mizzi
- Mr William Spiteri Bailey
They joined the following Council members, whose terms expires in 2018:
- Mr Fabio Axisa
- Mr Christopher Balzan
- Mr David Delicata
- Mr Anthony Doublet
- Mr Jonathan Dingli
- Dr Ivan Grixti
- Mr Stephen Paris
At the first meeting of the new Council, Mr William Spiteri Bailey was elected as President, Mr Fabio Axisa as Vice-president, Mr David Delicata as Secretary and Mr Noel Mizzi as Treasurer
MIA Social Event 2017
The MIA Social event held on 6 July 2017 proved to be a huge success with over 750 registrations received. The sum of €776 was collected for the Autism Parents Association and was eventually topped by the Institute to amount €1,600. The donation was presented to Ms Sandra Borg, co-founder of the Association, by the outgoing President, Mr Franco Azzopardi.
ACCA – MIA Joint Event 2017
The Malta Institute of Accountants and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants organised a joint event on 24 May 2017, attended by 160 professional accountants. The event was sub-divided into various sessions, covering the latest updates in IFRS and also included a panel discussion addressing ethics in accounting.
The sessions discussed IFRS 9 Financial Instruments for the non-financial sector, IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers, IFRS 16 Leases and some other recent amendments effective for periods beginning on or after 1 January 2017 and beyond. The panel discussion titled ‘Accounting and Ethics: Pressure experienced by the Professional Accountant’ was addressed by a panel of practitioners and other experts in the field.
THE TRANSFER OF A FAMILY BUSINESS TO THE NEXT GENERATION – A joint event between the Malta Institute of Accountants, the Chamber Of Commerce and the Malta Employers Association
The Malta Institute of Accountants joined forces with the Chamber of Commerce and the Malta Employers Association, to hold a conference organised on 16 June 2017 addressing family business succession planning in a holistic way.
An array of professional speakers, including the participation of Mr Paul Gisby, manager from Accountancy Europe, delivered various presentations on the subject matter focusing on issues which included: understanding family businesses, the new Family Business Act, devising a plan for the transfer of a family business, different modes of transfer, the valuation exercise, taxation & legal aspects in the transfer of a family business and the importance of Communication.