Conference Program Agenda

 

(All times are EDT)

Monday, September 19, 2022

Day One 

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Registration Opens

 

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Opening Reception

Welcome Remarks: Dave Pearl, ICGFM President

 

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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Day Two 

 

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Breakfast

 

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Dave Pearl, ICGFM President, John Thissen, Vice President, Programs and Aleksi Alesksishivili, Vice President-Elect, Programs

 

9:15 AM – 9:45 AM
Opening Keynote Address

 

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM

Panel/Discussion

Sustaining Development Investments through Strong PFM

Panelist: Jason Wynnycky, Director, Millennium Challenge Corporation, USA
*Additional panelists will be added soon

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM

Break

 

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Presentation/Discussion

Lessons in PFM Resilience

Presenter: Manuel Schiappa Pietra, CEO, FreeBalance, Canada

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Lunch/Networking

 

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Panel/Discussion

Strengthening PFM Processes for Enhanced Public Investment Outcomes: Implications for Practitioners in the Post-COVID 19 Environment

Panelist: Tim Robinson, Principal Economist, Nathan Associates, USA

Panelist: Uzma Ashraf Barton, Principal Associate, Nathan Associates, USA

Panelist: Adam Kadir, Associate, Nathan Associates, USA

Moderator: Tia Elise Raappana, Senior Public Sector Specialist, PEFA Secretariat, Washington DC/USA

 

2:00 PM – 2:15 PM

Break

 

2:15 PM – 3:00 PM

Presentation/Discussion

Subnational Domestic Revenue Mobilization - SEE Region Best Practices and The Way Forward

Presenter: Mariana Moneva, Cardno International Development, SRMA Project

 

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM

Break

 

3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

Panel/Discussion

Pandemic Response and Post-Pandemic Economic Recovery Efforts

Panelist: James Rollins, Senior Manager, Deloitte, USA

Panelist: Marta Postula, Professor, Head of the Department of Finance and Accounting, Faculty of Management, University of Warsaw, Poland, Fiscal Rules in the Post-Pandemic Period
*Additional panelists will be added soon 

 

Afternoon/Evening
Open

 

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Day Three 

 

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Breakfast

 

9:00 AM – 9:10 AM

Welcome 

 

9:10 AM  – 9:40 AM
Keynote Address

 

9:40 AM – 10:40 AM

Panel/Discussion

Public Debt, Transparency and Opportunities

Panelist: Mark Gallagher, Chief of Party,

USAID Fiscal Accountability and Sustainable Trade (FAST), DevTech Systems, Inc., USA

Panelist: Steve Rozner, Senior Fiscal Advisor, USAID, USA

Panelist: Geoff Dubrow, Founder and Principal Consultant, Nexus PFM Consulting, Inc., Canada

 

10:40 AM – 10:55 AM

Break

 

10:55 AM – 11:55 AM

Presentation/Discussion

Introducing the New PPB- Pragmatic Program Budgeting (Overcoming Design Obstacles to Planning, Management, and Control)

Presenter: Moritz Piatti, Senior Economist, The World Bank, USA


11:55 PM – 1:00 PM

Lunch/Networking

 

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Panel/Discussion

Fostering Dialogue Vertically, Horizontally, and Diagonally: Building Integrity Networks to Combat Corruption in Public Investment in Peru

Panelist: Paola Barragan, Chief of Party, USAID Peru Transparent Public Investment (TPI) Project, Peru

Panelist: Janine Mans, Senior Governance Adviser, Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance (DRG Center), USAID, USA

Moderator: Tomas Bridle, Senior Global Practice Lead, Democracy and Governance, Chemonics International, USA

 

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Presentation/Discussion

Compliance And Risk Management in Public Administration

Presenter: Temi Rosas, Partner, Consulting Plus, SA, Panama

 

2:45 PM – 4:00 PM
Presentation/Discussion

Improving PFM – Experience from Various Countries

Mohammed Sani Abdulai, Project Director, Public Financial Management Reforms, Ministry of Finance of Ghana, Government of Ghana's Budget: Its Functions, Coverage, Classification, and Integration with Chart of Accounts

Reuben Orwaru, Manager, PFM, PAFA, Kenya, Partnering to Professionalize Accounting and Auditing in the Public Sector

Attique Ur-Rehman, Deputy Director, Office of the Auditor General of Pakistan, An Examination of the Fraud Risk Discourse - A Case Study of Pakistan

 

Afternoon/Evening

Open

 

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

Day Four 

 

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Breakfast

 

9:00 AM – 9:10 AM

Welcome 

 

9:10 AM – 9:30 AM

Keynote Address

Green PFM -- Building the Next Generation of Public Finance Managers and Systems

Larry McDonald, Deputy Assistant Secretary, US Department of Treasury, USA

 

9:30 AM – 10:30 PM

Presentation/Discussion

Role of Local Government in Framing Climate Change Agenda

Presenter: Edward Alpha, Chief Administrator, Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, Kambia District Council, Sierra Leone

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM

Break

 

10:45 AM – 11:45 PM

Panel/Discussion

Innovating at the Nexus – Public Finance, Law, and Capital Markets

Panelist: Katherine Mulhern, Founder and CEO of Restitution, United Kingdom

Panelist: Starla Slaney, Managing Director, Slaney Advisors, United Kingdom
*Additional panelists will be added soon.

Moderator: Laura Robinson, President, Swale House Partners, USA, ICGFM President-Elect

 

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM

Lunch/Networking

 

12:45 PM – 1:30 PM

Presentation/Discussion

Achieving Just-In-Time Transfer of Funds in a Federal Nation - India's Experience

Presenter:  Abhey Kumar, Assistant Controller General of Accounts, Ministry of Finance, India

  

1:30 PM – 1:45 PM

Break

 

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

Presentation/Discussion

How Can Blockchain Improve Public Finance?

Presenter: Doug Hadden, Executive Vice President, FreeBalance, Canada

 

2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
Panel/Discussion

Establishing a New Petroleum Regulator – A Finance Perspective

Panelist: Michael Otonga Ochan, Director, Finance and Administration, Petroleum Authority of Uganda

Panelist: Solomon Ikopit, Manager, Finance, Petroleum Authority of Uganda

Moderator: Laura Robinson, President, Swale House Partners, USA, ICGFM President-Elect

 

Afternoon

Open

 

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Closing Event

 

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Friday, September 23, 2022

Day Five 

 

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Breakfast
Welcome
Awards/Recognitions

 

9:30 AM  – 9:45 AM
Break

 

9:45 AM – 11:15 PM

Analysis of Ukraine-Russia Conflict: Consequences and Lessons

Panelist: Tymofiy Mylovanov, President, Kyiv School of Economics, former Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine [invited]

Panelist: Natalie Jaresko, former Minister of Finance of Ukraine [invited]

Panelist: Tetiana Iefymenko, President, Academy of Financial Management, Ukraine

Panelist: Irina Paliashvili, President and Senior Counsel, RULG- Ukrainian Legal Group, Washington, DC/Kyiv, Ukraine [invited]

Moderator: Aleksi Aleksishvili, Chairman of the Board, Policy and Management Consulting Group, former Minister of Finance, Georgia

 

11:15 AM – 11:30 AM

Break

 

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Closing Keynote Address

 

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Closing Remarks

Dave Pearl, ICGFM President

 


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