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"Working globally with governments, organizations, and individuals, the International Consortium on Governmental Financial Management is dedicated to improving financial management by providing opportunities for professional development and information exchange."

International Consortium on Governmental Financial Management
New Developments in Governmental Financial Management
18th International Conference
Radisson Mart Hotel, Miami, Florida USA
April 18 - 21, 2004

Promoting Development by Eradicating Corruption, Enhancing Security, Improving Transparency and Strengthening Accountability

Miami Conference April 18-21. This brochure includes conference and hotel information in addition to conference registration forms.
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Conference Description 2004:
Around the world, transparency, accountability, and risk management are burning issues for corporate executives and government leaders alike. Fraud, corruption and money laundering threaten national security, distort markets, and obstruct fair trade thereby hindering economic growth and development. Good financial management practices, including the efficient use of technology, can defeat corruption, enhance security, improve transparency, strengthen accountability, and, in so doing, promote development. In 2004, the ICGFM 18th Annual International Conference will 1) highlight these important risk management issues as the affect world policy, international development, and financial management practices and 2) present best practices from around the world.

Key discussion topics:
Anit-Moneylaundering: Moneylaundering and terrorism are intricately intertwined. These issues permeate foreign policy and have an important impact on key financial management issues worldwide. Information exchange is critical tool to prevent and combat corruption.

Good Governance and the Eradication of Corruption:
International development and finance agencies have heightened their emphasis on good organizational governance, strong internal controls and fraud prevention for recipients and partners. Corruption eradication is a key and on-going element of international governmental financial management.

Transparency and Accountability:
Poor transparency and unaccountable leaders both in business and government can destroy development efforts. The ability for the public and other users to scrutinize and understand information is an important element in continued economic development.

ICGFM Mission
The International Consortium on Governmental Financial Management is dedicated to working globally to improve financial management by providing opportunities for professional development and information exchange.

Improving Government Financial Management
Training Program
April 22-23, 2004

Be sure to stay after the Conference for the second in the three part series of the Training Program on April 22-23, 2004 (or sign up for the training separately). The first part in the series was given in 2003 and emphasized the budgeting and accounting areas. The second part will emphasize information technology and the use of information for decision-making. The last part, emphasizing assurance and accountability, in the series will be given in 2005. Click here for more information.

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