The EFFAS Annual General Meeting was held on 13th & 14th June 2019 in Brussels, kindly hosted by the Association Belge des Analystes Financiers ABAF - Belgische Vereniging van Financiële Analisten BVFA.
Further to the excellent opportunity to exchange information among members, the meeting aimed to learn about the activities of the EFFAS standing commissions that presented their annual reports of activities; as well as the EFFAS’s performance over the last 12 months and the future strategy. Major topics were the re-election of Mr Hans Buysse as EFFAS Executive Management Committee (EMC), and the election of the EFFAS Arbitration Board for the period 2019-2021. The new CESGA® Programme was introduced and the introduction of an ESG Chapter in the CEFA syllabus starting 2020 was approved, as well as the reaccreditation of the CEFA programmes of FSFA Finland, SFAF France, DVFA Germany, AIAF Italy, AAFBR Romania and IEAF Spain.
EFFAS was honoured with the presence of Mr Alain Deckers, Head of Unit of the Unit C1 – Corporate reporting, audit and credit rating agencies of the European Commission at the EFFAS AGM Gala Dinner the night of 13th June 2019. Mr Decker shared with us the latest information on transparency developments and the dissemination of structured data within Europe.
Furthermore Mr Jean-Paul Gauzes, Chairman of EFRAG and Mrs Saskia Slomp, CEO of EFRAG, honoured EFFAS with their presence at the EFFAS AGM on June 14th in Brussels. Mr Gauzes shared his knowledge on the latest developments of the Corporate Reporting Lab that was created within EFRAG on the explicit demand of the European Commission.
Our gratitude goes out to all the participants who made possible the celebration of our annual meeting, with a special mention for our host, ABAF, and our guests Mr Alain Deckers, Mr Jean-Paul Gauzes and Mrs Saskia Slomp.