FEE logoICAEW logo


"Audit exemption: how can accountants support small businesses?"

Wednesday 19 February 2014 16.00 – 19.00

Stanhope Hotel, rue du Commerce 9, 1000 Brussels



On 19 February 2014, FEE and ICAS jointly hosted a debate on around audit exemption and how it affects businesses and accountants across Europe. The debate was followed by a cocktail and networking reception. 

A variety of speakers and panellists contributed to the success of this event, which was attended by over 50 participants. 

Below you will find the opening address delivered by Petr Kriz, as well as PowerPoint presentation shared during the keynote addresses of Arnold Schilder & Andreas Noodt.

Attached is also included the recently published Summary of Discussions, outlining the points of view shared by the panellists and speakers and the dynamic conversation which took place throughout the event.


For further information, see the attached detailed programme.

Indroductory speakers

Petr Kriz, FEE Deputy President

Myles Thompson, FEE Board member and Chair of the FEE auditing working party, moderator of the debate


Keynote speakers

Arnold Schilder, IAASB Chairman
Andreas Noodt, IFAC SMP Committee
Robert Hodgkinson, Executive Director, ICAEW


Gerhard Huemer, UEAPME Representative
Morten Speitzer, President of the Danish Institute FSR
Jan Wietsma, Founder and business advisor Coolfacts B.V.
Michael Gewehr, Chair of the auditing working party of the German Institute IDW


Related files:

document pdf text Detailed Programme

document pdf textWelcoming Address Petr Kriz

document pdf text PowerPoint presentation - Arnold Schilder & Andreas Noodt

document pdf text Summary of Discussions