International Consortium on Governmental Financial Management (ICGFM) to Host December Conference in Washington DC
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Nov. 21, 2009 – The International Consortium on Governmental Financial Management (ICGFM) announced today that it will host its annual December Conference from December 2nd to 4th at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Enrique Iglesias Conference Center at 1330 New York Ave. in Washington, D.C.
The topical theme for the conference is: “Performance. Results. Outcomes. Understanding Impact in Managing Public Finance”. Workshops, presentations and interactive sessions will, focus on the use of performance frameworks in Public Financial Management (PFM). Senior level government financial managers from more than 30 countries including Poland, China, Brazil, Benin, and Bosnia will present PFM case studies. These case studies will help participants by identifying good practices and proven steps in government performance management.
ICGFM President, James R. Ebbitt, also Executive Director/Consultant of EAM, Inc./Mosley & Associates, an organization member of ICGFM, will open the conference. “A focus on performance in funding and delivering government services is extremely timely in light of the ongoing financial crisis. This conference will reinforce the best aspects of ICGFM: sharing good practices and facilitating dialog among practitioners.”
Limited to 130 representatives from the range of government finance – budget, audit, accounting, IT, policy, and treasury -- the conference serves as a global forum to share successes and lessons learned in public financial management (PFM).
Rhoda Canter, VP for Programs and Partner, International Global Public Sector for Grant Thornton, LLP noted that, “This conference, like all ICGFM programs, provides mentoring from PFM practitioners of practical, tested approaches – systems, procedures, and ideas that can be implemented – not theory and concepts”.
Working globally with governments, organizations and individuals, the ICGFM is dedicated to improve financial management by providing opportunities for professional development and information exchange. More information about ICGFM is available on our website, www.icgfm.org.