Paul Thompson, European Federation of Accountants and Auditors (EFAA), director: Future of Accountancy Profession

Paul Thompson is EFAA Director and a consultant dedicated to thought leadership and development of the global accountancy profession. From 2004 to 2016 Mr. Thompson worked for IFAC latterly as Director, Global Accountancy Profession Support, a role that extended to overseeing the IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway, research and innovation, and activities in support of small- and medium-sized practices (SMP) and professional accountants in business (PAIB). Mr. Thompson also serves on the SME Implementation Group, an advisory body to the International

Accounting Standard Board (Board), and is a member of Nottingham University Business School Malaysia’s Industry Advisory Board (IAB), an advisory group providing strategic advice to the Business School. He advises developing professional accountancy organisations in Europe and Asia. Previously Mr. Thompson worked for Touche Ross & Co., London before going on to lecture on corporate reporting and analysis at universities in the UK, Singapore, and Malaysia. He has a number of publications in academic journals and the professional press in the areas of ethical finance, corporate reporting, corporate governance, integrated reporting, practice management and the future of the profession. Mr. Thompson graduated from the University of Warwick with a bachelor of science in accounting and financial analysis and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Mr. Thompson is an internationally ranked masters distance runner.

Gábor Halmosi, PwC, director: Finance in the Digital Age - The next generation of finance professionals

I have more than 13 years of experience in the areas of financial audit, financial and management accounting advisory. I am leading financial audits and accounting advisory projects to major Hungarian entities.  I am also a tutor of PwC's Academy for ACCA Management Accounting and Performance Management courses since 2011. I am an IFRS qualified accountant and acts both as tutor and examiner in IFRS accountant qualification. I am regularly teaching on finance and accounting trainings for Clients from different industries, including energy, telecommunication, pharmaceuticals and industrial production. I am a member of PwC Hungary's audit automation initiative exploring new possibilities the technology is offering

Szabolcs Czöndör, Hungarian Tax Authorities, head of department, taxation and customs: Digitalization of taxation in Europe and Hungary

He is the Head of Department for IT and Transfer Pricing Control at the Large Taxpayers Tax and Customs Directorate (KAVIG) of the National Tax and Customs Administration of Hungary (NAV). He has been working for the tax authority in different positions since 2001, and has been managing the field of IT control for Large Taxpayers since 2003. His department performs, among other things, the analyses of large taxpayers’ IT systems, analyses related to internet trading, and also provides IT and transfer pricing control support for the ex-post control field.

Besides doing his head of department job, he is also involved in several projects of the tax office. He is the professional leader of the Online Invoice project.

Szabolcs Czöndör provides numerous training courses both inside the tax office, and for bookkeepers and tax advisers. He regularly gives presentations to the European tax offices, as well as participates in training for tax offices in countries outside the EU.

He is a qualified tax expert and is regularly published on topics such as taxation and tax-related IT.


Krisztián KurtiszUNIQA  AND CHERRISK, CEO: Start-up in a multinational company – a management schrizophrenia

Krisztián is the visionary behind CHERRISK, the innovative new brand of UNIQA Insurance Group, that is present in 19 countries Europwide. His original concept to build a truly digital insurance platform with the help of the latest technologies called CHERRISK to life in 2018. Krisztián has over 20 years of insurance experience and is the CEO the Hungarian branch of UNIQA Insurance with 450 employees and 200 million Euro turnover. CHERRISK is not his first innovation, he built an other online insurance platform before. His most pressing topic nowadays is how a traditional industry like insurance can be relevant for customers who are used to innovative start-ups around them.



7th November 2019

8.00 - 9.00 Registration

9.00 - 9.15 Welcome speech

9.15 - 10.15 Plenary session

10.15 - 10.45 Coffee break

10.45 - 11.45 Plenary session

12.00 - 13.00 Lunch

13.00 - 15.00 Sessions

15.00 - 15.30 Coffee break

15.30 - 17.30 Sessions


Conference venue

Budapest Business School, Markó u. 29-31., 1055 Budapest

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