CoreFiling to Sponsor Public Sector Symposium at 18th XBRL International Conference in Washington, DC, October 15-16, 2008
Oxford, 18th September 2008
CoreFiling, a leader in interactive business reporting, specializing in XBRL-based systems and services, announced today that it is sponsoring, together with IBM, the Public Sector Symposium at the 18th XBRL International Conference, Better Reporting for Better Decisions: by Managers, Investors, Governments and Citizens. The conference will be held at the Reagan Building and International Trade Center on October 15-16, 2008. This global forum will bring together business leaders from around the world in investor communications, government and the governance/risk/compliance arena to discuss the impact of interactive information reporting on their practice areas.
The Public Sector Symposium, is a half-day session taking place on Thursday, October 16 and is available to government employees at heavily discounted prices. It will feature keynote speakers Steven O. App, Deputy Director and CFO of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and Kim Wallin, Controller for the State of Nevada. Topics covered during the program will include:
- Federal government reporting issues — discussion of a joint FDIC/SEC project in the making
- Interactive data and municipal securities — new SEC ruling could change the way municipalities report
- Grants information reporting and how XBRL can change and improve the process
This conference will build on the momentum behind interactive data worldwide in the public sector, with an emphasis on how data in XBRL-based format favorably impacts the consumer of performance information.
Government employees, including accountants, Program and IT managers responsible for data collection and analysis and systems developers should attend. Special discounted pricing is available.
"Structured data offers a real opportunity to improve government performance reporting at a federal, state and local level," said John Turner, CEO, CoreFiling, "This conference will provide topics and speakers with real-world case studies and discussions that illustrate how XBRL-formatted data can make government decision-making more accurate, timely and cost-effective. The Symposium will be a short, sharp analysis of just some of the opportunities open to public sector agencies of all kinds."
The full conference covers two days, October 15-16, and features additional keynote speakers Christopher Cox, Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Ira M. Millstein, Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP, William Lutz, Professor Emeritus, Rutgers University, Chair, SEC's 21st Century Disclosure Initiative and Liping Song, the CEO of the Shenzen Stock Exchange. Other topics covered during the full conference include investor communication, governance, risk and compliance as well as sessions for technologists, preparers and regulators.
For more information about the full conference, go to http://conference.xbrl.org/.
XBRL (Extensible Business Reporting Language) is a royalty-free, open specification for software that uses XML data tags to describe business and financial information for public and private companies and other organizations. XBRL benefits all members of the information supply chain by utilizing a standards-based method with which users can prepare, publish in a variety of formats, exchange and analyze business and financial statements and the information they contain.
About XBRL International
XBRL International is a non-profit consortium of approximately 550 organizations worldwide working together to build the XBRL language and promote and support its adoption. XBRL International is responsible for the technical XBRL specification and each country-specific jurisdiction works to facilitate the development and adoption of local XBRL taxonomies, or dictionaries, consistent with accounting, regulatory, and market standards and practices.
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