On November 12th, the IASB announced holding a public forum on disclosure overload.
The forum will be held, January 28, 2013 at a venue in London.
According to the IASB’s announcement, the goal of the forum is “to get a better understanding of the issues related to disclosure overload, and where and how improvements can be made”. Forum topics will include;
- The current state of financial report disclosures;
- Identifying and understanding the main concerns preparers, auditors, regulators and users have about disclosures in financial reports, and their possible causes;
- Identifying potential ways that entities can improve the clarity of financial reports within the context of the current IFRS requirements; and
- Providing input into the disclosure and presentation sections of the IASB’s Conceptual Framework project.
Forum participants will include: investors, preparers, regulators, auditors, and standard-setters.
The related press notification did not indicate whether the forum will be available via webcast.
Parties interested in attending the forum can obtain more information at the iasb website (iasb.org).