In conjunction with a gathering of its Global Board of Directors in Amsterdam, IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) is hosting a number of events for members in the month of October.

For professionals in Amsterdam, IMA is offering three events:

  • “The Future of Finance Co-Driving the Business”
    17 October 2019, 15:00 – 21:00
    RAI Convention Center, Europaplein 24, 1078 GZ Amsterdam
    Click here to register.

  • “Dealing with Ethical Dilemmas with Confidence”
    18 October 2019, 9:30 – 12:30
    NBA Office-Limperg Room, Antonio Vivaldistraat 2, 1083 HP Amsterdam
    Click here to register.
    *Please note that this event is for IMA/NBA members only.

  • “The Future of Corporate Reporting”
    18 October 2019, 14:00 – 16:45 
    CIRCL, Gustav Mahlerplein 1B, 1082 MS Amsterdam
    Click here to register.

For professionals in Switzerland:

  • Management Accounting Conference
    21 October, 15:00 – 21:00
    Johnson & Johnson, Gubelstrasse 34, 6300 Zug, Switzerland
    Click here to register.

College and university students in Europe also will have the opportunity to build their professional network and gain job-search insights at two IMA Student Leadership Conferences in Europe, the first at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences & Arts in Rotkruez on 22 October 2019.

The event will bring together students from across Europe and provide a forum to engage in interactive dialogue with seasoned practitioners and esteemed educators. The half-day program will take place from 15:00 to 18:00 and will be offered free of charge to both students and practitioners (registration is capped at 100). The lineup of guest speakers, who are experts in the fields of accounting and leadership, includes:

  • Paul Juras, Ph.D., CMA, CPA, IMA Global Chair Elect, 2019-2020, Vander Wolk Professor of Management Accounting & Operational Performance at Babson College 
  • Dennis Whitney, CMA, ICMA Senior Vice President, Certifications, Exams & Content Integration 
  • Prof. Dr. Stefan Hunziker, Head of Competence Center Risk & Compliance Management at Lucerne School of Business

“This conference is a great opportunity for students to network with corporate practitioners and, especially, recruiters. The coaching sessions will provide attendees with valuable information to help make their job search easier. All of the sessions will give students what they need to kick-start their careers and get started on the road to professional success,” said Bernardin Generalao, IMA manager of regional partner relations, DACH.

Two days later, IMA will host another Student Leadership Conference in Moscow: on 24 October 2019, from 10:00 to 12:00, at the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation. Speakers will include:

  • Alexander Ilyinsky, dean, University of Moscow under the Government of the Russian Federation
  • Mikhail Sklyarov, CFO, Lamoda Group
  • Jim Gurowka, CAE, IMA senior vice president, global business development

More information about this conference in Moscow can be found at this link.

Noted Generalao, “We’re very pleased to be able to offer students in Europe the opportunity to experience an IMA Student Leadership Conference. IMA has hosted a student conference in a different U.S. city for nearly 20 years, and hundreds of students regularly participate. We hope that students in Europe will take advantage of this special opportunity to learn, network, and get inspired.”

In addition, IMA this fall will host its first Women’s Accounting Leadership Series event in Germany. This is an engaging and interactive forum, free of charge to attend, that provides relevant professional development and support for the advancement of women in accounting and finance. The event will be held 23 October from 15:30 to 21:30 at the Excelsior Hotel in Munich, Germany. Visit this link for more information and to register.

Finally, IMA is hosting ongoing chapter events this fall, where members are encouraged to attend in order to gain new insights and meet local IMA members and leaders, as well as other professionals in the community. Events will be held in Amsterdam on 21 October and in Moscow on 22 October.

For more information about any of these events, please contact Marta Sudnikiewicz at