The sponsors of Women on Board have undertaken to organise events or seminars on matters of interest for (potential) board members and Women on Board members are invited to attend these. 

You will find details of past and upcoming events listed below.

Also external events related to our mission are referenced here.

17-1-2017 : The Audit Reform in Belgium - event hosted by IBR IRE


SEMINAR hosted by IBR-IRE for Women on Board associate and supportive members

What the Board Member should know (NL-FR)

Tuesday 17 January 2017

Boulevard Emile Jacqmainlaan 135 box 1, Brussels

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As a result of a new European directive and a new regulation, the Belgian audit landscape has been drastically modified:  a few examples are mandatory audit firm rotation regarding the public-interest entities, new rules on non-audit services, a new audit report, additional reporting to the Audit Committee, new responsibilities of the Audit Committee and the Board of Directors.

The speakers will bring to the attention of the company secretaries, the board members and the audit committee members the key elements of this important reform. During a 2-hours session specifically oriented to the WOB members, the IBR – IRE will outline the major elements of this reform and its impact on the organization of companies.  

The participants will also have the possibility to address their questions to the different speakers, either during the Q&A session or informally during the cocktail subsequent to the presentation.

An event not to be missed!



Trees Paelinck, Thierry Dupont, Marc Bihain, Daniel Kroes, Tom Meuleman, Françoise Roels



18.00              Welcoming participants

18.20              Welcome / Introduction
                        Trees PAELINCK – General Manager “Women on Board”


18.30              Introduction and new regulatory framework of the audit in Belgium
                        Thierry DUPONT, President IBR-IRE

18.45              Nomination and rotation of the auditor
                        Marc BIHAIN, Secretary-general IBR-IRE


19.15              Independence of the auditor and non-audit services
                        Daniel KROES, Honorary President IBR-IRE, Board member


19.40              The role and competencies of the audit committee.
                        The new audit report and the additional report to the audit committee
                        Tom MEULEMAN, Vice-President IBR-IRE


20.00              Q & A

20.15              Conclusion
                        Françoise ROELS, Chair “Women on Board”

20.30              New Year’s Reception & Networking


For Women on Board Associate and supportive members 

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