WCOA 2018: CPA Australia

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Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) and CPA Australia will be co-hosting the twentieth edition of the World Congress of Accountants 2018, a prestigious accounting conference for the global business and finance community, from November 5 to 8 at International Convention Centre, Sydney Australia.

The four-day long program will revolve around core themes of trust, ethics, sustainability, diversity, and new technologies.

The Day 1 program, on November 5, will be on Business Accounting and Showcase. The program will start with workshops and will be followed by exhibition presentations, exhibition lunch, launch event, and Business Connect Program.

The Day 2 Program, on November 6, will be on Purpose and will commence with an Opening Ceremony, Keynote, Breakout A – 5x options, exhibition lunch, Breakout B – 5x options, Melbourne Cup event, Keynote, Optional Social functions, and Business Connect Program.

The Day 3 Program, on November 7, will be on Best Practice that will begin with a Keynote, Breakout C – 5x options, exhibition lunch, Breakout D – 5x options, Keynote, Gala Event, and Business Connect Program.

The Day 4 Program, on November 8, will be on Future that will kick start will Breakout E – 5x options, Breakout F – 5x options, exhibition lunch, Keynotes, Closing Ceremony, and Business Connect Program.

The theme of the World Congress of Accountants 2018 Sydney Accounting Conference is Global Challenges | Global Leaders. The conference is expected to bring together over 6,000 delegates from more than 130 countries to listen to leaders and speakers from the business and finance community.

Some of the speakers are Wendy Addison, founder and chief executive officer – SpeakOut SpeakUp Ltd; Whistleblower, LeisureNet; Kerry Agiasotis, executive vice president – Sage; Rachel Botsman, Trust Expert, author – Who Can You Trust; Gordon Beal, vice president – Research Guidance and Support – CPA Canada; Helen Brand, chief executive – Association of Chartered Certified Accountants; David Bradbury, head of Tax Policy and Statistics – Centre for Tax Policy and Administration (OECD); Jacqueline Chan, managing director and chief financial officer – DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Ltd Digital transformation expert, and many more experts.

Thomson Reuters is the premier sponsor of the event, supported by the NSW Government. ACCA and Institute of Public Accountants are the gold sponsors of the conference. Major sponsors are CPA Canada, ICAEW Chartered Accountants, Sage and Xero. Bronze and supporter sponsors are Association of National Accountants of Nigeria, Calumo, ICAN, Nimbus, NowInfinity, and Receipt Bank.

Association of International Certified Professional Accountants is the tech enabler, International Skill Development Corporation is the official skills partner, Pearson VUE is the charging bar sponsor, Institute of Analytics is the analytics partner, and RMIT University is the academic partner.

Some of the exhibitors are Accountancy Insurance, ACCA, Active Directions, Back Office Shared Services Pty Ltd, BGL, Virtual Cabinet, Saïd Business School at Oxford University, SuiteFiles, TAT audit, Merit Wealth, Panalitix, among others.

For more information, visit (https://wcoa2018.sydney/).

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