THE INSTITUTE OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS OF KENYA
(established under the Accountant Act, Laws of Kenya)
The 2nd East Africa Congress of Accountants
Date: 18th – 20th April 2018
Venue: PrideInn Paradise Beach Resort & Spa, Shanzu, Mombasa, Kenya
Welcome to the 2nd East Africa Congress of Accountants (EACOA) organized in the serene environment of coastal region in Kenya.
The Congress brings together over 700 accountants and other professionals from the region to analyze and forge a common understanding of issues impacting professionalism in the region.
This is a bi-annual congress that is jointly organized by the five professional accountancy institutes of the East African Community namely the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK), the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU), the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Rwanda (ICPAR), the Tanzania National Board of Accountants and Auditors (NBAA) and, Ordre Des Professionnels Comptables Du Burundi (OPC). The regional accountancy Institutes formalized the creation of the EACIA as a framework for developing, regulating and facilitating regional integration of the accountancy profession in recognizing the value of regional integration as enshrined in the East African Community Common Market Protocol.
The EAC Vision 2050 lays out a broad perspective in which the region optimizes the utilization of its resources to accelerate productivity and the social wellbeing of its people. It portrays a future East Africa with rising personal prosperity in cohesive societies, competitive economies, and strong inter-regional relationships and interaction. Accountability and reporting of the implementation of the vision and utilization of the scarce resources is a vital role that the professionals in the region must play to ensure the attainment of the vision.
Moreover, the region continues to experience rapid expansion in banking, telecommunications, urbanization, exploration and investment in infrastructure, particularly rail that continue to spur its position as an emerging economic frontier. These emerging trends potent great opportunities for the professionals in the region.
The Congress aims to deliberate on the state and role of professionals in the region with regard to the emerging sectors, trends and their resultant reporting complexities. The Congress will be guided by the following specific objectives:
- To conduct a situational analysis of the emerging development frontiers in Eastern Africa and the role of professionals;
- To identify opportunities for professionals in the emerging frontiers in the region and position them as key contributors for growth.
- To examine the status of the accounting standards and the reporting requirements in the region;
- To share experiences, interrogate and seek solutions on ethical and governance challenges facing governments and professionals in Eastern Africa
KEY CONGRESS TOPICS / SUB-THEMES
The following topics and sub-themes will guide the discussions at the congress
The Changing Economic Landscape in Eastern Africa: The Emerging Frontiers
Financial Sector, Real Estate, Telecommunication, Blue Economy, Medical Engineering, Insurance, Cooperative sector
Regional infrastructural development – Lessons from Eastern Africa
Collaboration or competition?
Skills preparedness and skills transfer
Tax Harmonization and information Sharing: Regional Perspective
Reporting in extractives industry- Oil and Gas
Comprehensive reporting -Focus on financial reporting, governance, regulatory, environmental, social effects and others
Accountancy preparedness – knowledge and skills enhancement
Taxation and sharing of revenue
EAC Common Market Protocol – Opportunities and Challenges for professionals
Professional MRAs entered into in EAC
Trading and Business opportunities in Eastern Africa
Public Sector Accountability in Eastern Africa – enhancing value for money
Tackling Governance, Procurement and Corruption in EA
New Developments in reporting requirements – IFRS, IAES, IPSAS, ISAs, NOCLAR and Integrated Reporting
Regional FiRe Awards and other developments
The Future Accountant
Market expectations, Global trends, Regulatory requirements and Technological advancement
Celebrating the Eastern Africa Cultural and Tourism Diversity
The Brand Eastern Africa
Unity in Diversity: Exploring Unifying Cultural and Tourism potentials
The Congress will utilize methodologies that foster engagement and dialogue the selected topics. Experts and Panelists will discuss and initiate dialogue on the different identified thematic areas and topics. Plenary sessions will be opened after each topic and or thematic area to allow for conclusive way forwards. Prior to the Congress, discussion papers will be commissioned to sector practitioners and experts to guide discussions on the thematic area and topic during the Congress. The papers will further identify sub-themes for further discussions in smaller groups within a topic. The authors of the papers will be invited as key note speakers. Gala dinner and other outdoor activities will be organized to provide opportunities for direct interaction in addition to the more structured dialogues.
The Congress will be officially opened and closed by top government officials from the East African Community. The Congress invites the participation of the East Africa Community member states, Accountants and other professionals from business and industry, financial services, National Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies, County/Regional/ Local Governments, Regulatory Bodies, Independent Commissions, Constitutional Offices, Development Partners, Academicians, researchers and graduate students from both public and private institutions, NGOs, CSOs, and International Organizations with a focus on governance, ethics and ethical behavior, leadership and accountability across the region.
The Congress is highly subsidized given that it has been partly sponsored by the Congress partners. As such, the participants will be required to pay Congress fee of USD $ 500 which will cover direct conference costs including conference venue and materials, facilitators and meals during the congress.
The participants will be required to take care of their own accommodation, transport, Daily Subsistence Allowance and airport transfers.
Professional Accountants in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan.
Kindly note that booking for The East Africa Congress of Accountants is available either online at https://www.icpak.com/event/2nd-east-african-congress-of-accountants/
Delegates are urged to note that the bookings close on 17th April 2018 at 1700 hrs
|Category||Early Bird Registration
Booked & Paid for before 13th April 2018
Booking & Payments or LPOs / LSOs received after 13th April 2018
|Associate Members/Students||KShs. 50,000||KShs. 55,000|
|Members||KShs.50,000||KShs. 55, 000|
|Non Members||KShs. 50,000||KShs. 55, 000|
|International Delegates||500 USDs||550 USDs|
Book online on https://www.icpak.com/event/2nd-east-african-congress-of-accountants/
Continuous Professional Development Units (CPD Units)
Members of ICPAK and other reciprocating professional bodies will earn 20 CPD units upon successfully attending the East Africa Congress of Accountants
National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) Reimbursement
The Institute is registered as a trainer with National Industrial Training Authority. The Institute’s registration number is DIT/TRN/47. Participants who are registered levy contributors should apply to NITA for reimbursement of their fees. Please note that this is applicable for Kenyan citizens only and subject to NITA regulations. Remember that to qualify you should apply to NITA for approval prior to the date of the conference. Further details can be obtained from their website (www.nita.go.ke).
Sponsorship Opportunities & Additional Information
The East Africa Congress of Accountants attracts over 400 participants drawn from both the public and private sectors presenting a rare chance for exhibitors and sponsors. Those interested in sponsoring this event can reach us through email@example.com. Other requests for information can be channelled to us via telephone on +254 733 856 262/ 727531006/ 733856262/ 721469169 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We encourage you to regularly visit our website www.icpak.com for updates on the Conference