THE INSTITUTE OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS OF KENYA
(established under the Accountant Act, Laws of Kenya)
THE INAUGURAL REGIONAL ACCOUNTANTS CONVENTION
Theme: “Compete or Collaborate; The Role of Professionals in the East African Region”
Venue: Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Dar Es Salaam – Oyster Bay, Tanzania
Date: 7th to 11th August 2018
Professional Accountants operate in a continually dynamic and challenging work environment. The current and future demands on professionals both from clients and regulatory authorities call for a rethinking and re strategizing of the way things are done. These demands have created a fluid operating environment in which the only constant is change. Challenges such as the ever-increasing requirements on financial management and reporting, audit approach and methodology, information technology, big data, environmental sustainability, professional ethics and the impact of those charged with governance all impinge on the work, character and profile of today’s accountant.
To remain relevant and assist organizations leapfrog ahead of competition, the CPA today must confront both individually and collectively challenges to the profession. The Inaugural Regional Professionals convention is an effort by professional bodies in the East African Region to combine plans and synergize in empowering professionals to command a leadership role in their respective organizations. By use of experienced experts, the convention will focus on the following;
- Governance, Conflict Management and Nation Building.
- Peer review mechanism in the region
2. Emerging Trends in International Trade and the Implications for East Africa and Africa.
- The new international scramble for African markets
- The challenge of excellence in African business organizations
- Building common markets for Africa
3. Infrastructure, Information and Finance; Is there case for Collaboration?
- Closing the digital gap: addressing accessibility
- The challenge of credit, finance and micro-finance
- Infrastructure policies and governance: private sector participation
4. Regional Tax Revenue Administration and Collaborative Tax Reforms.
- Tax harmonization and information Sharing: Regional Perspective
5. The state of the Oil and Gas Sector in East Africa.
- Professional preparedness – knowledge and skills enhancement
6. Sustainability Accounting: Achieving profitability while safeguarding environmental resources.
7. Developments in Implementation of IPSAS: Lessons and Experiences from the Region.
8. PAFA Updates; Recent Development in Accountancy in Africa.
9. Professionals Associations Collaborations at the EAC level.
10. The Search for a Life of Significance.
2.0 TARGET AUDIENCE
This Convention will be most beneficial to delegates drawn from both the public and private sectors. This convention is not limited to the accountancy profession only, staff from other units are highly encouraged to attend. Further, we invite professionals in EAC, COMESA, SADC, among other regions in Africa.
3.0 ONLINE BOOKING
We call on convention delegates to note that booking for this event is available only online at www.icpak.com/events and will close on the 5th August 2018. Please note online booking for events is mandatory. For more information or inquiries please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
4.0 FINANCIAL COMMITMENT
|Category||Early Bird Registration||Normal Registration|
|Booking & Payment on or before 30th July 2018||Booking & Payment or LSO/LPO received after 30th July 2018|
|Members||74, 950||79, 950|
|Non-Members & International Delegates||84, 950||89, 950|
5.0 TRAVEL INFORMATION – (VERY IMPORTANT)
Delegates are requested to check with their respective Embassies/High Commissions for their travel requirements. We shall however assist on letters of invitation or any other confirmations that may be needed to facilitate issuance of VISAs and/or travel documents.
6.0 DRESS CODE
- Men – Business Casual
- Women – Please note you will not be allowed to wear any form of trousers and/or short fitting skirts while in Tanzania. You are advise to carry official dresses and skirts – knee length. No sleeveless blouses allowed in Tanzania as well.
7.0 SPECIAL NEEDS
If you have special dietary or religious requirements, or should you need any assistance kindly refer to the event coordinator on email; email@example.com
8.0 National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) Reimbursement for Kenyan Delegates
The Institute is registered as a trainer with National Industrial Training Authority. The Institute’s registration number is DIT/TRN/47. Kenyan 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).
9.0 Sponsorships, Partnership Opportunities & Additional Information
This seminar presents a unique opportunity for brand positioning and communication that will enjoy optimal visibility before potential targeted customers. Armed with significant purchasing power and decision-making authority, the audience are a key target group for businesses. Sponsorship opportunities range from item sponsorships, exhibitions, advertising and sub-event sponsorship within the major events. Those interested in sponsoring the event can reach us through firstname.lastname@example.org
Further requests can be channeled to us via telephone calls on +254 733 856 262/ 727 531006 or via email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. We encourage members to regularly visit our website www.icpak.com for updates.
About Dar-es-salaam – Tanzania
Dar es Salaam is the largest city and economic capital of Tanzania. Located in a quiet bay off the Indian Ocean coast, the city has developed into an economic importance to become a prosperous center of the entire East African region.