THE 35th ANNUAL SEMINAR

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May 21 @ 9:00 am - May 24 @ 5:00 pm

| Ksh 80000

INSTITUTE OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS OF KENYA

(established under the Accountant Act, Laws of Kenya)

 THE 35th ANNUAL SEMINAR

Theme: Africa’s Value Addition for Global Competitiveness

Venue: Sarova Whitesands Hotel & Beach Spa, Mombasa Kenya

  Dates: 21st to 24th May 2019

ABOUT ICPAK – THE HOST

The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) is a regulatory body mandated to regulate and coordinate the activities of qualified and registered Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) in Kenya – including promoting research into the subject of accountancy and finance and related matters, publication of books, periodicals, journals and articles in connection therewith; promoting the international recognition of the Institute, advising the Examination Board on matters relating to examinations standards and policies, advising the Minister for Finance on matters relating to financial accountability in all sectors of the economy and setting and enforcing standards of professional practice such as accounting, auditing and ethical standards. The Institute is established by an Act of parliament – The Accountants Act No. 15 of 2008 and has been in existence since 1978.  Over its long history it has registered over 23,000 members. Its members work in diverse sectors of the economy as accountants, financial experts, auditor and financial consultants. Over 500 of our members have emigrated and are working beyond the borders of Kenya. Members of the Institute are present in 41 different countries around the globe.

 ANNUAL SEMINARS – A BRIEF HISTORY

Each year for the last 34 years, ICPAK has maintained a rich tradition of congregating once a year in the month of May to reflect on the profession, emerging issues affecting our nation.  This year’s seminar follows in pattern as it seeks to reinforce the role of professional accountants in safeguarding public interest.  The previous 34th Annual Seminar attracted 2,800 participants largely drawn from Kenya but with representation from Uganda, Rwanda and Nigeria.  This year the event is targeted to attract 3,000 participants

 THE 35th ANNUAL SEMINAR

Day 1 – Subtheme: Economic Transformation

Day 2 – Subtheme: Africa’s Technology Story

Day 3 – Subtheme: Role of Professionals in Society

 About the Theme: Africa’s Value Addition for Global Competitiveness; Which way Africa Beyond Agenda 2063?

A lot is said about Africa and what is said falls neatly into three boxes. In the first box are those who say Africa is yet to fully tell its story. In box two, they speak about Africa’s potential and this box is full to the brim. Right from Africa’s oil (about 12% of the global oil) gold (Africa has 42% of global gold) to chromium and platinum metals (Africa has 80-90%), 60% of Africa is arable land. Add these to the hospitable warm embrace in the context of overflowing fauna and flora and you notice just why the second box is full to the brim and over flowing. In the third box, is Africa’s current reality characterized by less than optimal leadership, long outstanding civil strife among other challenges compounded by weak or poor governance structures.

The headline address will review the three boxes and provide a clear direction on what needs to be done urgently to sustain the momentum of Africa’s renaissance and achievement of Agenda 2063.

 Day One

Subtheme: Economic Transformation

 Topics:  

  1. East Africa Regional Integration; Aspirations of a People for Economic Transformation
  2. Accountability for the Big Four Agenda: Reflections, Introspective Perspectives, and Future Trajectory
  3. The Continental Free Trade Area
  4. The Role of African Security Markets in Economic Transformation
  5. Boundaries Delimitation, the Cost of Government and the Future of Kenya’s Governance Architecture
  6. The Pending Referendum; A Necessity or a Game of Musical Chairs
  7. The Reviewed Accountants Act; Reinvigorating the Role of the Kenyan Accountant
  8. Soft Topic

 Day Two

Subtheme: Africa’s Technology Story

Topics   

  1. Combating Modern Day Professional Crime; The Role of an Accountant
  2. Technological Advancements; Is the “human” Accountant Facing Extinction?
  3. Big Data; the New Minefield for Product Development and Business Growth
  4. Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT): A Disruption Worth a Second Look
  5. Convergence in Accounting / Auditing Software’s – Developments and Trends
  6. Adoption of Modern Technologies in Government Operations e-government Scorecard across Africa.
  7. Mobile Money Revolution; Recent Developments and Future Trends
  8. Soft Topic

 Day Three

Subtheme: Role of Professionals in Society

Topics

  1. Africa’s Corruption Puzzle, Did we Miss the Plot?
  2. A Case for Regulatory Convergence for Professionals
  3. Recent Developments in Accountancy Education and Training
  4. Recent Developments in Audit Practice
  5. Transitioning from CFO to CEO; A Que for Preparedness
  6. Accountancy as a Driver for Ease of Doing Business
  7. The Role of Professional Accountants in Relation to Unclaimed Financial Assets
  8. Soft Skills – Ingredients for a Life of Impact through Giving

SEMINAR CHARGES

Category Early Bird Registration

Booking & Payment on or before Monday 6th May 2019

Normal Registration

Booking & Payment or LSO/LPO received after Monday 6th May 2019

Associate Members /Accounting trainees Ksh. 60,000 Ksh. 70,000
Kenyan based Members/ACCA Members and IFAC PAOs Ksh. 75,000 Ksh. 80,000
Non-members & International Delegates Ksh. 80, 000

USD 810

Ksh. 85,000

USD 860

CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT UNITS

Members of ICPAK and other reciprocating professional bodies will earn 20 CPD units upon successful attendance.

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).

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The Annual Seminar presents a perfect opportunity for organizations to showcase their products and services to a target group with high purchasing power, both on personal and corporate levels. With over 2000 participants, you have a perfect opportunity for brand positioning for optimal visibility. Armed with significant purchasing power and decision-making authority, the audience are a key target group for businesses. Sponsorship/partnership opportunities range from cocktail, gala, media sponsorships, exhibitions and advertising. For more information or enquiries please email raphael.nguli@icpak.com

 Further requests can be channeled to us via telephone calls on +254 719 074000/100/129 or via email to elsie.nyambura@icpak.com  with a copy to emma.opiyo@icpak.com

We encourage members to regularly visit our website www.icpak.com for updates.

SPONSORS

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Details

Start:
May 21 @ 9:00 am
End:
May 24 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:
Ksh 80000
Event Categories:
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Organizer

ICPAK
Website:
icpak.com

Other

Target
Public and Private Sector
CPD Hours
20
Associates Member Cost
Ksh 70,000
Full Member Cost
Ksh 80,000
Non Member Cost
Ksh 85,000
Event Type
Seminar
Status
Closed
Associate Member Discount
10000
Full Member Discount
5000
Non Member Discount
5000
Discount Date (yyyy-mm-dd)
2019-05-06

Venue

Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa Mombasa
Mombasa,
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Phone:
+254 727 531006
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About ICPAK

ICPAK is an Institution
mandated to protect and uphold public interest
as well as develop and regulate the accountancy profession in Kenya.

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Contact Information:

P.O BOX 59963-00200,
CPA Center, Ruaraka, Thika road.
Nairobi, Kenya.
Telephone Line (Main) : +254 719 074 000
Mobile: +254 719 074 000, (+254) 733 856262
Email: icpak@icpak.com

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