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: 20th 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.
Subtheme: Economic Transformation
- East Africa Regional Integration; Aspirations of a People for Economic Transformation
- Accountability for the Big Four Agenda: Reflections, Introspective Perspectives, and Future Trajectory
- The Continental Free Trade Area
- The Role of African Security Markets in Economic Transformation
- Boundaries Delimitation, the Cost of Government and the Future of Kenya’s Governance Architecture
- The Pending Referendum; A Necessity or a Game of Musical Chairs
- The Reviewed Accountants Act; Reinvigorating the Role of the Kenyan Accountant
- Soft Topic
Subtheme: Africa’s Technology Story
- Combating Modern Day Professional Crime; The Role of an Accountant
- Technological Advancements; Is the “human” Accountant Facing Extinction?
- Big Data; the New Minefield for Product Development and Business Growth
- Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT): A Disruption Worth a Second Look
- Convergence in Accounting / Auditing Software’s – Developments and Trends
- Adoption of Modern Technologies in Government Operations e-government Scorecard across Africa.
- Mobile Money Revolution; Recent Developments and Future Trends
- Soft Topic
Subtheme: Role of Professionals in Society
- Africa’s Corruption Puzzle, Did we Miss the Plot?
- A Case for Regulatory Convergence for Professionals
- Recent Developments in Accountancy Education and Training
- Recent Developments in Audit Practice
- Transitioning from CFO to CEO; A Que for Preparedness
- Accountancy as a Driver for Ease of Doing Business
- The Role of Professional Accountants in Relation to Unclaimed Financial Assets
- Soft Skills – Ingredients for a Life of Impact through Giving
|Category||Early Bird Registration
Booking & Payment on or before Monday 6th May 2019
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
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).
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