INSTITUTE OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS OF KENYA
(Established under the Accountant Act, Laws of Kenya)
THE 39th ANNUAL SEMINAR- Edition 1
Theme: Resilience of accountants: Weathering the storm for sustainable economic recovery
VENUE A: SAROVA WHITESANDS BEACH RESORT & SPA, MOMBASA
VENUE B: PRIDEINN FLAMINGO BEACH RESORT & SPA, MOMBASA
Monday 23rd to Friday 27th May 2022
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 29,000 members. Its members work in diverse sectors of the economy as accountants, financial experts, auditors and financial consultants. Over 800 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 37 years, ICPAK has maintained a rich tradition of congregating once a year to reflect on the profession and emerging issues affecting the nation. The last seminar followed the same pattern as it sought to reinforce the role of professional accountants in safeguarding public interest. The 37th & 38th Annual Seminar attracted an average of 2,600 participants on both physical and virtual attendance, largely drawn from Kenya but with representation from Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Mozambique. The current event is targeted to attract a wider representation of East Africa and the continent at large.
Due to limited seats in line with the Covid 19 protocols on social distancing; the Institute held two Annual Seminars in 2021 to enable participation by most embers. This year, the Institute shall also hold two Annual Seminars dubbed Edition 1 and Edition 2 to accommodate all the professionals that had expressed interest to attend the Annual Seminar. The first edition shall be held on 23rd– 27th May 2022 while the second one for this year shall be held on 7th-11th November 2022.
This year’s events mark 38 years since the time when the Institute held its first Annual Seminar in 1984. This demonstrates resilience and commitment towards the Institute’s mandate and the Accountancy profession. Throughout these decades, the Annual Seminar has acted as a beacon of hope to the profession.
Occasioning from the social distancing requirements and additional protocols brought about by the Covid 19 Pandemic, the Institute shall hold the Seminar in two physical venues i.e Sarova White sands and Pride Inn Flamingo Beach Resort & Spa Hotel in Mombasa, Kenya with an option of live streaming and allocation of speakers and panelists across both venues. The delegates’ allocation to both venues shall be done based on date of payment basis, with the first venue being allocated the early paying delegates. The seminar shall also be streamed on the virtual platform where some members shall be participating.
THE 39th ANNUAL SEMINAR SUB-THEMES AND ORGANIZATION
- Day One: Monday 23rd May 2022- Arrival and Registration
- Day Two: Tuesday 24th May 2022- Disruption to & Resilience of the Accountancy Profession
- Day Three: Wednesday 25th May 2022- Economic Acceleration and Financial Inclusion
- Day Four: Thursday 26th May 2022- Climate Change, Sustainability, and Integrated Reporting
- Day Five: Friday 27th May 2022- Financial Wellness and Retirement Planning for Professionals
|Associate Members||Kes. 54,000 per Delegate|
|Full Members||Kes. 59,000 per Delegate|
|Non-Members||Kes. 64,000 per Delegate|
|Virtual Option (Members)||Kes. 20,000 per Delegate|
|Virtual Option (Non-Members)||Kes. 25,000 per Delegate|
|Accommodation||Delegates are advised to make own accommodation arrangements|
Bookings Deadline: Bookings close on Friday, 20th May 2022 at 17:00 pm
CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT UNITS
Members of ICPAK and other reciprocating professional bodies will earn 20 Structured CPD points upon successfully attending the Governance and Leadership Conference.
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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