IFAC event aims for ‘global unity’

The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) has announced that the theme of its World Congress of Accountants 2014 will be “2020 vision: Learning from the past, building the future”.

CGMA is the primary sponsor of the event, which will be hosted in Rome by the CNDCEC – Italy’s national council of chartered accountants.

It aims to explore the pivotal role of accounting in the midst of rapid economic, political and social changes.

Delegates will discuss best practice and debate how accountants should lead the way in driving innovation. CGMAs are ideally placed to help guide businesses through the difficult economic climate, according to both Charles Tilley, CIMA’s chief executive, and Barry Melancon, the AICPA’s president and CEO.

“We are honoured to sponsor the World Congress of Accountants and look forward to showcasing the unique perspective that CGMA designation holders bring to business,” they said in a joint statement.

“Professional accountants in business are on the front lines, navigating the challenges of complexity and uncertainty to guide their organisations towards sustainable market opportunity. We believe that our growing community of CGMA designation holders have the skills of the future.”

IFAC’s CEO, Fayezul Choudhury, added that the event would provide “a unique opportunity for accountants from around the world to network, interact and share knowledge. We appreciate CIMA’s and the AICPA’s support for the congress’s goals of fostering global unity and collegiality among professional accountants.”

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