Accounting for the Future conference - ACCA's global online conference launches with a focus on 2020

Nov 17, 2015, 11:49 ET from ACCA

NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The future working life of finance professionals is the central theme of ACCA's (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) three-day Accounting for the Future conference, now open for registration. The event will be broadcast from November 24-26, and sessions will be available for six months.

The conference will be opened by Nick Fry, former CEO of the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team. Fry will discuss "What makes for a winning team?" and make links between the finance profession and the fast-paced, highly competitive world of motor sport and the automotive industry, showing how winning strategies can achieve organizational goals.

Paul Druckman, chief executive of the International Integrated Reporting Council, will deliver an online lecture, "Why the profession needs to stand up and take its place as the true innovator of the accounting ecosystem in the 21st century." 

Druckman will call on the accountancy profession to take its place in leading the accounting ecosystem into the next evolutionary stage. Druckman will set his remarks in the context of the development of accounting from the father of accounting Luca Pacioli to the impact of Mervyn King and his work in developing and promoting integrated reporting.

The event will examine the future of the profession with an engaging keynote lecture - "What the world needs – the future of the profession" - by Faye Chua, portfolio head, business insights, and Jamie Lyon, portfolio head, business management at ACCA.

"From tax to professional training, we have a wide-ranging agenda that we hope will engage and inform, as well as give insights into the future," said Chris Quick, head of ACCA Media and a conference presenter.

"We are also delighted that we have an audience with Hans Hoogervorst, chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board. Hoogervorst will be talking about what is coming next for International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), ten years after IFRS became mandatory across the European Union. And with the spread of IFRS to many countries across the world, the IASB has much to celebrate. But concerns persist and further changes and challenges lie ahead."

The event is free to attend and ACCA members can get up to 15 CPD units. It will be delivered through live and on-demand videos, lectures and webinars.

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Contact: Jeff Simmons,, 917-673-0024