ICAI to Hold International Conference on 'Accountancy Profession: Building Global Competitiveness; Accelerating Growth' in Bengaluru From January 2931, 2015
January, 28th 2015
As part of the continuous professional development of the members, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) is organizing a 3-day international conference on "Accountancy Profession: Building Global Competitiveness; Accelerating Growth" from January 29-31, 2015 at Bengaluru. "Given the stature of the event and the range of topics to be deliberated, the conference would be a unique opportunity to access the emergence of new thought process on contemporary issues and would professionally upgrade oneself," said CA K Raghu, President of ICAI. Thematic Issues of the Conference: Essence of Reporting - Governance and Sustainability Managing Change: Regulation and Developmental Context Management & Leadership: Frontiers of Growth Professional Avenues for Future Growth Confluence - Profession & Society Professional Panorama Financial Services Sector - Agenda for Sustainable Growth Profession in the Next Decade: Embracing Change "The conference is aimed at bringing the national and international perspective together on issues of contemporary relevance to accountancy profession. Participants from academics, researchers, practitioners and policy makers will share their insights towards cutting-edge information on global trends, issues and challenges," added Raghu. The conference would also include concurrent session on International Networking Summit for SMPs, Women CA members Empowerment and Young CA members. Special pavilions will also be set up for Technology Initiatives, International Initiatives and Branches Gallery. For the ease of delegates, a mobile app and a registration website have also been put in place. During the conference, SAFA meetings will also be organised alongside.
The details of the sessions, panel discussions, special sessions are mentioned in the conference brochure as enclosed.
Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
To take part in the cleanliness drive to mark "Good Governance Day", Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi visited Varanasi on December 25, 2014. During the visit, Hon'ble Prime Minister nominated the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in addition to other personalities and organisations. While announcing the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan on October 2, 2014, Hon'ble Prime Minister had nominated few eminent personalities to take forward this campaign. It is an honour that while reviewing the progress of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in Varanasi, Hon'ble Prime Minister has nominated ICAI among others.
Highlights of the ICAI Contribution in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan would be:
- To have special cleanliness drive in all offices, branches, ITT centres, reading rooms, library, auditoriums etc. - Awareness campaigns through the vast network of 5 regional councils and 147 branches. - Constitution of special dedicated committees, promoting paperless environment. - Raising awareness through competitions, walkathons and workshops. - Organizing Swachhata Saptah - Cleanliness Week. - Fixation of sufficient number of waste bins with slogans and encourage people/staff/visitors to use them.
Over 2.35 lakh members and more than 8.50 lakh students of ICAI are spread across the country and will play a vital role in taking this initiative of the Prime Minister forward and make a success of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
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As one of the prominent accounting bodies worldwide, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has achieved recognition for its contribution in the fields of education, professional development, maintenance of high accounting, auditing and ethical standards. The institute has been playing a proactive role in formulation and implementation of technical standards on accounting.
Starting with a handful of about 1700 members, today, the strength of Chartered Accountant fraternity has grown to over 2.35 lakh members. On the education front, the ICAI began with mere 259 students and today more than 8.50 lakh active students are a part of ICAI. The ICAI has 5 regional offices and 147 branches all across the country. The ICAI overseas chapters continue to spearhead ICAI work program in 26 important jurisdictions globally.
ICAI endeavors to provide quality education and continuous professional education to its members. The ICAI being amongst the largest accounting bodies in the world, has always endeavored to position brand Indian Chartered Accountants globally.
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