World Congress of Accountants
In November 2018, CPA Australia co-hosted the World Congress of Accountants (WCOA) 2018 alongside Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
Held every four years, WCOA is the most significant gathering of the accounting profession and brought the world’s leading accounting and finance experts to Australia. The event attracted close to 6000 delegates, including more than 1000 CPA Australia members. Delegates discussed the major issues affecting the future of the accounting profession and heard from an impressive line-up of keynote speakers.
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CPA Australia has signed an agreement with the RMIT College of Business Blockchain Innovation Hub to explore opportunities for collaboration in education and research on blockchain. Blockchain is a major topic of interest that will affect the future of the accounting and audit profession. Watch INTHEBLACK.com’s award-winning
blockchain explainer video.
Economic trends and innovation forum – China
CPA Australia's Beijing office hosted The era of transformation – empowering the future: 2019 CPA Australia Economic Trends and Innovation Forum at Dalian Castle Hotel on 31 May 2019. Topics included digital transformation, market outlook, robotic process automation and artificial intelligence in the profession.
Tenth annual Asia-Pacific Small Business Survey
CPA Australia conducted its tenth annual Asia-Pacific Small Business Survey (PDF). The survey measures business sentiment, technology uptake and access to finance across 10 markets in the Asia-Pacific region.
IFRS workshop – Laos
During May 2019, CPA Australia jointly held an International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) workshop for accounting and finance professionals with Lao Securities Commission in Vientiane, Laos, to discuss the benefits of adopting IFRS.
Workshops held in Hanoi in August to support Vietnam’s transition to adopting IFRS 15: Revenue from contracts with customers, and IFRS 16: Leases.
Cryptocurrencies and blockchain
The Northern Territory office co-hosted an event with the Australian Computer Society that looked at cryptocurrencies and blockchain and explored the importance of being aware of the impact these technologies will have on accounting and finance.
Policy and the environment
CPA Australia published a detailed policy statement setting out the role accounting can play in formulating environmentally sensitive business and economic policy.
Hosted Fintech Symposium in Melbourne in conjunction with RMIT College of Business attended by academics, students and industry experts. Topics included, The future of accounting, automation, digital payment solutions, accounting software, Blockchain and big data.
Congress 2019 – Business as Unusual
CPA Australia’s flagship event running in 13 locations across 7 countries with 8000+ delegates & 275+ speakers and presenters. This year’s theme is Business as Unusual exploring key topics The Future of Digital Money and Accounting for the Robots.