16 November 2022

The World Congress of Accountants 2022 – What Makes It So Special?

The World Congress of Accountants is the most prestigious event in the accountancy world. So what makes it more special this time? The fact that it is happening for the first time in South Asia in more than 100 years of the history of the event – which is dubbed by many as the ‘Olympics of the Accountancy Profession’.

It’s coming at a time, when the accountants are seen as conscience keepers of the society. Indian start-ups have an average founder age of 28 years, making it one of the youngest entrepreneur countries in the world and it has now emerged as a global innovation hub with world’s third largest startup ecosystem. Clearly there is no better time than now! and no better place than India to host an event of this magnitude.

Here are 7 things that makes WOAC 2022 special..

Hosted By ICAI – The ICAI, being a founding member of IFAC, had bid to host the WCOA 2022 and after rigorous assessment regarding the abilities and experience of the member body; suitability of proposed venue; attractiveness to potential delegates, including site visits of IFAC delegation, ICAI won the bid to host the WCOA 2022 in Mumbai.

This would be the first time ever that India would be hosting this prestigious event. It is a proud moment not only for accounting fraternity in India but for the fraternity in South Asia, as India is the first country among the South Asia to host the World Congress of Accountants.

ICAI has provided 73 years of remarkable service to the profession and the public interest. The professional competence and contribution of over 30,000 ICAI members based abroad has been well recognized in the economic and social development of economies of the world.

Mumbai Becomes Host City for the Event – A city of dreams, Mumbai is the financial capital of the 7th largest country, which is also one of the fastest growing economies in the world.

The city that never sleeps is one of the world’s top centers of commerce in terms of financial flow. It is also home to important financial institutions, such as the Reserve Bank of India, the Bombay Stock Exchange, the National Stock Exchange of India, and corporate headquarters of many Indian companies and multinational corporations.

At this year’s Congress, visitors will enjoy this tapestry while keeping their fingers on the pulse of both the Indian and the global financial and capital markets. Mumbai’s vibrant financial markets and diverse culture can’t be overstated.

Networking Opportunities with Peers around the Globe – Engage with the world’s largest conglomeration of professional accountants, regulators, leaders, decision makers and visionaries from 135 countries. Exclusive Networking slots to explore pooling of resources and build a PAN India presence. Perfect platform for expanding knowledge, discover new ideas and Get insights into the global practice and emerging avenues for the profession.

Event to be conducted in Hybrid Mode – The WCOA is being held in hybrid mode for the first time in the 118 years history of the Congress wherein it shall witness participation from 6,000 delegates attending the event physically and over 10,000 delegates virtually.

As a result, attendees, delegates and sponsors would have a better chance of networking, as well as raising their international business profile before the most influential, innovative minds in business and decision makers from around the world.

Experts & influencers from every industry – The event will be graced by a host of celebrities and influencers.  From finance gurus to global leaders, they have covered it all. One can expect highly intellectual conversations, revolutionary ideas coming from the brightest minds and some serious celeb spotting!

In such a powerful gathering of world-class entrepreneurs and global award winners, no questions or ideas will go unanswered.

Some of the Sessions by Industry Stalwarts and Leaders are as follows:   

Key Speakers Sessions
Mr Mukesh Ambani
Chairman and Managing Director, Reliance Industries Ltd.  
Leading the World through Entrepreneurial Vision
Mr. Gautam Adani
Founder and Chairman, Adani Group  
India’s Path to an Economic Superpower
Swami Ramdev
Eminent Yoga Guru & Founder, Patanjali Ayurved Limited  
Yoga & Ayurveda India’s Gift to Global Health
CA. Suresh Prabhu
Former Union Minister with 10 portfolios Six times Member of Parliament  
Enhancing the Startup Eco System
Mr. Anupam Kher
Indian Film Actor, Former Chairman of FTTI & Motivational Speaker  
Transform your life with Positive Thinking
CA. Piyush Goyal
Hon’ble Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution and Textiles, Government of India
Navigating the Global Economic Recovery (Panel Discussion

Cultural Programme Theme – ‘Celebrating Unity in Diversity’

Performance by

  • Mr. Sonu Nigam, Renowned Singer
  • Shiamak Davar Dance Group

Encouraging signs for India’s Global Business Outlook – This event shows the international community’s perception of India as an economic force. Many global organizations are now interested to enter Indian markets as the country is the world’s largest offshore outsourcing destination for IT services. More and more companies are now looking at India for their Accounting Process Outsourcing, KPIs & other outsourcing requirements. The WCOA 2022 could serve as a bridge between global companies and India.

Other Highlights –

  • Certificate of Attendance to all attendees
  • Live video chat facility with delegates
  • Cultural Events
  • Social Media Tags & Mentions (paid)

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