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Staff Correspondent
The World Congress of Accountants (WCOA), a momentous event for the global accountancy profession which held every four years, began in Sydney of Australia on Monday.
The four-day accounting conference brings together more than 6,000 delegates from over 130 countries to hear world-class speakers and leaders from the finance and business community.
The WCOA is a chance to engage with visionaries and leaders and bring own expertise to the fore on the world stage. The 2018 WCOA is being held against the backdrop of an uncertain economic landscape, where most countries are still finding their way back to solid financial ground.
A group of finance and accounting professionals, deputy CEOs, CEOs and other delegates from professional accounting body like Institute of Cost & Management Accountants of Bangladesh (ICMAB), Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB) among others are participating in the congress.
ICMAB President and Secretary are also attending the WCOA and leading a CMA delegates from Bangladesh. Mohammad Salim, President of ICMAB said, “The WCOA offers the opportunity to engage and network with visionaries and leaders, and bring individual’s expertise to the fore on a world stage.”
Abdur Rahman Khan, FCMA, Secretary of ICMAB says, “The World Congress of Accountants (WCOA) attracts accountants and finance professionals from around the world and gives them the opportunity to hear the legendary leaders of the profession and also to present research and debate business and financial issues. Speakers typically include representatives of national and international accounting organizations, firms and regulators”.
Md. Touhidul Alam Khan, FCMA and Deputy Managing Director of Prime Bank, opined that the conference has been the premier accounting conference for the global business and finance community since 1904, and he is thrilled to be a delegate in WCOA-2018. “World economies, business sectors and technology are rapidly changing. WCOA 2018 will keep us abreast of the critical issues and trends affecting the accounting profession.

The congress will also bring the best and brightest from the accounting & finance world to Sydney, and it is an unrivalled way to find out about innovative products and services that will transform the way we work”, said Touhid who is now in Sydney.

Abul Bashir Khan, FCMA, CFO of SMC Enterprise who is also attending the WCOA-2018, said that this is the forum where the future direction of our profession will be interrogated, reimagined and reformed.