Thematic Issues

Emerging Avenues for Professional Accountants

Unleashing India’s Potential through export of CA Services

Sustainable Capital Market and Investments

Building Trust and Ethics

Strengthening Ecosystem for MSMEs and Entrepreneurship

Leveraging Technology for Practice Management

Future Ready Profession

How Accountants can lead ESG Initiatives

Program at a Glance

Timing Program
12:00 noon onwards Registration
15:00 – 16:30 hrs Inaugural Ceremony
16:30 - 17:00 hrs Break
17:00 - 18:00 hrs
Plenary Session-1
Collaboration & Networking: Building Global Firms & Making India as a Global Accounting Hub
Explore the concept of collaboration & networking and its role in transforming local firms into global players. Discuss the competitive advantages that India offers as a global outsourcing hub for accounting services. The topic would emphasize on the role of networking as a strategy tool for expanding internationally and achieving the vision of creating global firms.
18:00 - 19:00 hrs Networking & Exhibition Break
19:00 - 22:00 hrs Cultural Event & Networking Dinner
Timing Program
08:30- 10:00 hrs Exhibition & Breakfast
10:00 – 11:00 hrs
Plenary Session-2
Leveraging Technology: Accountants as Catalysts for Digital Transformation
The integration of emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, and data analytics, into accounting practices is the need of the hour. The session would focus on how accountants can harness the power of technology to enhance financial analysis, improve decision-making, streamline processes, drive innovation and act as change agents in the digital era.
11:00 – 12:00 hrs
Plenary Session-3
Elevating Assurance Quality: Regulator Insights
The panel will discuss the importance of elevating assurance quality and brings together regulators to discuss strategies for achieving higher standards of auditing and assurance.
12:00 -12:15 hrs Break
12:15-12:45 hrs Keynote Address -1
12:45-13:15 hrs Keynote Address -2
13:15 - 14:30 hrs Exhibition & Lunch
14:30 - 15:30 hrs
Parallel Tracks
Track A1 - Technology & Start up
Accounting and Finance in the Age of Generative AI

This session will provide a comprehensive understanding of how generative AI is transforming the accounting and finance fields, the opportunities it presents, and the considerations for professionals and organizations as they navigate this technological shift.

Track B1 - Emerging Avenues
Unlocking the Value: The World of Business Valuation

Explore the role of professional accountants in business valuation, mergers and acquisitions, and investment decisions. Discuss valuation methodologies, best practices, and the demand for valuation experts in a global business landscape.

Track C1 - Global Connect
Leveraging Global Opportunities: Etiquette, Communication & Legal Insights

The session will equip professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in a diverse business landscape and will teach the participants how to navigate cultural differences and communication styles when dealing with clients from different countries, thus facilitating smoother business interactions.

Track D1 - Professional Excellence
The Dynamics of Practice Management in Digital Age

This session will give an overview of how digital transformation is reshaping practice management in the accounting and finance industry. Explore a range of automation tools and solutions available to accounting professionals, including accounting software, workflow automation, and AI-powered platforms.

15:30 - 15:45 hrs Break
14:30 - 15:30 hrs
Parallel Tracks
Track A2 - Technology & Start up
From Startups to Unicorn: The Professionals Role in Scaling Success

Discuss how professional accountants contribute to the transition from startup to unicorn by optimizing financial structures, controls, and reporting.

Track B2 - Emerging Avenues
Unveiling Forensic Accounting: Detecting Financial Irregularities

Highlight the critical role of forensic accountants in identifying fraud, investigating financial irregularities, and providing litigation support. Discuss real-life case studies, methodologies, and the growing demand for forensic expertise in various industries.

Track C2 - Global Connect
Opportunities in India’s maiden IFSC at GIFT City

GIFT IFSC i.e., India’s first offshore International Financial Centre is becoming the preferred Financial Centre for inbound & outbound investments. Discussion on current status and emerging opportunities in GIFT IFSC and exploring International Banking & Fintech opportunities as it is a unique opportunity for overseas investors to efficiently access Indian and Global markets and participate in India's growth story.

Track D2 - Professional Excellence
Unlocking India’s Economic Potential: The Role of Robust Financial Reporting in Attracting Global Investments

The panel will discuss the connection between robust financial reporting practices and India's economic growth by drawing FDIs and positioning the country as a significant global economic player and towards becoming the world's third-largest economy

16:45 - 17:00 hrs Break
17:00 - 18:00 hrs
Parallel Tracks
Track A3 - Technology & Start up
Securing Digital Transactions, Safeguarding Data: The Role of Professionals

In the rapidly evolving landscape of digital transactions, the role of professionals takes center stage as guardians of financial data integrity and security. This panel discussion will delve into the critical responsibilities and strategies employed by these experts to safeguard digital transactions, ensuring the privacy and protection of sensitive financial information.

Track B3 - Emerging Avenues
Navigating Insolvency and Restructuring: Opportunities for Accountants

Delve into the specialized field of insolvency and restructuring. Discuss the role of accountants in managing financially distressed businesses, bankruptcy proceedings, and corporate recovery. Explore the skills required to excel in this challenging yet rewarding domain.

Track C3 - Global Connect
Global Practice Expansion: Strategies for Serving Clients across Continents

Addressing the legal, tax and regulatory considerations that Indian CAs need to be aware of when serving clients internationally. The session will deliberate on the essential qualities and skills Indian CAs need to succeed in a rapidly changing international market.

Track D3 - Professional Excellence
Ethics and Integrity in Accounting: The Cornerstones of Trust

Emphasize the importance of ethical behavior and integrity in the accounting profession. Discuss real-life ethical dilemmas, the application of ethical principles, and the accountant's role in promoting transparency and trust.

18:00 - 19:00 hrs Networking & Exhibition Break
19:00 - 20:30 hrs Hi-Tea & Cultural Event
Timing Program
08:30- 10:00 hrs Exhibition & Breakfast
10:00-11:00 hrs
Parallel Tracks
Track A4 - Technology & Start up
Start-up Finance Essentials: From Seed Funding to Scale

Delve into the financial aspects of start-ups, covering funding strategies, financial modeling, and managing growth. Learn from successful start-up CFOs and investors about the intricacies of financial management in a start-up environment.

Track B4 - Emerging Avenues
Driving Sustainability Reporting & Social Audit: The Accountant's Role

The session will explore the pivotal role of professional accountants in advancing sustainability reporting and improving transparency through Social Audits. Participants will gain insights into the evolving landscape of corporate responsibility, environmental stewardship, and societal impact assessment.

Track C4 - Global Connect
Global Opportunities and Insights: Perspectives from ICAI Overseas Chapters

Unique opportunity to interact with the Chairperson of ICAI overseas Chapters from various regions, gaining valuable insights into the specific opportunities available for professional accountants in different parts of the world.

Track D4 - Professional Excellence
Corporate Governance Excellence: Strengthening Accountability and Transparency

Highlight the significance of strong corporate governance practices. Discuss the accountant's role in maintaining transparency, accountability, and ethical conduct within organizations. Explore best practices for effective board oversight.

11;00 - 11:30 hrs Break
11:30 - 12:30 hrs
Parallel Tracks
Track A5 - Technology & Start up
Innovations in Fintech: Revolutionizing Financial Services

Explore the dynamic landscape of financial technology and its impact on the finance industry. Highlight the emergence of fintech start-ups, trends in payment systems, digital banking, and how they affect traditional financial services.

Track B5 - Emerging Avenues
Risk Management and Internal Controls in a Global Context

Highlight the significance of effective risk management and internal controls for businesses operating in a global environment. Discuss the accountant's role in assessing, mitigating risks, and ensuring compliance with international standards.

Track C5 - Global Connect
Global Mobility for Indian CAs: Expanding Horizons

Highlight the mutual recognition of qualification agreements between ICAI and leading accounting bodies worldwide. Discuss the advantages of global mobility for Indian CAs, including career advancement, international exposure, and contributing to the global accounting community.

Track D5 - Professional Excellence
Taxation in a Global Context: Navigating Complexities

Explore the intricacies of international taxation, transfer pricing, and tax planning strategies. Discuss the accountant's role in optimizing tax structures while ensuring compliance with evolving tax regulations.

12:30 -14:00 hrs Exhibition & Lunch
14:00 - 14:30 hrs Keynote Address -3
14:30 - 15:30 hrs
Plenary Session -4
Diversify to Maximise: The Art of Wealth Creation (Panel Discussion)

Explore the art of diversification and allocation to achieve optimal portfolio balance for maximizing wealth creation. Keep yourself updated with the latest news and developments that may impact your investments. Learn from the expert panel about the current trends and gain insights for developing effective investment strategies for businesses and individuals.

15:30 - 16:00 hrs Break
16:00 -17:00 hrs
Plenary Session -5
ICAI at 75: Pioneering Trust, Shaping the Future

Through storytelling and artistry, this session will focus on the illustrious 75-year journey of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). It weaves together the threads of trust that have defined the institute's legacy, all while embracing a forward-looking vision that shapes the future of the profession.

17:00- 17:30 hrs Closing Ceremony


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