ACCA Annual Conference 2018 – Professional Accountants – the future: ASEAN Digital Perspectives

24 May 2018, 9.00am-5.00pm, Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, Singapore

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants ('ACCA') is organising its ACCA Annual Conference 2018 from 9am to 5pm on 24 May 2018 at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, Singapore. The ACCA is expecting close to 600 delegates at its event, and targets not only the accounting sector, but the legal sector as well.

A key focus for Singapore as ASEAN Chair will be the growth of the Digital Economy and E-Commerce. The 'ASEAN project' has grown in size as well as complexity. With the establishment of the AEC (ASEAN Economic Community) at the end of 2015, the momentum in growth has accelerated. Singapore's CFE (Committee on the Future Economy) report, published in 2017, noted that "Singapore's legal and accounting sectors have developed strengths and are well-poised to benefit from the growing opportunities in Asia". How can Professional Accountants and Legal Professionals in Singapore and ASEAN benefit from the growing economic pie? The work and rewards from regional business are endless - from financing regional infrastructural projects, to restructuring of enterprises, risk management, corporate governance, and corporate work – the list goes on. This Conference will explore the many opportunities available for professional accountants (whether in business or practice) and lawyers in ASEAN for further growth and expansion of their organisations or practices.

This year's Guest-of-Honour will be Ms Indranee Rajah, SC, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office. In addition, Prof Walter Woon, Senior Consultant of RHT Law Taylor Wessing and Singapore's Former Attorney-General, will talk about the 'Harmonisation of Law' and feature as a panellist for the topic on ASEAN's Digital Economy.

More information about the event programme is accessible here.

Members of the Law Society will enjoy 10% off with the promo code 'LawSocMember'. Early bird rates will end on 5 May.