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World Congress Of Accountants 2010 Kuala Lumpur 8 - 11 November 2010

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World Congress Of Accountants 2010 Kuala Lumpur 8 - 11 November 2010

The World Congress of Accountants (WCOA), is jointly organised by the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). It will be held in Malaysia for the first time from 8 to 11 November 2010.

To date, there have been 17 such congresses held in various countries around the world such as in the United States and European cities, with the last World Congress held in Istanbul, Turkey in 2006. Since 1904, only two ASEAN capitals have organised the WCOA. They are Tokyo, Japan (1987) and Hong Kong in 2002. Malaysia will go down in history as the third Asian country to host the WCOA.

The World Congress, which is being held every four years since 2002, is the foremost international event for the accountancy profession and a meeting of influential communities to share in the latest information, innovative ideas and to exchange views on a platform of international and regional interests.

The World Congress, which will be held at the KUALA LUMPUR CONVENTION CENTRE, will be officially opened on 8 November by Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who is also the Malaysian Finance Minister.

With the theme "Accountants: Sustaining Value Creation", this year's meeting is expected to explore issues related to key areas that directly and indirectly affect the continued relevance of professional accountants in the coming years.

Over 150 renowned speakers will be discussing and debating on a wide range of topics and issues affecting today's dynamic business landscape. Among the key issues to be discussed are the latest in financial and business strategies, present and future trends in management and marketing, information communications technology, trade and regulations issues, Islamic finance, accounting, ethics, governance and standards.

There will be four plenary sessions and five concurrent sessions grouped into seven different spectrum of interests to general and future Accountants. The WCOA 2010 plenary sessions will be delivered by eminent and distinguished speakers in the following areas:

Plenary Session 1: Accountants: Sustaining Value Creation in the Borderless Economy Plenary Session 2: Islamic Finance: Strengthen the Global Financial Market Plenary Session 3: Accounting for Sustainability: The Connected Reporting Framework Plenary Session 4: Accountants in the Next Decade - Embracing Change and Seizing Opportunities.

Against this background, the World Congress is pleased to have forged a close working relationship with Bank Negara to promote Islamic Finance at WCOA 2010. As an international Islamic Financial centre, Bank Negara will be using the WCOA 2010 platform to offer our own unique perspectives on reviving faith in Islamic Finance that will be insightful to all business and financial leaders as part of the global business value chain.

The World Congress has also managed to bring together the most influential and innovative minds in business, finance, policy, and standard-setting from all over the globe, including distinguished speakers from The World Bank, Transparency International, the Financial Stability Board, the European Commission, the International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators, and the International Accounting Standards Board among others.

Among key personalities that will be speaking at the Conference are China's Vice Minister of Finance, Wang Jun; Chairman of the International Public Interest Oversight Board, Mr. Stavros Thomadakis; Chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board, Sir David Tweedie; Chairman of the International Valuation Standards Council, Mr. Michel Prada; Bank Negara Malaysia Governor Tan Sri Dato' Sri Dr. Zeti Akhtar Aziz; Securities Commission Chairman Tan Sri Zarinah Anwar; Khazanah's Tan Sri Dato' Sri Azman Mokhtar, and SME Corp Malaysia CEO Dato' Hafsah Hashim.

The main sponsors of the World Congress are heavyweights in their own right in the development of the accountancy profession: the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and CPA Australia.

About the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC)

The IFAC is a global organisation for the accountancy profession dedicated to serving the public interest by strengthening the profession and contributing to the development of strong international economies. It comprises 159 members and associates in 124 countries and jurisdictions, representing more than 2.5 million accountants in public practice, education, government service, industry and commerce.

About the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA)

The MIA is a statutory body established to regulate and develop the accountancy profession in Malaysia.

The MIA currently has over 26,000 members. It is also a member body of regional and international professional bodies which play significant roles in the development and advancement of the accounting profession globally. For more information kindly log on to: http://www.wcoa2010kualalumpur.com/

2. ACCREDITATION

Accreditation is required for journalists/photographers/broadcasters covering the event. Please apply for an application form for accreditation to cover the meeting from BERNAMA Media Relations & Event Management (MREM). See details below.

Each media organisation is requested to appoint a representative to coordinate accreditation and accommodation arrangements for its team. Please duplicate the forms if more are required.

Accreditation is available to representatives of recognised media organisations assigned to cover the WCOA 2010. Media representatives should provide a letter of assignment endorsed by their respective agency along with their application.

Foreign media are requested to return their accreditation forms with two-passport size photographs directly to the WCOA 2010 Media Secretariat at the address provided below.

The accreditation forms and official letter should be addressed to the WCOA 2010 as follows:

WCOA 2010 MEDIA SECRETARIAT

BERNAMA Media Relations & Event Management 5th Floor, Wisma BERNAMA, 28 Jalan 1/65A, Off Jalan Tun Razak, 50700 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03 - 2694 1024 , 2696 2123/6 Fax: 03 - 2694 1021 / 2694 1022 / 2694 1023 E-mail: mediasec@bernama.com

Malaysian and foreign media based in Kuala Lumpur should return their forms to BERNAMA MREM by 2 November 2010.

Accreditation and information kits will be available at the Media Secretariat at KLCC. The Accreditation badges must be worn at all times for access to technical session rooms. Media registration is for editors and reporters only (working press).

Publishers, advertisers, sales representatives, editors or reporters from exhibiting companies; "in-house" newsletters or promotional publications staff, public relations representatives of exhibitors or educational institutions and other non-editorial representatives of publishing companies are not eligible to register as "media."

3. MEDIA FACILITIES

The International Media Centre (IMC) for the WCOA 2010 will be based at Room 301, 3rd Floor, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

The IMC will provide adequate working space, communication facilities and other related media services to meet the requirements of all accredited journalists, broadcasters and photographers. The IMC will begin operating from 7 November and cease operations on 11 November. The operating hours are from 8.00 am - 8.00 pm.

4. ACCOMMODATION

Media representatives will be responsible for their own travel arrangements and reservation of hotel accommodation. Members of the media are requested to deal directly with their preferred hotels on the number of rooms required, guest names, arrival and departure dates, rates and payment procedures. Please log onto www.wcoa2010kualalumpur.com for a comprehensive list of the Congress hotels.

5. MEDIA PROGRAMME

A detailed media programme will be released closer to the WCOA 2010. It will also be provided at the Media Secretariat Room. While the meetings are open to the media, the media will be advised on briefings and press conferences to be held throughout the period.

6. INFORMATION

Requests for accreditation forms and additional information on media services and facilities should be directed to: The WCOA 2010 Media Secretariat: General information:

Ms Aniceta Ferns/Ms Zaria Mohd Nasri

Tel: 603 - 2694 1024 / 2696 2123

Fax: 603 - 2694 1021 / 22 / 23

Email: aniceta@bernama.com/ zaria@bernama.com

Accreditation/Registration:

Ms Zabedah Yaacob/Mr Fadhullah Zainudin

Tel: 603 - 2696 2126 / 2696 2125

Fax: 603 - 2694 1021 / 22 / 23

Email: mediasec@bernama.com

7. WEBSITE

Bernama's web address : http://www.bernama.com

Malaysia Institute of Accountants web address: http://www.mia.org.my

WCOA 2010 web address: http://www.wcoa2010kualalumpur.com/ SOURCE: Media Secretariat for World Congress of Accountants 2010

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