CA Sri Lanka to host 20th CAPA Conference and 42nd National Conference in Colombo
Mon, Aug 23, 2021, 09:27 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.
Aug 23, Colombo: The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) will host two important accounting assemblies in Colombo in October this year.
The combined event is expected to attract over 2,500 local and foreign delegates from 30 countries, including top international accounting professionals, making it one of the biggest hybrid conferences ever to be held in Sri Lanka.
The 20th CAPA Conference of the Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants (CAPA), will be held alongside CA Sri Lanka’s own 42nd National Conference of Chartered Accountants. Aptly themed ‘Heritage: Many Businesses, One Planet’, the mega event will kick off on 06th October and will conclude on 08th October following two days of technical sessions.
The theme and the conference website were unveiled on Friday at the Institute.
The event aims to explore the role and contribution accountants can make to mitigate and adapt to imminent risks and threats faced by humanity due to current global contemporary issues such as climate change and rapid technological developments.
The mega event will also bring together 40 speakers, panelists and moderators, who will deliberate contemporary and emerging issues impacting the accounting profession, alongside a rapidly changing social, economic and technological landscape.
Speaking at the hybrid press conference, CA Sri Lanka President Manil Jayesinghe said that the role of the accountant has evolved dramatically in recent decades. He said that apart from focusing on the balance sheet, accountants must also take on a more holistic and responsible approach in their standing as responsible professionals and citizens.”
The event was attended by CA Sri Lanka Vice President Sanjaya Bandara, Chairman of the Conference Committee Tishan Subasinghe, Chairperson of the Technical Committee Anoji De Silva, and Chief Executive Officer Dulani Fernando, while President of CAPA Dr. Chen Yugui and Chief Executive Brian Blood connected virtually. Alternate Chairs Dhanuka Cooray and Channa Gunasekara were also present at the event.