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Watch leading experts address key business and finance issues

Thousands of business and finance professionals from around the world are expected to attend the ACCA Global Virtual Conference, which is taking place live on 28 July 2010 at 10am BST.  
Using the latest virtual event technology, delegates worldwide will have the opportunity to watch topical sessions, join in discussions, visit the virtual exhibition and network simply by logging into the platform using any internet browser.
Under the theme Accountants for Business: The Role of the Accountant in Re-building a Global Economy, the programme will include sessions on:

  • Global economy
  • Generation Y
  • Talent management
  • Narrative reporting
  • High-growth companies
  • Corporate governance
  • Audit

The conference speakers include:

  • Teuta Bakalli, finance director, Willis
  • Sue Filmer, principal, Mercer
  • Chris Johnson, UK human capital leader, Mercer
  • Professor Mervyn King, chairman, GRI, chairman of the King Committee on Corporate Governance in South Africa
  • Chris McCarthy, director, Hays
  • Julie Meyer, CEO, Ariadne Capital
  • Professor Gordon Murray, chair of management (entrepreneurship), University of Exeter Business School   
  • Coutts Otolo, outgoing chief executive officer, Ernst & Young, Eastern Africa
  • Anthony Pipe, finance director - government division, FUJITSU UK and Ireland
  • Juthika Ramanathan, chief executive, Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority of Singapore (ACRA)  
  • Jeffrey Roberts, PhD, senior manager - People and Change, KPMG LLP
  • Professor Isobel Sharp, partner - audit, Deloitte
  • Alex Shacklock, associate director, RSM Tenon Academy
  • Alan Teixeira, director of technical activities, IASB

View the conference's full programme by clicking on the link in the Related links box in the top left-hand corner of this page.

If you would like to take part, you can register here - participation is free. Registering will also give you access to the event's sessions and content on demand until 28 October 2010 if you are unable to view the conference live.
ACCA members: Attending this event will contribute to your CPD, provided it is relevant to your career. If the conference contributes to your general knowledge and skills, you can record it as non-verifiable CPD. If you are also able to identify how you will apply the learning in the workplace, it will contribute to your verifiable CPD.

You must keep a record of why the event was relevant to you and how you applied the learning (if applicable) together with confirmation of registration.

Contact if you have any queries.