Overview

The first ever ACCA Africa members convention is designed to bring together all of our members across Africa to one location and provide an opportunity for them to network and share professional knowledge.

The convention will demonstrate our strong member network with members from the public and private sectors in attendance. It will provide a platform for discussions around the pertinent issues the profession is facing from various iconic speakers from within and outside the profession including Dr. Edmund B. Mndolwa, Consultant, Zambia, Bukkie Adewuyi FCCA, Director SizweNtsalubaGobodo South Africa, Ambassador Mumba S. Kapumpa,  Corporate Governance Consultant, Zambia and South African rock star of public speaking - Vusi Thembekwayo and many others.

Register to attend this landmark 3-day event, which presents you with a fantastic opportunity to connect and share knowledge with other members and key speakers in an exclusive environment.

Convention programme

  • Day one (6 December)

    08:00-09:00Arrival of delegates
    09:00-10:30

    Welcome

    - Netsanet Tsegaw, head of ACCA Ethiopia
    - Jamil Ampomah, director, Sub-Saharan Africa, ACCA
    - Leo Lee, ACCA president
    - Gemechu Dubiso Godana, federal auditor, General Ethiopia.

    Keynote address one

    Haile Gebreselassie, Africa legend and business entrepreneur, Long Distance Running! Life on and off the track

    Keynote address two

    Clifford Mpare, CFA, chairman, CEO, Frontline Capital Advisors Ltd

    10:30-11:00Health break
    11:00-13:00

    Session one:

    Presentations: Innovation and the role of accountants in the fourth industrial revolution

    Speakers:

    - Professor Nil Quaynor, University of Cape Coast: Digital evolution and overcoming the business ethical dilemma
    - Walter Muwandi, FCCA CEO, CCG Systems: Artificial Intelligence in Business- threat or opportunity
    - Theunis Holtshousen, business leader Africa, CaseWare Africa: Leveraging the machine: technological disruption and their impact on the accounting profession
    Jacqui Bekker, head of SAGE One Advisers and Joanne van der Walt, head of Sage Foundation Africa: Shifting traditional accounting to advisory services.

    Session anchor: Mr Cee-BOT, head of robotics, CCG Systems 

    13:00-14:00Lunch
    14:00-14:10

    Session two:

    Membership updates

    Ms. Azza Bakkar, FCCA, chairperson, Advisory Committee, ACCA Kenya/Consultant, Ashwin Brothers, Kenya

    14:10-16:00

    Session three:

    Presentations: Leadership - redefining the new order of the profession and business, current thinking challenges and achievements

    Speakers:

    - Professor Lovemore Mbigi, CEO, Woburn Business School, Aldersgate, University College: The challenges and achievements of the accountancy profession and the required knowledge and skills: a futuristic perspective
    - Patrick Mweheire, chief executive, Stanbic Bank Uganda: Business sustainability and finance fit for the future
    - Dr Nigel M K Chanakira, chairman, Success Motivation Institute (Zim/Africa): Transitioning from intrapreneurship to entrepreneurship            

    Session anchor: Jide Ibironke, chairman, National Advisory Committee, ACCA Nigeria

    16:00-17:00

    Session four:

    Sponsors and practitioner-sponsored exhibitions

    Interactive session for member networking and engagement with sponsor exhibitons

    19:00-21:00

    Networking and cocktails

    Dress code: African/smart-casual



  • Day two (7 December)

    09:00-09:05

    Kick off

    Mukaba Mukaba, head of ACCA Zambia

    09:05-10:30

    Session one:

    Presentations: Leveraging transformation to reinvent the profession

    Speakers:

    - Alta Prinsloo, executive director, Strategy and chief operating officer, IFAC: Global considerations and expectations for Africa's professional development
    - Vickson Ncube, CEO Pan African Federation of Accountants, PAFA: Transformational changes and expectations of the profession and professionals across all sectors
    - Walter Muwandi, FCCA CEO, CCG Systems, Digital disruption: data, software and analytics in finance/accounting

    Session anchor: Leo Lee, ACCA president

    10:30-11:00Health break
    11:00-13:00

    Session two:

    Breakout session: managing and navigating the new economy

    Corporate governance development

    Panel:

    - Ambassador Mumba Kapumpa, Zambia: Corporate Governance beyond corporate
    - Peter Large, executive director, Governance, ACCA: Corporate governance development: insights from ACCA’s global experience
    - Dr Winifred Tarinyeba Kiryabwire, Uganda, Business Ethics: Lessons learned and looking ahead
    - Dr. Assietou Diouf, AU director for programme budgeting accounting and budget: Creating value through Integrated Reporting- the perspectives and insights on regional adoption

    Session chair: Kholeka Mzondeki, FCCA, former ACCA Council member, South Africa

    Financial sector/services

    Panel:

    - Clifford Mpare, CFA, chairman/CEO, Frontline Capital Advisors Ltd: Trends and opportunities in African capital markets
    - Risper Mukoto, managing director and Sam Kariuki, CFO, Centum, Kenya: Talent equation in the modern economy
    - Gloria Zvaravanhu, CA GM, Corporate Services, NicozDiamond Insurance Limited, Emerging issues affecting the accountant in financial services
    - Mr Ashif Kassam, executive chairman, RSM Eastern Africa: Financial services on developing and managing the economy

    Session chair: Josepha Ndamira Tibendirana, chair, Uganda Members Network Panel

    SMEs 

    Panel:

    - Nikki Summers, regional director, Sage East Africa: nternet of things
    - Dr Tagarira Mutenga, FCCA, CEO, Nash Paints, Zimbabwe: Growing and professionalising the SME - a success story
    - Gina Oleghe, lead consultant, HR Warehouse, Nigeria, SME capacity and talent development 

    Session chair: Kamal Sadien, MAU member panel chair

    13:00-14:00Lunch
    14:00-15:00

    Session three:

    Motivational talk

    Vusi Thembekwayo, South Africa

    15:00-17:00

    Session four

    Breakout sessions: managing and navigating the new economy

    Public sector

    Panel:

    - Richard Byarugaba, MD, National Social Security Fund, Uganda: Perspective on the future of funds management
    - Walter Muwandi, FCCA, CEO, CCG Systems: The future of public sector financing in Africa: A 2020 perspective
    - Ken Igbokwe, chairman, Execution Edge, Nigeria: Perspective on government support in industry and commerce
    - Ermais Eshet, CEO, Ethiopian Commodity Exchange: Can commodity exchanges facilitate the formation of Capital Markets
    - Tewolde Gebremariam, chief executive officer, Ethiopian Airlines: Ethiopian Airlines - future outlook and enabling connectivity in Africa

    Session chair: Maggie McGee, professional insights director, ACCA

    Practice

    Panel:

    - Alexander Njombe,KPMG, public sector audit partner: The future of Audit practice
    - Liza Robbins, CEO Morison KSI: The increasing role and presence of international associations/networks in Africa
    - Taiwo Oyedele, partner, head of tax, PwC Nigeria: Developing and enhancing your personal brand as a finance professional
    - Getu Jemaneh FCCA, partner and tax advisory director, HST Professional Services PLC: Tax reforms for an emerging economy  

    Session chair: Ndungu Gathinji, senior advisory committee chairperson, Kenya

    Professional update: sectoral and regulatory considerations

    Presentation (15:00-15:30): Mr Tinashe Jerahuni, associate director, BDO Zambia

    Panel:            

    - Alta Prinslo, executive director, Strategy and chief operating officer,IFAC
    - Vickson Ncube, CEO, Pan African Federation of Accountants, (PAFA)
    - Admire Ndurunduru, CEO, Public Accountants and Auditors Board, Zimbabwe
    - Edwin Makori, CEO, Institute of Chartered Public Accountants of Kenya
    - Gashe Yemane FCCA, director general, Accounting and Audit Board of Ethiopia (AABE)
    - Amin Miramago, CEO, Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Rwanda
    - Robert Zwane, director, Education and Transformation Department at IRBA

    Session Chair: Simbarashe Tembo, EY director and advisory leader-Tanzania

    17:00-18:00

    Session five

    Sponsors and practitioner-sponsored exhibitions

    19:00-21:00

    Dinner

    Dress code: African/smart-casual

      


  • Day three (8 December)

    09:00-09:05

    Kick off

    Beatrice Isagayite, head of ACCA Uganda

    09:05-09:30

    Session one:

    AB Africa update

    Alex Mswaka, ACCA head of marketing, Sub-Saharan Africa

    09:30-11:40

    Session two:

    Future opportunities in business and the profession: the digital economy, intra-regional trade, foreign investment, tax and aid in Africa

    Presentation (09:30-10:20): David Roberts

    Panel:

    - David Roberts, director, Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis, Under Amour USA
    - Daniel Asapokhai, executive chairman, Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria
    - Mr Selestino Babungi, CEO of Umeme Uganda Limited               
    - Taiwo Oyedele, partner, head of tax and Regulatory Services, PwC Nigeria
    - Solomon Gizaw, FCCA, managing partner, HST Consulting, Ethiopia
    - Clifford Mpare, CFA, chairman/CEO, Frontline Capital Advisors

    Session Chair: Japheth Katto FCCA, ACCA Council Uganda/chairman, board of directors, Stanbic Bank Uganda

    11:40-12:00Health break
    12:00-13:00

    Session three: plenary session

    A call to action: mobilizing the profession to enable regional growth by Patrick Lumumba

    Session anchor: Jamil Ampomah, market director, Sub-Saharan Africa, ACCA

    13:00-13:30

    Session four:

    Vote of thanks and closing

    - Netsanet Tsegaw, market head, Ethiopia, ACCA
    - Leo Lee, ACCA president

    13:30-14:30Lunch and opportunity to network
    14:30-16:30Tourist segment: city tour of Addis Ababa


Inquiries and booking confirmations

For inquiries and booking confirmations, please contact Melanie.Williams@accaglobal.com for southern Africa and Eunice.Ireri@accaglobal.com for east/west Africa.

Payments

After registering for this conference using our online form, the next step is to make a payment of $325 (USD) to your local ACCA office.

Confirmation of this payment should be sent to Melanie.Williams@accaglobal.com and Eunice.Ireri@accaglobal.com

Cancellations and substitutions

Any cancellations and/or substitutions should have been emailed to Melanie.Williams@accaglobal.com by 15 November 2017, a refund for cancellation can no longer be guaranteed.

Ethiopian Airlines offer

We have collaborated with Ethiopian Airlines the official sponsor of the conference to provide all ACCA members attending the event from designated Ethiopian Airlines African destinations with up to 20% discount on business class and economy fares. To take advantage of this offer use the code ‘AMC17’ when purchasing your ticket on the Ethiopian Airlines website.

The discount will be subject to terms and conditions.
Please be advised that passengers may be requested to present letter of invitation or other document which shows he/she is a participant of the AMC. All ticket issuing offices have been advised of the promotional arrangements and we do not expect any challenges.
To obtain your letter, please email your passport biography page to Eunice.Ireri@accglobal.com

Employer sponsorship

If you require a justification letter to apply for employer sponsorship to attend the conference, please download an employer sponsorship template letter.

Participation as a sponsor

If you would like to participate in the event as a sponsor, please download a sponsorship document.