The beginning of December saw ACCA hold its epic three-day global virtual conference, Accounting for the Future.
Accounting for the Future, which has been running for the past eight years, was the most successful conference yet with around 24,000 people from over 175 countries visiting the event, up from 18,000 people from the previous year. It is designed to give ACCA members the opportunity to keep themselves updated on the latest trends and developments affecting their professional life.
Delegates were given access to ACCA’s Professional Insights reports; a vast network of members from across markets; and a chance to listen to speakers from many countries and ask them questions, all within a virtual conference environment.
There was particular focus on technology and ethics this year, but the 28 sessions ranged across the board with presenters from many countries and organisations – other topics covered included corporate reporting, tax, and trade issues such as Brexit and Belt and Road. The level of engagement was extremely high and technology sessions based on the Professional Insights report, Race for relevance, were the most tuned into sessions.