Africa’s progression and growth: Business leaders to hear about new developments and discuss key issues at ACCA Convention | ACCA Global
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ACCA is committed to ensuring that business leaders have access to all the new thinking, and this convention provides an opportunity for those in the C-suite – the chief officers - to hear and share experiences from the continent and around the world and to discuss how to ensure their organisations are in the best possible shape to maximise future opportunities
—Jamil Ampomah, director Sub-Saharan Africa, ACCA

The critical role of business leaders in securing growth opportunities for African businesses in an increasingly competitive global economy is to be debated at high level conference organised by ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The CXO (Chief Experience Officer) Africa Convention entitled Africa: The $2.7 Trillion Continent – Securing Growth Transformation will take place on 16 April 2014 at the city’s Hyatt Regency hotel. 

More than 50 chief executives, chief financial officers and other business leaders will have the opportunity to share experiences and gain an insight into how experts see the African economies will develop and how CEOs and CFOs are preparing to face the challenges and take the opportunities which future developments will bring.

The convention will also look at how business leaders in Africa can work to ensure that inward investment continues to fly into the continent, while considering the risks and the strategies to deal with those issues. There will also be discussions on how to manage finance talent.

Speakers and participants include: 

  • Professor Oliver Saasa, managing consultant of Premier Consult Ltd; 
  • Victor Sekese, Chief Executive of SizweNtsalubaGobodo;  
  • Richard Etemesi, Chief Executive Officer – South Africa and Area General Manager – Southern Africa, Standard Chartered; 
  • Nnamdi Oranye, Partner, Indian Atlantic Telecoms; 
  • Hentus Honiball and Simon Venables, Partner/Directors with PricewaterhouseCoopers, 
  • Anthony Thunstrom, Chief Operating Officer global Africa practice, KPMG; 
  • Mike Nyinaku, Chief Executive Officer, The BEIGE Group 
  • and Helen Brand OBE, ACCA’s Chief Executive.

Jamil Ampomah, ACCA’s Director Sub-Saharan Africa, said:  'ACCA is committed to ensuring that business leaders have access to all the new thinking, and this convention provides an opportunity for those in the C-suite – the chief officers - to hear and share experiences from the continent and around the world and to discuss how to ensure their organisations are in the best possible shape to maximise future opportunities.'

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Helen Thompson, Head of Public Relations, ACCA
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Notes to Editors

  1. ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants. We aim to offer business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management. 
  2. We support our 162,000 members and 428,000 students in 173 countries, helping them to develop successful careers in accounting and business, with the skills required by employers. We work through a network of over 91 offices and centres and more than 8,500 Approved Employers worldwide, who provide high standards of employee learning and development. Through our public interest remit, we promote appropriate regulation of accounting and conduct relevant research to ensure accountancy continues to grow in reputation and influence. 
  3. Founded in 1904, ACCA has consistently held unique core values: opportunity, diversity, innovation, integrity and accountability. We believe that accountants bring value to economies in all stages of development and seek to develop capacity in the profession and encourage the adoption of global standards. Our values are aligned to the needs of employers in all sectors and we ensure that through our qualifications, we prepare accountants for business. We seek to open up the profession to people of all backgrounds and remove artificial barriers, innovating our qualifications and delivery to meet the diverse needs of trainee professionals and their employers.