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The world’s number one accountancy conference, held every four years, will feature more than 6,000 motivated professionals and leading experts to network, brainstorm and build a roadmap. 

Together we shape the future: ACCA will be on stage with our partners - and as a gold sponsor we’re offering extra opportunities for our members:

Register for our World Congress reception

  • Special social event for members and partner organisations of ACCA
  • Tuesday evening of Congress week – enjoy views of Sydney Harbour
  • Find your name on our 200,000 member wall and leave a message
  • Network with fellow members and friends of ACCA from around the world

What you gain by attending

  • Gold-sponsor discount codes for ACCA members - see right
  • Enjoy our short '10talks' on key trends at the ACCA stand
  • Join our quotients quest and take part in our competition
  • See ACCA on the World Congress stage making an impact
  • Hear from the greatest visionaries in business and finance - visit the WCOA website to see the full programme and speaker details
  • Meet members of our alliance partner Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, joint congress host with CPA Australia
  • Learn, share and find new strategies you can take back to work

Full congress rates with discount codes are shown in the tables below. There are cheaper rates for developing nations. Two- and one-day registration rates are also available on the WCOA website.

Developed nations

All Australian dollars (AUD)

Standard rate

Developed nations

Without discount

With discount code ‘ACCA 10’




Developing nations

All Australian dollars (AUD)

Standard rate

Developing nation

Without discount

With discount code ‘ACCA 5’




    ACCA at the WCOA

    We'll be showcasing our partnerships and cutting-edge research, playing our leading role in shaping the future of the accountancy profession.

  • Emotional quotient in a digital age

    To the casual observer, emotions and accountancy can seem like unrelated concepts from two separate worlds. But to succeed in a fast evolving digital age, professional accountants need a rounded set of skills that go beyond technical knowledge, including emotional intelligence.

    Our new report, launching at WCOA, reveals that emotional competencies are integral to becoming a trusted and able professional accountant – someone who can combine analytical rigour with emotional maturity.

    See current research

  • Ready for robots?

    On day one of the conference we will be running Robotics: unlocking the automation prize in finance – a two hour session that cuts through the confusion and dispels the myths that exist around robotics and finance automation.

    On the back of ground-breaking research join ACCA, CA ANZ and a number of the world’s leading technology brands we bring robotics to life in practice, have fun with our new virtual co-workers, and feel confident and inspired about the digital opportunities for the future finance team.

    Read the research

  • Global economics

    On the second day of the conference we will present a 20 min expo session, Riding the waves of the global economy. This will be a data extravaganza that shows how the biggest quarterly economic survey of accountants can help you navigate between economic fear and economic confidence

    For almost a decade ACCA and IMA have taken the economic ‘pulse check’ of accountants around the world every three months. The Global Economic Conditions Survey (GECS) is the biggest economic survey of its kind, measuring a range of important indicators such as confidence, employment and government spending expectations.

    Discover the latest GECS research

  • Unlocking potential in developing nations

    Hear about the incredible work the profession is doing to create the foundations for economic growth and for societies to prosper.