Getting involved

Get involved and learn about the Belt and Road Initiative by attending a local event or join a webinar. You can catch up with past events here too.

Highlights from recent events

We are committed to holding events along the Belt and Road Initiative routes. Together with our partners our aim is to Support ACCA members, engage with the wider stakeholder community and increase understanding of the impact of the Belt and Road Initiative.

  • Emerging Pakistan: CPEC-gateway for progress, prosperity & connectivity, Pakistan, December 2018

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    South Punjab's first ever event on Belt and Road Initiative.

    A corporate networking conference was organised in Multan on December 21, 2018, leveraging on the theme 'Emerging Pakistan: CPEC- Gateway for Progress, Prosperity & Connectivity'. The objective of the gathering was to discuss the CPEC initiative and its impact on economic prosperity of southern region of Punjab. The event was possible by support of our platinum partner DHA Multan, gold partners SUNCROP Group; Hafeez Ghee Mills Ltd (SHAMA); SKANS and in supporting partners BOI; PRA; PSX, WCCI-M, PBIT; ICMAP; PBC & British high commission Islamabad.

    The conversation was structured around the professional insights report The economic benefits of the modern silk road. And the key note was delivered by Mr. Surmad Hussain, Regional head of Pakistan stock exchange and followed by well-rounded panel discussion by thought leaders from diverse sectors. The discussion was around the opportunity avenues that CPEC is going to present to the region after it becomes the centre of CPEC routes. 

    Mr. Khawaja Jalaluddin Roomi, CEO, Mahmood Group of industries was the guest of honour. He emphasised that we need to have the strategic foresight to ensure that we can leverage from such a long term infrastructure project. And for such big ticket developments, we need strategic thinking professional accountants.

    The event was attended and greatly applauded by all segments, including cross-functional industries and sectoral representatives of employers. Public sector entities, academia, regulators and senior members from ACCA fraternity also attended the event.

  • Economic benefits of the modern Silk Road in the news, Pakistan, September 2018

    Sajjeed Aslam on Din News

    Sajjeed Aslam, Head of ACCA Pakistan reviews the overall expected economic impact of CPEC on Pakistan's economy and explains ACCA's research 'Economic benefits of the modern Silk Road: CPEC' for the programme 'Eagle Eye' on Din News.

  • ACCA networking forum, Hong Kong, September 2018

    HK networking forum

    Hong Kong is well-recognised as a major global capital market. It also acts as the springboard for China outbound investments in the Belt and Road Initiative.

    On 4 Sep 2018, ACCA Hong Kong hosted a networking forum event for its 60 ACCA members from both China and Hong Kong. They first paid a visit to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange where they were greeted by the representatives of the Exchange and learnt from them the latest development of the listing rules.

    After an interactive networking lunch, they visited PwC. The programme concluded with an inspiring session where expert speakers from PwC and Haitong International were invited to share on taxation issues and listing in Hong Kong with case studies. The event was highly engaging and fruitful.

  • Joint event with SNAI, Shanghai, June 2018

    Maggie McGhee at joint event with SNAI

    ACCA co-hosted the event themed 'Digital connectivity: a boost to the Belt and Road Initiative' in Shanghai with SNAI, Deloitte China, and Yonyou Network to launch the joint report on the same topic and announce the launch of the Belt and Road research centre.

    The event provided an opportunity for government authorities, academics, business leaders and representatives of international organisations to explore the current and look into the future of the Belt and Road Initiative. The event was attended by over 600 guests from over 17 countries and was live broadcasted with over 1300 people in the online audience. 

  • ACCA Global Summit, Beijing, June 2018

    Helen Brand at Global summit

    ACCA hosted Global Summit in Beijing themed 'Connecting the next era' to celebrate the 30th anniversary after its China debut.

    The event was attended by over 300 senior business leaders, government authorities and policy makers, where they discussed and shared enlightening views on 'Connecting China and the world': unlocking Belt and Road infrastructure opportunities and reshaping the New Global Value Chain with keynote and panel speakers, including Mr. Paul CHAN Mo-po, Financial Secretary, The Government of the Hong Kong SAR; FANG Qiuchen, Chairman, China International Contractors Association; Dr. FU Junyuan, Executive Director and CFO, China Communications Construction Company Group (CCCC); Mustafa Hyder SAYED, Executive Director, Pakistan-China Institute and Ayla MAJID, ACCA council member and CEO, CAMCO (Pvt) Limited.

  • Belt and Road Initiative, Brussels, January 2018

    Leading policy makers and businesses from Europe and China debated the implications of the Belt and Road Initiative at a multi-stakeholder conference organised by ACCA in Brussels.


  • 21st century silk road - Pakistan report launch, March 2018

    foreign minister Pakistan

    ACCA and the Pakistan-China Institute (PCI) hosted a conference to launch their joint report ‘The Economic Benefits of a Modern Silk Road – The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)'. The event was attended by leaders from the private and public sectors as well as academics where they explored and discussed how the strategic corporate landscape is evolving against the backdrop of the 50 billion US dollar investment by China in CPEC.


  • UK All Party Parliamentary Group (Trade), December 2017

    HB, Greg Hands, Geoffrey CB

    ACCA hosted a Parliamentary reception in partnership with the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for International Trade and Investment to launch the ACCA report ‘Economic Benefits of a Modern Silk Road’ to Parliamentarians.

    The reception was attended by MPs, members of the House of Lords and the APPG's affiliates including ambassadorial representatives and industry bodies from all sectors.

    The chair of the APPG, Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP welcomed attendees and thanked ACCA for its work with the APPG.

    Helen Brand, Chief Executive, ACCA, then took to the stage to make the case for the UK government and industry to commit to the Belt and Road Initiative and the value of accountancy professionals in helping businesses to realise the projects potential globally.

    Minister of State for Trade Policy, Greg Hands MP also spoke about ACCA's report and discussed the need for the Department for International Trade to maximise on the opportunities for new post-Brexit Free Trade Agreements.

    The Minister was then joined by Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Investment, Mark Garnier MP for a question and answer session with the audience.

  • Belt and Road Initiative in Shanghai, July 2017

    Anna Saarela, EU Parliament

    ACCA co-hosted the conference Belt and Road Initiative in Shanghai, in partnership with SNAI and Deloitte China. The conference provided an opportunity to explore the missions and responsibilities of accountancy profession in the Initiative. Helen Brand, Chief Executive, ACCA, also gave a speech on how ACCA can support the BRI with quality research, global network and international talent development, as well as to support National Accounting Institutes' development by promoting international exchange.

    400 attendees from 17 different countries joined the conference. Anna Saarela, administrator of policy department from EU Parliament and Mustafa Hyder Sayed, executive director of Pakistan-China Institute, both attended the conference and brought an international perspective with their presentations on capital market and international cooperation for the initiative.

  • ACCA Beijing Annual Summit, May 2017

    Beijing annual summit

    ACCA Beijing Annual Summit 2017 was co-hosted with Beijing National Accounting Institute (BNAI). The theme of the conference was 'Innovating for a sustainable future' and it received over 300 enrolments composed by ACCA members, partners, CFOs and other financial professionals from business, political and academic circles. The participants discussed the future business models development and the role of accountants under the Belt and Road policy.

    The conference was attended by Dr Chen Yugui, deputy president and secretary general of the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CICPA), Prof Qin Rongsheng, president of BNAI, Mr Wang De, Director General, Financial Management Department, National Government Offices Administration (NGOA), and Mr Gao Xingguo, secretary general of China Association of Chief Financial Officers (CACFO). In addition, Mr Shi Donghui, executive of institute of capital market, Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) and Dr Henry Lee, prominent forensic scientist shared their insights and experience.

    Brian McEnery, the ACCA president, gave a speech which elaborated 'sustainable future' to the audience, 'accountants are in the unique position to make real, impactful change and be at the centre of delivering on the sustainable development goals'.