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.

  • 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.


  • 21 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'.