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  • Africa Congress of Accountants 2019

    Program

    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    OPENING CEREMONY

     

    THE AFRICA WE WANT

    an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa-towards Agenda 2063

    Speakers :

    • Saad Dine El Otmani, Head of Government of Morocco
    • Mohamed Benchaaboun, Minister of Economy and Finance, Morocco
    • Issam EL Maguiri , OEC President
    • Jacobus Du Toit, PAFA President
    • In-Ki Joo, IFAC President
    • Biodun Adeyemo, Acting Director, African Union Commission

    3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

    Plenary 1

    KEYNOTE ADDRESS

    Democracy and Innovation underpinning successful public sector in Africa

    Session Director : VicksonNcube, PAFA CEO

     

    Speakers :

    • Edward Mitole, Founder of the African Renaissance Project, South Africa
    • Moussa Mara, Former Prime Minister of Mali
    • Patrick Michael Ayot, National Social Security Fund, Uganda

    4:15 PM - 4:30 PM

    health break

    health break

     

    4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

    Plenary 2

    GENDER PARITY

    A Critical Pillar for attaining the Africa we want

    Session Director : Asmaa Resmouki, OEC member and IFAC Board member

     

    Speakers :

    • Hon. Filomena de Fatima Ribeiro Vieira Martins, President of the network of women parliamentarians of ECOWAS
    • Gladys Boss Shollei, Member of the Kenyan National Assembly
    • Amina Bouayach, President of the National Human Rights Council and Human rights, Gender parity and democracy Activist, Morocco

    5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

    Special plenary 3

    INVESTING IN AFRICA

    Sharing initiatives from the region

    Session Director : Samir Agoumi, President of ACOA technical committee

     

    Speakers :

    • Helen Brand, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of England (ACCA) CEO
    • Dorothé C. SOSSA, Permanent Secretary of the Organization for the Harmonization in Africa of Business Law (OHADA)
    • Abdou Souleye Diop, OEC member, Morocco

    6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

    Presenting the joint series by IFAC and ACCA on good practices in public financial management

    Speakers :

    • In-Ki Joo, International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) President
    • Helen Brand , Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of England (ACCA) CEO
    • Amin Miramago, Institute of Certified Public Accountants Rwanda (ICPAR) CEO

    8:45 AM - 10:15 AM

    Plenary 4

    STRONG INSTITUTIONS

    An enabler of effective public policies and public value management in Africa

    Session Director : Shahied Daniels, South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA) CEO

     

    Keynote Address : Dominique Strauss Khan, Economist, France

     

    Speakers :

    • David Kenani Maraga, Chief Justice of Kenya
    • Moahloli Mphaka, Government Secretary of Lesotho
    • Khalid Safir, Director General of Local Government, Morocco
    • Abderrahmane Semmar, Director of State Owned Entreprises and Privatisation, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Morocco

    10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

    Session 1

    Simultaneous workshops

    1. Education - The key to leveraging Africa’s human capital and youthful population
    2. Public Health Management Models - Regional Case Studies
    3. The role of the Accountancy Profession in successful Public Value Management
    4. Accrual Accounting - The case for Standardisation, Financial Reporting and & Performance Management
    5. Public Sector Performance Measurement - Global Insights & Experiences
    6. Digitalisation in Performance Management and Measurement - Africa in the mix
    7. African Forum of Independent Accounting and Auditing Regulators (AFIAAR) - SME Audit standards

    11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

    Health break

    Health break

    11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

    Plenary 5

    Africa Professionalisation Initiative (API)

    Session Director : Mussa J Assad, Controler and General auditor, Tanzania

     

    Overview : Bruce Vivian, AFROSAI Senior Manager

     

    Speakers :

    • Meisie Nkau, AFROSAI-E CEO
    • Kenneth Hlasa, ESAAG CEO
    • Louisa Forlack, CREFIAF
    • Fatoumata Cisse Sidibe, FIDEF President

    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Lunch at the hotel

    Lunch at the hotel

    2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

    Plenary 6

    INTEGRATED THINKING

    A tool for managing resources for the benefit of Africa

    Session Director : Patrick Kabuya, Senior Governance Specialist World Bank, AIRC Secretariat and IIRC Council Member

     

    Speakers :

    • Alta Prinsloo, Executive Director, Quality & Development IFAC
    • Tarryn Sankar, Listed Credit & Investment Analyst, Future Growth, South Africa
    • Biodun Adeyemo, Acting Director, African Union Commission

    3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

    Session 2 Simultaneous

    Workshops

    1. Unpacking Block-Chain for Effective Finance Management
    2. Ethics and Tax: Enabling effective and efficient tax policy
    3. Prioritizing, Rationalizing Public investment , Public Private Partnerships and Privatisation
    4. Public Finance Reforms in Africa: Improvement in Public Sector Performance and Reconfiguration of Organic Laws
    5. PAO Capacity Building: A Case of African Development Bank (AFDB) Funding
    6. State Owned Entreprises - Corporate Governance
    7. IFRS for SMEs

    4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

    Health break

    Health break

    5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

    Plenary 7

    PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT

    Impacts Assessment and Accountability Requirements

    Session Director : Leonard Ambassa, PAFA Vice President

     

    Speakers :

    • Alexandre Arrobio, Practice Manager Governance for Africa, World Bank Group
    • Ahmed EL Midaoui, Former Adviser to His Majesty the King, Former Minister, Former first President of Court of auditors, Morocco
    • Cosme Goundété, OECCA President, Benin
    • Noureddine Bensouda, General Treasurer of Morocco

    5:45 PM

    Networking

    Networking

    8:00 PM

    Gala Dinner

    Gala Dinner

    9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Plenary 8

    ETHICS

    An enabler driving Effective Service Delivery

    Session Director : Edwin Makori, International Accounting Education Standards Board (IAESB) Technical Advisor, Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya CEO, Kenya

     

    Speakers :

    • Lawrence Semakula, Accountant General, Uganda
    • Freeman Nomvalo, Former Accountant General and South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) CEO, South Africa
    • Driss Belkhayat, President of the Young Leaders Center, Morocco
    • Mounim Zaghloul, North Africa of the African Federation of Internal Audit AFIIA Vice-President, Morocco

    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Health break

    Health break

    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    Session 3

    Simultaneous Workshops

    1. Supreme Audit Institutions and Parliament serving accountability
    2. Africa Call for Research Papers Initiatives 2019 (ACRPI): Presentation of outcomes, Call Research 2021
    3. Local Government and Performance Management
    4. The Socio- economic impact of Human Development programs and initiatives
    5. Accounting Technicians Initiatives
    6. Accountancy Education

    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

    Lunch

    Lunch

    2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

    Motivational Speaker

    Acogny Gilles Marcel

    2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

    Plenary 9

    DIGITAL ECONOMY AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

    The Future of the Accountancy Profession

    Session Director : Larbi Benrazzouk, Moroccan Office of Industrial and Commercial Property CEO

     

    Speakers :

    • Philippe Arraou, International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) Board member , European Tax Adviser Federation (ETAF) President and Federation of Mediterranean Accountants (FCM) President
    • Sanjay Rughani, Deputy Chair, IFAC Professional Accountants in Business Committee

    3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

    Health break

    Health break

    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Plenary 10

    Closing address:

    • Mohamed Methqal, Ambassador-Director General Morrocan Agency of International Cooperation (AMCI)
    • Ahmed Reda Chami, President of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council, Morocco
    • Jacobus Du Toit, Pan African Federation of Accountants (PAFA) President
    • Issam El Maguiri, Ordre des Experts-Comptables President