Australia: Countdown to World Congress of Accountants Begins
Sydney has won the right to host the next World Congress of Accountants (WCOA) in 2018, which is expected to attract 5000 leading accounting professionals to the harbour city.
Business Events Sydney (BESydney) and the NSW Government supported the bid led by Alex Malley from CPA Australia and Lee White from the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia, who together represent 200,000 business, finance and accounting professionals.
The event is the latest event to be secured for the International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney), one of 18 international business events locked in for the centre so far, representing a combined estimated economic impact of close to $150 million.
“The last time Australia hosted this highly sought-after congress was 1972 in Sydney,” said Lyn Lewis-Smith, CEO of BESydney. “To have it return to our shores some 40 years later is testament to the strength of our professional services industry and global reputation.