Uganda is set to host the 3rd East African Congress of accountants


Premised on the theme, Integration for accelerated growth and development, the East African Congress of Accountants (EACOA) is set to propel the accountancy profession to new heights come 18 – 19 March 2020.

The East African Professional Accountancy Organisations’ (PAOs’) members will converge for the 3rd time after successful congresses in Tanzania and Kenya in 2016 and 2018 respectively.

What does the Congress mean for the Accountancy Profession?

Accountants will be engaged on topical discussions pertaining to the current geopolitical issues in the region, cross border trade, and the Northern corridor. It will also shine a light on the East African Tax system, projects and the Mutual Agreements for professional services in the East African region.

The Congress will avail accountants in the region an opportunity to network and build mutual relations that will foster both professional and business growth.

Enriched with 9 topical discussions from thought leaders in both the public and private sectors, participants will earn 21 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

The East African Community Perspective

The congress presents an opportunity for accountants, policymakers and the general public to contribute to insightful discussions that will further the East Africa Community development agenda.

Deliberations will take an in-depth look into how accountants can influence policy recommendations to effect change in the community.

The Congress will deliberate on mechanisms on how Accountants can accelerate economic growth and development in the Northern Corridor.

Accountants will also share insights on opportunities that accountants can harness from the Northern Corridor, and cross-border trade.

The Pan Africa Federation of Accountants’ CEO/Secretary, Mr Vickson Ncube will deliver a paper on “the Africa We Want” drawing the discussion on how Africa needs to re-evaluate herself in the era of the fourth industrial revolution.

The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU) has arranged for accountants to be treated to a truly Ugandan Bonanza during the 3-day course of the event.

Participants will enjoy: a sunset boat cruise on the Lake Victoria, themed dinner nights with riveting entertainment from Uganda’s premium acts, Nature walks at the Entebbe Botanical Gardens, a visit to the Uganda Wildlife Educational Centre, and corporate exercises are some of the others

Participants will be treated to a sunset boat cruise on Lake Victoria

Booking for #EACOA2020

Booking for the East African Congress of Accountants is now open. Everyone who books before 31 January 2019 will enjoy a 10% discount on Congress fees.

ICPAU will be running a series of special offers in the build-up towards the congress. Participants are encouraged to keep a keen eye on updates via ICPAU’s social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn).

EACOA will unite the East African Community PAOs further, hence a great opportunity for members to safeguard accountancy spaces and cement bonds that will uplift the profession within the region.

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See you all at the Imperial Resort Beach Hotel, Entebbe, 18 – 20 March 2020.


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