Sydney is gearing up to host a major global event that will bring together more than 6000 delegates from over 130 countries to hear world-class speakers and leaders from the finance and business community. The World Congress of Accountants (WCOA) is a momentous event for the global accountancy profession, a chance to engage with visionaries and leaders and bring your own expertise to the fore on the world stage.

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) and CPA Australia are honoured to be co-hosting the twentieth WCOA in 2018 in Sydney, Australia. Even as technology makes global connectivity easier, there is something uniquely stimulating about coming together as a cohort to identify new challenges, share knowledge and set new strategic directions.

The 2018 WCOA will be held against the backdrop of an uncertain economic landscape, where most countries are still finding their way back to solid financial ground and voters are turning their back on global partnerships. The future of our profession is ours to make and WCOA provides the ideal opportunity to be part of shaping the future. We encourage all members of our profession to be present, share their insight and engage with the brightest minds and most adventurous spirits.


Rachel Grimes FCA FCPA
President, International Federation of Accountants