History of the 114-year-old WCOA Accounting Conference

The World Congress of Accountants was first held more than 110 years ago, at the dawn of the 20th century.

The World Congress of Accountants was first held more than 110 years ago, at the dawn of the 20th century. In 1904, the world was changing: Henry Ford set a land speed record; the USA took control of the Panama Canal; UK and France signed the Entente Cordiale and Australia elected its first national government.

From that first event, subsequent conferences have been woven between major global events including the Great Depression and two World Wars. Today the World Congress of Accountants is a large-scale, international event which occurs, like The Olympic Games, every four years.

With the 20th Anniversary conference due to be held in Sydney in November 2018, we take a look back on the accounting event’s history.