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CA Sri Lanka, IFAC and SAFA in joint effort to empower Asia’s small and medium businesses

In a fresh effort aimed at empowering the Small and Medium practitioners and enterprises in the South Asian region, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka together with the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) and the South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA), has organized a regional SMP Forum to help educate Small and Medium Practitioners (SMPs) leverage from future growth opportunities.

The CA Sri Lanka – IFAC – SAFA Forum which will be held on 26th January 2015 at the Cinnamon Lakeside, Colombo, will be boosted with a line-up of high profile international and regional subject experts, who will steer the forum and share important insights on pertinent areas which are related to the development and growth of SMPs both in Sri Lanka as well as other parts of the South Asian region.

The international line up of speakers includes Mr. Giancarlo Attolini, Chairman of the IFAC SMP Committee, Mr. Bodo Richardt, President of the European Federation of Accountants and Auditors for Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises (EFAA), and Mr. Manoj Fadnis, President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, who is also the Deputy President of the Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants (CAPA). They will be further complemented with a host of other foreign and local speakers and facilitators from across the globe including South Asia.

The forum is an important event, specially at a juncture with Asia being identified as the engine of growth. The one-day forum is open to practitioners as well as other professionals who work directly or indirectly with SMP/SME affairs.

The forum which will include participants from all South Asian countries will help participants understand how to build capacity, overcome current challenges and seize future opportunities as well as how to grow the practices through the review, compilation and agreed upon procedures engagements, among other important areas relevant to the sector and its development.