Michelle Curve, speaker at the opening of the 9th American Accounting Association Summit in Panama

More than 800 professionals from 21 countries will participate in the 9th Summit of the American Accounting Association (AIC) in Panama, the most important meeting of business professionals in the entire region, which is being held for the first time in the Central American country.

The opening of the Business and Accounting Summit will take place on October 5 at 6:00 pm at the Megapolis Convention Center, with World Bank (WB) Latin America and Caribbean (WB) Director, Michel Curve, who will present the conference. Topic “Opportunity and Maximizing Funding, Focused on Region Recovery”.

The Chair of the Organizing Committee of the Ninth Summit of the Association, Olga Dominguez, called on businessmen to allow their accountants to attend this event that provides an update at the highest level for professionals in accounting, law, tax and auditing.

“Panama has more than 25,000 accountants, but we have the challenge of updating everyone and knowing the legal, ethical and procedural regulations so that companies as well as the government can be more effective in financial management with transparency and better return on investment,” explained Olga Dominguez.

Registration for the Ninth Summit of the Americas of the Inter-American Accounting Association is open for Panama at www.cumbredelasamericas-aic.com

According to the organizers, 27 expert speakers from Belgium, Spain, Canada, the United States, Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Brazil, Argentina and Panama will participate in this important meeting, with topics such as: “Business Challenges in the Face of Digitalisation”, “Auditing Financial Statements for Banks”, “Implementation of the Code of Ethics for Professionals” “Financial Crimes”, “Transparency as an Anti-Corruption”, “Trust and Reputation Risks”, “5.0 Technology in Financial Management”, “Environmental and Social Sustainability”, “Transparency in Public Finances”, “Social Responsibility” and “Digital Wellbeing”, from Among other topics of interest.

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“In the same way, three committees will be convened, involving experts in finance, accounting and business, who will discuss the effects of tax regulations on companies, quality control in accounting and auditing firms, as well as the basis for the attorney general’s information,” they added.

They stressed that the Ninth Summit of the American Accounting Association will have a significant impact on the economy due to the arrival of more than 800 accountancy professionals from 21 member countries of the AIC, an organization founded in 1949, with its permanent headquarters in Panama City and the implementing arm of the World Federation of Accountants in the Latin American region The Caribbean and Brazil.

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