Academic journal article Journal of Accountancy

An Invitation from the AICPA President: World Congress of Accountants

Academic journal article Journal of Accountancy

An Invitation from the AICPA President: World Congress of Accountants

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WORLD CONGRESS

OF ACCOUNTANTS

Please come to Washington, D.C., next October. Accountants from around the globe will be there, laying the groundwork for the way international business will be conducted in the future. The event -- the XIV World Congress of Accountants, sponsored by the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) -- will take place October 11-14, 1992, in the nation's capital.

Why should you attend the congress? The global economy has arrived for large and small companies alike. I truly believe that participation will be an investment in the future. The World Congress will serve as a marketplace to exchange ideas and international information of interest to accountants from all corners of the world, be they in business, government, education or public practice. With today's focus on Europe 1992, international trade and intensified competition for available capital, accountants -- who always react to market needs -- will be called on increasingly to provide advice. Attendance therefore offers a rare opportunity to meet and learn about what's happening in the rest of the world that will affect you -- in other words, to paraphrase IFAC President Bertil Edlund in the article on page 41, to be in the right place at the right time. …

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