Wan Chai, Hong Kong (Sept. 18, 2002) -- Accountants from around the globe will convene at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center Nov. 18-21 for the 16th World Congress of Accountants.
The event, held once every five years and organized by the Hong Kong Society of Accountants, will focus on the theme "Knowledge-based Economy and the Accountant". Three Plenary Sessions, 13 workshops and two China Forums will explore the opportunities and challenges presented by the knowledge-based economy, knowledge management culture, the reinvention of auditors, international harmonization of standards, as well as the global regulatory development in the wake of globalization and the recent spate of corporate failures. In the two China Forums, senior officials from the mainland will shed light on China’s present and future development in accounting standards, economic and financial issues, securities market and corporate governance regime.
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