ICAI International Conference: 8th – 9th December 2017: Mumbai
Accountancy Profession: Convergence and Sustainability in Digital Era
ज्ञानं परमं बलम् - Knowledge is Supreme Power
Hotel Sahara Star, Mumbai
First Day: Friday, the 8th December 2017
Inaugural Session
1000 – 1100 Hrs
  • Ms. Rachel Grimes, President – International Federation of Accountants (IFAC)
1100 – 1119 Hrs Keynote Address – 1: Financing India’s Growth–Challenges and Way Forward
  • Mr. Dinesh Kumar Khara, Managing Director & Group Executive (A&S), State Bank of India
1119 – 1208 Hrs Session – I : Accountancy in the Disruptive Era
  • Session Chair: CA. Amarjit Chopra, Chairman, National Advisory Committee on Accounting Standards (NACAS) and Past President – ICAI
  Accounting of Revenue and Leases under Ind AS – A Paradigm Shift
  • CA. Sudhir Soni, FCA
  Bank Audits (Branches as well as CSAs) for 2017-18-Impact of Ind AS implementation
  • CA. V. Venkataraman, FCA
1208 – 1300 Hrs Session – II : Future of Audit – Critical Issues
  • New ‘Audit Report’ Requirements (SA-700, 705 and 706)
  • Reporting of Key Audit Matters (SA 701) in ‘Audit Report’
  • Session Chair: Prof. Arnold Schilder, Chairman, International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB)
  • CA. P R Ramesh, FCA
  • CA. Khushroo B. Panthaky, FCA
1400 – 1419 Hrs Key Note Address – 2: GST – Enhancing Competitiveness, Transparency and Growth
  • CA. Upender Gupta, Commissioner (GST), Central Board of Excise and Customs, Government of India
1419 – 1523 Hrs Session III: Technology Impact on Accounting
  Artificial Intelligence: Challenging the Profession: Myth or Reality
  • Mr. Ninad Karpe, Chairman – Western Region, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
  Block Chain: What it means to Accounting and Audit
  • Mr. Siddharth Sthalekar, Founder, Sacred Capital
  Forensic Audit: Substitute or Supplement to Audit
  • CA. Sandeep Baldava, FCA
  Technology World view for SMEs
  • Mr. Rakesh Agarwal, Head - Product Management, Tally Solutions
1523 – 1612 Hrs Key Note Address – 3: Strengthening Public Finance with Accrual Information
  Augmenting Public Finance through Accrual Accounting
  • Session Chair: Ms. Anita Pattanayak, Chairman, Government Accounting Standards Advisory Board (GASAB) and Deputy Comptroller & Auditor General of India, Government of India
  Strengthening Public Finance with Accrual Information
  • Mr. Ian Ball, Chairman, CIPFA International
  Accounting Reforms in Indian Railways
  • Shri Naresh Salecha, Principle Executive Director (Finance), Ministry of Railways and Director (Finance), Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation (DFCCIL)
1612 – 1631 Hrs Key Note Address – 4: Integrated Reporting – Future of Reporting
  • Mr. Richard Howitt, Chief Executive officer, International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC)
1631 – 1720 Hrs Panel Discussion – 1: Accountancy Profession in the Global Realm –Opportunities in the Emerging and Developed Markets
  • Mr. Nick Parker, President, ICAEW
  • Ms. Joy Thomas, President, CPA Canada
  • Mr. Robert Thomason, Executive General Manager, Education, CPA Australia
1720 – 1815 Hrs Panel Discussion – 2: Indian Accountancy Profession: Global Opportunities
  • CA. Suresh Panwar, Chairman, UAE (Abu Dhabi) Chapter
  • CA. Naveen Sharma, Chairman, UAE (Dubai) Chapter
  • CA. Ajay Agarwal, Chairman, UK (London) Chapter
  • CA. Deepak Arora, Chairman, British Columbia Chapter, Vancouver
  • Dr. Vikas Chaturvedi, Netherlands (Amsterdam) Chapter
  • CA. Mubeen Khan, Past Chairman, Oman (Muscat) Chapter
  • CA. B K Dugar, Thailand (Bangkok) Chapter
  • CA. Uday Shanbhag, Chairman, Bahrain Chapter
  • CA. Gaurav Kakkar, Chairman, Doha Chapter
  • CA. Narendra Kumar Somani, Chairman, Nigeria Chapter of ICAI
  • CA. Pragnesh Udeshi, Chairman, Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) Chapter
1815 Hrs Onwards Open-house: One to one interaction with Foreign Chapter Heads with the delegates who are seeking professional opportunity outside India
  Second Day: Saturday, the 9th December 2017
1000 – 1045 Hrs Keynote Address –5: Indian Capital Markets - Anchoring Economic Growth
  • Mr. Uday Kotak, Executive Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Kotak Mahindra Bank
1045 – 1215 Hrs Panel Discussion – 3 : Evolving trends in Capital Raising – Indian & Global Perspective
[Including SME Listing, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and Infrastructure Investment Trusts (InvITs)– Spurring Growth of Real Estate]
  • Session Moderator: Ms. Nisha Poddar, Senior Editor, CNBC-TV18
  • CA. Navneet Munot, Executive Director & Chief Investment Officer, SBI Funds Management Pvt Ltd
  • Mr. Atul Mehra , Managing Director & Co-CEO - Investment Banking, JM Financial Ltd.
  • Ms. Rachana Bhusari, Head – SME, National Stock Exchange of India Ltd.
  • CA. Gautam Narayan, Partner, Apax Partners
  • Mr. Deepak Sharma, Group Managing Director, Sarthi Group
1215 – 1330 Hrs Panel Discussion – 4: Empowering SMPs for healthy growth of Accountancy Profession
  • Session Chair: CA. Manoj Fadnis, President - CAPA and Past President - ICAI
  • Session Moderator: CA. Himanshu Kishnadwala, FCA
  • Ms. Monica Foerster, Chair, SMP Committee of IFAC
  • Mr. Abdul Wahid Aboo, SMP Committee Member of IFAC
  • CA. Shailesh Haribhakti, FCA
1330 – 1520 Hrs Session – IV: Taxation in the Disruptive Era – Challenges and Opportunities
  Domestic and Cross Border Taxation – Post GAAR and BEPS
  • CA. Dinesh Kanabar, FCA
  Transfer Pricing – Recent experience with Advanced Pricing Agreement (APA)
  • Mr. S. P. Singh, Ex-Indian Revenue Service Officer
1520 – 1600 Hrs Session V: GST: Leading to One Nation One Tax
  Valuation of Supply & Business Reporting and Place of Supply of EPC/ Works Contract
  • CA. Sunil B. Gabhawalla, FCA
1600 – 1645 Hrs Special Session on Capital Markets and India Growth Story
  • Understanding Investments – An interview of CA. Rakesh Jhunjhunwala by Mr. Durgesh Shah
Conference Concludes



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