Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) is set to host 21st World Congress of Accountants (WCOA), the kumbh of accountants, for the first time in 118 years of its existence, ICAI president Debashis Mitra said on Saturday.
The event will be held from November 18 to 21 after outbidding France.
About 6000 top accountants from 130 countries will participate in the program physically.The event will take place in newly built Jio World Convention Center in Mumbai, he said.
“It is a proud moment for ICAI that it has been able to host the World Congress for the first time in 118 years of its existence. We were successful in outbidding France in this round,” Mitra said.
The WCOA, a forum for thought leadership and global exchange of views, has been held every four years since it started in 1904.
While 6000 delegates from across the globe will directly attend the WCOA, another 10000 are expected to join in virtually, Mitra, said.
The theme this time would be `Building Trust Enabling Sustainability ‘, he added.