Speakers from around the world

Session keynote speakers
panel speakers / session chairman

Conference

Schedule

  • CAPA & CA 06 Oct 2021
  • CAPA & CA 07 Oct 2021
  • CAPA & CA 08 Oct 2021
6.00 PM onwards

Inauguration Ceremony

Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo
8.30 AM 5.00 PM

20th CAPA Conference and
42nd National Conference of
CA Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sri Lanka & Virtual
8.30 5.00 PM

20th CAPA Conference and
42nd National Conference of
CA Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sri Lanka & Virtual

Conference Agenda

Conference Day 01

October 06, 2021
6:00 PM - Onwards
(GMT+5:30)

Conference Inauguration

Alan Johnson

Alan Johnson

Chief Guest
Dr. Iyad Abumoghli

Dr. Iyad Abumoghli

Keynote Speaker
Prof. Mohan Munasinghe

Prof. Mohan Munasinghe

Guest of Honour

Conference Day 02

October 07, 2021
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
(GMT+5:30)

Conference Overview

Anoji De Silva

Anoji De Silva

Stakeholder Capitalism

Carmine Di Sibio

Carmine Di Sibio

Session Keynote Speaker
Steven C. Kang

Steven C. Kang

Panel Speaker
Keiko Kishigami

Keiko Kishigami

Panel Speaker
Dr. John Purcell

Dr. John Purcell

Panel Speaker
Ranel T. Wijesinha

Ranel T. Wijesinha

Session Chairman

Tea Break

Eco-Investments and Sustainable Finance

Henning Dräger

Henning Dräger

Session Keynote Speaker
Dr. Nandita Mishra

Dr. Nandita Mishra

Panel Speaker
Julia Tay

Julia Tay

Panel Speaker
Asite Talwatte

Asite Talwatte

Session Chairman
Lopa Rahman

Lopa Rahman

Panel Speaker

Lunch

Trust, IESBA Code with Technical Developments

Dr. Stavros Thomadakis

Dr. Stavros Thomadakis

Session Keynote Speaker
Veronica Poole

Veronica Poole

Panel Speaker
Sujeewa Rajapakse

Sujeewa Rajapakse

Panel Speaker
Yohan Perera

Yohan Perera

Panel Speaker
Reyaz Mihular

Reyaz Mihular

Session Chairman

Tea Break

Raising Capital During Challenging Times- Fireside

Murtaza Jafferjee

Murtaza Jafferjee

Panel Speaker
Nandika Buddhipala

Nandika Buddhipala

Panel Speaker
Sanjaya Bandara

Sanjaya Bandara

Session Chairman
Shiluka Goonewardene

Shiluka Goonewardene

Panel Speaker
Dimantha Seneviratne

Dimantha Seneviratne

Panel Speaker
Maninda Wickramasinghe

Maninda Wickramasinghe

Panel Speaker

Conference Day 03

October 08, 2021
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
(GMT+5:30)

The Right Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Kasun Amarasinghe

Dr. Kasun Amarasinghe

Session Keynote Speaker
V. S. Parthasarathy

V. S. Parthasarathy

Panel Speaker
Prof. Marija Slavkovik

Prof. Marija Slavkovik

Panel Speaker
Tim Timchur

Tim Timchur

Panel Speaker
Arjuna Herath

Arjuna Herath

Session Chairman

Tea Break

The Hidden Pandemic (Wellbeing)

Prof. Andrew Noblet

Prof. Andrew Noblet

Session Keynote Speaker
Dr. Asoka Jinadasa

Dr. Asoka Jinadasa

Panel Speaker
Dennis Chow

Dennis Chow

Panel Speaker
Hajar Alafifi

Hajar Alafifi

Panel Speaker
Prof. Andrew Conway

Prof. Andrew Conway

Session Chairman

Lunch

The Red Flag (Fraud)

Jason Zirkle

Jason Zirkle

Session Keynote Speaker
Ransith Fernando

Ransith Fernando

Panel Speaker
Keith Williamson

Keith Williamson

Panel Speaker
Sujeewa Mudalige

Sujeewa Mudalige

Session Chairman
Koichiro Kuramochi

Koichiro Kuramochi

Panel Speaker

Tea Break

Chronicles of Entrepreneurship

Prof. Lakshman R. Watawala

Prof. Lakshman R. Watawala

Session Keynote Speaker
Sashika De Silva

Sashika De Silva

Speakers sharing their success stories
Ranjan Hanchapola

Ranjan Hanchapola

Speakers sharing their success stories
Shalin Balasuriya

Shalin Balasuriya

Speakers sharing their success stories
Lasantha Wickremasinghe

Lasantha Wickremasinghe

Session Chairman
Prasanna Hettiarachchi

Prasanna Hettiarachchi

Speaker sharing their success stories
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

Welcome to the 20th CAPA Conference and
42nd National Conference of CA Sri Lanka

The event is earmarked to continue the tradition of providing a forum to debate contemporary and emerging issues impacting the accountancy profession. The anticipated congregation of more than 2500 delegates from 30 countries with more than 50 speakers and moderators, held against a backdrop of a rapidly changing social, economic and technological landscape, is expected to foster imagination and garner insights, and drive the future of our profession in the Asia Pacific region.

Where

Colombo, Sri Lanka & Virtual

When

6th - 8th October, 2021

About The Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants (CAPA)

The Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants (CAPA) is the regional organisation representing 32 professional accountancy organisations (PAOs) from 23 jurisdictions, operating in, or with an interest in, Asia Pacific. Collectively identified as CAPA’s members, these PAOs have a...
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About The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka
(CA Sri Lanka)

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) takes great pride in being the change makers of Sri Lanka’s accounting arena. For over 60 years, CA Sri Lanka has been the vanguard in developing the accounting...
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About The CAPA Conference

The First Far East Conference of Accountants was staged in Manila, Philippines in 1957 and witnessed many professional accountants from across the Asia Pacific region coming together to share knowledge and insights. This conference has since been officially recognised as the 1st CAPA Conference. Over the years...
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About The National Conference of Chartered Accountants

A landmark concept founded by CA Sri Lanka in the year 1979, the National Conference of Chartered Accountants is Sri Lanka's biggest business summit annually attracting over 2000 delegates. The National Conference attracts an unprecedented number of delegates every year, including Chartered Accountants who are business leaders...
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CONFERENCE VENUE

Welcome to Sri Lanka, the Wonder of the World!

Sri Lanka is known as the pearl of the Indian Ocean. Visitors to Sri Lanka can enjoy pristine blue waters, sun, sand, lush green mountains, acres of tropical rainforests, enthralling heritage sites and some of the world's most majestic animals including elepants, leopards, and whales.
Sri Lanka, with a history of more than 2,500 years has eight UNESCO World Heritage sites, namely the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, the ancient city of Sigiriya, the Golden Temple of Dambulla, the old town of Galle and its fortifications, the sacred city of Anuradhapura, the sacred city of Kandy, Sinharaja Forest Reserve and the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka.

Mr. Manil Jayesinghe
President - CA Sri Lanka

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) is honored and privileged to host the 20th CAPA Conference in our beautiful island, Sri Lanka in conjunction with the 42nd National Conference of Chartered Accountants of CA Sri Lanka...

Dr. Chen Yugui
President - CAPA

The Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants (CAPA) comprises professional accountancy organisations from 23 countries, that in turn represent a membership of over 2 million accountants, nearly two-thirds of all accountants that are members of such organisations worldwide...

Messages from the Organizers

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I am truly delighted to be partnering closely with colleagues from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) in organising this special event. The CAPA Conference has historically been referred to as the ‘regional accountancy Olympics’...

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It is truly humbling to chair the committee of the 20th CAPA Conference, which no doubt is a landmark milestone for CAPA and an exceptional achievement for CA Sri Lanka, which will host the conference in Colombo...

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While the pandemic has posed various challenges to our lives and the way we operate, it has also made us re-evaluate our priorities, forcing us to focus beyond the bottom-line and and contribute effectively towards...

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CA Sri Lanka is excited to host the prestigious CAPA Conference in Colombo this year alongside the 42nd National Conference of Chartered Accountants, which will focus on the resilience and determination...

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FAQs

What is the event format?

Date Time Event Venue
06th Oct 2021
(Wednesday)
06.00pm – 11.00pm Inauguration Ceremony Virtual
07th Oct 2021
(Thursday)
08.30am – 05.00pm Technical Session – Day 01 Virtual
08th Oct 2021
(Friday)
08.30am – 05.00pm Technical Sessions – Day 02 Virtual

How can participants inquire about registrations?

Inquiries

Dale Peterson

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka

Tel: +9411 2352 081 Email: caconference@casrilanka.org Whatsapp: +9471 0235 257

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